Touche1425 NW Glisan St Portland, OR 97209 Northwest Portland
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BarFly's Review of Touche
Been a while since the businessmen queued for tequila martinis with Racheled-up stylists on those acid jazz weeknights, and thank the stars. As the next generation of monied tools, and the yawning trollops they would rent, moved on to ever-more-garish parlors, Touche helplessly found itself a technically-tasteful bar/restaurant with wondrous staff and casually excellent Mediterranean menu housed in a couldn't-be-more-romantic 1913 firehouse.
And, sadly, one can't help but think, they surrendered the mahogany bar to area couples for late night calzones, over always-intriguing house reds. Upstairs, primary colors and pool tables and the slow, ravenous step-brothers of distant account managers, were kept as a sort of late-90s Pearl preserve, but that's all still best avoided until the caging's been refined.
Touche's Happy Hours
|Monday||4pm-6:30pm $3-$5 menu, $3 well & micros, $2 dom, 4-6:30pm|
|Tuesday||4pm-6:30pm $3-$5 menu, $3 well & micros, $2 dom, 4-6:30pm|
|Wednesday||4pm-6:30pm $3-$5 menu, $3 well & micros, $2 dom, 4-6:30pm|
|Thursday||4pm-6:30pm $3-$5 menu, $3 well & micros, $2 dom, 4-6:30pm|
|Friday||4pm-6:30pm $3-$5 menu, $3 well & micros, $2 dom, 4-6:30pm|
|Saturday||4pm-6:30pm $3-$5 menu, $3 well & micros, $2 dom, 4-6:30pm|
|Sunday||4pm-6:30pm $3-$5 menu, $3 well & micros, $2 dom, 4-6:30pm|
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I noticed there were no reviews since April, 2010. It is now Oct., 2011, and I try to get there atleast twice a month. Touche' became one of my favorites shortly after May, this year. The Jazz lineups are phenomenal. I try to go on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when I know the music is excellent. I've tried almost everything on the menu, and loved all of it. Looking forward to more fun times there. The upstairs pool bar could use some updating, but that's just my "artsy" side coming out. Everyone has a good time there!
The service, food and staff were awful. I want to spare ppl an experience like mine. The salmon ordered was burnt. No flavor to any of the 3 dishes I tasted. Long wait for the waitress to take our order because she was chatting w/ a customer at the bar. The only enjoyable thing was the company I was with (who were also displeased) and the wine. If you do stop in go straight up stairs for happy hour to play pool and sip on some drinks.
I've known one of the owners for many years, good man. His staff is dedicated to enhancing your time on site. The pool tables are excellent for the Portland area and the decore is kept in excellent shape. The drinks are well made, and the food service is top notch. I know they have passed with 100's on their inspects and that is NOT something that is easily obtained in the food service industry. Must visit location.
I've only been here to play pool upstairs, and to eat bananas foster downstairs. The greek platter is tasty, and I swear I've had some of the best margaritas of my life at the upstairs bar. It gets a little much of the pearl district crowd in on the weekends, but weekday happy hours are great.
Last Saturday night we had an excellent meal at Touche. The Lamb shanks were delicious, as was the pizza. The best part though was the way the owners and the staff made us feel special. The place was packed but they gave us a sincere welcome (I felt like I was in their home) and that special feeling continued through to the last course and goodnight. We met Chef Skye as well. What nice people. I'll be back and plan to bring friends.
it's clean and the food and drink are good but no all that cheep. the cheese and pesto pizza is pretty great. On the other hand if you're an Emerson fan you'll find frequent caller and umbilical cord donate'r Jesse here.. Yeah good times.
We ate here last weekend and we were treated like visiting royalty. The waitress, the owner, his wife and the Chef all stopped by the table to chat.
The food was inventive and really good - the Lamb is particularly noteworthy.
This place is terrible, no music, good luck getting a pool table on a Saturday night and the food SUCKS. Dont even waste your time here.
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