Christie's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 5507 N Lombard St

    Portland, OR 97203

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  • 503-289-6111

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Sun-Thurs:8am-8pm Fri-Sat:8am-9pm
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North Portlanders and Roosevelt High admirers have a homespun, home cookin' neighborhood treasurer in Christie's Restaurant. Mark Kirchmeier, Our family will zoom on back. November 14, 2013\r
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After a highly enjoyable and

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★★★★★

North Portlanders and Roosevelt High admirers have a homespun, home cookin' neighborhood treasurer in Christie's Restaurant. Mark Kirchmeier, Our family will zoom on back. November 14, 2013\r
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After a highly enjoyable and

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Best French Toast in Oregon, maybe the world.

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★★★★★

Best French Toast in Oregon, maybe the world.

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Ok, I stumbled upon Chiristies while looking for a chocolate milkshake and lunch with my grandson. I live out of town and only get to visit my little guy once in awhile.\n\nThey have welcomed my grandson (3) and he and I always go there when I am in town. It is a special time for him and they cater to whatever my little guy wants...chocolate milkshakes. They are wonderful and as a matter of fact my little guy and I will be there soon.

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★★★★★

Ok, I stumbled upon Chiristies while looking for a chocolate milkshake and lunch with my grandson. I live out of town and only get to visit my little guy once in awhile.\n\nThey have welcomed my grandson (3) and he and I always go there when I am in town. It is a special time for him and they cater to whatever my little guy wants...chocolate milkshakes. They are wonderful and as a matter of fact my little guy and I will be there soon.

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This is a great place to eat! It's also a family owned place, not a chain restaurant, so if you want your food in 5 minutes, go to the drive- thru at any ""fast food"" place. If you want really good food for a great price, go try Christie's. The staff is always friendly, courteous and hardworking. We feel like family when we go there. They have affordale breakfasts (try the salmon scramble), lunch (the burgers are great) and dinners are always good. My new fave is the chicken salad...it's sooo good!

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★★★★★

This is a great place to eat! It's also a family owned place, not a chain restaurant, so if you want your food in 5 minutes, go to the drive- thru at any ""fast food"" place. If you want really good food for a great price, go try Christie's. The staff is always friendly, courteous and hardworking. We feel like family when we go there. They have affordale breakfasts (try the salmon scramble), lunch (the burgers are great) and dinners are always good. My new fave is the chicken salad...it's sooo good!

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We REALLY wanted to like this place. In fact, when we came in my husband said, ""This could be our new favorite breakfast spot!"" We loved the decor and it had a nice vibe. We had just driven across town looking for an open restaurant on the 4th of July, so we were expecting things to be rather slow. Unfortunately the service was not only slow, it was almost non-existent. One of the waitresses was wearing pajamas and flip flops! Even if she had been called in because of the rush, how hard is it to put on some pants?! It took 30 minutes for anyone to talk to us. Finally we got water and menus. After more waiting, a waitress came over and took our order. She apologized for the wait as an after thought. When our pancakes finally arrived they weren't even as good as pancakes I could have made at home... thick and dry. Then we had to flag down a waitress to get syrup. After she came with the syrup, we asked for butter and coffee, which never arrived. Some sausages did though... which we never ordered, so they were taken away. This was some of the worst service I have ever experienced. What a bummer.

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★☆☆☆☆

We REALLY wanted to like this place. In fact, when we came in my husband said, ""This could be our new favorite breakfast spot!"" We loved the decor and it had a nice vibe. We had just driven across town looking for an open restaurant on the 4th of July, so we were expecting things to be rather slow. Unfortunately the service was not only slow, it was almost non-existent. One of the waitresses was wearing pajamas and flip flops! Even if she had been called in because of the rush, how hard is it to put on some pants?! It took 30 minutes for anyone to talk to us. Finally we got water and menus. After more waiting, a waitress came over and took our order. She apologized for the wait as an after thought. When our pancakes finally arrived they weren't even as good as pancakes I could have made at home... thick and dry. Then we had to flag down a waitress to get syrup. After she came with the syrup, we asked for butter and coffee, which never arrived. Some sausages did though... which we never ordered, so they were taken away. This was some of the worst service I have ever experienced. What a bummer.

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VISITED ON 5/2/11\n\nBREAKFAST REVIEW:\n\nI needed to visit North Portland and decided to stop at Christie's because it was enroute.\n\nMy father and I ordered the French Toast. The portions were huge for the price. I must confess that this has been the BEST French Toast that I ever had in the Pacific Northwest!!\n\nThe service was friendly, and the decor was artistic and a break from the ordinary. I will definitely return the next time I visit that area. It made my visit to North Portland extra special. \n\nThis place might be a bit out of the way for some people, yet this is well worth the trip!

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★★★★★

VISITED ON 5/2/11\n\nBREAKFAST REVIEW:\n\nI needed to visit North Portland and decided to stop at Christie's because it was enroute.\n\nMy father and I ordered the French Toast. The portions were huge for the price. I must confess that this has been the BEST French Toast that I ever had in the Pacific Northwest!!\n\nThe service was friendly, and the decor was artistic and a break from the ordinary. I will definitely return the next time I visit that area. It made my visit to North Portland extra special. \n\nThis place might be a bit out of the way for some people, yet this is well worth the trip!

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I don't like "anonymous" reviews. If I write a review, I'll let people know who I am. I'm Mark Kirchmeier and my wife is Jane Hagan. We and are two kids dined at Christie's last night. Review: We gave thumbs on our four different entrees. Appreciated how the waitress was personable, caring, and connects with people. A wide-array menu with something to delight all but the crankiest individuals in Portland.

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★★★★☆

I don't like "anonymous" reviews. If I write a review, I'll let people know who I am. I'm Mark Kirchmeier and my wife is Jane Hagan. We and are two kids dined at Christie's last night. Review: We gave thumbs on our four different entrees. Appreciated how the waitress was personable, caring, and connects with people. A wide-array menu with something to delight all but the crankiest individuals in Portland.

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Oh my gosh...I just had the best hamburger ever! EVER! The Imperial Mushroom Burger from Christie's on Lombard! Sauteed mushrooms, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato...Amazing! Our out of town guest we had with us is a mushroom burger expert and he loved it too! :)

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★★★★★

Oh my gosh...I just had the best hamburger ever! EVER! The Imperial Mushroom Burger from Christie's on Lombard! Sauteed mushrooms, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato...Amazing! Our out of town guest we had with us is a mushroom burger expert and he loved it too! :)

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So we have been going to Christies for about two years now! Sometimes a few times a week and today my family actually was there for breakfast AND dinner. Always crave my favorites from there BUT... It has always had TERRIBLE SERVICE!!! One time it took the chef an hour to get our food to us, we had to ask them to box it up because we were tired of waiting. One waitress is in particularly is just a real ditz. My husband and I actually really hate to see her working when we come in. Today all the staff was running around really confused and making ALOT of mistakes with not just our order but with everyone elses. What mostly disappoints me about Christie's is the food has not been consistent in our last few visits! Chicken for the chicken marsala is over cooked at times and at times the breading is soggy not from the sauce but from it not being fried enough, pasta has been undercooked, salad used to be my favorite but seems to have been cut back, from the lettuce and veggies. Breakfast is defenetly the best in town! When it is consistent. I send anybody thats asks for good food and a family friendly place there but I'm starting to really think twice. I am writting this for the OWNERS TO REALISE THEY HAVE A GREAT THING HERE BUT THE MANAGEMENT,CHEFS, WAITRESSES NEED ALOT OF RE-POLISHING. We probably wont stop going there anytime soon but if the service continues to SUCK we will probably just keep on driving by it instead of stopping in.\r\nYOUR BIGGEST BUT DISSAPOINTED :( FAN!

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★★★★☆

So we have been going to Christies for about two years now! Sometimes a few times a week and today my family actually was there for breakfast AND dinner. Always crave my favorites from there BUT... It has always had TERRIBLE SERVICE!!! One time it took the chef an hour to get our food to us, we had to ask them to box it up because we were tired of waiting. One waitress is in particularly is just a real ditz. My husband and I actually really hate to see her working when we come in. Today all the staff was running around really confused and making ALOT of mistakes with not just our order but with everyone elses. What mostly disappoints me about Christie's is the food has not been consistent in our last few visits! Chicken for the chicken marsala is over cooked at times and at times the breading is soggy not from the sauce but from it not being fried enough, pasta has been undercooked, salad used to be my favorite but seems to have been cut back, from the lettuce and veggies. Breakfast is defenetly the best in town! When it is consistent. I send anybody thats asks for good food and a family friendly place there but I'm starting to really think twice. I am writting this for the OWNERS TO REALISE THEY HAVE A GREAT THING HERE BUT THE MANAGEMENT,CHEFS, WAITRESSES NEED ALOT OF RE-POLISHING. We probably wont stop going there anytime soon but if the service continues to SUCK we will probably just keep on driving by it instead of stopping in.\r\nYOUR BIGGEST BUT DISSAPOINTED :( FAN!

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I DONT THINK THIS PLACE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT FOOD, LET ALONE HOW TO MANAGE! THE BLOND WAITRESS? WHAT A DUMB DITZ! IT IS APPARENT THE MANAGER KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT A RESTARAUNT AND THE OWNER JUST SITS BACK AND WATCHES WHILE HE GETS RIPPED OFF........WHAT A DUMP! NO STARS FROM ME....................

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★☆☆☆☆

I DONT THINK THIS PLACE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT FOOD, LET ALONE HOW TO MANAGE! THE BLOND WAITRESS? WHAT A DUMB DITZ! IT IS APPARENT THE MANAGER KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT A RESTARAUNT AND THE OWNER JUST SITS BACK AND WATCHES WHILE HE GETS RIPPED OFF........WHAT A DUMP! NO STARS FROM ME....................

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I can not remember the last time I recieved such freindly service.\r\n\r\nI had the clam chowder & house salad with ranch dressing. It was all so dellicious I had to stop myself from licking the plate clean. I will be back soon & often! YUMMY!!

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★★★★★

I can not remember the last time I recieved such freindly service.\r\n\r\nI had the clam chowder & house salad with ranch dressing. It was all so dellicious I had to stop myself from licking the plate clean. I will be back soon & often! YUMMY!!

Pros: They make their own soups, dressings & croutons

Cons: Do not know of any

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I am somewhat new to this area and have tried several of the local restaraunts and Christies is by far my favorite so far . We have eaten here on many a different occasion , times of day ,& days of the week .I have been here in large groups(8-10)and by my self .I was surprised at how large the portions were for the price (very resonable).The steaks here are some of the best i've ever eaten the prime rib and clam chowder though only sold on Friday and Saturday way out does its self . \r\nI was told the chowder here is awsome and having tried chowder not only all over Oregon but all up and down the west coast I would have to agree .I would highly recommend that if you are looking for a place to eat with excellent food and good priceing that you give these guys a try . the atmosphere is family friendly and the food is as good if not better than what grandma use to make

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★★★★★

I am somewhat new to this area and have tried several of the local restaraunts and Christies is by far my favorite so far . We have eaten here on many a different occasion , times of day ,& days of the week .I have been here in large groups(8-10)and by my self .I was surprised at how large the portions were for the price (very resonable).The steaks here are some of the best i've ever eaten the prime rib and clam chowder though only sold on Friday and Saturday way out does its self . \r\nI was told the chowder here is awsome and having tried chowder not only all over Oregon but all up and down the west coast I would have to agree .I would highly recommend that if you are looking for a place to eat with excellent food and good priceing that you give these guys a try . the atmosphere is family friendly and the food is as good if not better than what grandma use to make

Pros: excellent food,huge servings,price atmosphere

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First, I would just like to say that this is my first time rating any type of service. I felt that it was impossible not to rate the poor service I experienced at this restaurant. \nI was excited to go to Christies tonight, because I like the idea of supporting St. Johns. I was part of a group of 4 people. We went in and waited for at least 2-3 minutes at the front door for someone to at least acknowledge that we had entered the building. We just seated ourselves after a while. I would like to add that there were only 2 tables occupied at the time. \n\nWe all ordered burgers, my brother in law and myself ordered the inside out burger. When we received our food, we both cut our burger in half to discover a nasty surprise, both burgers were uncooked. I would like to add I don't mean slightly pink, I mean as if the ground beef had just been taken out of the package, center was red and still cold. \n\nI thought the burger is huge so even though I think they should have took more care to cook it, I will just ask for them to recook it. After our server dropped off the plates, she didn't even bother to ask if I or anyone else would like more water or anything else. I had to wave her down to get more water and to get the burgers recooked. \n\nThe server didn't even apologize for the burgers being red and uncooked. She simply said, they are thick burgers after all. (Is that supposed to make me feel better?) So she takes back the burgers. A few minutes later, we receive the burgers again. I check my burger to see if the burger is actually cooked. The patty was cooked for the most part except some areas that were still red and cold. I proceeded to ask the server for them to burn the meat, extremely well done. \n\nThe server takes back the plate and I would also like to add that the patty had been cut in half as well as the bun so when they recooked it they just took the patty off of the bun and ""cooked"" it some more and gave it back. She brings back the burger the last time, the patty and the bun were pretty much just a wreck. I assembled my burger and it seemed pretty well cooked at this time. I began to finally eat my burger. I got about 3/4 complete when I realized it was still partially uncooked. ( I mean how can you screw up burnt?) \n\nSo I just left the last portion of the burger. Also by the time my plate had been shuffled back and forth to and from the kitchen, my fries were cold. The fries weren't really that tasty anyway so I left them there as well. We were given the check without even an (I'm sorry that your food could have poisoned you or anything) I didn't ask for the burgers to be comped, but I would think since the burgers were $9.95 each, they could have at a minimum took care of at least one. We left there feeling so dissatisfied that our table didn't leave a tip, which is big, because we always leave a tip. \n\nSo to sum up the story unless you want your insides on the outside of you I recommend you not get the inside out burger or at least think twice before coming to this restaurant. \n\n\n

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★☆☆☆☆

First, I would just like to say that this is my first time rating any type of service. I felt that it was impossible not to rate the poor service I experienced at this restaurant. \nI was excited to go to Christies tonight, because I like the idea of supporting St. Johns. I was part of a group of 4 people. We went in and waited for at least 2-3 minutes at the front door for someone to at least acknowledge that we had entered the building. We just seated ourselves after a while. I would like to add that there were only 2 tables occupied at the time. \n\nWe all ordered burgers, my brother in law and myself ordered the inside out burger. When we received our food, we both cut our burger in half to discover a nasty surprise, both burgers were uncooked. I would like to add I don't mean slightly pink, I mean as if the ground beef had just been taken out of the package, center was red and still cold. \n\nI thought the burger is huge so even though I think they should have took more care to cook it, I will just ask for them to recook it. After our server dropped off the plates, she didn't even bother to ask if I or anyone else would like more water or anything else. I had to wave her down to get more water and to get the burgers recooked. \n\nThe server didn't even apologize for the burgers being red and uncooked. She simply said, they are thick burgers after all. (Is that supposed to make me feel better?) So she takes back the burgers. A few minutes later, we receive the burgers again. I check my burger to see if the burger is actually cooked. The patty was cooked for the most part except some areas that were still red and cold. I proceeded to ask the server for them to burn the meat, extremely well done. \n\nThe server takes back the plate and I would also like to add that the patty had been cut in half as well as the bun so when they recooked it they just took the patty off of the bun and ""cooked"" it some more and gave it back. She brings back the burger the last time, the patty and the bun were pretty much just a wreck. I assembled my burger and it seemed pretty well cooked at this time. I began to finally eat my burger. I got about 3/4 complete when I realized it was still partially uncooked. ( I mean how can you screw up burnt?) \n\nSo I just left the last portion of the burger. Also by the time my plate had been shuffled back and forth to and from the kitchen, my fries were cold. The fries weren't really that tasty anyway so I left them there as well. We were given the check without even an (I'm sorry that your food could have poisoned you or anything) I didn't ask for the burgers to be comped, but I would think since the burgers were $9.95 each, they could have at a minimum took care of at least one. We left there feeling so dissatisfied that our table didn't leave a tip, which is big, because we always leave a tip. \n\nSo to sum up the story unless you want your insides on the outside of you I recommend you not get the inside out burger or at least think twice before coming to this restaurant. \n\n\n

Pros: It has curb appeal?

Cons: Food and Service

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They have totally reinvented themselves. Service is great and the food excellent. Please go and support a local business that has proven itself.

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★★★★☆

They have totally reinvented themselves. Service is great and the food excellent. Please go and support a local business that has proven itself.

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My fiance (now wife) and I went here on a whim about six months ago, using a coupon we had purchased online. We like to try new restaurants and we often drove by Christies. Our first time there we were absolutely floored with how good the food was. I think I ordered the turkey dinner. We decided to go back a second time a few weeks later and again, same good service, same great food (I think I ordered the ravioli this time).\n\n Because of the wedding we were planning we were realizing that catering can be quite expensive. Figuring Christies would be just as expensive as the next guy ($20+ a person) we weren't even going to ask, but figured what the heck. It turns out it doesn't hurt to ask! Using the awesome ravioli meal as a benchmark we got an awesome deal. Bulk foods like pasta and salad work wonders on your wedding food budget! People never talk about the food at a wedding unless it's REALLY good or REALLY bad. Well, it's been about 2 weeks since we've been married and I still have family calling me asking what catering company we had. \n\nHighly recommended. Don't miss out on this Portland gem.

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★★★★★

My fiance (now wife) and I went here on a whim about six months ago, using a coupon we had purchased online. We like to try new restaurants and we often drove by Christies. Our first time there we were absolutely floored with how good the food was. I think I ordered the turkey dinner. We decided to go back a second time a few weeks later and again, same good service, same great food (I think I ordered the ravioli this time).\n\n Because of the wedding we were planning we were realizing that catering can be quite expensive. Figuring Christies would be just as expensive as the next guy ($20+ a person) we weren't even going to ask, but figured what the heck. It turns out it doesn't hurt to ask! Using the awesome ravioli meal as a benchmark we got an awesome deal. Bulk foods like pasta and salad work wonders on your wedding food budget! People never talk about the food at a wedding unless it's REALLY good or REALLY bad. Well, it's been about 2 weeks since we've been married and I still have family calling me asking what catering company we had. \n\nHighly recommended. Don't miss out on this Portland gem.

Pros: Quality, Cleanliness, Staff, Taste

Cons: Too delicious?

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On June 25, 2009, we had lunch at 11:45 am and both of our drink glasses (Coke and Diet Coke) both had 5 or 6 drowned ants floating on top of each glass.\n\nUnfortunately we didn't notice until several gulps later (through straws thank god).\n\nOur drinks were immediately replaced with an apology, and the replacement drinks were ant free, it soured out desire to eat our meals without worrying about what might be there too.\n\nThe most unfortunately part was the waitress (pleasant lady) simply commented....""Oh, you know, it's that time of year when the ants are everywhere.""\n\nI'll never be able to drink a soft drink again without inspecting it.\n\nTo be fair, my burger was delicious.

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★★☆☆☆

On June 25, 2009, we had lunch at 11:45 am and both of our drink glasses (Coke and Diet Coke) both had 5 or 6 drowned ants floating on top of each glass.\n\nUnfortunately we didn't notice until several gulps later (through straws thank god).\n\nOur drinks were immediately replaced with an apology, and the replacement drinks were ant free, it soured out desire to eat our meals without worrying about what might be there too.\n\nThe most unfortunately part was the waitress (pleasant lady) simply commented....""Oh, you know, it's that time of year when the ants are everywhere.""\n\nI'll never be able to drink a soft drink again without inspecting it.\n\nTo be fair, my burger was delicious.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Ants in my drink

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We just had dinner here for the first time and were pleased to finally receive some good service. We've had some horrible customer service at other restaurants lately so we were very happy to have Pat as our server at Christie's. She was attentive to our every need. \r\nThe food was good and prepared in a timely manner. The place was spotless! I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

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★★★★★

We just had dinner here for the first time and were pleased to finally receive some good service. We've had some horrible customer service at other restaurants lately so we were very happy to have Pat as our server at Christie's. She was attentive to our every need. \r\nThe food was good and prepared in a timely manner. The place was spotless! I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

Pros: Great Service, Good Food and Very Clean

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We had a very enjoyable lunch. It even kept us quiet when the food arrived! \r\nA feat in and of itself. ALL of us had something different- and EVERYTHING was great! I get our seldom since we've had a little one, so I was really looking forward to this. The service was fast (and we were there from 11:45 - 12:45) ,the food came out hot, including my fries, the sandwich meat was definately cooked there- not presliced- I had the reuben which had the perfect amount of dressing and sauerkraut and cheese, and the marbled rye was a nice touch. My co-workers tried the raspberry tea- not too sweet, the breakfast New Orelans french toast was perfectly toasted and beatifully presented, the cobb salad was loaded, BLT had plenty of fillings and crisp warm bacon. and two of the girls had burgers: one with mushrooms and one stuffed. The meat was definitely fresh. All of the portions were huge - three had to take to go boxes. Water glasses clean- tables were bussed quickly when customers left, glasses of drinks refilled promptly. I was very impressed - especially after reading other reviews before we went! \r\nThe desserts looked incredible. We had a gift certificate to use, so we were lucky to begin with, but were pleasantly surprised and will surely return!

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★★★★★

We had a very enjoyable lunch. It even kept us quiet when the food arrived! \r\nA feat in and of itself. ALL of us had something different- and EVERYTHING was great! I get our seldom since we've had a little one, so I was really looking forward to this. The service was fast (and we were there from 11:45 - 12:45) ,the food came out hot, including my fries, the sandwich meat was definately cooked there- not presliced- I had the reuben which had the perfect amount of dressing and sauerkraut and cheese, and the marbled rye was a nice touch. My co-workers tried the raspberry tea- not too sweet, the breakfast New Orelans french toast was perfectly toasted and beatifully presented, the cobb salad was loaded, BLT had plenty of fillings and crisp warm bacon. and two of the girls had burgers: one with mushrooms and one stuffed. The meat was definitely fresh. All of the portions were huge - three had to take to go boxes. Water glasses clean- tables were bussed quickly when customers left, glasses of drinks refilled promptly. I was very impressed - especially after reading other reviews before we went! \r\nThe desserts looked incredible. We had a gift certificate to use, so we were lucky to begin with, but were pleasantly surprised and will surely return!

Pros: Good atmosphere - lots of seating but plenty of room- big windows- GREAT FOOD!

Cons: Little parking so carpool!

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nice place. unlike the previous reviewer, i love the burgers! i usually order mine w/out the bun but they are always flame broiled,juicy and ""big"" sometimes too much meat i think. several of us eat there on our lunch hour and always enjoy the food and the people. always welcoming and they do a great job. i am really writing about their mexican food buffet though....awesome! they have it once a month but we write it on our calendar! the best!!!! they have great mexican food..believe it or not! they even make homemade tortillas for the occasion. so far have been to two both excellent! all made from scratch i have yet to encounter anything from a can.( even the mushrooms! ) lol the best meatlof sandwiches on the planet! and beautiful large salads.

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★★★★★

nice place. unlike the previous reviewer, i love the burgers! i usually order mine w/out the bun but they are always flame broiled,juicy and ""big"" sometimes too much meat i think. several of us eat there on our lunch hour and always enjoy the food and the people. always welcoming and they do a great job. i am really writing about their mexican food buffet though....awesome! they have it once a month but we write it on our calendar! the best!!!! they have great mexican food..believe it or not! they even make homemade tortillas for the occasion. so far have been to two both excellent! all made from scratch i have yet to encounter anything from a can.( even the mushrooms! ) lol the best meatlof sandwiches on the planet! and beautiful large salads.

Pros: great food comfortable nice for the area

Cons: busy for lunch

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I had to think a long time on writing this review because I have heard such incredible things about Christies. I believe personally that I owe it to anyone who is reading to help them decide where to spend thier hard earned money deserves honesty. First I want to say the wait staff are incredible they get the food to you quickly and always smiling and never an empty glass. My group went in for lunch. The coffee is good and the special new orleans french toast was made perfect my girlfriend loved it. I unfortunately order the special mushroom imperial burger. The burger came out very bland and unseasoned using the red onions to compensate for the lack of meat in this $8.95 burger. The mushrooms were canned and overcooked and not a lot of cheese on the burger. The french fries were obviously frozen and flash fried using store bought. Just not the quality meal you would expect for spending a great deal above other restaurants.Its my opinion whomever was the mid day chef should stick with making breakfasts. I highly recommend this place if you are going for breakfast but nothing from the burger menu. Im sorry Christies if you are reading this but your chef really needs to go back to the basics of what makes a good hamburger and it should start with 80/20 ground chuck especially for the price being charged. I hope this review will help those reading it in making thier decision.

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★★★☆☆

I had to think a long time on writing this review because I have heard such incredible things about Christies. I believe personally that I owe it to anyone who is reading to help them decide where to spend thier hard earned money deserves honesty. First I want to say the wait staff are incredible they get the food to you quickly and always smiling and never an empty glass. My group went in for lunch. The coffee is good and the special new orleans french toast was made perfect my girlfriend loved it. I unfortunately order the special mushroom imperial burger. The burger came out very bland and unseasoned using the red onions to compensate for the lack of meat in this $8.95 burger. The mushrooms were canned and overcooked and not a lot of cheese on the burger. The french fries were obviously frozen and flash fried using store bought. Just not the quality meal you would expect for spending a great deal above other restaurants.Its my opinion whomever was the mid day chef should stick with making breakfasts. I highly recommend this place if you are going for breakfast but nothing from the burger menu. Im sorry Christies if you are reading this but your chef really needs to go back to the basics of what makes a good hamburger and it should start with 80/20 ground chuck especially for the price being charged. I hope this review will help those reading it in making thier decision.

Pros: The breakfast menu and the coffee

Cons: Everything seems to be $8.95 and the burgers are a let down

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ok where to begin well i have been told about this restaurant now from several friends and family members and i finally gave it a shot. what a pleasant experience! from the outside a little difficult to see and you almost miss it which is why i always drive by and dont stop! but once you do go in its very pleasant.\r\nnot at all stuffy or unwelcoming,in fact quite the opposite. i have now been in on three different occasions and plan to make this a regular stop for all meals. its cozy,friendly,and the food has been top notch every time. i had the prime rib last weekend..superb! it was the most flavorful and tender rib i have ever had. my husband had a ribeye.. cooked to perfection! flavorfull and juicy..the veggies were fresh green beans with added goodies! awesome! they were busy and we still got personable service, feeling as if we were the only ones there. the manager even came out to check on our meals and welcomed us back! the chicken marasala was absolutely the best anywhere,again a variety of fresh veggies that were great! my husband even ate them! he had a shrimp pasta that was fabulous..breakfast ? the same great food ! the bacon is really good,the omelets are beautiful and tasty and again,great service! i love this place and will continue to enjoy the many different choices on the menu. my inlaws drive from vancouver to eat here! its no wonder.\r\ni really appreciate the quality and find the prices low for the food served. love it loveit love it

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★★★★★

ok where to begin well i have been told about this restaurant now from several friends and family members and i finally gave it a shot. what a pleasant experience! from the outside a little difficult to see and you almost miss it which is why i always drive by and dont stop! but once you do go in its very pleasant.\r\nnot at all stuffy or unwelcoming,in fact quite the opposite. i have now been in on three different occasions and plan to make this a regular stop for all meals. its cozy,friendly,and the food has been top notch every time. i had the prime rib last weekend..superb! it was the most flavorful and tender rib i have ever had. my husband had a ribeye.. cooked to perfection! flavorfull and juicy..the veggies were fresh green beans with added goodies! awesome! they were busy and we still got personable service, feeling as if we were the only ones there. the manager even came out to check on our meals and welcomed us back! the chicken marasala was absolutely the best anywhere,again a variety of fresh veggies that were great! my husband even ate them! he had a shrimp pasta that was fabulous..breakfast ? the same great food ! the bacon is really good,the omelets are beautiful and tasty and again,great service! i love this place and will continue to enjoy the many different choices on the menu. my inlaws drive from vancouver to eat here! its no wonder.\r\ni really appreciate the quality and find the prices low for the food served. love it loveit love it

Pros: great food / service

Cons: a little difficult to find

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About time North Portland had a ""go to"" restaurant. This is a place you could take anyone. The menu is diverse enough that there is something to please everyone. \r\n\r\nGood old fashioned comfort food, along with fantastic steaks and seafood. I went last week with a large group of people and we had a wonderful meal. What was especially nice was how perfectly cooked everything was. Six of the nine of us ordered their NY steak with shrimp scampi special and every one of us got our meat the way we asked for it to be cooked. I actually ordered it rare and it came out perfectly grilled and a beautiful pink in the middle....(ok, I get a little carried away when talking about steak). The salad was fresh, the vegetables tasted like they were picked that day, and real mashed potatoes ....yummmmmy! Others in our group had the stuffed salmon and turkey dishes. The stuffed salmon was awesome and the turkey was good too. The portions were generous enough that we didn't have room for desert but the display case was full of really tempting treats.\r\n\r\nAll in all, a good experience. We would definetly go back.

2
★★★★☆

About time North Portland had a ""go to"" restaurant. This is a place you could take anyone. The menu is diverse enough that there is something to please everyone. \r\n\r\nGood old fashioned comfort food, along with fantastic steaks and seafood. I went last week with a large group of people and we had a wonderful meal. What was especially nice was how perfectly cooked everything was. Six of the nine of us ordered their NY steak with shrimp scampi special and every one of us got our meat the way we asked for it to be cooked. I actually ordered it rare and it came out perfectly grilled and a beautiful pink in the middle....(ok, I get a little carried away when talking about steak). The salad was fresh, the vegetables tasted like they were picked that day, and real mashed potatoes ....yummmmmy! Others in our group had the stuffed salmon and turkey dishes. The stuffed salmon was awesome and the turkey was good too. The portions were generous enough that we didn't have room for desert but the display case was full of really tempting treats.\r\n\r\nAll in all, a good experience. We would definetly go back.

Pros: Fast seating, very diverse menu options, good food for good value

Cons: Not much parking but side streets are available...

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The newly revised menu makes breakfast the standout meal here. The omelets and buttermilk pancakes are excellent. Lunch and dinner are decent, too (I'm hooked on the Chipotle Chicken with avocado, though the BBQ Bacon Burger rocks my world when I need a not-so-healthy treat). \r\nThe menu's mostly standard diner fare in generous portions served by super friendly people. Desserts are almost always outstanding. Espresso drinks aren't the specialty here; stick with regular coffee. The smoothies are a pleasant surprise - quite good.\r\n We live very close by, and are happy regulars. Very kid-friendly, even for crazy hungry kids like ours who eat from the adult menu.

2
★★★★☆

The newly revised menu makes breakfast the standout meal here. The omelets and buttermilk pancakes are excellent. Lunch and dinner are decent, too (I'm hooked on the Chipotle Chicken with avocado, though the BBQ Bacon Burger rocks my world when I need a not-so-healthy treat). \r\nThe menu's mostly standard diner fare in generous portions served by super friendly people. Desserts are almost always outstanding. Espresso drinks aren't the specialty here; stick with regular coffee. The smoothies are a pleasant surprise - quite good.\r\n We live very close by, and are happy regulars. Very kid-friendly, even for crazy hungry kids like ours who eat from the adult menu.

Pros: Good sized portions

Cons: Service can be slow

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My wife and I have been going to Christies for the past six or seven months for breakfast on the weekend and I've finally reached my breaking point. It seems like so much money is wasted on quality ingedients that are left sitting on the grill getting rubbery and coagulated. Nice thick cut bacon comes out grey and chewy (which is odd considering I ordered sausages), pancakes were impossible to cut with a knife, hash browns are jellied and not warm and for the money, you'd think they'd find wait staff that that could do their job. There's no management to keep the help in line most of the time and when it is there it's running around picking up the slack for the kitchen and wait staff. \r\nChristies: Nice try, but seriously falls short of expectations

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I have been going to Christies for the past six or seven months for breakfast on the weekend and I've finally reached my breaking point. It seems like so much money is wasted on quality ingedients that are left sitting on the grill getting rubbery and coagulated. Nice thick cut bacon comes out grey and chewy (which is odd considering I ordered sausages), pancakes were impossible to cut with a knife, hash browns are jellied and not warm and for the money, you'd think they'd find wait staff that that could do their job. There's no management to keep the help in line most of the time and when it is there it's running around picking up the slack for the kitchen and wait staff. \r\nChristies: Nice try, but seriously falls short of expectations

Pros: decoration, location

Cons: wait staff, food preperation

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My wife and I visited Christie's for the first time after moving back into the neighborhood. We started with an order of the potato skins appetizer. This was actually very tasty, a solid 8 of 10. For my entree I ordered the Chicken Marsala with a dinner salad and a side of pasta. The pasta came very undercooked and I had to send it back. The upside was that the manager was very attentive to my request and took care of it without a second thought. The new side of pasta came back with a larger serving, although it was still slightly undercooked and only ranked as a 6.5 of 10 for taste. As for the Chicken Marsala...\r\n\r\nfor my complete review and ratings of Christie's visit my Portland Food Critic Blog at: portlandfoodcritic.blogspot com.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I visited Christie's for the first time after moving back into the neighborhood. We started with an order of the potato skins appetizer. This was actually very tasty, a solid 8 of 10. For my entree I ordered the Chicken Marsala with a dinner salad and a side of pasta. The pasta came very undercooked and I had to send it back. The upside was that the manager was very attentive to my request and took care of it without a second thought. The new side of pasta came back with a larger serving, although it was still slightly undercooked and only ranked as a 6.5 of 10 for taste. As for the Chicken Marsala...\r\n\r\nfor my complete review and ratings of Christie's visit my Portland Food Critic Blog at: portlandfoodcritic.blogspot com.

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I have been wanting to try this place for a while now...so my son and I went last weekend. OMG, the food was so good!! We took some desserts to go, for later and those were just as good. The service was a bit slow, so if you are in a hurry this isnt the place for you. But if you have time to chill and talk, the food is worth it. Staff was extremely friendly. We are planning on going again soon and bringing more people so they can have some good food too.

2
★★★★★

I have been wanting to try this place for a while now...so my son and I went last weekend. OMG, the food was so good!! We took some desserts to go, for later and those were just as good. The service was a bit slow, so if you are in a hurry this isnt the place for you. But if you have time to chill and talk, the food is worth it. Staff was extremely friendly. We are planning on going again soon and bringing more people so they can have some good food too.

Pros: Food and prices

Cons: service is slow

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horrible service. the chicken was cooked a day before, the rice was hard and old....\r\nstaff was confused and I waited 10 min while my food sat on the counter.\r\ndo not eat here.

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★☆☆☆☆

horrible service. the chicken was cooked a day before, the rice was hard and old....\r\nstaff was confused and I waited 10 min while my food sat on the counter.\r\ndo not eat here.

Pros: you will remember how great other restaurants are

Cons: everything.

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THE BREAKFAST ARE THE BOMB THERE! ME AND MY WIFE GO THERE TO EAT SOMETIMES AND AT FIRST WE THOUGHT NOT VERY GOOD THEN WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT WITH THE NEW MORNING CHEF.......HE IS AWESOME.......VERY NICE LOOKING PLATES, VER FAST AND WIFE SAYS EASY ON THE EYES.....................THE FOOD WAS QUALITY.....AND EXCELLENT...........

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★★★★★

THE BREAKFAST ARE THE BOMB THERE! ME AND MY WIFE GO THERE TO EAT SOMETIMES AND AT FIRST WE THOUGHT NOT VERY GOOD THEN WE DECIDED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT WITH THE NEW MORNING CHEF.......HE IS AWESOME.......VERY NICE LOOKING PLATES, VER FAST AND WIFE SAYS EASY ON THE EYES.....................THE FOOD WAS QUALITY.....AND EXCELLENT...........

Pros: EXCELLENT FOOD

Cons: SERVICE COULD USE SOME HELP

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I was happy that a new restaurant opened in my neighborhood. \r\nI visited Christie's several times after they first opened around the autumn of 2006 and each time I was disappointed with my meal. I gave Christie's several opportunities because I really wanted to support a good restaurant in my neighborhood. Each experience was a disappointment due to service or to food.\r\nI will say that their ""breakfast special"" is a very good value and that the quality of the bacon is excellent. As a result, I have dined there several other times. Recently I was there with my wife on a Saturday morning. There were a couple of tables with customers finishing their meals and we were the only new patrons and expected to receive our breakfast in a short time. We watched as another group of diners came in with a party of 4-6 people, waiting to be seated, meanwhile the manager/waitress continued to chat with diners and paying no attention to seating this group of people. I was surprised at how long theses people waited before someone came from the kitchen area to seat them.Meanwhile, we continued to wait for our meal, and other diners came in. My wife had an appointment downtown so there was a limit to how long we could wait for our meal and after 25 minutes of waiting for breakfast we asked our waitress about our meal. Finally, after we were there for just over 30 minutes, the food began coming out and was served to a couple who had come in just ten minutes earlier. At this point, we got up and left the restaurant, while there was no attempt by the manager to stop us or apologize for the horrible service.Christie's is a complete disappointment and I will never diner there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was happy that a new restaurant opened in my neighborhood. \r\nI visited Christie's several times after they first opened around the autumn of 2006 and each time I was disappointed with my meal. I gave Christie's several opportunities because I really wanted to support a good restaurant in my neighborhood. Each experience was a disappointment due to service or to food.\r\nI will say that their ""breakfast special"" is a very good value and that the quality of the bacon is excellent. As a result, I have dined there several other times. Recently I was there with my wife on a Saturday morning. There were a couple of tables with customers finishing their meals and we were the only new patrons and expected to receive our breakfast in a short time. We watched as another group of diners came in with a party of 4-6 people, waiting to be seated, meanwhile the manager/waitress continued to chat with diners and paying no attention to seating this group of people. I was surprised at how long theses people waited before someone came from the kitchen area to seat them.Meanwhile, we continued to wait for our meal, and other diners came in. My wife had an appointment downtown so there was a limit to how long we could wait for our meal and after 25 minutes of waiting for breakfast we asked our waitress about our meal. Finally, after we were there for just over 30 minutes, the food began coming out and was served to a couple who had come in just ten minutes earlier. At this point, we got up and left the restaurant, while there was no attempt by the manager to stop us or apologize for the horrible service.Christie's is a complete disappointment and I will never diner there again.

Pros: Clean

Cons: Service and food

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The new manager has really turned Christie's around. Her homemade desserts and dinner rolls are the best! We are always greeted immediately and treated well. The waitresses are very happy, upbeat, enthusiastic and knowledgable about the offerings. The portions on the senior dinner menu are plentiful and a good value. This is the only restaurant where I will order chicken marsala; it's absolutely delicious. Wifi is available, and if you have spare time and no computer, make yourselves comfortable with the provided cribbage board and other games.\r\n\r\nThey now serve beer and wine.

2
★★★★★

The new manager has really turned Christie's around. Her homemade desserts and dinner rolls are the best! We are always greeted immediately and treated well. The waitresses are very happy, upbeat, enthusiastic and knowledgable about the offerings. The portions on the senior dinner menu are plentiful and a good value. This is the only restaurant where I will order chicken marsala; it's absolutely delicious. Wifi is available, and if you have spare time and no computer, make yourselves comfortable with the provided cribbage board and other games.\r\n\r\nThey now serve beer and wine.

Pros: Food, service, Longbottom coffee, wifi

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We went last night and I would have to admit that I was pleased with my dinner of Chicken Marsala. Defiantly very flavorful and not the same ole Chicken Marsala. My dinner date said his Chicken Chipolte was really flavorful however the topping on the chicken was hard to cut. My son got a pepperoni pizza and that as well was very good. Crust good and enough toppings on it to satisfy. Portion sizes were good for the money and came with salad and rolls. The service was very friendly however sluggish and there were many empty tables. I went here mostly because I wanted Chicken Marsala and Christie's supports the local schools! Many of the children's artwork were hung up on the wall in a very ""fine art"" manner and my son was very please to see some of his classmates work displayed. I will return because the food was awesome, even though the chef's music overpowered the music in the dining area and was a bit distracting.

2
★★★★☆

We went last night and I would have to admit that I was pleased with my dinner of Chicken Marsala. Defiantly very flavorful and not the same ole Chicken Marsala. My dinner date said his Chicken Chipolte was really flavorful however the topping on the chicken was hard to cut. My son got a pepperoni pizza and that as well was very good. Crust good and enough toppings on it to satisfy. Portion sizes were good for the money and came with salad and rolls. The service was very friendly however sluggish and there were many empty tables. I went here mostly because I wanted Chicken Marsala and Christie's supports the local schools! Many of the children's artwork were hung up on the wall in a very ""fine art"" manner and my son was very please to see some of his classmates work displayed. I will return because the food was awesome, even though the chef's music overpowered the music in the dining area and was a bit distracting.

Pros: Food was awesome!

Cons: Sluggish service and distracting music.

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I was so excited when this place first opened up but unfortunatly it has been a huge disapointment. I've given it two tries, once under the original managment and the new managment. The second time i was there, there were three table seated, 4 waitresses and i had to raise my hand for service everytime! \r\nNor was i impressed with the food. It was okay for a diner but not where you would go to have a nice dinner. i've know at least 6 other people who have also tried this place several times, hoping it will get better but alas it does not. It's to bad too. i so want something to succeed in st. Johns! \r\n\r\nI was left broke and unfulfilled

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★☆☆☆☆

I was so excited when this place first opened up but unfortunatly it has been a huge disapointment. I've given it two tries, once under the original managment and the new managment. The second time i was there, there were three table seated, 4 waitresses and i had to raise my hand for service everytime! \r\nNor was i impressed with the food. It was okay for a diner but not where you would go to have a nice dinner. i've know at least 6 other people who have also tried this place several times, hoping it will get better but alas it does not. It's to bad too. i so want something to succeed in st. Johns! \r\n\r\nI was left broke and unfulfilled

Pros: lots of empty tables

Cons: Poor poor service! Food quaility so so.

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This place is on its way up from a very shaky start. While just a month ago service and food standards were questionable at this comfort food, family-style restaurant, the improvement since then is astounding. From clearly canned hollandaise sauce and soups from a bag to the sort of rare diner that offers soups, sauces, gravy and even salad dressings (!!) made from scratch. Apparently, a new chef and a graduate from the acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu Program has been virtually transforming the place along with the newer manager. Now you can find soups made with real house-made chicken stock (so much flavor!) and you can get a salad with mescaline greens (not iceburg anymore) drizzled with a house-made ranch dressing. Although I do think there are some wrinkles that could be smoothed out in terms of presentation and service (trivial) I believe if progress continues at this pace Christie's may become one of the best QUALITY family dining spots that St John's has to offer.

2
★★★★★

This place is on its way up from a very shaky start. While just a month ago service and food standards were questionable at this comfort food, family-style restaurant, the improvement since then is astounding. From clearly canned hollandaise sauce and soups from a bag to the sort of rare diner that offers soups, sauces, gravy and even salad dressings (!!) made from scratch. Apparently, a new chef and a graduate from the acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu Program has been virtually transforming the place along with the newer manager. Now you can find soups made with real house-made chicken stock (so much flavor!) and you can get a salad with mescaline greens (not iceburg anymore) drizzled with a house-made ranch dressing. Although I do think there are some wrinkles that could be smoothed out in terms of presentation and service (trivial) I believe if progress continues at this pace Christie's may become one of the best QUALITY family dining spots that St John's has to offer.

Pros: Friendly service, casual atmosphere, great, scratch-made food

Cons: Though friendly, service could use improvement in terms of professionalism

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My friend and I stumbled upon Christies looking for a quick lunch. We were so impressed by the quality of the meal that I felt compelled to share my experience! The waitstaff was super friendly, very helpful and all in all cheerful. I ordered the Chipotle Chicken and it was quite possible one of the most delicious dishes I have ever had! It was a panko crusted chicken breast lightly topped with a spicy chipotle sauce, it had fresh pico de gallo and two slices of avocado. The meal was superb, and the price was astounding. I got a ceasar salad, a side veggie (asparagus) and my choice of starch, all for $12.99. Unbelievable! My friend got the Chicken Marsala and it was fantastic as well. You will not find a better place for top quality cuisine at a ridiculously affordable price!! I dont even live near St.Johns, but will be making the trip out there often just to visit Christie's!!! They also have all homemade desserts that look fantastic, but I was just oo full to sample:)

2
★★★★★

My friend and I stumbled upon Christies looking for a quick lunch. We were so impressed by the quality of the meal that I felt compelled to share my experience! The waitstaff was super friendly, very helpful and all in all cheerful. I ordered the Chipotle Chicken and it was quite possible one of the most delicious dishes I have ever had! It was a panko crusted chicken breast lightly topped with a spicy chipotle sauce, it had fresh pico de gallo and two slices of avocado. The meal was superb, and the price was astounding. I got a ceasar salad, a side veggie (asparagus) and my choice of starch, all for $12.99. Unbelievable! My friend got the Chicken Marsala and it was fantastic as well. You will not find a better place for top quality cuisine at a ridiculously affordable price!! I dont even live near St.Johns, but will be making the trip out there often just to visit Christie's!!! They also have all homemade desserts that look fantastic, but I was just oo full to sample:)

Pros: EXCELLENT CUISINE, AFFORDABLE

Cons: location

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I recently went to Christie's despite the not-so-good ratings on Portland.CitySearch. Well, the ratings are correct. The service was terrible and the food really wasn't very good. \r\n\r\nI was with a group of 6 for lunch on a Friday. It took quite a bit of time for the waitress to take our order (there was only one waitress for the entire restaurant!). When the food came, it just didn't taste great. My chicken Caesar salad tasted like it was drenched in Ranch rather than Caesar -- when I say drenched, I mean it!! \r\n\r\nPlus, I ordered a sandwich to go for a co-workder. The sandwhich itself took a very long time to make. We didn't get it until after we had paid our bill and were just sitting around the table waiting for it. The waitress did apologize for the wait. I wasn't upset about that, however, the sandwich was incorrect. I asked for wheat bread, honey mustard and cole slaw on the side. When I brought the sandwich back to my co-worker, we discovered the sandwich was on white bread, had no honey mustard and fries instead of the cole slaw!!! \r\n\r\nWe will NOT be returning!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently went to Christie's despite the not-so-good ratings on Portland.CitySearch. Well, the ratings are correct. The service was terrible and the food really wasn't very good. \r\n\r\nI was with a group of 6 for lunch on a Friday. It took quite a bit of time for the waitress to take our order (there was only one waitress for the entire restaurant!). When the food came, it just didn't taste great. My chicken Caesar salad tasted like it was drenched in Ranch rather than Caesar -- when I say drenched, I mean it!! \r\n\r\nPlus, I ordered a sandwich to go for a co-workder. The sandwhich itself took a very long time to make. We didn't get it until after we had paid our bill and were just sitting around the table waiting for it. The waitress did apologize for the wait. I wasn't upset about that, however, the sandwich was incorrect. I asked for wheat bread, honey mustard and cole slaw on the side. When I brought the sandwich back to my co-worker, we discovered the sandwich was on white bread, had no honey mustard and fries instead of the cole slaw!!! \r\n\r\nWe will NOT be returning!!

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My family has been to Christie's several times, excited to see a new restaurant in N Portland. Every time we went we were disappointed. The food was good, but the service was scattered and very slow. When we saw the sign ""Under new management"" we decided to give it another try, wanting Christie's to succeed. Unfortunately, it was worse than ever. I think the waitress had to apologize to us at least 4 times as well as the 5 other tables surrounding us. The food took about 40 minutes and not all of us were served at the same time. When the last person finally got their food, it was still partially frozen and had to be sent back. I'm afraid that's it for us at Christie's. Too bad.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My family has been to Christie's several times, excited to see a new restaurant in N Portland. Every time we went we were disappointed. The food was good, but the service was scattered and very slow. When we saw the sign ""Under new management"" we decided to give it another try, wanting Christie's to succeed. Unfortunately, it was worse than ever. I think the waitress had to apologize to us at least 4 times as well as the 5 other tables surrounding us. The food took about 40 minutes and not all of us were served at the same time. When the last person finally got their food, it was still partially frozen and had to be sent back. I'm afraid that's it for us at Christie's. Too bad.

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I wasn't prepared for the expensive brunch menu at this North Lombard restaurant. \r\nI got the biscuits and gravy, which were fine. I thought the service was adequate.\r\n\r\nI wouldn't go back because it just was too pricey.\r\n

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★★★☆☆

I wasn't prepared for the expensive brunch menu at this North Lombard restaurant. \r\nI got the biscuits and gravy, which were fine. I thought the service was adequate.\r\n\r\nI wouldn't go back because it just was too pricey.\r\n

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Who wrote that one good reveiw? That sounds like an owner trying to save face but still not willing to actually do any of the work associated with improving. The food is horrible, and there is nobody in the kitchen with much experience or skill. I don't beleive eight bucks an hour buys you a quality blue coller chef. You get lousy food that is overdone or underdone, and lots of FSA pre done sides. As for homemade desserts, all i see in that case is a selection from COSTCO. Please, at least make a few things in house. Finally, I really would like to see beer and wine on the menu. Not all parents want to go out and get hammered and make a scene, but we would like a drink with our meal. Honestly, it feels like a right wing owner imposing his/her beleifs. I only say these critical things because I want the place to succeed, but at its current pace, it will be a good buy on the realestate market in a year or so.

1
★★★☆☆

Who wrote that one good reveiw? That sounds like an owner trying to save face but still not willing to actually do any of the work associated with improving. The food is horrible, and there is nobody in the kitchen with much experience or skill. I don't beleive eight bucks an hour buys you a quality blue coller chef. You get lousy food that is overdone or underdone, and lots of FSA pre done sides. As for homemade desserts, all i see in that case is a selection from COSTCO. Please, at least make a few things in house. Finally, I really would like to see beer and wine on the menu. Not all parents want to go out and get hammered and make a scene, but we would like a drink with our meal. Honestly, it feels like a right wing owner imposing his/her beleifs. I only say these critical things because I want the place to succeed, but at its current pace, it will be a good buy on the realestate market in a year or so.

Pros: Spacious dining room, average service

Cons: everything else

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We live in the neighborhood and were excited to see a new restaraunt open. We have only been to Christie's once, but will not likely be back. The service was good and we were seated promptly, however the food was horrible. I had the beef tenderloin medallions in red wine sauce served with mashed potatoes and green beans. The medallions were actually two thin-cut steaks so overdone in wine that they were purple. The mashed potatoes were okay, but could have come from a box and the green beans were shriveled up. I hope, for the neighborhoods sake, that Christie's can overcome these initial set backs.

1
★★☆☆☆

We live in the neighborhood and were excited to see a new restaraunt open. We have only been to Christie's once, but will not likely be back. The service was good and we were seated promptly, however the food was horrible. I had the beef tenderloin medallions in red wine sauce served with mashed potatoes and green beans. The medallions were actually two thin-cut steaks so overdone in wine that they were purple. The mashed potatoes were okay, but could have come from a box and the green beans were shriveled up. I hope, for the neighborhoods sake, that Christie's can overcome these initial set backs.

Pros: Friendly wait staff

Cons: Food

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i visited with a friend for dinner. Upon first experience, the interior doesn't match the exterior. The prices match the exterior, but the interior fills a bit like a Denny's. I had some sort of stir fry for dinner that was, well, bland. My friend had something with biscuits, and the biscuits were below average. The prices...seem a bit crazy. The wait staff was friendly and on top of it. We took home dessert. The carrot cake was good.

1
★★★☆☆

i visited with a friend for dinner. Upon first experience, the interior doesn't match the exterior. The prices match the exterior, but the interior fills a bit like a Denny's. I had some sort of stir fry for dinner that was, well, bland. My friend had something with biscuits, and the biscuits were below average. The prices...seem a bit crazy. The wait staff was friendly and on top of it. We took home dessert. The carrot cake was good.

Pros: good wait staff, good carrot cake

Cons: price price price vs. quality

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My partner and I went to dinner at Christie's and had a fabulous time, a great meal, and did not think the prices too bad. I had the Prime Rib done to perfection and she had the chicken. Both dinners were very good, and not just the main portions. The potatoes (of which I am extremely picky about) were to die for. I even ate all my vegetables! Service was friendly and on the ball. I love the fact that they have a full service coffee/espresso bar. My only suggestion? I'd like to see beer and wine on the menu.

2
★★★★☆

My partner and I went to dinner at Christie's and had a fabulous time, a great meal, and did not think the prices too bad. I had the Prime Rib done to perfection and she had the chicken. Both dinners were very good, and not just the main portions. The potatoes (of which I am extremely picky about) were to die for. I even ate all my vegetables! Service was friendly and on the ball. I love the fact that they have a full service coffee/espresso bar. My only suggestion? I'd like to see beer and wine on the menu.

Pros: Delicious food, ample street parking, great service

Cons: No beer or wine on menu

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Dear Owner/Chef???,\r\n\r\nWhen you're restaurant first opened up, I thought, ""How great, a nice breakfast place in N. Portland"" the first couple of times we went, we were always taken back by the prices but, the food was pretty good and we wanted to support a ""nicer"" restaurant close to our house but, we just started going back to our usual places. Well today, we decided to give your restaurant another try after several months and I have to say, it was one of the worst dining experiences I've had in a long time. \r\n\r\nI'm not a chef or a journalist but, I do consider myself a 'foodie"" and I eat out way more than I should so, I thought I'd give my 2 cents on your restaurant and some ideas I feel would make it a better business because, after all I do live in the neighborhood and would love to have another option for a good breakfast. \r\n\r\nFirst of all... your menu prices are apalling. If you feel you can justify those prices, I expect to see a full page bio of your executive chef on the menu. The only other place in N. Portland with your prices is Roux and you can certainly find a full bio on their executive chef. \r\n\r\nSecond, the food isn't very good. This goes back to number 1... you simply can't charge those prices for the quality of food you serving. Honestly... Our Daily Bread has much better food and the prices are half of yours. I'm only being critical so, perhaps you'll hire a chef or replace yours. I had the all you can eat biscuits & gravy (I know ""all you can eat"" doesn't usually ring out ""Quality) and the biscuits were dry and lumpy and the gravy was extremely salty. My wife had the pancakes, they were flat, hard and honestly, I've made better pancakes from a box. We typically do not order these items however, everything else on the menu is simply too expensive and honestly the ingredient combinations just aren't that appealing. \r\n\r\nI hope you can see this as constuctive critisicm and use this hopefully to improve your business.\r\n\r\n\r\n

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Dear Owner/Chef???,\r\n\r\nWhen you're restaurant first opened up, I thought, ""How great, a nice breakfast place in N. Portland"" the first couple of times we went, we were always taken back by the prices but, the food was pretty good and we wanted to support a ""nicer"" restaurant close to our house but, we just started going back to our usual places. Well today, we decided to give your restaurant another try after several months and I have to say, it was one of the worst dining experiences I've had in a long time. \r\n\r\nI'm not a chef or a journalist but, I do consider myself a 'foodie"" and I eat out way more than I should so, I thought I'd give my 2 cents on your restaurant and some ideas I feel would make it a better business because, after all I do live in the neighborhood and would love to have another option for a good breakfast. \r\n\r\nFirst of all... your menu prices are apalling. If you feel you can justify those prices, I expect to see a full page bio of your executive chef on the menu. The only other place in N. Portland with your prices is Roux and you can certainly find a full bio on their executive chef. \r\n\r\nSecond, the food isn't very good. This goes back to number 1... you simply can't charge those prices for the quality of food you serving. Honestly... Our Daily Bread has much better food and the prices are half of yours. I'm only being critical so, perhaps you'll hire a chef or replace yours. I had the all you can eat biscuits & gravy (I know ""all you can eat"" doesn't usually ring out ""Quality) and the biscuits were dry and lumpy and the gravy was extremely salty. My wife had the pancakes, they were flat, hard and honestly, I've made better pancakes from a box. We typically do not order these items however, everything else on the menu is simply too expensive and honestly the ingredient combinations just aren't that appealing. \r\n\r\nI hope you can see this as constuctive critisicm and use this hopefully to improve your business.\r\n\r\n\r\n

Pros: Nice wait staff, prompt service

Cons: Overpriced, limited menu, food quality

Message from Christie's Restaurant

We are YOUR neighborhood restaurant. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner serving fresh food made daily. We cook with real ingredients, and cook from scratch whenever possible. Privately owned, and community minded, we look forward to serving you in a clean, comfortable environment from our kitchen table. We offer a large menu selection with daily lunch and dinner specials. House made soups and desserts are our specialty. Sandwiches and salads are bountiful. Dinners are well proportioned, and nutritious served with daily fresh vegetables. Enjoy our Signature Prime Rib Dinners on Friday, and Saturday nights. If you don't already know us, stop by and taste the difference. Food made the old fashioned way takes a little longer, but it is well worth your wait. We Do specialized catering for any need. we also deliver to offices or can customize office lunches. call today for more info. we look forward to serving you.

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Designed with the modern family in mind, this upscale comfort food restaurant offers visitors the chance to enjoy a simply prepared but delicious meal. Special menus cater to the tots, seniors and parental units. Most…

 

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