Salty's on the Columbia

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Located on the Columbia River with sweeping views, Salty’s wins annual awards for Portland’s best seafood, best view restaurant, best outdoor dining. Whether dressed up or casual, in the dining room, on the deck, or in private dining rooms, guests love Salty’s for fresh Northwest seafood, wild Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, live Dungeness crab, fresh Northwest oysters, clams and mussels, USDA prime charbroiled steaks, gourmet lunch salads and sandwiches and refreshing creative cocktails. Live jazz in the Café-Bar on Fridays. Happy Hour is 7 days a week in the Café-Bar only.

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vipRycknPortland
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great buffet and fabulous experience. Service was stellar (as always).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian is the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
105 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent offering for the special deal in March... Ample quantity and great selections
Wait was attentive but not intrusive.
Great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly and the food was wonderful!!

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WILLIAMC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch on Sat. March 14 was windy and snowing. The ambiance would have been better if the weather was better.
The value would have been better if I had eaten more. Forgot to ask for senior discount.
Service was great. Aaron and the other were always there when we needed anything.
The food was outstanding. I wish I could have eaten more.

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DonO
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very noisy- We had to request seating at a quitter table, which the staff was happy to accomodate

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RDJTexas
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table of six in my party, including 2 eleven year olds. Menu choices fit all our our needs. Our server Ezra was very pleasant and provided excellent service throughout our dining experience.

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Mercedes1989
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our friend's birthday! Thumbs up on the staff, food and ambiance. The view was amazing and breathtaking! Definitely recommend it for any occasion.

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JadeC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My partner and I both got the filet mignon. His was overcooked and had to be sent back. He asked for medium rare and it came back almost burnt. By the time it came back he had eaten the sides as we had to wait for his steak. So he ate his steak alone. We were comped with clam chowder, but that didn’t really make up for the fact we ordered steak. The sides were bland and didn’t taste like much other than mustard seeds. This cut is usually suppose to melt in your mouth, however they were chewy and lacked seasonings. For the high price this was not worth it. He also got two lobster tails which were also overcooked. For being $30 each that was not a great add on. We didn’t even want to risk getting dessert. The drinks were good thankfully. The service was mediocre, nice lady but very slow and not very attentive when we needed to send our steak back. Gave us a discount, which was nice however would have just wanted better service... as the restaurant was not busy at all. Overall would not go back, especially for the high priced and lack of quality food.

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JoannN
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one order of the March $33 menu choices, nice salad, filet, prawns, crispy potato and banana cream pie for dessert. It was crabby Monday and the 2lb. Steamed Dungeness crab was delicious, also at $33, no sides. Good meal, good service, fabulous moon rise and river view.

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GundaL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, great food, perfect location. Very festive!

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Greatplace4dinner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my birthday, and we got seated at a large table with a great view. We were treated very well, and the food was all very good. There were 9 of us and everyone had a wonderful time. It's definitely a great place to go for a special occasion 😊

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Appreciategoodfood
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go hungry there is a lot of food to eat ! If you like seafood this is the place to go- especially crab. Yummy

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VICKIEH
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all levels***

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional even though they didn’t have the bottomless mimosas anymore. Thank you for replenishing the Dungeness crabs so quickly and also our awesome waitress!

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MissJ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! A family favorite for forty years!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was really busy because of restaurant month, so considering that it was good. However we got seated right next to another table of two back by the kitchen and it was awkward. We could have at least been seated a table away since there was an empty one next to us. Just kind of disappointed at where we were seated and it was slow service. The food was good though.

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GregN
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy and loud due to it being Portland Dining Month (PDM.) The food was delicious and the service good, if at times slow because of PDM. Overall, a fun evening.

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DaleH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, good value for Portland Dining Month menu.

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QuarksBar
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Over the last few years, Salty's has gone down hill rapidly. They are lowering their food standards, lowering attention to detail, cutting corners on the quality of the food (both preparation and the the ingredients). And now they are going down a terrible path of nickle-and-diming - champagne/stuff.

The Men's bathroom downstairs is poorly maintained. The counter was retaining a good layer of water from the mirror to the edge.

The Orange juice totally tasted and smelled like it came straight out of a can. Very tin-like metallic taste and smell and it clearly wasn't any kind of reasonable quality you'd expect.

The Prime Rib was not roasted long enough and it was roasted at the wrong temperature. Almost raw texture and extremely tough.

Each year when my Mom visits from thousands of miles away, we go there. I made the mistake of not telling them it was a special occasion. Apparently that means you sit in an area that was built onto the side of the building. Very cold, very noisy.

Oh, and did I fail to mention that they were blaring rock music through the sound system? Well, they were. What the hell?!? This is so inappropriate for a weekend brunch.

The service was extremely slow and frequently failed to service our table. She walked by several times as our plates piled up on the edge (easy for her or someone to take was they walk by). I asked if this was a crazy busy time that we arrived. She said "No, actually it is very slow." Again, What the hell?!?

After frequenting this place for multiple times a year for the last nine years; I think this finally push me to decide not to return again. Maybe I'll try them again in a few years - but why would they do this.

This area is known for foodies and people that pay extra for high quality foods and flavors. This felt so dumbed down that it was embarrassing. My Mom was so disappointed. This is not cool. I don't have many more times left with my Mom.

Awful. They should be ashamed.

KP
KatieP
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely 10 out of 10! My girlfriend and I were treated great and had exceptional service along with the tasteful dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews