215 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.littlebirdbistro.com/
- Phone: 5036885952
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Executive Chef: Gabriel Rucker
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Cross Street: in between OAK & PINE on 6TH AVENUE
- Public Transit: The Green and Yellow MAX lines stop directly across the street.
The following bus lines stop within a block: 4,8,9,17,20,31,32,33,35,36,44,54,94,99.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: There is ample street parking at night, and a number of garages and parking lots within the immediate vicinity. We recommence the lot in basement of the US Bancorp Tower. The entrance is on 5th between Oak and Pine.
A word from Little Bird
Little Bird, the bistro by the team behind Le Pigeon, is open from 11:30 to midnight during the week, and from 5 to midnight on the weekends. The food and ambiance are inspired by the bistros of Paris, but are Portland at heart. Little Bird features a great bar, and a large selection of wines with a focus on French, as well as a selection of local options.Continued
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- Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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Little Bird reviews from OpenTable diners
241 reviews since July 2, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (194)special occasion (119)romantic (106)neighborhood gem (72)notable wine list (58)hot spot (46)great for lunch (41)late-night find (19)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- First Visit . . will return!OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 10/27/2014We had one night in Portland, only one dinner, we chose Little Bird and I never second guessed my choice! Service was great, no attempt to rush, asked how we wanted to have our choices brought out, great manhattan (with a bourbon soaked cherry, yeah!). When we told friends who live in the area our choice of Little Bird for our one dinner, they agreed it was a good choice. Hope we get a chance to return.
- Love Little BirdhnopdxDined on 10/27/2014Amazing food. Top notch service. My only (minor) complaint is that it's a bit loud. But worth it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Portland HighlightOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/26/2014I took my daughter out for an end of college break dinner. We were very happy with our experience. The service was attentive and excellent, which took the meal to a higher level. We started with the goat cheese gnocchi appetizer which was lovely, dressed in pine nuts, greens, mushrooms and onions. My daughter is vegetarian and they don't really have a lot to offer without meat, but she had the gruyere and onion turnovers, which was just enough. My cassoulet was succulent and twice as much as I could eat. I'm going to try to replicate that dish at home. It's flavors were wonderful. We refused dessert, being nicely full, but when I asked about in returning a few days later to buy some macaroons, the server treated each of us to one.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Little BirdOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/25/2014Little Bird was fabulous! Best food I have had in a long time and I am from SF. Service very friendly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Insulting service, wouldn't returnOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/25/2014Our server was not pleased we only ordered the charcuterie to share, and this was evident from the sour face she made during the ordering process. We were largely ignored during our time there, and when we did make contact, we were met with attitude. This is exactly what is wrong with so called fine dining restaurants. The staff size up their guests and adjust their service accordingly. The rillette and chicken liver pate were rich and delicious, but the rest of the board was unexciting, with copious amounts of mustard and vinegary pickles to make up for the lack of flavour. When were finished, we made our way to the exit and we did not receive any acknowledgement or farewell wishes. Clearly I was not wanted and I don't care to return.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/24/2014The dinner and the service were wonderful. Although the wait person was not particularly well acquainted with the wine options, she was gracious and attentive without being obtrusive. Especially appreciated was the fact that the entrée was not served until both diners had finished their salad...a nicety seldom observed even in good restaurants. Definitely a wonderful place for a special occasion that demands excellent quality of dining.Special Features:
- Super Great Staff!FoodieDined on 10/24/2014I waited for a friend arriving from out of town who was an hour late for our reservation. The staff could not have been nicer. The food was super!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OutstandingIndyVIPDined on 10/22/2014Little Bird is a place you need to visit. Outstanding food, service and staff. We went for dinner with a group and had the salmon. Cooked perferctly!Special Features:
- Best in Portlandrosey1Dined on 10/17/2014My companion and I were rolling around the back of our chairs, shaking our heads and measuring the next bite, trying to keep the friendship but eat as much as we could of the shared bowl of goodness. The tall elegant blonde waitress guided our choices. Thank youSpecial Features:
- Excellent bistro style eatingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/17/2014If you are looking for something with a French bistro flair in Portland, this is the place to be. Great wines with reasonable beers to be had as well. Even the burger is top notch.Special Features:
- If only...truthandcircumstanceDined on 10/17/2014Special occasion and the service took F O R E V E R !!!! SO painfully slow that either our server was no where to be found or we could see him in the mirror up at the bar talking at length socially with people. We didn't even order dessert which truly is the best in Portland. As soon as someone FINALY came and removed our empty lunch dishes all five of us jumped up to leave because no one could stand to sit any longer - with - NO service!!! The past two times I have brought out of town friends here for a special lunch the service has gone sideways. Which is a bummer when you are spending 100-300+$ on lunch!! We left feeling like we had just been taken hostage - and - didn't even get to enjoy the full experience. We and LB missed out.Special Features:
- Have the hamburgerelimarVIPDined on 10/16/2014Menu listed on a chalk board but light too dim and could not read it. Had a side of olives for the table. Soup was unremarkable and the salmon belly dish was over cooked. We had been told to have the hamburgers which were cooked as ordered.
- First time!TravelinJakeDined on 10/16/2014This was my first trip to portland and my second dinner! Little bird did not disappoint. In my online reservation, I noted that I have a tree nut allergy and my waitress was sensitive to this the whole night with her recommendations and even brought me a nut-free after dinner cookie, haha. Had some wonderful pumpkin soup with Oysters to start and grilled salmon (special of the day for dinner). Was this the best salmon I've ever had? Maybe! Overall, all the food was perfectly cooked, handsomely presented and throughly satisfying. I will certainly be back on my next trip to Portland!Special Features:
- Not FrenchLorelaiDined on 10/13/2014Good wine list, upbeat ambiance, but loud so noise level is high. Fare is seasoned more like Indian cuisine than French. Lentlls could have used less chili and cumin as the spices were so overpowering the lentil flavor was totally obscured. Duck confit pastry was very average. Pastey dry and interior stuffing of confit and kale over cooked and dry as well.Special Features:
- Delicious food, knowledgable serverYumyumgivemesomeDined on 10/11/2014I think we've had the same server now a few times and he always amazes us with his knowledge and yet modesty. The food is always delicious, great seasonal ingredients, well seasoned, and thoughtful. We tried the 5-course tasting menu for the first time and are glad we did. The only complaint is our unseasonably long delay between third and fourth course where we were maybe forgotten for a bit? No apologies offered during the wait or after, always a pet peeve for me. But we will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enjoyable ... as usual!JohnDined on 10/7/2014I like Little Bird primarily because the food is always excellent. But the service is outstanding as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing ExperiencebirdnerdDined on 10/6/2014One of the best dinning experiences I have had. The food was amazing, cannot recommend the chicken fried trout enough! The wine and drink list was long but not intimidating. The staff really made the meal. Our waitress was attentive enough and gave great suggestions when we asked her opinion on wine and food. I will make it a habit to come here more often!Special Features:
- a truly classic bistroFlexifoodieVIPDined on 10/6/2014since we could not get enervation for dinner on the one night we had free in Portland over the weekend, we went for lunch and it was a treat. Wonderful service, oysters on the half shell with both a mignonette sauce and shaved horse radish provided a great starter, and the cassoulet was outstanding, with the duck falling off the bone, the sausage tasty, and plenty of flavor filled beans. The lunch portion size is the same as dinner. Wines matched perfectly and my vegetarian spouse enjoyed the salad and spaghetti squash dishes. We will return when complete the move to Portland next month.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DelightEatingpdx1dayatatimeDined on 10/4/2014My wife and I went to Little Bird for our 10th Anniversary and were blown away!!!! We started with the soufflé and never looked back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- lots of hype and well deservedchung006Dined on 10/4/2014Great restaurant!! Heard so much about this place and we were excited the whole drive up from Vancouver. We ordered the foie gras, lobster fritters, veg pastries, ham sandwich, burger. Some phenomenal dishes, foie gras, pastries, fries with burger .. And some good dishes, sandwich. As a whole, lived up to hype. Next time, le pigeon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- France in SeattlefoodieCanadianDined on 10/3/2014We did the 5 course menu and it was absolutely amazing. The food was well thought out and delivered from start to finish. The food was beautifully prepared and the service was excellent. My favorite part was how the waitress described the food like a story. Highly recommend this restaurant. When we return back to Portland, we will be sure to go back.Special Features:
- Simply put: yum!RuntoDineGirlVIPDined on 10/3/2014All the food was so creative and so delicious. Yum!!!!Special Features:
- relaxed eleganceManhattanitesDined on 10/2/2014Very comfortable ' bistro' setting with excellent service and very good food. Interesting menu and wine list. Seems as if it could be loud if crowded but fine when we were there. Very reasonable prices.Special Features:
- julieDined on 10/2/2014Wonderful wonderful meal. Can't wait to come back to Portland and Little Bird.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Savory dishes hit the spotDogmomorVIPDined on 9/28/2014My friend and I went before the Symphony. We had 2 hours and said what time we needed to leave by. We both ordered the Bistro dinner. The wine selection was fabulous. The savory dinners simply amazing. The cheese and dessert were disappointing and the espresso was so bitter it was undrinkable. Unfortunately, we didn't get out desserts until 5 minutes after we were supposed to have left, so we did not have time to pass on this information. I'll give them another try, but I'll be more selective (and go else where for dessert).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cramped and hurriedJohnDoughVIPDined on 9/27/2014Very small room with a balcony and tables so close together they have to pull them off the wall for you to get to a seat on the bench. Service was good but felt very rushed like they wanted you in and out to get to the next paying customers. Very noisy and hard to hold a conversation. Food was good but hard to fully enjoy when it's so loud and you're packed in like sardines. Would probably be a better experience with fewer tables.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely gem. Lovely meal.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/27/2014We really enjoyed everything about our meal at Little Bird. From the first course to the mignardise. They paid attention to my husband's allergies (always a plus) and generally provided us with a lovely, romantic, anniversary dinner. We can't wait to go back!Special Features:
- A must in Portland.Yo22erDined on 9/27/2014The ambience of an old Portland building combined with a creative chef with an eye for detail and wait staff who are friendly, knowledgeable and readily available : what could go wrong!? We sat upstairs with a bird's eye view of the main dining floor and neither of us could resist the chicken fried trout. The charcuterie plate also was quite superb and more than enough for two to share. An ideal venue for a couple seeking a memorable dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dkoy5Dkoy5Dined on 9/26/2014One word...excellent! Do yourself a favour and go. In a city filled with great restaurants it's easy to see why this gem continues to receive praise.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tweet tweetTwoDineDined on 9/25/2014This little bird is an informal, upscale, intimate little gem. Excellent and attentive service. Starters selection limited but good variety. Soup was tasty although over-salted. Entres - chanterelle popover and local caught salmon both outstanding. Desert menu unimaginitive. We settled for coconut ice and espresso as a refreshing end. Wine list is limited - adequate though uninspired. Room to improve and given the obvious talent it would be a shame for this little bird to not soar to its full potential.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/24/2014I had a great meal with great service. It was my partner's birthday and the servers made it special.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- lunchchickDined on 9/23/2014My three-person office went to Little Bird for a birthday lunch. The freshly cut bread is served with high quality butter and sprinkled with salt. The bread and butter combo melts in your mouth! My boss and coworker ordered the prix fixe meal (with a complex pork dish that I can't recall) which they raved about. I ordered the crab roll, which contained surprisingly more crab meat than I anticipated. Unfortunately the crab mixture was a bit too salty, but flavorful nonetheless. My boss was blown away by the lime (with cherry swirl) sorbet. He said it was one of the best sorbets he has ever had. Don't skip dessert! Overall great experience, and great attentive service. It's a very lively and classy lunch choice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- incredibleBuckerooDined on 9/22/2014the food here is amazing. noise level is high and the seating is "New York" style, tables very close together. always busy so you need reservations usually several days ahead. but, the food is interesting, different and very good.Special Features:
- 2BhamFoodiesDined on 9/22/2014Our waiter was knowledgeable and very friendly. The time between courses was appropriate and allowed us to really enjoy the many different tastes. Food presentation was great! Not over the top as to be distracting, but creative and seductive. We will definitely return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- So Portland, great foodJaycee510Dined on 9/21/2014The whole experience was so very Portland. The food was very good but the service by tattooed waitstaff was perfunctory at best. They had a foie gras tournade made with granola which we thought hilarious but did not order. We had salmon over peach which was incredible and so seasonal. Definitely would go again, and hope for a server who doesn't just whack food onto the table without a word.Special Features:
- Didn't live up to the reputationBiznessDinnerDined on 9/19/2014We dined here based on our experience at Le Pigeon, but it was fairly disappointing. Our server was tired and somewhat annoyed with us when she walked up to the table. It was difficult to hear each other, and the food was just not tasty. I took home my leftovers so I would not offend the host, and I put in the compost at home.
- First Dinner in PortlandOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 9/19/2014And Little Bird was a good place to start! I enjoyed the soup of the day as a starter followed by the fish of the day which was a salmon. Both we tasty and fresh. Cooked as requested. My husband had the cassoulet which was a hearty portion. Our waitress was nice and fun/perky. Our only complaint was that our table for two was right up against another table for two well unless you consider the half wall/pole that ran between them, but really it made little difference because you felt you were sitting together and the other couple was not enjoying each other's company that night. I rated ambiance low for that reason.Special Features:
- LAPhilattendeeVIPDined on 9/19/2014Little Bird had been recommended by a friend in LA and did not disappoint. The food was superb and the wine selections quite good and very reasonably priced. The bar location, however, does not allow for much room and can be cramped, so there is not really a bar scene per se.Special Features:
- Twice for lunchTowellVIPDined on 9/19/2014A gem for lunch and wish I could've been there for dinner. First lunch was so good had to return within the week. Friendly, professional service from the initial welcome to the final farewell. Menu online was augmented by a few specials - cuisine was a fantastic take on local ingredients using modern French techniques….superb outcome! Grilled compact wedge of butter leaf on lentils topped with tasty confit, beef tongue and egg terrine with heavenly crunchy tasty surrounds, cassoulet, crab sandwich, peanut-chocolate dessert, toasted coconut ice cream - all just top notch. Excellent wines by glass and bottle. Thank you from a very happy big-city out-of-towner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A slice of ParisJaxonVIPDined on 9/17/2014Great ambience just like you would hope to find in a neighborhood Parisian restaurant. The sound of friendly conversation creates all the noise that's needed and the service is professional friendly and attentive. The food? Everything done just right, simple savory bistro style. It's a gem for Portland. On our brief visit we ate there twice!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.