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Zeus Cafe at Crystal Hotel

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Crystal Hotel, 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR (Stark and Burnside)
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Moscow, Idaho
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We strolled into this place and were not disappointed, the menu was fairly short on choices but they all sounded really unique as well as delicious and we were correct. We all finished our meals and wanted to lick the plates clean.... very tasty! The place felt very family friendly, the staff very friendly and even everyone seated around us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone was so helpful. Had the tastiest blackberry cocktail. Yellowtail was great. Bison fantastic. Try the six flight beer taster, yum.

Thank Cindiwh
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newer cafe. Friendly staff. Fun, original menu with lots of intriguing options. We tried several dishes, including the elk sliders and pizza (pepperoni with a fried egg on top). The sliders were on the dry side and it is a small portion. If you are hungry, you may want to order a couple of dishes or at least add an... More 

Thank Tim B
Sherrard, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I just want to thank the food and beverage manager thank you for helping me with providing a recommendation for a lovely bottle of wine to help my sister and brother-in-law celebrate their anniversary. Hal made sure the wine was delivered to their room with a nice card - they loved the wine and were very appreciative, and so was... More 

Thank chrizby0204
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel staff had hardly recomended the cafe for breakfast and they were right, they have delicious options.

Thank Karen S
Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

First for Historic building buffs this building is an absolute marvel, a unique restoration of a one of a kind building. (Just go for the architecture). Second they have an amazing selection of exclusive seasonal craft beers. Thirdly the menu is filled with innovative and delicious oddities and marvels Lastly, and most amazingly, our server was a true devotee of... More 

Thank DerHotelinspector
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

a wonderful experience, really cool Portland Chic attitude, really good food and service. we really were lucky that the first place we tried (highly rated on trip advisor) was busy and we found this on our way out of the city. parking is street side but seemed to be no problem. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and offered a lot... More 

Thank Brent P
Portland, Oregon
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386 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The server was excellent, but the menu was very limited (except for the beer, wine and spirits), the time in the kitchen was very long. The presentation of the food was very good, but the food itself was pretty average despite the attempt to be very Portland in the ingredients. To top it off, my wife had to rush to... More 

Thank Eugene F
Portland, Oregon
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262 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Zeus is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland. This time it was for breakfast. They really knock it out of the Park and no lines as most of the other great restaurants have for breakfast. Try it and I know you will like it.

Thank stevemarilyn2013
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A Reuben made with corned LAMB?Sauerkraut made from pear? And there were many other intriguing and even counter-intuitive ingredient combinations on the menu. Artichoke heart wood-fired pizza was superb! Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable. Atmosphere and decor was Jazz but the soundtrack was Reggae. It all worked. Unique.

Thank Bob K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crystal Hotel, 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR
    (Stark and Burnside)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-384-2500
  • This restaurant is at Crystal Hotel

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