Portland >Food & Dining > Rose's Restaurant & Bakery
838 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.528909 -122.698475
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
Update the directory – Wanted to take my sister to Rose's deli on 23rd ave for her birthday but it doesn't exist. Maybe you need to update your directory
Bad service, bad food and bad management – We went to breakfast in West Linn this morning. My wife ordered belgian waffles and they were out. My daughter wanted a bagel and cream cheese they were out.
So my wife decided to order a half order of cinnamon roll french toast. When the food arrived the waitress explained that she didn't tell the cooks about the half order and no more discussion. It was only a dollars difference but what ever. I had eggs with potatoes and toast with sausage. The sausage tasted like hamburger with some spices mixed in. Horrible.
I also ordered corned beef hash once before as bfloating mentioned and it was very strange with some sort of tomato sauce on top. Not good.
I went to biscuits right up the road a few times and never had a problem and their corned beef hash is great with real stringy corned beef in it.
I will never go to rose's ever again.
WORST PORTLAND BREAKFAST EVER !!!!! – I ordered corned beef hash, eggs, seeded rye toast. I got a cup of CUBED mystery meet ( no onions, no hash, just cubed meat that looked remarkably like ham ). My eggs over easy were hard as a rock, and they were out of rye bread ( a bakery out of rye bread ??? ). The waitress came by after a while ( she was on her cell texting someone for 20 mins or so ) and took one look at our faces and said is something wrong ??? I asked her to try the "corned beef CUBES and she refused and just said the whole meal was FREE without a seconds hesitation. RUSHED over to Stepping Stone Cafe and was delighted with the GREAT breakfast there.
They need to fire the cook, bring in a chef, change their menu, and PAY ATTENTION to what they are serving !
Love Rose's always a favorite – Me and my family went to Rose's in Sherwood this past weekend, I had the Denver omlette the wife had a eggs florentine, the kids had roses specials. We always go to rose's and enjoy there breakfast on the weekend, I'm in the restaurant business my self and they always do a great job at the Sherwood location food is hot and timely, so many people are negative on this review site lets have a little more posative to say about a Portland ICON, this is my opinion, take it or leave it............ I will always go to Rose's for a great meal!
What's all the fuss about? – I was very dissapointed in the quality of the food. Way too much money for a pastrami sandwich that was edible but not nearly as good as advertised. It was smaller than expected and lacking in flavor. The potato chips were the highlight of the meal.
What a disappointment! – The title says it best: what a disappointment we experienced when dining at the new Rose's on NE Broadway. The only reason for the one-star rating is the fine service. The food deserves no stars! What happened to chopped liver being on the menu of a Jewish-style deli? What an amazing omission. The corned beef sandwich was skimpy and fatty, not at all like what is served at the NW Portland location. As far as we are concerned, the meal was a waste of $27. We will not return, nor should others who are being hoodwinked by the use of a once quality name. This Rose's resembled weeds.
disappointing – we always eat at the rose's in east vancouver, up till now we never had any major complaints. but we just ate there in the last 2 weeks and not only were the sandwiches smaller but my favorite cake has been reduced to fewer layers. not the decadence it use to be. their desserts are becoming less special. the new version of rose's just doesn't make the grade. you can't beat the original on nw 23rd. the person that referred to the current chain of rose's as cheap copycats was right on.
New Broadway/Lloyd Centerlocation is 100% terrible, not good at all like the other locations! – We eat at Rose's restaurants quite frequently and unfortunately discovered that the new Broadway/Lloyd Center location is absolutely terrible. It is not good like the one in East Vancouver (which is great) or the one in Beaverton (which is also great). We ordered at 11:15 am, the traditional Matzo Ball soup and it showed up in a small cup (smaller than the other locations) with a huge Matzo Ball that filled the cup and maybe a 1/8th of a cup of incredibly salty brine, not good chicken broth. We had to ask for hot water to dilute the broth just in order to try and eat it. The coffee was luke warm, (even when we asked for hotter coffee); the diet coke was water with no flavor or fizz.
We ordered 2 Pastrami sandwiches, (not the huge ruben type) to go. We asked that one be on sourdough and the other on dark rye, as we both do not like the caraway seeds in the regular rye bread. We stated this to the waiter. Later in the day when we opened the boxes to eat the sandwiches, we discovered both were on the regular rye bread with caraway seeds, and the Pastrami was over 60% fat. My dog got the Pastrami and the bread when to the birds.
I will not returning to this Rose's location anytime soon.
*NEW* NE Broadway Location – Just got back from the new NE Broadway location, it was PACKED. Granted it was lunch time, but if you have that many seats be prepared to use them. My experience was just okay, as a single I got seated right away, greeted after 5 min then ordered. My food arrived 25 minutes later, a single sandwich, and yes, I timed it. I felt sorry for the table of 2 and 7 that were right next to me. They were apologized to for their Hour Long Wait with no food. They all walked about visually frustrated, presumably because they had to go back to work. Food wise; the Bronx was not what I remembered it, too much sauerkraut, not enough dressing, decent meat but clearly not as much as they used to put on. The potato salad was *yawn* edible. Overall I would rate the new Rose's as a "I suppose we could go to Rose's."
why should I ever go back? – Why should I go back? let me tell you that the last time I was in roses was the last day they closes the one at 315 nw 23 ave . My mother worked for grandma Rose and all the way to MR. B .I myself work there too . I know that the food will never be the same . I could tell you all kind of stories about the times . I have read all these reviews I see good and bad . i do crave a bowl soup once an while .. tell me this will i get up and walk out or will I be surprised with the food.. I do know that all the deserts were had made evey day . At frist in the resturant then down the street at the bakery were myself I spent the day with Papa making strawberry tarts... so please let me know should I take my family back to our family tradtion of Roses?
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