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

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Special Occasion (19)
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Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (11)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 8, 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 5, 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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·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

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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·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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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food and service was excellent.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 24, 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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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Love the Crab & Avocado rolls, food is outstanding!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 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 2, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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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·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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·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 17, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 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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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Took my wife out for a dinner date night. The restaurant, staff, food and overall experience were almost as awesome as my wife looked.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Vey nice experience. Quiet great food and wonderful waitress—Saika

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It’s our favorite restaurant. Great food, staff and atmosphere!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We scheduled Stanford’s for a rather late dinner. RIBS😊. Best ribs in town. We split two full racks and a bottle of “Pundit” Syrah. Hosts and wait staff are terrific. This has been a consistently great choice for many (20+) years.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and wait service. However the host service was not good.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Perfect in every way. We always like to come here because the food is great and we can hear each other talk. The service is always top notch.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Staff was very attentive to our needs, seated us in a quiet area for our business meeting, and the food and service was top-notch, yet comfortably understated...relaxed.

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A little spendy for lunch but setting is nice & service is above average.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We both had steaks (a splurge and treat for us!). The steaks were cooked perfectly! We go to Portland once a year for an appointment at OHSU and Stanfords is our go to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Southwest chicken salad chicken was dreadful, tasteless and rubbery

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We eat at Stanford's frequently, and they have never disappointed us. Far as I know everything on the menu is good. BBQ ribs are our favorite. :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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