Portland >Food & Dining > Refectory Prime Rib & Stkhse
Exceptional food value with a nostalgic steakhouse feel. Been here several times and the restaurant side reminds me of the old steakhouse our folks took us to in the 70's. Relaxing atmosphere complete with Sinatra music, fireplace and comfortable booths. As for the bar, went there once to watch a fight and I would rank it as one of the better sport bars in Portland without the crowd. Not into the dance scene, and I don't care for the "ugly" people comment seeing as this isn't a pick up joint - go to the Pearl if you want "pretty" people. What Refectory has is good people that believe in service and good food at reasonable prices. This is NOT a pretentious place, and I like it that way. WIsh it had a pool table in the back - I would stop spending my money at Rock Bottom and Henrys.
TRASHY PEOPLE! Bad Dance Club.
This is the worst place I have ever, EVER been to. The people were ALL Gross and stinky! I call this the UGLY club... I am not EVEN trying to be rude! Just Honest! YUK... YUK. YUK!!!!
There was a couple that was just married and they came in their wedding attire and all.... does this tell you anything? No classy people there, AT ALL! I left as soon as I could!
Older but still good prime rib. The food here is good. The resturant is not in the best place as far as location and the building is old so I never would have picked this place to go to for prime rib by looking at it but it really is good. I would highly reccomend the food.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Restaurant and lounge since 1968; includes three full bars, banquet room and dance floor; daily event specials.
Texas Hold Em Tourneys Add Fun. The Refectory has always been a great place for food, friends, drinks and dancing, but now it is even better since it is hosting charity Texas Hold Em Tournaments on Sundays at 4pm for the Police Activities League. Legal games with a $65 buy in are fun to watch and you can even win prepaid VISA cards. Wow!
I used to live in Portland and whenever I want to go out and get a great steak, this is the place to go. The service is great, the atmosphere is perfect for a nice, relaxing dinner, and I just love this restaurant.
It makes a great place to celebrate special occasions too, I have brought my parents here many times.
Put this 1st, East of 205. It is hard to find a place that will mix it up as well as the Refectory, East of the 205. The only negative complaint I have is it's size. It looks like it will only hold a peak of around 200-220 people. Music, good variety. Scenery, lots of pretty and not so pretty people, again well blended mix (Hey, you can't have everything). Drinks, name brands pricey but strong. Will spend New Years '03 there with Z100 and the crew. Good times will happen.
Real people, real fun!.
This is actually way out of my compared to going downtown, and I went here with some friends for the first time on a Friday.
Get there early if you want to have a table close to the dance floor, and enjoy the food. When it goes on special, its cheap and good.
Drinks are good, prices fair, and music was good. They play a good variety so be prepared to dance to everything. Great Place!! Will be a mainstay in my rotation.
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