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Venti's Cafe & Taphouse
Venti's Cafe & Taphouse

Venti's Cafe & Taphouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ventiscafe.com/
  • Phone: (503) 391-5112
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:30am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Shayne Tyler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From small take-out platters to full-service catering: please visit our website or contact an associate for catering details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact an associate to book your private dining experience at Venti's Cafe + Taphouse.
  • Private Party Contact: Tricia Hande (503) 391-5113
  • Entertainment: Occasional live entertainment is presented at Venti's Cafe + Taphouse, so please visit our website or contact an associate for dates and further details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Venti's Cafe + Taphouse hosts many special events, including Beer Geek Training the second Wednesday of every month, Brewers Parties typically on Wednesdays, Beer Pairing Dinners, and late night events: Trivia Bingo on Mondays, Video Request on Tuesdays, Goldfish Racing on Thursdays, and Live Music at Craft Brewed Concerts on select weekends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairview
  • Public Transit: Salem-Keizer Cherriots #1-South Commercial and #8-Liberty Rd. busses stop within a block of Venti's Cafe + Taphouse.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in Venti's Cafe + Taphouse's private parking lot and on surrounding streets, as well as an abundance of bicycle parking.
A word from Venti's Cafe & Taphouse
Venti's Cafe + Taphouse is an energetic establishment located at 2840 Commercial St. SE Salem. We pride ourselves on good, clean food, an inviting yet edgy atmosphere, and a commitment to unique flavor, attitude, and culture. Teriyaki chicken skewers and rice bowls is how Venti's all began in 1996. Our menu has evolved to include a wide range of unique rice bowls, tasty vegetarian and vegan options, boutique burgers, colorful salads, and multicultural cuisine. The menu has something for everyone, including exotic spices, savory sauces, and gluten-free options, all at a moderate price. We offer a family environment by allowing children to select from our homemade kid's options and to have fun in the kid's play area. Venti's strives to carry a rotating selection of unique microbrews and ciders, offering 24 taps and over 100 bottles, specializing in Oregon and NW brews but regularly throwing something different on draft. Follow our Twitter feed for daily tap updates and event info.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I went with a work group after I made a reservation for 11. The food was delicious as usual. But the service and the server were particularly slow this time. Drinks took 10 minutes, food another 35 and the check took 10 minutes post-meal to process. If you are not on a time constraint, go with patience. If you are, you might want to call in your order ahead of time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Stooped for lunch and enjoyed the food, beer, and service. I stayed with a burger, but my partner went for a salad with falafel in it; she liked it a lot. (My burger was also very good.) They have a very good and broad selection of beers. They even have a selection of "sour" beers that I don't find often."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had a reservation as it was Mother's Day, but we arrived early and they still seated us right away. The kids' menu had a lot of variety and both of my children enjoyed their selection. My husband and I were also pleased with the selection and the quality of our meal. Our server was very nice and friendly. He helped to be sure our dessert to-go order was correct. He could have been faster on the drink refills, but all in all it was a lovely lunch."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I am often disappointed of my dinning experiences and because of this I have scaled back my out of the house dinners but this place never lets me down. Fantastic service, fantastic food for a fair price. That's all I ask and that is what I get at this place. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We had a fantastic server Lara, who was very knowledge with both food and beer options. My wife is a picky beer drinker and Lara gave her a couple samples to try. Three of us had salmon fish tacos with the delectable mango chutney. The beer options are awesome with something for every food or mood. Very busy the night we went, but the food is definitely worth a couple more minutes."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We are a mixed couple when it comes to food (one vegetarian, one not, one drinks, one doesn't) so finding restaurants that we both like is a challenge. Venti's met this challenge. Lots of veggie options, best sweet potato fries we've found, amazing selection of beers (and other drinks). The location is not high end and Venti's is basically a pub, so this is not a romantic or special occasion place, but the food was very well presented and the wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Venti's is such a great place to go -- great service, friendly staff, excellent environment and wonderful food! From the moment we walked in until we left, everyone was very friendly and willing to spend time with us to make sure we were happy. Our waitress (Nicole) was extremely helpful and was willing to offer opinions when we couldn't decide on specific options. The layout and decor of the restaurant is very inviting and modern. The food matches what you might get in an upscale restaurant, despite the very reasonable prices. The portions weren't scarce and they weren't ridiculous either -- just right. Not one bite of any of the food wasn't absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "awesome selection of beers, had a really great burger. cool waiter too"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This restaurant is amazing. Everything I eat is awesome. If you go, try the sweet potato fries."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Venti's is a very clean restaurant. Very good service, they were attentive from the moment we walked through the door. The selection was very healthy and it had a wide variety for everyone in our group of four. Everyone had different needs and Venti's were able to satisfy each with excellent food and excellent food selections"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We've been here several times. Every dish we've had has been great. On top of that, you can pick the perfect beer to go with it! Falcone"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Food is always great. Service is always slow because of understaffing. Two times in a row I've asked for beer samples before picking one - get my samples, but don't get the beer until food is served if I still want it then-usually not. Wait staff is good, just too busy to handle our group and everyone else they're supposed to be waiting on."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "this place always has great food and its nice that it pays attention to the health aspect - choices for everyone from vegans to carnivores. Great selection of beers and I like that they have recommendations for each menu item. Noisy atmosphere, so not a good place for intimate discussions or quiet dinner. (that's why only 3 stars for ambience) The staff is nice and usually attentive, but so far we haven't gotten out quickly (don't expect a 30 minute lunch) and make reservations if going for lunch - you'll get seated a lot quicker."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Venti's NEVER disappoints. Food was excellent, the service was great. It is very consistant!"
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "This is a busy place. We liked the great beer selections and the waiter was knowledgable about each being served. He was also willing to stop and be personable. The food is very fresh. I had a teriayki chicken bowl with vegetables. Lots of chicken and vegetables that were seasonal and cooked to crisp...very good. The sauce is served on the side and not sticky sweet. Nice touch. One friend had a very good mac and cheese. Another had the grilled cheese and liked it very much. Also enjoyed was an order of fish and chips. Sweet potatoe fries were excellent. We didn't have kids along, but it a great place to bring them as indicated by the many families enjoying a Friday evening out. We will return."
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "We look forward to Fridays because they mean both the end of our work weeks and a fun and relaxing trip to Venit's. We've gotten to know several of the staff members and that adds to our feeling of comfort and welcome with this fabulous place. The beer selection is amazing and the server's knowledge of those beers and styles is impressive. I've tried many beers over time based on suggestions from servers and have never been disappointed. And when I've ordered something that they thought I wouldn't like, they offered me a taster first."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Great beer selection, food was good. Servers seemed inexperienced."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "Everything fell into place very well. I'm sure to go again. Food was great along with the service. I highly recommend Venti's to whoever needs a nice night out."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "We arrived at 4:30 PM on a Friday with a reservation and were seated and served promptly. A number of families with children were present, but it wasn't too noisy. The beer list was quite extensive and the menu contained adequate information on each selection. We had the good fortune to select their sweet potato fries as our appetizer. They turned out to be one of the most memorable dishes we have had in a restaurant for some time! They were absolutely delicious and overshadowed the rest of our meal, which was also food. We will return for beer and fries."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Our experience was great from beginning to end. Zero wait time for a table because of the reservation we made online(while others/walk-ins were waiting we were promptly seated a few minutes before our reservation time). The waitress was extremely attentive, friendly, and the food was delicious. Huge selection of on tap beers, wines, and mixed drinks. Definitely recommend Venti's and if you want to avoid waiting for a table, make a reservation!"
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "We love Venti's on South Commercial! Great for people who need gluten-free, vegetarian food. We appreciate the presentation of each dish, the interesting combinations of flavors. Keep up the great work! If there were something between "Very Good" and "Outstanding," that's where we'd rank the experience. And thanks to Open Table, our last experience didn't involve a 40-minute wait. Venti's popularity on Friday night might be the *only* downside to eating there."
    Dined on 4/12/2013
  • "My wife and I love Venti's and we go their multiple times a week at both locations. We go for the micro beer and the food. The only thing we are dissapointed about was the recent change to the South Salem location with the staff. It was very apparent they hired someone to come in and tell the staff they needed uniforms and to try and "Church it up" by having glassware and water bottles on the table. Now the staff seem much more rigid which was not what Venti's seemed to be all about. Go to South if it's more convient as the beer and food are both great. Go to the downtown basement bar if you're wanting fun included with your lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2013
  • "One of our party had to return his salad as it was pretty much inedible. However, Venti's was gracious about it, asked him to write a comment on it, and offered to replace it with another meal, which was declined. The cocktail that this person had ordered was also pretty bad. This experience was unusual for us, as every other time we've gone to Venti's it has been a very positive experience. They were pretty busy the night we were there and it showed in the wait times for service, etc. This will not stop us from going again though, because as I said before, normally we have a great experience there. So hopefully it was just one off night that won't happen again."
    Dined on 4/11/2013
  • "Service was horrible! We had a group of four that all ordered beers when we arrived. Our beers never showed up. The waiter took our order a few min later. We figured that they must be busy an our beers would show up soon. A server brought our food out and we never saw our waiter until he brought out check. This place has the worst service. They don't appreciate their customers. This is not the first time I have received bad service here. However, this is the worst service to date! I will not be returning to this restaurant. I wrote a note on my credit card receipt explaining why we were not leaving a tip. I'm sure this is common though. They must pay the staff very well. Definitely don't recommend this place unless you enjoy bad service."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "We go to Venti's every Monday night for Trivia Bingo. Its a blast! great, fun thing to do in our little town."
    Dined on 3/11/2013
  • "Interesting menu. Fair pricing. Friendly service. Very kid friendly. Would go again definitely."
    Dined on 2/26/2013
  • "Loved the kid corner, kept my little people very happy pre and post dinner. :) our server was MIA most of the evening, but luckily we were able to grab other passing serve people to help us. Weird. Atmosphere here, great, food was awesome, finding a place with actual options for vegan food was fabulous. Wish there was more vegan food in the area. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/24/2013
  • "Always my solid go to for consistently good food and a great on-tap brew selection!"
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "good food, freshly prepared, simple and straightforward menu with good flavors. really great selection of local and craft beer physical set up is ok, almost always noisy, not very romantic but fun"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Spotty service. Why use Open Table at all if you won't honor a reservation made within 2 hours?"
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "We love going to Venti's got special occasions! Wonderful food an extensive beer list and delicious mixed drinks:)"
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "I had the Halibut with fries and though it was tasty the amount of fish I got for the price I paid left me with a sour taste. I paid $16 and got $4 worth of fish and $12 of fries. Either double the amount of Halibut or reduce the price to $12. Other than that the beer was great and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/22/2013
  • "I had a party of 12 come in on new years. it wasn't too crowded, we had great service and great food!"
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "Fabulous beer list. The food is secondary, even tertiary. But if you like good, interesting and/or hard to find beers, they have 24 rotating taps with everything from mild lagers to truly angry IPAs."
    Dined on 11/25/2012
  • "Once again had a great lunch this time. Great selection of beers as usual. This is a must try for anyone."
    Dined on 11/23/2012
  • "It was a great meal but they put on a service charge and I don't like that."
    Dined on 11/18/2012
  • "Heard some bad revues about slow service, however that was not the case. We had a vegan and a vegetarian with us and the selection and quality of their food was better than most high end restaurants. The beer selection was remarkable with something for anyone."
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "Noisy. Slow service. Dis-interested waitress. So-so food. The only reason to go here is the broad selection of micro-brews."
    Dined on 10/5/2012
  • "My boyfriend and I love going to Venti's. Their beer list is always enjoyable and we love the menu of food! There is such a great variety to choose from, and it's not your normal bar food either!"
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "Food has good flavor, however, it was cold when it arrived."
    Dined on 9/10/2012