My favorite business lunch spotFood and service are always great. Everyone I know agrees. In addition, the staff is terrific!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect on a sunny day!Go early when the sun's out to grab a table for a delightful al fresco happy hour. Lively patio scene offered on a first-come first-served basis. Service is prompt and friendly and the happy hour menu is extensive and its offerings well-prepared. The perfect spot to enjoy Portland's summer weather.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!We had a very satisfying meal before a dance performance. Every dish was wonderful, the rose' I ordered, perfection. We were impressed!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ordered wasEverything we ordered was delicious ... calamari, caesar salad, perfectly prepared halibut on a bed of risotto, and a yummy dessert.
Service was great. Can't wait for an excuse to go back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the BakedI really enjoyed the Baked Goat Cheese appetizer. It was such a delicious appetizer. The Mahi Mahi was an excellent special on the day I was there. I would recommend and brag about this restaurant and the prices are good as well, not overpriced. Bon Appetit!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMquiet sunday nightIt was a quiet evening, Sunday, and a perfect place for a romantic birthday dinner. We chose to eat indoors rather than outside on the patio. Good service. Good food. I'd go back again for some special menu items.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRemarkable service!!!! OutstandingRemarkable service!!!! Outstanding food!!! modern yet elegant ambiance! Would definitely go again and recommend! Our waitress was excellent and actually went out of her way to make our experience at Nel Centro Amazing!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNel Centro - a surpise find!This was a great restaurant with a fun and hip vibe and great food to back it up. Hubby says it was in his top ten...that's notable as he's picky. Can't wait to go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBad margarita. I asked specificallyBad margarita. I asked specifically if they used fresh juice and waiter said yes. Not true. It was canned. Too sweet for my tast and not worth $10. But the food was quite good. Oh, and the waiter was slow in opening our wine.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good with veryConsistently good with very lively atmosphere. Outdoor patio ambiance outstanding and very Portland!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food. Exceptional StaffTraffic was at a standstill and we were 30 minutes late for our reservation. We had called to tell them we would be late but it didn't seem to cause a problem for the staff at Nel Centro. We were seated immediately, our dinner was served and we made our lecture at the Schnitz on time. The dinner was delicious (pasta with wild boar ragu for one of us and ravioli nicoise for the other) We still had time for salad and two glasses of great house wine and never felt rushed. Great job Nel Centro!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was great. It's not the kind of restaurant you'd expect to find in the lobby of hotel. It's upscale food is a welcome surprise. Particularly appreciated the space between the tables it gave you a more intimate and private feeling. For that reason, it would also be a good spot for a business lunch. Oh and there's an outside area with fire pits that looks quite inviting.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, Great service, Great fuHad a wonderful dinner the other night. Service, ambience and most importantly, the food was very good. Nice place. We plan to go back and sit outside by the fire. Loved it!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid place. Creative dishes.Solid place. Creative dishes. Great flavors. Only complaint - some variability in dish taste and presentation annoys. But overall recommend.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFIRST TIME VISITOR.. RECOMMENDEDFIRST TIME VISITOR.. RECOMMENDED BY A FRIEND WHO LIVES IN PORTLAND. GREAT TIME4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!I love this place. The food was wonderful. The portion size was perfect. The staff was very attentive. The only thing I was hoping for was covered outdoor seating. The outdoor seat looked so cozy and romantic but it wasn't covered and it was raining like it does here.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were off to the KellerWe were off to the Keller and needed to be out the door by 7 PM. My husband and I arrived in plenty of time for our reservation, but our dining partners were late; no problem, we were seated at a table large enough to accommodate our party when all arrived. We had appetizers and wine, keeping our server informed as to our deadlines and how late our friends would be - she made sure that she got to our table immediately as my in-laws arrived, got their order in and on time wiht ours, and we walked out the door right on time. It was a fabulous evening, made better by the folks at Nel Centro! Remember you can valet your vehicle in the hotel, and with the proximity to downtown theaters, it can cut lot of hassle out of your evening!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience for a businessGreat experience for a business lunch; food was excellent!! Service was Fantastic!!!
Thanks,4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very pleased withWe were very pleased with the delicious food and the courteous service, have eaten at Nel Centro before and surely will again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery meal I have had at thisEvery meal I have had at this restaurant has been outstanding. This last meal was very much so.
The menu is very creative but well balanced. I have tried new combinations I had never considered and each has "worked."
The service has remained the same every visit: pleasant, knowledgeable, with excellent timing.
I think this restaurant is wonderful and I regularly recommend it to friends and associates.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant. BestMy favorite restaurant. Best is being able to sit and talk without being pressured to leave. Wait staff is charming.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food for a special night outThe service was wonderful, always around to get us anything we needed, but not too intrusive. Our server was able to recommend a great wine for us. The wines were a little pricey, but that's to be expected at a formal dining restaurant. The food was delicious! We had the wild boar bolognese and the lamb with brussels sprouts. The lamb was to die for, I would recommend trying this dish if you have the chance.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNeeds to add a Red MerlotNeeds to add a Red Merlot to the wine selection. They only have a red blend.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM