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Fore Street



288 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101

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(207) 775-2717

Hours

  • Sunday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Monday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 114 reviews

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Fore Street Reviews

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  • kandjonisland reviewMy husband and I ate at Fore Street twice in late summer/early fall 2001, and both times it was FANTASTIC--much better than the previously written reviews indicate. Especially strong were seafood-based dishes, e.g., the Portuguese stew and the mussels with garlic-almond butter. A full meal will certainly lighten your wallet, but the ingredients are impeccably fresh and imaginately put together. Fore Street beats anything we've had in Boston, including the top-ranked Aujourd'Hui.

    44444 by kandjonisland


  • kandjonisland reviewMy husband and I ate at Fore Street twice in late summer/early fall 2001, and both times it was FANTASTIC--much better than the previously written reviews indicate. Especially strong were seafood-based dishes, e.g., the Portuguese stew and the mussels with garlic-almond butter. A full meal will certainly lighten your wallet, but the ingredients are impeccably fresh and imaginately put together. Fore Street beats anything we've had in Boston, including the top-ranked Aujourd'Hui.

    11111 by kandjonisland


  • kandjonisland reviewfore street rocks for portland, truly good place good wine, way more than 8 bucks, not anywhere near as good as Jay's Oyster bar

    44444 by kandjonisland


  • kandjonisland reviewfore street rocks for portland, truly good place good wine, way more than 8 bucks, not anywhere near as good as Jay's Oyster bar

    11111 by kandjonisland


  • dorothyb reviewI wonder if the reviewer went to the same restaurant. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was interesting, but noisy. There were no items on the menu under $8.00.

    44444 by dorothyb


  • diner001 reviewThis restaurant is two floors. Upstairs is casual and downstairs formal. Downstairs is where my ratings are based. Nothing memorable! diner001

    22222 by diner001


  • dorothyb reviewI wish they would open a restaurant in Newark DE

    44444 by dorothyb


  • Osman BSquash ravioli and black bass were amazingly clean yet flavorful. The chicken was perfectly cooked with just the right amount of char. Chilled seafood platter was a great starter. Staff was amazing

    55555 by Osman B


  • Ha-ti Sfoie gras mousse from the offal trio (lamb terrine + pork creton also 👌🏽). you'll regret it if you don't. thank me later.

    55555 by Ha-ti S


  • Tracey BGreat restaurant that's a fun dining experience in Maine! Open kitchen concept with the menu changing daily. Just ask the waiters for a tip - it can be overwhelming to choose through all the options!

    55555 by Tracey B


  • Christine AWe couldn't get a dinner res even weeks in advance, but we were able to walk in and order app's at the bar from a pretty extensive menu. Grilled squid, foie gras, mackerel & mussels 👌👌👌

    55555 by Christine A


  • Four STry the mussels! Almonds flour dissolved in the sauce

    33333 by Four S


  • Matt MThe chicken here is unbelievable with sourdough croutons

    55555 by Matt M


  • Sunny RSmoked mussels and fish dishes are so delish. Great wine selection

    55555 by Sunny R


  • EmilyEvery dish we tried was perfect. Fantastic charcuterie options, mouthwatering bass.

    55555 by Emily


  • Laurie D.One of the best meals I've ever had. Amazing ambience, couldn't stop watching the kitchen. Lamb was divine

    55555 by Laurie D.


  • Benjamin B.If all seafood tasted this good I would easily hit my healthy food target. Delicious bread and soft butter is an extra bonus for this perfect experience.

    55555 by Benjamin B.


  • Lauren"Mussels & gin gimlets are fantastic here. You won't be able to get a reservation, but if you arrive 4:40 (doors at 5:00) you can usually get a seat in the lounge. Don't be shy to ask for more bread!"

    55555 by Lauren


  • Marcia D.The roasted mussels, pork loin , smoked and cured seafood tasting. All seasonal sides. These are great. The others are all damn very good. Incredible professional service.

    55555 by Marcia D.


  • Scott EEverything is good there

    55555 by Scott E


  • Cormac SWhen you want a good fancy dinner in Portland, there's really only two options. This is one of them.

    55555 by Cormac S


  • Vinnie D.Just had drinks. Prices are very reasonable. However the clientele seem to have sticks up their rear-ends.

    55555 by Vinnie D.


  • Daniel T.Everything here. Especially the roast chicken.

    55555 by Daniel T.


  • Erik C.The ambiance here is so trendy/sexy. Low lite. Staff looked sharp and attentive. Decor was that of exposed brick. Food was amazing order anything. Nice selection of beer/liquor. Old part of Maine.

    55555 by Erik C.


  • Carmen N.Ever changing seasonal menu, guaranteed fresh delicious choices and excellent cocktails.

    55555 by Carmen N.


  • Hutch LeeAmazing restaurant. Staff is super friendly. I recommend the fresh green salad, the lamb pastrami, and the Hanger Steak. The bread is unbelievable.

    55555 by Hutch Lee


  • Frances C.Believe the hype. Our experience here was exceptional from start to finish. The food was exquisite, the service perfection. Highly recommend the wood roasted mussels and the tomato tart.

    55555 by Frances C.


  • Emma T.stop by early for a same-day reservation. the food is incredible so make sure you go at least once while in portland.

    55555 by Emma T.


  • Emma T.incredible food at fore street. if you don't have a reservation, wait in line around 5pm when the doors open for a same-day table. definitely worth the wait.

    55555 by Emma T.


  • Sarah S.Portland on a plate.

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • Ross M.Probably the best restaurant in Portland. ( Food - Service )

    55555 by Ross M.


  • Colby SpikesReally hyped about my meal, and sorely disappointed. Food was ehh..at best.

    33333 by Colby Spikes


  • Matthew C.Skip the mussels, but check out the chicken liver and pork belly if it's on the menu, which changes daily.

    55555 by Matthew C.


  • Stephanie VNHAmazing farm to table restaurant. Very pure, Organic, local cuisine. Beautiful open kitchen. Nordic influences. Bit pricy though.

    55555 by Stephanie VNH


  • Claire E.This place is heaven. Reservations fill up early but do what I did - stop by when they open and grab one of their walk-in slots. Then have a drink at North Point or Portland Hunt + Alpine Club. 💣

    55555 by Claire E.


  • Maggie P.Fantastic bar seating. Reservations only.

    55555 by Maggie P.


  • Christopher N.Great place for special occasions. Located in the hip and trendy old port.

    55555 by Christopher N.


  • Brent GatewoodGreat food options, nice atmosphere.

    55555 by Brent Gatewood


  • Christi EubanksLives up to expectations every time. These guys do offal really well. Pasta is fresh made. Put your name in at the bar for a shorter wait without reservations.

    55555 by Christi Eubanks


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Fore Street as seen on Unique Eats

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Lori M.Everything I've had here is SUPER! Tonight...desserts & coffee.

    55555 by Lori M.


  • Phillip JAll the food here is excellent. Make sure you reserve your table way in advance.

    55555 by Phillip J


  • EpicuriousFrom the wood oven–roasted mussels to the seasonal fruit desserts, such as caramelized pear tart—and you get one of the finest restaurants not just in Portland but in the Northeast.

    55555 by Epicurious


  • Michael G.F&W: mussels with almonds and garlic

    55555 by Michael G.


  • Nawaf MI got the table on the corner back view to the ocean. The foods menu are changing daily. I recommend this place for sea foods lovers.

    55555 by Nawaf M


  • DavidArrive at 5 to grab a bar seat, or make a same day reservation.

    33333 by David


  • Maddie C.The best roasted chicken you'll find anywhere.

    55555 by Maddie C.


  • Caroline O.Fantastic, plump mussels. Even though they're on the appetizer side of the menu, they're filling enough as an entree with a salad.

    55555 by Caroline O.


  • TrevorWonderfully spacious post-industrial interior with quality service. Drinks were excellent and the seafood wonderfully fresh and inventive. Pork Belly was ludicrously tasty.

    55555 by Trevor


  • Kymberlaine B.the sea bass was incredible! loved the salad with beets too!

    55555 by Kymberlaine B.


  • Sarah D.I've had the whole fish twice now and it's been fabulous both times! I also highly recommend the mussels as an app! Possibly my very favorite restaurant!

    55555 by Sarah D.


  • EricHad a fantastic dinner her on October 10th. Our server M.J. was wonderful! Get the mussels. Great place for foodies

    55555 by Eric


  • Brett M.A unique industrial space and a kitchen in the middle of the dining room make this a boisterous meal, full of textured dishes and a menu that changes daily. Bar area is open seating with a full menu.

    55555 by Brett M.


  • Greg S.If you are ever going to Portland Maine, book dinner prior to going. This place is great but also extremely popular.

    55555 by Greg S.


  • Kim W.Beware...delicious but pricey!! bring the wallet......

    55555 by Kim W.


  • Keith K.The halibut is amazing

    55555 by Keith K.


  • Mari G.Beautiful open kitchen!!

    55555 by Mari G.


  • Amir Z.The duck in your mouth is like a pillow fight of deliciousness between your tongue and cheek on elephant tranquilizers.

    55555 by Amir Z.


  • JeanMoules rôties au beurre à l’ail et aux amandes du célèbre chef Sam Hayward.

    55555 by Jean


  • Matthew S.The mussels are more than a mouth full

    33333 by Matthew S.


  • HusseinOrder dessert- don't even think twice about it.

    22222 by Hussein


  • Tamara H.Fore Street's market-driven, changes-daily menu is amazing, which makes for long waits. Make a reservation a day in advance, or put your name on the list right at 5, if you want to eat before 9 p.m.

    55555 by Tamara H.


  • Steve S.Wood fired sardines.

    55555 by Steve S.


  • Mike K.The mussels are divine

    55555 by Mike K.


  • Maria Silvia M.Order the wooden grilled mussels they are the best!

    55555 by Maria Silvia M.


  • Zachary C.If you're in Portland for any amount of time, make this your first choice of places to eat. Quality is second to none which is no small feat in a city with a fantastic food scene.

    55555 by Zachary C.


  • Sarah D.Incredible place! Get the mussels and anything on the menu. My trout tonight was amazing!

    55555 by Sarah D.


  • David C.Avoid the long line and need for a reservation by sitting at the bar, the best seat at Fore Street.

    55555 by David C.


  • Livy A.One word- mussels. And make sure you get extra bread to soak up all the garlic-y goodness at the bottom of the bowl!

    33333 by Livy A.


  • MichaelTry the Grilled Wild Boar Chop (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michael


  • MichaelTry the Heirloom Tomatoes (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michael


  • MichaelTry the Quail (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michael


  • Noah @NoahXArts X.Total foodie heaven. Ambiance. Service. Prep. Presentation. They amazingly cook so much more than lobster in Portland Maine! Get ur res early, it's worth the wait.

    55555 by Noah @NoahXArts X.


  • EaterThe James Beard Award-winning chef was the first in Portland to incorporate ingredients from local farmers, fishermen and foragers. His rustic, seasonal menu changes daily. [Eater 18 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • EaterThe James Beard Award-winning chef was the first in Portland to incorporate ingredients from local farmers, fishermen and foragers. His rustic, seasonal menu changes daily.

    55555 by Eater


  • Abbey Road T.The only restaurant in the City of Portland that we have never heard a bad review about. This place has been ranked in the top #100 restaurants in the U.S.A!

    55555 by Abbey Road T.


  • Jonathan P.Great atmosphere and equally great food. Tell your friends.

    55555 by Jonathan P.


  • MichaelTry the Oak Oven Roasted Mussels (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michael


  • Rebekah C.Duck and chicken is amazing here! Like better than any other duck and chicken you've ever had!!!

    55555 by Rebekah C.


  • Jamie N.Food is REALLY salty. I like salt, but wow.

    33333 by Jamie N.


  • M@ S.Big family sitting next to us last night celebrating an elder family member's birthday broke out into a stirring rendition of "Amazing Grace"

    33333 by M@ S.


  • Travel ChannelAndrew Zimmern took his father to lunch at Fore Street in Portland, Maine. Award-winning chef Sam Hayward pulls out all the stops. As seen on Bizarre Foods.

    55555 by Travel Channel


  • Mike B.Ate here for wife's birthday and food was horrible. Fish overcooked, pork almost raw, steak rancid. Cooks looked VERY young. Service was very good, terrible shame that food was awful.

    11111 by Mike B.


  • Find. Eat. Drink.Recommended by chef Ana Sortun of Oleana in Cambridge, MA: "Chef Sam Hayward goes to all ends of the world to find the best ingredients."

    55555 by Find. Eat. Drink.


  • CharlieBeautiful ambiance as you watch the chefs prepare your meal in the center of the restaurant.

    55555 by Charlie


  • Glenn K.Try the fish sampler app. Awesome!

    55555 by Glenn K.


  • Kara P.You'd be a quack not to have the duck!

    55555 by Kara P.


  • Kara P.You'd be a quack not to have the duck!

    55555 by Kara P.


  • From AwayThe open kitchen is stunning and cozy, and Fore Street's James Beard award-winning dedication to local food is commendable. Mussels and a glass of wine at the bar are always an excellent bet.

    55555 by From Away


  • Visit MaineWatch this video highlighting why Fore Street is such a popular foodie destination! http://youtu.be/X13TtZatC6s

    55555 by Visit Maine


  • CharlieI highly recommend Fire Street. The food is really good! This restaurant is by far one of Portland's best! I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience here!

    55555 by Charlie


  • CharlieThe menu changes daily, I tried the Atlantic Summer Flounder Filet...mid-atlantic, cornmeal crusted, rich lobster and Visalia onion sauce in lobster oil!

    55555 by Charlie


  • Rich S.After a drink and appetizer in the bar I'm in a better mood

    33333 by Rich S.


  • Rich S.The stand by system sucks

    11111 by Rich S.


  • Andrew T.Split the rib eye with your date. It's huge, and amazing (the rib eye, not your date).

    55555 by Andrew T.


  • Valerie P.the chocolate torte is excellent

    55555 by Valerie P.


  • Visit MaineMake sure you make reservations in the summer as this well-deserved Portland favorite is packed.

    55555 by Visit Maine


  • The Daily MealAsk for a table where you can see the kitchen and the waterfront - both excellent views. Order a dozen oysters, because you'll see none of the usual suspects here.

    55555 by The Daily Meal


  • Alison W.Chilled seafood platter. The best in Portland. The salads are so good, fresh and beautifully presented...

    55555 by Alison W.


  • EpicuriousFore Street was one of the first restaurants in Maine to feature an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven, grill, and turnspit and is still famous for its tight network of local food suppliers.

    55555 by Epicurious


  • Jason E.Pumpkin bread pudding. Uh, yeah!

    55555 by Jason E.


  • Chris D.Don't trust Ken P if he becomes mayor of this place

    33333 by Chris D.


  • Ken P.Just had mussels!!! Awesome! Maine farm Russian boar is next...stay tune...

    55555 by Ken P.


  • Dana D.No reservations? Jump in line before 5 PM to get one of their evening seatings. Kick back at the bar for a sipper. Watch the open kitchen work its magic. Menu changes daily with the freshershest catch

    55555 by Dana D.


  • Dylan M.Mussels, pork loin, chocolate torte. All friggin amazing.

    55555 by Dylan M.


  • Alexis AMussels, tomato tart, duck, flounder, pork, bluefish, chocolate torte and nectarine crisp were all amazing. Worth waiting six years for a table!

    55555 by Alexis A


  • Brenda G.Best bet? Mussels and martinis at the bar.

    55555 by Brenda G.


  • Rita C.The duck is amazing!!! Don't miss the mussels and dark chocolate mousse either.

    55555 by Rita C.


  • Mike D.Amazing mussels, a mean manhattan, and the best mousse I've ever had.

    55555 by Mike D.


  • Gregory L.Rocket and shitake salad is amazing. Wild boar is to die for. Enjoy!

    55555 by Gregory L.


  • Mark M.Mussels even if you thought you didn't like mussels, brussels sprouts even if you thought you didn't like brussels sprouts, and pork loin to die for. They do everything well.

    55555 by Mark M.


  • Larry S.the mussels are yummy..

    55555 by Larry S.


  • Gail MGet dessert!

    55555 by Gail M


  • Cybele B.When they have it, the apple or peach tarte tatin is to die for.

    55555 by Cybele B.


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