Chef Gilbert Henry was a delight!
Chef Gilbert Henry was a delight! He truly made this meal fantastic. The food was wonderful. I would go back anytime!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
We had such a great evening
We had such a great evening at Cuvee! The restaurant is super cute and we felt very comfortable as soon as we walked in. The food was excellent, the wine was fantastic, the bread was to die for and it was a pleasure to be served by the owner. He answered our many questions without hesitation and had a great sense of humor. We treated my mom to dinner for her birthday and she could not stop raving about her halibut dish. The desserts were the perfect ending to a lovely evening. Thank you Cuvee!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm, friendly restaurant
Warm, friendly restaurant in the heart of wine country. Attentive service, nice atmosphere. Simple menu with wonderful options.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
2nd Sunday #44
An outstanding venue in Carlton Oregon. Superb dishes prepared in a french country style. Smallish menue but everything on it is great. Delicately seasoned seems the rule of the day. The chicken liver pate' and steamed manila clams were fabulous. Limited but excellent local wine choices at very reasonable prices. Don't try to share the lamb stew, you won't be able to give it up. Tell them to get their own bowls. That way everyone will be happy. Ask Henri to select your wine, you won't be sorry. The Prix Fixe (3 courses for $28.) is an excellent deal.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cuvee was an interesting spot in tiny Carlton. The room is a bit cramped, yet homey. The wine list was a bit dated and small, but there were a number of selections available off menu. Those on the menu were typically a newer vintage.
The menu is small, but had some nice choices. Our table had the lamb stew, pork medallions, and fish of the day. All was good, except the pork that was over-cooked. The stew was very flavorful and the favorite. The fish was coated with sesame seed, had a bit of a Asian/fusion style that worked in this french restaurant.
All in all, Cuvee was fun, the prices were very fair, and the food was good to very good.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is prix fixe, about $30 for soup/salad, appetizer + main or soup/salad, main + dessert. The wine list is short but well chosen with one side devoted to French wines and the other to local.
The oyster appetizer features the mollusks sautéed instead of raw on the half shell, so they're a bit more intense than in their raw form, but definitely worth ordering. The plate is well executed and the portion size ample.
Their fries are double cooked - typically oil blanched before frying, standard practice in Europe. This allows them to be fully cooked yet crispy on the outside, perfect to accompany a steak. They're also listed as an appetizer, although that would have meant passing up the oysters.
No more space ici. Go. Order. Enjoy!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are a group of foodies
We are a group of foodies that are hard to please. The food was excellent. We brought our own special wines, and were disappointed in a $15 cork fee, but the waiter (who was the owner) did open and pour the wine. Strangely, he did not have an ice bucket for the white, but agreed to put it in the freezer to chill. The wine list was good. Overall a great experience and I would return.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a Try
A summer Saturday night in the Willamette wine country? Beat the crowds at Cuvee. Chicken pate mousse was almost fluffy it was so light. The Moroccan lamb stew was very flavorful. The tables are crowded in but we got to know our neighbors at the surrounding tables and compared food and wine. The Coquilles St. Jacque could have used a bit more flavor but the scallops and shrimp were cooked to the correct doneness.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Our Favorites
One of our favorite days off is to drive out to Carlton, maybe stopping at a winery or two, to have dinner at Cuvee, a small, relaxing, pleasant restaurant with good French food prepared by personable owner/chef Gilbert, a native of the Alsace region.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dining Experience
A French gem in the Willamette Valley. Unassuming street appearance nestled in Carlton, OR, but the menu and service were nothing short of outstanding. 3 course Prix fixe menu was excellent with oysters sautéed in clarified butter or chicken liver mousse headlining the hors d'oeuvres. Among a fine selection of entrees, the medallions of pork and the Moroccan style lamb stew were so delicious, we came back for dinner a second night and were not disappointed. The owner and chef visited our table often and was a delight. Excellent local wines served, especiialy the Ken Wright Cellars......(delighted to chat with Ken Wright himself who was dining there one evening). Highly recommended if you are visiting the Oregon wine country!!!......BG
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet gem with good food
Very good food and overall experience. Menu was a bit small but everything was delicious.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food but too Loud
Four of us enjoyed dinner at Cuvee recently and found the food and service very good - - especially for a reasonably priced, fixed price dinner. The only down side was a large group of patrons seated at an adjacent table. The group was so loud that we had trouble conversing. I know the restaurant is limited in what it can do about such a problem, but it does suggest the need for some sound deadening surfaces or maybe a banquet room. Regardless, we will return and enjoy Cuvee again but I might just check first to see if any large groups are booked when we plan to go.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem in the small wine town of Carlton. Everything was perfect! Wonderful choices on the prefixed $26 dinner. Many local wines were featured.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night and great food
We had a great birthday celebration with family and friends. The food the service and the company were wonderful. We all picked different entrée's so we did a little sharing. Very yummy. We would definitely go back. Love the small town of Carlton.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a special trip
We had heard good things about Cuvee and finally got the chance to try it. It exceeded our expectations. The food was spectaular, the wine was perfect and the owner was fabulous. If you are in the area this should be a muct stop on your visit. It is worth going the extra mile even if you are not staying in Carlton.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out in the French countryside
Greatest and seated immediately with a dry sense of humor
Wine was delightful - not many choices, but a broad selection
Great ordourves, seasonal soup and tastee main course
With traditional desserts and coffee
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Treat in Wine Country
We have been to Cuvee several times during the summer months over the last few years and know it's our 'go-to' spot when we want a great meal after wine tasting. We where happy to get easy reservations (as it's usually packed). The secret is to go early- if you can. As the winery tasting rooms mostly close at 5 - our dinner at 5:30 was perfect (now that it's fall- and dark so early). The food was amazing, service stellar - and we had the place to ourselves for the first 20 min. Kinda romantic! The Prix Fix is the way to go - currently offered on Wed. Thur and Sunday.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fabulous. It
The food was fabulous. It was the best Sea Bass I've ever had. The price was very reasonable for such great food.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
quiet and friendly
We really enjoyed the quiet and laid back atmosphere of Carlton at night. Out of the way but worth the drive. The food was quite good. A small but smart wine list. Both food and wine were priced low (compared to Portland) and of extremely good value.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Carlton treasure
The food at Cuvee was excellent. We enjoyed a delicious beef stew and the fish was wonderful....a perfect end to a perfect day in the wine country of Oregon.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great service!
Our group of 9 gathered here for dinner. Excellent French menu. Appetizers were great - especially the oysters. Everyone loved the variety and quality of the entrees - especially the seafood. Service was great and very accommodating for our group. This is the second time our group has met here after a day of tasting pinot noir in the area and were very happy once again we chose to eat here.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet French Resaurant
We had the chance to talk with the chef/owner who was able to tell us more about the food and also the story behind the restaurant. I had beef bourguignon that was excellent. Would definitely return!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch at Cuvee, Carlton, Oregon
Authentic French chef from Alsace in the heart of Oregon's wine country with excellently prepared dishes at a reasonable price.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM