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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:
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
$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/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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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