Irving St Kitchen
701 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Irving St Kitchen
- 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
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Irving St. Kitchen is located in the Pearl District of Portland.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
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Irving St Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 25, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (105)special occasion (62)neighborhood gem (57)good for groups (54)great for outdoor dining (53)great for brunch (47)hot spot (37)romantic (35)vibrant bar scene (30)notable wine list (29)great for lunch (21)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (4)Show More
- One of the best meals I've had in Portland!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/19/2014I took my wife to Irving St. Kitchen for her birthday. We'd been here once before. We have eaten at many "gourmet Portlandia" restaurants -- and this was by far one of the best! Great food, great service, great atmosphere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Start To Our SaturdayBallerKappaDined on 11/15/2014Arrived for brunch. Highly recommend their speciality cocktails. The 'What She's Having' was great! Overall good food & good vibe. Afterward we walked around the Pearl, perfect location to do so.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brunch 11/1/2014BeeBooBooBopDined on 11/2/2014Everything was great, except for the food. I had heard of the Irving Street Kitchen and checked out the menu before I made my reservation. The food sounded really interesting, and like it would be delicious. I ordered the chicken and waffles, and tried all of the dishes that my family members ordered too. The food was lackluster, in both flavor and serving balance. Just with regard to the food, it seemed expensive for the quality that we received.Special Features:
- Our intro to the "foodie group"SteveTomDined on 11/1/2014My partner and I just relocated to PDX from Utah (I know!) and this is the first moderate-to-upper price restaurant we've been to. Loved it; I've been to some good restaurants in Atlanta and this reminded me of those venues. Open, trendy, upper-class clientele (not that this matters) and the food truly was very good. The wait staff was outstanding and the wine selection was great. Looking forward to a return trip and booking one of the semi-private booths.Special Features:
- good but spendyrubeDined on 10/29/2014I thought the food was interesting and very tasty. I like that portions are small but they are too expensive for their size. Everything is ala carte and it adds up very quickly.Special Features:
- Good food is not enougheatsoutDined on 10/29/2014It was our first visit to Irving St. Kitchen, based on the recommendation of a friend. We found the food to be creative and well prepared; however, we would have enjoyed slightly larger servings for the price, especially with the entrees. We'll continue to frequent Uptown Billiards instead, where we feel we get more value and with an ever changing menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Top NotchExtraCrispyOneDined on 10/26/2014Welcoming people. Fun and relaxed atmosphere. Music playing. Great bar area for hang out. AMAZING, unusual and delicious mixed drinks. Shelby was the most engaged and enthusiastic waiter ever. He was responsive, helpful, accommodating, and just plain wonderful. AND THE FOOD. Holy moly. Fantastic food. Always scrumptious. Don't miss out on their sides, especially the brussel sprouts. And do NOT leave without having their Butterscotch pudding with banana bourbon sauce. It will change your life.Special Features:
- sofiaVIPDined on 10/25/2014hostess was very rude and unprofessional The food wasn't that great
- Great ExperienceAliSteeleVIPDined on 10/24/2014Great service, loved the food and the ambiance! Would definitely recommend to friends!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just OkayjimandjohnpdxVIPDined on 10/22/2014This was our second visit to the Irving Street Kitchen and we were underwelmed. There is no doubt that this is the place to be. It was a Thursday evening and the place was packed. 1 cocktail, 1 glass of wine and a small portioned entree totaled $163 before gratuity. The service was good, drinks were great, but the entrees were just okay—not great. Salmon and Halibut portions were very small for $26 & $27—and not real special. Apart from the food, it is a very lively and fun place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Celebration BrunchJoyfulDinerDined on 10/19/2014We were celebrating a family birthday at brunch last Sunday. Irving Street Kitchen was delightful. The service was excellent. The food was great. Our one gluten & dairy - free diner could not find any choices and the noise level was too loud to allow 8 people to converse, but other than that, we were very pleased. I will return to this restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enjoyable!OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 10/19/2014Wonderful meal and fun atmosphere for a gathering of girlfriends for brunch! We did however, feel a bit unnoticed by the serving staff with several requests for opening drinks, refills of coffee and water (bigger glasses needed!) and very slow to take our order and bring us our food. Maybe a little more sense of urgency to please your reservation guests and recommendations to dine will follow. Thanks!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 10/18/2014Always a good place to go to, food is excellent, service is great!Special Features:
- Get the "Midred Pierce"GoosebumpsVIPDined on 10/18/2014The chicken and waffles make the perfect bruch. (In the movie "Mildred Pierce" Joan Crawford becomes successful opening a restaurant that serves nothing but chicken and waffles.)Special Features:
- VisitingPortlandfirsttry22Dined on 10/18/2014The Pumpkin Bread on the Brunch Menu is amazing! A must try.Special Features:
- Must try!ViviDined on 10/17/2014There was so much passion in the food that they serve !!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great serviceStephenDined on 10/17/2014Service was extraordinarily person and warm,max well as efficient.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great representation of PortlandDKWADined on 10/13/2014I was looking for the right place to entertain family visiting from the east coast, many of who are foodies and/or work directly in the business. Hard to do this in just one meal, but I think everyone was duly happy and impressed. The industrial chic atmosphere was perfect, the service was prompt and friendly, and the meal was wonderful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 10/12/2014I believe ISK is very underrated in the weekend bruch scene. While consistently full they do not get the same press as the Tasty & ___*" Group but deserve itSpecial Features:
- UnderwhelmedLisaDined on 10/10/2014No real complaints about the service or ambiance. The $38 strip steak did not justify its price in any way. The truffle fries it came with were also just average. The Pekin Duck Crepinette had good beer slices but the actual duck was dry and neither of us really enjoyed it. Overall, we were just very underwhelmed given the price point.Special Features:
- Good service, good foodjdevgDined on 10/9/2014This place was a good find, nice quiet atmosphere, good food at the Hilton in Oregon. Not pricy and has good carrot cakeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent service & brilliant foodKarinDined on 10/3/2014I went out for dinner on my own to Irving st Kitchen, i was seated by the counter and i must say that the service from the bartenders was absolutwly fantastic and the food was very tasty. I finished the dinner with an Old fashion, it is the best Old fashion i ever had. Ask bartender Pete to make one - you're not going to be dissapointedSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pearl District GemBendBillDined on 9/28/2014Found this restaurant on the web. Great find. Located in the Pearl District in Portland, Or. it is a nice size restaurant with easy access to parking (across from the restaurant). It has a great bar and a happy hour everyday from 4 to 6 p.m. Cocktails are great. Wine list is adequate. You can bring your own bottle - corkage is $10. The appetizers and main courses are quite creative but not so far off base as to be weird. The service is very perceptive knowing when diners want to be served quickly and when diners prefer a leisurely service. The food is very good. Foodies would be very happy at this restaurant. If you are going to be there on a weekend night strongly suggest reservations. We intend to go back very soon.Special Features:
- Hip, Cool & GoodTNT2EATVIPDined on 9/28/2014Saw on line ratings, decided to try it while on vacation. Tried the oatmeal (to die for) and the Smoked Scrambled Egg Nachos, Refried Beans, Smoked Hatch Pepper Salsa, Grilled Avocado. Excellent meal to share both and reasonably priced. The only downfall, coffee was weak and we are huge coffee lovers. Would definitely go back. Fun place in Pearl DistrictSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great evening-gluten free optionsmadisonusVIPDined on 9/26/2014Great restaurant that changes the menu frequently an using ingredients on season. They have gluten free options. Music was a little too loud this time. You will not be dissappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing DinnerRustersDined on 9/22/2014A coworker recommended Irving Street Kitchen for a special dinner out and we were not let down. It was a marvelous dinner in a city that is known for great restaurants -- exciting menu, fabulous food, wine and cocktails. Great service and atmosphere too. I recommend this destination highly and will definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Irvine St Kitchen never disappointsGrahamDined on 9/22/2014The only reason I couldn't give this a 5 star rating is because my friend ordered the fried chicken and thought it wasn't noise inside. We had the biscuits with ham and jalapeño jelly which is always delicious. I had the trout and it was definitely 5 stars. We had the special roasted chills as a side dish and I loved them. We had the creme brûlée for dessert and I like that very much, too. This is one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Portland.Special Features:
