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“A nice restaurant with a bar”

The Grill Room and Bar
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Ranked #83 of 632 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The Grill Room, Portland Maine
Had dinner in this nice bar and restaurant, and they were able to give me a seat at the kitchen bar without having a reservation. I ordered the chef’s special that night which was a ribeye steak with asparagus and mashed potatoes as well as a mushroom sauce on the side. It was interesting watching the various chefs at work and my meal arrived before long. The quality of the steak was very good and the asparagus were ok though a bit on the large side. The service was friendly and professional. The atmosphere was good and not too noisy but it did start to be so as I was leaving and they were just starting to fill up. Overall a good restaurant that’s on the medium to high price range but the quality is there.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

After touring the greater Portland and surrounding areas, we just wanted a quick bite. We stopped in here and even though it wasn't on the lunch menu, they made us French Onion Soup. It was the perfect treat on a cold day.

We had some wine and exchanged pleasantries with the wait staff. Thanks for being a warm and welcoming spot on a chilly day.

Thank Charlene M
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We were touring round Massachusetts and Maine. What we were looking for was straightforward "meat" restaurant instead of a fish/lobster restaurant. We asked the hotel to recommend us a decent restaurant and they sent us to this restaurant. Although there was lobster et cetera on the menu, the meat courses available were numerous. Duck, lamb, steak and chicken. We chose the steak which was cooked as we requested. An excellent meal.

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Thank Brian872
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The best waiter on our vacation, and that's saying a lot. And apparently he's normally running the bar.

Great soups, and I'm a soup guy.

Good corned beef, fries, and you can still order burgers rare!

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Thank In50by50
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I went with my partner. We visited in October. We had a lot of seafood in Maine already and were looking for a good steak. This was the place! Great service. Wonderful food. One thing I recommend from reading the other recommendations is to ask the price of the specials before ordering or you may be paying more than you plan! Otherwise, they are very clear on how your steak will be prepared and make sure you get it as you order.

Thank Lisamb1
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