Noble Rot

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EV
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice food combinations. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend there last night for dinner. We enjoyed everything about the place the staff were amazing and the food very satisfying.

R
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view table. Excellent service our out of town guests enjoyed the upbeat ambiance.

LW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Took my husband for his birthday. Came highly recommended by some Portland foody friends of ours. Everything we had was wonderful.

SR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Okay so everything was seriously so great. I also love the way the restaurant is decorated! I can’t wait to experience it in nicer weather (:

CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Noble Rot has always been a favorite, but this last visit was the most disappointing.

Selections were more limited, and our server was repeatedly unable to accommodate my dinner guest's requests (his first time at NR).

Hopefully just a fluke. Usually love this place.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and I had a wonderful time at Noble Rot. The food was delicious! The host was very accommodating and put us in a back corner where it would be quieter and more private.

TK
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Noble Rot. Our server David was outstanding and the food was delicious. The view is awesome as well. We will be back!

CC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location, amazing view from the garden room, great food and drinks. Happy Hour is an awesome value!

RT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, we had a nice meal at Noble Rot. The menu is interesting and most dishes we ordered were delicious; the roasted harissa vegetables were not as good as everything else. My one disappointment was that although the dining room had many open tables, we were seated right next to a group of 20 - making it very hard to hear among our smaller group of four.

DJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

What a cute restaurant with a nice city view and fireplace. The service and wine was amazing but the food not so much. Unsure if it was just an off night or not but for $35 a plate I expected better...way better. I was completely underwhelmed with the food. Not only was it luke warm, some of the potato were under cooked and the meal lacked flavor.

NH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The view was the best part of the experience.
Unfortunately, the service felt like we were a huge bother. The server clearly was not interested in our questions and seemed to be doing the bare minimum.
The food was just okay. Considering thisbolace had such high reviews I was hoping for some "wow" dishes. But that never came.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We used to come here often and I don’t know what happens in the last 6-12 months. ): Extremely loud, large group should have been put in the party area. Waited 30 minutes to order after we decided to stay but move to a quieter area. Then order was wrong and we waited again for order desserts. Maybe it’s just a summer place?! );

A
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
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
5 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
17 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
12 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.

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