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One night in Portland...visiting from NY

We'll be in Portland, ME this weekend and are looking for a rec for Sat night dinner...We know Fore Street is the place to go but wondering if there are any other must-try's for our one night!

THANKS!

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  1. Too many choices, too little time! And you should know that it's Restaurant Week in Maine, which means lots of restaurants have special fixed price menus. Check out http://www.restaurantweekme.com/ for the menus and prices for the following: Fore Street; Caiola's; Bresca; Back Bay Grill; Cinque Terra (have heard their menu is particularly tasty for this event); 555 (my current favorite); and Hugo's. You'll have a great meal at any of them!

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    1. re: mainemal

      thanks so much! I'll report back next week!

    2. I visited Portland for the first time last year. I tried Fore St., 555 and Duck Fat
      Fore St. was very good, but 555 absolutely rocked my world with their tasting menu. Duck Fat was a great lunch stop.

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        1. I'd try for 555- their tasting menu for Restaurant Week is really spectacular, and I've never once had a bad experience there. Oh goodness. Another good bet that no one has mentioned is Evangeline! Delicious, sexy, fun French food prepared well.

          1. Had a great meal @ Fore Street for my birthday. Was just a bit noisey (all hard wood with active open air kitchen in the middle of the dinning room) food was excellent. My sister is coming up from Boston & was recommended to The Grill Room. Their menu on line does look good.

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            Grill Room
            84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101

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            1. re: westernmaine

              Love the grill room, going tomorrow night.

              1. re: grittys457

                any recomendations?
                I consider my self a foodie.....but have never had sweet breads....might try them if I don't fall for the carpaccio