Tavern on Kruse
Our executive chef, Nathan Bates, spent four and half years at the Michelin 3-Star "Fifth Floor" in San Francisco, working under Laurent Gras (who Celebrity Chef David Chang calls "the greatest chef in the world." While there, Chef Nate was part of preparing the 90th birthday party for Julia Child which was made famous in the climax of the movie "Julie & Julia." Nate also headed the kitchens at Portlands "Lucy's Table" and Portland's best-kept culinary secret, the "Uptown Billiards Club."
Parties larger than 10pp must give us a call at 503.303.5280.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Dungeness Crab, Artichoke & Herb Dip
generous portions of crab & artichoke in a creamy dip with spinach and basil, focaccia crostini
Seared Ahi Tuna Burger*
soy ginger glaze, cabbage & rainbow carrot slaw, brioche roll, wasabi aioli, served with "crispy avocado"
Black Pepper Honey-Drizzled Fried Chicken
boneless leg and thigh battered & fried, with truffle mac & cheese and collard greens
Went here for a birthday dinner. So happy to have a restaurant open for dine in. Had the beet and chèvre ravioli with burrata. Delicious! Go support your local restaurants.
The food is delicious. I had the Lake Oswego steak and it was to die for. I love the atmosphere. I will be back.
Good place to meet up. Nice cocktail and food selection. Great in summer evenings pre covid.
We love it here
It was a great first dining experience after Oregon lifted its in-person dining restrictions. Customer service was top notch.
So glad they are back open and they were busy!!! Great service and the food perfect!
Everything has always been good here but, the opening night excitement was over the top, Staff, Customers, everyone very happy to get back to a semi-normal life, very fun experience.
Always a joy to be back in the Tavern. Exceptional service from Jean and great food.
We love Tavern in Kruse, especially when they have live jazz music. The food is always great. Only complaint would be to add heaters at the back where the wind blows through.
Waitress was especially pleasant. Really enjoyed the burger and will be
coming again soon.
Tavern is one of my favorite places to dine! Everyone is always so kind and the food never disappoints!
Tasty and recommended
Outstanding meal. We had the Pepper Fried Chicken, roasted brussel sprouts and pumpkin ravioli and each of them had a wonderful, rich balance of flavor. Our server was also fantastic. Such a treat to eat there.
Great service. Great atmosphere. Great food. They really do an all around superb job.
The winner here is value as I haven't found anything better at these prices. I have only been in the area for about a year and thanks to 2020 haven't gotten out as much as I usually would but this is a place was a winner for me. Nice variety from sandwiches to dry aged steaks along with equivalent variety to the wine list. I will back many times.
The music was a little too loud, it was hard to have conversations.
Our server was amazing. My husband ordered the steak medium rare and it was served rare. We asked another server if we could have it cooked a little more. That server had a little "attitude" about how they would have to cook another steak and that is "our medium rare". Our server came to the table and she took care of it immediately and told us how they would cook it a little more for us by placing it in a separate pan. She was wonderful, and the steak was delicious.
Brunch and catch-up with good friend. Excellent salad for me; her Eggs Benedict was scrumptious! Drinks were delicious, too. Nice place -- give this one a try!
Great Service most notable!!!
Sometimes service in this part of the country is can be very disappointing. Not here. All the staff were attentive and pleasant. Food was delicious.
Great value for the quality.
Wish we didn’t live 40 miles away
Girls night out
Great food and drinks. We were able to get a reservation at the (chef's) counter within an hour of sitting down. Felt very comfortable with the COVID social distancing and sanitation process in place.
Overall great if you don’t count we had a reservation and the reception staff tried to persuade us sitting at the kitchen counter was the only option because the restaurant was busy!
The food is always great, service is friendly and professional, ambiance lovely!
Tables were dirty and they did do a fast wipe before we sat down. Service a bit slow but waiter was very nice and did a great job.
The appetizer of crab-artichoke dip was not very good. Whatever Milk, cream they put was runny/watery and lack taste.
The Tavern Burger was good and dessert was fine but nothing special.
Like the musics but too loud.
Not sure if this was a bad day for them or them. I will give them another try before I would say if I recommend it or not
Came to lunch with my sisters and food was good. Service was outstanding!!! Will come back!
It was just OK. A little irritating that we had to wait 10 min for our table which we had reservations for. Space and ambiance was great. Food and price not so much. For what they serve, their prices are astronomical in my opinion. Tiny portions like you are at a super fancy establishment, but they are not. I will most likely not dine here again.
The food is always good. The staff very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and just kind. I love going there. Evening jazz even better!
Had a great burger with nice service! I’ll be back within a week
We always have a lovely time at Tavern on Kruse, and this was no exception. Lots of space in the building. And the staff was accomodating and flexible when we requested a different table. As usual, the food was outstanding and worth the cost. Presentation was beautiful. Drinks were delicous. Tip: go on a jazz night in the summertime.
My wife and I had our first date night out together in 2020. There was live jazz, really good food and excellent dessert. The atmosphere was fun but still intimate. Love the Tavern.
The Tavern on Kruze has been our favorite this Summer. We came for the spectacular musical offerings thanks to the generosity and vision of the owner, but were delighted to find the menu varied and well crafted. The diner can count on a culinary rewarding experience with each visit.
Had their salmon and steaks dinners between my wife and I. Then related ourselves to the cheesecake and ice cream. The service was way high and the friendliness of the staff was wonderful. Their bar was very nice as well.
We came here for our 26 wedding anniversary dinner, but didn't ask to make a fuss of it. The place was perfect for a night out. I suggest making reservations as this is a hot spot.
Tavern on Kruse is one of our favorite restaurants to go to!!! The food is ALWAYS delicious and the service is excellent! Their outside dining is the best around. Their staff is always friendly! A great restaurant all around!!!!
Very slow service. Had to keep reminding server to bring things that had been requested. I have been disappointed the last two times. Won’t be going back anytime soon
Great service and food.
Good time, poached eggs were over cooked but everything was very good
A perfect Brunch location for a family on the go. Our pancake expert, loved the extra large pancake combo. Our Keto dieter loved the house salad with a generous serving of sliced chicken breast. Our adventurer loved the breakfast burrito and I thoroughly enjoyed the Tavern eggs over easy with bacon and smashed and baked potatoes!! The vibe was modern yet relaxing. All in all, a total hit for a family whom loves to brunch before we go in our separate directions:-)
We had the same waiter as last time and he is terrific. The halibut fish and chips were fantastic. We enjoyed the live jazz band as well. We ALMOST forgot we weren't dining out in the middle of pandemic!
Great place with great service and food. Unique place.
Nice outside venue with adequate separation. Sitting by the waterfall is very nce.
Tavern on Kruse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 303-5280.
Tavern on Kruse is rated 4.7 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.