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Tavern on Kruse

4.5
4.5
1439 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 37 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 1,439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Hot Spot

  • Portland / Oregon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Clackamas

    Best Overall

  • Clackamas

    Best Food

  • Clackamas

    Best Ambiance

  • Clackamas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Clackamas

    Good for Groups

  • Clackamas

    Great for Lunch

  • Clackamas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Clackamas

    Outdoor Dining

  • Clackamas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Clackamas

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  1. AS

    AllenS

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. JC

    JenC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Libbysurfs

    Portland

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. GL

    GregL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    JMPDX

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    TheresaL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  9. LO

    LouieO

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    TaraP

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

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

    TomD

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the delicious food, especially the Cubano Sandwich. Service and attitude of Servers is phenomenal. I highly recommend a visit.
  12. a

    azregan

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I noted this was to celebrate our anniversary in the reservation, and there was no mention of it. I asked if the ceiling fans could be turned off due to draft, and they could not, so I ate with my coat on. Our food was good, and our server was fine, but if 3 stars is “good” then this was a 3 star experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fried chicken was over done. Food took forever.
  14. JS

    JoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, Friendly staff and the food was great.
  15. H

    Hill

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The food was HORRIBLE. I have never had a meal that I had to send back because it was inedible. We have gone here frequently in the past, but will not go again.
  16. AM

    AlexM

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service attentive and fast, extensive bar menu, wonderful experience, definitely will return
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    A very good meal in a very well-run restaurant. The location and space are perfect for the area. Professional, polite and responsive service, from the moment we walked in. The menu has plenty of selections and the product all looked to be in-season, fresh and great quality. Drinks were a bit pricey, but tasty. The food was in-line, price-wise, with other establishments of this kind. A tuna burger, fresh, thick, perfectly cooked, and the Tavern burger, medium, bacon, bleu cheesy goodness. Don't forget to order the fried Brussel sprouts. Service was prompt. The place was busy, and everyone looked happy and satisfied. The only critique was the temperature. A cold, brisk evening, and the inside temps were not quite comfortable. Bring a sweater, but overall, prepare to enjoy a great meal.
  18. W

    sallyW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was excellent! The food was very very good
  19. JD

    JDMojo

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and service. Nice atmosphere for a business lunch or lunch with friends.
  20. BS

    BradS

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night! The food and drinks were delicious!
  21. KP

    KristiP

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here twice and very good!! We love the rotating menu for the season.
  22. WX

    WeiX

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and food. A friendly place for groups and families.
  23. C

    Cindy

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Servings were ENORMOUS. Order accordingly. Food was tasty, service was great, place was pretty noisy.
  24. b

    bill

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    nestled in a corner, surrounded by many other cafes and restaurants, it is spotted with a "tavern" sign. we went when it was cold, but there is a wall of glass doors that can roll up for warm summer evenings. we will return!
  25. AS

    AllenS

    Portland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I reserved a standard table for two, but when we arrived for our 7PM dinner, we were seated on high stools in the bar area. The noise level with the echo and open kitchen may have fortified many with a vibe, but for me, it was crushing. Aside from that, the food was wonderful, the service attentive, polite, and timed properly with the balance of service and alone time. I do love TOC, so one must be flexible about the small things given this is a busy restaurant with serious dedication to professional food service, and they work hard to get it right.
  26. KR

    KieranR

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Still one of our favorite go to spots for brunch. We love the new fall menue!
  27. S

    Shari

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love your restaurant. The staff is friendly and the food is fantastic. The butternut squash soup and the bread were phenomenal. The vegetable au gratin was burnt and only had two layers (the pics online show it as tall and substantial). The chocolate mousse didn’t have any chocolate flavor. Absolutely none. I’d check your recipe on that. We’re happy to come back for another try. Your restaurant is worth it!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very interesting menu and good selection of wines by the glass
  29. SB

    SharonB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for casual or other get togethers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and dinner was delicious! Highly recommend the pork chop!
  31. c

    carolynm

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Good was delicious with seasonal items. Quite loud
  32. A

    Ash1

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The restaurant was very very noisy upon entering on a very busy night. We weren’t expecting that on a Tuesday and it was our first time. We were seated on a two top closest to the door so was chilly. I asked the hostess if we could have a different table but she said every table was reserved. Upon leaving the restaurant I noticed the very table I had asked about had been vacant the entire time and was just then being set. Not a good first impression. We really enjoyed the food though and the server was excellent! We will be back but will be very cautious about our timing. Not a good spot to have a conversation or intimate gathering. Good good though.

    Tavern on KruseResponded on October 26, 2022Sorry, Ash, about the chill. We actually have a vestibule that we are allowed to erect Nov 1-April 30 that keeps the wind and the chill from affecting those closest to the door. We're one week from being able to put it up... and it was howling tonight. So sorry. Glad you liked everything else though.

  33. KK

    KarlK

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and the staff is always smiling!!
  34. LB

    LesB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were very flavorful, Very good presentation as well. Will return for sure
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eggs Benedict with the huge crispy potatoes was delicious. Get the beignets to share! Great service
  36. KB

    KaryBoss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinning experience! Service was excellent and food was amazing.
  37. M

    Manger

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After we read reviews we decided to try this restaurant. We were visiting from Canada and we were not disappointed.. The reviews are accurate..we were able to reserve for dining outside. It was a beautiful dinner evening outside for mid October. The service was outstanding . We had some long chats with our server in spite of the fact he was waiting on 8 or more tables..We had the ahi salad and the roasted broccoli . Delicious according to my husband and I had the ravioli which was changed up that night from pumpkin to mushroom . Oh my god it was excellent . Their chef is from France and he knows how to cook ! We will be returning in a few weeks and we will be back to try some other dishes. We are certain to live what they make
  38. TN

    TonyN

    Portland

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Took awhile for us to put in our order and receive our food. Once we received our food everything was cold. We were extremely embarrassed because we invited a friend that was out town to dine with us.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The waitstaff were HUSTLING, but the restaurant just booked more people than the servers could actually manage. So it took a long time to order, and a longer time to get our food, and an even longer time to get the drinks, and the food was not great. It’s a rough time for restaurants, and the servers did their level best, but they were set up for failure and lunch was a frustrating mess. We won’t go back.
  40. NP

    NatalieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and food, excellent happy hour spot and convenient location.

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 1439 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 37 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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