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, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
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.
The food was very good. Fairly reasonabl ...
The food was very good. Fairly reasonable pricing. Chicken wings very good, asparagus salad meh, needed seasoning summer sausage and Judy cheese was pretty good athough the cheese would have been a bit better if it were warmed IMO.
We had pork 3 ways, mushroom dumplings, fried chicken and duck entrees. All were good but the dumplings started tasting baking sodaish as they sat a bit, pork was great, duck was delish and the fried chicken....hard to screw that up and they did a very nice job.
Dessert we shared 3 puddings butter scotch creme brûlée and chocolate pudding. Very nice
We left satisfied and had a nice bottle petit Syrah, with it.
I liked the decor as well. Nothing crazy amazing but nice.
Open kitchen is nice but I didn't like the kitchen staff had long beard. Not cool if you don't wear a beard net
Waitress failed to show the bottle of Ch ...
Waitress failed to show the bottle of Champagne I had ordered before opening it. As a result, it was the wrong bottle, but I did not wish to embarrass her.
The duck was overcooked. The collard greens were made with way to much vinegar.
The service was excellent, the food wasn ...
The service was excellent, the food wasn't. We ate there a year ago and had good memories of it. Tonight didn't live up to that. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy were extremely greasy. The rib eye steaks (the special) were a bit too fatty with too much gristle. May just have been a bad night for them. And again, our waitress was really good.
We ate there on a Friday night and the p ...
We ate there on a Friday night and the place was packed --- we were seated right away and had exceptional service --- the menu had excellent choices and we all tried different entrees --- the chicken and duck were great!
We would recommend it highly.
Exceptional service and delicious food. ...
Exceptional service and delicious food. We sat at the cook's counter and very much enjoyed watching the food preparation. Everything is made "in house" from the crackers to the ketchup which is why we return again and again!
Lovely attentive waitress
Fabulous service, beautiful fried chicken dish and the spicy pulled pork was awesome. We were visiting from Seattle (expat Aussies) and the waitress gave us some travel tips for the local area which was great.
I will return when I go back to Portland!
Glad we came back
The food was really very good, especially the snapper and fried chicken. Beer menu could be expanded. Soft pretzels need improvement- they were tough, not tender. It's been a few years since we ate at CC and we were delighted to see expanded options for vegetarians.
Food was absolutely amazing! Biscuits. Oh yes! The service was great!! Our fantastic waitress handled 6 ladies that couldn't make up their minds like a breeze! And the tall, bun wearing gentlemen who sat us was an added bonus.
Can't wait to come back!
As always, excellent food and Shotty service
The server we had was rude in multiple ways. Probably the worst part was when he said they didn't accept more than three cards per check (no problem), he also asked us to split it up. There were five of us. So we labeled each individual item with the last name on the card it needed to go to. That wasn't enough. He said that's not right. I just need you to add up totals and tell me which card it goes to. Why not say that the first time? The restaurant was maybe half full. Super slow on a Monday night. Good to know that you are too lazy to properly explain what you wanted. Then you decided to put the fault in your customers when really it was your poor instruction. That was just the most annoying part of his service. There were other actions and comments that we all felt were unnecessary. A couple of us are in the service industry. The food was great as it usually is. I plan to just avoid this location and visit the PDX shop from now on. They are always way better there.
This place did not disappoint, it lived ...
This place did not disappoint, it lived up to the hypee. 4 guests, 2 appetizers, a bottle of wine plus 2 deserts 137.00 and the posrtions were great. In addition out of all the sheik portland foodie joints this one takes reservations which is rare for this type of eatery.
First Time Dining here
Came here to celebrate two birthdays and it was our first time. Not only was our server spectacular, but the food was as-good-as I had heard. The produce that was called out locally and the entree's were spectacular. Will definitely recommend.
Fun Brunch Spot
Casual neighborhood dining with interesting takes on traditional American food.
We had brunch and three out of four dishes were excellent. Best Hollendaise sauce ever. Pancakes and sausage also good. The only unhappy comment was that the French toast was not soaked through with the custard sauce, so it was bready inside rather than eggy.
Service was quick and friendly.
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