About Bethany's Table
Bethany's Table is a casual European style bistro offering meals made from fresh, local ingredients and served in a relaxed setting imbued with genuine hospitality.
Grass-fed beef, humanely raised (and tasty) chicken, fresh seafood, pasta, risotto, polenta complimented by unique ingredients such as foraged wild mushrooms, truffles and sea beans (wild asparagus). The menu is complemented by a thorough wine selection and a full bar.
Dinner is served nightly from 5 PM - close, and lunch Monday through Friday from 11 AM - 3 PM.
The Table is a popular neighborhood spot blessed with a loyal cadre of regular customers. This results in a large portion of diners walking in. For this reason a number of tables are held out to accommodate walk-ins.
Northwest, European, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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Catering is provided for our customers. A menu is specially tailored for your group and can be picked up or delivered, with or without service personnel.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A recently constructed private dining area is the perfect venue for your next celebration, lunch meeting, team dinner, or other special event. Our private dining room seats 35-40 guests at two tables and 22-24 guests at a single table. The entire restaurant can host parties of up to 120 people.
Bethany's Table Ratings and Reviews
This is our place if we want a consisten ...
This is our place if we want a consistently good dinner out and a nice glass of wine to go with it. We usually make it a weeknight date night spot. We often love their salad special as a starter and then often are negotiating with each other on who is getting one of the specials and who is getting one of our favorite menu mainstays. We also love the vegetable side on the main is not an afterthought, well cooked and well presented.
The food was quite good but our waiter, ...
The food was quite good but our waiter, Adam, made the evening delightful! His recommendations were all amazing. Their signature dessert, Budino, was beyond wonderful! Definitely will be adding Bethany's table to my places to dine and recommend.
The experience was good! Large group of ...
The experience was good! Large group of 9 was serviced well, overall. The beginning of the night, we could have received service more quickly, but it was understandable because our entire group was not yet there. Food was delicious, portions were normal/small, and very great flavors. Friendly staff overall!
We love the food and people that own thi ...
We love the food and people that own this restaurant. We had a table for four and we actually had to leave early because the noise level was so extreme that we could not hear ourselves think. we could not carry on a conversation with our friends. The tables are very close together and it leaves absolutely no room for moving around. The table next to us was a very loud and louder group and we simply could not compete with the noise. It was a very disappointing evening and we won't be back.
I've written several reviews of this, ou ...
I've written several reviews of this, our favorite lunch and dining spot. Now Janet and David have finished the remodeling, and one could say the "ambience now matches the great food". On this occasion there were four of us and we had an almost two hour lunch - this is not a place for fast food addicts if one wants to appreciate what Chef Janet can offer. There are options if you need to be "in and out", but you will not really appreciate what Bethany's Table can offer. In the wilderness of the northwest just outside of Portland, Bethany's Table is a shining star of culinary excellence. Long may they reign!
Excellent food in the European tradition ...
Excellent food in the European tradition with local ingredients. Everything we had was expertly cooked, very well presented and the available wines complemented the meal perfectly. Prices were good for the quality of what we got. Highly recommended and my favorite spot in the area !
We have been going to Bethany's Table fo ...
We have been going to Bethany's Table for year's. Chef Janet 's cuisine is superb! She frequently adds new items to the menu, so we are never bored - we can choose a new item or have one of our favorites. Thank you Janet for a wonderful dining experience!
first time back since they renovated the ...
first time back since they renovated the place. the expansion looks fantastic although it seems that maybe the acoustics changed? the food however is still exemplary. Janet just nails it every time and the salmon was perfect and chicken marsala was the usual delicious.
Very disappointed. My sister's linguine ...
Very disappointed. My sister's linguine vongole, pasta was overlooked, too much liquid that makes pasta very soupy. Pasta bolognes, the sauce was little sweet, my grandson (9 years) even complained. The salmon dish my granddaughter ordered was so small I thought she got appetizer. The four appetizers were good. I have had much better food before but not this time. Soooo disappointed.
This was our first visit since the recen ...
This was our first visit since the recent remodeling (just about completed – just the doors to form a private room were still to be installed). Finally, the big coolers from the previous “Dinners Ready” business have gone, and the restaurant now looks elegant and casual at the same time. The new wooden ceiling looks great, but is part of the one problem, as together with a wooden floor it creates an elevated noise level. We talked to owner David about it and there are plans to dampen some of the noise with some drapes. We mentioned the now-closed Fife restaurant had a similar noise problem and covered the underside of the tables with cork and this did dampen some noise bouncing between the ceiling and floor.
The food and service were excellent as always. I had a new dish, Pasta Bolognese, homemade pasta with a veal and pork sauce using a recipe owner/chef Janet had acquired in Bologna. It was lovely! My wife’s coq-au-vin was its usual excellent quality. The wine list has some excellent and interesting wines from several world regions, most of which are at modest prices as compared with some Portland restaurants. We had a red (100% Corvina) from the Veneto – went well with both dishes.
This bistro is only 0.75 miles from our home, and with its quality, it is very hard for us to consider travelling into Portland to have a fine lunch or dinner such as available at Bethany’s Table.
I really enjoy this restaurant. Great f ...
I really enjoy this restaurant. Great food, local produce, and excellent wine list. They have some nice outdoor seating areas, which they heat during the early fall and late spring. They recently renovated the interior, and looks great. Even the ceiling was redone with real wood planking. It's a nice restaurant in the Bethany area with personable owners and an environment you'd usually find downtown, or maybe Hawthorne.
The setting is very nice, simple, yet co ...
The setting is very nice, simple, yet comfortable. The menu has a great variety. My husband like to order a little from each section whereas I just wanted a salad and a protein. Easily accomplished with their menu no hassle no modification, just order
We Love this place and dine here as ofte ...
We Love this place and dine here as often as we can. Great food; Great atmosphere; Great staff and wonderful owners who take time to meet & Greet! This Dining spot is a must for any & all who desire a place that is always a pleasure!
Bethany's Table is always a winner. We ...
Bethany's Table is always a winner. We snuck out at the last minute for a "date" night. The Ahi Poke was amazing, the special summer salad had pork belly on it (does it still count as a salad?), and the spicy shrimp and polenta is our stand-by favorite (one of us always has to order it). Our waiter recommended a perfect bottle of white wine for under $40. We got to talk to Janet about the upcoming re-model and all the servers were great. Let's keep this local couple in business!
I really love your quaint restaurant. Th ...
I really love your quaint restaurant. The food is so flavorful. Unfortunately you let very large groups in and it uses up all the tables and it because quiet loud in a small restaurant. 20 women were in the middle of everything , so the few tables left suffered from the noise. Last time we sat through 12 family members celebrating a birthday. It's just too tight to have such big groups. Our waiter was also overwhelmed , so we (party of 2 ) suffered from lack of wait staff.
We were disappointed that they were out ...
We were disappointed that they were out of several dishes when we arrived for our 7 pm reservation, but everything we had was wonderful. A short rib dish, a cod dish with a spicy sauce, and fettuccine with mushrooms and duck were all excellent. I am sorry I don't remember the names of the dishes. Wine by the glass was quite good too, and the server was helpful and knowledgable. I would certainly return to this restaurant.
As usual, Bethany's Table fulfilled its ...
As usual, Bethany's Table fulfilled its promise as a remarkable restaurant in a surprising setting. The food was delicious. I had the steak frites and Jerri had the lobster tail braised in butter, which she found to be a bit too lemony. But tasty.
We took an out of town business contact ...
We took an out of town business contact to Bethany's Table so we wouldn't have to fight downtown traffic . The food is good and prices are about what we'd pay downtown or in NW Portland and it is convenient and very pleasant.
We quite often eat at Bethany's Table be ...
We quite often eat at Bethany's Table because it is great for meeting our friends, the value is good, the food is excellent and we are not rushed. Love their "Happy Hour" from 3 to 5 for a quick small plate and drink during the week.
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