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Rising Star Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Ft. george pumpkin ale 3.75
Folie a Deux merlot 9.00
Accompanied by fresh local salad
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
Is potato crusted & pan sauteed til golden, then served w/ cucumber/arugula salad, winter harvest vegetables & citrus sour cream
Pumpkin Risotto
For a stormy night oregon sweet meat pumpkin & butternut squash is slow roasted & de glazed w/ B.C. Maple syrup then paired w/ creamy risotto infused w/ pumpkin stock, served w/ king fisher farms greens & romanesco
Halibut& Shrimp Francaise
Egg batter dipped & pan sauteed halibut is accompanied by shrimp, capers, king fisher farm organic greens, winter harvest vegetables & creamy mashed potatoes, then finished w/ citrus beurre blanc
Black Angus Tenderloin of Beef
Steak (prepared whole for medium rare or in 2 - 4oz medallions for medium to medium well), served w/ red wine mushroom demi-glace, mashed potatoes & sauteed fresh vegetables
North Coast Cioppino
San francisco style seafood stew w/an ocean of fish (salmon, shrimp, yellow tail & halibut ) in tomato/tuna broth, has roasted vegetables, served w/ potatoes, sweet red pepper aioli & crostini
Pasta Bolognaise
Served w/ a sauce of seasoned meats simmered w/ finely chopped veggies, house red sauce, fresh herbs, cracked black pepper, & butter & pasta!
Chicken & Shrimp Fra Diavolo
This wonderfully wicked pasta dish w/ braised chicken & shrimp, & mushrooms; finished w/ our own pomarola sauce. (Prepared to your request of mild, medium or hot)
Vegetable Agliolio
Artichokes, tomatoes, mushrooms & special local vegetables sautéed & served w/a sauce of garlic, e v o & parmesan cheese on pasta rice noodles (request mild, med. Or hot)
Red Curry
savory sauce of Thai red curry w/ coconut milk, sesame oil, garlic, fresh herbs & asian veggies.
Coconut Lime
Made w/ chef’s smooth coconut-lime broth, special seasonings & braised asian vegetables
Soy Ginger Sauce
Served w/a steaming soy-ginger broth of roasted garlic, ginger, soy, & rice vine vinegar
fuji apple & Marion berry crisp
oregon organic fuji apples & Marion berries form the core of this oatmeal crisp, served warm w/ cascade vanilla ice cream & ginger whipped cream
Chocolate Decadence
lovely wedge of dark chocolate served w/ Marion berry sauce & whipped cream
Key Lime Tarts
The​ warm caribbean breezes meet a crispy graham cracker crust in tangy confection, served w/ whipped cream & dried blueberries
Rising Star Bar
Trio of chocolate chips in a buttery bar served warm w/ vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce
Christy's Cosmic Cookies
oats, nuts, dried fruit & chocolate chips form the base of the hearty cookie w/ a jam dot center – when served here they are paired w/ cascade vanilla ice cream & Marion berry sauce
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Unexpected, delightful gem of a small restaurant, we were driving on the coast and by chance happened to stop in the little town of Wheeler, OR. It's a small town and easy enough to drive past as there's only a block or two of small...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank scottmX5534JL
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

While searching for a restaurant that serves something besides deep-fried seafood, we found this little beauty on the internet. I spent a large part of my childhood living in the North Beach area of San Francisco and love good cioppino, a dish that is hard...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank bend395
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We were spending the night in Wheeler on the Bay Lodge, and needed a place to eat dinner. The owner of the Lodge recommended this place and it didn’t disappoint! Being Thursday they had $12.5 pasta plates. We got the penne with bolognese sauce which...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank Koen235
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

A great little out of the way gourmet restaurant. We both had fish entries. Fish was cooked to perfection each dish with a delectible sauce. Meal was better than most meals I have had at highly regarded Portland restaurants. Portions are ample and unfortunately had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank JEANNE L
Reviewed June 11, 2018

I made my reservation months in advance for my birthday. We got there early and were hustled across the street into a moldy musty unused room with the ceiling falling down! My heart sank. We did our best to enjoy our evening which was to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
3  Thank cburgesscrn
RonaldMinsch, Owner at Rising Star Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

We do apologize for assuming you would be happy across the street, as many party's previously have. My issue with your unhappiness is, why wait to complain days after the fact ? If it is a problem now, why was it apparently not an issue...More

Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return. Wish they accepted credit cards particularly paying for a party of four check.

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank slsmith0745
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

$50 per person, plus tip, so not a bargain but this 6 table restaurant was a treat. We all arrived at about the same time and I was very impressed how easily the server got each table taken care of. Everything was very fresh. One...More

Date of visit: March 2018
4  Thank GoodEaterstoo
Reviewed February 18, 2018

My wife and I stopped by on a Sunday morning for brunch and I was very impressed with my meal. I chose the King Salmon Benedict and it was 5 star.

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Nathan F
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Not sure what the draw is for this very tiny restaurant. It came highly recommended but we found it very cramped and such close quarters that our neighbors were continually engaging in our conversations. There was no PRIVATE conversations among the 7 tables as everyone...More

Date of visit: January 2018
3  Thank 446billp
RonaldMinsch, Owner at Rising Star Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Sir/Madam, I find your attack on our restaurant to be offensive, and questionable. Why did you not bring up issues at that time ? It seems cowardice to withhold your complaints, and vent them publicly. I can only deduce that your meals were fine at...More

Reviewed December 23, 2017

Delectable. Scrumptious. Festive. Our hosts had sought out the nicest venue along the north Oregon Coast for a special family & friends holiday gathering of 8. The Rising Star met/surpassed everyone’s hopes. Luscious masterfully prepared food - no bad choices on the menu! Generous portions,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank Footprints810994
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