Carlyle Restaurant Llc

★★★★☆
  • 1632 NW Thurman St

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-595-1782

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this place is very classy, but a little sleepy. We met here for cocktails pre-dinner, so can't comment on the food, but it looked like it would be very good, though a little pricey.
The cocktails were well prepared and they have a nice wine list.

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★★★★☆

this place is very classy, but a little sleepy. We met here for cocktails pre-dinner, so can't comment on the food, but it looked like it would be very good, though a little pricey.
The cocktails were well prepared and they have a nice wine list.

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One of Portland's best. The type of place you will never be disappointed in the food. The cocktails were also perfect, my only complaint is that with the great food, and great wine and great cocktails... The beer list needs some real wor;, it shouldn't be an afterthought in this town or at a restaurant of this quality.

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★★★★★

One of Portland's best. The type of place you will never be disappointed in the food. The cocktails were also perfect, my only complaint is that with the great food, and great wine and great cocktails... The beer list needs some real wor;, it shouldn't be an afterthought in this town or at a restaurant of this quality.

Pros: food and drinks

Cons: beer selection

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I first went to Carlyle after work for a light meal and drinks. The bartender was great. He asked us a few questions re: our tastes and his reccomendation was spot on. We hoped to get the same level of service in the dining room and were incredibly dissapointed. We had reservations for 4 and it took over an hour for the meal to arrive. We did not receive an apology but we were told we could buy some bread. Really?! the kicker was two of the dishes at our table were cold. The only reason I give this place 3 stars in my initial experience in the bar.

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★★★☆☆

I first went to Carlyle after work for a light meal and drinks. The bartender was great. He asked us a few questions re: our tastes and his reccomendation was spot on. We hoped to get the same level of service in the dining room and were incredibly dissapointed. We had reservations for 4 and it took over an hour for the meal to arrive. We did not receive an apology but we were told we could buy some bread. Really?! the kicker was two of the dishes at our table were cold. The only reason I give this place 3 stars in my initial experience in the bar.

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I did have a bit of a complaint; only to my husband of course about the Manager on duty. He walked around like he was the biggest grouch ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

I did have a bit of a complaint; only to my husband of course about the Manager on duty. He walked around like he was the biggest grouch ever.

Pros: Food, and the Bartender

Cons: Manager was a bit of a sour puss

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We have been at Carlyle before and made a long overdue visit again just last week. My wife had the scallops and commented that they were probably the best she ever had (she should know; that's all she orders!). For myself, the lamb was even better.

Carlyle remains at the top of our list for service, food and ambiance. It is a real hidden gem--cozy and a real 'big city' vibe in execution of food and cocktails without the 'big city' attitude. We loved it and will make it there more often. Hopefully my review will not prohibit us from getting a table in the future!

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★★★★★

We have been at Carlyle before and made a long overdue visit again just last week. My wife had the scallops and commented that they were probably the best she ever had (she should know; that's all she orders!). For myself, the lamb was even better.

Carlyle remains at the top of our list for service, food and ambiance. It is a real hidden gem--cozy and a real 'big city' vibe in execution of food and cocktails without the 'big city' attitude. We loved it and will make it there more often. Hopefully my review will not prohibit us from getting a table in the future!

Pros: Food

Cons: None

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Four of us were looking forward to a lovely meal in a beautiful restaurant.
The Tonic was bad in my Gin and Tonic. The "house" Tonic was no better.
$28 for 3 large scallops in a little sauce and corn. Not another piece of food on the plate.
Portions were small and expensive.
The worst part was the other woman ordered a burger, medium. It was literally raw. Sent it back, it was raw again. Nobody ever offered to bring her anything else. Of course we weren't charged for it, but why would we be-it was raw and unedible. The fries were abundant and I'm sure frozen and nothing special. She went home and had dinner at home! Nobody really cared.

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★☆☆☆☆

Four of us were looking forward to a lovely meal in a beautiful restaurant.
The Tonic was bad in my Gin and Tonic. The "house" Tonic was no better.
$28 for 3 large scallops in a little sauce and corn. Not another piece of food on the plate.
Portions were small and expensive.
The worst part was the other woman ordered a burger, medium. It was literally raw. Sent it back, it was raw again. Nobody ever offered to bring her anything else. Of course we weren't charged for it, but why would we be-it was raw and unedible. The fries were abundant and I'm sure frozen and nothing special. She went home and had dinner at home! Nobody really cared.

Pros: Lots of waiters

Cons: Food

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My husband and I don't get to eat out at 4+ star restaurants very often. So, for our 4 year anniversary we choose Carlyle because the City Search ratings. We were very disappointed. The host was rude, our waiter ignored us, and worst of all the expensive food was WAY TOO SALTY.

We started off with the Lobster Risotto and Bread Service. The bread was wonderful...too bad you have to pay $4 to get a tiny loaf of bread. The Lobster Risotto was very good; a little heavy on the garlic, but cooked nicely.

I had the Rabbit and my husband had the NY Strip Steak. Both meals were extremely salty; especially the rabbit. I tried to catch our waiter??s attention for ever to send the rabbit back, with no luck despite the very small dinning room. Finally the host noticed that we weren't eating so he came over and asked if I was done. I asked if I could have a new rabbit because this one was too salty for me. He was very rude and proceeded to ask weather the meat itself was too salty or the sides. Considering that everything is piled together I didn't know! He took it away and came back a few minutes later saying that he spoke with the chef and all the rabbit is from the same batch so I should order something else. So, I decided to try the chicken.

While we were waiting for my chicken, we had finished our drinks and were just sitting there. The host came over and took away my empty glass without even asking if I wanted another. Our waiter hadn't even made eye contact since he delivered our food. My husband was done with his steak, we had no drinks, no bread, and no one was offering us a thing.

Finally, my chicken came. Guess what?! Yep, really salty. Better than the rabbit, but I would bet money the chicken they use is injected with salt water...icky.

After I finished we got a desert menu. I was looking forward the espresso Pot-de-Cream that was listed on the website, but it wasn't on the dessert menu we received. So, we left and got ice cream somewhere else.

Overall, the atmosphere is very cozy and romantic, but on a hot summer day it gets very stuff in the small space. The food is good compared to a cheap place, but for an upscale restaurant with the high ratings Carlyle has, it was very disappointing at left us feeling we should have gone to Red Star or somewhere else.

I know I wrote a book, but I wanted to explain why I only gave them only one star.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I don't get to eat out at 4+ star restaurants very often. So, for our 4 year anniversary we choose Carlyle because the City Search ratings. We were very disappointed. The host was rude, our waiter ignored us, and worst of all the expensive food was WAY TOO SALTY.

We started off with the Lobster Risotto and Bread Service. The bread was wonderful...too bad you have to pay $4 to get a tiny loaf of bread. The Lobster Risotto was very good; a little heavy on the garlic, but cooked nicely.

I had the Rabbit and my husband had the NY Strip Steak. Both meals were extremely salty; especially the rabbit. I tried to catch our waiter??s attention for ever to send the rabbit back, with no luck despite the very small dinning room. Finally the host noticed that we weren't eating so he came over and asked if I was done. I asked if I could have a new rabbit because this one was too salty for me. He was very rude and proceeded to ask weather the meat itself was too salty or the sides. Considering that everything is piled together I didn't know! He took it away and came back a few minutes later saying that he spoke with the chef and all the rabbit is from the same batch so I should order something else. So, I decided to try the chicken.

While we were waiting for my chicken, we had finished our drinks and were just sitting there. The host came over and took away my empty glass without even asking if I wanted another. Our waiter hadn't even made eye contact since he delivered our food. My husband was done with his steak, we had no drinks, no bread, and no one was offering us a thing.

Finally, my chicken came. Guess what?! Yep, really salty. Better than the rabbit, but I would bet money the chicken they use is injected with salt water...icky.

After I finished we got a desert menu. I was looking forward the espresso Pot-de-Cream that was listed on the website, but it wasn't on the dessert menu we received. So, we left and got ice cream somewhere else.

Overall, the atmosphere is very cozy and romantic, but on a hot summer day it gets very stuff in the small space. The food is good compared to a cheap place, but for an upscale restaurant with the high ratings Carlyle has, it was very disappointing at left us feeling we should have gone to Red Star or somewhere else.

I know I wrote a book, but I wanted to explain why I only gave them only one star.

Pros: Cozy and Romantic Setting

Cons: Bad Service and Food VERY Salty

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Business dinner with some very picky East-Coasters. Everyone agreed this place is a winner. One guest raved about his Manhattan with the fresh brandied cherries, and the oysters we all shared. My scallops with the bacon-corn succotash and vermouth sauce were incredible, as was the creamy leek soup with tempura lobster I started with. Only glich in an otherwise perfect evening was being told that the wine we wanted more of was "unavailable".

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★★★★★

Business dinner with some very picky East-Coasters. Everyone agreed this place is a winner. One guest raved about his Manhattan with the fresh brandied cherries, and the oysters we all shared. My scallops with the bacon-corn succotash and vermouth sauce were incredible, as was the creamy leek soup with tempura lobster I started with. Only glich in an otherwise perfect evening was being told that the wine we wanted more of was "unavailable".

Pros: Excellent food, sharp service, elegant but not stuffy vibe

Cons: Wine list could be broader

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we have had the good fortune of dining at many of the best restaurants in the world - chez panisse in berekley , the french laundrey in yountville, vetri in philadelphia, prune in NYC, and l'atelier joel robuchon in paris - carlyle held it's own against them all. we could not have been more impressed. yum. well done!

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★★★★★

we have had the good fortune of dining at many of the best restaurants in the world - chez panisse in berekley , the french laundrey in yountville, vetri in philadelphia, prune in NYC, and l'atelier joel robuchon in paris - carlyle held it's own against them all. we could not have been more impressed. yum. well done!

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My husband I dined here for our one month wedding anniversary. We went on a Saturday night at 9 p.m. and the dining room was clearning out. After 10 minutes of our arrival, the entire dining room cleared out. I will say the bar area looked like a more happening scene. Anyways, I've been to super fancy places and this was up there on the fancy facility list but the food was good, not GREAT, outstanding, superb. The wine selection was disappointing. We were looking for more Cabs but realized that there were only Pinot Noirs on the list....yes, I know this is Pacific Northwest, but come on....have a little bit more of a selection. Anyways, I can't complain too much, the food was good, service was excellent, and the place is nice.

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★★★☆☆

My husband I dined here for our one month wedding anniversary. We went on a Saturday night at 9 p.m. and the dining room was clearning out. After 10 minutes of our arrival, the entire dining room cleared out. I will say the bar area looked like a more happening scene. Anyways, I've been to super fancy places and this was up there on the fancy facility list but the food was good, not GREAT, outstanding, superb. The wine selection was disappointing. We were looking for more Cabs but realized that there were only Pinot Noirs on the list....yes, I know this is Pacific Northwest, but come on....have a little bit more of a selection. Anyways, I can't complain too much, the food was good, service was excellent, and the place is nice.

Pros: Service

Cons: The location....kind of in a remote part of the city where this restaurant is the only place that's open at that time.

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I've been to Carlyle twice now. Everything there that I tasted was excellent. I'll write a more detailed review after my next visit, but if you want to have a fine dining experience and sip on some masterfully crafted cocktails, then go to Carlyle. My only complaint is that the place is expensive, and the portions are on the smaller side, but that's how a lot of these posh, fine restaurants are. As long as you know that going in, you won't be disappointed with your experience here.

Entree suggestion: If you're skiddish about ordering something you aren't too sure about, the pappardelle is always a safe and delicious bet. Most of the menu items are modified or rotated every so often.

What's funny is that the restaurant is in the middle of a bunch of warehouses, almost under the high freeway overpass. It's still the pearl, but this makes it easy to park anywhere for dinner. I'm sure that the rest of the pearl will spread to this area in the coming years, but for now I feel like I know about something that some other people are missing out on.

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★★★★★

I've been to Carlyle twice now. Everything there that I tasted was excellent. I'll write a more detailed review after my next visit, but if you want to have a fine dining experience and sip on some masterfully crafted cocktails, then go to Carlyle. My only complaint is that the place is expensive, and the portions are on the smaller side, but that's how a lot of these posh, fine restaurants are. As long as you know that going in, you won't be disappointed with your experience here.

Entree suggestion: If you're skiddish about ordering something you aren't too sure about, the pappardelle is always a safe and delicious bet. Most of the menu items are modified or rotated every so often.

What's funny is that the restaurant is in the middle of a bunch of warehouses, almost under the high freeway overpass. It's still the pearl, but this makes it easy to park anywhere for dinner. I'm sure that the rest of the pearl will spread to this area in the coming years, but for now I feel like I know about something that some other people are missing out on.

Pros: amazing food, location makes parking easy, great drinks, great service

Cons: expensive, smallish portions

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**I am amending this review and adding a star to account for the fact that the restaurant not only read my review, but took the time to look up my reservation and contact me to discuss my experience. On the whole this was a much appreciated, gracious and unexpected gesture.**

We dined at the Carlyle for our birthday on a Thursday night. One hour before our reservation time, while we were en route to the restaurant I received a call from the Carlyle indicating that they needed a credit card number to secure our reservation because there is a high incidence of "no shows". I told them that we were on our way to the restaurant at that very moment and would be there shortly. The person I spoke to was unable to process my response and said "so can we have a credit card number?"...over and over, to which I replied we are driving there now. It was odd and put us all off. Why didn't they secure the reservation when we made it?

Worse yet, our table was outside of a private event room. Service was EXTREMELY slow as all of the attention was focused on the private event. We waited close to an hour between courses, each of which came AFTER the private event was served their course.

Oh, and the kicker, that halibut we came in for? Gone -- all reserved for the private event. Very disappointing -- make sure there are no large private events scheduled when you make your reservations! This restaurant clearly does not have the capacity to concurrently serve smaller reservations and large private events. The restaurant should have been closed for the event rather than deliver poor service to regular customers. *<:(

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★★☆☆☆

**I am amending this review and adding a star to account for the fact that the restaurant not only read my review, but took the time to look up my reservation and contact me to discuss my experience. On the whole this was a much appreciated, gracious and unexpected gesture.**

We dined at the Carlyle for our birthday on a Thursday night. One hour before our reservation time, while we were en route to the restaurant I received a call from the Carlyle indicating that they needed a credit card number to secure our reservation because there is a high incidence of "no shows". I told them that we were on our way to the restaurant at that very moment and would be there shortly. The person I spoke to was unable to process my response and said "so can we have a credit card number?"...over and over, to which I replied we are driving there now. It was odd and put us all off. Why didn't they secure the reservation when we made it?

Worse yet, our table was outside of a private event room. Service was EXTREMELY slow as all of the attention was focused on the private event. We waited close to an hour between courses, each of which came AFTER the private event was served their course.

Oh, and the kicker, that halibut we came in for? Gone -- all reserved for the private event. Very disappointing -- make sure there are no large private events scheduled when you make your reservations! This restaurant clearly does not have the capacity to concurrently serve smaller reservations and large private events. The restaurant should have been closed for the event rather than deliver poor service to regular customers. *<:(

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We came down to Portland for the weekend and decided we wanted some French food. This place blew me away, everything was wonderful. We started off with the foie gras & lobster risotto, both were outstanding and melted in my mouth. The blood-orange cocktail was amazing and I'm not even a big cocktail person, more of a beer girl, was by far the best cocktail I've had. We both had the kobe flat iron steak and it was to die for. We also had the chocolate and cherries dessert. Everything was absolutely perfect. If you are in Portland and like good food, you have to try this place!

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★★★★★

We came down to Portland for the weekend and decided we wanted some French food. This place blew me away, everything was wonderful. We started off with the foie gras & lobster risotto, both were outstanding and melted in my mouth. The blood-orange cocktail was amazing and I'm not even a big cocktail person, more of a beer girl, was by far the best cocktail I've had. We both had the kobe flat iron steak and it was to die for. We also had the chocolate and cherries dessert. Everything was absolutely perfect. If you are in Portland and like good food, you have to try this place!

Pros: Signiture Drinks, Romantic, Amazing Food

Cons: Can be pricey

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Why didn't anyone tell me this place was here? Hidden away in the Northwest Insustrial cooridor of the Pearl District, I practically had to get lost to find it. But now that I found it, I'm affraid to tell anyone else it's there because I want it to be all mine. Rarely do you get the combination of seasonal and fresh foods executed with and artists eye, and outsanding service, and wonderful drinks. What I found interesting was that the table sitting beside me (I was dining alone in their bar) couldn't stop talking about all they flavors they were experiencing, and they spent the first 5 minutes of the meal tasting eachothers dishes and ooing and ahhing. I admit, I was a little jeleous and nearly grabbed my own fork and participated in their enjoyment. But once I got my seared scallops I understood what the hubbub was all about. What a find...I cannot wait to go back!

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★★★★★

Why didn't anyone tell me this place was here? Hidden away in the Northwest Insustrial cooridor of the Pearl District, I practically had to get lost to find it. But now that I found it, I'm affraid to tell anyone else it's there because I want it to be all mine. Rarely do you get the combination of seasonal and fresh foods executed with and artists eye, and outsanding service, and wonderful drinks. What I found interesting was that the table sitting beside me (I was dining alone in their bar) couldn't stop talking about all they flavors they were experiencing, and they spent the first 5 minutes of the meal tasting eachothers dishes and ooing and ahhing. I admit, I was a little jeleous and nearly grabbed my own fork and participated in their enjoyment. But once I got my seared scallops I understood what the hubbub was all about. What a find...I cannot wait to go back!

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My friends and I had a lovely opportunity to dine in the kitchen surrounded by open space and a clean kitchen next to us. We were offered tours and the staff was amazing. This is the place if you like serenity, cleaniness, and an upscale ambiance without the pretense.

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★★★★★

My friends and I had a lovely opportunity to dine in the kitchen surrounded by open space and a clean kitchen next to us. We were offered tours and the staff was amazing. This is the place if you like serenity, cleaniness, and an upscale ambiance without the pretense.

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The food was delicious! The server was a bit snooty. He corrected my date's pronunciation of a menu item. Wow, thanks! We were celebrating an anniversary and wanted to try somewhere nice. We didn't realize we were paying extra for attitude. I was very upset.

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★★★☆☆

The food was delicious! The server was a bit snooty. He corrected my date's pronunciation of a menu item. Wow, thanks! We were celebrating an anniversary and wanted to try somewhere nice. We didn't realize we were paying extra for attitude. I was very upset.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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Although out of the way, a very romantic place for dinner, or a great place for a group of friends in one of the private dining areas. I have been here many times, and the food is always excellent. Northwest flair on a variety of dishes. The steak is always a great bet, and scallops, when on the menu, are a can't miss. The wine list is fairly extensive, and very good. Neal, the bartender, is the best in town. Tell him what your favorite spirit is, and have him make something on the spot for you - you will not be dissapointed.

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★★★★★

Although out of the way, a very romantic place for dinner, or a great place for a group of friends in one of the private dining areas. I have been here many times, and the food is always excellent. Northwest flair on a variety of dishes. The steak is always a great bet, and scallops, when on the menu, are a can't miss. The wine list is fairly extensive, and very good. Neal, the bartender, is the best in town. Tell him what your favorite spirit is, and have him make something on the spot for you - you will not be dissapointed.

Pros: Great Bartender, Romantic Atmoshpere, excellent food, easy parking

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I read the reviews and just had to check it out. WOW. Great low keyed ambience, nicely and tastefull decorated. But the BIG DEAL is Neil the bartender. he's taken bartending to a level I have yet to see anywhere on earth. Trust him to make you any of his specialties. He is a true master, an artist with a story and details about every one of the exotic liquors he touches. I was truely impressed with his skills and knowledge and his totally friendly personna.

If you wanna impress your guest and yourself, its a MUST GO !

I didn't have food but did watch what others were being served and although portions were petite, the way they were presented was nothing short of world class.

Thanks Neil for a most enjoyable evening.

Richard

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★★★★★

I read the reviews and just had to check it out. WOW. Great low keyed ambience, nicely and tastefull decorated. But the BIG DEAL is Neil the bartender. he's taken bartending to a level I have yet to see anywhere on earth. Trust him to make you any of his specialties. He is a true master, an artist with a story and details about every one of the exotic liquors he touches. I was truely impressed with his skills and knowledge and his totally friendly personna.

If you wanna impress your guest and yourself, its a MUST GO !

I didn't have food but did watch what others were being served and although portions were petite, the way they were presented was nothing short of world class.

Thanks Neil for a most enjoyable evening.

Richard

Pros: VERY UNIQUE signature drinks made. Let Neil, the bartender make suggestions !

Cons: none really. First Class ALL THE WAY

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Hey. Just wanted to drop a line and let you know how much I enjoyed your place this week. I only experienced the bar but if that's any indication, I'll be trying your dining room on my next visit. I'm from the bay area and stopped in on a recommendation from another bar. Wow. I had the greatest time talking with your bartender (Neal?) or I guess rather your new bar manager. I've run a few restaurants myself (and not into the ground). You're very lucky to have someone like him. He let me try out some unique cocktails and was just all around easy to talk to. I had forgotten I had come in alone. Food was perfect, staff was great and your place is fantastic. Just wanted to say thanks and I'll be seeing you again in December. Cheers

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★★★★★

Hey. Just wanted to drop a line and let you know how much I enjoyed your place this week. I only experienced the bar but if that's any indication, I'll be trying your dining room on my next visit. I'm from the bay area and stopped in on a recommendation from another bar. Wow. I had the greatest time talking with your bartender (Neal?) or I guess rather your new bar manager. I've run a few restaurants myself (and not into the ground). You're very lucky to have someone like him. He let me try out some unique cocktails and was just all around easy to talk to. I had forgotten I had come in alone. Food was perfect, staff was great and your place is fantastic. Just wanted to say thanks and I'll be seeing you again in December. Cheers

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Enjoying food, history, and entertainment, I can recomend nothing higher than Carlyle. I've been frequenting Carlyle regularly since its opening, and recognize that resteraunts evolve. These evolutions at Carlyle are extrodinary. The consistancy of the food is amazing, and the bartender has created a coctail list that is not only creative, but balanced. The Brooklyn coctail is TERRIFIC.

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★★★★★

Enjoying food, history, and entertainment, I can recomend nothing higher than Carlyle. I've been frequenting Carlyle regularly since its opening, and recognize that resteraunts evolve. These evolutions at Carlyle are extrodinary. The consistancy of the food is amazing, and the bartender has created a coctail list that is not only creative, but balanced. The Brooklyn coctail is TERRIFIC.

Pros: Beautiful food and coctails...

Cons: Wine list needs work.

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I gave the Carlyle 5 stars but I wonder if it will hold up after the high turn over of employees that made this place what it is. The most recent being their award winning X/Bartender Darrick. No one makes a better Martini and you would be hard pressed to find one more creative with seasonal drinks. I'm afraid his absence will change the atmosphere at one of the up and comers in the Portland restaurant scene.

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★★★★★

I gave the Carlyle 5 stars but I wonder if it will hold up after the high turn over of employees that made this place what it is. The most recent being their award winning X/Bartender Darrick. No one makes a better Martini and you would be hard pressed to find one more creative with seasonal drinks. I'm afraid his absence will change the atmosphere at one of the up and comers in the Portland restaurant scene.

Pros: Had a good Bartender

Cons: Had a good Bartender

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Derek -
I see you managed to win 3 "BEST OF's" this year! I must say, it doesn't come as a shock! You are honestly the BEST bartender in Portland, with the BEST Martini's and the BEST Signature Drinks! Keep up the good work and I'm still tryin to find out where you're working now!

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★☆☆☆☆

Derek -
I see you managed to win 3 "BEST OF's" this year! I must say, it doesn't come as a shock! You are honestly the BEST bartender in Portland, with the BEST Martini's and the BEST Signature Drinks! Keep up the good work and I'm still tryin to find out where you're working now!

Cons: Derek doesn't work there anymore! :-(

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Returned from a trip to portland (been there many times on hiking adventures). Went to Carlyle and it is VERY good. VERY! High quality stuff, from drinks to food to bread to salad. Will go again. Definitely .

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★★★★★

Returned from a trip to portland (been there many times on hiking adventures). Went to Carlyle and it is VERY good. VERY! High quality stuff, from drinks to food to bread to salad. Will go again. Definitely .

Pros: very good food

Cons: weirdo location but okay for me

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Wow! Imagine soft, warm and rustic artisan bread with a large bowl of mussels, cooked in a red sauce with ground chorizo sausage. Add a super fresh salad mixed in vinaigrette and follow it with sorbet. Of course, add a glass of wine to go with the spicy mussels and you will go away quite satisfied. I ordered the fun Goats Do Roam in Villages and that red went so well with the tomato sauces. On the service end, our server was very gracious though challenged with a group that arrived soon after. Be aware that the dining room is small, however, it lends to attentive service, so make a reservation for fine dining.

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★★★★☆

Wow! Imagine soft, warm and rustic artisan bread with a large bowl of mussels, cooked in a red sauce with ground chorizo sausage. Add a super fresh salad mixed in vinaigrette and follow it with sorbet. Of course, add a glass of wine to go with the spicy mussels and you will go away quite satisfied. I ordered the fun Goats Do Roam in Villages and that red went so well with the tomato sauces. On the service end, our server was very gracious though challenged with a group that arrived soon after. Be aware that the dining room is small, however, it lends to attentive service, so make a reservation for fine dining.

Pros: On the edge of NW Trendy Third...One of the top for a $$$$ meal.

Cons: Service can slow if the timing is not right, as in after a group walks in.

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Had a wonderful romantic dinner at the Carlyle lately with my partner. The decor is very rich and handsome, service attentive and friendly, and the food is divine. Wine list is a bit pricey, but you can bring your own bottle for a corkage fee of $15.

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★★★★★

Had a wonderful romantic dinner at the Carlyle lately with my partner. The decor is very rich and handsome, service attentive and friendly, and the food is divine. Wine list is a bit pricey, but you can bring your own bottle for a corkage fee of $15.

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I ate with a group of friends in Carlyle's kitchen last night. I had never been to the restaurant before, so it was odd being escorted from the front door directly to the kitchen. W e were part of a large group (24 total) that all sat at one large table. The food was very, very good. I had shrimp bisque which was velvety and rich, followed by perfectly grilled chinnok salmon with green galric rissoto and some other sauce. The desserts were beautifully presented. Anyone looking for a place to have a larger group for dinner should definately consider this. The service was also highly proffesional. I was impressed with everything except the music they were playing.

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★★★★★

I ate with a group of friends in Carlyle's kitchen last night. I had never been to the restaurant before, so it was odd being escorted from the front door directly to the kitchen. W e were part of a large group (24 total) that all sat at one large table. The food was very, very good. I had shrimp bisque which was velvety and rich, followed by perfectly grilled chinnok salmon with green galric rissoto and some other sauce. The desserts were beautifully presented. Anyone looking for a place to have a larger group for dinner should definately consider this. The service was also highly proffesional. I was impressed with everything except the music they were playing.

Pros: very good food, unique location, service

Cons: different music

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This is the first time I write a review for a restaurant, but my experience was so deplorable, I wanted to warn other diners.
I went there with friends for dinner. We had very poor service. The waiter was not very friendly and acted as if we were supposed to know and adhere to HIS way of having dinner: e.g., when to order appetizers (apparently, after the drinks are served, not at the same time!!), when to get bread (according to his rules, after the menus are removed, not before), etc.
He would make sure to tell us when HIS timing was.
Overall snotty service and did not seem to realize WE were the customers.
I will not go back again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is the first time I write a review for a restaurant, but my experience was so deplorable, I wanted to warn other diners.
I went there with friends for dinner. We had very poor service. The waiter was not very friendly and acted as if we were supposed to know and adhere to HIS way of having dinner: e.g., when to order appetizers (apparently, after the drinks are served, not at the same time!!), when to get bread (according to his rules, after the menus are removed, not before), etc.
He would make sure to tell us when HIS timing was.
Overall snotty service and did not seem to realize WE were the customers.
I will not go back again.

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My wife & I joined four other couples last week at Carlyle on a recommendation from a concierge friend. The cocktails were creative and very good (not strong enough for me - but my wife was satisfied with hers) and priced accordingly ($7-$9). The food was good but not what we would generally seek out - more on the fancy haute cuisine side of things. We enjoyed what we had (excellent clam chowder, wife enjoyed the scallops and I had the asian beef rib) but found the portions small for the price (3 scallops for $27!). We skipped the appetizers as we didn't see anything that appealed to us (mussels, various pate's, etc). One member of our party tried the mussels and said that they were excellent. We did not have time for dessert (heading to a show).

It was fine for our large group - but the semi private room would be much better. We were seated at a long rectangle of tables (a large round table is much better for 6-10 people) and felt that at times we were too loud for other guests. I would recommend Carlyle for groups of 2 or 4 unless you get the private dining area.

Cost for two drinks each, cup of soup each and two entree's was $110 (including tip). Glad we tried it - always fun to try new places - and we enjoyed it, but for the money we probably won't be back. If you really love the high end food - you will probably love this place. It just didn't "wow" us.

2
★★★★☆

My wife & I joined four other couples last week at Carlyle on a recommendation from a concierge friend. The cocktails were creative and very good (not strong enough for me - but my wife was satisfied with hers) and priced accordingly ($7-$9). The food was good but not what we would generally seek out - more on the fancy haute cuisine side of things. We enjoyed what we had (excellent clam chowder, wife enjoyed the scallops and I had the asian beef rib) but found the portions small for the price (3 scallops for $27!). We skipped the appetizers as we didn't see anything that appealed to us (mussels, various pate's, etc). One member of our party tried the mussels and said that they were excellent. We did not have time for dessert (heading to a show).

It was fine for our large group - but the semi private room would be much better. We were seated at a long rectangle of tables (a large round table is much better for 6-10 people) and felt that at times we were too loud for other guests. I would recommend Carlyle for groups of 2 or 4 unless you get the private dining area.

Cost for two drinks each, cup of soup each and two entree's was $110 (including tip). Glad we tried it - always fun to try new places - and we enjoyed it, but for the money we probably won't be back. If you really love the high end food - you will probably love this place. It just didn't "wow" us.

Pros: Ambience, signature cocktails, attentive - but not overbearing - waiters

Cons: $$$$

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Delicious. My husband and I went to Carlyle for my birthday, and it was wonderful. Somehow we managed to spend less than $100, and we were both very full and totally satisified. The price depends only on your level of extravagance. We felt it was very reasonable for the flavor and quality. However, there were few vegetarian options, if any. The cocktails were exceptional...try the Old Fashioned or the Pomegranate Mojito. A gem of a place, if a bit hard to find.

2
★★★★☆

Delicious. My husband and I went to Carlyle for my birthday, and it was wonderful. Somehow we managed to spend less than $100, and we were both very full and totally satisified. The price depends only on your level of extravagance. We felt it was very reasonable for the flavor and quality. However, there were few vegetarian options, if any. The cocktails were exceptional...try the Old Fashioned or the Pomegranate Mojito. A gem of a place, if a bit hard to find.

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My partner and I wandered into the "C" after a stiff upper lip dinner at another place. While the Carlyle maintains classy, consistent energy at all times, it is not a stuffy joint. We had dessert and cocktails at the bar, and Derek Palmer served up several of his custom concoctions, and we were dazzled. The two desserts we had were FAB. He improves on every standard drink out there, like a food scientist. You have to give him the chance to work his magic at the bar.

I was astonished that this place existed and that 1) his drinks don't yet rate above other vaunted venues, and 2), that Carlyle itself appears nowhere in recent magazine coverage.

This is a Portland Gem. And we will back to sample the rest of the menu. Next time the Portland Monthly sends out its overrated taste committee, we hope they will head out under the Fremont bridge for some real action.

2
★★★★☆

My partner and I wandered into the "C" after a stiff upper lip dinner at another place. While the Carlyle maintains classy, consistent energy at all times, it is not a stuffy joint. We had dessert and cocktails at the bar, and Derek Palmer served up several of his custom concoctions, and we were dazzled. The two desserts we had were FAB. He improves on every standard drink out there, like a food scientist. You have to give him the chance to work his magic at the bar.

I was astonished that this place existed and that 1) his drinks don't yet rate above other vaunted venues, and 2), that Carlyle itself appears nowhere in recent magazine coverage.

This is a Portland Gem. And we will back to sample the rest of the menu. Next time the Portland Monthly sends out its overrated taste committee, we hope they will head out under the Fremont bridge for some real action.

Pros: Great Food, Specialty Drinks, great desserts

Cons: None yet

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Carlyle is a great hidden gem in the Northwest area of Portland. Their drinks, crafted by the lovely Derek, are great every time. If they aren't out of pommegranite juice, which they are at times, I recommend the pom mojito. If they are out, get the citron mojito. Their infused vodkas are amazing. As for the food, you'll never want to eat anywhere else again. Daniel won iron chef Portland at the bite, and it's easy to tell why. Try the pork belly or sweet breads. For someone as picky as I am, I ate every bite. They are always willing to show off their kitchen, and for that special occasion, ask about the lovely garden table (as long as it's not too cold out).

2
★★★★★

Carlyle is a great hidden gem in the Northwest area of Portland. Their drinks, crafted by the lovely Derek, are great every time. If they aren't out of pommegranite juice, which they are at times, I recommend the pom mojito. If they are out, get the citron mojito. Their infused vodkas are amazing. As for the food, you'll never want to eat anywhere else again. Daniel won iron chef Portland at the bite, and it's easy to tell why. Try the pork belly or sweet breads. For someone as picky as I am, I ate every bite. They are always willing to show off their kitchen, and for that special occasion, ask about the lovely garden table (as long as it's not too cold out).

Pros: mojitos, food

Cons: sometimes loud, mirror is deceiving

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I have made a point to go to all of the restaurants in the next three months that I have been lazy about getting to. I actually created a check-off list! In the last month I have been to Clark Lewis, Park Kitchen, Siam Society, and most recently, Carlyle. My dinner at Carlye followed a day of hiking in the Gorge, and I was a little tired, although relaxed might be a better word. I think relaxed works well at Carlyle because this is not a place to eat, then dash off for other plans. The space is cozy and dimly lit, and it seemed that everyone there was nicely dressed. There was a private party of some sort going on in part of the restaurant, so I didn't see everything, but I really liked the overall feel of the restaurant. Our food from start to finish was amazing; a combination of briny-fresh oysters, followed by beautifully seared scallops, and melt-in-your-mouth braised short ribs. Dessert (we shared) was a very rich, warm, chocolate cake served with home-made ice cream. I would highly recommend Carlyle to anyone seeking out a special night of great food and service. I should also mention that my s/o was very impressed with the wine offerings.

2
★★★★★

I have made a point to go to all of the restaurants in the next three months that I have been lazy about getting to. I actually created a check-off list! In the last month I have been to Clark Lewis, Park Kitchen, Siam Society, and most recently, Carlyle. My dinner at Carlye followed a day of hiking in the Gorge, and I was a little tired, although relaxed might be a better word. I think relaxed works well at Carlyle because this is not a place to eat, then dash off for other plans. The space is cozy and dimly lit, and it seemed that everyone there was nicely dressed. There was a private party of some sort going on in part of the restaurant, so I didn't see everything, but I really liked the overall feel of the restaurant. Our food from start to finish was amazing; a combination of briny-fresh oysters, followed by beautifully seared scallops, and melt-in-your-mouth braised short ribs. Dessert (we shared) was a very rich, warm, chocolate cake served with home-made ice cream. I would highly recommend Carlyle to anyone seeking out a special night of great food and service. I should also mention that my s/o was very impressed with the wine offerings.

Pros: food, service, and ambience

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I celebrated my birthday at Carlyle last week in thier private room. All the details (and there were many!) were pre-arranged. The evening was perfect in every way. Exceptional food, very polished service, and my new favorite drink; a pomegranate mojito...wow! Thank you for a memerable evening. I plan to return soon.

2
★★★★★

I celebrated my birthday at Carlyle last week in thier private room. All the details (and there were many!) were pre-arranged. The evening was perfect in every way. Exceptional food, very polished service, and my new favorite drink; a pomegranate mojito...wow! Thank you for a memerable evening. I plan to return soon.

Pros: ambience, service, excellent food

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We went here for a celebratory dinner after reading great reviews and getting recommendations from friends that this was THE place to go for a special occasion. Despite mentioning our anniversary when making our reservations, we werent seated at a particularly private table even though there were more intimate ones available, and we didnt even receive an acknowledgement of the occasion. Even a Happy Anniversary from the maitre d or waiter would have been nice, and would have definitely left us with a much better feeling about the evening, but despite the place being not overly crowded, they both seemed quite busy mingling with the bartender and two women sitting at the bar. Aside from that and the fact that our waiter didn't ask us even once if everything was okay, the food WAS excellent, but when you hear SO many good things about a place, I guess our expectations were that it would be above and beyond in every way. We might try it again on a night when our expectations arent so high, but it wont be our go-to place for future celebrations.

2
★★★★☆

We went here for a celebratory dinner after reading great reviews and getting recommendations from friends that this was THE place to go for a special occasion. Despite mentioning our anniversary when making our reservations, we werent seated at a particularly private table even though there were more intimate ones available, and we didnt even receive an acknowledgement of the occasion. Even a Happy Anniversary from the maitre d or waiter would have been nice, and would have definitely left us with a much better feeling about the evening, but despite the place being not overly crowded, they both seemed quite busy mingling with the bartender and two women sitting at the bar. Aside from that and the fact that our waiter didn't ask us even once if everything was okay, the food WAS excellent, but when you hear SO many good things about a place, I guess our expectations were that it would be above and beyond in every way. We might try it again on a night when our expectations arent so high, but it wont be our go-to place for future celebrations.

Pros: Great Food, Easy Parking

Cons: Service, Not a Great Place to Celebrate Something Special

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The wait staff was very attentive, but cautious to not be overbearing. The food was just fantastic. No disappointments, from the mussels for starters and the mixed drinks, to the entres (sea bass in a coconut milk sauce and salmon on a bed of vegetables), to the great desserts. The atmosphere was very nice. We would highly recommend Carlysle. Everything was made with love, and well presented!

2
★★★★★

The wait staff was very attentive, but cautious to not be overbearing. The food was just fantastic. No disappointments, from the mussels for starters and the mixed drinks, to the entres (sea bass in a coconut milk sauce and salmon on a bed of vegetables), to the great desserts. The atmosphere was very nice. We would highly recommend Carlysle. Everything was made with love, and well presented!

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Carlyle is a class act - service, food, style - it has it all. Perfect place for romantic evenings or to impress a client.

2
★★★★★

Carlyle is a class act - service, food, style - it has it all. Perfect place for romantic evenings or to impress a client.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

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The food was excellent, but spendy. The restraunt is kind of in the middle of nowhere. The drinks and food for everyone at our table was perfect. A ladie in our party dropped her napkin without even realizing it and within a minute a waiter brought a new folded napkin and picked the other one off the floor

2
★★★★★

The food was excellent, but spendy. The restraunt is kind of in the middle of nowhere. The drinks and food for everyone at our table was perfect. A ladie in our party dropped her napkin without even realizing it and within a minute a waiter brought a new folded napkin and picked the other one off the floor

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I ate there last thursday and all I can say is WOW! We had one of the best experiences ever! There were 3 diners, myself, mother-in-law and my finace. Upon arrival we were introduced to our sever. He was quite sassy and FUN! He really took charge... he steered us in the direction with all of our dishes. We started with the Mussels in the Tomato broth... do die for! I had my eye on the Possin, but our server recommended the Ahi Tuna with Foie Gras. He explained that we would have an "culinary affair" and I am glad we listened! My fiance ordered the Pork chops and Mother-in-law had the Salmon with the Gnocci. Dessert... good too! The bottom line is this... The food & service with something to rave about!

2
★★★★★

I ate there last thursday and all I can say is WOW! We had one of the best experiences ever! There were 3 diners, myself, mother-in-law and my finace. Upon arrival we were introduced to our sever. He was quite sassy and FUN! He really took charge... he steered us in the direction with all of our dishes. We started with the Mussels in the Tomato broth... do die for! I had my eye on the Possin, but our server recommended the Ahi Tuna with Foie Gras. He explained that we would have an "culinary affair" and I am glad we listened! My fiance ordered the Pork chops and Mother-in-law had the Salmon with the Gnocci. Dessert... good too! The bottom line is this... The food & service with something to rave about!

Pros: Food, Service, Service

Cons: Maitre D'

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Mediocre service and below average food quality put us in a bad mood. I would not rush to go back when there are so many really good restaurants in town.

1
★★☆☆☆

Mediocre service and below average food quality put us in a bad mood. I would not rush to go back when there are so many really good restaurants in town.

Pros: Calamari

Cons: Service, Food Quality

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My friends and I have heard of the Carlyle and paid a visit over a year ago and thought it was a fine experience. We have, however, been hearing quite a bit more lately and thought we would give it another try. Glad we did it only has gotten better. Though we arrived a half hour early for our reservation, the manager (Michael?) was most accomodating and kind. We appreciated his food suggestions and ordered some most aweome mussels and a duck confit salad. Our entrees were even better; a Hawaiin Sea Bass--probably one of the best preparations I have ever had. My Coq au Vin was a little salty, but delicious nonetheless. The manager made some outstanding wine pairing suggestions and even gave us a tour of their table in the kitchen. It was awesome! We are glad that we re-discovered this little gem of a restaurant!

2
★★★★★

My friends and I have heard of the Carlyle and paid a visit over a year ago and thought it was a fine experience. We have, however, been hearing quite a bit more lately and thought we would give it another try. Glad we did it only has gotten better. Though we arrived a half hour early for our reservation, the manager (Michael?) was most accomodating and kind. We appreciated his food suggestions and ordered some most aweome mussels and a duck confit salad. Our entrees were even better; a Hawaiin Sea Bass--probably one of the best preparations I have ever had. My Coq au Vin was a little salty, but delicious nonetheless. The manager made some outstanding wine pairing suggestions and even gave us a tour of their table in the kitchen. It was awesome! We are glad that we re-discovered this little gem of a restaurant!

Pros: Service, Food , Manager

Cons: a little drafty

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If you make a reservation, make sure you ask to be seated in the dining room. Being there were only two of us, we were immediately ushered into the bar. Having a quiet conversation was near impossible over the martini shaker and the blender grinding in the background. Also, there is a great deal of bad cell phone etiquette. The waiter was very friendly and professional but aloof. He would disappear for lengthy periods of time between our courses. We had to beg for more butter, coffee, etc.
The shining point was the meal. My husband's Ahi Tuna was done to perfection as was my Salmon. The desserts were delicious as well as my after dinner cocktail. I only wish we could have heard each other. We will probably go back but will be insistant
about our seating.

2
★★★★☆

If you make a reservation, make sure you ask to be seated in the dining room. Being there were only two of us, we were immediately ushered into the bar. Having a quiet conversation was near impossible over the martini shaker and the blender grinding in the background. Also, there is a great deal of bad cell phone etiquette. The waiter was very friendly and professional but aloof. He would disappear for lengthy periods of time between our courses. We had to beg for more butter, coffee, etc.
The shining point was the meal. My husband's Ahi Tuna was done to perfection as was my Salmon. The desserts were delicious as well as my after dinner cocktail. I only wish we could have heard each other. We will probably go back but will be insistant
about our seating.

Pros: excellent food, easy parking

Cons: poor seating, noisy in bar, rude people

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I have dined at Carlyle three times now. On each occasion I have been very impressed with both the food and service. On my most recent visit I had the charcuterie plate (brilliant), the braised lamb (tender, moist, flaverful) and a very rich chocolate dessert of some sort (amazing presentation). I have had the same server on two occasions. He was quite knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. The ambiance is very inviting, and I have never felt rushed. I like the seating area immediately across from the bar. I think anyone that appreciates beautifully prepared food in a comfortable and stylish environment will enjoy Carlyle.

2
★★★★★

I have dined at Carlyle three times now. On each occasion I have been very impressed with both the food and service. On my most recent visit I had the charcuterie plate (brilliant), the braised lamb (tender, moist, flaverful) and a very rich chocolate dessert of some sort (amazing presentation). I have had the same server on two occasions. He was quite knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. The ambiance is very inviting, and I have never felt rushed. I like the seating area immediately across from the bar. I think anyone that appreciates beautifully prepared food in a comfortable and stylish environment will enjoy Carlyle.

Pros: attentive service, elegant food, cozy space

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I was having a stressed out day last week when I stopped by Carlyle for a much needed cocktail. Bartender Greg immediatly handed me the cocktail menu and let me know the bar food was 1/2 off. I couldn't make up my mind so Greg made something just for me. It had mango tequila and he said it reminded him of his vacation. I said Carlyle was like being on vacation. Thanks for the much needed break, I'll be back.

2
★★★★★

I was having a stressed out day last week when I stopped by Carlyle for a much needed cocktail. Bartender Greg immediatly handed me the cocktail menu and let me know the bar food was 1/2 off. I couldn't make up my mind so Greg made something just for me. It had mango tequila and he said it reminded him of his vacation. I said Carlyle was like being on vacation. Thanks for the much needed break, I'll be back.

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We were a little worried since their web site doesnt showcase any vegetarian options, so we called to see, and were assured that the chef would accomodate our needs. Did they ever!!! The whole experience was wonderful - the food, the service, the drinks were inventive and tasty... Just loved it - will definitely be going back...

2
★★★★★

We were a little worried since their web site doesnt showcase any vegetarian options, so we called to see, and were assured that the chef would accomodate our needs. Did they ever!!! The whole experience was wonderful - the food, the service, the drinks were inventive and tasty... Just loved it - will definitely be going back...

Pros: Easy to find parking, Great food, Great service

Cons: Off the beaten path

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Admittedly, when I read glowing press of a restaurant, I am usually dissappointed. This, however, was not the case at Carlyle. From the moment I walked in the door, I was impressed with the smart decor and savvy attention to detail. The food measured up to the decor and exceeded what were already high exprectations. The service equally measured up with intelligent suggestions from our server and superb execution; efficient yet friendly. I was impressed with the manager checking in with us after our entrees were presented. We had the Peking Duck (oh so good) and the Salmon (even better). Most impressive was the unique 'spin' on dishes with several culinary influences and stunning presentation. Carlyle 'gets it'. We will be returning to what has become our new favorite restaurant.

2
★★★★★

Admittedly, when I read glowing press of a restaurant, I am usually dissappointed. This, however, was not the case at Carlyle. From the moment I walked in the door, I was impressed with the smart decor and savvy attention to detail. The food measured up to the decor and exceeded what were already high exprectations. The service equally measured up with intelligent suggestions from our server and superb execution; efficient yet friendly. I was impressed with the manager checking in with us after our entrees were presented. We had the Peking Duck (oh so good) and the Salmon (even better). Most impressive was the unique 'spin' on dishes with several culinary influences and stunning presentation. Carlyle 'gets it'. We will be returning to what has become our new favorite restaurant.

Pros: Great food, Savvy Service, Great food

Cons: Location

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If only the service measured up to the look it would be a fantastic place. The bar is nice but the service for food is very slow and the servers were not attentive. Went for lunch and just had sandwiches and it too over 40 minutes and was nothing special but the price was steep for what it was. Would recommend for cocktails but pass for dinner - the menu choices are very limited anyway.

1
★★★☆☆

If only the service measured up to the look it would be a fantastic place. The bar is nice but the service for food is very slow and the servers were not attentive. Went for lunch and just had sandwiches and it too over 40 minutes and was nothing special but the price was steep for what it was. Would recommend for cocktails but pass for dinner - the menu choices are very limited anyway.

Pros: Decor , Bar, Parking

Cons: Service, Price

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I recently took a date to Carlyle. I was impressed with everything. We were seated promptly, and our waiter offered excellent suggestions for both our dinner and wine selections. The food was amazing; complex flavors and artfully presented. Although we didn't sit in the bar area, I would recommend it. It's a very cool space. The couple sitting behind us were oohing and ahhing about something they had ordered, which turned out to be a special that evening. They told us they were semi-regulars and proclaimed Carlyle thier favorite restaurant. They offered us a taste of the wine they had brought in, and suggested we make it a foursome next time. If Alan and Cindy are reading this, consider it a date! Darren.

2
★★★★★

I recently took a date to Carlyle. I was impressed with everything. We were seated promptly, and our waiter offered excellent suggestions for both our dinner and wine selections. The food was amazing; complex flavors and artfully presented. Although we didn't sit in the bar area, I would recommend it. It's a very cool space. The couple sitting behind us were oohing and ahhing about something they had ordered, which turned out to be a special that evening. They told us they were semi-regulars and proclaimed Carlyle thier favorite restaurant. They offered us a taste of the wine they had brought in, and suggested we make it a foursome next time. If Alan and Cindy are reading this, consider it a date! Darren.

Pros: service, food, ambiance

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I recently dropped by the Carlyle for lunch and found it to be an even better experience than dinner! The food was more reasonably priced and the service was excellent. Our waitor, I think Leah was her name, was personable and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommended for your next lunch date or business meeting.

2
★★★★★

I recently dropped by the Carlyle for lunch and found it to be an even better experience than dinner! The food was more reasonably priced and the service was excellent. Our waitor, I think Leah was her name, was personable and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommended for your next lunch date or business meeting.

Pros: Service, Food, Lunch Prices

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Imagine our surprise to find Carlyle open on Monday! Newly open, I should say - - it was their first Monday open. It was early, the bar was already jumping ($1 Martinis might have had something to do with this), and bar menu was calling. Hamburgers, French Fries and Onion Rings like nowhere else in Portland (or anywhere else, for that matter - - and on a Monday)!. Yes, the food is wonderfully upscale and cosmopolitan and the place is opulently mellow and tasty, but Carlyle hamburgers and Martinis on a rainy Monday evening are just the best!

2
★★★★★

Imagine our surprise to find Carlyle open on Monday! Newly open, I should say - - it was their first Monday open. It was early, the bar was already jumping ($1 Martinis might have had something to do with this), and bar menu was calling. Hamburgers, French Fries and Onion Rings like nowhere else in Portland (or anywhere else, for that matter - - and on a Monday)!. Yes, the food is wonderfully upscale and cosmopolitan and the place is opulently mellow and tasty, but Carlyle hamburgers and Martinis on a rainy Monday evening are just the best!

Pros: Setting, Comfortable, Tasty

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I don't know how the owners came up with this location, but Carlyle is definately a find! The place is intimate and beautifully designed. My dinner was flawless. I had the the half-shell oysters, followed by duck confit, and ending with the warm chocolate souffle cake. We brought our own wine, but thier list had some terrific (and reasonable) selections. All in all a very special evening. My compliments.

2
★★★★★

I don't know how the owners came up with this location, but Carlyle is definately a find! The place is intimate and beautifully designed. My dinner was flawless. I had the the half-shell oysters, followed by duck confit, and ending with the warm chocolate souffle cake. We brought our own wine, but thier list had some terrific (and reasonable) selections. All in all a very special evening. My compliments.

Pros: savvy decor, great food, excellent service

Cons: odd location

 

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