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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JR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for my niece. Everything we ordered were tasty. Josh, our server, was very friendly.

KC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view of the Portland skyline. We were able to enjoy the sunset during our dinner experience. The dining area is small and intimate, and after the sun sets, you dine with dim lighting and candlelight. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday. Our table ordered the salmon entree, risotto, the pasta of the day, and the pork entree- all tasted great. Our table shared the peanut butter dessert, sponge cake, and the chocolate brownie that our server paired with a few samples of their dessert wines (on the house). Thank you for a wonderful night.

HO
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely and host was very helpful as I sent my brother and his wife and then called to pay their tab!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an out of town guest and we wanted a place she had not been to before The food was excellent and the soup was something out of this world The whole dinner was perfect

GV
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful. The food and service were exceptional! Definitely should try it.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My apologies for not remembering her name but our server was great. Very personable, knowledgeable, was there when we needed her but never felt like she was hovering.

e
Portland
63 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did not plan to have dinner here but were close by and decided to see if they had room for an early dinner. Although our table did not have the advertised view and people arriving after us got the “good tables” I’m guessing they had previous reservations. Staff was extremely friendly and both my wife’s lamb with sausage stuffing and my short rib with polenta were excellent. Well prepared and served piping hot made both dishes very enjoyable. We were both trying to be good so avoided dessert so can’t comment. Best of all was the extensive wine list. I was expecting mostly Oregon wines but the list was from all regions. We found an excellent Australian Shiraz that was outstanding especially considering the low cost. At first I was afraid to order it due to low cost but waitress assured us it would be a good bottle or not on their menu. It was a bargain and made a very enjoyable dinner at a reasonable cost. Great job to all at Noble Rot!

WD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places, great spot for dates, and as always the service was superb!

KN
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I planned this Saturday evening dinner as a birthday party for my sister. From the moment we walked in the door, as busy as they were, we felt like royalty the whole time. Dinner was excellent! Inventive and playful! Great for family style sharing to taste all of the delicious options! Ended dinner with candles in a very tasteful dessert! I cannot wait to return for a rooftop dinner at sunset this summer!

LL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was ok. Wasn’t particularly amazing in any way. Kinda noisy. Great view though.

L
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the atrium at sundown is awesome!

AL
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noble Rot is a near and dear date night spot for us. We even got engaged there! The staff is amazing. Always warm and friendly with great food and service! Next year I will get on the ball and make my V day reservations early!

E
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, good view, fantastic food and a fun atmosphere.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

our waitress was very kind and helpful in choosing our cocktails and her attentiveness was on point. the first three courses we had were great (mac and cheese, noble salad, and soup of the day) however the two mains we ordered were not. the panisse was ok (a bit over salted) and the gnocchi was actually terrible (chalky bread clumps) I ended up taking one bite and throwing it directly into the trash)
Tonight for us was a 2/5.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for an intimate and memorable experience

MC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food, service and view. The food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

A
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was more like dining in a bar that serves food than in a restaurant, per se. Dimly lit, small table, hard, uncomfortable seating and music that was too loud for conversations. The menu is rather pretentious and the prices are too high.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and fabulous food. Dined here for the first time with friends and had a wonderful evening. The beet and endive salad was simple and elegant and the red wine braised short ribs melted in your mouth. Topped off with a perfectly crusted creme brulee it was a meal that makes you want to come back again and again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome, food was great. We will definitely be back.

PT
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere mediocre food.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for my husbands 50th!

HB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noble Rot is always a great destination. The outstanding view from the top-floor dining room complements the excellent menu and friendly, attentive service. Suitable for a casual dinner out or a romantic evening, Noble Rot never disappoints.

KS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday treat

J
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A big disappointment compared to our last visit a few years ago which was fantastic. My wife had $36 scallops, and they were really overcooked - very rubbery. I ordered a burger cooked to medium, and it was medium well - very dry. The server was fine, but not friendly or charismatic and had very little to say about our flight of wines that we tasted from. The house red was really quite bad, too. There was a guest on his laptop the whole time we were there, which seems unacceptable for a Saturday night dinner scene, especially because he was seated next to the window, so the glare detracted from the views of downtown. Noble Rot is in a neighborhood that we frequent often, but we will not be going back any more.

FC
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed with the entree selections. There was very little for a vegetarian to choose from. One pasta dish...that was it. Also, we were disappointed that the entree only came with one other food item (scallops with potato - no vegetable, beef ribs with polenta - no vegetable, lamb - bean and leek "salad"). Even though we also shared an appetizer, my son and husband came home hungry...

EV
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
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
4 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
7 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
4 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!

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