Amazing Food and ServiceThis was a great intimate spot that had an amazing menu that was above and beyond the descriptions. My boyfriend and I did the food and wine pairing menu and we were blown away. The foods was literally as good as it was when I was in Italy and the wine pairing couldn't be more perfect. This is very fit for foodies, not for somebody wanting to go to Olive Garden. The service was awesome and we felt very pampered in this tiny cute place. I will for sure go again and will recommend to all my friends. Great for a small group and even better for a romantic dinner.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA complete delight!Dined there twice now and DOC has been extraordinary experience. Loved it all, especially the unanticipated adventures with the food and the eclectic, yet perfect, choices of wines that come with the meals. The service was nearly flawless as the staff moved throughout the small room, never too far away and never too near. Cutlery was added and removed as needed, wine was refreshed promptly, questions were answered, hot stuff was hot, cold stuff was cold. The speed may be a bit slow for some, bit it was just right for me. Some children may not be comfortable since most of the experience is about the food and wine and the conversations among happy people. A complete delight!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved romantic gem, tuckedI loved romantic gem, tucked snugly within the bosom of this wonderfully revitalized neighborhood. It offered the perfect mix of wonderful food, attentive service with an ambience of pleasure all around. We had the flat iron steak and salmon and they were both tender and succulent.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful gemWe went to DOC for the first time and fell in love. The smallness of the place was intriguing. We had their preset 5-course dinner and wine match and everything was delicious. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend the place.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome placeDOC is a perfect place for celebrating a special occasion, entertaining friends or family, or escaping the kitchen night....The quaint dining room and open kitchen feels like you are at home with a private chef preparing you a great meal. The food and wine pairings and the quality and attention to detail made this a memorable evening....Everything was delicious, save room for unique dessert combinations. On the short list of "must go back!"5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!Best negroni ever and the tasting menu was so Devine. How do they do it in that tiny open kitchen? Love DOC! Our favorite in a neighborhood full of fabulous places.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSpot OnThis place nails it when it comes to dinner. They have really set up a unique experience for their guests. You really felt like you had discovered a secret location being that you enter through the kitchen before making it to your table. I loved that I was eating a high class meal while listening to hip hop artist Atmosphere. Seems like it should not work but it does. The food was absolutely incredible. These are very talented chefs. The waitstaff was very attentive and gave us recommendations for other places based on the dishes that we enjoyed the most. Another hidden gem in NE that really reminds you what upscale dining is supposed to be.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA good experience except one detailFood and drink-wise, this place has become one of my top five restaurants in Portland. And overall, we received really good service. Our only complaint is that when I arrived (ahead of my group), the server didn't walk me to our table, but rather, she nodded to the back and informed me that our table was the last one on the right; it's always in the details that make a something great.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAn intimate dining experienceIt was her birthday. She is a bit of an oenophile with a discriminating palate. We wanted a quiet place where we could enjoy a private table for two. DOC was perfect and she was made happy!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFun times at DOCThe food was very good. We decided to get the tasting plate. The plates were small, but they added up over time and it ended up being a lot of food. We sat on the front patio and had a wonderful evening. It was definitely an evening to remember.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMImportant business meeting but...You'd never know it! We decided to have an important business meeting to introduce a new concept and team. We had heard great things about DOC. The weather was great so we ended up sitting outside. The team at DOC took over from their recommending we shose from the menu or they could serve up their planned menu for the evening. We took their recommendations including wine and felt like we were in a cafe setting and not a business session. Marvelous food. We had the manager select the wine and he follow a progression that improved with each bottle! We start with a great French Rose and ended with a marvelous Italian red. I can't remember how many in between...
I travel and enterain I found the quality exception at a great price.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie experienceIncredible food. As you sit right next to the kitchen it is like being in a cooking show.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDOC is like no other restaurantDOC is like no other restaurant in Portland. One enters through a small yet very functional kitchen to get to the dining area, which is equally small and seats about 20-24 diners.
The menu is small compared to many other places yet well organized . On any given night there is a choice of 3 " entrees"
The primi has a few choices of salads or small plates.
The Gnudi was well prepared and very tasty, 3 of the four in our group had it and the other dish chosen was cod. All were tastefully prepared and presented .
