Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

3.8
17 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Our restaurant is connected to an upscale bowling alley with a full-serviced bar focused in the center of dining area. Seating options include comfortable booths, cushioned stools at the wrap-around bar, or tables with high-seated chairs. We have a diverse menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads, delicious appetizers, pizzas, and specialty dishes like grilled sirloin steak, pastas, fish and chips, and the ever popular orange chicken and kung pao chicken. Since we have a full bar, there are also endless options for your favorite drinks! Showing on every side of the bar in the center are 8 televisions always showing your favorite sports events or music videos! It's a great time here at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge!
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3.6
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3.6
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3.8
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MP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for us to hold a staff meeting! The staff was accommodating and service was swift. We will be back again!

g
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2013
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was not that busy which was great. However our server didn't come over to warm up coffee and refill water only once. I asked for a to go box with my order and to bring out with my food. I said I really would like it and didn't get it and I had to ask for it

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu selection was unique and plentiful. Portions were good, food was excellent!

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We started out here for my friends bachelor party. We had a real good time drinking beers and bowling. The food was really good and the servers were nice and prompt. The place had a cool atmosphere.

m
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we really love this place and our friends/family did too

d
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was a surprise. We expected all that come with a restaurant that is connected with a bowling alley but the reality exceeded our expectations. Great menu, reasonable prices, vibrant (yes noisy but it's a bowling alley so come on!)

It was our anniversary and I mentioned that just once in an email to the manager. and the special treatment we received started at the door with the hostess acknowledging our special day, carried through the meal with a special dessert for us recommended by our server and included a visit from the manager and continued on to our bowling session after dinner where we were acknowledged again on our special day. We were really happy and had a great, super fun time bowling with the grown ups. Thanks!

D
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was quite good, up-graded pub grub with enough variety to keep it interesting. Prices were fair and service was pleasant: not gourmet or fine dining but still worthwhile and a very nice surprise.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2013
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

food was mediocre at best. Limp boring cold potatoes, very little hollandaise, had to repeatedly ask for coffee. despite two emails confirming our reservation the hostess did not have it and we had to wait a half hour to be seated. Being a former restaurant manager I noticed the staff did not seem to be working together, lot of confusion going on. Definitely would not go back.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food has improved immensely, great atmosphere, and ambiance. I miss the pool and the extra lanes, but now I can eat good food!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Helpful staff great food, were great with our group of 12

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great and the ambiance was good overall. However, the music was set way too loud. In our group of 7, it made it impossible to hear what people were saying in our group without getting up and walking to the other end of the table.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A little spendy for bowling, however I like the lounge feeling. I did not like the timer on the bowling screen,I felt a lot of pressure to rush through, especially after paying $15.00 for 1/2 hour.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2012
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The one disappointing thing was that they ran out of some alcohol on New Year's Eve. Didn't seem that the event was prepared for the event because they ran out when we sat down at 9. I also didnt.like that there was no room for dancing. There was ample.room where the bowling was, they shouldve utilize the downstairs. I've been here before and the service and ambiance has been good so that is why I would refer this place.

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Picked Grand Central for my birthday celebration this year. Great food, excellent service for a large group of 12. Bowling was fun with upbeat music and nice lanes.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everyone is reporting having a great time---giving me lots of compliments for thinking of bowling for the holiday. Your ad about bowlling for the holiday was the inspiration.

The only thing, and it was my fault, was to make reservations for a restaurant/bar table as well as bowling lanes. Since there was a table over the bowling balls to have food on, the restaurant table wasn't needed.

g
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2012
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The videos weren't exactly kid-friendly and the chicken strips were way salty. The server was "on-the-spot" and the dim lighting with fancy side lighting made the lanes look pretty cool.

I
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! The food was great and our server did a good job. There was one SUPER obnoxious guy sitting at the bar. There was a football game on and he was SHOUTING at the TV the entire time we were there. I had to try and not let it ruin my night, but it was hard to hear my husband over this guy. Somebody should've asked him to be quieter. That is the only negative thing. Also, if you're going for bowling, don't go on a Friday or Saturday night unless you have a large group, because the bowling is way more expensive those nights.

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