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“Went for the convenience, stayed for the service, returned for the food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Veritable Quandary

Veritable Quandary
1220 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3201 (Downtown)
503-227-7342
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Ranked #3 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
Lexington, Ma
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Went for the convenience, stayed for the service, returned for the food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were in town for a conference at a nearby hotel and wanted a great meal close by. The restaurant was packed, but our host jumped through hoops to get us seated quickly. When the server was too busy to get to us, the host took our drink and appy orders to get us started. If you go, don't skip over the figs wrapped in bacon- SO delicious! Everyone enjoyed their main courses but the fried chicken with peaches was exceptionally good. Order your chocolate soufflés with your meal. It's worth the calories! We enjoyed everything so much, most of our group went for at least two meals, some went 4 times in three days!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Yup, those dates are too good to pass up! So happy to hear that you enjoyed every bite, and we hope you'll join us next time you're in Portland. You have to try our brunch! :)

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“They do it ALL right!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

From the setting with indoor and outdoor dining near the river, to the wonderful care of the customers and fantastic local food, VQ is a must do restaurant stop when in Portland. The food is amazing, the restaurant beautiful and the service perfect. A truly high quality restaurant. We thought it far, far superior to the more highly rated Andina. Take a look at the VQ menu to see for yourself what an inventive chef they have, then go there, taste and enjoy a great evening out!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Always happy to have you back! Thanks for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again this fall!

Cheers,
Erin, GM
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Terrific atmosphere and outstanding food. The chef was able to easily accommodate our dietary restrictions. You need to book ahead but a must do while in portland.

Visited August 2014
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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Sounds like you had a fabulous time with us. Thanks for making us a part of your trip. So, what did you order?

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Erin, GM
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“Great Ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of my favorite restaurants in Portland. Great food, right by the river, parking is a little bit of an issue, but well worth a trip

Visited June 2014
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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
We're proud to be one of your favorite spots in Portland, Lynn! Thanks for taking the time to review us. Have you had a chance to try our Peach & Blueberry Crisp yet?

See you soon,
Erin, GM
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“Lovely outdoor dining on upper patio -”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The perfect antidote to a sweltering Portland day, dining outside, having cocktails and dinner. This was a Sunday evening and the restaurant was packed inside and out. All in all, VQ was a great choice that well-complimented our other dining choices in Portland.

Visited August 2014
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Erin H, Manager at Veritable Quandary, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
It has been pretty warm out lately! Glad we were able to help you cool off, and that you loved your dinner, Jan. What did you order?

Cheers,
Erin, GM
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