Noble Rot

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$31 to $50
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American
Noble Rot is an ecosystem. A glacial well hydrates the building and the 3000 sq foot garden on the roof. The vegetables grown there supply the restaurant. Since 2002, The Rot has educated, entertained and fed Portland. Local, national and international media have consistently praised our style. Noble Rot’s situation is unique and our view is extraordinary.
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Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On a Monday night we were seeking a special place for my parents’ last night visiting Portland. After fleeing a Tusk reservations because it was insanely loud, a quick search led us to Noble Rot. The room, ambiance, and attentive staff delighted all of us. Cocktails were a bullseye, and of course wine selections are a feature here.

Apps were very solid: a wild mushroom appetizer was perfect, and the octopus was well grilled and flavored. (One misstep: the onion rings were too greasy and batter lacked flavor)

Mains were super especially the scallops.

Staff were super friendly and attentive.

Great spot - we’ll return soon.

AL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner surprised proposed to me at dinner on Wednesday with her parents. We received a clapping ovation from the staff and patrons when I said yes! What a memorable night!

JH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people were super nice and food was excellent .
Great experience.

Y
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with a wonderful view and delicious food and drink. Highly recommend for a fancier night out.

MV
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times. Food is delicious and the view of the city is great. Overall awesome experience.

WS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the dining room was lovely with city views. The food was inventive and delicious

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food at Noble Rot has always been consistently amazing, so that's why we chose this venue to celebrate my son's sweet 16th birthday. And I thought that the rooftop ambiance would be such a beautiful backdrop for celebration. However, it was like any other dinner...there was no significance that set this venue a part from any other to celebrate such a huge milestone. We'll have to give the next celebration's venue more thought...but we always appreciate the server's hard work and attention. Thank you!

C
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Had a fabulous experience in august, but the food was so unbelievably bad last night that we asked if they had a new chef. Yes, the server said. What a pity. The food was pure glop and slop. We will not go back. Apparently other customers feel the same way. The restaurant was half empty on a Friday night. Avoid like the plague.

JR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before Cher Concert! Sat near window, attentive service sensitive to our time boundary, and very good flights of wines so we could pick one we wanted with food, which was attractive, tasty and appropriate portion.

MW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service. Went with my girlfriends and we had a blast.

MM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seasonal fare, creative cocktails, and impressive wine list. Our server worked with our group's dietary restrictions to create a wonderful meal.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A stop at Noble Rot is an absolute must if you are visiting the Portland area.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made a cake for my boyfriend for his birthday which was a nice touch as we’re vacationing from out of town. The writing on the cake wasn’t the greatest, but the flavors, dinner and service made up for it.

V
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, and great view! Would absolutely go back and recommend.

YF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Cauliflower burnt. Pork shoulder was good. Food was so so for me.

JB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Atmosphere pleasing and a quieter dining than most places.

RP
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, wine, view and service. LOVED IT!

TK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent meal there this past Thursday evening. I am mostly vegetarian and every appetizer on the menu is vegetarian friendly. We started with their wild mushroom dish with a poached egg on top which was fantastic and very flavorful. A great fall dish. My girlfriend had the special pasta dish which was excellent and I had their vegetarian entrée which was chickpeas three ways along with heirloom beets and carrots. It was very flavorful. The most memorable wines were the Austrian dry Riesling and local Nebbiolo. I can’t wait to go back again to try some other menu options. Josh the bartender is top-notch and very friendly and knowledgeable about the wines.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great menu

TB
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and food are fabulous. This is one of our "special occasion" places and we will return. It does get noisy, quite noisy, so we all had sore throats from talking with each other. And, the tab was significant. But, we knew what we were getting and the evening was well worth it for our special occasion.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful dining experience, highly recommend.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Didn’t live up to the hype and definitely would not recommend. The lamb was dry and not worth half The price they are asking for

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was amazing the food was awesome! We had 4 people and everyone was very impressed with their dish! The one thing I would change if I could is more room at the table we were seated in a very small table in a very crowded corner it was beautiful but noisy and squished.

d
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and superb wine. Best albarino I've ever had...by the glass! Only caveat is the high noise level...make sure you're sitting next to the person you most want to talk to.

HT
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

From the moment our party walked 7:45 pm in we felt like the restaurant just want to get us out so they could close up. Food was average at best except for the onion rings that were fantastic. Waiter had no personality and struggled to explain anything on the menu.

A
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you again for the wonderful time! This is our go to birthday spot!

J
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Overall it's a great restaurant, but I think we may have caught them on a bad night. We had a reservation for 7pm and didn't get seated until almost 730. Once seated, it took at least ten minutes before anyone stopped by. However, the food and vibe was exceptional.

A
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to spot for birthdays and anniversaries! Always great food, wonderful service and cool low light atmosphere
❤️

BS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noble Rot's location on the fourth (top) floor of a small building in the Burnside area affords diners some nice panoramic views of the city. The noise level is pretty high but the ambience is inviting and pleasant. The food is excellent and the service attentive without being unctuous. A lovely dining experience.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter David was terrific, so attentive!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Horrible table side service by a grumpy waitress, and the food arrived cold to medium and temperature and a plate was freezing cold. Obviously they did not bother wanting to play or thinking it would be a good idea to serve meat warm or hot rather than cold and at room temperature

MM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While both the food and service were excellent, the cocktails were light on alcohol.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was great. Had the pasta special. It was very nice. Best olive bowl appetizer ever! Abundant and flavorful.

CW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place. Food is fantastic and the view is amazing.

LH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Select menu, nice view, attentive staff. We thought the lamb t-bones were a little salty for our taste, but they happily worked with us to get something else.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were there for my mother’s birthday. Originally seated in the far back of the restaurant, which was very load. We asked to move and were then near the bar which was a pleasant ambiance. Our server was okay. The hostess was super sweet and accommodating. Food was tasty but portions were pretty small.

OT
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have taken many friends to Noble Rot and each time is a pleasure and this time reaffirmed my respect for their food, service, and beverages. The fish, burgers, and mushroom appetizer were amazing, we ordered another mushroom appetizer because it was so good. There salads are also great. In clear weather the view of the city is very nice but it is equally cozy in cooler or rainy weather with focus on nice decor.

SB
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. Fun list of cocktails even on happy hour. Beautiful night so outside was gorgeous as were the views.

R
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We come to Noble Rot often for the view and drinks. The food was fantastic and the ambiance is always great.

BS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful service, delicious meal. The person-in-charge who brought us extra candles so we could read our menus, later followed us out and down the street, bringing us the hat we'd left behind!

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