Beaker & Flask
Beaker & Flask
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Beaker & Flask

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.beakerandflask.com/
  • Phone: 5032358180
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tu-Th 5:00-10:00 PM, Fri-Sat 5:00-11:00 PM, bar open until midnight. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Walton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 7th Ave
  • Public Transit: Bus line #15 from downtown stops at SE 7th Ave and SE Morrison, just 3 blocks away from Beaker and Flask.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking.
A word from Beaker & Flask
Beaker and Flask, an award-winning cocktail lounge, features the seasonally driven and creative cuisine of award winning chef Anthony Walton. Owner/Bartender Kevin Ludwig showcases his talents with an innovative artisanal cocktail menu.

Expect a knowledgeable, professional, friendly service staff.
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Beaker & Flask reviews from OpenTable diners
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    My wife and I tried Beaker and Flask for the first time on Friday and we were not very impressed after all the good reviews we read. The quinoa salad was runny. My wife had the rabbit which was "OK" however, the lemon ricotta it was served with was very overpowering. I had the fried chicken and was very impressed with it and the mashed potatoes were excellent.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better for cocktails than dinner
    PortlandAJ
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    As we were reviewing the menu, we asked the server for recommendations/what they are know for, referring to dinner. She replied "cocktails". The dinner was okay, but this is a better place to go for drinks and finger food, rather than a nice meal. I guess we were expecting more, from other reveiws. Prices were reasonable and it has a good clean feel to the place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Formerly my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Inattentive service and poor food was the hallmark tonight. It took quite some time before we were even acknowledged after sitting down, and it was NOT busy. After describing the beautiful tuna dish to us, the server came back to inform us that it was no longer available, but the chef suggested that he could do the same dish with prawns. The prawns were wonderful, but the dressing on the arugula was bitter, and the black rice completely crunchy and undercooked. We ordered coffee after dinner, and received the check right away, but not the coffee. My companion was diabetic and needed dietary accommodations, and I wonder if our server's poor attitude had something to do with this... What a shame. Beaker and Flask used to be wonderful!
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  • Fun for us!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    We had a good time at Beaker & Flask, although the drink service was kind of slow throughout, the food came fast and hot. We had the Black Tea Fried Chicken and it was excellently crispy. The greens and garlic mashers that accompanied it were delicious. The Quinoa risotto was so good I cannot wait to make a version of it very soon. The drink list is a concoction of their finest specialties and the round half circle booths are very intimate for two or great for a big group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    GMan
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    This restaurant has a great ambience and better than average menu. If you can be seated near the kitchen you can actually converse with the chefs. Prices are high but competitive. It meets my criteria for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic menu and cocktails
    luvchsVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Went here with our son his girlfriend. Not in tourist area and missed the building a few times. But glad we found it. Very interesting converted warehouse. Friendly staff, knowledgeable and did not rush us. Tried some interesting cocktails and shared a few dishes. Recommend the short rib small plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The drinks are ok...take a
    wonderwindypdxVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The drinks are ok...take a little long to get, the food is good and came timely. The tuna was delicious :) My husband had the sandwich of the day, the pork ears, and the pork cheek dish....loved it all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    We were with out of town friends who were dubious over the menu selections but ended up wowed by the black tea fried chicken. The waiter was very conscientious and arranged to have the pork gravy replaced with butter. I had the short rib which was fantastic. It's small and loud, but worth it for the food... just go early before the crowd really gets going if you are just going for the great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Imaginative food in a hip place.
    homegirl44
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Food is imaginative with many unusual pairings. We had the braised short rib, which just melted in your mouth, and the blackened chicken. The skin on the chicken was very tasty. I kept thinking about cholesterol but I kept eating it! The broccoli rabe and cauliflower ( the chicken and ribs respectively) were in-season and good. The broccoli stems could have been dispensed with. I found the stems hard to chew. Dessert? Of course. A rhubarb brioche I believe, sweet bread with a not-so-sweet fruit. The servers are all young and hip and know their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freindly Bartender
    tomski
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Whet in for a bite to eat. - it was very quiet night. We just sat at the bar - the bartender was GREAT - very friendly and made us a couple of excellnt cocktails. We just had a salad and the creamy grits with pork and an egg on top - Both weere excellent. I was surprised how slow it was - maybe because it was a beautiful sunny night and Portlanders want to be outside when it's this nice. Good spot - Thnaks to the bartender for the great, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat the meat, and drink the drinks.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    They accommodated a seventh person at the last minute, provided some great cocktails, and deftly served our large party all night. The nightly specials were very good - do seriously consider their meat plate whatever it is. The kitchen certainly has some charcuterie skill. Cocktails were inventive and well mixed, which is something I find you cannot always rely upon, even at foodie-friendly places. Well done!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inventive drink menu, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Inventive drink menu, good food, and good service. However, I think the value is a bit off. Drinks are an ok value, but the food is a bit overpriced for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was absolutely amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The food was absolutely amazing! BRAVO CHEF'S. The ONLY downfall to the experience was our waitress. She was very short with us, mumbled and acted as if she was too cool to serve us...which i guess she was, because she only brought our food to the table twice...Good thing EVERYONE else at the restaurant was wonderful and they brought us our food and smiled and talked with us a bit about how our evening and experience was. We will go back, but will make sure we are in a section where that waitress is not working! Thank you for the wonderful food Beaker and Flask...Rabbit is my new favorite meat:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The meat plate was awesome,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    The meat plate was awesome, the salad we had was great. The service was both sweet and accommodating. They really know what they're doing and they have something for everyone. Their drink list is great, but we didn't get to try anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was generally just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Everything was generally just fine, but I was disappointed in the number of menu items that were "86ed." I'm not in a rush to get back there, but would consider it for a small, celebratory gathering because the round booths were so comfy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    I have been here many times and it was one of my favorites for a while. But I have to be honest, this last dining experience was one of the worst I have had in Portland. The server ignored our table throughout the evening. The food came out lukewarm, and overall it was not a pleasant experience. Sad to see such a great place change.
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  • This place has changed. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    This place has changed. The portions are small and overpriced. The service was fair. Its not a place for a vegetarian. Th
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My chef friend recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    My chef friend recommended I try out this restaurant and I was blown away. What a gem! The food was an incredible mix of flavors and the people were wonderful. The cocktails were delicious too. I can tell the care that is put into the food and drinks - so nice to see. I will definitely be back and have already recommended this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Our waitress was outstanding. Great service. Would highly recommend the beef short rib with yogurt and pistaschio and for dessert the panna cotta with beignets,orange peel, whisky sauce & cherry. Great cocktail menu, lots to choose from. Definitely want to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoping it was an off night
    JoePDX
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    We've been to Beaker & Flask 2 or 3 times, but the last time was probably well over a year ago. We had friends visiting from out of town. We thought Beaker & Flask would be a great place to take them. Our cocktails were very good & the salad was good. For our main dishes, I had the Quinoa risotto & my partner had the pork belly sandwich. The Quinoa wasnt much more than a side dish & the pork belly was especially fatty on what appeared to be a Fred G Meyer roll. We're not sure what has happened in the the last year, but we were very disappointed. Our friends did not say if they liked their dishes(one had the ribs, the other had the fried chicken)& we did not ask. We are hoping that we just hit on an off night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but a little off
    leenyp
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The food was delicious, but the presentation and serving sizes were off. The pork belly was two small pieces of pork belly, which is acceptable because it is rich, but they came swimming in this giant bowl of grits. Way too many grits. Another example was the fried chicken, which had this great crispy skin, but was sitting on top of a pile of mashed potatoes. If you didn't take the chicken off the potatoes right away, the skin would get soggy. The cocktails were enjoyable, but not as interesting as I expected.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are food snobs, yet were
    GMan
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We are food snobs, yet were impressed with the food choices. We actually split an entree (risotto)for our first course, then shared a small plate and another entree. The food was very well seasoned, just the right sized, and plated nicely. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OX Little Brother-Cute & Tries Hard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    I had the meat plate, brussel sprouts, pork chop, something else, and two specialty drinks. The pork was cooked perfectly, the brussel sprouts were okay, the meat plate was pedestrian, the something else was forgettable. The drinks were a let down. When you dedicate half your menu to drinks they should review good to amazing. The two other problems I had with the place were: A) There was no sign and everyone in our party had issues finding the place; B) The place had no energy. Everyone in our group came away thinking B&F was a watered down version of Ox. In a nutshell, if you are on the east side and can't get into Ox, Beast, Toro Bravo, Tasty and Suns, or Pok Pok then you'll be super happy with B&F.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing dinner with some of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Amazing dinner with some of the best service we've had in a long time. My fiancee was eager to have a drink that used to be on the menu which she loved. After explaining it to our server, she was able to figure it out and had the bartender whip one up. Also, the food was extremely original, came out so fast, and was delicious. We would highly suggest the venison flank steak with the raw brussels sprout salad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just fine.
    hazel
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Just fine. Doesn't reach the level of Portland's many fine restaurants. Drink menu more interesting than food menu. On the expensive side considering the "just fine" food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The food was very good. Our server was very accommodating, substituting another type of fish when the steelhead special ran out. Strong cocktails. Kind of mellow for a Saturday night outing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Fabulous dining experience from start to finish! Raw brussels sprout salad w/amazing reduction dressing. Beautiful short rib. Astounding quinoa risotto! Server, whose name escapes, me was excellent: attentive and knowledgeable. Only slight shortcoming; while I appreciate the mixologists effort at perceived value, my cocktail, a Negroni, was a bit too spirit-forward, but tasty nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT cocktails! Crazy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    EXCELLENT cocktails! Crazy combinations that tasted GREAT! The cocktails are what did it for me. The food was delicious but when I think of B&F, I think Amazing cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kitchen needs help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The wait staff and bartender were excellent and properly attentive. However the food here was what was lacking. Staring out with a bib-lettace salad, we were disappointed by far too strong a fennel flavor,even though I really enjoy the flavor of fennel. The buttermilk dressing was bland, thin and flavorless. The chicken dish was also quite un-inspired as the crust was simple and bland though the chicken itself was properly cooked. Included on the plate were pureed potatoes, bland as well and too wet, and greens that were very bitter though they were colorful. Generally I very much enjoy all greens, even those naturally somewhat bitter but these were too much so. We want to come back but they have to do better in the kitchen.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Just a Great Place for Cocktail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Beaker and Flask is a great place to have a cocktail, but it also serves delicious food. We ordered two drinks from the cocktail menu. Both were great. For our second round, I ordered another cocktail but my husband ordered a double bourbon on the rocks. We let the bartender pick the bourbon. The selection was smooth and just what my husband wanted. For food we ordered The olive and nuts starter - so good. Everything was warmed and the olives had a buttery texture, the pork cheeks with grits and we fought over this one, the short rib which was very tender but too smoky, and the brussel sprouts salad was good. Our server was very knowlwdgeable about the drinks and food menus and provided the perfect amount of attention. We had a great night!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    This was my second time at Beaker & Flask and both times the service has been outstanding. The staff are friendly, attentive and laid-back. The food is amazing and always fun if your feeling adventurous (i.e. rabbit stuffed cabbage with lambs tongue, YUM!) and the drinks menu is unique and divine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My only reason for 4 stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the food took a very long time to come out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THe food was pretty awful.
    Cindy2Dine
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    THe food was pretty awful. The dried beans served as a backdrop for my son's steak were only paartially cooked and the when this was pointed out to the waitress the chef had the nerve to say that he liked his beans with some crunch. My som was illl the next day. We won't be back.
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  • Enjoyable
    Hagar
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Went there with a small group, dinner was good and the service quite acceptable. Enjoyed the various items on the menu.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Year's surprise
    FuManShoes
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Beaker & Flask delivered one of the best meals we've ever had in Portland, which is saying something. The Wagyu was buttery rich with a great hazelnut sauce. The black-tea fried chicken was really moist, though the breading could use a bit more kick. Cocktails are imaginative and flavorful, and throughout our meal great smells emanated from the open kitchen. This place is a real gem.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommended
    SB52
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    The service is outstanding at Beaker and Flash, attention to detail but not hovering. Very friendly and helpful. Extremely comfortable place to sit, acoustics are such that it is not a strain to hear others at your table even when the restaurant is crowded. Excellent bar and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Third time for dinner at B&F.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Third time for dinner at B&F. Had hoped the menu might have had a few changes since our last visit, but we do enjoy the pairings and contrasts in flavors and presentation. Nice evening for Christmas Eve dinner. Bar makes a very good martini!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The food is a little too odd.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    The food is a little too odd. Our waiter made the evening!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We used to love this place
    calkal92
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    We used to love this place and this visit was awful. Everything from the wines by the glass to each and every piece of food was really terrible. Such a shame because this was a go-to place for us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great cocktails, great black
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    great cocktails, great black tea crusted fried chicken. Desserts were good too and service was extremely fast. They even brewed a fresh pot of coffee without me asking for my after dinner drink when the pot was low and a little cold. Reservations are a plus, but you may still have to wait 15min for your table to be clear so it's more of a skip in line.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate