Le Bouchon
Le Bouchon

Le Bouchon

  • 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.
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Le Bouchon reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (25)romantic (16)special occasion (15)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Will think twice.
    JRMJRM
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Just okay, pork loin was overcooked...did not send it back because it was spouses birthday and did not want to make a big deal about it. If server was paying attention she would have noticed that I was sawing it with my knife.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not fast
    PDXDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Enjoyed the meal. House wines were good and the lamb shank was delicious. Service was very nice, but very slow. It took almost an hour to get our salads. Plan to spend time enjoying wine and bread and you'll be set.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great night at Le Bouchon
    wcs3
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a good dinner the other night at Le Bouchon, but not as good as usual. When we arrived there was only one waitress in evidence, who eventually came to greet us; it appeared that she was trying to be hostess, waitress and bartender! We placed a drink order -- with difficulty: she had never heard of Ricard and didn't know whether they had it. My soup came out of the kitchen at room temperature, was sent back, and then came out again: hot and delicious. My wife's pork medallion was tasty, but tough. At least on this evening, with the two waitresses there, Le Bouchon was decidedly less French than it has been in our past experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Le Bouchon-great date
    roarrrr
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    You can have a really wonderful date at this restaurant. The servers are friendly and really improve the dining experience with suggestions. They know what they are talking about. Great beer options. Tried the Three Floyd's Milk Stout for the first time in bottle. Delicious. The food is incredible as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Paper napkins, a lamb stew with little lamb, a quiet evening but a non-attentive waitress. It was o.k., but for the price there are better in the neighbourhood..
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    Likesimplebutgood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This small French Bistro hits on all cylinders. Traditional menu was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lee
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    excellent food and choices. Recommend for French food enthusiasts
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid bistro
    Sigi
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a solid bistro, I thought it was great. The escargot was good, but the French onion soup was fantastic. I only wish it was less menu items...was a bit too many.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katmanduc
    Katmanduc
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is a go to restaurant for excellent food. The staff is right there to provide suggestions and excellent service. I literally wiped my plate clean of food as every drop was wonderful. The duck breast is my favorite and I always go for the au gratin potatoes and we shared a lovely fluffy lemon cheese cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like Paris
    ccfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and had just returned from Paris a few days before our reservation, and we were having serious withdrawal symptoms from the fantastic Parisian bistro scene. She found Le Bouchon after performing some research online and we were pleased to find equivalent quality, and better pricing, during our meal. I had the quail special and my wife chose the ribeye steak, both of which were fabulous, including the julienne vegetables and scalloped potatoes sides. Our only dislike was the quality of the bread; apologies if it's baked in-house, but it just didn't measure up to what we experienced in Paris.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Service. Unimpressive Food.
    JenEric
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was a special occasion, and we were really excited to try our first French restaurant in Portland. We made a reservation, but forgot to tell the server about it when we were greeted and seated, but less than half of the tables were occupied, so we figured it didn't matter much (even on a Saturday). The server was very friendly and accommodating; she had a genuine air of kindness about her. We didn't like the pork pate terrine we ordered so she took half of the cost off our receipt, and told us that the duck pate we wanted is available but not on any of the menus. The fish special was described as lightly fried snapper, but the batter was thicker than I'd hoped and came out soggy. The julienne veges tasted good but were also very oily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Juneau
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Authentic French Bistro. Brings back memories of our best trips to France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Bouchon is excellent.
    Laurie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Everything that we have ever had at Le Bouchon has been excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint French Bistro
    QuaintFrenchBistro
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My wife and I had a lovely evening at Le Bouchon. It's a cozy family owned restaurant where they take great pride in the food preparation. We look forward to our next visit.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Could Be Better
    lemons4uVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant is so French, which is why we went in the first place. What is so interesting about this restaurant is that eventually the people sitting next to each other at the limited numbers of tables, begin talking to each other which makes for a very congenial atmosphere. That god for the friendly patrons, because the service was very slow. For that size restaurant they had only two waiters, who were honest enough to tell us they were brand new, but two waiters (who also doubled as the bartender) for a Saturday night is not enough. Our order for a $59 bottle of wine took FOREVER to reach our table. We were seated for a good 20 minutes before we even ordered wine. A real disappointment. But once the food arrived, it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvfood2
    luvmyfood2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We arrived and we're sat at less than desirable table by the front door, yet had made the reservation 3 weeks prior ND could not get a different table. After waiting over 20 minutes, no service, we walked out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    For a special night out, this was a perfect place to go. Our waiter was amazing and super helpful. We ended up ordering 3 appetizers and 4 dishes to share. There wasn't a bad dish. We asked our waiter to pick the best wine in a price point for what we were eating and we were quite happy with his decision. We can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MBEW
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very nice, very French. My wife and I both had Coquille St Jacques then Poisson du Jour with a bottle of Sancerre. Quite delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Night
    Portowick
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Perfect night with the wife. Host is very professional and knowledgeable. Food was very, very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 157 reviews are from the Le Bouchon reviews archive.
  • Don't
    WorldTraveler1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I wouldn't go back if it was free! The waitress was an airhead. She used cleaner on the table next to mine while I was eating! The food was salty and the bread was stale.
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  • Very French!
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We've eaten here for years, and love their Bouillabaisse. We came here because, with only ten tables, we thought it would be quiet and intimate, good for talking with our friend who doesn't hear well, but it was quite noisy. We had to lean into each other to hear our conversation. For that reason, try going at lunchtime, which is not as raucous. Our waiter, Kalil(?) was almost hyper, taking liberty with his teasing, but it was in good fun. Our food was very good, even though they ended up being out of my order so I had to switch to a different fish. If it hadn't been so hot, I would have gotten the Bouillabaisse again, and been happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Tradition
    queenofpickles
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I chose to celebrate our first wedding anniversary at Le Bouchon for dinner. It was a really lovely meal. Both chefs came by our table to see how we were enjoying our meal and the server we had was adorable. She was very young, very enthusiastic and personable. I appreciated how she made sure we were happy and comfortable throughout our meal. The food was delicious. My husband and I both agreed the escargot was the best either of us have ever had. We had a really amazing dessert called l'ile flotante (floating island) and haven't stopped raving about it since. We'll be heading back there again for our 2nd anniversary for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Tigger
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It was a quiet evening at the restaurant but it felt cozy and like we were dining at a little local restaurant in France. Our waitress made the meal. I had wanted mussels but they had not got their new delivery. She suggested a very wonderful alternative which made my meal. The apple tarte tartin was sheer perfection. I am a chocolate fanatic but I would order this again even if they had the most perfect chocolate dessert. One small nitpik, they served the little plastic containers of "cream" for the coffee. I got a lovely pitcher of milk with my tea. Next time how about a lovely pitcher of cream with my friend's coffee.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • authentic French experience
    aqpdx
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    javalers
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Once again a fantastic meal from start to finish. Good service, great lamb shank!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vancitydinerVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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  • Hoagiereview1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent food. Great service. Favorite French restaurant in Portland. Feels like a hidden gem in Paris.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Great place
    Robrose131
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    Phil
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Outstanding food and service. We will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding food and service
    Eddie
    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
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good...service needs help
    Hoangx2
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    BerlinaVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good food and excellent service made for a special, romantic night.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Ok food. bizarre ambience details.
    Abs6
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic French Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I have been going to this little gem for years and it never disappoints. Excellent food at a very reasonable price.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French restaurant
    GreatLunchVIP
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marginal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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
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  • Simply amazing!
    FoodCriticPDX122343
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarthaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Feels a bit like being in a bistro in France. Enjoyed our meal with friends in this excellent, but non pretentious restaurant.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OysterboyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was terrific, waiter very amicable. Waited an hour for our main course! If you are a patient person this is a great restaurant!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Classic French cooking at its best in an small, atmospheric cafe setting.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate