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Willamette Valley Grill

3301 Market St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
+1 503-370-7997
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Ranked #55 of 420 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 32nd Pine NE
Transit: #17 Salem-Keizer Transit
Description: We commit ourselves to creating the best tasting food, using the freshest ingredients. Our Restaurant & Bar elevates dining for locals and wine tourists alike. Situated in Northeast Salem, just 2.3 Miles from the Capitol, our Northwest Inspired Cuisine is a great addition to the local Oregon culinary scene. Located within the Red Lion Hotel located at 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301.
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was expecting more variety or higher end selection. Nothing extraordinary and not enough wait staff who were pleasant and working very hard to keep everyone happy.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had dinner there on Labor Day evening after visiting the Oregon State Fair, and decided to try their local lamb entree, served over a port wine reduction in which were succulent sauteed veggies: grape tomatoes, bits of zucchini and small cocktail onions. I could have done without the onions (too sour after the sweetness of the tomatoes and blandness... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The first night food was great second night overly salty. The mamosa was not the best definitely not worth the 6$ maybe 2$.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Told the bar tender I would be back after sending some emails. Came back 22 minutes before Closing and the doors were locked! What type of hotel restaurant closes before it's time? And I just heard that they extended the hours, well this guy obviously didn't get the memo! 8/12/14 is tonight that I'm speaking of incase you the owner... More

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Scott D, Director of Food & Beverage at Willamette Valley Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to our attention. We want every guest to have the most positive experience possible while staying with us. We have addressed our hours of operation to ensure that all of our team members have the correct information. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Decent service and excellent food but a little bit expensive for what you get. Not a lot of people, and the ones that are there make the environment awkward. Would recommend the chicken and waffles, as well as the crab stuffed salmon (weekly fresh sheet options sounded good as well). Overall, go for the food, but don't expect the most... More

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Salem, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took our son and daughter-in-law out for their anniversary dinner, made reservations, the room was almost empty and we got seated right in the middle of the room near the entry. The barren décor was not impressive. There must be a bar located right next to the dining floor separated by a curtain, as we had to listen to... More

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Salem, Oregon
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We arrived in the lobby area of the restaurant and waited fifteen plus minutes before being recognized and seated. Mind you, there were only four other tables occupied at the time. We then waited twenty minutes before they came to take our order. We ordered our meal and appetizer and the appetizer came within ten minutes. We ordered the Crab/Artichoke... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The new "cook" must be from a diner. The demi glaze was soup. Had a steak when the "chef" was cooking and was amazing.

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North Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On our drive down to Palm Desert we stopped at the Red Lion Hotel in Salem. Since we were tired we decided to stay at the hotel to dine in their restaurant. We then decide the adjacent pub might be good. Our service was excellent. Our server, James Oliver, was awesome. The clam chowder, Fish tacos, ribs and my Buffalo... More

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Seattle, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Lovely seasonal and local menu, with a great wine list that includes a smart selection of Willamette Valley wines, as well as other domestics and a few foreign options. The bistro burger is probably the best burger in Salem. And the bar has the best bartender EVER! James Oliver knows everything, including you, your unspoken needs, your drink preferences, what... More

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