In theory, going out to dinner should be a treat. Dining outside of the home and enjoying the company of loved ones while food is prepared for you and delivered to your table is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable. Unfortunately, it can be quite the opposite when dining with a family. Here at Elsmere, we have families, so we understand the unending perils of simply trying to get everyone ready and out the door, let alone seated and civilized enough to order food and dine together. We get it - and that’s why our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy a great meal with your whole family; no matter what.

For the Dietary Diva
Whether they’re gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low carb, low fat, paleo, or something else that you can’t quite remember; our menu will have something for them. In fact, in most cases they’ll have options to choose from, the if they have questions our knowledgeable and friendly servers will be right there to help them order something they’ll love - without compromising their dietary needs and preferences.

For the Kids
From adventurous to picky, Elsmere’s kids’ menu has something for every taste. Just because your kid is young and might not be able to read the menu doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the foods they love! We firmly believe that our menu options should be appealing and available to diners of every age, and we will always listen to special requests, especially when they come from the next generation of food critics! As always, your Elsmere server will be happy to guide you toward the perfect choice when you describe your child’s preferences and unique taste.

For Menu-Mystified
As a Portland-area restaurant, we already know that you’ve seen menus festooned with lines of words that you can’t even pronounce, accompanied by little or no description the exotic cuisine’s actual contents. When you’re bringing older members of your family to dinner, or those who simply prefer classic restaurant fare, these complicated menu options can add stress to the dining experience. At Elsmere, our menu is pretty straight forward, descriptive, and offers classic choices that every barbecue lover will both recognize and enjoy. If any member of your family requires further description of something on the menu, our servers will be happy to describe it in mouthwatering detail!

Bring the WHOLE Family
Take advantage of Summer’s long days and bring out the whole family to Elsmere some night this week. The only thing better than barbecue and cold beer on a hot summer night is the peace of mind that comes with knowing every person in your family will have a meal that they love. Want to prepare for your family gathering at Elsmere? Call ahead to make a reservation if your party is large, and take a look at our menu in advance. We’ll be looking forward to serving you and your family soon!

Photo Credit: Douglas Merriam Food Photography