The Grill Room & Bar

Wood-Fired Meats and Fish

A Rooms Portland Production by Chef Harding Lee Smith

14+ 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

Joseph Conroy
Joseph Conroy
12:19 26 Jan 23
By far, the best restaurant in the greater Portland Maine area for steak. This restaurant rivals other restaurants that I frequent in Chicago, Dallas, and Omaha.The wait staff is truly exceptional. Very informative, attentive, and excellent attention to detail.Oh, and the French onion soup is amazing!
Doug Lauver
Doug Lauver
15:53 21 Jan 23
Perfect dining experience. We sat at the bar that faces into the kitchen and loved it. The food was perfect, the atmosphere was perfect. It is pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Makes me rethink all the other 5 star reviews I've given.
Katie Lauver
Katie Lauver
20:32 20 Jan 23
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.
Axel Lago
Axel Lago
19:34 09 Jan 23
La sopa y las hamburguesas excelentes!
Faisal Abdillahi
Faisal Abdillahi
13:59 31 Dec 22
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
Ben Green
12:15 23 Dec 22
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.
Kahlee Doyle
Kahlee Doyle
02:00 16 Nov 22
The food was awesome, such a nice cozy restaurant. Would recommend to anyone visiting Portland !
Taylor Patterson
Taylor Patterson
22:04 16 Oct 22
Had one of the best food and service experiences I’ve had here in Portland. The steak was amazing and so were the scallops.
Melissa Selvon
Melissa Selvon
01:31 12 Oct 22
Loved it... finally a place that doesn't serve small plates, and I left feeling full and satisfied... Highly recommend are the escargot, bone marrow, ribeye, duck and trout! Also if you can sit and the kitchen bar and chat with the chef's...
Roman
Roman
23:48 11 Oct 22
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.
edward schrot
edward schrot
22:59 06 Oct 22
Everything from beginning to end was great. Our waitress Tiffany was so informative on the menu. We sat at the chefs table and the back of the house was friendly as well. You’ll spend a little more but your portions will be more and you’ll experience more. I’d highly recommend this place.
Ben Hirons
Ben Hirons
14:20 02 Oct 22
Excellent food with a great atmosphere. I recommend the Ribeye entree!
Noah Marceau
Noah Marceau
10:37 02 Oct 22
One of the best steaks in Portland
John Wolak
John Wolak
13:15 25 Sep 22
Awesome steaks, great waiter, fabulous meals. Can't wait to go back.
Mike Boujoulian
Mike Boujoulian
04:41 08 Sep 22
Top.Notch.Steakhouse.Great bar experience, and dining room with a large party was great. Very well executed beef and sides.
John Andrews
John Andrews
12:38 03 Sep 22
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
Ron Moses
01:37 31 Aug 22
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.
Heath Marden
Heath Marden
22:59 27 Aug 22
Perfectly cooked stake and great staff
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Artur Kozlowski
Artur Kozlowski
04:57 24 Sep 21
I had house burger. Very good tasting burger.
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!
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