Portland >Food & Dining > Noble Rot
1111 E Burnside St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.522906 -122.654426
Mon - Thu 5pm - 11pm
Fri & Sat 5pm - 12am
Neighborhoods: Buckman, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Take the elevator up to the fourth floor & let yourself be enveloped in the decadent atmosphere—a fantastic destination for wine, tapas, and desserts. (Also rooftop garden seating.)
White leather booths, wine galore, twinkling views as far as the rain clouds will allow—get the girls together, don your favorite abbreviated hemline and those wicked heels that will have you hobbling home, and go all out. Please, please, PLEASE don’t pass on dessert—the ‘peanut butter & jelly’ is a life changer.
Cool views, but too loud to carry on a conversation without shouting. The waitress had to gesture when asked about a menu item as the music was so loud. Even with a reservation we waitied for half an hour to be seated. Food was expensive for what it was. Sent my first plate back, 2nd was worse than the first- never had such a salty salad! Dessert was the savings grace. Won't be going back anytime soon.
Great food but rude servers – Went to Noble Rot last night for dinner. I'm only giving it 3 stars because it's not all about how good the food is--which it is--really good food. I would have given 5 stars if the wait staff can get the stick out of their a$$. With so many great places to choose from to spend time and $$$ at I'm not going to tolerate crappy service. Please retrain your servers.
great food, amazing views – great views on the outdoor patio seating, but make reservations to secure the outdoor seating. Wine list is great, but expensive, the house wine was good and affordable.
The food was great! So many awesome vegetarian choices, and fresh lettuce and veggies from the roof top garden. Butternut squash panino was yummy and filling, semolina dumplings unusual but amazingly good, onion rings had nice light crisp batter. They also have fresh queezed juices which were so refreshing.
Service was good, seated right away at our reservation time, water brought out immediatly, drinks and apps came quickly, the server was right there when we needed her, but not "hovering" over us with questions.
Overall great place, with awesome views, good food and drinks, good service, sustainable garden, keep in mind it is a bit expensive and make reservations if you want guaranteed outdoor seating.
Great Food – We checked out the menu before we went and nothing really jumped out at me. I figured I would find something that would work so we decided to give it a try. So glad we did. Started w/ cheese plate then on to the "salad" which could have been dinner. I tried the pork belly w/ roasted Clementine’s, asparagus and quinoa that was so good. Then tried the sandwich which was butternut squash, goat cheese and sautéed onions. Wow good but I was full from the salad. Had to try desert of course. It was a pear and ginger cake w/ butterscotch frosting and brown sugar spiced ice cream. Wow great. We all tasted each other’s meal and all of them were fantastic. I do recommend this place. Make reservations or go very early. Service was nice, but a bit slow. Our waitress was fun though. .
Very Disappointing – We found it impossible to hear or carry on a converstion with the music so loud. The friends I took - hoping to have a great time - all looked assaulted after about 5 minutes of the noise. Our order was messed up, the service was slow, and we found it a total waste of time and certainly not worth the expense. In the future, we'll take advantage of Portland's other great restaurants and leave this one off our list. Sad, but not worth going back.
Overpriced – Went here the other night. It's a cozy cute place however the chairs are so uncomfortable and our waitress was slow. Took her 15 min before our drink order was taken. The food was so so but nothing great plus it was way overpriced. Wish we would have just stuck to the wine. Our tab was $200 and we left a 25% tip and the waitress acted like it wasn't enough. She was so rude to us as we were walking out. If looks could kill!!!! Wahtever!
Great food and wine – really enjoyed celebrating a friends birthday here. good food and good wine with friends
Drag Me to Hell – SO disappointing! We have been to NR twice before with enjoyable experiences, but something has happened. We took out of town friends there for dinner last night and it was a disaster. Quick to seat us, but very slow to bring cocktails. After ordering dinner and then waiting for 45 minutes, our server returned to tell us they were all out of the pork shoulder that 3 of us had ordered. Would have been a great photo of all of us with our jaws on the table. Why didn't she let us know right after we ordered? We figured out it was because she didn't enter the orders until 45 minutes after she took them. We had to order anew and then wait another half hour for that salmon order to arrive which was quite small. We left hungry and tired and DONE with that restaurant. Too many fabulous choices in Portland to waste our time there.
service needs some serious help! – IF only this place lived up to it's view!! To start, we asked to wait for an outdoor table and then proceeded to the bar. After a bit of a wait to just be greeted (two slow bartenders, wasn't that busy) we ordered our drinks, and then it took a bit of time again to get them, I'd say the whole process took about 15 minutes, which seemed kinda silly. After about 25 minutes we were feeling a bit hungry and wanted to order some appetizers, so I ask the host when he thought a table might open outside. He told me he "had no clue" or to that effect. I asked if there were any checks down, he said he didn't know, and he certainly didn't seem interested in helping us figure out any sort of potential timeline. We then told him that we were considering getting started with some food, and he didn't look very pleased. He then told us, disgruntled, that if we ordered our entrees that we would HAVE to stay at the bar!
So, we ordered our apps, host finally came to seat us, we were not allowed to transfer our ticket, so our food got COLD while we waited for the very slow bartender settle our check. OH, and we were not allowed to go to our table until the check was settled, maybe that host could have followed us with it? OH, and the bartender gave us some grief as well about moving after we had ordered--WHAT?
Host also told us that "you go ahead and grab everything and I will follow you with what's left" This meant our water, menus, drinks, napkins and food. Nice. I didn't realize I was eating in a cafeteria, I certainly wasn't paying cafeteria prices!
Once outside, we waited at least 10 minutes before anyone came to talk to us. I got the feeling we were being punished for ordering our apps inside? We had a cheeseplate with NO bread or any other way to eat it, and our onion rings were now cold. And NO ONE was coming to check on us, we still wanted to order our entrees.
THe entire process was terribly slow, for no great reason. I do think the kitchen was backed up, which I can forgive, but the rest was just poor and incompetent service.
The host person absolutely needs to get schooled in customer service. This crew needs to remember, they are in the hospitality business, not the "we are too cool for school and can do whatever we want" and expect people to come back. Let's remember it's about the guests overall experience.
I really hope that they get it together so that the service and the food live up to the view!
Simply the worst service I've ever had – I have been a business traveler for 23 years and have never come close to wanting to write truly bad review...but my time has come, and I wish I could figure out how to get away with giving no star at all. I came into NobleRot on a Friday night at 4:30pm at sat at the bar with a friend from town. After sitting for 20 minutes, I looked at my watch and commented to my friend that I was astonished that there were three bartenders and not one of them had yet offered to serve us. Believe it or not, I was a bit embarrassed that one of the Bartenders overheard me and said "oh this third guy doesn't count, he's just a bus boy, just two of us"...at this stage we each got a glass of wine, a menu and ordered the cheese plate...45 minutes later, we had yet to be offered another glass of wine and were still waiting for our cheese plate, and NO ONE, NOT ONCE asked us how we were doing (mind you, we can't be missed, we're sitting at the damn BAR!!!). I finally wave the Bartender down that gave us the wine and said "look, can we just have our check, and cancel the cheese plate?" he proceeds to give me a small lecture "well he says, we are a bit busy, and even though you are at the bar and only ordered an apetizer, the orders go to the kitchen in order, and yours is ready"...I ask him to check anyway...he comes back a few minutes later and tells bashfully that the order hasn't even gone in yet...so I ask again, "may I have my check?"...the check comes...I put in my credit card and sit for another 15 minutes before I have to wave down a passing waitress to get her to take it away...
Sorry, never, never again...you folks are not a start-up from what I understand, so it's not like you have no experience at this...and it only takes 3 seconds to say "how are you doing, just hang in, we'll be right with you"....I've been to cowboy bars with one bartender and one server that would outdo you guys...sorry, can't comment on the food...I ended up at Wine Down on NW 28th...WOW!!!
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