Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar Menu

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  • Bar Menu
  • Wood - Fire Grilled Steaks
  • Bar Classics
  • Burgers
  • Specialties
  • Flatbread Pizzas
  • Kids Menu

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  • Mike M.

    After a long day of manning our booth at yet another holiday craft bazaar, we wanted dinner, cocktails, a TV to watch the Stanford/Oregon game, and to be left alone by the rest of the world. Our "go to" place for that combo is the bar at Stanford's. Busy, busy on an early Saturday evening. By the time we the last round table, there were maybe two spots at the bar available for sitting. Corina, our server, was quick to us, and quick with the cocktails (we must have had the "look" of the weary and she cared for us...lol). Even though it was packed, the bar isn't very loud and you can talk to your tablemates without shouting. I usually think of a little higher end entrees when I think of Stanford's, but we had a prime-rib French dip (wife) and halibut fish tacos (me). Both were delish, and wife took home half the sammich. Only negative, They need to add wi-fi. It's just a relaxing place to me. I like it. I just wish there was someplace like this in the 'Couv......

    (4)
  • Scott S.

    Loved this place, great lunch. Had a very creative version of stuffed sole involving crab, capers, butter...very very good and perfectly cooked. Cup of the Sausage Minestrone was also very impressive. Service was fine if unremarkable.

    (4)
  • Nathan S.

    Very pleasant dining experience. Portions are generous and the salmon dish was quite tasty. Ambiance leaves a little to be desired, but not a deal breaker by any means.

    (4)
  • Sonny C.

    Had dinner here last night. The food were good and portions are huge. The service were excellent. Will definitely go back.

    (4)
  • Peter T.

    Stanford's is a local Portland chain, but not locally owned, anymore, Stanford's is part of the Restaurants Unlimited group, which has shuttered more than a couple of their outlets as of late. RU operates in a number of cities, with marquis' like Kincaids, Newport Seafood Grill, Billy Heartbeats, and many more. I'm not sure what they label themselves, as far as a type of restaurant; more upscale than Chili's, less than Ruth's Chris. Mid-priced, above casual dining, whatever category that's called. It was three men, no baby, for a business lunch, and burgers all around. One plain, one special, and my own bacon/cheeseburger. The menu made no reference (nor did the server) to the quality or origin of ingredients, with the exception the menu did refer to "1/2 ground chuck." Service was perfunctory. The burger itself was good enough, but nothing out of the ordinary, and it was the same tale with the bacon and cheese. I do like it when the toppings are of good enough quality that the establishment brags about them on the menu, i.e., 'thick sliced triple smoked bacon from hogs lovingly raised by eunuchs in Southern Iowa," or some such, but Stanford's didn't feel obliged to mention the origin of their porcine slices. My companions, Mr. Portland Lawyer Dealmaker Extraordinare, and Mr. Whiz Bang Got the Hottest Idea for a Start-up in years, seemed to enjoy their lunches, the latter ordering the house special burger, of which I can't recall the details, which ordinarily wouldn't be a problem, I'd just go to the restaurant's website and retrieve them, but alas, the Stanford's website is on the fritz this morning. I do recall the waitress mentioned avocado as one of the toppings. The server didn't ask, and we didn't offer, what level of done-ness any of us preferred, mine was just a hair share of medium, with the slightest speck of pink revealed. The soft sesame bun was lovely, and slightly charred on the griddle. The Stanford's patties are usually accompanied by tomato, lettuce, and mayo, I asked for raw onions and a pickle in lieu of same. The server did not ask, nor deliver, any other condiments to the table. Burgers came with your choice of sides, soup, salad or fries, I went with the fries, small shoestrings, highly seasoned with a similar concoction to Lawrey's, but Stanford's version had more red pepper than most similar seasonings. The fries were just slightly crisp, but hot when delivered. As with one of my other stops recently, the Stanford's burgers came replete with impaled oversized steak knives, more for decoration than for utilization. Would I return? Sure. Would I go out of way to eat there? Definitely not. The bacon cheeseburger was a flat $10, a price it probably merited. We were at the Jantzen Beach location, but the map below shows all locations of Stanford's.(Ed. note, had a GPS #fail getting to this location, the map showed I had arrived about a quarter mile earlier than the actual location, which is in the outlet of the shopping center, in front of Target.)

    (2)
  • Nathan W.

    I know this is supposed to be a Portland-area institution, but nothing about this place really impressed me. I ordered prime rib and was told that they were out, and so I had their version of mac and cheese. It left me sick to my stomach and suffering throughout the night. From the drinks to the service, nothing here has me eager to return.

    (2)
  • Kim H.

    This review is for the Lloyd Center Stanford's. Great food & great drinks. Why 4 stars? 2 things. 1) The beer cheese soup is good but almost on the dip side. Just a bit more heavy on the cheese than it should be (and this comes from a die hard cheese lover). Take a note from Widmer Gausthaus for the perfect texture. 2) The music is on the loud side. The actual music choice was fine, but I had to lean across the table to hear my fiance'. In the bathroom it was so loud I was waiting for a disco ball and strobe lights to come on and a dance floor to pop out. Turn it down a bit, please. Otherwise the chicken fajitas are yummy and the bbq ribs are what my fiance' always gets when when come here. He keeps saying he will try something else...and never does. :) Drinks were a bit spendy but expected...and tasted great!

    (4)
  • Eric P.

    This was the first time that I have been to this particular location. Had the halibut and orzo rice lunch meal. It was succulent and very tasty. I would order this again anytime. Typically the food here is very good, however a bit on the pricey side. Very busy during lunch time, plan to either be there ahead or after the noon rush.

    (4)
  • Shawn D.

    We frequent Stanfords for a couple reasons. 1) Consistency. Notably they have been juggling their menu however we know what we are getting when we walk in this place. They do some things fairly well and we have our menu favorites anyway. 2) We get a decent discount when we buy gift cards. 10% off the bill while it doesn't seem like much, certainly adds up over time. 3) Service is consistently above average for Portland-Vancouver restaurants. Like all chains they go through their patches with servers. However, I've never had a night when I was there that I didn't have access to someone for a drink refill or a request. That being said, I tend to skip the bar happy hour because it's too crowded and on weekends can get packed. Monika (with a "k") is our favorite of the bunch but there are several that are quite good. 4) Food quality. While I disagree with some on this. I have to say everything I've had here has been quite good. Not to say that I haven't made some bad choices but those were MY choices not the fault of the food or the cook. This place has made lots of changes in the last few months struggling to win back regulars while trying to appeal to new clientele. After eating there tonight I think they are headed back in the right direction after a detour. There are things that Stanford's is not. 1) Kid Friendly. Seriously at $31-$61 plus bucks a person this is not a place you should be considering taking children. 2) Cheap eats. Simply walking into the place should give you the impression that your not getting out the door for less than $50 a couple. 3) Costco portions. Your not going to get bottomless fries, gargantuan burgers or behemoth sized servings in this place. Seriously, this is a place to go after work have a few drinks for happy hour. (Beer is not a happy hour drink!) And then have a steak or seafood with clients from work. Again this is an old school steak and seafood joint, not unlike you might see in a movie like "The Star Chamber" or the AMC series "Mad Men". If you get the reference you'll get this place. Their working on getting back to where they were before they made some mistakes (pre 2008). We'll go here again just because we know they know how to do it right.

    (4)
  • Jena L.

    I want to put their Bleu Cheese BBQ sauce on EVERYTHING. SO GOOD. Dinner is a bit overpriced in my opinion. Happy Hour is the way to go. Teriyaki Steak Bites, Meatballs, Onion Rings - all delicious! Burger and Fries we will pass on in the future. Unimpressed with the burger (more bun than anything else and not much flavor) and the fries were OK at best. Will be back to try more HH offerings.

    (3)
  • Jana C.

    Hayden Island's very own... So, what Stanford had going for itself, in my book, was its proximity to my former house. It was so easy to plop on/off the I5 and get some late, very deal-worthy happy hour before closing time. Cheap, filling, pretty yummy. Unhealthy, fattening, not reco'ed by Jamie Oliver-type stuff. But beers for a few $, and a decent list of happy hour items!? Difficult to resist. I've only ever had their happy hour, and that should realistically be the only reason to come. This chain is no Ruth's Chris, or The Counter... I'm still glad I knew about it and gave them my fair share of patronage. Standard pub grub.... can get very crowded around the bar.

    (2)
  • Rosetta S.

    They deserve 3 1/2 stars. Some things are delicious, some things are just okay. I love the wood plank brie, its served with honey, bread, it is melty and delicious. The salt and pepper calamari was just okay, lacking in flavor. The onion rings are giant. They are good, but nothing to rave about. The fries sampler platter is giant. I loved the bbq bleu cheese dipping sauce. I also had the wood fire grilled portobello, I like the vinaigrette, but felt flavor lacking in the rest of the dish. The service is usually just okay. Won't be going out of my way to eat there.

    (3)
  • Jaime I.

    This restaurant was recommended by locals so we gave it a shot despite the poor reviews. I'm glad we tried it because the food and service was great! We had the ribeye with mushrooms in burgundy sauce and three cheese mac 'n cheese with bacon. The dishes were really tasty. The server was really attentive. We didn't have any complaints; I would recommend giving this place a shot!

    (5)
  • Kevin L.

    If you are used to paying $27 to $30 for a dinner that only has rice and a skimpy side of vegetable without a salad and/or baked potato and/or even bread then you may like this place. I expect more respectable sides with my meal for those prices. I guess you can add a side salad for $7. The food was just average.

    (2)
  • Jeff H.

    Having read the lower ratings here, I was curious if we would find slow service and tasteless food. We are from out-of-town, but my local family member recommended Stanford's. We found the server to be polite and efficient. All four of us had meals that were tasteful, fresh and nicely presented. I had the Cajun salmon with rice pilaf and asparagus. Others at the table had the sizzling shrimp with flatbread, tiger prawns, and chicken Caesar salad. I can recommend this restaurant in spite of some of the lukewarm reviews.

    (5)
  • Gracie C.

    8.10.12: The location is never too busy but that doesn't always stop the server from taking their time to get to you. The food is okay and the drinks are yummy. I will go again to see if the service improves.

    (4)
  • Jenni L.

    I've always been super pleased with everything I've ordered at Stanfords. All the food is extremely good, as well as the drinks. Try a blood orange mojito! I love the dark booths, it brings warmth to the restaurant. Try it for happy hour or just lunch in the bar. The bartenders are awesome and agree that its perfectly sensible to drink your lunch.

    (4)
  • Mary W.

    Great place to meet family or business associates.

    (3)
  • Jim A.

    Ignorance is bliss. It truly is. You never know how bad off you are until someone tells you. We waited 15 minutes for a table in a less than half full restaurant. The hostess was nice, though. We sat at our table, and quickly ordered the spinach dip and drinks. Those came out in a reasonable amount of time, but the spinach dip was tasteless. Even the chips were tasteless. I NEVER add salt to my food, but I had to this time. We ordered meals and we waited for them to come. Waited... and waited... and waited... Finally we get out food and it was bland too. My french fries weren't even good. We finish up our meals and waited for what felt like an eternity for our check, but when our server came back she skips our table and goes over to the table sitting next to us. She tells them all about the specials and starts to takes their orders. While taking their orders she asked them about what sides they wanted and gave them several options to choose from. Options? There were options?! All I got were soggy fries. Maybe I would have like some mashed potatoes. Not like it really mattered, because I'm sure they were tasteless too, but it would have been nice to have a choice of which tasteless pile of crap I could have ordered! We had been waiting for 30 minutes for our check. All I could do was stare at our waitress while angrily , and hopefully annoyingly, tapping my card on the table. She wouldn't even look at me, but I KNOW she knew I was looking at here. Finally someone walked past her and she asked them to get our check. Terrible tasteless food, and an ignorant waitress. Its experiences like these that I wish the Mighty Yelp Gods would allow me to give a negative star rating.

    (1)
  • Kathy H.

    There are only a couple chain restaurants we support frequently, and this is one. From BBQ to fish tacos Standford's has some real hits: baby back ribs , moist, tender, great sauce; great fish tacos, plenty of crisp fish, crunchy cabbage; and most beef anything is great . Happy hour from 3-6 offers $4 drinks and an assortment of munches. BBQ chicken quesadillas thick with chic,& tangy sauce was filling. The ribs, which come 3-4 to a basket- yummy. Sycamore house wines.. Not so great. The service yesterday was attentive and I appreciate that. We ordered around the menu and it didn't phase our waiter. Quesadillas, & baby back ribs..which we ordered twice.. are tasty. But please, bring back the Thai chicken and meatloaf!! Yes meatloaf.. Hubby loved it and despairingly laments he wishes Standford's would bring it back. So listen up people, make an old man happy, bring back your meatloaf!!!

    (4)
  • Barbara V.

    Had the halibut special with potato/fennel crust, lime basmati, and tomato sauce. Fish itself was good. Only issue was the tomato sauce ruined the dish. Waitress was fabulous as well as manager. They were friendly and asked about the dish and were open to suggestions. I was tickled at the openness they had to it being an experiment and agreement that it was a strange mix. I've eaten there many times and love their steak salads. Lots of options in their menu. Prices are typical for this level of restaurant. Classy decor. Great place to take a client or co-worker. They have menu specials in the bar.

    (4)
  • christina w.

    We're new to the area, so we're being fair and giving pretty much every place a shot. We ordered the cheese bread for an appetizer. Husband ordered a chicken pasta type dish, I ordered the southwest chicken salad, and my son had the alfredo. We waited just about 20 minutes for our bread, and about 15 more minutes for our main dishes. The bread was good, but not hot. And had way more butter than is necessary. My husband enjoyed his pasta, but it too was not hot. My son enjoyed his pasta, which came with fries (weird.). It was also not hot, which is a good thing when you're feeding a 3 year old, I suppose. Less waiting to eat when you've already waited for 30 minutes. My salad was warm, and was done more like a coleslaw than a salad. Too much cheese, too few shreds of lettuce. It tasted okay. One thing I was happy about, without my asking they did split the kids meal for us since I did indeed have two children (my 1 year old daughter). The staff was friendly, but the wait for our food and the luke warm food was a bit unbearable with toddlers in tow. And the prices don't make all this something worth going through again. We will probably not be going back any time soon.

    (2)
  • Sheldon J.

    Ive never been to this location and been disappointed. Unlike the chaotic Lloyd Center space, this one is quiet and laid back. One can enjoy a conversation instead of abusing the verbal mood killer... The word WHAT lolol. Go there for happy hour and brunch too. Youre welcome :)

    (5)
  • Mark H.

    Stanford's is a "let's meet in the middle" restaurant for business lunchs and happy hours with our friends in Portland. After today's experience, it looks like I will need to find someplace else. Reservations? What reservations? Our lunchmate made reservations for us but ended up running about 10 minutes late for our meeting. He asked us to get our table and order for him because he was pressed for time. Two of us showed up right on time and let the hostess know that we were there and ready to be seated. She asked where the rest of the party was and I told her that he was just minutes away. She instructed us to take a seat in the waiting area! When I explained the situation, she rudely told me that there is currently a wait but she would "do what she could." When I pointed out that we had reservations she simply said, "be seated." When my friend showed up, she put one her biggest smile and told the waitress to seat us immediately. When it comes to bad service it doesn't matter to me what the food tastes like but the $9 lunch menu is pretty good, I had the Club sandwich with a wedge salad. It was fresh and tastey. My wife had the Pasta and wedge salad. My buddy had the steak and cheddar sandwich and enjoyed it. If you don't mind being treated rudely then give it a shot. For me there are too many good restaurants in the area to spend my money at an establishment that allows their guests to be treated so badly.

    (2)
  • Shattered T.

    The service was pretty good, the food was so-so.

    (2)
  • Big S.

    Naomi was her name and hard to forget. She must have just woke up, smoked crack or both. I'm surprised she could even find her way around. My son loves calamari but without any dipping sauces. The calamari came with the sauce drizzled all over it; never have seen that before anywhere. We asked for another order which was good with no sauce but she charged us for both orders.

    (3)
  • Melissa E.

    I am a fan of Stanford's happy hour and Stanford's happy hour only. Going here for a regular dinner is not advisable - it's overpriced and not that good. For happy hour though? YES PLEASE. It's seriously one of my top happy hour choices! It's awesomely cheap and consistently good. Thinking about it makes my tummy growl and my mouth water for a gin & tonic!

    (4)
  • kelly s.

    How in the hell does stanfords only have a 2 and a half. Ok, ok, it's a high end TGI fridays type of joint, but seriously, this place deserves a little credit. First, maybe you all need some guidance for a place like this, so as not to be disappointed... first of all, don't go here for dinner, come for their twice daily happy hour, which is a fantastic deal, and has the best motha fuxin mac and cheese you've had in town. Their drinks are completely off the hook, I love the bartenders so much, they provide a very friendly environment to drop on in and just chill out with an extremely well mixed cocktail every time. It's one of the only chains I will eat at, and clearly they don't actually deserve a 5, but I felt they needed some corrective voting in credit to the fact that they mix a hell of a drink, and have some atmosphere that is not too shabby if you are just wanting a nice chop salad and a burger etc... Also folks, I think a lot of you are judging on the wrong criteria- this is not a fine dining establishment, it's a family restaurant that makes nice consistent food with a few choices outside the box for convenience, if you are looking for a cutting edge steak house- go to one, and stop harassing my local haunt for a great drink!

    (5)
  • Joshua C.

    9:45pm Relief. Read reviews and noted how low this place was rated. Closed door walked out to the street and got in our friend's Saab. Felt full, a little greasy, satisfied, but really needed to visit the little boys room. Walked in and sat in a booth in the back. Nice, classy, but sort of boring space. Discussed random things with friends Andy and Shari. He looked tired and felt a little gross. Suzanne (our stellar waitress) took our cards then returned them after I removed her tip and my signature from the receipt. She came back, and refilled her pitcher with water from the cups we'd slowly been filling. Soon after she delivered dirty plates to our table and we began constructing three fairly delicious desserts. A Creme Brulee, Deep Fried Candy Bars, and a Warm Chocolate Cake ala Mode. Once completed she whisked them away and wrote down our order before briefly showing us the dessert menu. We decided which desserts we wanted, realizing that we actually didn't need the menu. She returned and asked if we'd like to see a dessert menu. We said yes. At this point Andy looked fairly awake and actively joined our discussion. He busied himself filling his little platter with fries, while Lins and I assembled a hearty meatloaf dish smothering it with gravy and topping it with fried onions. Suzanne, as cheerful and efficient as ever delivered these to the kitchen the very instant we were done. The time was impeccable. She returned as we all chatted some more, wrote down our orders, than asked us what we wanted. Suzanne noted graciously that the menu had changed a few times since she started working. Andy looked dismayed that his favorite Chicken, cheddar, bacon dish was not to be found on the menu. Suzanne came back and took the menus away, leaving Andy feeling better. I took our jackets off the convenient table side coat racks and the smiley hostess showed us the table then led us to the door. We got into the car and our friends dropped us off at our place. Twenty minutes passed and Andy called to see if we wanted to join them for dessert at Stanford's. We hadn't eaten dinner yet, but figured we could grab something while there. 7:15pm Backwardsness aside I'm just not a chain person, something about the heavy preparations and middle of the road food. Stanford's while not by any means super doesn't deserve the two star beat down they're getting here (everything was at least well executed and the service great). If you split an entree and dessert the price isn't terrible, though it can be quite high for those who don't like to share. Suzanne, our amazing waitress, easily gets five stars (which says a lot considering how many places I've eaten at), but even her sublime well balanced mix of humor, timing, and great attitude aren't enough to convince me to rate any chain above three stars.

    (3)
  • Seth M.

    WTF? Three and a half people (one 5-year-old) + lunch = $71.00!? I had the halibut fish and chips special and didn't think to ask how much it was. The waitress, who was very nice, asked if I would like a side salad. I said sure, thinking my G.I. tract would thank me later for breaking up the fried batter spackle with some roughage. Fish was like eating a hockey puck. Fries were soggy. Salad was so-so. Grand total for my lunch alone: $23.00. Seventeen for the fish and chips. Six for the salad. Goo!

    (1)
  • Chris S.

    Well.... hmm. I had heard of Stanfords, but had not visited before. The general word was that it's an upper-class steak / seafood house. Not spectacular. Food was decent. Very pricy, and not a good value. I had the BBQ burger, and while not terrible, wasn't that much different than Burger King's recent barbecue burger offering. Service was decent, but not exemplary. And the atmosphere is certainly full of itself. WOO (pro): meh. It was decent. OOH (con): not worth it. *Bonus: the tiny peephole scratched in the stall divider between the urinal and the commode stall was classy.

    (2)
  • Anne R.

    This restaurant was near a Target that we stopped at, so we popped in for a bite before getting back on the road. After being in the nearly-empty, slightly derelict mall we figured that lunch would be very cheap if we stopped somewhere close. Stanford's was surprisingly pricey, so we opted for the $9 soup & half sandwich "special". It was a perfect portion for lunch. Very tasty lentil chorizo soup & equally delicious half club sandwich. Definitely more expensive than you'd expect, but nice atmosphere, very friendly service, & good food.

    (3)
  • Mindy J.

    One of my favorites. I could live off their Chicken Fajitas and their burgers are fantastic. However, I had to doc them a star for getting rid of the Deep Fried Candy Bars, S'mores, and 'Shroom Burger. All of which were beyond amazing. They're also a little pricy, but the portions are generous enough to split with a friend.

    (4)
  • Chuck H.

    We haven't been to this Stanford's in about four years. We arrived about 4:30PM; the place was a ghost town. Whenever I walk into a place that is that empty I pause and wonder what everyone else knows that I don't. We resisted to urge to turn and run and continued on. We were seated in the only section that had people in it. Our server immediately took our drink order and then came the shocker. We opened our less than extensive menus and the prices blew our doors off. Holy cow this place is EXPENSIVE. If I hadn't been there with a gift card I would have finished my drink and headed out the door. Our order was taken and the food came promptly. I have to say the food as good but not impressive. Will I return? Not likely. The food and atmosphere don't rate these prices. The happy hour menu prices are higher than most places near by. We left sadly disappointed.

    (3)
  • J C.

    Great happy hour deal and a wide selection of beers. Since the beers for Happy hour weren't such a good deal, I stuck with Miller Light. The real deal is the appetizers. The Happy Hour selection is about ten items all of which are great. Since they ere so cheap $2-3 we ordered two a piece and our table was full of food. Why three stars you ask, well....because the service sucked. The waitress had quite and attitude and she would disappear for long periods of time. At one point the bartender cam from around the bar to check on us, and he didn't know where she was. I got a buzz despite all that and left at the end of happy hour since the prices returned to the normal expensive value.

    (3)
  • Kay G.

    1 star for service. I had a terrible server. (I did sit in bar area) so maybe that makes a difference? I was given a menu, (I had to request the specials menu from different waitress). She came by literally 15 minutes later and asked if I wanted a drink or water. um...maybe just food at this point. Long story short, I received my food from the kitchen server who observed I had no water/drink or silverware yet. (35minute mark). At checkout, I was charged the wrong amount, she stated I seen the wrong menu. Umm...I was Given a menu by the better waitress, when you failed to do so! Food was 3stars I had the tenderloin special. Honestly due to service & price, Happy Hour is the only way to go at this location. At least under $20 merits mediocre food & terrible service. Also, Mac n cheese is $6 on HH menu. Best thing on menu!

    (2)
  • Suzy S.

    Excellent! We're here from out of town. Happy we found this place!! Excellent steaks and prime rib!

    (5)
  • Melina D.

    So me and my friends went here for prom dinner. Our server was Michelle. There was 3 prom party and us. We had six people in our group. Since there were a lot of prom people, the service lacked a little bit aka it took 40 minutes to get our food but it wasn't the waiters fault. I got the patty melt and one of my friends got the salmon with mash potatoes. The patty melt was DELICIOUS. Bacon and onion jam? Yumm!!! Tender beef patty. I would like more fries though. they kinda skimped on fries. My friend got the salmon and i tasted some. The salmon was moist and flavorful. but it was 30 bucks. I can make the whole plate under 10 bucks by my self. Overall the food was good but the price not. My advice, go here for special occasions not a every week thing.

    (4)
  • Traci J.

    Came for happy hour bar is busy but not too busy to manage waited 15min before someone noticed us. They saw us but continued on with the tables around finally came up to us very unfriendly.

    (1)
  • William M.

    I eat here frequently. Nice setting, friendly staff, great food. Best BLT on Portland.

    (5)
  • Joan F.

    The interior feels like this restaurant is from another era--it's dark and old fashioned, maybe a place my grandparents might have enjoyed for a special occasion. I expected a lackluster experience but was giving into my daughter who was craving steak. I am happy to eat humble pie on my unwarranted predictions. The service was fine and almost perfectly paced until the end when we waited an extra 10 minutes for the server to return my card and receipt after we were ready to go. The food was very, very good. My cod fish without the chips was delicious, crispy, and piping hot. The extra slaw to make up for the fries was refreshing and crisp with a hint of lemon. It's been a great slaw summer, by the way. My daughter's steak salad was rich with fresh greens, perfectly prepared steak, creamy avocado, and smoky bacon. The warm, cheese covered roll had us both drooling and lamenting the fact that eating it would make us both feel sick for a week. Tempting, actually. Next time--and there will be a next time--we'll remember to ask to not even bring out such temptations. Go--just know that this place belongs to another generation with an ear for Barry Mannilow. It just happens to be one of the best restaurants on Hayden Island.

    (4)
  • David H.

    I lived in Oregon in the early 2000s and was lucky enough to live within walking distance of a Stanford's. I remember it as a place with the best happy hour on the planet, and if it wasn't happy hour, I could order anything on the menu and it would be awesome. I came to town this weekend and wanted to take my Nephew out for a nice dinner (appetizers, drinks, after dinner scotch, etc.) because he recently turned 21. My Nephew was born and raised in the Portland area and it should have been a red flag to me that he had never heard of nor been to a Stanford's. Stanford's looked just like I remember it and that staff was very friendly. I ordered the prime rib and my Nephew ordered a hamburger with french fries. The hamburger he ordered from the dinner menu looked like the one you used to be able to get at happy hour for a couple of bucks. My dinner sat under the heat lamps for so long that the top of the meat was dried out and the plate was so hot that it was actually cooking the meat past the temp that I ordered. I did not send my meal back. I figured that if a restaurant would actually let a plate leave the kitchen in that condition then it was time to cut my losses; I wanted to get out of there quickly so we could go somewhere else to get drinks and hang out. I was completely embarrassed that I had suggested Stanford's. I have conservatively eaten at Stanford's about one hundred times in the past. Saturday was the last time. Whoever bought this chain out and turned it into an Applebee's clone: shame on you.

    (2)
  • Sun F.

    Love this spot as a lunch time dining option. I work in the area & always receive spectacular service and a delicious entre. My favorite is the salmon Caesar. So good. It's about $19.00, so a little spendy. The cheesy bread is just down right sinful and could easily become an addiction. You've been warned. =]

    (4)
  • Frank T.

    Great people! Wish the prices were a little cheaper though! Love their bacon macaroni!

    (4)
  • Katie R.

    Service to start off wasn't the greatest, but eventually redeemed itself. Drinks were kept fresh. Food was delivered in timely manner but unfortunately was only so-so. Kind of dry all around. My husband got the Kruse burger and I got a pulled pork sandwich. He mentioned the waiter didn't ask how he wanted the burger so maybe, that's just how it is?! Overall it was ok, not what we had hoped for and expected but not terrible

    (3)
  • Ashlee D.

    The food was delicious but the service was horrendous. It was a little disappointing especially because there wasn't a lot of people dining at the time.

    (3)
  • Rich C.

    This place was a great idea. Only a few minor drawbacks to a classically well done bar/pub meal. The table was sticky and needed to be wiped down, the service was slow which he blamed on a large table that came in before us, and it was a tad spendy. Don't let that stop you from coming in because it was really tasty! Their meat and fish is really well prepared and their sides are creative. Bring good company with you and plan on having a drink or two while you wait.

    (4)
  • Steve H.

    This Pacific Northwest chain--Red Lobster meets TGI Fridays--only has locations in shopping malls. And all that that portends. You can get a cocktail here, and at the mall this has its value.

    (3)
  • Chris S.

    Expensive but very good. Atmosphere and great service. They bring you really good hot cheese bread. I ordered a Steak Cobb Salad and it had avocado's and olives and cheese on it. We had a nice business lunch here and we will return.

    (4)
  • Lisa J.

    Excellent service, atmosphere and food!! My hubby had a burger and I had THE BEST salad with bbq chicken...the waiter was PERFECT; very professional we will definitely eat here again next time we are in Portland.

    (5)
  • Robert L.

    This is an example of a place that does pretty much what they need to do to get it right. Some things are pricier, but you get quality and upscale clientele/ambiance too. Happy hour is good and the place smells great with that wood fire oven. They are one of the originals to really define Northwest Cuisine and they are an established bet you can rely on.

    (4)
  • Beth R.

    I went here for dinner last night with my brother from out of town. I had just been here a month ago with a groupon and the meal and dining experience was fantastic. However, I must let you know Stanfords when I looked at the menu last night I was shocked to note that a HAMBURGER with ground chuck is $13.95???? Wow. I know meat prices have gone up but this is ridiculous. Beaches across the river has a Black Angus cheeseburger for $9.95/$10.95. You are not famous for burgers. No way would I ever pay that much for a burger that is not even SPECIAL! You might want to review that! Don't know when I will return. That menu is pretty pricey!!! It will be a special occasion for those prices. You used to have the cheeseburger on the Happy Hour menu and now you have 2 sliders. What a disappointment.

    (3)
  • Ana R.

    We have been here at least three times in the past few months. Every time the service is great, food is amazing and a good prices. The bathrooms are well stocked with mouthwash, deodorant, tampons and such (I haven't see this in Oregon, except for a few upscale hotels). It's a family favorite.

    (5)
  • David H.

    Consistent food and drinks, incredible service, and generally without small children or obnoxious groups make Stanford's a go to for us. We enjoy the peaceful and casual adult atmosphere and always enjoy our meals.

    (5)
  • Brendan C.

    A very long time ago, I had a my very first surf and turf. While I'm a vegetarian now, I can comment on that was my first and best surf and turf dish I've ever had. it was exceptional and I know stanford has a fairly big menu, but they satisfy all the delights. I ate here with family, so they accommodate large groups. Pros: Clean Good looking food Creative food Large portions Cons: Could get pricey Need reservations sometimes Typical Steakhouse

    (4)
  • Bruce G.

    I generally like Stanford's but the bar food I had tonight was awful! It might have been because it's Monday night, the regular chef may have been off because the happy hour dinner salad $3.95 was drenched in dressing and the happy hour cheeseburger $6.95 was left on the burner in the kitchen too long that the top bun broke into pieces on the first bite. The cheese looked tired and oily. The fries were tired, lifeless and tasteless too. Ditto with the burger. In fact, I ordered a side of chipotle ranch dressing to liven it up. Not a chance. I only had two bites, paid the bill left a $1.00 tip and left. I would have been better off going to Carl's Jr. Getting 2 for $5 and probably tastier too. Pity really!

    (1)
  • Lisa W.

    Host tried to seat us at dirty table, made us wait at table while he cleaned when two other tables were open. Had to ask for napkin to wipe away wetness. Water glass had lemon seed & white cream floaty when no lemon or cream ordered near it! Ordered calamari and it was rubbery freezer burned! Sad.

    (1)
  • Rameen A.

    I order take out almost everytime I'm working in the area. I have a special diet and they have lots of foods that for my needs. Everything is handmade and so yummy.

    (5)

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :11:00 am - 10

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : No
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Lunch
    Parking : Private Lot
    Bike Parking : Yes
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Quiet
    Alcohol : Full Bar
    Outdoor Seating : Yes
    Wi-Fi : No
    Has TV : Yes
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : No

Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar

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