If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.
We finished with the strawberry sorbet which was refreshing and full of flavor. Overall the experience was good and I would return, I just would be a bit more specific or ask more questions about the meals before ordering.
The tuna was a bit of a disappointment - although delicious, the tuna was not served hot enough as it should be for a rare sear. It was purported to come with an arugula salad - that ended up being just a mere ""garnish"" and the smashed potatoes? True to form, they looked like someone had smashed them with a fork.
I found the escargot flavor to be delicious while my date (who knows his snails!) thought it a bit too chewy, and less on the tender side. As for our main meals my fish came with sauteed spinach and lobster mashed potatoes in a buerre blanc sauce - and it was the perfect pairings and portions. I have never tasted lobster mashed potatoes before and the pieces of lobster were noticeable and flavorful.
Dinner at the Grill Room and Bar was an overall great experience, the menu reaching out to us the moment we arrived. Unfortunately for my date they were not serving Swordfish as the quality available was not up to par, our server explained, so he opted for the seared tuna cooked rare. I chose the Rainbow trout, and to start we had olives and escargot.