Lovely varietyWe greatly enjoyed our interesting cocktails (a flaming Negroni!) and every dish we ordered--especially the sizzling mushrooms. The pear tart was heavenly! If you like dressing up for dinner and prefer a variety of small plates to large entrees, this is the place for you.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day at GraciesI took my wife out for a Mother's Day dinner at Gracie's and although I would consider it a little more formal we brought our 11 month old baby with us. He was messy and a little loud but everyone was very gracious. I really enjoyed our food and I would recommend it to any couple or small group. It was exceptional!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tasting menu is perfect.Many place has small plates, though Gracie's has them priced correctly, so you really can try many items and not overspend. My spouse had a simple salad, and I had a sausage lentil soup. The soup was particularly good. My spouse loves the trout almondine, which is consistently great. I had the halibut with snap peas, which was beautifully presented and the risotto, which was very good. We finished with three scoops of "Scoop" ice cream, which is always delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOld-style, elegant restaurant.This restaurant is a quality throw-back to a time of elegance. Music was delightful and just a hint in the background. Perfect volume level. Our server, Terry, was excellent. Dishes were well prepared and a good portion without being 'super sized'. Coffee was plentiful. We were there for brunch and there were many choices for any palate. This is a hidden gem and was perfect for celebrating Mother's Day.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous menuMy biggest complaint about Gracie's is that it was hard to decide what to order. Everything looked so good. I ended up getting the tricolor quinoa, asparagus and the scallops. I was pretty full, and it would have been better if I'd had a dining companion to share with. The scallops were tender and cooked perfectly. The food was simple and not overly seasoned. No heavy sauces, just the flavor of the food coming out. The atmosphere was great. High ceilings and ornate chandeliers. Formal and classy without seeming stuffy. I will definitely return here.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceOur family enjoyed the dinner at Gracie. The food is great and I loved the presentation. The price is reasonable also!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGracies, a unique experience.Portland has a large variety of great restaurants with good food. Gracies is no exception with farm to table choices and a good wine list. What separates Gracies is the atmosphere of the place. Set in a 101 year old hotel, everything speaks of another era. Very high ceilings, unique architectural ornamentation, a staff waiting in the wings to make sure your dining experience is all that it can be, Gracies is a great place for a romantic dinner or group gathering for a special night out. The food is good, the prices reasonable, the atmosphere excellent. Enjoy!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent, asService was excellent, as were the small plate choices. We loved the variety and will be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe Love Gracie'sWe've been to Gracie's a few times, all for brunch, and each time the food quality is wonderful and the service very efficient. On two of our visits we brought other couples with us and they all agree with us, very, very good. Their in-house smoked salmon is my husband's very favorite. I'm partial to their corned beef hash which has spinach mixed in that adds a nice colorful touch. If you're a fan of champagne, their Elizabeth Taylor cocktail is not to be missed.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Group Lunch Spot!Took a group of our admin staff as a thank you. Everyone loved the atmosphere and food.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a quiet family breakfast!We chose Gracie's for a Sunday brunch because of the quiet environment. Our group of six had an 80-year-old and a 60-year-old with hearing challenges. The carpet and drapes kept the extraneous noise down so that everyone could visit and enjoy breakfast.
For this reason alone we'll be back.
Oh, and we enjoyed the food as well!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPlan to make it a traditionPlan to make it a tradition with another couple to catch up on our lives. The small plates offer variety and good options. 3 of us had the roasted beet salad and would do it again. My husband really enjoyed the roasted asparagus. We shared the chili green beans with our entree. The service was perfect - concerned, sincere and calm. Don't miss the bread pudding.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and varied mealWe started with a cocktail from the Driftwood Room, which are always superb. We brought a bottle of wine, and the corkage fee is very reasonable at $15. We started with an asparagus salad and a small plate of ravioli caprese; both were delicious. We then had a salad course of a caesar and mixed greens; both were perfectly dressed. For the main courses, I ordered the NY steak and my spouse had the trout almondine. We really liked them both and had an order of forest mushrooms. For desert, we had the crunchy bread pudding with bourbon ice cream. We generally like bread pudding, and this one has moved into first place in Portland.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience. TheVery nice experience. The ambience was special and the service great. The food was good, but the choices not exceptional in my opinion.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet and elegant; excellentQuiet and elegant; excellent service and very good food. Great for a pre-theater dinner.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGracie's is great!What a great contrast to our previous night's dining disaster! Here was a warm welcome, cheerful service and unpretentious food in elegant surroundings. Excellent value and extraordinary menu. Our daughter was taken with the selection of non-alcoholic drinks and my wife's dark and mysterious cocktail had her making a note of the ingredients! We were guided through the novel menu by our splendid server. We went for the Gorgonzola cheese cake in a big way and my grilled smoked salmon was delicious. Try also the flatbread and seasoned potatoes. Excellent place.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved Gracies! Old HollywoodLoved Gracies! Old Hollywood style was lovely. Food, staff and whole experience was enjoyed. Prices reasonable, parking easy and I will be back.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice atmosphere, we hadVery nice atmosphere, we had Easter brunch. I had the eggs benedict and I am very particular about my eggs. They were cooked perfectly for me, very easy poached. The coffee was very good. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. We will be returning soon.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNostalgic and sumptuous atmosphereA wonderful morning in a favorite place...we used to eat here when it was The Mallory. Food was great with good presentation. Our only complaint was the immediate coolness of the waitress as soon as she saw we had a living social coupon. Disappointing response. We'd still return to such a gorgeous place.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPortland gemElegant room, quiet, new menu which is very vegetarian friendly and inventive. A triumph.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meals were well preparedThe meals were well prepared and attractively presented. The service was excellent. The prices quite reasonable. The bread pudding (made with butternut squash) was the best dessert I've tasted in years.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe perfect evening!Our server Tarah was very nice and attentive. We tried about 6 different plates and while all were wonderful my favorites were the scallops and gorgonzolla cheesecake- fabulous!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful birthday dinner!I went for my birthday and wow was this exactly what it looked like online! So beautiful, gorgeous old Hollywood ambiance, perfect genre of music playing in the background to compliment the ambiance. We're both vegetarians and this place doesn't lack for veg options! We ordered five dishes that we shared. And all I can say is AMAZING! The food was just divine--absolutely no complaints! Our server placed each of our orders in perfect time so all of our food was appropriately hot and served with no sense of waiting. Just perfectly timed! Can't wait to go back again!! We highly recommend this Gracie's for a fancy or special occasion dinner!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTransported to a Gentler Time.First time at Gracie's and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Private and quiet -- one of the few spots in Portland to offer this type of atmosphere. I felt like I was transported back to a gentler time when you can linger over lunch. I had the cob salad which was quite good, but there were many other options that were equally appealing. I will be back and would recommend Gracie's especially for a special occasion or a romantic evening.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Dining RoomLovely dining room, great service. The Beet Salad was great, the mushroom appetizers were too much money for the results, as were the potato fingers. The rest of the meal was very good. The all ala carte dinner menu was a surprise. They offered my daughter a free dessert for her birthday, but we were just too full. Very Nice all the way around.
I think I prefer Gracie's for brunch. My experience with them for a Sunday Brunch was just wonderful also.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never been disappointedI have never been disappointed at Gracie's. The total experience, food, service, ambiance, makes for a wonderful evening. I had the in-bone pork chop, done perfectly, and added a very tasty vegetable side. My wife enjoyed the delicious scallops. We shared a beet salad that was just right for two. By the way, if you order a martini with the house gin, New Amsterdam, it is delightful.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM