Interesting Combinationof regional German, Austrian, Hungarian cuisine West to East along Danube River. Excellent food, beautifully prepared, very good, friendly service. Be aware space can be tight and tables are so close in some areas of this small restaurant that you can touch your neighbors. Nevertheless a favorite spot to return to when in Portland.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulGreat food, amazing restaurant. Definitely will be coming back for more.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good serviceWe always enjoy dinner at Gruener. Not your hockey German schnitzel and spaetzle menu, but good quality, modern Central European food, creatively put together and the presentation is lovely. An interesting wine list goes wel with the food. I could fill up on the pretzel bread and have to restrain myself from not doing so before the food arrives. Friendly, attentive service. On the downside I always feel I am somehow sitting in a hallway. The bencHi sat on is not overly comfortable.
All in all, a nice evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, not crazy expensive!2 days before, the sous chef called me to discuss gluten-free options & offered to have special desserts on-hand for the night of our reservation --- VERY impressive!! This was our first time at Gruner, great wait staff with knowledge of wine list. Once food was ordered, came out in a timely fashion. Very casual crowd & laid-back atmosphere. The charcuterie plate is to die for, I'm still dreaming of their mortadella!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service!Fantastic food and service! The waitstaff was very attentive and super nice which always makles for a great dining experience. The food was awesome!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice place, typical food,very nice place, typical food, good service, place to be recommended4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was quite unusual and well prepared with lovely presentation. The only drawback was that we had to wait 15 or 20 minutes for our reservation and there was no place to sit or stand except right in the waiters' path. Of course it was raining, so standing outside was not an option.
We will recommend Gruner to our friends and return ourselves4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic all around. CanFantastic all around. Can be a bit loud. Great service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice experience. DinnerVery nice experience. Dinner reservation was at 7, and we didn't leave until about 10:30. Never felt rushed. The food was excellent. The service was attentive but not over bearing. I would return and recommend.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food. My 'West End'Delicious food. My 'West End' cocktail was a divine take on a Manhattan, my fave drink.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 3 dinner companions andMy 3 dinner companions and I were pleasantly pleased with all the dishes we selected. Starting with the bread, soup and salads, all were especially tasty. The main courses were just as delicious. We were too full to try dessert, but the choices looked interesting. Also, the service was very good, but not overly intrusive.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service; food isExcellent service; food is top notch, although dining there multiple times and witnessing menus change it is hard to not get the tasties we had last time. A great restaurant! Love the beer & wine menus, and their homemade pretzels! Hope if they do a second place will consider Sellwood!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood not greatGood food
Limited menu for repeat visitors
Wine list could benefit from additional attention1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMThe front door is in a strangeThe front door is in a strange spot and looks right at a table, so it took us a second to figure out that it really was the front door. (no markings on it). Once we got inside everything was great, from the service to the food, everything was really amazing.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM