Featuring a classic, upscale décor theme, The Heathman Restaurant offers guests a relaxing place to enjoy a fine meal. A large fireplace in the dining room sets the mood and creates an inviting atmosphere. Located in downtown Portland, the Heathman Restaurant is conveniently located to plenty of hot spots. Indulge in wine, beer or cocktails at the bar, or rent a private dining area for your next event. The lounge features a jazz happy hour for evening entertainment. The Heathman Restaurant's menu has numerous French seafood dishes. Breakfast-inspired dishes, like the eggs benedict with smoked salmon, are great for tea time.
While we've been to the Heathman several times in the past, we left on this occasion upon hearing that the restaurant was serving rabbit on their menu. We found that inappropriate, not only because it's seems odd to serve rabbit on Easter, but more importantly because we have two adorable pet bunnies and we do not want to patronize restaurants that serve rabbit. Rabbits are extremely popular pets. We cannot imagine eating pets.
Nothing special for a special day. Wait person wasn't that busy be we seemed to be an afterthought. We had brunch but was told we were registered for the buffet, but that was ok except there was no feeling of Special for the holiday. Couple of restaurants do a much better job.
Absolutely wonderful. Everything I tried was delicious. The lamb was incredible, as was the pork chop. The creme brulee was to die for. Sad to see recurrent location closing but excited to see what they have in storage later this year!
Ate here before a concert at Schnitzer which is next door. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. We had more than enough time to enjoy our dinner before the show.
Had a quick lunch of house salad and risotto at The Heathman Restaurant. Sad to see that it will be changing hands/closing but was delighted to try it now.
Incredibly overpriced--both the food and the wine. Food was good but not gourmet and for that price, we expected gourmet!
We enjoyed the Dining Month menu. In particular, the stuffed rabbit was wonderful and not something I would make at home. The 'regular' menu is quite expensive, and we would not normally go here for dinner. It was nice to be able to enjoy the restaurant through the dining month program.
The only downside is that the dining month menu has no choices within courses. Many restaurants give you a choice of two or more options for each course. If you don't like what is included and you don't want to spend a small fortune, you are SOL.
I ordered the wine pairing for the menu ($15). The Chardonnay was fine. The red, I don't recall the variety, was quite unique and memorable. Worth trying.
Sadly our last visit prior to their pending move. Fishermen's Stew and Chicken dishes hit their mark. We look forward to finding them in their new (as yet undisclosed) location.
We were surprised to learn that Heathman Restaurant had a vegan tasting menu, but decided to give it a try. Not only were all 6 courses a visual treat, but they were distinctively different in texture, flavor, and style. Not only that, but the meal was nutritionally complete with ample protein! Chef Matthew even came out to ask how we liked our dinner, which was an added treat. We loved our experience, but are sad to learn that Heathman Restaurant is closing. Too bad we found out about this gem too late.
I had a window seat overlooking the street, where a running race was taking place on a rainy morning. My server was appropriately attentive, keeping me supplied with coffee and water. the eggs benedict were perfectly cooked, the hollandaise sauce was exquisite. A perfect way to start my Sunday.
Our food was very slow in coming. In fact I asked the Bus Boy to check our order as we were going to the sym. He, not the waiter brought our dinner out to us. I never got the coffee I ordered with the meal.
Unfortunately, this restaurant with the current management and chef, is closing at the end of this March. We have often eaten wonderful small dinners and teas in the tea room with it lovely fireplace and comfy chairs. And adored the affordable wonderful food. This week we dined during dining month and chose the prix fixe dinner, with wine accompaniment, no regrets.
The delicate first taste was minute but was presented as an amuse bouche and it was amusingly tongue lovely. My husband wished it was the appetizer, but then loved the salad of a variety of small tastes of smoked and brined seafoods. Delish. And so was the main course, rolls of rabbit in a wonderful sauce and chewy bites of button mushrooms. And a generous and tasty dessert, good coffee. The wine pours were not generous but interesting and of course, well matched to dinner. Nonetheless, I think if I went again, I would rather select my own glass of wine. Service was gracious, and to my delight, gave us plenty of time for each course, there was no pressure to hurry through and out. I liked the leisure, AND there was no loud music and raucous conversants so we could HEAR EACH OTHER, a rare treat in Portland. If you want a delightful dinner during this 2016 dining month, and before Heathman closes the doors of this restaurant, make a reservation.
The food was excellent, but the menu had a few too many recipes with tomatoes and onions for my wife's taste. We had a great waiter, who offeted some wonderful suggestions. We had the prefix menu with the rabbit which was delicious. We will definately go to this restaurant again.
All six of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. One of the ladies ordered eggs, potatoes, toast and ham, she first asked if it was thin or thick ham, they were not kidding it was totally thick and delicious. The coffee and latte's were delish. My only issue was that the tables were so close together that the wait staff could not move easily around to deliver your food and new guests arriving had difficulty reaching their table.
Slow service. Took nearly 30 minutes to receive the bottle of wine we ordered. Food service was slow as well The sever apologized for the slow service but never explained why. The website indicated that they were famous for their salmon hash (which we used to order years ago) but it is no longer available in the evening. In all, we were VERY disappointed.