Portland >Food & Dining > Davis Street Tavern
500 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.526619 -122.675528
Mon-Thu-11:30am-11pm Fri-11:30am-1am Sat-4pm-1am
Neighborhoods: Old Town - Chinatown, Neighbors West - Northwest
rudest server EVER – I will never go to this place again due to the rude waiter who had our table. HORRIBLE! Rude and slow on a not particularly busy night. Crab bisque was good, but my stomach felt ill from the bad vibe from the waiter (male, medium to large build, with short brown hair). Don't go there! There are so many options, why spend your hard earned money to feel tense instead of relaxed?
Amazing Tuna Melt – Went for Sunday brunch. Menu was not the usual group of tired brunch offerings. Each dish was anchored in the traditional but taken to a different level or re-interpreted. Tuna melt BLT was delicious, the pork belly infused the tuna with a great flavor that took this normally ho hum sandwich to new heights. The staff were friendly, upbeat and very knowledgeable about the menu. Over all a very enjoyable meal.
Service was abysmal – The two of us just wanted a basic lunch, and we hadn't tried this spot yet. All was good until the server started to "serve" us. No help with the menu when asked for suggestions and recommendations for first-timers. Just a smirk and pointing to the section of lunch entres. She seemed put out to help and we didn't feel welcome. When we wanted to order beverages, she couldn't be bothered to tell us what they had, or give us our menus back so we could look for ourselves. Then she only showed up again when it was tip time.
Good food, but for what you get it's too expensive. If I'm going to spend $20 for lunch, it better be a grand slam experience, but this just left us flat. We may go back, but not anytime soon.
Spendy, just ok – Our dining group went last Saturday. Definitely not your typical "tavern" and no burger on menu (I'm veggie anyway). Nice that they have a reasonably priced 3-course fixed price menu, but I ordered off menu since I didn't like the choices on fixed price. Several others did order fixed price - we found the salads really lacked flavor (and were nearly $10 if ordered off menu!). I got crab bisque (really good) and fish (just ok, the sauces really had no flavor and brussels sprouts were tough). Overall probably would not go back - too spendy for what we got, much better out there for same price or less.
Happy hour specials made us very happy – Loved the eclectic flavors - the coconut milk & lemongrass mussels, the fish tacos, hangar steak frites. Great beer and wine choices, too. Friendly staff, and right on the new green light rail line. Jackpot!
Good food and Great Service – My husband and I first went here for a birthday party, and were so impressed with the waitress and the food that we had to come back on our own. Our servers have been excellent every time we have been back. I love the seared chicken with mac and cheese. My husband is obsessed with the lamb burger. This restaurant seems to make a real effort to showcase local wines, spirits and beers. I would like to see a little more variety on the menu, and a greater focus on seasonal items - but everything we have eaten has been fabulous. The food is fresh, nicely presented, and well seasoned. I highly recommend the happy hour menu if you are looking for a deal. The only downside appears to be a lack of air conditioning. We went one day when it was in the low 80's (with no breeze) - and it was uncomfortably hot inside.
good but can improve – great place! has a lot to offer, with good balance of mutiple of factors that is unique to portland. i wish they can put food out quicker from the kitchen, especially ordering from the bar and stop over cooking the burgers. it's really good but could be better if they can get the temperature right. food in the dining room was great!!
Good Burgers – Great Burgers are at the Davis Street Tavern... Dig the ambiance as well.. This is a nice spot to visit
while shopping in NW.
Excellent! – Excellent food and great service! A must try! There was a private event in the back when we were there so we had to have dinner in the bar but it was fine. Great atmosphere!
Don't sleep on this one... – We had the best Valentine's dinner EVER at this spot! Every course was phenomenal and we took advantage of the smart wine-pairings with each course. The food, service, and space were all amazing. Portland should be proud to add this one to the mix. We are looking foward to coming back to this place.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Davis Street Tavern on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.