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About Paley's Place Bistro and Bar
Paley’s Place offers Pacific Northwest Bistro Fare using local & sustainable seasonal products, served in the warm and inviting setting of a Victorian home. As the 2005 winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Northwest and 2011 victor on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America, Vitaly Paley creates seasonal menus from the bounty of the Northwest – fresh ingredients supplied by local farmers, growers and purveyors – with French and Russian influences. Co-owner Kimberly Paley oversees the front of the house, and together with General Manager Stevie Walsh, curates the list of wines featuring an extensive selection of Oregon Pinot Noir. The weekly “Wine Wednesday” tasting takes a more global approach to wine tasting with wine flights available from around the world.
Portland, OR 97209
Northwest, Russian, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday; 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm;
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From winery dinners to private parties, Paley's Place can provide a unique dining experience for your guests. Please contact Shelly Jones at 503-568-1079 for more information.
There is plenty of street parking around the restaurant--especially around 22nd and Overton/Pettygrove. Be sure to give yourselves enough time to find parking, especially during the weekend.
Portland Streetcar: NW 21st and Northrup
Bus 15: NW 23rd and Overton
Bus 77: NW 21st and Northrup
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Paley's Place Bistro and Bar Ratings and Reviews
We have come here for years, but never on Sunday. We found it to have a great atmosphere for a comfortable and delicious Sunday dinner with terrific service. We started with wine/cocktails and perfect fries. The seafood stew and the steelhead entrees were well prepared and presented. Additionally, it has a cozy bar, with great cocktails. We’ll definitely do another Sunday dinner at Paley’s Place.
when you leave a restaurant and everyone agrees that every bite of every dish was awesome, you know you've found a great restaurant. That is the case with Paleys Place. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for awesome cuisine made with locally sourced top quality ingredients and service to match. My ONLY complaint would be that $25 a botlle is a little steep for a corkage fee especially if you bring multiple bottles. I would think with a reasonable food limit it should be comped or at least scaled down.
Food was amazing! Even had the right glass for the Belgium beer. Loved the tastes from soup to desert.
The issue was the service - first of all the tables in the place we where seated next to the only other couple in the place. Being so close was uncomfortable. In fact the other couple asked to move just before we where about to complain. Next once seated it took forever to take our drink order. Again, there where only two tables being served (right next to each other). During ordering we asked for recommendations and was pretty much recommended the entire menu.
Came here because a buddy’s son works here. While he wasn’t working that night, not sure we are going to go back.
Our evening was mixed and, frankly, disappointing given that it was our wedding anniversary. The food was fine and we appreciated the option of half portions but our primary server was abrupt and inattentive. We were seated in the smaller dining room which has about 6 tables but, unfortunately, the one next to ours was occupied by a very loud foursome who had obviously had too much alcohol... not Paley's fault but unpleasant.
The food was fantastic, though we did make a point to order things we knew we'd like. Service by Lori was absolutely super, friendly and helpful, and Ethan giving us the option of decanting the wine we ordered was really appreciated. The only thing that didn't sit quite right was the charge on the bill of for a "cost of living" fee for the staff. While the prices on the menu were very high for pretty small portions, they should be covering a decent wage for the staff in any case. That seemed very manipulative to us, even though we tipped 20% on top of the whole total.
This was my second visit to Paley’s, which were on my last 2 visits to Portland. I always love Portland and it’s great for foodies restaurant scene, and now Paley’s is one of my top choices! I was in Portland in September and happened in with my son. The meal was so fabulous, I made sure to join them again this past weekend and brought some local friends as well. Once again, wonderful meal and service! Thank you!
With Paley's Place's reputation, we were anticipating a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. We certainly enjoyed that! Going above and beyond, the service was excellent. From the warm reception of the hostess, to the various servers, we found everyone to be so welcoming and accommodating. Kudos to the entire team for your fine food and kind attention.
We finally made it to Paley's Place after 10 years of planning. We live in California so were waiting for an opportunity to head to Portland for dinner. It was an absolutely fantastic experience. The restaurant, chef, food, wine list, service.. exceeded all our expectations. Please understand that some people cannot help themselves with their need for creative writing and are looking for a needle on a heystack. There Re no needles. Husband and I dined in countless Michelin *** restaurants in France, none of which were better (other than maybe presentation) than Paley's. How lucky for all those who live nearby.
My sister (a real foodie) and I haven't seen each other for several years. This was the perfect spot for us to enjoy a delicious meal and catch up with each other. The staff was outstanding and she LOVED the menu. Our food was exquisitely prepared and served, and perfectly delicious.
Been waiting a long time to get to Paley's Place. My initial experience was solid, but not exceptional. To be fair, perhaps my expectations were too high after hearing so much about it for so long. I'll give it another try to see if I have a different experience. Charcuterie and vegetable assortments were excellent. Entrees and desserts were a little disappointing. Service was very professional, although cadence of responsiveness was a little off for our group's preferred pace.
Paley's is always excellent food, interesting menu items, professional and knowledgable staff, sophisticated environment.
We've eaten at Paley's many times and have brought friends on frequent occasions. Each time we are pleased with all aspects of the meal and dining experience.
Recommend for any special dining night out.
Love coming to Paileys Place..My favorite place to celebrate my birthday..The only thing I miss is the martini style glasses you use to serve the delicious Lemon drops in with the frosty martini glass and sugared rim...They now come in a very small glass that just takes the specialness of the drink away. Other then that the night was perfect. thank you
The food at Paley's Place was fantastic and one of the best meals I have had. So, I would definitely recommend the restaurant for special occasions (since it's on the pricey side). However, service leaves a lot to be desired. Although servers are cordial, they are a bit uptight and I caught them rolling their eyes or being impatient on more than one occasion which I thought was quite rude.
I don't care how posh a place is and what type of rating they have and how good the food is. Since this is America, restaurants are in the service industry as well as just being in the food industry. I expect exceptional service to go hand in hand with exceptional food.
Ours was one of the best meals we've had in Portland. The divers scallops were seared perfectly and the vegetables were creative and delicious. From drinks to charcuterie plate to the main meal and dessert, both the food and the service were exceptional. We also appreciated that the four of us could have a conversation without the distraction of loud music or bad acoustics. In every way, it was a memorable evening.
I honestly can't tell you which was better, the food or the service. The food was divine. So much flavor in each bite. The service was stellar, very sincere wait staff. The wine was excellent. I had the salmon and I ate every bite! Super helpful to be able to order smallpox portions.
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