Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)

4.3
519 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Welcome to Your neighborhood Restaurant and Bar! Whether you are craving a perfectly prepared steak, fresh seafood, a gourmet burger or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our ever popular happy hour. Signature dishes include hand cut steaks and famous barbecue ribs cooked over a wood fire. cedar plank-roasted brie and refreshing cocktails prepared by our experienced team of bartenders.
A classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Mon-Sat: 3pm-6pm | 9pm-close
Friday Happy Hour starts at NOON now through August 31st. Happy Summer!

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR every SUNDAY!
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Phone number
(503) 620-3541
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
junction I-5 and HWY 217
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 519 People Are Saying
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Portland
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy eating at Stanford’s!

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Portland
2.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

No gluten free options, very expensive. The food was delicious and simple and way overpriced.

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Portland
3.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I indicated that it was my father's 82nd birthday in the reservation and it wasn't passed along to the server. The prime rib was order medium rare and served rare (the staff graciously took it back). The rib eye steak was a poor cut and riddled with gristle. Prawns were good, chicken was good, service was attentive.

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Portland
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Menu is not exciting, more bar fare than restaurant fare. Specials were the same as were offered 2 weeks earlier. Favorite light items like pizza removed from menu. Our 2 starter house salads and entrees were $79. Imagine if we’d had drinks, too! For that money we could have enjoyed a more gourmet meal someplace else. Food was ok but certainly not special. Will think twice before going for a spur of the moment meal.

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Portland
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy our meals at Stanford’s. It has become our family favorite place! Delicious food, great ambience and great time for our family gathering!

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San Diego
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding.

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RR
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were looking for a nice place to eat prior to attending the Andrea Bocelli concert in Portland. I'm glad we stayed local then made the quick drive up I-5 to the Moda Center. Kruse Way Stanfords exceeded expectations. Dinner was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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NH
Portland
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I like Stanfords very much. I had the Halibut Caprese and I liked it, but the dish unfortunately was cold and the fish overdone. My son had a steak and it was beautiful and cooked to perfection. My DAL had the chicken fajitas and they were also excellent, very much to her liking. I usually enjoy my food much more than I did this time (a Friday evening). I hope this note is a reminder that every dish needs to be cooked and served with excellence.

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MR
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!!! And our waitress was wonderful!

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MM
Central Coast
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly, professional service, warm environment & very good food

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HT
Portland
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Not enough vegan options

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Portland
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easy way to have a nice dinner or a late lunch. The beer selection is lacking but the bar is well stocked.

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Portland
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was as we have come to expect from Stanfords but the service was less than desirable. My wife's martini has chunks of ice and tasted more like cold water than a cocktail. The server took it back to replace and never returned with a new drink. Another server delivered our salads and then our main course before our primary server came back (without a new martini) to ask how we were doing. We told her to forget it and moved on. The problem started with the bartender and someone should have gone out of their way to correct the issue as quickly as possible instead of forgetting about it. Unfortunately, this detracted from our overall experience.

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GB
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Simply Delightful!! Happened to stop in on a Beautiful Sunny Sunday Day last weekend and was able to enjoy the out door patio for brunch. Loved it!!

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DK
Orlando
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very attentive. The food was delicious and presented well. The atmosphere was intimate and quiet enough for relaxation and conversation. It was our first visit, and we both agreed that we would go again.
It’s hard to find a restaurant that both my husband and I agree on, but this is one. Very glad I tried them.

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GD
Portland
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great welcome staff. Food options are fine. Server was very helpful.

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KF
Portland
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dine at Stanfords regularly. The food and service are always very good.

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Portland
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Staff is very friendly but today service was very slow. Maybe it was busy. Don’t know because they seat you so aren’t right next to the next person which Is really nice.

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JS
Portland
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. We had reservations but had to wait quite awhile and there were empty tables everywhere.

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VH
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual the food was very good, and the service was prompt with a friendly and helpful waiter.

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DB
Portland
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've eaten here several times, so this relates to our most current. Very good meal in a very nice setting--perfect for a date with my wife. We thought the food was excellent (I highly recommend the sliced/grilled brussel sprouts side dish), while my wife thoroughly enjoyed the steelhead with Thai chile. The only real drawback was on the service side--we had earlier finished our leisurely meals before the waiter finally asked if we wanted drink refills or additional drinks. It was a very warm day and we would have appreciated having the cold drinks kept coming. We could tell the waiter was working very hard with several tables, and the waiter seemed very competent, so it may be that they were understaffed. That leaves the wait staff in a position where its difficult to provide best service. But in spite of that, we were very pleased with the food and ambiance. I should say that our order was taken promptly, was brought to us in a reasonable time and was perfectly hot, so the wait staff got quite a bit right.

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Portland
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Prices went up again? Are they pricing themselves out of the market? $5.95 add on for a few slices of dry chicken on beet salad? One asparagus spear on salad? Time to stick with HH, prices still going up for smaller portions, but not quite as much of rip off feeling for dining NOT upscale, billed as neighborhood friendly.

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AL
Seattle
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! We were seated right away to our requested booth. The server was fantastic and the quality of food excellent as always. Recommend the special fillet medallions with scampi shrimp. starting first with the beet salad. Never disappoint.

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Portland
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as always. An excellent place to go!

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DC
4.0Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had received a Stanford’s gift card from our son & daughter in law. We used it to celebrate my wife’s birthday & invited another couple. The food & service were excellent. We had a quiet booth and it was very pleasant. We would certainly recommend Stanford’s for nice family dining or for a special occasion! Thanks

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JB
Portland
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great. We had some kids with us and the choices were good for them as well as for the adults. You can go really casual or dressed up. Good drinks!

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Portland
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service.

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Portland
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch as well as our server Claudia. She was most helpful with questions we had. Our food arrived quickly, was hot and prepared well. Our table area was very comfortable
and we could have a conversation where we could hear each other. The chicken wings were warm and very tasty, my friends salad and fried calamari were prepared well.

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Salt Lake City
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service.

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Portland
4.0Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE BEET SALAD. IT IS CURRENTLY CALLED "AUTUMN SALAD", SO I HOPE THAT THE NAME CHANGES TO BEET SALAD AND THAT IT REMAINS ON THE MENU!

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Portland
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed Easter Brunch at Stanfords. Great service, great food, and lovely ambiance! Perfect choice for Easter Brunch!

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OT
3.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

I have always liked Stanford's and look forward to coming there. For the first time, however, I was disappointed in the food I ordered. It was the Eggs Benedict from your Sunday Brunch menu. The sauce ruined the meal for me. It was so shiny and so stiff and so very bright yellow that I found it distasteful to even look at. I decided as I tried to scrape it off of my eggs that it must have come out of a bottle (is such a thing even possible??) instead of being made in your kitchen. Very disappointing! It did not taste right.

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Portland
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our get togather. Was a nice evening. I don't think I got credit for making the reservation on Open Table.??

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JM
Portland
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the chicken parm with pesto spaghetti. It was delicious. Our server was wonderful - pleasant, attentive, and kind. It was a great evening.

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KS
4.0Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I bring my clients to Stanfords for lunch after we have signed paperwork for the purchase of their new home. It is a nice way to say thank you and have a chance to chat about their upcoming move.

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MT
Miami
4.0Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to celebrate a birthday. We all eat differently and all found good choices- I had a low calorie ahi tuna salad with excellent preparation of fresh tuna of a good size portion and fresh salad and dressings. Other people had steak which they claimed was excellent, pasta with chicken in a very tasty sauce with lots of vegetables and halibut fish and chips- just delicious.
We had an attentive waiter who kept giving us beverage refills. The desserts were excellent.
We have eaten here before and always enjoy it.

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JE
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to celebrate my friends birthday. The staff were so gracious and friendly, and the food was delicious. From appetizers to main course to dessert we had a fantastic meal! We will definitely be back.

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CM
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and the cocktails although expensive were very tasty.

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OT
Portland
4.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Pricey steak special was a bit tough and not particularly tasty.

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Portland
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this restaurant. Excellent food, great atmosphere, customer service is awesome!

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