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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
Food was great, four of us were there to celebrate two birthdays. The place is a little loud but in a festive kind of way. Our server was curt and kind of grumpy, that took a little spark out of our celebration. A great server can make or break an otherwise outstanding meal. Too bad ours was having a bad day.
It can't be easy to handle a party of 8 smack in the middle of Sunday brunch service, but Country Cat made us feel welcome and well-served during our entire visit. One of the members of our group ran late, but we were able to be seated and to place our order while she was still on the way. I was especially impressed that even though she arrived 10-15 minutes after our orders had been placed, the kitchen was still able to serve her meal at the same time they served the rest of us.
Our meals all came out quickly, and they were delicious! Every person in our party was happy with the dish they selected - and my red flannel hash was worth a return visit! The portions were generous (many of us took boxes) and the prices were very reasonable. Our server stayed on top of coffee and everything else throughout the meal and even made an extra effort to get smiles for our group photo.
Portland definitely has some great food, but service is often lacking. If you want the best of both, I highly recommend Country Cat for brunch.
Our brunch club ladies try a new place each time and we headed out east for The Country Cat this month. Great food and drinks! We were all stuffed and had leftovers to take home. The place was jam-packed and our waitress was super friendly, at our table just enough and the food came in no time at all. Will definitely be back!
The Country Cat's Whole Hog dish was outstanding - best I have every tasted.
We also tried the Moscato Marinated Peach, Toasted Pecan, & Soft Goat Cheese Salad, which was surprising combination but a delight to the palate.
For dessert we had the pudding trio and each was wonderful; an excellent way to end the meal.
Super super casual funky eatery with massive quantities of truly divine food. We had the deviled eggs, a "tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes" salad, the fried snapper with salsa verde (BEST THING!) and the fried chicken with mashed potatoes an incredibly tasty greens. Come STARVING. This amount of food could've fed four easily! We're professional foodies from New Orleans, so we have high expectations, and this place did not disappoint!
Food was amazing, came out faster then I would have thought as we ordered the pan fried chicken. Amazing dish. We also had two people in our party split a large plate ( the hole hog) and they where happy to accommodate the request. When I made my reservations on OpenTable I was able to let them know ahead of time with allergies work for people in our party and they were able to accommodate that perfectly . I would highly recommend trying this place out for your next night out on the town. We also got to look at there brunch menu while there that they do everyday tell two and it looks amazing as well can definitely say we will be back soon.
The restaurant did a great job of accommodating my party of 8 when we had a reservation for 6. Drinks were great and the atmosphere is comfortable. The salads were tasty and fresh. The entrees were rather clumsy in their formulation, though. The smoked duck was rubbery and overdone.
We had dinner with appetizers and drinks. Liked the potted cheese, pork rinds and pretzels w/ beer cheese dip. Bacon on the burger was delicious, the collard greens lacked depth of flavor, as well as the gravy on the mashed potatoes. Overall, the general consensus from our group was that maybe the breakfast menu might be better tasting.
Very cute place. Staff is friendly, and the food/price was good considering other places we've been to. The pulled pork/grits was spicy which we didn't have warning on that. Bloody Mary looked good ($9), asked for a short (most places discount price because its much smaller), they don't, so that resulted in us not ordering it. All in all I would recommend trying this place for sure.
Conversation was almost impossible due to noise level. Lunch menu was extremely limited - had to choose from breakfast menu. However, Eggs Benedict was very good. Service was good but will not go back because lunch was with group of friends celebrating a birthday and we could not have a conversation across the table.
It's been over 5 years since we were last at The Country Cat and the quality of this restaurant stands up to the test of time. Everything our group ordered was exceptional and I liked that there were some good options for kids. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who doesn't mind a fairly loud setting.
I chose this restaurant for my out of town guests, as it had been featured on a popular eatery show. We arrived on time for our reservation, but because some of our group were held up in Portland traffic, we were not allowed to be seated. I had never heard of this practice before.
Noise level was too high for visiting, but I was afraid to ask for the music to be turned down.
Food was good, but not great, I would not go out of my way to go here again. That said, we did have a good time.
Our family has loved Country Cat for years. Food is excellent. We wanted to celebrate my parent's 39th wedding anniversary there. It was to be a return celebration as we had been there to celebrate 6 years ago. The service was on the slow side, but to be fair it was busy. However, I made note that this was for my parent's anniversary and nothing special was done to highlight that as there was before. Tad disappointing. The other thing that wasn't exactly stellar, was sitting 5 people at a 4 person booth. It's not a great experience for the person sitting in the chair and being ran into by passers - by. You just feel like you're in the way. Other than that, it was a pleasant evening, but left us wanting.
A MUST-VISIT SORT OF PLACE!
Saw Country Cat on DDD and knew we had to eat there. Every single course of every single meal for all 9 people in our party was delicious, well prepared, unique, and did I mention delicious?
There is no kids' menu listed online so I was concerned about how to feed the 10 and under crowd from the menu listed but was pleasantly surprised to have been offered the kids menu at the door. One item of note: it's not your typical kids' menu with chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, etc. but the options worked well for the littles in our group.
The Whole Hog was incredible; the fried chicken was juicy inside and crispy outside with no bones, the trout meal was light and delicious; the collard greens were a hit - even with the pickiest eater in the crowd, a miracle in itself.
We had drinks before dinner and all were fabulous. I highly recommend this place and we will certainly be back!
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