Departure Restaurant and Lounge
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DEPARTURE EXPERIENCE$55.00 per person
Multiple dates availableOur Experience Menu offers a three-course menu, seasonally-inspired and thoughtfully presented. The Departure Experience starts at $55 per person. Current menus available at DeparturePortland.com
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Duck Meatball Skewers
fermented cranberry mustard, shiso
sweet chili and daikon
cherry candy, pumpkin seeds, cilantro salad
We had chef’s menu, which was reasonably priced. First two courses were very good. Entrees were really mediocre. Service was horrible. It took one hour from the time we sat down to get our first course. At no time did our server ask how our food was. Clientele, music, and vibe very douchey. View is fantastic.
What an excellent experience!! My partner has many allergies, and the service staff was wonderful with them. Our waiter had the allergies memorized, spoke to the chef, and pointed out all the options for what we could eat. The food was amazing! Thanks for a great night!
The air conditioning is very strong. Bring a jacket
Outdoor patio view was great. Food was good, not deserving of the prices but it is what it is. Drinks were good but all were around $15 a drink for craft cocktails you can find in most cocktail lounges. We very much enjoyed our meal though, and loved every dish we ate. Our server however was not great. While his personality was wonderful when he was as there, he was incredibly slow. Our food came out before our drinks, we sat for a while with empty drinks, and we waited a while to order another round/more food/cash out. We felt that every other table was getting better service because tables were turning, but it took us over 2 hours to complete our dinner mostly because we had to wait for our server upwards of 10-20 minutes after finishing drinks/food. I still will say the food was very good and the ambience was great. Will visit again in hopes that the server was just having a bad day and that isn’t the usual
Great experience overall. Air conditioner was too strong for us so the staff moved us to a warmer place. Small but pretty tasty dishes, the “experience” menu for 55 dollars is an awesome value.
It was amazing.
Great date experience. Amazing food. We had the experience menu and had fun with all the tastings. The second and third courses came a little close behind each other and would have liked a bit more time between. But overall good experience. Validated parking would be a nice touch. $24 plus tip for valet parking was definitely excessive. Will find Street or garage parking next time.
Great view and overall experience on the patio
Un très bon repas. Succulent. Une table que je recommande.
Amazing service and gorgeous views!
Quite possibly one of the best meals we’ve had- perfect for our
Post Covid celebration with family!
Departure has always been one of our favorite restaurants, we have gone every year for our wedding anniversary and the food and experience never disappoints!
Amazing place, but to much time between each food
Service was slow. Music was loud then soft over and over. And the valet was awful: total rip-off ($25) and they brought the wrong car to me.
The food was excellent however and the experience dinner was well priced.
Great food and libations! Upscale dining, with great views and a relaxed NW vibe🙂
Food is top notch and memorable, but service needs work.
Despite the advance reservation and request for outdoor table since our party had 2 unvaccinated children, the host did not accomodate the request. He literally herded us to a massive indoor table that the 10yr olds couldnt even reach across!! There was a table next to us by the window that only had 4 chairs but was fixed up w/ 6 chairs for a later group. When everyone is paying for the service, why discriminate? If one had requested outdoor seating and you are unable to accomodate it, then it is only fair to expect you to set them up with the next best thing!!! The same thing happened last month when we were in to celebrate our anniversary and at that time, we insisted and they finally seated us outside. This time around, it was with guests from out of town and we let it slide. Our waitress was excellent and the food is always superb. We'd hate for 1 person to ruin Departure for us.
We had a very good appetizer, Waigu Skewers. The problem was the energetic, techno music. Maybe we were sitting too close to the speakers. The view was good, the service was good, but we didn't stay long.
It was okay at best. They lied and told me there was no outdoor seating but when I went outside the balcony was completely empty.
Best dish by far was the tuna sashimi!! I’d order three of them next time! The chicken skewers were also delicious. Portions were small, service was great!
Food was excellent! Service was great as well! Very cool environment and views!
Wonderful food, amazing atmosphere, beautiful views, and great service.
We were visiting from out of town. I made a reservation for their outdoor dining. It did not disappoint. Our waiter Austin only enhanced our experience with his service. The tasting menu was wonderful and the number of choices were exceptional. Our entire evening was delightful.
Fantastic experience as always
Josh and kameesha
In general for the price tag: poor rude service at front desk. Not a way to welcome a guest and set a first impression/ tired interiors that need updating - looks great in a retouched photo online / random percentage add on to cover foraging mushrooms and herbs. Too many wonderful restaurant in town to go back to.
It was a great experience. We got to see sunset on the rooftop! Delicious food and drinks. Definitely pricey but nice for a celebratory event!
Had reservation for party of 6, but had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. Seated at a table near the bar where there was a terrible smell of bleach coming from opening of a dishwasher behind the bar. The manager was less than receptive to our concerns, but ultimately agreed to find a lounge table for us outside. Food was good, but aggravation would preclude me from returning to this restaurant.
Service was very slow. We had 'the experience' menu. There were few dishes that stands out but overall, it was mediocre. For starter menu, sashimi -what server told us is different than what was served. Chicken fingers (we ordered for the kids) were raw and had to sent back. Scallops were overcooked. We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays and really nothing was offered or asked. The service took so long that some of us had to leave. Truly disappointed. We travelled from California and stayed @ the nines just for that dinner. Will not return again.
Did the Departure Experience outside on the rooftop. Very generous portions, delicious food, great views and service. Definitely worth the price for a pre-fixe dinner
Great view! Great food and service. highly recommend.
Ambience , service and food was great. Some tables have a great view. Just the music was to loud and somehow annoying. Generally an interesting restaurant.
As usual, the ambience and food were excellent. We were seated on the balcony. Though it was sunny and hot, the umbrellas provided ample shade. We ordered from the a la carte menu (almost the entire menu!) and it was served quickly. The selection of beer we chose was also good. The chicken wings are our favorite with the beef skewers a close second.
Not the biggest menu variety. Also the dessert menu was very limited in selection.
Very upset with management. They neglected to tell us the AC was broken in our area of seating. We ordered a bunch of food and then realized it was not getting any cooler! We wanted to leave but the only person that would have suffered is the waitress. We tipped anyway but I'm super angry. They could have told us no AC before they sat us and we would have gone somewhere else. food was good, service but good but no AC in 110degree weather for fine dining is unacceptable. The manager brought us champagne as if that would help the situation. I was so hot I wasn't enjoying my time. $300 down the toilet. not cool.
Wonderful atmosphere and food and great GF options! Everything was excellent-creative presentation.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Hilda! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We will pass along your positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!
Hubby and I had a great meal and experience! We celebrated a long overdue Father's Day with the Departure Experience menu, and it was FANTASTIC! The flavors, colors, and portions were perfect. This visit was not our first time to Departure, but it had been some time, and we quickly fell in love again. We are appreciative that Departure weathered COVID and continuing to provide a wonderful dining experience.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Departure again soon!
Thank you for the glowing review, Crista! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Beautiful city view, fantastic food and exceptional service. I would highly recommend and plan on going again.
Thank you Jan for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge!
The food was delicious! The waiters were very friendly and polite, I loved how they explained about each dish. The view was beautiful. I'll definitely come here again.
Thank you Kendra for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge!
Had another amazing meal at departure last night. Definitely a splurge but worth every penny. Love going with a bigger group so we can try more things! 😋
Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Departure Restaurant and Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
I’ve been coming to this restaurant since it opened and have brought many friends over the years. Tonight, the service was not very good. The waitress did not explain the new menu and how it works. She left us to believe we had to order are own through the app. The food was delicious but not as many choices as in the past. I do hope many of the old menu items return. Also, the music was to loud. We found are selves shouting and yelling. Not good when your at a restaurant to dine and not a bar to snack.
Thank you Janet for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! I will pass along your positive remarks to our staff as well as work with them on the issues you raised to ensure a better visit next time.
Departure Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 3938 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.