Roberts Crossing

4.5
171 reviews
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Roberts Crossing was originally built in 1916 as "The Query Store". Sometime in the 1940's it became known as the Roberts Store, because of its location in the Roberts Community. The current chapter began in 2009 as the idea of establishing the Roberts Crossing Restaurant by the Glodt Family. The Glodt family began in the restaurant business in the Portland area in the late 1930's. John Glodt opened his first restaurant in Salem, "The Cupboard Cafe", downtown in 1946. The legacy continued with Jim Glodt opening J's Restaurant in Woodburn in 1967 and continues with J's Cafe in Monmouth. Now Jeff & Kelly wish to continue the next chapter with a combination of family recipes, hand made food, and seasonal fare. Much of the original building has been preserved and we invite you to come visit and enjoy how the histories have come together.
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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a couple here for their first time. They loved their meal and dessert. We had an excellent server, she was very professional and kind. Food couldn’t have been better !!

CR
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I would probably tell friends to give it a try, with the caveat that there are better places in the Salem area. Our meals were tasty enough but fairly average. The wait staff were very nice, accommodating, and prompt. Prices were a little on the high side, given the average quality of the food and preparation. A place like this should be serving wild caught salmon, but they had none. The bar is cozy enough and drinks fairly priced.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual & the service was outstanding. This is why it's our favorite place for dinner!

SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were really disappointed with our experience. They had a nice anniversary card at the table for us when we arrived and that is the best thing that happened all night. My husband's filet mignon looked like it had been boiled, and my kobe steak was so salty I literally could not eat it. There were a bunch of broken shells in the broth of the steamer clams. The server could not tell me what cut of meat I was ordering and she knew nothing about the wine list. For a $200 dinner I just expect much, much more. Big downgrade from the last time we ate there.

p
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice job! Good food and great drinks! We'll be back.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Anniversary!

LH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Allison, warm atmosphere, low noise level, and delicious food!

f
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Second time there. Excellent food and service. The price was what you would expect from a good restaurant.
The only downside is that because it is a little small the sound of noisier guests overpowers the background music.
There was a loud group that sounded like they had one too many martinis.
Will definitely be back.

m
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, on the way toward Independence on River Rd. Quiet setting, good food. I thought the service was a little weak for the price point.

PE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we recommend Robert's Crossing to everybody. the foods are excellent, always. nice wine selection, the people are very nice and attentive, but not too attentive. tremendous restaurant

SD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about the restaurant! It was quiet so you could talk...atmosphere was great...fine dining experience. I am allergic to gluten so they made sure everything was gluten-free for me plus they had several choices...service was excellent and the food delicious! We will come back!!

LG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here. We had a party of 6 with one celebrating her 80th birthday. One was a relative on vacation from Alaska who has traveled and dined in great restaurants all over the world. She commented that this was one of the best meals she has enjoyed in many years. She and I thoroughly enjoyed the Kobe Coulotte steak. We asked for substitutions of garlic Yukon mashed potatoes and for the red wine jus that came with another entrée and were quite pleased with the result. The beef was fork tender and full of wonderful flavor. The jus made the selection simply perfect. I rarely finish my entrée, when dining out, but there was only a nearly spotless plate when dinner was over! Needless to say, I was too full for dessert. The others in our group chose the fillet mignon, fisherman's stew and the chicken saltimbocca. They were also full, but dinner was incomplete without the conclusion of a luscious dessert shared with a second person. We enjoyed the peach crisp, lemoncello mousse and the complimentary birthday choice of the brownie sundae. The pre dinner drinks set the mood for a wonderful evening of great food and conversation and the after dinner drinks and coffee sent us all off in our different directions with huge smiles on our faces and vows to "do this again!"

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This is a rustic restaurant that was fairly quiet. So it has a bit of ambiance. However the quality of the meal and the service did not justify the $100 price tag.

1) I had noted that it was our anniversary when I made the Open Table reservation, but the staff at Roberts' Crossing did not seem to be aware of that.
2) Our meals were not prepared as requested. I ordered my kobe beef medium rare and it was rare. My husband's filet mignon was also supposed to be medium rare and it was well done with a tiny bit of pink in the center.
3) The vegetables were poorly cooked and oddly chosen. The potatoes were bit salty for my taste. And believe it or not, the "seasonal vegetables" were undercooked PARSNIPS. First of all, who even likes parsnips, and second of all it's AUGUST in the Willamette Valley where tasty vegetables are in abundance, not the middle of winter in the far north where the only thing available are root vegetables. Go figure.
4) Finally the service was just so-so. Our server spent lots of time at another table and called me "dear", which I find extremely patronizing.

We will not return to Roberts Crossing and will let our friends know to avoid it as well.

KV
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Company from out of town here and Robert's was the choice for a special dinner. His salmon and my blackened shrimp were both excellent. Charming server too!

TM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Unfortunately the bee's thought the food was good too. Outside weather was perfect. Suggest they get some bee traps or something to attract the bees away from the table area.

KS
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Great food! Easy drive from town. Never been here but glad we came out for date night.

LL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Service was excellent. The folks at another table were a bit raucous for a Thursday evening, but tolerable. My wife got her creme brûlée on the house for her birthday.

RH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food for a decent price. The service is rather swift - don't expect to spend a full night on a table!

S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner with my folks, the food was delicious and the hostess and waitress were friendly. Overall a nice evening - always have had a great dining experience here. The blackberry lemon drop was so good! We love the wine selection here as well. Will definitely be back and highly recommend as one of Salem's best restaurants.

TH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of personal attention!

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e
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I have had some great meals at Roberts crossing. This one was just ok. I was not fond of the overly sweet brussel sprouts and do not feel it was paired well with the delicate steak and mashed potatoes.
The steak was cooked perfectly and it was very tender but got overpowered to the point where I did not eat the brussel sprouts anymore.

KV
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought two friends to dinner. Our waitress was DELIGHTFUL. Full of personality and an excellent waitress too. We all thought she was wonderful. Our meals were all excellent , as usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place, quiet, amazing food, tremendous service.

ER
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and service was excellent. Everything was well-timed and we never felt rushed or that we had to wait too long. It got a little noisy toward the end of our dinner but it appears they have done everything they can to mitigate noise. Overall a very nice experience for our anniversary dinner.

LM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service, as always, was outstanding. Our only regret is the noise level. We were a party of 5 and could barely hear our own conversation. It is unpleasant to yell across the table to your dinner companions. I think we will eat in the bar on our next visit to remedy that situation.

TK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. We brought friends from out of state and they thought the whole ambiance, food and especially the wait staff who made us feel entertained. Thank you Rkbert’s Crossing.

LH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The quality of food and service has declined since our last visit a year ago. The food was not worth the price. I do not mind paying $35 for an entree, but the quality and presentation just wasn't there. It was difficult to get water refills and a lot of attention, although our waitress was very sweet and we had one dessert comped because it was our anniversary.

OT
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was a wonderful dinner. Need a little more quite places. Had a great time.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Robert's Crossing. This is our third time there and absolutely are so happy every time! It is definitely our favorite restaurant! We love the quiet, intimate atmosphere. Thank you!

JF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers, hostess and all the other staff are wonderful. As always, the food was amazing!

GR
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, what more can you ask for?

JT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 38th anniversary. We loved the quiet atmosphere and excellent food. We will definitely be back.

LJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was very disappointed in the meal presentation, my husband liked his dinner, however my chicken tasted like cream of chicken soup was poured over it, very salty. The potato that was served looked like left overs and they were cold. We won't go back. Really wanted to like this place, but felt the food was sub-standard. Wait staff amazing.

LD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to this restaurant to celebrate an anniversary. Service was impeccable. Cocktails were fabulous champagne was very nice and the overall experience was wonderful. We will definitely be celebrating more occasions at Robert's Crossing

EM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We have been to Roberts Crossing on multiple occasions, we love the food and atmosphere. However the waitress we had almost ruined the experience. She was short with us from the beginning, hardly checked in on us and just gave an overall attitude that she didn't want to be working. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and this was really disappointing. But food was exceptional as always

RS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Service. Would go back again...…...

H
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my dad. We were greeted right away. And service was super nice and speedy. Dinner was delicious, and so was dessert.

JF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outrageous food ,waitstaff beyond good , you all made this anniversary memorable! Thank you

g
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a 97 degree day it was nice to be inside in a cool comfortable temperature not freezing cold or too hot. We received a friendly greeting and escorted to our table immediately. Our service from Amanda was very friendly timely and not rushed. The Jumbo prawns my wife ordered looked like baby lobster and she said delicious. I had the Kobe beef and it was outstanding.
Thanks for a GREAT anniversary dinner.

KV
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another out of town guest and I booked dinner for two at Robert's. He is a bit of a foodie so I wanted to give him a good impression of Salem. He loved everything and commented "Best meal I've had in a while". Coming from the Bay Area I thought that was quite a compliment! Keep up the great work Robert's!

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