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.
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: 5032412127x
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
I had the Imperial hash with pastrami. T ...
I had the Imperial hash with pastrami. The egg on top was a great addition. Very well presented and the biscuit I ordered worked great .My server Jocelyn was well versed in the nuances of how each dish was prepared as well as very attentive to keeping my coffee filled.
Overall good service and ambiance! Park ...
Overall good service and ambiance! Parker House rolls and deserts including pear pie and pumpkin pie with pumpkin ice cream were outstanding!
Only negative was too much salt on the steaks and not enough Brussel sprouts in the vegetable!
Kale salad was good but perhaps overdres ...
Kale salad was good but perhaps overdressed. The fried chicken was the best we had ever eaten. Fried razor clams were overcooked and tough. Semifreddo was good. Potatoes were cold and served late. Server was inattentive. Value was ok. A little loud for us.
Imperial is very special. Executive Chef ...
Imperial is very special. Executive Chef Matt has a vision for his dishes which results in very interesting and flavorful twists on typical Northwest dishes. The crew in kitchen executes on his vision perfectly and the wait staff is always friendly and helpful. We come all the way from Seattle just treat ourselves at Imperial and haven't been disappointed yet.
We had a 6:30pm reservation, came early ...
We had a 6:30pm reservation, came early because of the rain, but was not seated until 6:50p.m. The noise level was very high and we could hardly hear each other speak. The food, however, was very good, the wine list exceptional although spendy. and the table service quite good. Probably would not go again and would go to Paley's instead.
This was our first time having dinner a ...
This was our first time having dinner at Imperial. We were seated right away when we walked through the door and when we sat down we were given menus along with drinks orders. Our waiter was Mark he was very knowledgeable when explaining the food menu and what he recommended we all tried his recommendation.The food was not only exceptional but we felt very catered to the whole time and Mark was very good about checking on us making sure we had refills. We will definitely be dining here again even happy hour(drinks are delicious Moscow mule) I would recommend this place to anyone it's busy so make sure to have reservations but it's well worth it since you will have great service from the hostess, servers, bartenders and of course the cooks.
Again, the Imperial demonstrated a good, ...
Again, the Imperial demonstrated a good, flavorful, different and reasonably priced lunch can be found in Portland. Our service was fine - though I would have liked a warm-up on my coffee at the end of the meal. Like most Portland restaurants, the Imperial is entirely too loud, especially for those of us who struggle with hearing issues. I wish this loudness could be better addressed.
We arrived a little late for our reserva ...
We arrived a little late for our reservation but the hostess kindly accommodated us and sat us promptly. Our waiter was very courteous and helpful in navigating the menu helped us select an amazing bottle for our dinner. We had a good range of menu selections (e.g. Oysters, salad, duck meatballs!) that my wife and I shared and I must say everything was delicious! Definitely look forward to eating at Imperial again.
Had a wonderful evening at Imperial. Fr ...
Had a wonderful evening at Imperial. From the cocktail to desert, not a missed beat. Highly recommended for the well crafted food and imaginative cocktails. Our server was informative and affable, but unobtrusive, just as I like. Quality ingredients, thoughtfully prepared, at a price commensurate with the same, will have me returning again and again.
The food was good , very unusual combina ...
The food was good , very unusual combinations . The menu was somewhat limited . On this night , I did not care for very many selections . The server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable . Obviously plenty of others liked it because the place was packed .
We were seated in the private dinning ro ...
We were seated in the private dinning room for 7 convention associates . The food was Great!! The service was good but thankfully they put us in private room because the rest of the restaurant was very noisy. I don't know if I would come back unless we had that private room.
Had read good things about this restaura ...
Had read good things about this restaurant so the group decided to give it a try. It blew us away from the variety of appetizers to the selections off a meat laden main course menu. The beef carpaccio was the best I have ever had and Portland poke flavor combination was incredible. Other favorites were the perfect fries with their secret sauce and the duck meatballs were outstanding. Fried chicken knocked it out of the park while the flat iron steak and Coulotte hit the rights spots too. The only main that was just adequate was the bacon chop, it was just too fatty of a piece for my liking. Desserts were just as amazing. You can't go wrong with the corn cake or the sundaes. Topped off with a fabulous concoction called the Imperial Toddy and it was one of the best meals of the year. A larger tap selection would be nice but now that is just plain nit-picking, right?
We decided to eat at the bar and what a ...
We decided to eat at the bar and what a treat! Our bartender was SO knowledgeable about the food and wine that we just asked her to pair all our plates for us. Amazing! I fee awful that I can't recall her name but what an ambassador for this place. The poke, pork, fried chicken, oysters - all divine!!
The food, though tasty, lacked serious i ...
The food, though tasty, lacked serious invention--there was nothing out of the ordinary, not even a spin on ordinary. The one exception was the cocktails, which were unusual, and very inventive. Overall the place, with its somewhat dated design elements, has a distinct lack of soul.
Our first visit to Imperial, and luckily ...
Our first visit to Imperial, and luckily we came very early in the evening and were seating right away. My wife had the "Just for Kicks" and loved the Cachaca based cocktail - I on the other hand opted for the Mexican Lagar - Ex Novo and loved it's smooth, light, and refreshing flavor. To begin I tried the Watermelon salad, a mixture of delicate sweet and spicy with chili oil, great starter. My wife went directly to her "Favorite" the Fried Chicken - topped with Texas pickles, a great crust on boneless chicken accompanied with local bee honey and imperial hot sauce. For my main course I chose the grilled king salmon with aioli/chimichurri and a side of new potatoes. I really thought they would provide a little more of the aioli/chimichurri for the salmon, but hey, that's my take - the salmon was prepared excellently and really did not need additional sauce. The server was excellent, provided just the right amount of help, and talked with us without trying to be our next best friend.
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