This was my second trip to DOC and I was very impressed with the quality of food and service.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA portland foodie gemA small restaurant with minimal seating and staff maintaining an intimate atmosphere where the focal point of the experience is the food & drink. The food is seasonally appropriate and fresh from the local farmers markets, prepared with flawless execution and creativity. The wine list suits the intimate atmosphere by providing unique gems without an overwhelming book of options. If you have the time, the chefs tasting menu is a must and would be incomplete without the wine pairing. Overall, an inspiringly unique dining experience with vibrant flavors and perfect pairings worthy of any foodies must visit list.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food that was well executedGreat food that was well executed and the staff was very attentive. I will definitely go back:)4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMsecond visit and still love itThis is a very small wonderful restaurant and I hesitate to give it the glowing recommendation it deserves because then everyone will try to go there and it will be harder to get in!!! Chef''s menu is the best way to go - multiple courses, good variety of dishes, everything is tasty and fabulous. You can order ala carte, but its not as interesting or exciting. Impeccable service. Wines are always interesting and their specialty is Italian wines. Their sommelier is very knowledgable. I also like that its relatively quiet, so its possible to have a good conversation.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, presented in aGreat food, presented in a unique way. Loved the view into the kitchen4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great and theService was great and the food fantastic - welcoming, cozy atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have enjoyedMy wife and I have enjoyed D.O.C on three occasions and have always found the food and service to be outstanding. Our latest dining adventure was on a Saturday night, first seating, and I found the place to be noisier than previous times...3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWalking through the kitchenWalking through the kitchen to be seated is so fun. There is nothing normal about their menu. I felt I needed an interpreter for nearly every word on the menu, however. The staff was fantastic but I resorted to my iPhone for definitions. Having said that, everything we all had was delicious! Bring your eyeglasses. The wine list is extensive and very small print.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOurs was a special birthdayOurs was a special birthday celebration between long-distance lovers trying to make the very most of the time we get to be together. DOC could not have been a more perfect way to celebrate her and us in the lingering way of beautiful food and wine. It would take her understanding of food to give justice to the food prep, and as I am now back in Denver, she's not readily available for comment. But from this food novice (and she would agree but with prettier words), I will say simply... perfect. And thank you.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMInsert Superlative HereWe decided to try DOC for our anniversary. We were in no hurry, so had the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was Truly Extraordinary. In a city full of great food, DOC is hovering at the rarefied top of the list. The service was attentive, the kitchen leisurely. The next course was never put on the table before the last was savored and removed. (I'm still dreaming of crab risotto.) The server explained each dish and the provenance of the wine that accompanied it, even bringing us a wine list highlighting the wines we'd enjoyed. We will return with pleasure, and I'm having the risotto. A tip to the hearing impaired: the noise level in this crowded venue is sufficient to give privacy without making you strain to hear your tablemates.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRad Restaurant Concept & AmbienceI love the ambience of this restaurant! I have never seen a restaurant where you enter into the kitchen. It is literally an open kitchen which is a part of the restaurant. Two younger, happy, talented guys (Chef & Sous Chef) run the kitchen dressed in plaid shirts and jeans. Two servers serve the entire under 30 seat restaurant, and make your cocktails. And then there is one dishwasher. You can actually see all of the back of the house stuff happen right in front of your eyes. We sat at a communal table and had fun meeting the other diners, but still felt we could have our own private meal. The food was great, with some dishes being amazing like the gnudi. There was a lot of wine if you do the wine pairings. I'd definitely go back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWith 5-6 people, I would suggestWith 5-6 people, I would suggest getting the tasting menu as you would get to taste everything off the menu.
They had a great listing of italian wines to pair with the food. To top off the experience, the chefs were both adorable and capable young men.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant lived up toThis restaurant lived up to everything we had heard. Excellent! Would highly recommend it!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI really loved eating at DOC.I really loved eating at DOC. This extremely cozy, small restaurant has you walk through the open kitchen to the dining area, and the service I received was absolutely stellar, with one exception (They charged me for the wine pairing, which I didn't get, accidentally...and I didn't notice until I had left. Oops!) -- I had the tasting menu, which was served to me very quickly but not in a way that made me feel rushed. It was a real pleasure sitting near the kitchen and watching them cook and prep the food! And the food itself was stellar, each dish subtly complementing the other and the presentation masterful yet homey as well. I am very impressed with the style of this restaurant!2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. The service comesGreat food. The service comes off as a bit pretentious. They like a lot of things their way or the highway. Overall it was great but be prepared to spend some $ as not only is the food VERY expensive so are all of the cocktails and wine. I would only go back for a special occasion.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM