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Best American Restaurants in South Waterfront


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A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Portland restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 30 times today
Located in Portland, Morton's The Steakhouse is unequivocally one of the best spots for steakhouse cuisine. Celebrated for its always exceptional food and service, it's a place where steak lovers can enjoy extra tender meats, including a remarkable 7oz wagyu filet. The recent reviews show that Morton's shines not only in the quality of its dishes but also in the excellence of its service. As remarked by one diner, the staff is both responsive and knowledgeable, displaying an understanding of the food, its ingredients, and accompanying wine pairings. Notably, customers appreciate the special touches made for occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, and company events, further enhancing the dining experience. Enthusiastic guests affirm that Morton's The Steakhouse in Portland delivers a consistently impressive and enjoyable steakhouse experience, making it an ideal choice for special occasions or classic fine dining.
A photo of King Tide Fish & Shell restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 17 times today
King Tide Fish & Shell is a contemporary American cuisine restaurant that shines in excellent service, varied menu, and beautiful location. Reviewers have lauded it as a culinary gem, with an extensive menu offering an array of dishes from Egg Benedicts and French Toasts to King Tide Burger and Clam Chowder. They provide an impressive beverage menu including wide selections of wine and beer. Patrons have highlighted specific dishes such as Ono Ceviche, Roasted Carrots, and Clam Spaghetti, all leaving a memorable taste. Visitors have especially appreciated the location for its relaxing view of the Willamette River. The staff is commended for their friendly and knowledgeable service. The restaurant’s delightful fusion of taste, service, and ambiance makes it a must-visit for lovers of Contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Proof•Reader restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 1 time today
Proof•Reader, located in the heart of Portland, offers a delightful and authentic American cuisine experience. The restaurant is known for its immaculately prepared dishes, from the delicious rainbow carrots with goat cheese, to the perfectly tender lamb full of flavor. Desserts, like their cake with bourbon-soaked pears and cranberries, are a hit among customers. The restaurant's whiskey menu is extensive and highly praised by customers, with one highlighting their excellent cocktail selection. Proof•Reader's commitment to high-quality ingredients and expert preparation have made it a top choice for American cuisine. It’s unique execution of dishes shines a bright light on the richness of American culinary traditions.
A photo of Screen Door - Pearl District restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Pearl District
Booked 60 times today
Screen Door in Pearl District is renowned for its flavorful Southern cuisine. Raved about by many reviewers, its dishes such as the chicken and waffles, black-eyed pea fritters, and the Southern-style banana French toast were particularly appreciated. Interestingly, some reviewers highlighted the pleasant differences in the menu from its East-side location. Customers also delighted in the service, describing it as 'friendly', 'attentive', and 'knowledgeable'. This spot is also noted for its ambient setting, with a 'southern diner style' decor that's a draw in itself. Overall, Screen Door in Pearl District's adherence to authentic Southern cuisine and its high standard of service have earned it a place among the best of Portland's dining scene.
A photo of Portland City Grill restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 124 times today
Portland City Grill perfectly encapsulates the essence of delectable seafood cuisine. According to numerous, glowing reviews, the restaurant is commended for its superior quality seafood dishes such as shrimp, crab roll, and seafood Alfredo which have been described as "lovely", "delicious", and "cooked perfectly". The seafood Cioppino also garnered praise for its excellent preparation. Besides their seafood offerings, the restaurant's welcoming ambience, outstanding service, and breath-taking view from the 30th floor add to the unique dining experience. Their diverse menu, flavored bottomless mimosas, and exceptional staff make Portland City Grill a must-visit destination for any seafood connoisseur visiting Portland.
A photo of Jake's Famous Crawfish restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 47 times today
Jake's Famous Crawfish is widely recognized in Portland for its outstanding seafood cuisine, having been a staple in the city for more than 40 years. Patrons consistently commend the restaurant for its fresh, well-prepared seafood dishes, with oysters and seafood fettuccine being particularly praised. Reviews also highlighted the 'Seafood Newberg' and 'crayfish dish' as a "must-try". The clam chowder, made in-house, is another beloved dish. Besides the food, customers frequently commend the restaurant's exceptional service, knowledge about the food and preparation, and its classic atmosphere. The restaurant represents a blend of tradition and quality, making it a favorite place for seafood lovers in the city.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Portland restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 55 times today
Chart House Restaurant - Portland is widely recognized for its exceptional Seafood cuisine. The restaurant receives high praise from customers, with one reviewer stating, "the food is one of the best seafood I've ever had". This acclaim is reinforced by others who dubbed it as having "the best Seafood in Portland" and another commenting on the "excellent" choices in seafood. The food quality is consistently lauded, with dishes being described as "delicious" and "outstanding". Reviews also specifically highlight the Portuguese Seafood Stew and calamari appetizer as exemplary dishes. Not only does it pride itself on providing an excellent culinary experience, but the Chart House also creates a comfortable and engaging atmosphere, with scenic views and exceptional service.
A photo of Arden restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Northwest Portland
Booked 20 times today
Arden, a highly-praised restaurant located in Portland, offers an exquisite Contemporary American cuisine experience. Reviews consistently highlight the establishment's outstanding food and service. As one diner exclaims, 'AMAZING food!' Moreover, they highly recommend the burrata, and mention that it is one of their top 5 PDX picks. Another customer praises the 'creative and tasty dishes' from Chef Eric Van Kley. They describe the atmosphere as friendly and the service as top-notch, recommending the 'chef's choice with wine flights'. Diners find the fair prices, great wine list, and fantastic service make Arden a place for adventurous dining. From the savory crab pasta to the elegantly presented beef and cod, every dish stands out as a culinary masterpiece.
A photo of Metropolitan Tavern restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 35 times today
Metropolitan Tavern is a highly commended American cuisine restaurant acclaimed by recurring patrons for its outstanding service, enticing ambiance, and delectable food offerings. The restaurant is praised for its remarkable authenticity, consistent quality, and knowledgeable staff. Patrons have appreciated the diverse offerings, including tasty Wygu beef burgers, irresistible Eggs Benedict and Belgian Waffles for brunch, delicious cocktails, and exceptional Jameson's whiskey French toast. Certain dishes like the biscuits and gravy with eggs are so delightful that not a crumb is left on the plate. Despite its bustling environment, particularly on Friday nights and during pre-concert rushes, Metropolitan Tavern impressively maintains its prompt service and excellent food. This restaurant surely does not disappoint.
A photo of Screen Door - Eastside restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Northeast Portland
Booked 99 times today
Screen Door - Eastside in Portland is a must-visit for connoisseurs of Southern cuisine. Celebrated for its amazing food, excellent service, and great value, patrons rave about the diabetic-friendly plates, copious vegetarian options, and delectable sides. Noteworthy offerings include the Praline Bacon starter, Chicken & Waffles, Sawmill Breakfast, and the blueberry upside-down cake. Guests particularly appreciate the restaurant's commitment to locally sourced ingredients. Reviewers frequently highlight the ambiance as bustling, but note that the exquisite food and top-tier wait staff more than compensate. Screen Door - Eastside is loved for its authentic and phenomenal Southern meals, making it a worthwhile dining experience.
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