We went for my Aunt's 60th birthday & had traveled to OR from Tennessee & it was worth every penny & minute! Perfect spot for a special occasion!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming atmosphere for our anniversary. We love food, as well as the thought and detail that goes into each course. The painted lady served beautiful and delicious food. Loved the smaller, but multiple food items. Left satisfied and pleased. The entire staff worked as a team for each table, and each person seemed well informed about each course we were to enjoy.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always!
We have dined at The Painted Lady many times , and it is consistently great.....a 5 star rating. They were very busy that evening which perhaps made the service just a bit off. However, the food was wonderful, and the friends we brought for the first time loved The Painted Lady. If you left them know ahead of time that you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary, they send you home with an extra dessert wrapped up nicely in a little gift box. One of my favorite places to dine.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special occasions.
Great for special occasions. Expensive but well worth it.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last night in the wine country
We were not able to get into the Painted Lady for our actual anniversary, but were able to get a reservation for our last night in Oregon. Everything was beautifully done. The Amuse Bouche and palette cleanser, were lovely, but not overdone. Everyone loved each of their courses. We rarely find rabbit served in the US, and theirs was great! I wouldn't change a thing.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant romantic ambience. Gourmet dinning
Superior service. Simply Charming.
I would go again in a heartbeat.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The most amazing food I've ever had. Staff was excellent and knowledgeable about everything. Love Love Love
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is life changing. The chef is doing amazing things with food. If you appreciate creative perfectly prepared and presented dishes you should not miss this restaurant. The service is five star in a cozy ambiance.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Dining Experience
Amazing local food, prepared perfectly with exquisite presentation and flair. The staff is attentative without being obtrusive and is also very knowledgeable of each preparation. Definitely recommend getting reservations. Wonderful treat during a wine tasting weekend!! Thank you Jessica and Alan!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tasting menu are very
The tasting menu are very small intricate plates with a lot going on. The aesthetic and the taste are beyond reproach. But there lacked wow. This understatement might leave some unfulfilled.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a guest here for my birthday dinner. Service was top notch as was the wine! The food was great. Only downside is that I am not the greatest fan of caviar and it was incorporated into a couple of things, but this was not a deal breaker! It was a wonderful dinner and I would go back.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in an old Victorian
The Painted Lady was a wonderful experience. We had the 7 course dinner with the foie gras supplement (a 1998 D'Yquem, what a treat!) and the wine pairings. With the exception of the D'Yquem the wines were all local, really good, and paired well with the food. The food was also great. The crab soup with dashi was exceptional. The service was outstanding and the meal pacing was perfect.
The restaurant is located in an old Victorian in downtown Newberg. The home itself was quaint and I love restaurants that are built into old houses, so I liked this a lot. Here the noise was moderate when we arrived and the restaurant was full and really quiet when we closed the place down :-)
Eat here when you want a great meal in the Oregon wine country.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great technique, fresh local food!
Beautiful presentation, lovely small plates that were unique and detailed enough to be impressive without being pretentious. A definite must try, also was astounded at the reasonable prices!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Ambiance, Perfect Menu
This was my husband's and my second time dining at the Painted Lady. The last visit was with a group of friends, now just the two of us. We chose the tasting menu with wine pairings. Every dish was the perfect size, beautifully presented and pleasing to the palate. Even with the five courses, I didn't feel overly full (although I did take dessert to go). Our server was very knowledgable about all of the wines served and since my husband is a collector he enjoyed the information sharing. We ate on the side deck and it was much more casual than the elegant indoor seating, but it was a lovely evening so sitting outdoors was perfect. The Painted Lady is fine dining at its best. Creative, artistically presented, and a joy for the senses.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Random chance find. My husband and I, being bonified foodies, are always on the lookout for great restaurants wherever we travel. This was one of the better surprises we have had. Almost all the food was very well prepared (gnocci was perfect, flavorful, the scallops were perfectly cooked), the presentation was colorful, artistic, the variety was amazing. The food just kept coming. And the dessert was a delicious variety of treats, not the usual cheesecake, bread pudding that most restaurants are pushing. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys fine dining.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do the Chef's tasting along with the wine pairings. Delicious!!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 6 and went for the chef's tasting. It was one of the top 3 meals I've ever had... Amazing local meat and produce cooked perfectly in innovative dishes.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service, great food (although a bit limited menu), pleasant atmosphere.
Enjoyed our evening , thank you!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tops for a special night
Worth the drive, for us from the Gorge, this destination restaurant delivers on the entire experience. Service adjusts to the level of engagement you want, but always sophisticated and delivered so that no need goes unmet, but never a cloying moment. The decor is so comfortable and serene, it is like the former resident of this off downtown neighborhood house married Julie Child and opened his home to a few choice guests! The whole experience was wonderful, but even the experience did not compare to the sheer joy that the food provided. The only comparison I have is Joel Rubicon when his namesake restaurant was actually still his only place, except the high end wine store next door...it was that good.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Star food and Ambience
This is one of the best kept culinary secrets on the West Coast. One of the best meals ever, and I do my share of high end dining. This unassuming, quaint old house, holds quite a secret. Fantastic! Very romantic and great for special dinners.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good but not outstanding
My friends and I had a lovely meal at this restaurant. The service was impeccable and most of the food was very good. There were a couple of items that were just so-so and I did not think that the main dish was taken to the level of a top dollar restaurant. That said, overall, the meal was enjoyable. We did the chef's tasting menu which had some very well thought out dishes. My only complaint would be that the tower of cookies at the end was a bit of over-kill. They were too good not to eat but then we all left the restaurant feeling stuffed and not in a good way.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had high expectations and
Had high expectations and they were more than
met - food overall very good , only weak spot agreed by four of us were mediocre desserts
that were not up to quality of the rest of the cuisine
Highly recommend and by East coast standards bill was quite modest for
a fine meal, good and well priced wine list
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Family
Once again the chef treated us well. Great 5 course meal. The caviar was outstanding along with the champagne right on point. From start to finish it was a foodie roller coaster of flavors.
Can't wait for the fall/winter menu!
Thanks Painted Lady.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Painted Lady delivers the most amazing service and creative food. It is always a treat and I would highly recommend visiting Oregon because of this restaurant!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We first dined at the Painted Lady while on vacation in fall of 2012. We liked it so much, we actually planned an extra stop on our vacation this year to be sure we could eat there again! The chef's tasting menu provides an entire evening of exploration - gourmet combinations of flavor and beautiful presentations throughout the meal. The service is excellent - not pushy, snobby or intrusive - but right there when you need assistance. The atmosphere is nice a quiet so that you can have a relaxing conversation and a wonderful evening.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined here in 2009 the last time we were
In Oregon. It was the best restaurant on that trip
And is still one of the best dinning experiences
We have had! A must if you are in the Portland
area! Wonderful Food & Service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem in Our Back Yard
I'd heard many positive things about this restaurant from friends, but we'd not tried until last weekend. Great food and service and the ambiance was a surprise. We've lived near Newburg, OR, for over 8 years, but didn't realize this restaurant was a go-to place. We had the Chef's menu with wine pairings - good choice for a first visit. The restaurant accommodated my many food allergies, confirming both by phone, in advance, as well as prior to our dinner. I'd recommend to anyone I know.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The serving staff were very
The serving staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the local wines. We thought the standard of the desserts was excellent and in fact slightly exceeded that of the appetisers and entrees.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience
We had a great experience celebrating our anniversary at The Painted Lady. We chose off the right side of the menu (chef's selections) and had the suggested wine pairings as well. All the courses were fantastic and the pairings were just right. Other than being too full, the night was a total success. Service was friendly and excellent throughout.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wine. Good
Great food and wine. Good service. Enjoyable experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Painted Lady is a must visit if in Newberg. Outstanding service and the food is excellent. Painted Lady is expensive, but for a special occasion it should not be missed and it's well worth the cost.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A truly unique experience!
A classy restaurant for a classy friend! We celebrated a friend's birthday at The Painted Lady. All four friends decided to go for the Chef's menu and none regretted the decision. For the most part, we all chose different dishes and we all raved about the unique combinations. We also appreciated the outstanding service, as the birthday girl said: "we truly felt like royalty".
We will go back for sure for another special occasion - it's totally worth it!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
You know how you feel when you hear your favorite song well the Painted Lady makes me feel the same way. Outstanding in service, food and ambiance....everything flowed like my favorite songs. I came to Oregon for the wine but when I think of Oregon NOW I think of the WONDERFUL experience my husband and I had at the Painted Lady.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dining experience!i
Imaginative, delicious food beautifully presented. Impressive wine list. Excellent service by pleasant, knowledgeable, well-trained staff. Gracious dining at its best!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal of my life ( so far)!
Romantic place to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
The food was superb, the service and presentation impeccable!
We both said it was the best mesl we've had!!! We will br back!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fantastic Experience All- Around
This is a must when in the Valley. We chose to do the tasting menu with wine pairings and never even opened the menus. That was risky, but oh so worth it! We had one in our party with an allergy and they worked with it seamlessly. The beef presentation with smoke lid was unbelievable and the soup was so much more than soup - they are must sees! All in all, a fantastic and unique experience. We will definitely go back in a few years when we return to the area.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Meal and Service
This was a first time visit and the food and service exceeded our expectations. We were seated upstairs, however, and one person in our party had major mobility issues. We were basically greeted with a take it or leave it response by the hostess with no concern or attempt to suggest an alternative other than come back in a few hours. Being our first visit we had no idea that there were two floors to the restaurant and suggested to a very polite staff person on our way out that when assigning an upstairs table to a guest that they advise them of it in advance. I'm sure this doesn't happen very often but it was a bit embarrassing and put a bit of a damper on the evening.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in Oregon
I have lived in Oregon for 40+ years. This restaurant is my first pick, every time. I live about 150 miles away. We arrange our travel so that we can stop here before coming home. We know that we will always have a wonderful dinner. This last time we ordered off the "right side" of the menu, the chef's choice tasting menu. Eight courses using many different ingredients. Everything was delicious. The service here is always wonderful. We recognize the wait staff - many of them have worked here for years. Service is meticulous. And this is a quiet restaurant. You can actually hold a conversation with your dining partner without shouting! what a concept! It's spendy, but worth it.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was beyond
The food and service was beyond outstanding. The wine list was extensive. Would recommend checking it out online before going.
The only downside for me was everyone at the table has to order from the same menu page. (see menu online)
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Painted Lady Brush Off
Overall a pleasant dining experience but there were a few issues. Service was outstanding and the wait staff very attentive. The amuse-bouche had a few overly salty components. The spice cake in the dessert was a little dry. Otherwise, the food and presentation were very nice and the wine pairings spot on.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Special Place
My wife and I always recommend The Painted Lady to anyone who is looking for an outstanding dining experience. We make a point to go for our anniversary and birthdays which usually means twice a year. Every time we wonder why we don't go more often!
We have had some great meals in Italy, France, Spain, Scotland, Wales and yes, even England. However, The Painted Lady is still our favorite!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding in every way
This is an experience you will never forget. Your senses will dance a happy dance! Everything was wonderful and the service was second to none. Worth every penny and then some!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals we have had
They got every note right. The service, the food, the decor everything was perfect.
We will make a point of eating there whenever we are in Newberg.
Don't miss it!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
An experience not to miss
I had heard about the food here for years and finally got the opportunity to check it out. The service was amazing and the food lived up to the reputation. We were a party of six and we were treated as if we were the only table in the restaurant as the staff was so attentive and the waiter top notch. This place is a must.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose the chef's grand menu with wine parings . . . fantastic! Service was perfect, the food was phenomenal and good wine with every course.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little slice of heaven!
I had read a glowing review of The Painted Lady which led me to make a reservation and I was delighted that my experience here far surpassed any expectation I had had. Despite being held up by traffic and arriving late for the reservation, the staff were warm and welcoming. The presentation and service were impeccable and the food to die for! I highly recommend doing the Chef's Tasting Menu.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Wife's Birthday
Both my wife and I have been to the Painted Lady several times. I couldn't of a better place to take her to celebrate her birthday. As
Always it was excellent. It made her day.
We have also given gift certificates to the Painted Ladynto several people. They make a great holiday gift!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
the great spot
A little bit of a drive, but well worth it great service, great food, and great ambiance.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I spent a weekend in February on a ridiculous, glutinous tour of NY with my son. Lunch at Per Se, dinner at 11 Madison Park, lunch the next day at Jean George…among a few other 1 and 2 stars. While Painted Lady doesn’t have the business to support some of the service and services, their food can defiantly hang with the big boys and their service was more than I would have ever expected.
A great evening, not one misstep for our table of 4.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's sometimes hard to go back to a restaurant multiple times and not find the magic disappear. Not so with the Painted Lady, it just keeps getting better and better each time. The combination of wonderful, inventive food, great services and a beautiful setting is hard to find.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM