The Front Room

The Front Room

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant · East End
73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Open until 2:30 PM, reopens later (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–2:30 PM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

The Front Room is a neighborhood gathering spot serving brunch and dinner of "New American Comfort Food."


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    Joe Y.
    "Lamb shepherd's pie or the meat loaf is the way to go."(5 Tips)
    Jeremy S.
    "Lamb shepherds pie..."(2 Tips)
    "... to try the house made corned beef hash. It is the best I have EVER had."(2 Tips)
    Portland Old Port
    "brunch try the huevos rancheros"(2 Tips)
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31 tips and reviews.

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  • shepherd's pie
  • corned beef hash
  • cozy
  • breakfast food
  • scallops
  • French toast
  • mac & cheese
  • huevos rancheros
  • lively
  • gnocchi
  • good service
  • great value
  • happy hour
  • martinis
  • wine
  • IPAs
  • burgers
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • authentic
  • Tyler L.

    The Front Room is a cozy homey feeling restaurant in the trendy Marjan Hill neighborhood, a bit of a walk from downtown. The brunch is very solid, and also popular, so be prepared to wait. Great outsi

    Tyler Lund · September 25, 2015
  • joanna b.

    Comfort food at its best. The atmosphere is great and cozy. If you can get in at the bar do it! Always a lively crowd with all the local flavor. The Shepard's pie=!!! Happy hour drinks are only $2!!!

    joanna boisvert · January 24, 2015
  • Julia W.

    Great for any meal during the day. Brunch and the French toast are great! Shepard's pie is fantastic. Be prepared for a wait, but the service is great and food is delicious, so it's worth it.

    Julia Warnock · August 23, 2015
  • Portland Old Port

    For brunch try the huevos rancheros, for dinner try something from the specials list, it's ever changing and always good. Wash it down with a Congress Street Bellini.

    Portland Old Port · April 12, 2013
  • Joe Y.

    Lamb shepherd's pie or the meat loaf is the way to go. You must try the Mac 'n Cheese as well. My aunt and uncle share the Mac 'n Cheese as their entree.

    Joe Ybarra · March 6
  • Gene G.

    Loved the scallops and the house wine. The others all liked their orders of half roast chicken, lamb top sirloin, meatloaf. The mashed potatoes are great.

    Gene G. · August 27, 2012
  • Natalie

    Had the most amazing dinner here. The salmon with pumpkin risotto will be on my mind for weeks. The duck was amazing as well. Cant wait to go back

    Natalie · March 4, 2013
  • Elisa

    Homemade mac & cheese w/hot dog slices. DELICIOUS! Sometimes I'll ask them to add bacon. If I'm feeling especially calorie oblivious!

    Elisa · October 29, 2010
  • Carmen N.

    Amazing, outstanding food. Try the corned beef hash for sure and listen out for excellent specials.

    Carmen N · July 20, 2015
  • Jared

    If you go for brunch, you have to try the house made corned beef hash. It is the best I have EVER had.

    Jared · January 8, 2011
  • 🌴Just__Jared🌴

    The Lamb Shepards Pie is to die for. A good drink to match with it is the Portland Manhattan

    🌴Just__Jared🌴 · April 14, 2013
  • Calamity J.

    Rochefort 8 for $5 is a f'ing steal! This place is worth going to just for that!

    Calamity Jen · January 30, 2012
  • Alan B.

    Very generous with their bacon! And the n' tasty!

    Alan Brule · September 1, 2013
  • stephen o.

    Get the appetizer portion of the carbonara. just trust me: it's too much food otherwise.

    stephen ogrady · January 12, 2010
  • Rori C.

    Try the Baxter Stowaway IPA with the Potato Gnocci. A great combination.

    Rori Crossman · February 9, 2012
  • Charles B.

    Great brunch spot. Nice people. Huevos Rancheros are particularly delish

    Charles B · August 14, 2010
  • Jodi O.

    Everything is good stop in and enjoy the wait staff and the ambiance

    Jodi Oleary · December 19, 2014
  • Daniel D.

    Order their Casco Bay Scallops, thank me later.

    Daniel Day · December 18, 2009
  • Anna L.

    Best place for brunch. Get the Fried Egg Sandwich.

    Anna Lib · March 13, 2010
  • Jake S.

    For the health conscious diner, try the fruit and yogurt.

    Jake Smith · August 5, 2012
  • Aiyana S.

    Sausage&biscuits for brunchies/Seafood specials for dinner! Everything is delicious

    Aiyana Sphere · June 24, 2011
  • Ajene G.

    They show EPL soccer, which is always great.

    Ajene Green · August 31, 2014
  • Shannon V.

    The best french toast! You won't regret it.

    Shannon VanMeter · July 1, 2012
  • Lauren P.

    The cedar-planked salmon is fantastic!

    Lauren Pelczynski · February 23, 2015
  • Chris N.

    Short ribs just melt in your mouth.

    Chris Nevins · September 19, 2015
  • Jeremy S.

    Lamb shepherds pie... No photo as its all gone

    Jeremy Stein · December 3, 2011
  • mike p.

    Less crowded on a Tuesday night

    mike popovic · August 7, 2014
  • Susan K.

    The burger was fantastic!

    Susan Kolb · March 12, 2014
  • Donna O.

    Breakfast served until 2 pm!

    Donna Olszewski · December 31, 2011
  • Minka H.

    The Bacon and Egg Salad is the fade.

    Minka Hunter · June 24, 2011
  • Sylvan V.

    Eggs Bennie will never disappoint

    Sylvan Vogel · August 16, 2011

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