23Hoyt
23Hoyt

23Hoyt

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.23hoyt.com/
  • Phone: 5034457400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday night from 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Friday - Saturday night from 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Amber Webster
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Shaw 5034457400x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hoyt Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Easy parking is always available in the pay lot located directly behind the restaurant.
A word from 23Hoyt
The restaurant scene in Portland is among the most vibrant and interesting in the country. In 2006 Executive Chef Chris Carriker was promoted into a rigorous sous chef gig under Executive Chef Christopher Israel – at 23Hoyt, just as we opened. More recently he earned high regard and notoriety while Executive Chef at the Gilt Club. 23Hoyt's crave-able menu (with the best burger in town) still fits within the realm of "gastro-pub" with familiar offerings that exceed expectations on your first bite.
The comfortable cafe, bar and dining room features several seating areas including extensive outdoor cafe tables on bustling NW 23rd Avenue, in Nob Hill, the best boutique shopping neighborhood in the city.
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23Hoyt reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (18)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (11)good for groups (11)romantic (10)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Relax, enjoy, and soak, in NW23rd
    Tom4dining
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our table was ready upon our arrival. We started with a couple drinks, both arrived promptly, house red was nice and the spring vodka drink was delicious. We started with a tomato salad, which was flavorful and quite unique in it's variety of tomatoes. We shared plates, sturgeon and flatiron steak- both were quite delicious with the sturgeon being firm and flavorful and the steak was tasty and soft in consistency- nice. Finished with pear tart for dessert that was quite good, though perhaps more ice cream or a creme fraiche would set it up better. I liked the restaurant atmosphere and food very much, though my date was a little less enthusiastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OTfanVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    23Hoyt is consistently outstanding. Great food and fantastic service combine for a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was delicious, but very small selection of menu items. Both times I have been here, service has been very slow.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinining experience
    Enjoy1dinning1out1on23rd
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I were pleasantly surprized with our dining experience for her birthday dinner. We enjoyed wine, salad/soup and the special dinners i.e. chicken and flat iron steak. They were all prepared with exceptional flavor and presentation. We will return in the future for another exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • all around great
    GuySmiley
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our request was met with the type of table/space we wanted for our group, the service was on point and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    JTK1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Unbelievably great happy hour - food and prices. The staff was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Isn't What It Wants To Be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant wants to be a trendy, foodie Northwest 23rd spot but for the price it charges, it doesn't make it. Nothing is really bad about this place but our server, who was quite pleasant didn't know some basic stuff about the menu such as where the oysters come from or what one of the dessert items was. I ordered the grilled steak rare and it came out medium. Everything else was good, just not very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Old Fashions Ever
    casualdiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food is great. I've done brunch and dinner here so far. I will return in the future. Very good American style food. The host on our first visit recommended the Old Fashion whiskey drink with cognac instead of whiskey and I'm afraid he's now turned me into a snob. I may never go back to whiskey in my Old Fashions. Amazing! :o)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone after 30 min and no drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We arrived at 23 Hoyt on a Saturday night at about 9:05. It was not very busy. We sat down and waited about 10 minutes to order our drinks. Then we waited another 20+ minutes and decided to leave after we did not receive are drinks. It was after 9:40 when we walked out the door. We have eaten at 23 Hoyt before and enjoyed. But this time was really not good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Seriously Delicious Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    23 Hoyt under the chef expertise of Chef Carriker has enough variety and character to set it above other places. The balance of flavors in the food and creativity is just delightful. Well done. Portion sizes were more than fine. Service by Allegra was also notable. A wonderful find for anyone that enjoys a swish of fine dining without the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice find in the Alphabet District
    LGFoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    23Hoyt is a great example of Pacific Northwest cuisine. We loved the integration of vegetables with our entrees and the veloute with the halibut was sublime, though the fish was slightly overdone on the side that was seared. The rest was perfectly cooked. The doughnut holes were heavenly and the panna cotta was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would go again.
    Magnolia
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed our salads, big proportions. We split the brick chicken which was excellent! Donut holes with caramel sauce, a delight. Noise inside too much, thank goodness the weather was good to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special evening out
    Roadrunner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I got to pick the restaurant for my birthday dinner and fortunately chose 23Hoyt. I had been there several times before for happy hour but never for a full dinner. On a warm summer night, sitting outside was just the ticket. It was a wonderful evening all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rusty
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Started with the cheese plater and bison tartare, both were excellent. Main dishes included roasted chicken and Halibut for my wife and I. Oredered a bottle of the house red as well, which went well. Desert included warm doughnut holes with salted caramel sauce; very good. We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Barney
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have eaten here numerous times and always found the food and service to be great. This time the food was not as good and it took a long time once we ordered until we got our food. It was a night they were not too busy. We will try it again, hopefully it was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for family celebrations!
    Familytime
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We celebrated the upcoming wedding of my daughter. The wait staff was fun and helpful. It was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Oregonian
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Best Caesar salad in the city - great garlic-heavy dressing. The halibut was cooked perfectly. Lovely dinner all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Veggie dishes!
    girlsniteout
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We are carnivores, but this evening ate vegetarian dishes to die for - rich with flavor, texture, spice. Didn't miss the meat, although there were plenty of tempting meats on the menu. Great service and good draft list too. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little on the slow side
    BenM
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    With the dining room nearly empty we waited about 15 minutes for water and ordering and another 30 minutes to be served. Learned later that a staff person had quit that day throwing things askew. Companions' dinners were excellent. Did not finish my trout which was over-salted.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatoutoften
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    While my halibut was well cooked and flavorful the rest of our party was underwhelmed. The risotto was poorly presented and the hamburger was overcooked. All felt the portions small and prices high and little attention was given to small things that make dining memorable. No bread was provided and service seemed indifferent. In all, we would not return. There are many superior options out there.
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  • Father's Day
    Yassir
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Nice place. Ambiance was great. Father's Day was a specific menu + buffet that my party wasn't fond of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pdx333
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had incredible appetizers and salads, and then the main entrees fell through. We were eating family style and sharing everything: Snap Pea salad was outstanding, Quinoua salad was great... Bugatoni was over salted. We then ordered the 'must have' hamburger and it was dull, came without the egg, and by the time the egg got there, burger was cold. Donut holes with the salted caramel sauce was out of this world!... and made us forget that some of the entrees were weak. We will try 23 Hoyt again.... they seem to be making a come back, but don't have all the kinks worked out yet! Jill was great, Eli is incredible manager.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food was excellent. Great location! Moderately priced. Loved being able to sit outside and watch the people. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 170 reviews are from the 23Hoyt reviews archive.
  • Eh...
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    It had potential but the portions were too small and the bison tartar came with three crackers. We were charged for extra crackers. Really? The burger and fries continues to be my favorite on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I think the regular menu is fabulous and they should stick to that. The brunch food was of good taste but may not have been worth the price. We always love the service and we will be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic experience
    Guto2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    If you go there, you should ask for waitress Allegra. Never had anyone so friendly and so willing to make it a positive experience before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walee
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Roast chicken was dry. Limited selections on the menu. Service was poor. This is the first time we have been disappointed in the food selection, food quality and service at this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    gerizafa
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    23 Hoyt was amazing. I was looking for a really nice place to take my girlfriend. Somewhere to show her how special she is. 23 Hoyt has a hip cool ambiance, fantastic ambient music, and the food... unbeatable. The best food I've had at any restaurant. You can't beat 24 Hoyt.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    Eastereview
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The music was too loud for a Sunday Brunch, especially when you are bringing multiple generations. But the donut holes and salted caramel were a big hit. My steak was Rare, not Medium Rare, and served without a steak knife, which I had to ask my server for.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Dining with Friends
    NancyP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My husband and I met two friends for Dinner Sat. We had a great time! Good atmosphere and good food! Would go again.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we went back
    Davis
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I think we must have had a bad experience several months ago--I believe we were put off by service. Whatever--We avoided 23 Hoyt. On a whim--Decided to give another try--reservation with open table was there and servers were friendly yet efficient. Food was great. Great local salad. Loved the atmosphere and space--lighting/decor. All felt great and food was perfect. Will return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    allsiegel
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent food. Recommended : the hangar steak with mushrooms, tuna w/ avocado also an excellent appetizer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Portland!
    MrSeattle1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Gourmet Cuisine in a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere under fabulous service. The bar is also outstanding. It is definitely one of the best dinner experience you may have in Portland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free
    BirthdayBlissVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    In this age more people want food to take into account dietary issues. 23Hoyt has several good GF options!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spotty for a place this pricey
    SacredFool
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    While my table mate was satisfied with her entree on the Portland monthly deal, the appetizer and salad were nothing to write home about. My ceasar salad was tolerable but not worth $10, the goat, one of their specialties was expensive, tough for about half the meat. Service while attentive, delivered the appetizer and my salad before our drinks arrived. it might be trendy but not among the better restaurants in this town of excellent local spots.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scenic
    Megahmann
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Now this is a resturant that my wife and I both enjoyed. The decor is fantastic and the natural wood displayed throughout the establishment is swell. The food choices were unique and the server was knowledgable about all items on the menu and area encompassing the location! Whenever we return to Portland, this will be our first stop... Again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine Around Elsewhere
    DineAroundDinnerDiner
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Trying to add taste to food with chili flakes, i. e. making it taste hot, is not creative. It's a false and unpalatable substitute. The addition of chili flakes to the salad destroyed an otherwise average salad and rendered it inedible. Why on earth ruin a good thing with unnecessary hot stuff. As for appetizer of beans on toast touted as bruschetta, I have had as good at Taco Bell from its 99 cent menu. Finally, although the rigatoni was good, it was nothing special. The duck and desert were good and rate only a "B", because they are overpriced for what they are. Given the prices, there are other restaurants that are far better in PDX.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accomodation for food allergies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I am allergic to so many things, dining out is something I'm rarely brave enough to do. Our server was totally cool, did not flinch in the slightest when I told him I needed serious modifications to the dishes on the menu. He was discreet, and said the chef would put something together for me, which he did. The dish was perfectly tailored to what I can eat and incredibly delicious. It was truly refreshing to not be made to feel like a freak and to have a restaurant accommodate a special diet without any problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food was great! The service was very friendly. Loved the atmosphere. We were in Portland on business. We found the restaurant through open table. We were not disappointed. I will return on a future visit to Portland!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing experience
    wingup
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    In the past, family enjoyed this place. This time it was loud, uncomfortable, marginal service and average food. Difficult to even get timely drinks or silverware for one in group. Reservation highlighted that it was an important birthday celebration.....no acknowledgment by staff. Terrible!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic