Restaurant Review: Viewpoint Restaurant And Lounge (Estacada, OR)

Although I have been to the Viewpoint Restaurant before to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July [1], this evening was the first time I had ever been to the restaurant.  Admittedly, writing restaurant reviews is something that is still a bit unfamiliar to me [2], but it is something I am getting around to more often, and this one was requested by at least one of the members of my party.  It appeared that not only I was unfamiliar with the place as a whole, but the woman who seated us seemed particularly unfamiliar with the menu, not knowing what lagers and amber beers were on tap.  Fortunately for us, and for our dining experience, a more seasoned waitress took over and things went much more smoothly after that.  Here’s to thinking that the wait staff should engage in some training to make sure that everyone is familiar with the sorts of foods and drinks that customers want, because we can’t be the only party that was asking about drinks.

Our party got a wide variety of food, which made it easy to see what the restaurant had to offer.  One of our party got some jalapeño poppers and enjoyed them.  As far as dinners go, I went with a chicken dish that had noodles, alfredo sauce, and mushrooms along with garlic bread and salad, and it was tasty and reasonably priced.  Another member of our party got the sirloin hunter style with brown gravy and mushrooms and that dish was enjoyed.  The chicken and dumplings went over well as did the salmon.  All in all, the serving size was abundant and no one felt it necessary to get dessert.  We all got salads but they were all different and the restaurant had a good variety of salad dressings and was also very good about substitutions.  It’s certainly a place with a good location, if somewhat remote for many people, and the prices are very reasonable.  In short, this is definitely a place I would go again if I was in the area and did not have a dinner planned, although admittedly that is not very often.

[1] See, for example:

[2] See, for example:

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