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“Excellent, creative cocktails”

Davis Street Tavern
Ranked #569 of 4,292 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Cross street: NW 5th Avenue
Transit: On the Yellow and Green Max lines. 4 Blocks from the Red and Blue Max lines
Description: Enjoy fine dining in a modern tavern atmosphere. Inspired Northwest cuisine is served in a historic Portland landmark. High ceilings showcase the massive Doug Fir beams, walnut floors and original brickwork. A full bar and over 100 selections of wine focusing on Northwest producers, showcases the bounty the Northwest has to offer. Three distinct dining areas offers guests a quiet dining experience in the main dining room or livelier setting in the tavern. Located in the heart of Old Town, Davis Street Tavern is an essential Portland experience.
Bremerton, WA
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent, creative cocktails”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

After a walk through a somewhat sketchy neighborhood, we were rewarded with excellent food and drink. The cocktails were expertly crafted and delicious. Our bartender suggested a very good port and ice cream pairing, the perfect cap on a good night.
We'll be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank DebMacD
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English first
Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We finally made it to the Davis Street Tavern for dinner and were pleased. Really good fish dishes and the Mac and cheese was decadent. Service was attentive. Dessert selections were also good.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Jennifer C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Fun Great People”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. The space has a great ambiance. I had a great time hanging out with friends. woohoo!

Visited October 2012
Thank Tracy613
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United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent, local food & great environment”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Worth the walk from your hotel Or travel from your local home, this restaurant is amazing. Great food and excellent atmosphere and waitstaff.

We had the cauliflower tempura, local salad, steak, and Mac and cheese.

Hint: share...big portions

Recommendation for restaurant: don't charge for bread...you are much better than that!

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Thank Traveler4325
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dining disaster!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Problem1: long wait for the bottle of wine we ordered-couldn't find it so offered an alternative (cheap wine from Costco).
Problem 2: longer wait for entree. Too long of a wait.
Problem 3: 2 bites into the seared scallops chomped down on a huge piece of broken plate that was in the food. Didn't want to wait even longer...server offered a bowl of lobster bisque.
Problem 4: bus person starts clearing the table and attempts to take an unfinished glass of wine...apologizes and offers to comp another glass
Problem 5: wait for the check, it arrives and includes the comped wine and bisque
Problem 6: asked the waitperson about the check including the wine and bisque....she has to talk to manager. We waited and waited...finally revised check arrives with glass of wine deducted. Really? "You serve a diner a dish with pieces of broken dish in it and bring a bowl if soup to replace it and don't comp the soup?" Question to the waitperson and she has to go talk to the manager again.
Problem 7: even longer wait while manager contemplates how to treat a customer who bit down on broken porcelain. Manager BTW never comes to the table to greet diners and/it offer any sort of "I'm sorry."
Problem 8: tired of the wait...ask for the manager to come to the table. Manager arrives...no apology..."what do you want?" We're angry by then...tell him we want him to take care of the whole check. Ask him why he never came to the table to apologize, etc..said he was in the kitchen talking to the cooks about what happened...didn't think he needed to talk to the diners. Said there's nothing more he could do for us. Argue that our experience was a disaster and he had an opportunity to make it right or face poor reviews online...basically told us he didn't care about the bad reviews...

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Thank pdxdavidb
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