almost paleo menu
had dinner the other night and my wife is an avid cross fitter so she was really impressed that the menu was not full of fillers like rice and pasta. Terrific dishes that really satisfied and had a wonderful experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and attention from senior staff was beyond expectations. The salmon was the best I have had in a long time.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I booked our reservation for Bluehour on Open Table and noted that we would be there for our 2nd anniversary. When we arrived, our server brought us each a glass of champagne compliments of the house. The menu was extensive, but not overwhelming, and the food was excellent. Finally, our server brought out our dessert, which was again terrific, and notified us that it was again on the house for our anniversary. Amazing experience!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Knowledgable waitstaff that
Knowledgable waitstaff that helped with menu and wine selection. Creative and fresh dishes from local fare. If I lived in Portland I would eat here regularly and recommend frequently.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food--normally better
This was very good food, but I have had exceptional before...so that is my expectation. Tonight I did not get that. Service was not the best.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely flawless food
Although the menu was now extensive, there was more than enough to tantalize a foodie with favorites ranging from foie gras to oysters. The food was absolutely perfect. The service was friendly but borderline inattentive although it wasn't a particularly busy night. Highly recommended overall.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting from the San Francisco Bay Area. Loved the food, great wine list. One slip with service but, other than that, it was a lovely meal.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined at Bluehour several times. Always an enjoyable experience.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great evening out. Fantastic food and fantastic service!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now a Portland "old reliable"
Blue Hour may no longer be the hot spot of the Pearl, but it is a reliably good Portland restaurant, where the menu can be expected to include excellent local seafood and meat, but also have exemplary service, good wine and cocktails, and a nice ambiance.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A classy dinner experience
Always enjoy dining at Blue Hour. We are fortunate to have such a lovely dining experience so close to home. Wonderful, from beginning to end, with classic service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food; Friendly staff
Great find. We were in from out of town and had done the brewery/pub thing for a few days and needed something a bit more "refined". Found Bluehour and glad we did. The food was very well presented and very good without leaving us stuffed. Jacob (our waiter) was very engaging and very attentive which made the experience even better. The brownie with kalamata ice cream (yeah, like the olives) was a very pleasant surprise - good stuff! We'll return for our next trip to Portland.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food
The beet salad and chicken entree were wonderful. I tried to go back the next day for an early dinner but they weren't open yet. I would have ordered the same thing
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
a good spot for celebrating
High-class, great food, plenty of space for private conversation, this is a place where I have run into the governer, one of our US Senators, etc. I have found this to be a reliable go-to place for special occasions.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizer and pasta a winner
Two females. lighter eaters, ordered 4 appetizers, 2 salads and 2 pastas, had plenty of food with room for two desserts, all shared family style for many fine tastes. Had a 4 hour business meeting amongst dining with great service, attentive but not interruptive, kudos to the waiter and the chef. I'll be back!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long Time Dinners
After several years of dining at Blue Hour we still love to make a date night and head to this Pearl District favorite. The food, service and atmosphere still give us that date night feeling of eating in a special place. Excellant food, excellant service, perfect bottle of wine, and of course my wonderful Partner made for a beautiful evening. Thank you Blue Hour.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, so so wine list
title says it all. Wine list was over priced and sparse for what i like to drink. food was creative and well done. Sorry we have been missing it all these years
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, nice service
Excellent food, nice service and good spacing between tables. About the only negative is that our table near the window was also very close to 2 AC vents blowing cold air. The staff did offer to turn off the AC, but that may have made other guests uncomfortable, so we just used our coats to shield us from the blowing air. We will return again.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Several of us had the pork tenderloin. We all agreed that it was very good. One of our diners ordered razor clams and he felt that they were too chewy. The waiter suggested a local Pinot Noir and it was very good. We ordered a second bottle for 4 of us. Nice interior and liked the white tablecloths. A good place for a business dinner.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limited menu but what you
Limited menu but what you see and get overtakes the few items it offers. The decor was very sharp and forward looking. But the food was breathtaking. The salads superb, burgers gigantic, the crab sandwich is what people dream about. Great place!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An upscale, but not stuffy, restaurant, great for special occasions. The staff had no problems accommodating my wife's gluten intolerance, and everything they served was absolutely delicious.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 35th time dining at this wonderful place. Food and service excellent. Dave has served us many times and he is a real pro!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Hour is a wonderful restaurant. It is one of Portland's truly high dining experiences. Beautiful decor with a great attention to detail in every aspect of the service. Knowledgeable, cordial, well-dressed staff. The food is imaginatively prepared and presented but I left feeling the sauces outshone the main ingredients. I was disappointed in the razor clams, which were tough, and the black cod was bland. That doesn't mean we won't return to Blue Hour. We had a wonderful time with our friends over a full two hours and we didn't have dessert or coffee. We could've stayed another hour without feeling rushed because graciousness is part of the very enjoyable mission of this fine restaurant.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bluehour chases blues
If you have been in Portland for any length of time you have at least heard of Bluehour. The food was well prepared , though for most dishes, is mostly traditional preparations--and done nicely. But just so you know, not cutting edge like Portland has come to be known for. Not to say that there is not a place for traditional preparations. The exception to this statement was the calamata ice cream. Otherwise the salad and scallops were well prepared. The three course menu was a good value and not too much food. Add to that, the fact that they had our favorite local Pinot noir, Patton Valley Vineyards on the wine list and it made for a very good meal. We will choose to eat there when we would like a nicely prepared but less adventurous menu.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special occasion!
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Bluehour and were not disappointed. The entire staff, from the hostess to the bartender to all of the wait-staff were incredibly attentive and made us feel very special. The food was absolutely delicious, just as we have come to expect from Bluehour. The dessert, the chocolate torte with kalamata ice cream (yes, kalamata!) was scrumptous! Thank you, Bluehour, for another lovely experience. We never hesitate to refer you to our friends!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two Thumbs up!
My husband and I went here to celebrate his birthday and it was our first time dining at Bluehour. We were so pleased with the service and even more please with the food. Our Dinners were cooked to perfection with heavenly flavors to compliment each dish. I would reccomend Bluehour to anyone who has a tase for exquisit food.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, contemporary setting
One of Portlands more contemporary themed restaurant with great food and wonderful service. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the whole evening.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another Fabulous Birthday dinner!
We had a great meal and the service was wonderful. My in-laws were also impressed with everything - which is rare.....Thank You!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I highly recommend Blue Hour for an upscale and relaxed dining experience.
The wood floor and high ceiling provide an open space while the pillars and draparies help the space feel more intimate. The lights were dimmed slightly after sunset.
The staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Services were prompt and the kitchen was quick to respond when we asked for another salad at the last minute.
The food was delicious, well prepared and nicely presented.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends from NY were visiting so we tried Bluehour. Great food! Excellent service! Loved our time at Bluehour.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and delicious food
Calm space, quite, peaceful with well trained staff. Food was on point, well timed and delicious. Seems like a great place for a garunteed great meal if you are ok with spending some money.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My bestie and I are hard to please. We took 1/2 to order due to "our catch up chatter" our server was down to earth and patient after finally deciding on a bottle of wine we determined we wanted the bar menu and she helped us relocate and laughed with us as we acknowledge our "girls change their minds" from then on it continued to be a high energy low lit couples rekindling and the singles mingled. The manager came over and thanked and introduced himself. It was just the place for us ladies to chat and people watch.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pork tenderloin and the
The pork tenderloin and the oregon black cod were delicious. Both were well prepared and well presented. The service was the best.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I will go back
The food was great and the setting was very good for a date. We really enjoyed the Halibut Cheeks and Black Bass and the passion fruit ice cream was fabulous.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being new to the Portland Restaurant scene, my Daughter suggested I would like the Blue Hour for the food and she was right. From the time you enter you feel like you have been a regular for many years. The food was outstanding and innovative in preparation.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite!!!
I am totally in love with BlueHour and only wish I had found it sooner!!! The food was amazing! Perfectly cooked and seasoned and the chef is a master at pairing flavors and textures...I can't wait to go back! I had the endive pear candied walnut salad and tenderloin steak and both dishes were two of the best I have had. It has a very upperclass feel and the staff did an amazing job. You will not be disappointed!!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
in a group of 6, everything that was ordered was loved. From the steak tartar, tortellini, to the duck and steak. Everything had everyone grinning from ear to ear. Personally, the steak tartar and seared foie gras to start were fabulous!!! They has a delicious butternut squash soup going on that night too that we all loved. All mains were delicious. You will not be disappointed with a visit to Bluehour!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Into the darkness
Good food, great service and atmosphere. Unfortunately, we needed the torch app to read the menu and appreciate the food presentation. We will definitely go back though!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bluehour is a favorite for foodies
We enjoyed our experience. The pheasant was delicious and we appreciated the cheese service. Be prepared to pay a premium for every heavenly bite, and it is worth it!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new friend and I met for lunch at Bluehour and really wanted to chat for quite awhile. This was a perfect venue. There is no blaring music and the curtains absorb many sounds (such as others talking). The service was attentive but allowed us to relax as long as we wished, without trying to rush us on. The food was creative and absolutely delicious, and one of my favorite wines was on the menu. I will definitely be back!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bluehour: Dependably Great
You KNOW the restaurant I'm talking about... the one you can always go to when you've had enough of the "Latest" and "Greatest". For Maryann and me, Bluehour is that restaurant. No matter what time of year, what the weather is like outside, when we want to go to someplace "we like" and some place "we know", Bluehour tops the list. Great drinks, wine, cheeses, starters, entrees, deserts... It is always a great experience. We will be back soon.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were exquisite. Very nice atmosphere. High ceilings and good spacing between tables keeps the noise level down and allows for ease of conversation.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my second time to BlueHour and was not disappointed!! Went out for a girls night and had an amazing time!!! Everyone loved their dishes and the desserts were all so good!!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and unique food!
Your water glass will never go empty. Exceptional service. Cool atmosphere with a nice chill ambiance. The waiter was really great and was able to answer all our questions and provide a great dining experience. Food was very good and I would definitely go back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bluehour Birthday Celebration
I took my girlfriend to Bluehour for her birthday last week and we had an excellent experience. The service and staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. We especially enjoyed the tableside cheese table selection and education by their resident cheese expert. There really wasn't any area that was lacking as our server Jacob was great at helping us make our selections from the menu. New chef Dolan Lane has brought some magic to Bluehour and is definitely worth experiencing for your self.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bluehour is not only great food, but service and atmosphere is outstanding. Will definitely be back and recommend to others.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place for a romantic dinner
This place suited all our desires for an elegant dining experience. Service was great, decor was very tasteful and the foodwas excellent. Its not super high end in price, but high enough that its more for a special occasion. My only gripe was that everytime the door opened a huge rush of cold came through the door. Not the best design for the bar, so we asked to be seated far away as possible from the entrance. Also, we ordered spanish coffees and they came out with no whip cream and were absolutely awful...but they didn't charge us and we're quite apologetic. Overall an excellent place to dine or have a glass of wine at the bar.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, food just misses
When I made the reservation I made a special request for an off-menu dish for my 99-year-old mother. The staff was extremely accommodating, and re-confirmed the details on arrival without my even asking. We definitely enjoyed our dinner, but there were a few details that tempered that enjoyment: My husband's onion soup was rich and flavorful, but not as hot as it should have been. The two paper-thin slices of pear in the pear and endive salad were buried under the greens. Sides were hit-and-miss, and the desserts (except for the pear sorbet, which was great) were unimpressive.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, nice service
Nice overall experience for our son's birthday. Would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion or romantic evening for two.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blue Hour Back To Form
This was our third visit to Blue Hour, spaced out over several years. The first time, we thought it was superb, the second time, good, but a notch down, but this time it was back on form. We had a wonderful pair of cocktails to start, followed by wine, cheese, salad, a split main, and dessert. The waiter was wonderful and helpful. The food was perfectly plated, with good temperature, and outstanding taste. We had a fish course for the main. We are so happy to see Blue Hour doing what it does best -- a great meal in a lovely setting in the Pearl District.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM