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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been going to Back Bay Grill for over 20 years, and have gone many times. During that time we have also gone many times to many of the other fine restaurants in Portland , Maine. Many of the others have come and gone, and those that have survived have not been able to maintain the level of excellence... More 

Thank Lee D
Marshfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was superb...salmon for my wife, and the rack of lamb for me. Extensive wine list, and a marvelous waitress (Leanna)! Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion?

1 Thank Rick236
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127 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The complementary tasty bit of goat cheese possibly seasoned with horse radish was very flavorful and set the tone. We shared the arugula salad and the mussels - both were delicious and the broth from the mussels was worth soaking up with the terrific fresh bread that they served. We had a filet mignon that was cooked perfectly and the... More 

Thank Christopher L
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had elevated expectations from the #1 rated restaurant in Portland, ME as of my dining. The venue is dressed well with seemingly many happy regular visitors. We dined at the bar--the only remaining seats on short notice--and enjoyed very good service within view of the creation of our meals. We were craving dessert--and so our evening began with one... More 

1 Thank ArchesAndCaves
Dover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

**I do recommend reservations for Saturday night** The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door until we walked out. The waiter recommended some apps and entrees, we of course trusted him and were not disappointed. The food was delicious; the mussels were fresh and the duck was cooked perfect. Drinks were also tasty, Burnt Orange is... More 

Thank tpaola89
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staying nearby at the Westin Eastland Hotel, the Back Bay Grill is a convenient walk. Warm and friendly greeting and atmosphere. We got to take our time and relax with a cocktail while we reviewed the menu and wine list. We were super happy to spot a Keenan Cabernet and ordered it immediately so it could open up. Fresh bread... More 

Thank NHGhogan
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I randomly picked this restaurant based on Trip advisor reviews. Back Bay grill has been in business for 30 years. A real testament in this day and age. We all enjoyed our meal but the highlight was the local local mussels and crab cakes. Our server was excellent and made sure we had a wonderful evening.

Thank Martha811
Stratham, New Hampshire
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When someone says "this is one of the best places in Portland, Maine", pay attention. Because Portland is a SERIOUS foodie city. And Back Bay Grill delivers, even against newer competitors with potentially trendier menus (although Portland remains blessedly un-fazed by the idea of dishes with 30-word titles). The menu is fairly small -- maybe eight entrees in total --... More 

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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was on the recommended list by our hotel. We are so glad we gave it a try. We got nervous because they were booked up with reservations, but, we were happy to sit at the bar. When Evie, our bartender, offered a bar snack of popcorn with truffle oil...that was the hook... Food was fantastic...I ordered the duck,... More 

Thank D7169OZkellyb
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have been dining at the Back Bay Grill for years and never have I ever been disappointed. The meal selection is always fantastic, the staff friendly, helpful and very professional; it's worth the visit for a great dining experience. We've taken many family and friends there on many occasions and everyone comes away very impressed with the entire evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8833

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