The Painted Lady
First off my girlfriend and I felt the ambience of the restaurant was top notch, as was the food! I had dined at the Painted lady before, along time ago, but it had been awhile. I new it would cost a lot, but I knew the food would be great and we hadn't been to a nicer place in awhile. Prior to our reservation, I called to see if we could bring a bottle of wine, (that was special to us) and with the outrageous $35 dollar corking fee, I felt it made since to not bring it and purchase wine there. Boy do I wish I had, not only was a glass of Oregon Pinot, in Oregon $30, the cheapest bottle of wine was $55 or $60! I understand that alcohol is a money maker for establishments and they often charge for glass of wine what the bottle costs, but I couldn't help feeling like I was ripped off. Many of the bottles were well over $150 dollars! Two adults who drink wine, can easily go through a bottle over the course of a 2.5 hour meal. I'm not sure who their clientele is, but I won't be returning as our bill was higher then nice restaurants I've been to in the Bay area with a higher quality of food. The website also eludes you have a choice between the chef's menu $110/person or a tasting option for $95. This was a $15 per person option that seemed to be decided for us. This review may make me seem cheap, but I did not feel the value was there and as I mentioned, I felt ripped off! Perhaps I'm getting to old to spend this kind of money on dinner, but feeling ripped off is probably not the feeling an owner of a restaurant was a person to feel as they sign for their bill!
What a fabulous dinner and experience! Lovely people that take great care of you! Highly recommend this place :)
Top of my list for restaurants next to all Michelin star restaurants we’ve eaten at. It’s a must !
As always, Jessica and Allen created an extraordinary meal. We are very fortunate to have this caliber of a restaurant in wine country.
Ideal setting for a special occassion. Service was incredible, food was perfect in every way (taste, presentation, ingredients) and it will always be a night to remember.
As always the service and ambiance are exceptional at the Painted Lady. We love ‘experimental Wednesday’s’ in the winter when the menu is usually a theme and the dishes are all new and, well, experiments. Many of the dishes end up on the permanent menu and all are creative and artfully paired with a wine.
The experimental menu was okay. Server was too quiet and we could not hear her.
Seems like they're cutting corners. They seem to be going for elegance, and yet no tablecloths or placemats...just a bare table. Also I asked for a sweet wine, and our server hastened to inform me there were no more courses being served. There was still one course remaining. Even if there wasn't, could I have a glass of wine anyway? Weird reaction to a simple request.
Everything we expected as this was our first visit
Fabulous food with beautiful plating. Wonderful experience. Creative flavors and textures.
Superb in every way.
They tried a little Too hard. Poor choice of music while dining. Service very attentive. Food an interesting take on Chicago’s Charlie Trotter’s Restaurnt. It was adequate but not special.
Magical as always. Each bite only to be surpassed by the next...
Unbelievable attention to details, if you’re a foodie this place is a must! Delicious pairing, Service, ambiance, exclusive dining opportunity..need I say more!
Love all the amazing flavors that dance in your mouth. So incredibly delicious.
One of Oregon's finest restaurants -- a true culinary experience.
As always, a wonderful experience. We have been to Painted Lady a number of times and just love the experience each time.
Wednesday Experimental such a treat! Creative, beautiful, unique. The Painted Lady Restaurant never disappoints!
This was my 4th time here and just as perfect as the first time! Food is fantastic and the service is amazing!!!!!
We always love our time at The Painted Lady. It's almost like showing up at an old friend's home for dinner and being treated to an amazing dinner. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and super accommodating with food allergies. Can't wait to go back!
This is a very nice upscale restaurant with outstanding service. While the dishes are very good and in several cases quite creative. The wine parings are pretty good abut not what i would call outstanding. Frankly, for about $500 out the door with tasting menu, wine parings and tip I think it is overpriced. The house, service and general ambience are on the other hand - wonderful
My husband and I enjoyed our belated anniversary combined with my birthday celebration last weekend. Our experience at The Painted Lady was nothing short of amazing! Each dish was like a piece of art. We enjoyed 7 different courses, each one more beautiful in presentation than the last. And the taste...simply mind-blowing! So good! So delicious! The wait staff were incredibly professional and also very approachable and kind when we asked our "silly" questions about an ingredient or preparation. All in all, this will be a meal which we will never forget. From beginning to end, we were thrilled with our experience at The Painted Lady.
We visited this restaurant two years ago and had a great experience. I am happy to say nothing has changed. Food and service was outstanding. The wine pairings were spot on.
Great food.. great service ...
Innovative tasting menu with excellent and appropriate wine pairings.
We brought our magnifying glass because we have problems reading menus in dark places, but we didn't expect to use the magnifying glass to see the SMALL portions on the plates. The Tasting Menu was over-priced, small portions, and did not have any delicious tastes that we can recall. This restaurant needs to get over itself, get a Chef who can make your taste buds explode for the prices they charge; and, at least, have an entree that is substantially larger compared to all the tiny portion plates that come before it. We didn't expect large portions since it was about 8 courses, but really, at the end of the night, we were disappointed. The only thing we can recall is the Miso Custard (soup), that was tasty, but it was served
tepid. I would have liked it better warm/hot. The wine list was over-priced also. We will not return, nor
will we recommend this to family, friends, or business associates. A huge disappointment .
Warmly welcomed and promptly seated.
The staff will contact guests and confirm any dietary restrictions ahead of time, and the chef will adjust the menu to accommodate accordingly.
As I had none, I enjoyed the 8 course prix fixe menu with wine pairing and coffee.
The fall inspired menu was exceptional, building from the canapés through the gentle and well conceived opening starter and seafood courses, to a peak in the spinach tagliatelle with quail followed by lamb two ways.
The Chef’s signature Miso custard is worth the trip to Newberg alone!
I opted for the white truffle add to the pasta, which was worth every penny!
The beet sorbet intermezzo was spectacular, followed by cheese and dessert!
The wine pairings were near perfect throughout!!
The sweet Surprise compliments of the Chef completed the evening, while complimenting the pleasant coffee!
The staff and level of service was exemplary!
I’ll be back!
We chose this as it had been recommended as a great dining experience. We had a very nice time, but not sure the food was worth the $110 price, the wine pairings at $90 was a great add though. Great to try 8 different wines/formats, you would never get that with just a bottle of wine. Overall vibe was a little too stuffy for us, but it was a unique dining experience. Even though the portions were small, with the wines we were stuffed before dessert... (took dessert home). While it is great to say we have tried it, we likely won't be back - too many other great places to try in the area at less cost.
Every time we visit we are thrilled with the experience. This is a special dining experience!
Super expensive, borderline pretentious.
The service was outstanding and the tasting menu delicious, with the chef making some alterations due to allergies some of us have. The wine chosen to go with each tasting item paired beautifully and we appreciated the explanations about the wine. Although portions are appropriately small, at the end of 9 courses one is pleasantly full not overstuffed. We went to celebrate two birthdays, and will be back again. Expensive, but price is justified for a special celebration.
Terribly disappointed. Very nice wait staff but food was mediocre. Dont believe hype
As always, The Painted Lady was fabulous! The fall menu is outstanding—some perennial favorites along with new and delicious nods to the current season. The wine list is outstanding and the staff always provides excellent recommendations. The service is flawless as well. All in all, a perfect evening.
Odd place. Feels very serious inside and throughout the meal. Food is high quality and creative but servings are very small. We are very experienced with Prix Fixe dining and overall were a bit underwhelmed. Without some more personality from the staff, I don't see us returning here. If you like a quiet restaurant in an old house (but very nice) setting, definitely worth a try.
Not a fan. Worse meal we had in Oregon. Most ridiculously meal we had in oregon. Portland has great restaurants. Wished I had booked somewhere else for what I expected and wanted to be my most memorable meal.
10 out of the 11 courses were excellent. The black cod dish seemed to miss the mark and was rather bland. servers were great about explaining ingredients and pairings w/ each course. The birthday chocolate treat was yummy.
Amazing meal and service! Definitely one of our top dining experiences.
Amazing food, amazing service and the wine pairings with the tasting menu is worth it!
Great service and food. Quaint ambience. Excellent progression of various tastes and culinary treasures. Loved the savory course served in a tea cup inspired by Japanese flavors like dashi with nuggets of creme fraiche, peas, and seaweed- awesome umami sensations from that one serving. Fabulous service, knowledgeable and friendly! Thank you for a great experience.
The Painted Lady is a truly beautiful restaurant with welcoming decor and staff. The ambiance is like dining in a private candle lit home and the menu is meant to showcase the region's seasonal ingredients and bounty. My dining companions and I had a very enjoyable evening here. The food was well prepared, seasoned and presented. The wine appropriate with the dishes enjoyed.