Branch
Branch

Branch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://branchpdx.com/
  • Phone: 5032066266x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Shampine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 29th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking along Alberta and side streets
A word from Branch
Branch is a restaurant where you can feel comfortable going to for any occasion. You can celebrate your dinner here with a five course tasting menu on one visit. On the next visit you can grab a couple burgers with a couple pints of beer to chase them down.

Whatever the occasion is, consider having dinner with us here at Branch.
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Branch reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (11)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (6)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (3)special occasion (2)good for groups (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Best food in portland
    Albertareallife
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Branch Whiskey Bar fills a great need on alberta street. It's a comfortable restaurant /bar with top notch foods. The menu is great! Also, the service is decent, which is a rare find in this city. They treat you like you belong there, and want to make your experience good. The food is our of this world. I usually the duck fat fries and beef tartar. My friend always gets whatever they have on special. The charcuterie board is our of this world delicious. I love this place! The only recommendation I have is to expand the wine list just a tad for those that don't drink Whiskey. The Whiskey list is impressive if you do like Whiskey and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite spots on Alberta
    PDXBahr
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I regularly return to this cozy little bar/restaurant tucked away on Alberta. Amazing Food, great ambiance, always busy, one of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and drink
    Miltonprattle
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have eaten more than 6 times at Branch and have never been disappointed. The service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The food is spectacular. First courses are not to be missed...all delightful. Love the hanger steak with shallot sauce, blue cheese frites with a poached egg atop...$18. Beers, wines, whiskers galore. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LjDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday, and he is a big whiskey fanatic. We decided to sit outside, and the table that we we're sat at was right next to the large garbage bins and the stacks of empty kegs. Our server was very attentive at first. Got us drinks pretty quickly, and that was the end of the quick service. After that we ordered an appetizer which was delicious but took 30 minutes to be delivered and our empty glasses just sat on our table until we flagged someone down each time! My husbands burger was so rare it was just browned ground beef, you could spread the meat out like a paste. The fried duck fat fries are truly the exact same thing as the normal fries, just much more expensive. The service was poor at best as was the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Stellar
    ElizaG
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If you ever find yourself in the Alberta neighborhood, do yourself a favor and visit Branch Whiskey Bar. As you woudl expect, the list of whiskey is extensive and features a great variety of whiskey, bourbon, and scotch at very reasonable prices. The food menu features a nice mix of options without being completely overwhelming; try the Alberta Burger with duck fat french fries and you just might be ruined for life in the best of ways. I am a whiskey-of-all-types fan, and their bar staff was incredibly friendly and made great recommendations for new tastings. A true gem with great food, great people, GREAT selection, and laid-back feel. Easily one of my favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If the noise does not bother you
    RoadWarrior45VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    the food and service were great! The noise level and the furniture could use some moderation and improvement respectively.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    kds1980
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Branch had a great looking menu and it was recommended by a friend. When we arrived we waited almost 10 minutes for a server to greet our table. We took some time to go over the menu while also checking out the two "specials" boards. The two didn't match which also caused some confusion. Our server was nice but made multiple errors on our drink order...wrong beer, wrong wine vs. what was ordered. The food took almost 45 minutes to arrive and it was decent, but nothing we would come back for. We also had to witness the bar tender yell at the waitress and they battled it out for a few. The food is not cheap and the experience could be beat by several other resturaunts out there. Also the bathrooms were filthy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CAGT
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Food was good although I wonder if the B team runs the kitchen on Mondays. I had the chicken dish - serving was quite small and sauce had "broken". Fish and chips had good presentation but it was greasy. Lamb burger was an enormous serving and very good. Grilled romaine salad was heavily dressed and very charred - good flavor but texture was odd. Very friendly service. Will try again on a different night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 3 reviews are from the Branch reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a very nice evening with my family. I would recommend for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    grid
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Had to order way more food than I intended because there were too many good options. Everything was amazing! Even better when paired with the great whiskey drinks they offer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Alberta Street, in a good way!
    SteveninpdxVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    A menu that fits the neighborhood, great burgers on an amazing bun, mac & cheese that's rich and creamy & some amazing lobster dumplings. As a 'dim sum' fan the dumplings are fantastic... get them even in you are just in for a cocktail. If you explore the burgers, make sure you add the DUCK FAT fries with 'stoner' sauce, yep that's Alberta Street. I'll be back. So why only 2 stars on the service? The bar tender, she gave lemons with the Aviation Gin & Tonic not a lime, then went on the stress how there's a lime shortage. Don't damage a great local gin with a lemon, add .25 extra to the price and give me the lime the cocktail calls for. (I did get a lime slice, the lemons were wasted)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate