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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SK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Onion rings appetizer were very very cold! Waiter couldn't get one of our drinks right - simple Tito's martini in a bucket with olives. 12 oz prime rib didn't even look like prime rib. Mashed potatoes were also cold. Won't be going back there anytime soon!!!

GJ
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not what it once was. Seems to have gone downhill with both service and food quality. Always willing to pay a bit more for a good meal but I would recommend you look elsewhere.

PD
Portland
52 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A++,
Rarely do I go to a restaurant and my expectations are surpassed. This is exactly what happened at Stanford’s restaurant Tanasbourne. The greeting at the door Hello Abby set the stage for a perfect dining experience. Our waitress, Hello Fabienne, introduced us to a Stanford’s restaurant that we didn’t know existed. I always thought of Stanford’s as a decent quick bite before a movie but now that has changed.

Waitress Fabienne made this visit special. She has all the knowledge of the menu that you would expect and she knows how to use it. Fabienne visited with us about the restaurant and served us a complete experience, not just a meal.

With a new Head Chef, Hello Chef Lopez, your vision of food is greater than a prefixed menu. the lobster bisque is delicious.

Stanford’s is a go to restaurant. I do recommend this restaurant.

JQ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good company. We had a great time.

Thank you.

PP
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Sold our airplane!

KW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good wait person. Food was good. Had a reservation and was seated promptly.

w
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seasonal salad, great service ~ we had a great time. Love 💕 Stanford’s.

JL
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good option when in Portland area.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a pleasant evening. I would not order time rib again it was too well done and not very flavorful. The hunk of garlic bread with the Cesar salad was not very tasty.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ryan is the best server ever. He makes every visit a treat. Sandy is also very much loved by our family. Stanford’s is one of our favorite dining destinations because of the service!

ML
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch as usual! Thanks

DJ
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Vanessa was a wonderful server!

SA
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went to dinner with my wife and her 90 year old uncle. We had a nice dinner. Both my wife and her uncle ordered the filet and they were cooked correctly and were tasty but by the time they arrived to us, they were not longer hot. We did mention this when we received out bill and they did take 20% off but our waitress did not check on us once after delivering our food. We remain fans of Stanfords and this was a relatively minor issue.

RM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was good however the item I selected from the specials menu wasn’t available. I thought that was odd but the server worked out a compromise for me. We then waited over an hour for our meal to be served. I like this restaurant but definitely not our best experience.

DG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated within a few minutes of our reservation time. Service was very good, good was excellent and received a free desert for our anniversary.

DJ
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out with friends and Vanessa was our server; She was great and made great suggestions for wine pairings and dinner selections. The food was great and we had a great time with our friends!

TB
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had lunch (Soups) with a friend and they were both problematic. The Broccoli Cheese was like eating a hunk of lukewarm cheese, the Broccoli wasn’t cut up & was not thoroughly cooked. The Barley Beef did not taste fresh and was like eating thick mush (my friend said). Seems both Soups lacked a Cream or Broth base (or perhaps they were leftovers poorly revived. To boot, the older lady at the front seating was curt and lacked inviting hospitality. I wont return for lunch.

DH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Stanford's is a bit of class in the neighborhood, offering something that is a little higher end that you don't necessarily have to go downtown for.

Generally their food is very good, the only challenge we have had is they have a tendency to liberally season their food, which can often leave us thinking that things are too salty. This doesn't apply to every item, but I know we have found this to be the case in the last two visits.

Their desserts have a tendency to be overly sweet, and often heavy. It would be nice to have some variety in the options to go along with the seasonal menu to support often a nice dinner.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was prompt and seamless. True service wth a smile

j
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

DA
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

AB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

r
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

RB
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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
Overall1food2service3ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food1service2ambience4

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
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ML
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food2service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.