Great upscale dining, comfortable
Great upscale dining, comfortable decor with both booths and tables for seating. Easter menu included both brunch/breakfast items and regular entree items. Four in our party today. We started with a couple of appetizers, the baked brie and the fruit plate, both quite tasty, enough for all to share, paired well with the Sauvignon Blanc we ordered. Entrees included a couple of Salmon salads, the veggie fritatta, and the barbecued ribs. All great choices, excellent taste, large portions. Service was very good, attentive, not hovering, not rushed given that this was Easter Sunday. Great restaurant for a fine dining meal and experience. Definitely will be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Stanfords has the ability
Stanfords has the ability to hire excellent servers whether dining at Lake Oswego or Clackamas.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great lunch
I had another great lunch at Stanford's. The food is almost always great, but it is the terrific service that sets it apart from most other restaurants. They are friendly, check back often without hovering over you so that you can't read or carry on a conversation, they don't rsh you, and most of them remember your name if you are a regular.
4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 7 people and they very
We had 7 people and they very nicely seated us away from other large
The server was attentive and pleasant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Steak and Prawns
We each had one of the special, new steaks on the menu. With them came free prawns. The prawns were super! The steaks were outstanding. Together they made one of the best dining experiences I've ever had at Stanfords! We were there after the Mother's Day breakfast crowd left and the lunch group was just beginning. Even though it was not full yet, it was a busy restaurant. The noise level was not high, and the service was quick and efficient. It was an over all exceptional experience.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good and quick!
Fast device for my family! Kids enjoyed the options. The fish portions my wife and I ate were gracious and delicious.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The steak was wonderful! Free prawns with it, at least for a while. This meal was tremendous. Service great!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have a favorite server
We have a favorite server who once worked at another area restaurant that we frequented, but now works at Stanford's. So, we switched to Stanford's for more of our special occasion dinners. The food is some of the finest with a broad selection. The atmosphere is very nice, but still relaxed.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the salmon oscar, and it was great. Outstanding waitress.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have never had a bad meal or sub-par service at this restaurant. Highly recommended.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect place for special occasion.
Great special occasion spot. Super food, super service, and was nice and private.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steaks but wine overpriced.
Great special occasion place. Great atmosphere. Excellent steaks and burgers. Good beer selection. The wine list was good, but 3x retail pricing on the wine was hard to swallow.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
solid quality food and service!
We always love the menu and the service at Stanfords.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated quickly, servers
We were seated quickly, servers were very patient and courteous.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
They are great with kids
They are really great with kids. The high chair arrived, the attention to the young boy was great. The beer cheese soup was especially good. It is one of the few beer cheese soup places in the area in which you get both beer and cheese flavors. Most of them in the area taste like chicken stock, giving you neither of the correct flavors. This is outstanding. My salmon salad was large enough for both lunch and dinner. I forgot to get specific comments from the other people, but everyone enjoyed the food.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fish Tacos
I've eaten at Stanfords often, but I had never before ordered fish tacos. They were outstanding, and three tacos meant I had one to take home. They are so full that they are at the borderline of picking them up to eat and using a knife and fork. The many flavors blend well, and there is enough hotness to make them interesting.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first Kruse Burger in probably two years. I had forgotten how wonderful they are. They have just the right sized box to take half a burger home, too. It is great cold even if the French fries that were fabulous there weren't when they were cold. It won't be so long between Kruze burgers again.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Sunday Experience
AnotherSunday afternoon with great food. We were pleased with our food. The salads were all outstanding, and there was enough to take some home for the next meal.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quiet table, great service
I had asked for a quiet table because I wanted to have a somewhat private conversation between 3 people. Stanford's did an excellent job of putting us in a quiet, private booth, and the service was perfect, attentive but not ever intrusive. And as always, the food was great!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a hankering for baby back ribs. Drove from Salem. Ribs delicious! Will return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Prime Rib
The Prime rib was wonderful! The mashed potatoes served with it was the best I've had at Stanford's. It was an outstanding evening menu. Because the bar is closed off, even with the Happy Hour in full and noisy swing, the diners in the dining room were not bothered with any noise.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was overall good except for the ribeye steaks that weren't much to brag about. The appetizers (calamari strips, smoked salmon bruschetta) were very good. The signature drink menu was well rounded and 3 of the drinks served were very tasty.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local stable to always consider
We had a guest in from out of town and we had planned for a dinner party that evening, however, it ended up not working out. With little time to spare, we were able to secure a table. The prime rib was excellent - we ordered it from rare, to medium rare to medium well and it all came out perfectly. Friendly atmosphere. Wine list was a bit lacking.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the steak cob salad.
I had the steak cob salad. It was wonderful. Service was slow, but really great service.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wednesday is half-price-bottle-wine
Wednesday is half-price-bottle-wine night! We enjoyed great steaks (ribeye, blue cheese filet mignon, and flat iron) paired with a very nice red wine. The meat was beautifully done with great flavor. We all agreed that the steaks were outstanding. Finished the meal with fantastic desserts.
A rich, dark wood décor makes for a warm, comfortable feel that is not too heavy.
A Siskel & Ebert Two Thumbs Up.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful steak salad
The steak cobb salad is fantastic! Lots of steak, and a very good cobb salad besides. Service was good, but very slow.
Two women sitting near me were carrying on a conversation that could be heard by the whole room, certainly not the restaurant's fault, but that room does seem to project the noise.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had soup. Enough said, you
I had soup. Enough said, you say? No, I had VERY delicious soup! There was enough for me to take home, which I did, with the plan of having it the following day for lunch. By the time my car purred its last, I was reheating the remaining soup and downed it in nothing flat. Yum!!!
I met my friend there and we had a wonderful, leisurely visit. The server was attentive -- not too attentive. Gracious too, about the fact that we were at her table for a very long time (no opportunity for additional tips).
Our "dining experience" was outstanding.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusually Loud today
I'm not sure why it was so loud today. There didn't seem to be one loud, noisy table. It just was all-over noise, from the man in the booth behind me who let his cell phone ring nonstop throughout his lunch to the man in the next room whose shrill voice carried across the room every time he spoke. The food was really great.
I had an easy to pay for special, lobster, shrimp, and sliced beef. . Wonderful!
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quiet and good food
A few days ago I reviewed a meal here and mentioned how noisy it was. On this day, I was there at the height of the lunch time, and it was very quiet. No loud voices or strange noises, no cell phone conversations. It was great.
Along with the atmosphere, the food was great. I had a Kruse burger for the first time in several years, and it was fantastic.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome Fish and Chips
The halibut fish and chips were wonderful. The staff, as always, was friendly and stopped to say hello. It was really a terrific lunch hour.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the food we had! Cod with shrimp and crab crust. Delicious! Other dish very good as well.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
ONe time I am in there, it is very noisy; the next time, it's very quiet. It seems to run one extreme or the other. The noise isn't coming from the bar area, it is loud voices in the dining sections. I guess the sections are so narrow that one loud voice can cause problems for all tables in that closed in space. The food was great as always. I had the pulled pork sandwich, a favorite of mine and it was crated perfectly. All of the wait staff are outstanding, and they quickly learn names of regulars.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food and great friendly
Good food and great friendly service. It's great to be able to go on line to make a reservation. We walked right in and were seated immediately. Glad we set this up ahead as there were a number of people waiting.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This special turned out to be a perfectly prepared dinner and could not have been better. The scallop potatoes were flavorful.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is flat-out fabulous
My husband goes to Stanford's semi-frequently for lunch and loves it (likes to take clients there). But he and I went there for dinner recently and it knocked our socks off. We both had their halibut tacos, which were incredible (even the basmati rice that came with it was delicious). We also both had their garden salad beforehand, which is THE best house salad anywhere -- and generously portioned. Seriously, you could have the garden salad and split an appetizer with someone and be more than full. And I had a lavendar cosmos cocktail that was also wonderful -- the drink menu is innovative. All in all, a great meal, with stellar service, at a great price (seriously, half the price of entrees at, for example, the Portland Seafood Co.).
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We each had the ribs, and they were "fall off the bone" delicious. Best restaurant meal I've had recently. The noise level was unbelievable, but it was mostly coming from one table of men, and when they left, it quieted down to an acceptable level.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just like Almost Always--GREAT!
Great food, great service, noise level not bad for 12-1 time slot. The staff is all so friendly that I feel very special when I eat at Stanford's.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
We celebrated our anniversary and everything was perfect from the time we walked through the front door and were greeted and immediately seated to enjoying a glass of wine, then on to a delicious prime rib dinner topped off with a peach slump dessert.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Large Room
I was in the large room in the back, a place I hadn't been for years. It was very quiet, even though it was almost filled. I really like the large windows and the feel of being in among many trees. It added an ambiance that is missing in the smaller sections at the front of the restaurant. The food as usual was great, and the service again was outstanding.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
I always get great service at Stanford's. They are proud of knowing the names of frequent guests, and use your name often. I had the club sandwich and fries. The club sandwich was good, but a little dry. It was right at the lunch hour, they were pretty full, so there was some noise, but not bad.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Stanford's is an institution
Stanford's is an institution on the Portland area and has been for many years. A few years ago it was aquired by a larger resaurant company ane the quality went down. I believe that a few of the original owners came back to bring the quality back up. Now we have our old Stanford's back which we visited recently for our birthday dinner.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back Room Beautiful View!
I hadn't been seated in the back room for years, and I had forgotten about the view out the windows. This time of year it is beautiful with all the colored leaves. I had the salmon salad. It would have been five star with a little less dressing on it. The service, of course, was outstanding as usual.
10/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful except the server. She made it back for a quick check, but she didn't remember to bring whatever had been requested. I had excellent salmon Oscar.
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Turkey Sandwich is great
It's the first time I've had the turkey sandwich for lunch. I had it with lettuce instead of sprouts. It was really larger than I needed, but it was so great that I ate it all. Next time I would eat half and bring half home or split the lunch with a friend. There was a huge amount of turkey in it, and the turkey was very moist. Also, it was real turkey, not the luncheon special turkey of many restaurants. It was real, and it was delicious.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treasure in our own backyard
Stanford's Restaurant has been in our backyard for more years than I can count. We have just rediscovered this gem through Open Table app in our car. Making reservations is great and made our dining experience wonderful. This is our second visit within a week's time. Both visits our food was excellent. I have a dietary restriction that did require some adjustment by the cook and my needs were fully and graciously accommodated. I recommend Stanford's Lake Oswego.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had fish tacos, Henry's cheese soup, and turkey sandwich. They were all fresh foods, very good, and a great value. Friendly waitress who checked ack often.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was just wonderful. Food and service and ambiance was great. However I do note on our online reservation that it was our anniversary and nothing by any of the staff was said...no acknowledgement or even mention of it. Most places even give you a freebie of some sorts. But here nothing was said or done and that was very discouraging to us as it was our 46th year!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Service and
Conveniently located, off I-5 at the Lake Oswego exit, Stanford's on Kruse Way provides good food at reasonable prices. My favorites are the Surf and Turf Appetizer, Fisherman's Stew, and Southwest Chopped Chicken Salad. Service is friendly, timely and competent.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good holiday meal
We dined here for Thanksgiving and it was everything we needed it to be. We were a small family gathering and the menu was varied enough but T'giving focused. It was a little busy when we arrived, but once seated the service was great and the food good. Not gourmet, but tasty, hot and smartly delivered. Desserts were great.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, fair prices, good service. Child portion was very generous. No dishes! Likely will do Thanksgiving dinner there next year too.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM