Permanently Closed - Silver Grille

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410 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. The Silver Grille is a small, family-owned, farm-to-table style restaurant that focuses on serving "Willamette Valley Cuisine", a dining experience focused on local products, an ever evolving menu, inspiration from the surrounding area and a classical cooking background since 2000. At the Silver Grille we work with local growers, farmers and foragers, as well as raising our own produce in our garden and family-greenhouses. We prepare fresh bread, pastas, desserts, charcuterie, salumi, and other items daily in our kitchen. The Silver Grille has recieved the Oregon Wine Press' Superior Cellars award for its dedication to Northwest produced wines. Thank you for supporting our local farms and small businesses.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(503) 873-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Nizlek
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Water Street
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
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KB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Silver Grille and it was just as amazing as our first experience. The only difference was the noise level - very high. Difficult to chat without raising our voices which added to the sound level I am sure.

o
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always outstanding. So wonderful to have such a gem in our little town to take out of town guests and know they will be impressed. Never disappointed and great for just a date night dinner for two.

MG
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding.

MT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. I had the best lamb dish I have ever tasted.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an enjoyable meal. Fresh and well prepared. Friendly atmosphere with well informed and capable staff. Have never had a bad experience there.

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

We celebrated a birthday with friends. All four of us enjoyed the tri tip which was tender and delicious. Our server was delightful too.

SW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food options. Just thought the meal & beverages were priced a little high.

JG
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were late for our reservation, but they were gracious and accommodating. The restaurant was about two thirds full and staffed by only the chef, the dishwasher, a busboy/server and a bartender. (The chef and bartender are the owners.) They handled everything with aplomb and in a timely way. Our drinks arrived cold and delicious and the bartender took the time to recommend wine for our dinners and joke about her dogs. Our dinners were served by a jester of a "busboy." He had a great, cheerful attitude and helped make our anniversary dinner a treat. And a delicious dinner it was! Please, please have the gorgonzola hazelnut toast (or whatever they call it.) It is to die for and I'd go back just for that.

BM
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver Grille is a favorite. Been there 4 times now and each time it gets better and better. Already recommend this place to everyone who enjoys a high quality dinner in every sense of the statement: food, service, ambiance.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our anniversary and we were looking for a peaceful and delicious dining experience. The Silver Grille was both!

ED
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely everything. The food is delicious and it’s a nice quiet spot for a date or conversation. Doris was a fabulous server and made perfect recommendations.

RY
Portland
124 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Acceptable on all fronts, albeit a slightly limited menu. We would have been just as happy at the lively wine bar and bistro that’s kitty corner out the front door...where we had a glass of wine later that evening. Prices here run a wee bit high given other competing price points. Ravioli and beef entrees were delicious. The only miss was a rhubarb dessert which was unlike any tart I’ve had previously.

GH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is outstanding, very creative and beautiful presentation.

RI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been there many times. It is my "go to" for special occasion choice.

SR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We left Chef Nizlek's lovely restaurant still savoring yet another scrumptious meal. If you get the chance to try his Pork Marsala , you're in for a treat – thinly sliced pork loin strips pounded into tender cutlets, slightly seared and served with a rich Marsala Mushroom sauce.
The generous portions were accompanied by a dollop of mashed potatoes and a medley of perfectly prepared, farm fresh vegetables.
The service was excellent and the local Willamette Wine suggested by our hostess paired superbly with the meal.
The only disappointment was that they had run out of the Rhubarb Cobbler! Instead, we thoroughly enjoyed the rich, chocolate hazelnut cake.

FD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The charcuterie/antipasta plate is beyond compare and the food, including dessert and service was spot on. We had a lovely graduation dinner!

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second trip to the Silver Grille and the chef and staff did not disappoint! We had the pork and beef dishes and both were superb -- as was the yummy mushroom soup and stupendous raspberry profiteroles. We planned our Oregon trip just so we could have dinner there.

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

Had dinner here with my sister’s for a recent weekend getaway. Two of our meals were wonderful right from the start, a third meal was not good at all but was quickly replaced once we let our server know there was an issue. The replacement dinner was wonderful. Staff was very apologetic.

KF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant in oregon! Always excited to go back!

D
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food! Friendly service! Excellent quality for reasonable prices

o
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best choices for fine dining in the Willamette Valley. It is farm to table from a Best of Valley kitchen and staff.

BT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The lamb dish was disappointing. I got noodles instead of gnocci. It kindof tasted like chef boyardee. I was expecting a piece of lamb I guess.

GM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food here used to be wonderful and it was always a great experience. This time I think I could’ve gotten better at Subway. A very expensive disappointment. Really just so-so

LJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation!

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SA
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely, quiet, elegant restaurant. Excellent service and delicious entrees. The desserts were good but not great. A quality dining experience like this is hard to find outside of Portland. We will definitely return.

MG
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend the Silver Grille unreservedly! I continue to believe this restaurant is the best in the entire Greater Salem Area. A true Farm to Table restaurant where Chef Jeff translates that freshness into exquisite examples of Food as Favor Art. Not to be missed!

MH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The bruschetta was really good. The tri-tip was tough and my wife was very disappointed. The meat balls were average though the sauce was quite good. The portifritos (?) for desert were superb. In all, I thought the serving sizes small. The brushetta could come in a 4 piece size for 2 people at a cheaper price.

RJ
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner and service was awesome. Atmosphere was super everyone was very helpful.

VG
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointing, we enjoyed another great meal at the Silver Grille

WK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice ambiance in this upscale small place. Excellent service, all the food was very good, prices on the high end but worth it for the experience. Really appreciate that nothing is rushed at this establishment which is very, very nice!

MG
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the Greater Salem Area. Outstanding Farm to Table food, prepared wonderfully!

SB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Silver grille is one of our favorite places! The menu changes a lot so that really makes it fun! Fresh, local ingredients, absolutely awesome restarurant!

SK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first dining experience at the Silver Grille was outstanding. On arrival, we were quickly seated in their cozy dining room. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Our food was delicious - we ordered the mushroom soup, Naughty Librarian Salad (who could resist that name?), tri-tip, and lamb ragout. The ambience was lovely - quiet, intimate, and light enough to read the menu, but dark enough to feel cozy. We definitely will be back.

MI
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice find, would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good and attentive service and delicious food!

B
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A favorite restaurant of ours to go to for a great meal when we're visiting our farm in Silverton.

C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Classy atmosphere quiet with the ability to be able to have great conversations with friends uninterrupted. Phenomenal drinks great wine selection. Food that will tantalize your palate. Truly an exceptional gem. And quite a surprise for such a small little town like Silverton.

LT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There isn't a restaurant in Eugene or close-by surrounding areas that has fine cuisine like Silver Grille. I work up in Salem every couple of months and always dine here, but now I find myself looking for excuses to dine here (and people to introduce to Silver Grille) . Excellent chef and wonderful wife team.

D
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our first time at the Silver Grille and the food was excellent along with great staff. The pricing was as expected for a first class restaurant.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Although possibly considered one of the better restaurants in the area but I would not return. The food was average but the service was very poor and inattentive. My food server disappeared leaving my wife and I waiting for extended periods of time while another server spent extensive time chatting with a group at the next table in a loud irritating voice. It certainly did not create a pleasant, intimate dinner experience.

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