Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)

4.3
836 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 836 people are saying
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4.4
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service.

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vipNYTourist
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! Recommended a dish that I wouldn’t have ordered otherwise and it was excellent. Appreciate the input and transparency. We’re regulars at this location and will continue to be so. Great place and awesome staff.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We had a great table and a great server, but the food was mediocre and over-priced. Except for the Key Lime Pie, that was pretty-darned good.

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vipHarold
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We usually enjoy coming here, we come by almost monthly. But yesterday we were seated all the way in the back this time, the one waitress we seen did not even acknowledge our presence. And she was helping table next to us when we arrived. Another group was sat after us, and they were acknowledged and served, about 30 minutes after we arrived, no waiter, no water, nothing, my husband walked to the front and asked how much extra is would cost us to get a waiter … and some water.. snarky I know, but honestly it just felt like we were ignored on purpose. Even if the waitress who was serving everyone around us was not our waitress, she knew we were there, and she should have gotten our server, and not just ignored us because we were not her table. Good restaurants have staff that work together to make sure everyone is taken care of. When someone finally came over they apologized and let us know she was not aware we were seated. (Again this is a sign of no teamwork) we ordered, we ate, the food was great….but the service…. Non existent…

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JobV
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Excellent food! Great service! The stuffed chicken is out of this world!! We go there at least twice a month.
Awesome place to eat!

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LayneD
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Stafford's. Great food, Great service and always consistent.

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vipsusang
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was now even warm and the waitress was a little surly. Not what we usually had experienced.

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vipricht
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation at 630, arrived on time and waited and waited and waited and waited...unacceptable wait for a reservation. Go somewhere else.....

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vipdisappointed
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy evening, not enough help but they did an amazing job of handling large parties and it was worth the wait for the food!! Had the scallops-delicious, cooked perfectly, vegetables were yummy - would go again and wait if it meant great food! Waiter was attentive and professional 👍

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Llindalu
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Reservations 6pm, seated immediately. Nice booth for four. All staff very pleasant and friendly. Waitress Abby attentive, friendly and knowledgeable . Menu quite limited compared to pre Covid. Scallops, Prime rib, Halibut were our selections and all good with Scallops being excellent. The entrees were served without delay.
Time from ordering wine to receiving it was extensive as was with ordering coffee and refills. Dessert took so long to be served when it was finally presented we asked to box it for home. In spite of these hiccups we all enjoyed our dinners and had very pleasant evening.
We felt these delays were not fault of waitress. We will certainly return as Stanfords has been a favorite for years . Hopefully menu will be revamped and extended and presentation of items requested will be more timely.

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ToddH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well prepared, great presentation, maybe a little more quantity on the sides would be better.

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Sebbio
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional all the way around. It was a lovely LONG lunch--the first time I'd gotten together with an old friend for over a month--and not only did Patricia not rush us, she was tremendously gracious AND worked with the chef to get us precisely what we wanted even though it wasn't technically on the menu. The bacon mac and cheese is amazing so if it's slow and the chef can do it for you I most highly recommend it. Thank you Patricia (and the gentlemen who was working with her) for helping make our day GREAT!

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vipMikeR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the waiter was very personable, polite and responsive as was the rest of the staff. Food was great, cooked to my request and served in an appealing presentation.

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LeslieC
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! We will come back often

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SandiK
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice meal. Server was very good except she didn’t offer water refill. Salmon was very good. Fish & Chips were too salty and batter too thick and gummy. Great fries though!

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StephenD
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They need to improve the décor and replace the carpet. The smell is of an old restaurant not necessarily clean.

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UteM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service was great. It was a nice and quiet evening and we are definitely going back.

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mindyk
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service. Dingy furnishings. Dated. Had the look and feel of a failing business.

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RSRS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our server wouldn't stop talking to us, telling us his life story and the various places he lived. It was really annoying... we were there to visit with out-of-town family over dinner, and instead we ended up having to listen to our waiter go on and on.

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CarolynL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy access on and off the freeway. Very pleasant and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent, but service from the kitchen was slow the result of having only two cooks we were told.

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT, especially the service! Food was fantastic and I had 2 picky kids who ate every bite of their order. Our server was friendly and attentive and went the extra mile to make our dining experience perfect!

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SummerfieldTigard
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Stanford's in several years. We weren't disappointed; excellent food and personnel. Will definitely return.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed by the quality of food served as well as the service. Outstanding!!

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vipCindyM
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Server was super busy and seemed like she had too many tables, but probably hard to staff with current restrictions, so understandable.

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LindaB
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for a quick bite, quiet, sports are on, delicious food!!!!

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TimW
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please, stay the course. Keep doing your best to stay open, despite the social distancing, lower dining area seats, and the reduction in menu offerings.
We can only make it to Stanford's twice a year or so, but it's a fine restaurant and the dining is always a step up in quality and class.
Hopefully, you all can get back to work full-time, soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was awkward. Just a weird guy. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, I feel like the food was good, but not amazing.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful friendly staff. The food was amazing! Will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary. The food was great as well as the service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed when I got there ..I thought I was going Stanfords not the original Stanfords...there is a difference I had no idea that they were different..the menu is different and not a lot of food options...they have more alcoholic beverages then food...

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BillS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service that we've enjoyed for the last 30+ years.

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Charlie
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good experience. Sitting outside is really lovey on a warm day. Been going there for years. Very glad it has survived Covid and hope it will continue to do so.

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DanR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and stayed until closing. The food was wonderful and the guest staff was very responsive even when we asked to be moved from outside to inside. The manager came and helped us move.
We would recommend Stanford’s to all.

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Georgia
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Stanford's has a very limited menu at this time which was disappointing. I had the minestrone soup which consisted of 40 percent black beans, 40 percent elbow macaroni 1 percent meat and 19 percent broth. It was tasteless and devoid of vegetables. My partner had the Caesar salad which was satisfactory except that it was overdressed.

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ChrisS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Mother’s Day

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woodsgirl
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Elegant, quiet. Food good and excellent service. A tad pricey for the selections in my opinion, but executed well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very limited menu for lunch on a Sunday. Brunch was still available so we ordered the eggs Benedict. Very dissapointed. $20 for a sad looking dish. Small portion and it looked homemade...no wait, it would've been better if it was homemade. If you're going to charge high prices for basic meals, then they should be made to meet the cost. At best this dish should of been priced at $10 if that.

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Charl23
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding! I especially enjoyed the key lime pie.

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You can order delivery directly from Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego) using the Order Online button. Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego) also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 620-3541.

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego) is rated 4.3 stars by 836 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.