Portland >Arts & Entertainment > Rose And Raindrop
532 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.518764 -122.660605
Neighborhoods: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Buckman
We miss you! – it was a great place and I still miss it!
it closed.what a freakin' surprise – this was without a doubt the most disgusting meal i have had
i ordered fish and chips......i should have remembered to tell them i wanted all white meat because what i got was four foul-looking pieces of drumstick and thigh...........i said something about it and got a quizzical look from the pony-tailed idiot waiter
and the smoke in the dining area was just delightful
We will miss you Rose & Raindrop!!!! – Thanks for the good food, good drinks and fond memories. We hope that Rose & Raindrop will open up some place else in the future!
Great Service, good value. Hurry, it's closing soon – We have been regulars at this restaurant for a couple of years and our hearts are broken that it will be shutting it's doors forever by the end of the year. There is still time to enjoy a good drink and great happy hour menu before they close. If you're lucky, you'll be served by Russ.
In all fairness – Quick points in regards to previos reviews. The French Onion Soup is made in house not out of a can, and we sell alot of it with many compliments. The cheese is swiss which we grate daily. I have no idea how it could be mistaken for mozzarella which I have none of in house. Gruyere would be more traditional and I should change that, thank you. The cheese should be melted and it isn't, I need to run a 220 electric line for the salamander. If the soup was cold that is a server issue which I will look into. Our oyster tubs are never old, that's why we run out sometimes. This time of year they do tend to be a little soft and gooey sometimes. That's caused by warm waters from rivers flowing into the bays in which the oysters are raised. It happens every summer. We would never cook an oyster for a shooter. Our steak is all natural Cascade Beef hanger steak. It is a very lean piece of meat that, when cut wrong, has a large line of grissle running through it. The cook who incorrectly cut fifteen pounds of it and probably overcooked your steak was fired. Yes if you want a twenty ounce pint you should ask for a twenty ounce pint or call it an imperial pint. If you just ask for a pint you should get sixteen ounces, which is a pint. And that one server mentioned in so many reviews here and elsewhere was let go and speaks much evil of me now for it. Ah well. We will be non-smoking very soon and we will be overhauling all aspects of the restaurant. Thanks for your kind words and honest criticism.
Used to Be Great, but Has Gone Way Downhill – The Rose & Raindrop, aka the R&R, used to be co-owned by a gentleman named Hal, who had excellent taste and knew how to run a restaurant and treat his employees well. He passed away this last year, and the other co-owner, Don Younger, who owns the Horse Brass, decided to sell it off since he didn't want to run two pubs.
The new owners have shown no understand of what made the R&R great. The Happy Hour is terrible now, $4.50 Imperial (20 oz.) pints to get $3/$5 appetizers which are almost all just $1-2 more on the regular menu. The quality of the food has gone downhill, and the beer selection isn't the amazing, staggering array as it used to be. It used to be painful to try and choose a beer, but now it's pretty easy.
The staff, who used to be some of the best and friendliest in all of Portland, have left and those remaining and new staff are pretty terrible and with only 1-2 exceptions, full of attitude and usually in a lousy mood, and despite how small the bar side is, you have to practically set off a bomb to get attention.
They've taken down a lot of beer memorabilia (sold on Ebay, I've heard) and put in big TVs that are blasting sports 24/7. The R&R was a place to meet friends, have a pint and hang out, but the TVs are annoying, distracting, and attract loud, obnoxious jocks.
It's sad to say, but this used to be one of my absolute fave places in Portland and I've dragged dozens of people there (even used to have work meetings there) but after the last two times I've been there in the past month, I've decided not to go back. Heck, it even kinda smells bad, and that's over and above the cig smoke if you're on the bar side.
The only good thing about the place now is how new owners rarely seem to understand what makes an existing business work, and how to either stick with it or improve it. Instead, it's ruined, and you can tell by how much business seems to have fallen off. Avoid.
Horrible Awful Painful Waste of Space/Time and Everything – The food was hideous enough to justify the immediate exportation of the cook to any remote desert island that will take em. Was that really pre-grated kraft mozzarella on that lukewarm and from the can french onion soup?? It's insane to cheat on french onion. . .it's too easy to make right to butcher like they did. And my girlfriend and I were convinced that the oysters in the shooters were old, and possibly cooked. Luckily they were out of the main dishes we ordered. Cute place though.
Good beer list, bad food. – The beer list here is great- if they have what you're looking to drink. We were informed they were out of about half of the beers listed, and the first two of my wine picks were also out. We ordered the brie plate, which was good, but came without the fruit because yeah, they were also out of fruit. My steak was way overdone and extremely tough. It also had a ribbon of gristle running through through it and it just didn't taste good. Kinda bland and chewy. My companion's chicken parmesan also was not great. The food used to be pretty good. We've since downgraded this to a drinking only establishment.
Grand yet cozy, this local haunt accommodates couples and co-workers alike with tasty food, affordable drinks and great atmosphere. – The Scene
Located in the historic, castle-like (and allegedly haunted) Barbur Blocks Building, this quirky place emanates both a grand and homey vibe. Gorgeous wood details, dark tones, comfortable wraparound booths, tables for two and an airy mezzanine present elegance in the nonsmoking dining area. The bar, lined with a plethora of beer taps and regular customers, encourages relaxation and camaraderie. Couples cozy up in corners, while energetic after-work folks wind down from the busy workday.
Dissapointed – Very cool building, at least on the exterior. The inside is pretty dark, but some may find it adds character. I went to the restaurant and it was quite smokey, particularly for Portland. The beer list looks pretty good, but it turns out they only have a small percentage of those in stock. The waiter was clueless, and he kept bringing us beers other then the ones we ordered. He was surprised when we questioned the fact that he was giving us something other then we ordered. This behavior struck me as odd. The food was OK for bar food, but it was priced as if it was a decent restaurant. Go here if you like the atmosphere. But if you're looking for good food, Portland has too many really good restaurants to bother with this one.
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