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 complimented with an 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.
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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Bethany's Table Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic food! We had the cheese board ...
Fantastic food! We had the cheese board with prosciutto wrapped dates and peppered salami. Then the cod with fingerling potatoes and my friend had the salmon. It was sooooo good. Then we had butterscotch pudding with peanut brittle for dessert. It all tasted wonderful and we recommend this for foodies.
Overall great experience. Food was outs ...
Overall great experience. Food was outstanding and service was good. The server practically had to scream the specials to us, it is very loud in there. Other than that it was outstanding.
Great Spot for a (belated) Mother's Day Dinner.
We have been coming to Bethany's Table occasionally since it opened and as usual, the food and service were excellent. Their commitment to using local foods and creative preparation and presentation is a joy. Highly recommended.
Crisp fresh produce, awesome scallops.
Crisp fresh produce, awesome scallops.
Very good food and service. Very family ...
Very good food and service. Very family frirndly, but an adult food experience. Will defiantly return.
Great restaurant in the burbs
We've eaten twice in the last month (4 and 5 guests) at Bethany's Table and we will go there again and again. The restaurant's menu items are unusually well priced, including the wine). The food is all very good, no disappointments thus far. I had the Ahi which they seared perfectly to my request (slightly more seared than usual). I liked the two-sizes salad options (we love big salads). And the service was a delight; friendly and attentive, including a visit from the owner who has some great books lining the walls that you can browse through if you are bored with your company. The menu is not huge which is how we like it and everything tried thus far was delicious.
Excellent Restaurant in Bethany!
Head chef Janet is fabulous! Makes the best chioppino in the city
Great service excelent food
We chose this place because the cocktail menu was supposed to be inventive and they did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the service was top flight. Try the cocktails, and the appetizer boards. The Salad with Humboldt fog cheese and Champagne vinaigrette.
Our meal was delicious. Our waitress was ...
Our meal was delicious. Our waitress was slow to meet us. She did not let us know that there were specials. (We would have ordered the lamb special had we known earlier.) Overall it was good and we will give it another try.
A good restaurant with consistently great food and a local flavor.
Do not live in the neighborhood but was ...
Do not live in the neighborhood but was headed that way and needed a dinner spot. What an outstanding surprise. The food is wonderful with service to match. Great menu. The fresh bread is to die for!
It's a Favorite
Love this place. Really good food cooked to perfection. Our whole party loved our meals. Service was excellent.
Try a special
Their specials have never disappointed me! Always as great place for dinner or lunch.
Brittini was there to make our meal enjo ...
Brittini was there to make our meal enjoyable from start to finish. She was aware it was our anniversary and was attentive to details and very knowledgeable of the food and provided pleasant conversation as well. The food was overall delicious. We enjoyed a selection from the pantry board of the tres leches, la quercia, and prosciutto wrapped dates with honey. Our second course was the variation of a caprese (the basil vinegarette was delicious,) and the asparagus and potato vichyssoise (a little different as served warm but still smooth and refreshing.) For our main courses we enjoyed the coq au vin which was rich, hearty, and bold in flavors. Then also their special tenderloin with port demi glace and blue cheese crumbles. This was wave after wave of warm, savory flavors. We finished with the Apple crisp qgixh
Night out with Hubby
I found Bethany's Table through reviews. My husband and I love trying new restaurants. We got there early and there were only a couple other tables filled. I found it to be family, kid friendly. I do see a potential for it too get a little loud with it packed full of patrons, but well worth it. The staff was attentive and friendly and professional. We started with the clams and the tres leches - firm cow, sheep and goat milk cheese from spain prosciutto wrapped dates with honey. All was very delicious! I am not a clam lover but ate many as they were so good. My husband had the Chicken Marsala and I choose the spicy prawns & polenta . It was all wonderful. I would definitely come back and recommend to others~
I have always liked the food at Bethany's table so I asked friends to join me there for lunch. The food was very good but the service was awful. They forgot items, ran out of things and seemed very confused. At the end there was a mix up with our bill and how the server handled it was so strange none of us could figure out what she did. We ended up paying extra just to get out of there. It took so long to get our food that we didn't have time to try and figure out how the bill was messed up.
Food by food lovers for food lovers. Excellent execution and nice presentation. The service was very good.
We stood at the front for about a minute and a half before someone greeted us. We checked in for our reservation and had them chill our champagne that we brought. Food was good, portions were very small for $75 a person was expecting to be stuffed and a bit disappointed on the value side of it.
Special Occassion - Valentines Day
Really nice menu; pea soup with crab was inspired, desert was heavenly the other five courses were wonderful. PS The home made whole wheat bread is unbelievably good!
Very nice evening
Valentines prie fix dinner was really good. It was almost as quiet as you can expect which was our main goal. We had fun with the waiters, a good group even with a busy night.
Eating at Bethany's table for Valentines ...
Eating at Bethany's table for Valentines - and other occasions as well - has become a traditionf or us. As usual Janet's efforts were superb. The service was excellent and David makes a terrific host. Rather than make us wait for the assigned table - someone was still occupying it - as the hostess had directed us to do, David moved us to an available table immediately. We are retuning on the 28th for another wonderful meal.
Our appetizers were great but we found s ...
Our appetizers were great but we found some of our meals just okay. I guess we were looking for flavor in our burger and cooked to what we asked for. Bread is to die for.
Great neighborhood dining
We had a group of 5 and we enjoyed our time here. Everyone liked their meals, although I thought my stroganoff was a little oddly spiced. The place is located in a strip mall with several buildings and I think they could use a little signage to make the restaurant easier to locate in the dark. It is in an upscale neighborhood so the upscale pricing is probably not a problem for most patrons. We will save it for a special treat.
Great food, nice athmosphere
Bethany's Table is my favorite local restaurant. The Chicken Marsala is always great, the steak bites are delicious, and there are always specials that make choosing an entree difficult.
We enjoyed a delightful dinner with friends recently on a Saturday night. My meal, the pork chop, was outstanding, however my husband wasn't overly thrilled with his Flat Iron Steak. It tasted o.k. but wasn't a great choice for him. Perhaps flat iron steaks are something to avoid and it has nothing to do with Bethany's Table. Everything else we had was very tasty. The tart dessert was three tiny tarts but just right for me and very tasty. The other desserts sampled (budino and the grown up sundae) were very good, I'm told. We really enjoyed starting the meal with their fresh baked bread. It was delicious! Overall, we really liked our meal but my husband will choose something else next time.
Delicious, creative food. Service is top-notch.
Every time we go here we know we are in for a superb evening of creative, delicious food and waiters that are fun, personable and on top of all the details. I forgot my reading glasses and our waiter went to the back and brought me his to borrow…now that is going the extra mile!
Good as always
We went with friends that we see once a year and introduced Bethany's Table to them last year. They requested that we meet there again. All of our dishes were excellent and we all ordered different specials - good wines by the glass and mixed drinks. We had a lovely evening and were not rushed from our table. We could catch up on our year with cocktails, dinner, and after diner drinks leisurely. Thank you for a very nice, enjoyable evening.
The service and food were both exceptional.
My party of 4 adults all expressed delight with their meals. There server did an excellent job of describing the specials of the day and even asked the chef about one item when she didn't know the answer to our question.
I have been to this restaurant many times and have had excellent food. I was so disappointed in my meal on New Year's eve. I ordered the prime rib. It was sliced thin, extremely chewy and had very little served with it. I would have to say it was the worst prime rib I have ever had. The service was great. I will come back but I will not order this meal again.
Bethany's Table- New Year's Eve Delight
We have lived in the Bethany area for 15 years. Believe it or not, this was the first time we had dinner at Bethany's Table, a mile from our home. We had tried it many years ago for breakfast when it first opened. I will say that the restaurant has evolved into a neighborhood gem & a place we plan to return to often. The food was great, the atmosphere was pleasant & inviting. we thoroughly enjoyed our New Year's dinner. We shared the special paella. During the meal, one of the owner's, Dave, made the rounds & spoke with all the patrons. He was welcoming to all & knowledgeable about the wine list. We are sorry we waited so long to rediscover Bethany's Table.
We dine here for family occasions. We were disappointed this time, felt the food was overly salted. The Rib Ragu (a family favorite) was heavily salted, and one of our party asked for a new serving sans salt. Three of us had the Ragu; the others both thought it too salty, though they didn't want to complain. Prawns and polenta, my favorite, was not as good as usual, sauce was somewhat lacking. (SouthPark has a better version on their HH menu for $5). The Chicken Marsala and Malbec were the best choices at the table. Please cut back on your salt intake, it was quite extreme. Service was good, though a bit slow with a full house.
Consistently Very Good
This is our “neighborhood gem” as we live just ¾ mile away. We dine here more than at any other restaurant in the Portland area, and I’ve reviewed it here a few times. What else can I say other than we have always had a very good or excellent meal at Bethany’s Table. This time my wife and I had a new menu item – Paella. The menu said “serves 2-3”, but we would say 3-4 as we took enough home for a substantial second dinner. We do not know whether it represented a particular region of Spain or was owner/chef Janet’s interpretation of this Spanish classic. This dish was a mouth-watering combination of mussels, clams, octopus (rich and tender, not the rubbery concoction we have had elsewhere), chicken, made on the premises chorizo, sweet red peppers, peas, and perfectly cooked rice. There were several Spanish red wines on the list, and we chose the Bodegas Campillo 2001 Rioja Reserva that was perfect with the Paella whereas a younger wine may have over-powered the seafood. Even after such a wonderful main course, my wife could not resist the decadent “Grown Up Sundae” which, because of the alcohol used, is only served to customers over 21 years of age. For the day after Christmas, the restaurant was fairly busy at 7:00PM, but service was excellent. Our server, Tom, was his usual efficient and friendly self.
Had a wonderful meal here on Christmas Eve, arrived much earlier than our reservation but they were able to quickly fit us in. Food was amazing and wonderful service. Just what we needed to start our holiday.
As ever we had an excellent lunch at Bet ...
As ever we had an excellent lunch at Bethany's Table, Good menu with plenty of choice. Try the spicy prawns on polenta.
The menu is nicely varied and the availa ...
The menu is nicely varied and the availability of wines by the glass is a-mazing.
Delicious meal, definitely needed reservations. A solid restaurant with good service.
we are regulars
never disappointed in the freshness, variety and quality of food and service
Lovely lunch in a culinary desert
When Bethany's Table opened it provided wonderful food in what was a culinary desert. OK, we now have pub food, sushi, and fast food in the area, but it is still a lonely outpost of a great combination of the informality of a bistro and the quality of fine dining. My wife and I have been there for dinner many times (see our reviews), but this was the first time for lunch in a long time and we were with a friend, an ex-Portlander now living in Bend, and he was impressed. Some people may think the lunch portions are on the small side, but to us they are more than adequate for lunch. It is good that Janet, executive chef and co-owner, uses local produce as much as possible. Luckily, she does not do that with wine as the list has some lovely selections from around the world, and with reasonable mark-ups. I've got to get my wife to be more adventurous as she had the spicy shrimp over polenta that she has had several times at dinner! Our friend and I had boeuf bourguignon and we both enjoyed it. I heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates well prepared Northwest/European food and good wine. However, it is not the place for people who want to have a meal and take half the meal home in a "doggy bag". The prices, while not inexpensive, justifiably reflect the quality of the produce used, and the quality of the preparation. Long may this "outpost" survive the financial challenges of the restaurant industry.
When we are in Portland, we love eating at this neighborhood Bistro several times a week. It is always delicious, local, and creative.
Another great meal in Bethany's table
We've been coming here for 4 years now, never had a bad experience, fresh, locally sourced (where possible) ingredients. Makes a very refreshing change from the deep fried menus in most of the other local eateries.
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