Stanford's - Jantzen Beach

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417 reviews
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Whether you are craving fresh seafood, a gourmet hamburger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our popular happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our talented team of local bartenders. Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
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JT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We received the BEST service we have ever experienced at ANY Stanford restaurant. I wish I could remember the young man’s name. He did tell us he came here from Mexico or Guatemala about 12 years ago. He was pleasant, attentive and helpful. He made our experience even more wonderful!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I ordered a $29 dollars center cut steak. What I got was less then 1/4 inch thick with a bunch of fat on it. It looked like a thin slice of poor roast beef. They took the charge off our bill but it was by far the worse steak I have ever had in my life and I am 65 years old. The baked potato was greasy. How do you even make a greasy baked potato? Needless to say, we won't be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

My fish tacos were pretty soggy, and not actually crisp. I also think I got the bottom of the rice because parts of it were hard and clumped together. Drinks were good, my husband liked his burger. The avocado salsa on both of ours was great. Waiter was pretty slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All in all it was a good evening. The only slight complaint was the pork chops were a little over cooked. We have done Valentine's at Stanford's for 3 years in a row and will probably will make it 4 next year.

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

knife too dull to cut steak, price was too high for what you got. Vegetable was Brussels sprouts. They were dry and over roasted. Not very flavorful. But the company that joined me was wonderful.

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JJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never not satisfied. Always leave sated and overall happy and that consistency is rare for a restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We reserved a table for Valentine's early in the evening. They did have many nice booths though we were escorted pass them into a back corner table. While getting our cocktails the picture on the wall released and fell off which hit the table and knocked the waters over and drenched one of my guest. Shortly after we ordered the noise level from the toddlers being sat next to us was very distracting, needless to say it was not enjoyable. We then received our meals before our salads. Unfortunately my guest who was doused in water, now cold had her steak so undercooked she needed to send it back. I have to say the food was average nothing stood out. They did offer one appetizer or dessert for our troubles. We will pass on coming back.

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LD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall service and food was good. My father is 89 and walks with a walker, he is very frail and can only walk a few steps without resting. Unless I ask in advance, the hostess always wants to walk us to the very back of the restaurant to be seated. We walk past rows and rows of open booths. It might be wise to train staff to ask elderly patrons or those with disabilities if they would prefer to sit close to the front of the restaurant, rather than risk a fall by having them march to the very back of the room.

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TB
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, enjoyed it all and cooked just right!

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but the service was horribly slow. It took at least 10 minutes before our drink order was taken. Then we had our appetizers (after quite a long wait) at our table before our dinner order was even taken. Sat for 30-45 minutes after we were finished before our check arrived. Server was friendly... The only reason she got as much of a tip as she did. But the guy who bright out the appetizers was terribly rude.

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GM
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Stanford’s!! The food is excellent as is the service-always consistent on both!! Thank you!!

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DM
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We go here once a month to have dinner with my in-laws. My in-laws go every Wednesday. I'm sad to say this last visit we waited forever for the waiter, I actually had to go get him. We waited too long in between drinks, soups ect. When my dinner arrived the garlic mashed potatoes were cold to the touch and the short spareribs we so dry. I said something to the waiter, but nothing. So I paid $29.00 for a half cups of Brussels and dry ribs. BIG DISAPOINTMENT

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My daughter and I drove 3 hours from Seattle to Portland. After being on the road late that night, we saw that I could make a 8pm reservation for us to get a late dinner after crossing the border into Oregon. We were greeted and sat down by the Hostess all the way in the back of the restaurant. But after 15 minutes of waiting and not even offered a glass of water for both me and my 14 year old daughter, we walkes out and left. No one at the Front desk even stopped us or apologized to us or asked us why we were leaving. Never again. Not a good way to leave an impression. Especially when I made the Open Table reservation 20 minutes prior to 8pm.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Walked in and the staff would not honor our reservation. We waited over 30 minutes and were not quoted a wait time. They told us our table was ready upon entering. When asked the hostess they said just another minute and we waited an additional 15 minutes. Service was slow so we left after an hour. Staff was not apologetic nor accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had attentive and pleasant waitress for business lunch meeting for five.

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A
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ordered 2 rib eye dinners from a reduced holiday menu. 1 rib eye was fine, the other was thin, fatty, grisly. Not a quality cut of beef at all. Certainly not a cut worth 30 dollars or so. One of the dinners came with mashed potatoes, they were cold. The other had Baker, which was fine. Dessert was creme brulee and was very good. Service was very good in general.

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KF
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods the best. The atmosphere is great. You can go out and actually visit while you eat. The servers are also the greatest

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Drinks were slow to come, the appetizer beat them to the table. The food was amazing as always. Quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Great place!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Wait staff in ugly Christmas sweaters. Limited menu for Christmas Eve with no forewarning. 12oz. Filet may have been 8oz. We used to think highly of Stanford’s but now not so much. Sizzler with higher prices.

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MS
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely Christmas Eve dinner at Stanford’s. Was not expecting a limited holiday menu but the waitstaff was very accommodating with a couple of substitutions.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Christmas Eve - it was very busy and a little louder than normal. They do have a limited menu for Holidays but the food was very good. The server was busy but very friendly & personable. I think overall the have a great menu and nice atmosphere. Will return!

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MG
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was very good and the food was excellent. Booth was very comfortable and we were sat at the time we had scheduled our reservation.

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CP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

As always, the food was wonderful. Our waitress was super friendly and efficient, but there was clearly a problem in the kitchen. Our party of 10 - 7 served at once and the remaining 3 got their mail 15 minutes later. One ordered chicken frajitas and got everything but the chicken, which arrived another 5 minutes after last 3 were served. Awkward for most to be nearly finished with their meal before others get served. Otherwise, the usual good dining experience.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there prior to attending the nutcracker. Service was fast and correct. Food was delicious. We had 3 kids and 4 adults and everyone was happy with dinner. We will be back

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LC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been coming here for 25 years...they went downhill for a bit but they are back now...husband and I just had a really nice time...food,drink, and service, all excellent.

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LM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

There was a problem with our waitress, the host came to our table 30 mins. after we were seated to tell us the was an incident with our waitress and he then took our order. Our waitress finally showed up but we never got refills on water, when asked for extra tarter sauce,it never came.

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LA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The one thing I would enjoy the most would be a different menu maybe once a quarter or at least twice a year. Would also enjoy a different piece of art work in the lobby. There were several of us standing at the Jantzen Beach Restaurant and non of us liked it. Way to dismal and sad. We felt as though the painter/artist was depressed when he worked on this.

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j
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed with this dining visit. Service was slow and I understand it was due to not enough people willing to work that evening. The crab artichoke sandwich had, in my opinion, too much bread and very little topping. So it wasn’t overall a positive experience for me.

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c
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Stanford's is a favorite of ours. The value is good for the quality. Their steaks are excellent as well.

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CM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and excellent food and drink! We had a fabulous time and Dad loves his birthday celebration!

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S
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have our annual holiday dinner at this location. Every year they ever cease to amaze me with their quality of service and food. Every waitperson we've ever had is always incredibly friendly, helpful and eager to please. This is why we continue to come back year after year. Thank you all!

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M
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall the food I ordered their signature martini which was supposed to come with Grey Goose Vodka and blue cheese stuffed olives, and I ordered it dirty. The server, who was very good, brought my cocktail, it was not dirty, nor were the olives stuffed. I pointed both out and she said they ( I assume by they, she meant the Servers?) had to stuff the olives themselves...she returned promptly with a shot of olive juice and set it on the table, apologized for the oversight, yet nothing more said about the stuffed olives? Well, this was a Saturday night, the prime rib was very good, the stuffed olives really weren't an issue, we actually found the exchange amusing. I would however say to management; When advertising premium cocktails, at premium price ($11.-)....Don't expect customers improvise and/or mix their own cocktails, this wasn't a self-service proposition! We had fun and will return. ;-)

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RK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there for a birthday dinner.
We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation but were seated right away.
Our waiter was fast and responded to our requests promptly.
The cream cheese cake desert was perfect.
I highly recommend Stanford's.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Did not have first choice in the beers listed, had to go with second best

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Were celebrating a birthday and it was so great. Waitress Xina was so kind and attentive.

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DF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food- great service - enjoyed our dinner very much

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B
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food for our lunch food fare was fine. Stanford’s always has consistent quality. The service was outstanding. The restaurant, in our opinion, needs an update. Much more run down than Lake Oswego or Lloyd Center spots. The tables and walls are beat up from wear. The seating in the booths was extremely uncomfortable as the seats have no firmness anymore. So if you have back problems or suffer from sciatica as I do, skip the booths or you will regret it greatly!

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GM
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and the most excellent service ever from Jose!! Thank you!

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l
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good! Casual yet very nice atmosphere, food is very good and great beverages.

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