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Tavern on Kruse

4.6
4.6
1377 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 42 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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What 1,377 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Outdoor Dining

  • Portland / Oregon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Clackamas

    Best Overall

  • Clackamas

    Best Food

  • Clackamas

    Best Ambiance

  • Clackamas

    Best Value

  • Clackamas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Clackamas

    Good for Groups

  • Clackamas

    Healthy

  • Clackamas

    Great for Lunch

  • Clackamas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Clackamas

    Outdoor Dining

  • Clackamas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Clackamas

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  1. TJ

    TJBer

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Disappointed. We've been coming to Tavern for a few years now. Last night we had very slow service, found a hair in my salad, and food for my daughter was under cooked. We may be taking a break from Tavern on Kruse.
  2. P

    Penny

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with friends. Ordered drinks, crab-artichoke dip, and entrees. Mai Tais were tasty. Service was fantastic. Wine selection is good, waitress was knowledgeable about the wines. Overall, very pleasant experience on a warm late September evening. Music started up just as we were leaving. We hope to go back before it's too cold.
  3. a

    aliciak

    Portland

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service terrible and kitchen was sloow
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Fried chicken was over cooked and menu stated a thigh and leg but was chicken breast .
  5. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant and the food is the best! Music every night is a plus but will miss it during winter months!
  6. JJ

    JeremyJ

    Philadelphia

    253 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    253 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good menu and beers.
  7. MB

    MarkB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tavern is terrific. Waiter Oliver did great job for 8 of us. Food came out without a hitch. Clam chowder unique and wonderful. Highly recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here for the music and awesome food!
  9. MC

    MichelleC

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was imaginative and excellent. Room was a little noisy (we had a big group) and a fan blowing overhead was a bit cool. Will definitely return (with a sweater).
  10. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Kruse Tavern, great food and service, fun jazz.
  11. DB

    DaveB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good place to go. The outdoor music was a nice addition.
  12. AW

    AWWWW

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Loved the live music but definitely brought the volume up to yelling across the pretty small table. Table for 4 was more like a table for 2. Butternut Squash Ravioli and Brussel Sprouts were SO GOOD!
  13. T

    Tracey

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Halibut and the Pork Chop! Salad too. Nice patio. Waitress was spot on. Will definitely go again!
  14. S

    Sadler85

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Worst restaurant experience I have ever encountered. Host staff was rude, and appeared bothered that we arrived for our reservation. Server was rude, slammed a kids menu down and was genuinely upset that my 10 year old requested a grilled cheese. Brought lipstick stained mug. Waited for over 40 minutes before leaving and never received our appetizer. They were not busy, just too bothered to actually work. I don’t understand how they are still in business. Maybe the food is good? We will never know, because you couldn’t pay me to go back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Expected more for the money.
  16. M

    Maggie

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stepped out of the car and we’re immediately greeted by music right outside the restaurant. It was very enjoyable experience temperature was nice the service was excellent and the food was very good.
  17. CY

    CaseyY

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Meh, it was very average despite all the hype. We moved to LO last year and have had this on our list for quite a while. We made reservations and were seated quickly. We requested certain seating outside and were told those tables had been saved for other guests, which is fine, but then they remained open and un-used during our entire visit. My wife’s steak strips were undercooked (medium rare vs well done) but fixed quickly, and my ahi tuna was over-done. The fries and beer were good.
  18. B

    Barbara

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great business dinner. The food was good and the wine list excellent. The noise level was good so we were able to have a good business discussion. Will definitely visit again!
  19. T

    Terrif

    Portland

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with great service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the live Jazz!!!
  21. k

    kristiev

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seared ahi salad was outstanding! Service was friendly and attentive.
  22. IS

    IngridS

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was a 52 year anniversary which they asked for the occasion. Don’t know why since it was not acknowledged. Went because of positive reviews. Obviously a lot of people have a different opinion than we did. We found the experience of the service and food was very ordinary. Nothing special here except the ridiculous prices for mundane food.
  23. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Hanna was our waitress and she was awesome! Food is incredible and we will definitely be back!
  24. SS

    SusieS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose an outdoor table to enjoy the live music with our dinner. What a GREAT experience and add. Our service was great attentive but not hovering. The food tasty! Between 6 of us many entrees and sides were enjoyed! And we shared tastes all around. Four of us chose different cocktails so we had the opportunity to taste the breadth of offerings in the mixology department as well. All around, we had a great patio dinner and we'll be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  26. J

    Juice

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Tavern of Kruse is wonderful. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. The food is outstanding.
  27. PF

    PeggyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The hostess was so gracious. My mom is recovering from a long illness and this was one of her first outings in 8 months. She decided to get the works on a facial nearby which made us late for our reservation. As I explained to our hostess why we would be late she was more than understanding and encouraging that we enjoy this outing. The food was delicious and our waiter tentative. This was the perfect ending to a long awaited outing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    They offer a reservations for 845 but their kitchen closes at 8:40, So we had to order before we showed up to the restaurant. Even though that was annoying the food was good and our server was nice. The crowd is a little older and it’s a little stressful being a POC there because there is a lot of staring but that’s not necessarily the restaurants fault. There was live music which was nice and outdoor seating. It’s a nice looking place but doesn’t really give off fancy. Overall it’s a nice place and the food was good. Highly recommend the Brussels and cheese “cheesecake” with crostini.
  29. ML

    MaryLou

    Portland

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Music was too loud so we asked for lower volume. We were outside with leaf blower. We had a great time. We will be back.
  30. MM

    MommyMerissa

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for any occasion. Amazing staff, great tea 🫖, ambiance is relaxing and open. Can’t wait to go back again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  32. G

    Greenleaf

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The last few times we have eaten at Tavern on Kruse, it takes 20 minutes for a waiter to come over and greet us. Once they did, they were great the rest of the evening. We got the Salmon poke appetizer and the mangos were not ripe at all and the salmon was a bit fishy. We had the caramel creme de pot dessert which had a lot of great flavor but was hard to eat. They had jazz music going which was amazing and sitting on the patio was wonderful!
  33. AS

    AllenS

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress, Cody, made all the difference between our dining experience being outstanding rather than good. She read the temperature perfectly at our table, knowing when to retreat, and when to swoop in to move our dining along. Her grace, sense of humor, eye contact, and warmth married with the beautiful food, music, and outdoor patio ambiance.
  34. C

    Clphil

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the outside dining!! The service was great as well as our delicious dinners! And then of course there was a jazz band who played dinner music! Not loud!!!
  35. m

    musicgal

    Portland

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner venue. Delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
  36. TB

    ToniB

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the halibut dish and it was excellent as was the service!
  37. S

    Sophia

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was good, but the portions are very small. One plus was that we were not charged for the gazpacho after we tried and did not like it. Service was okay, but slow and we were brought a dessert menu even though we did not want to order any dessert. For the price, would have expected more food.
  38. PH

    PaulH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and live music was cool
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a great drink menu with excellent cocktails. The service never has disappointed us when we go. Food menu is always creative and bid on fresh ingredients with big flavor. We always have such a memorable time coming here and that’s what’s most important.
  40. TS

    TeresaS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The whole team enjoyed the wonderful menu and live jazz.

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 4.6 stars by 1377 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 42 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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