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Joel Palmer House

600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114-9789
+1 503-864-2995
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
16:30 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114-9789
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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently ate here and it was very good. The food was great and the staff was the same. You have choices in a 3 course meal or choices in a 5 course meal. The 3 course meal is $70 per person but I feel...More

Thank enjoytravel0410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been there at least a dozen times over the last twenty years. always excellent service and food. really fine dinning in such a small town, bravo. Keep up the good work. my elk rib eye was perfect!!!!!

Thank westlinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were six of us for dinner. Although it was a prix fixe dinner, you had a choice of three or five courses. We all went with the three course option which gave us the chance to try a lot of options. We had the...More

1  Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of nine travelers had a lovely and tasty dinner here on a Saturday night in April. We loved having an upstairs private dining room! The food was fresh and very well-prepared. The wine list and wine steward were outstanding! Service was perfect. Highly...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joel Palmer is rightly mentioned as one of the finest restaurants in the Willamette Valley. Reservations are highly recommended. Owner/Chef Chris has an affinity for mushrooms and these can be found in several of the delicious menu options. A 3 course and a 5 course...More

Thank KMHvaca
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Several people recommended it for dinner and it lived up to and maybe exceeded expectations. It is a prix fixe with a 3 course or 5 course option. Each course has at least 2 options. Do not miss the soup! The sommelier was very helpful....More

Thank nansox
Reviewed 10 May 2017

A restaurant built around the lowly, or mighty, depending on one's point of view, fungi. With the exception of dessert mushrooms are incorporated into every dish. And boy does it work! From the mushroom tart with its earthy flavors full of chocolate and overtones of...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Make sure you plan for plenty of time to truly appreciate this wonderful dining experience. If you love wild mushrooms, truffles, great wine and fine cuisine, all served in a lovely, historic home, you will want to experience the Joel Palmer House. Thank you Chef...More

1  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The restaurant is very charming. The staff is amazing and does everything they can to make sure you have a pleasant experience. The food is top notch! The mushroom tart is a family recipe, and it is to die for. And their foie gra is...More

Thank RCamargo_Denver
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We were four foodies on a wine vacation, hailing from Louisiana. The concept of this restaurant was intriguing to all of us, especially the two chefs in our group.... couldn't wait to get there! Service here is good. We were mostly disappointed with the food....More

Thank Suzanne K
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Gloria L
Do you serve cocktails?
13 May 2017|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. But with such a wonderful wine list, we didn't really care about the cocktails.
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Gloria L
Do you serve cocktails?
13 May 2017|
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Response from RCamargo_Denver | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
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Tom L
May we bring our own wine?
26 July 2015|
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Response from jeri638 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Go on website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Ferry St, Dayton, OR 97114-9789
    (6th)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 503-864-2995
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Description
Our family business took shape when my great-grandfather, Joseph Czarnecki, opened Joe's Tavern in 1916 in Reading, Pennsylvania. His son, Joseph Jr., carried on the tradition, transforming the original tavern into Joe's Restaurant and changing the focus to fine dining and wine with wild mushrooms (a family passion) as the centerpiece. My father, Jack Czarnecki, followed in his father's footsteps, taking Joe's Restaurant to a new level while maintaining the mushroom theme. Despite the success of Joe's, our family's lifelong desire was to combine great mushroom hunting with fine wine. This dream was fully realized in 1996 when my parents, Jack & Heidi, purchased The Joel Palmer House and moved the family and the restaurant west. Our cooking revolves around wild mushrooms and truffles which we gather ourselves and with friends. We have always striven to obtain locally raised ingredients in our cooking, and we use many locally produced greens, herbs, and vegetables. Frequently we will use ingredients found in the cuisines of Mexico, China, Thailand, Poland, and India, so we call our cooking, “freestyle”. And, of course, we are working hard to create dishes which match the glorious wines of Oregon, especially Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
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