The Grill Room & Bar

The Grill Room & Bar

Steakhouse, American Restaurant, and Pizza Place · Downtown Portland
84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

We feature a wood-fired grill and pizza oven that turn out boldly flavored steaks and crisp pizzas from the exposed kitchen.


Based on 82 votes

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    Ines R.
    "Amazing sandwiches and burgers."(3 Tips)
    "Sit at the kitchen bar and order the creamed spinach!"(3 Tips)
    Dan M.
    "The burgers are incredible, but come with a mountain of fries."(4 Tips)
    Bridget G.
    "Wedge Salad, Allagash White and Bartenders were great!"(2 Tips)
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  • good service
  • happy hour
  • burgers
  • creamed spinach
  • steak
  • wine
  • outdoor seating
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • sandwiches
  • gnocchi
  • carrot cake
  • martinis
  • salmon
  • authentic
  • beer
  • salads
  • hash
  • dinner
  • pizza

    Grilled Salmon, root vegetable hash, broccoli rabe, chopped prosciutto and a rich beuurre noisant with wilted spinach. AAAAMAZING!!

    JENNIFER Cook · 2 weeks ago

    Huge portions and hearty meals!!

    JENNIFER Cook · 2 weeks ago
  • Liam N.

    Best Steak (Best of Portland '15, Portland Phoenix) "… part of the Harding Lee Smith trifecta of dining establishments … second of three restaurants [including] The Front Room and The Corner Room."

    Liam Nee · June 28
  • Julie W.

    Overpriced decent steaks.

    Julie Washington · March 3
  • Norman G.

    The food was outstanding and service was outstanding ...

    Norman Grover · August 9, 2014
  • Ines R.

    Great lunch on the patio. Amazing sandwiches and burgers. They don't have a lot for the kids though if that's what you're looking for (besides pizza).

    Ines Riera · July 26, 2014
  • Chris B.

    The place to go for a great steak.

    Chris Bracco · March 29, 2014
  • Michael S.

    They uses steakhouse definitions on doneness...make sure you order appropriately! Steak was good, but didn't seem to be anything special. Pretty impressive list of side dishes--hard to choose!

    Michael Sales · March 13, 2014
  • Portland Old Port

    Urban steakhouse with Portland flair. Super crisp calamari! check out the review at in the Portland Bites column! Read more

    Portland Old Port · April 12, 2013
  • Cesar V.

    The Carrot cake was to die for!!!!

    Cesar V · November 27, 2012
  • Isaac S.

    Excellent service and ambience. See if you can grab a seat by the kitchen and watch the cooking. Grill room salad has my recommendation.

    Isaac Stephenson · November 17, 2012
  • Rolf B.

    Great place! We had onion soup first, then 9oz sirlion with this mi-something sauce and garlic spinach as well as the maine grown burger with fries - the food was just excellent and the service too!

    Rolf Brunner · October 9, 2012
  • Martin G.

    Hangar steak with bleu cheese is where it's at

    Martin Goodenberger · September 23, 2012
  • RockStarNewYork

    Sit at the kitchen bar and order the creamed spinach!

    RockStarNewYork · March 28, 2012
  • Bridget G.

    Wedge Salad, Allagash White and Bartenders were great!

    Bridget Gravel · February 25, 2012
  • Camden M.

    Great experience! Great service

    Camden Miller · February 16, 2012
  • Roofing M.

    anything goes here just order

    Roofing Maine · January 9, 2012
  • Stacie T.

    They dont have ranch dressing. Odd, but they make everything in-house. Everything except ranch.

    Stacie Tarpley · November 22, 2011
  • Matty W.

    I'm not one to leave bad reviews but if you have the chance, skip the grill room, though the service was good, the food was horrible, 30$ for the chewiest 9oz steak ever, and 4 lbs of bad fries.

    Matty Weeks · September 3, 2011
  • Lucinda Y.

    Run! It is overpriced with mediocre service extremely bad side dishes and a crummy attitude don't go you will waste time and money

    Lucinda Yates · August 21, 2011
  • Nick T.

    Best steak in maine. period

    Nick Tomaino · August 15, 2011
  • R. S.

    amazing white Belgian beer, just try it, sooo good, particularly when u r thirsty!

    R. S. · May 19, 2011
  • Heather P.

    Go in for happy hour, wine and beer specials at the bar.

    Heather Piper · February 27, 2011
  • Jeremy S.

    22 baker is a great drink

    Jeremy Stein · January 23, 2011
  • Doug M.

    salmon is excellent

    Doug MacGillivray · August 20, 2010
  • Brenda G.

    On Sunday night, reenter the madding world with martinis and a Porterhouse for two prepared "a la Fiorentina." Pittsburg rare with olive oil and lemon to dress.

    Brenda Garrand · July 18, 2010
  • Brooke W.

    Great place. Service was outstanding beef tartar is super good. Pizza was great, as was the special gnocchi so good. Only bad thing was it was really hot!

    Brooke Woodard · April 19, 2010
  • Dan M.

    The burgers are incredible, but come with a mountain of fries. No joke. Way. Too. Many. Fries.

    Dan MacLeod · February 21, 2010

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