Sayler's Old Country Kitchen
10519 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216
Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm\nFri 4pm-11pm\nSat 3pm-11pm\nSun 12pm-10pm
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Home Cooking
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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Went to Sayler’s old country kitchen with my girl Saturday Night, it was packed we had a 30 min. wait but it was that time of night
We got seated in a nice booth I ordered the Filet Mignon and Trish ordered the Prime rib, when the food came my filet was bloody when I ordered it med well and Trish’s Prime rib was the ugliest most disgusting piece of Prime rib I have ever seen, the fat on it was solid lard. We pushed both dinners to the end of the table to be sent back, the owner
Walked by and asked what was wrong with our dinners I told him my was under cooked (which it happens) and then we told him about the prime rib, he laughed in our face’s and told us we don’t know what a good Prime rib looks like and offered to cut the lard off and bring it back. “WHAT THE HELL” tell the customer they don’t know what we are talking about, I have never been treated so badly in a restaurant before and by the owner no less, I said the hell with this we are out of here, we met with the Manager which was nice and understanding and told us they had a big run on Prime rib and he was sorry and shook his head like he knew the owner was a jerk but since he was the owner there was not much he could do. Worst restaurant experience I have ever had, the owner needs to learn some customer service skills from his waitresses!!!
04/14/2012Provided by Citysearch -
The Traditional Steak house atmosphere is preserved in such a comfortable way. It looks effortless but I think it is thru a lot of effort that their professional restaurant style in the staff has not slipped over so many years. Usually it is eventually lost to boredom of repetition or eventual poor management. I personally love the hal. fish and chips.
12/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I have eaten at sayer's for the past thirty years. We try to make it a family gathering for birthdays, and other special events. There is no better steak in the world. We also enjoy the prime rib. It is my grandsons 23rd birthday today and we will be at Sayler's around five to once again enjoy the fine food, and excellent customer service
11/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
You might want to read my coment (to say the least) about Mr 1 star after 20 yrs. of eating there who had a bad experience, poor him! As I said I have eaten here for 50 yrs, yes I was 6 yrs old. I begged my daddy to take us there every week and he did. I have been through the Krahl family working there to Sam Elliot, to the large blonde lady, now deceased. Unreal unreal read my rebuttal, it says it all. Come to San Diego Sayler's Country Kitchen I will make it my personal mission to make you the best here too. Warm regards, Pamela Haye
I'll try to keep this short...
I planned on getting together with my son for dinner tonight (he's 18, so it don't happen often enough anymore). I asked him what he felt like and he had a 1 word answer - STEAK. After a lame experience at another steakhouse recently I went online to explore and found Sayler's here on CitySearch. I'd never heard of them before but after seeing the majority of reviews in the 4-to-5 star range I thought it'd be worth a try. (Admittedly I was a bit worried about the several reviews I saw regarding bad service.)
We showed up and the parking lot was PACKED (uh-oh, bad service here we come). Got inside & got seated immediately. Literally within 10 minutes we had our beverages, appetizers & salads - let the gorging begin. I don't know how anyone ever had bad service here unless they've recently changed their policies. It was like the waitresses were on a rotation of some sort - any time one of them walked past our table, they asked if we were ok or if we needed anything. I probably talked to at least a half dozen of different servers tonight. The main course came out & was exemplary as well, not to mention timely. Let me be clear - the restaurant was 75% full tonight & we were in, WELL fed and out in less than an hour. I had no problem leaving a 20% plus tip.
If you held a firearm to my head and forced me to say something negative it would only be that the horseradish sauce that comes with the prime rib wasn't spicy enough for me, but that's coming from a guy who uses enough hot sauce on taco night to make myself sweat into my dish. This was the best dinner out that I've had in many moons. My thanks to Sayler's for their contribution to a great evening out with my son.
I'll try to keep this short...\n\nI planned on getting together with my son for dinner tonight (he's 18, so it don't happen often enough anymore). I asked him what he felt like and he had a 1 word answer - STEAK. After a lame experience at another steakhouse recently I went online to explore and found Sayler's here on CitySearch. I'd never heard of them before but after seeing the majority of reviews in the 4-to-5 star range I thought it'd be worth a try. (Admittedly I was a bit worried about the several reviews I saw regarding bad service.)\n\nWe showed up and the parking lot was PACKED (uh-oh, bad service here we come). Got inside & got seated immediately. Literally within 10 minutes we had our beverages, appetizers & salads - let the gorging begin. I don't know how anyone ever had bad service here unless they've recently changed their policies. It was like the waitresses were on a rotation of some sort - any time one of them walked past our table, they asked if we were ok or if we needed anything. I probably talked to at least a half dozen of different servers tonight. The main course came out & was exemplary as well, not to mention timely. Let me be clear - the restaurant was 75% full tonight & we were in, WELL fed and out in less than an hour. I had no problem leaving a 20% plus tip.\n\nIf you held a firearm to my head and forced me to say something negative it would only be that the horseradish sauce that comes with the prime rib wasn't spicy enough for me, but that's coming from a guy who uses enough hot sauce on taco night to make myself sweat into my dish. This was the best dinner out that I've had in many moons. My thanks to Sayler's for their contribution to a great evening out with my son.
09/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We eat at Sayler's on the average of twice a month...sometimes every week over 40 miles round trip for us, but we have not found a better place or greater service. We had one bad dining evening..food was great waitress was HORRID. We went straight to the manager about half way through the meal and he switched servers immediately for us. We are going agin tonight...we were there last week...Ask for Linda M., Jill, Diana, Desi, or Coleen....they have all been there for over 10 years and are great!!!!
09/10/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I've eaten at saylors for 20 years and had a great steak for all those years. We ate there last wednesday nite and had one of the worst dining experiences of my life.Started out by seating us in the ne corner next to a group of people I'd call the barbarians.The waitress couldn't get our order straight, the meal was lousy and I may never go back. What an ordeal.
07/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Not only are the prices good, but the portions are pretty big considering that a steak dinner comes with all the extras, like a baked potato and salad, and you get dessert on top of that. The atmosphere isn't stuck up like it sometimes can be at other steakhouses and you can come here with a group of people and not feel like you're being rushed.
05/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Food was great, and lots of it. Although i asked for FF with my steak and got Baked I can live with that. But our server was not real friendly never smiled. She never brought refills on drinks and for the price of the beverages you should get one refill at least. \nHave worked in the industry for 25 years and one thing i have learned when you spend a Days wages to enjoy good food you should get good service. and this site make you give a star even if you don't what to give them one.
03/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Came for a family friend's funeral reception. I have eaten at Sayler's in the past, and was dissapointed then too. I have grown up eating steaks at all kinds of places, and feel that I know what a good steak should taste like. I don't expect anything too fancy, just a good steak and a good potato. If you serve simple food, its fine, just do it well. If you serve a relish tray, serve fresh vegetables, not ones that have curled from sitting in water, or coming pre-cut in the large bags I saw in your kitchen, which smelled funky as I walked by it, by the way. I expect that banquets can be hard to manage, lots of people who all want something from you. I was dissapointed that our drinks arrived so far into the meal that most of us were done with our entrees before they came, and those of us who ordered iced tea were just out of luck, and not offered an alternative. It was like a famine at our table for the first hour before ordering, and then the second as the food trickled in. Our dressings and ""sour cream"" sat on the table for over an hour and a half before we had anything to eat them with. The salad was on its last leg, looking less than fresh with a slice of canned pickled beet that had been out of it's brine for so long it was dry and pasty looking. The dressing was bland and tasteless, even the bleu cheese dressing had no flavor. The famous garlic butter was bitter and full of bluish green particles which I could not identify. (I'm a Chef, so that's sad.) The onion rings were very greasy and surprisingly lacking in flavor, save that of an old fryer in desparate need of cleaning and fresh oil. The menu I was presented with listed Senior Fish and Chips, Senior Chicken, Ground sirloin??, and a Hamburger. I was searching for the ""none of the above"" option. Again, I realize that its a banquet and the menu is limited. I opted for the ground sirloin, begrudgingly, hoping that it would at least be tasty. Our entrees arrived and looked decent. My ground sirloin was greasy and flavorless, being saved only by a decent sear on the outside. Thank god for mushroom sauce, which is something I wouldn't normally eat with a steak. A good steak needs no sauce. I thought, ""There's no way you can screw up a baked potato."" but apparently, sadly, I'm wrong. Your ""sour cream"" topped with freeze dried chives (shame on you) looked fine, but tasted curiously of bacon??! with no bits to be found. The mind boggles at how this can be so. And the taste, terrible. I can excuse some bumps in the road at a banquet meal, but I had the same experience with my first meal here as well, very dissapointing. The highlight of the meal was the bread, which was warm and delicious, with the butter meant for the potato, not the bitter garlic, perhaps because I was so hungry by the time it arrived, and the ice cream which was delicious. \nI am not a snob. I don't enjoy dining at hoity toity restaurants, but this meal could have been saved by a few simple things. A real steak with a good sear and some salt and pepper, a regular baked potato with butter and real sour cream, real chives. A drink that gets refilled and arrives before my meal, a salad with fresh lettuce, a relish tray with fresh vegetables. Will not go back by my own choice. I was embarrased for you and for the nice family who chose to bring their guests to you for this meal.
02/26/2011Provided by Citysearch -
After we arrived and put our name on the waiting list, (no reservation policy), told the wait would be 20 min, turned out to be 45 min, that was the downside. Finally being seated everything turned to the better side of our night. Right from the begining the sever was an excellent asset. Very cheerful, very imformative and in my opinion the best part of being a server, very attenative. Our servers name was ""Amy"", do not know a last name. The food was supreme and in abundance. It is rare to find such a busy establishment and an ultra excellent sever. We can't say enough about her. I hope we can request to be seated at her tables next time we visit or at least get the same quality service.
11/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I have been coming here for years and I have never had a bad meal or experience. The steak is always tender and tasty. The salad, garnish tray, sides, dessert are always good and included in the price of your meal. The servers very nice. The prices are very reasonable. This is my steak restaurant of choice.
10/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went there for dinner last week. The resturant seemed to be clean and decorated nicely. The purpose of my night was to preview the resturant for a potential location for our company Christmas party. I decided to eat in the lounge. I didnt wait long to be seated however once I was seated I was informed by my server that not only was she the owners wife but that she was too busy to wait on me and that I would need to wait. I was feeling irritated just sitting there waiting and waiting and decided to get myself a drink from the bartender. I did eventually eat dinner and the food was good. My drink also was good in price and size. I think that my over all expirence was ruined by the poor customer service from the server. It wasnt just that I had to wait but the attitude she had was awful. Many people have told me to eat there and I never have. I am glad that I did before taking my entire company there for Christmas. When you go to a high end steak house you expect high end service with a smile. That I did not recieve from my server. The bartender however was prompt and very friendly. The other reviews may be right maybe they need to hire more mature employees and learn to keep there family away from the customers.
09/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not sure why this site has negative reviews. It certainly wasn't our experience. We arrived around 4:30 and found the parking lot about 70% filled. The ambience was was that of a '70s steak house, but bright and clean. We were promptly shown to our table, and our waitress, Cheryl, was outgoing, made suggestions, answered our questions, and was very attentive. Within a few minutes, she brought the relish tray and dipping sauce; the relish tray consisted of carrot strips, pickle spears, olives, and celery. -- We opted for an appetizer of onion rings, which were excellent - and plentiful. \n\nThe salad that came with the dinner was rather plain, but we weren't there for the salad. My wife had the chicken soup, which was excellent. Because it was our first visit, we decided to try the 24oz rib eye steak ($29). It was cooked to perfection, and tender. We, of course, wound up taking home half of our steaks, so on our next visit, we'll be ordering much smaller steaks. (They serve steaks up to 70oz, which if free if you can eat it in an hour.) \n\nOverall, it was an excellent dinning experience -- and we will be back.