Portland >Food & Dining > Imbibe Restaurant & Lounge
2229 Se Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.512142 -122.643074
Open 7 days a week
Fri & Sat 3:30-Midnight
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Hosford - Abernethy
very sheisty place – I DO NOT trust this place and would never go back.
I ordered the same brand of alcohol I always order, and when I got my drink, it tasted as if they gave me a cheap alternative. I dismissed my own thoughts as paranoia until another person at my table had the same problem and did raise her voice. The waitress swore her drink was correct but my friend stood strong until they brought her something different. I wonder if the waitress or bartender pulled the old switcheroo or if the owner is diluting/refilling the good alcohol with cheap stuff?
The sweet potato fries were raw inside. Yuk.
Mediocre food/extremely slow service – Seated with menus. We were one of three tables that evening. 15 minutes before we were waited on. Our first drinks and an appetizer came out timely and it was downhill from there. No water refills, no inquiries if we wanted more drinks. A good 15 mins before they came for our dinner order. Appetizer was long gone. Food mediocre. Once is enough. Not a place I would want to return to.
Try the Old Fashioned – you want to have a stiff drink and relax a little. no gimmicks used to try to get you in, no super loud annoying underground indie crap that people only listen to because they think its cool to listen to music playing, no riff raff. good place to hang. thanks for an awesome burger and ceasar salad. mixed in a few old fashioneds and capped the night off with the butt kickin chicken wings.
Oh Imbibe how we thank you! – My friends and I love hawthorne; we also love a chill venue where we can enjoy some yummy food and a stiff drink. After spending a few hours at Imbibe on sunday night we all concluded that it is exactly what we were looking for. The service was professional (not to mention the total hunks working there..meow) drinks were hand-made with precision and care, and the food was diverse and flavorful. The ambiance was low lit, comfy, and fun! Plus great music that made us feel that we had slipped into our own time. I highly recommend Imbibe, the only thing left to loose would be yourself.
What happened? – I used to like coming to Imbibe for fun music and the food was decent. Went last week for happy hour, and left feeling really disappointed. Sweet potato fries were undercooked, and didn't even taste like sweet potatoes. Also ordered the Hummus plate, the carrots and cucumbers looked at least a day old. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be going back for awhile. Hope the next time is better.
Amazing Happy Hour – I appreciate a good cocktail, but to me a good bar is equal to it's happy hour menu.
Which Imbibe has in droves!
I went with two friends and we shared the food we ordered, all of it off the happy hour menu. One of my friends is a calamari connoisseur and says it was the best he'd ever had. The tomatoes were stuffed with cheese, artichokes and drizzled with aged balsamic, it was fantastic.
The little hamburgers were just ok, of the three the blue cheese one was probably best.
And the salmon skewers were a little 'fishy' tasting for me.
But you don't know until you try right? And it was all very decently priced.
Slow service, messed up orders – Went to Imbibe last Sunday with friends. Slow service to begin with. It's like nobody works here (maybe a Sunday thing).
Waited ages for food. Literally 2 minutes before everyone else's food arrived I'm informed they're out of garden burgers! I'm sitting there with no food. My friend ordered sweet potato fires, got regular. Second go around for me I order Mac and Cheese and fries. The Mac and Cheese was undercooked when it came (i guess no surprise as they must have hurried it) and no fries at all for me.
This performance would have merited one star only but the waiter was apologetic and comp'd my part of the meal.
We used to come here quite regularly but the quality of food and service has become so poor I doubt we'll bother again.
great dinner – I went after a friend told me about their new menu, the dinner I had there was awesome. I got the halibut with saffron cream sauce and my boyfriend had a burger with sweet potato fries and both left us very satisfied. Even though we were stuffed as an introduction to the new menu the chef came out and checked on us with a complimentary dessert which was a chocolate Guinness stout cake YUM. She said she just started and we chatted for a second, and mentioned that she was using local and organic produce and vendors which is a big plus in my book.
DON'T BOTHER!!!!!!!! – After reading the terrible food reviews, my partner and I decided to fill up on hotlips pizza before catching the meiko show.
Heard its about to get better... – The bar here is great..good drinks and happy hour..dinner is okay for now but I was told they just hired a new chef(a girl too which rocks!) and she is putting together a good new menu for lunch and dinner that sounds really great! Apparently, it will be in effect late this month or early next month and I am looking forward to new food to go with the already good drinks
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