I have been at portals twice
I have been at portals twice and both times have been very nice overall. Keep it up!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was wonderful - we
Service was wonderful - we were given a choice of waiting a few more minutes for a quieter spot near the window - and we took it. It was our anniversary and they surprised us with complimentary glasses of champagne. Nice, warm, cozy atmosphere with terrific view. We both shared the seafood pot and the flat iron steak - delicious on both accounts. It was great to have both.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service started out good and fell down after about an hour.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and food!
Portals benefits from excellent service along with food choice and preparation. I would highly recommend.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The fish was very good! Service also great. Beautiful view.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Amazing View
A friend and I drove out from Seattle this week and shared lunch at Portals. The entire day, including the hour+ drive and a bit of exploration of the Cle Elum area, was a pleasure...and lunch in this beautiful restaurant was one of the highlights.
Quiet, with soft jazz in the background, smartly furnished, and with amazing views, the restaurant offers an ambiance that's classy, relaxing and romantic. The salad and Tillamook burger we shared were very good...fresh, tasty, and beautifully presented. And though the food was not inexpensive (17+ for a burger with fries included), the over-all experience and attentive service made it a worthwhile treat. I will be back.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We returned for our anniversary dinner again this year. The wait staff is fun and personable. Most upscale restaurants are too formal and uncomfortable. Portals gets the fact that interacting with the customer makes the experience more comfortable and relaxing. That and the view have made us come back several times.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of the mountains
The restaurant is inside a gated resort, so keep that in mind while trying to find it. The staff is friendly and efficient, though with the large dinner crowd, service was a little slow. The menu is varied and will satisfy most people looking for fish, steak, or lamb. Don't forget to ask if there are any specials. That's how we found out about the duck, which was very good.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful decor - great mountain views. Unexpectedly sophisticated feel to the dining area. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. To be fair, we were there mid-week and the restaurant wasn't crowded at all, so perhaps al that attention should have bee expected, but it was genuine. The grilled asparagus appetizer was extraordinary, and both the trout and salmon entrees were properly cooked and quite tasty. The second night we enjoyed the grilled pork chop and a NY strip - excellent quality and well-prepared. One final note- if you are a dessert person the berry crisp with walnuts and a dab of ice cream is a killer! One irritant - we enjoy California Chardonnay and found the prices for these wines ridiculously inflated.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were impressed
Having read some of the recent reviews, we almost didn't go. I'm glad we did. Steven, our server, was personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. The smoked salmon fettuccine was delicious and my husband enjoyed his filet very much. The only issue he had was that his potatoes weren't hot. Within 2-3 minutes, Steven brought him a new plate of hot potatoes and asparagus. It was a very enjoyable evening.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
HAD A LOVELY DINNER. VERY EXPENSIVE BUT COMPARABLE TO OTHER HIGH END RESTAURANTS. SERVICE COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BETTER. PLAN ON 2 HOURS PLUS WITH A RESERVATION.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time but felt the menu items were over priced.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A True Gem
This was my second time dining at Portals and, once again, it was excellent. My husband and I just moved to the area and we feel so fortunate to have a restaurant of this quality so close to us. The first time, I brought my two brothers and their families and they were truly impressed (and they have dined at some of the most impressive restaurants in the U.S.). The second time, my husband and I brought our attorney friend and his wife and they were also impressed. Each time, all of the entrees were creative and delicious! This last time we had the best waiter. We dined rather late and he made sure we were not rushed, even though we stayed way past their normal closing hours. This place is a true gem!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I came here for dinner after our wedding. We both had high expectations after reading other reviews online. The restaurant did not disappoint! It was wonderful service, amazing food, and we will definitely be back in the future!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Evening to Remember
My husband and I were recommended to Portals through a friend - since we were celebrating our 20th Anniversary we decided to give it a try - could not have been more pleased with the service, ambiance and food. Mouthwatering filet mignon, to die for garlic mashed and al dente' fresh veggies - would definitely recommend again and again. Hope to visit Portals again soon
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
is only 90 minutes from Seattle and makes for a special day trip for lunch with gorgeous view from the dining room
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the restaurant, Christmas carolers were singing which was a nice touch. Dinner was amazing we will return again soon.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM