Portland >Food & Dining > Bay 13 Restaurant
701 NW 13th St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.527074 -122.683290
Neighborhoods: Pearl, Neighbors West - Northwest
don't ask the manager ... – Manager was completely rude to people at the table next to us. There was a question about the bill ( over charging for drinks), the manager flipped out and grabbed money from one of the girl's hand. We were all in complete shock to be witnessing such bizarre behavior from the manager at Bay 13.
Will NEVER recommend this place again!! Great job manager on loosing your cool... you have lost lots of future business.
Awful overpriced food – Went on a Sunday evening and ordered almost 1 of everything from the menu. The mussels were fishy tasting and we got a refund. The sushi rolls had small fish bones in them. The rest of the food was overpriced, mediocre at best. Not worth the money and the seafood was not fresh. Would never go back again.
Awesome Happy Hour ! – The food at Happy Hour is unique and priced so right. Had the green beans: would have never guessed I'd get addicted due to the savory sweet/sour glaze that they are flashed in via the super hot wok. They are like healthy green french fries; got two orders for the four of us. Also, the spicy tuna has just enough heat to allow the flavor to shine through. We sat on the outdoor patio and really enjoyed how the furniture is set up: made new friends that night since the set up outside is very social and welcomes conversation. Come Spring, the patio is going to be the best real estate in the Pearl. Certainly going back and highly recommended to anyone who's always wondered but never went. Stop reading and GO !
Amazing Seafood! – Bay 13 is a beautiful restaurant in the Pearl. I threw my husband's 40th birthday party there and it was a fabulous experience! We had about 15-20 people at any one time and the servers took great care of us. We had the the Bay 13 Platter which came with Lobster, Oysters, Shrimp and King Crab legs, as well as the Ahi Poke and Bay 13 Ceviche- all the food was wonderful- but the King Crab was absolutely amazing! I would also highly recommend the Crispy Chicken Breast with Polenta and Bacon as well as the Braised Short Ribs. If you have not tried this restaurant I highly encourage you to do so- there is no better place for great seafood in Portland.
Trendy Scene for a cocktail but not a place to actually eat a meal. – What a let down, the best item we ate was the simple field greens salad. The steamer clams were not only suspect as old but the broth they came in had so much rice wine you could have lit it on fire. The striped bass was drenched in oil and served over ordinary slightly green tomatoes, not heirloom. The scallops were fine but the squid ink gnocchi they were served on was completely bland. As good seafood restaurants in PDX abound, they've missed the boat. As for their sushi, the spicy tuna roll was nothing special so I don't see Bay 13 as a destination for a sushi experience either.
first 2 visits were great – i have to admit, i've only been there for appetizers and drinks, but both experiences were very good. my friends and i sat at the bar, tried a variety of small plate items, and probably 2 too many beverages. everything, including the service, was very enjoyable. a little pricey, but incredible atmosphere! it's worth it.
best seafood and sushi in the pearl – This great place if you want sushi or seafood and lively atmosphere. Can be a romantic dinner for two or an evening out with the girls, sharing sushi and oysters or endulging in one of the entrees.
As for sushi the "king roll" is a crowd pleaser, tempura shrimp and crab,etc., nice presenation too!
The fish and chips were a healthier version of what you would get at a pub but still satisfied the urge for something breaded, add a side of mustard greens and you have a well rounded meal.
The scallop entree is fabulous and appropriately portioned. Wine options are good.
Servers are friendly and attentive but not hovering.
The interior is original an unlike any other in Portland. We'll be back for sure!
Food+Service=Happiness! – My boyfriend of I ventured to the Pearl from Southeast in search of seafood, Bay 13 had been recommended to us when we asked around about oysters on the halfshell. When we walked in we were floored by the beautiful, minimalist feel of the converted warehouse, a really amazing space. We sat at the bar for a cocktail before dinner and found the service to be a very pleasant change from the all-too-usual amateur, aloof attitude we find at bars in the Pearl (and all over Portland). The bartender made us tasty, perfectly executed manhattans and was eager to talk to us about the menu. The man in the attached oyster bar chatted with us at length about the oysters they had on hand. We decided the cocktail area more to our tastes, the dining room felt a bit too formal for our mood (though a party in their banquet room seemed quite boisterous!). Our cocktail server was efficient, friendly and professional without being over-attentive, we had some surprisingly tasty sushi, and the oysters we had been seeking were beautiful, fresh and perfectly shucked. The wine list was really complementary to the cuisine, and we left feeling like we had had one of the best service and food service experiences we had in a while, especially as we don?t leave our favorite haunts in southeast very often, and rarely find ourselves in the Pearl. The people-watching in the bar was stellar and hysterical, and it certainly got louder and more energetic as the night went on. We hope to sit in the dining room next time we are looking for a sit-down dinner; they really seem to have the balance of great service and great food! Also, we always appreciate someone asking about our experience as we leave an establishment and we were not let down, the host/manager was very sincere.
good bar nibbles – I'm not a huge fan of the warehouse/industrial trend so I didn't love the atmosphere at Bay 13. Aside from that my experience was positive. My sister and I wanted to go out, have a drink and nibble on some things so Bay 13 seemed llike the place to go. The bar was packed, the cocktails were tasty and our nibbles were exactly what we were in the mood for - the spicy tuna roll and the sweet potato fries are awesome! We'd definately come back for a girl's night out.
Great space! Great Food! Sushi is back! – My husband and I went to Bay 13 the other night and had a wonderful experience! We are so happy that the sushi is back on the menu. We had the king roll, hamachi and a dozen EXTREMELY FRESH oysters. We also had to nibble the sweet potato fries as they are the best fries in town. As we had so many appetizers, we decided to share the Scallop dinner and we were so glad we did- they absolutely melted in our mouths. If you haven't tried Bay 13, or have not been back since they changed their menu, you should definitley stop in for some great food- you will not be sorry!
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