We had not been here since
We had not been here since it was the Rusty Pelican. Parking still is an issue. Kara our server was great. She was friendly, very knowledgeable of the menu and wine/beer list and attentive and gracious to every table she served. We split a number of items to be able to have room for dessert. The portions were small but delicious. Home made pheasant pasta was superb. The pork tenderloin was excellent. Kara suggested the triple chocolate cake and it was a great choice. We definitely will go back once we figure out where to park!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great view, good food
Great view of the Willamette river. Food is very good and not overly expensive. It is a "fancy restaurant" so prices reflect this. We had crab, avocado and cheese omelettes that was chock full of good fresh Dungeness crab for only $15. Had flat breads with carmelized onions and cheese at happy hour recently. It was delicious. And I must repeat the view is spectacular.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'll be moving to SW waterfront
I'll be moving to SW waterfront in a month and this will become our new Happy Hour spot.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a pleasant experience.
It was a pleasant experience. The food was good, our table next to the window looking out at the river was great, and noise level was quiet so we could have a normal conversation. Both the bet salad and the raspberry salads were fresh and tasty. The roasted chicken was done perfectly. It was tender and juicy inside while the skin was nice and crispy. The rack of lamb was very tasty with the tomato pesto. Prices were reasonable for what we were getting. Overall, we were happy with our meal and experience and would definitely return again to try some of the other dishes.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We visited this restaurant
We visited this restaurant with a Sharing Spree Voucher I had purchased. It is common knowledge in Portland now that sharing spree is not living up to their contracts. Auariva honored the voucher for it's face value which I understand. The waitress was excellent throughout!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was very fresh and
The food was very fresh and healthful. Everyone felt it was the best they had ever had! The patio dining was great!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an amazing experience
We had an amazing experience and look forward to returning
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best riverside setting
One of the better restaurants in Portland with superb food great wine selection and one with by far the best setting/location right alongside the Willamette River.We have been here many times and we live in San Francisco. Highly recommended.
4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
don't forget dessert!
fantastic dessert menu. We ordered everything on the menu and loved all of it!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is Delish!
We had a reservation, but arrived very early with the desire to sit outside on the deck and enjoy the view. We were allowed to grab a table outside and spent two glorious hours enjoying the ambiance, sipping wine and people watching before the rest of our dinner party arrived. The service was outstanding, the food divine. Do not hesitate to spend a happy hour or meal here!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took our daughter to Aquariva for a celebration and were delighted. Service was great and scenery fabulous. The food was hot and well prepared. Great dining spot for Portland visitors like us!!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
brunch with a view
We were seated in a nice semi-private back room, still with floor to ceiling views of the river. This was especially nice as we were celebrating my 30th birthday and had a group of 10 people! Although I'm pregnant and couldn't partake myself, my guests loved the bloody mary & mimosa bar. The food was good... I enjoyed the fresh scones brought to the table while we were waiting for our meal.
Our server was very accomodating, pleasant, and efficient although it appeared she had a large number of tables as her responsiblity so at times we were waiting on drinks, etc. I hear Aquariva has a good happy hour so I can't wait to go back to try it.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great View and Great Food
The view from where we sat outside was really great. Right beside the river. The food was really great too. The Pomegranate Salad we had was probably the best salad I had. We wanted something vegetarian and they were out of the only vegetarian option they had on the menu. The chef suggested a custom veggie pasta and it was really tasty. I would definitely recommend this place.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved the quiet, scenic
I loved the quiet, scenic atmosphere of this place - especially the outdoor seating which faces the river. The food is great - both the fish and lamb specials were excellent. The wine list is both exhaustive and very good, however, it is also pricey. The service during food was outstanding, with good recommendations all around on the both the food and wine. The seating, however, needed a little finesse. We were told that the seating of our choice was for larger parties, although the restaurant was clearly not busy that night and the table remained open through our dinner.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding but price
Food was outstanding but price per plate should be relevant to the amount of food served.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Setting by the River
We enjoyed our meal with an excellent round table for our party of five. Service can be slow but unless you are in a hurry that's okay as the setting by the River makes it easy to sit back and enjoy the experience. All in our party enjoyed the meal, although the lamb bolognese was a bit over salted. I enjoy coming to Aquariva and am often surprised it is not busier. It's a bit out of the way, but a great option if you are downtown as it is really close.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak and Lamb
We thoroughly enjoyed the Hanger steak and lamb. Fabulous flavor and presentation. We will certainly return and recommend to friends.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We loved our experience. Music
We loved our experience. Music perfect
volume, ambience relaxing, view great, go
od food selection [ Brunch ], Bloody Mary /
Mimosa bar wonderful. ONLY damper ...
our waitress seemed like she wished she
were somewhere else, absent minded and
not attentive at all. Still, we will definitely
go back, a terrific neighborhood find.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and service
The food was really wonderfully prepared. Although the kitchen was slow - the restaurant was not busy - the food when it arrived was excellent. A unique menu and a great riverfront location. It is too bad the restaurant wasn't busy on a Saturday night - more people need to discover this place.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a nice surprise to notice
What a nice surprise to notice the change in the quality of food at Aquariva. We have been coming for many years on my
aunt's birthday since this is her choice each time but the food was never a favorite of mine. The view is one of the best but
the food was always just ok and now it's exceptionally good. And now I can see us coming for dinners too.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely river view!
Recommended for very good food combinations and techniques, and beautiful location with view of river. Service was good, for Thanksgiving.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I wanted to eat out for Thanksgiving. We had a lovely meal with a wonderful view of the river and Mt Hood's alpen glow. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. And, no dishes to do. A perfect Thanksgiving.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM