Imperial & Hotel Lucia are widely recognized for our award-winning team of Chefs, attention to detail, unique Portland vibe, and commitment to impeccable, personalized service. We currently have three lovely Private Dining spaces that suit a variety of different event types.View Private Dining Details
We made the reservation through open table after reviewing the menu listed there. The menu in the restaurant was completely different!!! Too many meat options. We asked our waitress about dishes we saw on the open table menu that we had liked and she was no help. Should have gone elsewhere. Disappointed.
Service was superb. The food served for the Portland Month Restaurant program was very good though the main course portion was a bit small. The beet salad and dessert were wonderful.
Amazing service topped only by the food!!! SO good! And love the ambience!
Made reservations, got there 5 minutes early. Waited 20 minutes and nobody come to greet us or give a table so we walked out and went back to the hotel and got room service. Bartender looked over several times.
The food was delicious. The service was perfect and the atmosphere was modern and cool
Went during PDX Restaurant Month. The prix-fixe menu was great, as were a la carte options. Good time to hang out and catch up with friends. If every "surf & turf" option were as good as it was here, I'd pretty much eat nothing else.
Wonderful service, innovative food selections and very high quality
The flavor profiles of the dishes for Portland Dining Month were absolutely amazing! I will return for sure. The portion of the main entree was a bit small and I left the restaurant a bit hungry (even after a three course meal) but it was a delicious meal that I would gladly eat all over again.
Delicious, one of the best restaurants in Portland.
Dining month special with brisket entree over cooked and dried out, heavily crusted. Clearly leftovers. Not their usual standard.
This restaurant was across street from our hotel and was part of Portland dining month. What sold us on Troy g it was the owner was an iron chef. The food was great, but place is a bit noisey. If not for special the regular entrees seems bit pricey for quantity. None the less definetly worth going
Everything was delicious and the reserve beer list was a treat. Great music and vibe - so cool watching the wood fire grill and the kitchen working their magic.
Always wanted to try their food. Had a chance to do the Portland Dining Month. It was amazing! This $33 dinner was worth it. From the beet salad to roll cake, everything had a perfect combination of flavors. We will go back to try their regular menu.
Unfortunately, not impressed with Imperial. The food was great but strikingly expensive. The staff was very attentive but not very engaging. This is an okay restaurant, but expensive. There are far more affordable dining options with more amazing food.
Wonderful restaurant attached to Hotel Lucia. Always wanted to try it and was blown away by their dry-aged beef selection. Forgot it was Portland Dining Month (March) and my girlfriend and I both had the set menu.... BEST BRISKET EVER! Wow! Definitely coming back for more date nights.
We were in and out in an hour, which would have been perfect if we'd had plans for after dinner, but dinner was our plan, so we walked home and hung up our coats and realized it took us longer to walk to and fro Imperial than to order, eat, drink, and pay. At a cost of $2.00 a minute, we would have appreciated a more relaxed evening.
We've been to Imperial for many a lunch, brunch, and happy hour and always been pleased and I do want to point out the food was very good and the service extremely efficient, friendly, and helpful. Our server even wrote down our wine pairings to help me remember what we'd tasted. We liked the simple menu and the wine pairings were thoughtful and complementary. There was nothing bad to say about the food, except I don't like cooked carrots, but my companion does, so that works out to be a neutral.
As we were eating we each commented the food was tasty and beautifully plated. But the speed with which everything was delivered didn't give us time to catch our breaths, cleanse our palates, or chat between courses and we both left feeling somewhat unsatisfied. If I'd had a burger and a brew I would have spent a lot less money and would have felt like I could take my time. If you go for Portland Dining Month, maybe you can find a way to slow it down.
Great lunch with my daughter. I only eat there once every couple of months. By no means am I a regular or anyone special. When I walked in the hostess remembered me and remembered that I have a favorite table and what table that is. (Number 5) What a great customer service home run! Very impressed.
We spent our 25th here and loved it! The atmosphere was lively and fun, which suited us perfectly. The food was delicious and creative! I've never had a kale salad with sunflower brittle, but it was fabulous! The steelhead had a light crust, perfectly seasoned that complimented the sides, a new favorite for me! My husband had one of the aged steak options and thoroughly enjoyed it. We ordered the chocolate peanut butter sundae - amazing (!!) and the staff treated us with the creme brulee - so good! We will definitely be back. Thank you for a memorable night!!
We were in Portland for business and were staying downtown. I checked out the local restaurants on Open Table and saw that Imperial had great reviews, and was only a few blocks from our hotel, so I made a reservation.
Now it was a Monday night, so maybe the "B Team" was working, but I have to say the entire meal was very disappointing. Our server was uninterested to say the least. While the website looks great and food is wonderfully described in the menu, the execution was highly flawed.
I ordered the flat iron and grilled shrimp surf and turf, and while the steak was ok, the few shrimp included were horribly overcooked and dry. I also ordered their coal roasted potatoes, and when they arrived they looked done, but were cold inside, obviously having been prepared earlier and not reheated properly.
