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Portland Restaurants

Fore Street

Updated 12/26/2013

Fodor's Review

One of Maine's best chefs, Sam Hayward, opened this restaurant in a renovated warehouse on the edge of the Old Port in 1996. The menu changes daily to reflect the freshest ingredients from Maine's farms and waters. Every copper-top table in the main dining room has a view of the enormous brick oven and soapstone hearth that anchor the open kitchen, where sous-chefs seem to dance as they create such dishes as turnspit-roasted dry-rubbed pork loin, wood-grilled Maine island

lamb chop with sun-root puree, and Maine mussels oven roasted in garlic and almond butter. Desserts include artisanal cheeses. In July or August, book two months in advance; otherwise, a week is usually fine. Last-minute planners take heart: a third of the tables are reserved for walk-ins.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

288 Fore St., Portland, Maine, 04101, USA

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207-775–2717

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch

Updated 12/26/2013

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Mar 6, 2011

Fore Street Review

Fore Street may be the best restaurant in Maine. I was on business in Maine during 2011 "Maine Restaurant Week" (a lucky stroke, by accident)and stayed the weekend enjoying several really outstanding restaurants in Portland and Kennebunkport (555 or "Five-fifty five in Portland is really one Fodors should include! Service, Atmosphere and Truffled Lobster Mac N Cheese is awesome). The atmosphere at Fore Street is reminiscent of many of the new Portland

restaurants with open kitchens, brick hearths etc. The food was outstanding and I enjoyed the overall experience immensely.

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