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Amazing dinner and ambiance

We had heard of Fore Street so decided to walk down at 5 and there was a line waiting to go in and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Amazing chef

I've eaten here several times and the food never disappoints. The chef here is especially creative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stephen s
Austin, texas
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Street full of fun stores and art!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“open kitchen” (15 reviews)
“mussels” (17 reviews)
“flank steak” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2717
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had heard of Fore Street so decided to walk down at 5 and there was a line waiting to go in and sign up. When we got up to the very pleasant hostess she told us the earliest they had was 6:45 which was...More

Thank Stillcrazy86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here several times and the food never disappoints. The chef here is especially creative and in additional to the many core dishes, expect something wonderful and unexpected. Wait can be long so plan ahead. Recommended

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at a hotel on Fore Street, it seems to be a great place to walk around and explore the shops. I have stayed over a couple times in the last few years and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to explore. I...More

Thank Thriftyguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This street reminds me of Bleecker St in the West Village of NYC. Cobble Stone streets, cool stores and tons of places to drink, eat and shop.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Don't overlook Fore Street when visiting Portland. So many places to drink, eat, and shop. Also don't miss the establishments on the side streets. A lot to offer all the way to the promenade.

Thank KMHvaca
Reviewed 7 September 2017

just a block in from Commercial St. lots of pubs eateries and shops all within walking distance lots to do and see

1  Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

If loud noise levels are your thing...this is your place. If after an hour of waiting for your meal after being seated first just to be told by the waitress after you ask about your food, "look around, see all these people?..they are waiting too"...More

Thank M0nty1
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I took a business group of 9 to Fore Street, recently. I go there 4-5 times per year, and it is always very good, but this group dinner was exceptional. Service was excellent. The menu is long and diverse. Alcohol choices are diverse and reasonable...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We were so excited to get a reservation at Fore Street. The restaurant interior is amazing and we expected to pay a lot for a first class dinner. We are frequent quality diners having eaten in great restaurants all over the US and other countries....More

Thank nydd
Reviewed 21 August 2017

By all means, walk along Commercial Street for the touristy stuff. But, go inland one block to Fore street for much more intriguing architecture, shops and not nearly as many tourists.

Thank beeedell
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17 September 2016|
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Response from Lindajwink | Reviewed this property |
I don't want anything other than to explain my review of "Fore Street" in Portland Maine; I am not seeking any answer. Thanks for your interest and sorry for any confusion. I simply meant to post an addendum. I suspect TA... More
Melissa S
7 April 2015|
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Response from Momof2Paris_Boston | Reviewed this property |
Depending upon where you are coming from, and what you consider "cheap", there would be different options. Basically, Fore Street is a splurge (unless you are uses to NYC, San Francisco, LA, Boston, etc.--and even then, I... More