The Painted Lady
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.
We enjoyed our meal. Our favorite course was the cheese course. The miso crab was also wonderful.
The dishes are creative. The service was excellent.
Atmosphere was too stuffy for me. Food was very good but too heavy for me and my husband.
Outstanding. Be willing to take your time for a rewarding evening.
Stunning food with perfectly paired wines by Sommelier Marc Stein. What an amazing evening
Exquisite service, extraordinary food, lovely setting.
The night we visited there was a VERY loud 4 top that we swore were just trying to out-do each other for how loud they were! Other than that it was a great place albeit bit pretentious, but the service was spot on. They met our every need and had great personality and stories. Unfortunately taking a star off for the NY strip which was a bit chewy. Other than that the food was really good and the wine pairing was perfect.
Unique goumet dining experience. Excellent food and wine. Highly recommend.
This may have been the finest restaurant dinner we’ve ever had. Extraordinary service. Exquisite menu. Exceptional wines from Oregon and beyond. A wonderful evening in a warm and welcoming setting. Thank you!
Wait staff was very stuffy. If you’re in a joyful mood after a day of wine tasting, the staff won’t be engaging. Food was great though
Over the top. One of the best dinners I have had in my life. An absolutely cant miss.
We enjoyed the prefix menu which included eight course, ranging from rabbit to seafood. I included the wine pairings for each course. Marc was our waiter and he did an excellent job on the description of each course as well as the wines.
The Painted Lady is a destination restaurant. We've dined there multiple times (whenever we're in Oregon) and it never fails to produce an unforgettable experience. The food is outstanding as is the attentive service and the outstanding wine list. On this visit, we tried the wine pairing for the first time and loved all the wines, some of which we'd not encountered before (foreign varietals). The cuisine is likewise creative and invariably delicious. I highly recommend making the trip to Newberg for special occasions or just a special evening out. The cost is relatively expensive although a good value if one believes in the maxim that "you get what you pay for" in life.
Painted Lady doesn't quite live up to its reputation. The tasting menu is $110 pp and by the time you add the wine flight ($90 pp) or a bottle of wine, you're over $300. For that, everything should be great. Basically, it's an 8-course tasting menu with many novel combinations, but, unfortunately, they all don't work. They're interesting but not great. The saddle of rabbit was 2 small bites, with a smear of something that is murky tasting that doesn't compliment the rabbit. The cod was the best taste. The fish was properly medium-rare and remarkably soft. The soup was an interesting mixture of various Japanese ingredients. The beet sorbet was novel, but not something you'd necessarily want again. The 24-day aged NY strip, a 2x2x2 inch piece, cooked medium rare, was very good, but not the greatest. The dinner took 2.5 hrs, and the many waiters and one waitress were very professional, but rather impersonal. We did notice there was a bit more interaction at other tables, but our wait staff were rather sterile. The restaurant is in a small house, and while it's classy, the room is not as nice as the nearby Jory, in the Allison. You definitely feel like dining at the Painted Lady is a special occasion, but don't expect the food to be quite on par with the best restaurants in Washington, DC, NYC, Napa, etc. All that said, we very much enjoyed the special diner in wine country and would recommend it.
Great dining experience with delicious food and wine pairings
If I could give The Painted Lady six stars, I would. We did the tasting menu accompanied by the wine pairings. A delightful adventure and sparked so much conversation! The staff was BEYOND lovely.
A wonderful opportunity to taste unusual wines with food they pair with. Food was quite innovative, and very good. Despite the small portions, we came away fully satisfied after an eight-course menu,
One word - outstanding!
If you have an opportunity to dine at The Painted Lady, you should do it! The food is spectacular. The ingredients are fresh and the construction of the dishes are so creative. Each dish was beautiful and delicious. We did not do the wine pairings but there was a great list of wines to choose from. Wonderful evening!
Nice food with excellent service. We sat on the top floor with two other groups and it was SO quiet. Almost too quiet to talk as you could hear each other’s conversations.
Wonderful evening...great food, service and ambiance! Thank you!
Always love painted lady for delicious, unique flavors. Great atmosphere.
These is a wonderful restaurant. Food is excellent. The service was great. We did the wine and food pairings. It was a great pairing. We enjoyed hearing about all of the wines that were selected. The food was a nice combination. I would highly recommend the restaurant.
Exceptional food, wonderfully prepared, and superb service. We anticipated a great meal with the rating and we got it all from The Painted Lady. Excellent !
Food was outstanding; one of the top 5 meals for me. Wine knowledge superb and perfect fit with chef courses. Service impeccable and extreme attention to detail. Wow!
We four friend celebrated birthdays at the Painted Lady. We splurged and took a Lyft from McMinnvile so that we could try the wine pairings. The tasting menu offered was just right, beautifully presented and interesting. We loved the food and the wines were outstanding. Our waiter gave a detailed description of each wine which added so much to our enjoyment.
We were thrilled with the birthday wishes written in chocolate on out dessert plates, and we each received a gift box with a lovely candy to take home! Great spot for a special occasion!
This was one of the most amazing restaurants I have ever visited. The food was incredible, mixing flavors in each dish that were extraordinary. Definitely worth the price! Daniel Swofford, the new chef, is creating food for foodies like me who enjoy exploring new experiences.
Best meal I've ever had! I ate every bite of every course. It was expensive, but memorable and we are so glad we went.
As many meals previously, the whole experience was fantastic. Every course was superb! Excellent, professional but not stuffy service. Every dish an artistic creation, beautifully presented and amazing to enjoy.
We can't wait to come again!
This was the first time my brother and sister in law and I had ever had a chance to have a nice meal together without kids parents etc and just talk as friends. And we had a really good time. The service was seamless. We were having such a good time talking about the old days we might have been the noisy group. But overall the place is very quiet and subdued.
The tasting menu goes on forever. One surprise after another. Creative and beautiful. Local flavors from local sources. Blackberries and filberts and mushrooms and even goat cheese which is new since my childhood in this area.
The wine list is international and impressive but here I would recommend adding a few more local varieties. I come back home to try the local wines and I favor them even in my distant home and travels. I expect to see more of them when I'm here.
I remember Newberg when it was dry. You had to buy your beer from a guy parked on the side of the road outside the city limits. The city has grown up and the PAINTED LADY is an elegant sign of how far it has come. I'll be back on my next trip home.
Very much worth the trip to Newberg for this one of a kind dining experience. Loved every bite!
Excellent service, great wines, a foodie place. Very intimate. Definitely a first date kind of place.
There were many courses. All were great except for the bison course, which was poor. This should not happen in such a place.
We totally enjoyed our dining experience at the Painted Lady . It a quaint restaurant in Newberg, near the hotel we were staying at, the Allison Inn and Spa. A easy drive from the Inn to the restaurant. The food preparations were amazing.
Each dish is exquisitely prepared and paired perfectly with wine. The service is immaculate.