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Fore Street

4.6 (1,442) $$$$ $$$$ American, Modern, Seafood, Regional


Summary: Locally sourced, cozy vibe.

Fore Street, a cozy haven nestled in a restored warehouse, offers a menu that celebrates local farmers, foragers, and fishmongers. With a daily changing menu featuring dishes like wood oven-roasted mussels and grilled hanger steak, guests are treated to the authentic flavors of New England. The restaurant's commitment to farm-to-table dining since 1996 has made it a staple in the local food scene. The interior, with its exposed brick and warm ambiance, complements chef Sam Hayward's simple yet sophisticated cooking style. This beloved spot is known for its wood-fired grill and oven, which infuse dishes with a unique smokiness. Diners can start with artisanal bread from the neighboring bakery and end with house-made chocolates or a signature dessert. With a well-curated wine list and inventive cocktails, Fore Street offers a complete dining experience that prioritizes local ingredients and unpretentious elegance.


James Beard
Best Chef Northeast - Semifinalist 2023
Outstanding Restaurant - Semifinalist 2020
Outstanding Restaurant - Semifinalist 2019
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4 Diamonds
2 Toques
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288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

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