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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.
Silverton, OR 97381
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Pulled Pork Sliders with Apricot Bourbon Glaze
Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks
Macaroni and Cheese
Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Potato Wedges
Corn & Honey Cornbread Muffins
Potato Salad with Bacon & Smokey Garlic Dressing
Garden Green Salad
Sauteed Grilled Corn
The Garden View Restaurant - Oregon Garden Resort Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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