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The Front Room Restaurant & Bar

73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
+1 207-773-3366
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (65 reviews)
“gnocchi” (28 reviews)
“poached eggs” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually, it shouldn't have been a surprise. We have eaten breakfast here several times and been very pleased. Wish I could remember waitress name, began with an L and she wore glasses. She absolutely helped make this an excellent experience with her wit and exuberance....More

Thank undertaker01
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The one thing we wanted they we out of at 10:00 the day after Christmas. The food, with the exception of the gnocchi, was so-so considering the prices. It was freezing cold in the restaurant too which made for a not as pleasant experience. They...More

Thank Kathie R
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I was at Front room yesterday and had the worse experience of my life. My friend was celebrating buying a new car and I was celebrating the first day I am allowed out house because of illness. As everyone know, I wanted to go to...More

Thank Shalom O
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had a very good dinner here. The food was very tasty and the service was great. We went on a Thursday night and it was busy but the food was excellent.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 29 November 2017

For years I've been looking for the best hash breakfast in the Portland/Greater Portland area visiting all of the usual suspects. Today was my first breakfast at the Front Room. The hash with two poached eggs was simply the best I've ever had . ....More

Thank BuxtonMaineTraveler
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We came for Sunday brunch. As other reviews say, parking is a little tough and there was a wait for a table. The service was good and staff were friendly. The food was just ok. I was a little disappointed actually. My huevos rancheros were......More

Thank Eve1717
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The main reason I will never return is the outrageous decibel level. The level of conversation is in itself deafening, but on top of that they insist on playing “music” that is basically thumping percussion. The food is nothing special, and the orange color of...More

Thank drdi44
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Cozy nook of a breakfast spot. We walked in and knew it was exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommend the corn beef hash.

Thank KMCotter
Reviewed 12 November 2017

My sister and I went to The Front Room for lunch, but both of us wound up eating breakfast. I had the corned beef hash and eggs which was absolutely fabulous. I also had tomato soup for an appetizer. The soup was thick and smooth--very...More

Thank asp921
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Came for Sunday brunch before going to the Art Musuem. Short wait(no reservations accepted),little table for 2 & then the tough decision of deciding what to order! Lots of great choices. The bar looked very fun, week night drink specials will definitely be back to...More

Thank Barb S
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Yes. The Grill Room and The Corner Room are also owned by the same person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661 (Formerly Front Room)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-3366
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If you’re looking for a great brunch spot in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Front Room offers a variety of affordable dishes that the entire family will love. Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using only the freshest Maine ingredients in his creations. His philosophy is simple; use the best local ingredients to convey the boldest flavors. With a vibrant atmosphere and open dining room, The Front Room continues to be a hit among Portland locals. Huge portions of sensational dishes will fill you up without breaking your wallet. The Front room is the third restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants, so don’t miss out on this local hotspot! Remember, The Front Room serves brunch seven days a week and with menu items like Biscuits and Gravy or Omelets and Silver Dollar Pancakes. You can’t go wrong! If you are interested in dinning with us later in the day, try some local favorites like Short Ribs or Lamb Shepard’s pie. A fully stocked bar, open from 8am-11pm, complemented by an energetic atmosphere makes the Front Room a must for those who crave a great neighborhood spot to call their own.
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