The Back Bay Grill
Back Bay Grill opened in the late 1980s, which in Portland restaurant terms makes it pretty ancient. There’s nothing hip or cool happening at this local staple, but when you need a spot to celebrate an anniversary, your last night in town, or if you just want to dress up a little, this is the place to go. The menu includes classics like beef tartare and seared foie gras, along with plenty of fresh seafood and hand-rolled pasta. They also have one of the largest wine selections in town, so if you’re with someone who likes to ask their server 10 questions about a bottle before they try it, make sure to come here.