Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)

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Steakhouse
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.
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Portland
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Patricia is always the best. Our food tasted delicious and we enjoyed our time there..

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Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I think Staffords is wonderful restaurant. The food is good, wonderful drink list and the desserts are heavenly. Staffords is clean, friendly faces and awesome services.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother's Day brunch and while I normally love Stanford's food I thought the brunch was lacking in taste and interest for their special menu.

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

The food was great. The staff is very friendly. The atmosphere was very inviting. I would recommend Stanford’s to anyone looking for a nice place to dine.

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JW
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service were really great. The only strange thing at a restaurant in this price range is that the server did not seem to know how to pour wine correctly.

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R
Portland
459 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant, for business or pleasure. Nice menu, food well prepared, tasty, plenty to eat. Server friendly, there when needed, did not hoover. Popular following.

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Portland
42 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The family had a nice meal. Service was excellent. We normally shy away from chains but they do a decent jon here.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on May 1, 2019

We are glad you tried us out and enjoyed both your meal and service! We hope to see you again soon! Robert Gamboa, GM

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Stanford's. They graciously divided our entree so we could share a meal. The server was very good at accommodating me with my diet restrictions. He checked in us and brought us individual dressings. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Delicious!
Tessy

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EB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch after Easter church service. Wife had the eggs Benedict, Grand-Daughter had the veggie frittata, and I had the prime rib French dip sandwich. All were excellent!

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Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing us for your Easter Brunch! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food! Can't wait to see you again! Robert Gamboa, GM

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RS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Your biscuits were heavy but were ok. The omelet was very good and the cinnamon roll was one of the best I had from a restaurant. Thank you.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

We strive to make you the best meal, next time you're in ask for the general manager and we will make sure you get the best quality meal! Thank you for taking the time to let us know! Robert Gamboa, GM

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As always, the online reservation process was a breeze. The staff provided their usual friendly and efficient service. The food was plentiful and prepared excellently. We have been to the Kruze Way Stanford's for dinner numerous times, and will definitely return, as it is our go-to choice.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the fabulous review! We appreciate that you took time to let us know how we did! And we are so happy that we are your go-to choice for dinner! Robert Gamboa, GM

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SG
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I like going there for Wine Down Wednesdays (1/2 price bottles). I can't wait until summer when we can enjoy a bottle of prosecco or other chilled white wine outside on the patio with some crab cakes and a ceasar salad! Though if I remember, parking during summer happy hours can be a bit hard to find.

My experience at this location has been good/ mostly friendly service, great order accuracy, and the bar, restaurant, bathrooms, & parking areas always seem clean. They have very tasty food options to choose from (although the McGraths restaurants seem to have far greater variety and a little lower prices both on happy hour menu and full dinner/ lunch menus).

The RU Rewards program/ phone app is easy to use & a really great incentive for return visits, and a few times per year they might run a few extra deals, like food discounts or "triple points" for purchases. All you have to do is give your server a 3 digit code from your phone or write it down on your initial bill and you're credited points without hassle, that you can accrue towards a dining gift card later. (And they have WiFi if you don't have a data plan on your phone.)

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The good: made from scratch slogan is a winner. I hate to think of how many restaurant meals come right out of a plastic bag, into the microwave, and onto a plate.

The bad: uneven menu. My wife was happy with her pork chop but the gravy was highly spicy, as in cayenne. I ordered “braised short ribs” and what I got was just good old pot roast—not bad as far as pot roast goes, but I can do better at home.

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DJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This review might be based on my poor choice of entree. The service was fine, the soup was delicious, but the BLT was not. The bacon was generous, only a token slice of tomato, but a huge slab of lettuce, making it difficult to eat as a sandwich. Our accommodations were quite nice (booth) but our neighbors were loud, making conversation a little difficult.

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p
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Four of us had a pleasant evening. The hostess seated us in a back corner which was quiet on a Monday evening and perfect for conversation. Two folks had a salad with protein added. The Caesar was described as unremarkable. I had the honey-glazed salmon special and it was good, ample portion and great vegetable sides of garlic mashed potatoes and crispy brussel sprouts. The 4th person had the rib eye and was quite happy with that, including the substitution of asparagus for the potatoes. Drinks were so-so, the martinis weren't cold enough and the special ginger pear cocktail was too sweet even after requesting "not too sweet". However, the wine suggestion for my salmon special was very nice. Stanford's does a decent job, but is not too inventive. Cocktails need improvement. And, the waitress kept forgetting things even though the place didn't seem too busy, But all in all, it was a pleasant evening with friends.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Penny, We are so happy that you enjoyed the food portion and seating placement of your visit! Next time you are in please ask for myself or Robert and we will make sure you get delicious cocktails and attentive service! Thank you so much. McKenzie C., Manager

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AM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Always great service and reasonably priced.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you so much for the five star review! We are so happy that you enjoy dining with us! We will see you soon. Thank you. McKenzie C., Manager

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J
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The serving sizes are far too large. I would like to see them offer a smaller portion for senior meals and reduce the cost for the meal. I get so tired of eating leftovers at home after dining out.

