Revelry

4.8
146 reviews
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$30 and under
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Revelry is the collaboration among Seattle chefs, Rachel Yang + Seif Chirchi, of Joule, Revel, Trove, with Eric and Karen Bowler, owners of popular Portland lounges Fortune and Tube. A meal at Revelry is similar to one at Revel—only the fun can be turned up a notch and continue late into the night if desired. The restaurant’s celebratory atmosphere includes curated playlists and live DJs spinning records. In addition to classic Revel dishes such as Kimchi pancake with pork belly and Dungeness crab with seaweed noodles, Revelry offers small, shareable snacks—perfect for a long night spent lingering over cocktails and good music.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting Revelry, both experiences were exceptional! This time we made a reservation in advance and arrived very early to find our table ready for us to be seated. Part of our group included a visitor from CO who raves it was his favorite place to snack in Portland. A DJ mixed in great beats from 90s and current hip hop. We loved splitting up all of the dishes to share, favorites that come to mind are the fried chicken with peanut brittle and the rice cakes. My rum and coconut cocktail was divine! Lastly, try out each of the sauces, the flavor combos are nearly limitless!

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CO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a diverse group of 5 - one GF, on vegetarian. All raved about the food. We drank wine, beer and cocktails - again, everyone was very happy with their drinks. The music was on point. The server great. But back to the food - SERIOUSLY good.

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DH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Service was super attentive and the food really really really good. We will be back very soon.

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AB
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! Reservations guaranteed our spot, but they accommodated walk-ins seamlessly. Hip atmosphere, chill wait staff while still very attentive and dynamite food. We will be back for sure!

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TG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, great meal at Revelry! Some outstanding dishes (the friend chicken and rice cakes!), but a couple misses as well. Great cocktails and a fun atmosphere!

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BM
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to share with friends. The food is creative and delicious.

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ZL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time, the servers were attentive and accommodating. Every dish was delicious, especially the noodles and the rice cakes. We can’t wait to go back!

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D
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but they were out of 3 of the dishes we ordered. What we could get was well seasoned, flavored and great quality. Service was hit and miss. He kept taking our drinks before we were done.

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ME
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4th visit and still as great as the first time!
One of my favorite restaurants

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JF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Interesting food in an industrial setting. Inattentive and cool service.

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TN
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time here, and same as before: everything about it was awesome, including the house cocktails! Highly recommended!

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KS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small but impressively interesting menu. There were 4 of us and we all chose different entrees.

The short ribs were judged excellent, as were the dan dan noodles. The tuna in the tuna bowl was fresh tasting, and just barely seared. I had the 'seaweed noodles' which were supposed to have crab, but it was pretty well hidden - dish tasted good, but was a little mysterious.

Surprisingly, the standout dish that every raved about was the sauteed greens appetizer - really delicious - we had to ask about the sauce ingredients.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food there! Found this gem in August when visiting for a show at the Convention Center. Food and service was so great that we went back the next night to share with family. When we came over for a Christmas show we told everyone we were going to go again. Once again GREAT!

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w
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks.

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O
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to stop for drinks and dinner before the Fleetwood Mac concert! While the food was wonderful it couldn’t outshine the outstanding waitress who was lovely and helpful and responsive and all around wonderful.

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CF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Every dish we’ve tried has been super Delicious and unique. The chicken appetizer is insanely good

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BK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food, drinks, and service were all great. The only complaint I have is the volume of the music. I didn't mind the music itself, but having to scream the entire time to both server and companions takes away from the experience. Please turn it down to reasonable levels.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the environment and the food! I highly recommend this place!

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A
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed. Care and attention to the food was obvious! Sooo tasty.

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CW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner last Thursday started with two cocktails: “Blood in Blood Out,” a gin, nigori sake, falernum, lime, and hibiscus cocktail that was very good, highlighted by the very large hibiscus tea ice cube in the center. My husband had a coconut-infused rum with fernet and mint drink, which was kind of like a Mojito and kind of not. He gave it a four.

We started with the Cucumber Hijiki Salad, which was excellent, followed by the fried chicken, which was as wonderful as you’ve heard. It’s spicy, sweet, bite-size, perfect. Just as we were finishing the chicken though, two diners were seated next to us who had apparently decided to bathe in their cologne. I was immediately struck with a migraine bad enough that I thought we were going to need to leave without finishing dinner. The manager, however, immediately leapt into action and made a fragrance-free space for us behind the bar.

That allowed us to finish our dinner—the Seaweed Noodle and a Short Rib Bulgogi Rice. Everything was very good, but with the migraine I just wanted to eat and get out of there, so I can’t report anything about those dishes.

I want to extol the actions of the manager again, though—she was responsive, sympathetic, and really stepped up when the problem with our seating arose.

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was not as good as previous visits to Revelry. The blackened tuna bowl was less flavorful this time, and the fried cauliflowers was also not as good. The soju flight wasn't as good either, as all three flavors were sweet. Having at least one flavor that is not sweet would be better balanced. Finally, after about 1 hr and 40 minutes at our table, the staff asked us to leave because another group had a reservation. Upon leaving, we noticed that the front half of the restaurant was mostly empty, including two long tables that sat idle. This was really annoying and will affect my desire to return.

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Revelry is amazing. Best music in Portland with a 90's RnB/Hiphop vibe, solid drinks and delicious food thats easy to share with friends. also, that music is special...

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BB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we thought the food and ambiance was fantastic. innovative delicious food without being weird or off-putting. cocktail was out of this world good. the vibe was perfect for an after work cocktail and dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for what we wanted! Chill place to drink and eat great food!

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i
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Revelry was amazing. The food, service, atmosphere, EVERYTHING! We will definitely be coming back. Great place to go with a group!

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great menu for a casual bite to eat with friends. That atmosphere is fairly casual but well considered so I would recommend this for a casual date- not a romantic one!!!!

We had a great time and the service was awesome.

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T
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fried chicken and good cocktails - lively tunes a good place to meet friends

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, everything on point. Made a reservation for 6 @730 everything was ready to go. Ordered about 8 dishes to share each of us had 2 drinks and the tab was 50$ each including tip. We were full and happy, everyone was impressed. Thanks Revelry!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This was our fourth time dining at Revelry. The first three were spectacular. The fourth underwhelming. They changed the signature dish, Mr. Yang’s chicken from something phenomenal to bad fried chicken doused in sriracha. Not sure what happened here. Also one of our favorite dishes, noodle nest, is no longer on the menu. Disappointment all around.

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M
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Revelry exceeded our expectations. Loved loved loved the new seafood dish in a very rich broth. Only aspect that I found odd was that the sale was served in a traditional wine glass. I dunno why, but I prefer sake in a small tumbler.

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KB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

An experience. We didn’t love all the plates but they were all unique and we liked that. Creative drinks as well. Creates fun conversation and atmosphere.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent staff. This is a favorite that I never miss.

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NC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the fried chicken for the first time and highly recommend. REALLY loved the seaweed noodle dish with crab.

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DP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was the second time we ate at revelry in the past month. The first time it was so good, we couldn’t believe it, so we had almost exactly the same menu items that we ordered the first time, this time just as good tasting and superbly prepared and presented. Extremely reasonable price, given the quality.

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is somewhere between ok and good. I had a watermelon drink that had a weird undertone of musty watermelon to it. Not what I was expecting for a summer watermelon based drink. The salad of cucumber was good, really quite tasty—actually was the best thing we had. Then came dinner. I had the charcoal grilled albacore but the menu does not call this out as a cold dish and I had no charcoal flavor that I detected. The cracker it was served with was better than the fish, for real, just saying. My partner in crime had the blacked tuna bowl which was sort of a standard bowl, not great but OK. My date liked the place much better. I thought maybe I need something else to eat so I ordered the Dan Dan noodles which were heavy and overly sauced. Getting a sauce right is imperative, but this one was overly seeet and had drowned the nice noodle. The sausage was spicy and sort of umami which was nice, but way more of a winter dish than a summer one. Heavy and overkill. My date had the cake and loved it she ate the whole thing. Dinner was a whopping $97 so with tip was about $118...yeah, could have had the same things elsewhere for about half the price. You are paying for the DJ and the people standing around. The music was really in point. Like for real, like the DJ was the best I have heard in a while. Was not that busy either and I understand why...I’d def go back for drinks at the bar and to hear the DJ but I’d stop for food after somewhere else. Lol

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AD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

A somewhat contrived environment where the food needed more refinement even for the casual nature of the cuisine.

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CI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food, good service, fun music and great vibe, Revelry is a good bet any time. Really appreciate the focus on fresh, unusual flavors with an Asian-foward focus, and the realization that good music completes the experience!

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the third time we’ve dined at Revelry and it won’t be the last! Each visit exceeds our expectations!

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TW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Incredibly loud. Ear splitting DJ. That could be toned down a bit and it would improve the ambiance. But the food is delicious.

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