Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge

4.6
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416 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were doing some business in Lebanon and wanted to have an early dinner. I did a Google search to find a good place to dine. Our expectations were more than met. The food was excellent. The service charming and considerate. The space was lovely. We were quite pleased with everything and would highly recommend this establishment to all..

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Davidc
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the Vault for a relaxing dinner. The stuffed mushrooms should not be missed. A good wine list with interesting choices.

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Jennifer
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and great service. Consistently good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Great atmosphere! Waitress was really good attentive! Noise was excessive at times but overall not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time patron of the Vault! Love this place!! Never disappoints!

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AnneH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and the service was very good!

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Gracie1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always recommend Vault 244. I like the menu, the ambiance and the servers. I requested an outdoor table but due to smoke they moved us indoor easily. They are my favorite! I wish they were open for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very much enjoyed our evening out, service done well, food was cooked as requested, ribeye medium, mushroom Risotto was great thin asparagus nicely roasted. Service was attentive and not intrusive at all. Have been here many times and for the most part very good food can get a little too artsy on presentation at times stacking, service 4, ambience 3 stars due to COVID Not Vaults fault normally 4, very good and would recommend. cb

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Riskmanager
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vault has everything a restaurant needs to be successful.

A good atmosphere, good service, and good food at a reasonable price.

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KateM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was exceptional. The food was above average. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was fine as usual. However, we ordered Cava and wine, and both pours were only 1/3 of the glass. Very small. The waitress poured them, not the bartender. I will never order wine there again. If I wanted 4 sips of wine I will go wine tasting.

Also, once our waitress realized we were not ordering more wine our service declined.

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Davidc
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vault is always great! A good wine list as well.

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Monte
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummie stuff and the seating was perfect. Lovely day

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Dockirk
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

While the bees were buzzing, we managed not to get bit. It was a good time in a very nice place.

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Phae
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

$21 Steak Salad a complete disappointment, still hungry so we tried the Frita’s and even more disappointing!!! Overall outdoor seating and margaritas were wonderful .... food overpriced for what you get!

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GarryP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was date night for our 44th anniversary. Dover sole plate was outstanding. Flat iron steak plate was good. Beer and wine were excellent. Cream boule was to die for. Outstanding service. Did not have to wait at all. Will definitely go back again.

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Rico
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The drinks and atmosphere outside are great during the summer. The pork chops were amazing but unfortunately the chicken tostada didn't have much taste, it was just spicey. The flat iron steak was my first choice but they were all out. Our waiter was very attentive and polite. We will be back to try some other items on the menu.

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McKenzieS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was extremely slow, even with less tables due to COVID spacing regulations. The food was good, my steak wasnt cooked the way I requested and the gnocchi was cold by the time it arrived. The giant cookie was the highlight of the meal for me. Very expensive as well, especially considering things werent cooked to order and were cold! Overall, I did enjoy it and thought the flavors were good, but there are definitely ways that it could be improved.

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CourtneyA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We celebrated our wedding Anniversary and had a blast! The food and drinks were amazing. Highly recommend!

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BlancaR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour menu and delicious dinner selections.
yummy drinks as well.

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Shannen
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, the food and drinks were great. Staff was very nice too.

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Dockirk
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

One of my favorite places in downtown Albany. I would definitely recommend it to a friend as an excellent choice when you have out-of-town guests come in.

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Dave
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the outdoor ambiance and the service was excellent. Would be really great if we knew the chef was prioritizing local ingredients. For example, the House Salad greens could easily come from a local grower but I suspect that they don't.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience so far!
My friends and I shared 4 appetizers, steak tips, brussel sprouts, pomme frittes and spinach artichoke dip. They also ordered chocolate mousse and creme brulee. Every dish that came out of the kitchen was presented so beautifully. The two servers who took care of us were friendly and attentive. Everyone was happy with their drink orders, the bartender did a fantastic job.
Lots of groups seated outside on the patio. We sat inside and there was probably on 3 or 4 other tables seated which made it relatively quiet with the vaulted ceilings.
Favorite place to catch up with friends.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment. Very friendly staff. Great for date nights

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location - love the outside seating!

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RachelW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the option to eat outdoors. We had a new waitress, and her service was actually better than previous service which has been a bit slow at times, but always worth the wait.

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Gracie1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always recommend you! I love the food, ambiance and the servers! You are my favorite!

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HappyDiner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food was excellent will be making another reservation soon.

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Nate525
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was amazing, but service was horrible. Very immature kitchen staff. Six people and one of the dinners were an hour later than everyone else’s. They comped the dinner, but the kitchen staff was out back drinking and not doing their job.

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TeeT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I are very picky about the foods that we choose, and The Vault surpasses everyone, regardless of the size of the city or of the restaurant! No chance that there were any leftovers to take home!

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CarrieH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was a bit hot, but our server was excellent at keeping us hydrated and attending to our needs. We really enjoyed our meal. Definitely recommend the pork chop with the sweet potatoes. Those things are like candy! Fun cocktails too.

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KimyaMassey
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Servers were doing an awesome job (there were only two of them), really pleased with the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!! Lucky for Albany Oregon

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and great food!

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vipinthemountains
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

Not that great of an experience 
We arrived at 7 PM as reserved. We were seated within 5 minutes. The restaurant is nicely decorated, and they have a really pretty outside seating area on a quiet tree lined street. The waiter who served double duty as the host, took us to our table and gave us the menus. However, we did not get the wine list or the drink menu. We asked for these items when he wanted to take our order. He apologized and brought the cocktail menu. Quite some time later he wanted to take our drink order. – Still no wine list. He ran back to get it for us. I started feeling sorry for the poor guy. Now we finally were able to order. My wife ordered three small plates and I ordered an 8 oz filet medium rare. Her fist plate arrived along with the bottle of wine we ordered at 7:45 PM. At 8:10 my steak arrived well done. After the waiter came back to ask if everything is ok, I asked him to replace the steak with a medium rare one as ordered. At 8:30 PM my replacement arrived. It was really medium rare. The scalloped potatoes were reheated and the Brussel sprouts still very hard. I skipped my much-wanted desert, paid the bill and left.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice upscale place perfect for a date night a little pricey but worth the experience. Chairs could be a little more comfortable and the waiter a little more attentive.

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Papa
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside and enjoyed gorgeous weather. The food was top notch and delicious! We decided to make it one of our favorite places to definitely return to. You won’t be disappointed.!

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside, it couldn't have been more perfect.
Our waitress was amazing!

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Kathyi
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for an outdoor venue to enjoy a nice evening out while maintaining Covid safe practices.

I was not disappointed. The table setup outside the restaurant was perfect.

The food was good and the service was excellent. In particular I recommend trying a cocktail from the specialty menu.

FAQs

Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.