800 Wilfs Restaurant & Bar

4.5
702 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in the 1898 renovated Union Station, just minutes from The Pearl and downtown Portland. Cozy red wing back chairs provide guests with an intimate escape from the world, 'Mad Men' atmosphere best describes the lounge and it's modern menu of classic cocktails, while listening to the best jazz, performed up-close and personal. Chef A.G. Rocha and expert staff prepare local and regional dishes with a modern twist. Tableside preparation of our award winning Caesar salad, Steak Diane or fresh local seafood and our 'incredible' burger or reuben sets us apart for lunch. Catering and event planning for 2 to 2000, includes simple sack lunch, private corporate dining, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers to wedding receptions and more.
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Have a drink on us!...Wine down at Wilfs enjoying a complimentary beverage with dinner entree service only.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, sparkling water or a Diana Krall, blueberry vodka,lemonade,pomegranate juice shaken and served up

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 5, 2019

Ends: May 1, 2019

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-8:00PM

What 702 People Are Saying
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KK
Portland
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous dinner with family! Food was outstanding, and tableside flambe was fun. Everyone loved their meals. No kids menus but they easily accommodated our 10 year old with pasta. Its pricey, but there was live music and a tableside magician (he said he is there one night a month) that was amazing. A great place for a special occasion. Wasnt stuffy, we were dressed typical portland diners, parking was easy too. Note that the regular steak diane is good... you dont need the filet they upsell you too.

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JW
Portland
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really pleasant experience! Great service and nice ambience.

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S
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have long been recommending Wilfs to my friends. Our server, Kim, achieved the right level of attentiveness. John's recommendations for dinner are always wonderful! The Portland Dine out Menu looked so delicious; we plan on returning before the night is through. Dinner here is not cheap, but it is truly fine dining, and we enjoy every moment. Truly an outstanding way to celebrate my birthday, and any other occasion. Thanks for another great night!

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PJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to Wilf's in a few years and found everything to be as wonderful as before. I can't think of another restaurant in Portland that's comparable in service, ambience and quality of all menu items.

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CW
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the music at Wilf's. You can reserve a place in the lounge ($10 each for Ron Steen trio) which is the best Jazz you will see in Portland and as good as you will see anywhere. Food, service, atmosphere and drinks are great.

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TV
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John, the manager, and our waiter, Doug, made this dinner and experience the special night it was for us. Thank you. Wilfs will always be in my top five choices to dine in Portland.

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M
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from John!
We were there on a very quiet night, and their old-world ambiance was perfect. Even saw a couple of trains come and go.

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a business lunch, thank you for the great service.

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k
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An evening at Wilf's is always a special occasion!

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MC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was delightful, lighting was marginal, music outstanding, pricing was as expected for good music dining event. Recommend very well, not highly, but a great opportunity to see good music at a comfortable venue with fairly good food!

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but served cold. Server was somewhat attentive.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic American dining. Unimpeachable food preparation, textbook attentive service. Great music, spectacular wine list.

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OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our evening listening to Tom Grant and Shelley Rudolph perform in the bar. We had a front row seat. Great cocktails and burgers - even the vegi burger tasted good!

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JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed listening to great live blues music while dining.

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CJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The atmosphere is amazing and the live music is such a great touch! Generally jazz playing, but when we went it was a blues band (Norman Sylvester) and it was awesome. Food is also fantastic. Wife got tableside steak Diane and its fun to watch John prepare it.

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DK
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went primarily for the music as well as celebrate Valentines. Great music and good service but food way overpriced definitely not worth it. Special prime rib was tough and potatoes cold and salad drowned in dressing. $39 for an entree worth maybe 1/2 that.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I don't know if it's Wilfs responsibility or Groupon, but I bought the Groupon coupon specifically for Valentine's day, which is what I thougfht the promotional was for in the first place, but after arriving and being seated and reading the fine print at the end or bottom of the menu and finding out that that the Valentine's promotional Groupon coupon would not be honored was a surprise, I spent approx 250.00 for two meals which were definitely absolutely not worth the cost, To be honest, if the food was good or worth it I wouldn't be Complaining but I was and am disappointed, especially when it was for Valentine's ☹☹

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S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Our company depends on reviews for our success so it is with trepidation that I write a negative thing about any company. We had Valentines dinner at your restaurant last week. We realize that it was a special occassion and no doubt busier than your average dinner. Our waiter was not attentive in the least and the meal (in my opinion) was overpriced. The cod was good as was the cheesecake. We like Wilf's and the history behind the Union Station but we both vowed that we probably would not return. It just wasn't a pleasant experience. Sorry, I know you try hard but we felt like beggers all night having to ask for the basics, water, bread, wine etc. in addition to having to flag down our waiter. We were beggers who ended up spending $250 dollars and regretting it I'm afraid. We wish you well and hope that Wilfs will remain a part of the Portland restaurant scene for many years to come.

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OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service, food and atmosphere

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day. Food and service were great. Live band was excellent. Ambiance was very nice. The pricing was a little high for what we got, but still a great experience.

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s
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Three out of the four meals were great. One of us got a grisly piece of meat and should have sent it back. The ambiance was very old school elegant, but our service was not up to par. We felt rushed all night, definitely not on scale with Ruth Chris, Morton’s or other upscale restaurants in Portland.

They have live jazz Wednesday through Sunday which was s nice feature. Valet parking would be nice. We had to park in a lot across from the train station where homeless were camped, it was a bit sketchy.

I am glad we tried it and if we go again it will be in the summer when it is lighter longer!

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RG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

Valentines Day
Was an extremely limited menu only four choices our table was next to the cold door and the minute we sat down they told me that I would need to be out of there by 6:45 for their next reservation? Felt rushed and it was $235 with a 21% fixed tip for a party of TWO
Nowhere on OpenTable did I see there was a limited set dinner for Valentine’s Day at a very expensive price

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MT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, except for the parking ticket I have to deal with despite parking in a marked “WILFS” spot

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T
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The live jazz music was great. The meal was good but left us wanting more. Service was fantastic & the wait staff makes you fell special with all the table side options but the table side options aren't necessary to enjoy the restaurant. No fancy clothes needed the place is a older restaurant and casual

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Free food was extraordinary. Must try the prawn cocktail with flying fish calamari!!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the food and ambiance!

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D
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined in bar because we wanted to hear the evening entertainment. It was a quiet Thursday night, most of the guests were there to hear the music. We ordered from the bar menu: steak bite pasta and the Cubana sandwich. Both were very tasty. Service was excellent and very friendly. Prices for what we ordered were a little on the high side but competitive for today’s comparable restaurants. We did not look at the dining room menu.

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OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tableside service

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience with pretty good food and wonderful service, in a warm inviting atmosphere and live muaic.

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SB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wilf's is a great place to have dinner before a show at Rose Garden; excellent service and good food. Will definitely be back.

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KT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great live music and a lovely atmosphere with friendly staff.

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KJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food and music. I will go back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. We have started a Christmas tradition with very close friends that are like family and we feel that way about Wilfs! The staff is like family!

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although a little bit pricey, the food was wonderful portions are small for the price, but pretty much expect that in an upscale setting. Wonderful live music the band playing was absolutely fabulous. We got our requested seating comment the wait staff is very friendly and efficient. Definitely a place to go

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OT
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a treat to dine here, and I don't know why we don't more often? Think we'll need to address that situation more in 2019! Wilf's is elegant without being stuffy. The food and drinks are old-school delicious, served in a classic atmosphere. One note, music starts at 7:00 most or all nights. So if you want a quiet meal, might be best to book at table at 5:00 or so.

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M
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilfs is consistently a memorable and wonderful dining experience. The food, service, ambiance, and live jazz music are always superb. Maitre d John is fabulous with tableside flambe’ presentations, and wields great stories while doing so.

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c
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always Wilf's was excellent. The staff is always great, food is very good, you can taste the alcohol in the drinks (not watered), music always great. James, one of the servers is a great example of excellent customer service, actually the definition of it. A little spendy but well worth it. It's always a 5 star experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Did not like my $27 very salty omelette with 2 eggs on the top with a fancy name. Has 2 bites and was thirsty all night. Don’t recommend at all. Let’s not forgot it was in the worst part of Portland. Didn’t feel safe walking in the union station at night.

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MT
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Wilf's doesn't disappoint. For over 20 years it's been our favorite restaurant.

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