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Fore Street

) #9 of 455 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹₹₹ American, International,
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious and fun. Has become a Portland must do. Fire street, street and co and scales all amazing.

Thank Dana K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic meal! We started with the seafood tray to share. What an amazing selection of marinated scallop, blue fish, salmon, smoked mussels and more. The fresh bread from the bakery downstairs was chewy and tempting. My son had the lamb. It was tender...More

Thank 3submarines
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Would definately go there again. We have been several times and not once were we disappointed. All the dishes on the menu are amazing.

Thank erghika
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fore Street is a great restaurant! It is truly one of Portland's finest restaurants. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food is par excellent as are the drinks. There is a down side of this fabulous restaurant. If you don't make reservations weeks in...More

Thank mikefrommaine2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't have a reservation, but the folks here were still very accommodating. Great vibe and excellent service. We tried the grilled octopus - all I can say is wow. We didn't end up having dinner here, but if you are in Portland, you must...More

Thank rhody2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted warmly for our 9pm reservation, and sat for only a few minutes before being escorted to a table overlooking the open kitchen. I would request a table with a good view of the kitchen if that is important to you – it’s...More

Thank LWM3575
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After so many years and packed reservations it would be not atypical for a restaurant to slide. Not so with Fore Street. Everything from service to dessert continues to shine. If I have guests in town and I want sure thing to wow the out...More

1  Thank baysail
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were totally blown away by Fore. We travel all over the world and have lived in NYC for 20+ years and we love great food. We were in Portland at the last minute and heard how great it was. Very difficult to get a...More

Thank Voldar15
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation (which we made weeks in advance). Special salads and seafood were tasty, and the meat sauces were flavorful. This restaurant lives up to its reputation.

Thank mach111
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Portland for two weeks every summer and eat at Fore Street at least 3 times each year. Have been doing this for years. Have never had less than a 5 star experience and this year is no exception. Food is innovative and delicious,...More

Thank Jon D
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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