About 800 Wilfs Restaurant & Bar
Located in the 1898 renovated Union Station, just minutes from The Pearl and downtown Portland. Cozy red wing back chairs provide guests with an intimate escape from the world, 'Mad Men' atmosphere best describes the lounge and it's modern menu of classic cocktails, while listening to the best jazz, performed up-close and personal. Chef Deb Serkoian and expert staff prepare local and regional dishes with a modern twist. Tableside preparation of our award winning Caesar salad, Steak Diane or fresh local seafood and our 'incredible' burger or Reuben sets us apart for lunch. Catering and event planning for 2 to 2000, includes simple sack lunch, private corporate dining, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers to wedding receptions and more.
American, Steak, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - Closing
Casual Bar Menu 3:00PM - closing
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz notes from the piano drift through the dining room as the gracious waitstaff care for our guests. Wilfs has the proud reputation as one the best spots to hear Portland's jazz artists perform, and if you are lucky, national artists may "sit-in" or be relaxing to the music, just like you! Entertainment is Wednesday through Saturday. Check our website for our current entertainment calendar. www.wilfsrestaurant.com
Parties for 2 to 2,000! Gatherings mark some of life's most important and intimate moments. Wilfs starts with the basics. We ask our clients to provide several key words to describe the atmosphere they want to create and then Wilfs works toward expressing their vision.
Wilfs uses only the freshest ingredients from our Northwest area, organic and hormone-free whenever possible, and can provide vegan and vegetarian options as well. Wilfs is proud to be a "sustainable" company of the Northwest.
Wilfs has a limited number of RESERVED stalls in the lot across the street from Union Station, marked "Wilfs Reserved." All other stalls are 'pay to park'. Additional street parking available, free after 7pm.
Wilfs is located on the Max light rail line, our stop is designated "Union Station" on NW 5th & 6th Avenues. For Rose Quarter events: dine with us before the event, pick up the light rail on NW 6th, you're just 3 minutes from the Rose Quarter, the first stop. Quick and easy.(Yellow & Green line)
Private Party Facilities:
Wilfs is the perfect venue for all your dining events from 5-150. Our expert staff can create the most exquiste event from start to finish; a simple lunch, cocktail reception to a sit-down dinner. Classic American cuisine, with a Northwest twist, 'Mad Men' cocktails, jazz entertainment...at Wilfs.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The entire restaurant or Union Station Lobby...it's yours for the asking! Weddings, rehearsal dinners, retirement or holiday party, let us create your dream. Food, libations, music, flowers, photo booth, whatever you may want.
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800 Wilfs Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
The ambiance is beautiful, the food is g ...
The ambiance is beautiful, the food is great and John is simply an undeniably the best ever! You will never find a better maitre d or human for that matter then John. He is Simply Amazing and is definitely the reason why we go back more than once a year. Don't get me wrong, it is our favorite restaurant but seeing John is like spending time with an old friend.
As mentioned above; good food, excelle ...
As mentioned above; good food, excellent service, great ambiance. Too expensive. Not good value. My original receipt had my total at 198.00. I had fresh catch (halibut) 41.00 + 71.00. When asked the waiter responded "oh I saw that and I meant to take it off but, forgot ."
Total cost 119.00 for a bottle of sparkling water, seafood pasta, halibut, ceasar salad, and 2 glasses of wine.
We were a small group to celebrate my bi ...
We were a small group to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere was very cozy, waitstaff very hospitable, attentive, and informative. When my daughter mentioned her gluten sensitivity, our waiter recommended to change her dining choice to avoid a sauce that had gluten in it, and there were no problems whatsoever to accommodate the change even after the order was placed. The music from the launch was lovely and the singer excellent. We could tell she has a great voice, but she lowered her volume, to not overwhelm the people dining there. All our food was locally grown, fresh and delicious. The House salad and Diana Steak were fantastic, mushed potatoes smooth and silky, and veggies cooked perfectly. We didn't order dessert, but I got a little birthday treat, and the chocolates were superb. I'm glad I chose Wilfs for my celebration, and I'll definitely be back.
Wilfs never disappoints! It is located ...
Wilfs never disappoints! It is located in Union Station in downtown Portland. Have had dinner there on 2 occasions. Both meals were great. Our server, John, was also amazing. He provided impeccable service and also entertained us with interesting history about Mr. Wilf and the restaurant. The food, drinks and service were fantastic. And last visit, on a Thursday, there was live jazz! You just can't find a better place in Portland for great food and music!
My girlfriend and I went there for our 5 ...
My girlfriend and I went there for our 5th year anniversary and I proposed. Everything was perfect, Adele was amazing, she worked with me to have flowers on the table and gave extra special service, the night was perfect! Any my girl said yes!! Wilfs will forever be our special place. Oh and besides amazing food and wine, the music was off the hook!!
Plan to spend a good bit of money if you ...
Plan to spend a good bit of money if you're going to enjoy several food and drink courses - +/- $100 per person. But you won't be grumbling about the food quality or experience. A mature adult atmosphere. Not for kids at all. Music menu varies and is pleasant.
There was no one at the reception. Once ...
There was no one at the reception. Once someone noticed us standing at the entrance, we were asked if we were just looking or here for lunch .
First thing we noticed as we were seated a musty smell of old furniture and rug.
It appeared that Wilf's has not been updated for many many years.
Food was average and service matched the food.
Although this was a very good dinner and ...
Although this was a very good dinner and the live music was great, I am not sure that it was worth the price. The food was very good, not great; same with service. The food preparation was hit and miss. Short ribs were way too salty. Shrimp was just okay, not great. Steak was undercooked. Some items were very good though.
The atmosphere was good as was the wine ...
The atmosphere was good as was the wine !!! I didn't appreciate the $10 cover or the min charge when the band was playing !!! These charges are redundant !!! If you can't afford to pay the band a good salary then don't have one !!! The music was good but not worth $60 !!! Get rid of the band charge and min !!! Your prices are high enough without them !!! It would have been a better experience if I didn't have to pay an extra $20 for the band !!!
I love the lush dining experience with t ...
I love the lush dining experience with the service, décor and food - we can't wait to go back, this is a dining experience at its finest, providing classic fine dining service and traditions. and OMG that savory bread pudding! makes the heart sing!
WILF's has become our "go-to" place for ...
WILF's has become our "go-to" place for celebrations (her's and my birthdays; New Year's Eve; "Just Because" nights.
John and Adelle have always been welcoming, making this patron feel more like family, attending to every aspect of the fine dining, "fresh-to-table" experience.
Adding to the evenings has always been the great live jazz performers we enjoy, and I hesitate to even write this review, since WILF's is my guilty pleasure, and I while I want to see this Portland institution continue to flourish, I don't want to be blocked from being able to find a table when we want to go there!
Wilf's is the last bastion of old school ...
Wilf's is the last bastion of old school formal dining in Portland. When Henry Ford's closed down years ago, Wilf's was nearly the last place standing with a jazz lounge and velvet seats and tableside preparations of your salad, steak, and dessert. It's not quite steakhouse - not the place where you go in and point to your cow and order a bunch of separate sides, but a high class eatery that constantly delivers. Sure, I could've had a better cut of steak than the meat that was the basis for my Steak Diane, but I couldn't have gotten a better story or a much better dish overall. And the Truffle Bread Pudding, that's just a delicious mouthful every time. Everything is just well done, and I will continue to make it a spot for special occasions as long as it sticks around. Love
Waiter did a great job explaining how an ...
Waiter did a great job explaining how and where the meals were from and found. Also very attentive to us but not overly attentive to where it was annoying asked about food taste and quality. Very respectful and quality place to eat will be coming back very soon to try other items on menu
We had an enjoyable dinner at Wilf's and ...
We had an enjoyable dinner at Wilf's and the entertainment was superb. The only thing we were disappointed in was the Cherries Jubilee. The menu says it is done flambe but it is not done at your table......only in the back where you can't see it then when it is delivered the ice cream is melted. Everything else was fine.
We went to celebrate our anniversary and ...
We went to celebrate our anniversary and we had an outstanding time. The food was great and the service was attentive and outstanding! We had the Steak Diane for our entree and the Cherries Jubilee for dessert and they were both prepared flambe at the table by the maître d'. He even explained the origins of each dish as he was preparing it. You won't find that at most (any?) other restaurants in town.
Everytime we eat at Wilf's we love our f ...
Everytime we eat at Wilf's we love our food and the service is exceptional. The food is local and organic whenever possible. The range of choices on the menu will make anyone happy. Whenever we leave I can't wait to return to try something new!
It's a quiet atmosphere with some people there on dates, others grabbing a bite before leaving on the train, or just stopping in with friends.
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