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About Blackbird

Blackbird is an upscale casual restaurant featuring a seasonally inspired menu that changes often. Our menu features many local products such as Netarts Oysters, local produce, and Oregon meats. We offer many fresh seafood selections as well. We have an extensive wine list and specialize in craft cocktails. For reservations of parties of 5 or more, please call us so we can better accommodate you.

503 Laneda Avenue
Manzanita, OR 97130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
5th and Laneda

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 368-7708

Website:
http://www.blackbirdmanzanita.com/

Catering:
We do not offer catering

Executive Chef:
Lee Vance

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blackbird Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Casual (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Authentic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Organic (4)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant a few times now. The food is consistently well prepared. We had the brussel sprouts as a starter, which were delicious. My husband enjoyed the green garlic spaetzle and we were both grateful it wasn't too garlicky! I had the rockfish and cauliflower, which isn't always on the menu. It was terrific to have another fish choice and it was excellent. My only recommendation would be to include more greenery (and maybe less cauliflower) -- it provided a welcome contrasting flavor. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It will be sad to see this place close, as Blackbird is far & away the best fine dining on the Oregon coast. While the food, drinks and ambiance were as good as always, the service was rather mediocre this time around. Perhaps the service staff has "mailed it in" with the restaurant closing so soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Was disappointed at the limited menu. Steak was excellent. Can tell they are closing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food. The bone marrow was incredible and set up the rest of the meal. Cocktails were also wonderful. You can't go wrong with absinthe!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The most beautiful cocktail menu I have ever seen, and the drinks were mixed to perfection!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We have been coming here every year during our yearly stay in Manzanita. The food is always so inventive, healthy and so good! The server was so attentive and helpful and she knew the menu and food very well. We got to meet the chef and thank her for some amazing meals. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closing, just because it is time for the chef. I hope whoever takes on this special restaurant will maintain the integrity of the food and service. Thank you for an awesome 3 years of food and celebrations!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vegan, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We were very pleased with all aspects of this dining experience. It's unfortunate that they are closing the end of Sept. 2017.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was great to return! we were bummed to learn of the closing. such great food and a great place. i truely hope that someone picks up the reigns and keeps it going. Manzanita needs a fine dining establishment like this. it is the highlight of our trips there.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Although the restaurant claims disabled access, it is barely manageable with a walker; would be impossible with a wheelchair. Too many restaurants believe if you can get in the front door and they put up a couple of bars in the bathroom, they are handicapped accessible, when they are clearly not.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Manzanita's outstanding restaurant. We talked to one of the servers who told us it was closing or being sold shortly so get here while you can. The bone marrow is fantastic. Ask about the lamb burger. Not on the menu but they occasionally have it available. Gnocchi with shrimp was excellent. All the dishes are extremely yummy!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A perfect finish for our group of four dear friends gathered for time together on the Oregon coast. Our dinners were delicious and we had a great time! We all loved our evening at Blackbird!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

With a house in Manzanita, we know all too well how few really restaurants are found in this cozy beach town. Blackbird is our go-to spot for a really nice meal. Recommended: have the cauliflower appetizer - it puts a vegetable with a rep for blandness in a whole new class. And wash it down with the habanero-cilantro margarita, one of the finest cocktails I've ever had.

If I were to make one complaint it is that the menu is too short , with a small number of entree options. A more adventurous and varied menu would be a big plus, and bring us back in more often than we do now.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful creative food. Perfect cocktails. Good service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Enjoyed the meal. The food was well prepared, and though the selection was small, each entree seemed to be selected to provide a good range overall. The restaurant was overly warm, and quite intimate, seating wise. There was a noisy threesome seated at the bar, which put them just a couple of feet behind our dining partners and, at times, the noise they generated rose to an uncomfortable level. But that wasn't the restaurant's fault. Just be aware that seating is tight here, and you might not be more than 18" away from a total stranger and privy to more information about them than you wanted to hear, or they wanted to hear about you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Perfectly prepared food from a concise menu. Knowledgeable advice from our server on both wine and cocktails.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent dining experience in Manzanita Oregon . Small intimate place with a tasty and interesting menu is a great place for a refined meal after a day at the beach.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food, presentation and friendly service and especially like the fact that the water is served at room temperature (unless otherwise requested).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Disappointing. The food was bland. Not very many choices on the menu. Not a good value for the money. We also dined at Neahkahnie Bistro in town and thought it was a much better choice

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had awesome service. The vegetarian pasta was excellent. My husband had the fish, and it was quite underwhelming (not the right thing to order there). When we go back I'm just going to order from the appetizer and salad menu, because the Cesar salad I had was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We tried all four entrees and they were all delicious. Cocktails were fun and had personality. Two desserts were amazing. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience in Manzanita!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I studied the menu online the night before in order to prep myself and be sure that it's what we wanted. It turns out that the menu was obsolete, that what I was looking forward to hadn't been on the menu in quite awhile. The menu had two starchy entrees, rock fish (which I ordered) and a flat iron steak fit my boyfriend. The fish was boring, the beef good. Dang it though ! I was hoping to be pleased and satisfied.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We loved Blackbird! Our table was ready even though we arrived early. The service was friendly and impeccable but not intrusive. The food was glorious. My steak was cooked perfectly, which has been such an issue of late getting a rare steak, but here is was perfect. The crab cakes were sumptuous. Our favorite dish had to be the roasted Brussels sprouts. They were divine. One of our all around best meals of the last year. Bravo!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

enthusiasm for Blackbird is not misplaced. easily one of the best meals i've had on the Oregon coast. somewhat lackluster service nearly overshadowed the excellent food and intimate setting. course pacing made us feel a bit rushed.

still, we will gladly return, as the food was wonderful and the space utterly charming.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food was wonderful as usual, service was excellent and that is typical as well. Our server, Melissa F., was the best yet in 4+ visits to the restaurant! Worth experiencing if you haven't been there yet. A must in Manzanita!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Delicious. Good service. Great atmosphere. Lovely.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My favorite restaurant on the Oregon coast. I have eaten here multiple times and appreciate the pleasant atmosphere, good service, fun people - and above all, the great food and wine at this restaurant in Manzanita. The food is creative, simple and high quality focusing on local ingredients. It is unpretentious, with a laid back atmosphere and nice decor. I love it and have recommended it to others, who have enjoyed it as well. Love the oysters, rockfish and the fresh chickpea salad among other dishes.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Blackbird is the best restaurant in Manzanita. There are other good one's, but none as consistently excellent as this. The place can get crowded and noisy. Also, it has no air-conditioning so dress casual if it's hot. Fortunately that doesn't happen much at the Oregon Coast.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Apricot bacon appetizer excellent. Sent crab/shrimp cakes back. No seafood. Too noisy.imited menu. Nice server. Won't be back

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Absolutely delicious. Limited options for any with food allergies, then again, (my fault) this is a farm fresh to table establishment. The service was impeccable & the ‘Tender was spot on! Thank you for a memorable moment in time.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I was very disappointed with the Blackbird. I thought the menu was very limited. I would rate the drinks and the bartender's creativity very high. I thought everything else was mediocre and certainly not anywhere close to the rave reviews that I had read about this place. Very disappointed.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was my second visit to Blackbird. It's a beautiful space that was well needed in sleepy Manzanita. The service is excellent and it's clear the food is fresh and seasonal. We had a bit of a strange dining experience this time. Drinks were lovely - but all of the food we ordered, with the exception of my entree, was weird. Had cauliflower as a appetizer and it was slightly underdone and nothing special. Truffle fries were good, but again, nothing special other than the homemade ketchup, which was yummy. My husband wanted a salad for dinner and ordered the radicchio caesar- which was, I kid you not, a giant bowl of just radicchio and what appeared to be buttermilk dressing. It was $10 and inedible. My entree of prawns and greens in a bacon vinaigrette with beans was excellent- I only got through half of it, since I kind of got full on fries. I thought it has great flavor balance and was something I would definitely order again. I would recommend Blackbird for drinks and maybe a small plate or two, they have quite a large bar. I will probably have a hard time convincing my husband to come back for anything more than that.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

We liked the fries and the chocolate dessert. My wife liked her steak entree; I did not like mine (rockfish), which I considered too bland, on an apparently unflavoed vegetable blend. The service was excllent. The noise level was invasive and annoying. A good restaurant idea in general, but it needs further work.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

I can't recommend this restaurant, although I've been there twice in two years. The hostess made our last visit (earlier this week) an occasion to forget. The hospitality was nonexistent on her part. We had reserved a table for 2 and a table for 4, and we hopes of sitting together with our 4 kids, who were visiting from New York. We were on vacation from Seattle, about 220 miles away.

Our hostess made absolutely no effort to accommodate us, even a little. There was open bar seating next to our kids' table but that wasn't even suggested, until we realized it halfway through dinner. There was a 4 person table next to us, and available, but the hostess would not make switch. A couple next to our kids occupied a 4 person table, but that was not offered to us either. The hospitality made the dinner a one-star event for us. The food itself was good, but it was terribly noisy, way above "lively". My wife and I had to nearly shout to have conversation. On the whole, the hostess' disregard for polite request and her apparent hostility towards us made the dinner, despite the food, an event to remember for all the wrong reasons, and a place to avoid in the future.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We've been to Blackbird several times in recent years and always have had a great meal . This visit was somewhere between annoying and awful. The service was SLOW although friendly. Food came out unevenly so those who had ordered hot food like fish sat there waiting for the rest of the table to be served. Waited 20 minutes for a club soda and then had to ask a passing by waitress for it. No one loved their food although we all wanted to! Anyplace can have an off night and I hope this was the case here. Hard to recommend based on this visit.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food, good service, nice vibe. Recommend the chickpea salad and the spicy margarita. Yum!

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

First time in Manzanita. Was a cute and delish dining experience. The desert was TO DOE FOR. A little pricey for the crowded & LOUD space, but overall a nice time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

We stopped in here while on a short vacation in Manzanita. Food was every bit as good as you get at the better places back home in Portland. Service was outstanding. Cocktails were good and they had a nice wine list. The oysters on the half shell appetizer was a little weak, but my crab cakes entree and my wife's gnocchi were both exceptional. My only complaint is the tight seating, which means you hear every word of your neighbors' conversation and they hear every word of yours.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great cocktails. Wonderful food. Suggest a reservation in the summer season or trying for a non-weekend night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great place with a portland vibe. Hard to get a table if you have 4 or more people unless you make a reservation a week ahead.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a delicious dinner Saturday night .
Cocktails were fantastic: expertly prepared Old Fashioned and Daquiri, ice cold and full of flavor no short cuts.
We had the fried Brussel Sprouts which we addictive as a starter, cheese and sultana raisins with just a touch of balsamic vinegar.
The Black Cod and the Ricotta Gnocchi were ridiculously delicious. The gnocchi were light as a feather, pan seared and served with yummy carmelized onions and snap peas. This was dinner I won't forget. The restaurant is one of the best I've been to and it's amazing that it's in Manzanita it makes our vacations there extra special and enjoyable.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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