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Le Bouchon
Le Bouchon

Le Bouchon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bouchon-portland.com/
  • Phone: (503) 248-2193
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Le Bouchon
Visit Le Bouchon for an authentic French dining experience. Our restaurant boosts traditional French foods created by our owner and chef with 45 years' experience in classic French cuisine with a country flare. Stop in today to taste what Portland, Oregon's, local media is raving about! You'll find France's most popular dishes on the menu, including lamb shanks delicately prepared by our Chef. Our chef can also prepare a special meal for you with a few days advanced notice. Your French dish will go perfectly with our selection of French wines and beers. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "You are in for an authentic, excellent French meal of the countryside-bistro/agriturismo sort, complete with a slightly surly French waiter to round out the experience. Don't let that stop you - just soak it up as a realistic example of what I've found most city restaurant service there to be like. Seriously, I kind of enjoyed being treated like an annoyance... sort of form of penance for the excellent food to come."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Once again a fantastic meal from start to finish. Good service, great lamb shank!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was terrible. I know french food is going to be fatty, but everything was covered in grease which left a disgusting film in your mouth. It wasn't that busy, just a couple other tables which was nice because it was quiet, but if you're looking for a quiet french bistro, I would look elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food. Great service. Favorite French restaurant in Portland. Feels like a hidden gem in Paris."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate any occasion. Authentic French food. Good service and quiet. Great for adults and couples to enjoy a night out."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was our first time my wife and I, we started with the escargot and the onion soup . Then our waiter recommended the tenders of beef and the lamb shank .everything was delicious, the service was very attentive and humorous. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The apps were good and the duck breast as well, but the pork was over cooked. The sides the came with the main course were almost identical, they could have came up with something better. 1 waiter on a Saturday not enough to provide good service. They need a buser."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Liked my food. Had moules. Yum. But - pet peeve of mine - they neet to copy edit the menu. Several grammatical and spelling errors. Felt more like a cheap tourist joint menu."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Good food and excellent service made for a special, romantic night."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have been going to this little gem for years and it never disappoints. Excellent food at a very reasonable price. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "there needs to be another waiter , he was over worked so his hospitality was not as jovial. food took a long time to come from the kitchen"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is a very small restaurant with small menu . French cousine. If you visit need to place your order appetizer and main course at once ? My son and me came to portland to visit the UP. I made reservations at 745 pm and came to the restaurant on time. We order an apperitive and look at the menu. We wanted to share a smoke salmon and then decide what would be our main course. The waiter told us that we had to order all at once or if not wait 2 hours for the main course later. So I thanked him and asked for the check . He said don't worry and gave us the drink on the house . Nice but be ready to order when you get there."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food is absolutely delicious, no matter what you order, the service was attentive, and it was nice and quiet, a great place to enjoy conversation. One of those gems you want to return to again and again."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Feels a bit like being in a bistro in France. Enjoyed our meal with friends in this excellent, but non pretentious restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was terrific, waiter very amicable. Waited an hour for our main course! If you are a patient person this is a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Classic French cooking at its best in an small, atmospheric cafe setting."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "If you are looking for a great country French cuisine in Portland OR, this is it. However, anticipate long wait for your food because Le Bouchon only has one wait person for the entire restaurant. It is cozy, so it's good to bring your date if you plan to have a long evening with your date."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wonderful French restaurant with superb menu and food. Every course was as good as it gets. Chocolate mousse was the best ever. Excellent French wines."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary and it was wonderful. The small bistro was intimate and romantic. We felt special at our table with excellent service from our waiter. The duck confit was rich and flavorful and the fillet of sole was full flavored without being heavy. Excellent for certain."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Having lived for several years in France, I enjoy La Bouchon. It is an excellent restaurant, capturing the food and ambience of France."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoy the specials and daily menu items. Large wine list. Very good!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Good food and Great service! Quiet, lovely place to dine with someone you want to have a conversation with."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The appetizers and entrees were very good, but the deserts were somewhat disappointing, although four of us had no problem finishishing three deserts. The waiter was charming and attentive. I don't know if the wine list was notable, but it was very satisfactory and reasonably priced. Ambiance was cozy and quiet, which suits the needs of seniors. We would return!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Dining in this warm, fragrant, cozy, and hospitable restaurant is like returning to France for an evening. The food is excellent, and the staff are friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is fresh and good and reasonably priced. We had a reservation. The restaurant wasn't full but they only had one waiter, so he was super busy. That would have been fine, but I felt like we were a little bit of an inconvenience for him. We didn't mind waiting to order our dinner but at least wanted to get started with a glass of wine. With the many other great restaurants in Portland, I probably won't visit here again. It's nice to feel wanted as a customer."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough! Delicious French fare in Portland's "Pearl" district. The smoked salmon appetizer was delicious and the muscles as my main course were as good as in Honfleur, France. Great service and reasonable prices makes for a wonderful experience at this neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The entire diniing experience was wonderful. My wife and I enjoy dining. By this I mean we are in no rush to complete a meal. All items were brought out in a timely fashion. The menu was very broad and everything we had was outstanding. For a first time we wanted to try as much as possible. This included 3 apps, 1 salad, 2 entrees and 2 desserts. We are both looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "still fine french bistro fare, everything was good or very good - but pearl district prices seem to have caught up to them - we didn't find the value."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "As you can get in Portland. The food and ambiance takes you back to sitting in a small cafe in Paris. The staff is busy but attentive. We have gone a couple time prior to a show and they will make sure that you are out the door in plenty of time, but never rushed. The pate is fabulous. We even took some home."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "This my guest and I's first time dining at Le Bouchon. We started with the Pate which was delicious. The Gelee that was on it was packed with flavor as was the Pate itself. We then ordered the Clam special and the Cassoulet. Both were done perfectly. The clams were packed with flavor in the broth only complaint is that they were possibly not cleaned well enough. They had little bits of sand throughout them but still tasted amazing. The cassoulet was to die for. Traditional execution with this dish. The sausage was tender, the duck confit practically melted in your mouth and the beans were soft but not mushy. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten here a few times now. We love the food and the service. We went to another "more popular/trendy" French restaurant in Portland and La B does it way better. Even though the place was packed by the time we were finished with our meal, the server was still personable and delightful."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Consistently superb for many years. Flawless French cuisine and vibe."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We love Le Bouchon! The food is fantastic, and the sauces incredible! We always enjoy ourselves!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Still terrific place to dine. A classic! Terrific food, great wine."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The waiter was simply the best. Always the specials are very well prepared, colorful and good eating."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A genuine French bistro discovered by random strolling in the Pearl neighborhood. Classic bistro food, well-prepared, served with intelligence and good humor. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This restaurant was a major disappointment. When the reservation was made there was no indication that there was a fixed menu. However, I suspect that they would have failed any way if we had their regular menu. Many diners did not get served until after asking about their food. There was a major disagreement between two of the servers which ultimately ended up with one of them leaving. The owner I assume is a charming lady but she is over-whelmed. I kept thinking Gordon Ramsay was going to come out as this place needs a major change. However, I suspect it is to late as this place just had the feel of a restaurant going downhill fast. I give this place 6, maybe, 9 months before the doors close."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great staff. Not a real hot spot in the way of ambiance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have always had a good dining experience prior. Good service and food. However for Valentine's Day it was clear that the restaurant was not prepared for the large number of diners. Service was very inconsistent, never was asked if we would like another glass of wine, no water refills, never checked on whether we were enjoying our meal, long wait time between courses (compared to previous visits), and waited a long time for our dishes to be cleared and get a check. One waiter apparently quit in the middle of service and prior to his departure was arguing with the manager. Not great to watch and had an impact on the service and overall experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014