Portland >Food & Dining > Wildwood Restaurant And Bar
1221 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.531777 -122.694626
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Northwest District
A classic Portland room which feels as fresh as it did when it opened in 94. I've eaten dozens of meals featuring the bounty of the PacNW here and I've never had anything but a stellar experience.
Happy hour 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday is a real deal with bevs and bites for just $2 - $10.
Upscale and romantic. Decadent, inventive Pacific NW cuisine. Menu emphasizes seasonal & locally-sourced ingredients.
If there was ever a reason to pull your best tie out of mothballs, this stately charmer is it. A beautiful wine list, gracious dining room, and solid seasonal menu make for a memorable night out. Go early to take advantage of $5 happy hour cocktails—weeknights 4:30-6:30pm.
I have been wanting to go here for a very long time and finally made it for my birthday. The service was poor, we asked the waiter if there were any specials and he said "only what was on the menu" we then overheard him talking about a special ribeye that could be substituted for the flank steak. We asked him about it and he was like "oh yeah we have that.." Most of the food was very good to excellent but my flank steak was the toughest meat I have every had in my life. I just kept chewing it and couldn't even swallow it, everyone at the table tried it and agreed. I had never done this before but I decided to send it back and asked for the ribeye instead. It took about 20 minutes before that came out and by then everyone had finished their food. The ribeye was much better although a little bit fatty. When we got our check I was surprised to see that I was charged a full $12 more for the ribeye. The waiter had never mentioned anything about an increase in price and $12 was over 1/3 more than the flank steak. One would think he would have mentioned this or at least charged me for what I originally ordered as he admitted there was something wrong with the flank steak plus I had to wait a whole 20 minutes more while everyone ate in front of me. The least he could have done was removed the corkage fee. Overall most of the food was excellent. The portions were very small and expensive but tasty. I had really high hopes for Wildwood but I left disappointed.
What other bar in town has a bartender that makes his own spirits?!?! They also have the largest wood fired tandoori oven in town. Food is great, atmosphere classy and service attentive and passionate. A+!
We went to Wildwood last night. Wow it was great! The presentation was fantastic and the food was wonderful. Service was also great. They had a lot, and I mean a lot, of service staff. They were not overwhelming though but were there when you need them. The place is a little loud but it was busy. I suggest you make a reservation. The combinations that they put together for sauces were great and unexpected. You would never think some things would go together. Like the Honey Cake had a small amount of avocado sauce that you would think would not go with the blueberries and cake. However, it seemed to be sweetened just a bit and was the most fantastic combination. My sister-in-law who absolutely hates avocado didnâ??t notice at first and had taken a bite. She said that it was the best desert she had in a very long time (and they go to dinner often). I would highly recommend this place. Have all the courses as it is well worth it and you wonâ??t go away unhappy. I think the portion sizes were great and prices were reasonable for what you were served. We will be going back soon. Oh and they have their own parking which is a must in that neighborhood!
Wow! People are dumb! – I can't believe some of the reviews that I read. If it's too loud, guess what...they have tables where it's more peaceful. Say something. If it's too hot...say something. Their front of the house is just as professional and accomplished as the back of the house. They are there to serve you. For the people who don't like the food...maybe you should hit up Olive Garden or Applebees. You are crazy or just ignorant. Cory Schreiber is a James Beard Award winning chef and Dustin Clark is due. I've been a long time patron and Wildwood is one of the best restaurants in this city. Grow a palate and a brain before you decide to add your two cents.
Amazing food, great atmosphere, always a great time – Every time I have dinner at Wildwood, I have an overall wonderful experience. My favorite place to sit is the Chefs counter - a fun place to sit and you get a preview of all the plates offered for the night. For a more intimate experience, I like the booths in the back; they are always cozy and romantic. The food is AMAZING and service is exactly what I want (knowledgeable, helpful, great timing, not pushy, and really nice). I don't know why there are so many poor reviews on service. I have never been disappointed - most of the time I am way impressed. The servers try all of the appetizers each night and always share their favorites. I've never been disappointed with their recommendations. I've also never been disappointed with their wine pairings.
I'm always excited to go to Wildwood - I get to eat local, fresh and creative food, drink good wine, and leave feeling happy and full!
Thank you Wildwood staff!
Ehhh... – Went in for dinner and was sat in the bar area... Over half of the restaurant was empty! Service was fine but for the price of the food I would at least want to be sat at a dinning table not the bar.
Super Food; Too Loud: Too Hot – Every single food item we had was really good (crab salad; spatzel; chicken, etc.). Same with the drinks. They were great and we had three different ones. However, we're a couple who likes too talk and after 7PM the restaurant got much too loud and was a little hot. Beautiful large tables, but those, with the noise, made it difficult for two people to have a quiet, intimate night.
Not worth it - snotty service – My husband took me here for my birthday dinner. While the food was okay , not great, what really stood out was the service. Clearly the house specialty is being rude to female customers and making sure I had a miserable time. While the waiter fawned over my husband, it was as if I barely existed. I will never eat there again.
Rude people, overpriced food – My family flew in from the East Coast for my sister's wedding. It was a small affair, so instead of a reception we went to Wildwood for dinner. The food was good, though overpriced. The main reason I've rated it so low however, is because of how we were treated when there. My two year old daughter came with us to eat and you would have thought I'd walked in with a bag of sewage instead of a cute well behaved little girl. At one point the manager actually came over and told me she was disturbing the other guests. This would have been somewhat understandable, though still rude, if my daughter was misbehaving but she wasn't. She was babbling a little, but her voice was no louder than anyone else's in the party. On top of that, there weren't even any other guests near us. Our party was so large it dominated the area where we were seated. I was planning on ordering dessert, but I decided to take my daughter outside instead. It was January so I bundled her up and we sat in the little smoking corner outside in front of the window. My daughter played quietly but every so often the manager would walk by and glare at us. Eventually I took her out to the car to play so I wasn't there when my party left the restaurant, but I was told the manager rushed them out the door and asked them to hurry up because they were crowding people. I was only in Portland a short time, but I saw enough to know that there are surely 100 better places to eat than this one.
Delicious food and friendly service but at a steep price – I took my parents to Wildwood when they were visiting from out of town. I wanted to show them fresh Northwest cuisine, and we were not disappointed. We went on a Sunday night and I shared the double-portion chicken dish with a friend. It was delicious - the mushroom sauce was flavorful but not overwhelming and the potatoes and spinach were a perfect complement. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating. Sometimes places like this are snotty if you don't order lots of wine, but I did not have that experience at all. My mom wanted herbal iced tea because their normal iced tea has caffeine in it, and he brought her hot herbal tea with lots of ice. My friend is allergic to gluten and he made sure the ice cream was served on the side of the brownie so she could enjoy that part of the dessert. My parents went back another night and my mom had the eggplant, which she absolutely loved. She asked if the chef would give her the recipe, and he said he would email it to her after making some adjustments for ingredients that she probably couldn't get at home, like smoked hazelnut husks. How many restaurants would do that? The downside is that, although delicious, it is expensive!! This is not New York or San Francisco, but this restaurant charges as if it were located in a different city. I would save this for a special event but it is too pricey to visit regularly.
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