Portland >Food & Dining > Vault Martini Bar
226 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.524822 -122.683101
Monday To Wednesday From 04:00 PM To 01:00 AM Thursday To Saturday From 04:00 PM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 01:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
Best drinks in pdx! – Love the drinks and the inovative menu... The atmosphere is pretty. Just don't come late on a Saturday because it gets crazy crowded.
POOR SERVICE.....WAITRESS WITH ATTITUDE! – 1. They are understaffed. When it gets packed inside, you will wait forever at a table before anybody acknowledges you and give you a menu......
2. Because they were understaffed, our waiter must of had a lot on his mind that he could not get our orders right the first time......
3. This one really got to me......
Ok, so no one ever comes to check up on us, which is fine. The problem is no one seems to care when we were trying to get our check and leave......
I got tired of waiting and went to go see this waitress who just got done taking orders from another table. She was a white girl, brunette, & average height......
I politely asked for a check and she gave me a nasty looked and said "I'm not your waiter!" turned around & walked away. I was shocked to my surprise. What kind of response was that!!?......
We could and should have walked out of that place easily without paying. We actually were going to do it too. No one seems to care and we won't feel a bit sorry......
Sadly, it took a bus boy who was pickup our empty dishes to get our check.
Great Happy Hour – The service is great and good happy hour prices.
Great! – Great drinks, I love the bananna drop! Happy hour is great, but I would like to see some food on that menu too. Doesn't stop me though :)
friendly service, good drinks – They bar is fantastic. I drive from SE to get there for drinks on a monthly basis. It always have fast, friendly service, the drinks have character and are slightly artsy; there is a martini for every one and they have one for you. So give them a shot. The drinks are hot!
Worst Service and Food!!!! – I could write a novel here, but I wont. The service is not friendly, and it is not nice. This place is WAAAAY understaffed. Who in their right mind would staff a place that could easily seat 100 people, with only one slow bartender and only one slow server? Not to mention the cook is running the food. Weird. Basically we waited 10 minutes to be greeted, 15 minutes for water and had to ask twice, we waited about 20 minutes for our drinks, and about 15 minutes for food. The food part is the only one worth waiting 15 minutes for. Except it wasn't. The chicken skewers were dry and came with a bland tomato sauce. The mozzarella tomato salad had just tomato and cheese. There was no olive oil or vinegar or salt or BASIL or anything to make it edible! It was so bland. I wanted salt but I couldn't even find the server to ask her. We finally got our drinks with our last bite of food and they were just okay. The blud (they won't let me write the word) orange mimosa was kinda gross because the puree was really gooey and there was too much of it. My fingers were all sticky the second I touched the glass. I really would only recommend this place if you have about an hour for one drink and a bland appetizer and don't mind crappy service. Why don't people smile anymore? It's so bizarre.
Good Headbuzz – This is a great bar with a martini menu the size of most restaurants. it has a martini for everyone and the service is great to boot.
Good drinks. Nice atmosphere. – I've only been once. But it was really fun. The staff was really friendly and the atmosphere was low key. We had a really good time and have been talking about going again very soon!
Ahhhhhh.... – I've only been a few times, but it's by far my favorite place to go for a girls night out. The guava drop is the best, the only con is that they don't always have everything to make it!!!
Pathetic New Years Eve – I read the reviews for Vault, and since the wife and I didn't wanna pay too much for a New Year's Eve party, we decided on Vault. The guy out front said it was $50 for all you can drink, of course with a limited drink menu. This place is known for having over 50 different martinis, and but we were limited to just THREE different types of drinks...THREE! I was very mad when I found this out, but of course we had already paid. So we didn't eat before we got there, and we wanted to order an appetizer. Since we didn't purchase a "VIP ticket", appetizers weren't included on our ticket. This was fine, I wanted to pay for an appetizer. They said they couldn't do that.
So not only was the drink menu crummy, but they wouldn't even let you PAY for anything to eat. At this point I was upset. I made sure the wife and I drank well over $100 worth of alcohol, then we left and went to Deschutes Brewery for something to eat. The guy at the front selling the tickets should have been more honest. If I had known we only had 3 martinis to choose from and couldn't get anything to eat, we would NOT have wasted our money!!!
We're sorry your experience was negative. Our New Years party was sponsored by a Ciroc Vodka. Part of our agreement was that we could only use their product to make drinks which rules out the majority of our beverages. It was clearly stated on the ticket that our normal drink/food menu would not be available that evening.
We apologize for any misunderstanding and will make sure that in the future things will be better explained.
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