Delores

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$31 to $50
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Polish
Welcome to Delores! Imagine bright colors. Imagine an exciting and beautiful twist on traditional Polish cuisine. Imagine fun and funky cocktails that excite the palette and change the way you drink. Imagine natural wines and warm vibes.

Delores is an homage to chef BJ Smith's mother - our namesake. The food is a tribute to her Polish heritage. The aesthetic is a tribute to Delores herself. You'll be immersed in flamingos, neon, pinks and blues. Miami Vice meets the best comfort food you've ever had. We promise...you're going to love it here.

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LWood
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

3rd time at Delores in the last 6 months or so. The food is always excellent, and our server on the 3rd visit had the perfect balance of professionalism & friendliness. A great dining experience all the way around.

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Lee3
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great potato pancakes, spacious, good music, server was very nice

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shipmann
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Would recommend.

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NicoleM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We loved everything we tried- potato pancakes, golabki, kopytka, and kielbasa. I wish I had more room to try the pierogies as well. The atmosphere was fun but not chaotic or loud.

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RL84
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great, however the music was too loud, hard to talk without yelling.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tested Delores during Dining Month and were absolutely thrilled.
The food tasted delicious, from salad to meat dishes everything was great. Same counts for their drink menue and the cocktails served.
We are fans and will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Portland dining month and the service was amazing. I loved the perogis and caviar dip. Shout out to the back of the house as well!

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Lisa
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We waited 40 min past our reservation time, but they kindly provided a complimentary appetizer. Our waiter was great and very friendly, it was just too bad his female coworker was a little more stressed out. Food came out in a well-timed manner. We would definitely go again - hopefully by then they'll figure themselves out and try to differentiate their vibe from Kachka's.

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CindyM
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic, ambiance was good, food was good. Would go back and try other menu items!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portland Dining Month

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Asha
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Portland Dining Month and will definitely be back. I expected traditional Polish fare, and was pleasantly surprised with a top notch gourmet menu.The food was fantastic, large portions, great drinks and wines, and very professional server who was obviously enthusiastic about the offerings. The plating was lovely also. Chic decor in a good area with parking in back and nearby.

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AndreaK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I am Polish and wasn't brought back to my childhood with the flavors. However, the food was good.

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Aliisa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent polish restaurant with eclectic decor. We went for brunch and ordered coffee, potato pancakes, kielbasa sausage that was deliciously crispy on the outside, and potato and cheese pierogis. It wasn’t too busy at brunch - no wait and low noise - and the service was great. We can’t wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious! Loved the stroganoff toast, Golabki, and potato cheese pierogies. And that Buraczany cocktail with beet infused polish vodka was amazing. Definitely going back!

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vipDaisy
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The music was a bit loud for such an intimate spot. We really enjoyed the prix fixe Monday menu and the concept based on Grandma's recipes. In fact, I think that this menu is better than some of their other stylized dishes. Yum!

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Sailor123
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I’ve ever had!
Great favors and friendly service

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ktothed
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food and service. Music is great too!

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, we loved every dish! Highly recommend it and will be coming back soon!

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joJotdfg
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were a party of 5 and so we ordered pretty much everything on menu. The service was great and the food was outstanding. Great flavors. We all will be back.

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NicoleE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We all loved the food. The service was mediocre. My friend ordered a kettle one martini. At which point the server asked, "Is that vodka?". She then gave us a list of the vodkas they offered. My friend ordered a martini with two olives, and said bartender's choice for the vodka. I ordered a Hendricks on the rocks with a cucumber if available or a lemon twist. The martini had one olive, my drink had a lime. Not a huge deal, but they also weren't complicated drink requests. The Brussels sprouts, cabbage rolls and duck confit pierogi were all fantastic. At no point did our server check in with us to ask us how we were doing. She wasn't rude, just very inattentive. The food runners were far more attentive. Maybe she was just having an off night. Luckily, it's a cool spot and we had a great night hanging out and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was fantastic; server, attentive, prompt and funny; the Pierogis however were just mehhh. Our other food was delicious, yet I cannot shake the mehhhh Pierogis.

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vipKelForseth
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday was a set menu and it included all the greatest hits of the Delores menu with the addition of the most amazing Borsht I have ever tasted! The cocktails were creative and perfectly balanced, ALL bottles of wine were 1/2 off and our server was a true pro! He was knowledge - fun and just the right amount of ‘being there’. We will definitely go again and we can’t wait to go back and try the brunch menu! This is a true gem!

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CindyS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked this location to try something new for my wife and I. I was slightly concerned when we arrived and no one else was in the restaurant. We met our waiter, Adam who was absolutely fantastic. He gave us great recommendations and the food was awesome. Although the menu is not large everything we had was wonderful. We will be returning often to this location!

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Jennifer
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Walked in and took about 5 minutes to get greeted. Kitchen staff was standing around talking during that 5+ minutes which was confusing, because they weren't doing any form of cooking or meal preparation. The food though came out right away as soon as we placed our order and the food did not taste fresh at all. Like it was made beforehand and then microwaved up. Would make sense because I never saw the cooks actually cooking the food since I got there. I don't think I saw any of the servers smile once. It was just an overall poor experience. Don't plan on coming back.

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MrPrettyUgly
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. The flavors were outstanding.

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NicoleP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Dinner was amazing. Highly recommend getting the caviar to start and all of the pirogues to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good place to grab brunch with one or two friends!

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vipDeborahK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Music however was too loud and contrary to ambience. However, I will return as the food is wonderful.

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koopmanp
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique and great food. Good ambience. Reasonable price. Great unique alcoholic drinks.

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vipPattyL
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Adam, was exceptional!!! The salmon with cauliflower and warm truffle broth was absolutely fantastic in every way! Will return for sure!

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Adam our server was great and very helpful with choosing a wine bottle. We'll be back.......

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vipreviewer
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband liked the pierogies, but the potato pancake was underwhelming and greasy. I had the hash, which tasted decent, although a bit overcooked/burned, and it was extremely greasy. I feel like this place has a lot of potential, but the grease-factor was overwhelming and my stomach hurt the rest of the afternoon.

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vipEricG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cute place. Attentive service. Clean. The appetizers were better than the entrees and the portion sizes were all over the place. Some too big, some just right, some a bit small.

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luke
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious Polish food! Portions small but rich and hearty. Mushroom toast was especially good. The music was Euro-dance something and way too loud and obnoxious. Service a little slow at times but generally pretty good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience yet! Solid cocktails as always. Get the fried brussel sprouts!! I didn't take a photo since it was just brussels but they ended up being my favorite- the lemony aioli and flavorful, crunchy breadcrumbs were delicious! The tartar was creamy and very good. The perogies were made even better by being crispy on the outside with carmelized onions and bacon. Friendly staff and a great dinner on a cold winter night. We will be back!

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Alison
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My partner and I had an amazing meal at Delores. It was fairly quiet for a Saturday night - but I urge you to not sleep on this place! Everything we tasted was seasoned to perfection and left you wanting more. What we ordered: Mushroom Stroganoff Toast, Duck Confit Pierogies, Kopytka, and the Crispy Pork Chop with Herbed Potatoes & accompaniments. This was my second visit and won't be my last! Also recommend the Parker house rolls - so delicious!

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PaddyPDX
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well worth the visit. Delicious cooked prepared and presented food. Definitely worth repeat visits. Only complaint is that it is on the expensive side.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurants is beautiful yet not pretentious. Food is consistently fresh and delicious. Servers are attentive. Came here a few times for brunch. By for one the best I’ve had - without a long wait!

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dropdeadsuit
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I grew up on the East Coast in a Polish family and it can be tough to find good Polish food out on the West Coast. This place takes the childhood favorites I grew up with (especially at holidays) and elevates them to a much higher level.

We had a party of four and ordered the rolls, potato pancakes, and little gems salad to start, followed with an order of potato perogi, kopytka, golbacki, and kielbasa. Everything was truly fantastic -- the little gems salad was a recommendation from our server and was a surprising highlight, but really, there wasn't a bad bite in the bunch. We went for one order of paczki just because they looked so good on someone else's table and would definitely recommend leaving room for those.

The four of us walked away pleasantly full and (without drinks) it was just under $30 a person. I will definitely be coming back here.