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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
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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.
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 & Hotel Lucia are widely recognized for our award-winning team of Chefs, attention to detail, unique Portland vibe, and commitment to impeccable, personalized service. We currently have three lovely Private Dining spaces that suit a variety of different event types.
Imperial Ratings and Reviews
The server and provided that the kitchen was backed up and the food was consequently rushed; potatoes were under cooked, fried chicken was mediocre, and the burger was overcooked. It was like the polish was missing; however, the service was great and I would likely try again.
It's our first time to dine at this restaurant, everything was delicious. I had Alaskan halibut and my husband had pork tenderloin both excellent. Service was fast, attentive and friendly. The Parker rolls was very good. We will definitely return at our next portland visit .
After several years of operation Imperial continues to put out awesome food and cocktails. As a local, it continues to be my #1 go to spot for a drink (Vieux Carre--on tap), snack (fried chicken), or dinner (Halibut t-bone with grilled asparagus). Get any of those and thank me later.
Imperial is as advertised. Great service,great downtown vibe and most importantly excellent food and drinks. Mark our waiter did fantastic- not too much, not too little. Roasted chicken taste as good as it looks and burger was simple on purpose. Mocha cream pie....well done.
Ok meal. Loud noisy atmosphere. Waiter seemed rushed. Runners picked up two dishes before they were finished without asking. Seriously! Pull that stunt with Vitaly himself and see what happens.
Food was decent we sampled several dishes and shared everything. Gnocchi was our favorite. Bone in halibut had more bones than expected and was overcooked. Loved the kale salad and the soup of the day was a heavy cream base which some would love and some people might not enjoy. Desserts were unique, but we were so full from sharing we didn't order any. Would come again and try their Happy Hour if they offer one. Realize this is a very loud restaurant and if you are looking for quiet intimacy move on.
We met some friends for brunch here and first of all, appreciate anywhere that takes reservations for brunch in Portland. Service was great- friendly and prompt. Our group had the shrimp and grits, imperial hash, crab omelette and classic breakfast. Everything was tasty and we were all happy.
I've been to that restaurant three times now first two times I've been there meals were delicious. This time around the food was way off, It was a little disappointing, I hope my next visit will be good, because if I get the same experience I'll probably won't go back again
Warm welcome from the moment we walked in the door: sign of a class act. And when we left the hostess called us by name. I mean, score a big one for gracious hospitality. Had the wood- fired options and crab salad. All excellent. Coffee, iced tea, soda, and water were all quietly and efficiently refilled or topped off. We took our time over lunch and never felt rushed. This will be my reliable treat for out of town guests and family and friends gatherings.
my pasta dish was delicious, but it was sold with Morels in the headline. Two of us ordered the dish and had a hard time finding any morels. Another person had the fried chicken and thought it was bland compared to past experiences. On top of that an ice tea was forgotten twice.
It felt like the whole experience was very sub par compared to past experience. If this had been my first visit, it would have been my last. Hoping for better next time.
We actually had breakfast there the same day we had dinner. Breakfast was great; the coffee was wonderful and we went back with my son and his girlfriend for dinner. Great cocktails; good beer list and great food. We ordered a lot of small plates; the asparagus was delicious, kale salad was very different, whole charred sweet potato was my favorite. We were visiting Portland and it was our last night. I would go there a lot if I lived there. Great place!
Enjoyed Sunday Brunch at Imperial. The food and drinks were excellent. My wife loved the eggs benedict. Service seemed a bit slow and the waiter was slightly snarky with comments about how much alcohol we might drink, instead of ordering the extra food he was pushing. I would definitely go there again.
The service at Imperial is very, very good. Unfortunately, the food cannot compare. Of the four dishes we ordered three were terribly seasoned, with two of them containing so much salt as to nearly cause a pucker. Additionally, some of the out of town customers (Imperial is located in Hotel Lucia) we a bit on the boisterous and uncouth side for our taste.
Reserved a table on short notice for two. Was looking for an honest NW inspired casual meal. Imperial nails it! I had the flat iron steak and shrimp, both cooked to perfection. My business partner had the meatballs and blackened salad. The desert of a spicy mocha creme brulee was the perfect finish.
Cool atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly staff. This place is solid.
I live in Seattle, and there's nothing quite like Imperial here.
I will tell you that the Salmon was tasteless. The fried chicken was good, but KFC is better.
Found a great bottle of wine.....went home and ordered a case. The manager was really attentive and comped the Salmon even though we didn't ask for that. Server was solid too.
Very noisy and over-rated food.
Went to the Imperial for an early Mother's Day dinner after an afternoon of walking around downtown. We had been there one previous time and enjoyed it. Service was pleasant but seemed like too many people involved. The food was varied......the smoked mushrooms were great but the grilled romaine salad was blah/pricey. Fried chicken was good, sausage OK but the gnocchi was very small and gummy. With so many amazing restaurants in Portland, no reason to return to have a mediocre experience.
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