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Clarke's Restaurant

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455 2nd St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3126 (Between Avenue A & B)
+1 503-636-2667
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16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I went to Clarke's last weekend. We had read that there is a new chef and we were excited to give it a try. I was pleased to see that they were very busy. The service was very good as usual and we asked about the new chef. Yes, the restaurant was sold and is under new... More 

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Thank Brad G
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My husband and I went to Clarkes for dinner and both were delicious, both seafood, and were the best we have had in quite a while. My only complaint was the service was a bit slow; however, the server was very gracious and nice.

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Thank Gouldali
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Hadn't been here in many years. Restaurant is small and intimate. A rare one that actually has sound absorption in the dining room so you can hear people at your table! The salads we had were excellent (beet salad and field greens salad). We both had the short rib burger which was an interesting concept with short rib meet compressed... More 

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Thank GregW_Oregon
Lake Oswego
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137 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary and we enjoyed the experience. The food (I had the duck soup, she had the Caesar salad and we both had the lobster and prawn risotto) was exceptional. The rice was cooked perfectly and there was plenty of prawn and lobster meat and the portion was just right. The bottle... More 

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Thank littlemtn
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Undercooked and mediocre sturgeon. Undercooked and mediocre beef tenderloin. Caesar salad was drenched in dressing. Slow and uninspired service. I think their cooking is fading fast. Haven't visited in over a year and it was just a big disappointment.

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Thank Jon J
United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I finally made it to this oft-touted restaurant, but it was most disappointing. Nearly empty; vague service: the server kept disappearing to the back room and delivered requested items reluctantly. It was a bright spring day, but dark and dreary inside. Will not return.

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Thank sophia713
Portland, Oregon, and Edinburgh, Scotland
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This has long been the best (only?) fine dining restaurant in Lake Oswego. Our recent visit, after a year's gap, was no disappointment, from pre-dinner cocktails, through the signature and fabulous risotto and the attentive yet unobtrusive service to coffee.

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Thank JohnPGrant
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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275 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Clarke's is one of our favorite restaurants, and now we have yet another reason to go. During March, Clarke's is participating in a city-wide restaurant month and is featuring a $29.00 prix fixe 3-course menu. We tried the goat cheese souffle (the other choice is Clarke's wonderful Caesar salad. The souffle was different, flavorful and we hope it will be... More 

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Thank LOMike
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The food was serviceable, but the customer service was atrocious. My girlfriend scheduled a swanky surprise birthday party for me with around thirty guests. Over the phone, she was told the quarters would be in a private room, but they wer really adjacent to the main dining area concealed only by a cheap curtain. Laurie, the owner accepted her money... More 

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Thank Derek A
Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Small and charming great for a date night, not for families or children. The food was wonderful, staff a little slow but not a problem for us

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Cuisine
Italian, French, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 2nd St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3126
    (Between Avenue A & B)
  • Public Transportation: Trimet bus - Lake Oswego transit center is 5 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Clackamas County  >  Lake Oswego
  • Phone Number: +1 503-636-2667
Description
Northwest dining with French and Italian accents, award-winning wine list in a romantic, contemporary atmosphere. Several private dining rooms for groups of 8-75. Join us for happy hour in our bar 4:30-6 nightly or for outside dining on our patio. We offer free ample parking and ADA access.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?