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Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge

4.6
4.6
758 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 16 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 758 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    American

  • Salem

    Most Booked

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  1. KF

    KenF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    CindyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  3. EA

    EssA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    RichardM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. RU

    RUSSELLM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place very attentive staff upscale feel will go back
  7. 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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!
  16. TR

    TanyaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Our appetizer and meal came before our drinks. I felt bad for the server because he explained it typically takes 15-20 minutes for anything from the bar 😳 as a former bartender, this is ridiculous since it’s the main income of any restaurant.
  17. AL

    AubreyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place in town. Amazing food with great service
  18. T

    Trish

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service. Outside seating was really nice.
  19. LH

    LynnH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Adam was a great server. He took care of us and made sure we had time to think about what we wanted to drink and then made some good suggestions on what to order. It was a beautiful summer evening and the outside seating is a great place to meet friends!
  20. SA

    SnadyA

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten at the Vault for years . . . It’s always a delight!
  21. n

    nicolina

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The entire meal was fantastic!! , we hope to go back soon. One of the finest restaurants in Albany.
  22. JA

    JoAnnM

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My only concern is the restaurant is extremely dark. It is difficult to read the menu because of the lighting. The food was good, the service was great and I enjoyed our time at the Vault.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday here. Service was excellent, Amy was friendly and attentive. Food and drinks were wonderful. It was a great experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Adam was our wait person last night and service was perfect; attentive and just right. Ambience sitting outside was perfect with a lovely 83° temperature. We couldn’t have asked for better! Food was terrific as always, although we wish kitchen staff would mix up the menu a bit more. Some item menus, of course, are staple items but we’d love a more seasonal and varietal insert now and then.
  25. RM

    RyanM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nachos were excellent! Steaks were good. I had a good Old Fashioned and my wife had an excellent drink too.
  26. LW

    LynnW

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat and get a drink in our new hometown of Albany. We moved here from Portland and it rivals many of the best restaurants in the City. A little spendy and weird to me that they don’t have simple bread available for starters. It’s a bit on the spendy side but always a treat.
  27. JE

    JERRYK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night's dinner with friends was a really good experience, not only in the food and service but the ambiance. I had the Surf & Turf, which was outstanding and my wife had the halibut, which was also wonderful (I had a few bites). Our server was especially attentive and polite. All things considered, a great evening!
  28. NB

    NoemiB

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Lackluster food, potatoes over cooked, halibut was dry with hard crust on the bottom. Carrot cake was dry, hard, and seemed old. Crème brûlée was lovely.
  29. HL

    HeatherL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful, relaxing atmosphere. Server was knowledgeable and attentive to our questions and needs.
  30. K

    Kalma

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing, and the ambiance and mood of the place was very warm and inviting. The service was also very very good, not a glass or request was missed! This was also a birthday dinner so it was a very good memory to make. Overall, an excellent place that I would definitely choose again!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were visiting Albany and after researching restaurants in the area, made a reservation for a Saturday evening dinner. We were not disappointed! The building is more than charming, the service excellent (Adam), the menu great, and the food pretty darn good. We hope to return.
  32. TA

    ThomasA

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening excellent food
  33. PC

    PamelaC

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was there with some girl friends that I hadn’t seen for a while. Our server was very attentive and gave us time to catch up. We had a lovely time.
  34. T

    Tahoforlife

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I had asked for an outdoor table for my birthday and they got my reservation wrong so we had to sit inside, which isn't a huge deal, but I had made the reservation at least a week in advance and when I get a confirmation that I have an outside table, I should get an outside table. It was a Monday, I assume they did not schedule enough staff, our apps got to us before our drinks. We ordered another round they did not get to us until halfway through our dinner and my husband got his wine after we had finished eating. I appreciate how hard the few staff members that were there were working, I was not impressed this time by the service or the food.
  35. SH

    StacyH

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress who is a blond haired woman, can’t remember name is fabulous. Had her many times and she is always very consistent, personable and friendly. Thank you.
  36. C

    Cheryl

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Vault. Our waiter was attentive and provided good suggestions to us. The cocktails, salad, dinner, and dessert were all excellent. We will go back again!
  37. TI

    TwilaI

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Great waiter! Delicious food. We will be back! Sooner rather than later!
  38. L

    Leftcoaster22

    Portland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We usually love the Vault. It’s our go to place for celebrations. This time we were disappointed. I made reservations but our table wasn’t ready. We waited too long at the entryway before being attended to. The place was busy and clearly shorthanded. When we did get seated it took almost 45 minutes for our appetizer to arrive. And then another half an hour before the entrée. Our waiter was very apologetic but that didn’t really help. The food although good was not up to the usual standards were used to from the vault.
  39. K

    Kathleen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was an amazing server. She passes around the restaurant with a smile on her face, even on a very busy evening. The food was amazing as were the cocktails. Can’t wait to go back again!
  40. RS

    RobertSJr

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    Bench tables near kitchen VERY noisy. Very short staffed. I realize very hard to find and hire help. Fish over cooked. Sea bass and halibut. Steak not medium rare. Again over cooked. Been coming to Vault for awhile and this was worse experience Sorry………Also strange you have no Rose wines. Very popular right now. Disappointed

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 4.6 stars by 758 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 16 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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