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At Imperial, Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley and the culinary team will re-imagine and re-present Pacific Northwest culinary pathways. Exemplifying Oregon’s own James Beard's culinary philosophy, Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley and his culinary team will explore menu ideas that have historic significance while exploring cooking methods and ingredients from the diverse bounty of our region. The most prominent feature of Imperial's kitchen is an impressive wood fire grill and rotisserie that will incorporate the use of native hard and fruitwoods. Inspired by warm, primitive, burning campfires and the big open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Imperial will concentrate on natural and uncomplicated preparations, serving the community by celebrating its past and providing a welcoming and generous place to eat.
Also check out our sister restaurant Paley's Place here.
Portland, OR 97205
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are a wide variety of Parking options within a few blocks radius of The Imperial.
-Valet Parking is available at $10/car.
-Union Bank of California Garage
707 SW Washington
Portland, Or 97205
(located directly across the street from Imperial)
615 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205
Should you need any assistance with group parking, please inquire.
MAX Light Rail: All Lines(Red,Blue, Green & Yellow) lines stop at Pioneer Square, a 2 block walk from The Imperial.
Private Party Facilities:
The Imperial has two incredible event rooms available for rent. Our Monterosso Room, just off the artfully appointed Lucia lobby, accommodates up to 80 for a seated dinner or 100 for a cocktail reception. The Monterosso features a built-in retractable screen and overhead sound-system, great options for enhancing your special occasion or meeting. The colorful Genoa Room features a one-of-a-kind photography collection and is a terrific choice for more intimate groups of 10-50 people. We offer a wonderful variety of menu options and we provide tables, chairs, linens, dishware and décor, making planning your event a breeze. If you are interested in using any of our event spaces, please contact our events department.
Private Party Contact:
Danika Duren: (503) 241-2127
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Imperial Ratings and Reviews
Had great service from the hostess to our waitress, servers.. and our request for the quietest table was granted. While there was noise around us, sitting at the booth allowed us to not only enjoy our meal but had great conversations without the noise affecting us. The food was excellent! We'll definitely recommend the juicy fried chicken, grilled flat bread, pickled vegetables, the steelhead and the Coal roasted sweet potato. The pepita salsa was to die for. And don't forget to add the Parker House Rolls to your meal. Yummy!!
Our reservation was for 8:30 PM, you would think that the service would be good because the crowd usually dies down by this time. This restaurant was still packed on a Monday night at 8:30 PM therefore our service was extremely poor. Because the restaurant was packed it was extremely noisy making it difficult to hear people even at a very small table. The pricing was appropriate or the food we ordered.
Been wanting to try this place forever. Got an early seating since I heard it can be very loud later in the night. Food and drinks were creative. We shared kale salad, gnocchi, steak and dessert. The gnocchi and steak were very salty! They were almost too salty to eat but were managed to finish them with lots of water. The flavors and textures were great but would have been better with so much salt. (And I am a salt lover so it takes a lot to turn me off). May try again in the future to see if this is par for the course or an off night.
Service etc were good. Not outstanding but no complaints at all.
The food was delicious and delightfully proportioned. The noise level was a little louder than expected. Our table of five had trouble talking to anyone other than our elbow partner. Our food was a little slow to arrive, but we were well taken care of. The camera that was pointed out table and broadcast to the lobby of the hotel next door was a bit creepy. Still, I'll be back.
Dined here for Portland Dining Month 2017. Three-course meal with wine pairings was exceptional. We've dined here many times previously and my main complaint has been that it was difficult to find courses that went together. This prix fixe menu was, however, outstanding. The wine pairings were perfect. I only wish that one prix fixe menu with wine pairings was offered nightly. I don't want to have to wait another year to experience it again!
Of all the March Dining Month meals I've had so far, this one was the best! Each course was a treat combining wonderful flavors, especially the grilled cauliflower first course & my gluten-free dessert, Baked Alaska. The wine pairing for $16 included 3 glasses of great wine that complemented the meal perfectly. I'm very impressed with the quality of food & wine at Imperial!
Had only been for lunch before and decided to try it for breakfast with my husband. We decided to split the eggs benedict and a poptart because we had dinner plans and didn't want to overindulge. Both items were delicious, and together with a mimosa for me and a bloody mary for my husband, was the perfect portion. Bonus points for taking reservations for a party of 2. We will definitely return.
Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time, out of everywhere. The food is just absolutely incredible - and I'd say that probably includes everything on the menu. I've never had a dish I didn't like. Some wow more than others, but never a disappointment. Service is outstanding as well. 10 stars across the board.
We enjoyed a creative, wonderful meal at Imperial. We ordered everything with minimal salt and it made all the difference in the experience as compared with previous meals here which were arguably oversalted. The quality of the product is top-notch. We absolutely loved the food and the vibe. This is a must restaurant for anyone hanging out in Portland. You will not be disappointed.
We went there for Portland dining month and thoroughly enjoyed the 3-course meal. The food was just outstanding. We also bought the wine pairing which was very well done and well worth it. We weren't impressed by the description of the dessert, but when the brown sugar cake with cashew nougat ice cream came it was superb - especially with the paired dessert wine. The service was friendly, attentive, and not obtrusive. Loved it all and had a great evening. I would highly recommend Imperial.
Our party of four had: surf and turf, coulotte, and the black cod,
all were very well prepared and presented and delicious . Really appreciate a chef that knows how to prepare fish that's not dry. The highlight, though, was the baked alaska. OMG. I doubt it's always on the menu so go as soon as you can...
I usually enjoy dinners at Imperial, but this time the service was poor and one of our dinners was disappointing (the wagyu coulotte was tough and lacked flavor). Our server mumbled and seemed disinterested. He didn't check on us during the meal at all, and delivered the check without a single word.
On our recent trip to Portland, our hotel's staff recommended this place for brunch and we were not disappointed! Food and service were both fantastic! We were seated at the chef's counter, right in front of the wood stove, watching our food being prepared. Love seeing the energy in the kitchen staff, and the chef's methodical way of approaching every dish. Menu has a lot of comfort food dishes but all with a slight twist to them. Plus they use very fresh ingredients. I loved the roasted squash and my husband raved about his biscuit and gravy. Our server was friendly, efficient, gave us great food recommendations and with the right amount of attention. Would definitely return next time in Portland!
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