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The Front Room Restaurant & Bar

73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
+1 207-773-3366
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (69 reviews)
“gnocchi” (26 reviews)
“poached eggs” (16 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was going to a show at St Lawrence Arts, this restarant is right across the street, never even knew this place was there, but glad we found it. Food was very good and reasonable priced. I had the lamb shepards pie, it was one of...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The front Room is a neighborhood restaurant across the street from the St. Laurence Art Center and is a convenient place to go to dinner before a show at the Good Theatre. There are no reseervations but if you get there before 6 PM, there...More

Thank laurencer466
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A friend recommended this place. On our way home from a trip and time for lunch. What a nice place Great food, Great service. The hash was recommended to me and it was very good served with poached eggs, Spouse had a soup that had...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Our family went for Easter brunch to this highly recommended restaurant in Portland, Maine. They do not take reservations so wait can be long (for us a party of 3 about 25 minutes) but food was excellent and well worth the wait. Home fries were...More

Thank Doctorj53
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The front room is fantastic for brunch, lunch or dinner as you can’t get a bad meal here as the food is delicious and the atmosphere is awesome as well.

Thank Richieax
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My girl an I went out for breakfast at the Front Room. It was ok. We started with 2 house bloody Mary's. They were weak at best. I'm not saying they lacked vodka, the BLoody Mary mix was tomato juice and some horse radish. And...More

Thank Vikingmik
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We arrived for brunch around 1:30. Still busy but open tables. Unfortunately between the loud music, open kitchen, and other diners it was difficult for the three of us to hear each other! Our dishes were wonderful though.... and the creme brulee was amazing.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Right across the street from The Good Theatre on Munjoy Hill. Small intimate dining. Service was outstanding. Had the fish special Red Snapper which was awesome. Reasonable amount of food to satisfy but not overstuff you.

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Delicious food and drinks and a fun atmosphere for dinner with old friends. There were 5 of us for drinks and a meal. The service and people who work here are fun and knowledgeable. At the table, the appetizers included mussels and brussel sprouts and...More

Thank E L
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Coming up from Boston we were looking for a good start to our day and The Front Room provided that. There was a wait for Brunch- we were told about 20 minutes for 2 and then it ended up being closer to 35 minutes. We...More

Thank TheTravelingPress
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Grill Room and The Corner Room are also owned by the same person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661 (Formerly Front Room)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-3366
  • E-mail
If you’re looking for a great brunch spot in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Front Room offers a variety of affordable dishes that the entire family will love. Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using only the freshest Maine ingredients in his creations. His philosophy is simple; use the best local ingredients to convey the boldest flavors. With a vibrant atmosphere and open dining room, The Front Room continues to be a hit among Portland locals. Huge portions of sensational dishes will fill you up without breaking your wallet. The Front room is the third restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants, so don’t miss out on this local hotspot! Remember, The Front Room serves brunch seven days a week and with menu items like Biscuits and Gravy or Omelets and Silver Dollar Pancakes. You can’t go wrong! If you are interested in dinning with us later in the day, try some local favorites like Short Ribs or Lamb Shepard’s pie. A fully stocked bar, open from 8am-11pm, complemented by an energetic atmosphere makes the Front Room a must for those who crave a great neighborhood spot to call their own.
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