We've been excited to try Ava Gene's for a while since we love vegetables and pasta, and this what they are known for. The food was all simply ok. I honestly think we could've made better food at home. The service was kind and prompt, although our waiter (was in-training) didn't offer clear guidance on the menu, so we ordered a few dishes from each section. The prosciutto starter and salads were the best things we ate. Again, dinner wasn't bad, but it was "just ok" for dinner for 2 people for $170.
This was my second time dining at Ava Gene's. I was impressed-again! I bought a gift card on my way out. That says it all!
We had the tasting menu and it was delish! Great service, great wine, and great food...
I live in Dallas and that was my 3rd visit to Portland and 2nd visit to Ava Genes and I can't say enough good things about it. I believe it is truly one of the best and most creative restaurants
I have been to . I bought the cookbook but am hoping I can call and get one of the recipes that is not in the book
Food had good flavor and unique items. Very nice dinner
Our second visit. Exceptional food. They perform miracles with vegetables, pasta, and meats!
Wine list is full of interesting and well-chosen options.
I love their vegetable plates, the chef is truly creative. Lamb chops were also tasty.
Our favorite restaurant for a night out with friends. Food is incredible. Who knew we would ever crave Kale Salad, it is awesome. Pastas amazing, service amazing..
I want to love Ava Gene's - the atmosphere is lovely, the service great, the food was very good - just not worth the hype & $250 for 2 people. Nothing wrong with any of it - I just won't be lusting for Ava Gene's. If you do choose to go, get the panna cotta and garlic bread, which were the highlights.
We'd heard so much about Ava Gene's and it did not disappoint. The food, drinks and ambiance were incredible! I would definitely recommend. My only negative comment was that our waitress seemed distracted. She took a long time to take our first drink order, rarely did table touches and forgot one of our dishes. That was sort of a blessing in disguise as we would have been stuffed! Even with that I would still recommend this spot.
Meatball Monday is amazing and I highly recommend going to the restaurant any day of the week. The bread, salad, then pasta are the best I've ever had. Favorite restaurant hands down.
The garlic bread was amazing and the waitress was very helpful in suggesting wine pairings and spirit flights. The one issue I had with the ambiance was the restroom - my friends and I all did not appreciate how dark it was in the bathroom. They should improve the lighting. Also the soap dispenser was confusing. Apart from that the restaurant was wonderful and I'd recommend it to friends.
This place was impressively good! And my boyfriend is a vegan and they made him a special pasta that was just as delicious as the ones that weren't. Highly recommend!
Started with the best bread appetizer ever, moved on to amazing asparagus and then flavorful and tender main courses, all coupled with well-made and well-balanced cocktails and mocktails brought by friendly and knowledgeable staff (a lot of them!) in a vibrant atmosphere. It's obvious why it's so hard to get a reservation here.
Beautiful restaurant. Stunning bathrooms! Excellent food, particularly for plant strong vegetarians. Didn't care for the clams linguine, as the chili paprika sauce was overpowering.