The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their moms. Feel as pampered as a railroad baron with today's deal: for $15, you get $32 worth of upscale New American cuisine and drinks at Ten 01 in the historic Pearl District.
Ten 01 spins palates right-round with a commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients and a contemporary, upscale take on classic American flavors. Its double-decker dining room provides patrons with the chance to experience two different menus, with the first floor reserved for energetic, small-plate dining and the second floor showcasing full-blown entrees. The downstairs menu provides diners with dainty nibbles of classic American favorites, which have been given a gourmet makeover worthy of an appearance at Royal Ascot. Order up the fish and chips (house-made halibut brandade with fresh potato chips and malt vinegar aioli, $9), crispy confit duck wings ($6), and a lamb gyro burger ($9), and position each dish around the table so as to recreate the famous battle scene from that one war movie.
The upstairs menu treats eager eaters with savory plates such as smoked salmon with a black-truffle herb dumpling ($14) or prosciutto-wrapped veal pâté ($12). Alternate selections include the herbivore-friendly handmade herb pappardelle pasta with Cypress Grove goat cheese ($19), or the Mediterranean-inspired Cattail Creek leg of lamb with medjool dates, glazed turnips, and crispy polenta ($28).
The delectable dessert and cheese menu provides suggested wine and spirit pairings determined by complementary flavor, mouth feel, and rousing rounds of Mad Libs. Send a coy piece of chocolate truffle cake ($9) on a romantic stroll with a raffish, fun-loving sip of Mount Gay Extra Old Rum from Barbados ($6–$12), or partner the witty peanut butter bread pudding ($9) with a darkly handsome quaff of Herradura Reposado tequila ($6–$12). A full-service bar provides top-quality pours of imported and domestic spirits and beers, and the wine list is as lengthy as a Friday afternoon at work, touting titles from a cellar of more than 700 bottles and 35 by-the-glass selections. Pick your own vinventure or ask Jeff Groh, resident sommelier, for a sagacious suggestion.
This deal is not valid for happy hour.
Zagat gives Ten 01 a stellar review, awarding the food 25 points, the décor 24, and the service 24. More than 90 Yelpers give it an average of four stars, nearly 100 OpenTable reviewers give an average of 4.3, TripAdvisors give it a 3.5 average rating, and 80% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- An “oasis of taste”, this “comfortable”, “sleek Pearl District eatery” boasts an “innovative” menu of “artistically presented”, “memorably seasoned” New American cuisine with “ingredients from the farmer’s market”; the “high-end” experience also includes a “fabulous wine list” with one of Portland’s “best” sommeliers “to assist in navigating it” and “responsive”, “knowledgeable” service. – Zagat
- Fabulous meal, from appetizers to cocktails. Went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were very pleased. Started with a charcuterie platter, then my husband had the salmon and I had the ahi tuna and we finished with zeppoli (ricotta beignets with lemon curd). Each dish had a unique attribute without being over-the-top. Delicious! – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/22/2010
- Incredible food, incredible service. One of Portland's most outstanding restaurants. Some of the best food I have ever had the pleasure of eating, with top-notch service to complement. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/08/2010
1001 NW Couch St.
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