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May 24, 2010 05:12 PM

Street & Company Seafood or Fore Street

I'm coming up to Portland for Memorial Day weekend from NYC. I just made a reservation at Five-Fifty-Five - Should I go to Street and Company or Fore Street the other night?

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  1. Tough call.but this might help. Street is mostly sauteed fish in the pan Lobster Fra Diablo and all things fish. Fore St. is focused more on wood roasted things. Pork roast and other meats as well as mussels, which are reccomended often on this board. The room is large. St.and Co. is two small rooms , a little crowded. or should I say cramped.Both are pretty cool.

    1. Between them I'd go to Fore St if you can get a decent reservation -- the room is way more fun.

      1. I've only been to Fore Street once and don't fully recall my one time at Street & Co, but I remember Fore Street as being one of the best meals I've ever had. I'd put it up there with some of the best restaurants in Boston.

        Fore Street
        288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

        Street & Co
        33 Wharf St., Portland, ME 04101

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        1. re: ecwashere7

          Thanks so much! I think we're going to head to Fore Street Sunday. Going to Acadia for the day tomorrow - any suggestions about where to head to dinner on the way back?

          Fore Street
          288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

          1. re: jvic

            Primo in Rockland is about half way.That's quite a haul for.a day trip on memorial day week-end

            1. re: LeRique

              I, too, vote for Fore Street. If you have time, get some bread or pastries downstairs (on Commercial Street) at Standard Baking Co. Both Street & CO. and Fore Street are owned by Dana Street, although Sam Hayward is his partner and chef at Fore Street. Primo is awesome! There are a bunch of good restaurants in Rockland. I had the most delicious cookie the other day at The Brown Bag, called a Neiman Marcus.

              Fore Street
              288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

              Standard Baking Co
              75 Commercial St, Portland, ME

              Brown Bag
              606 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841