Batson River - Portland
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pineland Farms Beef, White American Cheese, Boursin Cheese, Onion, Bacon, Lettuce, Brioche Bun
Cajun dusted, spicy remoulade
Hangar Steak, Arugula, Smoked Bleu Cheese Demi, Garlic Parmesan Aioli
Food and service was wonderful. My only criticism is I requested a standard table in open table and we were seated against the back of the restaurant in a cramped high top for 4 that would have been ok for drinks but not for dinner and drinks. We had no room for our drinks and plates. The restaurant was not full and would have been so much more enjoyable at a standard table in the main part of the restaurant .
Beers were enjoyable and the tap wine was a tad expensive for an average red blend .
Our server was fantastic and were treated like valued customers . I am in the service industry so always wonderful to get top notch service when having a night out.
We look forward to dining out again and trying more of the delicious menu.
Love the high ceilings, friendly staff, tasty drinks and the food , pickles, cornbread, poutine amazing.
I went here specifically for the Happy Hour specials. The food choices on the Happy Hour menu consist of A burger, a salad , a pizza, for $10 each or a selection of snack items such as fries, pretzel, or pickles for $5 each. Also all beers are $5 each and they offer a special cocktail of the day for $8. This is a gorgeous restaurant. Very modern and clean. The decor is sort of a modern industrial take on a hunting cabin. Capacity is limited to 50% because of Covid protocols. Service was very efficient and friendly. I’m definitely going to return and try their brunch menu next time. One complaint I do have is that the restaurant only accepts reservations for parties of two or more. Sorry all you single diners you are not welcome here. What’s up with that?
Gorgeous! Food and service were outstanding! Will def be back!
Good food, excellent service and top notch Covid standards. Very great experience
Got to be honest and say that my guest and I got sick after our meals there. Ambience was cool and I think this place has potential. Beer needs work. Service was great. Really awesome space.
The steak was very good and tender. The burger was flavorful as well. I will be returning in the near future.
This place has an absolutely great atmosphere! The bourbon wasn’t quite the taste we like, but the gin was spot on. Loved the mix of eclectic and simple foods so everyone has something to enjoy. Overall a great place for a date or night out with friends!
Good selection of beer, good food, very good service and great atmosphere.
Great space / cool vibe / fun place for group
This was my first time visiting Batson River after my sister raved to me about them. All expectations were highly met. Cocktails are amazing. The food was all delicious. Atmosphere is a bit noisy so be prepared if you prefer quieter locations. Batson is high on my "return to soon" list.
The atmosphere was very cool. Loved the food. One of the best restaurants in Portland
Great ambiance. Good food.
We have been guests at your place many times and have always had an outstanding experience. This time, we had brought out of state family for a birthday celebration. We had reserved a regular table so we would have more room and wanted more comfortable seating. Our reservation was moved to one of your curtained areas with high top bar stools, causing some discomfort and claustrophobia with a couple of our family members. We were also disappointed at the absence of pizza on the menu. As business owners, we understand the difficulty finding employees. But, our birthday celebration didn't live up to the expectation that we had. We will be back.
Great ambiance. Great food. The company that built-out this restaurant is super talented-they nailed it. Chic-boutique meets urban-country. The service staff needs some training. A MUST GO! Make that reservation.
What a fantastic space!
Server was prompt and unobtrusive. Great happy hour prices! Two things... Caesar salad had a lot of dressing, ask for it on the side. Second although cooked perfectly, the fries with my burger were way over-salted. I like salty fries but it was too much. Would have told server but her check in was minutes after our plates hit table and I had not yet sampled them. Will go back but with these things in mind. Only other thought is the volume of the musics could be a notch or two less. It’s a big space and the sound was overwhelming at times.
Beautiful space with very high ceilings, large rustic chandeliers, black walls that are perfect. Happy hour prices on drinks, snacks, and meals were fantastic. And the food and ale were delicious. Large wall fire place is so warming and inviting. We will definitely go back soon.
Great food, great service!
Food & Service was top notch. Atmosphere was so warm and cozy. Can’t wait to go back!
Was excited to try a new place, but we left unimpressed. The food we ordered was ok, but the menu was 'meh' overall. No wine list, and only house/ Batson River liquor (which is fair enough).
Ambiance/decor can only be described as a hipster's interpretation of Leon L. Bean's living room. Felt synthetic, and lacked character. We were seated right next to the door, so it felt as if we had waiting parties standing right next to the table... Comes with the territory, but has me feeling that I won't go back.
Loved this restaurant! Atmosphere was beautiful. Fireplace was inviting. Drinks were amazing!
Outstanding from start to finish... Amazing to finally have what felt like a somewhat normal night out. Everything about this place is great, but no matter what, don’t skip the maple cornbread starter... incredible!
The server we had was amazing! The vibe if the place was so tranquil and calming! Loves the food!
Amazing drinks food ambiance and service!
Waitress could have been a little friendlier but all else was great.
Loved it! Great service and amazing food
The place is so beautiful! The smell of the wood burning fireplace hits you right when you walk in the door. The 20ft ceilings with exposed duct work is amazing
Great happy hour with $5 beers and food specials was perfect. My wife and I got 1 of each LOL
Great experience, fantastic food and near perfect service. A great addition to Portland’s dining scene.
Great experience, amazing food and drinks!
Great! New hotspot!
Third time there - each time has been wonderful!
Excellent experience. Wonderful, professional and knowledgeable staff. Great new spot in Portland!
Great food and drinks! Love the atmosphere here. We will be back!
Gorgeous space, fantastic food and attentive but not overbearing waitstaff.
Many thanks to all of the team for exceeding our expectations on all levels... we look forward to another date night with you!
Beautiful specs, attentive service and excellent food!
Great place. They did a wonderful job making this place warm and cozy. Good food and drinks!
First time and absolutely loved it. Looking forward to going back.
Absolutely incredible from food to drink service and ambiance.
Not one to write reviews usually, but I had to for this. Batson River is easily the best restaurant in Portland. Went for my partner's birthday and it was an amazing experience. Had reservations for a Tuesday night so I'm sure it was on the quieter side, but still lively and fun. We had the NICEST server. She was caring, attentive, funny, and gave us many drink suggestions. Food was delicious - we tried a little bit of everything. Fan favorites were the cajun dusted fries, Margherita pizza, and the Batson Burger. All dishes were seasoned thoughtfully and nothing was greasy (always my biggest concern with a burger). Cocktails were incredible as well. Someone in our party doesn't drink and had a "mocktail." I typically find mocktails to be oversweet and processed tasting. Batson River's mocktails were just as good as the regular cocktails; full of flavor and freshness! Plan on dining here at least once a month from here on out.
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Batson River - Portland is rated 4.8 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.