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Fore Street

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288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109 (Franklin and Pearl)
+1 207-775-2717
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Clive, Iowa
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think there are some places you just have to go. This is one of them. It was much larger inside than we thought it would be and it was very busy. But it turned out that the food was very good and the service was excellent. Wait staff were right on top of things and kept the meal pace... More 

Thank Dennis J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Fore St five times for dinner in the last 15 years. We have waited in line for hours or called months ahead for reservations, i have come to the absolute conclusion that this restaurant is way overrated. Some of the farm to table preparations like certain fish caught that day or the tomatoe tarts in season... More 

Thank Lee D
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the jumbo scallops and they might have been the best Ive ever had. Beautiful restaurant and excellent service.

Thank Camie S
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip to Fore Street was for Mother's Day after a trip to Winslow Homer's studio and the Portland Museum of Art. We ate here in December and curious to see if our first impressions were on target. They were. This is a unique dining experience. Everything was off the charts good. Our waiter Neil was excellent. We had a... More 

Thank WoodyMCP
Boston, MA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredibly extensive daily menu featuring farm to table and as well as local meats and seafood. The most challenging part of dinner is selecting from such an extensive menu of delicious alternatives, especially the first courses. The wood grilled marinated squid had exceptional flavor and texture. The Hard Roasted Whole Sardines were quite incredible but not for the feint... More 

Thank SeaportGM
Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fore Street was one of several of Portland's top restaurants we were lucky enough to dine at during our extended weekend in the Port City which included Eventide Oyster and Central Provisions. A lot has changed in the food scene in the decade and a half that Fore Street has been serving their farm to table, wood-fired cuisine. You can't... More 

Thank mcobrien
Burlington, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu but I found the servings on the small side with prices on the higher side. I think if I returned I would eat apps at the bar and call it a night out. Food was good - just not enough of it for the $$$$.

Thank John4444444
Leominster, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to this restaurant for 20 years and I've never been disappointed. From the fresh vegetables to the fresh fish and many other delights, Fore St. remains the best of the best in the Old Port of Portland.

Thank Michael P
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here several times a year since it's opened.Very consistently 4 to 5 stars. Tonight was particularly good. The highlight was the roasted fresh wild morels from Washington state. The Casco Bay rope grown mussles were so tender they melted in your mouth. Fois gras in a pistachio sauce was delicious. The scallops were as sweet as I've ever... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in the past and wanted to return. Excellent food and service. A bit on the expensive side, but you get what you pay for. The seafood is so fresh, had oysters and roasted mussels for appetizers. Shared the pork chop dinner. Great lemon martini to start. The open kitchen is so beautiful. I was disappointed to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
    (Franklin and Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?