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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
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.
Setting is very nice. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. Waitress was very friendly. We ordered the poke tuna ($17) and the gnocchi. Plates were very small. I finished the gnocchi in a handful of bites. The poke tuna was literally 5 slices on a bed of green. Worst of all was that we found a hair in the tuna. The waitress was nice and we received another complementary plate of tuna. However the tuna tasted fishy and after you find a hair, it kind of does a number on your appetite. We also ordered a plate of artichokes. All plates were too small for the price, and we left the restaurant hungry. Went back to the hotel and raided the mini bar.
An Uber driver and a friend recommended Imperial and they were so right. Everything we ordered was excellent. I wish we could have ordered more but we wouldn't have been able to walk out. The grilled pardon peppers were delightful, so tender. We would give service 5 stars but went with 4 as the servers seemed rushed but overall they did a good job.
A nice cozy place. Service was okay, our waiter wasn't around very much. The food is not that impressive. I had the chicken, this was okay. My hubby ordered the special, which was the boneless rib eye. He asked for medium he got medium rare. The appetizers were better than the meal, which was the oysters and poki.
Two of us had the grill skewers over rice. My prawns were completely overcooked, dry, hard to eat and tasteless with the rice crunchy and under cooked. My guest had the tofu and it was tasteless and dry, we both left most of it on our plate. The fish sandwich our other guest had was OK but she said not even close to worth the money.
I asked for a quiet table when I made the reservation as we had a lot to discuss in a short period of time. When I arrived the hostess had not read the request and I verbally asked her. The table she put us at (the restaurant was not even close to full at 12P on a Thursday) was smack in the middle of the room close to the kitchen. She hardly made eye contact and seemed bored with it all. Our server was nice enough but nothing exceptional.
I picked the Imperial because I've enjoyed the brunches before and had really good experiences. I wanted to impress our guests and have a wonderful dining experience. So disappointing, I certainly won't consider it again for a business lunch.
Twice within a month, but with different people, and the first time wasn't just a lucky fluke. This is a really good place to eat, drink, sit - ideally all of the above. I'm not sure whether a strict vegan diner would be happy, but there are ample GF, vegetarian, and pescetarian options, and plenty of meat. We usually have wine with meals, but the cocktails are good enough to stand on their own. Tap cocktails, Mile a Minute and Viuex Carre when we were there, were really tasty: the former is a great aperitif and the latter goes well with food, too. ¡No Poblano! offers some heat as well as flavor. Padron peppers and sweet potato soup were fine openers (and I couldn't pass on a Parker House Roll). Crab salad (emphasis on the crab) and planked pork secretto were the main courses (no leftovers), with a coal-roasted sweet potato. My guess is they waited a bit, as the pork arrived warm instead of hot, but all worked well. We enjoyed the smokey flavor in many of the dishes: that big wood fire isn't just for show.
Excellent meal. Loved sitting near the open kitchen with the huge wood-fired stove. Cocktails were very good. Try the "Radish walked into a bar..." Smoked mushrooms were to die for. Fried chicken was very tender. It was our second visit, and we want to go again with friends.
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