I gave it a week - maybe not enough time but the owner is multi unit owner pro so i thought it was enough. I really like his Corner Room so i was looking forward to this.
They say you are always supposed to give something good with something less good. The good is the second floor deck is maybe the best in town. I will go again for drinks next summer.
Ahh...the food. Thats the bad, it feels like Boone's was custom designed to make money by turning tables in conjunction with rapidly served mediocre food. Of our 6 plates all felt a bit lacking, and quickly put together for 'menu impact' but not dining pleasure or satisfaction.
We sat at the chefs table, the owner was head of the line that night. " I asked him how its was going. He smiled " over five hundred plates last night". I sort of hoped he might talk about the food.
Later i saw the same owner had a bit of a devastating review in the local paper about how he treated staff - as we all know restaurants are full of drama in the back of the house - , so I hope Boone's takes the winter to figure out what it would take to authentically add to the amazing amazing restaurant scene in Portland and not help lower the bar.