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
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!
Great food and great cocktails. Servers were attentive and friendly. Had the flat iron steak and prawns which was phenomenal.
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.
Family getaway from seattle
This was our 3rd time here. Usually the first time here is the only good experience but 3 times is crazy. We love sitting at the chefs table.
Loved the cocktails. Had a nice selection of bubbles to finish with dinner.
We had not been here before but have been to other VP restaurants. It was fun to see his menu in a more casual setting. Food was excellent as was the service. The cocktails were excellent. Would like to go back for Happy Hour sometime, but wish it was until 6 rather than 5 pm.
I recommended my friends get the fried chicken (because I usually get that) and they loved it. I got the sausage of the day and it was delicious too. Great service and drinks on top of all that!
The food was superb. My friend had an allergy and they were fantastic in working around it. My ribeye was perfect. I was aware in advance that it was loud and confirmed it for myself. We were lucky to be seated in one of the two lone booths opposite the bar and that helped a lot. Looking forward to returning on a future visit to Portland.
We stopped for a casual late lunch date. Although it was very loud when we arrived, the lunch crowd left shortly after our arrival creating a nice atmosphere for the two of us! The options on the menu here are amazing. It was difficult to choose among so many delicious choices. Probably the best tomatoe soup I have had at a restaurant! We plan to return for a dinner date to try more of the menu!
This place is a very noisy bar scene with some decent entrees on the menu. It is attached to a nice hotel but is nothing like most hotel restaurants: very noisy and mediocre service. It does have high prices, small portions and everything is al a carte - including bread! I will never return.
I’ve wanted to try Imperial because I’m a huge fan of Vitaly Paley. We were underwhelmed by the food. Wine list is extensive, but lacks mid-range options. The Brussels sprouts were amazing. My pork was served cold and should have been hot.
We went to Imperial for dinner on a Saturday evening. We had reservations for 6:30 and were seated toward the back of the restaurant near the kitchen. The music was really loud and it was hard to hear my dining companion. I got the Sauvignon blanc and my partner ordered one of the house mocktails. We settled the pickle plate (pretty tasty) and a couple parker house rolls to start and ordered two entrees, the surf and turf steak and prawns and the bacon chop with the brussel sprouts. It took about 40 minutes between the time we ordered and when we got our entrees. We were famished and would have appreciated our server telling us what was going on - something like "the kitchen is a little backed up, sorry it's taking so long." When our entrees finally arrived, we were pretty disappointed. The surf and turf was pretty tasty but a pretty small portion (4 slices of steak and 3 prawns) for $38. The bacon pork chop was moist but so salty it was hard to eat; there was one slice that was completely raw in the center and I wasn't able to eat it. I'm not sure if it was intentional but the squash salad on top of the pork chop was cold. We decided to stay for dessert and ordered the raspberry cheesecake to share with a cup of decaf. This was the saving grace of our meal. I should say our server was helpful and friendly but she totally disappeared during the 40 minutes when we were waiting for our entrees.
Imperial was disappointing. There are too many other places in town where you can get a good meal for the same price and with much better food and a much shorter wait between ordering and eating.
There were 4 of us for a Saturday night dinner out. All of us are in the food biz and eat out ofter. It had been several years since we visited Imperial. That being said, for the price, the portions were somewhat small, and and the flavors were unimpressive. It was disappointing. Not sure if we will go back.