The Grill Room & Bar

Wood-Fired Meats and Fish

A Rooms Portland Production by Chef Harding Lee Smith

10+ Years of Service

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

Located in the historic Old Port in Portland, Maine, our famous beef tartare, steaks, and seafood will tantalize your taste-buds. Chef Harding uses local Pineland Farms meats and local produce whenever available.

Reservations are available. Please call 207-774-2333. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Dinner menu

Classic Steakhouse Starters, A La Carte Proteins and Sides, and Steak, Seafood, and Poultry Entrees

drinks Menu

A Carefully curated selection of Wines by the Glass and Bottle, Beer on Draught and by the Bottle, and craft Cocktails

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Annalee Stallman
Annalee Stallman
18:41 15 Aug 22
Seafood and steak BOTH cooked perfectly. Busy busy restaurant book ahead. Scallops were HUGE.. disappointed there were only 3..for the price 4 would have been better.
Michael
Michael
17:50 10 Aug 22
Outstanding steaks. Great service, great food , great atmosphere
Huib Hertoghs
Huib Hertoghs
10:41 06 Aug 22
Great food and service. Best steaks in town.
William Fulton
William Fulton
00:00 24 Jul 22
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
Cam Peden
19:56 11 Jul 22
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
Jonathan Holland
14:46 11 Jul 22
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!
Stacey Wilson
Stacey Wilson
02:54 07 Jul 22
Amaaaaaazing food & service!
Stephanie Saunders
Stephanie Saunders
00:13 03 Jul 22
Great staff and delicious food
iDeliver Quick
iDeliver Quick
01:57 26 Jun 22
good food, service lacking due to lack of management
Whit Johns
Whit Johns
02:33 12 Jun 22
Excellent food. Wonderfully prepared dishes with a great drink menu.
Emily J.
Emily J.
02:02 26 May 22
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!
Andres Figueroa
Andres Figueroa
15:36 11 May 22
Mam, all I can say is it's worth EVERY PENNY SPENT!
Kristen Murphy
Kristen Murphy
23:54 04 May 22
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
Michael Rudy
17:49 04 May 22
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.
Dave
Dave
22:50 21 Mar 22
Great steaks, crowded
Fred Bopp
Fred Bopp
14:08 21 Mar 22
Amazing food and service! Atmosphere has a lot of great energy. Made for a wonderful dining experience.
Susan White
Susan White
14:39 19 Mar 22
Food and service was excellent. Very accommodating to guests with specific dietary requests. Great location!
Jackie Mcgrade
Jackie Mcgrade
04:56 13 Mar 22
My husband took me to Portland Maine for my birthday weekend and we had dinner at The Grill Room and Bar the second night of our trip. As a native New Yorker, we're foodies and well versed in what pristine, exceptional food really is. If you have ever been to NYC, then you know what I mean. I never really expected to find exceptional food anywhere outside of the five boroughs of NYC that I am honored to call home, however, the Grill Room and Bar truly BLEW ME AWAY! Everything from the moment we walked in, was top notch. We started with appetizers, which were Shrimp cocktail and a classic Caesar salad. The shrimp cocktail was the best I think I have ever had. Such succulent, large shrimp with the perfect cocktail sauce to match. The caesar salad dressing was homemade and divine. For entrees, we had the Ribeye entrée which was paired with horseradish mashed potatoes, asparagus and a blue cheese fondue. Legit, it was beyond incredible. It was the best $60 I have ever spent. My husband had the Rainbow Trout entrée which he said was top of the line as well. The drinks were great too! My husband had about four of their blackberry lemonade vodka special...I took a taste and it was delicious. I finished the meal with their caramel chocolate ganache cheesecake, which also pleased this native New Yorker! Our waiter was also super personable, friendly, polite and attentive. He was worth every bit of the 22% tip we left! Another great experience was watching the Chef in action, cooking and preparing every meal in front of us. (Just happened to be seated right where he prepares it all). Everything was just top of the line, that I can see why Portland ME is at the top of the countries"foodie list!" If you're visiting Portland, GO HERE! And, if you go and you don't like it, then you do not know good food when you eat it. Simple as that.Thank you to the Grill Room and Bar, Chef, and our amazing waiter for making my birthday weekend one I will never forget. I will miss every bite!
Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
18:17 08 Mar 22
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.
Matt Glennie
Matt Glennie
11:44 05 Mar 22
Great food and drinks. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and responsive
Richard Cunningham
Richard Cunningham
02:35 22 Jan 22
Outstanding food. Steaks cooked to perfection! Wait staff amazing and always on top of making our time enjoyable.
Robert O'Connor
Robert O'Connor
23:12 07 Jan 22
Good food. Watch out for that step.
Christine Zee
Christine Zee
22:49 01 Dec 21
First visit. Very good Happy Hour. Bartenders friendly and attentive. I definitely recommend!
northeast cure
northeast cure
03:57 21 Nov 21
I love this spot. Best staff in portland
M Rut
M Rut
22:39 17 Nov 21
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
Erin Stelter
12:08 24 Oct 21
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
Dominik Porobic
01:28 12 Oct 21
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.
Sandy Bryant
Sandy Bryant
12:24 28 Sep 21
Great place for a night out
Ana Gotter
Ana Gotter
12:21 27 Sep 21
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.
David Smith
David Smith
12:09 24 Sep 21
A great place but I've honestly had better rib eye from Hannaford grocery store.
Artur Kozlowski
Artur Kozlowski
04:57 24 Sep 21
I had house burger. Very good tasting burger.
J K
J K
19:40 12 Sep 21
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.
Kristine Donatelli
Kristine Donatelli
19:55 26 Aug 21
Vina Ann's blueberry pie with ice cream. yum!
Jennifer Nelson
Jennifer Nelson
13:24 17 Aug 21
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!
marco litalien
marco litalien
13:00 31 Jul 21
Great to have the Grill Room back.Food and service are still stellar coming out of the pandemic
Jean L
Jean L
12:12 31 Jul 21
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
Jane Parent
12:59 18 Jul 21
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.
Luke Rodrigue
Luke Rodrigue
17:57 15 Jul 21
My favorite place to eat in Portland. Always look forward to the experience and the food is outstanding.
Katrina Shaffer
Katrina Shaffer
14:53 04 Jul 21
Absolutely amazing steaks cooked perfectly. The fries were seasoned wonderfully. Well worth a visit.
Bethany Swain
Bethany Swain
16:00 27 Jun 21
Spectacular food & drinks!
A Ponce
A Ponce
02:32 27 Jun 21
Super relaxed atmosphere, food that smells incredible and tastes just the same. Good cocktails , cuts of meat and preparation.Service was good.Dinner consisted of a ribeye with shiitake mushrooms and asparagus. Great combination!
Aaron Lyon
Aaron Lyon
20:43 17 Jan 21
Hungry for a good burger, how about a craft pizza, or maybe seafood, or a good steak? Rarely can you find a restaurant that can cover such a wide array of cuisines, but that is exactly what this urban eatery does. With a focus on quality ingredients including grass fed beef, and locally sourced organic produce, The Grill Room & Bar will surely have something for everyone. Want to try something out of the box but that utilizes a local favorite, how about their lobster pizza. This is a treat for any pizza or seafood lover. The pizza is expertly prepared in their incredible wood fire grill. The crust is crispy and charred, and the lobster is plentiful and fresh.
sean eaton
sean eaton
17:41 14 Jul 20
Awesome food, reasonably priced. Don't forget to order the fries!!!!
Eric Vassar
Eric Vassar
02:08 13 Mar 20
Sat at the bar and the bar tender was super nice and the food was amazing!
Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
18:30 02 Mar 20
Great steak spot for an intimate night out. Bar staff is pretty stellar
Christine McHale
Christine McHale
17:17 02 Mar 20
Whenever I crave a perfect steak I go to the grill room. The service was perfect and the sides are favorites for a good reason. The spinach with garlic is just great. Always a great meal and service. The dining room is very comfortable. I highly recommend it
Rockford Beretta
Rockford Beretta
22:29 29 Feb 20
Great steak, great service, good times. If I'm ever back in Portland, I'd eat here again.
Doug Spindler
Doug Spindler
11:49 26 Feb 20
A bit upscale. Nothing special, nothing bad. Pretty much what you wold expect based on the name of the restaurant.
Susan McCulley
Susan McCulley
02:12 20 Feb 20
Great food and service!
Meredith Emigh
Meredith Emigh
22:54 13 Feb 20
Good food, friendly staff. Very accommodating of allergies.
Jack
Jack
18:50 10 Feb 20
A few weeks ago we ate there prior to a show at the Merrill Auditorium. Our plans were to eat at The Corner Room Italian Kitchen & Bar up the street but the wait would have been too long so they sent us here to their sister restaurant. Our wait here was manageable at only ten minutes.The food was fantastic. The filet Mignon was to die for. It was wrapped in bacon, and served on a bed of mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. It was covered with goat cheese, mushrooms, and red wine. I am not too adventuresome and was worried about 'goat cheese' but I had all I could do to not lick the plate when I was finished. Another in our party got the same and was duly impressed as was her husband with whom she shared some of her meat. He enjoyed his Yellowfin Tuna and my wife had the thickest pork chop that any of us had ever seen in our collective 280+ years. A few days later, I had what was left of her pork chop for my supper and it was still excellent as a leftover.It had an interesting atmosphere. The tables are quite close together and it was fascinating watching the waiters and waitresses navigate the floor. I was seated so that I could observe the kitchen crew prepare the meals. No time for slacking in there as the place was hopping. Because of the crowding and the noise it would not be the best place to have a business meal discussion. Thus, eat there and do business elsewhere.I would have given this place five stars but for the prices. It is a tad expensive. For example, the craft beer, that I ordered there, turned out to be $9, whereas every other place that I have ordered the same brew, the tab was only $6 for the identical size glass.
Steve Blais
Steve Blais
04:31 02 Feb 20
The way staff was a little inexperienced and overwhelmed
Jim Tash
Jim Tash
20:05 30 Jan 20
Best steak I have had in a long time.
Troy Francis
Troy Francis
00:59 30 Jan 20
Kirstin and brandon and eric great food and service 100%
Brian Harnois
Brian Harnois
04:29 28 Jan 20
The bartender Zoli is the best in Portland
Seth Jamison
Seth Jamison
00:43 23 Jan 20
Awesome bar service and the best espresso martini going!
John Brehany
John Brehany
19:32 21 Jan 20
Great restaurant, the prices were very fair and the service was comparable to a fancy gourmet restaurant. The Screaming Viking cocktail was very good, and the focaccia bread is OUTSTANDING. Will be returning whenever I can.
Jeff Schneider
Jeff Schneider
21:50 20 Jan 20
Awesome service, fantastic food, great location. Cannot say enough good things about The Grill Room.
Jason Hollinger
Jason Hollinger
23:37 09 Jan 20
Before I had children my wife and I used to frequent this establishment often. I always get the Cheese Plate to start and am ALWAYS satisfied. Their selections on the plate are complimentary to the other items on the plate. For my main dish, I get the Hanger Steak and Mash. I've had it 7 times and it is always satisfying. Not really a family establishment but they do have high chairs. It's kind of geared towards the adult night life scene. The lunch menu differs greatly from the dinner menu so be sure to check before you go. Great place though.
Stacy Dostie
Stacy Dostie
00:44 09 Jan 20
One of my favorite restaurants, amazing food, a little pricey, but worth the splurge.
Shaun Gordon
Shaun Gordon
19:39 21 Dec 19
Ryan was absolutely AMAZING and took care of me and my parents, he is so knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations. The food was spectacular and my expectations were exceeded. Highly recommend going here!!!
Holly Robinson
Holly Robinson
18:16 16 Dec 19
This was our second time going for dinner. The first time was amazing. No reservation. Great table, great server.This time not so much. My fiance made a reservation on a Sunday.. We get it not totally necessary but as a hostess in a past life I know that when people make an early reservation on a slow day its mainly to ensure they have a decent table..We got a table right in front of the service window right next to another couple.. mind you, the place was empty. Now that's not a big deal moved on. Service window would have been neat except we could hear the latest server gossip.. dull and drab mind you.Server came up and asked for drinks totally cool, I quit drinking alcohol but still enjoy liquids.. I asked if they had mocktails, literally just any flavored syrup that does not have alcohol that they use for drinks would have been amazing, kid comes back and asks if I'm looking for a "sex on the beach type thing." I don't know if I was profiled as blonde bobble head? No dude its cool waters fine. So at this point this kid thinks I'm just an idiot? Not sure.Order the "steak and cheese" and get the this is raw lecture. Making sure people know what they are getting and just being condescending are two different attitudes.We went in to celebrate my birthday. We live about 45 minutes away and wanted to come to THIS restaurant (out of how many hipster bs places?) as we know its good food and felt like dropping some major cash.We ordered a few apps and then decided we would be happier finding something else where maybe we didn't feel like A-holes for being there. Honestly we really wanted it but didn't want to tip over $50 because well we aren't a-holes and still tip like decent human beings even if it isn't what we wanted.Bottom line, drop the tude dude.. Its just food. And host guy.. get a clue. No one, I repeat, NO ONE wants to be up some other guests butts when 75% of the restaurant is open..
Tim M
Tim M
03:18 16 Dec 19
Nice place. Not too loud. Good beer and food. Skip the pizza.
Jacob Bradley
Jacob Bradley
01:00 09 Dec 19
Going to start this one out by saying this is by far the best Ribeye that Portland has to offer. To start, the bread and olive oil were delicious, I was tempted to go for another order! I ordered the Bone-in Ribeye (24oz) entree with horseradish mashed potatoes and asparagus. The potatoes were a perfect accent for the steak and the ribeye was seasoned and cooked to perfection. But honestly none of that even matters if the marbeling of the steak isn't on point, right? Well.... IT WAS ! Glad we decided to give this place a try, it was well worth it! We will be returning again for some more delicious steaks!
terri hallenbeck
terri hallenbeck
15:23 08 Dec 19
Food was amazing service was wonderful
S Buck
S Buck
17:22 04 Dec 19
Found this awesome place today. I had the cheeseburger pizza which was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the hotdogs which were huge. Will definitely be back when passing through. Delicious food, good draft beer and wine selections.
Adrian Cote
Adrian Cote
14:48 23 Nov 19
Great place for a good meal. One of Portland's "Rooms", the quality is what you'd expect from the organization. The fries here are to die for and the steaks are cooked excellently. The staff is also very friendly and accommodating.
Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy
18:38 20 Nov 19
Steak salad and service was excellent
Ben Grant
Ben Grant
13:31 15 Nov 19
Had one of the best pizza's I've ever had here. Duck, balsamic vinegar, brie cheese, and apple slices go together rather well!
shaun harrigan
shaun harrigan
00:02 10 Nov 19
Always delicious. Had the pork chop last time. Definitely the best pork I've ever had and possibly the best piece of meat I've ever eaten.
Greg Thomas
Greg Thomas
17:51 04 Oct 19
My favorite place before I became vegan.
Amy Smith
Amy Smith
00:08 09 Sep 19
Great service and delicious food!
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