Used to be a stand up joint. Service
was excellent. Food was dismal. Sent the wings were sent back and they were gracious about taking them off the tab. I should have done the same w/the crab melt- which was a cup of mayo w/some things scattered in it. Hit briefly w/heat, cold in middle. Charcuterie plate meats w/gristle- said to be made in house. With all the fantastic meats in Portland- dont screw around trying to make your own.
This is the third time I've given them 'another try'. Ya cant get me to go back again.
Huevos Rancheros Anyone?. With friends in town and no urge to cook breakfast, we were looking for a new breakfast spot without a long wait and came across Hall Street Grill. Being a little skeptical, that there was no wait at all, we were pleasantly surprised by their brunch menu. Everything from Huevos Rancheros to a Chicken Cobb Sandwich, the meal and experience is definitely worth checking out.
good but not great.
I decided to spend a little of extra money on a nice lunch with some business partners (wanted to impress) The lunch was good but not great, and the place was full of elderly women (very odd) after looking at the menu it quickly lead to a lot of jokes. I became very ill that night, my stomach twist at the thought of eating here again.
I figured 3 things,
1) One of the women poison or cursed the food (probably deserve it)
2) I got some tropical flu from some one.
3) the food was prepared incorrectly.
Despite my survival instinct i still WANT to eat here again one day so it gets 3 stars (yep, it's good).
Pretty Good - But a notch below past experiences.
Took my girlfriend to Hall Street last night because she said she was in the mood for a "Great Steak Restaurant"....
Typically Hall Street would be a Great choice. I hadnt been here in over a year, but every time I've been here in the past has provided knockout service and food.....I had high expectations.
The Service we received was good (no complaints there), but the Steaks were quite average.
My girlfriend had the Ribeye special which was good but far from Exceptional.
I had the Grilled Prime Rib which was also pretty good, but the Au Jus was extremely salty (far more so than typical) and the Prime Rib was completely overwhelmed with black pepper (Weird).
Not bad enough to complain about, but certainly far below my expectation for what has, historically, been an exceptional establishment....
Going downhill. We have been long time patrons and have enjoyed the experience from the food to the service. However, this evening was different and disappointing. We had the grill steak which was excellent as usual but the positive review ends there. Two of our previous favorites have been changed and not for the better, specifically the sole and the beet salad. Moreover, the Osso bucco was a fantastic option but hasn't been seen for at least a year. Furthermore, the service was a notch below its typically high level. We'll try again but our patronage may soon be found elsewhere if things don't improve.
The service was dismissive and rude, the food isn't what it used to be. I heard that the old chef left, seems like everything I loved about Hall Street left with him.
Server seemed annoyed by every request and our food took a very long time to arrive. Don't let your night out be ruin here.
Beware of Unruly Children. On February 13 I was going to celebrate my birthday along with Valentine's Day at the Hall Street Grill, with my husband. We asked to be seated in the bar because we did not have reservations. I asked the hostess to NOT seat us at a high table because I have MS. That is exactly where they seated us! We had to endure two girls, under 10 years old, plus their parents who where texting and viewing the internet through the whole dinner. The girls were flipping upside down, complaining, putting their feet on the table, kicking me across the seat and putting their hands on our table. One little girl fell out of the high seat, cracked her head on our table and landed upside down on the floor. Crying ensued! The mother kept calling her daughter "stupid" while she peered into her Blackberry screen oblivious to what her children were doing! Lisa, the Manager said she was sorry but she had to seat the children in the bar as per the parents request. Good judgment on the management part would have been to place them at a standard height table AWAY from other quiet adult customers! My husband's clam chowder had no clams in it and the waitress said she would take it off the bill. That didn't happen! The whole experience ruined my birthday and Valentine's dinner!
terrible service. I had a terrible experience this last saturday night. The service was bad and the management was absent. I will not be returning if that is how they run their business.
It is "just very average in too many ways. Pretty average dishes at a very overpriced rate. Glad they do coupn and two for one cards or we'd skip it for good. Menu is small, boring and has not changed much in 3 years - never a special
Great food but poor quantity!!!.
My wife and I had a nice dinner here with friends- we each had a beer and she had the quinoa and I had a pasta. I couldn't believe the amount of food we received. After spending $47 (with tip) I SHOULD leave full! The presentation was nice, and it tasted great, but the small portion was not worth $16.95 for my pasta, or her dish. We asked for more bread but the waiter forgot to bring it to us.
We both left still hungry but unwilling to pay more. For half the price I could have gone to Olive Garden nearby and left stuffed.
In this economy when we don't go out as much as we used to, it's unfortunate to see a restaurant profitting or 'getting by' for skimping. There is nothing more annoying then leaving a restaurant still hungry, and feeling taken advantage of!!!
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