Great mealI really enjoyed the mussel appetizer and the sable fish entree. All in all a great meal. I would recommend the food to others. The only quibble is that the food is a little salty.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA-oneAfter being disappointed over many years in restaurant experiences we were "astounded" by everything. The waitress, the hostess and the obvious good feelings among the staff in the open kitchen left us with a memory capped only by the quality of our meals.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMUniquely AmazingThis is truly a special place. The menu changes daily, the food is incredibly fresh, the atmosphere is incredible and the cooking stands out. Food is cooked and immediately served scorching hot. The wine list is extensive and the beer list is interesting. Be prepared to shell out some money. It is virtually impossible to not order apps (there is an entire menu dedicated to starters) and drinks/mains are very ($34 for halibut) pricey. That said, it is worth it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining in the Old PortMy girlfriend and I love Fore Street . We went last weekend for my birthday and dined there the year before. Great dining, ambience and service - yet relaxed and informal.
Last year we spent a week in San Francisco and Napa valley going to the best restaurants the area has to offer. Most were very good and a few were great. None surpassed Fore Street in my opinion.
I think Fore Street is one of the best restaurants in the country and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Book early.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the bestFirst class meal with great device in a first class restaurant6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVisitor's delightFore was a wonderful dining experience. Our waitress, Katharine, was A++. She was very knowledgable about food and how it is prepared and had a very friendly and welcoming manner. The menu is varied and well laid out for those looking for fa ood experience.
The meal is served with little wait time. We did not feel rushed as we lingered over coffee and an amazing dessert.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFore Street is consistentlyFore Street is consistently excellent! Occasionally it can be a bit on the loud side as it is primarily one large open room with grill, roasting oven, and salad prep on view to patrons. There is a smaller room off to the side, but it frequently has larger parties - and it too can get loud. That said, it remains one of my favorite restaurants.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI have been going to Fore Street for years. It is always outstanding. The menu is large, fresh and delicious. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere in the country.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as Always!Everything except the mussels was perfect. We asked our waitperson and she said this is their spawning time so they are more mushy and white. We found this at another restaurant recently.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite in PortlandWe went twice in a row. One with reservations; the other without. They treated us
Splendidly both times. The food was superb both fish and pork tenderloin.
Service was not too rushed nor did they forget us. A Mecca for foodies in New England.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Fore StreetWe have been to Fore Street a couple times over the years. It has been over a year since we've been last and this past Saturday night (April 2013), was amazing. There have been so many changes that have really perfected this place. The menu is wonderful and well laid out, being separated by type of food (the sea, the farm, veggies, etc). The food isn't drenched in butter, fats, oils; instead, it's just really good tasting food with really nice quality ingredients that don't need to be covered up! Spot on, Fore Street To top it all off, the vibe of the restaurant is the best; good conversation, an open kitchen and up beat servers.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFore Street is on everyone'sFore Street is on everyone's must eat list who visits Portland. Year after year they consistently provide amazing meals. I try and visit at least 2 x a year. Would absolutely frequent more often but it is one of the priciest spots in my beloved Maine.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFore Street has a welcomingFore Street has a welcoming vibe, excellent service, and the food is superb! Period.
Thank you for yet another great dining experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional atmosphere. TheExceptional atmosphere. The moment you enter you are enveloped in the wonderful smells of the wood stoves.
The open kitchen is the perfect background to a perfect meal that is always served by expert hands.
Have never had a bad experience and always look forward to my next visit.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHeavenly Mussels...not to be missed: oven roasted mussels w/ garlic almond butter sauce. ask for extra bread ( their own; baked downstairs @ Standard Bakery) to mop up whatever is left after you enjoy those plump juicy mussels. Service was warm and professional. We return to Fore St. as often as possible - worth the trip -4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always stop here on vacationWe always stop here on vacation and are always pleased with the experience. The menu changes daily except for certain well-known staples. We shared the mussels as an appetizer. They were velvety in texture and tasted superb. My husband got a large portion of perfectly prepared roast pork loin. I loved the artic char. The waitress recommended a perfect Malbec and expertly explained the differences between similar choices. Don't miss dinner here!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty great as usual! FoodPretty great as usual! Food was excellent but my organic greens were a bit salty. Our meat was cooked to perfection and the pineapple upside down cake was to die for. The atmosphere was a bit noisy and less romantic than past visits but we'll still be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMbob edwardsqBest of the best, been going there since it opened 16 years ago. Always the best of everything.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMdespite some service slowdownsdespite some service slowdowns this place just knocks it out of the park, what a terrific night out! can't wait to return11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM