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The Grill Room and Bar

84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
+1 207-774-2333
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Steakhouse, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We made reservations in the a.m. The place was packed and noisy. 3 adults and a 16 year old female.. My first time others had been there before. The waitress explained the menu ,told us how they cooked the steak so we would order what...More

Thank grammyhall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought my daughter and niece for dinner and decided we would order small plates. We ordered the tuna tartar ($18 for a small plate) , beef tartar, shrimp, and a lump crab app. Everything was disappointing, visually appealing with lovely presentation, but the dishes were...More

Thank trieuski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the fact that we come to Portland to dine very frequently, this was our first visit to the Grill Room, and it did not disappoint. Booked a table there through Open Table, and noted on the reservation that we were celebrating an anniversary. To...More

Thank SalemJC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here, perfect steak well flavored. Liked it a lot. Good beer range and liquor too. Not overly pricey either. (Like it's Neighbour). Only down side they shut early and the bar closes too early. Recommended for a great steak dinner.

Thank FreezingIrish
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Steak and side dishes were really good. I'd go back for them anytime. Several of our group felt that the food was expensive for what they got. The French Onion soup lover of the group was disappointed in his because it was too salty and...More

Thank loonwatchers1993
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The folks at the "Rooms" need to pay more attention to the front of the house experience. We braved the Nor'Easter and popped in early last evening planning to sit at the bar. It was packed so we stood at the empty podium thinking we'd...More

Thank cometdogamundo
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We went to The Grill Room to celebrate my birthday. We made reservations and hoped for a booth and I asked at the time of the reservation and the gentleman I spoke to said he had put us at nice table in front of the...More

Thank bljnoob
Reviewed 8 February 2018

My wife and I went here to celebtate her birthday. We were told by friends it was a good place ,so we made reservations. Everything was excellent. I had steak and was quite plwased. My wife had salmon and was also very pleased. Our server...More

Thank jimmarg37
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I have been here a few times for both business dinners and dinner with friends. I have never been disappointed with a meal. Mostly known for their large steaks, the seafood is just as good.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Had an absolutely exceptional dinner here. A party of six, with reservation, seated on time with an amazing front room staff. Every drink and every course was amazingly executed. Our server, Chelsea, was knowledgeable, helpful, and very professional. Appetizers of foie gras, tartare, escargot, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-2333
  • E-mail
If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.
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