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Cuvee

Cuvee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cuveedining.com
  • Phone: (503) 852-6555
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Sat-Sun 12-3pm

    Dinner Wen - Sat 5:30-9:00pm, Sun 5-8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: G Henry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: You can have up to 36 peoples dining in the heart of the wine country for your convenience. Menu will be cater to your liking.
  • Private Party Contact: G Henry (503) 852-6555

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kutch
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cuvee
French dining in the heart of the wine country, also join us for our 3 courses for $28.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "David is a talented chef who owns and operates this gem of a bistro In Carlton directly across from Ken Wright Cellars. The wine List small But careful hand picked, with labels you just don't find anywhere. I came all the way from Los Angeles for the experience and it was well worth the effort."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had outstanding food - everyone (6 of us) raved about their entrees as well as appetizers and desserts, all homemade. Henri, the owner/proprietor/waiter/chef/jack-of-all trades, was welcoming and provided perfect service. A rare find in a small town away from it all!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have come to Cuvee for many years. Every dining experience has been positive and keeps us coming back, despite the drive from Portland area. Chef Henry continues to offer a variety of wonderful dishes, while also keeping some of our favorites on the menu. I recommend the lamb stew this time! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cuvee is a smallish place in the cool, wine-centric Carlton downtown. The chef and host is an actual Frenchman, whose food is hearty, reasonably priced and delicious. While a few recognizable Willamette Valley wines are available, the wine list is very reasonable ($52 is the most expensive bottle) and includes mostly French wines, including some nice Rhone blends and Chateau Nuef d'Papes. I enjoyed the rib steak and pomme frites very much, as we did with the mushroom appetizer. The Lirac Rhone blend we chose (southern Rhone, very dark and probably largely syrah) complimented the meal well. Our host was engaging and personable, and clearly loves what he does. We've been before, and we'll be back. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great time. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very nice to have a fine dinning experience in Yamhill County. Cuvee is Carlton's contribution. On par with Amity's Blue Goat and better than any thing in Dundee."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Having tried many, and enjoyed most of the fine dining establishments in the area from Newberg to McMinnville, to Forest Grove in the North, we keep returning to this gem in the small town of Carlton. Henri has created and maintains a relaxed, unpretentious French restaurant that rivals the best in the area. When you consider the food quality and choices with access to a narrow, and well-selected wine list, add the approachability Henri creates with his welcoming atmosphere, this little place goes to the top of the list. Nothing better than great food, great wine and an atmosphere that requires no work to enjoy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Beef bourgogne/stew was good but my wife's was better. My wiofe's fish dish was excellent. Wine was good. Accoustics were bad when several groups became quite loud and maybe had too much wine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Chef Proprietor, Gilbert Henry, went out of his way to make our dining experience very pleasant. Even though mixed drinks were not advertised, he made a killer Cosmo for both my husband and me. After our amazing entrees, we weakened and ordered a Crème Brulee and a Chocolate Mousse that we devoured with another couple. Would definitely return for any special occasion."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Authentic French chef from Alsace in the heart of Oregon's wine country with excellently prepared dishes at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We had the chance to talk with the chef/owner who was able to tell us more about the food and also the story behind the restaurant. I had beef bourguignon that was excellent. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The food at Cuvee was excellent. We enjoyed a delicious beef stew and the fish was wonderful....a perfect end to a perfect day in the wine country of Oregon."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Our group of 9 gathered here for dinner. Excellent French menu. Appetizers were great - especially the oysters. Everyone loved the variety and quality of the entrees - especially the seafood. Service was great and very accommodating for our group. This is the second time our group has met here after a day of tasting pinot noir in the area and were very happy once again we chose to eat here."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We really enjoyed the quiet and laid back atmosphere of Carlton at night. Out of the way but worth the drive. The food was quite good. A small but smart wine list. Both food and wine were priced low (compared to Portland) and of extremely good value."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The food was fabulous. It was the best Sea Bass I've ever had. The price was very reasonable for such great food."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We have been to Cuvee several times during the summer months over the last few years and know it's our 'go-to' spot when we want a great meal after wine tasting. We where happy to get easy reservations (as it's usually packed). The secret is to go early- if you can. As the winery tasting rooms mostly close at 5 - our dinner at 5:30 was perfect (now that it's fall- and dark so early). The food was amazing, service stellar - and we had the place to ourselves for the first 20 min. Kinda romantic! The Prix Fix is the way to go - currently offered on Wed. Thur and Sunday."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Greatest and seated immediately with a dry sense of humor Wine was delightful - not many choices, but a broad selection Great ordourves, seasonal soup and tastee main course With traditional desserts and coffee"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had heard good things about Cuvee and finally got the chance to try it. It exceeded our expectations. The food was spectaular, the wine was perfect and the owner was fabulous. If you are in the area this should be a muct stop on your visit. It is worth going the extra mile even if you are not staying in Carlton."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We had a great birthday celebration with family and friends. The food the service and the company were wonderful. We all picked different entrée's so we did a little sharing. Very yummy. We would definitely go back. Love the small town of Carlton."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "What a gem in the small wine town of Carlton. Everything was perfect! Wonderful choices on the prefixed $26 dinner. Many local wines were featured."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "The food at Cuvee was outstanding, BUT there was obviously some staff missing on Sept 13. The very cheerful lady who seated us and poured our water ran a shop across the street and was "just helping out." Our wine arrived 30 minutes after we did and the food sometime after that. Three large parties of 6 or more (each with at least one person who'd been to too many wine tastings) were also present and generated enough noise to make conversation at our table for four almost impossible. We'd been told that conversations with the chef were often a highlight of the Cuvee experience. The missing staff made that impossible. If we ever get back to the area again, we'll certainly return . . . hoping that all personnel are there and working."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Four of us enjoyed dinner at Cuvee recently and found the food and service very good - - especially for a reasonably priced, fixed price dinner. The only down side was a large group of patrons seated at an adjacent table. The group was so loud that we had trouble conversing. I know the restaurant is limited in what it can do about such a problem, but it does suggest the need for some sound deadening surfaces or maybe a banquet room. Regardless, we will return and enjoy Cuvee again but I might just check first to see if any large groups are booked when we plan to go."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "A girlfriend and I had a nice dinner here. The food was really good home cooking. Nothing fancy but really solid. If they have a fish with smoked paprika on the menu, try that. The owner has a great dry sense of humor. He had us laughing. We'll be back."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "Very good food and overall experience. Menu was a bit small but everything was delicious."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "A French gem in the Willamette Valley. Unassuming street appearance nestled in Carlton, OR, but the menu and service were nothing short of outstanding. 3 course Prix fixe menu was excellent with oysters sautéed in clarified butter or chicken liver mousse headlining the hors d'oeuvres. Among a fine selection of entrees, the medallions of pork and the Moroccan style lamb stew were so delicious, we came back for dinner a second night and were not disappointed. The owner and chef visited our table often and was a delight. Excellent local wines served, especiialy the Ken Wright Cellars......(delighted to chat with Ken Wright himself who was dining there one evening). Highly recommended if you are visiting the Oregon wine country!!!......BG"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "One of our favorite days off is to drive out to Carlton, maybe stopping at a winery or two, to have dinner at Cuvee, a small, relaxing, pleasant restaurant with good French food prepared by personable owner/chef Gilbert, a native of the Alsace region."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "A summer Saturday night in the Willamette wine country? Beat the crowds at Cuvee. Chicken pate mousse was almost fluffy it was so light. The Moroccan lamb stew was very flavorful. The tables are crowded in but we got to know our neighbors at the surrounding tables and compared food and wine. The Coquilles St. Jacque could have used a bit more flavor but the scallops and shrimp were cooked to the correct doneness."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "We are a group of foodies that are hard to please. The food was excellent. We brought our own special wines, and were disappointed in a $15 cork fee, but the waiter (who was the owner) did open and pour the wine. Strangely, he did not have an ice bucket for the white, but agreed to put it in the freezer to chill. The wine list was good. Overall a great experience and I would return."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "We celebrated a birthday with family members. The restaurant was out of the steak entree, clam appetizer and service was very slow to begin with, then, seeminly rushed between courses, not the French way. Oyster appetizer was absolutely fabulous. Cold asparagus soup was watery and no flavor; catch of the day, Sea Bass, was so horribly overcooked we needed water to swallow. At $28/plate fix, certainly not worth the money and I will never go again."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "The menu is prix fixe, about $30 for soup/salad, appetizer + main or soup/salad, main + dessert. The wine list is short but well chosen with one side devoted to French wines and the other to local. The oyster appetizer features the mollusks sautéed instead of raw on the half shell, so they're a bit more intense than in their raw form, but definitely worth ordering. The plate is well executed and the portion size ample. Their fries are double cooked - typically oil blanched before frying, standard practice in Europe. This allows them to be fully cooked yet crispy on the outside, perfect to accompany a steak. They're also listed as an appetizer, although that would have meant passing up the oysters. No more space ici. Go. Order. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/19/2013
  • "Cuvee was an interesting spot in tiny Carlton. The room is a bit cramped, yet homey. The wine list was a bit dated and small, but there were a number of selections available off menu. Those on the menu were typically a newer vintage. The menu is small, but had some nice choices. Our table had the lamb stew, pork medallions, and fish of the day. All was good, except the pork that was over-cooked. The stew was very flavorful and the favorite. The fish was coated with sesame seed, had a bit of a Asian/fusion style that worked in this french restaurant. All in all, Cuvee was fun, the prices were very fair, and the food was good to very good."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "An outstanding venue in Carlton Oregon. Superb dishes prepared in a french country style. Smallish menue but everything on it is great. Delicately seasoned seems the rule of the day. The chicken liver pate' and steamed manila clams were fabulous. Limited but excellent local wine choices at very reasonable prices. Don't try to share the lamb stew, you won't be able to give it up. Tell them to get their own bowls. That way everyone will be happy. Ask Henri to select your wine, you won't be sorry. The Prix Fixe (3 courses for $28.) is an excellent deal."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Warm, friendly restaurant in the heart of wine country. Attentive service, nice atmosphere. Simple menu with wonderful options."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Custom menu with local sourced ingredients. Give it a shot. Enoy the trip to Carlton."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "We had such a great evening at Cuvee! The restaurant is super cute and we felt very comfortable as soon as we walked in. The food was excellent, the wine was fantastic, the bread was to die for and it was a pleasure to be served by the owner. He answered our many questions without hesitation and had a great sense of humor. We treated my mom to dinner for her birthday and she could not stop raving about her halibut dish. The desserts were the perfect ending to a lovely evening. Thank you Cuvee!"
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Chef Gilbert Henry was a delight! He truly made this meal fantastic. The food was wonderful. I would go back anytime!"
    Dined on 3/16/2013
  • "Hadn't been for a couple of years and went on a whim. It so worth it! Henri will take care of you."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "touring wine country on february 16,2013. read reviews of cuvee and showed up at about 6. owner met us and he was quite droll. looked at the menu and wished there was more than two of us because we would have liked to sample more of the items on the menu. wine selection was wonderful and we quietly ordered french instead of willemette valley. server was a lady who was a friend of the owner and you could tell she was doing it because she enjoyed it. wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "Took the family to Cuvee for a 90th birthday celebration. It was a wondeful experience all around. Fantastic food, wine, service and ambiance. We will dine at Cuvee again!"
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "Exceptional menu with wonderfully delicious food. We will return. The flavors hit the tongue perfectly."
    Dined on 12/22/2012