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About Uptown Billiards Club
Seldom finding restaurant descriptions compelling, I'll tell you an Uptown-shaping story:
As a young assistant manager at a 5-star Caribbean resort 20 years ago, when $1000/night was unheard of, I asked the resort owner why each year we failed to make Conde Naste's "Gold List" despite being 100% booked a year in advance. He replied, "Because we don't have a pool; 25% of the score is based on a pool." I retorted, "You've got 30 acres-why don't you build one?" To which he replied, "Because if I built one everybody would use it!" I failed to see the logic. "And?" I asked. "Because people tend to do what they are most familiar with and in our case, they'll miss the beauty. If all they remember is the pool, they’ll find one closer to home next year. Here, their memories should be of (pointing) THAT sun setting over THAT Caribbean ocean with their toes in the sand. I’m not here to give people what they're familiar with, Kent, I'm here to provide something they'll never forget."
Portland, OR 97210
Northwest, American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
4-12 Tuesday through Saturday
4-1:30 Friday and Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have a VERY COMPLICATED "MINORS" POLICY. The minor policy can be read on our website. In essence, we are REQUIRED BY LAW to have advance notice that minors will be coming to dinner as it requires changing signage in the building and a "team meeting" for every minor on the property. For state liquor law / minor-posting compliance, minors are not allowed to be near the bar or at the pool tables unless their party has an entire room rented.
Although UBC's dining room has only recently been "discovered", we've been serving AMAZING catered/buffet food for 20 years. Please visit our website for more information at www.uptownbilliardsclub.com, or give us a call at 503.226.8980 to hear about all the delicious options we can make available to you.
We offer free off street parking in the lot next door (between the bank and the cleaners) after 6pm and before 3am. There is always on-street parking on this end of NW 23rd Avenue during the evening. For events, we have access to up to 90 parking spaces a block away.
On the 15 bus line, MAX stops by Providence Park about 5 or 6 blocks away.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
From wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners to reunions, team-building, company parties, client appreciation events, and more. We have AV equipment available at no charge. Your group will never eat better, and they will be served by a friendly, five-star service staff. What are you waiting for? Call 503.226.8980 to speak with Anne in booking your next event.
Uptown Billiards Club Ratings and Reviews
Really a special place. I brought friends for the first time to Uptown to experience their dinner. Everything was as expected. The dinner from sit down to check lasted for over three hours. Really disappointed in that. Hard to enjoy dinner when the service is so slow.
Just finished another amazing five course menu with Chef Scott. The subtleness of the flavors explode in the mouth creating a need to always go back again and again. I think we talk about this food for at least a week after we have eaten it. Hood strawberries Mmmmm. Nowhere else in Portland will you get an award winning chef, creating amazing cuisine at a ridiculous price. You would be foolish not to be a regular here!!!!!
We love this place and the chefs menu. Always had good food with a variety of flavors. Service is good with knowledgeable staff. Wine paired with the food is solid as well. We enjoy tasting wines from countries that I wouldn't normally buy from like Austria.
Outstanding; they have a new chef Scott, and he does a excellent job. Presentation is superb, and each plate was so nicely built I don't understand how this place is not booked month in advance. In my opinion this should be easily a one star Michellin. Every two weeks they change the five course menu, can't wait for the next one. Definitely worth every penny.
We had the 5 course tasting menu to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the "Ocean" theme, the creativity & presentation, as well as the variety of flavors and textures. It was great fun to read the menu and try to anticipate what might actually by on our plates when they were served! The wine pairings were excellent. Touches of bright colors and fresh, raw ingredients would be a nice addition.
My friend wanted a little bit of everything, but not too much of anything, and it all to be fabulous. I knew just the place. Uptown Billiards Tasting Menu is to die for. 5-10 bites per course. You enjoy the whole thing and are never STUFFED, but 100% satisfied. By the 5th course, though, you are close to stuffed. :) Try the wine pairings! It's a deal and never disappoints! I love the rotating menus and the themed courses. The ingredient selection and menu preparation is ridiculously delicious. The presentation alone feels wildly indulgent. Go! Take Everyone! So Good!
Uptown billiards features a small curtained dining room with a nice selection of well made small and large plates and a weekly tasting menu, a well-stocked bar, a nice jazz soundtrack in the background and lots of well maintained pool tables in two wood-paneled rooms. Service is friendly and prompt but you can linger. A great evening of food, drink and pool. What can beat that?
This is a culinary experience that takes your breath away! Every single dish in the tasting menu "The Legumes" was spectacular! The wines were just the right accompaniment for the food. The pace of serving dishes, the way we were waited was very comforting and well- suited for the occasion. The time and money worth spending. Thank you, Kent and Co.!
Wow! We went to a five course chocolate themed dinner, my wife also had wine pairings with each course. The food was amazing! Our server was very attentive, also knowledgeable on the wine pairings and their origins. Very cool atmosphere, highly recommended!
The food was excellent. We enjoyed the time in between courses so we can talk and review the different dishes. The waithelp was very knowledgeable about the wines and what the different dishes that were being served. We would recommend this restaurant to our friends and family. The only negative was the climb to the upstairs part. We are panning to go again after the holidays.
The five course tasting menu, featuring pears and apples, was outstanding! Presentations were beautiful and were served on various sizes and shapes of plates. Each course provided a surprising and delicious approach to the flavors of fall. Just when we think UBC can't get any better, they surprise us with their creativity. It's our favorite restaurant in Portland and one we return to often.
The Uptown Billiard's Club is a fascinating place that more people need to know about. When you drive down 23rd Ave., you will see a sign and a doorway - nothing else to indicate that inside is one of the best Portland restaurants. When you open the door, you face a dark carpeted stairway that makes one believe they are either in the wrong place or entering a speakeasy. Two stairways up, when you enter the bar area, you now realize that this is a hidden treasure!
Yes, there are lots of pool tables - but we were there to eat so we were led into a small intimate alcove with a lovely ambiance and this is where the adventure begins.
The chef offers two menus; one traditional with great choices and a five course tasting menu that features one specific food item. This menu changes every two weeks. The theme this week was "berries" so each course featured a fresh summer berry. The tasting menu is prepared with complex pairings that are original, delicious, and beautiful to behold. Besides the food tasting menu there is also a wine tasting that is specially chosen to complement the dish. You can find the menus on their website. Don't miss this place - it's fabulous!
There were 4 of us and each one ordered the Tasting Menu...This time it was all about berries. Last month is was all about tomatoes.
I mean if you have never been to Uptown Billiards and have never ordered the Tasting Menu...you are missing out!!
This is a gourmet gem in the most unsuspecting location---a billiards place? Say what? Do NOT let that sway your opinion or you are definitely missing out!!!
The cocktail menu is pretty sassy as well.
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