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Tavern on Kruse

4.6
4.6
1389 reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Locally sourced and seasonally inspired, Tavern on Kruse changes menus every 12 weeks as we weave the season's perfectly-fresh and perfectly ripe bounty into our offerings. Our executive chef, Nathan Bates, spent four and half years at the Michelin 3-Star "Fifth Floor" in San Francisco. Our space is elegant, but our staff is friendly and jovial as we see "people" as the reason for dining. We look forward to meeting you.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, American, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 303-5280

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Nathan Bates

  • Catering

    Full-service catering is available, including wine, beer, cocktails and food

  • Private party facilities

    We now have a private dining facility called Tavern Annex with screens, projectors it's own bar and seating for up to 40. http://www.tavernonkruse.com/tavern-annex The indoor capacity of Tavern is 118; 144 if we remove seating to create a dance floor. We have another 90 seats outdoors split between two patios which can be rented separately or in conjunction with indoor space, bringing our total event capacity to 200. Contact Emily (events@tavernonkruse.com) for any private party info.

  • Private party contact

    Kent Lewis: (503) 277-8233

  • Area

    Lake Oswego

  • Cross Street

    Kruse Way at Carman Drive

  • Parking Details

    There is a 250-space lot in our shopping center!

  • Entertainment

    Recorded music

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 1,389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Portland / Oregon

    Hot Spot

  • Portland / Oregon

    Outdoor Eating

  • Portland / Oregon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Clackamas

    Best Overall

  • Clackamas

    Best Food

  • Clackamas

    Best Ambience

  • Clackamas

    Best Value

  • Clackamas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Clackamas

    Group Bookings

  • Clackamas

    Healthy

  • Clackamas

    Lunch

  • Clackamas

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Clackamas

    Outdoor Eating

  • Clackamas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Clackamas

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  1. TO

    TOBYE

    Portland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My only issue was the salad came a little late and the mail course too soon!
  2. f

    franf

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was amazing as always and our waitress was incredible. All of the wait staff were very attentive . It was busy for a monday night but we did not wait for anything. Can't wait to go back.
  3. P

    Penny

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends. Great service, quiet patio. Disappointed that there was no music, they ended that on Saturday, Oct 1 even though weather is continuing to be conducive to outside for many days yet. But, you can't have everything.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a Fantastic experience and even better when introducing it to new friends.
  5. JN

    JonN

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Spotty inconsistent service. Long waits for people to show up at table through out meal. Food decent.
  6. L

    Linda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got to sit on the north side of the restaurant. It was perfect, no direct sun, gentle breeze, great music, not crowded, great food, courteous and attentive waiter. It was the best evening out in a long time.
  7. CM

    ClareM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, good menu. Awesome drinks. Amazing dessert and lovely live string band. Perfect Autumn dusk patio dinner.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    This was our first visit. Sunday brunch with friends for hubby’s birthday. The beautiful day spanned into the peaceful restaurant with the garage doors open to the patio and inside dining…stunning!!! The online menu drew us in and the ambiance made me think I’d chosen correctly! We ordered beignets as an appetizer (yum!) and had good service/well portioned meals. However, once food came out I realized it was not to the same caliber as I expected. Ex: The pumpkin pancakes on the menu were sold out and 15 minutes after ordering we were notified (not when ordering) and offered another flavor of pancakes. Apparently the kitchen never told our server (or us!) that the second flavor was also out….so everyone else’s food came out and those folks learned they had no meals. They were eventually offered the chance to order a third time. When requesting mustard for a burger, we’re told they didn’t have any. When requesting salt & pepper, we received two peppers. Server was rushing about and attention to bar drink orders was great, but water cup refills very sparse. When refilled, second service had funky smelling water so we all passed drinking it. We might return down the road, but not planning anytime soon. only made/served a portion of our group.
  9. TD

    TomD

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service, great atmosphere, delicious food always. Enjoyed it all and highly recommend.
  10. VP

    VanessaP

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love Tavern on Kruse. We have been with them throughout their journey, including buying meals during the Covid shutdown. They just keep getting better. Sometimes the service can be a bit spotty, but they all strive for excellence. We eat there at least once a month, and highly recommend it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music was a bonus to the beautiful patio setting. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was attentive and efficient.
  12. W

    Wjj3

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always fun when the music is going and the fried chicken is hot
  13. TJ

    TJBer

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Disappointed. We've been coming to Tavern for a few years now. Last night we had very slow service, found a hair in my salad, and food for my daughter was under cooked. We may be taking a break from Tavern on Kruse.
  14. P

    Penny

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with friends. Ordered drinks, crab-artichoke dip, and entrees. Mai Tais were tasty. Service was fantastic. Wine selection is good, waitress was knowledgeable about the wines. Overall, very pleasant experience on a warm late September evening. Music started up just as we were leaving. We hope to go back before it's too cold.
  15. a

    aliciak

    Portland

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service terrible and kitchen was sloow
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Fried chicken was over cooked and menu stated a thigh and leg but was chicken breast .
  17. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant and the food is the best! Music every night is a plus but will miss it during winter months!
  18. JJ

    JeremyJ

    Philadelphia

    255 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    255 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good menu and beers.
  19. MB

    MarkB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tavern is terrific. Waiter Oliver did great job for 8 of us. Food came out without a hitch. Clam chowder unique and wonderful. Highly recommend.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here for the music and awesome food!
  21. MC

    MichelleC

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was imaginative and excellent. Room was a little noisy (we had a big group) and a fan blowing overhead was a bit cool. Will definitely return (with a sweater).
  22. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Kruse Tavern, great food and service, fun jazz.
  23. DB

    DaveB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good place to go. The outdoor music was a nice addition.
  24. AW

    AWWWW

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Loved the live music but definitely brought the volume up to yelling across the pretty small table. Table for 4 was more like a table for 2. Butternut Squash Ravioli and Brussel Sprouts were SO GOOD!
  25. T

    Tracey

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Halibut and the Pork Chop! Salad too. Nice patio. Waitress was spot on. Will definitely go again!
  26. S

    Sadler85

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Worst restaurant experience I have ever encountered. Host staff was rude, and appeared bothered that we arrived for our reservation. Server was rude, slammed a kids menu down and was genuinely upset that my 10 year old requested a grilled cheese. Brought lipstick stained mug. Waited for over 40 minutes before leaving and never received our appetizer. They were not busy, just too bothered to actually work. I don’t understand how they are still in business. Maybe the food is good? We will never know, because you couldn’t pay me to go back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Expected more for the money.
  28. M

    Maggie

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stepped out of the car and we’re immediately greeted by music right outside the restaurant. It was very enjoyable experience temperature was nice the service was excellent and the food was very good.
  29. CY

    CaseyY

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Meh, it was very average despite all the hype. We moved to LO last year and have had this on our list for quite a while. We made reservations and were seated quickly. We requested certain seating outside and were told those tables had been saved for other guests, which is fine, but then they remained open and un-used during our entire visit. My wife’s steak strips were undercooked (medium rare vs well done) but fixed quickly, and my ahi tuna was over-done. The fries and beer were good.
  30. B

    Barbara

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great business dinner. The food was good and the wine list excellent. The noise level was good so we were able to have a good business discussion. Will definitely visit again!
  31. T

    Terrif

    Portland

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with great service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the live Jazz!!!
  33. k

    kristiev

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seared ahi salad was outstanding! Service was friendly and attentive.
  34. IS

    IngridS

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was a 52 year anniversary which they asked for the occasion. Don’t know why since it was not acknowledged. Went because of positive reviews. Obviously a lot of people have a different opinion than we did. We found the experience of the service and food was very ordinary. Nothing special here except the ridiculous prices for mundane food.
  35. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Hanna was our waitress and she was awesome! Food is incredible and we will definitely be back!
  36. SS

    SusieS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose an outdoor table to enjoy the live music with our dinner. What a GREAT experience and add. Our service was great attentive but not hovering. The food tasty! Between 6 of us many entrees and sides were enjoyed! And we shared tastes all around. Four of us chose different cocktails so we had the opportunity to taste the breadth of offerings in the mixology department as well. All around, we had a great patio dinner and we'll be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  38. J

    Juice

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Tavern of Kruse is wonderful. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. The food is outstanding.
  39. PF

    PeggyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The hostess was so gracious. My mom is recovering from a long illness and this was one of her first outings in 8 months. She decided to get the works on a facial nearby which made us late for our reservation. As I explained to our hostess why we would be late she was more than understanding and encouraging that we enjoy this outing. The food was delicious and our waiter tentative. This was the perfect ending to a long awaited outing.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    They offer a reservations for 845 but their kitchen closes at 8:40, So we had to order before we showed up to the restaurant. Even though that was annoying the food was good and our server was nice. The crowd is a little older and it’s a little stressful being a POC there because there is a lot of staring but that’s not necessarily the restaurants fault. There was live music which was nice and outdoor seating. It’s a nice looking place but doesn’t really give off fancy. Overall it’s a nice place and the food was good. Highly recommend the Brussels and cheese “cheesecake” with crostini.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tavern on Kruse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 303-5280.

Tavern on Kruse is rated 4.6 stars by 1389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Tavern on Kruse

4835 Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Kruse Way at Carman Drive

  • Area

    Lake Oswego

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is a 250-space lot in our shopping center!

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nathan Bates

  • Entertainment

    Recorded music

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (503) 303-5280

  • Catering

    Full-service catering is available, including wine, beer, cocktails and food

  • Private party facilities

    We now have a private dining facility called Tavern Annex with screens, projectors it's own bar and seating for up to 40. http://www.tavernonkruse.com/tavern-annex The indoor capacity of Tavern is 118; 144 if we remove seating to create a dance floor. We have another 90 seats outdoors split between two patios which can be rented separately or in conjunction with indoor space, bringing our total event capacity to 200. Contact Emily (events@tavernonkruse.com) for any private party info.

  • Private party contact

    Kent Lewis: (503) 277-8233

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