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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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“mussels” (232 reviews)
“hanger steak” (108 reviews)
“tomato tart” (25 reviews)
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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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11 - 20 of 1,636 reviews

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh delicious food including the bread, beautiful restaurant, great service. Really an enjoyable dining experience.

Thank lovemaine23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are definitely foodies (my wife is a chef and owned a restaurant back in Italy) and on our trips we are always looking for the best restaurants, joints , food shacks. I don't like to waste time reviewing what we considered average or nediocre...More

1  Thank okeanis57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't find much to do on Fore street just more restaurants and touristy stores. I did happen to discover Holy Donut which had to be the best donuts I have ever had in my life

Thank Marlyne J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the big deals in Portland is the Fore restaurant. Very difficult to secure a table by reservation but there is a wait list when you stop by in person. The food was good and creative but you feel as though they were doing...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to the Fore Street experience with a dinner reservation secured in May for July 3rd. We were promptly seated in the quiet room right at the time we reserved. Unfortunatly the service went downhill from there. Our server came by the...More

1  Thank natilia_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Fore Street. Bread was freshly baked from downstairs and was fantastic. Menu was definitely interesting, waiter was only kind of helpful in making recommendations. We got a few salads, the mussels and the squid dish to start, which were...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fore streets location is one of those places you can miss if your not looking for it. My husband and I arrived on Friday night expecting to wait an hour plus as we didn't have reservations and was prepared to wait. We were able to...More

Thank Marisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Killer Mussels, Killer whole Fish, Killer Fish Killer Desert!!! The place was just an unreal meal! The wait staff was incredible...and the chicken...order the chicken!!! Now, order it now!

Thank Scott R
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Questions & Answers
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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