Amadeus

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Amadeus is a family owned and operated contemporary American Restaurant located downtown Salem, Oregon. Amadeus features a great happy hour from 3:30-5:30pm and 8pm to close- and ALL NIGHT TUESDAYS! Try the vegetarian shatshuka or Anthony's pork tacos.
The Amadeus dinner menu is as diverse as it is delicious. Classics such as the Painted Hills Brisket or the creamy Shrimp and Bacon Risotto are served nightly!
Book your holiday or birthday party in one of the beautiful private dining spaces soon!
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Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great, cozy restaurant in downtown Salem. The food was delicious and there was a good selection of Oregon wine.

JP
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasions. Loved the food.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. It may be standard when the ticket was split but was a bit surprised at the automatic 20% onto our bill. We are healthy tippers but I suppose some aren’t.

EC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved to Salem and we try a new place every couple weeks and will return quite soon so many options and can't wait to try several more.

GW
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the shrimp and pork belly risotto. It was good but could have been creamier and more flavorful The pork didn't seem to come through. My wife had the Korean spare ribs which I tasted and I they were delicious. I think I would have pulled the trigger on the brisket if I had it to do over. Staff is wonderful. I would come back for another meal.

Downtown Salem is actually really cool and the building for Amadeus is classic main street. Marble. Vintage fir floors.

EJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

I had pretty high expectations for this place. I was looking for some out of the box options. We started with the grilled Brussels sprouts which were the best I’ve ever had. Smoky and sweet and tender.
Out of the three entree’s ordered only one of us was completely satisfied with the meal. I had the chicken/mushroom dish which was overpowered by too much balsamic vinegar. My friend had the Harissa chicken which was missing the Mediterranean flavor you’d expect in that dish. The third dish was the vegetarian twisted sister which was decent.
For the price I expected a lot more from this place. Don’t think I’ll be going back.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed some amazing food. The cod was cooked perfectly and paired well with couscous. The brisket was rich and delicious. Overall we would come here again.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom and two of her best friends there for a send off dinner as mom is moving to FL. The waitress was very personable taking to the 3 of them asking about the stories thru the years. The food was so tasty, very ample servings and unique. Try the stuffed baked potato!

DL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was friendly and informational. Menu has a lot of regular fare made in innovative ways. We had the mac n' cheese and the shrimp and scallops in pesto with linguine. Both were perfectly cooked and spiced. The room was open, with a high ceiling, and lotsa room between tables. It has a bonus: a bakery in the rear of the building with amazing things in it.

AB
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails, lovely risotto and scrumptious pork chop. The house made hummus and tortilla chips were also delightful. Highly repeatable.

JW
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food quality lately has been very good. That said the overall experience needs work. The acoustics in the restaurant are horrible, making all ambient noise harsh and "unfriendly". Ownership definitely needs to make serious investment in lots of sound deadening materials throughout the building.

Although service our past several visits has been good to very good last Friday, August 23, 2019, the service was sub-par. There was a large crowd so some allowance would have been gladly given, but we had to ask four times for the complimentary hummus and it did not arrive until we were nearly done with appetizers. There was no silverware and napkins on the table and none was delivered until we asked when the appetizers were served.

We ordered two bottles of wine, at a cost of $133.00. We had to refill our own glasses and no checking back on the satisfaction of the wine ever occurred. Because of the full house and the resulting workload for the server, on its own, this would have been easily acceptable.

My main course, Seafood Pesto Alfredo, had lots of delicious sauce and early on I asked for a small plate of bread, planning to use it to sop up the excess. The bread was finally brought to the table after all of us has completed our main courses and I given up and finished without any bread.

NOW, the real killer was that an automatic 20% service charge was added to the bill. Although I routinely will tip 20% for good service, food and ambiance and even more for an excellent dining experience. To have 20% forced on me for a sub-par dining experience is NOT ACCEPTABLE!

C
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as always was absolutely phenomenal. The couple we were with wanted to split their dinner and requested an additional plate. Amadeus went the extra step and brought it out separated and plated perfectly. Their wine recommendations are always on point and their customer service is top notch. We love eating there. I always leave saying, when we come back I want to try....

MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and atmosphere are very good at Amadeus. Our waiter was professional, but service was slow.

TN
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amadeus never disappoints. We tried several of the new appetizers, the zucchini spears and ceviche and they were amazing. Everything else from our drinks to entrees were also perfect.

n
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Subpar food large price tag. I got the scallops. They were on a flavorless bed of cous cous and corn. The whole dish just tasted of corn.

DL
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always visit Amadeus while visiting our children in Oregon. My only disappointment was that they didn't serve saucy chicken at lunch.

BT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

With exception of some very under cooked Brussels sprouts, the food was excellent. The service was a bit disorganized and slow, seemingly understaffed but our server also forgot several things and cocktails took forever to arrive. The main problem was that the noise level was WAY too loud. Some sound attenuation is badly needed.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Service and even better food! Drinks were great, menu has a great selection and wonderful flavors.

HM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary. While the service was extremely slow, the waitress did bring us a gift card for $10 to come back next time when she heard it was our anniversary. The food was just so-so, which is highly unusual for this restaurant. The dessert (Maple Bacon Brownie) was amazing and more than made up for the other.

RR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I personally really like Amadeus but I had a 6 pm book time online. A guest in front of me said they had a 6 pm book time and did not but the host put them somewhere anyway thinking it was a computer error. That was ok, great customer service on his end but it made me sit at the bar for awhile where I was offered a free drink but knowing my guests that evening do not drink I declined. We were then sat closest to a window which was understandably chilly but yeah. Other than that, enjoyed the food and service.

RH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I would but, maybe for an older crowd. We are in our mid thirties and we were the youngest there by at least 15 years or more. Also the wine poor did not seem standard at all but maybe it was just a “big glass” ;-) food was tasty.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was gourmet and greatly exceeded my expectations. I had the butternut squash ravioli and it was amazing!!

SF
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Valentines dinner! The server was outstanding! The evening was so nice! If I could suggest just one picky little thing: the chairs at our table were slightly uncomfortable, not exactly where you want to sit for an hour. Other than that, we had such a great time...thank you!

PA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went to Amadeus for Valentines Day dinner. In spite of the large number of customers the service was good and the food up to their high standards. My wife's brownie sundae from SweetSmiths was heavenly! Be sure to save room for one of their specialty desserts.

SR
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

seems that the quality of the food has gone down from a few years ago.

SA
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for our 20th Anniversary and had another great meal/dining experience! Chris was our sever and provided great service and was fun!

JD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tuesday is small plate/happy hour all evening. Good choices for food and drink on that menu!

HO
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We absolutely love this restaurant. Dependable delicious dishes along with new and innovative ones mixed in from time to time. Huge flavor spectrum. Quality ingredients. Very nice cocktail list. It's a wonderful place any night of the week!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and environment. Wine selection is fantastic.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food options, especially if you have diet restrictions. Drinks are amazing and highly recommend the gluten free carrot cake!

RH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good, but a bit noisey. Not quite a "white tablecloth" type of place.

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service, salad, beef medallions, and desert. Pleasant environment. Live musician would have made it perfect.

CS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a reservation for 4 at 5pm on a Friday. We were seated at one of the window tables. I had the fried chicken and substituted the mashed cauliflower for the mashed potatoes. The presentation was beautiful, the food delicious, and the service was excellent. This is my most favorite restaurant for dinner in Salem.

C
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Interesting menu and wine list. Service a bit slow, as if some staff had no-showed that evening. Definitely will return.

RA
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I celebrated my birthday there today and everything was absolutely delicious!
I had the brie avocado melt with shrimp, two other had the cream of asparagus soup and two others had the slender chicks meal. We were all delighted.

DA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow. Appetizer was the best part. Food was lacking for the price. We were sat by the front door and it was rather cold. Wouldn't recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated rite away our waitress was sweet & friendly food was good the artichoke dip is really damn good

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food but quite loud. The drinks were fantastic and there were lots of options for all our different food needs other than one person's mushroom allergy. I would for sure go again (sans the gal with the mushroom allergy).

KB
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Amadeus and we were pleasantly surprised. The entrees were amazing, the drinks great and the bread pudding the best we've ever had !

DS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Amadeus and Sweet Smith! Great food and very accommodating for gluten free dining.

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