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Irving St Kitchen
Irving St Kitchen

Irving St Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.irvingstreetkitchen.com
  • Phone: (503) 343-9440
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:30-6:00 Dinner: Sun 5:00-9:30 Mon 5:30-10:00, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm. Brunch: Sat/Sun 10am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Schafer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Irving St Kitchen
Irving St. Kitchen is located in the Pearl District of Portland.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is always good. You can't go wrong with anything."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We were looking for a good restaurant that we'd never been to before while the little guys were with the babysitter. This was a great find. However, it did turn out we had been to the location before when it was a different restaurant. The food was great and the service prompt. The dessert list looked amazing, but we didn't save enough room. We'll definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Aesthetically perhaps one of the best in Portland. The host was a delight. Our server was beyond awful and this is the second time I have had Pam, and each time was horrible. Totally inefficient, distant, rude, can’t even get the basics right, like asking if you need sugar with iced tea and coffee...and no ice in the iced tea. She is terrible on every level, doesn’t check back, doesn’t refill drinks, something was undercooked and she was obnoxious about it. If we go back we will refuse to sit in her section. It's sad to have such a beautiful restaurant ruined by a lousy employee."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food and service. Little pricey, but good for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I'm always impressed everytime I go. The service, the food, and of course the butterscotch pudding is a must."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had friends in from Baltimore and wanted to show them how good food in Portland could be...we were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in and were greeted to the moment we left we were treated very well. Everyone's meal was delicious and the drinks were divine."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Irving street kitchen constantly amazes me with its wonderful menu and incredible service. I will be going back as soon as I can"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I've been coming to the Kitchen for some time now, and have always enjoyed it. Recently, I took my sweetie here for the first time, and we had a wonderful meal. We originally got seated in the middle of the restaurant, but the hostess was gracious when we asked if we could sit in a more secluded spot, and she put us in a booth. The service was impeccable, the wines wonderful, and the food delightful. The owners clearly think about quality meat, local veggies and interesting pairings. They were also more than willing to create sides that fit within our grain-free diet. It can be quite noisy, so I'd take that into account when planning a romantic dinner, but it's not horrible. This truly is one of the hidden gems on the West side."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I really want to like this place - but at the end of the meal I have to say it was mediocre at best. The four of us were looking forward to dining at Irving St - consensus at the end of the meal was that there are far better places to eat in Portland. I cannot recommend this place and I doubt we will be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great location, great physical layout - open,but with several curtained off booths and nooks and crannies. I had the scrambled egg nachos - which is a stretch for me asw I rarely order eggs in a restaurant. Was wonderful - nice mix of crunch, eggs, cheese, salsa. Great!! Wife had donut sampler - all good. Had a fun time."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This was our first time here, and the only expectation we had was that the fried chicken dinner was to die for--so of course we ordered it, among other things! The chicken was good, but I've had better. The chilled white corn soup was a wonderful surprise, as were the fried oysters. Great beer menu, and I don't think there was a bad red wine on the list. And our server was perfect. We'll go back."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Irving St. Kitchen is my go to - had a long day, need a great meal - place. The food is seasonal, delicious, the dessert list is not to be missed! I might not have believed it possible to improve their butterscotch pudding - BUT THEY DID!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and very nice space. Great front of the house team - from hostess to wait staff to wine director. We went with some friends and they think we picked such a fantastic restuarant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was great, the genre inspired, and our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. However, my experience started off with a rude hostess who was incredibly annoyed by the presence of my service dog. She turned her back to me, told me to leave, demanded ID, and made a huge fuss when I insisted on my right to equal service as a disabled citizen. For your information, the American's With Disabilities Act, a federal law which supersedes all local health code policy. It is unlawful to exclude service dogs or their handlers. It is absolutely UNLAWFUL to require that the handler show proof of their disability or qualifications for their service animal and it is UNLAWFUL to require the service dog to wear any identifying gear."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is my second time to Irving St Kitchen and I would definitely recommend. Lots of positives: Location: On the outskirts of the Pearl chaos so quieter and parking is easier Ambience: Low key but classy. Bar is very comfortable and plenty of seating. Some booths are draped for privacy. I would never close the drapes but it definitely helps cut down on the noise Food: the main reason we go there. Very custom creations, not your usual brunch fair but extremely tasty and satisfying. Large servings. We all got a main brunch course, but shared sides of bacon, sausage and kale. Service: our server was quiet and accommodating, which is how they should be. If came to socialize with my server, I'd go alone."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had brunch here and was incredibly disappointed. Prices were ridiculous in lieu of the food served. Ordered the fried chicken waffle combo for $13, and the chicken piece was TINY (like a chicken nugget) and as if it was previously frozen. The waffle tasted like it was also frozen prior or perhaps came out of box. Service was fine and location was good. Too bad the food sucked, particularly for the price. :( Bummer. Never again..."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Did not like clams until I tried them here...spicy curry flavored - delicious."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have to give 3 stars because I had the fried chicken. But the steak my boyfriend got was terrible. It smelled funny and tasted like the meat was off (not sure if it was the butter or truffles that was the off putting flavor). Our waitress never came by to ask about our dinner, and we felt bad, so we didn't send it back. Also, we didn't get our corn bread till our dinner was almost over...we had to remind our waitress about it (we put our order in all at the same time). It would have been nice when she came to clear the table to ask if the steak was okay, since he left most of it on the plate. So disappointed since I love eating at Irving Street, but this last dinner left a bad taste in my mouth and I have no desire to return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great ambience, service and food. We had an enjoyable evening and we look forward to going again soon."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a great place! We sat outside and indulged in a superb Happy Hour menu...Delicious wine, yummy small plates, and excellent service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Really nice experience sitting outside this past weekend. Food was very good. Service was excellent. We enjoyed the fried chicken and lamb porterhouse. Green Goddess kale salad was outstanding. Recommend you give it a try."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was amazing, and there were dishes that satisfied the carnivore, the pescatarian, and the vegetarians. The staff was very attentive without being overbearing, and knowledgeable about all of their offerings. The noise level was a bit loud."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I took my family from out of town here and for days we kept reminiscing about how wonderful all the food was"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Anchored by a great wine list and a very creative menu (that changes daily), Irving Street Kitchen epitomizes what the Portland food scene is about. Yes, it's in the Pearl District and yes, it's not the cheapest place in the world, but there are plenty of great spots in PDX that fit that bill. The service was impeccable, the food prep was perfect and the overall experience for 4 adults over a long dinner was memorable. I'd do it again without hesitation. Kudos."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "always nice and friendly. Really good food. good atmosphere. Modern place. Great service. They are doing very well with kids. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great find at the last minute, we found our preferred choices limited on a Monday but were certainly not at all disappointed with our meals, drinks, wine or the friendly and attentive service, no undue pressure to rush, lamb and porchetta cooked to perfection and a starter charcuterie great too. Put this one near the top in Portland."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I've been here numerous times for brunch, happy hour, and dinner. Since I've moved to the neighborhood, this is one of my favorite spots!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had an out of town guest and went here for dinner. The food was very good, cocktails were outstanding, the service was adequate, and the must have dish, the butterscotch pudding for dessert was excellent. Also meatball appetizer when combined with a salad makes a very nice meal."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My family took me to this great spot for brunch. We had a separate area (they knew two children were coming and had paper on the table and crayons). The food was quite good but it took 15 minutes to order drinks; 20 minutes to get them; another 20 to start to order for very hungry children that came fairly quickly but they were finished with everything before someone came back to take the adults orders and then perhaps another 30 minutes plus, to get the food. There were a lot of people at the restaurant but far from full. It was a shame given that I very much liked my meal (but perhaps anything would have tasted good by then). If you are not hungry and want to truly dine over several hours, then it is the place. We may still go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food is fantastic. We LOVE the Sat/Sun Brunch. Our favorite is the Eggs Benedict with Salmon Lox and Arugula. Wait Staff is energetic, friendly and responsible. You have got to try the Bloody Mary's. I'v been around the country and the world and, by far, theirs is the best."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Love that reservations are accepted for brunch. The brunch menu was small but well rounded with some very creative dishes and more basic items for all to be able to find something. We started with coffee (yum) and their pastry sampler - so good. My sister had their version of eggs benedict that was fabulous - the hollandaise sauce was light, flavorful and done perfectly and the toast still nice and crunchy. I enjoyed a scrambled egg breakfast nacho dish that was served in a cast iron skillet - loved it. I loved the restaurant décor and will definitely be back here again soon with friends and family."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I've been here twice for brunch and loved it both times. Highly recommend the Bloody Mary, donut starter, egg sandwich! It does get busy so try and make a reservation."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I don't know how, but Irving St. Kitchen has managed to create a hip feeling restaurant heavily inspired by southern roots in Portland's Pearl District area. From milk bottle lights and mason jar table candles down to the menu (fried chicken with gravy, crawfish! and more), the delight was not just in the food but in the ambience as well. My family of three generations dined here and all loved it (from 10 to 70!). Be sure to dabble in the cocktails created by the chef, especially her Negroni recipe."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "As a diner I am very picky when it comes to handing out 5 star reviews. I am giving Irving St Kitchen 4 stars overall which is not to say that I was disappointed in any way. The menu has a southern tilt with many interesting choices and everyone in my party of four found something that they really wanted to try. The food is very well prepared and delicious. The atmosphere is also very nice, energetic, but not so loud that you can't have a dinner conservation. This is really a place for adults and I recommend it for date nights, anniversaries, and other special occasions as well as just a really good dinner during the week. Its a cool place."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We love Irving street kitchen. The service is friendly, though sometimes a little slow. Staff is knowledgeable about menu items and seasonal as well as staple entrees are consistently good. Wine list is not extensive and is overpriced but cocktails are good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great but our waiter was less than enthusiastic when it came to actually waiting on us, etc."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We have been here a few times, amazing food, great service. If you are just at the bar, and with one other person it is great, very fun, lively. If you are seated in the dining room with a group and trying to talk, it will be challenging. The noise level is just to high in there to carry on group conversation. If you can get a booth, they are better for sound."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "It was my 3 rd time to this restaurant, and always loved it. The other day the food was not that special and the service was appalling. There was 4 of us, we spent $350, and let me tell you it was NOT worth it"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here before a play and enjoyed each course immensely. We each started with a delicious cocktail and shared salads, starters, entrees and sides. Everything was excellent, artfully presented and prepared well. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the service. We waited for some time before our server came by to take our first order and there was a very long wait between the salad and entree courses. We will return, but hope that the service is a bit more attentive for our next visit."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I've been to Irving St Kitchen a few times and the service and food has been quite good. Not so much any more. On a sunday at noon and there are empty tables, I guess I'm late to the party because others must have figured this out already. We were seated right away. No issue there. The restaurant is nice and clean. It doesn't give you any feelings of wonderment. We did enjoy the bloody mary's. I think the menu tries too hard to be original and that is great, but you must deliver. I had the hash. It was a greasy oily mess. Not an attractive dish and lackluster flavor. The Croque Monsieur which would have been fantastic if they hadn't burnt the outside. It took nearly 45 min from the time we ordered until we got our food."
    Dined on 6/1/2014