Raven & Rose
We also believe that everything is better when it is handmade. We are dedicated to making everything that we can in-house, daily and by hand. Our kitchen produces fresh pastas, pastries, crackers, soups and sauces. We butcher steaks, roasts, rabbits, birds, and fish in-house everyday. We believe it is all worth the effort, and we hope you will taste the difference!
Great venue and great service...as always...Thank you!
They've put a lot of effort into making this historic building a delightful place to eat. My only complaint is that the handicap entrance is not self-serve. Instead you have to ring a doorbell and wait/hope/pray that someone hears and comes to let you in. Made me feel like a second class citizen.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Raven & Rose following a theater matinee. We came for the pub menu but unfortunately were unable to sit there because it is an adults only bar area, so we kept our reservation in the main dining room. The children's menu was nice for my daughter and we shared a few starters and an entree. The service was great and the food, although pricy with smaller portions, was very delicious. The risotto was a highlight of the meal.
We’ve eaten here multiple times before but most recently the service was just not present. To be Fair, they did service our drinks and appetizer in a timely fashion but then we waited about 25 minutes After finishing our appetizers before our entrées arrived.We arrived on time for 545 reservation and it was 655 before our meals arrived. This meant we had to eat in a rash in order to make it to our 730 event. We wish we had just gone up to the bar upstairs where we feel that the service would’ve been much better. Food was still delicious.
Good food, neat building, good location. Got a little loud but was nice once a few clearred out for the next show down the street. Will definitely be going again.
Wonderful waitress and great food. Quite loud. Put up some curtains or something to absorb the vibes.
We had the mussels and liver pate for appetizers and both were delicious. Dinner was rabbit and venison. Besides being taste tantalizing they were incredibly tender. No time for desert since we had a show to get to. I hope we will have time next visit. The only negative was the noise level as it is in so many restaurants. I hate shouting to be heard by someone across the table. Service could not have been better. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely go again. I want to try the pub upstairs.
Valentine’s Day- They were very busy, and behind on reservation times. We still received very good service, and the food and drinks did not suffer due to the busyness. It was delicious, fun and the staff were great.
This rating is primarily for holidays. We’ve had numerous decent experiences here (around 20), usually on weekdays. I’d give those experience 3-3.5 stars. It’s been reliable, and usually is completely open seating. But twice now on holidays, with their overpriced fixed menu, we’ve had a terrible experience. Waited 45 minutes on an 8pm reservation made way in advance. They oversell them, we end up upstairs in seating they swung by the Walmart picnic section to accommodate, the food comes out of order, incorrect (5 mistakes), the scallops (we didn’t hedge, we both got them) were overcooked and fishy (and given the disarray and wait, saw no point in sending them back; we’ve had scallops here on non-mess-hall nights and it’s been fine), twice had ordered a drink (once while waiting and another at the table) that just never came. Nothing at all special about the food, and the experience overall left a lot to be desired. We’re never getting tricked into their holiday menu again, probably not worth it anywhere frankly.
We went on valentine's day and it was packed so I can overlook not being seated right away. But the host was very gruff and kind of unprofessional. The food was unreal though. My wife had the seared scallops and I had the filet.
Incredible food, outstanding service and a lovely environment. (The drinks are great too.) I can't recommend this place enough.
Went on Valentine's Day. Menu was special, 4 courses, 3 choices at each course. Plus an amuse bouche to begin. Food was outstanding, and very accommodating for our gluten-free and "vegetarian" requirements. Wonderful combination of familiar and less common ingredients. Excellent wine and cocktail options. Seated upstairs in Rookery bar. Ambience not outstanding but fine. Service very good. Expensive but worth it.
Not on a busy day. Everything was late or wrong. Very disorganized.
Three different servers in one meal. Several mistakes - missing drinks, server not remembering the order, wrong dessert served. Food good but overpriced.
We presented, as I believe may do, for a pre-Keller Auditorium meal. Seated promptly at 5:45, we made it out the door by shortly after 7 pm, easily in time to get to our seats at the theater. Our server was attentive and informative; I suspect the delay in the arrival of our cocktails and then our entree was as much the kitchen getting slammed with orders as it was any intrinsic slowness in the process otherwise. Cocktails were excellent and there was a good selection of beverages, alcoholic and otherwise. Caesar salad was to my liking; the sardines and saltiness was a bit much for my wife. Entrees are somewhat limited but everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed what they ordered. As a larger party, we were seated towards the back, which always feels a bit isolated, but we were all able to be heard without having to talk too loud. Overall ambience was nicely upscale English pubby. I'm not sure it's a great value, but factor in the ability to park easily nearby then walk to the theater and I'd certainly return again for a pre-show meal.
Our service was wonderful, the atmosphere very pleasant and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!
The food was very good, but the service was extremely slow. We were going to a 7:30pm show, and the server even asked us about it and said they'll make sure we leave by 7pm, which we appreciated. We ordered 3 appetizers and 1 main course to share at 5:20. We did not get our last appetizer until around 6:20, and did not get our main course until 6:50.... so we had 10 minutes to eat. We had to take a few bites and just take it to go.
I overheard another table behind us who had the same issue so it seems to be a consistent problem, at least it was for that night. They sat down about 20 min after us, were going to the 7:30 show, and I saw them set they're entrees down as we were getting up to leave at 7.
