Bistro Marquee
Bistro Marquee

Bistro Marquee

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistromarquee.com/
  • Phone: 5032082889
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-Sa 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner: M-Sa 4L00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Rick Widmayer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd and 4th
  • Public Transit: Portland being the transportation hub of the country, 200 Market is easy to locate and get to upon all public transit. The green or yellow max line south to PSU will drop you within 2 blocks walking distance. Or the endless bus routes will put you right across the street. Visit www.trimet.org to plan your route to 200 Market St. Portland, OR 97201
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: With great access to parking as apart of 200 Market, you can choose to park your self in the garage or get valeted. Bistro Marquee validates parking and will gladly assist you in doing so.
A word from Bistro Marquee
Right downtown in Portland"s theater district at 200 Market Street, Bistro Marquee features an open kitchen, expansive bar, airy dining room and year-round seating on the glass-in heated patio. Walking distance to theaters, hotels and the gorgeous Portland riverfront, Bistro Marquee is the perfect stop for delicious cuisine and drinks any time of the day. The robust happy hour features items both on the dining menu and bar-only fare to provide a tantalizing experience. The French inspired menu uses both classical and new techniques to enhance the flavors of your pallet. Frequently changing menu items ensure seasonal options that support local farms and provide ingredients of the highest quality. The cocktail list consists of libations with an emphasis on creativity and presentation. The beer list is focused on regional microbrews, while the wine is Regional and imported both on tap and by the bottle.
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Bistro Marquee reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)great for lunch (13)fit for foodies (10)great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Meal was yummy & fries were great!
    Pdxdoggirl
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Lunch was yummy and restaurant had a fresh bright atmosphere. My companions order was mixed up in the kitchen (a large beef salad instead of small) and they graciously comped the difference. Service was a little rough at first but improved by mid meal. Order took over thirty minutes before served and we noticed others seated after our party were served before us. Would have liked to have had server acknowledge or give explanation. Turkey sandwich was very good and the side salad was fresh. My friend ordered fries w/her meal and they were very tasty. Overall an enjoyable lunch. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • croquettes
    Ceci
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were severely disappointed when we ordered the croquettes on the happy hour menu. They are listed as plural, insinuating that they come with at least two, but we discovered it was only one. Please modify your menu to indicate that you only get one croquette.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special lunch, great service
    OrKat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This is a nice step up from the many casual eateries in the University area -- a nice place for a special lunch. The food is an imaginative blend of offerings to meet all tastes, and the presentation well-done. The woman who waited on us is my favorite wait person in the entire city (and I eat out a lot!) She has the perfect balance of knowledge of the food, personal connection, and timely responsiveness to requests... All of that plus her English (?) accent makes me look forward to my next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    pauleywalnuts
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Seeing that it's Rick (from Screen Door, my favorite PDX restaurant), I expected pretty good food. At least something of note. We waited nearly 30 minutes to place our food order, and then waited another 30 before our appetizers arrived. Duck confit egg rolls (pre rolled, not fresh to order, no need for a 30 min wait) came out first, then manchego and potato croquettes that were inconsistent between bites (some had cheese, some didn't). Will not be returning.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Convenient place to eat before going to a performance at Keller Auditorium. Good service. Large serving portions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overcooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The hostess was frantic and walked by us 4 times before greeting us. Our server was good and knowledgable about the specials. The entree's were completely overcooked and the table next to us also was complaining about the entree's. We all sent our food back to the kitchen and it still came back out overcooked. We would not eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect before the show...
    SilvertonFoodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Leave enough time (i.e., start 90+ minutes before the show), as they seemed a bit overwhelmed as there was a wait for the main course, but it is a great spot for before shows at Keller Auditorium.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Before Theatre
    lemons4uVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This is the perfect place for a before theatre dinner experience. We watched as many couples were turned away, so book early and you will have a delicious meal before crossing the street to the Keller. It is perfect! We had a relatively new waitress but she was personable, attentive and seemed wanting to please. The food was excellent lots of variety, and good size portions. I highly recommend this as a great dining spot, even if you aren't going to theater.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not on Show Night
    Spcldnr
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I just want to suggest not to try to eat here before a show. We had 5:30 reservations allowing plenty of time to be in our seats at 7:30. We almost got seated in the dining room but our table was given to the couple behind us and we got sent to the bar. The menu had no vegetarian selections as we had seen on the webpage. There were selections when we asked. At 6:50 3 of the 4 in our party got their dinner. 10 minutes later it came We hurriedly ate our $25 dinners that tasted quite good and made it to our seats with time to spare. One of the bartenders told us how proud they were that they had served 60 people in 1 hour. I just could not share his pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to expectations
    DanAlgonquin
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The experience didnt match our expectations. We made a reservation for 7:30 on a Saturday night ... and we ended up the only people in the restaurant. They started closing down right after we were seated, which they ended up putting us in the bar. It was our anniversary and we had hoped for something a little more intimate and romantic, instead we got just a run of the mill seat in the bar. Our water was warm. The flower on our table was dead. This while several staff members finished their shift and sat in the bar to loudly discuss their day. The food was good. The waiter and bartender were very gracious and helpful, but it just didn't turn out like we had hoped.
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  • Bistro Marquee has improved!
    portlandgal
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've come a few times over the past year, usually before a show at the Keller. Once again, we reserved a table before a show. Service this time was quite good; the restaurant was really busy with people dining before the performance, but they had obviously scheduled in extra wait staff, which was much appreciated. That has not generally been our experience at other times. The food was good; we had a salad and the burger with pork belly along with drinks. Table was right near the kitchen, which was not great and we asked to switch to an empty one by a window, but the hostess said that "somebody had requested that exact table" and she was unable to honor our request. So that table sat empty for the first 45 minutes we were there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before event
    CarlPdx
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food and service are great and it works great for an event at the Keller.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb meal
    Blanchette
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Three of us dined here pre-theater and we each ordered different meals, all of which were exceptional. My duck confit was the best I've ever had and came with 3 delicious sides. Will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and...
    primarypalate
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    ... a great spot for pre-Keller events. A little hectic but the food was excellent and the service attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Food delicious! Service subpar.
    CityGirlLovesCountry
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Reservation made in April, for July 8, so I was a bit putoff when we were seated in the loud bar with a soccer match on t.v. Negatives: Our waiter did not know what beers were on tap or what the soup was. We were dining with another couple. Our food was delievered 5 minutes before the other couples. Our pre-entree dishes were not cleared before our food was delivered. One person in our party ordered soup. It was delievered without a spoon. After waiting a few minutes for our waiter to reappear he got up and asked for a spoon. Our check was delivered to our table while one of our party was still eating. Good things: food was DELICIOUS and it's a great location if you're seeing a show at Keller.
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  • Limited happy hour
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    FYI. Went there before show at the Kellar after reading about the super happy hour. Happy hour limited to the 8 seats at the bar on show nights. Otherwise food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Cafe
    Downtowner
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Fabulous dishes of the day and spectacular hamburgers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Insult to French cuisine
    Puke
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It is beyond me that a place like this can survive. They should only be allowed to serve beer and wine. No mixed drinks pls. My microwave heated luke-warm steak was covered with red lettuce that had to be week old, mushy, with no taste. My beet salad made of canned beets again has no taste. My wife's shrimp was an insult to seafood. Her black bean soup was a paste. They had no espresso machine. Our Saturday dinner had to end by 8:30PM. They closed their kitchen by 8:15PM. We were leaving at 8:30PM, just when the staff started to party in the bar area.
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  • Scrumptious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was wonderful -- as usual. We had a lovely attentive server this time. A little too loud for conversation, but I usually sit outside. Great spot for pre-show dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu on O.T and Website out of date
    ameliabedelia
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    They no longer have small plates or sharing plates...just appetizers and entrees and a prix fixe. So, the cost of the meal was much more than we anticipated. Our server was very nice. He knew we wanted to finish a salad later so he set it aside on our table. Unfortunately it disappeared when another employee took it without asking. Two of us shared an entree and we told two people we were sharing and no one offered a second plate. I think they get the majority of their business from the Keller Auditorium so I think they have a lot of pressure in other areas that most restaurants don't. We don't dine out that often so it was a bummer for us to pay so much when we weren't anticipating it for food that we didn't really want.
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  • Treat yourself. Savor the cuisine.
    SimplySara
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I have yet to have a less than wonderful experience. It is our 'go to' spot for an evening with friends at the Keller Auditorium. French flair, cozy setting, great for people watching!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theatre night find
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had dinner here before attending the theatre at the Keller. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. THe menu is somewhat limited, great halibut special the night we were there but we opted for the hamburger--cooked the way we requested and one of the best burgers that I have had in the city. Our service was excellent and we were out with time to spare.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Restaurant
    jbgb1614
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My friend and I had dinner before going to the Keller Auditorium. We ordered the steak dish. It was cooked to perfection and topped with the most wonderful onion ring I have ever had!! We can't wait to go back and most likely will...very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Service, Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    What a find! Glad we had reservations. Were seeing a show at the Keller, and decided on Bistro Marquee. Had read other reviews - mostly good - and I'll add to that. Friendly welcome, efficient seating, wonderful menu choices, and good, mostly great service. It got busy - theater night, and they were full, with many folks on a 'theater deadline.' So, understandable that there were some lags - but nothing that kept us from relaxed dining, even able to order and finish a YUMMY shared dessert and get to the theater in plenty of time. THANK YOU! Will be back... Great food - and lovely atmosphere - made our special ladies night even more special. And LOVE the free VALET parking!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 104 reviews are from the Bistro Marquee reviews archive.
  • Non-opera-goers on opera night
    NonOperaGoerVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We seemed to be the only table not attending the event at the Keller on the night we went. I thought it was great that when I was called to confirm the reservation, the manager made sure I knew that they were going to be full of opera-goers who would all want to eat and leave at the same time. My boss added another diner last minute, and the manager added another setting without batting an eye. We were pretty boisterous, so I don't know if they thought we were super fun or will groan the next time I go in, but I loved how they handled the evening.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible start to a evening out
    MaryMo2
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    If there had been any recourse we would have walked out, but we had tickets to the opera and no other option. We had planned on a special evening out with friends, I was so embarrassed that I had recommended this place. The waiter did not acknowledge the table until twenty minutes after we were seated, we gave our drink and dinner order all in one go. Then sat for another 50 minutes until we all had food..I mean to say our order did not all come out at the same time. During those 50 minutes, no one checked on us or offered us an explanation as to why we were waiting so long. Attempts to inquire as to our order resulted in a Hostess that was rude and belligerent to us. Dinner was a horror show!
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  • Unacceptable
    Chris
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had reservations for 5:30 so we could see a show across the street at 7:30. It took forever for them to take our order. The food didn't arrive until 7:10. The ravioli I ordered came swimming in the water that should have been drained: completely inedible. Others at the table were also dissatisfied. We received several apologies from the staff who ended up discounting our meal by 20% It can't be a surprise to the management that people are dining there prior to a show and have time constraints. I have lived and dined in Portland for 40 years and never had this bad an experience. I hate to slam anyone for a one time event and sincerely hope others had better experiences, but we'll never go back and will relate this story to others.
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  • Fish special
    Phil
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Two of us had the halibut special, and it was as good as the presentation, which was great. My spouse didn't love the rhubarb infused vodka cocktail, but otherwise all of us enjoyed our dinner very much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and drinks
    BLS97201
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We started with a couple of cocktails - the signature Marquee Martini was excellent. My husband had the goat cheese ravioli and enjoyed it, although the portion size left a bit to be desired. I had the fish special, broiled halibut with fingerling potatoes, carrots, and a wonderful watercress puree. The service was excellent, but that could have been because there was only one other couple in the restaurant (on a Saturday night). For dessert, we had the orange creme brulee which was very good, and the cookies which could have been better. All in all, a good restaurant for a special occasion. The prices can be prohibitive for regular dining.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Handy for the Keller
    Ssss
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is the perfect spot for grabbing dinner before heading to a show across the street. The food is fine, not exceptional.
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  • At least it's close to the Keller
    gaelforce
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I made reservations for 6:30 on a theater night & the process was very easy. We arrived slightly before our appointed time, & were told by the owner the latest they take theater night res is for 5:45, & there were a lot of meal tickets ahead of us & she couldn't jump us ahead. I didn't see anything about the time limitation on the Open Table website. Perhaps it was there, but I didn't see it. We were seated in the bar - very noisy. Our server was busy but brought us drinks & took our order. We tried to find something that would be quick to prepare. My date enjoyed his burger, especially the pickled red onions. I ordered the goat cheese ravioli. Tasty, but few. Way overpriced. Burger was reasonably priced. At least they validate parking.
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  • mixed blessings served @ the bistro
    gerbearpdx
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Pluses: their chef burger was really good. They are a stone's throw from the Keller, wait staff was attentive. Negatives: portion sizes are small for the price. No noshing menu after 5:30 on theatre nights. New menu seems very limited. Ultimately, I may come back because of their location, not because of their food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    feistychef
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This little restaurant sits near the Keller Auditorium and per the staff if is very busy on theater nights. However, on the Saturday evening that we dined there, it was quiet. The menu is well thought out and expertly executed. The food was cooked as it should have been. Since it was Portland Dining out month, I had the special menu items and my husband chose off of the regular menu. Both meals were great. The restaurant would not attract neighborhood diners nor does it get much foot traffic so it is definitely a destination restaurant but it is not one to pass by. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a well prepared meal served in an intimate cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried Pork Belly!
    Eater
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very friendly, helpful and efficient wait staff. Chef knows what to do with pork belly - yumm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad it was dining month
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The decor is ok. We were put at a table that wasn't ready, no cutlery etc. Our waitress took five minutes to get to us, then told us she would wait to take our order even though we were ready. She did this at every stage of dinner, started to feel like she just had better things to do. I had the shrimp and polenta. Three shrimp, a thin piece of pork belly, and a bowl full of polenta. My fiance had the ravioli, he didn't like the flavors, but that's his personal thing. However, the serving was so small he was done in maybe five minutes. Overall, the experience was forgettable. We both left hungry, and went to our hotel afterwards to have some actual food. I'm glad it was dining month, I never would have paid full price for the meal we had.
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  • Go while the show is on.
    Hambone
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Being right next to the Keller Auditorium, they are very busy before the show. So we went at 7:00 when the show had just started. Quite, not crowded, no rush. The portions are not huge but well prepared and adequate -- you just won't take home a big doggy bag. The crispy fried oyster appetizer was especially notable. Service was good -- informative but not pushy We went during dining month so had the 3 course prefix -- which was very good. Would like to return to try some of the other menu items as well.
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    fit for foodies
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  • 3 courses for $29 in March 2014
    Swedethistle
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The food was great. My friend and I enjoyed our meal there. The place was quiet and we were able to carry on conversation without talk louder! :) The waiter was super friendly and helpful.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • should have listened to yelp
    bergneomatic
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We went here for Portland dining month. It took about 30 mins between the salad and main course and when it showed up most of us were very disappointed. Three of us got the shrimp and polenta with pork belly which was mostly good, but the polenta had absolutely no flavor, just tasted like mush. Two people ordered the ravioli and even though I love salt AND have a cold, even I could tell that it was WAY too salty. The only good meal was the ribs that my friend said were very good and the desserts were all great. I was very disappointed by the experience and will probably not be back.
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  • Nice Food small portions
    Aussiemick
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Tried Bistro Marquee during Portland Dining Month. whilst the food was enjoyable the portion size was below what we had come to expect from American restaurants and even small by Australian standards which are 3/4 of astandard US dish. The restaurant suffers also from a limited bottle wine list and ambience. There are much better places to eat in Portland.
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  • I wouldn't recommend it...
    gorjos
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was over priced for the quality. The service was great. But I would recommend this place for a happy hour, not a full dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet