Wilf's Restaurant & Bar
Throwback placeGood food. Great service. Good, live music. Ambiance of times past.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner and JazzI surprised my husband on his birthday. Really everything was perfect from the friendly and engaging staff to great cocktails and truly delicious dinner. We sat in high backed elegant and comfy chairs, enjoyed live jazz with guest Katerina on sax and vocals and marveled that we hadn't come here more often. We go out several times a month and are particular about the quality of food we consume. We also appreciate good wine and drinks. I can rarely rave about all aspects of a dining experience but Wilfs gets high marks. Thanks all for a great night out!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Loved our dinner at Wilf's! My filet was delicious and the mashed potatoes were so good. My granddaughter really enjoyed the Banana's Foster. The staff was very attentive to our needs. We will definitely be back!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRemarkable againWe go to Wilf's about every 6 weeks, and have consistently had a very good experience. The mushroom bread pudding is really unique and a great appetizer. I had the salmon and my spouse had the halibut, which were both prepared very well. The service is very high quality, and the bar makes good cocktails.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional, attentive, personalExceptional, attentive, personal service without being intrusive.
The food was precisely prepared, flavorful without being overbearing, beautifully presented without being showy, and nicely balanced. We both agreed Wilf's is our new favorite place in Portland. A great dining experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dining Experiance Ever!!Probably THE best dining experience of my life. John the host made our day! He was hilarious, informative, professional, and did I mention fabulous? Lol the food was amazing!! I had the French onion soup, steak Diane, then the Oreo cake for dessert... Everything at this place is made there, not frozen in the back. Local, sustainable, fresh made food... Even the ginger ale is made there! I would definitely go back on a special occasion since the prices were very high and I'm a poor college student. But again we had an AMAZING TIME!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettable evening.Very enjoyable evening at Wilf's Music (Tom Grant and band) were outstanding. Service (waiter) was great. Receptionist (John) was delightful. Food needs improvement. I liked my crab salad though, but my husband was disappointed with his pasta dish. Vesper's Martini was luscious.
Will definitely return and recommend this classic spot to friends and family.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth checking outMy husband and I both had seafood/fish entrees and they were prepared perfectly. Not over dry or undercooked. The side dishes were tasty as well. The green beans were cooked al dente and that is how I like them. Service was stellar. Reasonably priced wine list. The over sized chairs are some what cumbersome. The ambience feels somewhat in the past like 40-50 years ago, which you either like or don't care for. One issue is the band. They may not play your taste in music and if not, it can make the experience less inviting.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new find in Wilf's!The food, service and wine list all great. waiter was great. they have live music in the bar area and it was far enough away to not be too loud and close enough to enjoy. loved it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwe enjoyed our dinner at WILFS----we enjoyed our dinner at WILFS---- great food, service!!!!!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a pleasant surprise toWhat a pleasant surprise to find Wilf's with its fine restaurant and great jazz scene! Our meal was wonderful and the scene was perfect for a small birthday celebration. So nice to find a tasteful and intimate place to hear fine jazz in Portland3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal, greatWe had a great meal, great service, and excellent live jazz. It made a special evening and we will return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is par excellence,The food here is par excellence, with notables being the Truffle bread pudding and French Onion soup. The wait staff is present and friendly, but not overly so...just right! Of course, aside from the wonderful food, the music is the main draw. Greta Matassa, Randy Porter, etc. Easy access and parking makes this a "Go To" spot for my wife and I.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steak diane was done perfectly.The steak diane was done perfectly. The halibut was slightly overdone and the sauce was a touch too sweet for my taste for a savory dish. The service was also excellent both from the host and the server.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTableside cooking is greatTableside cooking is great fun!
Matre d' was terrific. Steve, not so much. The waiter was attentive to water, not so much to bread and butter.
A special place for special occasions!11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM