Irving St. Kitchen offers a soulful New American menu anchored in deep flavors and seasonal ingredients. The private dining room is the perfect venue for a variety of occasions, whether it be a corporate business dinner, wedding reception, or small family gathering.View Private Dining Details
I've wanted to go here for years but am a creature of habit and usually stay East Side. I am so happy I made it in thanks to Portland Dinning Month. This will become a staple of our rotating date night spots.
The Tuna and Pot de Creme on the tasting menu were fantastic!
Great Meal - Great atmosphere.
I highly recommend It😀
Service was horrid.. Waiter was rude.. Was like pulling teeth to get him to help us understand the menu. We will not be back
Food was exceptional. We had the Portland Monthly menu. The trout with poached egg and duck confit were superb. However, the wine list offered hardly any wines under $40.
We came to take advantage of the Restaurant month specials. The food was delicious and was nicely presented. The both we sat in was spacious and the temperature if the restaurant was perfect. I loved the creamy chocolate desert.
Amazing menu for the dining month. All three courses were amazing, I had the duck, one of my best meals in Portland so far
Great Ambiance, interesting menu, and good service. Some of the food was honestly hit and miss. The spiced olives and the spoon bread were definitely our favorites. Nothing was bad at all but it seemed as though a lot of the food that they were creating sounded better on paper than how it was actually executed. Overall it was still a very nice meal. The only odd experience out of the whole thing was dessert. We got there angel food cake dish. For me, personally it did not work at all! Very out of balance and the flavors did not work well together. I took one bite of it and then told my boyfriend it was all his to enjoy. As I made that comment our server, Kelsi, walked by and overheard me say it. From that point on she barely acknowledged us much less said more than 2 words to us for the rest of our meal. Overall we had a really nice evening, i just wish it hadn't ended on such a weird note.
Service was extremely poor and disinterested. Few people at 6:30 when we arrived so there was no reason for a drink to take 20 minutes and two requests.
Normally this is a well run restaurant but this evening everything was lacking. Slack service was also disinterested service with no thought to anticipate needs. Even water and bread service poor.
Meal was adequate. Fish was over cooked and the chicken lukewarm.
Very disappointing for an expensive multi-course meal.
Went as part of Portland dining month and was not disappointed. Both the regular and the PDM menus looked amazing. Honestly would probably never have eaten here otherwise since downtown has gotten so crazy but I can't wait to go back.
It was great. Food was incredible
We had a group of 8 on a Saturday night. The staff was attentive to everyone and provided great service. The meals were also excellent.
Had a reservation at 7pm, Sat. night. Called the phone line and multiple times during day to see if we could add one more to make a table of 5 - no answer, so I left a message. When we arrived, we had to wait an hour for our table after the hostess told us various times it would just be a minute. The worst part was that the manager was absolutely rude and confrontational, which was completely bizarre. Enjoyed our dinner. They ended comping a round of drinks but by that time after being chastised by the manager our trust had already been lost. Our server was great, however. The craziest part about it was that on our way out, the manager was chasing out a nice group of ladies out as she was arguing with them - the mgr. even called the police! This was truly the most bizarre dining experience we have ever had. IRVING STREET KITCHEN, your choice in a upscale restaurant manager is baffling. This person has no idea how to communicate in a way suitable for the service industry. Absolutely beyond disappointed in our visit where we were taking out of town guests out for a night in the Pearl.
Went to Irving St. kitchen on a Friday night with my wife and loved everything about it. The place itself was vibrant, the waitstaff incredibly efficient and well drilled in their duties, and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend it to anyone in Portland looking for a fun place to have a great meal.
We started with the bread and butter. Sounds simple, and it was...but at the same time rustic and delicious. The bread had a nice hearty crust with a perfect springiness inside. While it's sometimes easy to forgo bread in a restaurant (when they are charging a few bucks for it), this bread should not be missed.
Given the praise and write ups over the fried chicken, I could not imagine passing on it. But the hype was quite substantial, could it live up to it? Happily it could, and would. The crust was crispy and delicate, crunching delightfully with each bite, and the meat itself was just as juicy and tasty as described. The surprise of the night was the greens...which I am not always a big fan of, because often then are too salty, too greasy, too tough...however in this case the greens were none of the above. They were tender, flavorful, with just the right touch of smoky goodness.
For dessert we had the sheep's milk cheesecake, that was super creamy and very delicious, just a slightly more tangy version of a great cheesecake, once again I would highly recommend it.
And a special shout out to our waiter, I wish I could recall his name...he was a consummate pro, there when you needed him, but hustling and helping others when we did not.
Excellent service!Excellent Food! We came in to dine the Portland Monthly 33; this was our first visit here and we can’t wait to return. Our server was very attentive and shared her time with us as we continued to ask questions about the wonderful decor. We ordered the trout and the duck confit; both were excellent.
Both food and service were very good. And sensitive to our need to be completed for us to leave and catch a play.
Had another delicious meal at Irving Street. Consistently good, and very creative menu.
We had heard great things about Irving St. Kitchen and they certainly lived up to their reputation. The Guinea Hen was truly amazing. They don't have many options for wheat-free vegans (who does really) so the chef made something unique for my wife. Impressive!!
My daughter and I enjoyed our food very much, and felt especially well cared for by our server, Lucy. Thank you for a special day!
The fried chicken was very good. Service was poor and pretentious.
Always have an excellent meal here with great service.
It had been a year since I had been there last and although the food was very good I thought portions were small for the money and the wine was a bit too expensive as well. Our waitress was quite good but what was scarce given how extremely busy the restaurant was. I don’t think the food experience is worth the premium cost compared with other great restaurants like Brooklyn Trattoria or Altabira City Tavern!
Greeted very pleasantly; they seated us even though our whole party wasn’t there yet for our reservation. Food was interesting, tasty, and well presented. Need more ciders on tap. This is Portland.
As always a great meal. I had the guinea fowl and my bride had the short ribs.
Our Sunday brunch at Irving St. Kitchen was perfection. Both the service and the food was spot on! The eggs benedict and the waffle breakfast board were fantastic and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Great food and ambiance. Portions were a little small for sharing.
The waiter & the ambiance were excellent. The food was good, but very small portions for the price. I thought the two desserts (chocolate cake & butterscotch pudding) were way too sweet and not very interesting/elegant for the price.
The food was amazing. The flavors were outstanding. The winter squash pasta was fantastic.
It was the best meal either of us have had in a very long time! The service is always amazing and the food was incredible. The new additions to the menu are not to be missed! Thank you for memorable evening.
We had such a wonderful time for our Valentine's date dinner! We got there a little earlier and had a cocktail in the bar area. It took a littler longer then expected to get our table but they apologized and offered a free drink on the house, which was super nice!
They sat us in one of there booths you can close off for privacy (if desired) and it made for a very romantic setting. Dinner was wonderfull! Had to fried chicken and guinea hen. Both delicious, plus a cheese plate to start with. All in all a wonderful time. Thank you Irving Street kitchen!
Had a reservation and arrived early. Finally seated 30 minutes after our reservation time which is understandable for the occasion. Food was just ok. Not worth the money they ask for it. I expected being in the Pearl Dist the price but the food was just ok at best. I don’t mind paying for the food if it is great. Our table was in the middle of the restaurant so people walked by the whole time. The best part of the night was the time I enjoyed with my wife.
Great food, great service! I definitely want to go back for either lunch or breakfast.
Our server was professional and the timing of our course was perfection. Loved our meal. Romantic and quality. Highly recommend Irving St Kitchen.
Reliving our 2nd date after being together for 6.5 years. We love this place!
Great brunch, it gets busy but thankfully its one of the few places in Portland that you can book ahead. Good drinks, good service.
Three of us dined. The menu is a creative on American classics. It was very well prepared, generous in portion and simply excellent. Great choice of beers and wine even wine by the glass. Our server was excellent.
The service was exceptional! We were hoping for lunch (our fault for not checking the menu in advance ). We were pleasantly surprised by the Brunch menu. The chef really has this down. One little warning, if you like bitter greens than the salad is for you, if you don’t ( like I don’t), don’t order, next time I’ll ask. The waiter was amazing in describing the greens, my fault for not realizing they would be bitter. Next time I’ll ask.
Great service from Jeff. Creative food choices.
I have been here for brunch twice. Both times the food was served cold, despite the fact that it came out rather fast. Also, the hostess on both visits was rather unfriendly and bothered. Lastly, I find it despicable to charge $4.50 for a coffee. I understand the rent in the Pearl is expensive, but the amount of food you get for the prices are not worth the ambiance of the place.
Took my husband here to celebrate his birthday and was not disappointed! We got to sit in an intimate booth with walls around it on 3 sides, allowing us to be able to hear each other better but still able to look out at the rest of the vibrant restaurant which was mostly full of larger tables at that time. Our server gave amazing recommendations and everything we ate was delicious, highly recommend Espresso Fritters for dessert! Will be back again.
REally enjoyed our experience here. Nice all around and the food was great. WE'll be back!
Server was very helpful with both food and drink selection and let me taste some hard cider before deciding.