Higgins Restaurant & Bar
Met with friend of mine from out of town; we hadn’t seen each other in 20 years. The Saturday evening was quite busy at the restaurant; we had a drink at the bar waiting for our table since we were early. Our table was in a quieter spot, had excellent service & food was outstanding: fresh, tasty. I thought the prices were a bit steep but overall the experience was remarkable. It was my first time checking out Higgins’s. I would definitely recommend it.
Always great service and good. Had the rib eye and it was amazing.
Our favorite special-occasion restaurant in Portland. Imaginative dishes, often incorporating Northwest-sourced ingredients, knowledgeable servers, low-key elegance - pricey, but worth it.
Excellent food and service. A memorable evening.
My new favorite restaurant! Thank you for the incredible food and low key atmosphere!
Lovely place for special or just nice dinner. I had the duck (confit/Magret) which was outstanding with the greens & Spaetzle, which added nice texture. Husband had cassoulet which was also wonderful. Only downside might be it was so much meat, large portions. We think next time we’ll share an entree with one or two of their creative, unique sides (which might leave room for dessert!) Also for the non-drinkers, they’ve put thought & culinary energy into mocktail offerings - the one I had was tasty & had an “edge”, not overly sweet, complimented food. Great place that continues to impress with locally sourced, fresh ingredients creatively prepared, in a relaxing, friendly environment.
We had a wonderful experience both in the bar and in the restaurant. Great service, great food!
This was a night out on the town with my wife and a couple of friends. The wait staff was outstanding and Jason was very helpful in helping me choose a great wine, main course, and of course dessert.
I have been to Higgins in ‘94when it first opened. I am not from Portland, so I hadn’t been back since then, and I have to say the quality of ingredients and the innovative menu has remained true to its original concept. Very good!
Had a tremendous meal. Everything was awesome from food to service
Very nice and classic place for a cocktail and dinner before a show. Excellent food and service. Bar is a bit more casual feeling than the dining room depending on what you are looking for.
While I love the bar, the restaurant service and ambiance is wonderful and intimate, the restaurant menu was underwhelming (lots of repeated items, accompaniments to entrees again repeated and fish was over cooked. Ingredient quality high, presentation lovely and sadly incredibly bland and unimaginative. I would happily return to the bar or to restaurant for cocktails and oysters; but otherwise for the price so many more exciting options in a great food town.
I have never been disappointed with Higgins. Dishes are made with attention to details and ingredients, predominantly sourced locally.
Horrible acoustics. They need acoustic tiles on the ceilings or some remedy. We swore, all 4 of us, that we’d avoid Higgins dining room in the future.
Excellent service and excellent food.
This was my first time coming to Higgins for dinner, and food was VERY good. You definitely get what you pay for, and the ambiance is lovely. The fisherman's stew I ordered was probably the best I've ever had (my only issue with it was a stray fish bone), as was the bread that came with it. I would recommend dining here with a friend or date. Lovely place.
Fantastic as usual.
Table was ready when promised. We were seated promptly and waited on immediately. Wait staff was exceptionally friendly and explained specials well. Appetizers were served relatively quickly and entrees soon thereafter. Food presentation was great, food quality very good. Check was delivered promptly and staff was friendly upon our departure.
Dinner before the Oregon Symphony’s New Years Concert. The restaurant made a wonderful evening even more special. Food and service were outstanding.
The location was the reason for dining at Higgins. It is walking distance to the Keller Auditorium. It was fine but a bit old school.
One of the best meals I’ve ever had!
A long standing favorite never disappoints! Looking forward to the upcoming refurbishment.
We had a wonderful time. Our waiter and the food were awesome!
The entire experience was unforgettable with the perfect lighting adding to the ambience. We invited friends who have lived their entire life in Portland and have never been to Higgins. They were overwhelmed with the amazing waiter we had for the evening, the food was mixed with different spices and textures that pleased us all, and the Dessert was definitely a 'Home-Run'..... Our waiter went with my unusual request, .....Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and an accidental spill of Kahlua on top. Maybe that should become a regular item as it was perfect and he even added a 'small spoon', so my husband could be a participating "Spectator"....... Thank You for your impeccable avenue to detail in every respect!!!
The timing for Christmas lunch was perfect for the two of us...Dec. 23rd right after the post lunch crowd. The food was outstanding...that included cups of squash and duck soup, and two entree's of delightful sole and hamburger. And all well rounded off, with excellent service under the care of Seth. We are certainly looking forward to coming back again, very soon.
Birthday luncheon was lovely and delicious.
Our vegetarian and pescatarian both found numerous menu selections and loved their meals.
Paulie the server is amazing
We had a neighborhood gathering at Higgins this past weekend and had a awesome time. Wonderful service by Cammi and stellar food preparation....
Excellent. Small restaurant; make sure you have reservation. Within walking distance of downtown event venues.
Amazing service and food!
I went there for an annual Christmas lunch with a close friend. Higgins never disappoints. We both had the rockfish, fish of the day, and it was delicious. I did give a little bit of a low rating to the waiter and it was only because he was new and had to resort to his notes. But we went easy on him!
Food was amazing. Atmosphere is also very special
Always a superb meal.
Wonderful dinning experience.
As always, excellent cocktails, food, and service!
Three friends and I met for dinner at Higgins on a Sunday evening, and the waiter was very knowledgeable, welcoming and gracious. The atmosphere was okay, a little noisy, but that's okay, it was also festive. The challenge we had was that the depth of the menu was pretty narrow, and the prices way too high for what we actually were served. I just don't think the value is there.
The food was delicious. Portions are pretty large, so consider that when you order.