800 Wilfs Restaurant & Bar

4.5
720 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.

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Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, sparkling water or a Diana Krall, blueberry vodka,lemonade,pomegranate juice shaken and served up, with purchase of dinner entree from 'dinner' menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 2, 2019

Ends: May 31, 2019

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

What 720 People Are Saying
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Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! John, as usual, was attentive, entertaining and informative. My go to place for a very special evening.

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WK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, and good service, but Wilf's would not accept my Discover Card.

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J
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, good background music, really good service
The wine list has some of the best of the region, at minimal markup

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Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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S
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must when in Portland!!!

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner with our friends. Kind of a celebration and a good time was had by all of us (4 people). Of course, we had the French Onion Soup - - always good. The Pasta with the Vegan Italian Sausage was super and steaks were good, as well. Our server was attentive and gave us everything that we needed.

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LC
Portland
62 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and wonderful live music.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beverages. Great server. Great music and wonderful friends to enjoy it with.

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P
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere in Wilfs takes us back to a time when most long distance travel was by train. Housed at Union Station, train travelers still stop at Wilfs for a drink and/or a meal, but so do locals. My friend and I dined there this time in order to try the Impossible Burger, a vegetarian option that succeeds beyond any veggie burger either of has ever tried. I won't describe it other than to say it's a must-try, even for meat-lovers. We dined at 1 o'clock on an overcast Friday in April, and we had our choice of tables. I have a hearing problem and found the quiet profoundly satisfying. The old-world decor, too, was a comfort in contrast to the "industrial" concrete walls and ceilings of too many "hip" Portland restaurants. I'll be back to Wilfs again and again.

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JC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our dining experience and we are looking forward to going back.

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

James was awesome, he took great care if us and sent me home with a special treat.

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was extremely slow. Took about 10 minutes to just get a drink menu. The food was not the best. Prime rib was tough and selection of wine and champagne was lacking. The live music was awesome!!

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Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High class restaurants like this are getting rare. Located in the train station building it reflects well the golden age of trains. Plus authentic interior, live jazz and classic friendly, knowledgeable service reflects well on the excellent food, plating and relaxing pace. I had the fillet which was better than Ruth Chris's.

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I tried WILF'S Portland-dining-month special (3 courses for $33). The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Kim our server was helpful and attentive without being obtrusive. (It seemed our water glasses and after-dinner coffee were always auto-filled at the half full level.) The setting was elegant and relaxed. We sat in the formal dining but could still enjoy the Jazz singer and accompanist in the lounge. The music added a romantic touch without interfering with our table conversation. In summary a great meal and a great date.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An extraordinary dining experience that harkens back to a different time. Service was personal and highly professional, the food was sumptuous and prepared with skill at table side. The ambiance was intimate and welcoming with live jazz setting the mood.
Easily and unreservedly recommended for anyone looking to enjoy an evening of truly ‘fine’ dining!

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Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

3 of the 4 courses were wonderful. The filet was full of gristle. The two waiters were annoying. Interrupting our conversations. Talking loudly at each table. Too interested in themselves not the customer!

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John always doesn’t excellent job!

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KK
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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 on March 14, 2019
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
8 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
14 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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a
Portland
6 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
10 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
17 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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