626 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205Neighborhood:
French AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.brasserieportland.com/
- Phone: 5032363036x
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-2:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 2:30pm-6:00pm & Monday-Thursday 9:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French American, Cajun, Northwest
- Executive Chef: Randy Barta
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: On and off site catering available. We offer both private and semi-private rooms to suit your needs. Please Contact Emilee Roley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Entertainment: Live and Eclectic Music 3 Nights a Week!
- Special Events: Bastille Day celebration, weddings, private parties. Plate and Pitchfork and other food community & wine dinner events. See website for more details at www.brasseriepdx.com.
- Cross Street: SW Morrison & SW Alder
- Public Transit: Located within two blocks of both Max red and blue line stations.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: Street Parking is free after 7pm. We recommend the Fox Tower parking garage on SW Taylor between Broadway and Park Ave., or the Smart Park garage on 10th and Yamhill.
A word from Brasserie Montmartre
Tucked away on a narrow street in the historic Calumet building in the heart of downtown, this rustic-refined French-American gastro-pub evokes the feel of Paris while being quintessentially Portland. In the heart of downtown, the Brasserie is a place to wind up or wind down. It's a perfect venue for date nights, business lunches, relaxing after work, on-the-town dining, or a post-shopping retreat. Private dining suitable for intimate fêtes or more boisterous affairs. This local brasserie elicits the true essence and spirit of the word “Montmartre,” defined literally as the highest point in Paris, and now figuratively as a perfectly French-American respite for food, drink and conviviality.Continued
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Brasserie Montmartre reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 26, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (25)romantic (22)fit for foodies (20)late-night find (13)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
- Good, Could Be GreatJuJuDinerVIPDined on 9/20/2014Went with a group and received excellent service...at first. Great check-in experience, great table at the back, great waiter at first. Then something happened...maybe it was because we had to send back two Manhattans because it was waaaaaay overly "bittered". But our wonderful waiter seemed to have disappeared and it took nearly 30 minutes to get new drinks. The salads and steak was good. The french onion soup was terrible (all bread), and I made the mistake of ordering the frog legs (think fishy-chicken). Although the place was 1/4 full, we still had a hard time getting attention for service. Not sure we'll be back.
- Spectacular ExperienceAvisDined on 9/13/2014This is a lovely restaurant with an evening atmosphere that boasts romantic lighting and live jazz Thursday through Saturday. I felt welcome from the very moment I was greeted. Since I often dine alone, I am used to expecting a bit of whispering about the table or a well meant question of "will there be anyone else joining you tonight?" However, none of that was present here which was quite refreshing. On the subject of food, it was delicious. The price for a three course meal is relatively reasonable. I began with a salad, then the coq au vin, and then the creme brulee. Perhaps my only criticism of the food is that the salad is cut in rather large chunks making it necessary to utilize a knife in order to eat it.Special Features:
- Food Was Great. The Service, nopeMaggieOCDined on 9/12/2014I have been going to the Brasserie since the '80s. And this latest iteration is great. The food is great and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Sadly, efficient and timely are not words I would use to describe them. Food took too long to be delivered, it wasn't that crowded. I could see wait staff hanging out in the kitchen. We would get orders late, not coordinated, get two of one thing and zero of another. They need some coaching.Special Features:
- Pomme Frites - worth every calorie!KeliDDined on 9/6/2014I seldom have fries...I save that treat for my twice-yearly trek to Portland to have the Duck Fat Frites and aoli at Brasserie Montmartre! The roast chicken breast is another favorite paired with a French Chardonnay. The atmosphere is very Parisian and the staff is always helpful and friendly. It's one of my all-time favorite places!Special Features:
- Overall good restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/31/2014Nice Urban restaurant. I liked the atmosphere, service, bread, mussels & frog legs. I was disappointed in the lamb recommended to us. Too tough. However, when we informed our server, she aplogozed & gave us a free desert. Good service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Looks are deceivingReasonableDined on 8/30/2014Nice atmosphere and waitstaff followed by very marginal food. The specialty was paella. It looked and tasted like something out of the microwave. Was supposed to be a birthday dinner for our 16 year old. No acknowledgment or even a happy birthday. Disappointing experience.
