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

Early Menu Special - Monday through Friday

Our Early Menu, available at the bar and patio only, is perfect for anyone looking to unwind and have a small bite and well-priced beverage after a hard day.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 17, 2019

Ends: June 18, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ned Ludd will offer a "Christmas Eve Feast" (does require whole table participation) with special festive dishes only available to those participating, as well as our a la carte menu. Please visit our website for menu details and pricing.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 881 People Are Saying
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Portland
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

d
Portland
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
15 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.

EO
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ned Ludd is my favorite Portland restaurant. I've been here many times. It is consistently superb, across the board.

RD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated by the kitchen, our favorite place for it is quieter than the main room and we can see all that the kitchen creates. The servers were engaging and knowledgeable about the food and the story of the restaurant.

Every item of food is crafted, local, immediately served and plated artistically. The selections are complementary, the overall menu is short.

The wine list is global. Someone knows their wine and is not beholden to a distributor.

The overall experience impressed each of the three of us.

LJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The bathrooms are a must-see.
The salad could use 1/2 the dressing as the dressing overwhelmed the flavor of the fresh veggies.
The food is savory.

DB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent. They have fantastic vegetarian options and meat options alike, the restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and well thought out. Service is perfect as well. Great wine list. The wine pairing option is a great value and a lot of fun. We loved the hen of the woods mushroom dish, the trout and meat dishes are cooked in a fire roasted oven. Our favorite, intimat, restaurant in Portland!

MS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the share plate/appetizers and entrees we ordered. All of them were delicious and well crafted. We are fans and will definitely be back soon!

NB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ned Ludd never fails to deliver dishes that are fresh, seasonal, creative and delicious in a delightfully cozy setting with topnotch service. It was a wonderful evening shared with special friends.

BJ
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience. It feels swanky yet comfy, and the food is soooo good. Especially any of the vegetable dishes, always wonderful. The mushroom toast is my favorite thing. And their service is always top notch. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

HA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (our waitress was FANTASTIC) and delicious food. Did the prix fixe menu with wine pairings and loved every bite of food and every sip of wine!

FK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first visit by all four diners and we truly enjoyed the entire experience. From the moment we entered we felt welcomed. The food was delicious. Hot food was hot; cold food was cold. We'll be back!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been there in 8+ years. I was thrilled with this second experience! Everything was delicious and they catered to all palettes. Thank you!

JY
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time visiting Ned Ludd, but I'm sure it won't be our last. We began by sharing an excellent salad; the wait person had kindly suggested that their salads were large enough for two. Fresh greens, labneh, spiced walnuts. Our entrees were the half chicken and the roasted whole trout. My chicken was completely deboned and excellently spiced and cooked. As good as the chicken was, I enjoyed the sides even more: an eggplant puree and roasted chanterelles. My husband's trout was also totally deboned. It was tender and quite flavorful. We shared a birthday treat for dessert, which they brought with a candle. It was a panna cotta with fig - great fall flavors on a traditional panna cotta base. The wine selection is quite impressive. The restaurant is pretty small and feels kind of cramped - that's the only thing I marked it down for. Otherwise, it was an excellent experience with seasonal foods and great service.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good experience and good service!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the family meal and it was amazing! The chef created one of the best meals we’ve ever eaten. So much good food!

A
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Twas a tasty evening at Ned Ludd. I'm a big fan of fire roasted anything so this was right up my alley. Every dish was spot on. We ordered about 6 or 7 dishes to split among four people and this was enough. We almost went with the Chef's Feast but I'm glad we didn't. The carrots were amazing, as was the chicken, the ribeye, the melon salad, the mushroom toast. All good. Drinks were also tasty. I'm sure we'll be back at some point.

CJ
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Ned Ludd for years. It is one of our favorite spots. We have our favorite menu items to be sure. We had some family in from out of town and decided this was a great place to share with them. We decided, for the first time crazy enough, to do the family feast. IT WAS AMAZING!! So many delicious “off menu” items as well as some menu staples that provided an wonderful culinary experience. Just stunning....we may have been ruined...we just might want to do the feast every time from now on.

Always delightful, ever consistent and an absolute Portland gem. Highly recommend this to anyone!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we’ve done the Family Feast, and it was well worth it once again. Everything is so fresh and has so much flavor. The wine pairings are worth it as well. Definitely get plenty of everything, and you won’t leave hungry!

SL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I had throughout my travels across the world. A farm to table experience that customizes the experience based upon the fresh food of the day. We were a group of six who asked our waiter, Fia, to bring us what was best and after asking us a few questions, she went to work with the chef. It’s a little difficult to find but thank goodness since people will flood the place once the word gets out. Everything is new each h day so hard to recommend one thing. So fresh and so good. They could easily charge more.

V
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our favorite restaurant in Portland!
Always delicious and the service and cocktails are fantastic.

BJ
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Fun, swanky, hip, while also being comfortable.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another triumph. Fantastic food and drinks. Always delicious, creative, and seasonal. Love this place and it’s great knowing that they’re a restaurant who pays the staff a living wage.

d
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great ambiance, friendly staff, epic flavors.

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