Stanford's - Tanasbourne

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American
Whether you are craving fresh seafood, a gourmet hamburger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our popular happy hour. Enjoy the classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounded with the warmth of wood and intimate lighting and where our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was prompt and seamless. True service wth a smile

j
Portland
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding, my burger was great, we had a wonderful meal from beginning to end.

DF
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

DA
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stanfoeds is alright but I sure wish you didn't close Portland Seafood at Washington Square. It was the greatest.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Stanford's for many years. Don't know why that is but it was good to get back there. The food was very good. We had good service. It was quiet enough so we could have good conversations which is not the case in so many restaurants nowadays.

We'll be back.

M
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I really enjoy their brunch - it is served only on Saturday and Sunday. This time I tried the veggie frittata, and it was delicious - mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, onions, bell peppers. Their breakfast potatoes are awesome as well, and the biscuits and blackberry jam are a perfect addition. My husband had the biscuits and gravy and commented again about the seasoned butter or other seasoning that really adds great flavor to the fried eggs. It's a popular place, so I was glad that I made a reservation. We'll definitely return to try out more of the brunch menu.

C
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We t for a friend Birthday. Two of us split the prime rib which was cut extremely thin and lots of fat making it greasy.
The green beans were barely cooked. The mashed potatoes were fine. The dinner is not the quality any longer, it used to be great.

LW
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordered the prime rib French dip sandwich with side salad. Both were excellent. Prime rib was flavored well and cooked perfectly. Salad had a large variety of items including bacon and hard boiled egg. Rewards program is fabulous as I received $20 off my meal.

RB
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both wonderful. Enjoyed the lunch very much.

r
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wait staff was prompt and our food was delecious. We were seated quickly.

RB
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the server was very nice and didn't rush us at all.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Too expensive for what you get for your money. We waited almost 25 minutes for our drinks and it was well over an hour before we got ANY food. Even appetizers, then the entree came out about 10 minutes later. The chicken was overdone and somewhat dry, and my shrimp were good but the butter/ oil sauce was VERY salty. My daughter had macaroni which was very good.

o
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

My wife and I went to Stanford's Tanasbourne to celebrate my birthday. I ordered grilled Mahi-Mahi with mashed potatoes, asparagus and salsa. When it came, the plate was cold and the Mahi-Mahi filet was 2/3 covered in cold salsa, plus the meat was barely warm. I sent it back. Meanwhile, my wife ate her prawn entrée and then had to wait until my Mahi-Mahi was served and which I had to eat by myself. This totally spoiled the birthday celebration and ruined our evening.

RH
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanford’s at Tanasbourne is absolutely our favorite restaurant, for every occasion; birthdays, Anniversaries, Business meetings, etc. they never disappoint!!
They food is 85% superb, and after 20yrs only 15% Medium good. We love and trust them to come thru always!!

M
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

It was AWFUL!! We used to be constant customers of Stanford's back in the day. Now everything is different in terms of the food and the way it is prepared. Salads are not good anymore, plus they are so expensive for what you get!! Burgers are not as good as they used to be and the price is over the top!! You need to go back to your roots and stop trying to reinvent the wheel.

CJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ribeye was thin and unevenly cooked, not much flavor, and portion size was small considering 1/2 was fat or not edible due to gristle. For 2 people and a child to spend 100+ dollars on this meal is insane. Unless you go there for the environment or people.

B
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My table of 3 sat out on the patio. The service was good, but food arrived to the table cold.

C
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The workers that greeted us barely talked to us, they just directed us to out table. Server was not attentive. Food was cold. We went for a birthday dinner and was not impressed. First time there I don’t think we will come back

OT
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The peppercorn salmon with cauliflower and rice was wonderful. The wine pairing was great.

ML
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I always have a good time at Stanford’s with great food and service.

K
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We love Stanfords and eat here often. However, this visit was a disappointment. Onion rings were hard and tasteless. $20.00 for a french dip that was dry and less meat than what we used to get. So sad and hope this was a fluke in the kitchen. Staff was amazingly friendly.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were six and originally sat at a table with excessive noise. Staff were very accommodating in letting us move into the next room where it was a good deal quieter. The dining experience was good, staff neither absent nor intrusive. My only complaint with Stanford's these days is cost. They're charging too much for their bill of fare. $17 for a burger and $8 for a small glass of house red is too much.

J
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Salmon was 5 star. Chicken Parmesan (needs an Italian in the kitchen). Friday nights are not the most ideal night to be there-a few too many loud, crying children for our date night.
Server Canada was 5 star as was hostess/mgr Stephanie. ANd the bartender who made my kind of Cosmo was very nice!!!

PJ
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meals and the service was super! wine seemed a bit pricey... we always go back!

AN
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great food! Always enjoy going. Seating is pleasant and not a noisy place.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner, I ordered the Tomahawk chop. $28 it was maybe 3/4 inch cooked until dry, drowning in "demi-glaze" and sprinkled with a ton apples. I think attempting to save it. Green beans were barely cooked and were cold. My wife's burger was cooked dry and they missed the no tomato on sandwich or side salad. My grandmother's steak Cobb was good.
Our server was friendly and attentive and did manage to get my chop removed from the bill.
Overall, the food quality was what I'd expect from a lower chain restaurant. For the price, it was disappointing.
Cocktails and service were good.

JP
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always go to this Stanfor's for special occasions. Everything is perfect! Always!

CH
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife liked her fish tacos but could have done without the pile of multicolored tortilla chips. My. Halibut was cooked about right, though I sensed a tad of freezer burn on one end. The accompaniment of potato gnocchi (?) didn't work. Rice, as simple as it sounds, always goes well with fish. $15 for 9 ounces of cabernet was way out of line. These were average meals for too high a price. Next time we'll go next door to Red Robin if we want an average meal.

DL
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this location so close to home, great food, when my GF and I share a Caesar Salad we are always impressed when they split it into 2 bowls

CR
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I asked for Medium Ribeye and they sent a VERY well done dry steak. Drinks were good. Cadillac margarita and Raspberry mojito.

B
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hubby and I have eaten at the Clackamas location several times...the most recent was the day before with my foodie sister and BIL to celebrate my hubby's birthday. My stepdad (89 yo) and foodie bro wanted to meet for lunch sooo I saw there was a Tanasbourne location. Could it be as good as the Clackamas? Not only YES..but HELL, YES! Our server was Jason..a total delight and fun guy (not the mushroom). We all ordered different things..my crab cakes were wonderful, Dad had fish and chips, bro had pasta with andouille sausage and shrimp and my hubby the chicken parm. Everyone finished their plates...that has not happened in some of the places we have dined. Halfway through the meal, my Dad whispered to my bro (who was sitting next to him in the booth).." I want to come here again"...they live in the area so I was tickled to find a place of which they both approved. A hard challenge but one met by Stanford's ..apparently everywhere! My hubby also has an allergy to tree nuts which makes dining in some places a challenge...we had explained this to our server who took every precaution to ensure the safety of the food offered to my hubby. To find a place that my whole family considers a "let's do this again" place is VERY HARD (even with all the great Portland restaurants). To coin a phrase: WE'LL BE BACK!

JM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This review would have been 5 stars, if it wasn't for the down soda machine. :( But the food and service were outstanding! We always love Stanford's.

BH
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We got there a little late so we didn’t expect super food. Our server was a little over dramatic.

JA
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter was slow and not very friendly. Not busy at all but could never get drinks together

CG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, waiter did not even bat an eye when my friend asked if they could cook her steak a bit more. He just had the cooks take it up a level. So nice.

DJ
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kyle was great and we had a good time as usual!

SA
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

consistently decent food and very good service. price is targeted at the business client who can write the meal off. there are some selections for "normal" customers but all in all the entrees are very expensive.

l
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone there for our anniversary for the last couple of years and they always treat us with respect and kindness. We had our first date here over six years ago so it has a special meaning for us. The staff is always welcoming and the food is excellent.

DJ
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The American Wagyu Burger is awesome! Ask for it medium rare for a nice juicy and tasty burger. First time I had it with pepper bacon. The 2nd time without and missed it. Did I mention the Onion Rings for an appetizer? Yummmmm!

D
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered Baja fish tacos (Halibut). Presentation was good. Execution was terrible. Corn tortillas were filled with a cabbage slaw and a single piece of fish, then topped with a dollop of guacamole. When I say a piece of fish, what I mean is, they took one halibut filet, cut it into 3 pieces and put one on each taco. So much cabbage and so little fish! So disappointing.

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