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Review of Noble Rot

Noble Rot
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Ranked #137 of 4,491 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 11th Ave.
Transit: Burnside bus 20 Glisan bus 19
Description: Noble Rot opened in May 2002. It has gained local and national attention including the NY Times, the Wine Spectator & Gourmet. The Willamette Week named Noble Rot "Restaurant of the Year" in 2003 & Sunset Magazine named it “2009 Wine Bar of the Year”. The best way to plunge into the Rot is through the wine flights that are offered each day. They also display a large bottle selection and all the wines are available to go. Noble Rot’s highly regarded, locally sourced, seasonal food menu is made up of small plates with intense flavors. Noble Rot is perched atop the fourth floor in an award winning, environmentally sound, Leed-platinum certified building (the greenest!) which includes a fantastic west facing city view. With its outdoor patio seating, it is one of the best places in the city to watch the sunset.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This rooftop wine bar not only has a wonderful view of the city across the Burnside Bridge (with the iconic "Portland" sign), but has terrific (and affordable) wines by the glass, flight, or bottle. I didn't have food there, but it looked very good. It was a popular spot. A great place to take in the sunset before hitting other spots along Burnside.

Thank DCVegan
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great wine bar atmosphere from the very beginning, with you 4th story seating with lots of windows. Of course it's more than a wine bar, with trendy dinner offerings and a full service bar. But the emphasis is on maximizing a fun wine experience. Most of the seating is for groups of 4-8 and it naturally lends itself to the celebration a gathering whether for business or friends. Many tables back up to their large wine selection allowing you to pull down bottles to read or even being asked by the waiter to grab a particular bottle for another table. Makes for great conversation.

There are several small plates and appetizers you could order to share that pair very well with wine. Our group of six had the cheese plate (which was good but not large) and a large portion of mixed charchutery which was excellent.

We each enjoyed a small flight of 3 wines before dinner and each comprised at least one reserve wine with 6 or 7 yrs of age. We ended up with bottles of two of these reserve wines for dinner ($30 & $50). The wines from the bottles were served with style and in large quality glasses.

Dinner ranged from hanger steak with corn on the cob, to fresh pasta and veggies, to Lamb with falafel dill cucumbers. All were prepared and presented with attention to detail without being showy or over decorated.

Overall a great experience and will return.
Negatives would be a little pricey and the menu a little to tight. On the wine front, I only wish they featured more flights.

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Thank BlueC0llar
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Some local beers, wines and food (food very local - from the roof garden!) on a rooftop deck overlooking Portland. Hard to beat.
Funky design of bar and excellent friendly service. Will definitely be back.
They even have bike racks in their foyer - so Portland.

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Thank Lighty1966
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Maybe we caught the server on a bad day, but it is tough to be made to wait 50 minutes for your starters to find out the server forgot to order them, in which case what took the main course so long? The series of service flaws (missing items, misheard orders) ruined what could have been a superlative experience had the food been less dry (overtime under the heat lamp perhaps?). I was expecting a treat, I got an expensive mistake.

Thank Adel A
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This farm to table gives new meaning to the concept. My salad, a creative and tasty delight, was grown on the rooftop of the building which has a LEED certification.
The veggies may have been as well. The flatiron steak was tender and tasty. The salmon was nicely done and served with an unusual but excellent squash and shrimp combo side.

We were intrigued by the rooftop grown veggies and herbs and asked if we could see it. Not only did we see it, but were expertly guided by the owner! What a treat; the views and vibes were great too. One of the best dining experiences ever!

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Thank Gary K
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