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A husband and wife duo, Isaul Perez brings his experience cooking French and Italian food to life with a splash of his Mexican heritage and his wife Suzie is the sommelier and face of the front. They showcase local farms and purveyors and offer craft beers and house specialty cocktails. The dining room is cozy and quaint with an original black tin ceiling. Be sure to order any of the Mexican dishes, whatever they may be!
Located in Portland's Old Port District, Fore Street opened in June, 1996. The interior surrounds a unique brick and soapstone hearth with a wood-burning oven, grill and turnspit; visible from most tables. We believe that good food travels the shortest possible distance between the farm and the table. Our menu changes every day and is founded upon the very best raw materials from a community of Maine farmers, fisherman, foragers and cheese makers. Most of the Maine foods are organically grown or harvested wild, each brought to us at the peak of its season. In 2002 and again in 2007, Fore Street was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of the Top Fifty Restaurants in the United States. In 2004, Chef-Partner Sam Hayward was named Best Chef: Northeast by the James Beard Foundation.
Bar seating is available for dinner service by reservation only. Please check with the host to inquire about bar seating.
Our lounge is open for cocktails and raw bar every day beginning at 4:00pm.
We are only able to seat complete parties at this time. Please note: our patio reservations are weather dependent. If we need to make a change because of weather, we will call you on the day of your reservation to cancel or reschedule your booking.
Our chefs focus on serving the freshest seafood and the best ingredients available from local purveyors, fishermen and organic farmers. They prepare a simple yet creative menu that highlights the ingredients.
Our personalized wine list truly complements the cuisine and we offer a classic full bar. We serve our full menu at the bar itself and feature a raw bar with a variety of local oysters and seasonal shellfish. Street and Co.’s comfortable lounge is great place to get together for drinks and appetizers or to enjoy while waiting for a table.
Al fresco dining is available from Memorial Day through September.
We have fun in the kitchen, but we also couldn’t be more serious about what we do. That’s why we get our goods from the very best: Stonecipher Farm, , Valley View Farm eggs and meats, Archer Angus beef, and Broad Arrow Farm pork.
Our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Our restaurant features Paolo Laboa, international chef from Genova, Italy. His menu consists of simple, flavorful and authentic Northern Italian cuisine. This includes handmade pasta, crudo (raw fish), fresh pizza and an all-Italian wine list. Ingredients are sourced locally, from various Maine farms and from the Gulf of Maine, whenever possible.
Nestled atop Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood, The Front Room, offers dishes & drinks with comfort in mind.
A local Brunch destination, enjoy plates such as house-made Corned Beef Hash, Veggie Gnocchi, & Eggs Benedict. Pancakes & French Toast are always a go to. Serving a variety of Mimosas & Bloody Marys, local coffee & teas.
Dinner at TFR is relaxed & pleasurable. Plates are made with local components & thoughtful recipes. Enjoy the Casco Bay Scallops, Braised Shortrib, Mushroom Toast, or neighborhood favorite Roasted Pork Loin with JJ's famous bacon jam.
Serving a variety of local beer, wine, and cocktails to suit every taste- Come get Happy 4-6 !
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- OTOpenTable DinerBoston / New England •14 reviews4.0Dined 3 days agoService was prompt and friendly. The calamari was outstanding. However, the meatloaf was crusty on the edges but tasty. I would return there again just for the calamari.More infoDavid's Restaurant$$$$• Contemporary American• Portland•4.7
- GBGwenBSan Francisco Bay Area •5 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoRegards was fantastic. If you are looking for interesting flavors and a European ambiance, this is your place. Scallops, tortilla, fish collar, and white mole (vegetarian) were all knock out. Rice with crab was good but too salty. Rose from Slovenia was so good we wished we’d ordered a bottle. Service (Rachel and others from team) was excellent. Lighting, especially towards back, was romantic. Even the bathrooms were lovely. Highly recommended.More infoREGARDS$$$$• Seafood• Portland•4.5
- JJeffvipJacksonville / Northeast Florida •9 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoThe hostess was very nice and made us feel welcome; the waiter (Andrew) was very professional, friendly and courteous - great job! The food was delicious - shared a wedge salad and baked brie appetizers, then a steak and lobster mashed potatoes for me, scallops and lobster risotto for my wife. Good wines to choose from too. The ambience was comfortable and relaxing. Great place to have an excellent dinner.More infoThe Grill Room & Bar$$$$• Steakhouse• Portland•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinerToronto / Ontario •2 reviews5.0Dined 7 days agoRobin had the chicken parmesan and I had the roasted duck. The meal was incredible but it didn't compare to the service. Suzanne took the entire experience from good to great. She alone was worth the trip.More infoThe Corner Room$$$$• Italian• Portland•4.6
- BABrunelloAfcionadovipBoston / New England •34 reviews4.0Dined on Nov 10, 2019Best stuffed lobster ever! Stuffed with shrimp scallops crab and the lobster claws.They redid the restaurant over the summer to a more modern vs traditional look. Menu is a bit more trendy but still good. The desserts are housemade and fabulous. Beautiful location in Portland.More infoEighteen95$$$$• American• Portland•4.1
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