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About The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar
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At The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar, American craft cooking is truly at its prime. The cozy, soulful restaurant is nestled in southeast Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood. The seasonally focused menu represents the best local offerings from surrounding markets ranging from ranch-direct meats to produce freshly picked from neighboring farms. Adam and Jackie Sappington have blended their talents as Chef and Pastry Chef to create this family-driven and community focused eatery.
Portland, OR 97215-2341
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Daily: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is off-street parking in the back of the building as well as street parking surrounding the restaurant.
Trimet Busline #15
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Calico Room provides intimate private dining for all occasions with décor featuring cream colors and dark wood, with full audio/visual equipment, in a 1,200 square foot space.
The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Good comfort food (especially for re-located Southerners!). The biscuits with honey are awesome and everything had a wonder home-cooked taste. Good menu variety. The service was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is casual and noise level low enough for conversation.
The food at the Country Cat is always great, and the Bloody Mary's outstanding. The service is always friendly and efficient too. My only complaint is the noise level. Even without music there would be plenty of conversation noise, but they insist on cranking up the music even louder. Would prefer a much calmer atmosphere.
Sat at the Chefs counter for Mothers Day. Fantastic menu along with great entertainment from the Chef and crew as they prepared our brunch selection. Lemon Ricottta Pancakes, Housemade sausage and cinnamon swirl challah bread French toast . Everything was delicious. Only disappointment was that they ran out of their fantastic pecan rolls! Menu and cuisine never disappoint!
First off let me start by saying the food was terrific. But we had an 11:00am reservation and were not seated until closer to 11:30. They clearly overbooked. We had my grandmother with use who is elderly and they asked her to stand in the waiting area rather than sit because they needed her chair. Mind you our reservation was 30 minutes late. We ordered cinnamon rolls for before our brunch meal. They were brought at the same time as our entrees. We were told another server took ours for someone else. They should have been removed from our bill. It also took quite a while to be waiting on once seated. Overall the food is great but ther service is severely lacking.
The food was excellent as usual. The lemon-ricotta pancakes were delicious. Pecan sticky buns were magnificent. The breakfast sandwich re-defines the term.
The experience was lacking in several respects.
The 10:30 brunch, reserved a month ago for Mother's Day, didn't start until almost 11. It seems as though airlines aren't the only business that overbooks and over sells.
The noise level was high. Conversation was difficult for elderly people.
The server gave us another table's bill. I had to ask for the correct bill.
My overall impression is the front of the house is letting the back of the house down. That's a shame. Food this good deserves a great presentation and a top-notch staff to present it to the customers.
Duck was way over cooked and fat was not rendered....chewy. Fried chicken was soggy because it was plated in the vinegar juice from the greens. The cheddar cheese on the burger was cold. We were seated at a booth but out server was also the bartender, so needless to say the service was slow. A very disappointing experience.
The food was excellent but the music was very loud which made it hard to carry on a conversation. Also we arrived before closing but were told that the kitchen had closed so they could not offer more than ice cream for dessert by the time we were ready for dessert. The server did give options for other places nearby that could serve dessert.
Delicious food and great atmosphere. We picked this place because we were able to make a reservation for 10 people for Sunday Brunch at a specific time. The were very accommodating and friendly. We were concerned that finding parking would be an issue but it was not at all.
This was my first time at Country Cat. I'm glad we made a resi right when they opened and we were seated immediately. If you don't, it appears you have to stand outside. They were curt about keeping the door shut with the breeze yet there is no standing space or waiting space - it's a flawed system nonetheless.
We dined on the March dining month special of a three course meal for $29. It was amazing comfort southern food. The dessert was fantastic. I see they have Poutine on the menu and being from BC, I'll have to try it next time.
I always love the Country Cat. Food is great, everytime and I love that the food has fresh, local, and seasonal options. There is bar seating, as well as seating at the chefs counter, and then larger tables good for groups. Personally, I love the onion rings, I get them almost every time I'm there. I talk about Country Cat to all my friends, a Portland must-have.
The onion rings and chicken wings are both delicious. We also had the salmon, pot roast and fried chicken, and all of them were great. We were able to make reservations at the last minute and were seated immediately when we got there, even though the restaurant was very busy and is obviously very popular. Parking was easy too. It ticks off all my boxes, I will definitely be coming back!
The breakfast special was amazing. We had leftovers for the next day and it was even tastier.
My son enjoyed the pancake and was happy to color the Country Cat while he was waiting for his meal, which was a short wait.
We always gather a friend to join us so we can book a reservation as the wait can be long to be seated.
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