Ned Ludd

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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

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LJ
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience and good service!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
43 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

g
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice enough place. Hidden from street view. Food was good. Limited menu for both food and drink.

L
Boise
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Ned Ludd. We had the Mizuma greens and shishito pepper salads to share, and they were fine, though the latter was short on shishitos. Raves for the mushroom toast (extremely yummy) and the flatbread, which comes out warm and pillowy, with a nice dip. The gnocchi, ribeye and albacore tuna entrees the five of us shared were very good. One of these days I am coming back to get the trout. For dessert we had two wonderful chocolate chip Cookes, and a nice dish of vanilla ice cream. The decor and atmosphere are fun and cozy, and the service excellent. Our server was good at helping us choose, and I think our only error was not following her advice and getting the heirloom tomato salad, which I bet was great. All this and drinks for a reasonable amount. Recommended!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been too long since I’ve been here but nothing has been lost in the quality. Excellent fresh tomato and burrata salad. And my usual whole trout was delicious as always. I won’t wait so long next time.

F
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit....possibly better than the first!!! We had trout, tuna and pork chops....all were amazing!
Highly recommend!

TL
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ned Ludd is always great.

KP
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. I love the amazing things they do with vegetables. Our server was fantastic- great recommendations, helped us pick the perfect meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the chefs tasting menu 👍 was delicious and we left stuffed!

C
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Interesting, surprising, delicious combinations of flavors. Great servers able to accommodate dietary restrictions (gluten free, pescatarian).

PE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was impeccable. How they cook such great food including Gnochi in a pizza oven I will never know. Reccomendations from our waiter were spot on. Definitely making a trip back to Ned Ludd next time my wife and I visit Portland.

CM
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pickles like the original Henry Thiele restaurant. Gnocchi was amazing. Great dessert. Best food anywhere! Lovely servers.

p
Western NC
30 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing array of small plates with wonderful flavors. Beautiful outside seating. Nice wine list. A very memorable evening.I had seen a couple of comments that the portion sizes weren’t very large, but that was absolutely not true. We had so much food. All delicious.

P
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. The whole trout an the steak. Both superb. Dodn't love the charcuterie board. Could have had just the salmon part.

AM
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always innovative and enjoyable. Wine list is well thought out and fairly priced.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food, servers were great explaining every dish.
portions are okay and wine vireity exceptional. Might be a bit pricey.

VH
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We got the $60 family style dinner. Everything was delicious! The wine paring was a good deal too. Service was friendly and efficient. We’ll be back!

NG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary dinner, the specials were outstanding, the service was attentive and very friendly. Loved the cocktails, though the pickle juice back was a bit heavy on onion flavor. Desserts were outstanding. We'll be back again soon!

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Would be nice to have some half bottles on the wine list and a more extensive wine list.

TC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Perhaps the best meal I have ever had. Their sauces were incredible—from the salad dressing to the meat marinade. The wine flight was wonderful. The prices were remarkably reasonable. And the service was exceptional. It is what every other restaurant would like to be. They are artists of the craft.

KL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ned Ludd is the best meal I have when I'm visiting Portland

TW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food, Outstanding Service, Comfortable Environment. We will absolutely go back.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the most lovely food and service. One of my favorite Portland restaurants ever!

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