800 Wilfs Restaurant & Bar

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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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CP
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmas decor. Excellent service and food. My friend really enjoyed his birthday at Wilfs. We always love the jazz.

LI
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner !

M
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wilfs is our favorite go to place for all celebrations. John and Douglas do a stupendous job making us feel like royalty with their personal attention. John could do a one man show with his fascinating stories he shares while preparing tableside dishes. The live jazz music is an extra treat. The food’s taste and presentation are consistently superb. A classy and fun evening out!

JW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've recommended to several of my friends! It's a pretty penny but the Thanksgiving email treat helped me out a ton. Craig and Geegee were very kind and welcoming, I never had to look around to ask for help.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Was expecting a move dimly lit environment with a larger band with performance.
Was very disappointed in this part of our evening.

r
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the ambiance was great, John and Douglas were very entertaining. It was a surprise that the martinis were upgraded (for an added fee) without our knowledge. hmm don't know about that. The mahi mahi was dry and the roasted potatoes were cold on my plate. three other plates were good. Even though they ask about special celebrations..they charge for the birthday cake. The bar entertainment was very nice.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We LOVED it! Everything was perfect, from drinks to food to music and this spot has become one of our go-to places we look forward to whenever we go to Portland now, especially if we want to combine great food with great music just can’t be beat! 5*

CJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had martinis and steak Diane and it was absolutely fantastic!

KB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere at Wilf's. The food and the service was very good, they treat you well!
We had a great time!

W
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were awesome!! Food was fresh and plentiful!

SM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Hadn't been to Wilf's for years but wanted to connect with an old friend to catch up. The staff is absolutely wonderful. They left us alone when we wanted to chat but were right there for us when we needed anything. The live music is always a treat and the musicians are absolutely world class. I had forgotten that they charge a cover and it was not apparent while booking the table online, nor did anyone mention it when I chatted with them on the phone. You're told about it when you check in but if you're not planning on that expense then it's not a welcomed surprise. We both had the catch of the day plate and the food was fine. The salmon could have had more flavor, in my opinion. Overall it's still a great place to go and I'll definitely be back!

UG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing... this experience was absolutely perfect 😭 everything was incredible! The service was like nothing I’ve ever experienced!

Real Old fashion etiquette! Incredible! WILL definitely

DH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place for great food, great music and an atmosphere of warmth and fun.

A
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waitress was not friendly actually bordering on rude. It was as if we were bothering her. We’ve had her before. Probably will not return.

K
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and great live music. Beautiful restaurant.

PK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

If you go late for the music, ask to be seated right in front of the musicians. Diners around us were very noisy.

c
Portland
64 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our way to Seattle by train. Our service and meal was exceptional! Our server, Douglas Martell, is a consummate professional! Table side Caesar and Shrimp Scampi were amazing. Live music was an additional treat!!

RN
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Wolfe’s in a long time. A friend of mine was preforming their for a class recital from PCC. Great experience. John, our waiter was fantastic. Very professional, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. He was able to adapt to our food issues with excellent suggestions and substitutions.
The music capped off the evening.
Can’t wait to do it again.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chairs in desperate need of repair everything else was nice

r
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Saturday night energy with Devin Phillips & Friends is fabulous. Love the Sax and love Jazz. Combination is made for a wonderful night of listening. The Bar food--in this case--the hamburger was delicious and the service could not be more attentive and accommodating. If you love Jazz--you need to go here.

n
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wilf's Steak Diane is outstanding and we had another wonderful dinner there. We started with some delicious wine and the seafood salad. Then we had the Steak Diane, which is cooked at the table by the maitre di, who is very personable and entertaining. The wine list is extensive and we always enjoy sitting in those big red chairs and toasting each other. Wilf's is a great place for a memorable meal on a special occasion.

LL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have the most wonderful family celebratory dinners at Wilf's. They are gracious and accommodating! We had a party of 14 this time, from perfectly crafted cocktails, a diverse and affordable wine list to beautifully prepared food, it was all enjoyed. The live music and magician add to the warm and comfortable atmosphere. We always enjoy the Steak Diane prepared tableside, this is a rare experience and very fun. Many thanks to the Staff, they are second to none in their appreciation of the dining experience of their patrons! Thanks again, for a wonderful evening. It will be another treasured memory.

DF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always

K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wolfs is an under appreciated jewel. They offer great jazz performances at very reasonable prices. Food is solid and drinks are excellent. We have gone back several times to listen to the really enjoyable jazz performances. A great venue.

WB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is very pretty. The staff was great. The food was very good. They also had musical entertainment that was very good and didn’t interfere with our conversation. I would definitely go back

JW
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wilfs was wonderful, as always. Having Caesar salad and steak Diane prepared tableside was especially entertaining.

DM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fora fine dining experience, this place is the best.

JW
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a real gem. The service is truly outstanding. We had Steak Diane, which was finished at the table by our server. While he was preparing the sauce and flambé, he would signal to the other servers to bring the side dishes so everything was perfectly timed.

n
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back and especially when Greta Matassa is there!

K
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Last Saturday we went to Wilfs to listen to a jazz/cabaret singer named Greta (from Seattle). We sat in the lounge where the full dinner menu was available. The food was very good (I had pan fried oysters) and my husband had the salmon salad. The performance was excellent. Really enjoyed the ambiance. We'll be back.

f
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Icelandic Cod dinner and added the tasty prawns. Wow, my husband and I really enjoyed that cod dish, and the service was excellent. Will be back!!

KC
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard Arnold and his band provided the MOST delightful evening of Nate King Cole and mo-town favs!!

Our food was amazing and they had our favorite wine ...!

f
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Customer service from John and Douglas was outstanding; professional, knowledgeable and they know their customers. Food selection was very good, the Wilf's salad was excellent; a meal in itself. We will be back!

MK
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The best part was the great bottle of wine and the Spanish coffee drinks for dessert. The Caesar salad was so soggy could not finish. Personally, I would have asked for light anchovy or none at all. I had the prawns which were cooked good, but not much additional flavors. My husband had the steak Diane which you could upgrade the meat, but he stuck with the basic. Very pricey for what you get. The live music , which had a cover charge of $15 per person wasn't what we expected. Thought it would be jazz themed and ended up being one woman playing an electric accordion accompanied by another woman on violin. Drinks, dinner, and entertainment ended up being $200+. I had a gift certificate which took care of a big part of the bill. We don't go out often, so we still tried to make the most of the evening. Sorry I can't recommend to anyone..

KA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the comfortable seating with a backdrop of jazz that was soft enough for our table of six to carry on conversations. Food was excellent, drinks were perfect. My only regret is that they always run out of bananas Foster before we order dessert. We'll be back!

CH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the look and feel of this place and the staff was extremely friendly!

HW
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambience was very classy and old world. We enjoyed how John prepared our salad at the table. Unfortunately, the steaks were disappointing. Mine was mealy and difficult to cut. Our waiter was not attentive and I found her attitude to be indifferent. We hesitated to order dessert but glad we did as they were definitely the best part of the meal. I would not go back here because I felt it was an expensive evening for a mediocre meal.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall service/food/and music was a pleasant experience. The value of the Groupon was honored. Would do a return visit in the future.

OR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible. Both times I've gone it hasnt been busy. I'm honestly blown away as to why people don't come here. It's exceptional dining.

HC
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Beautiful table setting. Why are there bread plates and butter knives when there is no bread? Why does the menu say Caesar salad for two made table side? I brought my adult son and daughters for my son’s birthday. I knew he would enjoy the table side Caesar salad presentation so I said, my son and I would like the Caesar salad for two. You can imagine our disappointed when two finished salads were delivered to the table from the kitchen. We were still charged the price quoted in the menu.

We were told that we needed to be careful because our entree dishes were hot. None of us had hot food. We all had warm food.

There are ways to spin situations. If our server said that he would also be our bartender, he could have made it sound positive. That he would take great care of us. Instead we got to hear what to us was complaining that he had to make our drinks too.

My son wanted one of the two table side made dessert but decided not to order them because he didn’t want to be disappointed again like with the salad. And as he said, he didn’t want to have to deal with the drama from our server.

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