Davis Street Tavern

(503) 505-5050 | View Website

500 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions   97209

45.526619 -122.675528

Open Hours

Mon-Thu-11:30am-11pm Fri-11:30am-1am Sat-4pm-1am

 
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Cuisine: Traditional American

Neighborhoods: Old Town - Chinatown, Neighbors West - Northwest

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Davis Street Tavern
Davis Street Tavern
Davis Street Tavern
Menu
Dungeness Crab Bisque, Tomato Basil Bisque, Roasted Beet & Pear Salad, Classic Caesar Salad, Butter Lettuce Farm Greens, Ginger Peach Ice Tea, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Arnold Palmer, Bundaberg Root Beer, Bundaberg Ginger Beer... more

Reviews for Davis Street Tavern

Davis Street Tavern
Recommends

If Tavern is synonymous with class this is it's physical location. The food is consistently great, the service superb. The steak frites & fries are always juicy, never over cooked or chewy and a real deal at $8 during happy hour.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

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?

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

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!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

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!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

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.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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.

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