Grace - Portland
Fantastic EverythingGrace was recommended to us by a friend and we did not waste anytime making reservations before coming into town. Our first night in Portland we heard to Grace and of course we fell in love with the way they converted the old space. After sitting down and lookin at the menu our mouths would not cease to salivate. Our server recommended some great starters, cheeses and entrees all of which we took. Overall the night was spectacular. I will say the only thing that confused us was the music which ranged from 90's hits to today's hits-which slightly took away from the romantic and quaint vibe but it did make us laugh5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible ambience infused withstained glass colors at sunset. Food preparation and combinations were unusual and the flavor matches were outstanding which pleased us as we chose this restaurant over others because their menu did not include the usual items and pairings. Even our Portlander foodies were impressed. However, the entre portion size was less than expected for the price range. In my opinion, you cannot beat the ambience not the acoustics for controlling sound in such a large setting. We were seated under the balcony which contained our conversation to our table and greatly reduced general noise levels for our hearing impaired guest allowing conversation to flow freely.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Combination of Food & DecorThe menu selection is stellar and the quality is superb. The pictures do not do it justice on the web. It is a wonderful experience seeing the old church design.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe might not be "foodies"We might not be "foodies" but we very much enjoy interesting menu items. Our choices were well prepared and presented and delightful. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The four of us had a most enjoyable time and plan future visits.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIf I could have given sixIf I could have given six stars for service and ambiance, I would have! It was delightful. The menu was challenging and I think my sister and I (both in our mid-60s) ordered a good cross-section to get an overall sense, though we understand it changes daily. We're both from way-out-of-town so probably won't get back anytime soon, but we do highly recommend it to one and all (maybe not small children...).4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful pre-theater dinner.Wonderful pre-theater dinner. The server was aware of our evening plans and there was no delay in being served or getting the check. I believe Open Table should have a way of noting the cost of the restaurants that are part of their system.
Grace was more costly than I had expected, but the meal was excellent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved grace! As my twoWe loved grace! As my two kids did too! Good & service far exceeded our expectations4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Church of FoodBeautiful former church, the ambiance is stunning. The food combinations are outstanding, our service was excellent, great wines. A definite must do restaurant. Parking is scarce, be prepared to walk some.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery interesting space withVery interesting space with a great menu. Service was good but not exceptional.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a delightful surprise - MonkfiIt's hard to choose from the elegant menu because what comes is so hard to describe. I was delighted with the plate as it was set before me. Surprised that the ingredients were as listed, but in a different form than which I'd imagined from the server's description, still I was pleased with the resulting palate tingling combination!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGrace is an architecturalGrace is an architectural marvel and a culinary gem!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly a surprise dining experience!My husband and I stayed at a local Inn which recommended Grace as a dining spot for us. We we very pleased with the experience. The unique decor aside (yes, you are eating in what used to be a church, complete with stain glass windows and all), both of our meals were absolutely delicious! I had the rabbit which was tender, juicy and crazy flavorful, and my husband had the black bass, which he too thought was delicious. We arrived right at 5:00 p.m. when the restaurant opened, so no crowds, no noisy clamor to contend with, and we had our waitresses undivided attention...Great! I would definitely recommend this place.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant and unique atmosphere.ExcePleasant and unique atmosphere.Excellent service. Food lovely to view and enjoy. Highly recommend.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGrace is a former church renovatedGrace is a former church renovated into a restaurant and has beautifully done and the acoustics are quite good as well considering the vast openness. The service and food was very good and the atmosphere was good too. The only drawback was that the menu and wine list were very limited.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodieTripWe throughly enjoyed our evening at Grace. The menu choices were interesting and varied we enjoyed everything we had. There was music that evening so we were able to go upstairs and have a liquor and listen to the music. Wonderful end to a great evening. I would highly recommend Grace to anyone visiting Portland.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ambiance and service!Upon entering Grace, I was struck by the beauty and architecture of the old church turned into a restaurant. The modern art and center bar made this hot spot feel like a restaurant, rather than a house of worship. Grace had an excellent wine, beer and cocktail list. The food was good, but not outstanding.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite spotGrace has quickly become our favorite dinner spot. The rabbit chicken and hanger steak are all outstanding3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Ambiance and much moreGrace has become a favorite dining spot for my husband and myself. And we love to take our friends and family from out of town. The church setting coud not be more gorgeous. Beyond the ambiance, the food is above the bar and the staff are terrific. We never had a disappointing experience at Grace :)3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great restaurant. BeautifulWhat a great restaurant. Beautiful to look at and amazing food and atmosphere.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDThe setting was "divine" in this old church. The service was friendly and efficient. The menu was not as clear as it could be and was a bit pretentious. The food was very good, but the prices were a bit high for what one got.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMUniqueUnique - A special place. If you are in Portland this is one have-to-visit place. And it's not just the atmosphere. The food is fantastic.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a Date!The overall experience was excellent. The food was exceptional, service was prompt and server was very polite. The atmosphere is great for a quiet dinner date. The inside architecture definitely provides a unique dining experience. I my only critique is that if you are vegan, there is not much for selection. I would recommend this location for special occasion if you have some dispensable income.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWalking into the restaurantWalking into the restaurant left us speechless. It was beautiful and inviting. Not too fancy yet high class dining.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first experience at GraceOur first experience at Grace was very nice. Atmosphere was excellent and would highly recommend for a special occasion. Food was delicious; however, somewhat over-priced for comparable restaurants in the hot Portland dining venues. Desert was highly recommended and although we were too full to eat-in, we ordered the "banana cake" to take home. I have to say it was extremely disappointing, expecially for the price! An extremely small (1-1/2 inch in diameter) hard ball which seemed as though it was a day old; alon with that was a small ball of some sour cream and chocolate...defintely not worth the $8.00!3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Appetizers andOutstanding Appetizers and Entrees. Can't wait to go back.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. Food isI love this place. Food is decent but not off the charts amazing. Really you go for atmosphere and service. It's so beautiful I've gone three times this month. Highly recommend.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ambience, outstandingFantastic ambience, outstanding service. Unique flavor combinations Great for special occasions as it is a touch pricey, but worth it. Outstanding service!1/4/2013 12:00:00 AM