Chira's Restaurant & Catering

4.5
354 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Creating lasting memories one plate at a time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 354 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We went in with too high of expectations. The food was lovely, when it came. We weren’t in a hurry, but it really took too long to get any acknowledgement from a server. I’m sure that it was a mixup with the servers not knowing who’s table it was. Good food and drinks, just be assertive about your time expectations. I wasn’t prepared for a 2 hour dinner.

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vipTnTEats
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite date night spots. The last few times we have had the most charming, happy and friendly waiter. The food is fresh and delicious. I am able to modify my meal with no issues. Bottom line Chiras is Welcoming with great food and relaxing atmosphere. We look forward to our next visit.

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vipJaneR
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Bad idea to go on the weekend. Several large tables of boisterous groups. Our server was a delightful young woman who was trying her best. Bartender WAY understaffed for such groups. Fish tacos cooked to death - horrible. This place used to be good.

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vipKiwi
Portland
64 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special for the night was a Sword fish dish. It was very delicious. Our dinning experience was great. The service was superb.

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BillW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

O
ur first time to Chira's. The food was good; rack of lamb and prime rib (amazing herb crust!). Good wine selections and quite reasonable prices. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Erica was fabulous as always. Always a great time!

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ChrisG
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy this hideaway in the Reed Opera House. Have been coming here through many of its iterations as a restaurant, but this one seems the best yet. Small, intimate bar and nice brickwork make this the insider's place to go for food as good as anywhere in Salem.

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MandME
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated two birthdays. The servers were great. We went early and were able to order off the Happy Hour menu as well as the dinner menu. We had the sirloin steak, roast pork special and crab artichoke ravioli. Outstanding! Can’t wait to return.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Very slow service and an overpriced, mediocre meal.

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HappyCustomer2021
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Great food quality. Rib Eye Steak was cooked as ordered, came with delicious sides. Frutti de Mare pasta was rich, creamy and delicious! We will visit again!

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Vendela
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience this time. Entrees were delicious. We both had pasta dishes that were very good. Sauces were very rich. Almost too much but not really. The Cesar salad was okay. Fine but not wow. Service was very good. Especially considering how busy they were. I always rate based on ‘would I eat here again?’ This restaurant gets a yes.

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PeteM
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was great and our entrees were delicious. The music level was a bit too loud at times.

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JillO
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service every time. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Will be back

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KendraE
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This …was…amazing! Crab artichoke ravioli, green curry chorizo mussels, took cheesecake to go. Really don’t have room to eat the cheesecake but going to anyways. Excellent service! Made a reservation to sit at the bar while in town alone on business and I am not disappointed at all with my choice. If you are in Salem you must eat here.

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vipFoodieG
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Charming venue, reasonable plates and at a decent price. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It is in a rather devastated location which would discourage some “walk ins.”

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vipKiwi
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere! We love Chira’s!

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vipKiwi
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special was very delicious. The service was great. This was another wonderful dining experience. Thank you.

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Anonymous
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the food and drinks was over the chart, the atmosphere even better. Try it for a self it's a little jewel...

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! The perfect place for a special night out.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very short staffed but great service. Food is good . Prices very reasonable.

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ReneZ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mason was our waiter and was absolutely amazing! If anything we’d come back just for him! He made my husband and my first experience so great!

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ChristiM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere at Chira's is lovely! They had live jazz that was so soothing. The food was delicious, and the servers were attentive and friendly. I will definitely go back, and I highly recommend it.

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vipJanetJ
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been to Chira's many times and have been very pleased. I revisited a favorite of mine rack of lamb with roasted root vegetables. The lamb was delicious, however they changed their savory sauce to something sweet and the root vegetables were frozen all except the new potatoes. They really need to go back to their other recipe. The crab cakes, another favorite, were still top notch!!! I enjoyed a cocktail with lavender simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and gin...delicious!

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Julio
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It couldn’t have been better. The Fiesta Kobe Burger ends up a little messy, but it was fantastic. My girlfriend got the Chicken Oscar and it was perfect, came with the mashed potatoes under it.

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KimR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is really good but the waitress I've had both times I've ate there is probably the best server I've ever experienced. Her name is Grace and if you find yourself reading at this restaurant, request her section, you went be disappointed.

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vipKiwi
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual and the service was great!

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MarkD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to find a nice meal in a quirt spot. The is the place for it. Food was great and the service was outstanding. Noise level was just some nice quiet jazz playing in the background.

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ShannonC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Mixed drinks kind weak. Keeping in mind short staffing service was a little slow but understandable.

Will return!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly, our server was quiet knowledgeable about the menu. The drinks were fabulous and the Parmesan Crusted Halibut was amazing! It was our first time and we will definitely return soon.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall our experience was nice. The music was too loud for two-hour-dining. The food was good. The drinks were also good. Desert was good. The wait staff were working their tails off to get things done and were very pleasant to us throughout. The booth was comfortable and the dividers between the booths are well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It’s weird I have noticed though anytime you out it’s a birthday or special occasion on here no one notices or comments ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was amazing! Food was on. There either isn’t air conditioning or it wasn’t on while we were there so it was pretty hot

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GeoffH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent Happy Hour choices, great service.

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BrianG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service was a little slow although they were fairly busy. Friendly staff, and overall a great dinner choice!

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KimC
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our 3rd wedding anniversary at Chira’s and were not disappointed. The atmosphere, service and food were exactly what we were looking for. We started with the coconut shrimp appetizer which was some of the best we’ve ever had. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and you could actually taste the coconut, and the mango chutney was heavenly. My husband ordered the angus beef fillet and I had the parmesan crusted halibut - we both loved our choices. My husband got the clam chowder as well and claimed it was the best he’s ever had, including at the coast! I had a bite and it was indeed delicious. For dessert we ordered the creme brûlée. I’m not sure if they always do this, but I saw a Facebook post of theirs with a flaming creme brûlée, so I requested it that way and they kindly accommodated. It was a great little show to end a fabulous meal. 🔥

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Larry
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was very lacking……..have had better at Applebee’s. If you are going to charge fine dining prices it would behoove you to train your staff to deliver that level service. The staff was uncouth and the band looked miserable like they did not want to be there. We both had the Parmesan halibut and the crust tasted rancid like the oil in the fryers had not been changed. Returned the caesars salad as it tasted like a prepackaged Walmart deli bag product.

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FirstTimeFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food outstanding, servers very friendly but the restaurant was short staffed overall. Jazz music was fabulous but loud for the small space. Still we enjoyed it

FAQs

Chira's Restaurant & Catering does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chira's Restaurant & Catering also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 851-8956.

Chira's Restaurant & Catering is rated 4.5 stars by 354 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.