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About 800 Wilfs Restaurant & Bar
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 Deb Serkoian 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.
Portland, OR 97209
American, Steak, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - Closing
Casual Bar Menu 3:00PM - closing
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz notes from the piano drift through the dining room as the gracious waitstaff care for our guests. Wilfs has the proud reputation as one the best spots to hear Portland's jazz artists perform, and if you are lucky, national artists may "sit-in" or be relaxing to the music, just like you! Entertainment is Wednesday through Saturday. Check our website for our current entertainment calendar. www.wilfsrestaurant.com
Parties for 2 to 2,000! Gatherings mark some of life's most important and intimate moments. Wilfs starts with the basics. We ask our clients to provide several key words to describe the atmosphere they want to create and then Wilfs works toward expressing their vision.
Wilfs uses only the freshest ingredients from our Northwest area, organic and hormone-free whenever possible, and can provide vegan and vegetarian options as well. Wilfs is proud to be a "sustainable" company of the Northwest.
Wilfs has a limited number of RESERVED stalls in the lot across the street from Union Station, marked "Wilfs Reserved." All other stalls are 'pay to park'. Additional street parking available, free after 7pm.
Wilfs is located on the Max light rail line, our stop is designated "Union Station" on NW 5th & 6th Avenues. For Rose Quarter events: dine with us before the event, pick up the light rail on NW 6th, you're just 3 minutes from the Rose Quarter, the first stop. Quick and easy.(Yellow & Green line)
Private Party Facilities:
Wilfs is the perfect venue for all your dining events from 5-150. Our expert staff can create the most exquiste event from start to finish; a simple lunch, cocktail reception to a sit-down dinner. Classic American cuisine, with a Northwest twist, 'Mad Men' cocktails, jazz entertainment...at Wilfs.
Private Party Contact:
Candace: (877) 879-4450
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The entire restaurant or Union Station Lobby...it's yours for the asking! Weddings, rehearsal dinners, retirement or holiday party, let us create your dream. Food, libations, music, flowers, photo booth, whatever you may want.
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800 Wilfs Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
The food was delicious, but very pricey. The service was quit good but we were there when it was very busy with a private party. We felt a little ripped off when we were brought a prosecco as we sat down for which we were charged two different prices (they had run out of the first offering) .
I really enjoyed this experience. The service was excellent! The jazz music wasn't too loud but yet provided a different atmosphere of dining. I felt like this was a relaxed fine dining experience - my type of dining.
I always fear how the service will be when using a Groupon ( I typically get the feeling that the server thinks we are cheap) - I also get this same feeling when I don't order alcohol (As a person in recovery, it's frustrating when restaurants push alcohol so much!) - I just tend to believe if the server does not think the bill is adding up, the service declines. HOWEVER, this did not happen here. Service was great!
The food was good - but for the price I expected a little bit more. I had the filet and there were way too many strong flavors in the dish - I barely was able to enjoy the taste of the meat. The french onion soup was perfect! My boyfriend had the pork - which he said was a little dry. The price did not match the quality. The experience outweighed the dinner for me.
The parking and location isn't great. Again, with the cost of everything they should provide free and safe parking.
One of the last Supper Clubs. Old fashioned dining with class. Be careful. The waiters "upsell" without telling you there is a cost. "Hi, can I start you off with a nice bottle of mineral water?"
Why, yes! ($7.50 on the eventual bill). Also didn't quote the prices of the specials or the catch of the day, but they did describe them well. We'll go back, but now we'll know what and when to ask.
The food and service was very good. John, the maître d was very personable and our waiter James was great as well. There was no rush to get us in and out. The food selection was very good, a little pricey, but worth it. The only disappointment was one of the specials for dessert, apple cranberry raspberry crisp. Should have gone with the cheesecake.
As always, simply an amazing experience! The ambiance is elegant and the food is excellent. The one thing Wilf's has that no other place does is John, the matre'd. He is amazing! We continually return for dinner not just for the food but so we can visit with John. He makes us feel like we are old friends and he is genuinely happy to see us as well. He is a treasure and a beautiful individual with a big,warm heart. Definitely one of a kind.
The service was very slow and A member of our party was not feeling well so she only ordered a salad. She was then called away from the table by the Manager and told that she had to order a meal because they had a $19 minimum per person. She explained that she wasn't feeling well but he insisted that she order an entrée. It was very uncomfortable and awkward situation. She was forced to order an entrée which she did not even eat. Unbelievable, our entire party was ordering drinks and appetizers and entrées. She should not have been forced to order a meal or else be charged. They also were making their customers pay for the scheduled live music which was $10 per person per hour. Outrageous!
My husband and I enjoyed celebrating my birthday there. My entree, "steak Diane" was delicious. My husband's pasta dish was something we'd never order again. Dessert would be another choice next time too (should've gone for something besides the pumpkin cheesecake which was NOT a great ending to the meal). The service was fantastic though. We would go back again.
We had the French onion soup, Wilf's salad that is mostly crab and shrimp, and the rack of lamb & garlic Scampi.
All were outstanding! The rack of lamb was wonderful and the French onion soup is always the best, as is the service. We always enjoy Wilf's and definitely recommend Wilf's to others.
Amazing on all fronts - atmosphere, service, food, drink, dessert, personal attention, great experience. Live music was a pleasant surprise. Thoroughly enjoyed the band and singers.
Will definitely go back and highly recommend that everyone should experience this 'old Portland' feel.
We found a gem! 800 Wilf's is located adjacent to historic Union Station and has a feeling like you have stepped into another time period with velvet chairs, drapery and tablecloths. The maître d John and waiter Douglas were outstanding. Both were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding, too, and the wine our waiter suggested was the best I have tasted. This was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we will definitely be back. Fresh, local and often organic foods are made into decadently delicious meals. My husband had the sautéed prawns and started with French onion soup. I had the Steak Diane and started with the local green salad. Portions were plenty (not like many gourmet restaurants who provide more décor on your plate than food) and the food was memorable. They have some nights with live music. If you prefer quiet conversation, go on a night without the music or go before it starts. If you enjoy live music, you can check it out from the dining room or get closer in the bar, but there is a cover charge is you just go to the bar ($7, I believe).
Drove from Vancouver (BC) for the Heather Keizur/Steve Christopherson CD event and was delighted by the venue. The performance was top notch and the wait staff extra friendly. The server was even concerned that I had not completed my meal (I was full) which I thought was a nice touch. I didn't notice the signs asking not to use my electronic device in the dining area until a few minutes after arriving, but nobody gave me any grief while I sent off a few texts before I noticed it, and put my phone away.
Would go again, and would happily recommend to friends and family.
The service was top notch and the music was spectacular. The food was okay, but I feel there's room for improvement. I would go back to sit at the bar section and enjoy the musicians with a nice drink. Overall I had a great time celebrating my birthday with friends.
We love dining at Wilf's! The service is above and beyond any in Portland, very attentive staff. The storytelling about the dishes as they are prepared table side are very interesting. The maitre d, John, has such an engaging and animated personality. Everyone should experience dining here!
Oh my word...hands down the very best service ever! I don't believe there was a bad seat in the house for hearing or viewing the live music. The ambiance was fabulous! Jazz musicians began "practicing" around 6:45. What a treat! We started with the bread pudding appetizer that was to die for! Our Caesar salad was both delicious and educational as our waiter handcrafted it tableside with bits of humor. The entree's fared just as well as they melted in our mouths. Steak Dianne and the rack of Lamb were both mouthwatering and decadent. The bar hosted handcrafted cocktails that enhanced our meal as well. The most unappetizing encounter would be the location of the building itself. Very high class restaurant in a not so high class area. However, despite it's location, we will be returning...it's just that great!
Once again, Wilf's provided us a wonderful evening, of amazing ambiance, service, food and music. It was one of our best date nights ever, would highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening. This is a solid, quality, step back from the hurry of the world place.
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