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About The Garden View Restaurant - Oregon Garden Resort

The Garden View Restaurant at Oregon Garden Resort offers spectacular views of the 80-acre Oregon Garden and the Willamette Valley.

As you walk in the entrance you will see The Oregon Garden and the valley stretched out before you. Tables are set to ensure that all guests can see the spectacular view through the large windows which run the length of the restaurant.

Outdoor dining is available on the patio and pets are allowed in the outside dining area.

895 W Main St
Silverton, OR 97381
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Westfield Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 874-2503

Website:
http://www.oregongardenresort.com/

Entertainment:
Join us in the Fireside Lounge at The Oregon Garden Resort, where live entertainment is available every night. The lounge is an informal gathering place, centered on an open fireplace. Be sure to check out the mural just behind the stage in the Fireside lounge.

Stop by the lounge for a drink before dinner or for a nightcap following your meal in the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Raul Santana

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Come join us for July 3rd BBQ and fireworks at The Oregon Garden Resort. A BBQ dinner will be held in the Oregon Garden Resort’s Wedding Garden. Tickets are available at the door for $20 adults, $10 kids 12 & under. The dinner will be served from 5pm- 8pm. Please call 503-874-2502 to make reservations.

BBQ Menu:
Pulled Pork Sliders with Apricot Bourbon Glaze
Sausages
Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks
Macaroni and Cheese
Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Potato Wedges
Baked Beans
Corn & Honey Cornbread Muffins
Coleslaw
Potato Salad with Bacon & Smokey Garlic Dressing
Garden Green Salad
Sauteed Grilled Corn
Apple Crisp
Watermelon Wedges

The Garden View Restaurant - Oregon Garden Resort Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

63% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Casual (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Bar Seating (2)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Pleasantly surprised by the food quality. Had the NY steak and the meat was very tender. Osso Bucco pork was also excellent. Gluten free pasta was available too. Portions sizes were more than enough. Dessert tray looked good but I was too full to try any.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was good. The server we had would benefit from doing extra training. Coffee was spilled in the saucers, we had to ask for napkins. In fact, our food had arrived and we still did not have napkins. That part of the occasion was a little disappointing. I hope that he improves. It would make s person want to return.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Thank you!
We had planned to go to the Christmas Lights but decided it was too cold after dinner. Reason to come back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Restaurant was not full but service was slooooow. Food was mediocre at best. Made a reservation for 5, but they gave away the larger tables. They put us in booth for 4 and stuck one of our party on the end in the aisle, in the way of waiters and other patrons. A cold winter night, but no coat rack/hooks so bulky coats crammed with us in booth. Very disappointed as we expected much better based on their website and the outstanding gardens. Next year will eat in Silverton before coming to view the lights.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service on a busy night. Our server was friendly and efficient. Had the seafood pasta which included salmon. Sauce tasted great without being overwhelming.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was quite good and our server was excellent, however, they seated us 30 minutes after our reservation time and then told OpenTable that we were no-shows.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was okay. The arugula salad had no arugula; it looked like iceberg lettuce only. Wait staff seemed annoyed that I asked for oil & vinegar instead of the dressing choices. Wrong meal was delivered first.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was nice, food good, some different selections to make it interesting. Overall decent dinner

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

My wife had squab and I had salmon. Both were flavorless and we suspect frozen and not fresh. At the prices charged, definitely not up to snuff or the description. It was a Tuesday night and we half way suspect the chef had the night off as it was a low volume evening.
We definitely would not eat dinner there again.
On the other hand, the buffet breakfast was good, especially the waffles and the toasting bread. Recommended.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely dinner with great service. quiet. Had the bacon wrapped prawns and the seafood pasta. Had big pieces of seafood.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was cold and dry, and the service was not good. Drinks came after the food. No dessert offered. This was Thanksgiving; was hoping for something more special.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Reserved a table for Thanksgiving. First, Open Table allowed a reservation at 3pm, when brunch was technically over. A call to the restaurant, got a new time at 2:45. We arrived at 2:30, but were not seated until 3:20pm. Much of the buffet food was lukewarm, dried out, or otherwise unappetizing. The hostess told us we could ask our server for a complimentary drink for our long wait, but she didn't even arrive at our table until we were 1/2 finished with a plate of food. We did ultimately get free drinks and a small discount on our total bill. I have found this restaurant to be so-so in the past, but this experience was particularly disappointing. Too bad, because the garden is so beautiful to walk through after eating.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food & service were amazing; the atmosphere was cozy & warm. Thanks for the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We drove from Portland for a Thanksgiving buffet hoping for a nice relaxing meal with a great view. I realize this is a Botanical garden but the landscape designer didn't factor in "view" when planting a "hedge" of hydrangeas along the windows! Our country-side "view" from the lower windows was looking at the back of off-season bushes with dead flowers and leaves. 10 feet tall! The four of us spent over $200 on buffet and drinks. We could have dined at Portland City grill for not much more and had a spectacular view.

I've visited the OG and brought guests from out of town since before it was officially opened. I'm from the area and like to return to promote businesses I feel need the support so that they don't succumb to the economy. I meet with Salem friends there occasionally. The restaurant won't be a future destination spot unless a few more signature dishes and more comfortable seating is offered as well. Much of the food tasted "processed" not fresh prepped. No champaign or dazzling dessert table. I worked popular brunch restaurants in Seattle and PDX so I know what a well-planned event offers and should look like to the customer. I will say there was adequate staff available, which is always helpful so one doesn't feel like "here's your plate" see you for the check. Signs, both on the grounds and in the resort, were inadequate. We spent a fair amount of time wandering....

I was hoping to make this an annual trek for our small family but I think OG needs to up its game.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were at the resort for the weekend so had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast has lots of bread choices, fruit yogurt/granola etc, scrambled eggs and sausage. The difference between Saturday breakfast and Sunday breakfast was biscuits/gravy and only a regular cream cheese option for bagels, toast etc on Saturday and waffles no biscuits/gravy and two fruited cream cheese spreads more pastries etc. on Sunday. The eggs were really over salted.

Lunch has a limited variety of sandwiches, soup, salad etc but it also offered Halibut Fish & Chips. I so wanted that for dinner but was very adamantly informed at dinner that it was not an option as it is NOT on the dinner menu. We had soup and a ham/cheese sandwich. The soup was Split pea w/ham. It was okay, some of the peas were still pretty firm and overall the salt level was a bit higher than I care for. The ham and Swiss sandwich was okay, nothing special about it or wrong with it.

Dinner had several Entree options, pork osso bucco, Cornish game hen, beef, seafood, chicken and pasta. Friday night options for us were a New York strip w/blue cheese and roasted garlic and a vegetable gnocchi w/hazelnut pesto. The strip steak had a thick run of gristle along one side that should have been trimmed off otherwise it was a good steak. I was told the gnocchi was very good too. Saturday night was Salmon w/baked potato and another New York strip w/blue cheese and roasted garlic and a three shrimp kabob add on. The salmon was a little overcooked but still good. The steak this time was perfection.

We got a slice of chocolate cake and plain cheesecake to take back to the room. Sadly we didn't think to get eating utensils. Messy fingers...both were tasty.

All in all, I would go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We spent 2 nites, was very relaxing and service and food were great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were in same room as a birthday party due to our needs, and they were very gracious about us being there. Love the food, environment and staff!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing. A must go too at least once for every season

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

outstanding value and great food , had baby back ribs, my wife had surf and turf ( excellent steak) , coconut prawns appetizer was very good..... they know how to cook

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Hotel experience was good. Dining experience was fair. It this restaurant was serving a step up from hotel quality food, they would probably be very busy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. What more can I say.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food and wine were excellent and it was a good deal as part of the Oregon Gardens Dinner Escape package.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I walked out without eating. We were seated and no one acknowledged that we were there. I gave them 15 minutes before I decided they were not interested in serving us. Before leaving I spoke with the manager she did not even attempt to save my business.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner at the Gardenview restaurant. It was very quiet while we were there, our waitress was friendly and the rare steak was great! Definitely would recommend the dinner stay package.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a wonderful Dinner with Wine and Appetizer. Had the Salmon and Surf and Turf, both were excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. She suggested the bacon wrapped dates for an appetizer which was delicious. We enjoyed the salmon dinner with asparagus spears and a baked potato. It was cooked perfectly and delicious. The other night we were there we had the special which was okay but didn't include a vegetable and not quite as good as the salmon dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food is amazing! Had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly!
Staff is always very friendly. View is wonderful.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

In the past the food has been good, but last night 3 of us got the special filet mignon topped with crab and a bearnaise sauce. Excellent meal!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Have eaten here many times but this time my meal was a disaster. The "baked" potato was NOT baked and had to be sent back and the replacement was also not fully baked. The NY steak was tough and chewy but was cooked rare as requested. Some of the dinner rolls were hard. After my potato was brought back the vegetable was cold. Not what we are accustomed to at this restaurant. I must say the lunches are almost better than the dinners. Too bad.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

I'll say that having read reviews before we went, my expectations were low. I did enjoy my meal but I don't know if we would have eaten there if it wasn't the only option. I had the ribs which were tender and tasty, along with mashed potatoes that were very good - lots of butter. My husband did not like his steak and didn't finish it. He's not a picky person at all, so that is saying something. The crab dip was tasty but not fabulous. I liked the rye bread rolls and soft butter. We also had some cheesecake which was OK not great. It tasted a bit like a frozen / defrosted treat to be honest. Continental breakfast I thought was decent compared to some I've had. I skipped the eggs and sausage and went for danishes and cereal. I do agree with others here that there's a real opportunity for them to step up their game - the location and the resort itself are fabulous, if they improved the restaurant quality they'd attract more people, I'm sure!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was mediocre.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food was okay but not great. Service was good

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The restaurant is mediocre and extremely expensive. Carrots with the steak entree were served cold and the bread rolls were just bad. Service was ok given the fact that the restaurant sat a table of 20+ just before us. If the dinner had not been included in my resort package I would have definitely skipped it. That being said, the ribs and fries were great. Overall, not the experience I would expect for the money they charge. Also, the continental breakfast was just short of terrible. Eggs were overcooked, sausage was bland, and breads/biscuits were downright bad. It's too bad; this restaurant could be a thing of beauty particularly given the fact that the it sits on an otherwise stunning resort. They should hire a pro chef to rescue the kitchen and then watch their revenues soar.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Ate a fantastic steak, on a fantastic night, at a fantastic garden to celebrate my wife and I's 12th anniversary. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We were there for our one year wedding anniversary. Our waiter was great! The only issue was that the food was not worth the price at all. My husband ordered a pork dish that was super dry and cooked too long. My steak was so charred that was all I could taste. For the price they want the dish did not meet our expectations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was our 17th Wedding Anniversary! We enjoyed the quiet environment. The fried avacados were really good as was our entre, wine and dessert. We had a great evening together taking in the Oregon Garden and a wonderful dinner. Thanks so much.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great place to have lunch at the Oregon Garden. Better alternative then the Garden Cafe.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. we sat outaide and it was nice and quiet and weather not too warm to enjoy being outside, so it was comfortable. Server was attentive. we both chose to have the halibut fish and chips (which incidently it said there was a GF option and there were some other GF options, which is nice for when you are with someone in need of GF menu options. The food was tasty. this was my second time of dining there for me, and it was good. The only expectation not delivered upon, is that it was for my friend's birthday and I even put this on the reservation, as well as reminded the server, and they didnt give her a birthday desert or acknowledge her birthday in any way. Why as on a menu reservation if youre going there for a special occasion and then do nothing as a restaurant to acknowledge the birthday? I even had a gift with me that my friend opened at the table, so there was no reason for the occasion to have slipped the server's mind.
Overall it was a good meal and a relaxing place. the outdoor tables were made of plastic resin. A table cloth of cute placements would have raised the bar. it seems silly to provide people with cloth napkins on a plastic table with no linens.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We came for an anniversary meal with a reservation. We were seated in a booth at the way end without much of a view. Why with a reservation for a special occasion would they seat us like that? It was disappointing. Then it took almost a half hour before taking the order because we weren't ready at the first go around. While the food took awhile it was ok because it was a special occasion but it definitely felt like they were short staffed and overworked. For the food the vegetable gnocchi was fantastic and tri tip special was pretty decent. I wouldn't come here again for a special occasion but would head to the lounge where the selections are quite nice and filling when wanting a casual meal.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Over 30 min to get food, one of the order was incorrect, 10 more min to get new one. Food and viewwas good, but service lacking

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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