clarklewis

4.7
2213 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
A bustling eatery in the Central Eastside industrial neighborhood serving Italian-inspired, local, organic, seasonal, sustainable fare. The large oak-burning oven is the cornerstone of the large open kitchen. Clarklewis has helped define Portland as a food mecca since 2004 as a founder of our local farm-to-table sensibility.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2213 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarcelaConti
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, beautiful and watmth

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BarbaraS
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in modern/industrial style location. The seating was well spaced apart with lots of ventilation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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sweetchildsofmine
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to admit, clarklewis fell off of our radar for a couple of years but when looking for a spot to spend our anniversary I thought it was time to check back in and I'm so glad we did. The cocktails were beyond our imagination or expectations. I had a balsamic rhubarb gin (although I replaced with vodka) concoction that was unbelievably satisfying and my husband had a reposado cocktail before switching over to an Old Fashioned, he was super happy with both. Oysters, brussel sprouts, saffron linguine, fennel crusted halibut...all spectacular. Dessert was a tiramisu I won't soon forget. Ambiance is a great (albeit a little dark in the back corner), the open garage doors and tall ceilings gave us the extra reassurance we needed to feel safe dining out during COVID. Our server couldn't have been nicer, attentive with gentle check-ins. Overall, a really lovely night. Thank you clarklewis, we won't wait so long to return again.

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vvega96
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Some flaws with the service and although some of the dishes were outstanding others underachieved when it could have been easily rectified before got to my table. Overall I'll go again. I just had a very high expectation.

clarklewis
Responded on April 25, 2021

Hi vvega96, We regret and are sorry you didn't have a great time. As you can see from the majority of our reviews we get it right more often than not. I will look into your experience to hopefully find ways to be better in the future. We are challenged with changing capacity due to Covid restrictions. Multnomah County went down to 25% again and it may be that the staff were spread thin that night between outdoor and indoor tables. Again, I'll look into it. Hope to see you again. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Came here last minute, was shown to the back patio and felt duped, unlike what the host said it was not better than the front patio. Service was good thru the appetizers but my husband ran out of water (med-large glass) twice and would’ve ordered more cocktails but no server (it was his birthday). Overall started ok and left disappointed. Would’ve tipped less if there was no service charge. Good food though.

clarklewis
Responded on April 19, 2021

Good Morning Anonymous, Thank you for joining us and your review. I apologize that your service was not as expected. We are fortunate to have multiple outdoor spaces during these times of Covid-19 restrictions and reduced capacity, but it does cause us to be spread out and spread thin sometimes. I will look into your experience and find out how we could have been better. Please let us know the next time you are in. We will take great care to turn this around and make you a fan.

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vipCMRock
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice birthday dinner. The beet salad with pickled raisins was delicious!

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vipMikeL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing as well as the food.

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vipMoji
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here in years. Excellent in all areas - service, food, ambiance and safety protocols. Surprised at the price, even with the 15% service charge which we were happy to pay ( and add to, to keep this Portland gem going). We shall return soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went for a special occasion. The food was great, a bit loud ... our service was mixed. Initially slow and they seemed overwhelmed - very attentive to some tables and not others... and the subsequently rushed at the end of our seating. Great food, experience lacked.

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vipRebecca
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with everything we ordered, the scallops were delicious with bacon, and a yummy sauce, the pea salad was interesting and very flavorful but the best was the saffron lemon crab linguine, it was amazing,such incredible flavor. The beef tenderloin was the best steak I have had in years, perfectly seared, with the perfect char and saltiness. The Covid-19 safety guidelines were clear and they added a 15% gratuity to the check that was outlined on the menu which I appreciated. The service was perfect! Best meal for our anniversary dinner.

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vipMarianne
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this restaurant for a fun vibe and delicious and creative food. Service is stellar!

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MelissaC
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beverage selection and helpful charming servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience as usual. Excellent service, super friendly staff, and the most amazing food! Scallops were cooked to perfection and their pastas are amazing as always!

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HKlaw
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

food was salty, service was slow but kind.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience overall. Fresh and high quality food. Bravo!

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vipMarianne
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is really interesting but delicious! Love the atmosphere!

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prad
Fargo
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Waiter was not too overbearing, but was there when we needed him. The dessert options were delicious!!! They charge L’s 15% gratuity off the total and was not sure if that was the tip, or if we had to tip even more on top of that. We ended up tipping even after the 15% was added to my check but it was a bit more confusing than it had to be. Overall really enjoyed the experience.

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ChrisP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Surprised we hadn’t been there before. Will definitely be back.

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vipCentavo
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed a my inside dining experience here! I especially appreciate the FOH manager reseating me upon request. My server ( Jonathan, I believe) was very knowledgeable about the menu and enjoyed discussing wines- obviously a keen interest of his.

Nice evening... Thanks Clark Lewis!

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BeckaP
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The food was great but the service was slow. Overall the service did not take away from the amazing experience.

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Kobe
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the value

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monicav
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! We had a wonderful
Dinner and enjoyed the food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute place with excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, and felt very safe with their adherence to safety guidelines.

clarklewis
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you for the nice comments! Looking forward to your next visit!

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NadineM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was fine, the food was good and the noise wasn’t so bad since we went for an early dinner. Its a good restaurant for every day or a family dinner but I dont see this as a good date or special occasion option.

clarklewis
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you for the review NadineM. It sounds like your service could have been better. How could we have been better? I'm sorry you didn't have an amazing time. I will look into your experience and server. We hope to get another opportunity to impress you. Let us know when you are in next. Take care.

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MarionN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been there since the menu was quite minimal but lovely-back in 2005. We had an excellent meal and experience.

clarklewis
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you MarionN! We hope to see you again soon :)

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vipTeresaww
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have bee here more than anywhere during the pandemic and it has been consistently great. Good menu options, excellent food and service. However, what is also consistent is that they pour you about 1/2 of what I would consider an actual glass of wine at other establishments. So if you are a wine drinker you should order your own bottle or be frustrated with a $14 tiny pour.

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Hello Teresaww! Thank you for the nice review. Because we use larger Riedel glassware (Burgundy glasses for Pinot Noir and Bordeaux glassware for most others), it can appear you are not getting a reasonable pour. We can assure you that you are getting a measured pour. It may be at another restaurant, you are receiving smaller, narrower glassware which perceptively seems like more. We do appreciate the feedback. The manager is ensuring all bartenders are measuring their pours as is standard. Thx!

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vipEmilyG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, atmosphere and location are great and everything was super COVID safe. Our waiter was a bit stiff and not very personable though.

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you EmilyG! I spoke with the manager about service style and he will review with your server. See you again soon we hope.

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EmilyH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent "covid" dining experience. Service and food were high quality and we had a very safe and enjoyable evening out.

clarklewis
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you EmilyH! Looking forward to your next visit.

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ChrisR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in a restaurant following the re-opening of restaurants during the pandemic and I felt safe and comfortable. The service was high touch without being invasive. Always a pleasure dining at Clark Lewis!

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you ChrisR! We look forward to your return.

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SkyR
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was great, service a bit slow and very casual. Prices high for casual service. It’s very dark. A bit cold. Overall good, but value was a bit under whealming.

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you SkyR! We appreciate your suggestions and feedback. Hope to see you again.

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vipChristineJ
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to dine out. Food there is always good

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you ChristineJ! Looking forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was undercooked and not good for the price

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Porter
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food. wonderful service. i just wish we'd saved room for dessert.

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you Porter! See you back soon we hope! :)

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vipInnaS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great first outing after reopening! great food and service

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you InnaS!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh (our waiter) was fantastic! He went above and beyond to make sure we were 100% satisfied with our experience. Food was excellent as always. We have dined here multiple times before covid and they have not missed a beat. Highly recommend a visit if you haven’t eaten here before.

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you! Josh has been in the family for a very long time. He is a great server! Guests love him. See you soon!

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BrandonS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager apologized before seating us because it was just their second day reopening since December. They were two servers short that night, and possibly delaying service. However, the pacing of the meal was perfect, the quality outstanding. My spouse and I both noticed the servers helping each other to ensure no water glass was left unfilled, no used dishes left on the table too long.

This was an OUTSTANDING experience!

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

BrandonS, Thank you for the glowing review! So glad we made you happy.

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vipPearlPDX
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

clarklewis
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you PearlPDX! Hope to see you again soon.

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clarklewis is rated 4.7 stars by 2213 OpenTable diners.

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