The Barberry

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Steak and Seafood house with an award winning wine list, all on 3rd Street in McMinnville. Enjoy a casual dining atmosphere that is rustic and elegant. Menu highlights dry aged steaks, local seafood, oysters, wild game, charcuterie, fresh pastas, foraged wild mushrooms, locally sourced vegetables and extensive side dishes. Bar and outdoor pet friendly patio feature over 200 whiskey selections, many local spirits and a small plates menu for relaxing with friends. Outdoor seating for the restaurant and the bar and pet friendly. Meeting, event and catering space available for parties of 20 to 100 people. Private group and full-service wine country catering available for weddings, dinners, wineries throughout the valley up to 200 people.
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4.4
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BillB
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food (artic char and catfish) were excellent as usual. Service was prompt. Cocktails a little pricey.

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KimberlyG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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JoanneW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. This time we sat in their cozy bar area. Everything was delectable. And that ice cream! What a treat!!!

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ShannonL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice decor and location. The food is fine but not outstanding. I ordered the hazelnut finished pork chop. Which you would think included hazelnut, but no. When I asked the server where the hazelnuts were, she said the "pork was finished on a diet of hazelnuts" - translation - the pig's last meal was hazelnuts. No other menu item referred to the animal's last meal. Ridiculous, could be a Portlandia episode.

The Barberry
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello Shannon, It is a little Portlandia, but we include information about our farms and how the meat is raised so that people can feel good about the meat they are eating. Those piggies are treated very well and so, so tasty! I never want to eat a grocery store pork chop again! We think it's cool. It's kind of like putting "grass-fed" or "grain finished" on the steaks. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Take care.

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ScrubmanDan
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Had the blackened catfish with rice. Fish was good. Rice was undercooked. My wife had the scallops with oca and roe. Scallops were a little soft and the oca was undercooked.
The whiskey selection is awesome. The salads were great. The service was excellent.

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BarbaraM
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service seemed a little confused and someone kept opening the door to the outside....brrrrr

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TomC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Not a great menu, no lobster, filet mignon. What they had was good but somewhat overpriced considering the other excellent options in downtown McMinnville

The Barberry
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello Tom, I am so sorry that your experience was anything less then amazing. This makes me sad to hear because our crew felt so great at the end of the night. We served an extraordinary number of happy couples on Valentine's. I'm so glad you enjoyed what you did get, but we have never served lobster, unfortunately. Our menu is posted online. We did have filet on the menu and did not sell out of it on Valentine's day, as we expected that to be very popular. Thank you for your sincere feedback.

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LanceH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant and great food! Our waiter was excellent and so accomodating!

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KateB
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Very disappointing. Terrible seating for a couple with reservations (bar table by a 10 top party and another very large, noisy gathering with young children running around) instead of the restaurant side (not for lack of availability but according to management the hostess didn't understand the concept of a reservation). Food was so undercooked we returned it and very over seasoned with pepper. Other than pepper most of the food was flavorless and bland. Dessert was also undercooked. Pathetic alcohol list available. The only good thing was the mushroom risotto and our waitress had great service skills. It has the "potential" for a romantic spot but I wouldn't return.

The Barberry
Responded on February 7, 2020

Hi Kate, Again, I am so disappointed this was your experience. I do hope you and your husband take me up on my offer to have you back as our guests and give you the experience you were looking for and should have had. I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. Warmest regards, Michelle Blade

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JohnF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the experience and the food. My wife ordered a special drink and they came up with exactly what she wanted. The only knock was that the Appetizer and the soup came at the same time. That is not a real big thing. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was cold nearly everyone at the table had to send it back to be reheated.

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JulieL
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating here it has such a nice atmosphere and the food is always amazing. I have a lot of dietary restrictions and they never make me feel like I’m a burden. Ian Was our server and mentioned he was new we would’ve never known though he was professional and friendly throughout our visit. Can

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SueR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner, food was very good.

JS
vipJeffS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Slightly overpriced.

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vipFoodieG
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A family tradition for Christmas Eve dinner.

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WilliamC
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sarah is the best !! We so appreciate her service and her warm smile.

JS
vipJerryS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this place for years for both special occasions or a quick getaway. The service and food as always are impeccable. We will be back again!

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risbo
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The steaks were excellent and the steak fries were lovely. One of my dinner partners did not receive the right side dishes and one of them (creamed spinach) was cold but.. it was still great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
89 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is great for steaks and for bourbon. Excellent bourbon selection and some are priced well while others are well, over priced. Good cocktails and wait staff is always friendly and good, but the speed of getting food out from the kitchen lags at times. Steaks are always good and cooked perfectly. Nice place to visit while visiting Mac!

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RichardT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and helpful. My lamb loin was just excellent! Done just right and very tender. We would go again!

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PaulB
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends for a wonderful dinner in McMinnville. The Barberry offers a great set of entry choices that can accommodate different palates. Last time in we went for the beef; this time it was the fish: black cod and halibut. Both came out of the kitchen perfectly.
A pretty impressive list of whiskies to choose from, too.

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mplsfoodie
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place to grab brunch before wine tasting on a Sunday. I enjoyed the menu and everything was delicious. It was particularly quiet and we basically had the place to ourselves.

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vipTravelingfoodie
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We reserved a tabke but then was greeted and told they were doing a harvest dinner we decided to stay with 12 of our newest friends. Food was ok served family style with some complimentary wine poured but otherwise had to order drinks from bar that were separate. If it was known going in what it was would have probably been ok since we didnt we were vastly disappointed

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OutofTownVisitor
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was terrible!! The chef they were using the night we were there was "new" according to the manager. The pasta had no taste/sauce. Our friends ordered salmon. Both got a cold/raw dish...which was not intended. They sent it back only to get another piece of salmon that was just slightly less undercooked but still unable to eat. We were very disappointed as everywhere else we ate near and around Portland had been amazing. This place was WAY overpriced. Fast food would have been our better option. We expected finer dining when picking this restaurant (from out of town). They were nice enough to comp the salmon dishes for us but will still never return.

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DavidK
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner which was very good. The waitress was top notch and helpful. The meats were prepared just right. We did pay $45 for a retail $12 dollar bottle of wine, but that is how it is in restaurants. Otherwise very satisfied and will come again as we have before.

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vipWinendine
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We heard that the brunch at the Barberry was excellent & the menu online looked interesting. We arrived right when they opened & had the place to ourselves for a while. The menu was pedestrian & didn’t have the 2 items we wanted, the monte Christo & the avocado toast, so we got the basic breakfast & I asked for my eggs sunny side up, which apparently the waiter had never heard of, because he asked me if that was like over easy, whites cooked & yellow runny, to which I said yes. He brought me over easy. After we ordered a man came in carrying a screaming toddler & the waiter sat him right next to us! The whole place was empty! The food was just ok, except for the potatoes, which were excellent.

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TracyM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and it was delightful. The recommendations for wine we great. Our dinner was amazing. Would go back definitely and recommend it as a must

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

In May, 2018, my family and I had a good experience at the Barberry. So, when my friends from California who frequent 5 star restaurants decided to visit us, I recommended The Barberry. We made reservations for 5 for dinner yesterday evening. The restaurant was nearly empty with plenty of staff.
When our entrees arrived, we played musical plates because our server didn't remember who ordered what.
The lamb and New York steaks were cooked to order and hot, but the side dishes were barely warm or cold.
Apparently, the waiter completely forgot my order because he placed in front of me a side of mashed potatoes (which I did not order) that were warm with an exciting cold center. I reordered my food and waited for it to arrive while everyone else ate.

I was embarrassed by the service and poorly cooked food. I regret recommending The Barberry. I doubt I will return.

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vipintlfoodie
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very uneven. One of us had the halibut which was delicious (but a bit over cooked). The other party ordered the duck which was cooked very well but lacked any taste. Wine selection was great, deserts were delicious. The cheese cake was a star. But overall disappointing and too pricey. Despite the fact that the restaurant was almost empty, the service left a lot to be desired. There are several restaurants in town which have better food, better atmosphere, and are less pretentious.

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CatS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with the chef's recommendation to try the pork chop. Not my favorite cut, USUALLY - but this one was absolutely delicious. So moist and flavorful. Others had the bavette steak and the halibut - raves about each!

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BendAl
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu looked good and our food was actually pretty good. The creamed spinach was mostly cream, the creme brûlée was served cold, everything just seemed very small except for the 15oz steak that my husband ordered. Our server was nice and did a good job by we had dirty plates on our table for some time, had to ask for wine glasses and felt rushed. It wasn’t a dining experience- just another table for them. The floor manager was there and he had a presence on the floor, maybe more table touching would be helpful to the servers.

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vipMrOutlier
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exciting atmosphere, and excellent service.

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BillB
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. Service on the other hand was inconsistent. For one we had four different servers come to our table, yet it was difficult to get any of their attentions.

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vipFredH
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service, nice wine list, great location. Second visit here this week...so a good dinner restaurant

FH
vipFredH
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service with good wine and a spectacular evening to sit outside.

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MonicaG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food we ordered and received from the kitchen did not match the menu description - key components were missing.... no bread or croutons in the peach panzanella, it was only a bowl of fresh nectarines with some vinegar sprinkled on it; only a few corn kernels in the fresh pasta when succotash was listed. We probably should have sent it back but we didn’t. It all tasted good, but was not what we had expected.

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vipKarenP
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and attentive service by Sarah who wanted to make sure everything delighted us. We were really pleased with their inventive dishes like the savoury peach starter. Overall a great meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good value.

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The Barberry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 857-0457.

The Barberry is rated 4.2 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.