Radar

4.7
405 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Radar is a neighborhood destination for great food and drink. Located on Mississippi Avenue, Radar offers New American cuisine, weekend brunch, craft cocktails, and beer and wine, as well as a chance to watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen.
What 405 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
S
Portland
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was excellent as well.

Report
Helpful
SK
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was exceptional would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan on eating there again!

Report
Helpful
CW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! And awesome that you can reserve ahead.

Report
Helpful
M
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I were in town and made a reservation for this restaurant so that we could walk around Mississippi Avenue I’ve been coming back-and-forth to the Portland area since November and this is hands-down the best eatery that I have been to

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for being so kind to my kiddo!

Report
Helpful
OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Easily one of Portland’s best.

Report
Helpful
n
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fine place! Loved the Portland Dining menu. The wait staff fun and informed. Food was delicious and wine pairings were spot on. Put this place on your “must do” dining.

Report
Helpful
NW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us tried out Radar during Portland Dining Month. Each of us ordered one of the choices for Dining Month and we had the wine pairing. It was excellent. Johnnie does a superb job with his wine selection!!!

Report
Helpful
SG
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was one of the best restaurant dinners I have had!! The food was not especially exotic, but the preparation really made it special. EVERYTHING was cooked and seasoned to perfection. We had their Restaurant Month special and it was special indeed. Another fantastic thing was a relatively inexpensive wine flight with a portion especially selected to complement each course.

If there was something to get picky about, it might be that the portion in the main course were a little small. Fine for our table of relatively small people, but it might have left a husky guy hungry. Maybe a bread basket?

Overall this was a memorable experience and we highly recommend it.

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. Brunch with my girlfriends. Great service ,food was amazing. Biscuits and gravy was a clean plate result. Will be back soon.

Report
Helpful
m
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Radar is pretty great. I've been there for dinner many times, which is a delight. This was my second time having brunch there. The beef brisket with corn pancakes is to die for. Consider french toast with a side of bacon, and how it perfectly straddles the sweet/savory divide. If this is something that you enjoy I cannot recommend the brisket enough. It is the sweet/savory breakfast dish elevated as high as one would care to go. Also, their bloodies are dangerously delicious.

Report
Helpful
EH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast and setting! If you have dietary restrictions you just need to ask for a separate menu with all the notes :)

Report
Helpful
G
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose this restaurant because of Portland Dining Month and the rave reviews it got in the newspaper. Not only had we never been there, but we had never even heard of the place (has been open for six years!). We had a glorious time. Great vibe, nice music. Extraordinarily accommodating staff (last minute change in our order and the kitchen was about to close, but never anything but a pleasant "I think we can make that work". The food was phenomenal, even more impressive given the small size of the restaurant. We had crab salad and squash soup, beef cheeks and scallops, and killer desserts. The wine list is mostly French, excellent choices and another unexpected surprise for a tiny neighborhood eatery. We will be back!

Report
Helpful
JJ
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant Month with my wife. Interesting meal with a nice presentation. Good service.

Report
Helpful
KH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food, and enough no-meat options to keep a vegetarian happy. Excellent craft cocktails and really good service. Not our first time here, and we’ll definitely come back again.

Report
Helpful
WR
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks to dine out month we discovered this new favorite. Small and intimate, the staff were super friendly, the food was delicious and the bar had a good beer selection. Even got there in time for happy hour clams! Definitely will go back there are so many good choices on the menu.

Report
Helpful
JL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Portland Dining Month and definitely will be back again. The food was really tasty, especially the braise beef cheeks. Service was friendly and our server even gave us a few options that's not obvious. With dinner and drink done, it's within a great location to walk around and hit a couple more places. Definitely coming back to try out the regular menu (which is not expensive).

Report
Helpful
S
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s Portland Dining Month, and I highly recommend Radar’s inventive and inspired special menu along with the optional wine pairings...so delicious and an excellent value.

Report
Helpful
MA
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our food was absolutely delicious and we would like to return and give it a second try. Our polenta was cool though, and should have been hot. Also, we sat at the counter and noticed an unappetizing smell when the refrigerator under the counter was openend.

Report
Helpful
DR
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Bloody Mary in town! Make brunch reservations and skip the line. Best lunch in town too... Dinner is a delight as well, wonderful menu and wine list. One of my Portland favs!

Report
Helpful
v
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third time at Radar for brunch. It was outstanding. Looking forward to having dinner here soon.

Report
Helpful
JS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined for Portland Dining Month and the good was fabulous! We especially loved both first and third courses. The main dish was delish, but not the highlight. Every single wait staffer that we encountered was friendly and helpful. Ambiance was cozy but sophisticated. Would highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite location for brunch. Service is always excellent.
Love Lilly's wonderful hospitality!

Report
Helpful
C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular brunch served by friendly people; we enjoyed everything about it.

Report
Helpful
KD
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my go-to restaurants because of the awesome, attentive staff, the amazing food, and the atmosphere. Always a great experience going to Radar...THANK YOU!!

Report
Helpful
SK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter here for brunch and we both loved it. We had a very difficult time trying to decide what to order since it came down to 5 things. Luckily our waitress was able to help us decide . The food was nothing like I’ve ever tasted! Spices were perfect and the presentation beautiful. I’ll return again and take others to experience it as well.
Also one thing I noticed, that was on every customer’s face was worn, the expression of a satisfied palate. That was very satisfying to me as well😋

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dust on all lights above tables / kitchen. Easy to fix but too lazy i guess..

Report
Helpful
D
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very attentive service with a clever menu of small to large plates. Good value for such creativity; we did not go home hungry and our wallets were not drained. Will be back.

Report
Helpful
R
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, exciting menu, and great service. Despite not being listed as “kid-friendly” on Yelp, the wait staff was very friendly with our 3 small kids, there is an a la carte menu that works for kids and they brought crayons so that was a great surprise.

Report
Helpful
c
Portland
67 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food took forever to come out and wasn't well paced at all for trying to be a tapas place now.

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Radar is honestly one of our favorite places to dine. As usual, Radar was amazing. I have not yet had something bad there. The service was impeccable, the timing between courses was perfect. The drinks were wonderful. And the food was outstanding. My spouse and I reflected that if we were ever invited to a chef’s choice dinner we would totally trust anything Radar’s chef would suggest. I just wish we had the money to eat here every week, because we would if we could. Thank you as usual for providing such a wonderful place.

Report
Helpful
DS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. Would go again without question.

Report
Helpful
S
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When did they add Chowder Fries to the dinner menu ... a must try!

Report
Helpful
s
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit to Radar, although it had been several months since our previous visit. On our first visit (over a year ago) we were impressed with the food and service. Actually, we liked it so much we chose to celebrate a birthday at Radar for our 2nd visit. Again, we thought everything was spot on. For our 3rd visit we invited friends to join us. Our server was friendly, but we felt that overall the food was sub-par from what we remembered from our previous visits. For example: the breading on the cauliflower fritters overwhelmed the cauliflower and was totally flavorless. The Moules Frites were overcooked and tiny, the frites were lukewarm, and the actual portion size was too small for the price.

Report
Helpful
TM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time at Radar on Saturday night. Food, service, cocktails, and atmosphere made it a delightful evening.
TrishM

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great date night out with or 6 month old. Although the space is small they were able to accommodate for us on a busy Friday night. Food was amazing and service was even better.

Report
Helpful
CC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The wait staff is amazing! We feel the menu is too large to do justice to all the things they have listed. We think it would be better to concentrate on a few items and make them outstanding. My corn cakes were cold, the brisket in my opinion was too fatty. My husband’s baked eggs used what we thought were left over mashed potatoes and didn’t have enough seasoning or just care. This place has potential!

Report
Helpful
NJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were pleased by the food but the service was outstanding. Would recommend to anyone.

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Scallops were amazing and the service was fun and personable!

Report
Helpful
HR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would describe the kale salad as DIVINE!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
11

Tweets by Radar