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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Portland

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Portland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7177)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
For more than 8 decades we have been offering guests the best steaks in town, providing impeccable service with an unmatched wine list. With over 80 years of continuous family ownership, RingSide Steakhouse is a legend in the world of steakhouses. Start with RingSide's world famous onion rings...a recipe that is a closely held family secret. Choose a steak from a menu offering a variety of USDA Prime selections that are aged a minimum of four weeks and hand cut on the premises. Choose a wine from more than 900 labels. Wine Spectator has recognized RingSide Steakhouse yearly with its Best of Award of Excellence since 2001.
Top review
BillC
Dined 3 days ago
We go at least once a year for our anniversary and absolutely love each experience. I don’t think you can find a better steak in town and the service is beyond spectacular. The ambiance is like walking into a 1960’s top of the top restaurant. Perfect music, style, and impeccable service. Wonderful history as well. We’ll be back!
A photo of C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins restaurant
5.0
5 (577)
$31 to $50
French
Northeast Portland
About the restaurant
C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins is a casual fine dining French restaurant that specializes in thoughtful, modern French bistro cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients.

One of Southeast Portland's Central Eastside's best restaurants, C'est Si Bon! is a cozy, upscale eatery perfect for meeting friends to enjoy quiet conversation, a romantic dinner, or quick bite at the bar. Both indoor and outdoor dining options available.

John and his staff strive to provide a memorable dining experience that will take you back to Paris!
We hope to see you soon! Merci mille fois et a bientôt!


Kev's Best | Best French Cuisine in Portland | #1
2021

Honorable Mention | Portland’s Best Food Neighborhoods | Central Eastside
Eater, 2019

Top review
Foodievip
Dined 6 days ago
Our first visit and we enjoyed it immensely. We’ll be back.
A photo of De Noche restaurant
4.9
4.9 (121)
$50 and over
Mexican
Pearl District
About the restaurant
Brought to you by the team at República comes our newest concept, De Noche, in the heart of the Pearl.

Serving traditional Mexican cuisine using modern techniques and seasonal ingredients, Executive Chef Dani Morales and her team are creating Mexican dishes like you've never tasted before. Enjoy our Entire Menu for Two, or order a la carte in our intimate dining room.

We welcome reservations as well as walk-ins, Wednesday - Sunday.


Top review
tomd
Dined 1 day ago
Very nice experience. Food was excellent and service was perfect. Highly recommend
A photo of Le Pigeon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1572)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Le Pigeon serves adventurous French-inspired food, along with a varied selection of wines in an intimate dining room on Portland’s East Burnside Street.
Top review
Redbeard
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious. Had the tasting menu on a guys night out and everything was spot on.
A photo of Davenport restaurant
4.9
4.9 (723)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Northeast Portland
About the restaurant
A refined restaurant focusing on simple, well-prepared dishes maintaining the integrity of premier Northwest ingredients.
Top review
MarkGvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Flew in from Nee York. Only one night in Portland and spent it at the Davenport. Had the oysters, Scallops and steak. Paired with a nice Oregon Pinot and the meal was PERFECT. I felt like a local!!
A photo of Republica restaurant
4.9
4.9 (813)
$50 and over
Mexican
Pearl District
About the restaurant
República is a tasting menu-only restaurant.
We offer a 7-course menu at $128 or a 10-course menu at $150 per person.

James Beard-nominated, Chef's Prix Fixe Tasting Experience by Executive Chef Jose Camarena, recontextualizes Mexican cuisine and culture through Storytelling.

We exclusively offer a prix fixe tasting menu experience, with 7-Course and a 10-Course options. Both experiences are meant to honor the complex history that created each dish, as well as leave a lasting impact on all those who taste this beautiful food and listen to our stories.

We kindly require all guests to disclose all dietary restrictions and allergies prior to their reservation. We are unable to accommodate allergies to nightshades, chile, allium, rice . Additionally we are not a gluten free kitchen and are unable to provide nut and seed free diners.

Please note our menu offerings change daily.
What you see below, is NOT our current menu.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Interesting food, representing the many influences on Mexico - while also mixing in locally sourced vegetables and fruits. Fine servers, who know each night’s dishes and the wines. A splurge, but a worthwhile one.
A photo of Bellpine at The Ritz-Carlton Portland restaurant
4.6
4.6 (278)
$50 and over
American
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Located on the 20th floor, Bellpine presents panoramic views of the city and beyond. Acclaimed Executive Chef Pedro Almeida, whose previous restaurants earned Michelin Stars under his leadership, leads the culinary artistry of Bellpine. Inspiration is drawn from Oregon’s bountiful Willamette Valley, the state’s farms, ranchers, rivers, and the Pacific Ocean. The menu features ingredients indigenous to the region as well as items from local purveyors and skilled artisans. The culinary journey is accentuated with world-class wine selections featuring exceptional Oregon wineries and unique spirits crafted by the region’s master distillers.
Top review
Nedley
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful dinner for the three of us, service was excellent. Pork ribs were outstanding! We came to check out the new restaurant in town, pretty expensive so it will be a while before we return.
A photo of Kachka restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2102)
$31 to $50
Eastern European
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Kachka features an award-winning menu of post-soviet inspired dishes including famous dishes such as the Herring under a fur coat, Rabbit in a clay pot, dumplings and much more. The restaurant is an homage to the dishes our chef/owner grew up eating. Kachka is open for indoor onsite dining. Walk-in lounge and bar seating are also available.

Our Lavka grocery is open from 11am-9pm daily with counter service ordering from our Lavka cafe and deli available from 11-3. Seating is first come first serve on our upper patio or indoor lounge tables.

We have proudly replaced tipping with a 22% service fee in order to provide a base wage of $25 per hour and free healthcare for all employees. More information is available at kachkapdx.com/wage-equity

For more info about Kachka, and our deli Lavka please visit our website: https://www.kachkapdx.com/about-us


Top review
IslandGirl2015
Dined 1 day ago
Delicious and unique cuisine. Service was wonderful and attentive. They made special effort to make sure one of our guests food needs were met as he is allergic to sunflower oil.
A photo of Top Burmese Burma Joy restaurant
4.7
4.7 (103)
$31 to $50
Burmese
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Burma (modernized name - Myanmar) is a Southeast Asian country about the size of Texas, tucked between India and China, is a home to various ethnic tribes, a melting pot of beautiful cultures. When it comes to taste-buds tingling cuisines, Burma has a lot to offer. It has been a passionate dream for Burma-born owners Kalvin and Poe to open a Burmese restaurant to be able to share their culinary culture. That dream came true in 2019 when Top Burmese opened as a virtual takeout only restaurant from a commissary kitchen in NW Portland. Due to its authenticity, made to order, home-style cooking, and Burmese hospitality, Top Burmese traditional and modern Burmese dishes became so popular effectively evangelizing the masses to become Burmese Food fans. Today Top Burmese serves its amazing dishes via various Burma themed restaurants. *** Top Burmese was named in Oregonian Best New Restaurants, Forbes, Willamette Week Top Eats, and various must eat lists including EATER Portland. ***
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
The food is excellent but gratuity of 20% mandatory with service level spotty is the only issue
A photo of Barba Mingo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1350)
$30 and under
Italian
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Barba Mingo is a neighborhood restaurant serving simple Italian food in a casual and comfortable environment. Our menu features plates to share, house made pasta, fresh seafood dishes and daily specials. We have a well rounded wine list, fresh squeezed cocktails and friendly service.
Top review
Japevip
Dined 2 days ago
Barba Mingo--like its sister restaurant next door--never disappoints. Our favorite restaurant in Portland
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