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
244 reviews since June 2, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (192)special occasion (126)romantic (104)neighborhood gem (74)notable wine list (53)great for lunch (47)hot spot (43)late-night find (21)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- 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.
- A must in Portland.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined 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.
- Sublime meal while visitng PortlandOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 9/16/2014I was so happy to have found Little Bird on open table! My meal was truly spectacular! I started off with an assortment of the daily oysters...both were super fresh and distinctly differently. My entree was the daily salmon special. Perfectly cooked, super fresh, and nice accompaniments! I followed an online suggestion and moved the foie gras to dessert. Great idea! Combined with super attentive service and a cozy, relaxing environment, this meal was a home run!Special Features:
- tight fitOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/15/2014We were seated at a table that had a "divider" between it and an adjacent table. In reality, we were inches apart. While the food and service were terrific, trying to avoid overhearing our neighbors (one of whom had a raucous laugh and coughed in our direction) made for a stressful dinner. Ask for a table where you are seated closed to your dinner companion than to another diner. Otherwise, it's a gem.Special Features:
- Little Bird dinner reviewlotus59VIPDined on 9/14/2014Came on a Sunday evening and was disappointed by the unprofessional service that we got. Our server didn't smile once during her service and it seemed like she didn't want to work at all. With a scour on her face, she was unpleasant and would sometimes place the dishes loudly down on the table. To say the least, that ruined our experience and first time at Little Bird. The food was nothing special, and was not particularly worth the money we spent ($310) for 4 people. Though the salmon was nicely cooked, the meat in particular was way overseasoned. The portion size for the seafood was on the smaller side in lieu of the price. All I can say, it's a beautiful quaint restaurant, but we won't be back anytime soon.Special Features:
- Intimate settinganondinerDined on 9/14/2014It's nice for a date although we did see a couple of tables of 4 and 6 people. Food was in smaller portions that was artistically arranged, except for the cassoulet that was a big serving for one person. I did enjoy the meal but found the artistic arrangement of the food to be a bit fussy and not my style. Pleasant wait staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JerryDined on 9/14/2014Great food, great service. Very attentive, helpful wait staff. Wine list is a bit pricey, but good choices and much breadth to the list. All of us had very tasty food with attractive presentation.Special Features:
- Worth a second visitStemcellDined on 9/13/2014Interesting take on a French bistro but a little uneven for me. At the bar, I very much enjoyed my sheep cheese gnocchi appetizer and passion fruit pudding cake dessert. The main course, a cassoulet also on the tasting menu, not so much. The beans were still a bit crunchy and undercooked in my opinion, while the duck leg meat was dry and without much flavor of its own. The one piece of sausage was good but I never really identified the pork belly among the sea of al dente beans. Redeeming it was a nice flavor and a superb Madiran wine which was a nice suggested match from the tasting menu. I would like to come back and sample some of the other interesting choices but the cassoulet needs work to measure up to the rest of the offerings.Special Features:
- Tasty FoodkitadukeDined on 9/13/2014We came here for our anniversary and the food was delicious. The service was reliable, helpful, and friendly without being over the top. And the passion fruit dessert was one of the best things I have ever eaten.Special Features:
- Little Bird Bistro, A night in town808ChowDined on 9/12/2014We ordered the Grilled Ribeye (for two) and it was well worth it. It was the biggest steak I ever saw, but it was cooked perfect. It probably could be for three or even four people. We had appetizers and drinks before dinner, so much food we had it boxed - but yet we ordered dessert and were not disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Cozy space and attentive wait staffOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/11/2014The Little Bird is cozy and welcoming, we thought as we entered, and every seat at the bar was filled and almost every table, so it's a popular destination. The dress was very casual for both customers and servers. Our entrees were hot and filling. The Washington State raw oysters, in particular, were outstanding and the cocktails were very good. As the meal progressed, we decided the experience, while not inexpensive, is about the small space and the attentive wait staff. I believe that the drinks were delivered by a designated server as they were finished by the bartender, rather than sit on the bar waiting for the table's waitperson. Now there's a no-brainer. We felt relaxed, comfortable, very well served, and enjoyed our meals.Special Features:
- A Neighborhood Gem!SC2013Dined on 9/4/2014Our first time in Portland and lunch at Little Bird restaurant was the beginning of a wonderful visit. My husband loves the puree roasted egglant soup, the heirloom tomatoes appetizer with goat cheese was very tasty and sweet, and my homemade pasta was just perfect. The service was attentive and fun. Thanks for such a great dinning experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- VancouverFoodieDined on 9/3/2014I can see the appeal of Little Bird, we found the food good but quite salty. The Kir Royale had too much Cassis We found the host quite indifferent, but the table service was lovely
- Skip the crab sandwich.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/3/2014Crab sandwich at $20 was unimpressive. Lots of crab meat but tasted like it was possibly canned? Anyway, it had so much mustard you couldn't taste the crab. We could not eat it. We told the server we didn't like it but we were charged anyway. Charcuterie plate was delicious however.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfulSimmerDined on 9/2/2014Spotless experience. Wine matches were excellent. Every dish was wonderful.Special Features:
- Probably not returningnew2reviewDined on 8/30/2014We ordered the gnocchi, the trout and the cod on special, which were all very good. The place is cute and quaint, not too noisy, but we were upstairs. The problem was our server, she seemed to be in a bad mood, was annoyed with questions about wine (sorry, not everyone is a connoisseur) and told us we cannot order the appetizer before we decide what entrees we wanted... Not once she asked how is everything. Filled water once and only for one person at the table. I would say, it was not a pleasant experience, even though the food was good. Her tip also reflected that.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Late night find, but reserve!tangueraDined on 8/29/2014We had an event that ended at 9:30 p.m., and made a 10 p.m. reservation here. We were glad we did. The place was packed, even at that hour. (It only began to thin out nearer to closing time.) We had the best oysters ever - ordered half a dozen, then ordered 3 more. The burger was divine (and after 10 p.m., the prices drop) as was the tuna loin. Wonderful meal!Special Features:
- Great food what happened to server?FoodLoveDined on 8/29/2014Food was excellent but initial server was very inattentive and disappeared for long periods of time and apparently left. We were happy a different server took over the table.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food had no taste at allCozyVIPDined on 8/29/2014I really don't have much to say here, I selected this based on the reviews of the web but this place is not worth spending even $10. Beside the ambience and politeness of the staff this place has nothing more to offer. If you like spending $$$ just for that and you don't care about food taste then give it a try.Special Features:
- highlight of our portland visitmcanniepantsDined on 8/29/2014this is truly a special place and our lunch was a highlight of our trip. the prix fixe lunch special is an amazing value. we opted to sit on the sidewalk vs. indoors which felt a bit stuffy with white table cloths. Eggplant soup special was the best soup either of us have ever had and it will not be soon forgotten!Special Features:
- ChicagoFoodieVIPDined on 8/27/2014We had such high expectations and were so disappointed
- Delightful!AgencyEaterDined on 8/26/2014Little Bird is always a treat. The menu is always changing slightly, but consistently delicious. Would recommend to anyone for a client dinner or big date night.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- jsalVIPDined on 8/26/2014Went here for lunch. I had the foie gras torchon and the burger. I also got a dozen macarons to go. Everything was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. The place was nice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not up to snufMuseumFoodieDined on 8/24/2014We love Little Bird. That's why it was so disappointing this time. Food was way more complex than we remembered; too many things going on in the same plate. Everything from panko to mayo like toppings. Taste of rabbit could not be found under all of that. The fish was the same confusing cluster of conflicting flavors. Server was somewhat indifferent to our presence. I get nonchalance, but this was way too cool and not friendly at the table level. Please reboot.Special Features:
- A memorable birthday experiencemooseofblueDined on 8/22/2014So often we rush through work, life and even our food. Here, our server, Suzanne, stopped to converse, not retell. We were seated in the loft on the rail. Suzanne would stop by to check in and chat, she was always easy and polite with clever smile and a personality that made one feel at ease. Then came the food. If you had not already slowed down by now, the food demanded your attention and time. The burger and the lamb chop were amazing! Rich with favors familiar and new. We're spent the next several moments ooing and ahing over the flavors that dazzled our taste buds. Go, sit, sip and savor the Little Bird, it will not disappoint.Special Features:
- Creative Menu & Outstanding ServiceCuppycakeSpringDined on 8/22/2014All of the visits I've made to Little Bird have left me feeling satisfied due to the food/drinks and happy due to the service provided by their friendly and patient staff. This visit, I enjoyed their potato leek soup, lunch special of pork loin, and chocolate peanut butter terrine. All courses seemed to be prepared with a lot of care and attention to detail. Little Bird is consistently a good spot to experience a fine meal. I look forward to my next visit!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good for late NightTaipeifoodieDined on 8/21/2014Open late so late night dinning was no problem, walked in at 10PM! Food was excellent! Service friendly!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 8/21/2014A most enjoyable evening with inventive food and local ingredients. Our waiter was over-the-top helpful.Special Features: