clarklewis

4.7
2195 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 2195 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelissaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beverage selection and helpful charming servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
14 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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vipCentavo
Portland
20 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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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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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
3 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
6 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
5 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
1 review
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
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
20 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
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic

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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
27 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant and service!

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Phil
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation weeks prior to Christmas Eve through Open Table. I Understood that it would have been outdoor seating due to current restrictions. I confirmed my reservation through Open Table a few days prior to Christmas Eve. We arrived Christmas Eve only to find the restaurant closed! Why was I allowed to make a reservation if the restaurant was to be closed? Why was the restaurant listed as opened and then the reservation was confirmed days before? Very disappointed....

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Amazing
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. The food was exceptional.

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vipJesse
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date & I shared the scallop starter (2 large scallops) and salad w/ salmon & preserved lemon (huge!). Both were excellent, and service and ambiance were top-notch!

clarklewis
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you Jesse!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time to clarklewis.They ‘knocked it out of the park’. Experience was top notch; service, food - what one should expect from a high end PDX restaurant, and it delivered. The duck and pork tenderloin were delicious. The scallops were prepared perfectly and the sauce with them was really tasty. Even the simple green salad was done “right”. Would highly recommend this place.

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TacoCat
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was friendly and attentive. The food was overall excellent and very tasty, but the servings were smaller than we expected. The rack of lamb was delicious, but it was four small pieces which were, at best, a few bites each. It has a very dark industrial vibe with concrete floors so it's not exactly a homey/warm/comfy space, but the open kitchen was nice to see. It was also cold and my wife had to wear her coat the whole time. Also not the best part of town, not sure we'd go back. They also have a strange tip policy, be sure to read it before you pay your bill.

clarklewis
Responded on November 13, 2020

Hello Taco Cat! Thank you for visiting us. We hope you will come again. I will look into the portion size of the lamb. Some items' portion size reflect their delicacy and not as large as a dish like our steak offering. Our restaurant is in a converted warehouse. It use to be a Model T garage in the very early 1900's! During these COVID times, we have the windows/garage doors at least partially open so that there is fresh, circulating, healthy air to keep our guests and staff healthy. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly! Food was amazing,

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service, great ambience! Really enjoyed our dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Props to the chef, for their attention to detail. they have a perfectly paired menu, from starter to desert. I've always believed that having an open kitchen adds a totally different atmosphere to the dinning experience.

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PayingCustomer
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and it was a lovely evening.
The care that has been taken in setting up the restaurant makes ClarkLewis the perfect place for “Pandemic Dining”; ventilation, table spacing and the attentiveness of the staff allowed us to feel very secure. The service was exemplary and the food delicious. I look forward to my next visit!

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sgraffer
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. In this COVID environment, the staff was very conscious about maintaining the necessary safety protocols. The tables are laid out where we did not feel crowded and made for a more individualized experience.

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vipRichardG
Seattle
68 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has always been amazing but it had been a while. Operating at 50% capacity but doing a great job. Oysters were to die for! Dinner apparently gets more crowded so it is reservations only. Staff are great

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, attentive service, excellent menu, remarkable food, great wine selection. Attention to detail noted in all aspects.

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clarklewis is rated 4.7 stars by 2195 OpenTable diners.

clarklewis does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brucecareyrestaurants.com/product/clarklewis-gift-certificate/.

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.

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