Excellent service. Food presentatio
Excellent service. Food presentation was pleasing. Garnish for entree was lacking in creativity and didn't seem to compliment the entree..
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open Table Failure
On arrival we were told we did not have a reservation w them through You. They graciously gave us one anyway.. It was a very busy night for The Heathmen..Your system failed us and made for a very awkward situation. I had my email confirmation with us. I will not be as comfortable using you as I have been in the past.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We almost didn't make our reservation at the Heathman because traffic was so heavy coming into town that we arrived 15 min. late. The restaurant kindly held our table for us. Since seating was running late, and our table wasn't ready, we were offered a complimentary glass of wine while we waited. Once seated our server arrived promptly, and when we mentioned that we had tickets for a show at 8PM, he made sure everything arrived within time for us to make the show. The food was well prepared and served. It was cooked according to our desires. All in all, it was a great experience, and we will certainly return. My only very small complaint was the noise level, but since the place was packed, there was likely nothing to done about that.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I just love the Heathman. They are not only particular about their food presentation, but the fresh ingredients, along with organic choices is superb. The staff could not have been better either. The waiter was friendly, but not too friendly. We will go back again and again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French food in Portland
We had a lovely dinner here; the food was terrific and our server was excellent. We let her pick the cheese plate for us to end our meal and she did a great job! Great wine list, too.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was effiecent and
Service was effiecent and attentive, without being distracting. just how I like it.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
High tea is perfection at the Heathman.
There is some confusion in the reservation end. I thought I reserved online, and fortunately called and was told that isn't the way. Then, later I found they still had the wrong time. A lot of close calls!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Hotel Dining
Wonderful food and staff. Lives up to the Portland "Foodie" reputation!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a guest from California who was visiting Portland for the first time. I brought her to the Heathman for Sunday brunch as I consider this hotel and restaurant one of the hallmarks of downtown that truly define Portland.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice higher-end restaurant
This was our first visit to Heathman's. It has an older world ambience and service style - all very nice and classy. The food, however, was the hallmark - great menu choices and everything was prepared and served perfectly.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends from out of town
...enjoy the central location, great food and the ability to hold a conversation without having to yell.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Heathman is my absolute favorite restaurants for breakfas! Fresh squeezed orange juice and fabulous coffee is offered as you are seated. The corn beef hash here may be one of my favorite meals anywhere. When I die, I hope they serve this corn beef hash in heaven -- They should because it is HEAVENLY! This is also a great place to have a conversation. The seating is well spaced and it is just the right amount of quiet/background noise for a private conversation. The service is always wonderful and when I bring guests they are always impressed. For out of town guests, I suggest the salmon hash because it seems a little more special or the eggs Benedict because it is the PERFECT eggs Benedict. You will be impressed!!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pacific Northwest cuisine
I took my two kids to Heathman Restaurant for lunch this week. We had a great experience. The staff were great at accommodating my 1 and 4 year olds, and the food, as always, was great. I had the hanger steak and some of the best fries I've had. The berry salad was absolutely amazing, over the top delicious!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breakfast was so amazing,
Breakfast was so amazing, we came back for dinner. Delicious!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly enjoyed our recent lunch - innovative menu and presentation. Tasted delicious. Server seemed distracted.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time we visit Portland we make a point of eating at least one meal here. Their attention to detail is better than a 5 star restaurant. If you order a fruit plate every berry down to the blackberry is sweet and flavorful. When I order a crab/mango salad the crab actually tastes fresher than the crab that you get at any restaurant at the coast. It tastes like it was a live crab that was cooked that day. The service is simply spectacular from the appearance of the waiter to the level of support at the front desk. They have literally printed out directions to local attractions for us and given us good advise for things to do. My water glass was never empty. They are better than most Ritz Carltons. Keep up the excellent work
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Portland's best!
I returned home to Portland after an extended absence and The Heathman was the most superb choice for my first meal in town. The food was just as scrumpcious as I remembered it. The hanger steak was absolutely decadent and full of flavor which I paired nicely with a lovely bottle of Oregon pinot noir. The dessert was marvelously rich and luxurious. My compliments to the chef, our waiter, and the staff. Thank you for the lovely homecoming!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I added a special request to my OpenTable reservation that they bring gluten free bread instead of regular bread to the table for my GF table. They really went above and beyond: not only did they bring us delicious GF bread, they assigned us Melissa, their server who specializes in gluten issues. She'd already interrogated the chef about EVERY SINGLE ITEM on that day's menu, and cheerfully walked my guest through all of them, rating them based on whether they were celiac-safe, intolerant-safe or contained gluten. My guest was wowed, which is exactly what you want when you take someone to the Heathman. Of course, the food was very good as well. They were nothing but marvelously professional throughout our 2 hour lunch.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very noisy. Crowded and service
Very noisy. Crowded and service was a bit slow. Excellent food.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect place !
The Heathman is an excellent choice for brunch or dinner, food is always beautifully prepared and original .
Service is unsurpassed!
Always my first choice for weekend brunch.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This historic hotel is worth the trip just to walk through to the restaurant.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
service outshines food
Have had other visits here in the past, and to my palate the food has declined. Presentation is beautiful, but the tasting was disappointing.
Service is always the star here. Waiters are unfailingly well-trained, friendly, and compare with the best restaurants in big cities, think NYC or SF. Atmosphere is delightful.
Prices on menu were fair, except for wines which I found generally pricey.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 6 and were very pleased with the food and the service...The tables were set up for us before we arrived. I was suppose to have 8 and only had 6 and they were very pleasant about it.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Portland Gem
The Heathman Restaurant continues to value a kind of attention to detail and service that sets it above the rest. The host confirmed our reservation and helped us gracefully with special requests. The food was excellent and our waiter attentive. The dining room is one of Portland's best--even with patrons talking, it never felt noisy or as though you had to shout to be heard (or strain to listen). I'm not a fan of the noisy restaurant, as you can tell--never have been. :) But there was a nice energy in the room--not at all sleepy. Elegant, but with the energy of the city about it.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, good food
Enjoyed lunch in this restaurant. Convenient location with surprisingly available street parking nearby the day we were there.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dining experience, when the slower pace of service was appreciated and the food was excellent. However, two weekend breakfasts were scenes of chaotic service, with the meals coming out of the kitchen slowly (in the extreme) and piecemeal: now eggs, later potatoes, followed up by breads sometime later. We could see this pattern at other tables, too, throughout the room. Whether better coordination is needed in the kitchen or by the (very pleasant) waitstaff, I don't know, but they need much better coordination.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Up to Snuff
Food and service both exceeded my expectations, I think they are on the right track to being a great restaurant again. That said, be sure to check their on-line menu, as for Portland they do need to charge enough to do it right. Had Ahi in a deconstructed Nicoise salad, it was excellent. And my spouse really enjoyed the Halibut presentation.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been in Portland twice for vacation and both times we enjoyed lunch at The Heathman, Food and service are great. I would return to this restaurant any and every time I might be in Portland.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed every mouthful
We had a wonderful time celebrating our wedding anniversary at The Heathman. The service was impeccable. The food was divine. There was an Argentinean Malbec on the wine list (which is special to us) and I love that the menu changes daily. My only warning was the bill was pricey at the end. We did indulge and it was totally worth it for this special night but if you're watching your budget, beware!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful special occasion meal
We have dined at the Heathman previously, so when we wanted to treat an out-of-town guest to a special dinner, we knew it would be a good choice. From our greeting by the hostess to the final bite of dessert, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Our waiter, David, was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine, and was pleasant and attentive without hovering. The bartender made a perfect old-fashioned, which is rare in Portland. Our entrees included a huge pork chop, halibut served with a delectable sauce, and salmon. All were delicious and prepared expertly. The desserts were reasonably sized creative treats. The favorite was the chocolate purse, a chocolate cake in a delicate pastry served on a chocolate streusel.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Evening Out
I took my husband to The Heathman Restaurant for dinner to celebrate his birthday and as a pre-concert treat. We cannot remember the last time we had such a delicious & exquisitely prepared meal! The wine list is phenomenal, and even though the restaurant was slammed with show-goers, the staff coped well. I didn't mention my husband's birthday to our server (only online when I made the reservation), yet he still had the chef put a single candle on our shared dessert plate - along with a very artistic "Happy Birthday" drizzled in chocolate. The staff was very mindful of our show reservations, and our service was prompt, even with the crowd. The prices are what you would expect in a fine restaurant, and well worth it! Flawless Feast!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best French Toast ever! Creative and Varied Menu. Great coffee, Lovely Decor, Attentive and Excellent Service.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
While I have found service in the jazz piano area of The Heathman to be spotty, in the dining room it is impeccable. The waiters and servers are very attentive and not intrusive while they deliver an outstanding menu of fresh, local food . We could not have been happier about our choice in dining before attending the Symphony.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Breakfast Brilliance
Took my son for a late breakfast to celebrate his birthday. The pumpkin pancakes were really good and the salmon hash was outstanding. And the service really made the meal very special... best I have had in a restaurant in a long time. The waiter - who has been serving here for many years was engaging, fun, and knowledgeable. He shared some wonderful stories with my son and me about the various musicians who have frequented the restaurant over the years - my son is a musician... making our meal very memorable indeed! I have been eating here since the mid-1980s - it is still a great place for a meal and to create lasting memories.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get's better every year!
Me and my family come to Portland once a year on vacation and at least once each time we enjoy going to a fancier dinner. Since the Heathman is always within walking distance and has never been a disappointment all to the senses we continue to return. The food is enough to silence the chattiest of the group and the service is among the most attentive and generous hearted people I can recall. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to impress a group or colleague, wanting to catch an solo dinner with a lively dinner atmosphere or enjoy a family supper. My sister and I went this last Saturday and enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you Heathman staff for making my family always feel welcome and full.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We never miss having a few
We never miss having a few meals at the Heathman Restaurant when we go to Portland. You can depend on the food to be outstanding.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before the concert
We had a delightful and relaxed meal and conversation before our concert next door. Server, David, was knowledgeable and advised us how to meet our special dietary needs.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. The bar is not well supplied. I ordered VO Martini and was told they did not have VO.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend and I came for holiday tea last year. We had a wonderful time. This year I brought her here for her birthday. We had brunch on Saturday afternoon, it was wonderful, from the eggs benedict and omelette to the desserts and wait staff, everything was superb. We made reservations for Christmas Tea before we left and this time will include her daughter.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had brunch for 3. They were quite busy at the time and ran about 30 minutes past our reservation. But the server brought over a lovely amuse bouche and apologized for the wait. We were quickly greated and our order taken promptly. Everything was absolutely fantastic especially the chicken fried steak which was a 14oz New York!! Well worth it and a lovely time!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were celebrating our six year anniversary... we also got engaged earlier in the evening. This was a great venue to share a great meal and toast to our lives together after watching a great show at Portland 5.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
gettin' our grub on!
the food, as expected, was fabulous & our waiter friendly & efficient, though a bit off in the time prediction department, putting off our entree ordering until after our wine had arrived, knowing already we had an evening event to attend. It just put our meals a bit late in terms of getting paid & walking around the corner. We made it by the skin of our teeth paying the bill as we ate our entrees, not the most romantic of situations! We enjoyed sharing the charcuterie which was all tasty: we each (of 6) had a favorite. Everyone loved their entrees & the cheapest wine on the wine list was an easily drinkable red that went well with my pork cheeks & scallops. We had a great time & would definitely do it again. Thank you, Heathman's!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eating at the Heathman
This is a great hotel dining room. The food is excellent, especially the fish; the fish chef really knows his or her stuff, it's never overcooked, and they have a truly delicious black cod when it's in season. The desserts are awesome. There is a lovely lounge with a fireplace insert where you can wait for your table and have a drink. And the staff are all courteous and friendly. The location is great if you are going to a concert, right next door to the Schnitz auditorium and the Performing Arts Center is barely a block away. It's my venue of choice for symphony night.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just as good
as it ever has been. what a great place to stop before a concert or play downtown. Excellent food and a nice selection of wine.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Attentive, Timely and good food
We were greeted as soon as we entered the establishment, shown to a table and our server became very attentive to our needs. He asked if we had plans for a show so he could ensure we were out of the restaurant on time for the show. Nice touch. Someone that actually thought ahead.
The ambiance of the restaurant changed as the evening continued on. When it was full, the feeling in the room was energetic.
The food was right the first time, hot as we desired and very tasty. I highly recommend the Pork Chop, it was the most tender one I have had. Very flavorful as well.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for special occasions
Went here for my mom's birthday with the family, and ended up being very nice. Good ambiance, staff is always friendly, and food selection is great as well.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Situated in one of Portland's historic landmarks, this charming eating establishment features an excellent menu along with first-rate service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your typical hotel restaurant.
We stayed at the Heathman and decided to try their restaurant one night and it`s proven to be one of the best food we have during the trip. Staff is friendly and attentive. We will return the next time around for sure.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We both had the Grilled Cod special wihich was melting in your mouth good and the sides were also excellent!
Dessert was marvelous....pumpkin napoleon!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Because of it's location, it is a perfect place for an early nice dinner and then walk right next door for the concert or show.
Parking is usually easy to find about a block away.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM