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Beaker & Flask

4.1
4.1
178 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Beaker and Flask, an award-winning cocktail lounge, features the seasonally driven and creative cuisine of award winning chef Anthony Walton. Owner/Bartender Kevin Ludwig showcases his talents with an innovative artisanal cocktail menu.

Expect a knowledgeable, professional, friendly service staff.

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.0Ambience

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69% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    My wife and I tried Beaker and Flask for the first time on Friday and we were not very impressed after all the good reviews we read. The quinoa salad was runny. My wife had the rabbit which was "OK" however, the lemon ricotta it was served with was very overpowering. I had the fried chicken and was very impressed with it and the mashed potatoes were excellent.

  2. PA

    PortlandAJ

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    As we were reviewing the menu, we asked the server for recommendations/what they are know for, referring to dinner. She replied "cocktails". The dinner was okay, but this is a better place to go for drinks and finger food, rather than a nice meal. I guess we were expecting more, from other reveiws. Prices were reasonable and it has a good clean feel to the place.

  3. CB

    CarrieB

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Inattentive service and poor food was the hallmark tonight. It took quite some time before we were even acknowledged after sitting down, and it was NOT busy. After describing the beautiful tuna dish to us, the server came back to inform us that it was no longer available, but the chef suggested that he could do the same dish with prawns. The prawns were wonderful, but the dressing on the arugula was bitter, and the black rice completely crunchy and undercooked. We ordered coffee after dinner, and received the check right away, but not the coffee. My companion was diabetic and needed dietary accommodations, and I wonder if our server's poor attitude had something to do with this... What a shame. Beaker and Flask used to be wonderful!

  4. AH

    AmyH

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2013

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We had a good time at Beaker & Flask, although the drink service was kind of slow throughout, the food came fast and hot. We had the Black Tea Fried Chicken and it was excellently crispy. The greens and garlic mashers that accompanied it were delicious. The Quinoa risotto was so good I cannot wait to make a version of it very soon. The drink list is a concoction of their finest specialties and the round half circle booths are very intimate for two or great for a big group.

  5. GM

    GMan

    Portland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This restaurant has a great ambience and better than average menu. If you can be seated near the kitchen you can actually converse with the chefs. Prices are high but competitive. It meets my criteria for fine dining.

  6. l

    luvchs

    Charleston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Went here with our son his girlfriend. Not in tourist area and missed the building a few times. But glad we found it. Very interesting converted warehouse. Friendly staff, knowledgeable and did not rush us. Tried some interesting cocktails and shared a few dishes. Recommend the short rib small plate.

  7. w

    wonderwindypdx

    Portland

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The drinks are ok...take a little long to get, the food is good and came timely. The tuna was delicious :) My husband had the sandwich of the day, the pork ears, and the pork cheek dish....loved it all!

  8. RB

    RobertB

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were with out of town friends who were dubious over the menu selections but ended up wowed by the black tea fried chicken. The waiter was very conscientious and arranged to have the pork gravy replaced with butter. I had the short rib which was fantastic. It's small and loud, but worth it for the food... just go early before the crowd really gets going if you are just going for the great food.

  9. h

    homegirl44

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food is imaginative with many unusual pairings. We had the braised short rib, which just melted in your mouth, and the blackened chicken. The skin on the chicken was very tasty. I kept thinking about cholesterol but I kept eating it! The broccoli rabe and cauliflower ( the chicken and ribs respectively) were in-season and good. The broccoli stems could have been dispensed with. I found the stems hard to chew. Dessert? Of course. A rhubarb brioche I believe, sweet bread with a not-so-sweet fruit. The servers are all young and hip and know their food.

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    tomski

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Whet in for a bite to eat. - it was very quiet night. We just sat at the bar - the bartender was GREAT - very friendly and made us a couple of excellnt cocktails. We just had a salad and the creamy grits with pork and an egg on top - Both weere excellent. I was surprised how slow it was - maybe because it was a beautiful sunny night and Portlanders want to be outside when it's this nice. Good spot - Thnaks to the bartender for the great, friendly service.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    They accommodated a seventh person at the last minute, provided some great cocktails, and deftly served our large party all night. The nightly specials were very good - do seriously consider their meat plate whatever it is. The kitchen certainly has some charcuterie skill. Cocktails were inventive and well mixed, which is something I find you cannot always rely upon, even at foodie-friendly places. Well done!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Inventive drink menu, good food, and good service. However, I think the value is a bit off. Drinks are an ok value, but the food is a bit overpriced for what you get.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing! BRAVO CHEF'S. The ONLY downfall to the experience was our waitress. She was very short with us, mumbled and acted as if she was too cool to serve us...which i guess she was, because she only brought our food to the table twice...Good thing EVERYONE else at the restaurant was wonderful and they brought us our food and smiled and talked with us a bit about how our evening and experience was. We will go back, but will make sure we are in a section where that waitress is not working! Thank you for the wonderful food Beaker and Flask...Rabbit is my new favorite meat:)

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The meat plate was awesome, the salad we had was great. The service was both sweet and accommodating. They really know what they're doing and they have something for everyone. Their drink list is great, but we didn't get to try anything.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Everything was generally just fine, but I was disappointed in the number of menu items that were "86ed." I'm not in a rush to get back there, but would consider it for a small, celebratory gathering because the round booths were so comfy.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2013

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I have been here many times and it was one of my favorites for a while. But I have to be honest, this last dining experience was one of the worst I have had in Portland. The server ignored our table throughout the evening. The food came out lukewarm, and overall it was not a pleasant experience. Sad to see such a great place change.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2013

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    This place has changed. The portions are small and overpriced. The service was fair. Its not a place for a vegetarian. Th

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    My chef friend recommended I try out this restaurant and I was blown away. What a gem! The food was an incredible mix of flavors and the people were wonderful. The cocktails were delicious too. I can tell the care that is put into the food and drinks - so nice to see. I will definitely be back and have already recommended this place.

  19. S

    Sarah

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Our waitress was outstanding. Great service. Would highly recommend the beef short rib with yogurt and pistaschio and for dessert the panna cotta with beignets,orange peel, whisky sauce & cherry. Great cocktail menu, lots to choose from. Definitely want to return.

  20. JP

    JoePDX

    Portland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2013

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    We've been to Beaker & Flask 2 or 3 times, but the last time was probably well over a year ago. We had friends visiting from out of town. We thought Beaker & Flask would be a great place to take them. Our cocktails were very good & the salad was good. For our main dishes, I had the Quinoa risotto & my partner had the pork belly sandwich. The Quinoa wasnt much more than a side dish & the pork belly was especially fatty on what appeared to be a Fred G Meyer roll. We're not sure what has happened in the the last year, but we were very disappointed. Our friends did not say if they liked their dishes(one had the ribs, the other had the fried chicken)& we did not ask. We are hoping that we just hit on an off night.

  21. l

    leenyp

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was delicious, but the presentation and serving sizes were off. The pork belly was two small pieces of pork belly, which is acceptable because it is rich, but they came swimming in this giant bowl of grits. Way too many grits. Another example was the fried chicken, which had this great crispy skin, but was sitting on top of a pile of mashed potatoes. If you didn't take the chicken off the potatoes right away, the skin would get soggy. The cocktails were enjoyable, but not as interesting as I expected.

  22. GM

    GMan

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are food snobs, yet were impressed with the food choices. We actually split an entree (risotto)for our first course, then shared a small plate and another entree. The food was very well seasoned, just the right sized, and plated nicely. We will return.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I had the meat plate, brussel sprouts, pork chop, something else, and two specialty drinks. The pork was cooked perfectly, the brussel sprouts were okay, the meat plate was pedestrian, the something else was forgettable. The drinks were a let down. When you dedicate half your menu to drinks they should review good to amazing. The two other problems I had with the place were: A) There was no sign and everyone in our party had issues finding the place; B) The place had no energy. Everyone in our group came away thinking B&F was a watered down version of Ox. In a nutshell, if you are on the east side and can't get into Ox, Beast, Toro Bravo, Tasty and Suns, or Pok Pok then you'll be super happy with B&F.

  24. n

    nakedtongue

    Seattle

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2013

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    So tasty we wanted to return the next day!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner with some of the best service we've had in a long time. My fiancee was eager to have a drink that used to be on the menu which she loved. After explaining it to our server, she was able to figure it out and had the bartender whip one up. Also, the food was extremely original, came out so fast, and was delicious. We would highly suggest the venison flank steak with the raw brussels sprout salad.

  26. h

    hazel

    Portland

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Just fine. Doesn't reach the level of Portland's many fine restaurants. Drink menu more interesting than food menu. On the expensive side considering the "just fine" food.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food was very good. Our server was very accommodating, substituting another type of fish when the steelhead special ran out. Strong cocktails. Kind of mellow for a Saturday night outing.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dining experience from start to finish! Raw brussels sprout salad w/amazing reduction dressing. Beautiful short rib. Astounding quinoa risotto! Server, whose name escapes, me was excellent: attentive and knowledgeable. Only slight shortcoming; while I appreciate the mixologists effort at perceived value, my cocktail, a Negroni, was a bit too spirit-forward, but tasty nonetheless.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    EXCELLENT cocktails! Crazy combinations that tasted GREAT! The cocktails are what did it for me. The food was delicious but when I think of B&F, I think Amazing cocktails!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2013

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    The wait staff and bartender were excellent and properly attentive. However the food here was what was lacking. Staring out with a bib-lettace salad, we were disappointed by far too strong a fennel flavor,even though I really enjoy the flavor of fennel. The buttermilk dressing was bland, thin and flavorless. The chicken dish was also quite un-inspired as the crust was simple and bland though the chicken itself was properly cooked. Included on the plate were pureed potatoes, bland as well and too wet, and greens that were very bitter though they were colorful. Generally I very much enjoy all greens, even those naturally somewhat bitter but these were too much so. We want to come back but they have to do better in the kitchen.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Beaker and Flask is a great place to have a cocktail, but it also serves delicious food. We ordered two drinks from the cocktail menu. Both were great. For our second round, I ordered another cocktail but my husband ordered a double bourbon on the rocks. We let the bartender pick the bourbon. The selection was smooth and just what my husband wanted. For food we ordered The olive and nuts starter - so good. Everything was warmed and the olives had a buttery texture, the pork cheeks with grits and we fought over this one, the short rib which was very tender but too smoky, and the brussel sprouts salad was good. Our server was very knowlwdgeable about the drinks and food menus and provided the perfect amount of attention. We had a great night!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This was my second time at Beaker & Flask and both times the service has been outstanding. The staff are friendly, attentive and laid-back. The food is amazing and always fun if your feeling adventurous (i.e. rabbit stuffed cabbage with lambs tongue, YUM!) and the drinks menu is unique and divine.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the food took a very long time to come out.

  34. CD

    Cindy2Dine

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2013

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    THe food was pretty awful. The dried beans served as a backdrop for my son's steak were only paartially cooked and the when this was pointed out to the waitress the chef had the nerve to say that he liked his beans with some crunch. My som was illl the next day. We won't be back.

  35. H

    Hagar

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2013

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Went there with a small group, dinner was good and the service quite acceptable. Enjoyed the various items on the menu.

  36. F

    Fumanshoes

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2012

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Beaker & Flask delivered one of the best meals we've ever had in Portland, which is saying something. The Wagyu was buttery rich with a great hazelnut sauce. The black-tea fried chicken was really moist, though the breading could use a bit more kick. Cocktails are imaginative and flavorful, and throughout our meal great smells emanated from the open kitchen. This place is a real gem.

  37. SB

    SB52

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is outstanding at Beaker and Flash, attention to detail but not hovering. Very friendly and helpful. Extremely comfortable place to sit, acoustics are such that it is not a strain to hear others at your table even when the restaurant is crowded. Excellent bar and wine list.

  38. l

    larrys

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    great mixed drinks, small portions, limited menu

  39. JS

    JulieS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2012

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Third time for dinner at B&F. Had hoped the menu might have had a few changes since our last visit, but we do enjoy the pairings and contrasts in flavors and presentation. Nice evening for Christmas Eve dinner. Bar makes a very good martini!

  40. SB

    SBBK

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food is a little too odd. Our waiter made the evening!

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Beaker & Flask is rated 4.1 stars by 178 OpenTable diners

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