Park Kitchen
Park Kitchen

Park Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parkkitchen.com/
  • Phone: (503) 223-7275
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 9:00pm with happy hour from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Ethan Snyder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater for parties between 10 and 30 people. Custom packages available.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room at Park Kitchen overlooks the scenic north park blocks and is ideal for sit down meals and business meetings for between six and thirty-five guests or cocktail parties for 10 to 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Chevonne Ball 5032237275x2

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NW Glisan & Flanders
  • Public Transit: Max stop Union Station Yellow and Green Lines. All downtown buses stop in vicinity.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking as well as 3 paid lots in a 3 block radius.
A word from Park Kitchen
Park Kitchen is creative seasonal cuisine with nationally recognized Chef/ Owner Scott Dolich. We rely on local and sustainably grown meats and produce. The service is casual yet friendly and knowledgeable. The extensive spirit and wine selection focuses on the local talents.
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Park Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (40)romantic (27)great for outdoor dining (21)notable wine list (19)good for groups (16)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Uneven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I hadn't eaten here in a few years and it was great so I thought I'd go back. And I remember that they are very gluten free friendly which would be great for my friend. The amuse bouche was terrific. I thought a great meal was upon us. The salt cod fritters were terrific, a hold over from many years ago and deservedly so. The soup was pretty good, though it was served only lukewarm, which I don't enjoy. The black cod was terrific, but the hay roasted lamb was not. The lamb was prepared two ways. The braised portion was nice. But the roasted portion was cut into chunks that seem to emphasize the toughness of the meat. Though it was medium rare it was strangely tough. And over all, the portion was small. The dessert of panna cotta sounded terrific. Unfortunately, it wasn't a panna cotta as I had been expecting. Rather than a jiggly gelled dessert, it was more of a sweet soup. It was OK, but not worth the price. And overall that was the impression. Pretty good, slightly uneven food, but at the price point, not quite worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seasonal, NorthWest-inspired small plates
    Bobby
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Portland! Always consistently-good small plate/tapas-style menu great for sharing between couples or between larger groups. Intimate cozy atmosphere, incredible cocktail and wine list, remarkable service, and a creative, seasonal menu. Recent favorite dishes include a handkerchief pasta with ragu, agnolotti with farmer's cheese, excellent hay-smoked lamb entree, and a pear salad with yogurt and crispy lentils. Save room for the panna cotta! Perfect for a romantic date night or for taking guests visiting Portland and looking to see what all the national foodie fuss is about!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty but chill
    Wendell
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is truly imaginative and very satisfying. Try to avoid the table by the window on a cold evening. We were freezing and fortunately the dishes were so good we didn't linger over them long enough for them to get cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fantastic service
    Sydkoh
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ate here on a busy Saturday night with 2 girlfriends on our annual Girl's Weekend in Portland. The noise level was high, but, not overwhelming. The food was adventurous (had squid stuffed with sweetbreads.....can't say I would EVER think of that) and delicious. Enjoyed that the chef also placed food on the table and explained the dishes. Did the tasting menu and had plenty for food. We had some dietary restrictions and the kitchen worked with that. Our waiter was beyond helpful. He explained all things, was fun, and helped us find a cab....introducing me to a new app on my iphone that got us a cab much faster than had we called. Overall a wonderful experience. Will be taking my husband when we make a trip to Portland again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were seated half an hour late. Once seated and served, it was terrific, food and service. To help us forget the postponed seating, our attendant waived our corkage fees. We like the intimacy of PK and the quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb food and staff
    BC55
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We always expect good things here but our last visit was off the charts. Staff was super accommodating and food was top notch as usual, we tried the tasting menu and were glad we did. I can't overstate the excellence of the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent Gem in Portland
    poepowell
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I have only had the best dining experiences at Park Kitchen every time there. Incredible food, seasonal changing menus with interesting local ingredients, super professional staff, great atmosphere....always a wonderful and memorable time at Park Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Everything we ate was terrific. In particular, the charred deNoble Brussels small dish was superb! My wife and I wanted to order several more servings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cheers
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The bartender/server suggested and made me a fall whiskey drink. It was fantastic!!! I don't drink whiskey - EVER. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Sunday night and the restaurant was nice and quiet. Great food and service, knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Park Kitchen Experience
    foodiefun
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Knowledgable and very friendly staff. We let them choose what to serve our group of 7 and it was a fantastic culinary experience. About 10 courses were served to us each one with the freshest ingredients and the most beautiful locally grown produce. Every dish was delicious and creatively constructed. Definitely recommend, I have never before experience dining like this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parking with my Wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and service at the Park Kitchen was excellent. The menu and food combinations were creative. We enjoyed the evening and so will you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portland Favorite
    DnSeating
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We visit Park Kitchen every time we're in Portland and are never disappointed. The tasting menus are consistently amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The kitchen does it
    ElPea
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    These people know what they're doing, do it well, and love it. And we loved sharing it with them. Everything is wonderful, but don't skip the bread and butter. Wow! We've sent all our colleagues, and they agree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A foodie's dream
    tandjfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had the tasting menu with matching wines for each course. Local, seasonal ingredients, inventively prepared ... they even make their own butter!! The stuffed squid was fabulous as was every dish that they brought out. Wine list was small but well-selected. They were very accommodating with food allergies and even made up some special dishes (not on the menu) that our friend was able to eat. Yum!! If you are a foodie and are in Portland don't miss this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional!
    tinajoym
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Highly recommend the tasting menu. The flavors were divine. Our favorites were the Kitchen Garden beets, Payne Family's pork, and the Buttermilk panna cotta! One of the best meals we've ever had! Service was appropriately attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Always, Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    If you enjoy superb service, friendly staff, great food and a wonderful atmosphere, then the Park Kitchen is the place to dine. We particularly enjoy dining outside where there are just a few tables. But the view on this quaint street is great. The staff is so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable; they're willing to go out of their way to please. The food is original, interesting, clean and healthy. This is one of our consistent favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoughtful preparation and service
    EatGoodFood
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The sweet corn soup was so good I had a second bowl for dessert - after an actual dessert of silky and subtly flavorful buttermilk panna cotta. In between, a summer tomato salad served at the perfect (room) temperature was deeply flavorful. The lively buzz of other happy diners created a nice energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star Experience
    ElderberryWine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Park Kitchen. Decided to go with a variety of small plates and every one was amazing. Loved the green beans and the flank steak... lamb meatballs were delicious. The restaurant itself has a warm but not stuffy ambiance and the staff was awesome. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous food, gorgeous restaurant
    Samosa
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A beautiful restaurant. Decor and ambiance were amazing. The food did not fall short. We had a couple of small plates so were able to try a good selection. The crudités with cheese was phenomenal. The beets were exceptionally tasty and really different. The espresso beef tenderloin had a strong flavor and was cooked to perfection. The best part was definitely dessert. A pavlova oozing with Creme Anglaise and sprinkled with berries. If I lived in Portland I would be a regular here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fabulous Meal at Park Kitchen
    NB61
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our second time at Park Kitchen (we live out of state) but just as fantastic as the first time. Started with the Your Kitchen Garden salad--so delicious with beets, chilies, chicories, and walnuts; Fried green beans with fried BACON and tarragon aioli--addictive! Next had Anthony's frikeh (a grain if you don't know), with cucumbers, ground cherries, and feta. The best dish of the night of great dishes!! Also had the flanksteak with blue cheese, parsley, sherries onions; also Ayer's creek cornmeal pasta with braised pork shoulder and zucchini. Great dinner! Maybe one dish too many. No room for dessert. :-(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ordered the small and large plate, excellant pairing of food for us, best corn chowder! Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haute Cuisine
    Grendel
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Although I would not describe the experience at Park Kitchen as anything like a bargain or value, I suppose if you want innovative, carefully crafted and delicious food combinations you have to be prepared to fork out, figuratively speaking. As a special occasion or treat venue, it would be highly recommended. Staff were all very friendly and professional. It was not particularly crowded for us on a Tuesday evening, so the service was prompt and everything was served at exactly the right time and temperature. I suspect it would be more of a challenge for them to deliver that same experience on a crowded Friday or Saturday night, but cannot speak from personal knowledge on that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous food
    tzoe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I always wonder why I don't come here more often, EVERY time I dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat!
    Pinecones
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a very a great dinner with some very special friends! We had heard about this place from others in our family and were very pleased with our experience and will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A total find!
    DerbyGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I happened upon this spot while traveling and I will definitely be back! I enjoyed an open air seat and could see the bocce ball games across the street at the park. But the real fun was the good - from the amuse bouche (heirloom tomatoes) to the unforgettable chilled corn soup to the delightful buttermilk/peach/bourbon dessert. It was extraordinary. The salted cod fritters were just okay for my taste but they seem to be a local hit on the menu. Friendly and knowledgable service with just the right level of attentiveness. Yay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wisetraveler
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excellent food and interesting space - menu is fit for a foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food; spectacular service
    WestieRulesVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As two typically cynical Bostonians, we found Portland's overly forced phony hipster scene just a bit too much to take. Dinner at Park Kitchen showed us Portland's better (much better) side. We had six of the small plate tasting dishes, and let the chef decide the order. Each one was better than the previous. The service was as fine as the food. Fun vibe, too. We dine out a a lot and I travel so we have been to plenty of great restaurants all over the place. Park Kitchen was as great a dining experience as we have had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone too long
    fingrlikengd
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We haven't been back to Park Kitchen in more than 3 years, and I'm so glad we rediscovered how really nice of a place it is. Great food, great service, and great drinks. What more could you ask for, but there is more, no maddening crowds, just a great neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but expensive
    Spokanefoodnut
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been here several times. We always order the small and large plate selections and wait for the kitchen to surprise us. They always do. Because of the eclectic choices I defer to the server to suggest the wines. Both bottles were great choices that I'll look for for my own table at home. Prices are steep, but the food is unique. A diner with a more restricted budget probably would do well ordering specific dishes off the menu, as opposed to what we did, but you would miss a big part of the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearl in the Pearl!
    jprOutBound
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Park Kitchen was a great find for two out-of-towners. My daughter and I met in Portland for a quick visit. Our dinner at Park Kitchen was one of the highlights of the trip. Very good, interesting food and bar drinks, excellent service and the panna cotta dessert was exquisite. We were seated outside on a warm evening and able to catch the locals playing bocce ball in the park across the street. Very good. Very fun. Highly recommend Park Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. Cocktails were great too! Perfect for a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Might be Portland's best.
    LaurieB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Choosing to put our dining experience in the expert hands of the staff, my date and I entrusted them with the small and large plate tasting menu ($60 p.p.). We were asked about food allergy issues and other preferences, and our customized foodie adventure commenced. An outstanding and often surprising series of fresh, seasonal, local farm-to-table, best of Oregon dishes were delivered with perfect timing and educated commentary by our server. As our enthusiasm grew, the adventure expanded to include wine pairings we asked her to select for us (also all local wineries), and we had one of the best dinners either one of us has ever enjoyed. Simply wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best tasting menu ever
    intrepidepicure
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We are regulars at Park Kitchen over the past decade and have loved to bring friends and clients alike here for a special meal over the years. I think tonight's chef's tasting menu was the best we've ever had here. Complex yet complete flavors, discreet yet attentive service, and an intimate yet lively atmosphere made for another fantastic night that our guests from Barbados said was one of the most memorable meals they've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight
    blackbuttegirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We recommend the chef's menu - always interesting and delicious!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent!!
    Journeys
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The tasting menu is a wonderful way to enjoy the creativity of this restaurant! I have always enjoyed dining here and look forward to many more times in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Portions, Pretentious Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've been to Park Kitchen 3 times, but our most recent visit was disappointing. The food and ambience were great as usual (though portion sizes small for the price), but our server was extremely pretentious and put a damper on our experience. We weren't super hungry coming in, but he was pretty pushy about trying to get us to order the $50 small plate sampler or the $60 large plate sampler. When we ordered an entree each instead he was clearly disappointed. We planned to order wine and beer as well, but at $12/glass/wine and $7 beers that are $4 at other nice restaurants in town, we decided to skip it. I don't think we'll be back. For the prices, we expect a stellar experience and this wasn't it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite in Salem
    RNJoyce12
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We really like coming here for lunch or dinner when visiting Salem. I would consider it high end pub food. Well made and large portions. You get your money's worth!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a perfect meal
    Jessica1911
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The meal and the service were just perfect, with creative combinations of ingredients that worked to enhance each ingredient. My friend and I spent a lot of time saying "This is soooo good!" The servers were attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Our table was great--we both had a view of the kitchen. This restaurant is now in my Top Ten, and I will be returning as often as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very tasty
    luvlocalfood1231
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It was very good.Food is well prepare and it's all local ingredient.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 608 reviews are from the Park Kitchen reviews archive.