The Grill Room & Bar

Wood-Fired Meats and Fish

A Rooms Portland Production by Chef Harding Lee Smith

15+ 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, The Mountain Room, and The Last Run Room, The Grill Room features classic steakhouse entrees and a perfectly paired cocktail & wine list fit to compliment any dish on the menu.

Located in the historic Old Port in Portland, Maine, our famous beef tartare, salads, 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

Kris Howes
Kris Howes
16:29 25 Feb 24
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.
Andrew Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence
18:55 23 Feb 24
Unreal steak and service. Great martini.
Heidi Stemple
Heidi Stemple
14:42 22 Feb 24
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
Camnor 4
00:34 13 Feb 24
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
Daniel Doucette
Daniel Doucette
14:44 06 Feb 24
My favorite restaurant in Portland... Actually I love Street & Company too.
Greg Beckwith
Greg Beckwith
17:00 27 Jan 24
Went on New Years Eve, and they were slammed but never waited for anything! The service and food was top notch! Highly recommend. I will be back for sure!
Gordon Robbins
Gordon Robbins
19:30 21 Jan 24
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.
James O'Sullivan
James O'Sullivan
02:35 17 Jan 24
Ryan the bartender is awesome. Very knowledgeable of the food menu as well as wine and cocktail from the ones on the menu to ones that are not. Food is good. I go almost once a week to see Ryan whose a good friend of mine.
Natalie Marie
Natalie Marie
03:18 09 Jan 24
Prices match what the food, service, and experience deserve. Great date night spot for everyone to enjoy.
Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones
13:29 08 Dec 23
Had a nice time... But its $$$
Heather B.
Heather B.
03:14 08 Dec 23
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!!
Keith Boyle
Keith Boyle
17:56 06 Nov 23
An absolutely wonderful dining experience. Competent, friendly staff served us a dinner that started with wood oven roasted mussels and included ala carte salmon, asparagus and beets and ribeye cooked to perfection.(also topped with grilled onions and mushrooms) Each bite was as delicious as the previous. I couldn’t stop thinking about the meal for days.
Rachel Forbes
Rachel Forbes
00:53 25 Oct 23
The food is beyond amazing. I don't think I've ever had a bad item here. Appetizers, salads, steaks, sides - always delicious! I was devastated to find out they had to close due to a fire next door and I cannot wait for them to reopen!
Richard Dinda
Richard Dinda
01:57 08 Jun 23
A great experience! Our waiter Will was helpful and fun. He was very attentive and informative.Our party of 3 all order the highy recommended Ribeye. Our meals were perfectly cooked a beautifully presented.
Aurielle Greenwood
Aurielle Greenwood
02:57 26 May 23
From the moment we walked in the door, we knew we were in for something special. They brought us prosecco because it was a special occasion. The service was impeccable, Chris was so attentive and kind. We had a wonderful anniversary. Thank you all so much!
Irina Orlovsky
Irina Orlovsky
00:16 15 May 23
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!
Maria Da Silva
Maria Da Silva
19:25 14 May 23
Food was delicious excellent ambiance
Cynthia Lizotte
Cynthia Lizotte
19:39 05 May 23
The ambiance and service were amazing! The food was delicious!
Thom Partridge
Thom Partridge
22:46 23 Apr 23
A bit pricey but worth it.
Tharyn Nein-Large
Tharyn Nein-Large
00:14 09 Apr 23
Best grilled steak, wood fired. Great dribks. Friendly, appropriately attentive, and knowledgeable waitstaff.
Sarah Christopher
Sarah Christopher
22:15 03 Apr 23
Excellent food and drinks!
Nick (Nick D)
Nick (Nick D)
15:39 28 Mar 23
Wife took me here for my birthday dinner. Loved the food and had some great options as well as great drink options. The staff was very friendly and also accommodating. Sat at the bar/table overlooking the kitchen and it was a great time.
Nicholas Bodlovick
Nicholas Bodlovick
00:17 26 Feb 23
Excellent service, excellent food, and excellent drinks. You can never go wrong dining here. Wonderful and friendly staff, making the whole experience dining there even better.
Emily Levesque
Emily Levesque
23:53 22 Feb 23
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.
See Jee
See Jee
20:38 15 Feb 23
Officially added to our shortlist of rotating restaurants to hit in Portland.Started with the baked brie and it was to die for. Came with some crostinis and they provided the perfect amount.We had some of the seasonal cocktails like a prosecco and cranberry cocktail. They were delicious and well balanced. Complimented the food very nicely.She had scallops and risotto. The scallops and risotto were cooked to perfection! I had the steak frites that also came cooked to my liking. They were accompanied my a mountain of scrumptious handcut fries.The atmosphere is like a Manhattan steakhouse. We sat in perfect view of the wood fired grill which really added to the experience when the flames would go rising up.Our waitress was attentive and friendly. She got everything right and really made us feel welcome.All in all this place is phenomenal and we will be back.
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 Modugno
Melissa Modugno
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!
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