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“Comfort Food up a notch”

The Front Room Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #47 of 627 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Description: 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.
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 are no problems. The menu consists of creative renditions of familiar dishes. E.G. the appetizers include their version of Deviled Eggs or cheese toast, neither of which are like what you expect. The main courses include meat loaf and a 1/2 roast chicken served with spinach and mashed potatoes and a duck breast. None are ordinary. The curtain at the Good Theatre during the week si 7 PM and if you get to the Front Room by 5:30 you will get out in plenty of time

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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 blueberries in it and she liked it as well as a past dish. Try this Place

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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 very good. Pastrami salmon was the best of all the food sampled. We will definitely come back here again but probably on a less busy day.

Thank Doctorj53
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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
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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 it was watered down.
Steak & eggs with home fries and biscuits were good.
I ordered a side of homemade baked beans - sorry, but they were under cooked and dry. Another hour more water and molasses they might be great. But not this day.
My girl had an omelet with side of bacon & home fries. I say side, because omelettes don't come with toast, potatoes or anything! After 2 items in your omelet - they charge a $1.00 each
Our not so fancy breakfast came to $60.00 which included the tax. $71.00 with tip.
I won't return for "brunch"

Thank Vikingmik
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