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“Excellent food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tables of Content

Tables of Content
Ranked #35 of 108 Restaurants in Newport
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Corvallis, Oregon
Level Contributor
36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

See my review of the Sylvia Beach Hotel (A Wonderful Literary Get-away on the Ocean with Great Food) for details. The Tables of Content is located inside the hotel and serves breakfast and dinner to both hotel guests and non-guests.

Excellent food, ocean view, good service, good company!

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cairo, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A unique dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Served family style at tables of six or eight, you'll enjoy a delicious and relaxing meal (allow at least two hours) while getting to know your table mates with a game of "Two Truths and a Lie." Don't be shy, it's fun!

Visited April 2011
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Newport, OR
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Family style with a special flair in historic hotel at ocean's edge. Memorable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Tables of Content is an odd name for a restaurant but appropriate considering it is part of the uniquely themed historic hotel named Sylvia Beach overlooking the Pacific. The hotel's vintage rooms convey different authors from Hemmingway to Wolfe. The restaurant serves tasty family style food which is passed but for the selected entree which is selected some hours or the day before with reservations. Expect interaction with your tablemates, including 'about me' games. Don't limit your expectation to Mom's cooking, though. We joined a local symphony's fundraiser last week to enjoy salmon mousse, fresh asparagas, medley of rices, a nice green salad, and warm fresh bread. All these items were passed in ample quantity. Our selection of rack of lamb was nice and appropriately cooked. Other diners chose scampi and scallops or vegetable lasagna. Dessert was a beautiful, rich chocolate affair. Cost is within reason. It will be a meal you'll remember--whether you are a literary type or not.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, fun dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

enjoy all courses of great prepared food, you select the entree in advance and receive a complete meal from starter to dessert course all included and find the table group to be interesting as well, have eaten here many times and find it to be good food at reasonable price and a fun night out. ocean views as well.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Newport, Oregon
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185 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Really wonderful food, excellent service, BUT those darn games!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

I had always meant to eat at Tables of Content so was happy when a work related meal took me there. If you are reading this, you probably know about the set-up: you have to have reservations, you have to choose your menu ahead of time, and you eat family style at large tables, where you are expected to play "truth or lies" games with your table mates. Well. The food was exceptional. I just kept eating and going "wow" so I can't even tell you what to order! I had the beef steak, and tasted the salmon ... the pastry wrapped cheese was amazing, the salad and veggies were all totally fresh. I was worried about our waitress because the room was full and she was the only server, but she was as amazing as the meal. The wine list is decent as well. The meal was really a very good experience, but I don't want to play games and may not want to talk to strangers ... my only other remark is that the diningroom is ocean front, yet the decor with heavy curtains actually nearly blocks the ocean view. That is a shame, as the view was as wonderful as the meal itself and too lovely to hide.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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