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Willamette Valley Grill

3301 Market St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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Ranked #30 of 416 restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar, Bistro
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Restaurant details
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 American Bistro and 3301 Ultra Lounge elevates dining for locals and wine tourists alike. Situated in Northeast Salem, just 2.3 miles from the Capitol, our fabulous american bistro with 78 seats 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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English first
Salem, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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Dallas, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The view isn't much, but the food is really first rate. We've been twice. First time the prime rib was outstanding. Second time they didn't have prime rib so I bought the fillet mignon instead, and wow. The mashed potatoes they served with it were the best I've ever had. We're looking forward to going again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went for a family/Friends dinner. The service was slow and rather rude. The food well how can I say this politely...wasn't all it claimed to be. The fish was dry. The prime rib was nothing but fat. Clam chowder which we were told was "Award Winning" was cold, broken and well I've had better out of a can from... More

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Pendleton, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend took me here for a steak tonight. We waited for about 5 minutes to be seated. Things started out ok. We were brought some water. A few minutes later the waiter took our order. By then my water was empty. I watch the water picture to around the room, but never made to our table. After 10 min... More

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Mill City, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We got rating, 14th out of 416 for American food. Everything on menu looked great, Butternut soup was very tasty. Apricot burger was yummy. Coffee was uplifting, Carol the waitress was very nice. Plan on bring friends back.

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Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Amazing food! Exceptional taste and presentation. Every time we've been there! The restaurant never seems to be overly busy - I think it's Salem's best kept secret. Chef Yuri and server Casey are both very attentive to any dietary needs and very knowledgeable and personable. The menu is very innovative and there is always an interesting special. Top notch cuisine... More

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