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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.

800 NW 6th Ave at Union Station
Portland, OR 97209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Casual Bar
Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
NW Irving

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 223-0070

Website:
http://www.wilfsrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
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

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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)

Executive Chef:
Deb Serkoian

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, 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

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Live Music (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

We've been before and always had an awesome time with John as our server, but the female servers tonight were super gruff, not attentive, and very offputting. Having been before we stuck it out, but the people next to us were here for the first time and we're talking about leaving because of the inattentiveness of our same server and how long it was taking to get any service let alone their entrees. I know it was VDay night and busy, but the servers could have faked some enthusiasm and warmth ... especially for $100+/person. Food was good, service was horrible, but we'll try one more time and hope tonight was just an off night.

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent and they provide a great space for musicians and the music was very good/Paula Byrne Quintet. The overall experience was fun and pleasant, but they are way overpriced. The menu choices were limited due to the special occastion/VAlentine's Day without any previous mention of this when I booked reservations and nothing was posted on their website referring to this limited menu. I would recommend them to a friend based on their excellent service, but I would recommend them only for a special occasion maybe once or twice a year and I would warn my friends to ask about the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

RUDE! We had a reservation for 5:15 and arrived on time. As we were seated, we were told we needed to be done by 6:30. That’s a big zing and makes you feel rushed. My husband and I ALWAYS share a meal as it’s always plenty. On the menu it stated there were NO shared meals. So, what we assumed would be a lovely $75 meal for the two of us cost us $160 and we took 1/2 of each of our meals home. We were very sorry we didn’t leave after being told we had to be done by 6:30.

We left about 6:23 and the restaurant was no more than 1/2 filled, it that so did not understand the requirement that we vacate the table by 6:30.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The staff and food were fantastic. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back. Wish I had known about it sooner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My wife and I came here and loved every minute of it. As soon as you walk in you are greeted and welcomed. The waiter was very skilled in dining etiquette and making sure everything was perfect not only for the food but for the experience. The band was tasteful and talented as it filled the room with comforting jazz. Perfect for a date night if you just want to be close to your significant other and able to talk and have a good time. In my opinion the food should be priced higher, the ingredients all together make a wonderful assortment of flavors that do not disappoint. I would highly recommend this to anyone for multiple different occasions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Live Music, Organic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very cozy room in a beautiful historic train station. Great music, though at times it was somewhat impacted by distracting noise from the bar (and a loudmouth bar patron) right next to the music area. Food was very good but a bit overpriced. Parking and feeling safe in the neighborhood at night can be somewhat challenging but not impossible, just put on your city attitude and plan enough time to find parking (and find your way there through all the bus zones and one-way streets).

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Organic, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Got a Groupon for this place and didn’t realize what and upscale place it was. The food was exceptional, especially the prime rib, which easily the best I’ve had. Piano music on our night, so not quiet. The waiter provided good service but seemed overworked in the amount of time he had to check in. Very spendy, spent $125 on 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 5 beers, and that may have been the total after the $50 Groupon. Good special occasional spot unless you are rich.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We came in for a birthday celebration and the service was amazing! The matredee was super friendly, funny, and knew a lot about the history of the restaurant and food. The food was delicious and when my child didn't care for what she ordered, the waiter got her a new meal without a second question. We had never been to Wilf's before and we will definitely be back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 18, 2018

As always, the service is what makes Wilfs stand out above all else. The food was perfection, melting steak Diane, Devine Bananas Foster and a wonderful ambiance in a historic building.

Thank you

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent evening. Matre 'd John was wonderful and enjoyable to visit with. James was a great waiter and very attentive to whatever we needed. We were looking forward to the live music, but apparently they cancelled that afternoon. Food was absolutely excellent! We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been going to Wilfs for 10 years at least once a month . The service is perfect, the food always delicious and the atmosphere, charming and elegant and comfortable all at the same time. And the musical talent they showcase in the bar several nights a week is terrific too: particularly the Tony Pacini Trio last Friday of the month.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went to Wilf's to celebrate our anniversary. We have dined there 2-3 times before and expected to have another memorable meal. Last time we both ordered Steak Diane and it was delicious, plus it was cooked at our table which was very fun. This time, we started with the seafood salad, which was outstanding. For entrees, I ordered Steak Diane again and my husband had the halibut. Unfortunately, the fish was overcooked and dry. When the waitress inquired about it, she immediately took it back to the kitchen and had another halibut prepared. The second time it was better but still overcooked. For dessert we split the chocolate cheesecake, which was delicious. All in all, it was a good meal but the halibut wasn't up to Wilf's usual standards.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I really appreciated the call from the restaurant to confirm my reservation and to see whether I wanted to sit in the restaurant or the bar for the entertainment. Food and service was excellent and the ambiance was extra special with the Christmas decorations that made the old building even more special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great onion soup, halibut fisnd chips and good Caesar (not enough garlic for me but still very good). Service was professional and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The classy holiday decorations are so beautiful. John is the most gracious and fun host ever. The food was exquisite, the service was great, the live music was good but too loud for us to have comfortable conversation. We dine at Wilfs multiple times every year and always are pleased with everything.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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) .

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Superb tableside flame cooking and specialty meat preparation like Steak Diane and Beef Wellington. Also Coffee Diablo!!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Went to see Bello Voci perform their Christmas show and enjoyed the location and food. Wilfs is located in the train station and holds all of that old time charm and architecture.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Crappy food, cheap meat, boxed potatoes, wilted veggies and store bought dessert.. gross

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This fabulous restaurant continues to deliver five star meals with attentive service. We love going here! John is the best ever maitre de.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a good place to go, especially if you're waiting for a train or picking someone up at Union
Station.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was really far too expensive for the meal we received.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Many rules. Very pricey for food quality. Jazz was great.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fantastic staff!! John and Douglas are amazing! Atmosphere, fantastic food! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Just a lovely place where they take really good care of you and are so appreciative that you decided to stop in and stay awhile for great food, great music, great people!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had in U.S.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Wilf's is showing it's age, but the food is still top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

For several years, we have celebrated special occasions at Wilf's because John and his staff make every birthday or anniversary all the more special.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I really like the old-school nature of this place. The service was great as was the food. I haven't been to Wilf's in probably 20 years and I finally talked my wife into going. We just enjoyed the hell out of it!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding.... food was absolutely increadable... service was as well. The steak Diane was amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The music was great! I'd come back for cocktails and music, but otherwise not a good value; tired menu and rehearsed service.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food and wonderful jazz by the Tony Pacini trio. Loved it.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our experience of having dinner and enjoying the incredible Tony Pacini Trio was perfect! The services makes you feel like everyone knows your name and the food options outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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