Bar Avignon - AWESOMEWe went to Bar Avignon to celebrate the month Of June's 3 course dinner specials throughout Portland. We specifically went to try a new Portland restaurant. What a wonderful experience. Wait staff were amazing - food was delicious - ambience was perfect! We were delighted to see that even though it was a special food event, Bar Avigning diod not skimp on portion sizes. We will be back!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice little cafeMy friend and I went there this week for the first time-and we will be back-as the service and the food was excellent.Its a very charming small Resturant and the tables are small so it felt a bit crowded but its worth coming back for.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is excellent. TheyThis place is excellent. They pay really close attention to their food. Everything was delicious. Great little place. Fantastic staff.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a findGreat food masterfully prepared. This rates with one of my best neighborhood finds! Truly excellent food, nicely-sized portions & fairly priced. This is a Pdx gem! I'll be back soon...6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMmy favorite restaurantBar Avignon is my favorite Portland restaurant. I have eaten there about six times this year and up till now, it has always been a terrific experience. They have consistently had terrific food, great wine list and a savvy staff. This last visit however, the wait staff seemed a little forgetful: as in they delivered our food, but forgot the silverware. Mixed up our orders so I had to wait on my soup while my diner partner's first course was rustled up. Slow on the uptake - and it wasn't even busy! Food was stellar, but I was a little disappointed in the service this time around. The blush is off the rose.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place!Excellent food, excellent service, nice setting. Doesn't get much better!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good.We took our adult kids for "June food month" and it gives them an opportunity for fine dining.
We live an hours drive away, but food like this keeps us coming back to Portland to dine.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem!Love this place! Our second time here and when we arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation the staff set us up at the bar until our table was ready. They were very accommodating and the food and service was great! We had the lavender lemon drops, a delicious salad with a yogurt and red wine dressing, the lamb brochette, and a few items from the charcuterie section including pork, salmon, and a delicious cheese. Highly recommend and we will be back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSo Delicious!What a consistently excellent restaurant Bar Avignon is! We wish that it was in OUR neighborhood but luckily, it isn't far. Delicious food and great service each time we dine there.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways exceptional.Bar Avignon always exceeds our expectations and never disappoints. Though it's a small "neighborhood" restaurant, the quality of the food, wine and service compare favorably to more expensive and more formal establishments. Which is an additional plus -- on top of having great food, wine and service, it's always comfortable and casual. Which doesn't take anything away from the atmosphere -- always beautiful fresh flowers, nice lighting. This time we were visiting with a friend who required special diet considerations -- gluten free -- and these needs were met with cheer and little fuss. Servers thoughtfully provide quick answers to questions about menu items or wine recommendations. Outstanding experience every time. Highly recommended.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming. Excellent food.Excellent mackerel appetizer. Strong on food quality. Charming and unpretentious atmosphere. Excellent value.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful Birthday & Mother's DayPatrick was wonderful and honored an old gift certificate that had gotten lost-in-the-shuffle...thank you so much! Great food and drinks. Everyone in our group of four was similarly impressed and left in high spirits. Will be recommending Bar Avignon to friends and family.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOn the listWhen folks ask for a restaurant option this is always in the top 5. Great staff, excellent cocktails, delicious food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific! The food was veryTerrific! The food was very good with very different options. Wine was excellent. We were not rushed. Presentation was good. Overall good experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy our time & theAlways enjoy our time & the wonderful food & super friendly service. It's our favorite place14/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI have yet to taste anythingI have yet to taste anything at Bar Avignon that was not superb. We love this restaurant - it is our special place to take out-of-town guests - it is intimate, excellent, and always seasonally spot on with food!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHow I got there: I was toldHow I got there: I was told to tell them what kind of wine I would like to try (preference) and then have them pair meats or cheeses to go with that wine.
I didn't quite go that route, but after tasting their cheese selection and charcuterie, I will definitely return to try that!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Portland's best. GreatOne of Portland's best. Great and well priced wine list. Fantastic food and a great atmosphere. The seasonal salads are a highlight. Love it.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will returnWe started with a dozen oysters, which were quite good. For appetizers we had the beet angliotti in a carrot puree and a mixed greet salad. The angliotti is really worth trying. For entrees, we had the lamb dish and the crispy pork; both were superb. They use team service, which can be more difficult, though they really were a good team. We had a very good experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't know about lunch,I don't know about lunch, brunch or outdoor dining because this was my first time there - but we will be back. Food was excellent and ambiance was great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 6 has been meetingOur group of 6 has been meeting and trying new restaurants over past 15 years. We agreed this was one of our new favorites. I know my husband and I will return. The season greens salad with beets was delicious. Everyone loved their entrees.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dinner I had at Bar AvignonThe dinner I had at Bar Avignon was delicious and inventive, with some foods I would never have put together (such as a sweet pea risotto) along with more comforting fare, such as roast chicken. The service was impeccable, the location is great, and the restaurant, while busy, still set us up nicely. The food was very well done and in larger portions than I've come to expect at Portland restaurants, to the point where I couldn't finish my dessert and had leftovers for one of the dishes (for which I am very pleased!).4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Gem, shhhhhhhh keep it secret!A true neighborhood gem. Smallish, cozy, casual . Very personable, friendly, warm and inviting with great food, a wonderful place to go to experience fresh quality foods prepared in delicious and distinct ways with expert advice on wine parings. Gourmet done expertly and simply. They serve small plates and full entrees, the menu changes often, the wine list is huge, and the bar drinks are excellent - also a great selection. Desserts are creative, and delicious, and the portion size is right, or try a flight of beautiful sherry or port, a new and wonderful experience for us. The lighting is soft, the noise level is energetic, the background music is well selected by staff, and not loud. We love it.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was outstanding,Everything was outstanding, we were a little disappointed that some items on the raw spring menu were 86'd by the time we arrived but still the overall experience was wonderful. As an industry peer I appreciate the great service we received that evening. I will be back.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but understaffedI always love Bar Avignon, if not for their exceptional (albeit, pricey) Oysters, then for their great happy hour options and tasty (primarily local) wine list.
My one concern from this last visit is that the food took quite a long time, but my guess is that it is due to the restaurant not having expected the early-season turnout and therefore understaffing the restaurant. The waitress was very kind but clearly very stressed due to having to wait so many busy tables, and the last dish took a good 20 minutes to arrive.
Otherwise, the night was delicious and enjoyable3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to Bar Avignon. I had different items from the menu than we ate the first time. Everything we've had there was absolutely great. The service was very helpful without being obtrusive. We will definitely be back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food and Drink!Another fabulous experience at Bar Avignon. Consistently, one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Portland. The food, drink and service are superb. Thanks so much Nancy and Randy for making Bar Avignon such a wonderful place to visit for a few hours!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM