Salem >Food & Dining > Old Europe Inn
3195 Liberty Rd S, Salem, OR | Directions 9730244.910381 -123.046838
Neighborhoods: South Salem
Easily one of the best restaurants in Salem. – It's been about 8 months since I've been here, I barely remember what I ate... I think it was halibut, but I find myself thinking and talking about this place often and thought I'd give a review. You wouldn't think much of it looking at the exterior, but once inside it has a great feel. As the name implies, it has an old Europe feel to it. Dimly lit, romantic, quaint. I kind of forgot I was in Salem. Great date restaurant. The food and drinks were excellent. Great wine selection. The service was good as well. This is one of those places that you hope won't every go away. It's a little spendy, but good food always is and it's worth it.
Terrific Food! – I found this restaurant on Citysearch and decided to try it. We live near Portland and were taking some family from Eugene to dinner - Salem was a great halfway point, but not necessarily known for it's fine dining.
When we got to the restaurant, I was a little anxious - once I saw that the bathrooms were located on the outside of the restaurant. I thought - uh oh.....old fast food joint?
We went inside and were seated immediately. I had been hoping there would be a bar to wait in, because we were a half hour early. Anyway, we were seated and waited for our other guests to arrive. I ordered a lemon drop while waiting and received a drink that was not really a lemon drop.
Once our guests arrived, we ordered some mushrooms to share while we were deciding what to eat. The mushrooms were DIVINE. Saucy, with melted cheese on top - just delicious.
I ordered the beef tenderloin for dinner and decided to try to the soup of the day - cream of sauerkraut. Never had anything like it before, and I can't wait to try and make it at home. The beef was cooked to perfection. Our guests practically licked their plates clean.
For dessert we had the chocolate mousse layered with chocolate sponge cake. it was a perfect light dessert to share after a heavier meal.
The service was really good; and if I ever want to do fine dining in Salem again - I'll very likely return.
Cheers to the Chef!
nummmmm – I have eaten here 30 some odd times, NEVER had a bad meal, waite staff is attentive, good selection of wines across the spectrum. I do miss the fresh breadsticks.
Wonderful Service, Brilliant Taste! – Old Europe Inn in Salem , Oregon is the best place in Salem for a Sunday Brunch! The food, service, and romantic feeling is priceless. Worth every penny. Meeting the owner is a treat as well!
Nothing Special or Memorable – Let me preface that I'm not a big fan of European cuisine, and my opinion is based on only one visit. I ordered the Formaggi Ravioli, which I didn't like because it was undercooked and the cheese inside was dry and gritty. The marinara and fresh vegetables were good, however. My wife enjoyed her salad. I left feeling hungry--I expect smaller portions for lunch, but the meal left me wanting more.
Fantastic Experience – I recently went to Old Europe Inn, and it was an experience that lived up to all my expectations. I had never gone there, but it was recommended by my peers, and everything good they had to say about it, I can now say about it as well. I recommend Old Europe Inn for anyone.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Since 1985, European cuisine by Chef Hans Afshar serves fresh pasta and bread; extensive wine selection and catering available.
best food in NW – I have been dinning in many different restaurants over the years, but I most say OLD EUROP INN's food and service is good as it get. you must try and see it for yourself.
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