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Bistro Maison, McMinnville, OR

Bistro Maison

4.8
4.8
1097 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
This authentic French bistro has been located in the heart of Historic Downtown McMinnville since January 2003. Owners operators Deborah & Jean-Jacques Chatelard have decades of solid success in the NYC landmarks of Cafe des Artist, Lowell Hotel, the Essex House Hotel, Russian Tea Room, & Ferrier. The huge success of this restaurant is largely based on repeat visits from the savvy food & wine centric local, Portland, Salem and coastal clientele. Providing a real "family" feel which the best restaurants foster is present and embracing from your arrival.

Jean-Jacques' emphasizes the use of outstanding locally sourced foods to prepare the bistro classics He also provides a modern twist to the market driven French-American daily specials. Items include coq au vin, moules or steak frites, cassoulet, duck confit, steak tartar, white truffle fondue, and his stellar repertoire of soup and sauces.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Northwest, Fondue
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 474-1888
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Jean-Jacques Chatelard
  • Catering
    From intimate dinners to special celebrations, the Paris Suite or the magnificent outdoor dining options of the garden and camellia patio accommodates up to 45 people for lunch and dinner or 80 for cocktail reception. It's a perfect setting for both private and corporate celebrations. Please call us to arrange a tour and menu options.
  • Private party facilities
    TEXT/CALL Deborah at 917-488-6131 to arrange tour and menu planning options
  • Private party contact
    Deborah Chatelard: (503) 474-1888
  • Neighborhood
    McMinnville
  • Cross street
    Galloway
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,097 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for fine wines

  • Willamette Valley

    Most Booked

1,097 Reviews
  1. MacGirl

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, wine, service. Great date night place - fondue to share! Pricey, but great food.

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  2. Kelley

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit so we were eager to try several menu offerings. Portions are very generous, so we recommend sharing. Everything was delicious and service was excellent. We will definitely return.

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  3. MarkT

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food and beverages were excellent, service was very good, and portions were very generous

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  4. PatrickO

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. I will definitely come back.

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  5. JoshR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, excellent service. Tables were quite close together so private conversation was difficult but overall, we enjoyed our experience.

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  6. RobinR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a comfortable atmosphere—-feels like coming home to your favorite bistro in Paris! Always consistent and authentic, and excellent food and service. A destination for out of town guests, always warm and welcoming with delicious choices!

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  7. billD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner. Everything magical. Food was wonderful. Best dinner in ages.

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  8. BethE

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated Valentine’s Day at Bistro Maison and opted for their special 3-course Valentine’s Day menu—which was superb! This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always perfection and the ambience charming.

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  9. Jeffs

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had reservations with two of my daughters for 4:30 PM Saturday, for the Valentines Day special menu. My daughters have traveled and dined all over the world multiple times. The three of us all agreed what really stood out about Bistro Maison. The ambiance was beautiful, exciting and fun. The food was fabulous and extraordinary in the quality of its many unique and delicious scents, flavors, and tenderness from the first to the last bite. The bottle of Pinot Noir wine they selected for us was just right in balance, body and flavor for our diverse meals. The service was delightful and always right on time. Thank you, Bistro Maison, and all your staff, for providing a great dining experience as always, for me to share with my daughters on this special night. Cheers, Jeff

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  10. Texann

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best with regards to everything. Looking forward to the next time!

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  11. SusanM

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to dine here. Excellent team. Deborah always picks a delicious wine for us. She knows our taste and we don’t bother looking at the wine list we just let her chose/

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  12. StephenW

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always enjoyed our visits. Good food, good service.

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  13. AndrewA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite restaurant. Charming!! Great food!

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  14. PatrickM69

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to Bistro Maison. All around one of the best restaurants we've ever been to, and we will continue to frequent often.

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  15. AnneK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute little place - love to support independent restaurants. Coq Au Vin was very good but they need to improve their butternut squash ravioli which had little flavor.

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  16. SallyB

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the serving size of foi Gras, on an entree scale was pathetically small. Maybe for a small appetizer, but not for a meal. It would be better off not to offer it.

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  17. NewToSalem

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff and ambiance made up for the mediocre and overpriced meal.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was out first time in McMinville and everyone recommended Bistro Maison! The food was great, the drinks were great. Our servers fun and knowledgeable.

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  19. lindseyl

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner. The service and food were on a level of excellence that I can not describe. We will be returning.

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  20. RobertB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable and authentic French restaurant. Service was great. Looking forward to returning!

