Ned Ludd

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$30 and under
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Northwest
Ned Ludd is an American Craft Kitchen located in the Historic NE King Neighborhood. Chef/Owner Jason French offers foods cooked exclusively in a wood fired oven. We are committed to products sourced from local and regional purveyors. Our food is simple, rustic and meant to satisfy those who seek an authentic Northwest meal. The food, service and ambiance work together in an effort to offer a unique and casual Portland culinary experience. We are fortunate to live within an amazing network of passionate and committed farmers, foragers and craft producers. We hope you will join us to celebrate the bounty of the Greater Portland food community!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Ned Ludd will be offering a romantic, 7-course meal for our diners this Valentine's Day for $95 a person! Visit our website to see the menu! (Our regular menu will NOT be available this night.)

Friday, February 14, 2020

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DW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food all around. Wood-grilled veg and porchetta were highlights. Delightful, informed service. Thank you.

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time or so, awesome as always. Had multiple smaller dishes, one main, dessert cookie. Amazing tastes, presentation, creativity. Great service as well - present, helpful, not overbearing. Cocktail was really tasty and fun as well. Look forward to next visit.

CT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy environment with interesting menu. All the dishes we ordered were delicious.

MD
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, had the chef's choice. Kicking ourselves for not getting to Ned Ludd for so long. Amid the buzz of all the great Portland restaurants, this went below the fold too quickly on us. What a gem... Shhh....

BB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trust me, get the mushroom bread. The place is high end in all the right places and none of the wrong ones. Nice wines, great food, nice people, but not ostentatious, and as an added bonus there wasn't anywhere for me to tip as it is baked into the bill already at a set fee. Loved it.

EA
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with many vegan options. Nice atmosphere and great service

RC
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors and textures on each plate! Service friendly and patient! Ambiance casual, comfortable and relaxing! Watching the prep, cook and service team operate was fascinating. They all operated so calmly, quietly and patiently with each other and the guests. Outstanding evening all around. Thanks Ned Ludd.

J
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came on NYE and they had a seven course tasting menu. The food was good, but not great, especially at this price point. I wouldn't return or recommend this restaurant to a friend.

V
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Everything we ordered was perfect. We had the green salad, the mushroom toast, gnocchi, and duck. We cleaned our plates.

LN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us. We chose the feast! Being our first time there we only had the reviews to go by. Everything was so delicious and unique. Service was professional and fun. Thank you! We will definitely be going back again!

KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service!

MP
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to be leaving the restaurant at 8:30, sat down at 7 and ordered the Christmas Feast. We asked the waiter if it would be ok timing wise and she said that they could squeeze some of the courses together. We walked out at exactly 8:30, incredible service.

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ned Ludd was outstanding. the mushroom Brie toast was amazing as was the Brussel sprouts. The service was fantastic-attentive without being pushy or overly intrusive. Fantastic meal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, start to finish. Best service in Portland.

OT
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The appetizers, charcuterie board and field greens were fantastic. Porcetta entree was horrible with too much fat, and drenched in apple and mulled wine. Hardly edible and really expensive. More entrees needed and focus on wood oven versus overdoing the marinades.

Y
Portland
98 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy Ned Ludd. The Sunday-Tuesday Prix Fixe meal is a great tasty value with interesting wine pairings. The cassoulet was a particular hit. Salad was a little less inspired than usual but still tasty. Patricia Green wine pairings were a treat. Service was good.

p
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

DV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Four of us - Had high hopes for Ned Ludd, it was on the list for some time. The service was OK, had to flag our waitress a couple of times for bread, drinks etc. even though I don't think she had more than two tables (this is a small place). Two of us had the rib eye steak with crab. Unfortunately the bernaise(?) sauce pretty much overwhelmed the meat. One of us had the rye gnocchi which was very tough and chewy. Big plus - they did comp us one of the steaks without asking since they could tell my wife did not like it ( she just kind of pushed it around on the plate). Desserts were the high point of the meal - excellent. The staff were pleasant and the place was warm and inviting, but all in all not as good as expected.

NA
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous on every level

LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall! Will definitely return!

OR
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food--very creative and flavorful. Great service. Will definitely go back.

d
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. It had been years since I had been there and need to go back more often!

PR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once you are seated, they bring you some tasty nibbles to enjoy while you peruse the menu. My Flank steak was perfectly cooked and the Slow-Roasted Porchetta melted in your mouth. Our server, Fia, was excellent. Tasty drinks and an excellent music on the stereo. Wonderful dining experience. I look forward to returning soon.

P
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and ordered the Feast, which is basically chef's choice off the menu. It was fantastic! Five courses, not over priced, healthy portions, and dessert to top it off. Can't wait to go back.

OT
Portland
82 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was the star tonight. Top notch, attentive, friendly, and fun. Dishes were good but some hit and missed. The octopus salad was inventive yet the octopus was overly fishy and cooked far too long as it was dry and tough... Gnocchi was excellent... great burned butter flavor, moist yet chewy, and came with wonderful squash. Porchetta was excellent but it had way too much sweet accompaniments (apples and grapes) and wish it was a little more balanced. Chocolate chip cookie in a skillet was excellent but needs to come with more than a couple ounces of milk (which is amazing!).

AD
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend it. Thanks

ER
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

4th visit. Not enough salad choices. And our table of 5 looks like it got the same amount of food as the 2 top next door. 2 rolls of trout for 5 people? Too meant picked veggies. Change up the dessert.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this restaurant based on reviews from various websites. The menu has limited options, but done very well!! We loved all of our choices. The restaurant is very cozy as well.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ned Ludd always does an outstanding job of making us feel welcome. Thank you

H
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated a birthday dinner at Ned Ludd’s, and overall had a good time. The food was absolutely delicious; we started with the octopus salad and mushroom toast, both extremely delicious, and had the trout and salmon entrees. The trout was the best we had ever had and full of flavor. The service was attentive and the ambiance warm and inviting. The only downside was the extremely loud and ill-fitting music that was blasting throughout the restaurant. We had to yell to hear each other talk, which was unpleasant. If the noise factor is corrected, this place would be perfect.

F
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice, no matter the occasion! The Hatchet specialty cocktail was wonderful and the Duck confit was AMAZING!!!

F
Portland
141 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming here at minimum 3 times a year. The atmosphere, staff, and food are amazing. We always order at least one of the specials and never have been disappointed. Typically dessert is not on our mind, but their ice cream and sorbets or to die for. See you soon !

PD
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice salad and the rye gnocchi was a new twist for me. The chocolate cake with cocoa nibs is a must!

HM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feast was good deal to get their taste And good price.

KG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Our server was articulate and knowledgeable. Although we did not order the feast, we did order quite a few dishes and were pleased with most. The only reason for the 4 star was because the Rye Gnocchi was very dense and chewy. We opted out of dessert, but it was a fun dining experience. We'll definitely got back next time we're in town.

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place to spend an evening. The early menu was much appreciated for those of us on a budget

CK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Service is very friendly and helpful. We will go back!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent visit. Food, staff, and function was excellent! Don’t ask, just go!

c
Portland
70 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a unique experience here with terrific wood fired food that has a ton of flavors unlocked.

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