23Hoyt

4.4
984 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
The restaurant scene in Portland is among the most vibrant and interesting in the country, and 23Hoyt is a contender for the best, featuring Spanish tapas and the freshest local ingredients. The comfortable bar and dining room features several seating areas including two private dining spaces on bustling NW 23rd Avenue, in Nob Hill, the best boutique shopping neighborhood in the city.
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Bonni
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great; Sabroso quartet band was amazing , food&creative cocktails made for a special evening

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aneliyas
Portland
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A little over expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Bartender and host conversed loudly, and the bartender seemed to have an attitude after a drink criticism, servers made up for this weird ambiance with their friendliness. My partner didn’t get his food at the same time as I did and waited 10-15 minutes after I was served. Food tasted good though. Overpriced for no reason.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was very underwhelming, carrots were over cooked, mushrooms were bland (and should have been quartered for better flavor integration), anything with tomatoes tasted like it came from a can. The “Tart” was really just a dry cake. The ribs were the best bites we had and the drinks were solid.
Our server was quite disengaged and fairly clueless about the small wine by the glass list, we had to catch her attention while she stood by the computer looking into the distance.
The most memorable part of the meal was how forgettable it was. For a NW 23rd price point Portland has a lot of better options. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always been a fan of this venue… the service, food and ambiance is always top notch. They recently started having musicians perform and I have never been more impressed with the talent they had on my visit. Holly Resnick and George Holligan played and sang the most beautiful music creating the perfect atmosphere and dinner for my party. I can not rate my experience any higher!

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vipPDXDiners2
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've come to 23 Hoyt on & off since it opened & especially like this incarnation. We focused on salads & tapas & everything we had was great, with plenty of leftovers, although food & drinks took a while to arrive. Live music was an extra bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing and the atmosphere is so nice. Low lighting and great decor. Live music and awesome menu! It’s our new favorite

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RyanC
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Annoying 16% service charge added to all sales. Not large group... Suggests additional 15% tip. Dishonest: should simply increase menu prices rather than sneak in charge at the end. Disappointing end to an otherwise fantastic venue.

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ChristinaH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible to be back, the food was spectacular as always. We had the octopus tapas, arugula salad, salmon and hanger steak entrees, and leches for dessert 💛

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Don’t come here!!! Service charge is a robbery!!!

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vipPortlandTraveller
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a reservation for 7:30 pm but we weren’t seated until 8:05 pm. However, the manager did offer a complimentary drink while we waited. There was a business party going on the second floor which made the noise level incredibly loud making it nearly impossible to hold a conversation. The food was good and was delivered promptly.

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TomS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good but the 16% service charge that the house keeps was not a welcome end to our meal.

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vipmsmithinpdx
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good brunch choices and delicious mimosas

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vipScott
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food is very good in a very nice setting, with live music on a Friday night, and they recognized they had service problems and comped some of our meal.

The bad? Service was incredibly slow and mixed up. It appears that one very pleasant, friendly server was taking orders for most of the upper and lower floor with runners from the kitchen delivering food.

In our case, we ordered drinks and a paella shortly after we sat down, since the menu and server told us paella would take 30-40 minutes to cook. After the cocktails arrived we ordered four tapas dishes to arrive while we waited for the paella.

The first tapas dish arrived soon...and then a second. Then nothing. We were told by the server that runners had delivered ours to the wrong table and they would get our order completed soon.

An hour and a half -- 90 minutes -- after we ordered the paella it finally arrived. We had waited a full hour between the second tapas dish and the paella delivery. Shortly before the paella arrival we noted the tapas dishes had never arrived and wanted them cancelled since the main dish would be arriving soon.

In the end, the did remove the two undelivered tapas dishes from the bill, and comped the paella since it took twice as long to arrive as it was supposed to.

The food was very good -- but too few staff and staff delivering food to wrong tables made this a less than desirable dining experience.

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PayingCustomer
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! This place is just what’s needed, a great place for dining or just to stop and enjoy good music with drinks and tapas. The staff is extremely welcoming, the dishes are delicious and unique. I’m so happy to have this establishment grace the neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, a lovely evening out with great food, customer service, and atmosphere.

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Wienerin
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent server. Fun menu.

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vipDatenight
Portland
137 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time back here since they reopened. The menu has changed and now is primarily Spanish tapas with a few large plates. The food was pretty good but some items were not quite up to snuff yet. The service was a bit slow but friendly and helpful.

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Jesseg
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall the staff was good and they provided us nice service. We liked the food taste and flavor profile. The tapas were luke warm which was unfortunate. The restaurant was understaffed and yet the staff did a nice job.

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vipDavidF
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing experience for Spanish food. Took a little long to order. Slow service. Very frustrated to not have tortilla española available at the brunch (since nothing else seemed Spanish). Sangrias were too sweet. We watered them down with table water and still left most of the drinks at the table. Will not return.

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Jenna
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to 23 Hoyt, but it won't be our last. The staff was friendly and attentive. We had excellent service. The tapas were innovative, flavorful and each had their own individual flavor. The grilled octopus definitely stole the show. Excellent cava, which can, in my experience, be hit or miss. This one was definitely a hit. The cherries and creme anglaise topped it all off. A wonderful evening.

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BrandonF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed.. not sure why reservations were available but when my partner and I showed up, 23Hoyt was closed. That was our first time going and we won’t be trying to go for a second time.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was lacking. Took 15 mins to get water and even order a drink. They then didn’t bring all of our dishes out. Hard during the pandemic, so we were very patient, but this needs to be addressed…

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SalamiGS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food, very loud live music to a point it was very uncomfortable, really below par service with orders mixed up, long wait times, and Passport card declined.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they’ve reopened! The new menu is spot on; creative and flavorful. The service could not be better. We would have paid double for the same experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our anniversary there and it was an awesome night. The service was super nice and the food was so tasty. The tapas was a great start, but the salmon was just amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and love the vibe and especially service and cool cocktails and great food!

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vipSusanB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We tried many of the Tapas plates. Salads were great. Small plates were pretty good. Loved the space and the live music. Service was excellent.

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vipjulieH
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding and just so happy to see them changing the menu and making a real effort for excellent food and service.

My only complaint was the $25 corkage fee which I thought a bit much.

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vippluvsmambo
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

With Spanish food you'll be ordering a fair amount of Tapas dishes. The food at 23Hoyt is very good. And that just leads to my only negative relating to service. You do want to savor these dishes. They are GOOD! On the service side, with our table being kind of small, the Tapas dishes were rushed on top of each other. Then the larger main dish came early. We asked if they could hold back on a few but a manager ignored us and rearranged our table to put everything on it at once. Kind of hurt the dining experience especially for an anniversary dinner. Will we be back. Yes. We will also be be more assertive with the wait staff if it happens again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe, food, service and creative cocktails - exactly what we wanted. Best Spanish food in the city!

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AnthonyB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and the service was great. The environment was very chill and relaxing. Would recommend doing another date night there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and exceptional experience. Great food and service.

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KaylonS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I had a friend in town and one that has recently moved to Portland. We were very excited about the cuisine however our experience started out very poorly. Our server, Kari (sp) seemed to be disinterested in being at work. We had food that was never put in, we were continually served incorrect orders and our orders were served to other tables. My drink orders were continually wrong and then our complimentary items we were given due to the result of the service were charged to our bill. The Frutos de Mar paella was excellent and I will definitely go back to try the food again but I will likely sit at the bar and the bartender was nice. We were there for 2.5 hours for two meals and two drinks. I hope that the next time will be a better experience.

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SaraN
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wait staff very nice but overwhelmed. Took over an hour to get any food and a bottle of wine. Food was not great. Used to love this place but new tapas menu isn’t working.

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JanneSwing
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salsa dancing was fun! Couldn’t hear what the waitress was saying though. Would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic new menu, delicious food and a perfect martini!

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vipjulieH
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think they have the best caesar salad in town and I am a big fan of caesar salad. Our entire meal was good and the staff was amazing. Also, the prices seemed more reasonable than most. Thanks.

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vipRobC
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled to have 23Hoyt reopened! Great food, service and atmosphere! Outdoor dining on the sidewalk makes for a nice evening. This is our go-to on NW 23rd.

FAQs

23Hoyt offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 445-7400.

23Hoyt is rated 4.4 stars by 984 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.

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