- MardaDined on 9/21/2014We were in Portland for 5 days and went to several restaurants that were recommended to us. We ate here on our last night and it was definitely the best dinner we had during our stay in Portland! Friendly service, delicious food, and a nice ambience. Would definitely recommend it!Special Features:
- So GoodStinger16Dined on 9/21/2014Another reason why the Pearl is a fun place to eat out. The food here is creative, local and so good. Excellent service and a great atmosphere.Special Features:
- Sunday Brunchluv2brunchDined on 9/21/2014We booked this restaurant based on prior reviews. I wasn't sure if we would like the place as the hostess seemed a bit aloof and not friendly when our turn came in line to be seated. However, the service was great. Our server as well as the bus guys were very attentive to refilling our water, coffee and taking our order. We liked the decor which felt open and relaxing with a western theme. The food especially the homemade bacon was yummy. It was cooked well - not too crisp and had a nice taste of the spices. We shared a basket of homemade pastries - sugar cake doughnut (okay), pineapple bread/toast (had a wonderful chunks of pineapple) and an apple muffin (very good). Overall, we enjoyed the place and would return.Special Features:
- great time at Irving StreetadaddiDined on 9/20/2014We celebrated my wife's 50th b-day at Irving Street with family on Saturday night and WOW did we have a good time. Even though I let them know it was a special occasion you just never know, but WOW did they deliver. Quite table (tough in their space) and a terrific server who really knew both how to help us and how to leave us alone :) The staff assisting her was super friendly and attentive as well. Food - yum, we'd only ever been to Irving Street for brunch and the dinner was even better (in our opinion). Lamb, Fried Chicken, Cavatelli -- all fantastic. Followed up by great dessert - butterscotch pudding, choc cheesecake and the surprise winner bay-leaf infused crème brule..... Thank you Irving Street!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great brunch!cdavenportVIPDined on 9/20/2014Wife and I had the bread pudding the other day and it was fantastic! A couple great brunch drinks, followed up with their butterscotch pudding... phenomenal!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A great timeCubbyDined on 9/15/2014I took a very picky customer to dinner here. She is notorious for finding fault in everything, special requests and yelling at staff. The Irving Street Kitchen's Sommolier, nailed it w/ wine, the food was amazing and timing impeccable. The dinner went so well, it was part of the following day's conversation.Special Features:
- Great food but...lauraDined on 9/14/2014The service is very slow and they have few vegetarian options and are not willing to leave off the bacon to make one of the options vegetarian. We made reservations and went for brunch, the place was not full but close. Still, an hour+ between ordering and getting food is too long.
- Awesome food!LoriDined on 9/9/2014We all had the halibut and the flavors were amazing! They use the freshest herbs and it really makes the food shine! I've never had tastier fried green tomatoes. I could have eaten a whole plate of them! For being in the Pearl, parking has never been a problem either, nice perk.Special Features:
- Top notch service and diningNearlynormalVIPDined on 9/6/2014Had an early, pre- theatre dinner here; outstanding service ( maybe the best waiter EVER ) and the food was superb. Husbands wine was perfect. Don't leave without trying the butterscotch pudding ! Trust me on this.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overall great!rajvosaDined on 9/1/2014It was our first time at Irving St. Kitchen. We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Everything was fantastic - food, service and overall atmosphere. We will be back!Special Features:
- A great gem in Pearl DistrictSChanSFDined on 8/30/2014Irving St Kitchen was a great recommendation. It is nice to stroll around the neighborhood before and after our meal. The venue has a rustic cool vibe to it with an open floor plan along with patio dining. Since it was a dinner for two, the staff was so thoughtful to put us in a booth so we were able to actually talk to each other. The menu has a great variety of contemporary twist on classic dishes (yummy trout with peaches) and the prices were decently priced (as we're used to expensive Bay Area pricing). This was the best restaurant we had during our wkd Portland stay. We would highly recommend this restaurants to our friends and family.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- awesome Pearl District gemawesomeDined on 8/27/2014consistently good and fun. great food and busy but not crazy scene in the resturant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always on point!SwanDined on 8/23/2014The food is always good. You can't go wrong with anything.Special Features: