Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge

4.6
473 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • 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
What 473 people are saying
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MarkT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find, pleasantly surprised by the delicious menu and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server

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AmandaW
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We came in for happy hour, which we had looked at online, to find out that it wasn't being offered right now. We understand that, but the waitress didn't seem to care at all that we were disappointed. She didn't apologize or anything. We didn't stay for dinner, we left and went to Loafers and had an amazing dinner.

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TracyJ
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time sitting outside and we loved it! Our server was awesome! Had my favorite Fire n Ice cocktail and it was amazing as always! Our friends had basil infused drinks which were also delicious. This our go to place when we are craving great drinks and yummy food! Looking forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!! Looking forward to our next visit:-)

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TinaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. My steak was cooked to perfection. It was a very nice evening.

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WendyB
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and given time to place our drink orders. Then we chatted awhile before placing food orders. We each ordered a small plate which we then shared. More then we could eat. And declicious. Drinks were yummy too.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was phenomenal. I have never had a bad fish dish here...this time was the halibut with a caper sauce and turmeric cous cous. Hubby always opts for the steak. Absolutely out of this world yummy.

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RhondaS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us dining at Vault 244 Bistro and we had an amazing time. For appetizers we shared the brussels sprouts & ceviche (both fabulous!). For entrees we enjoyed the pork chop, risotto, halibut and red curry & all were delicious. Their cocktails were very creative and tasty! What's better than spending time with great friends and eating great food?!

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vipOregon2Boston
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Vault 244 was our favorite “go to” restaurant before the Pandemic. Now the appetizer menu is gone, there is no happy hour, the drinks are all made differently; watery and tasteless. I ordered the rib eye and this cut was not even close to being a ribeye. I ordered it rare but it arrived thin, overcooked, tough and fatty. The potato gratin was way over salted. So disappointed that the Pandemic has claimed yet another casualty.

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AmberE
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great date night! Best drinks in town, and the food is always top notch. Love that the appetizers are great portions to snack on while having a few drinks. The atmosphere makes you want to relax and stay awhile, which is what we always do!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and the portions were perfect. As always the warm chocolate chip cookie was delicious. Outstanding food and service!

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Chrys
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. We had a large group which they assisted us within the limits of social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time. We didn’t like sitting next to the front door but we understood space is limited. Not very romantic to sit next to people standing by the door waiting for staff to be seated or answer questions. The food was great. Overall we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food and cocktails were amazing. So glad you’re back open!

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JanetD
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice meal and place for a birthday dinner. We were disappointed that there was no Happy Hour menu. The Happy Hour menu and times (4:00-5:30) are posted on the website but not offered at this time. Suggest updating the website; we would have made a later reservation if we had known.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for Ex wife.

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vipVonny
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This has always been one of the few excellent restaurants in my opinion . in Albany. However on Thursday night we made a reservation for 6 and we had one minor in our group. The confirmation that came back from Open Table very kindly let us know that if a minor was in the group to contact the restaurant. I did that and they were very accommodating and gave us a nice table in the back room. So far so good. The waitress brought the wine fairly quickly then the soft drinks and finally the two cocktails. That was very delayed but somewhat understandable. Luckily we were smart enough not to give our food order until all the drinks were served. The food was okay but not as good as we remembered but somewhat understandable since some things probably harder due to corona. BUT then we ordered a second bottle of wine. The first was a $32 bottle of Anne Amie Pinot Blanc . We then ordered a $25 bottle of Arcane Cellars Pinot Gris. The waitress came back and said we are out of that so I have brought this instead. It was a $45 bottle of Panther Creek Pinot Gris. My husband said wait a minute that is $20 more. Any other good restaurant would suggest something in the same price range and usually give it to you at the price of bottle you ordered. I wouldn't expect them to give us the $45 bottle for $25 but to bring it over and assume this was going to work was totally unacceptable. Incidentally we are sympathetic to the hardships all restaurants and workers are going through and we gave generous 25% tip to the waitress since we are nice people and empathetic to the current situation. We do however have higher expectations for better service than we got Thursday night.

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JeanneW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Vault...amazing food and the yummiest cocktails!! So happy they are open again!

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ErinW16
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining, cocktails, and ambiance all in the heart of historic downtown Albany. I highly recommend eating here!

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JonnyRig
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Granted they just reopened the day before. The ribeye was terrible, nothing like the past experiences there. The diet coke was nasty (designated driver) $3 yes i sent it back asked for a sprite terrible. The didn't get my wife's order correct. The drives were nothing like they used to be. We love the place again one day after reopening, will try again in a month hopefully. I would not recommend the place right now give them a couple of weeks to get their groove again

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impromptu date night with the better half. Overall fantastic experience, the ambiance And atmosphere was all around amazing. Food was scrumptious and prepared so well. Our only issue was being given 2 incorrect sides with our meals but the food was still amazing. It’s a decent price tag but honestly well worth it. Would come back in a heart beat.

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CDJB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great celebration post Covid Vaccines! Great service, great food...so glad the Vault is open again!

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Crazycatman
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

will go again and again, great food and service will recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best martini’s in town. Never disappointed with the service, drinks or food. Best spot for a date night or girls night out.

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JudyT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Excited they are back open for business. A little disappointed the Hazelnut Crusted Salmon was no longer on the menu. We had Risotto instead and it didn't disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! Service was also great!

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vipVonny
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stuffed mushrooms outstanding. Fish taco good. Unfortunately they both came at the same time (our fault didn't ask for them separately. ) So fish tacos weren't very warm when we are them After not eating out much in that past 6 months we forgot some of that basics about eating out. Fabulous cocktail menu.

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vipSouthcityCA
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious meal in a Covid-conscious restaurant. Lots of plastic dividers between tables. Large menu, full bar. Lots of free street parking. Reservations a must!

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Kernan
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good. Low lighting. Great for a nice quiet dinner with your Spouse.

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Louise
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were all quite good, some were delicious. Prompt, friendly service.

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CraigP
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our dining experience at the Vault. We will definitely become regular customers and return.

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GoodFoodLuvr
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I enjoyed the terrific food and cocktails for a little mid/week Happy Hour get together. Terrific ambiance combined with great food and a cocktails. A much needed mid-week break.

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LaurelL
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed small plates to share. Excellent food and our waitress gave us just enough attention so we could enjoy our conversation with family. Vault 244 is our favorite restaurant ❤️

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TimF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wonderful experience. will definitely return and try more of the great menu

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Dockirk
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vault as I refer to it is my favorite dining experience in Downtown Albany, aka the "A".
Good food, service, atmosphere - great for out-of-town guests.

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MicheleH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks were good, food was delicious, staff was wonderful so glad I checked this place out.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, good food and service :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ordered a $15 dollar glass of wine, and the pour was so small I asked about it. I have had tastings that had more in a glass. I gladly would have purchased a bottle that would hold 20 of those pours. The waitress just looked at me. It was so strange, I have never had that experience there before. Wish I would have taken a picture of my wine!

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JordanK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very important to set a reservation! Especially for the weekends. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was wonderful. Service was wonderful as well!

FAQs

Vault 244 Bistro | Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 473 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.