About The Painted Lady
Oregon's only AAA four diamond and Forbes four star restaurant, The Painted Lady in Newberg offers a seasonal tasting menu nightly celebrating the products of their local neighbors- Oregon's world class ranchers, farmers and vintners. Inspired by the grand tradition of restoring Victorian homes across America, the restaurant uses classic culinary techniques to create a stunning modern menu. With timeless grace and a contemporary palate, The Painted Lady is more than a restaurant, it is an experience to remember.
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Offering our fine dining experience by Chef Routt at a multitude of venues.
Public parking lot is also available less than 1/2 block from the restaurant.
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Main Dining Room: seating for up to 35 guests, Upstairs Private Dining Room: seating for up to 20 guests
The Painted Lady Ratings and Reviews
I know I am supposed to be impressed wit ...
I know I am supposed to be impressed with the artistic presentation of the plates, and I was. Nevertheless, my impression of the food was that it was more art inspired and less taste inspired. If you drink tea with your pinky extended and you say things like "quite right, old fellow" and so on, you will probably be in 7th Heaven. But, as for me, leaving after a $600 meal for two, I just would expect some jaw dropping cuisine. I would expect something more, something extra special. I appologize for offending the foodie snobs and the chef. But, if you are a guy who enjoys a nice hearty meal, mouth watering melt in your mouth steaks, smooth and savory soups, warm and juicy ckicken, then dont go to the Painted Lady. Its not a steak house and its not a high end seafood place either. Expect nothing bigger than a 1'1/2 inch piece of protein with a whole bunch of different drops of different colored sauces that you really arent sure what you are supposed to do with. Do I mix them? Do I eat them separately? Hey, make no mistake, they arent lying when they say its a 9 course "tasting menu." Thats what it is. Just know what you are going for. I wasn't sure. Also, it is 9 courses people. So, expect to be there for over 2 hours. Its basically a food marathon that launches so many different tastes in your mouth that you dont know what the heck is going on. You leave with your palate "confused." But, hey, thats just me. I am not a big fan of foo foo cuisine. If you are, then this is the place for you, my friend. If you want to drop a few hondos and leave hungry, then you will love it. What I will also say though is that the service is top notch. I was in the indusrty for many years, and these servers are among the best. They are "professionals" who take the job seriously. They deserved every penny of my 20% tip on the overpriced menu.
We greatly enjoyed the food, by the time ...
We greatly enjoyed the food, by the time we got to course number seven I thought I was going to explode, even though portions were small and manageable. Perhaps it was psychological, but I wasn't sure I could make through nine courses. However, it was worth it when we got to the desserts!!
The food was creative and the presentation was exceptional. Our son, a culinary student, got to visit the kitchen and meet the chef which made it extra special.
Thanks for a lovely evening
Our server "Jamie" was exceptional. Grea ...
Our server "Jamie" was exceptional. Great French style service without hovering. The food was also incredible as were the wine pairings. It was all just a bit much though (9 food and 7 wine offerings in total) , so probably best not to attempt it after a day of tasting in the valley.
We would definitely return.
Spectacular multi-course tasting menu pa ...
Spectacular multi-course tasting menu paired with excellent wines and impeccable service.
Nine course tasting experience with creative and perfectly executed food. The seven course wine pairing just topped off the experience. The service was perfect. Not cheap, but definitely worth it.
Dining at the Painted Lady was more of a ...
Dining at the Painted Lady was more of an experience than a dinner. It was a 9 course tasting session with wine pairings. Every course was delicious. There were many flavors that excited my palate. The chef really did a great job in bringing out all the foods flavors! You are not rushed. It is expensive but it was worth it!
This was our second visit and our experi ...
This was our second visit and our experience was the opposite of our first. Nine courses was a bit much and there were no choices. The first visit there were seven courses and several of the courses offered an alternative. The quality of the food had declined. Courses were big on presentation but flat on flavor. One course was sent back and the New York steak was very tough. Several different sauces/purees were served with each course and many of the flavor combinations were not complimentary. In addition, several of the wine pairings seemed to be in conflict with the food. It is extremely expensive to dine there. The first visit was worth every penny. Having spent well over $300.00, it was a huge disappointment and not the kind of dining experience we would be willing to give another chance.
The service was attentive but seemed a b ...
The service was attentive but seemed a bit pretentious and aloof and not very personal. The food was delicious but a bit too fussy and also pretentious, and frankly it was just too much food for me. I had asked about the smaller 5-course menu, but my husband convinced me to get the full 9-course prefix meal...I should've stuck to my guns and gotten fewer courses. We also got the wine pairing, which seemed outrageously expensive...it was all good, but not sure it was worth it.
Fabulous tasting menu with exquisite pre ...
Fabulous tasting menu with exquisite preparation. Great value for the ten+ course menu. Dining room is on the main floor of a beautifully restored home. The Painted Lady is a gem destination in the Willamette Valley. We'll be back!
The Painted Lady is quite the finest res ...
The Painted Lady is quite the finest restaurant I have dined in outside both Paris, and London, and obviously one of the best in the Northwest. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area who truly appreciates a fine dining experience.
The Painted Lady is on par with The Fren ...
The Painted Lady is on par with The French Laundry (the ultimate in Foodie destinations) but at one quarter the price and far more accessible, especially for Oregonians. Every one of our nine courses was an exquisite composition of creative ingredients which not only complemented each other, but elevated each flavor to unexpected heights: quite an accomplishment since most courses had at least seven elements. There was not a single misfire.
The service was outstanding and our server, Jamie, was professional as well as personable. She was always ready to explain very politely, no matter how many times we overheard her. I found it mildly amusing that, even though there were only three tables in our section, the four person waitstaff created their own small traffic jam getting to and from our cluster of tables at precisely the time they were each needed.
The $105 tasting menu is an absolute bargain: it is worth many times the price for extreme creativity, over-the-top master execution, and thoroughly enjoyable food. Each course contrasted with its predecessor magnifying the tasting experience. The $75 wine pairing is also an outstanding value. I don't eat beef, but the staff gave the distinct impression that they enjoy such challenges: they served an fantastically tasty sea scallop instead (which was not on any menu) and enhanced the King Salmon course to parallel my wife's sequence (which included steak).
The Newberg location is surprising, but at least that will discourage us from dining too much there. :-)
Our meal at Painted Lady was superb! Fr ...
Our meal at Painted Lady was superb! From the congenial host to the knowledgeable and personable server and attentive staff, our dining experience was top notch! The cuisine was creative with continual flavor surprises and unique and delicious combinations of herbs, vegetables and sauces. Portions were exactly the right size to provide a taste explosion but not so overwhelming that you couldn't finish the meal. Especially loved the Miso Custard, the Warm Tomato Tart but the hit of the evening was the Potato Gnocchi...the table favorite. This is my second visit to The Painted Lady and I enjoyed it even more than the first. Be prepared for an enchanting 3 hour dining experience...it will not disappoint!
We enjoyed the creativity from the chef, ...
We enjoyed the creativity from the chef, and the food was fantastic. Our meal was truly an experience. However, the service was very slow, and after 3.5 hours, we still had several courses left to go. There was a lot of wait time between courses, that left us bored, and a bit forgotten.
Excellent service and food was very deli ...
Excellent service and food was very delicious. The restaurant is situated in a quaint town in Oregon and my wife and I had a wonderful time. We believe that this restaurant is top notch and we would highly recommend it to foodies and those who enjoy wine pairs and beautiful and delicious culinary experiences.
We have had many visits to the Painted L ...
We have had many visits to the Painted Lady and continue to return. We think it is still the best food in the Pacific Northwest. We were not totally excited about the new longer and more expensive menu. Currently there are 8 to 10 items with no choices on items or on how food is prepared (how well meat is cooked, etc.). It was great, but we like the old menu better which was shorter with some choice. Also everything took too long - almost three hours.
We have dined at the Painted Lady many t ...
We have dined at the Painted Lady many times during 2016 and every meal has been an outstanding and wonderful experience. The food is divine. The service impeccable. The atmosphere calm and embracing. Dining at The Painted Lady has been consistently one of best dining experiences we have had all over the world.
Congratulations to the Chef and the entire team and we can't wait to cone back!
Started with couple cocktails, vodka mar ...
Started with couple cocktails, vodka martini and a well mixed Old Fashion. Then came the menu. We were offered the seven course nightly menu only and the Chef's choice tasting menu was not offered or mentioned. Found out about the Chef's menu later from the couple who ordered it sitting next to our table. The maitre d' told me later maybe I should order the menu when I make the reservation next time. Maybe we were lucky enough to have a reservation that evening albeit in the first sitting at 5:00 PM. Anyway, our waiter was attentive and each course was well presented. We enjoyed our evening and my belated birthday celebration.
The food and the service are outstanding ...
The food and the service are outstanding. The room was quiet and inviting. This is a great place for a special occasion with someone special. Would highly recommend if you are looking for something special. Not inexpensive but worth the price for that special occasion.
This was our second visit to The Painted ...
This was our second visit to The Painted Lady, the first being probably 10 years ago, not long after they opened. It was exquisite then but it is, hands down, the MOST amazing and exquisite restaurant we have ever experienced. From the phone call to confirm the reservation along with inquiring about food allergies, the personal greeting at the door, the very personal service, to extraordinary explanations of each tasting menu item, to pouring our wine for us, and on and on and on......The Painted Lady SHOULD be a Michelin Star restaurant. You will not be disappointed. But also understand that you are paying for amazing quality and service. This was a delightful experience and we loved celebrating our anniversary there!
Fantastic food and wine pairings. As goo ...
Fantastic food and wine pairings. As good as any 1/2 * UK Michelin restaurant. Service was also excellent - highly professional but discreet and friendly. My personal preference would be for less of the 1980's decor and better, more atmospheric lighting but it's a small space in a house and that didn't detract from a superb meal.
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