Caprial's Bistro & Wines

★★★★★
  • 7015 SE Milwaukie Ave

    Portland, OR 97202

    Cross street: Southeast Portland

    Map & Directions
  • 503-239-8771

About Caprial's Bistro & Wines

Hours
Tues-Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm

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The host and wait-staff were unprofessional from the start. Once the host greeted my wife and I, we informed him of our reservations. The host stand there looking over what we believe was a short list of names and talking to other staff

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★★★★★

The host and wait-staff were unprofessional from the start. Once the host greeted my wife and I, we informed him of our reservations. The host stand there looking over what we believe was a short list of names and talking to other staff

Pros: The duckling entree

Cons: Unprofessional staff

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I rarely write a review for something and usually when it is outstanding. I have been wanting to try Caprial's for years so I made reservations for Valentines Day. I am the type of person who is a - not a really picky eater and b - very

3
★★★★★

I rarely write a review for something and usually when it is outstanding. I have been wanting to try Caprial's for years so I made reservations for Valentines Day. I am the type of person who is a - not a really picky eater and b - very

Pros: None that would entice me to go back

Cons: nothing outstanding

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Caprials is on my all time fav list! Love going for special events or just a week night out.\r
My husband and I had a wonderful meal on our Anniversary /New Years Eve. Meal and service was excellant as always. My steak was devine!!

3
★★★★★

Caprials is on my all time fav list! Love going for special events or just a week night out.\r
My husband and I had a wonderful meal on our Anniversary /New Years Eve. Meal and service was excellant as always. My steak was devine!!

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Excellent menu for the discerning diner. I highly recommend this restaurant to natives and visitors. Love the ambiance and the service. One of the most comfortable restaurants in town.

3
★★★★★

Excellent menu for the discerning diner. I highly recommend this restaurant to natives and visitors. Love the ambiance and the service. One of the most comfortable restaurants in town.

Pros: Always consistent food and service

Cons: parking at times

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I had another excellent dinner at Caprial's. She is a gracious host and her husband John even seated us. The food was as usual excellent and the service is always very attentive and helpful. Wiil be back there soon.

3
★★★★★

I had another excellent dinner at Caprial's. She is a gracious host and her husband John even seated us. The food was as usual excellent and the service is always very attentive and helpful. Wiil be back there soon.

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If you haven't been to Caprial's its a must. I absolutely love this restaurant from their food to their lovely staff. They are always very accommodating when it comes to special requests. Some people are impossible to please thus some bad

3
★★★★★

If you haven't been to Caprial's its a must. I absolutely love this restaurant from their food to their lovely staff. They are always very accommodating when it comes to special requests. Some people are impossible to please thus some bad

Cons: parking

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So I decieded to write a review because ,well..I LOVE Caprial's Bitro! Much to my surprise I read the negitive reviews that people wrote and thought to myself...self...Did they dine at the same place as I did???? Clearly there are people

3
★★★★★

So I decieded to write a review because ,well..I LOVE Caprial's Bitro! Much to my surprise I read the negitive reviews that people wrote and thought to myself...self...Did they dine at the same place as I did???? Clearly there are people

Pros: Local,Great food, warm atmosphere

Cons: I wish they were open 7 days!

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Just as an FYI to the people who patronize the restaurant. They don?t properly pay there ?Valued? employees. All tips are taken at the end of each day by Caprial herself. I?m not sure what country you live in, but in 99.9% of most

3
★★★★★

Just as an FYI to the people who patronize the restaurant. They don?t properly pay there ?Valued? employees. All tips are taken at the end of each day by Caprial herself. I?m not sure what country you live in, but in 99.9% of most

Cons: They dont pay there employees, ask one sometime and watch the look on there face.

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I'll be up front: this has nothing to do with the food. In fact, I haven't even stepped inside the building. My husband purchased a gift certificate for me on our wedding day (yes...cooking classes as a wedding gift. you can imagine how

3
★★★★★

I'll be up front: this has nothing to do with the food. In fact, I haven't even stepped inside the building. My husband purchased a gift certificate for me on our wedding day (yes...cooking classes as a wedding gift. you can imagine how

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I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I've been to dine here over a dozen time, and have NEVER had a bad meal. I have taken many friends and family members and my husband and I still find it to be one of our favorites.\r
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We have been

3
★★★★★

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I've been to dine here over a dozen time, and have NEVER had a bad meal. I have taken many friends and family members and my husband and I still find it to be one of our favorites.\r
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We have been

Pros: A wonderfully cooked meal and great wines

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In my one visit, the service was fairly dismissive, my salmon was overcooked (should be a crime) and had to be sent back, and the rest of our dishes were good, but not great. For the prices, I would expect much better.\r
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I'd like to go

3
★★★★★

In my one visit, the service was fairly dismissive, my salmon was overcooked (should be a crime) and had to be sent back, and the rest of our dishes were good, but not great. For the prices, I would expect much better.\r
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I'd like to go

Pros: Affordable wine list

Cons: Service, food, price

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The wait staff was a bit unhelpful during a good portion of the meal. They really didn't care that we were sitting there for a good 20 minutes waiting for our ents...with the restaurant empty. It seems that everyone was more interested

3
★★★★★

The wait staff was a bit unhelpful during a good portion of the meal. They really didn't care that we were sitting there for a good 20 minutes waiting for our ents...with the restaurant empty. It seems that everyone was more interested

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After reading the previous reviews, I was shocked and in complete disagreement. I have dined at the Bistro numerous times and have never been disappointed. Not only is the food delicious, but I found the staff and owners to be delightful.

3
★★★★★

After reading the previous reviews, I was shocked and in complete disagreement. I have dined at the Bistro numerous times and have never been disappointed. Not only is the food delicious, but I found the staff and owners to be delightful.

Pros: Food, service, atmosphere, dessert!

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ok so this place is so over rated it's not even funny for one thing john and caprial dont cook there all the time. i read they lost there chef so whos the chef! on my visit me and 3 others had salads app's and entree.\r
salads where ok

3
★★★★★

ok so this place is so over rated it's not even funny for one thing john and caprial dont cook there all the time. i read they lost there chef so whos the chef! on my visit me and 3 others had salads app's and entree.\r
salads where ok

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My daughter and I thought that we would stop in for lunch...sitting by the window in the sun sounded wonderful. When we received our meal a sandwich & salad for me and noodles for my daughter. My plate came with a hair, I promptly returned

3
★★★★★

My daughter and I thought that we would stop in for lunch...sitting by the window in the sun sounded wonderful. When we received our meal a sandwich & salad for me and noodles for my daughter. My plate came with a hair, I promptly returned

Pros: location

Cons: overpriced food, terrible service, rude owners

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The staff was extremely condescending and stuck up, especially the owners! I had the misfortune to dine on a night that the infamous Caprial and John Pence were seating and greeting. Not only were they extremely rude and unprofessional,

3
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The staff was extremely condescending and stuck up, especially the owners! I had the misfortune to dine on a night that the infamous Caprial and John Pence were seating and greeting. Not only were they extremely rude and unprofessional,

Pros: Location

Cons: Rude staff, unproffesional owners, overpriced food, unhygenic conditions

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I met a client here for lunch and was a little worried about what we'd find after reading the mixed reviews. I believe some folks might have unfair standards given the restaurant's famous founder.\r
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My client had the reuben sandwich

3
★★★★★

I met a client here for lunch and was a little worried about what we'd find after reading the mixed reviews. I believe some folks might have unfair standards given the restaurant's famous founder.\r
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My client had the reuben sandwich

Pros: tuna loin

Cons: None I can think of

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Decided to try this restaurant on a week night with my husband...on entering the hostess looked down her nose and said Reservations? Didn't realize as this was our first & last trip here. She put us at the bar in front of the kitchen on

3
★★★★★

Decided to try this restaurant on a week night with my husband...on entering the hostess looked down her nose and said Reservations? Didn't realize as this was our first & last trip here. She put us at the bar in front of the kitchen on

Pros: Food

Cons: ATTitude of staff, furniture

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Just to set the record straight--the food served at Caprial's Bistro is not the food of the restaurant's namesake. Mark Dowers has been the chef at the bisto for almost 15 years, and the menu and recipes come from him and the cooks who

3
★★★★★

Just to set the record straight--the food served at Caprial's Bistro is not the food of the restaurant's namesake. Mark Dowers has been the chef at the bisto for almost 15 years, and the menu and recipes come from him and the cooks who

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My husband and I celebrated out aniversary at Caprial's in September. We are both fans of the show, and wanted to check out the Bistro for a special occasion. Our experience was terrific. All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

3
★★★★★

My husband and I celebrated out aniversary at Caprial's in September. We are both fans of the show, and wanted to check out the Bistro for a special occasion. Our experience was terrific. All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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Arrived 5 minutes before lunch time opening and the Hostess ushered us back outside on the pavement. Upon opening, she flipped the sign making no eye contact whatsover or motion to invite us in (when literally a pane of glass separated

3
★★★★★

Arrived 5 minutes before lunch time opening and the Hostess ushered us back outside on the pavement. Upon opening, she flipped the sign making no eye contact whatsover or motion to invite us in (when literally a pane of glass separated

Pros: Food can be great

Cons: Service is less than desireable

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Both times I've been for lunch I've had a hard time finding something I want to eat on the menu. I only eat seafoood or veggie meals, and both times I've gone, the pickings were slim for me. My dining companions have always been happy

3
★★★★★

Both times I've been for lunch I've had a hard time finding something I want to eat on the menu. I only eat seafoood or veggie meals, and both times I've gone, the pickings were slim for me. My dining companions have always been happy

Pros: fresh food

Cons: limited menu, uncomfortable seating, high prices

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I took my young(7) daughter recently. She is a big fan of John and Caprial's cooking show on PBS. We had a ball! Perfect service, right from the yummy bread chunks they bring out as soon as you sit down, to the blackberry, vanilla creme

3
★★★★★

I took my young(7) daughter recently. She is a big fan of John and Caprial's cooking show on PBS. We had a ball! Perfect service, right from the yummy bread chunks they bring out as soon as you sit down, to the blackberry, vanilla creme

Pros: great service, food, ambience. good for older kids

Cons: fries we a bit cold

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To all those who have supposedly had a bad experience at Caprial's, I say try again! This is my families restaurant of choice. We have never had a bad meal there. They have THE BEST creme brulee....I wish they would bring back the pork

3
★★★★★

To all those who have supposedly had a bad experience at Caprial's, I say try again! This is my families restaurant of choice. We have never had a bad meal there. They have THE BEST creme brulee....I wish they would bring back the pork

Pros: Food!!!, ambiance, service

Cons: Parking

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My husband, daughter, and I went to Caprial's in May. We had heard that the food was not that good, but we wanted to check it out for ourselves because we eat out a lot and love good food. We are adventurous eaters. Presentation was

3
★★★★★

My husband, daughter, and I went to Caprial's in May. We had heard that the food was not that good, but we wanted to check it out for ourselves because we eat out a lot and love good food. We are adventurous eaters. Presentation was

Pros: nicely decorated

Cons: average food quality, overpriced

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I went to Caprial's on a Thursday evening with my in laws (5 people in all). We had reservations. We were seated promptly, and service was a little stuffy but average for Portland. Our water filler guy was very attentive, and though we

3
★★★★★

I went to Caprial's on a Thursday evening with my in laws (5 people in all). We had reservations. We were seated promptly, and service was a little stuffy but average for Portland. Our water filler guy was very attentive, and though we

Pros: Good Dessert, Cute Ambiance, Good Dinner Entree

Cons: Expensive, Stuffy Waiter

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We tried Caprial's for the first time yesterday evening. We started with some terrific & inventive cocktails. Our first course was the cheese plate with homemade crackers. This excellent starter featured 7 different cheeses, fruit compote

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★★★★★

We tried Caprial's for the first time yesterday evening. We started with some terrific & inventive cocktails. Our first course was the cheese plate with homemade crackers. This excellent starter featured 7 different cheeses, fruit compote

Pros: Food, Affordable Wines, Ambiance

Cons: Parking

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I would highly recomend this restaurant
1: Caprial and John are great chefs
2: Great Location
3: Greatest service ever
5: I have never had such exquisite Food in my life.

i will come again and again.

3
★★★★★

I would highly recomend this restaurant
1: Caprial and John are great chefs
2: Great Location
3: Greatest service ever
5: I have never had such exquisite Food in my life.

i will come again and again.

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Besides being greeted promptly, we may as well have been at Dennys as far as service goes at Caprials The food was AWESOME, the unique wine "list" on the wall is a great idea. We were seated at the worst table in the house, made

3
★★★★★

Besides being greeted promptly, we may as well have been at Dennys as far as service goes at Caprials The food was AWESOME, the unique wine "list" on the wall is a great idea. We were seated at the worst table in the house, made

Pros: Food, Wine List

Cons: Cold Service, Indifferent Managemen

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We go to Caprial's for special occassions. I fine the food is always excellent, and the service fantastic. I was surprised to see other's post service issues. We must have had great luck.
I do find the price a bit daunting for the

3
★★★★★

We go to Caprial's for special occassions. I fine the food is always excellent, and the service fantastic. I was surprised to see other's post service issues. We must have had great luck.
I do find the price a bit daunting for the

Pros: food, proximity to my house

Cons: price

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The worst customer service I have ever experienced. I purchased certificates to take the classes or buy products at their store and then had a serious back injury that prevents me from standing for long. I wanted to buy products but the

3
★★★★★

The worst customer service I have ever experienced. I purchased certificates to take the classes or buy products at their store and then had a serious back injury that prevents me from standing for long. I wanted to buy products but the

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My husband and I always judge a restaurant by the depth and complexity of its sauces. Famous chef aside, Caprial's Bistro is one of the only PDX restaurants that consistently serves up wonderfully seasoned, truly exceptional dishes with

3
★★★★★

My husband and I always judge a restaurant by the depth and complexity of its sauces. Famous chef aside, Caprial's Bistro is one of the only PDX restaurants that consistently serves up wonderfully seasoned, truly exceptional dishes with

Pros: Great food, Great portions, Great waiters

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Been going to Caprial's for many years and have yet to be disappointed. My husband and I went last night for my birthday and had a wonderful meal and service was top-notch. Caprial seated us - she was very warm and made us feel at home,

3
★★★★★

Been going to Caprial's for many years and have yet to be disappointed. My husband and I went last night for my birthday and had a wonderful meal and service was top-notch. Caprial seated us - she was very warm and made us feel at home,

Pros: great food, great service, warm atmosphere

Cons: parking (sometimes)

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Went with the family (all adults now) to see what everyone was talking about. Friends of a friend and local celebrity aside, Caprial's (& John's) is rumored to have great food and ambiance.

We shared the curried humus and the fried

3
★★★★★

Went with the family (all adults now) to see what everyone was talking about. Friends of a friend and local celebrity aside, Caprial's (& John's) is rumored to have great food and ambiance.

We shared the curried humus and the fried

Pros: Wontons, Watergirl/Busser

Cons: , Seating, Food/Tastes

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A friend and I stumbled upon this resturant during a day of shopping. Stopped in for lunch, and talked into dessert, we loved it!

3
★★★★★

A friend and I stumbled upon this resturant during a day of shopping. Stopped in for lunch, and talked into dessert, we loved it!

Pros: creme brulee

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I was so glad to find out recently that Caprial's had added a bar menu to the restaurant. I don't have to save up. I can go have a beer and a burger for like twelve bucks...and the burger is the best in town. I was also pleased to see

3
★★★★★

I was so glad to find out recently that Caprial's had added a bar menu to the restaurant. I don't have to save up. I can go have a beer and a burger for like twelve bucks...and the burger is the best in town. I was also pleased to see

Pros: open later, great cocktails, BURGER

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This is the best place in Portland, for a gourmet meal. Caprial & John Pence, are known for their local TV cooking show, and Caprial has appeared on Sara Moulton's "Cooking Live" cooking shows. She even knows Julia Child. They are

3
★★★★★

This is the best place in Portland, for a gourmet meal. Caprial & John Pence, are known for their local TV cooking show, and Caprial has appeared on Sara Moulton's "Cooking Live" cooking shows. She even knows Julia Child. They are

Pros: The best., None better., Great wines.

Cons: Poor parking., Too far from home., +'s outshine the -'s

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It's rare that I eat a meal out which I can't deconstruct and figure out how to make in my own kitchen. However, the preparations at Caprial's leave me pleasantly bewildered! The flavors are layered masterfully without being

3
★★★★★

It's rare that I eat a meal out which I can't deconstruct and figure out how to make in my own kitchen. However, the preparations at Caprial's leave me pleasantly bewildered! The flavors are layered masterfully without being

Pros: complex flavors, knowlegable staff, great wine selection

Cons: seating uncomfortable

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When we were first seated, I wondered if the service policy was to let dinners relax and not bother them. But when it took almost an hour to pay for the check, I realized it was just bad service. The food was ok, but not equal to what is

3
★★★★★

When we were first seated, I wondered if the service policy was to let dinners relax and not bother them. But when it took almost an hour to pay for the check, I realized it was just bad service. The food was ok, but not equal to what is

Pros: great location, atmosphere

Cons: bad service, foods ok

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I've had fancy dinners before, but Capril's is the best. It doesn't look like much at first, but you leave very satisfied. The service is excelent and they actually give you time to finish your food before coming out with the next course.

3
★★★★★

I've had fancy dinners before, but Capril's is the best. It doesn't look like much at first, but you leave very satisfied. The service is excelent and they actually give you time to finish your food before coming out with the next course.

Pros: great service, excelent food, comfortable dining

Cons: no parking, res. way in advance, limited menu

 

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