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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: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - Closing

Casual Bar Menu 3:00PM - closing

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 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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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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 5, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 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 3, 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 29, 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 29, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 28, 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 28, 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 13, 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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·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 11, 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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·Dined on October 8, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 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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·Dined on October 7, 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 October 1, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 1, 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 30, 2017

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

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 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 24, 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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 (Toledo)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delightful table side entree prep -stories embellish the presentation . Great music- nice trio- Aidli's voice is fabulous. Evening was enjoyed by all!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Had a wonderful time and the staff was entertaining and very professional. The food was great.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Outstanding, all around!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

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).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Organic, Live Music
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love this place! The experience is great, and the service is amazing!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The only thing better here than the food is the service! The Maitre d' himself waited on us, but wow! Fork-tender steak, delicious sauce and even a quick culinary history lesson. So fun! Can't wait to go again!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Cannot say enough about the amazing food, attentive staff and pleasant ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This place has a friendly, but upscale, atmosphere and incredible jazz! It really dresses up the old train station, which could use a facelift itself. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lovely ambience with excellent service. Beautiful old school decor and live soft jazz brought me back to the lounge singers of old. A wonderful experience overall.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Always an excellent dining experience in a lovely, classic setting with attentive service and high quality, upscale cuisine prepared impeccably and plated beautifully. The Coho salmon was mouthwatering and the rib eye melt in the mouth delectable. We've had every offering at least once over the years and have never been disappointed, from cocktails to appetizers, soup, salad, through main course with wines and divine desserts. Wilf's is simply a consistently fine choice for dining.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was disappointing. The salad was made with limp beets & artichokes that tasted like they came from a jar and sweet pecans. The vegetable paella was rice with bland tomato sauce and some carrots. The crepes were bland. The music was great, the servers were great & the ambiance fun.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at WIlf's. The food, music and service were excellent!! The staff is very focused on helping the customers have a nice evening. Loved the food and the jazz trio made the evening perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We've dined at Wilf's many, many times. Consistently great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Organic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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