- Longing for the pastluluDined on 8/29/2014I used to be a regular. Since the remodel I had been back for drinks and appetizers after the theater, but this was my first time for dinner. My rack of lamb was tough and my husband's filet was tougher. We both ordered it rare, but it was medium. Delicious flavor, but tough and medium. I am not the kind of fusspot who will spoil the dinner to make a scene and send it back. I may be right, but it makes everyone else at the table uncomfortable. Seems to me that a chef should be able to figure out "rare" the first time. The waiter was certainly pleasant, but we had been seated for 40 minutes before we got bread (on the third request, supplied by the guy refilling water.) It was not overly busy, either. Plenty of visible empty tables.Special Features:
- FluidityDined on 8/22/2014I purposefully created a French date night for my husband and myself,a way to present my new passport and Paris travel plans .A friend recommended Brasserie Monmartre. On line reviews wereinconsistent.Our experience from door arrrival to exit was excellant! Service was intuitive,warm, informative ,professional,and consistent across multiple wait staff.This was the perfect introduction to our Paris adventure. The food presentation was lovely, timely presented.Next time I would skip the strawberry shortcake. Happy and full on exit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good potentialMartyVIPDined on 8/20/2014The restaurant was attractive with nice ambience. Service was slow and spotty. Food was good but the salmon dish was nearly raw which they tried to defend by sayiny they use sushi grade fish. If we had wanted sushi we wouls have gone to a sushi place. Lamb and chicken were quite good. Desserts were good.
- Great for family celebrationTheodorDined on 8/14/2014Four of us were out to celebrate some good news and we chose the Brasserie because we were in the mood for French style: oysters, steak frites, red wine, etc. One of us is a definite foodie who hadn't been here before and she kept gasping with amazement about the oysters, the steak, the pommes frites, etc. The server described the oyster choices with the detail usually used for describing wines! We spent a lot, but it was worth every penny.Special Features:
- changesMimosaVIPDined on 8/10/2014I'm not sure exactly what happened or what changed, but the food and menu have changed dramatically over the years. And it didn't change for the better, but for worse. The brunch menu seems minimal. The most favorite, pork belly, is no longer available. The duck confit, my husband's favorite, is no longer available either. The service is not as great as it was few months ago.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We will come backLowcarbDined on 8/8/2014This was our first time in this restaurant, and we chose to come to celebrate a birthday. We heard from friends that this restaurant has excellent food, especially steaks, at a reasonable price. They were right. And the staff was excellent, very attentive to our needs, and prompt to respond to any concerns we had.Special Features:
- gourmandrewVIPDined on 8/1/2014A Portland staple (if not just for the signage) this behemoth restaurant has a voice in the food scene, although a quiet one. It's just simple French fare, it's not trying to be overly creative or make a real name for itself. It has the "I don't care what you think of me" attitude. Which is good and bad.Special Features:
- Great food, great servicenidlenaDined on 7/31/2014It was not our first time at this place. Every time we go there, we know that food would be awesome and service be great! Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable of menu. We ordered chicken breast and roasted lamb and it was delicious as usual. Thank you!Special Features:
- over pricedBirthdaymomDined on 7/17/2014I have always loved the brasserie montemarte but I was disappointed in the portions of food for the price , especially the charcuterie Service was great and the ambianceSpecial Features:
- Just okOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/14/2014The food was overall very good. The prix fixe options for Bastille Day were great. The service was kind of slow. We tended to see our waitress in 15 minute cycles. We realized that she was spread all over the restaurant, making it tough for her to check up on us regularly.Special Features:
