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The Grill Room & Bar features a rustic, open space with warm, rich colors and tall ceilings. This “urban steakhouse” also features an easy view of the kitchen and wood-fired grill & pizza oven. With the same warm, comfortable ambiance as its sister restaurants “The Corner Room”, “The Front Room” & “The Mountain Room” The Grill Room features rich and tender entrees with a perfectly-paired wine list fit to compliment any menu selection.

Located in the Historic Old Port District in Portland, ME, you will find our now-famous beef tartare, pizzas, steaks and seafood that will tantalize your taste buds. Chef Harding uses grass-fed beef and locally grown organic meats and produce whenever it’s available, making the Grill Room as healthy as it is affordable.

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Excellent
4.4
Based on 653 reviews
Kambria Lobliner
Great food and service!My family and I booked reservations for dinner, and it did not disappoint!Our waiter walked us through the menu, and service was great throughout our visit!I ordered the 8oz sirloin medium well and a popover. The sirloin was delicious and the popover was light and airy. The blueberry jam really stood out. It was heavenly! The carrots were really good too (everyone at my table enjoyed them).Overall, it was a great experience!
Natalie Bolea
Great restaurant!! Came here for an anniversary dinner and had a wonderful experience. Service was friendly and the food was absolutely amazing. Will definitely be returning!
Carly Loureiro
The best meal we’ve had in Portland so far during our visit! The staff is friendly and attentive, as is the head chef, who you’ll get the pleasure of meeting if you sit at the high top facing the kitchen. The calamari app was delicious and I can’t recommend the salmon entree enough! Portions are generous and the food speaks for itself. Enjoy!
Ryan Boyton
My wife and I sat at the chef counter for our anniversary and had great service. Shawn (our waiter) was fantastic and knowledgeable about recommending wines to us. The staff behind the counter were warm and personable. We had the mussels, ribeye, mushrooms and scallops. All were fantastic. The manager recommended after hours stops upon request. We will absolutely return.
Tyler Gallant (tytyx25)
I enjoyed it here a lot for my 24th birthday but they gave us a table that was next to a huge party of 6-8 when we were only 2, and being so close to the kitchen meant we could barely have a conversation.The food was very good and it’s a fantastic place for good, casual food at a quick pace. The open kitchen is lovely and it’s a firey atmosphere.
Bridget Yellin
We went for my bfs birthday and we had the best meal here. The atmosphere is amazing, but the food was incredible. The chef even accommodated to my allergy personally asking specifics. 10/10 will go back.
Caroline Clark
We are regulars and love the Grill Room. Every time we walk in we’re greeted by the friendly staff. We usually opt for bar seating and everyone behind the bar is so nice! The food is delicious. Everything on the menu (the steak and more) is so well prepared and a real treat. Last night Lexie knew the menu backwards and forwards and made the most delicious martinis. Makenzie and Ryan are also a pleasure behind the bar. We feel so welcome whenever we visit through the food and the service. I definitely recommend this great establishment!
Pam Green
Salmon and pork were both outstanding, as was the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. I order salmon whenever I go out, and this is the best salmon I've had in Portland. The service was excellent, attentive, seemed to be a team effort. The atmosphere is a little noisy, but the excellence of everything else made it totally worthwhile.
Joel Fougere
Ours was a perfect seat for our party of 6, right by the window it was excellent.The best seat in the house.I only didn’t give 5 stars all around because of the crazy loud volume in the room, a loud atmosphere that made it uncomfortable for conversation, but it was still very nice early in the evening.
BETTY Rodriguez
Beautiful ambiance. Excellent customer service although the ribeye steak was a bit overly cooked as it was ordered medium rare. The ribeye was presented well although it was not a good solid traditional ribeye it was more about presentation rather than a delicious piece of steak. The beef tar tartare was delicious. The horseradish mashed potatoes were not our favorite.We would return for cocktails and try different entrees next time.
Shana OConnor
Let me start with the fact that we were an hour late to our reservation on a Saturday night. Not only did the host graciously provide us with a table, the manager, Johanna, clearly read the reservation notes and brought over a tequila shot for my partner’s 40th birthday celebration on arrival. Claire was our server and she crushed it. Attentive service, excellent recommendations and always with a smile. The food was phenomenal, we had the calamari, steak & cheese salad, the ribeye entree and the sirloin entree. Everything was incredible. We look forward to going back.
Kris Howes
First, I would say the name is a bit deceiving calling it a bar and grill, we expected a burger bar and did not expect the prices. Not did a lot of people we saw sit then scoot. The prices are steep but the food and service was amazing. We got drinks and a couple appetizers, bang bang shrimp and calamari. They were amazing and surprisingly huge portions. The bartenders were very knowledgeable on food and drinks. I'd go back here for sure.
Heidi Stemple
We love this place. The wait staff is personable and efficient. The open kitchen is a fun bonus. And, the food has always been delicious. The huge ribeye dinner is my favorite, though enough for 3 meals (prepare for leftovers). I would order the horseradish mashed potatoes for my last meal. And my partner scoffed down his scallops. So happy they reopened after the fire. It's pricy--but as a treat, we think it's always worth it.
Camnor 4
My husband and I came in 5 minutes before the kitchen closed so we didn’t any to be a pain and didn’t order food. We had a couple drinks and the staff was awesome. They kept checking on us and didn’t make us feel weird for coming in late. I wanted to eat here for dinner the night before but I couldn’t find it. I’ll be back to try the food. Nice place inside too
Gordon Robbins
My brother and I enjoyed a truly fantastic meal at the Grill Room & Bar last evening. We were lucky enough to be able to sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen, which added to the experience by being able to interact with the Sous Chef and line cooks. Our meal started out with cocktails (an outstanding dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives for me), and then 2 appetizers consisting of grilled scallops for my brother and the wood oven roasted bone marrow with grilled sourdough, oxtail marmalade & pickled shallot salad for me - it was heavenly. Next up came a house-made caesar salad and two more of the same cocktails. For our main dishes, we both selected the house cured duck breast with celery root parsnip puree, local mushrooms, crispy parsnips, and a bordelaise. While everything on the menu made our mouths water, we went with the duck at the recommendation of the Sous Chef and our waiter, Javier. Speaking of Javier, he was absolutely wonderful - he had a great personality (as did our Sous Chef), was attentive, but not intrusive, knowledgable, and made us feel right at home. My brother and I wrapped up the meal with some delicious blood orange sorbet, and called it a night after an amazing two hour experience. The entire staff at The Grill Room & Bar was genuine, warm, and friendly. We'll definitely keep this on our to-go list for future nights when we get to hang out.
Heather B.
Run don’t walk!!Our experience here was 11/10! Our server Julio was attentive, kind, and charismatic. Alex put on a show working the kitchen around our view at the Chef’s counter, and everything from the food to the drinks was executed perfectly.We can’t recommend this restaurant enough! It absolutely exceeded every expectation we had and is giving our other Portland favorites a run for their money. We’ll definitely be returning.Thank you!!
Irina Orlovsky
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!
Emily Kimball
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.
Katie Lauver
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.
Faisal Abdillahi
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!
Ben Green
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.
Roman St. Ours
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.
John Andrews
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.
Ron Moses
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.
William Fulton
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.
Cam Peden
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.
Jonathan Holland
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!
Emily J.
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!
Kristen Murphy
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.
Michael Rudy
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.
Fred Bopp
Amazing food and service! Atmosphere has a lot of great energy. Made for a wonderful dining experience.
Susan White
Food and service was excellent. Very accommodating to guests with specific dietary requests. Great location!
Eric Roberts
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.
Richard Cunningham
Outstanding food. Steaks cooked to perfection! Wait staff amazing and always on top of making our time enjoyable.
Christine Zee
First visit. Very good Happy Hour. Bartenders friendly and attentive. I definitely recommend!
M Rut
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!
Erin Stelter
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.
Dominik Porobic
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.
Ana Gotter
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.
J K
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.
Jennifer Nelson
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!
Jean L
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.
Jane Parent
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.
Katrina Shaffer
Absolutely amazing steaks cooked perfectly. The fries were seasoned wonderfully. Well worth a visit.
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Come on over to The Grill Room & Bar daily from 4pm-6pm to enjoy our $3 select draft beers, as well as select wines and snacks.

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Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Come on over to The Grill Room & Bar daily from 4pm-6pm to enjoy our $3 select draft beers, as well as select wines and snacks.

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Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Come on over to The Grill Room & Bar daily from 4pm-6pm to enjoy our $3 select draft beers, as well as select wines and snacks.

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Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Come on over to The Grill Room & Bar daily from 4pm-6pm to enjoy our $3 select draft beers, as well as select wines and snacks.

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Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Come on over to The Grill Room & Bar daily from 4pm-6pm to enjoy our $3 select draft beers, as well as select wines and snacks.

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Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Come on over to The Grill Room & Bar daily from 4pm-6pm to enjoy our $3 select draft beers, as well as select wines and snacks.

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