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

Kambria Lobliner
Kambria Lobliner
21:08 11 Jul 24
Great food and service!My family and I booked reservations for dinner, and it did not disappoint!Our waiter walked us through the menu, and service was great throughout our visit!I ordered the 8oz sirloin medium well and a popover. The sirloin was delicious and the popover was light and airy. The blueberry jam really stood out. It was heavenly! The carrots were really good too (everyone at my table enjoyed them).Overall, it was a great experience!
Matthew Conner
Matthew Conner
02:43 26 Jun 24
Wow!!! I just have to say that I would not have wanted to spend my birthday anywhere else but here! My wife and I went to the front room and had a great meal and equally good service by Eva and the crew there. Eva took the time to recommend some area attractions and let us know we couldn’t leave without a visit to the grill room and bar . Upon her recommendation we decided to have dinner at the grill room and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Along with seeing Eva again we were so pleased with the service Claire provided us. She was so patient and attentive. I could go on about the service but I need to convey how excellent the food, drinks and atmosphere were. Everything we had was delicious! From the steak to the chicken the shrimp and the manhattans! I could go on and on, my wife and I highly recommend this establishment! The front room and the grill room are a must try when visiting Portland Maine, and if you’re lucky you’ll encounter Eva. We’re looking forward to coming back and adding the corner room to our list!
Natalie Bolea
Natalie Bolea
01:17 23 Jun 24
Great restaurant!! Came here for an anniversary dinner and had a wonderful experience. Service was friendly and the food was absolutely amazing. Will definitely be returning!
Carly Loureiro
Carly Loureiro
00:44 23 Jun 24
The best meal we’ve had in Portland so far during our visit! The staff is friendly and attentive, as is the head chef, who you’ll get the pleasure of meeting if you sit at the high top facing the kitchen. The calamari app was delicious and I can’t recommend the salmon entree enough! Portions are generous and the food speaks for itself. Enjoy!
Ryan Boyton
Ryan Boyton
04:18 22 Jun 24
My wife and I sat at the chef counter for our anniversary and had great service. Shawn (our waiter) was fantastic and knowledgeable about recommending wines to us. The staff behind the counter were warm and personable. We had the mussels, ribeye, mushrooms and scallops. All were fantastic. The manager recommended after hours stops upon request. We will absolutely return.
I enjoyed it here a lot for my 24th birthday but they gave us a table that was next to a huge party of 6-8 when we were only 2, and being so close to the kitchen meant we could barely have a conversation.The food was very good and it’s a fantastic place for good, casual food at a quick pace. The open kitchen is lovely and it’s a firey atmosphere.
Bridget Yellin
Bridget Yellin
00:42 09 Jun 24
We went for my bfs birthday and we had the best meal here. The atmosphere is amazing, but the food was incredible. The chef even accommodated to my allergy personally asking specifics. 10/10 will go back.
Allen Gray
Allen Gray
16:55 18 May 24
Booked the Annex for a group event of about 20 people. - was perfect! Food was great and Chelsea was awesome to work with.
Caroline Clark
Caroline Clark
13:59 11 May 24
We are regulars and love the Grill Room. Every time we walk in we’re greeted by the friendly staff. We usually opt for bar seating and everyone behind the bar is so nice! The food is delicious. Everything on the menu (the steak and more) is so well prepared and a real treat. Last night Lexie knew the menu backwards and forwards and made the most delicious martinis. Makenzie and Ryan are also a pleasure behind the bar. We feel so welcome whenever we visit through the food and the service. I definitely recommend this great establishment!
Joshua Osgood
Joshua Osgood
11:48 09 May 24
Food was amazing. Service was awesome. Portions were enormous.yes it’s expensive but it’s an experience and worth it. This is a dark environment and I love that about it. Will definitely go back.
Pam Green
Pam Green
21:28 04 May 24
Salmon and pork were both outstanding, as was the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. I order salmon whenever I go out, and this is the best salmon I've had in Portland. The service was excellent, attentive, seemed to be a team effort. The atmosphere is a little noisy, but the excellence of everything else made it totally worthwhile.
Waiter accidentally skipped our table taking orders, which mistakes happen, we didnt mention it but he felt bad and they went above and beyond gave us a complimentary calimari and more, everything eas great highly reccomend the ribeye!
Chin Down
Chin Down
11:13 02 Apr 24
High quality food, sit at the chefs table it was a great experience
Joel Fougere
Joel Fougere
00:44 30 Mar 24
Ours was a perfect seat for our party of 6, right by the window it was excellent.The best seat in the house.I only didn’t give 5 stars all around because of the crazy loud volume in the room, a loud atmosphere that made it uncomfortable for conversation, but it was still very nice early in the evening.
Dylan McPhetres
Dylan McPhetres
18:03 25 Mar 24
Food was delicious as usual. Renovations came out great. Our server was wonderful.
BETTY Rodriguez
BETTY Rodriguez
17:17 20 Mar 24
Beautiful ambiance. Excellent customer service although the ribeye steak was a bit overly cooked as it was ordered medium rare. The ribeye was presented well although it was not a good solid traditional ribeye it was more about presentation rather than a delicious piece of steak. The beef tar tartare was delicious. The horseradish mashed potatoes were not our favorite.We would return for cocktails and try different entrees next time.
Shana OConnor
Shana OConnor
01:44 17 Mar 24
Let me start with the fact that we were an hour late to our reservation on a Saturday night. Not only did the host graciously provide us with a table, the manager, Johanna, clearly read the reservation notes and brought over a tequila shot for my partner’s 40th birthday celebration on arrival. Claire was our server and she crushed it. Attentive service, excellent recommendations and always with a smile. The food was phenomenal, we had the calamari, steak & cheese salad, the ribeye entree and the sirloin entree. Everything was incredible. We look forward to going back.
Philip A. Alia
Philip A. Alia
16:05 08 Mar 24
Excellent French onion soup, sirloin and grilled asparagus.
Robert Beardsley
Robert Beardsley
02:30 08 Mar 24
I wrote a full post about how good this was and I hit the back button. This time all ill say is this place was amazing 100% check it out
Eugene Harmon
Eugene Harmon
02:22 08 Mar 24
Food was perfect. They were extremely busy, but still accommodating.Noise level was a little high.
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
Dog Luv Maine
Dog Luv Maine
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.
Heather Haselton
Heather Haselton
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.
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