Silver Grille
Silver Grille

Silver Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.silvergrille.com/
  • Phone: (503) 873-8000
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Nizlek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Water Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Silver Grille
The Silver Grille is a small, family-owned, farm-to-table style restaurant that focuses on serving "Willamette Valley Cuisine", a dining experience focused on local products, an ever evolving menu, inspiration from the surrounding area and a classical cooking background since 2000. At the Silver Grille we work with local growers, farmers and foragers, as well as raising our own produce in our garden and family-greenhouses. We prepare fresh bread, pastas, desserts, charcuterie, salumi, and other items daily in our kitchen. The Silver Grille has recieved the Oregon Wine Press' Superior Cellars award for its dedication to Northwest produced wines. Thank you for supporting our local farms and small businesses.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Silver Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (22)special occasion (20)neighborhood gem (17)romantic (17)notable wine list (16)hot spot (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Love, Love, Love this place!
    BonniePVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always Excellent!!!! Jeff is an amazing chef and is always flexible on dietary needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As usual an excellent meal and service. We had an excellent time with friends. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FrostRocks
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place was wonderful, tip to tail. The restaurant was intimate, but casual. About 40 seats, plus a small bar. Service was great. Always there without always being there, if that makes sense. All of the food was excellent. From the homemade bread to the creme brulee. The naughty librarian salad was outstanding, such a basic vinaigrette but Ive never had one quite like it. Mushroom soup was excellent too and Im not normally a fan of mushrooms. The New York steak was done perfectly! It was not a prime piece of meat at $26, it was half the cost of what you would expect to pay. The portions were good too. 1 complaint. Coffee was $4. Which is fine, it was far better than your average cup but $4 per refill without being told felt a bit greedy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden gem!
    notafoodie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    When my husband and I get tired of the Portland crowds and we want to celebrate over a leisurely dinner, this is where we go. The food and service is excellent. Their prices are very reasonable, which is a surprise considering how upscale and exclusive the restaurant feels. The chef personally greeted me after making my reservation on their website. He went above and beyond to make us feel like welcomed guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geocaching in Silverton
    Djkfisher
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were on a Geocaching trip to Portland but stayed in a B&B in Silverton. Nancy the Inn Keeper recommended this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was great and the wine selection was not over priced. The Owner waited on us which is always nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking forward to birthdays!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Always a great experience. Food excellent. Not necessary to wait for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special birthday dinner
    BD58
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    this is the kind of place that is both very special, yet somewhere you'd want to go often. Fine dining with an unpretentious feel. Loved everything about it! GF friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Douglas
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We have been to Silver Grille a half dozen times, three times with large parties (6-10) and twice with my 93-year-old mom in a wheelchair. These folks are attentive, kind and will bend over backwards to make their incredible food and dining experience accessible to anyone. They deserve to be known throughout the Willamette Valley (oh yes, by the way, we drive down to Silverton from Portland)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So good!
    AmazingViewFairService
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Amazing food great service. It was also nice to chat the chef. Hidden gem in Silverton
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner with Mom
    momsnightout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Learned about this place from a colleague and it sounded interesting. My mom was up visiting so I decided to take her there after nice walk at Silver Falls. We arrived an hour before out reservation and the hostess was very accommodating and seated us early a window requested our reservation. For appetizers, we enjoyed the smoked salmon with bread. For dinner, my mom feasted on the salmon with fennel and I partook of their pork loin with shrimp. They were a culinary delight! We each had a nice dessert, she the Bavarian cream and myself the creme Brule. The whole evening felt decadent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same as last yr - a fluke?
    onefastdriver
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife ordered a salad which she couldn't finish. The quality of the vegetables was high, but the combination of tastes was poor. She also ordered some asiago hors d'oeuvres with a glass of wine. The asiago seemed to saturate the bread with its oil and was almost too rich. And lastly on the complaint side, I personally thought $9 per smaller size glass of wine was a little too high. To contrast, we just dined in Chigaco and DC, and both locations seemed to be a better value. On the positive side, the pork was very well prepared despite being very thick, and seated on a bed of mashed potatoes, a special sauce gave it a very nice taste. This dinner was a special and was about $20. The atmosphere was nice, and the service, excellent
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gourmet in Silverton
    saucywomyn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our third time at the Silver Grille. Hands down the best food in town. They use mostly local meat and produce, prepared with gourmet flair. Dessert menu is just as brilliant. The service is excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food prepared well.
    MWMitchell
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Silver Grille. All ingredients seemed of the highest quality and the food was well-prepared and nicely presented. A new, inexperienced waitress introduced a few distractions; however the hostess seemed to go out of her way to take care if us. As we were a couple who had stopped in unexpectedly (after making a reservation bus OpenTable), I appreciated her attention. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    sislocal
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great time,great food and great staff.Jeff and Niaomi are lovely hosts the dining room was busy for our first friday event and Homer days every table and ours felt special .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 71 reviews are from the Silver Grille reviews archive.
  • What a wonderful dining experience!
    Ellie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Silver Grille recently and were delighted with our meal. We had a wonderful chilled carrot/ginger soup and both both ordered lamb dishes for our entrees. They were perfect. The atmosphere feels like a small, cozy European bistro and we enjoyed visiting with the chef as he circulates among the diners. He also suggested a wonderful wine. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best meal in Silverton
    deedee57
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The chef came out personally to speak to our table to tell us about the specials, answer questions and make recommendations. His knowledge of and enthusiasm for his dishes was informative and infectious! I had a carrot-ginger soup, a house made pasta with lamb ragout, a lovely pinot noir, and a passion fruit tart that were inventive and outstanding. The service was very good and the ambience was pleasant. During our stay in Silverton, we ate at many restaurants, but this is by far the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The BEST!
    BonniePVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Jeff's an amzaing chef and there's always awesome food. If it's on the menu, try the bacon ice cream sandwich!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best in Silverton
    jeffreyjane
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I discovered the Silver Grille while in the area for a horse clinic. This is some of the most beautiful, delicious northwest food you could ever hope to find and reasonably priced. Wines are incredible choices and often from limited bottlings that you won't see again. There are many regulars from the community that know the chef and staff--always a good sign! Spend an afternoon at the oregon garden and the have dinner here for a day to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded my high expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Small menu, well executed. Lots of high quality local produce that is handled with care. Husband-wife duo seems to genuinely care; remarkable after so many years in biz (12?)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OPEN TABLE
    lululu3
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    In afternoon about 5 pm, called restaurant twice to make reservation. No answer. Used Open Table to reserve for 7 pm. Arrived on time. No warm greeting or apology. Restaurant had not checked their email and had given our reserved table to someone else. We had to wait 30 plus minutes to be seated. Waited at dirty bar table with only 2 chairs - 3 in our party. Asked for 3rd chair. None available. No apology or expression of compassion. Table eventually cleaned. Second time I have eaten here. Food was good, but it was not a fun night out for my guests and I. Also had multiple servers wait on table. Jarring. Did not know who ordered what or what drinks to refill. Disappointing
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Gem
    RoyalRobert
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The Silver Grill is a wonderful restaurant. The food and service is exquisite. If fine dining is your goal, then this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food, charming ambiance
    OtusVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner - a modest but refined menu and fresh local ingredients made for some truly top-notch food. And the pastry chef is a pro - the desserts were fantastic (the chocolate & coconut mousse dome is not to be missed!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Silverton
    rja1953
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Absolutely great... The steak was the best I've had in 20 plus years and everything else was nearly as exceptional.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant!
    KatB
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We returned to the Silver Grill after 6 years fearful it would not be the place we remembered...not to worry, again we were given well thought out food, great presentation, perfect portions and unheard of personal service! This is definitely a gem for this neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A GEM IN SILVERTON
    CableBob
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The Silver Grille am be small but the food is very bit as good as much higher priced trending places in our area. Farm fresh produce and locally sourced meats with that special twist from the Chef make every bite a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome evening
    mikey
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We could not have had a better evening. Food was outstanding, service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing!
    Suzanne
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was only my third time here and every time I wish I stopped in more often. I introduced my mom this time and she was back within the week. So jealous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a chance
    beenthere
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We took a chance on the Silver Grille and we were very happy. We did not know much about it but we were in Silverton and wanted to celebrate my husband's birthday. I had the painted hills steak. It might be the best steak I have ever had in a restaurant. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. I did not want it to end. Great mashed potatoes and veggies. My husband had the special which was a lamb saddle. It was also very good. We will come back to the Silver Grille. It is even worth a drive from Portland!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Food
    Gdk1
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We loved this little restaurant! It will be our first choice in Silverton from now on. The food was outstanding and the staff were friendly and accommodating. Very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't miss this.
    DeaB
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    PRO: Wonderful service, ambiance, food. Staff was ultra attentive and friendly, so that they made the whole experience fantastic. When we are in beautiful Silverton, we will always go to the Silver Grille. CON: Ravioli was a little underdone; selection of wines by the glass is very limited. Other than that, this was definitely a FIVE-star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option in Silverton
    BeckyVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We booked a last minute reservation at Silver Grille in Silverton while on a mini-vacation from our lives in Seattle. This place had great food at unbelievably low prices. I would highly recommend stopping by for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a try
    Ladysaddler
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Small so the noise level was high. The lone server had all tables (2 which had 6 guests) occupied for most of the time we were there. Therefore, service slow. The Caesar salad was excellent. Our entrees were OK. Would probably go again but not in the near future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Silverton
    Larry
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Outstanding from salad through the creme brulee and other desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DandD
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    What a wonderful experience we had at Silver Grille! The entire experience was memorable. The food was excellent, the service was great - everything was just right! We were even able to meet the chef who served our table on occasion throughout the evening. This is a must-visit restaurant for us again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NIce Valentine's Dinner
    On2Nuit
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Relaxed European ambiance, friendly, helpful staff. Appetizers, entre and dessert all very good. Wine selection fair. We enjoy slow pacing, but there were very long delays between courses and things otherwise mis-timed, e.g., wine selection for entre arriving well into the course. One of the best restaurants in Marion Co., but still not on par with those of Portland or the Yamhill Co. wine country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Scott
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a great place to take my wife for Valentines day. The service was excellent. The owner visited us frequently and was very friendly. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Our Anniversary
    Nicholas
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Totall worth the drive from Portland. Friendly, inviting and romantic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at the silver!
    Live2dine
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Wonderful food and a great dinning experience. While it was our first, it won't be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely!
    ephus
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I hadn't been to the Silver Grille in many years, and was very pleased to find it was still there and still a wonderful dining experience. The gnocchi with lamb was recommended by our server and was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, great food
    chowgeek
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Nice little up-scale gem in Silverton. Food and service are good, with a nice romantic ambiance. Appeals to us foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.