Had a really lovely experience here for my birthday! Our server was sweet and accommodating....the food was so fresh, prepped with love, and came out in a timely way.. we ordered quite a bit off the menu but my favorite part was the steak tartare appetizer. Also got the tomahawk, lots of veggies and aligot potatoes, which were incredible. I'd highly recommend!
Came here for my birthday and honestly this was by far the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. The food was definitely delicious and the waiting staff was so friendly and polite. If you’re looking for an upscale top of the line place to eat this place is for you. We plan on making this our go to spot.
Wow. Just wow. We were a bit nervous after some of the reviews. However, our expectations were exceeded.Service, Food, and Atmosphere were 10/10! We opted for the Chef Counter and really enjoyed watching them work while we enjoyed cocktails/food. We enjoyed the special of the lamb belly, the wedge salad, and the French onion soup to start. Rounding out our meals with filet and duck. Sharing the spicy broccoli rabe and lobster mashed. Everything was cooked perfectly. If I had the smallest complaint it would be that the duck skin was not crisp at all. And that could just be a personal preference.Our server was fantastic, offering great suggestions and ensured our food was coursed food perfectly.A bit on the pricey side, but worth a visit at least once.
Had the chef’s counter experience and it exceeded our expectations. Staff was amazing and the food was even better. Everything came out promptly and filled us up quickly. Will absolutely come back especially for the bone marrow dish!
Exceptional! Best steaks in Maine, amazing service, warm vibes and atmosphere this place has it going on! Don’t sleep on the horseradish cream sauce btw.
Went here for dinner and had the French onion soup which is amazing and me and my girlfriend got the ribeye and sirloin entree. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection with care and thought behind each dish. The service was phenomenal and our waitress was very kind, informative and attentive. The portions are great too especially for the price. Will definitely be coming back.
Hands down the best culinary experience we have had in Portland. Server was extremely knowledgeable and kind, food was near perfect (highly suggest the Steak Frites and the bone marrow appetizer) will definitely head back next time in town.
Quite excellent. We went ala carte, split a gigantic porterhouse, and ordered a number of fantastic sides as well. I especially liked the lobster risotto.You're not gonna get out of here cheap, be prepared for that. And be sure you know what you're ordering; had we realized the giant steak we were ordering was almost $170, we would have opted for something less extravagant. It wouldn't have sucked to be warned about that.All that being said, the quality and the service were all outstanding, and we took almost as much food home as we ate there. So I'm not complaining.
We had a nice dinner here with family from overseas. The steaks were great, the veggies great, and the staff were helpful and friendly. The price is much higher than advertised. Instead of $30 pretty person we were looking at closer to $60 per person. But no complaints otherwise.
We stopped in after shopping in Old Port as we had heard good things. First, what a cool environment and great food. We brought our toddler with us who was treated great by the wait staff and loved the food. The noise level was also great and provided cover for intimate conversations and our toddler being their usual self. Also, do yourself a favor and get the calamari appetizer.
Best ribeye I've had in a long time. I'm very hesitant to order steak at a restaurant but this was fantastic. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable to the food and drink menus and offered excellent suggestions. Being able to see your steak get cooked is a bonus!
I heard this place was one of the best in Portland, and it definitely lived up to the hype! Me and my boyfriend came here for my birthday and our server (Alanna) was courteous, funny, and had all the answers to our questions as well as great suggestions on what to order! The restaurant is well organized and from some tables you can see almost the whole kitchen, which I thought was super cool. I got the filet mignon with roasted mushrooms and potato aligot- it was divine. My boyfriend got the salmon and broccolini which he also enjoyed greatly. We finished with the blood orange sorbet which was perfect to round out the night. All in all, we loved our experience and if we lived in the area I'm sure we'd return for future special occasions!
Nice place but a priced a bit high. The food was great, but the entrees were expensive. Was the food good? Yes, but if I'm spending that amount I'd rather go to some other spots in Portland.The food was tasty and the server was new, but very helpful and willing to ask questions in the kitchen. The drinks were well made.No kids menu. They do not offer pasta or other options so I had to get my daughter a $30 burger.
Amazing steaks, great sides and an awesome ambiance. Wait staff was on point with everything and it definitely lived up to all the hype I had heard from friends. Looking forward to coming back another time. I would recommend reservations because it is quite busy.
Amazing food and service! Atmosphere has a lot of great energy. Made for a wonderful dining experience.
Food and service was excellent. Very accommodating to guests with specific dietary requests. Great location!
Great atmosphere and friendly staff! Ryan and Chelsea do a great job at the bar. Myles does a great job in the dining room. If your lucky enough to be paired with any of them, your going to have an amazing time.
Outstanding food. Steaks cooked to perfection! Wait staff amazing and always on top of making our time enjoyable.
First visit. Very good Happy Hour. Bartenders friendly and attentive. I definitely recommend!
I believe this is the best dirty martini I've ever had. Ryan, the bartender, is awesome. He took good care of us and made us feel so welcome. I give the Grill Room my highest recommendation!
Food was impressive, ambiance was cozy, service was fantastic. Perfect place for dinner with a love, friends, or family. Bartender (I think his name was Ryan,) was truly top notch. Solid drinks, great personality, and really added to the fun without being intrusive.
You won't find many places like this in Maine. I've been several times and each time has been a great experience. The steaks are always grilled the way you want over a hardwood grill - so tasty.The mussels were delicious as well. Having tried mussels in many places down in the Old Port, this place competes with the best. They use Bangs Island which are the only mussels I'd eat - PEI mussels are sandy and not as fresh.
Incredible dinner and even better service. The staff was exceptional, including the hostess who thanked my husband and I for only waiting a short time for our tables. Our server, Ryan, was fantastic even though it was a little rainy outside where we were eating, and shared a ton about his favorite places to go in Bar Harbor (where we were going next) and where to stop along the way. We have a few days left but so far have taken all of his advice and it’s all exceptional. He made a great dinner experience and exceptional one.
Wife and I went here before we left Maine because we were tired of seafood. Too much surf, not enough turf. The food was fantastic, I enjoyed the French Onion soup and the duck breast was a tasty change of scenery for my palate. The service at the bar was great, the bartender was pleasant and informed us it wasn't a very busy night compared to the prepandemic, however, the service at the table was severely lacking. She rarely checked on us and we had to go chase down our boxes and check, and she deflected and said it was a busy night. Our food actually came out before a bachelor's party that was seated before us. If it wasn't for the Hostess, I would have given this place a three star rating. She was amazing and made things happen.
After moving to North Carolina I have been searching for a steakhouse as good as this and still have not dou d it after 6 years. The staff, food and drinks compare to nothing else. Steak and Cheese is amazing. The best French 75 cocktail. The hanger steak with chimichurri is like nothing else and worth waiting for more than 2 years to have again. Welcome back The Grill Room!
It was nice revisiting the Grill Room post pandemic. The food and service was top notch. My only complaint was that it was so loud where we were seated it was difficult to not only hear what the wait staff was saying but also to carry on a conversation across the table.
Tonight's service was outstanding from the time we set forth in the door until the time we left. Our table wasn't quite ready so we sat at the spacious bar for less than 10 minutes. When we arrived at our table, Our waitress offered complimentary champagne for our anniversary celebration. The food was cooked to perfection. I especially loved the grilled carrots. I would recommend this restaurant in the heart of Portland to locals and visitors alike.
Absolutely amazing steaks cooked perfectly. The fries were seasoned wonderfully. Well worth a visit.