I feel 2 hours should have been plenty of time to have a relaxing dinner.
One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. We had drinks upstairs in the Rookery as we were early for our reservation. Downstairs, seated for our reservation, the atmosphere was much quieter and delightful. Our server, Regina, was exceptional. She talked with us about the menus, sources, preparation, and gave us some wine insights. Two of us had venison, one pork shank, one beef filet, and all were delicious. Muscles to start were seasoned just right with broth and bread for dipping. Salads to share were fresh and just enough. Haven’t had butterscotch pudding in years, this one was a treat shared begrudgingly with the fam.
This was a perfect setting for our dinner, and, unlike the previous time we were here, when the restaurant seems to be understaffed, we were taken care of in a timely and attentive manner. Many thanks for a pleasant dinner!
It was the first time I had been to the Racen and Rose. Very impressive. Great food and great service.
Not inxpensive. However, relaxed dining experience on a Saturday night and food was delicious. Wait staff attentive enough. Would recommend.
The food is always well done. Your Chef's are wonderful and service is great.
My daughter is pregnant
We had a lovely experience at Raven & Rose. The food was spectacular and the service was superior. We had a special diet request and the server and kitchen were thorough in understanding our needs and created a delicious meal. Additional we were headed to a show and the server managed our dinning experience perfectly. Really, everything was perfect.
Great lunch for three. The service was truly great
My friend and I had an excellent lunch and excellent service.
Although the menu is pricey, you cannot beat the location for going to The Schnitz. Excellent beet salad ($14), risotto ($20), and winter sangria ($10). Service at the door was fantastic and friendly but the waiter seemed rushed and uninterested in pleasantries. Restaurant itself is truly wonderful, with rich wood finishes and modern touches—very cool.
I gave 3 stars overall because of the poor hosting. We made our reservation well in advance but when we arrived we experience a host (owner?) who made us wait while he consulted his computer for a long time, and then offered us bar seating. When we asked for a table, he consulted his computer again for a long time and offered a table in a cold and high traffic area (next to the entrance door).
When asked about another table, he replied: they are all reserved. What about our reservation?????
We found it offensive and demeaning and sad, because food and service were outstanding.
All about this place is uneven. Uneven food quality, good steak, poor Caesar salad (too much dressing), limited and pricey menu. Fish of the Day, Scallops?? Very surly and pretentious server. This is actually the second time I have been here and experienced similar problems the last time. Pate served with dill pickles, not cornichon, Martini served with non-pitted olives. It's obvious this is a pig dressed as a silk purse. I don't mind paying a high price for good service, great atmosphere and wonderful food...the Raven and Rose has none of these. Skip it and try Higgins.
The food was excellent as well as the choices. Our server was very attentive and helpful. We sat at the bar but the pizza oven. It was fun to watch as well as cozy on a cold, rainy night. Very much recommend!
Enjoyed a dinner for four before the "Fiddler On the Roof" performance at Keller. Parked on the street near restaurant and walked to performance after dinner. Cheese board was amazing. Really enjoyed the many flavors. Fresh bread was delicious. Great cocktails. My pork shank was flavorful and tender. I loved the layered flavors of fennel, root veggies and pureed fruit on top. I dreamt about it. Great place for celebration. I highly recommend the butterscotch pudding for dessert! Total cost for 4 with two cocktails, chessboard, entree and dessert (free with coupon from Broadway in Portland) was $167 w/tip. The wait staff were friendly, attentive and efficient.
Beautiful Dining experience in a gorgeous building. Rabbit, Pork Shank, and Scallops were all shared and all tremendous.
Date night or business dinner, this place always delivers. Perfect menu selections for every taste profile, and not too noisy. Efficient wait staff and great kitchen views!
Pleasant, comfortable atmosphere. Excellent food. I had the pork shank that was flavorful and tender.
We had such a great experience! We celebrated my dad’s birthday and had my 10 month old nephew with us. They were amazingly accommodating and had the table pre-set for an infant when we got there. Our server was sweet and very knowledgeable, was very kind with my nephew, and was engaging overall. The food was phenomenal—the cheese platter was tasty and featured versatile options, the bread was scrumptious, and the beef dish with blue cheese butter, veggies and a baked British-style pudding was rich and well balanced.
I have previously been upstairs in The Rookery as well. No matter the locale, I love this place!
This restaurant is cozy and comfortable. Service is friendly and excellent. Menu, while somewhat limited, is very good and nicely presented.
Only negatives: chairs are somewhat low; salad greens should be cut in smaller pieces.
Definitely recommend and will return.
Wonderful appetizer, dinner and dessert. Fantastic cocktails and great, friendly service despite the fact it was New Years Eve and Raven & Rose was hopping. Lovely experience all around.
We we seated immediately and attended to with water and beverages. It was not quiet, however it was easy to carry a conversation with my date across the table we were seated at. We had the Fisherman's Board to start and it was excellent, especially the trout pâté. My rabbit was satisfactory. I have had better in Paris. Enough said there. My date had the venison which was excellent. The atmosphere was pleasant and the location was close to our hotel. We were well attended and never had to wait for food or drinks. A pleasant experience. I recommend this restaurant.
This started our New Year Eve’s Portland celebration-
Great service, delicious specials and creative drinks!