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The Front Room Restaurant & Bar

73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
+1 207-773-3366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (65 reviews)
“gnocchi” (26 reviews)
“poached eggs” (14 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cozy nook of a breakfast spot. We walked in and knew it was exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommend the corn beef hash.

Thank KMCotter
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I went to The Front Room for lunch, but both of us wound up eating breakfast. I had the corned beef hash and eggs which was absolutely fabulous. I also had tomato soup for an appetizer. The soup was thick and smooth--very...More

Thank asp921
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for Sunday brunch before going to the Art Musuem. Short wait(no reservations accepted),little table for 2 & then the tough decision of deciding what to order! Lots of great choices. The bar looked very fun, week night drink specials will definitely be back to...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was terrific but took a VERY long time to get it. Located on a corner in a residential neighborhood... a comfortable and fun place to eat! Parking can be a little restrictive since it is smack dab in the middle of a residential setting....More

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is in the first floor of a house, very cozy. We started at the abr with cocktails for 5 people a round was $60 nor bad. Then dinner was superb. The girls had chicken pot pie that looked like an entire chicken was...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast and flavorful mimosas. Jonathan gave us great service. Will definitely come here again.

Thank Betse04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The moment we walked in the door we were greeted with the lovely aroma of great food. I tried the scallops and was not disappointed. Finished up with creme brule and coffee. Highly recommended.

Thank antym2u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was our go to spot. Enjoyed breakfast lunch and dinner during our stay. Restaurant's location worked well seemed to have more locals than tourists. Food was consistently good and service equally acceptable. We did encounter a busy Sunday morning brunch but the restaurant...More

Thank worldview2014
Reviewed 3 October 2017

No reservations taken here so beware but the food is worth waiting for the lamb shepherd pie is absolutely delicious

Thank rham290
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband found this restaurant while researching places to eat in Portland, lots of reviews and pics on Pinterest. We thought it would be good, but it was amazing. We commented about how we wished we had a place like this in Sarasota,FL where we...More

Thank Sallysinger
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Grill Room and The Corner Room are also owned by the same person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661 (Formerly Front Room)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-3366
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If you’re looking for a great brunch spot in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Front Room offers a variety of affordable dishes that the entire family will love. Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using only the freshest Maine ingredients in his creations. His philosophy is simple; use the best local ingredients to convey the boldest flavors. With a vibrant atmosphere and open dining room, The Front Room continues to be a hit among Portland locals. Huge portions of sensational dishes will fill you up without breaking your wallet. The Front room is the third restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants, so don’t miss out on this local hotspot! Remember, The Front Room serves brunch seven days a week and with menu items like Biscuits and Gravy or Omelets and Silver Dollar Pancakes. You can’t go wrong! If you are interested in dinning with us later in the day, try some local favorites like Short Ribs or Lamb Shepard’s pie. A fully stocked bar, open from 8am-11pm, complemented by an energetic atmosphere makes the Front Room a must for those who crave a great neighborhood spot to call their own.
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