Clarklewis Restaurant

★★★★★
Innovative creations and industrial cool make this Bruce Carey-owned restaurant one of the most inspired spots in town.
  • 1001 SE Water Ave 160

    Portland, OR 97214

    Cross street: Southeast Taylor Street

    Map & Directions
  • 503-235-2294

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I had the good fortune to throw down one night here with a friend and Clarklewis got it all right. The service was attentive, friendly, charming even but not excessive, the food was great-pork shoulder slow roasted in their oven, the

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I had the good fortune to throw down one night here with a friend and Clarklewis got it all right. The service was attentive, friendly, charming even but not excessive, the food was great-pork shoulder slow roasted in their oven, the

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The food was absolutely boring and tasteless. I'm not sure what all the hype is about with this restaurant. Its in a warehouse with paper table covers. For the price, you pay it's not even close to being worth it, here is why. With a

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The food was absolutely boring and tasteless. I'm not sure what all the hype is about with this restaurant. Its in a warehouse with paper table covers. For the price, you pay it's not even close to being worth it, here is why. With a

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One of favorite spots for dining. Knew their chef in Cali where he was famous in Oakland. Happy for having a chance to enjoy his cuisine in Portland. The place is noted for its quality/price ratio. Very high.

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One of favorite spots for dining. Knew their chef in Cali where he was famous in Oakland. Happy for having a chance to enjoy his cuisine in Portland. The place is noted for its quality/price ratio. Very high.

Pros: great food and service

Cons: filled up on weekends

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Honestly, after a meal at Clark Lewis, I could have died and gone to heaven. We started off with cocktails: hot toddy and a Honey. The honey was zingy with just enough tequila and citrus to get you buzzing and eager to start the first

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Honestly, after a meal at Clark Lewis, I could have died and gone to heaven. We started off with cocktails: hot toddy and a Honey. The honey was zingy with just enough tequila and citrus to get you buzzing and eager to start the first

Pros: stellar service, farm fresh ingredients

Cons: price

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This place had refreshingly good service. I was pleasantly surprised since I really can't find many places where the servers/bartenders don't ignore you. We sat at the bar and had three or four great apps. The mozzarella grilled cheese

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This place had refreshingly good service. I was pleasantly surprised since I really can't find many places where the servers/bartenders don't ignore you. We sat at the bar and had three or four great apps. The mozzarella grilled cheese

Pros: Great Food and Service

Cons: Weak but tasty drinks

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I had heard that for a large group they offer a chef's menu, which I was worried about since I don't eat a lot of meat. But it was truly the most delicious meal I've had! Basically, the chef's menu consists of a seemingly constant flow

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I had heard that for a large group they offer a chef's menu, which I was worried about since I don't eat a lot of meat. But it was truly the most delicious meal I've had! Basically, the chef's menu consists of a seemingly constant flow

Pros: fantastic space, fantastic food

Cons: filled up too soon...

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This was my first time to Clarklewis, and I can't wait to go back. I went with a group of friends for happy hour. We ordered and re-ordered item after item. Couldn't get enough of the olives, the cheese, the salads... all of it! Great

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This was my first time to Clarklewis, and I can't wait to go back. I went with a group of friends for happy hour. We ordered and re-ordered item after item. Couldn't get enough of the olives, the cheese, the salads... all of it! Great

Pros: lovely staff and great food

Cons: too cold out to open the garage doors

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I find this restaurant to be the perfect balance of casual and class. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to dress up to step foot in there, yet there is a level of sophistication and care that makes me want to! The servers are kind, and

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I find this restaurant to be the perfect balance of casual and class. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to dress up to step foot in there, yet there is a level of sophistication and care that makes me want to! The servers are kind, and

Pros: amazing/ creative dishes

Cons: fresh campfire smell from the wood burning stove

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We've eaten there a few times meeting friends as well as with small children, and the meals have all been excellent.

