About The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar
Portland, OR 97215-2341
**WE DO NOT RESERVE ALL OF OUR TABLES TO ALLOW FOR WALK-IN CUSTOMERS. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT TO FIND OUT OUR AVAILABILITY.**
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.
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
I would go for the fried chicken. Awesom ...
I would go for the fried chicken. Awesome! Mashed potatoes and collard greens dripping in bacon deliciousness. That stuff is fire! The cheese and sausage pot is yummy as is the trio of creme brulee flavors. Can't miss. Must go!
We made a reservation online and arrived ...
We made a reservation online and arrived at the restaurant a little early. We were quickly seated and greeted by our server who was very friendly. Everything on their menu looked amazing and was very reasonably priced. The food was absolutely delicious and worth every penny. We will be back to this restaurant in the near future.
Each of us enjoyed our breakfasts. The w ...
Each of us enjoyed our breakfasts. The whole wheat banana pancakes were marvelous. The homemade sausage was excellent. The eggs benedict were superb, as was the hash and the fried chicken sandwich. We'll come again.
The only disappointment was, we made res ...
The only disappointment was, we made reservation because we were entertaining clients; business dinner. They would not seat us until all parties had arrived. We specifically picked a restaurant that took reservations to avoid this. Why make a reservation if they wont seat you? Sounds oxymoron!!
The mashed potatoes were cold and watery ...
The mashed potatoes were cold and watery, the braised beef no longer had the wonderful mushrooms and potatoes, the onion rings are still great but that was the only thing that was good as we'll as the drinks. I do not plan on returning here since the food was so disappointing. The coconut pie was ok, but had a gritty texture. Where is the chef and pastry chef? On vacation somewhere?
overall it was good, and the waitron was ...
overall it was good, and the waitron was excellent. the people who sat us at our table could've been a bit more friendly, but whatever. Parking was difficult in that neighborhood on Saturday night, so carpool if you go. the food was quite good and we all shared bites of each other's plates. my favorites were the collard greens and the ravioli. It was very noisy, (where's that setting in the survey?) I couldn't hear half of the conversations with our friends across the table and had to resort to lip reading and hoping for the best...
Had only been to the Country Cat for bre ...
Had only been to the Country Cat for breakfast. Decide it was time to try dinner. The four of us really enjoyed our meal. Everything we had was exceptional. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Country Cat to anybody wanting a great meat in a casual atmosphere.
Service was slight for a group and witho ...
Service was slight for a group and without concern beyond the needs of the restaurant,,
Food was laughable and 1/3 of what 8ppl ordered could not be eaten... Meats were ok...biscuits pleasantly filled our stomachs....everything else, belonged elsewhere in the house...
Service was pretty good for a busy Satur ...
Service was pretty good for a busy Saturday night. I don't think the food is worth all the hype, but I did adore the beef jerky. The place is a little weird, holding true to Portland form! The ice tea was delicious! There are a lot of great restaurants in Portland! Try them all! I'm certainly glad we went here. It was 18' outside and the restaurant was very cold inside. Didn't help that our reserved table was by the door!!! Brrrr! So cold!
The pros The Country Cat has excellent f ...
The Country Cat has excellent food and usually very good service. They offer unique dishes full of flavor and well presented. Your water cup does not go empty and the servers are well informed about the food they offer. The restaurant also takes reservations which is a huge plus because they can get very busy.
The noise level is quite high. The room temperature is too cold in winter and too hot in summer. I've had a couple friends complain that they tend to charge extra for every little thing. For example, if you want to substitute a side they charge you extra, even if it is a cheaper side item or they will offer to add cheese to your eggs, then charge extra. They won't provide separate checks for your table.
It was fun to visit a Guy Fieri (Diners, ...
It was fun to visit a Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives) spot. It was good, but not exceptional. We got the Whole Hog and the Fried Chicken (both recommended by Guy). The chicken was seriously excellent. The Hog was good, but not great. I wish it had lived up to its hype. The service was really excellent and they were really friendly.
Delicious and abundant food at this "not ...
Delicious and abundant food at this "not-your-everyday-country-food" place--excellent fried chicken, cornmeal-crusted snapper, and onion rings, among many other treats! They even have Omission gluten-free beer, a real plus!
The Country Cat always get high reviews ...
The Country Cat always get high reviews so we were curious to try the restaurant. Was not impressed. Crowded and fairly noisy. Of 5 people 2 were disappointed , 2 loved their meals and one was neutral. The pork was great, the hamburger and chicken not so great. The mussels and clams were floating in grease which was an odd way to prepare them. The salad was a salad. Will not be in a rush to return.
I've been to Country Cat four times, and ...
I've been to Country Cat four times, and this was the first time I was disappointed with the food, which is generally darned good. I've already reconciled myself to it being very loud, so that didn't faze me. But both my husband and I got the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, and - ugh! Full of bones! I guess I appreciate that it's real salmon or whatever, but bones in your breakfast was extremely off-putting. And the potatoes were dried out, so overall a cryin' shame. My elderly parents fortunately got a very standard dish of eggs and potatoes, which they felt was "fine." Not great, not tasty, just fine. I hope we just hit a low point in quality control because it's great to have a nice brunch/dinner place in our neighborhhood.
I enjoyed seeing the menu selections. Al ...
I enjoyed seeing the menu selections. All looked like down-homey comfort foods. Our waiter was great. The only cons I would list were the noise level, which was high (it's a small place), and the food wasn't served very hot. I think mine waited on the line for a bit while the other plates came together. Other than that, all around great place. May go there again.
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