One companion had scallops and liked those, however another had the "Bacon Chop", which was supposed to a bone in pork chop with some pork belly attached...and the results were very unimpressive. The pork was very tough and lacking in flavor. I would expect that quality of meat from a Cracker Barrel (at $12) not at a restaurant that receives such stellar reviews.
Perhaps it was just an off night, but I would not return.
It was a very nice space for breakfast with my two daughters. Michael, our waiter, was pretty nice and attentive. The food was excellent but the House-made croissants and blueberry preserve were outstanding!!! We came in early on a workday so there weren’t too many guests in the restaurant. Would love to come back for Sunday brunch some day!!
The bone in rib eye was amazing. Their vieux carres are definitely worthwhile
This was our third trip to Imperial, and we visited this time because of their great Portland Dining Month menu. Even while getting the "$33 deal," we still splurged with a dozen oysters and cocktails. I also added the wine pairing offered for $17. The food was amazing, as always, but the restaurant seemed a bit off its game. In the past we had attentive (without hovering) service, but this time we felt we had been put in a corner and ignored. Dirty dishes were left on the table, no one checked about our drinks, and each course seemed delayed by several beats. We weren't alone in this. The tables around us also seemed to be always waiting. When spending $100 per person on a meal, I expect more attention. The brisket, though, was divine, and I'm sure we'll be back to give them another chance.
Wow! I usually don't leave reviews, but this one is worth it. Everything was impeccable, from the service, to the food. The food was especially amazing. We came for Restaurant Month, and we will definitely be back. Very creative menu. And that brisket practically melted in your mouth, it was so delicious!!! I am still dreaming about it.
Had the most wonderful dungeness crab omelette! Made reservations but ended up sitting at the bar which was great.
Went for Portland Dining Month and the three courses served were exceptional, as were the wine pairings. I wanted to go back the next night.
I love the ambiance. The food was disappointing. I was here multiple times before and always liked the food but the most recent dinner was very mediocre. Maybe it was just the February menu? Radish toast, spicy salad, and Brussel sprouts were all lacking in flavors. Black cod was tender but the skin was overly done and salty.
Fantastic Portland Poke! Salads and vegetables vibrant with balanced flavors. Some foods too salty. Service attentive, friendly and well informed.
Just average in terms of food quality and fair to poor in terms of value, only thing that stood out was the staff, which was very pleasant. I had the flat iron surf and turf plus the smoked mushrooms for dinner. The food was just ok, nothing impressive, I've had much better, and the portion size left me wanting. left still hungry, strolled down a few blocks for some sushi to top things off. Add 2 drinks and was at 100 for dinner and still hungry and unimpressed....meh, no thanks.
We dine there about 4 - 5 times a year. Our meal was good, but not as well prepared as our past experiences. It was very, very loud which made conversation difficult. We will go back and hope it returns to what we experienced in the past.
Met our kids here for dinner and really enjoyed our dinner. Started with oysters on the half shell, and rolls. The fried chicken was incredible, especially with the honey and hot sauce. One member of our party enjoyed the cioppino and another the roast chicken. The choices of pie that evening were coconut cream and pear apple. We opted for the pear apple, which was served with vanilla ice cream and a caramel sauce. Delicious! Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and was helpful in recommendations. The downside to this restaurant is that it is not quiet by any means. We'll definitely return!
Perfect vibe for date night. Like the mirrors near the back of the restaurant that give views of the kitchen. Charred Caesar was SO good. 28 day bone in ribeye for 2 people was worth the splurge. Menu said 40 oz but there was maybe 14oz of meat minus fat and bone. Absolutely divine meat and grilled to perfection with flawless bernaise sauce. Parker house rolls are yeasty and fluffy and the sea salt flecked butter puts these over the top! Excellent service. Definitely recommend!
Liked the location and atmosphere. Fried chicken, fries and burger were great. Kale salad had tooth breaking hard as a rock "brittle" style overly sweet candy as the croutons - don't know who would actually want to eat that! As everyone said on the yelp reviews, it's very loud!
Awesome, Mr. Paley!! Once again you and your team deliver!!
This place is very consistently excellent (or very close thereto). The service is superb and the food is delicious. We had the Impossible burger and the mushroom stroganoff. Very tasty!
The side of squash with the seafood special was 2 very small slices. There was more cilantro/garnish than side dish. Left still hungry.
Great food and great cocktails. Servers were attentive and friendly. Had the flat iron steak and prawns which was phenomenal.
Food was decent but WAY overpriced for what you get
Our server was not friendly and was very unresponsive to our table. We had a reservation and the time to wait between ordering and receiving our food was very long. Food was very small portions with high price tags that was more mediocre in flavor. Wouldn’t go back. Had high expectations and it did not live up to them.
Love the food and innovation. But, the chicken sausage was much spicier than I like would have been nice to know as I wouldn't have ordered the biscuits and gravy. Biscuits were wonderful. My husband's pancakes were really good and my son's chicken he says was wonderful. Great service.
Great service, enjoyed the meal, and fun to watch kitchen. A little loud.