Higgins Restaurant and Bar

Higgins Restaurant and Bar

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Hours
Sun
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wed
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
RM 99.00 – RM 188.00
CUISINES
Contemporary, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
At Higgins we are fortunate to be situated in one of the world’s most fertile, productive and diverse agricultural regions
PRICE RANGE
RM 99.00 – RM 188.00
CUISINES
Contemporary, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles847 reviews
Excellent
502
Very good
208
Average
99
Poor
27
Terrible
11
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

DavRut
Victoria86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Disappointing meal. Hadn't eaten here in several years since moving from Portland several years ago. Rating is based on the $$$$ assessment by Trip Advisor. Food was good 4/5, but a bit too salty, Appreciated the amuse bouche, Service was average 3/5. For the price, would rate the experience 3/5. Would choose a different restaurant on next visit to Portland.
Written 16 April 2024
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APM1919
San Francisco93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Had a fantastic meal and experience at Higgins last night. Great food, great cocktails and great service. Excellent charcuterie, we had the salami plate and the special terrine, then the gazpacho and fisherman’s stew. We sat in the bar and had a great conversation with the bartender about the excellent cocktails. We had just dropped off a kid at college and will definitely go back to Higgins next time we are here to visit. Next time I’m ordering everything on the charcuterie menu with the Jasmine cocktail. Highly recommend!!
Written 31 August 2023
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Ellen28
New York City1123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
I read about this place on various sites as one of the best farmyard to table spots in Portland. It was decent, nothing to write home about. We did lunch - burger and salad. People were nice but wouldn’t need to hunt it out again.
Written 25 June 2023
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Michael O
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
We used to meet friends at Higgins several times a year starting in the mid-90s & continued to do so for decades. We hadn’t been there since before Covid until meeting friends there last night. Previously, groups of 5 or more were seated in the upstairs booths, no longer. They had set up a 4 person table downstairs for 5. Mixed drinks used to be epic. No longer. My Manhattan (my daily drink) had way too much vermouth, the others at our table were also a bit disappointing. One of us ordered a $70 filet medium rare, which came out well done & was sent back. An appetizer mussel order had several punky & 1 unopened shell - something that would never have occurred in years past. The other dinner orders were OK, but nothing special & the accompanying sides were good but not standouts like in years past. The service was disorganized for the 1st time ever. A bowl for empty mussel shells was finally delivered when only 1-2 mussels were left. An order for another table was delivered to ours, etc. We were told by 2 of the service staff that given the kitchen’s error on the filet that it’d be on the house - which was reflected on the final bill but not deducted from the total owed. After dinner while walking to the show that drew us downtown, we all agreed Higgins had lost the qualities we had come to both enjoy & expect. Sadly, we can neither recommend Higgins to others nor are terribly motivated to return ourselves. It was a great place, but that ship has sailed.
Written 14 May 2023
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Gerhard W
Friday Harbor2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Higgins has such a great legacy and well-earned reputation. My wife and I recently returned after a year and a half with much anticipation. Menu items were very appealing. Unfortunately we were let down in a big way. Dungeoness crab risotto arrived as a lone pile (plop) of risotto in the middle of a bare plate. Black Cod arrived as two small over-cooked pieces. Halibut filet was dried out, over cooked, placed on a very simple bed of black lentils and a little tomato sauce. Each entre cost roughly $45 and maybe at $15 to $20 I’d have felt OK about it. Service was fine but ambiance is below average and a bit stark. Nothing in this experience would motivate a return or by any means, a recommendation.
Written 13 April 2023
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Tom C
Oregon96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Higgins Restaurant is located walking distance from Portland’s symphony and play house giving patrons a very good choice for meeting up after a show. The atmosphere has two spacious large rooms with a hint of class and a mishap of substituting brown butcher paper for tablecloths. The drink menu is remarkable for its variety. The menu is fixed yet many specials are available. The staff are very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed liver moussette, mushroom samosas, 8 oz tenderloin, a glass of Va Piano wine and Virgin Moscow Mule. The meat and liver were too salty. The cost was a whopping $140. So, it is a good choice when one has the ability to cover the expenses.
Written 18 December 2022
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Nancy C
New York City4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
My first visit to Portland and I chose Higgins based on descriptions and location. I was not disappointed. The place was comfortable and welcoming. The food was special and delicious. The service was terrific. Sure, its pricey but what isn't these days? I recommend Higgins!
Written 27 November 2022
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hanalea
Olympia230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
Always look for the best when our friends come to town, so were looking forward to this well known restaurant. It’s very expensive and that would be fine if the restaurant food were at least excellent if not transcendent. This was not the case. The Basque seafood stew is fine but not really much better than your average cioppino. The fish of the day was Alaska ling cod-at $39 this is not really a special fish. The desserts (Sicilian ricotta cake and chocolate tahini brownie) are not very good. The Alsatian terrine as a starter and the mussels were good. Overall, a no return.
Written 24 October 2022
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Mary K
Beaverton14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
We recently celebrated our 43rd anniversary. We have always loved lunch at Higgins but this time we sprang for dinner. The difficulty is choosing because everything is delicious. And we could not resist their wonderful bread either. We started with gazpacho with Ahi Tuna, which may sound odd but tastes delicious. Then we split their Cretan Tomato Zucchini fritters. They were out of this world. Even though we are not vegan, we always enjoy trying whatever the chef has come up with for vegans. We had to take home the peach cobbler. I don't usually have a cocktail but tried their Aperol Spritz, which was so festive and delicious.
Written 3 September 2022
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ZenDark30
Portland4271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
Higgins has always been a favorite “go to “restaurant. We were happy to have them open again for indoor dining. Post pandemic many restaurants have been short staffed. Not so, with Higgins. There were plenty of servers and other staff to fill water glasses, take plates, serve food etc. We ordered the dinner specials of salmon and lingcod. The fish portions were adequate however the dollop of rice was pretty minuscule. Overall the food was tasty, albeit a bit salty. Libations included the house margarita, Manhattan, and Mojitos. Dinner was topped off with house made buttermilk ice cream which was interesting and surprisingly flavorful. Welcome back Greg and Company.
Written 15 July 2022
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Brad W
Vancouver227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Using sustainable food practices, the chef has come up with some interesting menu choices. Ultimately we went with the specials; a salmon dish, and fried clam dish. Both were excellent and certainly would order again. The fried clam dish was not like what you’d normally see at a fried fish seafood restaurant. These were huge razor clams, served whole. Not sure how they got it so tender, but boy it sure was Casual high end dining
Written 3 July 2022
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TBrown
Portland1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
We placed reservations for a very special night; my son's high school graduation. Upon arrival we were told to present our proof of vaccination. We were absolutely not told ahead of time that we needed this and this information is not even on their website or posted anywhere we could see. We are all vaccinated but because we didn't happen to have our cards with us and couldn't pull up appointment confirmations on our email for 2 of our party we were denied entry. I do understand the importance of their policy but I was APPALLED by how matter-of-fact the the employee's attitude was and how COMPLETELY unapologetic he was about THEIR screw up which ruined an important evening. You are very lucky we were able to actually walk in to a nearby restaurant who actually valued our business or I would be absolutely livid. I will never come to Higgins again. A place that I had a wonderful time at for a night out with my wife before the pandemic and had great food will never again have my business. Not to mention their warm cozy decor they used to have feels like a "noodle's and company" now in their interior, so not impressed with the generic remodel which brought a place of character and class down to franchise chain restaurant level.
Written 9 June 2022
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CBoulder
55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
My partner and I had lunch today at Higgins. We give it mixed reviews for reasons below, but we may try it again as this was our first time. In terms of interesting cooking we give it 5 stars. The nettle pasta was intriguing and a good portion. It was unusual and did grow on my partner though he never quite came to terms with it. The artichoke dish was disappointing. The marinade in the artichoke was just odd. I questioned our server about it, and I think it must have been the fermented red pepper that for me didn't quite work. The dish was composed of 3 parts: The artichoke as the centerpiece and then on one side a bit of carrot with tzatziki (wonderful but a teeny scoop) and potatoes skoradalia on the other, which was ok. The plate came with olives and some crostini. We had another starter that was the most delicious dish, a plate of 8 perfectly cooked asparagus spears sitting on a little flavored oil surrounded by several endive and radicchio leaves. It was excellent. The iced tea (Numi) was the best black iced tea I have ever had. Our server was great. He remained good humored about our questions and comments and got answers for us even when he had to consult the kitchen.. Because of him, a generally good atmosphere, and because we do like adventurous chefs, even if dishes don't always work perfectly, we may well return. The restaurant was full, and we did not feel generally rushed, but we would have preferred if our main dish had not arrived while we were still eating our appetizer. In this case we were able easily to put our asparagus to the side and not sacrifice the perfect temperature of the main pasta dish. Higgins is a little expensive in light of the portions, but the price of food is hitting the restaurant industry, too, so we may have to get used to higher bills even for lunch.
Written 3 June 2022
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MaryE995
Pasadena142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
I found this restaurant online as we were staying at a hotel around the corner, then valet highly recommended it. Upon his advice, we got a much coveted table in the bar area and were not disappointed. The food choices many, the food delicious, the service professional and friendly, and the vibe great fun! A Portland classic.
Written 22 May 2022
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Kerry O
San Jose5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
We had the best service, the best meal and a great time. Arrived in PDX, our hotel was nearby and we had heard how great Higgins is...made a Res - were advised we would be seated in the Bar - and it was great! Both the waiter and his "back up" were delightful and so accommodating. The Mussels were beyond comparison with the many San Francisco places I have tried. Divine. The Steak - A+. Dessert - great a sublime tart. We cannot wait to return.
Written 14 May 2022
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