wonderful brunchWe had a delicious brunch for a reasonable price. I had the chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs and fry bread. The breakfast potatoes were fabulous - and my daughter had wonderful french toast with strawberries. The manager came by to check on us and Vitaly Paley was there making sure everything was in order. I liked the ambiance of the place. I would like to go back and try more things. Definitely a great brunch place - and did I mention the bloody mary was nice and spicy?5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, healthy and exceptionalWonderful food. Vitaley Paley has it nailed with this one. Terrific very fresh and expertly prepared dishes long on fresh local vegetable sides. My favorite way to eat.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM40th Birthday LunchI took a friend to the Imperial today for a birthday lunch. Everything was impeccable. The server was helpful, efficient and very friendly. The food selection was fantastic and they were great able accommodating some of my dietary restrictions. Would go back anytime.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent location in theExcellent location in the downtown area. Very vibrant atmosphere. Food selection rotates with the seasons.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were fantastic! The restaurant was noisy, but not oppressively so.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMImperial is in our Top FiveWe have so enjoyed Imperial, both for lunch and dinner. Incredible food and excellent service. We will be back again for sure.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for brunch for ourWe went for brunch for our son's 28th birthday. We found the menu varied, but not overwhelming, good choices for a range of tastes, excellent coffee. Try the beignets, much better than New Orleans, great pastrami hash, french toast. Our service was very good. I did get a look of annoyance from the hostess when I asked the music be turned down slightly and they did comply. Really wish resturants in general would treat music as truly background noise which is barely noticeable, rather than something that you have to yell over to be heard. This is a general complaint, not specific to Imperial. We will be back for dinner at some point.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery loud. Waited long timeVery loud. Waited long time between app and entree. Otherwise, good food and great company to enjoy it with.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a special lunch forIt was a special lunch for a friend's birthday, and was exceptionally delicious.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of four had a lovelyOur group of four had a lovely time. The wait staff was very attentive without being overly hovering.
Our food choices were fine. We all enjoyed ourselves.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBlown away!Always looking for a blow me away culinary experience, we try many new places.We are not often impressed,, but we had an amazing dinner at Imperial. If you appreciatecomplex flavor, beautiful presentation, great service surrounded by a hip, romantic ambiance, thenImperial will WOW you!One of our Fav dinners in all of PDX and we have tried many...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI had heard good things aboutI had heard good things about the restaurant, and they proved they were worth all the praise. The food, along with everything else, was fantastic. We highly recommend it. A new favorite!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eat!I highly recommend Imperial. The food is creative, wonderfully presented and delicious and the price was a good value. The service was great, which led for an enjoyable meal. I'm on the fence about Paley's Place, but Imperial by far a terrific restaurant. Highly recommend.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food incorporating interestinGreat food incorporating interesting blends of flavors -- definitely not the traditional fare. If you are interested in fun and interesting food, this is the place for you.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI like to judge my brunchI like to judge my brunch experience by how well a place can do the basics. Chef Paley and his crew get it right. My friend and I had the french toast and pancakes, along with sides of bacon. Perfect! Attentive staff came back twice to bring more real maple syrup, the catsup was house made, and, we were so impressed, the sides of bacon had about 6 slices per plate! Who does that? Imperial's take on a Moscow Mule cocktail had us asking for a quart of it ''to go''.(Not that we could, of course, but one can always hope). I was unabashedly slurping every last bit of moisture from the bottom of the mug.
Perfect everything..We drove up from McMinnville/ Salem, respectively, and worth the drive4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. Our onlyThe food was great. Our only issue was that the food was brought out very quickly; appetizers before we had even gotten our wine. We felt a little rushed through the experience and felt like it would have been nicer to feel like we had a little more time to enjoy our romantic dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwe always sit at the bar withwe always sit at the bar with Brandon. He is fantastic and a huge asset to Imperial.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent meal! On theAn excellent meal! On the suggestion of the chef Paley who stopped by our table, we ordered the duck meatballs and pork secreto. I'm still dreaming about that pork. So yummy!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat!For a Friday, end-of-the-week treat, Paley's Imperial Restaurant is perfect. Beautiful setting, excellent service and superb food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service. Great food.great service. Great food. The hostess Amanda was very charming and helpful.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTop recommendation for anyoneTop recommendation for anyone to go to. A friend and I go to different restaurants every week, always high end so you can probably figure out the list. This was by far the best one in our opinions. The chefs are some of Portland's beas obviously and the food and service are incredible. Another thing we both noticed was that they have paid particular attention to the noise issue. Too many of the new hot spots are so noisy that we cannot talk. Imperial has taken steps to softened the hard surfaces and their efforts pay off really well.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Chef Paley's counterHad the opportunity to sit at the Chef's Counter and met Vitaly Paley. The food was incredible and he couldn't have been more gracious. Dining alone I got to enjoy the meals being prepared in front of me and saw the love and attention that went into every dish. The Italian made wood fired grill is a work of art. I had grilled oysters with an excellent herb sauce for starters. Salad was an incredibly fresh and bright Kale salad with the perfect amount of dressing and a delicious sunflower brittle. I also had deliciously prepared and seasMain course was Secreto which is an uncommon cut of pork that is lean and perfectly done by being wood fire grilled. Match it all with a great Pinot and a magnificent Chef and it was a meal to remember3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIn the restaurant business,In the restaurant business, too many people focus on the business side of things and not enough on the food. That's not the case at Imperial, where it's clear that everyone there truly loves great food. We had the fried rabbit and pork shoulder, and both were fantastic. All the meats are expertly cured, smoked or otherwise prepared with extra care in-house. One of the best meals in a long time.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, great service.Wonderful food, great service. A little bit noisy which quieted down later in the evening.
Definitely a place to recommend and to return to in the future.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cool restaurant withVery cool restaurant with delicious food! The spicy carrot soup was amazing!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding, creativityFood was outstanding, creativity with proper execution. Best meal I had in Portland3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM