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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%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for the weekend in the Munjoy Hill area of Portland near the Eastern Promenade, and The Front Room was recommended to me. We were able to be seated on a Sunday mid-morning within about 10 minutes, although the place was popular and busy, and...More

Thank Laurel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was decent but the sercice was horrible. The heavy set waitress was extremely rude to my family, refused to get us water or coffee refills, she purposely avoided us when we tried 4 times to ask for our check. We had to walk...More

Thank P2568HYrachelb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 2 failed attempts to eat at The Front Room (due to long wait and no reservations )we succeeded on our 3rd try . Definitely glad we persisted. The food was great. Try the corned beef hash and eggs. Great rye toast, great Bloody Mary....More

1  Thank Susesuse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our Airbnb hostess on Munjoy Street, minutes by foot away. The decor and atmosphere are captivating, along with the building's history. We ate breakfast there before leaving Portland on our road trip. Our server was along and dealing with a...More

Thank JimTaggartOttawa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute place, we sat outside with such nice weather and it was a bit loud outside. The food was a big disappointment when it came out. The Croque Madame was dry, the bread was uneven (just slabs) the cheddar sauce was non existent and...More

Thank Hasuchka
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We took friends from South Carolina for lunch July 8. The service was terribly slow and the food less than appealing. The meatloaf sandwich was served on burnt bread and the chicken tacos seemed to be missing much of the main ingredient. We will not...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Half full at lunch time? Great food, good prices, good service, fun menu. High chairs if needed, clean bathrooms, some outside tables. Highly recommended

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Front Room was one of the first restaurants I ever went to in Portland - years and years before we ever lived here. This is one of the best brunch spots - and lunch spots in town. It can be tough to get in,...More

1  Thank surfnbpt
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The food here was absolutely amazing. We came for breakfast and each got a soup (French onion and blueberry), I got the eggs Benedict and my husband got the breakfast sandwich. Every bite was amazing. The only hiccup was we ordered the bread of the...More

1  Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a small family owned (hole in the wall types) brunch place in Portland. I had stopped here to have brunch while heading to Acadia National Park. The pancakes are out of the world. This place has outside seating available as well. The staff...More

1  Thank Mandar P
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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