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The Joel Palmer House, Dayton, OR

The Joel Palmer House

4.9
4.9
1787 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Mushrooms are the heart of what we do at the Joel Palmer House. We have always endeavored to obtain seasonal and local ingredients and we use many locally produced greens, herbs, and vegetables, some of which come from our own culinary garden. We are frequently inspired by ingredients found in the cuisines of France, China, Thailand, Poland and India, so we call our cooking "freestyle." Our dishes pair well the celebrated wines of Oregon, especially Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Our extensive, Oregon-focused wine list has been awarded the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Of special note, The Joel Palmer House ranks as one of Oregon's finest historic homes and is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Oregon Historic Register. Built in 1857, the house is Dayton's oldest standing structure. When weather permits, guests can enjoy their dinner on our outdoor patio, soaking in the last rays of sunshine in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 864-2995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Czarnecki

  • Private party facilities

    The facility is perfect for special events such as birthdays or rehearsal dinners as well as business meetings. A/V equipment and setup available. Multiple fixed menu options from which to choose.

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Czarnecki: (503) 864-2995

  • Neighborhood

    Dayton

  • Cross street

    6th

  • Parking details

    Private Parking Lot and Street Parking available <br />2 Electric Vehicle charging stations free for use in our parking lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,787 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Best Food

  • Portland / Oregon

    Best Service

  • Portland / Oregon

    Contemporary American

  • Willamette Valley

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  1. W

    Wjj3

    Portland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we have been dining at the JPH fore 20 years and still find each meal a great treat. the food is great, the staff exceptionally well versed in what fine dining requires and the remodel befits a wonderful wine country experience. Take our advise and put the JPH our your list of must visit every so often in the Oregon Pinot area. OBTW the selections of Oregon pinots are fabulous ( another reason to go )
  2. JH

    JohnH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative menu with excellent preparation and presentation. Superb wine list. Extremely attentive waitstaff.
  3. AB

    AnandiB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memory of a lifetime! Incredible flavour exciting items and beautifully plated food! We’ll be recommending this to everyone.
  4. DH

    DougH

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, wonderful atmosphere! A great time was had by all!
  5. AO

    AmberO

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the absolutely perfect place for our celebration. My love and I enjoyed the Omikase experience, and it blew us away! Not a detail was missed and by the end of our evening, we felt like part of the Joel Palmer House Restaurant family. Chef Czarnecki checked on us throughout the evening and every member of the service staff was at our table at some point to ensure we had a memorable time. The amazing Sommelier and House Manager, Levi, has created an incredible wine list and taken great care of all the small details. We are already planning our next visit! Highly recommend placing this experience on your bucket list.
  6. PS

    PrimusS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The five course tasting menu was beautiful to the eye, and just as exquisite to the palate. Mushrooms were the thread, but a strong NW feature of fish, fowl and meat are on the menu. There are surprises and delights in a lovely ambience.
  7. AB

    ArchieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was exceptional as expected. But the service was just as astonishing. Staff were attentive, knowledgeable & personable. Enjoyed the total package.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I decided to have our yearly traditional dinner to celebrate the Holidays at Joel Palmer House. They have two selections for a Prix Fixe menu. Mushrooms are the focus here, but used in such a creative way and each dish a beautiful presentation. A perfect place for a special occasion in the beautiful Willamette Valley.
  9. CB

    ChristaB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, ambiance that transports, and, of course, the flow of lovingly, expertly, creatively conceived (and presented) courses and punctuating palate cleansers. We live here and choose Joel Palmer House for the really important celebrations in our lives.
  10. M

    Mike

    Portland

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joel Palmer House is one of the top restaurants in the Northwest. The things they do to mushrooms are amazing! My favorite dish is the mushroom soup, but the entire meal is incredible. Well worth the visit when in Oregon.
  11. RG

    RonG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chef/Owner was very kind and personable, caring yet non-intrusive. The staff was impeccable in every way. I chose your restaurant as the primary gift for my partner's birthday, and I am extremely pleased. He felt very pampered. Thank you! See you again soon.
  12. KB

    KristinB

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and very romantic
  13. AD

    AprilD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite composition of food taste and display. We were served a masterpiece with every course. Absolutely delightful servers and chef!
  14. D

    Desi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. From the kind, knowledgeable staff to the fantastic cuisine. It was an unforgettable experience!
  15. WR

    WineRocks

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am moved to post this review out of sheer awe and culinary astonishment. Simply one of the most pleasant and creative dining experiences I've had, ever. There are so many things I appreciate about Joel Palmer House, I can't go there. You'd hate me. But here's some bullet points: -the best, most creative mushroom dishes you will have the pleasure of consuming. -a wine list for us wine osz -they do that thing where the gratuity is set. The staff all get benefits and living wages and were all very relaxed and happy. This permeated the experience. Very relaxed and thoughtful. Loved it. -atmosphere, very cool
  16. C

    Cheryl

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and a lovely meal from start to finish! Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. Mushroom soup was amazing! A perfect way to dine
  17. DM

    DarceyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    While the food was delicious, it was not worth the value. But the worst part was the wine list which was ridiculously overpriced. They pride themselves on their local wine list but they should realize that anyone local can recognize that they are gouging on wine prices.
  18. GS

    GregS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible as usual! We love Joel Palmer House. One of our favorites!
  19. MM

    MrandMrsDateNights

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and I are celebrating our 19 yr anniversary and chef Chris and his amazing staff made it an experience to remember. I will tell my children, family and friends of the experience and will always remember it with my lovely wife. Chef Chris and his awesome team made it an experience of a lifetime, thank you again. For anyone curious to try, do it! The historic home is beautiful and only regret was not seeing it during the day from the outside. The restaurant chef is fourth generation and tied together with the historic home is an absolute amazing story. While the restaurant is an intimate setting, it was nice to meet other guest. Made the experience as if eating at home with friends and family.
  20. JM

    JasonM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are ones who travel to experience Michelin Star restaurants. If there were Michelin ratings here, The Joel Palmer House would have at least 2 stars!
  21. BT

    BobT

    Montana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Great experience, fun to see the very creative presentations. Only issue was that the beef was tough to the extent that I didn't eat it.
  22. N

    Nick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Way too much food and too expensive even for the least cost option
  23. MG

    MarilynG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner with family on our wine tasting weekend in November. Food was excellent as always and service was impeccable!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and overall experience. Chef Chris clearly strives for perfection and has succeeded on many levels. This place is a must try!
  25. TS

    TessS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was just amazing, the timing between dishes couldn’t have been better!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unforgettable, unique, delicious, incredible dinner! Up there with my GOAT dinners! The food was exquisite, and the service was out of this world. Remarkable. Everyone who works at this restaurant came over to say “Hi” and make sure we were being taken care of, not waiting for anything. From the bread (so fabulous) to dessert, a truly amazing evening. We were talking about a return visit before we left the restaurant.
  27. V

    Vinophiliac

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, and VERY attentive staff. Felt pampered throughout entire meal, and had all my Oregon wine questions answered. Bravo!
  28. MK

    MaureenK

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The attention to detail is unsurpassed. The food was delicious and presented as a work of art. The service was professional and engaging. I wish I could give it 10 Stars!
  29. A

    Alan

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best fine dining experiences in the world.
  30. h

    hungrywolf

    Austria

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy setting, great staff, owner/chef Christopher comes out to greet and spend time with you. Food can only be described as Michelin 3 star quality and beyond in creativity. Where has this gem been hiding??? Definitely worth the detour, no matter how long!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way!
  32. MH

    MatthewH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While not for the faint of pocket book, this is an excellent fine dining experience. The food is masterful, with the complex items in harmony, and the simpler items elevated to brilliance. The mushroom puree has to be tasted to be believed. Their wine list is extensive and the staff is happy to make suggestions and take feedback. Everyone there was focused on making dining a joy. We will absolutely be dining there again.
  33. DH

    DavidH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Next level - wasn't aware this was available in Oregon. All phases of the restaurant are highly motivated and skilled at their craft. Highly recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious; the mushroom dishes and dessert board were my favorites. The service was impeccable, and the ambiance was very pleasant. We look forward to a return visit!
  35. b

    bethg

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and the service was amazing ! Perfect for a special occasion. Can’t wait to come back . Thank you for an extraordinary time !! A night to always remember.
  36. K

    Kevin

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed dining indoors after the recent remodel; the restaurant looks great and the venue matches the high quality of the food and service.
  37. RJ

    RichardJ

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us had the mushroom madness dinner. Every plate was wonderful. Will visit whenever I’m in Oregon wine country.
  38. o

    opg1492

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. The staff was very professional and customer focused. They all treated the restaurant as if it was their own. Extremely pleased with the food. We have been dining there several years and have not been disappointed. Looking forward to our next visit.
  39. RK

    RobertK

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Would have given it a five but the wait staff, while very attentive, was a bit too snooty IMO.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Joel Palmer House is rated 4.9 stars by 1787 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Joel Palmer House

600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th

  • Neighborhood

    Dayton

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Parking Lot and Street Parking available <br />2 Electric Vehicle charging stations free for use in our parking lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Czarnecki

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 864-2995

  • Private party facilities

    The facility is perfect for special events such as birthdays or rehearsal dinners as well as business meetings. A/V equipment and setup available. Multiple fixed menu options from which to choose.

  • Private party contact

    Christopher Czarnecki: (503) 864-2995

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