All Things Imperial

 Imperial is already a much-hyped culinary destination thanks to James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley’s guiding hand in the menu. Thing Paley’s Place part II. Image Credit: Dan Meyers

Imperial is already a much-hyped culinary destination thanks to James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley’s guiding hand in the menu. Thing Paley’s Place part II. Image Credit: Dan Meyers

With our prior coverage of the very lovely Paley’s Place last year, you know we’re fans of chef Vitaly Paley. Thus, it only makes sense that I would first go taste, and then write about his newest restaurant, Imperial. Sitting next to Hotel Lucia on S.W. Broadway in downtown Portland, Imperial does everything but disappoint. From the exciting ambience created by the prominent, wood-fired grill and open kitchen, to the amazing smells emanating from all around, you’re in for a treat if you haven’t already been a patron of this great place.

 Here’s a pic of my wife’s order…the Wild King Salmon a la Plancha with harissa, summer succotash, creamy poblano puree. Yum! Image Credit: Dan Meyers

Here’s a pic of my wife’s order…the Wild King Salmon a la Plancha with harissa, summer succotash, creamy poblano puree. Yum! Image Credit: Dan Meyers

A recent visit to Imperial was had by my wife and I for our eighth anniversary. We were quite happy with all aspects of our visit, from the warm greetings from the hostess and waiter, to the timeliness and quality of the food. We agreed on a 4 to 5 star rating and felt the food was worth its steeper than average pricing. Take a look at some of what we enjoyed…and try not to get hungry in the process (that may indeed be a challenge).

 A picture of one entree we elected to share…the House Made Agnolotti with corn & roasted garlic stuffed pasta, bacon, peas, cream, parmesan, popcorn. The popcorn is what tipped us over…very unique and a nice, added texture. Image Credit: Dan Meyers

A picture of one entree we elected to share…the House Made Agnolotti with corn & roasted garlic stuffed pasta, bacon, peas, cream, parmesan, popcorn. The popcorn is what tipped us over…very unique and a nice, added texture. Image Credit: Dan Meyers

 Here is my entree, the Brandt Beef Flat Iron Surf & Turf with Kauai prawns, avocado puree, piquillo salsa (GF). Needless to say, I was quite happy with this selection. The steak was very nice and the prawns, well, I could have eaten 10 more! Image Credit: Dan Meyers

Here is my entree, the Brandt Beef Flat Iron Surf & Turf with Kauai prawns, avocado puree, piquillo salsa (GF). Needless to say, I was quite happy with this selection. The steak was very nice and the prawns, well, I could have eaten 10 more! Image Credit: Dan Meyers

Important Info

Imperial can be a very busy place, especially on the weekends or during happy hour. Be sure to plan ahead so you don’t get left out in the cold! Here are some helpful links to plan your visit to Imperial! Enjoy :)

Imperial Website

Menus

Location

Breakfast Hours: Mon-Fri: 6:30am to 11am
Lunch Hours: Mon-Fri: 11am to 2pm
Dinner Hours: Sun-Thurs: 5pm to 10pm
Fri & Sat: 5pm to 11pm
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun: 8am to 3pm
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 2pm to 6pm, Sat-Sun: 3pm to 6pm

Late Night Happy Hour: Sun-Thurs: 10pm to 11pm, Fri & Sat: 11pm-12am

Private Events & Catering
marian@imperialprivatedining.com | Phone: 503.568.1079



Dan Meyers