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Daily Grill - 18 Reviews - 750 Sw Alder St, Portland, OR 97205-3412, Portland, OR - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (503) 294-7001

Daily Grill

750 Sw Alder St, Portland, OR 97205-3412
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 294-7001
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Daily Grill - Portland, OR
Daily Grill - Portland, OR
Daily Grill - Portland, OR


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I love this restaurant. I came in on Christmas and thank goodness they were open cause nothing else was. My husband and I stopped in for both breakfast and dinner. (We were stu...


One of the worst breakfast experiences in Portland. We were one of two tables in the entire restaurant. The server got our orders wrong: brought the wrong food, missed food that w...

Ghastly 1/3/2011

One of the worst breakfast experiences in Portland. We were one of two tables in the entire restaurant. The server got our orders wrong: brought the wrong food, missed food that was ordered, mischarged us for what we ordered. We ordered tepid hot cocoa's for small children and they came out scalding. The waffle was worse than from a box. I cannot believe the prices this place is charging considering the construction, terrible quality and service. BLEH! more

Very Bad Breakfast Daily Grill Portland OR 3/10/2009

We were in Portland on 03/07/09 and looked forward to a great meal at the Daily in Portland. We had the worst breakfast and service we've ever experienced at a Daily. My omelette was dry and brown and the potatoes were definitely scrapped from the bottom of the pan, with odd bits of debris. Service: had to get up and find jelly that we'd requested. A very disappointing experience and we won't be as confident in our decision to dine at a Daily in the future. We travel frequently and always look for a Daily in our travels. more

I would come back for the Cobb omelet anytime. 2/8/2009

We stayed at the Westin last night and since the rain was coming down when we woke up this morning, we... more

I would come back for the Cobb omelet anytime. 2/8/2009

TheTripChick Provided by Partner
We stayed at the Westin last night and since the rain was coming down when we woke up this morning, we decided on brunch really close by (where we ... more

Thanks for making my Christmas special!! 1/6/2009

I love this restaurant. I came in on Christmas and thank goodness they were open cause nothing else was. My husband and I stopped in for both breakfast and dinner. (We were stuck in the hotel due to snow) Breakfast was awesome although very busy. The female server explained to us that they were one of the only restaurants open in the area and due to snow were under staffed. Unless you were someone of serious impatience, the wait for food was not long. I read the other reviews and it's upsetting. Barbie was the morning manager and she came to our table because a side of bacon was misplaced. She was so nice and took the side of bacon off our bill all together even though we told her not to. (The side showed up before she even left our table). \r We returned for dinner with friends. The restaurant was even busier than at breakfast. They did happen to run out of quite a few items (thankfully non of which we wanted). We were served by Ileana in the dinning room. She was so funny. We did have a bit of a wait getting into the restaurant but it was worth it. A nice young lady served us in the lobby of the hotel, so we were able to enjoy drinks with friends in front of a fireplace! it really just set the night off. \r I recommend the Daily Grill with high remarks. The food is amazing (especially the Pork chop! ) Thanks for making my Christmas. Pros: The staff is really caring! Cons: ??? more

Worst dining experience of my life! 12/27/2008

We went here for breakfast on Christmas Day because almost everything else was closed and we were downtown. It was horrible. We stood there in the bar area for almost ten minutes while we waited for a hostess; the bartender and a server both ignored us until we asked for help, then told us to just keep waiting. We should have left, but eventually we were seated way back in the rear, away from everyone else except one elderly couple who were also ignored and neglected. It took half an hour for someone to even take our order; my husband had to go find a server, who offered no apology or explanation for our wait. At one point a busboy tried to take our order, and just made up a bogus answer to a question I had about the menu. We did get one cup of nasty burnt coffee while we waited.\r \r Against our better judgement, we ordered from the overpriced menu (seriously, $13 for one burned sausage link and some dry eggs?) and waited another forty minutes for our food. When we finally found a manager to complain, she told us they were understaffed (obviously) but offered no sincere apology and insisted that she was usually complimented on her food and service. She offered us a $25 gift card, which we didn't take since we're not coming back, and comped our breakfast, so at least we didn't have to pay for it. We only saw the server for the fifteen seconds it took us to order; she never came back after that.\r \r As we left, the hostess and bartender ignored us, and no one ever apologized for our miserable experience or the crummy food. They even had the cooks serving tables instead of cooking and it wasn't even that busy - I guess they were trying to save on staff payroll. Bad move. I could've made better food at home and eaten it faster, and without getting snide attitude and neglect on the side. We are never going back there! Pros: At least they had the decency to comp the ticket. Cons: Everything else, especially the nasty food and abysmal service. more

huge portions, great flavors, excellent service 9/5/2007

My wife and I recently celebrated a wedding anniversary at the Daily Grill. We'd never eaten in this venue before and I waffled over this restaurant versus Morton's. I'm thrilled that I chose the Daily Grill. I had the Blackberry pork chop and was simply blown away by the size of the meal, as well as the flavor!!! Did I mention the house salads? Damn, that's a meal in itself. For dessert we shared a slice of carrot cake (calorie ALERT) garnished with whipped cream (on the side).\r \r Total bill: $87, including $13 tip. For that we got: 2 gigantic house salads, 2 glasses of wine, 2 entres, and 1 dessert. In fairness to readers of this review, I should mention that neither one of us ordered steak--that would have boosted the bill considerably.\r \r We can't wait to take our friends to the Portland Daily Grill. Pros: excellent service, great food, huge portions Cons: ??? more

Great Food, Service, Prices 7/24/2007

I don't understand the bad reviews for The Daily Grill and I am so glad I ignored them. We were looking for a place with ?classic American fare"" to celebrate our anniversary and this place was spot on. We were greeted with a smile, seated promptly and all the staff that stopped by wished us a Happy Anniversary. The food was fantastic! Our meals were of the best quality, flavored just right and were hot from start to finish (not that we could finish everything with the portions as huge as they are). The wine list has a nice selection and the prices are reasonable.Our dinner for 2 was $140 with tip (2 martinis, appetizer, shared salad, a bottle of wine, 2 entrees and 2 desserts). I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a place with great food, service, and menu selection. Without a doubt, a wonderful date night restaurant that won't break the bank. You gotta try this place!!! We'll be back!! Pros: Too many to list Cons: Couldn't find any more

great portions, friendly staff 5/10/2007

I have been to several Daily Grill locations on the West coast, and it is safe to say that they never cease to amaze. This location more than lived up to the high Daily Grill standard, with exceptional, attentive (and in this case, even entertaining!) service, and outstanding, generously-sized portions. My wife and I love the Ahi appetizer and the Iceburg wedge salad, and the fresh seafood and steaks are perfection. Nightly specials are always worth checking out- last time we split an amazing (and amazingly HUGE) Lobster potpie that I swear I still have dreams about. The fruit cobbler of the day tastes just like Mom used to make, so we always save room for their homemade (and again, Huge!) desserts. The atmosphere is great as well, with comfy booths, a 40's-style feel, and Frank Sinantra playing in the background. I cannot say enough great things about the Daily Grill, and will continue to visit this small local gem on a weekly basis. more

Excellent Steaks and Service 4/3/2007

This red walled restaurant is classy with attentive staff. The food is always exceptional, very rarely do you go to a restaurant that can cook a steak perfectly everytime. Every steak I have ever ordered has been exceptional and right on temperature. I especially love the blackened ribeye and the filet with fried onions. The spinach artichoke dip is the best anywhere, stuffed with artichoke hearts. The servers have always been quick to refill empty glasses, and remove dirty dishes. \r \r I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who is looking for a great steak and great service. Pros: Great Food and Service... Cons: A little spendy... more

Managment is the problem 3/5/2007

I went to eat at this place and right when I walked in I saw a manager (I think her name was Barbie) yelling at the poor little host. I asked him what it was all about and he said he was new and sat someone at the wrong table. Later I saw the same sous chef working on the line minutes ago sitting up at the bar drinking Buweiser yelling ""F*** Seattle, F*** Portland, F*** this and that"" in an obnoxious and belligrerant manner. The food and price were mediocre, but thats not where the problem lies. If you notice all of the other negative reviiews - it looks like it relates back to managment. In conclusion - this establishment could reach further potential with much more professional managment staff - who knows what goes on in the back. Pros: looks good from the outside Cons: much negative energy inside more

Classic Grill Fare! 3/19/2006

I have been to four Daily Grill locations. Their clam chowder is great, as is the tuna melt sandwich, and buffalo shrimp appetizer. This is perhaps a bit more Californian than the other reviewers may have liked, but I began going to the Grill in Newport Beach, CA, and love the place! Pros: Atmosphere, Great Food, Adult Cons: Wait can be long, Busy Servers more

Why?!? 2/13/2006

In a town with so many wonderful restaurants, how does this wretched restaurant stay open?? I have eaten there a number of times, and the food is the most bland, unexceptional, and boring food I have come across in Portland! The staff is a bit upitty, but reasonable. But the food???? Ick! How can a basic tuna sandwich NOT taste like tuna, I would like to know.... and what you pay for this is completely unreasonable! Pros: location, setting Cons: bland food, prices, low quality more

May we be seated? 12/9/2005

I would love to be able to tell you how the food was, but can't.... We tried to have breakfast there this morning and were ignored for 5 minutes until we had to search for a server and ask to be seated at which point the waitress said she'd be right with us. After walking past us another 3 times without a word, another server told us we would have to wait a couple minutes before anyone could help us. At this point, it had been 10 minutes so we just left. I find it hard to believe that they are still in business with this lack of customer service. I won't be a hurry to try again..... more

Terrible Service 10/2/2005

Daily Grill's food, decor, and location are good but they are extremely disorganized and their service is terrible. No one seemed to know what he or she was doing and even messed up on their corrections. We visited during breakfast and it took forever to be served, the order was wrong, they brought three sides of sausage to our table twice that we didn't order or want but eventually made us keep, and then..of course, it took forever to get the bill worked out. Maybe the wait staff-in-training gets the breakfast shift. Cons: Service more

Disappointed twice 10/2/2005

I have been to this restaurant twice and disappointed with the service both times. The last time I went for breakfast with some friends after completing Race for the Cure. I had won gift certificates from a local radio station and used $50 worth to pay for our $32 tab. The manager refused to give credit for the difference between the $32 and the $50 saying it wasn't ""their policy"". He even went so far as to imply that I had come by the gift certificates under questionable means because they were not the ones ""usually issued"". Keep in mind, I was not asking for cash back, simply something on the gift certificate showing the amount remaining. And, all this after terrible service: coffee never refilled, order messed up twice and toast arrived after the meals were eaten. This is the worst dining experience I have had in some time. Pros: Food okay, Nice decor Cons: Service more

Great Food, Location, Service - Perfection 9/14/2005

I went with a group, but from the moment I stepped in the door I felt like royalty. From the special attention from the wait staff to a personal visit from the General Manager, the attention each of us received was outstanding. As a group, we were able to sample many appetizers, with the exceptional being the popcorn shrimp and fried calamari. The pot pie was a work of art, the steak sandwich was huge, the meatloaf was a taste of home, and the skirt steak was divine. I'll be returning soon . . . just gotta have that pot pie! Pros: Great food, Excellent Service, Exceptional courtesy Cons: Pricey parking more

A Big City Bar 1/1/2004

Not for the Eugene-moved-to-Portland crowd, Daily Grill has a great happy hour menu and the food tastes just fine. The bar is small and warm. For those who like a city bar, this is one to consider. The pricing is reasonable, to slightly high, but not out of line with a place that caters to those who want a no nonsense, cozy place where you might get stressed out if you don't have character of your own. Don't let the local funk-obsessed reviewer throw you off. Pros: Ambiance, Sharp clientele, Happy hour food Cons: A touch pricey, Small, No funky props more
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  • In Short
    An expansive room with crimson walls, deep leather booths and quaint artwork lend a nostalgic '40s brasserie feel to this Los Angeles-based Grill Concepts, Inc. venture....

  • 7/11/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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    American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest