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“Meatlovers comfort food”
Review of Ox Restaurant

Ox Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 4,676 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 45 - USD 75
Cuisines: Argentinian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 January 2015

This place is packed and it is hard to get a table. Based on some advice from WWeek we went early (before 5pm) and they took our name and said they would seat us when they opened. The bar had expensive mixed drinks ($10 cocktails, but wine and beer were more reasonable).

The dinner was good we shared 2 appetizers, 2 vegatables, and 2 meats for 3 people which was just about the right amount of food for an average appetite (if there is such a thing). The food was great, the clam chowder was a favorite. The were a couple of issues: the steak was cooked very rare when we asked for medium rare, and the chorizo sausage had some cold spots. We did not send it back because after waiting we were very hungry.

Would we go again? yes. Was it good? yes. Was it the best meal ever in Portland? no
It was also expensive which makes it best suited for special occasions (or impressing a date).

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Thank steve-h132
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

We had the prix fixe menu on New Year's Eve. The fact that we made the reservation rather late and the fact we older types are scared of the dark driving-wise, led to our 5 PM seating. The wait staff was knowledgable and attentive and our five courses including duck and scallops had a simple preparation of high quality ingredients.
Our only complaint was that we then had to shiver outside for four hours before we could ring in the New Year.

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1  Thank R B
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

I was taken here by my local friends who, as I do, feel that dining out should be a special experience. Ox did not disappoint. The decor was comfortable and intimate, the service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food superb. The large open oven and the staff working at it gave the whole dining hall a warm and inviting experience. Definitely a place I will visit next time I am in Portland.

1  Thank moodyivan
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

We found out new favorite restaurant in Portland and we will be back. A creative yet comforting menu combined with a hip, warm atmosphere and great service made this a 10 star experience for us, and we're picky! We were transported back to our favorite trip to Buenos Aires, we loved watching the chef working the parilla, sipping Argentine Malbec and inventive cocktails and the steak (the steak!) was flavorful and perfectly cooked. We left warm and happy. The only downside is the inevitable wait, but the wait is worth it.

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Thank Vivaviaje
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

Service is excellent. Had the lamb shoulder it was great.Blood sausage was good. Empanadas were perfect. Great wine selection. Pricey but worth it.

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Thank A40zange
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