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vipCyclescott
Grand Rapids
36 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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.

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vipalanm
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, presentation, and dining experience

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vipkipwebb
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food

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Bryan
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

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vipJEOF
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CurtN
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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dgs1
Portland
41 reviews
Dined on January 30, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 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!

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annc
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so amazing and creative

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vipHannah
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Thoughtfully and elegantly presented dishes. Innovative.

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vipDemiH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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!

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AlisaZ
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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eva0815
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 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.

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vipDemiH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. The food excellent and I loved watching the prep.

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AmandaT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 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.

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MarlaR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As repeat customers it was as amazing and wonderful as past dinners!! Highly recommended!

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FoodFan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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.

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TroyD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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.

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Kelley
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 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.

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vipJustGo
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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!

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vipMeganB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 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!

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ToreyN
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OlesyaN
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SarahG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 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.

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vipLDomela
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Taylor
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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WalterC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 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.

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Lisa
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MatthewY
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJonL
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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!

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ToddH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRichardC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KarlH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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!

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vipFinnfanatic
Cleveland
51 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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.

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vipDbutsch
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Holdfast Dining is rated 4.9 stars by 318 OpenTable diners.