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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
10:30 PM
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Grace - Portland

4.4
1604 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Grace Restaurant offers a first rate menu in an atmosphere of artistic mastery. In 2009 the historic Chestnut Street Church, in downtown Portland, was restored to its original beauty while creating a modern interior that both complemented the sculptural details of the church and reflected the innovative cuisine of chef, Peter Sueltenfuss.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;
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Phone number
(207) 828-4422
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Sueltenfuss
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congress
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Entertainment
Check our events page!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1604 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This is s great place for a "date night" or just a great night out. Great food, service, ambiance!

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JamesB 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Walking into Grace is visually stunning. The food and the service were absolutely wonderful.

The crawfish appetizer was most delicious. The entrées were divine and the dessert spectacular.

This restaurant is truly full of Grace.

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DanC 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very clever setting. The food was excellent and service was good despite the restaurant being quite busy. Recipes were unique and flavorfull, and to food was cooked perfectly. My wife is pretty picky and said "It's the best meat I've had in years".....

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Shadow2017 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were there for an hour and a half. We didn't have time to finish our meal or try dessert. We had tickets to a show, so we had to leave. I wouldn't mind a very leisurely dinner typically. I will make sure I don't have other plans on a night we go here.
The food was excellent. I eat out a lot and I have to say, again, the food was excellent.
From pictures of Grace, I thought it would be a fancier place. I was surprised at how plain it was. How simple. I am assuming the architecture is carrying the ambiance.
The music was good and you can hold a conversation with your table mate. That's important.
We spent $130.00, before tip, for two drinks each, two appetizers and two entrees. I think that might be a little high, but I was at another restaurant the previous night and spent $110.00, for two, and the food wasn't nearly as good.
I will go back and try it again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Bread and butter is excellent!
Deep fried Foire gras was flavorful but a bit overly fried and left an oily impression. Sea scallops main course overcooked and oversalted. Presentation is too busy. Pomegranate does not go well with the sea scallops at all. Very friendly staff. Ambience and decor very nice.

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2theats (Atlantic Canada)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful setting and wonderful staff. One of my best meals in awhile. Very tasty dishes with a variety of flavors. Loved the Italian Chicory Salad and the Monkfish. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

server was awesome food was average. loved the bar and bartender

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Grace. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had an excellent waiter. The ambiance was lovely. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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ScottyRock71 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been to Grace before for late night snacks & always enjoyed the bar menu. Took my wife for dinner this Saturday, food was phenomenal and Rachel our waitress was outstanding. The only thing I would have hoped for would have been placed upstairs rather than by the staircase especially when I reserved our table well in advance.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines.

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wibs (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We both ordered the short ribs - unbelievably delicious. The presentation was beautiful. The raw oysters were fantastic. The pineapple angel food cake dessert was to die for - the mint chocolate choice was a bit disappointing. A wonderful dining experience.

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RhondaR (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food, beautiful place and a great waiter - Thank you Burt!

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Semiregular (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my wife’s birthday. We had a great dinner: hanger steak, scallops and lamb. Marlin appetizer and pot de creme and angel cake dessert. Great service too.

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LeslieH (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our first visit to Grace; it definitely will not be our last. The setting, food, ambience, and the server’s GENUINE interest and attentiveness all exceeded our expectations. Although it is more expensive than a Portland restaurant we tried last month, we felt that overall, we’d prefer to pay a little more at Grace for a memorable meal (and really pleasant atmosphere) than pay a little less for an unmemorable one.

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vipJerome (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I'm always surprised that Grace is not busier than it is on a Friday night.... The location is great, the setting is wonderful, the food is of very high quality and the service is lovely.... But the atmosphere is a bit flat for some reason and the kitchen staff (which we can look at from the gallery tables upstairs) doesn't appear to be rushed in any way...... The seared foie gras and squash gnocchi were very good, as were the duck breast and short ribs. Good wine list too, and again, friendly efficient service. So I'm surprised it's not packed every night (but I also don't mind a little quiet...)

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