From buttermilk fried chicken to herb-crusted prime rib, the chefs at Stanford's find a way to add pleasant surprises to just abut every dish they make. The barbecue chicken pizza, for one, boasts a unique buttermilk garlic sauce and each of the wood fire-grilled steaks sails to tables with parmesan potato wedges and a choice of six savory sauces. But little details like these aren't the only surprises on the menu. There's also a selection of sushi rolls, such as the tempura prawn rolls, and walnut-crusted brie with seasonal housemade preserves. The signature cocktails also have their share of surprises: the lavender cosmo comes with an aromatic lavender-sugar rim and the basil gimlet's balanced mix of basil and sour lime trips across the tongue in an unexpected show of herb-fruit harmony.
Stanford's Restaurant & Bar stays close to home, even as it explores and combines the diverse flavors of the U.S.. Its chefs purchase as many ingredients as possible from local Washington and Oregon sources such as Inaba Farms, Ralph's Greenhouse, and Dungeness Farms. The results: buttermilk fried chicken with country sausage gravy and honey mustard glaze, and walnut crusted brie with house-made seasonal preserves. As for their combinations, the chefs don't believe land and sea need to remain separate—just look at their prime rib and grilled salmon with parmesan garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Dave's horseradish sauce. Both surf and turf tend to spend a lot of time together atop the kitchen's wood-fired grill, too, soaking up the smokey flavor of the smoldering logs while coming to realize there aren't so many differences between them after all.
Wine and dine at Fivespice Seafood & Wine Bar in Lake Oswego.
What can you eat at Fivespice Seafood & Wine Bar if you're gluten-free? Plenty. Come on in for some tasty meals.
No need to dress to the nines here — Fivespice Seafood & Wine Bar's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Fivespice Seafood & Wine Bar's patrons can find places to park in the area.
Meals at Fivespice Seafood & Wine Bar are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
For a little flavor to your day, head to Tualatin and dine at Sweetbrier Restaurant & Jazz Bar.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Sweetbrier Restaurant & Jazz Bar also offers catering.
If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
The food at Sweetbrier Restaurant & Jazz Bar can be a little pricey, and it is also known to blown diners' minds.
Fresh fare can be found at M and S Grill, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Health nuts will love M and S Grill for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
With M and S Grill's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Dine out in the open during M and S Grill's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most M and S Grill patrons come in casual attire.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from M and S Grill.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Parking is plentiful — there is a nearby lot and garage made available to diners.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Fresh fare can be found at Red Lobster, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
The chefs at Red Lobster know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — Red Lobster has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Bring the whole clan to Red Lobster — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Red Lobster caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Take it nice and easy at Red Lobster, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
That's right! Red Lobster will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Meals at Red Lobster usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Red Lobster has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.