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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Portland / Oregon

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Portland / Oregon? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Meridian Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (333)
$31 to $50
American
Pacific City
About the restaurant
Located inside Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, Meridian Restaurant & Bar offers cuisine inspired by the natural rugged beauty of the North Oregon Coast. Meridian sources its creations from the sea, local farmers, and its own herb garden to create casually elegant dishes that capture the bounty and spirit of its surroundings. Enjoy dining in the restaurant with its exposed beams, Oregon hardwoods, sky-high windows and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean for a stylish but relaxed dining experience. Guests of Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa may order in and share an intimate meal on their private oceanfront balcony.
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Open daily for Brunch 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 and Dinner 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. For our Lodge and Cottage guests, in-room dining is available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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Make a reservation by completing the form or call 503.483.3000.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
Welcoming staff, attentive service & artistry in seafood prep & presentation that makes your pallet sing as if you’ve experienced Michelin star cuisine. I’ve had salmon many times in many places from Alaska to Norway to Seattle but these cuts were beyond exceptional! - thick , succulent & perfectly seasoned in a rich lemon sauce garnished with local fresh berries & veggies artistically prepared with creative medley of flavors that stop conversation with “wow! “ this is delicious! Servers were attentive to detail & worked as a well rehearsed team in concert to ensure an optimal dining experience. Ambience of soaring wood beams, stone fireplace overlooking Haystack Rock is the crescendo to northwest dining at its finest.
A photo of Le Pigeon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1547)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Southeast Portland
About the restaurant
Le Pigeon serves adventurous French-inspired food, along with a varied selection of wines in an intimate dining room on Portland’s East Burnside Street.
Top review
TommyP
Dined 6 days ago
From the time we sat down to our last course everything was spot on. Chefs interacted with us and answered all of our questions. I love that they offer an omnivore and vegetarian course. My girlfriend did the regular menu and I did the vegetarian. I highly recommend checking this place out if you’re ever in the Portland area.
A photo of Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1129)
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Beaverton
About the restaurant
Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium is the Worlds first Steampunk Tea Room!
The worlds only Steampunk Tea Room has arrived in Downtown Beaverton, Relaxing atmosphere, good music and wonderful tea.

We only serve one thing on our menu during the day time, and that is our Famous Afternoon Tea Experience.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Great food, service and ambiance. Staff was very attentive and patient with our table of 8 on Mother's Day.
A photo of C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins restaurant
5.0
5 (564)
$31 to $50
French
Northeast Portland
About the restaurant
C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins is a casual fine dining French restaurant that specializes in thoughtful, modern French bistro cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients.

One of Southeast Portland's Central Eastside's best restaurants, C'est Si Bon! is a cozy, upscale eatery perfect for meeting friends to enjoy quiet conversation, a romantic dinner, or quick bite at the bar. Both indoor and outdoor dining options available.

John and his staff strive to provide a memorable dining experience that will take you back to Paris!
We hope to see you soon! Merci mille fois et a bientôt!


Kev's Best | Best French Cuisine in Portland | #1
2021

Honorable Mention | Portland’s Best Food Neighborhoods | Central Eastside
Eater, 2019

Top review
StephanieV
Dined on May 10, 2024
Love this place! The owner really makes the experience memorable. Great food, excellent service, outstanding wine pairing.
A photo of RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7064)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
For more than 8 decades we have been offering guests the best steaks in town, providing impeccable service with an unmatched wine list. With over 80 years of continuous family ownership, RingSide Steakhouse is a legend in the world of steakhouses. Start with RingSide's world famous onion rings...a recipe that is a closely held family secret. Choose a steak from a menu offering a variety of USDA Prime selections that are aged a minimum of four weeks and hand cut on the premises. Choose a wine from more than 900 labels. Wine Spectator has recognized RingSide Steakhouse yearly with its Best of Award of Excellence since 2001.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Best steak in Portland! And the best onion rings in the world. Service is excellent.
A photo of The Painted Lady restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1664)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Newberg
About the restaurant
Oregon's only AAA four diamond and Forbes four star restaurant, The Painted Lady in Newberg offers a seasonal tasting menu nightly celebrating the products of their local neighbors- Oregon's world class ranchers, farmers and vintners. Inspired by the grand tradition of restoring Victorian homes across America, the restaurant uses classic culinary techniques to create a stunning modern menu. With timeless grace and a contemporary palate, The Painted Lady is more than a restaurant, it is an experience to remember.
Top review
Reluctantfoodyvip
Dined on May 10, 2024
From the moment you walk in to that last sip of coffee you are made to feel like family. Hands down the best restaurant in the Willamette Valley, maybe the best in Oregon. Best way to describe the food and wine pairing Michelin Star qualify. Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here and this week our 41st. Thank you Painted Lady Team.
A photo of Alchemy Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1311)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
Ashland
About the restaurant
We are currently offering seating in our bar area, patio, and dining room. The garden area is open on a limited basis and taken on a first come first serve for walk-ins.

Serving dinner and bistro fare, Alchemy Restaurant and Bar offers cuisine transformed. With our Executive Chef, Michael Bryant, we specialize in fresh local ingredients, craft cocktails and boutique wines. We were honored to be named one of the Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies by OpenTable in 2015.

Top review
BobP
Dined 5 days ago
Alchemy is an outstanding restaurant. We have stayed at the Winchester and have eaten breakfast every morning. It is exceptional food, exceptional service in a wonderful atmosphere. Would recommend it without any reservation. I would describe the food as exquisite.
A photo of Top Burmese Burma Joy restaurant
4.7
4.7 (97)
$31 to $50
Burmese
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
Burma (modernized name - Myanmar) is a Southeast Asian country about the size of Texas, tucked between India and China, is a home to various ethnic tribes, a melting pot of beautiful cultures. When it comes to taste-buds tingling cuisines, Burma has a lot to offer. It has been a passionate dream for Burma-born owners Kalvin and Poe to open a Burmese restaurant to be able to share their culinary culture. That dream came true in 2019 when Top Burmese opened as a virtual takeout only restaurant from a commissary kitchen in NW Portland. Due to its authenticity, made to order, home-style cooking, and Burmese hospitality, Top Burmese traditional and modern Burmese dishes became so popular effectively evangelizing the masses to become Burmese Food fans. Today Top Burmese serves its amazing dishes via various Burma themed restaurants. *** Top Burmese was named in Oregonian Best New Restaurants, Forbes, Willamette Week Top Eats, and various must eat lists including EATER Portland. ***
Top review
AdventureLovingJayhawk
Dined on May 6, 2024
The food and service were excellent. Absolutely delighted by their tea leaf salad!
A photo of Top Burmese Ambassador restaurant
4.6
4.6 (76)
$30 and under
Burmese
Hillsboro
About the restaurant
Burma (modernized name - Myanmar) is a Southeast Asian country about the size of Texas, tucked between India and China, is a home to various ethnic tribes, a melting pot of beautiful cultures. When it comes to taste-buds tingling cuisines, Burma has a lot to offer.

It has been a passionate dream for Burma-born owners Kalvin and Poe to open a Burmese restaurant to be able to share their culinary culture. That dream came true in 2019 when Top Burmese opened as a virtual takeout only restaurant from a commissary kitchen in NW Portland.

Due to its authenticity, made to order, home-style cooking, and Burmese hospitality, Top Burmese traditional and modern Burmese dishes became so popular effectively evangelizing the masses to become Burmese Food fans.

Today Top Burmese serves its amazing dishes via various Burma themed restaurants.

*** Top Burmese was named in Oregonian Best New Restaurants, Forbes, Willamette Week Top Eats, and various must eat lists including EATER Portland. ***


Top review
MarySvip
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
What a lovely evening ! Our server answered all our questions and guided us based on our likes. The food was perfection. Each ingredient stood alone and contributed to the whole. The chicken noodles was beautiful with all ingredients displayed. Mixed today her it was magical. The fresh vegetables were perfectly ripe and respected in their medley. The sweet paratha with its toasty flavor paired well with the coconut ice cream. Drinks were great! Decor is stunning! We loved it.
A photo of Brick Hall restaurant
4.9
4.9 (39)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Dayton
About the restaurant
Brick Hall serves righteous food and drink in a beautifully restored historic church, in the heart of Oregon wine country. Come linger over a seasonally-rotating Chef's Tasting Menu in a charming dining room filled with lofty windows, warm woods and soaring ceilings. Discover thoughtfully curated wines from local boutique wineries paired with hyper-seasonal fare highlighting farm-fresh produce, wild foraged goods, handmade pastas and locally sourced meats and seafood.
Top review
LonnieR
Dined 2 days ago
Two of the 5 courses were home runs: the lamb chops with peas and the cardamom meringue dessert. The other 3 could be great with a few tweaks. The service and ambience were excellent. Brick Hall is a great addition to Dayton.
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