The Front Room

4.7
106 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to volume we are unable to accept reservations for Brunch. Tables are available on a walk-in basis. Reservations are available for Dinner. For parties over 6, please call 773-3366 during business hours to make reservations.
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, Roasted Brussels, the Goat & Beet Salad, or neighborhood favorite Lamb Shepard’s Pie.
Serving a variety of local beer, wine, and cocktails to suit every taste- Come get Happy 4-6 !




Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 106 people are saying
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vipMoose
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Drinks and food were delicious. Great neighborhood spot in a comfortable environment.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Great portions, great prices. Our waiter was very attentive and very kind. One of our favorite spots!

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EricG
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice date night with my wife. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The bread was some of the best around. The value is very good. We will be back again for sure.

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Thom
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and our server was pleasant and attentive without being obtrusive. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting and the noise level for me is just the way I like it. Not so quiet that you feel the need to whisper so not to be overheard by the next table, but not so loud that you need to scream at people in order to be heard. Keep up the good work. We will be back.

Tom

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MarieC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our reservation was for 7 o’clock and we were seated after just a very brief wait by a lovely host. We had a very knowledgeable and friendly server. We started with mussels, the mussels were flavored well and had a delicious broth. The one piece of bread that accompanied the dish was limp and thin. The steak was ok, not well flavored but cooked as requested, the sides were delicious. Dinner #2 was a combo of 2 apps, the Parmesan risotto and the chicken lettuce wraps, what a let down. The risotto was a gluey salt clump, and I like my food salted, this was inedible, the lettuce wraps were greasy and the “pickled” carrots were limp matchsticks. Our third dinner companion had the French onion soup that was delivered to the table literally boiling and took close to 20 minutes before she could eat it, it was worth the wait, good flavor and savory. The goat cheese and beet salad was ok, not much flavor and the bland sherry vinaigrette did not dress it up. We have been to the Front Room on many occasions and this was by far the most disappointing food wise, the service was excellent and the highlight of my dining experience was the Blueberry Sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular! Some of the best food I have had in Portland for sure. Service was great, it was our servers first night, I would never have known!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The menu listed on the website isn’t updated. Food was meh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for New Years dinner and it could not have been better. The food is eclectic and delicious!

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Duke
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This place is one of my faves.. Always consistent!! Love it

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Carol
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious! Wait staff hustle and are so attentive and fun! We keep going back!

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinners and server were excellent. Soups are so good and we appreciate the fact that they are not overly salted. Our server was very attentive, although very busy.

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BarbaraB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The scallops were outstanding as was our waitress/server. It was a total satisfying experience! Looking forward to our next visit

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vipEatingWell
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Excellent meal and service - be prepared to sit shoulder to shoulder with the general public.

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SallyW
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem.

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vipEricB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous comfort food in a casual but comfortable neighborhood setting. The BEST shepherds pie, and very fresh salads. Other items looked good as well.

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Shiloh
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Front Room never disappoints. The food was amazing! I had the scallops. They were cooked perfectly, the sauce was amazing and the mashed potatoes and spinach were delicious. The drinks were top notch as well. I had a Lady Slipper and a Bee Sting. Perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal, but not their best effort

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BarbaraT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a family dinner after seeing the Nutcracker @ Merrill Auditorium. Cocktails were good, appetizers, duck toast, mussels and deviled eggs were all very tasty. Meals for 8, adults and kids were all enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner :)

My husband and I lived in Portland for many years and Front Room was always a go to restaurant! We made it back and it surely didn’t disappoint !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great server

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KenB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was very good, and service was excellent. Only knocked off a star for the roasted brussel sprouts appetizer... could've used more roasting!

KB
KathleenB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great small restaurant. Excellent food but could use more servers.
Great for before theatre.

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Gail
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selections are great, the food delicious, the staff friendly. The sound volume is a bit high, rising steadily as the room fills. We suggest no background music. It isn't necessary

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kbernier
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went after the theater to have dinner and were very pleased to be seated immediately and welcomed. The service was great and the food outstanding. Sea food is cooked perfectly.

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Meredith
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food. They start with homemade foccacia bread and oil- it's so light and heavenly- we almost wanted to make it our meal.

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VincentP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everyone did a great job from the minute we walked in. Would absolutely go back.

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vipLeeroimay
New England
72 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here - absolutely loved all of it! Food and service were superb. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was excellent.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience - food, service, drinks ambiance - all great

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vipLark
New England
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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JohnS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was pretty loud when we got there. Super close seating for pandemic, vaccine or not. Roasted chicken had little seasoning, grilled meatloaf was decent but had chili powder in in making it less like meatloaf. The server forgot my diet coke as well as the parmesan risotto that we ordered. Food was moderately priced. It seems as if they changed chefs. We returned for breakfast the next morning. The “gnocchi” was not gnocchi it was more of a potato pancake bite. The sausage gravy is also a shadow of its former self. We now for the first time in 3 visits to Portland going to try another breakfast place.

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, excellent value. They were incredibly busy so it took about 15 min after we arrived for our reservation, but ultimately not a big deal. Great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service. The menu could use to be freshened up.

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PattyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family dinner celebrating our sons first performance with Portland Ballet. Food was delicious, drinks were good. Service was good considering we were a large party.

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jonM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated my party of 10 and made us feel welcome. Food was good and was prepared quickly. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Meal was fair

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KHutch
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of our favorite spots to go in Portland! Always great service and if you are looking for comfort food this is the place!

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MichaelD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to the Front Room in 8 years and its far better then we could of imagined. Our waiter was attentive, professional, fun and informative. Best resaurant dinners and desserts that we have experienced in years.

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vipTraveler
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jerry is a great waiter & we both enjoyed the swordfish special.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Front Room using the Order Online button. The Front Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 773-3366.

The Front Room is rated 4.7 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.