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About Zeus Cafe
The menus feature local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience.
Portland, OR 97205
Contemporary American, Northwest, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Brunch: Daily: 7:00am-2:00pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-5:30pm
Stark and Burnside
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music seven nights a week in our cellar bar (Al's Den)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Zeus Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Nice McMenamins' restaurant, eclectic as always, small but with a warm ambiance and moderate noise level so you can talk over dinner! We had the bacon-wrapped trout, which was outstanding; my curried cauliflower appetizer was way too spicy for me but was replaced with wood-smoked brussels sprouts without question. Limited but good wine list; our Ken Wright pinot noir was excellent and went well with the trout.
I loved coming here before but the last 3 times has been very disappointing. Service is amazing though...best servers! The food has only gotten progressively worse. Chilaquiles super soggy! Korean breakfast and rice dish super saucy and salty. Will probably not be coming back to this location.
Saw this place near our restaurant and looked good on reviews. We sat outside on beautiful night. Service was a little slow to get in gear. Steve our waiter gets a shout-out for getting it rolling. Beet salad for app was very nice. My husband had oyster shooters which he said were biggest he's ever had. He had pizza for dinner which was really good. I had two apps together : grilled prawns and wood fired broccoli. Three big prawns with very yummy salad around it. I'm still dreaming of that wood-fired broccoli (and other vegs) dish. Deliciously grilled and seasoned and served.
My husband and I met friends here for a great outdoor dinner. Fun to people watch from the sidewalk table. We had great service, never felt rushed, and in fact, they were willing to accommodate us by holding a table inside in case outside cooled off too much.
We have eaten here several times and the menu has lots to offer so we often try new thing when we go. We'll definitely be back.
My husband and I went here with our parents/grandma. It was pretty quit, but it was also a Sunday. Some of the main plate were small, but for more of an upscale restaurant I'd say it was average size and price. My grandmother got what was more of an appetizer and I would have considered it more of a full meal. She was very happy with it. My father and I had the Portland dining month menu, which was different, but pretty good. The duck I think was a little over cooked. The rest of the family ranged from the chicken salad to the tuna, which they enjoyed. I would try them out again.
Came here the first time during Portland Dining Month. I had a preset 2-course meal which was quite good. My scallop and uni crisp was fresh but the potion was on the small side. The duck breast entree was delicious and of a good portion. Dessert was a semifreddo and more of a afterthought. Not a bad value.
We were there for a special occasion...drinks, dessert, coffee, tea and the atmosphere were great. Dinner was not! I had the pork belly and it was awful! They were nice enough to comp us the meal...
I would recommend the truffle oil fries...sooo good. The menu is eclectic not to our taste for sure.... would go back for the atmosphere and for the fries!!!
Breakfast was good also....try the biscuits!! Yum!
I was cautious on my first visit to Zeus Cafe due to previous reviews. As it turns out, I needen't have been concerned. No, this is not a foodie paradise and in several visits my service, while friendly, has been sporadic but if you are looking for a satisfying meal outside of a chain diner, these are small considerations. The location can't be beat and the people watching, thanks to three sides of large windows, is wonderful. A qualified thumbs up here. Good, and sometimes that's enough.
We were visiting from out of town and initially booked the Zeuss Cafe because it was in the neighborhood of the Crystal Palace where we had tickets to see Daughter. The location was great and the ambience was good. We enjoyed some drinks during happy hour and the server was attentive and let us know that dinner would start at 6pm. When our dinner selections came, the steak I ordered was cooked very rare and I had ordered medium. My friend said her salmon was the "fishiest" she'd ever had. I sent my steak back to the kitchen. About 15 minutes later, the server came by to ask me what temperature I wanted my steak cooked to.....I just stated that I wanted it to be pink in the middle rather than raw and red. She left and another 15 minutes went by before my order was returned to me very well done. By this time, my friends had eaten their meals and I had eaten all my truffle fries. I ate the well done steak and my friend ate her fishy salmon, but we left feeling like the meal was overpriced for the portions and the quality of the food. Also, the steak was a dark color, served on a dark brown plate with dark green arugula sauce. Not a very compelling presentation.
I wish OpenTable didn't list this place.
Around 10 minutes after being seated by the hostess, a waiter told us the kitchen wasn't taking any orders for the next 20 minutes. He offered no explanation or even coffee, just a panicked shrug. I can understand a slight wait time, but we felt like we were being asked to leave because the staff was mismanaged.
Great food and ambiance, but some of the worst service we have seen in a restaurant. We had at least four different servers (we lost count), but no one seemed to want to acknowledge our existence. Orders were lost, plates were left on the table, no one asked us whether we wanted more drinks, had to hail the server to order dessert, etc. The surprising thing was that the restaurant wasn't that busy and the kitchen itself was very fast and served great food. Something's going on with the front of the house. If you are willing to be patient, you will have a fun time.
Zeus Cafe at the Crystal Hotel is our favorite downtown Portland restaurant. It's a very comfortable smallish restaurant reminiscent of a sidewalk cafe with its windows looking out on the street. They serve a diverse and broad assortment of food and drink, a step up from the usual fare. The decor is a slightly more urban take on the quirky McMenamins style, which emphasizes a pub's warmth and coziness spiced with plenty of eye candy. Staff are friendly and relaxed and don't hurry you out. Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a meal: it's open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon happy hour, dinner, and late night—7 am to 2 pm daily.
Attractive bar/restaurant attached to the Crystal Hotel in downtown Portland. The menu is usually more eclectic than some of the other pubs in the McMenamins group. Service is attentive and friendly, and we always enjoy the street views from practically every booth.
AS ALWAYS MCMENAMINS QUIRKY FLAIR LOTS OF FUN-DONT REALLY NEED TO LEAVE. HAD A GREAT DINNER AT THE ZEUS CAFE WITH A GREAT WINE PAIRING. WENT DOWNSTAIRS TO AL'S DEN FOR JAZZ THEN COMEDY AND LATER ON TOOK A SOAK IN THE SALTWATER POOL. BACK TO THE ROOM AND ENJOYED THE SOUNDS OF THE STREETS. SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD BY ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES THAT WE CAME IN CONTACT WITH. WE WILL BE BACK!!!
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