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Tavern on Kruse

4.6
4.6
1344 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

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Northwest

  • Clackamas

    Best Overall

  • Clackamas

    Best Ambiance

  • Clackamas

    Best Value

  • Clackamas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Clackamas

    Good for Groups

  • Clackamas

    Healthy

  • Clackamas

    Great for Lunch

  • Clackamas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Clackamas

    Outdoor Dining

  • Clackamas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Clackamas

    Most Booked

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  1. G

    Greenleaf

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    The last few times we have eaten at Tavern on Kruse, it takes 20 minutes for a waiter to come over and greet us. Once they did, they were great the rest of the evening. We got the Salmon poke appetizer and the mangos were not ripe at all and the salmon was a bit fishy. We had the caramel creme de pot dessert which had a lot of great flavor but was hard to eat. They had jazz music going which was amazing and sitting on the patio was wonderful!
  2. AS

    AllenS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress, Cody, made all the difference between our dining experience being outstanding rather than good. She read the temperature perfectly at our table, knowing when to retreat, and when to swoop in to move our dining along. Her grace, sense of humor, eye contact, and warmth married with the beautiful food, music, and outdoor patio ambiance.
  3. C

    Clphil

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the outside dining!! The service was great as well as our delicious dinners! And then of course there was a jazz band who played dinner music! Not loud!!!
  4. m

    musicgal

    Portland

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner venue. Delicious food and lovely atmosphere.
  5. TB

    ToniB

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the halibut dish and it was excellent as was the service!
  6. S

    Sophia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was good, but the portions are very small. One plus was that we were not charged for the gazpacho after we tried and did not like it. Service was okay, but slow and we were brought a dessert menu even though we did not want to order any dessert. For the price, would have expected more food.
  7. PH

    PaulH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and live music was cool
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a great drink menu with excellent cocktails. The service never has disappointed us when we go. Food menu is always creative and bid on fresh ingredients with big flavor. We always have such a memorable time coming here and that’s what’s most important.
  9. TS

    TeresaS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The whole team enjoyed the wonderful menu and live jazz.
  10. BC

    BarryC

    Portland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. It's so great that they are offering live music 7 days a week.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great happy hour at TOK! From the cocktails to the delicious small plates to the service and live music on the beautiful patio, TOK pulls out all the stops. Perfect place for a business meeting, a family meal, or a special occasion. Don’t miss the green gazpacho while it’s in season along with the mushroom flatbread, salmon poke tacos, steak bites, and truffle mac & cheese. Thank you to our wonderful server TOK playing bartender and service simultaneously yet never missing a beat.
  12. MH

    MichaelH

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    This time I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the food. Appetizer came out just warm and the main dish (clam chowder) was a bit underwhelming. Steak Frites and Halibut ( for the rest of the party) however was very good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food. Awful service. Too expensive for literally no valid reason. If you want your resturant to thrive change your chef (if you’ve one) immediately.

    Tavern on KruseResponded 7 days agoThis Helps! I, too, have always wondered how a guy who graduated #1 in his culinary school, worked 4.5 years in a Michelin *** restaurant, cooked for Julia Child's 90th bd party, ran PDX's top "Lucy's Table," and won 3 "Top 100 in the USA" awards on OpenTable STILL hasn't figured out how to cook! -Seriously, for you to give straight "1" ratings means somebody here peeved you and you wanted to "get even." I truly care about your experience if you'd like to take a more constructive approach. KL

  15. JD

    JulieD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tesla set us down and gave us our drinks and she was very friendly and hospitable. Then we had Halle wait on us and she was the most amazing waitress. She was prompt and professional. The food was amazing and we listen to the band and the music was just perfect. Though it was 95° outside there was a cool breeze and the umbrella helped make it bearable. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this place to other people and sit outside if you can as the ambience is beautiful.
  16. OJ

    OregonJim

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Our server engaged in good conversation about wines, and she really knew her subject. Our outside table was too near the door, but we could overlook that. And we got special treatment for our wedding anniversary. We’ll be back. And - in passing - thanks for seating with us thru the pandemic. We loved the cook-at-home meals.
  17. B

    Barbara

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good (especially Abby’s clam chowder). The service was excellent. Our group had a great time!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and were surprised to find that they have a live band each evening.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Great outside dining if that's what you are looking for.
  20. CW

    ChristineW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great service, from the Host(ess) to the Server. Always great food. Love coming here. We eat here about twice a month. Love the vibe.
  21. RR

    RichardR

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not very accommodating. Very arrogant service. Food was just OK.
  22. LS

    LinetteS

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Definitely would come back. Service was on point as well. Thanks for a wonderful meal!
  23. TC

    ThomasC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice evening out with the family.
  24. c

    cecc

    Austin

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the locally sourced foods and delicious menu
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    The area we were sitting at in the restaurant was 85-90 degrees. Nobody should be asked to pay to sit in that kind of discomfort. Staff at entrance fanning themselves, waitstaff with sweat stains around collar and down the middle…never mind what kitchen was experiencing. Can’t control Mother Nature WITHOUT PROPER AIR CONDITIONING… halibut dish overpriced for even a pleasant dining environment. Other things I could mention but not worth it…. I’m trying to cool off in my car..
  26. LW

    LeslieW

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our food - the taste and presentation - very much. Our server was super friendly. The atmosphere is great and really masks the fact that you're dining in a strip mall. :) Great for lunch, happy hour, groups.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food great drinks, great service, jazz was good but too loud.
  28. D

    Drfoodie

    Portland

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Once we ordered server was attentive.
  29. l

    likes2eatout

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The salads offered for dinner were all very tasty and nicely presented. Nice environment both inside and outside. Good service. I would return.
  30. TL

    TheresaL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love everything about Tavern on Kruse…the food, the service, and the location. You are one of my favorite places to eat. We come pretty frequently; and I suggest meeting friends there. ❤️👏
  31. JC

    JCloer1

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, great selection of drinks, open kitchen, very solid service, nice open area, awesome patio...lots of good stuff here! My wife introduced me to it for lunch yesterday and I liked it so much I took my colleagues there for happy hour the same day!
  32. RC

    RobertC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends in town for the weekend so we thought we’d share brunch with the on Sunday. Food was great setting ( patio ) was very nice and the food was exceptional for a Brunch. Friends were impressed and said they would like to try dinner next time they were in town. Since we are regulars it was no surprise to my wife and my self.
  33. PP

    PaulP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Anita!!! Chef Nathan kicks it with his creative DELISH offerings! Tavern on Kruse has become a superior choice for service, food and beverage for the local community. Hard to keep them a secret anymore :-)
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was excellent,service very good. It was Jazz night which we didn’t know so was a bit noisy. That would not deter me from going back and enjoying this wonderful restaurant again.
  35. ST

    SusanT

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service,great food and loved the live music-We really appreciated the distance between the tables!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor patio seating with live jazz. Excellent wines by the glass and salads. Cody was our server and she was friendly and attentive.
  37. SH

    SherryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! A little too loud with the band but it was nice music. Service was very good. Wait for food wasn’t bad.
  38. Z

    Zsazsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice ambiance, moderate prices, friendly staff, live music made this dining experience a pleasure.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service, food and ambiance! One of our go-to spots! Fast service too & they love puppies!
  40. F

    Fred

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I would like to see some simpler items on the menu. Some items have combinations of flavors and ingredients that make something enjoyable less so.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

    • Waitstaff 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 1344 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Tavern on Kruse

4835 Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kruse Way at Carman Drive

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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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