First time eating here. It was a rainy Saturday night and the tent and heaters were cozy. The tables well spaced. Especially want to thank the staff. Excellent food and service even though they knew they would be out of work again the following week. Even through masks could they were smiling at us. Kudos. We’ll return when things reopen again.
The food was delicious, especially the clam and whitefish fish, and we love the ambiance!
Nice outdoor sitting with individual portable heater and great food. Will come back soon
We love Ned Ludd!!
Ned Ludd is great for a romantic dinner. It’s unique, small and intimate, and not too expensive. We recommend making a reservation because this place fills up quickly!
It was a great experience. I will definitely be back.
Two of the 4 dishes were very good, portion sizes were appropriate to price.
5 stars on social distancing in addition to the food, ambiance, and hospitality. HIGHLY recommend.
Such a pleasure dining here❣️
Such a beautiful meal on the patio on a cool but imminently pleasant fall evening. Some of the best oysters we’ve eaten, delicious smoked potatoes with fresh trout roe, a perfectly cooked and seasoned trout for me and an excellent pork shoulder dish for my hubby. Loved your take on a Manhattan, and was happy to see Syncline, one of my favorite winery’s offering by the glass.
Always wonderful. They have clearly made a huge effort to make dining safe. Tables were more than 6ft apart and all staff wore masks.
If you’ve forgotten how great Ned Ludd is let me remind you. The food was amazing! Great service too with masks and social distancing. They have two separate outdoor areas for dining with lots of space between each table. The beets and the Brie mushroom toast were the highlights but that chocolate chip cookie with vanilla milk was a close runner up! Go now and keep this restaurant in business!
amazing food and service. Had the mushroom toast and house pickles as appetizers which were both delectable. My flank steak cooked to medium rare perfection with chanterelles and chimichuri sauce was so good I didn't want it to end. Paired perfectly with a cab franc blend from Division wine co-op. My wife's trout was as tasty as usual. Covid's presented its challenges but Jason French and the NL crew have not missed a beat!
Amazing food, cocktails & service, as always! Loved dining on the patio on a beautiful fall evening.
This was our fourth or fifth time dining here. The food was not as tasty overall and quite well done (over done) service was efficient. Probably won’t return until post Covid
Delicious food and great service! You have to get the roasted potatoes + trout. Also really appreciated that they actually have the tables spaced far apart - made us feel super safe being out!
Hands down, one of the best meals we've had in Portland in the 2 years we've lived here. Can't wait to go back.
Sat under their (temporary) covered patio out front. Tables were quite far apart to make people feel safe & comfortable regarding Covid social distancing practices. They have made it feel like an extension of their restaurant out there - chandelier & tons of houseplants too! We loved it! It was nice to get a taste of “normal” again like before Covid happened. Servers wore masks, were attentive, but not too much or too little. Food & drink were wonderful as always!
Good food, good distance dining outdoors. Great appetizers
We are making Ned Ludd a regular part of our schedule. There is really nothing wrong and almost everything right about our experience with them. We have been there twice in the last month or so, sitting outside. The Covid isolation was more than adequate. The menu is not large but the selection is more than adequate. There are a number of smaller dishes and mixing these with one or two of their mains allows us to construct a delicious experience. Also, much of what is available can be served as Gluten Free which is important to us. The wine list offers a more than adequate selection and can accommodate most budgets. The service is friendly, helpful, timely and professional.
So tasty and so fun, great vibes, good food and value with great service. Thanks Ned Ludd Team!
Excellent flavor combinations with a fun selection! Nice outdoor tables with appropriate spacing.
Excellent healthy food
Nedd Ludd is consistently amazing. They are my favorite place whenever I want to celebrate something. They are so skilled with seasonal ingredients, creating unique flavor profiles even out of seemingly familiar combinations. Their food never feels tired or repetitive, but it also never feels like it is trying too hard. Elegant without being stuffy and creative without being pretentious. And sooooo delicious!! Love them!!!
Ned Ludd is one of our favorite restaurants but this was our first time back since Covid-19 changed all our lives. We ate in outdoor seating and were so impressed with the care that was taken with space but also the simple yet lovely decor that made it feel warm and intimate. The food was just as amazing as always and the service was great. Our server managed to express friendliness and caring for our experience even though we all limited our vocal interactions. What a great job at a time that has to be so stressful and worrisome. The care for employees as well as for our safety and enjoyment of our dinner were just remarkable. We wish everyone at Ned Ludd well and we’ll be back!
The outdoor seating makes an intimate dinner out during the pandemic peaceful.
I live this restaurant and they are doing a great job with social distanced dining. Food and cocktails were wonderful!
The BEST restaurant in Portland. Such an accessible menu. Probably the best dining experience I've ever had.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. Farm to table style food where quality and taste are phenomenal. The service is exceptional. Our server, Kyle, has taken care of us several times. He clearly loves the restaurant and is all about their food and is quite aware of timing so that he's never intruding just to ask how everything is but is there when you want him. This place only puts out the best. We can bring friends and family there knowing that they will have a wonderful time every time. ND is super careful about social distancing and has been able to grow their patio space so that the tables have plenty of space in a cute setting.
Wonderful! Delicious food and excellent wine list. Love this place.
Great patio seating, food was on another level, and the service was perfect
Everything was excellent -- so happy that you are still open
It felt great to return to one of our favorite restaurants in Portland! We felt safe and absolutely spoiled with delicious, creative food. Thank you, Ned Ludd for your thoughtful planning and care in re-opening!
Food and service was excellent! We had a great time! The outdoor space felt very Covid safe. They are taking great care of their customers.
Ned Ludd has always been an exceptional restaurant and they somehow haven’t dropped a beat while navigating the new Covid restrictions. Food is the best in Portland—inventive, fresh, insanely good, and never pretentious. Plus the atmosphere and service still feels intimate and inviting. One of Portland’s best restaurants hands down.
One of my favorite places in town. Great food with original dishes.
Always always always a transformative experience here. Every detail is thought of and paid attention to lovingly. By far my favorite restaurant in Portland for a decade. So happy this wonderful place is surviving in these trying times.
Making the best of our virus outdoor dining requirements, they did a great and safe job of it!
We restaurant for us. Off beaten track but worth the time, we would go back.
Attentive staff with knowledge of all services and foods provided. Unique foods done with great flavors
Ned Ludd is rated 4.9 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.