Higgins Restaurant & Bar
Off to a jazz concert.
As usual Higgins didn’t disappoint! Excellent service food was a solid and enjoyable product.
Lovely evening at one of my favorite restaurants. Yummy Cod dish was amazing. So happy Higgins are requiring vaccinations. Looking forward to my next visit.
Lovely dinner minus the French butt head that shh’ed a table celebrating a wedding. You were rude, sir—and the whole dining room thought so. Seth was amazing. We also liked him as a waiter. The charcoochie board is worth it and 10/10 would eat the pâté with a boba tea straw.
We really appreciate their requirement of proof of vaccination as we are limiting our indoor dining to restaurants with that requirement. We dined in the bar which has an intimate feel and is very comforting.
Great fresh food, menu with upturns but not too big, great rotating specials, and fantastic service.
Firstly the food was absolutely DELICIOUS! The menu was inclusive for those who a gf, v, or vegan! I dined alone but the server made sure not to forget me. Had some spectacular wine too
Though the noise level is a trifle off-putting, everything else about Higgins is absolutely delightful! Our server, John, was so knowledgeable, and really fun to talk to. The food is creative; flavor combinations you will never find elsewhere, especially not at home (at least, not at our house!). Dinig at Higgins once or twice a year is, for us, an unsurpassed treat!
Our waiter was quite the salesman as he painted an appetizing picture of the pork dish special - specially selected and hand raised pork, finished with a diet of acorns & herbs - my mouth was watering. Unfortunately what I got was a dry piece of pork (no sauce or seasoning) surrounded by 2 disks of sliced yam (no sauce or seasoning) and a hand full of halved Brussels sprouts that had been pan seared (also no seasoning or sauce) and a small polenta wedge (2” wide x 2 1/2 “ long)
I would have sent it back but we did not have time to wait for another entree.
We have been going to Higgins for more than 20 years but unfortunately with this last experience we won’t be going back.
We had a really lovely dinner at Higgins before heading to a show at the Schnitz. Our server, John, was wonderful and the food, wine and beer were really delicious. He didn't even give me the hairy eyeball for asking for my steak well done ;-) We can't wait to go back.
We had a great evening. I had the Portuguese seafood stew. Amazing! My husband had the braised pork shoulder stuffed with apple sausage. He loved it! Expensive but good!
Continues to be one of our favorite restaurants!!!
WHEN WE ARRIVED THE OWNERS GREETED US WITH THE GIFT OF OUR FAVORITE TABLE FOR THE MEAL. LOVELY, RELAXED SETTING WITH DELICIOUS FOOD, AS ALWAYS.
Wonderful inventive food, absolutely charming waiter, just a terrific experience
Higgins is not inexpensive, but the quality of the food and the service is always worth the cost. Our meals were delicious and beautifully presented. Thanks.
We were grateful that vaccination cards and ID were required as it gave us a sense of being as secure as one can be during these Covid times. The server was most gracious, the variety of offerings were appreciated and delicious. AND best of all we could hear one another speak! It was an evening of Higgins at its best and made for a special time for the two of us.
Great view, inventive menu. Wonderful waiter. Perfect service.
Excellent service and great menu. I’m glad that they require proof of Covid-19 vaccine.
A simple menu for lunch, but not simple food, a variety of interesting tastes. Always happy to catch a meal here.
As usual, Higgins provided a delicious, seasonal meal with excellent service. Ginger squash soup and a beautiful seasonal salad were fantastic! What I really appreciated was the vaccine verification and mask policy. I was able to dine with a friend and feel safe eating indoors during Covid. Thank you.
Always a joy eating here. The specials are truly special and the combination of flavors is always a wonderful adventure. Been going here for years for a reason!
We plan to become regulars. John was excellent and smart. Food and wine and cocktails were all fantastic!
This is one of Portland's premier restaurants. We were delighted at the necessity of suppling proof of vaccinations, and the staff wearing masks at all times. My husband and I had a wonderful evening and everything about Higgins is always superb.
I was excited to eat here after several years. The food was just as good as I remembered, but the service was lacking. We arrived 15 minutes early, were seated promptly, but our server didn't come by for about 5-10 minutes - not a big deal (at first). He mentioned he was a little busy. We ordered a cocktail, he came back awhile later to take our order. We waited awhile and our server brought us wine/cocktail to go with our meals, so we thought they would be right out. Over an hour passed after ordering before we flagged our server down and told him we had show reservations and asked why we had waited over an hour to be served our meals. He made an excuse for the kitchen, but then our food showed up right away. The manager stopped by to see if we had everything we needed. We should have taken that opportunity to express our disappointment, but we were so hungry and now in a rush. My wine was warm and my friend had already finished her second cocktail. So much for enjoying it with the meal. We both rushed to eat our very expensive meals and sides in under 30 minutes in order to pay and get to our show. 15 minutes before the start of our show, our server brought the check (we were still eating) and said, "I know you're in a hurry. I'm sorry if we made you nervous, but you still have time for dessert." Excuse me? We ran to our show and made it through the doors after last call for seating. Nothing was comped and no real apology was made. I'm kicking myself for leaving any kind of tip at all. He got way more than he deserved. My friend and I had 2hrs and 15 minutes (we thought) to eat and get to a show. Instead, we were rushing and didn't get to enjoy dessert and we barely enjoyed the actual dinner since the eating part was so rushed. The food was delicious and I enjoyed the conversation with my friend, but I will discourage others from going here.
Higgins has been our favorite restaurant in Portland for close to 20 years. They were a trend setter then and still set a high bar to beat. There are a lot of great restaurants, new and fun and delicious, but every time we go back to Higgins, we are reminded why it is still there and popular.
So glad this restaurant has reopened. Food and service was wonderful. Social distancing of tables and masks, of course, make it a little less “intimate”, but still one of my favorite pre performance restaurants.
Best food I’ve had in two years since I was last in Paris🌺 Higgins is one of Portlands treasures🌺
Excellent attentive service. As always the food was perfectly prepared and was delicious.
Great new menu items! A taste of autumn! And, presentation is amazing!
I wanted to have a special event including dessert & drinks with my teen. Since Higgins doesn’t allow reservations with children at their bar, I reserved a table in the restaurant. Our server was clearly displeased that we were only ordering dessert & drinks and barely waited on us. It was really disappointing and made us feel really bad. I will not be returning.
Always a great place to eat especially given Higgin's policy of purchasing locally.
Excellent pre-opera dinner. We were well taken care of and each item we had was delicious.
The presentation is always breathtaking! Great food and great company.
It was great! Love that they require proof of vaccination.
Wonderful meal. Great food and great service. Highly recommend.
This is one of my top three favorite restaurants in or near Portland. The food is always extremely delicious, and of the upmost quality. The charcuterie board is delectable, and I would highly recommend it.
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