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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pappardelle” (30 reviews)
“duck” (68 reviews)
“filet” (46 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Back Bay Grill offers its diners a top class experience from the moment you enter the door until you reluctantly depart. Top marks for service, food, and ambiance. One cannot really add more without detailing the dishes our party had, enough to say that...More

Thank Thrillers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was superb. A couple of us had the salmon and others the filet both of which were delicious. The ambiance was comfortable. They were also very responsive to our report...More

Thank TMoulton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic multi course dinner that was mouth watering and everything we had hoped for. I had the filet mignon and my wife had the lavender marinated duck. Both dishes were fantastic, cooked perfectly, and plated beautifully. We finished our...More

1  Thank Zor F
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here, and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The Bangs Island mussel appetizer was plentiful and the staff divided it into 2 portions for us. In addition, we had the duck and filet and both were delicious. "Happy Anniversary" was written in...More

1  Thank LuckyLobsters
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Friendly and prompt service and they always accommodate if possible. Did I mention the food is always amazing and the portion sizes will never disappoint?

1  Thank AmyBarnard
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Back Bay Grill will never disappoint the most discriminating of food critics. From when you are welcomed as you enter to and asked to hang your coat to offering craft cocktails, delectable appetizers, a variety of fish, meat, poultry and vegetarian main courses. Then the...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Sometimes tough to get in which is why it's always so highly rated. Excellent bar and outstanding food.

2  Thank Greyhavens13
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If Back Bay Grill isn’t the best restaurant in Portland it is certainly one of the few best and it’s been that way for maybe 20 years. Consistently excellent—over many years. Great service. Very nice ambience.

2  Thank Lysanderraf
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Much to my pleasure we ate extremely well as two older cooks are likely to do. Romaine Hearts with Parmesan was simple and direct. Filet and Rack of Lamb were spot on. Bread and Butter has a lovely service. Notably great coffee. I had my...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Came here on a Saturday evening based on its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Portland. It held up to its reputation! A quaint place, we had barside reservations and reservations are your best bet. Starting off with Truffle Popcorn that was addictive...More

2  Thank MRVEGAS711
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16 February 2018|
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Response from riptide | Reviewed this property |
I had an early seating - about 5:00 pm because that was the only slot available.....so, we were one of the first tables seated....the restaurant filled up as we were eating so I cannot comment on the noise level once it gets... More
21 November 2017|
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Response from oldwoodboats | Reviewed this property |
I don't, but the Back Bay Grill does - lots
30 July 2017|
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Response from MartiHawkins | Reviewed this property |
I have never not had them return my request for reservations and to be honest I didn't know that they don't use OpenTable, though I've used OpenTable before....this website is not always accurate. Example in point, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8833
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