Just had an awesome Valentine's dinner with my husband. We both had the New York Steak w/peppercorn sauce, yum. The whole meal and the service were very good. We live in Hillsboro and it is nice to find a place close to home with affordable good food and service. Would recommend to my friends and will return.
Delicious meal. My daughter moved to Forest Grove a year ago and we have been trying to find a good meal, close by. Four of us went out this past Monday to Costco and stumbled upon OSG. I started with a fab long island ice tea and green salad with gorgonzola/parmesan cheese dressing that was to die for. I would love the recipe. My entre, stuffed salmon was done perfectly. I ended the evening with delicious strawberry cheese cake. My only criticism to this would be please use fresh strawberries. The restaurant was busy, about 730pm but we were served promptly with a smile. I will definitely be going back.
Blatantly neglectful jerks. We go there at 8:30pm for happy hour and sit down outside at one of the corner tables. As we are just sitting there, some other groups of people sit at the table next to us and in front of us. Finally, I get tired of waiting and no one has gotten served so I walk in an get the attention of a waitress and she follows me outside with menus. "We will get someone to come clean the table right away" was the last thing she said to us. No one came for quite a while. Finally a guy pops out and brings water to the table in front of us. We didn't get any nor did the table next to us. Then a waiter shows up and take the orders from the table in front of us that got water and the table next to us. We are ready to order and then he just goes inside?! What the hell! I'm wearing a bright red jacket and my friend is 6'4". We wait some more. No one comes. So we left and went to the nearby New Seasons and grab some food, check out, and walk back right by our former seats and guess what? The menus are still there. No one came to our table after all that time. I am not happy about this experience. I had high hopes for this place since its so close to where I live. I don't know if any of us are going to give them a second chance. It also looks like a lot of the great reviews on here are planted. I wouldn't be surprised at all if that was the case.
Best Experience Ever.
I was one here about a week ago looking at all of these reviews. I was a bit discouraged from the negative reviews. I'm on here today to tell my experience...
I was recently engaged and both sides of the family were meeting for the first time. It was important for me to find a restaurant that everyone would enjoy. To save money, I got onto Restaurants dot com. The only steak house in our area was Orenco Station Grill. I called to make reservations and a gentleman named Blake answered. He told me he looked forward to seeing us there and that he guarantees an excellent experience. With that, my mind was at ease. When we got there, not only was the place beautiful, and relaxing. But the service and food was hands down, OUTSTANDING. When my brother went to pay, he for some reason thought that the coupon was already deducted from the tab, and that was that. When we got home my brother asked and i explained to him that we were suppose to give the coupon when checking out. When he called back, Blake not only apologized (wasn't even his fault, it was ours) but credited us the discount after leaving!!!!!!! It is amazing how one person and GREAT food can leave 2 big families VERY PLEASED. I would recommend this place to anyone!
Worst First and Last Experience Ever!. I was actually really excited to see a local restaurant on the website I purchased the gift certificate on. And willing to try a new place out. It was definetly an experience that left me the feeling I will never go back. It was low staffed only 1 person there that used foul language and inappropriate behavior. Talking bad about other customers to me. Once more staff came they waited my table 30 minutes later and had no idea what was on the menu or followed any of my simple requests. Never was offered water either. My muffin was burnt when it came out and the eggs were not cooked like I asked. It took ten minutes for syrup and butter to come after the food was on our table leaving the french toast my friend had cold. I would have been happier at Shari's or any where else. I do not recommend this place what so ever. Sorry to be so blunt but it was awful... What gets me the most I was there for 2.5 hours with only being 1 of 3 small groups there!!
Didn't even eat.. We had purchased a gift certificate from restaurants dot com and finally decided to try it out. It was my boyfriends birthday and he wanted steak. So we went. It looked nice inside and out, but that is where the love stops. We were seated, then we were ignored. People were served meals around us and they didn't even give us water. Not even a "be right with you" we waited 10 mins and decided to go to Stanford's instead. We still have our certificate to use, but I do not know if we want to take a chance on it again.
The bar rocks!!!!!.
I have been coming to Orenco Grill long the six month.
The service is outstanding. Stephanie the bartender is one of the best Bartender in the Beaverton and Hillsboro area. Friendly goes all out for the customer. Wait staff great.too. But when it come to the food very poor. The menu is way out of date. The chef should go back to cooking school. The food
quality is very poor. From the new streak to the Burger. The best day come is when the chef is not cook. The price are high too. One person is killing this place.
2nd times the Charm.
I have decided to update this review after going back to the Orenco Station Grill a 2nd time (which should be a good sign for them!). So two things first of all....
A: Not sure if they still have the banner “Now under new management” (which frankly is never a good sign for me) but it's probably about time they removed it.
B: The reviews on line were less then stunning, however, I'm just going to put it honestly.
1: Prices are a little on the dear side, but just a little.
2: The special… (blue cheese steak) sure wasn’t a prime steak, but it was flavorful and cooked the way I requested it.
3: On my previous visit the service was slow, very very slow. However this time (6pm on a Friday evening) it was quick, prompt and very friendly (other service was friendly too, but the speed made the difference!).
4: All in all the place seemed to have a better direction this time. The menu may have been a standard “rush hour” menu perhaps, but I didn’t see a special of “Dom Perinon with a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich” on the menu for $150 this time around (whoever thought of that idea needs their head examined).
5: Frozen Fries….. for the prices, they could have had some fresh home cut fries… It requires little prep, and it just gives you more points than whipping out a bag of frozen fries. The Vegetables were hard… but tasted fantastic….. and I actually appreciated that. It gave them texture and frankly enjoyed them as a side.
6: I don’t know if these were changes that were recently made, or if this is just a rush hour service, but I really did have a better experience this time around. So please, if the management is reading this, keep going in that direction!
So would I go there again?
Well……… Yes I would. The first time, my main complaints were the slow service, the lack of REAL ingredients “fresh cut fries, real cream in the deserts” that sort of thing. The last two haven’t changed but at least the service was FAST this time around. They still need to work on their prices, either reduce them, or keep them the same, but put a little more effort into the food quality. As I stated before, there is huge potential for this place in this area, but they need to make sure they do it right to retain their customers. Otherwise people will either just eat at the Indian just up the road, or hop on the Max that’s 5 minutes walk away and go somewhere else.
I feel the three stars out of five is on the button for this. Good food sure, but with a "small" bit of effort, they could easily get up to 4 stars.
Good Food. I was happy when I tried this place again after they had new management. It is walking distance from where we live so we were happy by the changes. The food is really good. The service was a little slow but we were in no hurry so it was ok. We will be going back
Wont Be Back. In the past, I have had a pretty pleasent experience at the Orenco Station Grill. I understood that there was live music tonight and I had out of town guests visiting and thought I would treat them to dinner there tonight. The restaraunt was very busy and the music was enjoyable but my server was awful and the food took a very long time. My server was sweating profusely and yelling orders at the other workers. I was afraid that some of his sweat may have dripped into our food. I was very embarrassed......yuck :(
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