About Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego)

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.

14801 Kruse Oaks Blvd
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am.
Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Cross Street:
junction I-5 and HWY 217

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 620-3541

Website:
http://www.stanfords.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stanford's - Kruse Way (Lake Oswego) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Special Occasion (22)
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Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Business Meals (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful salmon, pork chop and French dip were superb as was the garlic mashed potatoes and beautifully roasted and charred Brussel sprouts.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food very good waiter prompt serviceseating on time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

A top sirloin was very tender. All the food was prepared to perfection.
Presentation was less than artistic. Great food, plenty of it, on a plate. Old school. Sanford 's a step away from a great memorable dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were very pleased with the food! We had a prime rib and a full rack of ribs, as well as a Cheesecake and Creme Brule.. I loved it! Definitely would go back again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and great service. Very good value and nice menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Meal was wonderful - they sat us before our entire party was there and looked out for my daughter’s arrival and brought her to the table. We ate simply, 3 of the 4 of us ate burgers, and they were delicious and cooked just as ordered.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Rib Eye Steaks we ordered were both Rare. We wanted one well done & the other, medium rare.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Another great meal at Stanford's! Service, food, and ambiance we're all wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent food and a very kind and warm waitress... my wife and I will return!

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always reliably friendly service and good food at reasonable prices. We'll be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Birthday celebration do the wife, turned out well, you’ve got to try the Creme Brûlée, if you already haven’t. We definitely will return.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was great but the speed of service could have been better.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was very salty. Disappointed with service. Had to ask for water a couple of times. Waitress set down bill before asking about dessert.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Well I usually love this place. This time around the service was slow and the food was blah!!! The Blackened Ahi appetizer was the only highlight of the evening!! The Steakhouse burger was bland. Dry old bun. The Baby Backs were over sauced with very sweet BBQ sauce, couldn’t taste the meat!!! Very disappointing overall!!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very comfortable place for a Christmas dinner. All four of us were happy with the food and service.
The prime rib was perfectly prepared.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our waiter was about the best I have encountered in knowledge about food allergies.
He quickly responded with suggestions which turned out to be safe and yummy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great but mashed potatoes had large pieces not whipped

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious prime rib dinner which was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was great! We'll be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and service was excellent.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went there for Christmas Eve dinner before special candlelight service at church. The food was excellent, but the Christmas Eve menu was truncated with fewer choices. For example, I wanted a hamburger. That was not available, so I was “forced” to get a half-rack of babyback ribs, which were excellent. What the heck am I complaining about? The ribs were much better than a hamburger, so it appears I am whining because I didn’t get what I wanted when I wanted it! Dang, I could identify as a liberal snowflake. My bad.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything was amazing. The only thing that wasn’t the best, the Carmel on the apple crisp tasted burnt. We will be back! Thankyou

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good special, the jambalaya. Although I am not a super big person (wear men's L or XL shirt) the booth was too small and I couldn't lean forward enough to eat comfortably. Also, tried to get a reservation (Open Table) for 3pm but it would not let me have it. Got one for 3:15, but when we got there the restaurant was nearly empty. Lots of tables for 3:00.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love the Crab & Avocado rolls, food is outstanding!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Birthday dinner for my husband. The meal was excellent and the service was beyond amazing. Thank you for a memorable meal on a busy Friday night!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Three of us had beef. All were ordered as either medium rare or medium. All were well done and not as ordered. Still tasted okay but definitely overlooked. I probably would not recommend any type of beef. The salmon was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had 3 people dining and 2 out of 3 meals were not acceptable. The crab cake app was greasy and had very little crab. The fried oysters were very greasy as well as the fish taco's.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our waiter Jeremy did an exceptional job taking care of us while we dined on a special Christmas present occasion, i.e., Dinner at Stanford's and a play Lakewood theater. We were on a tight timeline so with his prompt service we were still able to arrive at the proper time before the play began. He quickly remedied a mix up in a menu item.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wow! Truly great dining experience. Prompt, non-intrusive service. Even though packed, our food came quickly. Every bite was fabulous!
I had Dijon chicken with garlic mashed potatoes & asparagus. Yum!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Hostess good seated promotly, wait staff good , food excellent, nice enough booth lighting a notch bright, very good overall

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We always enjoy Stanford’s. It’s reliability good on all counts. This time Jessica made the day with good humor, well thought out suggestions, and attentive service. We even had fun with the items they had run out of. Thank you, Jessica.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was wonderful and the food very good. Nice variety of entrees and yummy crab cake appetizers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. I picked Stanfords because I didn't want to go downtown to a loud, expensive restaurant. We were not disappointed with the food and atmosphere. The portion sizes meant Thanksgiving leftovers. The food was traditional homestyle cooking. If you want good food and be able converse, this is the place

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. The portion sizes were large and the rib eye and prime rib cut was superb. The server was attentive and we never felt rushed. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was the first time we ate Thanksgiving at a restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. We've been to Stanford's many times, but never for Thanksgiving and the meal was exceptionally good.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We very much enjoyed our family Thanksgiving afternoon dinner......great service and food.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good food and a patient,, helpful server for our party of 6.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had excellent service. She was informative and give helpful suggestions. Prime rib was amazing.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

clean, quite with great service and quality food. Great place for casual dinning.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

TRULY THE BEST BEET SALAD THAT I HAVE EVER HAD! I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY AND THE WAITRESS GUARANTEED THAT THE KITCHEN COULD MAKE MY SALAD WITH NO EXPOSURE TO NUTS... AND THEY DID!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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