I’ve eaten here several times and it never disappoints
Lived in Portland for years, one of the best meals I've had here
Awesome service, interesting menu that’s well executed.
Never a bad meal or a bad experience when I go to Fore Street!
This time of year I especially love this restaurant. The wood burning fire, open kitchen, exposed brick walls and dim lighting all provide an ambiance like a warm hug!
Have loved Fore Street for many years! The best and most comfortable restaurant we’ve ever been to. The ambiance is delightful, so warm and cozy. The employees are all professional and friendly. And the food is superb, esp the incredible salads and veggies. If I could, I’d have every meal at Fore Street!
Found the bartenders rude when trying to order a drink while waiting for our table
Delightful evening. Food only exceeded by service. A couple of issues with food but overall a very special evening.
I had salad, squid and short rib. The salad and squid were good. The short rib not so much. The cast iron pan way very hot, but the short rib was not hot in anyway. For $40 it way a very small piece of meet. The roasted pear way refrigerator cold...very disappointing.
We were in Portland for the night and a friend recommended this restaurant. A reservation was had to come by but we made one and we were very happy. The ambiance was excellent and the staff were all extremely pleasant. We ordered an appetizer and dinner and the a la cart sides were fantastic. Great selection and everything we had was fantastic.
Overall the experience was good. I have heard great things about Fore Street and went with a group of friends that raved about the restaurant. I have work in the restaurant business for 20+ years and maybe I formed high expectations of what kind of dining experience I was going to encounter, but overall it was just good.
While we did have a reservation, the hostess was not overly friendly or welcoming.
Your menu seemed to have a lot of Nut based items on it and while I do not have a severe allergy, I do have a sensitivity and when I asked the server if something like the mussels could be made without the nut butter he instantly said no without even asking the chef if they could make a substitution for the particular ingredient.
Excellent food, ambiance and service! The transparent theme is evident in the open kitchen and seating plan. A real treat for the senses!
Food was amazing. Scallops were some of the best I've ever had. The smoked Haddock appetizer was absolutely incredible. Overall- one of the best meals I've had to date anywhere! Our server was lovely and attentive. Great service- great food!
Great experience. Had not been to Fore St for a number of years, was not disappointed! Service was excellent and food was delicious.
Overall, great experience. Scallops were cooked perfectly. Very expensive, even for Portland. Great place to go for a special occasion.
I did not order the chicken Because it was Brine and it said that on the menu but I did order the pork in my opinion it was over brined it takes away from the texture of a good piece of meat and loses the flavor and if you’re in forming your patrons to something brined on the menu as the chicken and you should do the same on the pork?
and the ambience side it was great if I was the designer I would’ve put the coffee machine in a different location as it blocks the view from the upper deck to watching the front of the kitchen
Great atmosphere and excellent food. Staff was very efficient and knowledgeable. Was there January 1, could have picked a better place to start out the new year.
we were impressed with Fore Street. Service was top notch. Husband had the prime rib (very happy). Son and I had the flounder which was excellent-but I must admit I like the sole francaise at Street and Company better! Salad was amazing. All loved the bread.
As always amazing food and impeccable service!
Food at Fore Street was more than awesome as it always is! We go for our favorite meal and are never disappointed.
Beautifully curated space with wonderful smells and energy. Food is always spectacular. Portions are large and blow away comparatively priced restaurants. Waitstaff is friendly, funny, and extremely knowledgeable.
Annual Christmas Eve Eve outing. Just outstanding as usual.
Perfect as expected
Food was excellent!! Service was incredible thanks to Michelle. The ambiance was very enjoyable and relaxing, we could have stayed forever. Unfortunately they had to close though.
Always outstanding and delicious! Never get enough of the food OR the ambience!!
Outstanding as always.
Have celebrated early Christmas here on several occasions and have always been pleased with the food , the service and the ambiance.
As usual, Fore Street delivered a special experience. Thanks!
Celebrating a birthday the week before Christmas and greeted at the table with a Happy Birthday card from the restaurant-nice touch to start the evening. Drinks served just as ordered by our very efficient waitress. Mushroom and butternut squash salad a delicious start to go along with the yummy sour dough bread. Atlantic char dish served in oval cast iron dish after coming out of the wood burning oven, handles still very hot and hard to avoid touching. Monkfish also served in a smaller cast iron pan with handle facing away from diner so no problem staying away from the hot pan. Portion sizes just right to order apple bread pudding with yummy ice cream for dessert, with the plate nicely decorated with another Happy Birthday wish. Very nice way to celebrate a December birthday with delicious food.
our experience exceeded expectations! We will definitely go back again
Upon arriving we were pleasantly greeted by the hostess and suggested we wait at the bar until our table was ready. We arrived on time but were happy to enjoy a cocktail to soak in the ambience. However it was stifling hot, even on a cold December day, to the point we were almost dizzy. The air was smoky to the point of hazy due to the wood fire. This haze never cleared. Salads and entrees were good. The standouts were the service and the incredible bread. Due to being underwhelmed we opted to forgo dessert.
Always excellent..delicious , fresh , superb dining.
Lovely, cozy dining experience. Loved watching the food being created in the kitchen.
Fois gras was sublime, I think pear sauce, egg, funnel cake.
Fore Street is my favorite restaurant in the world. This visit was totally consistent with others. The food was spectacular, the venue the best, and the service very good, though a little too matter-of-fact and a bit short of the warmth I would expect servers at this very warm spot to exude.
My daughter was visiting from California and I wanted to take her somewhere special. I had been to Fore Street many years ago, hoping it would be as wonderful as it was then. I have to say it was even better! Our server was just lovely and enthusiastic and excellent at what she did. The food was the absolute star though! I’ve been to lots of wonderful restaurants I’m lucky enough to say, but the food here was absolutely top-notch! Every bite we took, my daughter and I were practically clapping in appreciation! From the cocktails, to the bread, to the salads, to the entrées and the desert, everything was absolutely perfect! The open kitchen is a sight to behold. Young chefs all working together to create a beautiful product. I can’t wait to go back!
Beautiful restaurant. Great ambiance. Amazing food. On point seamless service.
We loved everything about our dinner!
This is an old favorite and continues to stand the test of time. This place was one of the pioneers of the foodie restaurant population that has now crowded Portland. Plan in advance and prepare to leave happy and full.