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Mother's Bistro & Bar

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here numerous times and always happy with the service and variety of food. There is a variety morning cocktails that are good also.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021

The people who own and run Mother's are worth supporting. They're kind and make great food! We had breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed March 24, 2020

An attractive place to stop for some mid-day refreshment. Great staff. Well-rounded menu. Delicious salads, sandwiches and desserts.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2020

Oh my, what a lovely meal we had. We made a reservation for 7:15 one week night and were promptly seated. Our server was a delight (blonde white lady originally from the southeast) and helped us with our selections. For a starter, we shared the...calamari- the best I’ve had in a long time. The bread and biscuits melted in our mouths. Hubby had the pot roast - “like buttah.” I shared the salmon with our daughter. It, too, was good, a little well done but still very good. For dessert we all shared the sorbet trio which included a fabulous pear flavor. Service was very attentive, and the decor is quite charming. My family and I agree this was one of our favorite meals in Portland.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

This place has so many options you could eat for a year. Plentiful in gluten free and vegan choices, my wife and I found this the perfect place to eat in Portland. Oh and Voodoo donuts are across the street. Bonus.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Great brunch and dinner food, service, and well worth the long wait. I would recommend making reservations!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 7, 2020

Mother's isn't your average restaurant attached to a hotel ... it is phenomenal. I loved everything about it. I went here twice during my stay. The first time was after the dinner hour (Thursday March 5th) with a very large group (25+) and the staff...graciously accommodated us in their overflow section. This was not a small feat but they made it work AND they provided excellent service to our group. I can't thank them enough for being so kind!!! My second visit (Friday March 6th) didn't disappoint either. I didn't order food my first visit (which now l regret). l had the chicken fried chicken which is complete comfort food. YUM! The restaurant was filled with families and you could tell that this was a local favorite. They also had the cleanest floors of any washrooms l have ever been in, complete with a step stool for children to reach the sink. It was adorable. Don't let the stool make you think this is a regular family restaurant decor ... the vibe is very fresh, inviting and adult (but obviously kid friendly!). There is also a cozy bar area apart from the dining spaces which provide many seating options. I would highly recommend you visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

I love this new location that seems to hold twice as many tables! This is the perfect building/hotel to complement Mother’s Bistro. We have had excellent service the three times we have eaten here in the past few months. The Chicken Fried Chicken is absolutely...amazing! The Mac and Cheese options are always delicious!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

This was my first visit to the new location. My friend arrived a little before me and she was offered coffee while she waited. Our brunch was excellent: I had the "special" Belgium waffles with strawberries, whipped cream, and syrup. My friend enjoyed the tofu...scramble. Brian seated us and I was very grateful for his assistance in helping me to my seat since I am disabled. Our waiter was attentive and helpful in describing the various meals. I highly recommend brunch at Mother's Bistro.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

Love their breakfast and dinner, but the weekend brunch wait is absurdly long. They do take reservations for most meals (except weekend brunch) which is a nice change from so many places in Portland... Especially in such a foodie city where waits can be long...for many restaurants. My most recent meal at Mother's was for dinner, New Year's Eve... Got free dinner rolls/ focaccia to start, which was nice; then had calamari for an appetizer, which was solid. For dinner I had the fried chicken dinner... Once again, a solid meal, but in a town that has so many fried chicken offerings, it was ok compared to memorable. My partner had ribeye steak, which was a good size and he enjoyed, but not over-the-top memorable... But it was served with some sauteed greens (creamed spinach, perhaps) which were memorable if you like that sort of thing (I do, thus the reason I mention it). Didn't have dessert, but they did sent us off with a few free mini-cookies. The service was good, attentive... And the physical space of the restaurant is pretty and clean.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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August 15, 2018|
Response from grahamsP5525RW | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
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at least 30 minutes
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We did not have a reservation on a Wednesday when we arrived at 11 am. We did not need to wait, but we noticed the people that arrived after about 11:15 needed to wait, so I would suggest reservations.
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Yes, Mother's Bistro & Bar offers takeout services.

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Mother's Bistro & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5