Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)

4.2
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$30 and under
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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. 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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
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4.2
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Portland
195 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are seated quickly and approached by our server. We asked for water and then placed our orders. Food came quickly and was hot and tasty. Very delightful dining experience.

A
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The fajita was awful. It comes in a salty gravy! Side dish rice and beans are cold! Not a good experience!

n
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely private booth that allowed good conversation. I had the crab and artichoke sandwich which was delicious and half of it was quite filling. The side of coleslaw was colorful and crunchy (nice texture). We also had a club chicken sandwich with fries and those were quite good as well. I had the lunch paired wine which was very reasonably priced and quite good.
The service was very attentive.
We were celebrating a birthday and the chocolate cheesecake was quite good. I would have liked a candle for my daughter but it didn't change the flavor or taste.

AW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Only 3 stars because our server was amazing, but the usually good food was just not up to standard. I've been going to Stanford's for 30 years and have never been as disappointed in the food. And not cheap either. Crab cakes were awful.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’ve been here I have been super happy with the food.
The noise level is perfect for conversation.

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

They only had their specials menu that included mostly red meat and a one item with seafood. No good enough vegetarian/white meat options at all. The restaurant don't even post a note on their website that only special menu is available and what it is. I highly recommend not going there for any special occasion. We ended up going to Oswego Grill - across the street from restaurant - where they served regular as well as special menu. I love Oswego Grill and hate Stanford's now - thanks Stanford's for memorable valentine's day!

LB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not started it would be a limited menu and even with that the limited menu had errors

AM
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is the second time that my food has been cold. Eating cold mash potatoes and beef is not good. Please have them correct this as I love this place.

CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service especially for a holiday night. Our waitress was so attentive, we were in and out in less than an hour. Delicious cocktail recommended by the waitress (lavender cosmo?), and the wine was delicious too. Only wish they had some vegan options.

MV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the food was great. I was disappointed in the menu because it was nothing like I had researched. I was expecting all the choices I saw online but, we were quite limited on what we could order. My decision to dine there was based on that and to be surprised as I was left me disappointed. This could very well change my mind about future dining choices.

R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I am sure the food would have tasted better if we weren’t hit with a wall of smoke from the waiter.

RG
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Not rushed.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Hair in the burger, yuck! Pretty expensive but everything else was great!

JG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Prime Rib was dry. Green beans undercooked. Service, however was very good.

KB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

stanford's is a solid middle class restaurant. good food and reasonable prices.

GK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Eaten there many times. This time was the worst of all. Baked potato was cold. Cod fish was very soft, lacked texture. Other times were much better.

RH
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate every Holiday and Birthday at Stanford's. We are happy there with the food and service.

s
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cuban sandwich on the daily special sheet was flavorful and packed with pork.

k
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had not been to Stanford's for a while. Got drinks and meal beginnings....but dinner was slow.... at least 20 minutes!!! Food was OK....

RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfriendly, inadequate service.Very loud, no ambience, steaks were tough and overcooked. My daughter ordered the grilled salmon dinner and was served a 3 oz piece of salmon with a side of rice. The Stanford’s at Jantzen Beach is much better!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab & Avocado rolls were great!

HL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entering to leaving there was good value for the money. Our server, Nathan, brought me the answer to a question I had asked about the delicious sauce on the fish.

P
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so accommodating, the fish tacos had fish grilled instead of battered & fried and sauce made it dairy free!! Win win!

PS
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a consistent performance...perfect for a business lunch...especially when you make a reservation to keep yourself on schedule

s
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food came quickly and was delicious. Great lunch..

JM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch selections were good and the food was served hot and as ordered, as usual.

DY
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

15 or 20 years ago we thought Stanfords was a little special. We haven't been there for a long time so we thought we would try it again. Times have changed, or we have. Disappoiniting. The portions were small, preparation was ordinary, the true value was well below the menu price.

MJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great New Year's Eve dinner. We were seated at the time of our reservation, service was great, as was the food. Guests were "cheerful", since it was New Year's Eve!

LU
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years dinner with my wife. Food was excellent and service was amazing.

s
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, food very good came out quickly and server was very good

SC
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Rude Hostess. We had reservations (obviously on Open Table). She made us wait and took other parties without reservations before us. I also had to tell her to be sure to confirm my Open Table reservation. No personality.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people, good food. Kind of expensive.

GG
Western KY
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and most of all, Excellent Service!!! Thank you!

C
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for casual dining. We enjoyed the holiday menu.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

For $32, i expected a better meal. Rib eye very thin, less than ½” thick. Sides boring, no flavor, needed extra butter to try to improve.. Clearly not prepared for Christmas Eve. Very disappointed.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was Christmas Eve. They were crazy busy with a limited menu. It took 45 minutes to get our food and my fish must have sat under a heat lamp for 30 of that 45. It’s just not a good night to go out to dinner. Our waiter was really nice.

JC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hi. I had a salad and soup which were just fine but the menu seemed pretty sparse. I can’t imagine a child eating a whole steak with all the trimmings, and besides soup and salad, the choices were rather narrow.

SI
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. Salmon chowder and fajitas very good. I got chicken Dijon. Just average and the mashed potatoes were just like warm, if that. The waitress offered to get me fresh ones, but I said no. Should t come out of the kitchen that way in the first place.everything else was fine. I will go back and try the happy hour.

KO
1 review