Stone Cliff Inn

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
Beautiful log restaurant resting on a cliff, overlooking the beautiful Clackamas River and Carver Bridge. The Stone Cliff Inn invites you to indulge yourself in a truly unique dining experience. Offering the perfect setting for your next private dinner party, we will delight you and your guests with our tantalizing cuisine and intimate atmosphere.

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice table location near the fire for our group of eight. The service was great as was the food. One person in our group felt his steak was slightly under cooked for how he ordered it. Other than that, it was a perfect evening.

EN
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Love coming here. But 2nd time I’ve had to send a steak back for being undercooked.

MM
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our reservation experience was very good; the day we chose was the kitchen cooking exhaust vent episode; so the menu was very limited at the start at 2pm; after ordering and later the maintenance crew got the vent going and we were able to re-order; however the luncheon menu was still limited compared to a dinner menu. Service was excellent. Too bad the reservation service did not contact us about the issue and we would have canceled. We did get 3 reminders about the reservation but nothing about the kitchen issue!!!

RG
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner with my husband.

BC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go-to place for special occasions and rarely disappoints! Wonderful atmosphere for a cold rainy night...friendly and prompt service...delicious food...always a favorite.

KD
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

vibe is awesome, wait staff attentive and super fun. Love the onion rings and bread pudding!

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service excellent, food horrible! At least the choices we made. Appetizers: calamari, more fried veggies than calamari. Salmon cakes were cold. Ribs: mealy, tough, dry, sauce was not as described on menu. sent it back. Kobe burger was not cooked to specification. Fries not even warm on either plate. Lavender drink amazing. Comped a creme brûlée that was very good. We arrived 25 min early,we mentioned it was our anniversary, no response from hostess or Person who appeared to be manager while they struggled to decide where to seat us. We were seated immediately very nice, but waited for a server to offer water or drinks for about 20-25 min. O well, we were early. We may have chose the wrong time of year to come. Christmas/work parties, place was packed with 2-3 big groups. Very loud. Our server did a great job. Put our meals in before the big party. We appreciated that. overall server did amazing.

JJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and the place is gorgeous. Wonderful special occasion restaurant.

B
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stone cliff Inn never disappoints. I have eaten here multiple times. My friends were not familiar with this area nor the hidden gem of the Inn. Mitchell was a very attentive server and gave fabulous recommendations. We shared appetizers of calamari and crostini. The salmon soup was just as delicious as I remembered. We all had salads that were amazingly huge filling and flavorful. The three of us shared a chocolate mousse because we were all so full. My coffee cup was never allowed to get more than half empty. Although we were there enjoying each other’s company for nearly 3 hours, no one rushed or pushed us to hurry and leave.
I will DEFINITELY be back.

KC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view. Great service. We met clients for lunch and were very happy with the experience.

MD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I don’t think I can recommend. I have made several reservations before, and also dropped in. Either way, there was always a reason why open window seats weren’t available. I think locals get the good seats. So be it. I have tried to make this a special place for my wife and I but I will go back to City Grill in Portland.

BB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service, Schanae, was outstanding. We certainly would go again! Summer is even better being outside. The only negative was, after later looking at the bill, (we hosted a party of eight) we were charged for a bottle of wine we had sent back.

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Bernard! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience here. It sounds like this charge was an error on our behalf. Please contact us directly so we can make an adjustment to your bill.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner at Stone Cliff Inn was wonderful. Excellent service, food, view and ambience.

FC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorite restaurants! We brought a newlywed couple with us to celebrate.
Our only complaint is sometimes it is quite noisy indoors. Oh..and the lighting. It's a little difficult to read the menu. Still...we love dining at Stone Cliff!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family had a fine Thanksgiving dinner at Stone Cliff. One question: How could you possibly run out of roast beef by 4p.

Many kudos to the wonderful, efficient and cheerful servers.

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on December 7, 2019

Thank you for the review here, I will share this with the staff that worked on Thanksgiving. We dropped the ball, ran out of some things and really have no excuse. We are taking steps to ensure that this does not happen in the future and I certainly hope we can retain your business and show you what we're capable of. We are definitely listening to our guests and making changes to our business to improve the dining experience for everyone. Thank you again.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

What a beautiful place! The ambiance was great. We started off by flustering the hostess. I was told in my confirmation that we would have upstairs window seats. The hostess made it abundantly clear that they don't promise window seats with their reservations. So, no window seats were available. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. The service was great.

The food was a major disappointment. The turkey was not "real" turkey, but a pressed turkey roll, and the garlic mash tasted like it was made from boxed rather than real potatoes. All the food was under- spiced, and no salt or pepper were available on the table. Even the salad dressing was bland. The hazelnut encrusted chicken looked like the crust was burnt on the outside and doughy in the middle. It also lacked flavor, and my son had to remove it from the chicken for it to be edible. He also had the garlic mash and had the same experience that I did there; they tasted like instant potatoes out of a box. We might fo back some time for drinks, but we will never eat there again. We hoped that the high prices for the food would be justified; it was not.

JA
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Sat for over an hour and watched other tables get orders and they came in over 30 min behind us. Had our order changed 3 times by management twice they ran out and the other time food was dropped and they had no more. We had been here before and this time surly not happy. This was brought to the attention of the manager and they offered to pay the bill. That was fine but he also yelled at our waitress who gave us great service. It wasnt her fault.

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on December 7, 2019

Hi Jeff - Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. We absolutely dropped the ball and for that we have no excuse. We are using this as a learning experience and have taken steps to ensure that we do not repeat this mistake. You mentioned that a member of management yelled at your server, Marianne. I can assure you, that no one yelled at her or at any other staff that night as that is not how we manage our employees or operate our business. We treat our employees with respect. Thank you.

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The turkey just didn’t cut it - nice ambience and excellent service - have been there before and food was great -being a really good cook and my first thanksgiving out - I’ll do my own!!!

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on December 7, 2019

Sharon, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the turkey. I can assure you we're paying attention here and will offer product next time that everyone enjoys! Thank you for dining with us and I hope to earn your business in the future!

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JV
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant staff. Pleasant atmosphere for Thanksgiving dinner. Very good food and ample servings.
Would return.

CK
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will sincerely recommend Stone Cliff to anyone for a nice or special night out. The food did not disappoint and was absolutely worth it's price. We appreciated the quality and the PNW ambiance, where you can dress up or not and still feel at ease. My family took me there for my birthday a couple weeks ago and I took my Boyfriend there for his birthday on the 27th of November, 2019. He said "it was wonderful" and that's not a common phrase from him :) Thank you!

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on December 7, 2019

Colleen, thank you for the review! We will share this with the staff so they can see the impact their efforts have on people. I'm glad we were able to get a "it was wonderful" response! :)

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love coming to the Store Cliff. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is good, and the servers are wonderful - probably the most warm friendly that I've had the pleasure of dining with in a very long time. The smoked salmon chowder is amazing!

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on December 7, 2019

Lou, this is fantastic and appreciated, thank you!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selections are exceptional and food was delicious.

AP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was incredible. Service was amazing. We will definitely be back for dinner and in the summer to enjoy the outdoor seating. We live in McMinnville, and will have no problem making the drive to enjoy this again.

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on December 7, 2019

Thank you, Audree!

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stonecliff is my favorite restaurant! Great food, great service, great people, great location! My wife took me their this past Thursday for my birthday and it was wonderful as always!

GG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were put on the back wall left of fireplace and could hardly see anything, including menu. Suggest a better candle or light,,after awhile we did get used to it but it could have been better

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

AW
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always one of my favorite places, they never disappoint!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet mignon was delicious and so was there specialty cocktails

MS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is always wonderful and our server was beyond wonderful. Love this place.

JT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time going to this restaurant. Beautiful location with great views. Cocktails are a little expensive. Food was good, we had steak and ciopino. Waiter was superb and attentive. Will go back.

OP
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My only true disappointment is getting these OpenTable spams. I just wanted a reservation, not a new relationship with a marketing firm that doesn't offer an obvious opt-out. Please take me off your marketing list.

TO
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love the restaurant and the food! The only problem every time we go it is so hot in there!

TS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This was our first time to your restaurant and we were celebrating a 75th birthday. The food did not taste very good, small portions for the price, and I felt sick when I arrived home. We wanted a special place to have a small celebration. The location is lovely, but quite loud. The prices were too high for the quality and quantity of food.

AK
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenden was our server. He was very knowledgeable and nice and made great recommendations for our dinner. This is our second time at Stone Cliff. We returned because the food choices are good and taste great. Plus the prices are very reasonable. If you are looking for a quiet dinner this is not it. But if you want a great view (when the weather is nice), good food and a reasonable price, this is the place to go.

M
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day and experience at Stone Cliff!! Can’t wait to go back and have a BIG bowl of salmon chowder!!!

KA
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress Kelley was amazing. the food was outstanding. the view and ambience was beautiful

A
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought family here who had never been before. It was incredible, and they loved it! Brendan made our evening wonderful, from wine recommendations to his humor and professionalism. My husband had the ribs which literally fell off the bone. I had the scallops which were so tender and flavorful, and perfectly cooked. Stone Cliff is our go-to for date nights, birthdays, anniversaries, and taking out of town guests. We love it! Keep up the good work. (For newcomers, start your meal with the salmon chowder, and end it with the bread pudding - heavenly).

JF
Portland
53 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time here, and it won't be our last, despite the 90 minute trek... We had an excellent glass of wine, a Bruschetta that was one of the best we've ever had, one of the best steaks we've ever had, and two desserts to die for.

There is dessert that I love, but I usually find lacking - bread pudding. I've had it all over the country for more than 50 years. My benchmark, strangely enough, was served in the company cafeteria by the company I worked for from 1980-86. It is my perfect 10, and until this dinner, the closest anybody has come was an 8.5 maybe... There was always something just not quite right. Well, Stone Cliff Inn's bread pudding gets an 11. Not only was everthing perfect, it was elevated to a new level I did not think was possible... WOW!

I have one and only one complaint, and it is at least partly on me. I'm a vegetarian who goes Vegan more often than not. The options are very limited at the Stone Cliff Inn. I got the Garden Bowl. It was sensational. If I had asked, I'm sure they could have come up with a couple of side options. But, that being said, with that bread pudding, I was a very happy camper.

DB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great location and food. Noise level was very high making conversation difficult

Stone Cliff Inn
Responded on October 16, 2019

Diana, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and are completing some remodeling in January, which should help reduce the noise level. We hope to see you again soon.

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L
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stone Cliff never disappoints. The food, the wine, the service were all great! We will be back.