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BK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a dark and snowy evening. A sudden heavy unexpected snow fall made deep slush in the parking lot when we arrived. We were welcomed by a cheerful front door person, and shown to our booth. The food and wine were very prompt and quite good. Compared to previous visits, the snow might be credited with the uncrowded conditions and the very prompt service. The food is always top notch. Thanks for a great evening.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

We appreciate your detailed review and we are glad you enjoyed your evening! We will see you next time. Thank you! McKenzie C., Manager

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner. Great food and service.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Joe, We are so glad that you chose to dine with us for your birthday dinner celebration! We hope to see you again! Thank you, McKenzie C., Manager

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CF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was expecting for the price that the food would have been outstanding but it wasn't. It was like going to any other restaurant except more expensive. We wont be going back.

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AG
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious and our specific waitress was very friendly. However, the service was slow for a night that had a lot of empty tables. We couldn't order the tacos because they were too spicy, and told no adjustment could be made. The wine, food, bread, and coffee was slow coming. The bathroom was a disaster; someone had gotten sick in there and it was everywhere.
So because the food was so good and I will return 1 more time and hope for better.

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Responded on February 22, 2019

Allene, I am so happy you enjoyed the food and had friendly service! I apologize you were told that we couldn't make any adjustments, we actually can make the tacos for you without them being too spicy. I am sorry about the bathroom, we strive to keep everything spotless and I will make sure our hosts check the bathrooms more frequently. Please ask for myself or Robert next time you're in. Thank you for your feedback! I look forward to meeting with you. McKenzie C., Manager

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

The atmosphere here is amazing! The hostess checked in with each group in the lobby to verify waiting times. Right from the get-go, our server Karen was friendly and gave us plenty of time to think our order over, checking in with us when she could. The 3-course meal we decided on was timed just right and we didn’t feel rushed at any part of the process. The prices are agreeable, the space is cozy yet spacious, and the food is amazing! I highly recommend Stanford’s.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on February 22, 2019

Aaron, Thank you so much for your positive review and feedback! I am so happy that you enjoyed your Valentines Day experience and I am so glad Karen took great care of you. We look forward to seeing you again! McKenzie C., Manager

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

Excellent service, amazing food as always. I will definitely be returning for another special occasion!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Had a 7:45 reservation but wasn't seated until 8:25

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on February 22, 2019

Jeremy, We apologize for the wait even though you had a reservation. We would love to redeem ourselves and get you seated right away for your next visit here. Please ask for myself or Robert and we will make sure you are taken care of. Thank you! McKenzie C., Manager

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s
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good, but the service was bad. We weren’t happy with our waiter. We are hoping it was because it was Valentines Day. Not worth spending the money if you don’t have decent service. We will give it another try and hope the service is better. The atmosphere was great!

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on February 24, 2019

We appreciate your feedback! I am glad that you enjoyed the food, but I do apologize about the service. We strive to always make our guests feel like they are the only one! Valentines day is no excuse for bad service. We would love for you to come back and give us another try! Please ask for myself and I will make sure you are taken care of. Look forward to seeing you again! McKenzie C., Manager

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

The restaurant was quite busy as it was Valentine's Day. Even though we had reservations, there was about a 15 minute wait for a table. We noticed that there was a table available in the bar so we notified the lady at the front that we were going to move to the bar. Even though it was very busy, the waiter came to our table, took our drink requests and returned with them in a timely manner. After we placed our order, we were pleasantly surprised that the Ahi salads were delivered to our table so quickly by the manager, no less. We had a very pleasant conversation with him. The salads were excellent.
The only disappointment was that as I have over 2600 points, I was informed that I could not use them as I must go online to do that. I was not aware of that so I will try to figure out how to do so.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on February 22, 2019

John, Thank you so much for choosing us for your dining experience on Valentines Day! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Please contact the store and I can help you with the points. McKenzie C., Manager

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

warning: If you reserve a table via OpenTable, don't expect the table to be ready by then. For whatever reason, doesn't seem like they honor reservation times at this restaurant. Ended up waiting in the lobby for an additional 15 minutes before the "reserved" table was ready.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on February 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I apologize it took so long for you to be seated. We would love to redeem ourselves and give you a wonderful experience! Please ask for myself or Robert and we will make that happen! McKenzie C., Manager

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TE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines dinner! Made reservations, however, they were very busy and waited about 45 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Lobby was very chaotic, once seated everything was great!

