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479 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
+1 503-580-2936
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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479 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

I went here with four friends and was delightfully surprised. Everything about this place is first class. Most of us ordered different things and they were all excellent and the presentation was great! We also had dessert and it was also excellent. In my opinion...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KeizerResident
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Why did I wait so long to try it? From the decor to the dessert this place was the best I have ever had. Service was impeccable. The salmon was delightful and the cherry crumble was the bomb! I will be back!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Golflady2010
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This dining experience is truly a gift of delicious food with brilliant service, a very rare combination! When we arrived the hostess was a true hostess and as she sat us and described our choices for beverages I wanted to try them all. Well that...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Angela J
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We met friends for dinner. Enjoyed four great dinners, wine and dessert. We will be back. Service and food excellent

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sandopdx
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Took my family out for dinner. With an 85 year old grandma who hates to spend money she was able to find something she really enjoyed. She got the Mac n cheese and ate the whole thing! We had fish stew, lamb meatballs, and the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was great. My husband loved his dessert❤️overall a great experience.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Monica R
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The food was salty even though we expressed our desires for salt free or sparse. Not much on the decor but for a place that set us back $100 for two dinners (no beverages of any type) to have a complete lack of dress code...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank FrankSchwartz
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This "bistro" style place is open only for dinners. Seating is limited so call in your reservation. The menu changes with the season. Service is good. Prices tend to be higher than average but you get what you pay for; delicious and beautifully presented meals...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Awesome food in a very intimate environment. Style of the restaurant is a little country for my tastes, but the food was excellent and the staff did an excellent job with our group of 15. Price was very good for what we got and everyone...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank ChiTownFrankie
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I celebrated my 30th birthday here with family and friends and absolutely was so happy I choose this gem of a restaurant. The service was amazing, intimate, friendly and one of a kind. The food was perfect and tasted so fresh and delicious and can...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Marina D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$34
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-580-2936
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At Rafns', we work directly with Oregon growers to provide the highest quality food products available. Our goal is to support farming practices that respect our land and strengthen our community. What We Do: We use certified organic olive oil and butter. We use cage-free and free-range eggs. We use meats that are local, drug-free, and humanely-raised. For real. We make our own gelatin-rich bone broth. We use organic, non-irradiated herbs, spices, and chocolate from local suppliers. We use organic produce from local farmers and purveyors, with very few exceptions. We take pride in the cleanliness of our kitchen. What We Don't Do: We don't use MSG. We don't use trans fats or refined oils. We don't use teflon or synthetic cookware. We don't use genetically modified ingredients. We don't own a microwave. These are the standards and values that guide us. If you share these values, we hope you will support us! -Nate & Rochelle Rafn
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