The Parrott House

4.4
35 reviews
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Contemporary American
Experience what 125 years of history looks, feels and tastes like when thoroughly updated in magnificently modern fashion.

Located at the southern entrance to Roseburg, Oregon’s, historic downtown district, Est. 1891 at The Parrott House offers delicious gourmet fare in a beautiful setting as formal, or relaxed, as you want it to be.

You’ll enjoy the best and freshest local food, wine and drinks in a truly unique setting.

Situated on more than two acres of manicured landscape, The Parrott House welcomes you for dining in our beautiful pavilion constructed from wood reclaimed from the former Rainier Brewery, appetizers and drinks on the patio, a handcrafted cocktail in our ornate Rosa Parrott Bar or a speciality bourbon in the Bourbon Bar.

Step back in time and into the future of Umpqua Valley dining.
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KW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, wonderful service, awesome food. We'll be back.

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SH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. The atmosphere was beautiful for date night. Honestly our server made the experience so great he was attentive & helpful. Also he was enthusiastic about his job & excited to tell us about the menu. Great experience for us!

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e
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous dinner experience, once we found our way in the front door. Tip: don't put pull handles on a door that needs to be pushed.
Once inside, we were led to the dining room through a series of indoor and outdoor rooms. All looked inviting and made us immediately curious to return to check out.
The hostess was gracious, greeted us with a huge smile and sat us at one of the tables with the cushy chairs. Very nice after a long day driving down the I-5.
Our waiter came right up, gave us a quick run through of the menu and took our wine order after warning us that some wines might not be in stock because the more expensive wines are not ordered and stored in other than single bottles. That seems totally fair to us, especially given the breadth expense of some of the wine list. There were certainly several great alternatives to the wine we chose (ordered a 2012 Brunello di Montalcino, were surprised and quite pleased to be presented a 2009 of same vintner).
Our main courses arrived shortly after we finished out salads, and were divine. The best rib-eye steak I have ever had. The meat was a top notch piece of meat, cooked to absolute perfection (medium-rare) with a beautiful crust on the outside, not burnt, just perfect. The kebabs were equally great meat and cooked also perfectly.
We would absolutely come back and recommend this restaurant to anyone. We’ll go out of our way on future trips up and down the I-5 corridor to stop in Roseburg so we can come back to this restaurant.

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served with panache, unique ambiance, and the memorable Reform whiskey bar. An outstanding experience.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in a small town in Oregon. Beautifully redone historical mansion. Wonderful food and service.

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DB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service with good food and great wine selection. Need to put your new Sunday brunch hours on your main page!

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The steak was delicious. Get the parrott plank appetizer with some wine. Nice ambiance. It was the weekend after Valentine's day, so it was crowded, but it didn't feel overcrowded.

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NY
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoy going to The Parrott House for an occasional dinner. The ambiance is great and the food is very good. On this particular trip, we were a bit disappointed in the service as our server visited only occasionally. We didn't necessarily lack for anything (except water), but a few more "check-ins" would have been nice.

We arrived early to have a drink at the bar ... and it was extremely chaotic. There were 2-3 gentlemen (bartenders?) coming and going with only one actually mixing drinks. Further, we requested a particular drink that we had seen on the website "Drink Menu," but no one seemed to know what it was -- even after we mentioned some of the ingredients.

Overall, however, "The Parrott House experience" is/was worth it and we will return.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there on Valentines Day... Nice people, Good food, long wait for food, Jammed into our space. Alittle pricey...Over all, an ok experience. We will try a different place, next year....

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I really want to like this restaurant... I have been there many times hoping for some consistency, mainly with the service. So far, it just hasn't happened and I have run out of hope.
We arrived about a 1/2 hour before our reservation, thinking that we would have a drink in the bar. The hostess said, "Oh, you're early! This REALLY helps us out tonight." Unnecessary for her to even say that, in my opinion.
We said that we were planning on going to the bar before our reservation but she apparently had other plans as we were "herded" to our table where we sat for about 15 minutes before we saw our server.
The bar couldn't make a simple drink that I asked for (no effort to even Google it...). As we were ordering our drinks and appetizer, the waiter asked if we wanted to order dinner too. (Wait... who's driving this car?) We said no, we would like to enjoy our drinks and appetizer (that we hadn't even ordered yet) BEFORE we order dinner, thank you very much... We were obviously being rushed out the door. Had to request a wine list (not offered) just to have wine with dinner; my phyllo wrapped salmon was VERY salty; no dessert was offered to us (this has happened SEVERAL times before). We were just presented with the bill.
I think our total time "enjoying" our dinner, from arrival to departure, was about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Like I said at the beginning, I really want to like this place but the inconsistency is TOO frustrating!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It was decorated beautifully for Valentine’s Day! I highly recommend it for special occasions. My husbands pork chop was not very warm but everything else was great.

