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Holdfast Dining, Portland, OR

Holdfast Dining

4.9
4.9
319 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Holdfast is a reservations only restaurant, located at 2131 SE 11th Ave. in Portland, OR. We serve a 9 course tasting menu, with 5 paired beverages for $140. Minors are allowed during our 5:30 seating, but not past that time slot, sorry for any inconvenience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 504-9448

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joel Stocks and Will Preisch

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options; between Holdfast, our tasting-menu restaurant and Deadshot, our cocktail bar, we can accommodate a variety of party sizes and options.

  • Private party contact

    Will Preisch: (855) 460-7882

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Cross street

    SE 11th and SE Grant

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    4, 70

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. C

    Cyclescott

    Grand Rapids

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had high hopes but while the tasting was previously plated it tended to lack any exceptional flavor. The overall set failed to tell a cohesive story. Wine and non-alcoholic pairings were great accents and well thought out. Wait staff was a bit stilted and descriptions of courses and food were a bit stiff. Had high hopes and perhaps caught the team on an off night but in a competitive Portland dining environment they need to step up their game.
  2. a

    alanm

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, presentation, and dining experience
  3. k

    kipwebb

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food
  4. B

    Bryan

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been about a year between visits to Holdfast and they are every bit as great and spectacular as they’ve ever been. Amazing hospitality. Unique and beautiful plated dishes paired exquisitely with wine selections. Holdfast remains one of the very best dining experiences in Portland, or anyplace.
  5. JE

    JEOF

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and amazing atmosphere! A little on the spendy side so will be for special occasions only, but SO worth it!!
  7. CN

    CurtN

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food. They truly care about what they do and it shows.
  8. d

    dgs1

    Portland

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Imaginative food, expertly served in courses paired with wines. Most seating is at a wrap-around counter, with individual attention as appropriate. Highly recommended, especially for special occasions.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding in taste and presentation, the wine pairings were well thought out. We left delightfully full! If you get a chance to check them out, take it!
  10. a

    annc

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so amazing and creative
  11. H

    Hannah

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Thoughtfully and elegantly presented dishes. Innovative.
  12. DH

    DemiH

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have eaten here now multiple times. Worth every penny and in fact I feel the overall cost for the artistry and taste of the food provided is quite a value. Eat here!
  13. AZ

    AlisaZ

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Every course brought unique, mouth-watering taste combinations and pairings.
  14. e

    eva0815

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first restaurant I experienced which is like a speakeasy for a bar. The food has been delicious and beautifully plated. The non-alcoholic pairing is both creative and delicious. I liked the little surprise at the end which I don’t want to spoil here.
  15. DH

    DemiH

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. The food excellent and I loved watching the prep.
  16. AT

    AmandaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best dining experience I have ever had. The food was amazing and the staff was fabulous. Can't wait to go back.
  17. MR

    MarlaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! We had one of the best dinners of our lives at Holdfast. So fun sitting in an intimate setting watching the chefs do their magic. The entire team is very knowledgeable and treated us like royalty. The food was beautifully selected, prepared, and presented. The wine pairing was phenomenal. Great way to try new foods that you would never order otherwise. Highly recommend and we'll be back soon, hopefully!
  18. HP

    HelenP

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As repeat customers it was as amazing and wonderful as past dinners!! Highly recommended!
  19. FF

    FoodFan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    I love the idea of innovative tasting menus in intimate spaces . Holdfast has a really cool atmosphere, great service and good food. But for a place that describes its cuisine as clean and primitive, the dishes seemed overly complicated with a lot of tortured ingredients. And while the wine pairings were good, the pours were tiny... not enough to last through 2 courses.
  20. TD

    TroyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, Holdfast was a delightful meal. The stand out was the "coconut curry" over soft shelled crab. The celery root tacos with trout row was also great. The beef Tartar and Beef Belly were amazingly rich and right at the line of overwhelming but I am so glad I got to experience both dishes. STRONGLY recommend to anyone who is looking to do something a little different. We like to get 1 wine paring and 1 juice paring. The beet-cherry is juice was delicious.
  21. K

    Kelley

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holdfast experience was as I hoped. Each dish was exceptional and varied. The wine pairings and non-alcohol versions complemented the dishes well. Staff presented and shared insights on the dishes in a kind manner. A truly memorable experience.
  22. JG

    JustGo

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have a special night coming up, put Holdfast on your calendar. You will have a great interaction with the chef, sous chef, and sommelier and have a fantastic experience! I just took my fiancee there for her birthday, and we had a fantastic time!
  23. M

    Megan

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our very favorite spots to go for a special occasion! We are always incredibly impressed with the innovative and delicious menu the Holdfast team comes up with every time, awesome wines to pair with it and amazing service. They always make us feel at home and we can't wait to go back again soon. Also, if you don't drink wine their non-alcoholic pairing is also really, really good and they have been really accommodating anytime we bring someone in with dietary restrictions. I really couldn't recommend Holdfast enough!
  24. TN

    ToreyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. The tasting menu really had some unique flavors. Excellent wine pairings. Would definitely go again!
  25. ON

    OlesyaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved every bite! Great experience! It was my birthday celebration, could not wish for a better birthday dinne.
  26. SG

    SarahG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This place over-complicates food to the point that it no longer tastes good. They take quality high end ingredients, and insist on transforming them into unappetizing purees, chips, and foams. Food is not actually cooked to order, but plates are created around the chefs counter and some items are merely warmed up. We found this place to be extremely disappointing and overpriced.
  27. LD

    LDomela

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in Portland! Always creative, always delicious.
  28. T

    Taylor

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an all around amazing experience from start to finish. Every single bite was superb. At the end of the meal they added a few small touches that were special and unique. Truly enjoyed this experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Each course was on point. Service was warm, friendly and informative. Wine pairings were interesting, delicious and well matched. Amount of food was perfect, but I wanted to eat everything again! Bravo!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the most unique dining experience we have enjoyed in a very long time.
  31. WC

    WalterC

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second experience here was just as great as our first. Although we first visited Holdfast at their "winery" location, their new location is just as nice and offers the intimate, thoughtful, and masterfully prepared courses we love. The wine parings offered unique, sometimes obscure, but always delicious accompaniments to the fine and delicate dishes. A wonderful experience that is pricy, but worth it. Love the prix fixe offering as it removes all decision making from the guest. Shed your inhibitions and go where the chefs want to take you and enjoy it as though it was a hike in the forrest or stroll on a secluded stretch of beach.
  32. L

    Lisa

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was super-interesting and tasty. The drink pairings were great. It was a really fun experience.
  33. MY

    MatthewY

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely fantastic dinner. The food was amazing and staff excellent!!
  34. JL

    JonL

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inventive cuisine expertly prepared and beautifully plated. Perfect wine pairings with each course. Approachable, affable chef/owners who are glad to share their insights as they assemble the dishes. Pricey, but well worth it!
  35. TH

    ToddH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experiences I have ever had and nothing comes close.
  36. RC

    RichardC

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, incredible food with regard to preparation, flavors, and presentation. A memorable dining experience!
  37. KH

    KarlH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were amazed at the food and the wine pairing, the presentation, and wonderful flavors. The staff were just fabulous explaining things, answering questions, and seemed to truly enjoy their work and the great atmosphere themselves. A terrific go-to place for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. We'll be back!
  38. F

    Finnfanatic

    Cleveland

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wanted to take daughter and son-in-layout for a unique dinner in Portland. Found Holdfast, and it turned out to be everything we expected. Unique concept and service. Three sittings of eight, 5:30, 7:00, and 8:30. Small, gourmet plates with wine pairing. Friendly and attentive service. Each course, explained. Unique flavors. This is really a spot for serious foodies. Loved the place setting drawer in front of each seat. Use all the knives and forks you need. Wines well paired with foods.
  39. D

    Dbutsch

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Do it. Just go. Its really good and I love the bar style seating. Watching the prep is half the fun.
  40. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the total experience. We will be back often.

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Holdfast Dining is rated 4.9 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    SE 11th and SE Grant

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    4, 70

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joel Stocks and Will Preisch

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 504-9448

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options; between Holdfast, our tasting-menu restaurant and Deadshot, our cocktail bar, we can accommodate a variety of party sizes and options.

  • Private party contact

    Will Preisch: (855) 460-7882

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