Rosswood

3.6
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Rosswood is casual yet sophisticated, relaxed and refined, with breath-taking views of the Willamette River, just minutes from downtown. Our bustling bar serves an innovative selection of craft cocktails and local brews. The restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows and seasonal outdoor dining, features a menu of locally-inspired, New American cuisine and an extensive Pacific Coast-focused wine program. A most memorable experience!

Complimentary valet parking. Free Wi-fi.

NOTE: When using GPS, enter address 4650 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, Oregon 97239.
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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was underwhelming, the lighting was poor and a server spilled a drink on me. The entrance was under construction and the side door they used instead felt sloppy and unwelcoming. The whole experience was poor.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Food was a bit pricey, I mean $16 for one slice of avocado toast kind of pricey. But food was pretty good. Excellent view! And bottomless coffee. Would definitely go again.

TN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Rosswood & have to say, it was one of the best meals we have had out in a very long time!! The food, service & ambiance was not a disappointment. The smoked seafood board was absolutely delicious as was the beet salad & risotto!

P
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We go here every December to watch the Christmas boat parade. Usually a really nice dinner. We had crab cakes, nice steak, and yummy dessert. All were quite tasty.

Problem was, we had to wait forever for every little thing we got or asked for. Even a cocktail to begin with. Waiting isn't so bad if you have a glass of wine up front. And sadly, there were only 3-4 other tables seated so it wasn't like the excuse was that they were crowded. Really dampened our evening.

OT
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

There are few places on the river in Portland that are more lovely for dining or even just having a cocktail. Sadly, however, this place still struggles with service. Went for Sunday brunch before Christmas, a time when most restaurants would have loaded up on staffing. This place had one cook and one waitress. She did the best she could, but we arrived at 11:00 and got our food at 12:15. If you don't mind drinking coffee or mimosas while waiting indefinitely for your food, once it arrives it is not bad. Nothing great, certainly not worth the wait, but the setting almost makes up for it.

a
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful venue and service was good, but did not enjoy my meal as much. My dish was bland and nothing special.

P
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet. Included all of the traditional foods with nice dessert selection and cheese. Bloody Mary cocktail station and mimosa options were welcome add-ons. A lovely meal.

W
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was very good and plenty of it. Nicely presented. Friendly service. Nice view of the River. Wish there would have been more customers as there was only one other table occupied ( weekday lunch). One annoyance is the valet parking. You have to surrender your keys for the car to be parked literally next to the front door of the restaurant.
The restaurant deserves more customers.

CC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was for breakfast... service was eh but not a big deal as it’s just breakfast. I was looking forward to the food as I had enjoyed it there previously. Unfortunately they changed the avocado toast and it missed the mark for me with two sauces drizzled all over it. Sauces overpowered it and made it heavy.

MG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a family dinner of 10 that was great. Our waitress, Francesca, did a wonderful job.

c
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We were disappointed in the limited menu selection, delayed service and unimpressive bay shrimp salad.

DE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were surprised at the limited ‘brunch ‘ menu options.... first time there... service, food quality was very good... river view, pathway was in need of cleaning, attention...

F
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view of the river from our table, very friendly and helpful bartender and servers. Thank you!

AS
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us shared the beet salad, tuna tartare and roasted asparagus. They were all excellent and we will definitely be back.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Coffee was served tepid, as was the food. Service was meh. My biggest issue was the 20% service charge that was tacked on. Make sure you look over your bill-I feel like that should be disclosed verbally. Definitely not written anywhere. Emailed the restaurant to share my experience and never heard back. Won’t be back-

OF
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

1, and 2 was GREAT 3rd time I wasn't impressed. Sad how one person can make it go south. I believe it was the new bartender (dark complex guy) First: He didn't find our reservation, no biggie, 2: I told we made reservations to go outside. He told me they don't make reservations for outdoors, I said we made clear in our reservation we wanted to seat outside (The view was who brought us to the restaurant) He said they usually grant those. His attitude was just off I asked if he could go check for us that we walnut mind waiting. (I shouldn't have to ask) He made me feel as I was asking too much. Then went outside and talked to the waitress outdoors and moved some chairs and boom there was a table for 5. Told us to follow him but he was serving another table at the same time. So we went straight to our table. Left us there for 30 minutes no water no menus. We were about to leave when my husband went to ask if there was service available for us or we should look for it somewhere. The waitress looked at each other puzzled as no one knew anything. She passed us a ton of times and I guess we were invisible... Anyways not going back.

RP
Edinburgh
50 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed the outdoor patio at Rosswood. I like the seasonal menu with lots of local ingredients.

JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll be back. I had lunch but I want to check out their dinner too.

KK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic and so was the food! We would totally go back any day!

G
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant itself was too cold with the AC going. Staff were excellent. Great customer service, but the food lacked flavor. I had never had burrata with shaved carrots and sliced cucumbers before and it didn't taste like they go together. Husband said the salmon was bland.

C
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed sitting near the river on the patio. The food was great and the waitress amazing! It all made for a wonderful date night!

AT
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Everyone was very nice, and when we were there and sat inside there was almost no one inside so it was very quiet, however the service was VERY slow. One of the dishes was GREAT, but the rest were very so-so. The Ahi Tartare was not very flavorful, and the crackers that came with it were too salty. The Burrata was tasteless... it really needed some balsamic vinegar, which we asked for but they could not find even though one item on the menu has a "balsamic reduction." The "Crispy Potatoes" sound like fries, but they are full-sized small white potatoes, with something on the outside but nothing to put on the inside, not even salt on the table. The side dish of Brussel Sprouts was awesome, no complaints there. One person had the salmon and it was ok. The dessert selection was not very interesting.

O
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great location and view, however, the food is sub-par. Kitchen having trouble with eggs and had to be sent back. Had few selections and most were spiced too much to order (a negative with avocado toast selection). They do have an old time favorite, the ricotta pancakes. One waitresses incessant clicking on the oder computer with her long nails drove us all crazy. Too bad, a lovely spot.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The location - gorgeous. But couldn’t sit on deck, primary reason we came here because of wasps. Inside no one else was there. Very great service. Very poor food. Very.
Valet always a perk!!

OT
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service and food need improvement.

MJ
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the few good restaurants with a water view. This is an excellent restaurant for a special dinner out, brunch (I've done Mother's day here 2x) and it is particularly great during find weather when the deck is comfortable. We had an excellent recent visit for brunch. Beautiful day on the deck, an excellent server who went out of her way to help us. And the food was terrific. Gushing review? Yes! Get to Rosswood - you won't regret it.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff, ambience and food were good. Coffee service was slow and espresso and lattes were mediocre.

DP
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 9th wedding anniversary and it was a beautiful warm sunny day. My husband and I wanted someplace with a pretty outdoor area by the river. This place was perfect! We started with the cheese board which was amazing! I had the salmon and my husband had the steak, we were both very pleased with our selections.
The service was great and all around experience was perfect.
We’ll definitely be back

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every course was excellent- really good ingredients.

BG
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We like Rosswood but must have hit it on a bad day. It was Father's Day - but there was NOT a huge crowd. We had 11 a.m. reservations and were told - in a very friendly fashion - on arrival that there would be about a 15 minute wait, even though many tables were open. It looked like there was a staffing shortage and they were trying hard to cope.
So we sat at the bar and after awhile a bartender showed up, he took our order but then made drinks for a server before he got to us.
Soon we were at a table, but there was some confusion about who was to be the server. At the bar, I fetched my own napkin and at the table fetched my own salt. When I was finished and my wife had a few bites left, the server said she'd pick up both plates at once because "it saves me a trip." Say what?
We both had eggs benedict, which were excellent.
Will we go back? Sure. I understand one off-day. Another and we'll rethink that.

JF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The menu (we arrived for brunch) was small but all of the items we ordered were beautifully plated with amazing flavors!! The food is worth it. We were lucky enough to have a gorgeous day and sat on the patio overlooking the river, which was lovely. Our server did get our order right but seemed very new to the service industry and had to go to the kitchen twice for menu questions (again, small menu). It was also disappointing that the pancake we ordered for our young daughter arrived a good five minutes after everyone else’s food but we did appreciate that they allowed an order for just the pancake and not a full breakfast plate. The lack of cleanliness in the restrooms was unnerving and hopefully gets attention soon. When you finish your meal you can step off the patio onto a lovely river walk. I would recommend a visit, despite the negatives, as the food and the patio make it worth a visit!

J
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Monday was a slow night for customers. We didn't try to overlap with a happy hour, just out for a dinner. Window seats were offered and accepted. Great view, good service and our entrees were delightful. Recommend

RO
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Limited menu, hard keep food fresh
We walked and ended up going Antinias

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food, great service, and a beautiful view.

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was slow. Some food was over salted, some was under-seasoned, so menu is pretty much a crap-shoot. The patio outside was nice, but I probably won’t ever go back.

ND
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience4

We were visiting for their Mother's Day buffet brunch, so this review is specific to when you are not presented a menu during your visit. There was no sign as to what prices would be - not on the website, not posted inside the restaurant, not available until you receive the check. The service was mediocre at best, so when there was a $40 service fee tacked on to the $45/each buffet plate we were floored. The food was FAR from being worth $45, and the service was FAR from being worth $40. I understand giving your staff a livable wage, but be transparent with your customers! If I had known, I wouldn't have made our reservation.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was really disappointed by this place! We went there for Mother’s Day and the place was dead. It literally took them forever to get us water and on top of that there was no menus to drinks nor food. Apparently the only option was a buffet brunch which was not stated anywhere not even during the reservations I made. Plus they automatically added a 20% tip for the 4 of us. This also was not stated anywhere. The food was mediocre and was nothing to rave about.

LB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

1st place award: service
2nd: food

Great experience overall, very satisfied! For a busy mother’s day!

PG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food cold, service delayed, no service ware, no water refills. View outstanding.

S
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gnocchi with beef and pork ragu was very good.
If you’re trying to decide about dessert...the apple one was rather bland