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Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge

4.7
4.7
783 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Vault 244 Bistro and Lounge is an upscale and relaxed dining experience, where you can enjoy an artfully crafted cocktail along with your meal.

Please note that we primarily a 21+ establishment. We do have a small amount of seating to accommodate minors but it is best to give us a call before coming in to make sure that seating for parties with minors is available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sunday: Closed

  • Phone number

    (541) 791-9511

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Nelson

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 783 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    American

  • Salem

    Most Booked

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  1. SU

    SUSANN

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and friendly service…drinks and food delicious
  2. B

    Betty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall the dining experience was pleasant and nice. We ordered Roasted Bone Marrow, Sea Bass, Summer Linguine, and Crème Brûlée for dinner. The service was pretty nice. Our server checked in with us quite frequently. For food, Bone Marrow was delicious. I didn't feel greasy at all since it has a vege dish aside to eat together. I do love the Sea Bass. Crusty outside with tender fish meat inside. I enjoyed adding the lemon for an additional fresher taste. My boyfriend ordered Summer Linguine with chicken meat selected. I think the dish was good but be prepared you might feel a bit greasy since it is made with cream sauce. I would recommend Vault 244 to my friends.
  3. JH

    JohnH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to the vault for a date with my girlfriend. Everything was awesome. We were seated right next to the fireplace in the most romantic spot in the restaurant. Our server was on par with waiters at some of the best restaurants in the world (and I have been to some of those). The food was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!
  4. RE

    RonE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ambiance and service. We have dined there numerous times.
  5. KM

    KelliM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks as usual! Highly recommend the Lemon Meringue Drop Martini! Staff was great too!
  6. T

    Tristan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely my favorite restaurant around. It's our go-to for most date nights!
  7. DM

    DanM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome, we have never been disappointed with the Vault
  8. t

    tamtamtamtamtamtamtamtam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Awesome service & the food was perfectly prepared & presented. Had a very enjoyable time! The only issue we had is that we were seated up front, and received a cold blast of air every time the front door opened. Otherwise, it was a terrific experience!
  9. GF

    GFkiki

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service has always been wonderful here. The staff is incredibly kind and helpful. The food is always absolutely amazing, and the prices are reasonable for how elegant everything is. I joked with a friend that I have high-budget tastes in restaurants but prefer lower-budget prices and Vault 244 fits that bill perfectly.
  10. TZ

    TammiZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a little gem in Downtown Albany. Has a Portland restaurant vibe, in the best way! Friendly and helpful staff. Drinks and food was amazing!!! Reasonable prices, for the quality of the food. Would go back any day.
  11. CC

    CarrCoconut

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary dinner. Very yummy food & cocktails, excellent service, nice ambiance. Exactly what we were after
  12. L

    shariL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 diners,,, different entrees,,, all excellent…. We truly enjoyed our evening
  13. JB

    JBle

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked for my son’s birthday. Nothing on the website about bar seating and Must be 21. Arrived and were seated at what seemed to be a normal table. The waiter then realized my son was not 21. Told us we could not sit at that table because it was technically in the bar, even though it was further away from the bar then the tables across from the bar which were technically part of the dining area. Fine. Willing to wait for another table until they said my son would have to wait in the lobby, which was basically at or outside the front door, but we could stay seated. Nope. They should have asked before they seated us and we would have waited for table. It wasn’t the server’s fault, he was doing his job, but they should have asked and explained in the beginning.
  14. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joined for a business meeting. Food and service was wonderful, I will recommend this location.
  15. AW

    AndrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeff was our server tonight and he made it a night to remember. His recommendation for drinks and food were absolutely on point. My date had the Jalisco chicken and I had the blackened salmon. Jeff’s knowledge of the menu and attentive service make him our favorite waiter. If it’s your first time there ask for him, you won’t regret it.
  16. G

    Guapo

    Portland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    we ordered appetizer of the spinach/cheese dip which arrived after our salads and the cheese was hardened on the top making the dish hard to eat. My wife had the lemon chicken and the beans were over cooked and the gnoochi was like eating a flour ball, the chicken was okay. I had the pasta and the noodles were stuck together in the sauce and the amount of mushrooms, olives, and tomatoes was very small, making the dish a stuck together pile of noodles.
  17. G

    Glens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Adam was a great server, all the food was delicious
  18. S

    Soph

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    extremely good food and very romantic vibe. celebrated 4 years with my boyfriend and the wine list was perfect for the occasion.
  19. JS

    JohnS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers: nachos-the BEST! Brussels sprouts-very good! Portobello sliders-excellent! Entree: Ribeye-enjoyed thoroughly!
  20. KR

    KaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was hot, delicious and beautifully plated
  21. CB

    CarmelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and bartenders are always excellent. Service is generally decent, they are always working hard and attentive. The shrimp scampi is amazing and steak is always cooked perfectly. And the crème brûlée is delicious.
  22. R

    Rollout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! We really enjoy the climate! We will be visiting again soon!
  23. JK

    JodiK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night. Our waitress was personable and the food was delicious.
  24. AR

    AndreaR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and stellar service! A great date night or special occasion dinner place.
  25. MR

    MarkR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great ambience, server and creative dining opportunities !
  26. KF

    KenF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jeff is fantastic, your lucky to have him serving for establishment
  27. CK

    CindyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. Drinks great. Three out of five meals were wonderful. Sea bass tacos were ridiculously hot over spiced. Pepper chicken was super dry and over hot spiced. The vegetables were incredible and the steak and pork chop orders were fantastic. We like spicy food but this was unreasonably over the top. Server was great. We should have sent the two off dishes back but didn’t want to spoil mood or be over fussy. But seriously, check the rubs or spices on those two dishes please. We don’t mind spending on good food and the other dishes were very well prepared. Thanks!
  28. EA

    EssA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Vault 244, never been disappointed. Try the Sea Bass - excellent!
  29. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They did not have a record of my reservation. It could be that OpenTable let me reserve an outside table when they didn't put them out. In which case the reservation should have been switched to an inside table.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff is always pleasant to deal with. I try something new every time I come here and have not been let down yet. The bone marrow is a must have.
  31. RU

    RUSSELLM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place very attentive staff upscale feel will go back
  32. R

    Rachel

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The service that people have wrote bad reviews on is some what true. They do a hell of a job for the amount of staff they have. Could use at least one more person if not two. Not the staffs fault but the owner. They are making plenty of money to bring in a few people. I think its greed by the owner. The food is excellent drinks are fabulous. The owner needs to step it up on the pay to have at least one if not two more people, do not be greedy on your profits. We will try one more time soon, have to go back to Albany in two weeks.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Maybe we caught them on a bad night. They were out of a bunch of things. Ahi tuna app came kind of dry and with this tiny little ball of wasabi. Ordered more wasabi and got a second tiny ball. Caprese salad was missing olive oil. Main courses were salty and cocktails were overly sweet.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience, great food, kind and helpful staff (especially Leah) and lovely ambiance!
  35. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and great service. We will definitely dine here again when we are in the area.
  36. B

    Brian

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    service was slow and delayed. only two waiters working and no host which caused a big back up in service. Food was not up to their normal standard.
  37. RE

    RobertE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner experience for three. Great service great food. What could go wrong?
  38. C

    Connie

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Felt they were short on wait staff. We had to wait longer than usual between courses/drinks/dessert. Overall - LOVE this restaurant, ambiance, food, etc. and will continue to frequent it.
  39. CS

    CeceliaS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They had a perfect table for us - by the window away from all of the group tables. Our server was wonderful!
  40. LL

    LaurelL

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner for my husband. It’s always our first choice for a nice dinner out!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 783 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 20 times today
Google Map for Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge

244 1st Ave W, Albany, OR 97321

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sunday: Closed

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Nelson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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