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.
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
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.
Service was excellent. Thought prices w ...
Service was excellent. Thought prices were high for the amount of food served. My brotherin law really liked it, but he doesn't know how good home cooking tastes. He will probably be back. For us,it was something we had to tryONCE.
We went to Country Cat for a friend's bi ...
We went to Country Cat for a friend's birthday. Our friends arrived a few minutes early, but the restaurant would not seat them until we arrived, so they had to wait outside, which put the birthday boy in a cranky mood. When we were seated, there was such a stream of cold air blowing on me that I ate with napkins on my shoulders! The food was ordinary, the fish was overcooked, there were no exciting flavors except the peach and arugula salad. The waiter kept apologizing and making excuses for the wait for drinks, and then for the salad, and then for the main course; service was very slow. We won't be back.
I was a bit disappointed that I asked fo ...
I was a bit disappointed that I asked for them to somehow acknowledge my friend's 20th anniversary and it went completely unnoticed. I also read that gratuity would be added if 6 or more people were in the party and we only had 5 yet they still added the gratuity.....did she think we were going to stiff here based on the people at the table? Wow. Won't be coming back, however the food was good.
Went when they opened at 9am very empty ...
Went when they opened at 9am very empty since most people sleep in. Had the French toast was pretty dry I think the bread is just too thick or they don't let it soak in egg long enough. Everyone else liked their dishes I would try something else next time.
Except for the noise level which limited ...
Except for the noise level which limited conversation, we had an enjoyable dinner. The food was excellent and service fine. I did not appreciate the day before reservation confirmation call with the litany of the rules and regulations. That did not seem welcoming and it was to be our first visit there. One of the rules is that they will not seat you until the entire party is there, even though we had indicated that our friends were coming from WA and giving an update that they were 15 minutes away. This too does not seem like the gracious hospitality I was expecting. All that said, we will return for the food, especially for the pork which my husband said was the best he'd ever had.
We were in Portland on a business trip f ...
We were in Portland on a business trip for my husband and decided to check it out for a early dinner with the kids. We read good things and were blown away by how good it was, it surpassed all expectations. First, service was more than amazing. Very kid friendly but still very classy. Drinks were super good. And the food was beyond great. We eat out often and this goes down as the top 5 best places my husband and I have ever eaten.
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