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Responded on February 22, 2019

Thank you Todd for your feedback! We apologize that you had a wait even though you made a reservation. We are glad you enjoyed your experience once you were seated. We hope to see you again soon! McKenzie C., Manager

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

They have the best steaks. I ordered the filet mignon. It was tender, juicy, and flavorful. Their roasted brussel sprouts with bacon were delish too.

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CP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation, well ahead of Valentine's Day, and were there on time. We (four of us) selected the Valentine's Day special dinner, which began to arrive in (sort of) a timely way (soups, champagne - calamari took a l-o-o-ng time to get to the table).
Then the wait began for the entree.
The entrees arrived, cold, approximately 1h 20min after we had sat down, and this wasn't due to our not ordering in a timely way. We had asked a few times where the entrees were, as we had finished our appetizers and champagne after a half hour or so, and were told that they were coming soon. When they arrived the salmon and potatoes and other items were cold; the waitress picked them up to fix that, but when they returned the meat was still cold, the parsnips were cold and mushy, but the potatoes were warm. Being quite upset by all this, I asked the waitress' manager to give us a bill for the drinks and appetizers, and told her we were leaving without seating our entrees. She said she'd already paid for our dinners and that she was quite sorry.
What rankled was that people at neighboring tables were being served on time, apparently enjoying their dinners, and leaving - several of these parties had arrived after we had been seated. The coup de grace for our visit was having a table set up for at least 16 people immediately next to us, which, as we prepared to depart, appeared to potentially be loud and disruptive.
We've been to Stanford's a number of times, both in L.O. and Tanasbourne. This was a surprising disappointment for us all. The only assumption we can make is that the L.O. management was completely unprepared in some critical way for the influx of people on Valentine's Day. That day. after all, is an opportunity for the restaurant to catch and hold new customers, rather than repel their regulars.
Incidentally, after we left Stanford's we went a short distance to Gubanc's. Seated in <5 minutes, very good food and service. C'est la vie.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on February 24, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback! Valentine’s Day is a special day and it should be perfect. I am terribly sorry for the experience that you had with us. We strive to give the best service and hot food. We take pride in our guests and we want them all to be satisfied and return. I would love it if you could give me a phone call at the store and send you a gift card, if you are willing to give us another shot. We would love to make it right and have you join us again. McKenzie C., Manager

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LF
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter really made our dining experience extremely present. We think his name was Daniel.
To start at the beginning, we arrived early for our Valentine's dinner. The hostess showed us to our table and came back with the special Valentine's menu which did not start for another 10 minutes. She said it would be no problem for us to order from the special menu which we greatly appreciated.

Because of serious food allergies, I needed assistance in determining which items on the menu would be safe for me to eat. Daniel took time reviewing each item with me. He also said he would note on the order that cross contamination was also a concern. I know he must have done so because my entree arrived with a different vegetable. He explained that the vegetable listed on the menu would have been cross contaminated by the fryer so the kitchen had provided a safe alternative which was perfect. He also offered to replace the listed dessert which I could not eat with a safe alternative.

Dining out with food allergies can be challenging. Daniel made it much easier. And I am happy to report that Stanford's has done a lot of the last couple of years to accommodate food allergies.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)
Responded on February 22, 2019

Linda, Thank you so much for your detailed and fabulous review! I, myself, understand how it is going out to eat with food allergies, we do whatever we can to accommodate those with such allergies. I am so glad to hear that Daniel took his time and helped you throughout the process of choosing what you would like and can eat. We are so happy that you chose us for your Valentines Day dinner! See you soon! McKenzie C., Manager

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great decor & super nice people.

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Responded on February 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon. McKenzie C., Manager

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RG
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was good as always. We’ll be back again.

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J
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ahi salad was outstanding

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LO
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's pleasant enough, but the food quality and flavor was not outstanding or anything to recommend it. Our fish was dry (halibut). The Brussel sprouts had little flavor. the mashed potatoes were good and the onion rings were delicious, though!

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s
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and very accommodating for us. Our food was brought out very timely and just the way we asked it to be when we ordered.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nathan (our server) was a Rockstar !

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PD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The rice that came with the chicken taco was very good but the taco itself lacked flavor. Try add more acid and fresh herbs to enhance the flavor. Also, the taco shells were a bit too gritty for me. Parking was difficult to find during lunch.

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

Husband and I decided to go last minute for my birthday and I’m so glad we did. The food was fantastic, the wait staff was great, and the drinks were yummy! I would recommend 100 times over!

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GB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I used to come here on a more regular basis, it just seems like it has gone down hill. Still good food, just poor service. I wont be going back

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