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Le Bouchon
Le Bouchon

Le Bouchon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bouchon-portland.com/
  • Email: lebouchonportland@gmail.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 WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The French charm of the hosts is always a delight. I really enjoy the standard menu above all, but the atmosphere was festive and the food good. The dessert was especially delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I have travelled a lot in Europe, many times in France. Le Bouchon is a classic french bistro-style restaurant , small, often tight for space, noisy in a good way, and with great food and service. The husband is the excellent chef and his wife is often found overseeing guests with warmth and a twinkle in her eye. Some of the wait staff are also from France. Our favorite for special occasions or just when we feel like a treat. People who have complained about the sometimes noisy atmosphere just don't have a comprehension of what is like to eat in a French bistro, they should travel more and expand their horizons."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Got there and were told we didn't have a reservation Even though we showed them the email confirmation. So We didn't get a good table. And the server was rude. Will never Go there. The front lady was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They have delicious French food. It is not a place where it is all about presentation; it is just great authentic French food."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The mussels and casserolet specials were exceptional. Great friendly service from the waiter."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "It has an authentic French feel and ambiance. Good is quite good. Yet traffic was very light I suspect due to location. We enjoyed uh and I would go back."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I had higher expectations for Le Bouchon based on reviews. It was incredibly average - nothing bad, nothing outstanding."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Great 5 course menu! Very appreciative of owner to take 5 people instead of 4. We did call the night before to ask if it would be ok and they were very nice to help us. Did have to ask for salt and pepper to many times...and we do understand, that the chef prepares the meal the way he likes it but we only wanted to have it to add if necessary to our tastes. It was a bit strange to have to ask several times. I don't think France has banned salt yet and likely won't if the public reads the current science on sodium. Great decorations for the New Year. A neighborhood classic. Thank you for a great evening!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food and service were both great. We dined on New Years eve on a fixed five course meal. Selection was limited for entree choice was good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We celebrated our wedding by having lunch at Le Bouchon. It was awesome! We have been regular patrons since it opened, but now live out of town so it was extra special to be there and celebrate!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Fine quality food and a varied menu, highly recommend!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The food was too salty, especially the mussels. Not dish stood out, most were so so or worse. We won't return."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "This restaurant need some update changes. The table cloth on table live a faded impression, a simple paper covering on each table would convey a more cheerful modern feeling at very little cost. The meat was properly prepared, the serving of potatoes au gratin was minuscule. The salad was to cold, with not enough dressing which was also flat. overall a sad experience, and expensive at that, the final bill of 107 dollars is way out of line for a disapppointing diner."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "We were under a time constraint as we were attending a concert after our meal. We informed the server..... she spoke with the kitchen .... we were out in time. We had the chicken dish and the fish special. Both dishes were extremely well prepared. Don't forget to order a soufflé 24 hours prior to your reservation. It's one of the best we've had."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We enjoyed our date night here! Very romantic and great service. I think the food was a little overpriced for what you got but it was delicious."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I have eaten here many times over the years. It is real French food in a real French bistro. The Chef is an artist doing what he loves and we all benefit. Every meal I have ever tasted here has been exquisite. The onion soup and cheese cake cannot be outdone."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I have been going to Le Bouchon for years and its very consistent. The restaurant is a bistro so its not fancy but the food is very good and reasonable."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "We only had one night in Portland and were craving French food, and were delighted we found Le Bouchon. The food was amazing, the wine list a pleasant surprise, and the service phenomenal. At the suggestion of other reviewers, we left room for chocolate mousse and were not disappointed. Special kudos for the service--our server noticed that we were checking maps at the end of our meal, and she kindly grabbed her cell phone and looked up the bus schedule and gave directions to the bus stop from the restaurant. I felt like we came as strangers and left as friends."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Felt like I had stepped back in a French neighborhood bistro. Service great and very friendly. We had only a limited time for dining, but the staff and cook did great. Each main course was done very well. Only the salads seemed average or else I would have rated the food 5 star."
    Dined on 10/4/2013