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We've eaten there a few times meeting friends as well as with small children, and the meals have all been excellent.

Pros: food

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I'm at the restaurant right now for valentines day and have been waiting for 43 minutes on an 830pm reservation. So far have tasted a thing so its pretty crappy so far. I'll write more later that is if we get a table. Dominique

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I'm at the restaurant right now for valentines day and have been waiting for 43 minutes on an 830pm reservation. So far have tasted a thing so its pretty crappy so far. I'll write more later that is if we get a table. Dominique

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So after waiting for almost an hour (with reservation) we finally were seated. Service was spectacular. Lulu our server was excellent and was there for our every needs. Food was awesome. Everything was above par except for the unacceptable

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So after waiting for almost an hour (with reservation) we finally were seated. Service was spectacular. Lulu our server was excellent and was there for our every needs. Food was awesome. Everything was above par except for the unacceptable

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Seated in record time. 53 minutes past reservation time. Stay tuned. There's more to come.

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Seated in record time. 53 minutes past reservation time. Stay tuned. There's more to come.

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I meant have not tasted a thing. Dominique

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I meant have not tasted a thing. Dominique

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My husband and I took my mother-in-law here for a special after Mother's Day dinner. I'm so glad we did. The food was delicious and inventive, the decor was simple and beautiful, with an urban feel. The service was attentive, but not too

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My husband and I took my mother-in-law here for a special after Mother's Day dinner. I'm so glad we did. The food was delicious and inventive, the decor was simple and beautiful, with an urban feel. The service was attentive, but not too

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I just tried out their happy hour for the first time ever! The food was a great deal and tasty. Drinks were nicely priced. The best deal being a martini for i think $3 or $4 bucks. Try the lamb sandwich, the mac + cheese, some spiced

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I just tried out their happy hour for the first time ever! The food was a great deal and tasty. Drinks were nicely priced. The best deal being a martini for i think $3 or $4 bucks. Try the lamb sandwich, the mac + cheese, some spiced

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Wow, what went wrong? We used to have good times. great wine, good food, here. We loved the urban decor and cool management and wait staff. Then got busy for a while and finally got back to Clark Lewis. I had planned to bring a bunch of

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Wow, what went wrong? We used to have good times. great wine, good food, here. We loved the urban decor and cool management and wait staff. Then got busy for a while and finally got back to Clark Lewis. I had planned to bring a bunch of

Pros: nice edgy urban decor

Cons: awful manager, overpriced food and wine

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Wonderful menu - full of local, organic options. Nice, modern atmosphere and friendly staff. Good drinks. Equally a nice option for an a after work drink or a special occasion dinner.

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Wonderful menu - full of local, organic options. Nice, modern atmosphere and friendly staff. Good drinks. Equally a nice option for an a after work drink or a special occasion dinner.

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We haven't been to all the restaurants in Portland (not yet ;) but this place is definitely our very favorite so far. The menu was very impressive, food wonderful, and the staff was very professional, polite, and well familiar with every

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We haven't been to all the restaurants in Portland (not yet ;) but this place is definitely our very favorite so far. The menu was very impressive, food wonderful, and the staff was very professional, polite, and well familiar with every

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My friends and I decided on a whim to meet after work and enjoy a great meal, we are total food snobs and knew that clarklewis would not disappoint. We attacked the drink menu first and my choice the French Leave. Sparkling and fresh, a

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My friends and I decided on a whim to meet after work and enjoy a great meal, we are total food snobs and knew that clarklewis would not disappoint. We attacked the drink menu first and my choice the French Leave. Sparkling and fresh, a

Pros: Beautiful, east-side, fresh farm food

Cons: Clunky water pitchers-luke warm water

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Dinner this past weekend was to die for. We started the night with a little bit of everything. We had many things from the starters and salads. Shared a pasta course and all had entree's. My favorite was my partner's tuna with chick

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Dinner this past weekend was to die for. We started the night with a little bit of everything. We had many things from the starters and salads. Shared a pasta course and all had entree's. My favorite was my partner's tuna with chick

Pros: good service. Thumbs up.

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My boyfriend and I had a very mediocre meal at clarklewis. Everything but the food was great - we were able to get in at 6:00 on a Thursday without any wait (later than that and the restaurant started getting very full.) The ambiance is

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My boyfriend and I had a very mediocre meal at clarklewis. Everything but the food was great - we were able to get in at 6:00 on a Thursday without any wait (later than that and the restaurant started getting very full.) The ambiance is

Pros: great ambience, excellent cocktails

Cons: food is mediocre or downright lousy

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My boyfriend and I made a reservation on a Saturday night for dinner. We arrived on time, and still had to wait for a table. I think we ended up waiting about 15-20 minutes. I may be picky, but I really don't like waiting especially

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My boyfriend and I made a reservation on a Saturday night for dinner. We arrived on time, and still had to wait for a table. I think we ended up waiting about 15-20 minutes. I may be picky, but I really don't like waiting especially

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We went here with our 2 yr old daughter for an early dinner. The waitstaff was attentive, the food was divine. Portions were small, not your typical humongous generic meal. Food was presented artfully and tasted unique and exquisite.

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We went here with our 2 yr old daughter for an early dinner. The waitstaff was attentive, the food was divine. Portions were small, not your typical humongous generic meal. Food was presented artfully and tasted unique and exquisite.

Pros: ambience, food presentation, service, unique experience

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I've wanted to try ClarkLewis for quite some time. I finally got a chance last night and I was quite disappointed. On the up side, the ambience is good. The place smells great and feels warm and cozy. It's pretty loud, but otherwise

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I've wanted to try ClarkLewis for quite some time. I finally got a chance last night and I was quite disappointed. On the up side, the ambience is good. The place smells great and feels warm and cozy. It's pretty loud, but otherwise

Pros: nice ambience

Cons: overpriced, mediocre food and service

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The food and service were both right on. The menu has a lot to offer. The pasta should not be missed. And the desserts are a dream.\r
Make reservations for one of the window seats. Or sit at the cozy bar.

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The food and service were both right on. The menu has a lot to offer. The pasta should not be missed. And the desserts are a dream.\r
Make reservations for one of the window seats. Or sit at the cozy bar.

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I'm tired of bad service. Where the hell is that guy? I'll let others talk up the food. But I'm writting this to strike back at Clarklewis for ignoring us for two hours. \r
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I ate at Le Pigion the other day and it was so nice to

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I'm tired of bad service. Where the hell is that guy? I'll let others talk up the food. But I'm writting this to strike back at Clarklewis for ignoring us for two hours. \r
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I ate at Le Pigion the other day and it was so nice to

Pros: Good food, urban eastside industrial experience

Cons: bad bad service

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I went there about two weeks ago with 5 other friends and everything was fabulous! My husband and I had yummy roasted manila clams and bruscetta with figs/proscuito as appatizers, along with a beet salad. I tried my friend Kara's grilled

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I went there about two weeks ago with 5 other friends and everything was fabulous! My husband and I had yummy roasted manila clams and bruscetta with figs/proscuito as appatizers, along with a beet salad. I tried my friend Kara's grilled

Pros: Dessert!

Cons: Wrong side of the river.

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Came to clarklewis late on a Friday night. Found the food to be stellar. The quality of ingredients, the ambience and the helpful and friendly wait-staff, led me to say that it was the best meal I have had in Portland. Though i do not

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Came to clarklewis late on a Friday night. Found the food to be stellar. The quality of ingredients, the ambience and the helpful and friendly wait-staff, led me to say that it was the best meal I have had in Portland. Though i do not

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The venue itself is beautiful. A converted warehouse space with huge windows and a nice ambience. We did the family style tasting menu which was recommended by the waitress and supposed to be a sampling of the chef's choice. The pasta was

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The venue itself is beautiful. A converted warehouse space with huge windows and a nice ambience. We did the family style tasting menu which was recommended by the waitress and supposed to be a sampling of the chef's choice. The pasta was

Pros: dessert, pasta and ambience

Cons: meat and fish--spotty service

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I love this place! Tonight was the perfect night for the roll up doors and industrial elegance clarklewis offers. I walked over the bridge and landed on Water Street. Called a friend for a drink and wound up staying for dinner. We split

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I love this place! Tonight was the perfect night for the roll up doors and industrial elegance clarklewis offers. I walked over the bridge and landed on Water Street. Called a friend for a drink and wound up staying for dinner. We split

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lets stop talking about what once was. clarklewis seems to be more about the food and less about the drama and hot air of years past- and has finally settled splendidly. the only thing i miss about the former regime's menu was the chef's

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lets stop talking about what once was. clarklewis seems to be more about the food and less about the drama and hot air of years past- and has finally settled splendidly. the only thing i miss about the former regime's menu was the chef's

Pros: industrial south east charm, inspired fresh ingredients, informed staff

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This has got to be the best food in town and watching the kitchen\r
feverishly creating it- is a great show. It was a little hot while we were there, but they had the garage doors open and a nice breeze made it bearable. I will be back!

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This has got to be the best food in town and watching the kitchen\r
feverishly creating it- is a great show. It was a little hot while we were there, but they had the garage doors open and a nice breeze made it bearable. I will be back!

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I have been to clarklewis a few times over the past 3 months and I have to say - it is CRAZY GOOD! This past month has been the best clarklewis has ever been. The food speaks for itself so there is no need for me to write a lengthy

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I have been to clarklewis a few times over the past 3 months and I have to say - it is CRAZY GOOD! This past month has been the best clarklewis has ever been. The food speaks for itself so there is no need for me to write a lengthy

Pros: amazing food, location, the train

Cons: no happy hour

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Wow. I was ready to be impressed. I had been to clarklewis before and was taking my friends from out of town for a portland treat. Was i ever let down. The salads were too salty, with either too much dressing or just bittter to start.

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Wow. I was ready to be impressed. I had been to clarklewis before and was taking my friends from out of town for a portland treat. Was i ever let down. The salads were too salty, with either too much dressing or just bittter to start.

Pros: excellent service, friendly

Cons: food. which is the point.

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After reading some of the latter reviews of ClarkLewis here, I was a little worried that we might fall victim to bad service when we dined there recently. However, we had fabulous service. Our server told us about the tasters menu,

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After reading some of the latter reviews of ClarkLewis here, I was a little worried that we might fall victim to bad service when we dined there recently. However, we had fabulous service. Our server told us about the tasters menu,

Pros: Delicious food, trendy fun spot

Cons: The wine list is too expensive, can get very dark in the evening.

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I was lucky to visit clarklewis this past Wednesday. We had taken my visiting niece to OMSI and after spending hours there were just famished and decided to pop in at clarklewis for dinner. They were very busy and we were so worried we

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I was lucky to visit clarklewis this past Wednesday. We had taken my visiting niece to OMSI and after spending hours there were just famished and decided to pop in at clarklewis for dinner. They were very busy and we were so worried we

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Clark lewis is nasty. The food is salty, the atmosphere is noisy, and the chairs are uncomfortable. Plus the prices sre soooo overpriced. There are so many other places to eat in Portland so don't waste your time or your money.

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Clark lewis is nasty. The food is salty, the atmosphere is noisy, and the chairs are uncomfortable. Plus the prices sre soooo overpriced. There are so many other places to eat in Portland so don't waste your time or your money.

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I had dinner here last night with my college sorority sisters. We get together monthly and try out different restaurants. From the moment we arrived - it was clear that this was a disaster. The Maitre'd was arrogant, unprofessional, and

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I had dinner here last night with my college sorority sisters. We get together monthly and try out different restaurants. From the moment we arrived - it was clear that this was a disaster. The Maitre'd was arrogant, unprofessional, and

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I just celebrated my birthday here with friends and family. I loved the understated coolness of the place and the fact that no one was going to dare sing happy birthday to me. Birthdays can sometimes be a drag but Everything was just

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I just celebrated my birthday here with friends and family. I loved the understated coolness of the place and the fact that no one was going to dare sing happy birthday to me. Birthdays can sometimes be a drag but Everything was just

Pros: Family Style meals to share, great service and good cocktails

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First off the building and idea of the place is very cool. Very intimate and hip. But it stops there. We had a party of 15 and with that there is gratuity figured into the bill. What gratuity really means is your waiter will pay NO

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First off the building and idea of the place is very cool. Very intimate and hip. But it stops there. We had a party of 15 and with that there is gratuity figured into the bill. What gratuity really means is your waiter will pay NO

Pros: Intimate place

Cons: Rude service and overpriced food

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I just love lunch at clarkLewis. The food is always delicious. They offer a nice selection of sandwiches, salads and soups. Which for some reason is always so hard to find. There is also parking out front and you get seated right away.

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I just love lunch at clarkLewis. The food is always delicious. They offer a nice selection of sandwiches, salads and soups. Which for some reason is always so hard to find. There is also parking out front and you get seated right away.

Pros: Easy Parking/ good food

Cons: No music

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Tried the Sunday Night Dinners with a group of friends last night and I was very disappointed. We warned ahead of time to "bring cash" so I had great expectations of a very elegant evening. While the menu was creative and well planned,

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Tried the Sunday Night Dinners with a group of friends last night and I was very disappointed. We warned ahead of time to "bring cash" so I had great expectations of a very elegant evening. While the menu was creative and well planned,

Pros: Parking is good

Cons: service

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Food is delicious. The downside...\r
1. The room is terrible; Home Depot meets arts and crafts. This place would do well to hire a restaurant designer. If your unfortunate enough to be seated at the banquette you will be a full 1 foot

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Food is delicious. The downside...\r
1. The room is terrible; Home Depot meets arts and crafts. This place would do well to hire a restaurant designer. If your unfortunate enough to be seated at the banquette you will be a full 1 foot

Pros: Food

Cons: Room and Service

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We went there for our anniversary. Have heard many great words from our friends about this place. So expectations were high. The room was so dark, that they bring you a small flash light so we could actualy read our menu. Servants had

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We went there for our anniversary. Have heard many great words from our friends about this place. So expectations were high. The room was so dark, that they bring you a small flash light so we could actualy read our menu. Servants had

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When our friends from out of town told me where we were going, I was a little scared with all the bad reviews. But when I arrived I was pleasently surprised. We had a drink at the bar to start and the bartender there gave great pours and

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When our friends from out of town told me where we were going, I was a little scared with all the bad reviews. But when I arrived I was pleasently surprised. We had a drink at the bar to start and the bartender there gave great pours and

Pros: Food was outstanding and Great Environment and Not Too Loud to have great conversation

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After reading numerous accolades about Clarklewis, I decided to try it out for my birthday with family members. The ambiance was what we expected. However, what I believe makes a great restaurant is the entire package, and ClarkLewis

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After reading numerous accolades about Clarklewis, I decided to try it out for my birthday with family members. The ambiance was what we expected. However, what I believe makes a great restaurant is the entire package, and ClarkLewis

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My wife and I went to Clark Lewis with some friends over the weekend and we were less than impressed. The decor and ambiance are very chic and we found the service to be fine, but the food was not. First, the portions are very small. I

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My wife and I went to Clark Lewis with some friends over the weekend and we were less than impressed. The decor and ambiance are very chic and we found the service to be fine, but the food was not. First, the portions are very small. I

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