Proprietors Stan and Kimberly Pratnicki have created a warm and inviting environment where people can come to unwind and enjoy house-made fare prepared with local ingredients, as well as delicious beer, wine and specialty drinks. Stan, executive chef and a Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY grad, is a native New Yorker who grew up in the predominately Polish neighborhood of Maspeth, Queens. His earliest cooking memories were with his Polish grandmother and her sisters preparing for annual Christmas dinners – some of these Pratnicki family traditions are still being carried on at Bar Dobre today.
Since his spring 1997 arrival in Portland, Stan has worked in many of Portland’s restaurants including Papa Haydn, Atwaters and Taqueria Nueve to name a few. To learn all aspects of being a restaurateur, Stan worked in delivery and retail for Newman’s Fish Market and most recently, for Provvista Specialty Foods.
All of these experiences led the way for Stan to open Bar Dobre with his wife Kimberly in the winter of 2012. Come by Bar Dobre for a hearty, delicious meal and a fantastic cocktail and get to know Stan, Kimberly and their friendly, awesome staff! See you soon!