Chira's Restaurant & Catering

4.5
274 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Creating lasting memories one plate at a time.
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gene
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I think Chira's is the best in Salem...and i am a picky. In fact we are going tonight again to take some different friends and introduce them to the best. Just as we did last week with different friends

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Takedaily
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as was the service. We will be back!

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. Maybe a touch pricey for what we got, but I would go again.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server mason was AMAZING! Friendly atmosphere and delicious food!! Big portions!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Our waiter had a strong bad odor. My husband ordered his steak well done and it came out bloody with blood leaking from it and all over the other food. The waiter argued several times that it looked well done to him. He said this several times as well as saying we use a thermometer to measure it. We finally got the waiter to remove the untouched bloody food as he came back 1 more time to argue. Workers and the cook are in the kitchen without their face masks. The manager was in the bar with her face mask down the entire time and blowing into glasses.

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vipKiwi
Portland
48 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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BrianE
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, nice environment, made for a great experience with my daughter and son-in-law. 2nd consecutive night eating here proves the first (with my youngest daughter) was not a fluke. Looking forward to working my way through the menu!
Thanks, all!
~Brian

P.S. To those that have not experienced their food yet, try some of the Happy Hour appetizers and you'll be convinced!

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RalphB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, was quite and could have a nice conversation with my friends as we ate. Enjoyed the cocktails and the vibe. The steak was served on a hot Cast Iron dish, nice presentation for sure but I believe it caused my steak to be a little over done. Wasn't enough for me to send it back but I did notice it.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were looking forward to our first time eating at Chria’s and unfortunately we were quite disappointed as to the quality of the food. Husbands steak was nothing but fat and gristle and my halibut fish and chips tasted like a poor quality of cod.
My dessert was quite good. Atmosphere very nice and service was good but food not so much!

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BrianE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service (Mason was a kick), and, other than it being a bit cold, a nice environment. My daughter and I were just ecstatic that we could eat IN the actual restaurant. I will be bringing my other kids here in the near future.

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JoeP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience I've had in Salem. Friendly, courteous staff that were at our beck and call the whole time we were there. The food was amazing! Can't wait to come back!

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vipKiwi
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was another great dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was superb.

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HTBB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace was amazing. She's very personable, friendly and attentive while still allowing my mom and I to enjoy our dinner. The food was absolutely phenomenal, portions were larger than expected and prices were spot on for the quality and portion. This place makes me wish I was a local!

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vipKiwi
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was food great and excellently presented. The service was superb. the meal was very enjoyable.

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Rustik
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best dining experience I have had in a long time. This is a must dine for the Salem area. I loved the jazz music in the background and the building was fun. The server was very friendly and the food was great.

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jodyb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception food and service. One of our favorites for a date night!

KJ
KJK06
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and outstanding service!! The steaks were delicious.

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StaciL
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Lovely spot for dinner.

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vipKiwi
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Thank you very much.

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JonS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went here for an anniversary dinner and were not disappointed! The food was very good, but the vibe and atmosphere was even better. The staff handled the busy room very well. We will definitely be back!

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JillH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Everything was good but the service was extremely slow. It took over 30 minutes to get drinks and we had to wait almost an hour to get our food from the time we ordered it.

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kimg
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good not great, but it was just so nice to dine in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They put more booths in which seems more private and intimate. Food is always excellent and service is spot on. Love this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place. A couple of the entrees were a little high priced. Overall the food was excellent and the service was great.

JJ
vipJanetJ
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

First night inside dining after Kate Brown order was lifted. Made reservations for 7 and didn’t get seated until after 8. We didn’t mind because we love Chira’s are we’re happy to be able to have indoor dining. What would have helped was to have a better system to seat us. Hostess was using her phone but not really checking us in. For the most part those of us waiting knew who was there first. However others were seated before us because they lied, not the hostess fault. Would have helped to have a paper check in with time we were there.

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GabyC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome outdoor dinning service ! Yummy food 😋 I will come back again for a 2nd time! Totally recommend their pasta witj sausage and shrimp 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for my birthday, wait staff was super friendly. We were seated outside under a tent (of course, due to COVID restrictions) but they had 3 propane heaters going and it was nice and toasty. The menu is awesome. I got the prime rib and my wife got the French dip, both were delicious. It was raining and the water was splattering up from the side of tent onto my shoes so you might want to wear rain boots if you’re coming during COVID and have to be seated in a tent.

Overall great experience and like everywhere else they’re doing their best with the restrictions in place. I would highly recommend for a nice dinner, just wear layers if you don’t like the cold :)

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MarleneJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were very clean and walked up back to the tent for outdoor dining. There are lamps that kept us very warm and comfortable! Candles on tables and the food and service was so good! We will go back for sure.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed an amazing outdoor dining experience even during the Covid pandemic. The waitress was so nice and had excellent recommendations. The food was outstanding. We ordered happy hour appetizers and tried several different dishes. The presentation of the appetizers was amazing and the flavors and textures was even better. I highly recommend the tortellini as well as the pork bellies appetizers. The calamari was exquisite as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Food amazing. Staff overworked and under trained.
Our waiter wore a mask, the bus staff didn't have it over their nose, and the kitchen wasn't wearing one.

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vipJanelle
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love Chira's and they have done great with the outdoor dining. The heaters we so warm, I took off my coat and enjoyed dinner in a short sleeved shirt in January! You have to try the pork belly if you haven't, it's the best.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great! I was really glad they were open. I was not able to eat inside (covid) so that is why I rated like it did.

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evaraylani
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined at Chira's on January 9, 2021, mid-pandemic. We are very careful to keep ourselves safe and rarely venture out, but Chira's advertised their outdoor dining so we decided to give it a try. We were very happy with the entire experience. We had a table under cover with an outdoor heater and no one nearby.

The restaurant's front of the house manager was also our server. She was scrambling to keep everyone happy and food moving from inside the restaurant to the tables outside on the sidewalk. We had the crab cakes and steamer clams as appetizers, and both were delightful and steaming hot. My chicken Oscar was fabulous. My husband's ribeye steak was on the tough side, but that is our only complaint. We also had cocktails and they were lovely.

Given the conditions that this local establishment is trying to operate in, I'd say they are doing an excellent job!

JM
JoshM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner. The restaurant is so beautiful and the ambiance is exquisite. My wife said it was the best fine dining experience she's ever had.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this place! I’ve only been there twice and ordered the same thing each time but I do that because it’s so good. Took the whole family there the other day and everybody loved what they ordered. I highly recommend it.

JJ
vipJanetJ
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another great dining experience at Chira’s! Great service and the Cocktails were delicious! My husband had the pumpkin ravioli which was yummy! The pumpkin sauce was out of this world! I had prime rib...good flavor. A little to done for me...I should have known better...prime rib after 7:30 is usually to dine for me!

JR
JamesR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, everything was perfect. Food was amazing. Price was legit.

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vipKiwi
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb dining experience. The food was great and the service superb.

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Misty
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There was renovations going on which made it super hard to find. I had a reservation for my birthday and it was literally empty other then another birthday party and the staff really only focused on them. The food was overpriced for the quality and they randomly shut the music off for some reason.

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vipKiwi
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good dining experience. The food was very excellent. The service was superb.

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 274 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.