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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Portland / Oregon

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Portland / Oregon? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1138)
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Beaverton
About the restaurant
Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium is the Worlds first Steampunk Tea Room!
The worlds only Steampunk Tea Room has arrived in Downtown Beaverton, Relaxing atmosphere, good music and wonderful tea.

We only serve one thing on our menu during the day time, and that is our Famous Afternoon Tea Experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Unique, food Delicious, and ambiance galore! We will be back!!
A photo of Meridian Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (340)
$31 to $50
American
Pacific City
About the restaurant
Located inside Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, Meridian Restaurant & Bar offers cuisine inspired by the natural rugged beauty of the North Oregon Coast. Meridian sources its creations from the sea, local farmers, and its own herb garden to create casually elegant dishes that capture the bounty and spirit of its surroundings. Enjoy dining in the restaurant with its exposed beams, Oregon hardwoods, sky-high windows and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean for a stylish but relaxed dining experience. Guests of Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa may order in and share an intimate meal on their private oceanfront balcony.
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Open daily for Brunch 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 and Dinner 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. For our Lodge and Cottage guests, in-room dining is available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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Make a reservation by completing the form or call 503.483.3000.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
I celebrated my birthday tonight and was treated to complimentary champagne. We enjoyed the complimentary foccacia bread and shared the crabcakes and northern Washington oysters. The black cod with wild rice and pickled chard was perfect. For dessert, we had the chamomile sour cream semifreddo with biscotti, strawberries, and blackberries. Everything was delicious! The service was excellent and our server even brought the chef to our table so I could meet him. I'll have to come back next year!
A photo of Brick Hall restaurant
4.8
4.8 (41)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Dayton
About the restaurant
Brick Hall serves righteous food and drink in a beautifully restored historic church, in the heart of Oregon wine country. Come linger over a seasonally-rotating Chef's Tasting Menu in a charming dining room filled with lofty windows, warm woods and soaring ceilings. Discover thoughtfully curated wines from local boutique wineries paired with hyper-seasonal fare highlighting farm-fresh produce, wild foraged goods, handmade pastas and locally sourced meats and seafood.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
The most gorgeous and delish dining experience. They made us feel so special. Cannot wait to go again.
A photo of Jubilee Tea House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (198)
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Ridgefield, Washington
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
The owner and her father both served us during our visit and we found them to be so incredibly friendly and adorable that we left wanting to tell everyone how good of an experience it was! Don't skip out on this place! It's such a cute and memorable time!
A photo of C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins restaurant
5.0
5 (566)
$31 to $50
French
Northeast Portland
About the restaurant
C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins is a casual fine dining French restaurant that specializes in thoughtful, modern French bistro cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients.

One of Southeast Portland's Central Eastside's best restaurants, C'est Si Bon! is a cozy, upscale eatery perfect for meeting friends to enjoy quiet conversation, a romantic dinner, or quick bite at the bar. Both indoor and outdoor dining options available.

John and his staff strive to provide a memorable dining experience that will take you back to Paris!
We hope to see you soon! Merci mille fois et a bientôt!


Kev's Best | Best French Cuisine in Portland | #1
2021

Honorable Mention | Portland’s Best Food Neighborhoods | Central Eastside
Eater, 2019
Top review
DavidD
Dined on May 19, 2024
We've been jere twice and both times have been incredible
A photo of Alchemy Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1314)
$50 and over
Contemporary European
Ashland
About the restaurant
We are currently offering seating in our bar area, patio, and dining room. The garden area is open on a limited basis and taken on a first come first serve for walk-ins.

Serving dinner and bistro fare, Alchemy Restaurant and Bar offers cuisine transformed. With our Executive Chef, Michael Bryant, we specialize in fresh local ingredients, craft cocktails and boutique wines. We were honored to be named one of the Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies by OpenTable in 2015.
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hungrywolf
Dined 1 day ago
I love this restaurant and think it is one of Ashland's best with great ambiance, outstanding food and service. On this visit the food was totally disappointing. I ordered a steak tartar appetizer. The beef was invisible in the overwhelming but virtually tasteless mayonnaise. No capers or onions or pepper but an underseasoned chimichurri style sauce on the side inappropriately called "bagna cauda". I will confess main course of curried mussels was delicious. My wife had a ribeye steak which lacked flavor/seasoning but the string fries were excellent... This may have been a off day in the kitchen but the friendly staff made up for the largely substandard food.
A photo of DEDIKo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (349)
$31 to $50
Georgian
Vancouver
About the restaurant
Vancouver Now Has Its Very-Own Georgian Restaurant!
Dediko, owned by a mother-son team, serves the country’s famous stuffed breads and dumplings out of a cheery Evergreen Boulevard cafe. Dediko’s menu is stacked with the classics of that region, with a number of different khachapuri, soup-filled dumplings called khinkali, walnut-heavy vegetable dishes called phkali, and various grilled meats called mtsvadi. Also coming from the grill, Dediko’s kababi consists of a kebab-like grilled ground chicken patty with Georgian spices, folded in a roll of lavash flatbread. Nico Bakh is partial to a homey dish called lobio, a bean stew served in an imported Georgian pot, complete with a side of fermented vegetables and a Georgian cornbread called mchadi.
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EmilySavage
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Service was pretty mid. The food was delicious. It's a small place so we moved to an outside table. Enjoyed it outside much more.
A photo of RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7116)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Northwest Portland
About the restaurant
For more than 8 decades we have been offering guests the best steaks in town, providing impeccable service with an unmatched wine list. With over 80 years of continuous family ownership, RingSide Steakhouse is a legend in the world of steakhouses. Start with RingSide's world famous onion rings...a recipe that is a closely held family secret. Choose a steak from a menu offering a variety of USDA Prime selections that are aged a minimum of four weeks and hand cut on the premises. Choose a wine from more than 900 labels. Wine Spectator has recognized RingSide Steakhouse yearly with its Best of Award of Excellence since 2001.
Top review
DianaN
Dined 2 days ago
As always excellent personal service and wonderful food.
A photo of DANCIN Vineyards restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1447)
$30 and under
Winery
Medford
About the restaurant
Just minutes from Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville, our winery and tasting room are set magnificently on the forested foothills of Southern Oregon overlooking the Rogue Valley with views of Table Rocks and Mt McLoughlin in the backdrop.

We offer several seating areas each just steps away from the vines as you enjoy our award-winning wine. We produce Burgundian-style Pinot noirs and Chardonnays along with Barbera, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel and Port-style wines.

You will experience a wide variety of culinary options prepared using the freshest seasonally available ingredients from our local farming and artisan community to complement your wine tasting experience.

The result is delicious! You’ll feel like you have been transported to Tuscany or Burgundy, or both!

-Please note that all reservations are for a two hour timeframe. We look forward to serving you soon!-
Top review
Gemmavip
Dined 1 day ago
We always have a wonderful experience dining at Dancin. Beautiful setting, excellent wine, food and hospitality. Highly recommended!
A photo of Don's Favorite Foods restaurant
4.9
4.9 (55)
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian
Beaverton
About the restaurant
Don’s Favorite Foods is a prix-fixe restaurant created by husband and wife team Chef Don Salamone and Kate Laurents in partnership with Sommelier Adam Galbraith.
We also offer cocktails courtesy of Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Benjamin "Banjo" Amberg.

Our Italian and French-influenced menu changes monthly and highlights dishes Don grew up with as well as those he mastered though his experiences working at Michelin-starred restaurants all over the country.

From Don: At Don’s, you may find gnocchi like my Ma used to make or Italian sausage modeled after my Godfather’s, Oreste “Ernie” Capone. You might also find scallops still in their shells, Oregon pork in the style of Braciole, and popovers I learned to make from my mother-in-law, Terry, because the Laurents family makes those every Christmas morning... beef tartare, sea urchin, caviar, etc too. These things are all my favorites.

We hope you’ll find some of your new (or old) favorites here too.
Top review
PdxLinEats
Dined 6 days ago
Wow! new(ish) gem in Beaverton. We were pleasantly surprised at Don's great ambiance, staff and of course - the killer menu and food quality. Given the menu changes monthly, count us in to come back each month!
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