Urban Farmer Portland

4.6
1954 reviews
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Steakhouse
Urban Farmer Portland is a modern American steakhouse featuring indigenous and locally sourced food products from artisanal craftsmen. Located in the lobby of the Nines Hotel, a luxury collection property, Urban Farmer features refined dining in an elegantly understated atmosphere. Prime Beef, dry aged in-house, takes center stage alongside locally grown vegetables hand-carried to the kitchen door. Local wines, many of which are organic and biodynamic, round out a stellar beverage program that Portland's own crafted Spirits. Classic cocktails, refined urban setting, with panoramic city views as seen from the lovingly restored verandas that line the Historic Meier & Frank Building, circa 1909. Whether you desire a quick, delicious country-style breakfast, a "locavore" lunch featuring Oregon's bounty, or dinner and drinks for 2 to 20 in Urban Farmer's artistically designed dining room, we look forward to serving you with homespun grace and warmth.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I've always found the food superb, but this time the bernaise sauce on my benedict was not hot and, while the rhubarb sauce on the dessert was delicious, the pannecotte was tasteless.

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S
Charleston
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance wonderful!

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CF
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Urban Farmer is a lovely spot for a special lunch. Food was served hot.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately Urban Farmer did not meet our expectations. When visiting Portland with my wife and two adult daughters, we were hoping for a great locally sourced meal. They seem to pride themselves on there grass fed meats and being s high end establishment. It was a Monday night and they were not very busy. I ordered the ribeye steak and the server Becca returned about 10 minutes later to let me know they were out of that cut. I ended up ordering a different cut and when my steak arrived it was over cooked. My daughter ordered a tenderloin filet, medium rare, and it also came out over cooked. My daughter sent hers back and when the manager brought her the new steak out, it was without the blue cheese topping she originally ordered. The strangest thing was that neither the manager or our server ever apologized to us or acknowledged the service issues. Honestly, that is what bothered us the most. The server Becca was friendly in a pretentious way, but was not very attentive, even after the issues we experienced. I did not finish my steak and we sat for a good 20-30 minutes before anyone cleared our plates. She did bring 4 glasses of Champagne to our table before we were leaving and stated, here is some bubbly on the house. I appreciate the gesture, but none of us wanted champagne and would have preferred an apology or a comped drink or dessert. I spoke to the manager on the way out, to express my disappointment on the dining experience, and he seemed unaware and dumbfounded (this is the guy who brought out my daughters new steak, and then had go back again for the topping they forgot). This was not an inexpensive place, and both our steaks were well over $50 a piece. My wife and daughter had halibut and lobster bisque, which they stated was good. Again...a simple apology would have gone a long way. I felt as though we are being punished because we had a valid issue with our food. Would not recommend this place. Save yourself & try another place.

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RB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a beautiful setting. We did have a few young couples with little ones that were a little noisy but it didn’t dampen our spirits at all - we had a great time and will definitely go again!

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TN
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lovely, but since it was a fixed price buffet, and most items are meat based, I wish they had a price for vegetarians.

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JF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Mother’s Day brunch. Hair in the salad on buffet line. Empty condiment containers asked someone twice to refill it. Had to go to the buffet line 3 times for a bit of creme fraiche. Our table was in front of the bathroom. We had a Rez a couple weeks out. It was $68pp. The Ritz at Kapalua on Maui is less for brunch.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for Mother's Day. Booked online obviously. No mention at the restaurant by the staff or in signage (nor online) that the buffet was $68 PER PERSON. Bill was over $300. This includes a child who had a couple pieces of fruit and a couple mini muffins (basically about $3 worth of food).
Complained to manager after...and got a discount on a FUTURE visit.

Thanks...but that doesnt resolve my insane credit card bill or horrible feeling I was taken advantage of.

1. 68 per person is insane. Expecting closer to 40 maybe?
2. Have a child's plate/value closer to maybe 25 or something? Its not like they were loading up on crab cakes.
3. Hello, have the staff alert the patrons, and have a sign at the entrance.

Good spread, nice ambience, decent food... but this was a joke.

WILL NOT BE BACK...

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NW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with fantastic service. The food was so well prepared that it did not seem like a buffet. It was also not a crowded affair which made the experience all that much better. The only downside is the price. For almost $70, mimosas should be included. Also, kid pricing at almost $30 per, is on the high side. But perhaps they price at this point to discourage children?

Regardless, we had an excellent morning. Great people, great food. Thanks UF.

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M
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The price point is a bit much. The cheapest steak on the menu costs $35 and comes with zero sides. My dinner was delicious but it was not $50 good...is there a meat that is $50 dollar good? Wine yes, but steak not so much.

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S
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful atmosphere transported our Mother’s Day dinner to a garden for fine dining. The servers were all friendly, helpful, present, and not overly attentive; this last is the best thing I can ever say about service in a fine restaurant. The tables have plenty of room to spread out, the lighting was good and the menus read easy. As far as the entire menu, a wide range of dishes were available from fresh garden vegetables to every kind of meat, from mellow to herby to spicy, from very light to rich and satisfying. Also, it was prom night in Portland, so we were delighted to be dining along with young folks in full formal regalia.

We selected something notable from their broad wine selection and we were very pleased from the first sip. Everything from a starter salad to main courses and dessert was delicious. The scallops were seared perfectly, not a second overcooked. The steak tasting menu was a first for us, and an interesting exploration of taste and texture that you kind of already know, but perhaps have never had a side by side comparison. I am told the duck was very delicious as well. The crowd pleasing side dish of a cheesy potato tart gave us that decadent bite, while a citrusy bok choy and peas dish kept everything from feeling heavy. Desserts were so good, no one shared. The special dessert was a coconut and pineapple rum frappe; an adult tropical milkshake to live for!

The only dish that somewhat disappointed was bone marrow flan, the best part of which was the accompanying roasted cherries and fresh greens. The flan itself was an excellent savory custard, but I was expecting more of an umami punch in the flavor. I suppose too much bone marrow would cause the custard to have texture problems. An intriguing item from the daily specials menu, nonetheless. A more delicate palate might experience it very differently.

Due to the costly wine selection at $185, dinner with 20% tip was $600 for four people. One could spend a lot less and be happy.

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d
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The steaks and side dishes are superb. Expensive but worth it.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious food. Nick, our waiter, was delightful and the ambiance is great. We make it a habit to eat here when we’re in town

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was too salty. Service was slow, though they comped the late appetizer. Ambiance was nothing to write home about. Overall, not left with a feeling that the high price tag is just.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was average. Tables were far too close together.

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BV
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were great. Unfortunately the New York steak tasting had 3 of the 4 steaks very overdone

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a wonderful dinner with my husband.

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TG
Seattle
144 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The shrimp and grits (with pulled pork) is to die for! It's definitely a must try.

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DH
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for the Easter Brunch and found the variety and quality of food to be very good. Many of the dishes weren't "traditional" brunch fare, like oysters on the half-shell or charcuterie, but there was something delicious for everyone. The drink menu, again, had many choices from interesting cocktails to a good wine and beer list. Our server was friendly and helpful but was a little absent minded which could be due to how busy it was for the holiday dining. The setting in the glass-roofed atrium was comfortable, bright and delightful.

We'd like to go back for a non-brunch meal sometime.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Over priced and ok food

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K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was fantastic. the selections were really varied and delightful. The service at Urban Farmer is always first rate. Treat yo self and just go.

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PD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is ALWAYS top notch; why go anywhere else for that special occasion or business dinner!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place for wagyu beef. Ribeye is A must have. Nice wine selection.

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B
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic! Fresh and well presented. Service from Zach was stellar!

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luxurious business lunch. Busy and service is fantastic and it never get too loud. Friendly staff, good food selection will definitely be back!

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KL
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Atmoshpere, and the various Eggs Benedict’s were great! The English muffins were home made and so fresh and crispy. The Mimosa’s were tasty as well.

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LH
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not sure this restaurant serves anything that does t taste amazing. I try and come to Urban Farmer Portland when I’m in town. The cornbread they serve at the start is amazing. It reminds me of my moms homemade recipe. The steaks are incredible. So tender and cooked to perfection. It’s pricey but worth every penny.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are consistently great. So far, they always deliver a great experience.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Delicious food, server could have been a little quicker

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F
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

For how empty it was the service was not up to par. Also asked for my streak to be medium rare and it was very rare but didn’t send it back. Other food was good.

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CI
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The Bloody Mary bar was the highlight and the reason I’m giving 3 stars instead of two. Besides that, it was almost hilarious how many things they got wrong. Wrong orders, wrong drinks, out of one main course we ordered, brought people only 1 egg instead of two (seriously who forgets an egg off TWO separate breakfast orders?). They gave us $20 off our bill for all the mistakes, but it was still such an expensive place and the food was so mediocre. I felt bad taking people there since there is SO MUCH good food in Portland. Oh well, lesson learned, will not go back.

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HS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal. creative and flavorful. we'll go back again.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service. The duck is awesome.
Would recommend.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal at Urban Farmer. Staff is always helpful without being intrusive. Love the low key, intimate atmosphere.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

People were great. We just thought it was overpriced. Disappointing that steak doesn’t come with a side.

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l
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant, good service and good food. They remembered the special occasion.

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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and great customer service!

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L
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner server and service was fantastic. Wine and steak choices can be overwhelming due of the plethora of options... and my lack of knowledge of wine. With a little input from us our server lead us through a fantastic meal. Bottle of wine and 2 cuts of beef with sides for under $200. Sunday evening, 3 hours of quiet, and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy each other's company.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good experience.. about food 🤔 - I was expected more, but was ok.. Service was wonderful, waitresses was very nice ... atmosphere are very romantic, especially when you sit by the garden...

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a birthday celebration this visit was first class. We enjoyed the setting, the people and the food. Great day.

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