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The Joel Palmer House, Dayton, OR

The Joel Palmer House

4.6
4.6
1964 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 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Northwest
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 864-2995
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business 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. 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Sunset Valley Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

    $195.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 28, 2024 only
    Price includes Food, Wine, and Service June 28th, 2024 @ 6:00pm

What 1,964 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Best Ambiance

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland / Oregon

    Good for special occasions

  • Portland / Oregon

    Contemporary American

  • Willamette Valley

    Most Booked

1,964 Reviews
  1. KerryB

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, an amazing fine dining experience. I was just surprised that my order of "Scallops" only came with one scallop--I guess I was expecting at least two, hence the plural.
    The Joel Palmer HouseResponded 1 day ago
    Sorry about that. The U10 scallops we received this week were particularly large which is why we only serve 1. I'll make a note to discuss this with the servers so they mention it to guests when presenting the menu.

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  2. SharonR

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing! Had been last year and was a better experience! The price went up from last year and the experience went down! Some of the tasting menu was very good and some was totally lacking flavor including even salt! The dessert spread was created beautifully but in my opinion was not edible! The service was good but there was a snobbery attitude that made us feel shamed for not wanting A $200 to $1000’s bottle of wine! For the $600 price tag one should be raving! Won’t be going again!

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  3. Susan

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional food, wine, service, and ambience. While we thoroughly enjoyed the new (pared down) Sunshine menu, if it’s your first time try the Mushroom Madness or Omakase which are still available and not to be missed. We make it a point to come twice a year and always look forward to the next time. Levi is a skilled and personable sommelier and Chef is outstanding at his craft.

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  4. LacM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at the Joel Palmer House on 3/30/2024. The meal was superb and the staff was excellent. They were able to provide helpful suggestions and answered questions about the dishes flawlessly. We look forward to dining with them again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner, the 5-course choice. We have been comining to JPH since 2004, it is our birthday, anniversary, special event go-to for fine dining, imaginative presentations, and the most extensive and varied wine selection in Oregon.

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  6. MarshaB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caring, commited staff from the first minute as we were ushered from the car with an umbrella. Great communicators, giving full explanations of the experience they provide and the menu offered. Before the first bite, the plate presented with a work of art. and then you take that bite.,,,,, ahhhh! Every dish was so unique, with amazaing flavors!

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  7. MadisonP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, atmosphere was very intimate, and the service was impeccable! Absolutely will be recommending to friends and family. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

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  8. Cppd

    Portland

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the most underwhelming meal ever. For two people, 3 drinks total, the bill was over $500. Undercooked rice, oysters close to going bad, burned sauce, underdressed greens. The prix fixe menu prices rivaled that of a Michelin star level restaurant. The service team is kind and they accommodated a substitution when we realized we could not order off the regular menu due to the valentines holiday week. The chef should not allow anything but perfect food to leave his kitchen for the price of this experience and this was not even close to that. Truly and genuinely disappointed. For reference we had dinner at a lovely Italian restaurant the night before where the food was impressive, taste fresher, portions bigger, service same, and price was HALF including more drinks!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my fourth time here and it lived up to my previous experiences. The food was outstanding and the service was unmatched!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was extraordinary, bar none. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. The wine selection was phenomenal. They were very accommodating to my husband’s food preferences, and the mixologist was able to whip up several delicious custom drinks, including mocktails. The house itself is a beautiful setting. Overall, an amazing experience for those who are looking for an elevated dining experience.

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The Joel Palmer House is rated 4.6 stars by 1964 OpenTable diners.

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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 3 times today
Experiences are available.
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–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Northwest
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business 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, 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. Multiple fixed menu options from which to choose.
  • Private party contact
    Christopher Czarnecki: (503) 864-2995
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