Mmm Mmm Good
The food was so good Sunday night we went back Monday evening. We sat at a table in the bar Sunday overlooking the water and the entire evening was A1+- 1/2 price wine, seafood stew, succulent oysters and more. Mike was our waiter and darling. Monday wasn't as great but still good - food wasn't hot, waiter just ok
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Another great night at Five Spice
Love discussing the food options with the Maitre D Tim as well as our waiter. Great wine choices and some very good ones that are not super expensive. Tried the skate special although hesitant at first and was so happy that I did. Wonderful taste and texture. Prepared perfectly.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went here two nights in a row - The first night we sat in the bar and Mike was our server and he was outstanding. The food was superb and it was all so good that we went back the next night. Unfortunately, we sat in the dining room the next night, Mike wasn't there and the food was goodm the service was good but not like the previous night in the bar with Mike
I would still visit it again - the seafood stew was stupendous
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always great food! I've been
Always great food! I've been there several times and have always had spectacular food and wine
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great view from an outside
Great view from an outside table on a beautiful evening. Good, but not outstanding food. Very average wines that cost too much. Overall, we'd recommend this place mostly because of the great ambiance.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I liked everything except that it took a very long time for the waiter to take our order. However, when he did come around, he was very polite and very helpful. I recommend this restaurant.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was another delicious
This was another delicious meal with good friends. The Spicy Seafood stew was delicious as was the Halibut special that nite.
Loved the Mushroom soup, and the Trio of Tartars as appetizers. Beautiful live guitar music was just right.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid service great meal
Had a very nice meal at Five Spice. Great wine selection with very good recomendation from server. Oyster shooters were fabulous and my steelhead was cooked to perfection. Will definitely return.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice spot, but spendy
The price point is a little high. We probably won't be back for awhile due to the high prices. The food was good. We told our server that we were there for a birthday and he served us a plate with four candles stuck to the plate for my husband to blow out at the end of the evening. I recommend that your servers skip this, it came off as pretty tacky. Serve a complimentary scoop of icecream or brownie or SOMETHING, but not a plate with four candles stuck to it. We got a laugh out of it but left thinking that it was poor judgement to do it. Skip it entirely if there isn't a freebie for a bday patron. It's surprising to not get a freebie after springing for such an expensive meal.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our "go to" place
This is our "go to" place for Lake O dining. Always reliable, great food and service. Even out of town guest request that we visit there.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Seafood restaurant! I would love to eat here more often. Thank you so much!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menue was interesting with a good variety of seafood, lamb, and of course beef & chicken too. The selection of appetizers was good too. We ended up ordering a few, crab cakes (excellent by the way), and a cheese platter. After that, we decided that sharing the lobster entre' would be sufficient as it was actually two fair sized tails, which again were cooked to perfection.
The service was prompt & plesant, and prices reasonable. Even with a few cocktails each, our total bill came to just $88. I found with this to be very reasonable for all that was consumed, and considering the location, senic view, and ambience of the place.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place.
My husband had the halibut, best meal he ever had, he said. I had the sturgeon, delicious. My daughter and her friend had spring rolls, bbq riba and the cheese plate, great. I had a margaritta, delicious. Server was great, overall, I would Highly recomend this place!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
When I am in the Prtland area,
When I am in the Prtland area, I always take my customers here. They have a great "Happy Hour".
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, but when busy
Great place, but when busy the noise level inside is excessive...not a place for that quiet dinner.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five Spice evening out.
We enjoyed a very nice meal withattentive service and will got there again.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite seafood restaurants in Portland. Very imaginative and delicious preparations.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent. delicious. great
excellent. delicious. great service. wonderful view. great ambiance. just a fabulous find all the way around.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch on a beautiful day
We chose to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful views and weather. The food was good--the waitstaff was excellent. We had a wonderful experience!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner party of four ranged in age from 8 to 90 years of age, but Fivespice was up to the task. The hostess took note of our request for a quiet area, because the eldest in our group has hearing problems. Due to our location, everyone was able to take part in dinner conversation. The dinner itself was excellent. I had the halibut, which was perfectly prepared and the 8 year old thoroughly enjoyed the scallops with lentils. Our overall dining experience was an outstanding success.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What's not to like?
Beautiful restaurant, stunning view, delicious food, stellar wine list...
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always have a good meal.
I always have a good meal. Five Spice never disappoints!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every time we visit, we leave thinking "why don't we come here more often?" Excellent food. Typically great service. There is one waiter I'm not a fan of, but on this visit the service was excellent. And, the view is superb. On a nice day there is no better place to enjoy outdoor dining overlooking Lake Oswego. Only complaint was at time of reservation I told them we were celebrating a birthday and there was never any mention of it from anyone. I don't need people singing, but would have been nice for the hostess or waitress to acknowledge.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
It was the Fourth of July and our wedding anniversary. Many places were closed but Five Spice was open. We'd had wine on the terrace before but never a dinner meal. The food was good and the service was excellent. A great choice for Al Fresco dining and a romantic night out. Ps - good views of the Lake from the terrace.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for our 20th anniversary and sat on the deck. It was very relaxing and the view of the lake was amazing. The Mongolian rib appetizer was very tangy but sweet. My husband had the steak and lobster. The steak was perfectly cooked and very tender. The butter sauce for the lobster was perfect. I had the halibut with saffron. The halibut just melted in my mouth. The pear tart and chocolate raspberry cake were also spectacular. The waiter was very friendly and helped me choose a wine to go with my dinner. For us it is a bit spendy for frequent dining but was just what I wanted for our anniversary.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 6 had a very enjoyable evening at Five Spice. We all had different dishes, various seafood, steak, chicken, and lamb, and everyone enjoyed their meals, including two of the specials for that day. Salad and desserts were also very good. We had a nice view of the lake from our table as we did not get an outside table. Restaurant was very noisy but improved as the evening progressed. The service was fine but not extraordinary. We all found the use of an iPad for the wine list to be awkward. It seemed a strange combo with the nice paper menus. Overall a nice evening, lovely dinner, and pleasant time at Five Spice. Using Open Table was an easy and efficient way to arrange our reservation and plan our evening.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but excellent food...a great place to take someone who would like a nicer dining experience overlooking the Lake. Lake Oswego doesn't really have many great restaurants. This is one of the few, but it is expensive. Great wine list.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service Consistency +++
They do a really great job with fresh fish and that is the reason we choose to return whether on our own or with out-of-town guests which is the true compliment. The service is very attentive, but sometimes intrusive since the server fails to recognize that we are in the middle of a conversation.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful view and ambience.
Wonderful view and ambience. Sundays are a good deal because wine bottle was half priced! My friend and I had Lamb and it was outstanding!!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lake Oswego Gem
The food is terrific, the local wine list is outstanding and the view of the lake is lovely.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but not "wow-worthy"
Food was good, but not great. Service was spotty--we needed to ask for water, forks, bread. Wine list sold out on 1st two choices, settled for a third choice. Not sure we'll return--there's too many other "wow-worthy" competitors when you're spending $225 for dinner for two.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in LO
Always drive away with a smile from my dining experience at Five Spice
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lets Do It Again
Service was impeccable. Food excellent. Both of us had seafood. Coho salmon with risotto, sanddabs (a light white fish succulent and sweet). Outdoor table overlooking the lake. A bit pricey but worth it.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out-of-Town Wine Lovers Found a Hom
I last visited for a Sunday Brunch with friends from the Mid-West who were on a multi-state wine tour. They were delighted with the food options, wine list & impressed with the setting & service.
The corn soup was the biggest hit!
Salads were dynamite.
Nice background music.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took the parents here for dinner, they loved the food and atmosphere.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of a kind
Five Spice is a rare find in Lake Oswego--innovative dishes, top quality, excellent, knowledgeable service and a beautiful environment. Five Spice is a regular destination for me and my family.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Local Gem
Fivespice has gone through several iterations through the years, as if they were trying to find their true spirit in the fusion arena. For quite some time now, they have delivered a consistently interesting and delicious menu. The service is wonderful, and the bar tenders are engaging and friendly. Large groups as well as single diners and couples are welcomed and catered to naturally. It is fair to say the restaurant is a little on the pricey side, but the fantastic location accounts for some of that, and I imagine the high caliber kitchen and wait staff account for the rest. It does feel more than a little bit special to dine here (even for happy hour). Ask for recommendations from the specials and menu, and you will be delighted.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Dining Experience
WOW!!! My husband brought me here for my birthday and we will be going back soon. We dined out on the balcony patio overlooking the beautiful Lake. Our server JJ made my birthday and dining experience one I will never forget. His knowledge of wine and food pairings were very helpful. This is a definite must try restaurant if you haven't been here before or want to give it another try. I think the server made all the difference in the world.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service with great decor! The rockfish special with ristotto was delicious. The view for the lake from the window seating was beautiful. Also, it was a plus that this restaurant participates in the Hilton Dining program. Will be back if traveling in the area again.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never been disappointed with the food at Five Spice. Ambiance is very good as well.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have perfect service, not only excellent but interesting food, and a good time at each and every visit
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gem
What an amazing view this restaurant has! Make sure the next time your in Lake Oswego to find Five Spice!
Our server JJ was outstanding and very knowledgeable from the wine to the food. We always try a different appetizer and have been impressed each time. This is the first time we've stopped for lunch and I was so happy to see the draper chicken dish was on their lunch menu. It's simply melt in your mouth amazing! Their wine list is just as impressive and I was allowed to sample a couple before deciding on the right one for me. We're almost always too full to enjoy the dessert but the one time we did the creme brulee was wonderful with real vanilla beans. We highly recommend that you try this restaurant for yourself.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Steak Ever
Loved the steak fillet. Scallops were also divine. Poke appetizer was fantastic. Calamari mediocre.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food good service
We asked for a quiet table when we made the reservation and they did remember that and did the best they could. The food was excellent and they paid attention to the low salt requests. A lovely dining experience and so close to home!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy w/a side of fantastic service
The scallops were to die for. I had an incredible cocktail. The staff was extremely accomidating and friendly.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM