The Old Port’s Fore Street restaurant was named the 12th-best restaurant in America by the Business Insider website.

The site, a business news aggregator, selected the top 45 restaurants in America on Monday.

In its review, Business Insider cited chef Sam Hayward for his commitment to local sourcing and finding “the best raw materials from a community of Maine farmers, fishermen, foragers and cheesemakers.”

The restaurant had ranked 26th in 2013.

The rankings were based on an assessment of The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America; OpenTable’s 2013 Diners’ Choice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America; The World’s 100 Best Restaurants; the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists; and Zagat’s 20 Top-Rated Restaurants Across America.


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