Alberta Street Oyster Bar

★★★★☆
  • 2926 NE Alberta St

    Portland, OR 97211

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  • 503-284-9600

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my husband and i went here on a date. they were busy, but the service was great! the food was delicious. very romantic!

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★★★★★

my husband and i went here on a date. they were busy, but the service was great! the food was delicious. very romantic!

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The oysters are fresh and they have a good selection. Definitely one of the top places in Portland for oysters. Also, try the burger. It's really good!

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★★★★☆

The oysters are fresh and they have a good selection. Definitely one of the top places in Portland for oysters. Also, try the burger. It's really good!

Pros: Oysters and burger

Cons: crowded

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My wife & I enjoyed the oysters and we should've stopped there. Instead ordered 2 entres...oh boy! Talk about a waste of $$ - blaaaaaand & boring...and - my goodness - pricy!! The tuna was grilled correctly but the "sauce" was basically starch + food coloring agent.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife & I enjoyed the oysters and we should've stopped there. Instead ordered 2 entres...oh boy! Talk about a waste of $$ - blaaaaaand & boring...and - my goodness - pricy!! The tuna was grilled correctly but the "sauce" was basically starch + food coloring agent.

Pros: Tasty oysters. Decent service.

Cons: BLAND & boring food.

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Being a first time visitor i didn't know what to expect but it was a very nice fine dining experience and i will go again. The food was impeccably fresh and cooked to perfection. Very nice selection of cocktails as well and some interesting house infused liquors. At times i had more than one server and my water glass was never empty. i would recommend the Chefs Whimsy for the adventurous diner as the combinations were surprisingly well matched. I didn't even have room for dessert. The topper was having the chef introduce herself to me and ensuring that my dining experience was truly pleasurable.Nice atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

Being a first time visitor i didn't know what to expect but it was a very nice fine dining experience and i will go again. The food was impeccably fresh and cooked to perfection. Very nice selection of cocktails as well and some interesting house infused liquors. At times i had more than one server and my water glass was never empty. i would recommend the Chefs Whimsy for the adventurous diner as the combinations were surprisingly well matched. I didn't even have room for dessert. The topper was having the chef introduce herself to me and ensuring that my dining experience was truly pleasurable.Nice atmosphere.

Pros: knowledgeable staff, great service

Cons: a little pricey

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Some friends and I have wanted to come here forever but were completely disappointed with the whole experience. The menu was too pricy for what you got, the portions were not satisfying (after spending a 100 bucks on a meal we had to go eat again!) and all three meals were horrible....over cooked and bland-NO FLAVOR! The service was great IF I WAS EATING AT A DIVE BAR but not appropriate for a pricy establishment. In this economy it takes a lot to spend good money on food but it's worth it when the food is amazing...we were left really upset that we made the choice to dine here, especially when Portland is full of fantastic restaurants. I also expressed my opinion, as nice as I could, to the server because I feel it is important for them to know and she was defensive and acted as if she couldn't believe it....and DID NOTHING, matter a fact after telling her she wouldn't come back to our table and had someone else take our bill, the staff seemed a little arrogant, not service oriented! Less than impressed and won't be back and will tell other friends that also have been wanting to try this place to steer clear!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Some friends and I have wanted to come here forever but were completely disappointed with the whole experience. The menu was too pricy for what you got, the portions were not satisfying (after spending a 100 bucks on a meal we had to go eat again!) and all three meals were horrible....over cooked and bland-NO FLAVOR! The service was great IF I WAS EATING AT A DIVE BAR but not appropriate for a pricy establishment. In this economy it takes a lot to spend good money on food but it's worth it when the food is amazing...we were left really upset that we made the choice to dine here, especially when Portland is full of fantastic restaurants. I also expressed my opinion, as nice as I could, to the server because I feel it is important for them to know and she was defensive and acted as if she couldn't believe it....and DID NOTHING, matter a fact after telling her she wouldn't come back to our table and had someone else take our bill, the staff seemed a little arrogant, not service oriented! Less than impressed and won't be back and will tell other friends that also have been wanting to try this place to steer clear!!!

Pros: Beautiful interior and great ambience

Cons: poor food, service and too expensive

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The Alberta Street Oyster Bar is one of my favorite fine dining experiences, with an aesthetically pleasing dining room accompanied by a low key atmosphere. The crew there is friendly and attentive, which always adds to the experience. I have sampled several options they offer on their menu however want to particularly mention the grilled rare tuna, halibut, and baseball sirloin entrees. I eat out quite a bit and these are repeat performances for sure. Great starters in my opinion include the absinthe steamed blue mussels, and you cannot go wrong with the oysters which are always offered in nice variety. The cocktails are unique and finish it off nicely. Try any that include fennel infused bourbon, rosemary infused gin, and the cherry bourbon. I was there most recently with a group of friends on Valentine's Day. I have no idea how many people came through their doors that night, but my group had the same great food and experience despite the mad rush of a holiday weekend. Thanks to you all,, a top Portland recommendation for sure!

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★★★★★

The Alberta Street Oyster Bar is one of my favorite fine dining experiences, with an aesthetically pleasing dining room accompanied by a low key atmosphere. The crew there is friendly and attentive, which always adds to the experience. I have sampled several options they offer on their menu however want to particularly mention the grilled rare tuna, halibut, and baseball sirloin entrees. I eat out quite a bit and these are repeat performances for sure. Great starters in my opinion include the absinthe steamed blue mussels, and you cannot go wrong with the oysters which are always offered in nice variety. The cocktails are unique and finish it off nicely. Try any that include fennel infused bourbon, rosemary infused gin, and the cherry bourbon. I was there most recently with a group of friends on Valentine's Day. I have no idea how many people came through their doors that night, but my group had the same great food and experience despite the mad rush of a holiday weekend. Thanks to you all,, a top Portland recommendation for sure!

Pros: Great Food and Beverage, well worth the price.. good value.

Cons: If they ever run out of mussels!

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My GF .wanted to go here forever, so I surprised her and took her here on Valentine's Day. The host was great and super nice. Tara, our server, had only two tables when we arrived, but it still took her 10 minutes to say hello. She also likes to up her alcohol sales by taking your drinks away without asking if your finished. I don't need to drain a drink dry, but trust me, when their drinks are so pricey, I would like to finish the final 1/4. Their oysters are great, but aren't they all as long as you get them fresh? They don't know how to cook steak there and the meat is substandard. We aren't difficult people, but when you order your steak medium and it comes out rare, and it is $30, yeah, some thing is wrong there. My GF finished her tuna with a somekind of mustard-lobster cream sauce, not so good. My steak came back 10-15 mins later. I asked for a box and Tara unkindly put it on our table without a word. PF Chang's even wraps it up for you! $117 later and the only one satisfied was my beagle after she ate my steak. Clueless Chef........Alberta Street Grill.........they great pretenders! Happy Valentines Day!

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★☆☆☆☆

My GF .wanted to go here forever, so I surprised her and took her here on Valentine's Day. The host was great and super nice. Tara, our server, had only two tables when we arrived, but it still took her 10 minutes to say hello. She also likes to up her alcohol sales by taking your drinks away without asking if your finished. I don't need to drain a drink dry, but trust me, when their drinks are so pricey, I would like to finish the final 1/4. Their oysters are great, but aren't they all as long as you get them fresh? They don't know how to cook steak there and the meat is substandard. We aren't difficult people, but when you order your steak medium and it comes out rare, and it is $30, yeah, some thing is wrong there. My GF finished her tuna with a somekind of mustard-lobster cream sauce, not so good. My steak came back 10-15 mins later. I asked for a box and Tara unkindly put it on our table without a word. PF Chang's even wraps it up for you! $117 later and the only one satisfied was my beagle after she ate my steak. Clueless Chef........Alberta Street Grill.........they great pretenders! Happy Valentines Day!

Pros: Great art on the wall, great interior

Cons: Chef, service, price

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Bourgeois...white bread...square...dull... I took my son (home from the military after a 13 month deployment) here for his 21st birthday. I called and made reservations & informed them of this. We came with his two siblings and some friends of theirs. I've been to Oyster Bars in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans and Seattle and Alberta Street Oyster Bar & Grill doesn't come close to even the worst of these. We waited 40 minutes for a table we'd reserved in a small vestibule with no drinks. The gentleman avoided contact for quite some time and then he came to us and told us that he would make up for our wait. He did not. We were seated & they gave my 21 year old son an oyster shooter. The people with us are in a rock band & have oddly colored hair. Young people. They were not welcome by the other patrons...one woman stared for most of the meal until I smiled & waved at her. If you are looking for a young, hip, fun, rest of the world sort of oyster bar, this isn't for you. Mediocre service, good food, small portions, over priced, gratuity included in bill. Square, white, dull...cracker town. If you want bourgeois, you'll love this place...but I strongly suggest that if you have visited other "real" oyster bars, don't expect the same from Alberta Street Oyster Bar & Grill. It's just a wanna be Oyster Bar.

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★☆☆☆☆

Bourgeois...white bread...square...dull... I took my son (home from the military after a 13 month deployment) here for his 21st birthday. I called and made reservations & informed them of this. We came with his two siblings and some friends of theirs. I've been to Oyster Bars in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans and Seattle and Alberta Street Oyster Bar & Grill doesn't come close to even the worst of these. We waited 40 minutes for a table we'd reserved in a small vestibule with no drinks. The gentleman avoided contact for quite some time and then he came to us and told us that he would make up for our wait. He did not. We were seated & they gave my 21 year old son an oyster shooter. The people with us are in a rock band & have oddly colored hair. Young people. They were not welcome by the other patrons...one woman stared for most of the meal until I smiled & waved at her. If you are looking for a young, hip, fun, rest of the world sort of oyster bar, this isn't for you. Mediocre service, good food, small portions, over priced, gratuity included in bill. Square, white, dull...cracker town. If you want bourgeois, you'll love this place...but I strongly suggest that if you have visited other "real" oyster bars, don't expect the same from Alberta Street Oyster Bar & Grill. It's just a wanna be Oyster Bar.

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A neat little spot. The food is very good, but perhaps a little overly creative. Fried skate, served over baked apples and pork belly is tasty, unique and satisfying but a little confusing for the taste buds. The atmosphere is relaxed, clean, cool, modern and happy.

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★★★★☆

A neat little spot. The food is very good, but perhaps a little overly creative. Fried skate, served over baked apples and pork belly is tasty, unique and satisfying but a little confusing for the taste buds. The atmosphere is relaxed, clean, cool, modern and happy.

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We have been going to the Oyster Bar now for quite some time, and were devastated when they were temporarily closed. We often come in for happy hour at the bar, and enjoy some oysters, and other specialties off the bar menu. New items are the tuna tatare (amazing), and the mussel salad, also really good. We still preferred the old sausage/mussel dish from the past incarnation, the new absinthe dish it is a little bit too bitter, but it is nice to see the menu change and try new flavors. The drinks here are also superbly done, bring back the mango mohito! The service here has always been very good, and it is a treat to talk about the oysters with the chefs who wander through.

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★★★★☆

We have been going to the Oyster Bar now for quite some time, and were devastated when they were temporarily closed. We often come in for happy hour at the bar, and enjoy some oysters, and other specialties off the bar menu. New items are the tuna tatare (amazing), and the mussel salad, also really good. We still preferred the old sausage/mussel dish from the past incarnation, the new absinthe dish it is a little bit too bitter, but it is nice to see the menu change and try new flavors. The drinks here are also superbly done, bring back the mango mohito! The service here has always been very good, and it is a treat to talk about the oysters with the chefs who wander through.

Pros: Food, drinks, oysters

Cons: None

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WOW - what more can I say. We met friends for dinner who had been here before and had raved and said we really must try it. Are we glad we did? You bet. The service, the food, the wines - all were spot on. Our server was genuine, gracious and so glad to see our friends again, and then made us feel like we were home too - she is working in the right place at the right time. The food -- we had the Chefs whim, which everyone should try - every course was delicious and unique...the kitchen melds food from the farmer to the fork and does an outstanding job. YUM --- You will need reservations on the busy nights, or do like we did and go on a Wednesday when it's not quite as busy -- one of the best damn dinners in Portland - north, south east or west. And the cherry bourbon sour -- another delight. Don't miss out - grab some friends or your SO and go have a fabulous experience.

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★★★★★

WOW - what more can I say. We met friends for dinner who had been here before and had raved and said we really must try it. Are we glad we did? You bet. The service, the food, the wines - all were spot on. Our server was genuine, gracious and so glad to see our friends again, and then made us feel like we were home too - she is working in the right place at the right time. The food -- we had the Chefs whim, which everyone should try - every course was delicious and unique...the kitchen melds food from the farmer to the fork and does an outstanding job. YUM --- You will need reservations on the busy nights, or do like we did and go on a Wednesday when it's not quite as busy -- one of the best damn dinners in Portland - north, south east or west. And the cherry bourbon sour -- another delight. Don't miss out - grab some friends or your SO and go have a fabulous experience.

Pros: Food, service, drinks

Cons: none

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We had been going to ASOB since its opening, and always loved the food and the staff. We eventually moved to the neighborhood, and started to be recognized by Eric, Andrew the mixologist, and the servers. We felt like family and we visited often. Even after ASOB closed for awhile and reopened with a new owner, we couldn't shy away from our favorite PDX dining establishment. Then Andrew left. Then Eric left. And now, we feel love no more. The new bartender is a tool. The food is adequate, but now the menu has more land than sea items. And the staff seem over it all...too cool to care. I hate to say, but our relationship with Alberta St. Oyster Bar is over. So long good friend...

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★★☆☆☆

We had been going to ASOB since its opening, and always loved the food and the staff. We eventually moved to the neighborhood, and started to be recognized by Eric, Andrew the mixologist, and the servers. We felt like family and we visited often. Even after ASOB closed for awhile and reopened with a new owner, we couldn't shy away from our favorite PDX dining establishment. Then Andrew left. Then Eric left. And now, we feel love no more. The new bartender is a tool. The food is adequate, but now the menu has more land than sea items. And the staff seem over it all...too cool to care. I hate to say, but our relationship with Alberta St. Oyster Bar is over. So long good friend...

Pros: Oyster selection

Cons: The bartender, the staff

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We dine out often and this has become our favorite restaurant. If you like fresh oyster shooters, you found your spot.
The menu offers something for everyone.....Excellent drinks, The bartender is awesome. Fantastic service. The owner is usually there to welcome you with a wonderful smile.

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★★★★★

We dine out often and this has become our favorite restaurant. If you like fresh oyster shooters, you found your spot.
The menu offers something for everyone.....Excellent drinks, The bartender is awesome. Fantastic service. The owner is usually there to welcome you with a wonderful smile.

Pros: You won't be disappointed

Cons: A little spendy.. but worth it :)

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Do not bother going to a place that is small, freezing, in the middle of summer and rude to its clientele. Their attitude is more appropriate to a third world pizza hut, refusing to accomodate customers in terms of their patio is not existent, they have nowhere to sit outside, oh they did not set it up yet, it' almost August, when will they? their citysearch ad says outdoor patio. They refuse then, to turn down the blasting arctic airconditioner, even though there are only 6 people in the whole place, at the bar and you want to eat. We will NEVER go there again and will tell all our friends what a sh___y attitude and place this is

1
★★☆☆☆

Do not bother going to a place that is small, freezing, in the middle of summer and rude to its clientele. Their attitude is more appropriate to a third world pizza hut, refusing to accomodate customers in terms of their patio is not existent, they have nowhere to sit outside, oh they did not set it up yet, it' almost August, when will they? their citysearch ad says outdoor patio. They refuse then, to turn down the blasting arctic airconditioner, even though there are only 6 people in the whole place, at the bar and you want to eat. We will NEVER go there again and will tell all our friends what a sh___y attitude and place this is

Pros: Location

Cons: Everything else

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Good oysters, good menu, great food, good wine list, good location to get away from downtown. Oh and nice atmosphere and service.

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★★★★★

Good oysters, good menu, great food, good wine list, good location to get away from downtown. Oh and nice atmosphere and service.

Pros: Menu, drinks, atmosphere

Cons: None too reasonable

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We went here last night for dinner. The owner and staff were nice, and the atmosphere was casual yet classy. I had the sea bass, which was delicious. The beet salad was also yum. I had a Rosemary's baby drink, which was rosemary infused gin and house bloody mary mix. it was really good. For dessert the S'More can't be beat. It's just like a campfire smore, but better....and more fancy.

In one of the bathrooms is the coolest painting of a dog e-v-e-r. You should go just to see this painting!

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★★★★☆

We went here last night for dinner. The owner and staff were nice, and the atmosphere was casual yet classy. I had the sea bass, which was delicious. The beet salad was also yum. I had a Rosemary's baby drink, which was rosemary infused gin and house bloody mary mix. it was really good. For dessert the S'More can't be beat. It's just like a campfire smore, but better....and more fancy.

In one of the bathrooms is the coolest painting of a dog e-v-e-r. You should go just to see this painting!

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This is the best restaurant in Portland! The seasonal menu is something to look forward to every change of season! My favorite is the ever changing soups!

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★★★★★

This is the best restaurant in Portland! The seasonal menu is something to look forward to every change of season! My favorite is the ever changing soups!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: NONE!

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I have been to many upscale restaurants and was very disappointed in this one especially after all of the rave reviews. The food was mediocre. The place is cramped...I could hear the conversation of the couple a few tables away, not to mention the ones right next to us. The inside also looks messy and unkempt. The food wasn't very warm when it arrived to us. I guess coming in on a Last Thursday isn't a good idea. I will never come back again. I prefer and highly recommend Blue Hour, Fenouil and Ten 01.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to many upscale restaurants and was very disappointed in this one especially after all of the rave reviews. The food was mediocre. The place is cramped...I could hear the conversation of the couple a few tables away, not to mention the ones right next to us. The inside also looks messy and unkempt. The food wasn't very warm when it arrived to us. I guess coming in on a Last Thursday isn't a good idea. I will never come back again. I prefer and highly recommend Blue Hour, Fenouil and Ten 01.

Pros: cute exterior, bar, drinks

Cons: everything else

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God I love this place! My boyfriend and I live in the neighborhood and have eaten there several times. If you want to know where the best hamburger is in town, it's here--delicious, blue cheese, bacon, and served on a ciabatta bread. And the fries? They serve them with this remoulade sauce that is so very very delicious--we always ask for more. I don't care for oysters, but my boyfriend says they are good. The bartender is great, too. Oh yes, they make great martinis, too!

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★★★★★

God I love this place! My boyfriend and I live in the neighborhood and have eaten there several times. If you want to know where the best hamburger is in town, it's here--delicious, blue cheese, bacon, and served on a ciabatta bread. And the fries? They serve them with this remoulade sauce that is so very very delicious--we always ask for more. I don't care for oysters, but my boyfriend says they are good. The bartender is great, too. Oh yes, they make great martinis, too!

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We've been to ASOBG several times, but this time my wife and I wanted to try something a little different, so we sat down for the Chef's Whim. Now typically we find these "random" entree dinners to be a mix of a few stars from the menu, combined with a few more average offerings; not this time - we were happily stunned. The experience started with an appetizer (pickled oyster, fried oyster, and a tuna wrapped delight) paired with a well matched sparkling white wine that managed to tease out more flavor from each taste; were the tastes themselves not enough, both the artful presentation and the orchestrated eating order made this first dish very memorable.

Second through fourth courses were all equally wonderful, each bringing a new flavor and texture combination into play. A beet, goat cheese, and mandarin salad, followed by gnocci and poached egg, topped with bacon and black truffels, chased with a perfectly seared scallop (these are hard to get right) on lentels in a liver reduction. Each dish perfectly sized to no overwhelm, and each matched well with a different wine. The last dish of the five was by far the most "out of the park" and has left a lasting impression on both me and my wife; duck topped with seared foi grois.

There are many restaurants that compete with ASOBG, many with higher prices, many with much more pomp and circumstance (we tend to eat out a bit). If you want a truly memorable dining experience, and one not too expensive, take a risk and put your dinner selection in the hands of the chef at ASOBG, it will not leave anyone with an appreciation of fine food and drink wanting.

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★★★★★

We've been to ASOBG several times, but this time my wife and I wanted to try something a little different, so we sat down for the Chef's Whim. Now typically we find these "random" entree dinners to be a mix of a few stars from the menu, combined with a few more average offerings; not this time - we were happily stunned. The experience started with an appetizer (pickled oyster, fried oyster, and a tuna wrapped delight) paired with a well matched sparkling white wine that managed to tease out more flavor from each taste; were the tastes themselves not enough, both the artful presentation and the orchestrated eating order made this first dish very memorable.

Second through fourth courses were all equally wonderful, each bringing a new flavor and texture combination into play. A beet, goat cheese, and mandarin salad, followed by gnocci and poached egg, topped with bacon and black truffels, chased with a perfectly seared scallop (these are hard to get right) on lentels in a liver reduction. Each dish perfectly sized to no overwhelm, and each matched well with a different wine. The last dish of the five was by far the most "out of the park" and has left a lasting impression on both me and my wife; duck topped with seared foi grois.

There are many restaurants that compete with ASOBG, many with higher prices, many with much more pomp and circumstance (we tend to eat out a bit). If you want a truly memorable dining experience, and one not too expensive, take a risk and put your dinner selection in the hands of the chef at ASOBG, it will not leave anyone with an appreciation of fine food and drink wanting.

Pros: Outstanding food quality, attentive wait staff

Cons: Can be noisy

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I have lived in Portland for 1 year and thus far my best meal was at Alberta St. Oyster house. The menu at the time included a watermelon gazpacho (sp?) with a fried green tomato and crab that was among the most creative and best tasting dishes I have ever had. I had halibut that was superb. My wife had ciopino (sp?) that was good but not fantastic. The oysters were fresh and good, but The sauces were a little disappointing.

The service was excellent and the chef came to the table which I always like. I look forward to my next meal here.

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★★★★★

I have lived in Portland for 1 year and thus far my best meal was at Alberta St. Oyster house. The menu at the time included a watermelon gazpacho (sp?) with a fried green tomato and crab that was among the most creative and best tasting dishes I have ever had. I had halibut that was superb. My wife had ciopino (sp?) that was good but not fantastic. The oysters were fresh and good, but The sauces were a little disappointing.

The service was excellent and the chef came to the table which I always like. I look forward to my next meal here.

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It's been a few days since I went, refer to "starbucks" review for the additional details. I was the "companion" in her review. ;) But I felt I needed to comment I told coworkers this was "the best" dinner I've ever had. Everything was great, starting from the bread/butter to start...through the pumpkin mousse dessert I had. The chef most certainly has an imagination...though we weren't too thrilled about the "Chef's Whim" option. The option is unknown to all except the chef as he decides to make your $50/person dishes...no choice....just eat...cross-your fingers...NO THANKS. I liked the art on the wall (are those LEGO piece in the painting?) and the tear drop lights...my type of place..smaller/private/and exclusive. Plus it has a bus stop (#72) 100 feet away. If you big on presentation of food...this place takes #1 standing.

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★★★★★

It's been a few days since I went, refer to "starbucks" review for the additional details. I was the "companion" in her review. ;) But I felt I needed to comment I told coworkers this was "the best" dinner I've ever had. Everything was great, starting from the bread/butter to start...through the pumpkin mousse dessert I had. The chef most certainly has an imagination...though we weren't too thrilled about the "Chef's Whim" option. The option is unknown to all except the chef as he decides to make your $50/person dishes...no choice....just eat...cross-your fingers...NO THANKS. I liked the art on the wall (are those LEGO piece in the painting?) and the tear drop lights...my type of place..smaller/private/and exclusive. Plus it has a bus stop (#72) 100 feet away. If you big on presentation of food...this place takes #1 standing.

Pros: Food Quality, Presentation, Service

Cons: "Whim Idea"

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This is my favorite restaurant in Portland as the title displays. Great service, a chef who will come ask you what you liked and why, and food that is innovative and prepared with a great deal of care. The chef's tasting menu is really the way to go. 5 courses that are always full of suprises. The location a little but of a hike from downtown, but for those visiting Portland it is only about a 10 minute cab ride.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite restaurant in Portland as the title displays. Great service, a chef who will come ask you what you liked and why, and food that is innovative and prepared with a great deal of care. The chef's tasting menu is really the way to go. 5 courses that are always full of suprises. The location a little but of a hike from downtown, but for those visiting Portland it is only about a 10 minute cab ride.

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What blew me away about Alberta Street Oyster Bar and Grill was the innovative combinative use of ingredients. Monkfish and oxtail? Or diver scallops with chicken liver? If these pairings sound peculiar to you, I assure you I had the exact same thought. But as each course arrived, I continued to be completely blown away by how amazing superb those taste just meld togeteher.

My very enchanting dinner companion and I had 4 course including a bottle of wine. Each and every thing that we had was fantastic. I was blown away by the roasted heirloom squash soup, chanterelles, chestnuts and fried sage soup. And coming from someone who actually dislikes all kinds of squesh says a lot. The seared diver scallops, beluga lentils, chicken liver sauce and aged balsamic was fantastic. The scalllops were perfectly seared and the creaminess of the chicken liver sauce perfectly complimented the saltiness of the scallops.

For entree, I had pan roasted monkfish, braised oxtails, porcinis, fingerlings and citrus glaze. The oxtail was melt oin your mouth tender. The monkfish was cripsy on the outside, juicy on the insude. Yummy! My companion had the striploin. I ended the night with an amazing chocolate walnut tart with bourbon caramel abd english cream. My companion had pumpkin mousse which (and probably because I didn't like pumpkim) I did not particularly warm too.

Overall, all course did not fail to wow me.

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★★★★★

What blew me away about Alberta Street Oyster Bar and Grill was the innovative combinative use of ingredients. Monkfish and oxtail? Or diver scallops with chicken liver? If these pairings sound peculiar to you, I assure you I had the exact same thought. But as each course arrived, I continued to be completely blown away by how amazing superb those taste just meld togeteher.

My very enchanting dinner companion and I had 4 course including a bottle of wine. Each and every thing that we had was fantastic. I was blown away by the roasted heirloom squash soup, chanterelles, chestnuts and fried sage soup. And coming from someone who actually dislikes all kinds of squesh says a lot. The seared diver scallops, beluga lentils, chicken liver sauce and aged balsamic was fantastic. The scalllops were perfectly seared and the creaminess of the chicken liver sauce perfectly complimented the saltiness of the scallops.

For entree, I had pan roasted monkfish, braised oxtails, porcinis, fingerlings and citrus glaze. The oxtail was melt oin your mouth tender. The monkfish was cripsy on the outside, juicy on the insude. Yummy! My companion had the striploin. I ended the night with an amazing chocolate walnut tart with bourbon caramel abd english cream. My companion had pumpkin mousse which (and probably because I didn't like pumpkim) I did not particularly warm too.

Overall, all course did not fail to wow me.

Pros: Scallops, squash soup, monkfish

Cons: Limited wine menu

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We had read many great reviews regarding this restaurant and finally went last Friday night. The food was FABULOUS!! BUT the portions were oh so small. For the price, which was quite spendy we left hungry. We love the Alberta Street shops and restaurants, but the price and portion size will detour us from coming back to this particular restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

We had read many great reviews regarding this restaurant and finally went last Friday night. The food was FABULOUS!! BUT the portions were oh so small. For the price, which was quite spendy we left hungry. We love the Alberta Street shops and restaurants, but the price and portion size will detour us from coming back to this particular restaurant.

Pros: The food flavors were fantastic

Cons: Way over priced for the portion size and location

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Went here to sit at the bar, drink and meet friends. I expected to be treated as a second class citiaen because I wasn't eating from their great menu. I'm not much of an oyster fan so I was looking for clams. Couldn't find any but I was told they have them usually. mmmmm, clams. My friends had the oyster shooters and loved em. I was just reveling in the friendliness of the staff (okay so there were a couple really cute chicks working there, go figure). They have a patio like all the great bars and restaurants in Portland. And it's on Alberta Street, grew up around there, still feels like home.

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★★★★☆

Went here to sit at the bar, drink and meet friends. I expected to be treated as a second class citiaen because I wasn't eating from their great menu. I'm not much of an oyster fan so I was looking for clams. Couldn't find any but I was told they have them usually. mmmmm, clams. My friends had the oyster shooters and loved em. I was just reveling in the friendliness of the staff (okay so there were a couple really cute chicks working there, go figure). They have a patio like all the great bars and restaurants in Portland. And it's on Alberta Street, grew up around there, still feels like home.

Pros: great menu, great staff, patio

Cons: no clams when I was there

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A group of us were able to dine there last evening. Everything, from start to finish, was amazing. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and the various courses we tasted. The portions, for the price and artistry, are more than ample. Its the perfect place to bring friends or have an intimate dinner with your significant other. We were also informed that there is a new pastry chef in residence. We shared a couple of desserts, but the peach tart is to die for.

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★★★★★

A group of us were able to dine there last evening. Everything, from start to finish, was amazing. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and the various courses we tasted. The portions, for the price and artistry, are more than ample. Its the perfect place to bring friends or have an intimate dinner with your significant other. We were also informed that there is a new pastry chef in residence. We shared a couple of desserts, but the peach tart is to die for.

Pros: Food and Service

Cons: A tad noisy when full

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Excellent oysters and presentation, as well as cocktails. However, I wish we had stopped there. Menu descriptions were divine but the food was quite disappointing -- portion sizes were very small and prices quite inflated. Dessert was the most disappointing of all.

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★★★☆☆

Excellent oysters and presentation, as well as cocktails. However, I wish we had stopped there. Menu descriptions were divine but the food was quite disappointing -- portion sizes were very small and prices quite inflated. Dessert was the most disappointing of all.

Pros: oysters, cocktails, service

Cons: quality of entrees, very overpriced for what you get

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My husband and I live on the West side of Portland. We had heard of the Alberta Street Oyster Bar and Grill and are a real fan of oysters. We went and had dinner here and it was amazing! We had a dozen oysters, appetizers, drinks, dinner and dessert. It reminded us of the food we have had on a cruise ship. The chef was awesome! The sauces and the combinations of flavors were so incredible. We will definately go back and eat there again. We both give it 10 stars! It is one of the best restaurants we have ate at in Portland in several years.

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★★★★★

My husband and I live on the West side of Portland. We had heard of the Alberta Street Oyster Bar and Grill and are a real fan of oysters. We went and had dinner here and it was amazing! We had a dozen oysters, appetizers, drinks, dinner and dessert. It reminded us of the food we have had on a cruise ship. The chef was awesome! The sauces and the combinations of flavors were so incredible. We will definately go back and eat there again. We both give it 10 stars! It is one of the best restaurants we have ate at in Portland in several years.

Pros: Good Service, Great Food, Great Drinks

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This bustling Alberta Street jewel lives up to and surpasses all the recent media hype. Its chef works magic upon the stovetop and his awesome food is only complimented by the warm, efficient and knowledgeable staff. Their cocktail list is inspired, and the winelist seems very fairly priced.

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★★★★★

This bustling Alberta Street jewel lives up to and surpasses all the recent media hype. Its chef works magic upon the stovetop and his awesome food is only complimented by the warm, efficient and knowledgeable staff. Their cocktail list is inspired, and the winelist seems very fairly priced.

Pros: excellent service, exemplary food, wine list value

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Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Very reasonably priced given the cuisine. The selection of oysters was tremendous and probably the highlight of the meal. The pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked. The foie gras appetizer was excellent, especially after Lisa brought us a half glass of sauternes. Had a great bottle of cotes-du-rhone - Domaine St. Luc - look for it. Need to expand winelist.

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★★★★☆

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Very reasonably priced given the cuisine. The selection of oysters was tremendous and probably the highlight of the meal. The pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked. The foie gras appetizer was excellent, especially after Lisa brought us a half glass of sauternes. Had a great bottle of cotes-du-rhone - Domaine St. Luc - look for it. Need to expand winelist.

Pros: Reasonable prices, excellent oysters

Cons: A bit loud, limited wine list

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Went with a group of 4 friends after hearing and reading all of the great reviews. Made reservations for a Friday night, seated promptly at the only empty table in the 40? seat house. We ordered a multitude of items from: 2 Dozen oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, veal sweetbreads, smoked salmon carpaccio, foie gras, Smoked duck bacon and poached eggs, halibut cheeks and pork tenderloin. All were fabulous and we have already made reservations for next weekend. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!

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★★★★★

Went with a group of 4 friends after hearing and reading all of the great reviews. Made reservations for a Friday night, seated promptly at the only empty table in the 40? seat house. We ordered a multitude of items from: 2 Dozen oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, veal sweetbreads, smoked salmon carpaccio, foie gras, Smoked duck bacon and poached eggs, halibut cheeks and pork tenderloin. All were fabulous and we have already made reservations for next weekend. HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!

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I'm not an oyster fan, but I love this place! We've been going since the day they opened and I've tried and loved just about everything on the menu. My personal favorite is the appetizer seared scallops over tiny lentils...yum! Service is outstanding.

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★★★★★

I'm not an oyster fan, but I love this place! We've been going since the day they opened and I've tried and loved just about everything on the menu. My personal favorite is the appetizer seared scallops over tiny lentils...yum! Service is outstanding.

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This Alberta Art's locale exudes a romantic vibe and offbeat style with bright red walls, glowing red teardrop lamps and velvet window curtains. Adults of all ages dine at the oyster bar, next to the big windows or at…

 

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