Touche Restaurant & Bar
Touche Restaurant & Bar

Touche Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.touchepdx.com/
  • Phone: 5032211150
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 2:30AM
    Friday - Sunday: 3:00PM - 2:30AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Capizzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are planning a corporate event, office party, birthday celebration, or other festive gathering, Touche offers the perfect relaxed and upbeat environment for your occasion. The billiards room is a colorful and fun space to congregate with friends for an after work getaway, a rush-hour diversion, or larger planned celebrations. Anniversaries, going away, and Holidays are all excellent opportunities to cut away from the everyday routine and bring people together for a great time.

    For large group reservations, let our kitchen cater the best in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. A fun environment, festive libations, and delicious food, is the perfect combination for a memorable time. Touché has it all!
  • Private Party Contact: Thomas 5415105639
  • Entertainment: We have live musical performances every week. Take a look at our website for a list of acts

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 14th and 15th Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Touche Restaurant & Bar
Touche Restaurant & Bar has something for everyone! Once inside and you'll be welcomed by a beautiful spiral staircase, vivid color and the glow of the wood-fired oven. The dining room is made up of booths and tables with a mahogany bar stretching along the side. We accept reservations for parties of 6 or more. Touche offers Mediterranean cuisine served in the comfort and warmth of a historic two-story firehouse in Portland's Pearl District. Or Head upstairs and you'll find a full bar and six full-sized pool tables. Rack'em up or simply enjoy the second story view of the west Pearl District and people watch. Full dinner menu is offered upstairs.
We are very serious about community here at Touché, and proudly serve a variety of locally produced organic and sustainable ingredients. We are supplied by Corfini Gourmet, Anderson Ranches and Carlton Farms. All meats served at Touché are raised entirely free of hormones and antibiotics.
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Touche Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)special occasion (1)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food wasn't that great, honestly just run on the mill. The service was fine, but our waitress was a little chilly at first, seemed like she didn't want to be at work.
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  • Disappointing
    RestaurantGourme1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Made a reservation for my organization group. Received confirmation via email. When I arrived with my group, they did not know anything about the reservation. Since they didn't set up a table, they referred us to their upstairs billiard room where the bar tender could take care of our group. He did the best job he could. I found the for fair and slightly overpriced. I would not return nor recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone was so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I came for my Birthday and I really enjoed myself everyone in my party really liked the place
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 136 reviews are from the Touche Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Great Food, Nice Atomosphere
    Slipman
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The atomosphere was nice, and the food was great. Service was a little lacking as they had 1 waitress who served as bartender and waitress. Otherwise --fun and good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have never been here before and online it looked amazing! However, when you pull up, the first impression is are we at the right spot? Looks kind of looked like a dive. Walking in we were surprised on how cute it really was. I love the lighting! The private booth is not so private however. It is placed right next to the kitchen. Luckily we were there when it was not busy. The food was nothing to write home about. I would not recommend this place based on the food. Also, we sat there for over a half hour before someone even took our food order and the only reason he did is because we stopped him from walking away. Over all I would say I was disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    First time dining here, on a first date nonetheless. Couldn't be happier with the food and service (given vegan food she needed). Food was great and was surprised about the fire pit and patio which we enjoyed for a while.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Bad, but not earth-shattering
    Asobinin
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Not to much to say, here. A nice place, but the food was just average. Nice place to take the family. Kids had fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    mcfunVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Convenient location with parking, excellent service, unique menu, cocktails, and the food was amazing! We will frequent Touche and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The service was amazing, made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. And when we asked about something not on the menu they made sure we had it. Love that the pizza and calzones are cooked in a fire brick oven. Defenetly plan on going again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dining experience
    hikergirltammy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    It took a little while before we were attended to for a group of 10. The waitress was really nice but mentioned that she was the only one there and that you operate with a skeleton crew. She did her very best. Overall good portions and good quality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our main complaint was the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Our main complaint was the behavior of the one waitress that was present. She was quite informal, telling us from the opposite end of the bar to "seat yourself wherever you'd like." The overly inform behavior continued. We expected a more "refined" environment. The food was good with a couple exceptions. The rice was clumped and hard; apparently not re-hydrated appropriately. The tiramisu was sub-par. Beer and wine selection was good.
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  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This was my third time doing Portland dining month. The food at Touché was great! It was hard to decide which menu to order from. Plus I ended up taking food home! Normally I get smaller servings but wow so much good food! I know this place will fit my budget during the rest of the year. Plus they were VERY accommodating to the baby in our group :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but a bit noisy
    Canuck
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The food was great and service was great, but they have a bar on the upper floor, so I suggest a table at the back of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service lacking.
    susdglenn
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was adequate but not memorable and the service was poor for a nearly empty restaurant. I would not be surprised to see this space vacant or with a different name in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Food!
    Curley
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't expect the food to be as good as it was (but can we stop serving kale please?), or the location to be as interesting as it was. We had an early Sunday reservation, so the restaurant was quiet when we got there. The bar tender knew how to make my Negroni perfectly, and my pork chop was not only huge but perfectly cooked. Had the prawns as an appetizer, and tiramisu for dessert with delicious coffee. It's a quiet spot, nicely but not overly decorated. When we left 90 minutes later, it was packed with diners and yet the noise level was perfect for conversation. Only complaints? I had to ask for fresh pepper, and my companion for a spoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touché
    babsvo
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Four of us ate there as part of Portland $29 dining month. Three had the pork chop and I the pesto chicken pasta. It was all very delicious! My husband was pleasantly surprised by the wine reduction on the chop. The beet salad was wonderful and had lots of beets with the greens. We really enjoyed our time there and would return to try things from the full menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Dave
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My wife and I came to Touche for our 15th wedding anniversary. I had reservations in advance and asked for a good table. When we got there, we were personally greeted and congratulated. Then we were taken to a table that was marked reserved. It was a nice, quiet spot that was away from everything else. The food was outstanding! The ambiance was perfect. Hillary was our server and she was the cherry on top; she was very kind, and her timing was perfect. She made our great experience better. I will definitely be recommending this restaurant. 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portland Dining Month
    Slashscout
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We picked the restaurant as one we hadn't visited before to take advantage of the 3-course dinner presentation for Portland Dining Month. The options were good and we each chose a different meal. It was a solid experience with no noticeable shortcomings. Solid presentation, well prepared, served in a reasonable time, by cordial staff, in a pleasing atmosphere. While we didn't come away with anything to say Ooh! or Ahh! about, it was a pleasure to not be saying anything but good things about our experience. These days, that can be a prize in itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touche Rocks!
    EatPDX
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Well, I have to say that we were enticed to this Pearl District gem by a PDX dining discount for March. You got 3 courses for $29 pp. I have to say "Totally WORTH it" Fantastic service, excellent bar choices and food..well... the food freakin' ROCKED!..Every single item we saw coming out of that great open kitchen with a wood fired oven looked and smelled tremendous. We had a brilliant spinach salad with a hefty amount of prosciutto, Appetizer of prawns with mushrooms, garlic and marsala wine sauce(OMG!) and a PERFECTLY seared and prepared pork . Finished off with an apple turnover out of the wood fired heaven maker. We cannot wait to go back! 5 stars- Thank you Touche, your wait staff, bartender and kitchen crew are AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Experience
    David
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Exquisite Food. Staff was very personable -- made us feel very comfortable as first-timers. Definitely recommend Touche!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent But Not Great
    asflint
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Overall, the food was pretty good, a little old school (i.e. really heavy pasta dishes) but the service was awful. There was one girl running the entire bar and restaurant so everything took forever. She was clearly doing her best but one server, come on....This seems like the kind of place you would go to if you a) lived close by and b) didn't want to cook.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bartender rocks!
    Jeanius22
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The bartender made us some unique and extra delicious custom drinks! The homemade Infused flavored liquors are amazing. tell him what you like and he will surprise you with a n amazing cocktail! Friendly efficient staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner
    Oregonmd
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Stopped by Touche for an early supper, the restaurant was quiet, the service very good. My dinner choice was the salmon and my wife ordered the house made manicotti. Both were good and we would recommend Touche!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian
    Chaos
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    They were under the Mediterranean category but mainly had Italian choices. Food good, if not in Portland probably would have been 4 star, but compared to other local places, just below average for taste/flavor. The restaurant was not very busy and my water glass sat empty several times. For the price, I'll choose somewhere else next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great Filet Mignon
    octopusblonde
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I'm generally more of a pasta person, but I'm trying to eat less carbs right now so I ordered the steak and was very happy with it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    Missy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great place for a romantic date night. Went there on Valentine's Day and we had a nice booth in the corner. I did notice though that people who had table seating were very close together. Might not be as enjoyable to sit there if wanting a romantic quiet conversation. We will definitely be back. The food was absolutely amazing!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Night
    kb12
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my lovely date here on Valentines night not really knowing what to expect. The food was amazing, the pasta sherwood is to die for. And the drinks were very good as well, they make some excellent cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated my 16 months with
    drizzle
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Celebrated my 16 months with my girlfriend there and she loved it. Great ambiance, delicious food, and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dined midweek when they
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We dined midweek when they were relatively quiet. There was only one person to be hostess, bartender, waitress, and cashier. Though she did well, that is insufficient help for a. Facility that size.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal was a disappointment
    Enjoysagoodmeal
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We have dined at Touche in the past with very good results however, our recent experience was disappointing. We began with calamari and stuffed mushrooms for appetizers and both were awful. The calamari was limp and tasteless even with the capers floating in oil and the mushrooms were stuffed with some paste like product that tasted awful. Our entrees came a la carte and I wasn't interested in ordering a $5-8 salad to pair with my spaghetti bolegnese. The pasta sauce wasn't like any bolegnese that I've ever eaten and I was not pleased paying $13.50 for a bowl of spaghetti. Our waiter was very good though - attentive and friendly but I don't think we'll return.
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  • Always wanted to try this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Glad we did I took my wife there for her birthday, price was reasonable steam clams were fantastic but could use a little more meat in them :) we had the filet mignon, cooked to order and very tender one of the best we have tasted in Portland! Nice place, service was great will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great, a little
    Jabojones
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was great, a little spicy as we like it. Interesting drink list, jalapeno margarehetta was amazing. Service was really good the staff was polite and on the spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience & Reasonable Price
    TanyaO
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went here for New Year's Eve dinner as we were looking for a reasonably priced nice restaurant in the downtown area. Although we were a bit disappointed that they had a smaller menu available for that night that they had listed on the website, we found our meal to be very good. We had the pesto linguine which was nicely done and the steak was cooked perfectly. The service was fine and our waitress was attentive. It's hard to tell what the ambiance would be here on a regular night given that the crowd was likely a bit different on New Year's Eve.
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  • New Years Eve great start
    mcfunVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Special menu was great along with the service, food and drinks. Planning on coming back very soon!
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  • BEST FETTUCCINE I'VE EVER TASTED!
    GRANPA
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    THIS IS MY 3RD VISIT, JUST TO HAVE THEIR FETTUCCINE THAT HAS A TOUCH OF 'LEMON'... THIS TIME IT WASN'T ON THE MENU, BUT THE CHEF MADE IT FOR ME. $13 PRICE IS GREAT! ALL THIER PRICES ARE LOWER THAN OTHER 'QUALITY' RESTAURANTS. THEY OPEN DAILY AT 4PM, NICE HAPPY HOUR ALSO... WIFE LOVES THE SPAGHETTI ON HAPPY HOUR. GREAT MINESTRONE SOUP! THE BERG'S
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food!
    Shelly
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We love the dimly lit ambiance, the friendly service and especially the food! Very unique.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    DinerOne
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Had the Lamb and my husband had a spinach and artichoke pizza. The lamb was perfectly done and the pizza crisp and light. Even loved the Greek salad that came with the lamb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!
    HuntingForGreatDining
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The food and service was wonderful! The presentation and portion size was better than expected. So cool to be eating in an 100 year old fire station!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were there on an early
    knitwit
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We were there on an early Sunday evening. It was very quiet so we got excellent service. Little did we know we were there for Happy Hour so we purchased lots of different dishes and each one was quite tasty. The spaghetti bolognese had a delicious red sauce. They can accommodate wheel chairs with ease.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food!
    KristinaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Boyfriend and I got in after two "large" parties of 10 so our food took awhile to come out but boy was it worth it!! Very delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.