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Fore Street

₹₹₹₹American, International,
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:30 - 22:30All hours
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed yesterday

Vacationing in the area, we didn't have a reservation. If you're wiling to eat early follow the website directions and you'll have a great experience. A warm, exposed brick interior and a dedicated professional staff set the stage for very good American locavore foods. My...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent food, drink and service. Bread fresh from adjacent bakery. Menu changes daily. Had wild mushroom appetizer with 3 distinctly different mushrooms. Blue fish was delicate and perfectly seasoned. Had chilled and smoked fish appetizer which was perfect as entree. Several vegetable options to share....More

Thank aburks49
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I loved this place so much, we ate here twice during our vacation. It is a small, farm-to-table restaurant with dim lighting and incredible food. The menu changes daily with a handful of staples (with minor changes) so it's always a new...More

Thank minx6469
Reviewed 2 days ago

For a relatively small city, Portland, Maine has an unusual number of very good restaurants. Fore Street just might be the best of all of them! Other than a garlic and something soup special which didn't have much flavor (which was taken off our bill),...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fore Street is a WONDERFUL experience. Great atmosphere, excellent food and it's all worth the wait. If you wait, try a few drinks at the bar...their drinks are almost as good as the food!

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Staff were absolutely lovely. So welcoming. We didn't reserve a table (definitely recommended) but got a great seat at the bar within 40minutes. Food tasted great and quality was superb. Worth a visit if in the local area.

Thank LeahNiM
Reviewed 3 days ago

In my search for the perfect Manhattan, I think I've found it. Our charismatic yet very professional waiter suggested "the perfect Manhattan" with two different vermouths. It was a winner!! Unfortunately the oysters weren't. You could only get two of each kind rather than being...More

Thank Wallacks
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything was top notch the night we visited with friends. Emily was a fantastic waitress and really made us feel special. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere of the restaurant was very warm and inviting. The place is not cheap and you better have...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had some really bad experiences in portland maine so far with poor greasy food and staff that weren't welcoming. However, Fore Street is well worth the 1 hour wait on a Monday night. Portions are quite big. For 2 foodies and active individuals like...More

Thank LB F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our last night on our month long east coast trip- so glad we ended it here. Food and service was impeccable. Started with fois gras and then ordered a second one as it was that good. He had the pork loin that was...More

Thank TennaRotor
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Maggie M
5 November 2016|
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Response from SebV79 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant and Bakery are separate businesses, within same bldg. No elevator available. There is very close hcap pking available both front of bakery and on the street near restaurant above. Bakery has no cushioned seats... More
30 November 2015|
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Response from Olywajdock | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was "casual" but we saw everything from "all dressed up" (formal) to relaxed-casual but neat. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
21 July 2015|
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Response from ThreeRosettes70 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they do or not, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and if they don't know they will inquire for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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