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479 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
+1 503-580-2936
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“risotto” (18 reviews)
“braised beef” (5 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
All hours
Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
479 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3639
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Tuesday night with my husband for a date night. Firstly this place is so beautiful!! Very dreamy experience perfect for a romantic date :) Second there wine selection is amazing! We also enjoyed their famous cherry cheese cake! Which took me...More

Thank princesschiliy
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent, there was 4 in our party and we all enjoyed what we had. Service was great, as was the atmosphere. Highly recommend it. We will definitely be back!!

Thank Brent F
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I was able to park close by, three hour parking limit is pretty convenient and there is additional parking free and other parking spots that would be free after 6 pm; all of them are not as far. Michael was the server. I had some...More

Thank uncvcutraveller
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We have wanted to try Rafns for quite awhile and decided this would be a great place to celebrate our anniversary-it was!! The surroundings are simple but elegant, the service was attentive but not intrusive and the food was delicious! I had the cranberry and...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food was sooooo good! The hazelnut salad was fabulous and the soup outstanding. It made me think I was in Europe.

Thank jsterup
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, best & fresh quality produce! I have been there twice now and the food is always delicious! They take pride in using fresh and good quality ingredients. This is certainly reflected in the taste of the dish. The mushroom risotto- delicious!...More

Thank nlarue
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We chose this restaurant for a special family celebration. We enjoyed the Mushroom Risotto and Vegan Penne Pasta dish. The latter was flavored nicely and had a bit of zip. For dessert they had vegan options as well and we enjoyed Vegan Creme Brulee (coconut...More

Thank DSproed
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Our friends who live in Salem took us to Rafns while we were visiting them. What a great place! It has simple, rustic decor that is comfortable and inviting. The wine menu has many local options, with a few local craft brews available as well....More

Thank CKF
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

An attractive restaurant with helpful, friendly wait staff. We enjoyed the food, the wine and delicious dessert in a wonderful ambience- we hope to visit Salem again soon so as to eat at Rafns again.

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 17 August 2017

At the entrance of the restaurant, there is a beautiful cut glass chandelier and a vase of fresh flowers. We were seated quickly, without reservations, on a Tuesday evening. Our server was knowledgeable and pleasant without being obtrusive. She provided an accurate description of the...More

Thank KelliMcK
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12 September 2017|
Response from jsterup | Reviewed this property |
I would call tarns and ask them
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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
  • E-mail
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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