Overall had a great time. Only complaint is I had made reservations a month in advance and asked for a table with river view and we were sat in the corner in back room right underneath speakers that was blasting 80’s dance music which I feel doesn’t match the ambiance.
Had heard about Saltys from so many people and so glad I finally got a chance to go! Saturday brunch with bottomless mimosas, and a great price! Will definitely be back again soon. Our waiter Justin was amazing!
Love brunch!! We try and make it to brunch at least a couple of times a year. Always such a great experience!
The food selection was amazing and all of it was actually really good quality. Not very often you find such a gem.
We were celebrating a special "anniversary" & had a wonderful evening at Salty's. Laura, the GM, came to visit us shortly after we were seated to welcome us & made us feel quite special. Our server, Ezra, took very good care of us throughout the evening. We had a great window table to provided a lovely view of the Columbia River as well as watching flights come in for a landing at PDX. My wife decided to start with the Dungeness Crab Cocktail & I decided to follow her lead -- I am SO glad I did ... it was fantastic! Tons of very fresh dungeness crab; simply delicious. For her entree my wife had the the Prawn Saltimbocca which she said was very, very good. She especially liked the Roasted Forest Mushroom Risotto that came with the dish. I had the Oregon Rockfish and Crab & it was delicious. I was delightly surprised at the size of the serving; very generous. Expertly prepared. We didn't care for the Tiramisu we had for dessert ... could be we were spoiled from having lived in Italy. Will try something else next time. All in all, a great evening with wonderful food and service.
Awesome Portland Dining Month experience. Food was
Pricey but worth it. Everything was perfect from drinks to dessert. Excellent service.
Our family got together at Salty’s for my father’s 91st birthday. The food and ambiance were top-notch, and our server went out of her way to make it a wonderful evening for us. Thank you!
We came here to celebrate a birthday. I made the reservation through Open Table. I requested a nice table so we could watch the sunset and although most tables in the dining area face the river (which was a nice thing to discover) the table they had ready for us was in a great spot.
Theodore was our server and couldn't have done a better job. Excellent. We were really impressed and with every detail he was there to help explain or recommend. I sincerely wish more Theodores were in other restaurants we visit!
The food was delicious - the harissa toast with clams and mussels will be something we'll try to recreate at home. I don't even really like clams but the harissa and tomato and onion sauce could have been all I ate and I would have been happy. I loved the smoked steelhead. The birthday cake was light and airy, perfect after a big dinner and the surprise champagne was the perfect ending.
Brought relatives from out of town for a special occasion. We all loved the view of the river, as well as the food which was excellent. Our server also anticipated everything we needed. Had a wonderful time!
Everything was lovely - food, service and atmosphere!
My wife and I went for my Birthday dinner, and we both had the whole lobster entrée, and a bottle of Chardonnay. The lobster was very well prepared, and the side potatoes and vegetables were a nice touch. The Chardonnay paired well with the lobster. We were fortunate to have an upstairs table against the window...the water and sunset views were amazing!
Amazing service! Food was amazing, we had their Portland dining menu and wow, for $49 you get 3 course dinner with wine pairing. It was really good.
Dinner with the family! Great service and great drinks.
Lobster was way under cooked, for the price very disappointed.
Outstanding food offerings for brunch. Our server, Ezra, was great. Noise level inside was high. Luckily, it was a gorgeous day so we ate out on the deck and enjoyed the view.
Brunch was great, best we have ever had. Seafood is excellent. The wait staff is very attentive. The view is something else.
Excellent service, excellent food. No sales tax in Portland! Highly recommended.
Myself and my girlfriends children and spouses attended the Saturday Brunch. I had been to the Salty's off Alki in Seattle years ago and we received the same outstanding service and food that the restaurant chain is known for. The variety of food and quality were second to none and the staff was very professional and attentive. It was an outstanding brunch and I will be back in the future.
We made a last minute reservation through Open Table. We were pleasantly surprised to get a windowside table near the Mel Brown jazz trio. We opted for the Portland Dining Month three course meal. The food was excellent and a good value. There was a substantial wait between the first and second course but the manager came to our table and offered us free seafood chowder while we waited. Ezra, our server, was friendly, attentive, and quick to perceive when we needed anything. We have eaten at Salty's many times over the last 20 years and have never been disappointed.
We came to celebrate a birthday and asked for a window seat. We got the window, complete with beautiful views of the river. The food was very good and service great. We will be back!
Excellent service. Relaxing and romantic setting
Classic style cooking
Overall, salty’s is fantastic great service, great food and superb atmosphere
Very good restaurant and service was very friendly. Very attentive server.
Food was excellent. View was very pretty over the water. Highly recommend.
The evening was just fine until a young lady started screaming and yelling at her group members and other guest. I felt management should have stepped in and had her removed.
I enjoyed the nice fresh smoked salmon ... thank you and well done
My wife and I were fortunate to experience a Portland Dining Month meal on Wednesday, March 7th at Salty's on the Columbia. It's always a really nice night out as the restaurant is very comfortable, with a sophisticated, but definitely not stuffy, ambiance and the views over the river are stunning. Once shown to our table, Ezra, once again, took care of us in amazing fashion with his wonderful demeanor and fantastic service. Always at our table exactly at the right time, never rushed, with time to exchange pleasantries to make us feel comfortable and part of the Salty's 'family'. And then the meal. All I can say is WOW! Stunning might be more like it. The Arroncini were really a nice starter with the Arugala Pesto and side salad adding a perfect peppery kick. Then the Seafood Lasagna. It was a perfect dish that needs to go on their 'regular' menu. (and on their wonderful Recipe Page that is part of their website). The creamy blend of the Bechamel and Pomadoro sauces and cheeses together with the perfectly cooked noodles, Scallops and Shrimp were perfect and service in the cast iron pan was 'cute'. After almost every bite, my wife and I looked at each other and just said, 'WOW". Ezra just laughed when he picked up our plates and warned us to be ready for what was to come. That huge and smooth salted caramel 'thing' with the praline chocolate 'cracker'..............amazing. A perfect finish to a meal that you didn't want to end. If you have the opportunity to experience Salty's Portland Dining Month meal prior to the end of the month, I wouldn't hesitate.
Very crowded tight dining room upstairs. Very noisy. Waiters were extremely busy. Food was good but it had no atmosphere.
We’ve enjoyed Salty’s in the past and may try it again, but will not recommend the Portland Dining month menu. The seafood lasagna was all cheese with very little seafood. It was like leftovers reheated & not even hot.
I know the food is usually much better, so I would find anything other than that for bringing new people to your restaurant.
Thank you once again for an awesome dining experience! We have eaten there a few times and always enjoy it. I made reservations about a month prior to request a window table with a view for my cousin's 40th birthday. We had a great table..great service and my cousin was all smiles the entire time! This was her 1st time actually having a champagne brunch and she was very impressed! This is one of our favorite places to stop when returning home on a flight at PDX ...before driving home to Eugene. See you again soon! :)
Our experience was excellent in this very busy restaurant. Had an early morning flight so staying at an airport hotel looking for seafood. Our waiter, while new, was just wonderful and Jesse an asst manager couldn’t have been more helpful. Jesse helped us with a wine selelection that complimented our food. Ordered a chef special that combined fresh scallops with pork belly skewered and smoked. Simply wonderful and creative. And don’t miss the fried artichokes. Theses are what I’d call Jerusalem artichokes with the stem. Masterfully prepared. The salmon was also cooked to perfection. If I’m near the airport in Portland would definitely go back! Make a reservation. Walk ins wait an hour.
The weekend buffet brunch was fantastic. They added a bbq pulled pork with polenta that was really tender and delicious. The prime rib was juicy and not over cooked. The usual offerings was also great. Our server Whitney was very courteous and helpful. She made sure that we had everything we needed and she's absolutely fantastic!
I ordered and very much enjoyed the seafood chowder and smoke steelhead. My dining companions had the rock cod that sounded tasty in the menu but one said it lacked flavor and was unmemorable. He said as much when the server asked how was the food. She made it up to him with dessert that we fully expected to pay for. I would definitely dine here again.
My daughter was visiting from Alaska, and we chose Salty's for a close-to-the-airport dinner. The setting was gorgeous, and our waiter was wonderful. The food was mostly very good, but I was disappointed in my lobster carbonara, which was tepid when it arrived at the table. A carbonara must be served hot and immediately as when it cools, it thickens and becomes sort of "sticky" or "gluey," for want of a better term. That was the case with mine, plus I also felt that the dish was rather short on lobster, and what lobster I had in the dish was claw meat that was rather chewy. I was hoping for some soft, pillowy pieces of sweet lobster and was rather disappointed not to find any. Other than this dish, the rest of our food was very good.
Bree (sp?) was the best server I have ever had. Great dinner with friends, can’t wait to go back.
What makes this restaurant special is the view. Our service was uneven this time but the food was up to its usual standards; good but not exceptional.
It was just amazing I would definitely recommend and come back myself. The service was outstanding and the food was great especially for buffet style
First time - and we came for a Birthday Brunch.
We were in an area off set from the main traffic area, but still close to the food, but nice since it wasn't as loud. GREAT FOOD, & SERVICE. We will be coming back here again!!
Top notch eating on the river. Great food, great service, great view