- A Portland ClassicHappyDinerDined on 7/12/2014The Brasserie has been in Portland for as long as I can remember. It has always had great ambience, food, drinks, and jazz. We missed the old paper table cloths with crayons, but that did not stop us from having a great time. The food was delicious, and we ate a lot of different items sharing them amongst us. We spent our 16th anniversary there and it was wonderful. You'll certainly enjoy it too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brasserie Montmartre is GreatMarvinandAbbyDined on 6/21/2014Brasserie Montmartre has been one of our favorites for years, so it was the obvious choice for our anniversary dinner. The menu selections were varied and extensive for both food and wine. We had the Steak Frites and Roasted Leg of Lamb. Both were perfectly done (med. rare) and delicious. We also shared the Netarts oysters and Totten Inlet Mussels for starters and added the Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan Vinaigrette. For desert, we had the fresh strawberry shortcake and espresso. It all could not have been better! And the service was extremely good and prompt. Live jazz music 4 nights a week.Special Features:
- Great Food but worst serviceTricAPDined on 6/15/2014Amazing food but wow has was the service beyond BAD! Waiter was arrogant, lazy and rarely found, expediter was rude and surly and never did get a manager to stop by the table to see if we could be attended by someone else - sad part was it wasn't even that busy. Really disappointing on what was to have been a celebratory evening.Special Features:
- As usualJbdayDined on 6/15/2014We've dined here at least five times now. Very consistent! Bravo!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not what it use to be...DiningdogloversVIPDined on 6/12/2014I use to frequent this establishment quite a bit when I lived in PDX. I took my fiancee there for a special meal and to see what a great place it was, or use to be. The service was slow and we had to send back a drink because it wasn't made correctly. The food was fine, portions were small for the price. They seemed to be understaffed and our waiter seemed stressed.
- Frenchy and TastymesohappyDined on 6/12/2014I was in the mood for something Frenchy as close to work as possible (I work downtown), and the Brasserie hit the spot! Tasty quality food at a reasonable price.Special Features:
- the wife loved it!BoosticonDined on 6/10/2014a little pricey but other than that.....no complaints.Special Features:
- Great food!OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 6/9/2014I made a last minute reservation on OpenTable and am so glad that we decided on Brasserie! Wonderful food & a pretty good beer and wine selection.Special Features:
- Surprisingly goodBestVIPDined on 6/6/2014How was Brasserie Montmartre? Surprisingly good! The roast chicken breast with ragu of giant beans was just outstanding. I never eat everything on my plate but I sure did there, including a good sopping up. Steak with fingerling potatoes was equally good. Price very reasonable - we each had the $35 3 course menu. We'll for sure be back - I'll bet other menu items are good, too. Although it will be hard not to have the chicken again….
- Great experience!smilesaroundDined on 6/1/2014Met there after a timbers game with our friends to celebrate his birthday. It was quiet but it was a Sunday night and just the perfect setting to celebrate his milestone. The staff and waiter were on the mark and explained the menu after quickly bringing us our drinks. One drink was not very sweet and they took it back and I heard the word yummy when they brought it back. The dinner choices we made were the ribeye burger with fries and the steak frites with fingerlings. The steak was done to perfection, and as ordered. The burgers were mouth-watering and the Aioli topped the fries off. We will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It's not the same BrasserieeatdrinkyumVIPDined on 5/26/2014It's lost it's luster. This was the 2nd time we've tried it since it re-opened (the other time was about a year ago). Either we've been hit by 2 anomalies or the place just isn't that good. Painfully slow service, they may be understaffed?, and marginal food, at best. When we did receive service, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, but, for the majority of our restaurant, from entry to departure, was like being in a no-man's-land of service. You can find much better food nearly anywhere in the city and better service at a McMenamins (it may be surly but at least you can wave down someone for service).
- The following 511 reviews are from the Brasserie Montmartre reviews archive.
- Bad serviceMatildeDined on 5/17/2014We told our waiter we had to go to the symphony. He did not act like he cared and we had to pester him to get service which was very slow. and we still got out too late and had to pack our desserts to go as we did not have time to eat them there. We will not return for a long time.
