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Tavern on Kruse

4.5
4.5
1469 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Locally sourced and seasonally inspired, Tavern on Kruse changes menus every 12 weeks as we weave the season's perfectly-fresh and perfectly ripe bounty into our offerings. Our executive chef, Nathan Bates, spent four and half years at the Michelin 3-Star "Fifth Floor" in San Francisco. Our space is elegant, but our staff is friendly and jovial as we see "people" as the reason for dining. We look forward to meeting you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 303-5280

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Bates

  • Catering

    Full-service catering is available, including wine, beer, cocktails and food

  • Private party facilities

    We now have a private dining facility called Tavern Annex with screens, projectors it's own bar and seating for up to 40. http://www.tavernonkruse.com/tavern-annex The indoor capacity of Tavern is 118; 144 if we remove seating to create a dance floor. We have another 90 seats outdoors split between two patios which can be rented separately or in conjunction with indoor space, bringing our total event capacity to 200. Contact Emily (events@tavernonkruse.com) for any private party info.

  • Private party contact

    Kent Lewis: (503) 277-8233

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Oswego

  • Cross street

    Kruse Way at Carman Drive

  • Parking details

    There is a 250-space lot in our shopping center!

  • Entertainment

    Recorded music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Clackamas

    Innovative

  • Clackamas

    Good for groups

  • Clackamas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Clackamas

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    New menu is bad
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Went for a business meal. I have had really good experience at this restaurant but last night must have been understaffed. Felt like we were forgotten most of the evening.
  3. AF

    AnneF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a delicious lunch. Service was wonderful and the food was terrific!
  4. n

    nancys

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Food was wonderful. Thank you.
  5. CF

    ChuckF

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellent food for a family birthday party. Service needed to be in synch with all of our dinners. Overall a good dining experience.
  6. MD

    MalissaD

    Portland

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The salmon Benedict was okay. The food was cold on my plate. I probably just wouldn’t get that again.
  7. k

    kvsf

    San Francisco

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely draped off area of a bigger space that would have been dauntingly large. Service was amazing as was the food. Yummy unique cocktails with chocolate bitters
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was spectacular! Try the goat cheese and fig cheese torte for an appetizer, you will not regret it.
  9. M

    Matt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Wait staff was very nice and professional, but the Black Pepper Honey Drizzled Fried Chicken was way overcooked and the drinks prices were high for what we got. Better options out there for the money we spent.
  10. f

    foodies

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. One of Lake Oswego's best restaurants.
  11. M

    Meek

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great experience except should get low tables for some of seating in bar. No options in bar for someone with disabilities
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional service
  13. A

    Anon

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu has good variety, dishes always well-prepared/seasoned. Great staff/atmosphere and frequent live music during summer.
  14. CW

    ChelseaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food here is amazing, local cuisine, full of flavor! They are super busy, so you can't stay a linger even with a reservation.
  15. JH

    JanH

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I ordered steak bites with fries. The fries were very good. The steak bites were tough as leather, way overcooked and charred. The side Caesar salad was also good. A little noisy. I will not recommend it as a place for quiet conversation.
  16. S

    Slgs

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, chicken was a bit dry. Drinks were fabulous. Our table was close to the entrance and gusty when folks walked into restaurant. We asked to be relocated but they were fully booked. Bummer.
  17. TP

    TaraP

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine selection is by far on par with steak houses and truly exceptional!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve never had a bad experience at TOK! We’ve been multiple times for dinner with large groups and my husband and I go frequently for both dinner and happy hour. We look forward to their new menu each season and they have the best happy hour menu in LO. Excellent wait staff and seriously incredible food. We had brunch there for the first time today and it was delicious! Can’t recommend it more.
  19. MC

    MichaelC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service and food availability was poor
  20. m

    mikepdx

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service
  21. l

    lauriepg

    Portland

    44 reviews

    1.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We were very unhappy with our experience at The Tavern. First, we were on time for our reservation but were told we had to wait for our table. We waited 15 minutes & when we were finally seated, the table where we were seated had been sitting there ready the whole time. Why did we have to wait? We ordered an appetizer. All the plates & the serving platter for the appetizer sat on our table throughout the meal. They were finally cleared when we completed our meal. The table was messy & crowded through the entire meal. We ordered wine. There was 5 of us. When pouring, the server ran out by the 5th person who got a very small pour. The server thought this was funny. We ordered a second bottle & this happened again. Our starters & mains were all served together. With the appetizer plate mess already on the table, things got very cluttered. The mains were all cold. The food relied on salt for flavoring. Everything was very salty. We were excited to try The Tavern & drove quite a distance from Vancouver to get there. We will not be going back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal at an affordable price.
  23. RL

    RLOC

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the ravioli and added a piece of salmon, a fairly dry salmon, for $26. I just wasn’t impressed. Staff and service were 100%! I will try it again for lunch or appetizers and cocktails.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the restaurant had an atmosphere suitable for a date night or dinner with friends. I enjoyed the dark, moody environment.
  25. J

    Jeffrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The waiter was delightful. The front desk staff was abysmal. First, they were talking amongst themselves and laughing totally oblivious that customers were waiting. I got there attention and checked in. They said the people at our table had not left yet. There was clearly another table ready and we were told that was for a reservation 15 minutes later. She said, “so you can see my frustration”. What made us second class guests? We were there on time. If we had been given the empty table, by the time the other party arrived, it was likely the party would have left. Even so, why were we chosen as the party most worthy to wait? No effort was made to accommodate us. Extremely disappointed.
  26. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing and service is terrific! Music was a little loud but tolerable. We love this place!
  27. LM

    LeilaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Food was average. Though the tavern room appeared more warm and inviting, the dining room was cold, both in decor and temperature. The lighting was weak and dingy and, because they pack so many tables in a small space, the noise volume was high, even early in the evening. Nothing special and don’t plan on returning.
  28. KW

    KeishaW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here very impromptu for brunch and it may have been the best decision we made all day. Mimosas were great, burrito was very tasty and big enough to share. The chorizo gravy was seasoned nicely but not spicy. The potatoes were really yummy, def a signature dish, love how they leave the integrity of the potatoes whole but smashed and fried. Smoked salmon Benedict also very good, great quality salmon. Yummy place for sure!
  29. MD

    MiaD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It's a little ridiculous if the restaurant opens at 11, so you make a reservation for 11:30 and have to wait for 15 minutes to be seated, while everyone else is being seated as they walk in, no problem. It's even worse, that you have to wait to be seated when you do have a reservation and then the hostess asks that you wrap it up because they'll be needing the table soon...this is really poor customer service, training management, whatever, but it shouldn't happen.

    Tavern on KruseResponded on December 19, 2022I hope this helps: Most restaurants block view of the tables from the entry because "open" tables are rarely "available" tables, which isn't intuitive. Hosts aren't "seaters," they are "pace setters," intensely aware of the impending load on servers and kitchen. When you showed up at 11:17 for your 11:30 reservation, our host couldn't seat you without impacting the greeting, order taking, and cooking for those arriving for 11:15 reservations (capped at 20pp/15min), so they were sat first. KL

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, delectable entrées - will be back!
  31. AS

    AllenS

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I love this dining spot. I keep ending up sitting at the high bar tables, which is not my preference. I wish they had more traditional seating. The music is often too loud, absolutely unnecessary and easily overpowers conversation, which I find a bit stressful. TOC, turn down the volume, please. Otherwise, aside from this minor irritant, the food, the service, and yes, the ambiance and vibe here is wonderful.
  32. JC

    JenC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. In other words, fabulous - as usual!
  33. L

    Libbysurfs

    Portland

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We love brunch here. Found dinner very loud and chilly by the front door. Had the portobello stuffed raviolis and it was excellent. Hubby had Ahi salad said it was okay, but nothing special. He did like the dressing on it. Waiter was very pleasant, timely and attentive. Somewhat annoying to have them pick up dirty plates and put them on the other tables by us before taking them to the kitchen.
  34. GL

    GregL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Reccomended by locals and great find. Trendy vibe. Server was very friendly and helpful
  35. JM

    JMPDX

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything was good but the chicken dish was raw.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had reservations for 6 people for Thanksgiving, it was amazing food and great service Very impressed and pleased !
  37. TL

    TheresaL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is our favorite restaurant in town. They have great food, wonderful selections, and good service. We love ❤️ Tavern on Kruse. They have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. You need to make reservations early for holidays.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  39. LO

    LouieO

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite place to visit whenever I go to Portland. Loved the ambiance and the people working there.
  40. TP

    TaraP

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Miranda was amazing! Really enjoyed the impressive wine list, good, and ambiance!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tavern on Kruse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 303-5280.

Tavern on Kruse is rated 4.5 stars by 1469 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Tavern on Kruse

4835 Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kruse Way at Carman Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Oswego

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a 250-space lot in our shopping center!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Bates

  • Entertainment

    Recorded music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 303-5280

  • Catering

    Full-service catering is available, including wine, beer, cocktails and food

  • Private party facilities

    We now have a private dining facility called Tavern Annex with screens, projectors it's own bar and seating for up to 40. http://www.tavernonkruse.com/tavern-annex The indoor capacity of Tavern is 118; 144 if we remove seating to create a dance floor. We have another 90 seats outdoors split between two patios which can be rented separately or in conjunction with indoor space, bringing our total event capacity to 200. Contact Emily (events@tavernonkruse.com) for any private party info.

  • Private party contact

    Kent Lewis: (503) 277-8233

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