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About The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar
**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.
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
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.
The last few times our chicken (they're known for their fried chicken) has been over cooked, it's still tasty but not stellar, I might order something else next time. The mashed potatoes and gravy are homemade and delicious, as are the greens. We ordered biscuits and potato bread before dinner and were impressed with the biscuits. They were light and fluffy with a crisp crust. The potato bread crust was dark brown and a bit on the bitter side, wouldn't order that again. We ordered the pudding trio to share (must try for pudding lovers), its rich and satisfying. We shared two orders between seven people, and it was perfect. The service was great, our server was knowledgeable and attentive.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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.
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