Urban Farmer Portland

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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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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great, it is quiet enough to talk, and the service is outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything they have is outstanding.

B
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and everything was tasty. The fingerling tart was a little buttery.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waygu steaks are exceptional. Loved the Oregon Bison Prime Rib. Ambiance is quiet with very little background noise. If you love streak and whiskey or bourbon this place is for you.

MR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

If you like a great steak this is your place! Porterhouse = best I ever had. Perfect.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urban Farmer has fresh, excellent food in an open environment. They have a lot of Gluten free options and we appreciate that.
We love the marrow and the brunch is a treat.

J
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent for brunch, as always. Wish they would bring back the panna cotta!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were absolutely superb. Very attentive staff. Our waiter was extremely helpful, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Delicious wagyu steak. Fresh vegetable sides. Everything was cooked perfectly.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Sent back 2/3 meals. Poached eggs were inedible, tasted like they were cooked in a pure vinegar bath. Hashbrown patty thing was also inedible. Tasted like a rehearsed frozen patty fried in old oil with no seasoning.

TW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and they steaks were great

DL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Great food. Cool decor.

SP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was just OK for the price. Service very good & Ambiance decent.
Out of 5 who attended only one said they would go back for dinner service.

AM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Attentive service.

DH
Omaha
37 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, had to pay a bit to much for parking. Oyster were very good. Salmon was excellent

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend back home from Europe!

DH
Omaha
37 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, upscale atmosphere and superb service.

PC
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Urban Farmer is a great spot for a business dinner. It’s relatively quiet, the room is attractive, and the food is good. The service is professional and attentive. The food is very good but overall it’s very pricey—at least by Portland standards

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful atmosphere, food and were great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit from California

BP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I chose the restaurant based on Open Table’s reviews & was not disappointed. Food was great & met my dietary quirks. Service became a bit slow towards the end of our meal but otherwise top notch & personable. Will return if ever in Portland, OR again.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went as part of a romance package from The Nines. While the food was amazing and the service top-notch, this is not a restaurant set up for romantic dining. We were seated two feet from a table with 3 business people unwinding. In looking around, shared benches and close tables are the norm, privacy and ambience are not.

MN
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night dinner and drinks we'll be back again

DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Told the waiter that we were in a hurry and he practically ignored us the entire meal. Food was very good but service ruined it.

AM
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I heard such good things about this restaurant. I was really hoping this would be our new go to for a good steak dinner. The prices were a little off putting for what we got. There were nine people in our party and the only dish that was amazing was the scallops risotto. The steak lacked flavor for being a 50+ dollar piece of meat. Needed salt and a good sear. The favorite thing of all was the cornbread!! Very good. We may try this place again later on down the road but it was a bit disappointing to say the least.

F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The NY Steak tasting with added Wagyu was very good and perfect for sharing. The blue cheese truffle butter made it even more delicious.

PL
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WE CELEBRATED MY DAUGHTER'S 18TH BIRTHDAY WITH A FAMILY BRUCH AND THEY MADE IT VERY SPECIAL. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND THEY BROUGHT HER A SPECIAL DESSERT AT THE END OF OUR MEAL.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was, as always, incredible. But we had a very funny and attentive server, Nick, who really added to our dining experience. Will definitely be back for special occasions and any time really. :)

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much for the compliment! Nick is pretty great and I'm sure he'd love to have you back. Thanks again!

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service in the beginning was fantastic then after we had been served everyone seemed to disappear it was very strange. For 30 minutes we were waiting to be helped with boxes for left overs and the check.

My husbands steak sampler which was four or five steaks, three of them were cold. My ribeye seemed fine. The octopus was so fishy tasting that it made me sick.

I wouldn’t come back to be honest.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Urban farmer has become my go to place for a steak in Portland.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service team did not have their act together. Wines we tried to order from their list were sold out. Fromaggier (if that’s what you call him) seemed totally stoned. Won’t be going back.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We caught the bartender being rude to the guy next to us and then when I substituted something in my meal because of a dairy allergy, they left everything else off that I could eat and just left the protein and the fries that I substituted but still charged me for the full meal. Not worth the cost. There are way better places to eat.

m
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great place to have a special evening. Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Great choices for almost any dietary restriction.

Urban Farmer Portland
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for the compliment! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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EP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was quite good. Still not used to how low the chairs are. We also felt rushed later in the night by a waitress wasn’t ours and it was a bit unsettling.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This staff is on it. My boyfriend reported how hydrated he was and how happy and full our bellies were with prompt, kind service.

RE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal with excellent service. We just looked up and our waiter was there. 5 stars all around.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Well...that was the last time we’ll visit Urban Farmer. It was Christmas Day dinner and it was a fixed price menu with choice of app and entree. $70 per head. Three of us ordered Prime Rib and all three came to the table cold. One of our kids had already eaten most of it before saying anything and they fixed the other two. The au gratin potato side was also cold. They fixed it all and took 2 meals off the bill but I frankly wanted a good dinner, not dollars off my bill. Appetizer salad and seafood plate was good and drinks were good too. But...there are better options out there for the money in Portland ...maybe not a ton of options on XMas Day but that meal turned us off.

PD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys must not spend much on advertising, which is the only reason they don't get the media coverage, as they are so dominant in the fine dining trade here in the Northwest. We've been foodies for over 35 years and almost never have found a place like Urban Farmer where everything EVERYTIME is superb. Their secret? The ages old philosophy, like in professional sports and top level military (SEALS, SAS, etc.) is repetition yields perfection. Do a dish 1,000 times and you know every little nuance of every part of the dish, and pay to get the best ingredients, and they don't need a timer to know when it is cooked to perfection. Why go to any other fine dining place where 1 time out of 3 it is perfect, when you can go to a place where every time at bat they hit it out of the park? The old NYC Lutece-level experience still lives on here in Portland.

WA
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second Christmas Dinner at Urban Farmer, and again it was terrific. The price fixed menu was quite lavish, with something for everyone, all delicious and beautifully prepared. My squash soup was wonderful and unique, the agnollotti, fish platter cheese plate, and other choices equally enticing. The mains: diver scallops, prime rib, and lamb were delicious and cooked perfectly. Our server was delightful and spot on. An assortment of fun desserts to please all comers was generous. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed yet sophisticated. An easy place to carry on a conversation. Thanks to everyone who gave up time with their own friends and families to make our evening special!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service for Xmas.

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