I used to love to go to Newport Bay and Standford's but since Pacific Coast Restaurants sold themselves to Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., it just isn't worth going anymore. The portions are small, expensive and overcooked. Some of my favorite items are off of the menu and what remains doesn't taste the same. I have given the new Standford's and Newport Seafood Grill many chances, but no more. Sad to say, but the halibut fish and chips from Burgerville tastes better, are a better value, and you get more to eat. : (
Like eating cafeteria food while having your wallet vacuumed out.
This place is a flat-out ripoff. I paid nearly $20 for an entree of wild salmon, which turned out to be a completely overcooked, dried out, tough, flavorless piece of salmon sitting on a clearly greasy plate (you could see the wipe marks in the grease, nice) with a few pieces of sauteed broccoli and some over salted steam tray "rice pilaf". I immediately sent it back. The second try was a bit better, and although the quality of the fish wasn't great at least wasn't cooked into cardboard.
If I was paying $8.99 for this meal at a cafeteria I would not have been so peeved, because that's what this food was worth. For $19 for an entree you can go to any number of good Portland restaurants and be served creative, tasty, fresh food cooked by someone who actually cares.
On top of all that we ordered a mojito, one of the restaurant's featured drinks, which came out completely flat and much too sweet. We had to explain to them how to make the second one, which they got a bit closer to the mark.
On a positive note the service was pleasant. That said, that's the last time Newport Bay gets a cent of mine.