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East India Co. Grill & Bar
East India Co. Grill & Bar

East India Co. Grill & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eicpdx.com
  • Email: info@eicpdx.com
  • Phone: (503) 227-8815
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 Am - 2:00 Pm; Happy Hours: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 Pm - 7:00 Pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 Pm - 9:30 Pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On 11th between Yamhill & Taylor
  • Public Transit: The Portland street car stops right outside our restaurant at 11th & Taylor.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking and public parking lots within 2 blocks.
A word from East India Co. Grill & Bar
East India Co Grill & Bar offers a delectable journey and redefines the perception of Indian food. The romantic interior combines seductive Indian richness and sparkle, with dramatic lighting, and 1800"s sepia photographs.

Subtle complex marinades using time honored Indian grilling methods created by seasoned master chefs reflect the food trends in today's India. The menu remains true to classic Indian recipes but is served with verve and style. All of this along with our hospitality and innovative signature cocktails makes for a unique dining experience.

The restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland on 11th avenue between Yamhill and Taylor. We are open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner Monday through Saturday. We invite you to join us for the East India experience.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was terrific. We had a number of dishes and they were all great. They were busy but we did not feel neglected. The room is big, but does not have that echoing loud quality. The wait staff recommended a reasonably priced Indian wine, which seemed a bit sweet, but as she said, it did go well with the food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal. Service was very slow. Took nearly 15 minutes for a server to come by with water, then another 15 before drinks, a beer and a glass or wine, showed up and our order was taken. 30 minutes later our meals arrived. It appeared only one server was helping in the restaurant. We had the Korma and the Tikka Masaala. Both good. Woulndn't make an effort to go back, but wouldn't say no if someone really wanted to go."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "While the food was good, the service was very poor. We waited 25 minutes after being seated for anyone to even approach the table. The staff seemed very disorganized, with the host also working as server, and whatever else she could think of. Food came out late, some items forgotten. The menu was confusing, as we thought we each ordered an entree, only to have it come out family style with one little cup of rice. We did see on other tables full plates, each with a cup of rice, the server wasn't very forthcoming on how to order. I'm sure if you went there frequently, you could learn how it goes, but this was our first time. Regardless, be prepared to wait. Oh, and if they try to sell you the Indian white wine, don't do it, you were warned."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service.... well. They were short staffed and busy the night we dined there so maybe it was a fluke? More important however was the food! Yum. Well executed, tasty, fresh. What more can you ask for? Yeah that's right, good service. We'll try again and let you know about that."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Top notch Indian food, hard to beat in Metro area. Welcoming staff and nice atmosphere. Appetizer: Tandoori Khumbi (grilled mushrooms) -very recommended, nice meaty texture and smoky flavor. Vindaloo - HOT! Ask for yogurt or something to cut the heat. Garlic Kulcha - light and flavorful. Menu is a little confusing for those eating vegan style. One dish was marked vegan but the ingredient list included cream. Upon asking, our server said it was not vegan but she was very savvy to point out an option that was. The website lists a separate vegan section, but the menu doesn't have the list the same way; look for items marked with "(V)", but be sure to ask if that is your concern."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "EIC has an interesting ambiance for an Indian restaurant. They're going for a romantic, up scale image and come close to hitting mark on the romantic part. We sat at a booth, roomy and comfortable. Service was prompt, waitress was a little overbearing. Bussing service was impeccable, hats off to that. The cocktail my date got, chile infused gin with cucumbers, was awful. No hint of chile and the cucumber was muddled into the gin, giving the impression of an over-sweetened grass jelly soda. Their wine selection was limited, but interesting. Tasting notes were almost exactly backwards. Appetizers were lackluster, entrees were note worthy. Not an authentic experience and nothing to write home about, but worth a night out for entrees and wine."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! The environment perfect to relax and enjoy an evening with friends."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I love Indian food, for my birthday, my friends took me out to East India Co. because it sounded authentic and I was curious. WOW! I was not disappointed. I had to change my reservation time and they had no trouble accommodating us. They seated us promptly when we arrived. The food was magnificent. I told the waiter "as spicy as you can make it" thinking I might get a little jolt (like most rest. in OR, that don't know the meaning of spice). This was HOT! Broke a sweat out on my forehead for sure. One of the waiters came by and asked how we were doing, saw that I was a little 'over-spiced' and brought some yogurt to the table to cool things down a little. Great Food! Great Staff! Great time! I highly recommend them."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Hubby and I went there for a nice meal. I surmise that because we didn't buy alcohol we weren't worth the servers time. For what we spent, I expect a server to do more than put my order in the computer. She didn't once check on us to see if we needed anything and I had to go to the hostess stand to ask for my check. Service means a lot to me. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything we've had at East India Company is now a favorite! Samosas, delicately spiced saag paneer, vindaloo curry that has enough flavor to stand up to the heat. And the naan...omigosh, a meal in itself. The service is so-so, but the food and ambiance outweigh it."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Nothing special and we could barely eat the food - it was too spicy, bread chips too salty, no ice in water (badly needed) and no warning or choice of spicing was offered. Location was good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Because of our love for Indian food and my wife's vegan diet, I chose East India Co. Bar and Grill for our Valentine's Day dinner. The food was great and the price was also very good for the meal and the occasion. The service was definitely good, but not outstanding. The only downside was that despite a very nice dining area, the tables were fairly close together and they only had three booths. Despite all three booths being open at the time of our reservation, we were not given the opportunity to sit in one, leaving us to sit in a bit of a noisier area. All that said, the noise was not overbearing, and the food, atmosphere, price, and service were definitely good enough to make this a regular dining spot for us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have eaten here over the years since its opening. Never disappointed. Grilled lamb with pickles and mango chutney added was, as usual, delicious. Sarah, our wait person, is an old friend after these many years and she is perfect. Don't wait; make a date!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "East India Co. is my favorite Indian restaurant in Portland. Great food, elegant décor, good service. The owner takes a personal interest in the food and service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very good food. Service was exceptional, attentive and informative without being intrusive. Enjoyed the food, the ambiance the price for the lunch specials was most affordable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were great but the service was really inattentive."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I had been here previously for a rehearsal dinner and decided that we would like to go back. They did not disappoint! It's a beautiful restaurant with a lot of color and flair without being tacky. I loved the pillows, napkin rings, it was clear that no detail had been overlooked. They had live music ( a sitar I think?) which really set the ambiance. Our server was awesome! I cannot remember his name but he was very helpful and gave us the perfect amount of attention, as well as being very knowledgable of the menu entrees and beverages. The food was fabulous! They have a bunch of different types of naan- we tried three of them! All in all our experience was fantastic! Will absolutely be returning!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Attentive staff, good food. Plenty of room for our group of 7 and a quiet setting. Really nice."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We go here occasionally, and it is always good. If you are vegan and gluten-challenged and want to eat with friends who aren't, they have you covered. And the service is always attentive without being over-solicitous."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Delicious, well-spiced dishes were nicely presented. Some dishes were quite spicy, which we loved. Portions were just right, except the rice, which was quite small. When we asked for more rice, they charged us $4, which seems a bit petty for a restaurant that clearly is catering to a more upscale clientele. That said, prices were very reasonable and we enjoyed a very nice dinner with friends in a cozy booth. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "East India Trading Company was really a fantastic place to have our date night. We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and custom cocktails."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Very good India food. The quality of the ingredients is noticeable from the competition. Reserve a head of time for a booth. I recommend this to any one that loves India food and is looking for a well appointed dinning experience. I have been in four times now for lunch and dinner and have not been disappointed."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "While the food is very solid, the portions are quite small for the price. This is especially true for meat dishes. The restaurant also did not register our opentable reservation."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We're always on the lookout for good restaurant locations near the Schnitz, for dinner before symphony. We've added East India to the lineup. The location is good, an easy walk, service is attentive and efficient, and the food is very good. A note of caution, spicy means SPICY! Doesn't look like much from the exterior, but definitely a gem."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I keep coming back, but It's frustrating to love the food but dislike the service. Watching several times, it seems the management 'requires' staff to work one ticket at a time, a large group overwhelms them. You wait even for a simple request. But go for the food if you crave a great Sagg, Curry or Lamb. As you order, keep in mind the 'small looking' serving dishes are traditional and deceiving. The portions are actually substantial. A good executive chef would discard them all for a presentation worthy of the wonderful food. Be specific on your timing or everything might come out all at the same time. When ordering from the bar, be prepared to wait maybe even past your appetizer. I'll be back soon, maybe this time for take-out."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Excellent service and food. I've had lunch and dinner here and enjoyed both. Nice upscale interior as opposed to the buffet joints...."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "A wonderful Indian Food restaurant in Portland. This restaurant was wonderful."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We love this place! The food is authentic - wonderfully fresh and well seasoned. The naan is hot and done perfectly. It's a great place for a date or for an intimate meal with friends. Best Indian food in town."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We were visiting from Texas and found this great Indian place downtown. Thought we would get poor service from the other reviews but went cause of the good reviews on the food. Was pleasantly surprised to get both. Waiter also very knowledgeable about the food. Good for both vegetarian (me) and non-vegetarian (husband) couples."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Took my Nephew to experience Indian food for the first time. Staff were confident in their recommendations and urging us to try new things. The food was delicious. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This is probably the best Indian Food I have had in Portland. The presentation is beautiful on many of the dishes. If you like spicy, you will love it. If you don't, ask the server for non-spicy suggestions. We had great service the entire night."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Loved the food and was impressed with quick and friendly service. The atmosphere was very nice too. We received great advice from the waiter for the wine and food. Will definitely go back soon."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "There were 4 of us and we thought it was the best dining experience we had had in quite a while. I think it is the nicest Indian restaurant in town. The food was really good - excellent taste and presentation. The staff were very friendly and professional - way above average for Portland."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I took my girlfriend here to celebrate the fact that she had finished a major thesis project. We were able to snag one of the booths in the back of the restaurant to have ourselves a romantic dinner. The cocktails were excellent and the food was very good. This is easily one of my favorite places for Indian food in Portland."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The mushroom appetizer was fun. The makrani paneer was creamy and delicious. The chicken vindaloo was satisfyingly spicy. Pass on the house rose, unless you like very sweet wine but the Oregon Pinot Gris was a good compliment to the meal."
    Dined on 10/12/2013