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About Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.
Tigard, OR 97223
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sports, music, videos and more.
TriMet serves the Washington Square Mall area.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square Ratings and Reviews
Booked ahead, seated quickly. Appetizers came quickly, but then waited 30-40 minutes for mains. Server kept saying dinner was close, they'd had a big table in... yet folk around us, who arrived after us, were served before us.
When dinner came, my daughters order was wrong.
Food OK and good beer, but a huge disappointment that spoilt our day.
Had reservations but seated 20 min early no problem. Wanted to chat and imbibe. The waiteress took the hint; she kept our drinks from going dry and was there to take our food order when we were ready. She didnt hurry us as we took our sweet time along with after dinner drinks too. Food was pretty good. Good portions. Price was ok. All in, it was a good experience on this night at the Thirsty Lion.
The table service was very good but the host service was poor. Even though we had reservations and checked in 15 minutes before our reservation, we were seated at our table 30 minutes after our reservation time; really put a damper on our birthday celebration. No apologies offered, either.
Front host staff seemed to be more focused on how they looked rather than welcoming guests and serving them well. Front host staff attire inappropriately immodest for this modern family pub environment...a real turn off.
Blew it at first greeting.
The menu at Thirsty Lion is perfect for a nice lunch. They have a diverse menu and everything I've had there has been fresh and of high quality. I usually go to the Thirsty Lion in Hillsboro because it's close to my home and usually for a casual dinner. I keep returning to this small chain because it fits for a lot of occasions and it works with my busy lifestyle.
When we feel like something really tasty, and are not in a rush, this is our go-to spot. Outdoor seating is fantastic, although it's not guaranteed. If you want to sit outside, book a table and then request outdoor when you arrive. You'll have to wqait another 10-15 minutes but it's worth it.
The steaks here are perfect, and the scotch eggs are the best in town.
You can make reservations here on OpenTable, but you'll still wait for a table. We were 10 mins early and they said 'oh good that helps when people are early.' But we didn't get seated for another 20-25 minutes, well past our reservation time. There is always a wait here, but the open table reservation should help eliminate the long wait times. It does not. Hard with 2 kids to wait that long and with a reservation, it shouldn't be that way.
Made Open Table reservation and arrived early to see if early seating was possible. No luck and we waited 45 minutes to be seated. Why do Open Table?
Place was louder than normal and service a bit slower than usual. Take some of the hostess that walk around and make them servers when the place is busy
Food was great
Have been here many times. Only problem is you are never quite sure what you are going to get. Service is almost always at least good if not very good. Where things get Chancy is the food. Sometimes excellent and some times mediocre depending on who is in the kitchen that day. This latest visit was just such an example . The SW Thai soup a Thursday staple and something we almost always order when there on a Thursday. This can be pleasantly spicy ( excellent combination ) or just a soup with overpowering peppers . The Paella on the menu is another item that I have stopped ordering as seafood can be lacking and taste can be off. Need more Kitchen Consistancy
One of the better options in the Beaverton/Tigard area for casual dining. Vibrant and noisy but it works if you don't need a quiet place to discuss business. Outdoor seating option is great on nice sunny days and management seems to understand how to staff busy times to assure good service. Easy in/out location.
While the food was excellent and the staff extremely helpful, we would probably not go back again because of the volume of the music. We were there to celebrate a college grad with family members we do not get to see often and the music was so loud that we could not hear each other unless we shouted across the table. This was even after the kind staff moved us to a table that was quieter than where we were first seated. This must not be a revelation to anyone running this restaurant or your review choices on the noise level would not be "quiet, moderate, ENERGETIC" rather than " too dang loud".
This experience DID NOT live up to the usual experience we have at this restaurant. We were seated in the most awkward two-person table that I've ever seen. The back wall to one of your booths makes for a very uncomfortable table placement.
We were essentially forgotten/abandoned by our waiter. Refills for iced tea were not provided. I had to stand up and flag down the manager to get our check and to-go boxes. Our waiter seemed over-seated and not capable of keeping the pace. We did not visit at a peak hour and the restaurant was NOT full. No real justification for what we experienced today. It was rough.
Thirsty Lion is one of our favorites as there are delicious options for both me and my wife; I am a vegetarian and she has food allergies. There is usually a bit of a wait when we go at peak time in the evening, but it is worth it as the service is always great. Hosts and servers are attentive and friendly, drinks refilled promptly, and food is always surprisingly quick for how busy they are. This visit I was on crutches and appreciated the staff's extra attention to my needs, opening doors and asking about my seating needs. Never disappointed here!
Lively and popular place for lunch with a reservation recommended to assure you can get in and out in a timely manner. Service is consistent and reliable and the menu has several great options...they also offer a seasonal menu that keeps things fresh!
Casual and comfortable...one of the better westside options.
We visit Thirsty Lion frequently, it is our "go to" restaurant. This particular visit the service was very slow, we normally can count on great service. Our initial wait to be acknowledged by our waitress was at least 10 minutes or more before our drink orders were taken. Then another long wait before she came back to take our food order, so long that I noticed 3 tables seated after us had received their food before us. Then the rest of our visit she was hardly seen. This was frustrating because we usually receive excellent service.
Had great service. Very friendly and got our drinks and food quickly for a busy Saturday night. Menu has a variety of options. Our party all had something different...burger, tacos, steak, salmon. Everything was delicious. Especially liked the Calamari appetizer.
The reservation process through the opentable web site was a pleasant experience. Dinning experience was slightly not as great , mainly because our waitress was not in a great work mood that evening.
She did not pay attention to us after she took our orders, we had to wait more then 10 minutes for the beers after the meals were served(We asked her and she answered from a distance said the bartend was busy!), she put the dessert menu down on the table without saying a word in the middle of our meal time , she only returned one time asking if we wanted to order the dessert. Not much eye contact no smile.
First time we were disappointed by the service quality at Thirsty Lion.
I was happy that I made a reservation as the wait was 30-45 minutes even for 2 people. I have gone to this location before and enjoyed the food and environment. It's a little loud at times, but if you've been there before, it just the atmosphere. I was seated within 5 minutes of arriving, given great service, and the food was great!
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