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About 23Hoyt

The restaurant scene in Portland is among the most vibrant and interesting in the country. 23Hoyt's crave-able menu (with the best burger in town) still fits within the realm of "gastro-pub" with familiar offerings that exceed expectations on your first bite.
The comfortable cafe, bar and dining room features several seating areas including extensive outdoor cafe tables on bustling NW 23rd Avenue, in Nob Hill, the best boutique shopping neighborhood in the city.

529 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Northwest, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday night from 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Friday - Saturday night from 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cross Street:
Hoyt Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 445-7400

Website:
http://www.23hoyt.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Josh Johnson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Private Dining

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.

23Hoyt Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Good for a Date (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Authentic (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bad night. Three for dinner. Steak and duck were good as were the apps. Salmon was flavorless and after waiting 20 mins for the Deseret it was so embarrassing the waiter (only bright spot of tne evening) took it off tbe bill before putting it on tne table. Clearly the kitchen was overwhelmed.

Won’t be going back anytime soon.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

23Hoyt has a great menu. Menu options are varied and well prepared. Very interesting cocktail menu as well. Service is prompt and wait staff can answer any questions pertaining to the menu. This is just a great place for a nice evening out.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been here a few times and it is always good. The meals were well crafted and tasty. The service was timely and helpful. Their served pastries were from Grand Central bakery and were awesome.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

the coffe was great and the mimosa cheap, but the breakfast hash was super uninspired.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter, Beau, was really kind and exceptional. He had a lot of great advice about food choices. The food was really hearty and delicious, yet very healthy and fresh. I could tell everything was made fresh to order. The ambiance is beautiful and I will definitely be back for another round. We had the Veal Marsala and it was delish, but I want to try the cod next time!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing staff! Cook came out and went of his way to to ask us if he could substitute an item my friend was allergic to. Above and beyond!!!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The location and ambiance were nice, but the food was awful. Our party of 4 ordered different entrees, and each of us thought the food was barely edible. After dining there it was obvious why the place was empty and it was so easy to get a reservation.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very nice dining experience! We had the cornmeal fried oysters, heirloom tomato salad, duck breast, and salmon. Everything was great! The Duck Breast was a bit rare but still very good. Just something to be aware of. Our waiter was great! We really enjoyed the restaurant and the value of the meal was excellent!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is always a bit unique, but very delicious. Service is among the best anywhere.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

My wife and I had to be in Portland, so we decided to make a date out of it and we were very happy we did. The salad (heirloom), entrees (risotto and veal Marsala) and wines were exceptional. Staff cordial, outgoing and "just nice" and treated us very well. Will certainly be back again. Thank you 23Hoyt!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

our waiter Bo was very nice and friendly....the atmosphere was just magic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

great atmosphere, uninspired food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a very nice dinner at 23Hoyt. We asked for a quiet table, and while there may be no truly quiet table at this restaurant, we were seated in a distant corner of the dining room. Our server was attentive, friendly, informative, and appropriate. Food prices were good, considering the rising operating costs at Portland's restaurants, and the portions were both generous and delicious. Cocktails were outstanding. 23Hoyt does not pretend to be a temple of haute cuisine, but we had a very good time; it was a memorable meal, and we shall return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overall very good experience. Good good and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Organic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

My husband and I love this place! Jill was our server and she is outstanding. All of the staff is friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome. The food is always delicious. We tried a new item on the menu -- a stuffed poblano pepper. It was lively in flavor and beautiful in presentation. If you've never dined at 23Hoyt, stop reading this and make your Open Table reservation now. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Overall it was a good experience, however the service was slow at times and the duck breast was not worth the $30. It lacked flavor and for what you pay for it is simply not worth it. The interior decor of the restaurant is hip and modern, and I would recommend their rosemary fries and BLT sandwich

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on September 1, 2017

2nd visit to this restaurant which I wish could have been better. My first visit I had clams which were delicious, my son had a pasta dish which was small but tasty so size was forgivable. On this visit I opted for the fried oysters as clams were off the menu, I didn't enjoy them at all, sloshy oysters, too much cornmeal batter. The fried chicken was one piece, mainly bones, on a bed of difficult to chew leaves. Maybe I chose the wrong things, perhaps the kitchen was having a bad day, whatever the reason I'm sad this place isn't producing consistently good food, because if it did it would be incredible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

23Hoyt is a gorgeous restaurant with a friendly and attentive waitstaff. The food is outstanding. I had the Columbia River King Salmon on forbidden rice - it was perfectly prepared and delicious. Oh, and the cornbread was amazing - some of the best I've ever had!
The ambiance is terrific. The decor is upscale, without being pretentious. And they have live music that is not too loud (so you don't have to shout over it).
I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We visit Portland often for our anniversary week and dinner at 23Hoyt is a "must" for us! Once again this place knocked it out of the park. While it tended to get noisy at times (a sign of everyone having a wonderful time), we were seated a bit apart from the crowd so we were able to enjoy our special night. Food was fantastic, our server was outstanding and very attentive, and the doughnut holes were simply divine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was great as well. Would definitely return.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were celebrating family being back in town and had a lovely large table tucked in to a corner all to ourselves. Our server, Beau, was a gem. We loved having the caesar salad we remember from Zefiro's, a much beloved closed Portland restaurant, with same ownership as 23Hoyt. We'll be back!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Everything g out of the kitchen was disappointing, slow and somewhat cold. Not going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

They didn't mind my at times loud 2 year old. Gave us lots of time and room to enjoy- reminded me of dining in Greece where it's not go go go. Burger was delightful as was the fried green blt and charcuterie board!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was fantastic. A great melding of flavors that complimented each other.

This was a quiet Sunday dinner and there were not a lot of other guests. The high ceilings make it seem even more vacant when there aren't very many people there. Not exactly a downer but it did detract from the experience.

The service was good but not great. This was mostly because the wine service was pretty awkward. The waiter placed a decanter on the far side of the table and then, after a fairly low skilled opening of the bottle, had to reach across the table again to retrieve the decanter. Not a horrible thing but not first class, either.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Huevos Rancheros and Biscuits and gravy were both delicious; service was wonderfully appropriate in attentiveness and speed. Would recommend again!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was delicious and the cocktails were noteworthy. It was nice to linger over a relaxed meal for a date night. The noise level can climb quickly as the restaurant fills.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We have eaten here before and had a great experience. But this time the service was terrible. When we got to the restaurant and checked in for our reservation the host pointed to corner and said your table is up there and someone will be with you soon. We waited a long time before waiter came over to greet us. The waiter then asked if we were ready to order our food and we said no we would like a cocktail first. He was extremely rude. At the end of the meal he dropped down dessert menus and didn't say a word...just walked away. To pay our bill at the very end I couldn't find the waiter and had to take to the host. Don't think we will go back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We loved the atmosphere, cocktails and appetizers and the service was good. Dinner on the other hand was bland! The lobster risotto had no flavor and nearly no lobster or mushrooms included and the duck breast was also very bland - very disappointing

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 7, 2017

First time here, and I am already a huge fan! The food exceeded my expectations. It was a quiet night and there were only about 3 other parties seated, so you would think that the service would be good but it was a little slow. Drinks took a while to come out, and my margarita was not the best. All in all, very good place and I would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had a nice evening at 23Hyot. For Appetizers we shared Bruschetta and fried Oysters. Both were very tasty. Entrees weren't anything over the top. Veal was just OK. We did however have the donuts with Carmel sauce for dessert - they were sublime!!!!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This is a good news/bad news review. Our table of 7 sat down at 7:45. We ordered drinks and when the drinks were served we ordered dinner. Some of us ordered a first course and some didn't. We ordered bread for the table and asked for it a couple of times. The first courses came fairly quickly but not the bread. Finally our server told us the had run out of bread! This wouldn't have been so bad except our entrees weren't served until 9:40, just short of 2 hours after we sat down. We all agreed that our entrees, which ranged from hamburgers to Albacore tuna were excellent but that waiting 90 minutes from the time the first courses were served until the entrees were served was waaaaaaay too long. Especially with no bread. As much as we enjoyed the food, I don't think I'll go back anytime soon.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We booked on open table and have noticed that almost always we have been placed at a table near the bathroom or kitchen in a 2/3 empty restaurant- meaning terrible table via OpenTable booking. The food flavors were excellent however the portions were laughably small for the price. Value, good quality food, but such a high price for the amount you get; such a small plate, it's not worth it. Entree pasta was consumed in four bites, coming from a small female, not a corn-fed farm boy. Service was adequate. Not sure what else to say.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

23Hoyt holds its own with other upscale dining options in the area. Not quite in the same sphere as St. Jack but a notch above the other bar and grill options available. My heirloom tomato salad was artfully presented and nicely balanced, with a drizzle of pesto-based dressing that brought out the best of the ripe tomatoes. The hanger steak frites might be the best I've had at this price point. Service was friendly and capable but a little on the slow side, especially for a later reservation.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The "house specialty" of roasted chicken was slightly over-cooked. Every thing else was excellent........

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food and service was fabulous. The entree portions are a bit small for the price, but delicious. Would go back again, but probably only for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Wonderful food and drinks. Drew a bad waiter. He won't last. Another very nice gal picked up the slack.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Hoyt23 offered just the right sort of casual dining opportunity we were looking for. We liked that there was an overlap the Happy Hour and the dinner time, so were were able to avail of the Happy Hour discounts on drinks and some of the smaller food items and combine them with our dinner entrees. Everything was fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. Beau, our server was very attentive and a lot of fun to interact with. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The accommodations that 23 Hoyt made for our group of eight was amazing. Cocktails were very creative and fun to try and everyone loved their food. This is always a "go to" place when friends drop in.....casual, easy, and good food and drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I can't recommend 23Hoyt. Food was quite good, but the service was very good exceptional bad: very slow, and our server was almost surly. There are plenty of better options in the NW and Pearl.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We had no idea about this restaurant...had passed it a number of times and it looked interesting. We loved our waiter Beau, but were still not sure about the food. It was exceptional! We all cleaned our plates. I have never seen two in our party do that in many years. It was perfect ....we will certainly return again soon

Tags: Casual
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