The atmosphere brought to mind some of the classy "old Portland" style restaurants of my youth, with a younger fresh vibe.
A somewhat undiscovered gem in downtown LO. Great food and friendly service. It's never awkward dining alone here; they always make me feel welcome. Haven't tried their signature lobster shrimp risotto yet, but they serve a sweet potato purée in the winter that is absolute heaven.
A small group us celebrated a 50th birthday for twins here recently in a private room which was perfect for socializing while enjoying the varied menu. My wife Lesli and I had the Grilled Columbia River Steelhead and Maine Lobster & Prawn Risotto, both delicious! The Magnum Room, where we were seated was perfect! The wait-staff was excellent, paying attention to every detail, and knowledgeable at tailoring the menu to unique diet requirements. The broad and deep wine list meant we were able to settle-in and enjoy a variety!
Clarke's is a favorite always...if you are the happy hour bar person or a fine dining patron this restaurant will please.
Had a wonderful evening at Clarke's. Food was delicious and I cannot say enough about the service! We'll be back for sure.