- A gem in Portland.GojiraDined on 5/11/2014My family and I dine here frequently for special occasions. Highly recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Almost all positive!SallyWDined on 5/11/2014All around we thought it was great. Enjoyed our food and drinks and the service was very good. We shared salads and shrimp cocktail--both very fresh and tasty. Entrees were lamb, burger and rib-eye steak--cooked as ordered and delicious. The fried fingerling potatoes with the rib eye steak were incredible! Shared rhubarb cobbler and creme brulee. Both good. Only prob: we were unhappy with our table but despite the room being half empty, we couldn't be reseated. We were told the booths were reserved but at least one booth was empty the entire time we were eating. Small but annoying issue that stops me from giving an "outstanding" in any category.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cute place but food not fantasticOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/11/2014We went for the Mother's Day Grand Buffet and was quite charmed by the atmosphere. However when we went through the Buffet line almost all trays were completely empty so we had to sit back down and wait as new trays slowly came out. My eggs benedict was overcooked, the egg did not run at all. Other than that the food was not too bad.Special Features:
- can't order off menu on mom's dayOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/11/2014The food was above average for mom's day brunch: chicken thighs, gruyere cheese gratin potatoes, eggs, bacon, sausage... all the usual brunch items plus some great brioche, green salad, boring cut fruit. That said, you would probably expect some great desserts (who's mom doesn't love dessert?) WRONG. Brownies and jam bars. period. EPIC FAIL!! For four people, we paid about $150 for brunch with drinks that were NOT INCLUDED (coffee, one cocktail, water). Expensive, yes. Worth it? Not in my book. That plus the fact that they ONLY served brunch and wouldn't let us order off their regular menu (we came for the duck fat fries). So disappointed!!!!! The takeaway: go if you have a yen for something, but don't do it for a special occasion meal.Special Features:
- Charming French BistroUmbachDined on 5/10/2014This is a lovely restaurant in the heart of downtown Portland. The ambience is great as is the food. There was a jazz trio playing while we had dinner and it was a nice complement to the food and wine. I highly recommend Brasserie Montmartre!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fries to die forSuzieDined on 5/10/2014We ordered the pommes frites with black truffe oil and duck fat. They were very tasty. If you are going to splurge, this is the way to go.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another fine visitPolytechnicDined on 5/4/2014We visit Portland periodically and are always impressed and pleased with the restaurant scene. We've visited this restaurant several times over the years - including before the remodel - and have always had good value for money. We'll be back there again
- Gastro BistroPDXdinerDined on 5/3/2014Fun, lively, and great service. Approachable, affordable menu and wine list. Full bar service too. And music. How great is that?! Food seems to range from good to great, for example the French onion soup is Meh (wouldn't order a second time), the Steak Frites (delicious tender marinated, sliced and fries truffle oil, of course!) was outstanding, so much so I'll struggle over trying something else next time. We'll be back.
- dinner with friendsRegulardinerVIPDined on 5/2/2014We came here while visiting Portland. The service was welcoming and warm, and the food divine. We had one mishap with an entry that went missing. The waiter dealt with the situation swiftly, and my husband has his food shortly after we brought the problem to the waiter's attention. It was a busy Saturday night. This probably would not happen at a quieter time. The food was fabulous, and it did not impact our experience at all.Special Features:
- Great place with live music!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/2/2014Service and food are both excellent. Wine choices are good and not over-priced. Live music is a real bonus!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Once again Bon Apetite!JbdayDined on 4/27/2014Love this place. We've eaten here 4 times now and it's consistent! Loved the foid and the service!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- You won't be disappointed!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/26/2014To be honest, we only tried this restaurant because we saw it in Grimm. Once we got there, you could immediately feel the vibe of the place. It was very busy and energetic, we laid out and fashionable. There was a little bit of a wait, even with reservations, but that was because so many people were trying to get a table. The service was very good, and the food was excellent. They have a very good selection of wines, and the best part was the dessert. I don't recommend taking your children there, but for a couples night out, Brasserie Montmartre is definitely romantic and the place to be.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.