Fore Street is part of a family of restaurants and bakeries that include Street & Company, Scales Restaurant and Standard Baking Company. All are located in Portland.

Fore Street, located one block from the waterfront in Portland's Old Port District, opened in June, 1996.

Fore Street's interior surrounds a unique brick, and soapstone hearth consisting of a wood-burning oven, grill, and turnspit, visible from most tables. Hardwood and apple wood fires cook and flavor the seafood, meats, game, and vegetables that have made Fore Street a New England destination.

In 2001 and 2006, Fore Street was named in Gourmet Magazine's Top Fifty Restaurants of the United States. In 2004, Chef-partner Sam Hayward was named “Best Chef – Northeast” by the James Beard Foundation and in 2011, he won the Chef’s Collaborative “Sustainer of the Year” award for his work in sustainability and local food issues. Fore Street has also been a semi-finalist for “Outstanding Restaurant” a national category from the James Beard Foundation consecutive years since 2011.



(207) 775–2717


288 Fore Street
Portland, Maine


Su–Th 5:30p–10p
F–Sa 5:30p-10:30p

The Bar Is Open For Beverage Service Beginning At 5pm Daily.