Beast

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5425 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions   97211

45.562421 -122.635001

 
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More Tags: Prix Fixe Menu

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Neighborhoods: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Concordia

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Menu
Watercress & Leek Soup, Sour Cream Mousse & Black Caviar, Charcuterie Plate, Foie-gras Bon-bon, Sauternes Gelée, Chicken Liver Mousse, Leaf Lard Cracker, Steak Tartare, Quail Egg Toast, Pork Rillette & Crackling, Pork & Pheasant Breast Terrine With Chanterelles, Tete De Cochon, Cattail Creek Herb Rubbed Leg Of Lamb... more

Reviews for Beast

Recommends

Not for the picky eater this meat centric prix-fixe only room is presided over by chef-owner Naomi Pomeroy. The open kitchen overlooks the dining room filled with just a couple of dozen (very lucky) diners seated at two communal tables.

The all female culinary team serves up perfect seasonal salads, crepes, mushrooms, pork belly, rabbit, bone marrow and foie--you name it--it's good! Old time classic desserts like chocolate cake and vanilla bean ice cream with salted peanuts even come off as something special. The prix-fixe brunch menu is a great value at just $35.

Recommends

Naomi Pomeroy's intimate meatery is an original, a one-of-a-kind meattastic girl-powered rhapsody in meat. The Pride of Portland.

Beast
Recommends

Dishing up Portland's best known prix fixe meal, you'll dine with a couple dozen strangers at this Concordia cutie's two communal tables while chef Naomi Pomeroy and team craft a steady stream of courses just steps from your seat. If dinner seems a bit spendy but you still want the experience, go for Sunday brunch. Vegetarians, keep an eye out for the occasion veggie & pescetarian suppers.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing! Its been a year and I STILL think our dinner at Beast was one of the best we have ever had. Kind of hard to find at first, and maybe a special occasion sort of dinner, but once we got there it was SO worth the drive, and the extra money... We will be back again.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Middle of the Road – Just finished dining at Beast this evening and unfortunately my wife and I are fairly disappointed with the experience. Perhaps it was just an off night given the many great things we have heard from friends who have been to Beast.

The menu was middle of the road with Cornish game hen as the main followed by Spring Dandelion Aux Lardon with a poached duck egg which, disturbingly,was fairly undercooked (not a good thing when egg whites run clear on a dish).

The balance of the dishes were middle of the road as well as the wine pairing.

A couple of high notes are the atmosphere is wonderful and the service is impeccable.

So the big question, will we return for another meal? Honestly, after spending $250 (including gratuity), I would say doubtful.

As I said earlier, perhaps it was an off night as well Chef Naomi being absent, but our expectations were definitely not met.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Beast is a great foodie experience – Seeing that chef Naomi Pomeroy was to appear on Iron Chef America, I immediately booked a reservation for my next available evening. I was a solo diner, and it sounded wonderful to enjoy food at a communal table with others who appreciate fine food.

The Beast web site clearly states the policy about no substitutions, communal seating, cancellation fee, etc. I was game for all of that, just praying I didn't catch a head cold a day before dinner.

I was seated at the smaller of the 2 tables, with 6 companions (3 couples) who hailed from Hawaii, SF, and locals. The Iron Chef appearance had spurred all of them to book dinner at Beast. As I hoped, it was a lovely evening of conversation as well as food. As others have said, the chairs are very uncomfortable.

I had the wine pairing and thought it was very well done.

The first course was spinach soup with white truffle cream and shaved black truffle. The soup was only lukewarm (Chef Pomeroy had tried to keep it warmer by pre-heating the soup bowls), and I think the truffle would have been more pronounced if the soup were hotter. But it was very pleasant. The bread was the best bread I have ever eaten.

Second course was the wonderful charcuterie plate with nibbles of shredded pork, local sausage, steak tartare and quail egg, and the foie gras bon-bon. All delightful.

The third course made the whole dinner. It was a duck leg confit on a bed of summer succotash. The duck wasn't oily. The meat was moist and very flavorful, a joy with each bite, and the skin also very tasty. It was masterful.

The fourth course - the radicchio salad was a little too bitter for me, but it went very well with the wine pairing.

Cheese course was delicious.

The dessert was a perfect tartlette of honey sweetened mascarpone topped with a fig brulee. Lovely, just sweet enough. French press coffee was optional for $3.

Altogether, the evening was well worth the price. As my companions said, it is very rare to see an Iron Chef contender actually in the kitchen. Chef Pomeroy was there cooking throughout the meal. The service was very good, we never lacked for more water, wine or bread. I look forward to returning for brunch and for future dinners.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Some of the best food in Portland – Chef Pomeroy and her staff know how to cook. Bottom line the food is great. The beef tenderloin in puff pastry was like butter. Don't get me started on how good the Foie-Gras Bon-Bon with the Sauternes Gelee was, it was a bite of heaven.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WOW a nice change !!!!! – I went with friends we enjoyed the 6 course meal and the wide variety of items served. It was a great dinner to catch up with friends who were visiting from New York. Dinner took a couple of hours. Service was great, staff were friendly and informative. Ambiance with chef's plating food in front of you was cool! If you want a change and are tired of eating the same ole food at the same ole places try The Beast it is different in a new and exciting, good way. For the time and effort that goes into the food and presentation the $60 per person was worth it for us! We ate things we had never tried and they were very tasty. The sorbet to cleanse the pallet between courses was nice too! Try the Kronenberg 1664 Beer it is France's #1 selling beer and was a very nice surprise. WOW a refreshing approach to dinner we will be back!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great food. Terrible chairs – Several outstanding dishes. Great wine pairings. Could have used one more ounce per glass. Some new flavor experiences that were amazing. But 2 hours in those chairs was cruel & unusual punishment. With the all the prep & service stagg right there in front of you a little more interaction would have added interest. The communal dining was not an issue unless you are looking for privacy. Overall it is well worth a visit. Bring a seat cushion

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great food. Terrible chairs – Several outstanding dishes. Great wine pairings. Could have used one more ounce per glass. Some new flavor experiences that were amazing. But 2 hours in those chairs was cruel & unusual punishment. With the all the prep & service stagg right there in front of you a little more interaction would have added interest. The communal dining was not an issue unless you are looking for privacy. Overall it is well worth a visit. Bring a seat cushion

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very good food ,very good service, worse chairs ever. – Very good service, very good quality ingrediants prepared by an excellent chef...a great dining experience except for the dull ache that started 20 minutes after sitting down.

By the one hour mark of our 2.5 hour meal, I was in enough discomfort that I shoved two articles of clothing between the offending chair and the offended butt. I still enjoyed the meal, and while those gathered at our table didn't discuss the discomfort, it was obvious I was not the only one affected.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

no more birthdays at beast – yes, it's unique--so what? it is really expensive and a bit of a stretch--way too precious for me. i went two years in a row for my birthday with two other food snot friends who were also celebrating. i'm not doing it again. i think the truth about this place is somewhere between the worst reviews and the moderate ones. although they are seriously good cooks the concept is boring after the first try.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great food – Beast can be slow sometimes but is usually great food and worth the wait

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