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BC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was easily the best meal I've had in years. Everything from the appetizer to the drinks to my phenomenal main course was incredible! The service was impeccable, it seemed like our waiter was a bit new and was still learning the ropes but he was super courteous and on the ball with every request we made. It was pricey but we chose the expensive items, you could definitely dine here for less if you were more conscious of your choices. The ambiance is lovely, they've really done a nice job remodeling, although the main dining area is a bit cold. Overall this is my favorite restaurant, and the meal we had recently is some of the best food I've had in ages. Thank you Parrott House!

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BW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was very nice, the three course meal with wine pairings was perfect, the service prompt, and the wonderful guitar player added to our enjoyment

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Portland
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our first experience here. Our appetizer, cocktails and dinner was delicious. Our server, Salvador, was great. He was attentive and made sure our dinner was just what we expected. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Roseburg.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Parrott House. We were celebrating our 26th Wedding Anniversary. It was an excellent, outstanding experience. The people share some very interesting historical facts and a brief tour of the restaurant and property. I have already told several friends about our experience and they were very excited to hear about it.

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IM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, bread pudding was
Amazing and our waiter “Sal” was a pleasure. Can’t wait to visit again.

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O
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Victorian house has been restored and beautified. The extra dining room is wonderfully done. The wine and food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful experience!

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JC
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Parrott House is with out a doubt the finest restaurant in Roseburg, Oregon. The food is always top notch and the service is excellent.

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KA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and nice ambiance. Kitchen seem a bit slow in getting the order out but the food was excellent.

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SW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This place is not for us. It was a very cold night so we asked for warmest seating - got seated near the cold window instead of one of the many empty interior tables. Food took 55 minutes to receive from time we ordered. Our expectations were high, food was not. Pasta dish was served as a soup with way-overdone (chewy) shrimp. Other meat dish we ordered well-done came bloody red. Couldn't wait another hour for a hamburger. We ended up ordering two servings of the $4 bread to fill up on. Nope, this place is not for us. Husband gives them an extra star because they carried his favorite whiskey. Otherwise, the 2 starts are for the friendly waitress and quiet/relaxing atmosphere.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service continues to be an issue at The Parrott House, even when the restaurant is slow (less than 50% full) as in the case when we visited mid-week. The staff is very friendly, however, things are just not timed well. For instance, it took nearly 30 minutes from the time we sat down until our drinks arrived (two beers and a cocktail), with one drink arriving 10 minutes after the others. One entree was served several minutes after the others with no explanation. (This happened quite a bit before the autumn 2018 closure as well.)

As for the food, most was quite nice though a couple of the entrees lacked balance. Specifically, the Chicken Skizzle was drenched in a very heavy cream sauce that overtook the entire plate rather than complementing the chicken. The Winter Root Open Ravioli simply needed more vegetables as the texture and taste of the goat cheese and pasta overwhelmed the existence of the vegetables. The Green Goddess Quinoa was quite lovely but may have benefited from a light drizzle of some sort. Bread was not part of the normal dinner service - slightly unusual for an upscale restaurant. Additionally, when we ordered the "side" of Smoked Gouda Fondue we asked if it included bread and the server said they could "add" bread. We're not quite sure what we would've done with the fondue cheese otherwise.

Lastly, many tables are positioned right next to large windows and doors. Unfortunately, they are not weather-sealed well and on a cold night created quite a cold draft on us. Either add more weatherproofing, move tables away from those exterior walls or regulate the heat a bit better.

The venue is lovely and they've put a lot of work into it. There is such an opportunity for a nice restaurant to do well in this town but there needs to be more attention paid to the details.

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will have to come for a lunch. It was fun walking into my childhood dream house. Would love to have a tour of the upper floors

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Having been to the Parrott House a number of times before the re-opening, we left our Christmas Eve meal rather disappointed. The previous elegant table settings were gone as were our favorite servers. Our server struggled to open our wine and completed the task only upon being coached by my husband. Following that, we noticed the server at the next table trying to cut foil on a screw top bottle of wine until he was prompted by a patron at that table to simply screw off the top. Our fillets were lovely cuts, but not cooked as ordered; my husband’s medium rare was medium well. My Wellington style preparation was rather doughy with the meat lacking any seasoning. My roasted potatoes were dark brown and overdone. The atmosphere remains lovely and the local wines are appreciated. Our server asked for our feedback and was gracious, indicating she would pass on our comments. We hope that this was simply an off night and will return as that evening did not reflect our previous experiences there.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

This was to be our special Christmas dinner, just three days before Christmas. We were seated on hard cold wooden chairs with my husband's back to the window and I was facing a viewless window next to the outside door to the pizza which was opening frequently allowing cold air in. The service was excellent, but I was disappointed in the lack of Christmas décor and music. The only décor on our table was a dead potted plant. Ambiance is important to us and we will not be returning. The Filet Mignon was superb.

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DT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, amosphere wonderful, but the food is extremely over priced.

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PM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

3Star for the service in the bar prior to going into the main dining area. Lots of staff, but, not very attentive.
Once in the dining area the service was much better and the ambiance was quite nice. The food was excellent and my steak was cooked to perfection. I was disappointed with the availability of the wine on the wine list. Three different bottle choices were unavailable.
S’mores for dessert were quite novel and a fun way to end the evening.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been four times and the food was excellent each time, except this time. We were wanting our friends impressed so was disappointed when his rib eye was cold and our fillet mignon was warm. Asparagus was very cold and friend ordered fries and got potatoes. The manager did go out of his way to make up for it by giving us hot asparagus, fries, 3 free desserts and 2 feee drinks. There was no offer for a new steak and friend didn't want it heated since it would have been overcooked.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The main dining room was extremely noisy. We were seated in the quieter dining room eventually. The booking system was down so they couldn’t see our reservation. After much walking back and forth from one area and then back to the next amid much confusion, we were seated.

The menu was difficult to understand. The waitress didn’t explain anything or offer to discuss any specials. I asked her about one dish and she continued setting up another table near us and talked from there almost acting annoyed about the question.

The “starter” item we ordered we were told they were out of. The second starter item came and was tasty but part of it was so full of pepper we didn’t eat it.

Our entrees came and one dish was so full of pepper it was not edible. I waited for the waitress to come back to return the dish but by the time she came back my spouse was finished. So we paid and left with one party having not eaten.

We won’t be returning.

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TS
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Must figure out how to heat the main dining room. That was our only complaint.

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DB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all my expectations, much
better after the re-open! Will be back soon!
Cheers!

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parrott house recently reopened after a remodel. The menu is new and vibrant and the wait staff are attentive and well trained. We were a bit surprised at the price increase for the bottles of wine even though the list is awesome. The food was well prepared, arrived hot to the table and tasted wonderful. I would especially recommend the 3 beet salad and beef wellington. The new bar is a wonderful respite from the cold. We will return even though the menu is pricey and the ambiance, service and food are so great.

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Although she is usually difficult to please, she was absolutely enchanted with the Parrott House. The menu was wonderful and the entertainment was outstanding!

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EP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service but it was loud. I’d suggest soft jazz in the background rather than loud classic rock since folks tend to try to talk over the music, which just makes it louder.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful experience, the food was very good, the service was great. The staff was very attentive without being pushy or interrupting. They have the best selection of whiskey including several Flights of Scotch to get a variety of tastes. They are developing a new menu which will be fully available on 11/13/2018, although they were not lacking in choices. A very welcome addition for special occasion. We were served with excellence and were able to enjoy a great dinner and conversation with friends.

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D
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant has been closed for quite a while and there is no idea when it will reopen. We had verification of our reservation three times. When we got there it was chained shut. Since your review questions are for someone who actually got to go there, I have given the minimum scores. I also put for a date b/c it was for a special occasion.
I'm not sure I will attempt another meal there.

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