Paley's is still the best restaurant in Portland. They should be much higher on the review sites. The food and service is superior to others that make the top 10 in Portland.
The food is impeccable and service perfect and professional.
Outstanding Halibut and cheese sampling as well as the asparagus and breads. Beet Dumplings just so so. Charming old house setting on NW 21st.
We went here while on vacation and staying at a hotel around the corner. Absolutely delicious food in a comfortable setting with terrific service. The vegetables were particularly delicious. Everything else was great too. The halibut was in an amazing sauce, and we enjoyed the wine flight. A treat!
We loved it!!! The food was excellent with wonderful service. We will be back!
Excellent food, consistently.
Service is very good. We did seven course meal with wine pairing and I feel it was a very good Value.
Food was spot on and the wine was very good for the price.
Lovely food and wonderful service, cosy and charming!
Food was excellent, and the server Nichole was charmant et spectaculaire.
Excellent food, wine list, and all around experience :) highly recommended.
A little off on the pacing between courses
Christian was a fantastic server and the wholly staff were attentive and professional. The meal w exceptional especially the Wagu Tartare. Wonderful!
Paley's Place is reliably good and expensive. My husband's pork entree, served with a kumquat sauce and an artistic arrangement of shaved asparagus and kumquats with other greens, was excellent. I enjoyed a green salad, appropriately 'lightly dressed' as requested, and a yellow beet soup that was good but a bit bland. The chocolate souffle cake with house-made ice cream that we shared was a nice finish to the meal.
Paley's does charge for bread and butter, which I find annoying, and some Portland restaurants, including Paley's, are subtly upping their prices by charging an 'Employee Liveable Wage'.
Portions were very small. The only complaint we have is about the spicy greens salad which had only a small grape sized hunk of orange. Dressing was almost nonexistent, and we prefer light dressings, and in addition, it was very bland. Service is very slow, plan accordingly. Wine we paid $40 a bottle for is available in most grocery stores for @ $10 bottle. A more fair price would be $25 or $30. Halibut and sweetbreads were tasty.
Came back to Paley’s after a poor experience and realized what all the hoopla around this restaurant is about. It was fantastic. The first visit must have been a fluke. The food was delishious, the service was great. Beautiful steak and halibut, and deconstructed dumplings were awesome. We will return!
Very expensive. My fiance' and I will not spend $220 there again. We will go to Jake's and spend half as much, get larger portions, and better atmosphere.
all the services at the restaurant were professional and welcoming. food was outstanding.
the restaurant wasn't loud, we enjoyed atmosphere as well.
Amazing place. The atmosphere, the staff, food, drinks menu. Everything is perfect. I'd definitely come back during my next visit to Portland.
Great wine recommendation
Can never go wrong here.
I went Paley’s immediately after proposing to my girlfriend and she was quite pleased with the restaurant. The “congratulations” the staff wished us was a sweet touch, but the incredible fish and huge wine selection were the reason we most enjoyed the experience.
The restaurant is great. Love the location, service outstanding- appetizers, salads excellent. But, my husband and I ordered the Rib Eye $45 to share. They wanted to charge me a "slicing" fee for splitting the meat. I said no, we could cut /split it ourselves. Then the Rib Eye arrived. The smallest piece of meat I have ever seen. I was speechless, so were our friends. We all looked at this little piece of meat on a large plate. My husband had 3 bites total...then, mushrooms- 1 mushroom...fingerling potatoes...1 fingerling split in 2...1 piece of cauliflower. It was ridiculous...I would have been hungry if I ate the entire meal myself let alone split it. We went home after spending $300 for 4 of us and ate leftovers.
I know presentation is important but we are paying for food. We are out to eat for a purpose...to eat.
Opened and closed the place. Great attentive service yummy food and amazing wine. Not to mention the old fashioned. Great restaurant.
Disappointed both value and atmosphere. Potions were very small felt like a I was nickel and dime. Really $5 extra for a few pieces of bread, plus as mentioned main course was pitifully. This was for special dinner, very disappointed sadly.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Paley's Place. Located in a charming old house on a quiet street, nice room with pleasant low key atmosphere. Food and service were excellent! We would definitely come back again the next time we're in Portland.
This is our second visit to Paley's Place and it will not be our last. We had a fantastic meal and the service is impeccable. Thank you for making our special evening perfect.
Hannah and Hershall
The staff was very friendly, professional, very knowledgeable. The food tasted amazing and very quiet. The atmosphere was very romantic, but it is very spendi. I would recommend this place for people going on a date.
Portland Classic. And still amazing!
We were warmly greeted and seated at a nice table. There were lots of options for food and drink. The food was tasty. The one oddity of the experience was the timing that the food came out. Fries were delivered with the appetizer even though we were asked when we wanted them (and we replied with the burger main) because they said “things come out when they are ready from the kitchen” Really? Whose convenience is serviced here? The customer or the kitchen staff? It was odd and frankly laughable. Other than that the food was good enough to return. Slight service glitch.
Paley's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant (for us), but is also a very elegant place to eat. The food is inventive and good, as is the service. We go often and are never disappointed. I am hard of hearing and there are often quiet spots (a relative term) to enjoy the food and company.
The staff was amazing. We arrived an hour before our reservation and they were masterfully accommodating and were able to give us the option of immediate seating in the dining room or on the porch...it was a beautiful evening and we chose the porch. We sat under a heater that was just right for the cool evening. The servers were very pleasant and attentive; the service was impeccable. To match the service, the food was exquisite. We were served a wonderful amuse bouche of trout tartare on a thin rye toast. The charcuterie board was loaded with unctuous house made pate's from outsized terrines and a superb rillettes; be aware if you order this...the portions are generous. The salad was crisp with beautifully roasted carrots and beets; it was dressed perfectly. We sampled a magnificent charred kale with a dry pesto...it was amazing. The dry-aged ribeye was perfectly cooked to our order, tender and flavorful and accompanied with simply prepared potatoes and oyster mushrooms...we sampled two desserts and two ports...all excellent. We agreed that this was the best meal we've eaten in Portland, and we've dined in some very fine restaurants over the last eight years. Thank you Paley's Place for a wonderful evening...we'll be back!
Intimate restaurant with unique food and excellent service
I heard great things about Paley's and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent.
Jeff was an awesome waiter . Very enjoyable dinner. Hope to go back
I hadn't been to Paley's in way too long but as participants of Portland Dining Month, I had to go in for a meal and let me tell you, it did not disappoint in any way. We had a late reservation and were running late and calling in to let them know prompted a thank you from the hostess rather than a huff of indignation. Nice. We were greeted warmly at the door, brought to a corner table in there lovely dining room, and introduced to our server. He was nicely dressed and mannered and was excited that we were trying the 3 course PDM meal. We opted for wine pairings, which was a good decision. Each course was plated and served with perfection, and all the food was interesting and delicious. I had forgotten what a treat this spot is and how lucky that we are here in Portland to have a classic like Paley's around to enjoy. Visit: you won't regret it.
We went for an anniversary dinner and our meals were great. I has the rib eye and my wife the cod. I would defiantly recommend a visit.
Pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere and the exquisite food, lovely staff and would certainly go again!
I am and will gladly be a returning patron. Extraordinary kitchen, top notch service. This place is a gem. I look forward to dining here whenever I’m in town. Bravo!
It was amazing!!!!! Our server was sooo great. The staff as a whole made the evening so delightful and fun. Beef tartare is my favorite. The server picked the perfect dessert wine. My parents loved this place. I will come back again! :) thank you so much
Our experience was delightful, as usual.