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At Imperial, Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley and the culinary team will re-imagine and re-present Pacific Northwest culinary pathways. Exemplifying Oregon’s own James Beard's culinary philosophy, Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley and his culinary team will explore menu ideas that have historic significance while exploring cooking methods and ingredients from the diverse bounty of our region. The most prominent feature of Imperial's kitchen is an impressive wood fire grill and rotisserie that will incorporate the use of native hard and fruitwoods. Inspired by warm, primitive, burning campfires and the big open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Imperial will concentrate on natural and uncomplicated preparations, serving the community by celebrating its past and providing a welcoming and generous place to eat.
Also check out our sister restaurant Paley's Place here.
Portland, OR 97205
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
SW Stark and Broadway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are a wide variety of Parking options within a few blocks radius of The Imperial.
-Valet Parking is available at $10/car.
-Union Bank of California Garage
707 SW Washington
Portland, Or 97205
615 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205
Should you need any assistance with group parking, please inquire.
MAX Light Rail: All Lines(Red,Blue, Green & Yellow) lines stop at Pioneer Square, a 2 block walk from Imperial.
Vitaly Paley and Matthew Jarrell
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Imperial Ratings and Reviews
OK, some good - some bad. The noise at Imperial is very high. The tables (next to the kitchen) are smashed up next to each other. No place to go to have a private conversation. Waiter has to navigate between tables and his butt end up in your face as he attends to other diners. Not his fault, nothing he can really do. Food was hit and miss. The Seared Scallops were flavorful and cooked to perfection. But, $23 for two scallops? The aged burger, on the special menu, was ok - but not worth the price ($24). Side potatoes with the burger were great. Side Smoked Mushrooms were tough and chewy. Wait staff was very professional and attentive, Restaurant was very clean and an upscale vibe. Too many other great places to eat in PDX to come back here. Not a fan.
Everything was great, but it gets just a two-star overall rating because I am sick and tired of the PDX foodie spots with the SILENT (i.e. sort of "hidden") wellness % tack-ons. You chose to work food service. You get something called tips. Almost all of the rest of us in the world DO NOT get tips or silent wellness tack-on charges thrown in. Yes, many of us have employers who contribute to our company sponsored health plans. If you restaurant owners can not do that, sorry, but that is a "YOU" problem. There is OHP for your staff, by the way. My guess is some are on it, and this is double-dipping. I hate having the wellness charge on my bill, and my wife and I avoid returning to spots that have it. I know it's optional, only if I have to go thru the inconvenience and uncomfortableness of making my server go get it off the bill and reprinted.
I wouldn't feel this way if you brought it to each table's attention, presented it as an option, and went from there. The fact that it is silent, and I'm sure goes unnoticed by many is what really disturbs me.
Restaurant wellness charges just put on your bill: ONE of the things about good 'ol liberal Portland that I can't stand.
Overall very good. I especially enjoyed the cocktails and the wine list. The food was very nice, but they serve grass fed beef, which just never ever is really tender. Had a T-bone steak. Great flavor, cooked just right, but a bit tough.
Would not order steak there again.
They were out of their special menu items so we were delighted to have the waiter make suggestions for us. Everything was delicious! From the oysters to the carpaccio to the steak. Fantastic. The chef only makes a certain amount of cuts. I like that. Get in early to grab those special menu creations.
Had a wonderful meal while visiting Portland with family. Food was terrific - especially the steaks. Our server, Ally, was fantastic - she put up with a boisterous group with good humor and patience. Will definitely go back if I ever find myself in Portland again.
Wonderful meal with friends. Duck meatballs are not to be missed. Fried chicken with honey - delightful. Rib-Eye was fantastic. Our server was wonderful. She took the time to talk over the menu with us, suggested cocktails based on what we like to drink and suggested a fabulous wine for our table.
We love Imperial. The first time I came, I ordered the fried chicken and it is so good that I order it every time. The other entrees are probably equally good, but to find good fried chicken in Portland is such a rarity, I crave it. Side dishes and salads are unique. I also love the desserts and they have an excellent drink menu.
We dined early (at 4:15pm) and the kitchen incorrectly provided a happy hour portion instead of the dinner portion to my date. The waiter handled it well, and we were given two small additional plates. By mistake, we ended up with a variety of amazing dishes at no extra charge to us. My date even said his fried chicken was the best he's ever had - and he is SUPER picky! Definitely coming back
My daughter and I ate at Imperial before a show Wednesday night. The food was great, but we were most impressed with the staff. Everyone was very helpful, and friendly. They all seemed to really enjoy their work! Plus, extremely knowledgeable and efficient.
It made the whole experience delightful. Will definitely go back and recommend to others!
We had a phenomenal Christmas Eve here. Imperial made us Cioppino fans! The stock was out of this world. The New Money cocktail with the smoked vermouth was like drinking a cozy liquid campfire - my favorite cocktail of the winter season - ever. We also loved the fried chicken, smooth foie gras with bourbon cherries and shaved truffle, and the sweet, salty Parker House rolls! The mini sugar cookies for dessert presented by our amazingly warm, professional, and engaging server were just the icing on this gorgeous cake of a meal.
Not sure why it’s taken us so long to visit, but now we will be sure to bring others to enjoy this too-tier quintessentially Portland dining experience. Happy Holidays!
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