Oregon Grille used to be one of our favorite restaurants. I had a decline in health which kept us from going out like we used to for the past 10 years. Last night we celebrated my 37th birthday at the Oregon Grille and it was horrible. Our waiter was fantastic and the only reason we didn't cause a fuss.
My husband ordered his steak medium and it was the rarest of rare. Red and mushy. I ordered the lobster tail and filet. The lobster was difficult to cut with a steak knife and I could barely chew it. The filet was undercooked and the presentation was home cooked level at best. The rolls were fabulous as was my Maker's Manhattan. The dress code was more casual which is not the best for an "upscale" establishment and the restaurant was nearly empty. Not the Oregon Grille we loved before and we will most likely not return.
We were looking for someplace close to Wegmans to have a nice lunch. We made a reservation on Open Table for 1:00 PM. We were warmly greeted and seated in the bar as requested. What is really nice is that they offer a special lunch menu in the bar that they call 7 for $7.00. Each day is a different special. Today being Friday, we had Fish and Chips for $7.00 each. This is their twist of fish and chips presented in a wire cone. The fish was swordfish – there were 3 triangular pieces of lightly breaded fish along with not the traditional chips (French fries); but, freshly made potato chips (way too many to eat in one seating). Our server, Charles, was a delight – so friendly and attentive. We both really enjoyed our lunches. It was such a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
4.2 Overall, a great experience. This could easily be a 5* place. It was my dad's 99 birthday, and I requested an "off the main room" place for 7. Very accommodating. Server was beyond grand. I tipped her accordingly. Water gentleman was great, except he filled the water glasses to the very top, making it hard for an older person to lift without spilling. Husband ordered a lovely salad with salmon on the top. Delivered to table was just salad with no salmon. Server had to go back to kitchen and order a salmon, which took about 10-14 minutes to prepare and was delivered to table after the salad had been eaten. We didn't even ask, but they took that off the bill. Food was great, and the atmosphere even more uniquely so. Will go back for his 100th, most definitely.
I love this restaurant because it takes me back to some of the fine dining of my childhood and
young adult life. My dad was a steeple chase jockey and a thoroughbred trainer and I relive
parts of that every time I come there. Love the food and staff. Thank you!!!!!
We have long loved the Oregon Grille, ever since it first opened years ago. It's a special place for special occasions (& I like inventing "special" reasons to go). It is not inexpensive and gents are required to wear jackets for dinner, but if you want a quiet, plush, memorable meal with fine wine or a cocktail, in Maryland's horse country, this is the place to go. The bar is fantastic; completely old-school brass, glass, mahogany. The rest of the restaurant has authentic old architecture charm, too.
Quiet, well rounded, and fantastic time. The steak is top tier .
Valentine’s Day - Service was wonderful. We were a bit late but never felt pressured for a busy night. We will request Anna next time. Veal medallions worth a repeat. Aged NY Strip tough, less flavor than expected. Bread Pudding (chocolate) my favorite. Oregon Grille is always a favorite with its dependable high quality service and food
This place is truly elegant and worth every dollar spent I loved it
Oregon Grille is one of our favorite restaurants, and we always enjoy the experience. Unfortunately, we have to say that they didn't handle Valentine's Day very well at all. When we stepped into the entry way there were 15 other people waiting to be seated. The gentleman at the desk (though the computer with the reservations was active) was writing down names but then continuously forgot them and pointed to couples and said the wrong names. Then he would walk away sometimes to seat a group other times not sure why but would be gone for an extended period of time considering people kept entering the area. It was a disorganized mess! They should have had more people assigned to seating, looking for groups that were seated in the bar, etc. There should have always been someone at the host table. Once we were seated, the food was wonderful but slow arriving. Our server was great. Will continue to come to Oregon Grille but maybe not on Valentine's Day!
The food tasted great but it took us 3 hours to get out. Every table around us would get there order taken and food very fast. Our waiter barely stopped to take our order. We had to stop him and ask him to take our order. Lots of time we would make eye contact with him while our plates were empty or we needed something. Like I said very nice place, huge sides and great steak. But our server needs to hustle up. Especially on Valentine’s Day dinner. I figured the restaurant would want to get table moving to get more people in and out. I don’t think we will be coming back next Valentine’s Day.
The atmosphere was very nice. The waiter was amazing! He was very helpful and extremely polite. The food was absolutely dreadful. I ordered the 3 pound lobster. It was so over cooked that it literally took 2 whole minutes to chew one bite. My girlfriend ordered the rack of lamb. The texture of the meat was good. But the sauce they use to season the meat was beyond words horrible, practically inedible. I would go there again for desert or drinks, but definitely not for food.
Great Valentine's dinner. Food and service were perfect and really enjoyed the pianist as well. Always a superlative experience at the Oregon Grille!
Our waiter Jesse made it a wonderful evening! We were there for Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful leisurely dinner with good food and excellent service.
Wish you were closer to Bel Air!
Our lunch was terrific with great service
we were celebrating a special occasion and this restaurant was perfect. The filet mignon and seafood special were outstanding. excellent wine list as well.