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The Grill Room and Bar

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84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
+1 207-774-2333
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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489 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came back to The Grill Room after a brief hiatus. Tonight it was very good. They have an internal problem that kept this from a 5 star rating. They do not cook their steaks as much as the normal. Thus.....You want medium rare.....you order medium. This is after several different visits. If you do order medium rare, expect blue meat.... More 

Thank MRVEGAS711
Waltham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last weekend to celebrate my sister and her fiance's engagement. We were a party of five, and everyone loved their meals. We started with a cheese plate, which was delicious, and two bottles of red wine. For the main course, everyone ordered filet mignon and it was the best steak I have ever had. The mashed potatoes were also... More 

Thank Alli R
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there last night.Had no reservations but ate early and they seated us. IT eventually filled up. Service was friendly and timely.Started with an exceptional Manhatten. Then Foisted Gras. The sauce was exceptional (yellow cherries) but the Foisted Gras was slightly overcooked. Main course..Huge perfectly cooked (rare) locally raised ribeye over lobster mashed potatoes and crispy delicate onion rings. Best... More 

Thank dgoldfield
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Three couples up in Maine for a weekend away. Heard this was a great place to eat. My dinner special was great, but not everyone was impressed, and the prices were a bit higher than expected. I had a sirloin steak with delicious mashed potatoes and asparagus and mine was cooked perfectly. My hubby had the pork chop and was... More 

Thank BarbaraM1959
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We are here for dinner and LOVED it. The salad was generous and enough for the three of us as a starter. Oysters were very fresh and well presented. The steak was fantastic. Very tender. Note that the tend to undercook but we're great about sending it back. The service was nice and prompt. It was an excellent dinner and... More 

Thank IvanMindy C
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Visited last night to celebrate my husband's birthday. Brought the kid (2 teenagers). Wine was SPECTACULAR. The meals were impeccable. Hot food, nicely plated, as described and of the finest quality. Kids loved their meals , but they are accustomed to fine cuisine. Have NEVER had a bad meal, or an issue with anything here. Our waiter (sorry can't remember... More 

1 Thank DTompkins3
Falmouth, Maine
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Went for business dinner (all colleagues) in October. Great red wine list (pinot noir), appetizers, and main courses. I had duck which was delicious, and others had chicken and fish and enjoyed what they had. the side courses (mushrooms, brussels sprouts) and salads were also terrific. Warm, friendly but not intrusive service. A good place for couples during the weekend... More 

1 Thank Kbelton1961
North Yarmouth
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I dined at the Grill Room with my husband and 2 friends. Having been there before, we were prepared for the noise (banging pots and pans, clanging trays of dirty dishes, loud yelling from the open grill), the uncomfortable and crowded seating and the lack of light but our friends love this place so we agreed to go. Unlike other... More 

2 Thank Mainah56
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554 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Actually better than average but not quite very good. Bartenders were charming and service was very good. Enjoyed the environment . We really didn't explore the entrees because we were looking for a lighter meal. We both had salads that were OK. $14 lobster bisque was weak for a restaurant in Maine. Onion soup was very good. Drink prices were... More 

3 Thank ReddyBro
Lowell, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I both got the filet mignon. The service was great and the steak was amazing! Awesome time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-2333
If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.

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