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23Hoyt

4.2
4.2
1047 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 445-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Warren Pinkston

  • Private party facilities

    With our two-level space, your event can be either intimate or convivial. Whether you host an event at a white-clothed table in our tree topping mezzanine overlooking the breathtaking dining room, or have a gathering at the wine table your guests will feel lightened, happy and at home at 23Hoyt.

  • Private party contact

    Tasha Hamilton: (857) 294-2273

  • Neighborhood

    Northwest Portland

  • Cross street

    Hoyt Street

  • Parking details

    Easy parking is always available in the pay lot located directly behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,047 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. B

    Buffetlover

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Thanksgiving dinner was quite a bit disappointing. Our res time was at 5 pm. At that time they were out of dark turkey, lamb entree, chicken soup, garden salad, mango tart, and ricotta zeppole. That’s 7 of of 23 items that were listed on the thanksgiving menu. That comes to about 30% of the supposed menu. I would not recommend thanksgiving dinner at 23Hoyt.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was over-cooked, dry and/or mushy from being out, and rather flavorless. Also, it was a price fixed buffet, however many items were out or substituted with lesser items. Take not that they impose a 15%+ service charge to the bill without prior notification, which is not the tip but rather states it all goes to the restaurant. I’d rather just have the price include that fee, so we could plan accordingly.
  3. E

    Ellen

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Thanksgiving buffet.
  4. p

    pdxdiner

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch. Superb service!
  5. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was slow, but fine. The food was well-cooked, but over-sauced to the point that I scraped 3/4 of the sauce off. The real issue was the undisclosed 16% service charge on top of the menu prices. This is not a tip, but an automatic charge on top of the food costs. According to web reviews, the owner justifies this by saying that 5% of the food charges go to the wait staff, and that his staff is better paid than anywhere else. I applaud the high pay, but not the spurious defense of the fee. He is using this service charge to increase income without appearing to raise rates on the menu. Being transparent on the rates would lead to the same outcome, as people will still tip on the raised rates. With the service charge, customers get a shock at being charged significantly more than they expected, and still have to tip on the cost (like more restaurants, there are % suggested tips on the bottom of the receipt at 10%, 15%, and 20%). My guess is that the only people that go to this restaurant are tourists and they probably won't ever return. I won't.
  6. LI

    LindaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Met some visiting family members here for brunch on a Sunday. The food was spectacular - don't miss the Arepas Benedict. Had good attentive but not intrusive service and no pressure to leave as we lingered and chatted.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was 15 minutes early for a 5:00 pm early date night reservation for two. They were supposed to be open at 5:00 pm. There were other customers trying to open the door but it remained locked. The restaurant staff were enjoying drinks inside and established eye contact with us. We waited past 5:15 and then left in disgust.
  8. RH

    RedHairedMama

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Odd collection of Spanish and standard pub fair. Best thing of the night? A really, really good version of good ole fish and chips. Very limited menu--not nearly enough small plates to do tapas. If the cocktail or wine selection were more fleshed out, then it would make more sense to have such a small menu....but really just a few cocktails, a limited number of wines and taps (good taps, though; Finn River Cider was a standout). Vegetable (micro-) paella was yellow, but did not taste of saffron, and dry, but had a nice crust (and well-done rice!). Weirdly served with grilled bread (making it eat all the more dry). The salmon tacos were meh, at best (really needed something like a creamy sauce or salsa)--they ate dry, too, and came with no sides. The service was weird--the food/kitchen was oddly OVER-staffed (host to seat us; another to bring water; our server; a food runner from the kitchen...); then the bar was really under-staffed, so lagged behind. It felt almost like the bar and kitchen were two different operations. Not a bad meal or drinks, and good wait staff, but unremarkable food and drinks--not enough drink options to recommend as a bar spot...not enough tapas to recommend it for small plates...and then not enough entrees to recommend as a restaurant. It's a neat space; if you are desperate for an easy-to-get reservation, or happy to catch a few beers and share some fries, it's a safe bet; but I would skip if for dinner and caution that it is NOT a tapas place. Go for the fish and chips, though!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice environment with delicious food and excellent service! Would also definitely recommend for brunch (especially the arepa Benedict 😋)! A classy and up-beat atmosphere and not too loud which was super fun for a night out with friends!
  10. V

    Vicki

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The service was fabulous! I was disappointed though that I ordered a $52 steak medium done and it came out super rare. The waitress graciously put in an order for a new one, 40 minutes later, it came out almost well done and burnt on the outside. They did not deduct anything for the mess up, but offered a 10% discount on a bottle of wine to go. I was kind of disappointed in that. Other than the steak not to my liking, the food tasted phenomenal.
  11. JA

    JannaA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as was the service.The flamenco show was great. I am wondering as it gets darker into Fall if there might be the need for a little more lighting on the stage area. It was hard to see the dancers at some point in the eve. Otherwise perfect, as usual!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made reservations and when we showed up to the restaurant on September 4th at 5pm there was a hand written sign saying due to unforeseen circumstances they could not open today.
  13. P

    Peter

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    They were severely under-staffed when we were there last Sunday. They were very transparent about that, and that it would result in much longer wait times to order and get food. But still, it results in a less-than-satisfactory experience.
  14. RC

    RobC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal, service and atmosphere at 23Hoyt!
  15. t

    traceyh

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great spot for a Sunday lunch. Eggs Benedict was excellent and the kids pancake was delicious.
  16. PR

    PaisleyR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This place serves delicious food and the service was great. The only problem is the owners decided to charge an 8% “service fee” that is added to your bill. I didn’t like this because it’s not consensual. Business expenses for taking care of your staff should just be reflected in the cost of the food. That way customers agree to what they are buying without any hidden cost. Because of this I won’t be returning.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place. solid food and amazing service - kay was a delight to speak with. was confused why it was so empty but it was also late. would definitely recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The food was very underwhelming ESPECIALLY for the price ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/$$$$ / $31-$50 a plate 👈🏼on yelp. Our server did a great job and was always helpful. and our complaint is not with the service all. The pork was supposed to be medium (chef’s choice/recommended) and it came out charred on the outside cold on the inside. The seafood plate was something that as we ate it we thought to ourselves “we could make this better at home”. We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. We paid about $150 for two people 2 beers 1 mixer 1 seafood plate 1 pork (note that we don’t mind paying $150 for dinner, if it’s worth it or even close to worth it). Save your money and hit a taco truck on your way to 23Hoyt
  19. K

    Katy

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Kayla "K" was our server and so personable! We loved sitting outside. The best thing we had was the pan con tomate. Overall, food was fine but not as great as the service. We had fun.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely. People care. You can tell.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around.
  22. SB

    SharonB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and interesting menu. Casual atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was very disappointing. The burgers were overdone and the “paella cakes” that came with the salmon were not “cakes” at all, rather just a little pile of burnt rice. Left hungry and dissatisfied.
  24. NF

    NotFoodShy

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapas menu here is delicious, and cocktails are always spot on.
  25. Y

    Yumaste

    Portland

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had not eaten a 23Hoyt in a few years and had a positive experience. Ambiance is great, staff friendly and food was good. The spanish/oregon focused list is creative and well curated.
  26. 2

    2tasty4u

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Trying our damndest to like 23 Hoyt as it used to be stellar. We've now given this place multiple times to redeem itself but unfortunately it just continues to disappoint. Waited over an hour for our meal which ended up lukewarm and generally uninteresting. Waiter boldly claimed he would provide "outstanding service". Uh, not so much. And the kicker...they charge an extra 16% service charge whether they earned it or not.
  27. JS

    JoanneS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was not that crowded, but music was too loud making it hard to talk, and service was spotty. Food however was delicious.
  28. MH

    MaryH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious and inventive. I had the quinoa crusted salmon and it was delicious. The paella cakes were SO good. I had been here for breakfast and this was my first time for dinner. It was money well spent. I will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It took almost an hour for dinner to arrive. We ordered steak medium and it came rare, very rare. Sent it back and 30 minutes later it came medium rare. Then a 16% service charge. Probably won’t go back.
  31. h

    heatherc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the whole experience! We’ll be back for sure!
  32. JH

    JoeH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The dinner quality was adequate but didn't justify the price. The service was adequate and the environment spartan. 23Hoyt's only justification for high price mediocrity is that it is located on NW 23rd.
  33. T

    Timmy

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    We ordered Sangria, which was a mistake. It was far too sweet to drunk. The restaurant had very few guests. It was chilly in the big warehouse-type ambience. The waiter Ray was excellent. He was so kind to ask and fulfill my diet preferences. We were not seated in the bar, but there were two large, inescapable television screens in front of us.
  34. BG

    BarbG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food quality was low. Servers didn’t know about meals and were slow
  35. MM

    MariM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    This has always been one of our top favorite restaurants. Sadly, this time, we did not enjoy it at all. Our server barely spoke a single word to us, rarely check for drink refills, not even water. We asked for our steak to be prepared medium well, and the server demanded that we did not have it cooked that way. So we went with what he pushed, and it was just too undercooked. The food was just mediocre. Very disappointed this time. We likely will not return for sometime :(
  36. M

    Mvega

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Great service! I've been for brunch and dinner, and both have been delicious.
  37. A

    Anonymous

    Portland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I have had really great experiences in the past, and usually a great time at this place. Specifically, the bar service has always been amazing-efficient, kind staff, etc. However, the table service was poor. Waiters avoided eye contact, poor layout of responsibilities (which waiters covered which tables). Took 30-45 min to order drinks/food and took 1.5 hours to get any drinks, despite multiple inquiries. I assume this was only a one-off experience, perhaps staff felt unprepared or potentially new waiters. The entertainment was great though.
  38. JA

    JannaA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little confusing when two shows were added...we weren't sure which show we were expected to go to. The flamenco addision is so great. Love it.
  39. PC

    PamelaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The three times I've been to 23Hoyt the food has been good-not-great, but the flamenco shows have been outstanding! I will keep coming back for to see Espacio Flamenco shows here.
  40. TT

    TonyT

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Started great. Good service and awesome salads (especially the beets). But they switched servers, and the new one was not attentive. He forgot one request and we poured our own wine. Entrees were just ok and the charcuterie at the end was lame. Kinda a slow slide to mediocre through the evening.

FAQs

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

23Hoyt is rated 4.2 stars by 1047 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for 23Hoyt

529 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hoyt Street

  • Neighborhood

    Northwest Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Easy parking is always available in the pay lot located directly behind the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Warren Pinkston

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 445-7400

  • Private party facilities

    With our two-level space, your event can be either intimate or convivial. Whether you host an event at a white-clothed table in our tree topping mezzanine overlooking the breathtaking dining room, or have a gathering at the wine table your guests will feel lightened, happy and at home at 23Hoyt.

  • Private party contact

    Tasha Hamilton: (857) 294-2273

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