Portland >The Gilt Club
Seasonable, organic, sustainable, to-die for, all describe the food prepared at The Gilt Club. Sip on an expertly prepared classic cocktail like a Blood and Sand or the Brooklyn ( also known as the Manhattan) while you await your deliciously, to-die-for food.
Delicious & Unique Cocktails. Love this place! My husband and I have been there 5 times now, just us and with friends. Food is always good and consistent. Service is great and we love the owner Jaime. They have very unique cocktails that I haven't seen anywhere, love them! They have a giant TV behind the mirrored bar, so you can watch some old movies, really cool.
A + restaurant!. Simply put, your experience at the Gilt Club will be excellent. From the appetizers to the main entrees, everything has wonderful flavor and texture, and the house drinks are excellent. The restaurant has a very cozy and romantic feel, and the wait staff is prompt without being overbearing. This is the perfect place for adults to go out for dinner and get away from the stress of the day.
Very nice. My wife and i were impressed with the reviews and the website with its video tour. I will start by saying that the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the food and wines. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the decor is very soothing. The French cheese plate was very nice and enjoyable as an appetizer but when it came to my main course that was the incredible part , the medium rare flat iron steak with olive oil was unbelievable , its an incredible feeling when it hits your mouth and you actually have to pause and sit back to appreciate what you are eating. My wifes pan seared willapa sturgeon was wonderfully presented and she as well was very pleased with her meal. You can imagine what the dessert was like. We have been to other restaurants downtown but this one is now number one on our list to enjoy. We will definitely be back and do try The Gilt Club for yourself.
Delicious Modern Food, Superb Drink, Yes.. I have been to Gilt on several occasions and I have yet to be disappointed. The food is always very creative, well prepared and beautifully presented. I had the sturgeon on my last visit and was really pleased. Yum! The playfulness and skill of the chef is apparent in the menu, I think, as there's often amusing revisions of dishes and little modernist twists on classics. It makes for delicious fun, at any rate, because the execution is there as well. That and the servers are all very enjoyable and the bartenders are top-notch. I would highly recommend a visit.
Nice booths and server but food not worth the price, dessert terrible. Based on all the positive reviews, my husband and I decided to try this place out. We were seated at a nice booth towards the back. The server was attentive and helpful. Those are the positives. Now for the cons - it was so dark it made it very difficult to read the menu let alone see our food. We shared the pear and apple salad which consisted of some apple and pear slices, some pistachios with some frisee greens and very little dressing. Pretty much a deconstructed salad. The potato souffle and the rabbit dish were both dry and bland. The rabbit was a strange combination with chorizo. But the strangest was the dessert - the sour cream blini with persimmon and foie gras mousse - it has to win the prize for the worst tasting dessert. We had to go get a spanish coffee to get rid of the terrible taste in our mouths. All in all, the food is disappointing/bland food for quite a bit of $$$. We won't be back.
Citysearch Editorial Review. Cocktails take center stage at this glitzy lounge but that doesn’t mean the food gets short shrift. The downtown dining crowd slides into sexy red booths for edgy, inventive dishes such as elk tartare, wild boar nuggets and a black truffle burger stuffed with foie gras and brisket. Dishes such as wild mushroom chitarra pasta and bavette steak served with olive oil crushed potatoes please less adventurous palates. The fare complements an ever-growing list of inventive cocktails; well-heeled loft residents and laid back bar hoppers in flannel and jeans belly up to the bar for the prohibition era inspired Bee’s Knees or a cocktail grounded in the bar’s house infusions like strawberry vodka or espresso-infused bourbon.
Great food, service and atmosphere!. I was part of a party of six, and were seated when we showed up. The food was excellent and fresh, the cocktails were tasty and the wine list offered moderately priced bottles of wine. The atmosphere was really warm and not pretentious. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. She took great care of us and was good about making sure we had enough water, etc, without being bothersome. When the food showed up, the portions look like they might be on the smaller side, but they are not, its just in the presentation. But we are smaller people who don't eat huge amounts of food. All in all it was a good experience. The only thing that was a bit cheeky is that they put 19% gratuity on our check. I would have tipped more than that, but since that's what they put on the bill that is all our server got. I would go back there for sure and also recommend it for others.
Amazing, excellent, I love this place..
A consistent, fresh, and wonderful place to dine. The waitstaff shakes up cocktails at your table: they have people skills are very nice. Was just there tonight with my girlfriend - it was her birthday - the waitstaff brought out a complementary candy plate.. super classy - uber NYC/LA caliber.. like I said classy !!
The lamb was perfect - the duck was perfect - the starters were amazing.. I really love the people there and the food.. really I could have hung out all night. I'm a retired chef from San Francisco/Los Angeles and can't say enough great things about this place.. go go go and have a cocktail you'll leave happy!!
Great food, ambiance and service!!!. We went as a party of 8 with reservations. We were seated right on time. The decor of the restaurant was felt very classy with a modern feel. Our server really knew his stuff and was GREAT all night. We all downed quite a few of their fresh cocktails and I must admit, all were tasty. Although my favorite was the cucumber infused "Tracey's First Love"!!! The lamb tar tar was excellent, it didn't have the heavy lamb flavor I thought it would. Out of all the entrees, we came down to a unianimous decision that my husband's pork chop was the REAL Winner!!! All the food was great and our server kept the drinks flowing! We will definitely be back!!!
Great food, great drinks, great staff!. My fiance and I often stop by The Gilt, whether it is for a special dinner or a few cocktails. The food is incredible and you will find things you never thought would go together, like chocolate done three ways with vanilla sea salt and olive oil.... which is heaven on a plate. The cocktails are just as divine. But most importantly the staff at The Gilt Club is friendly, professional, and attentive without being overbearing. We always recommend The Gilt Club to anyone looking for something new.
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