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  21. Charlie

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant with the best fondue, and a spectacular steak au poivre! Will go to Bistro Maison every chance I get!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Bistro Maison over the past ~15 years, and it continues to enchant us. While quintessential bistro classics provide a solid foundation, seasonal adaptations such as morel mushrooms in the Spring, strawberry pavlovas in the Summer, and bright salads with roasted winter squash in the Autumn keep enticing us to return and see what’s new on the menu. The staff works diligently to surprise and delight guests, from accommodating dietary restrictions to suggesting the perfect wine pairing for your meal. In particular, co-owner Deborah's expertise in French wines deftly complements the kitchen’s splendid fare. Whether visiting the area, celebrating a special occasion, or simply treating yourself, I highly recommend including Bistro Maison in your plans.

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  23. ShaunC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. It's so hard to choose what to eat because I want everything 🙂

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  24. AllanK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customers' conversations too noisy - as if they were at an outdoor football game. But the food and service were fantastic! 5 stars overall.

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  25. LaraW

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dinner. We had the fondue to start. Amazing. The table got the ravioli (Devine), the coq co vin, diver scallops and the burgers. Everyone enjoyed their meal tremendously. A do not miss in McMinville

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  26. DianeW

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Even though incredibly busy, the service was amazing. The reason I use the word amazing is their attention to detail, not just the food and wine but knowledge of French digestifs. Jacque as always produced his french masterpieces from the kitchen, it was the front of house staff that made it all work!

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  27. MargieM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was great, scallops melted in your mouth. I felt tables were too close, could almost pick food off next table. Noise lever was pretty loud. It is an older home, well decorated. Would go again for a special occasion, as around $200 is not a regular dinner expense for the two of us. Be prepared to walk, as it is street parking.

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  28. DebraF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to Bistro Maison. Excellent restaurant in every way. Cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere; courteous, attentive staff; extensive wine list; superb food. French onion soup is best I’ve ever had; tartiflette is simply delicious. Highly recommend.

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  29. rona

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, great service. Definitely a great place for a special occasion. Did I say Amazing food?

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  30. Mike

    Portland

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great spot and everything about it is charming, including the staff. A hidden gem in McMinnville.

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  31. MicahH

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It felt like they were pushing the mushroom tapenade a bit too hard. Although it was great It was over pushed and sold for what it was. Kinda pricy for the congestion of space and sound. Wine selection was extensive and delicious, and also had reasonable priced pairings to go with the food. Overall, we had an amazing time, and we were all happy for the experience.

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  32. HappyDiner

    Pittsburgh

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific dining experience! We had the exceptional tapenade (goat cheese covered in wild Oregon mushroom duxelles and served with toasted baguette slices) as an appetizer, followed by steak frites and the hazelnut-crusted pork chop (hazelnuts did get lost). All was delicious. We would have loved to try one or two of their desserts, but didn't have room.

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  33. FrankS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for dinner after an afternoon of wine tasting. Classic old style French décor with a nice menu. Service was outstanding!

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  34. izzy

    Portland

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Hasn't been here in about ten years, and it's changed a bit. The food is still good, although not as amazing as I remember. My only food complaint was my hanger steak, which was smoothered with basically a gravy, which made it hard to taste the steak. Otherwise food was good. Service was interesting - I believe we had four servers throughout the evening. Just constantly different people coming to tell us about the menu, take our order, bring our food, take our food etc. I'm not sure we talked to the same person twice. All were very nice but it was bizarre to not have the same person taking care of you all night. It lacked the feel of an "experience", especially for this price point. When it came to tip I wasn't sure who I was tipping or for what exactly.

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  35. Woodinvilledad

    Portland

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visitor to this restaurant. Very impressed by the food. I had pork which was excellent and my wife had a killer mushroom appetizer. Will be back!

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  36. bayparkgirl

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful restaurant! I was visiting from California and had the best meal with friends. The food was delicious - three of us had the Cassoulet and all LOVED it! One person had the ravioli and also loved it. The wine selection was great. Service was excellent! I wish we had this restaurant in my neighborhood at home!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, atmosphere, and service were fantastic. Thank you!

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  38. PamelaJ

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro Maison has become a Thanksgiving tradition for our family. Ample options to accommodate most diets and wonderfully prepared. It's like being transported to a comforting French bistro that prepares delicious comfort foods with sincere hospitality.

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  39. RebeccaF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Thanksgiving "brunch" at Bistro Maison and it was fabulous! They had a special three course menu for Thanksgiving Day with a fixed price. The choices were amazing and everything beyond met our expectations. The first appointment started at 11:30 and the last was 7:00. From the menu you can choose from six entree's, five main courses, and four desserts (the panna cotta was amazing). The menu had a little bit of everything to satisfy everyone - salad, soup, escargot, oysters, salmon, and of course a complete turkey dinner plate. They also had a wine pairing to go along with each course. The servers were attentive and they even left a bag at each table with to-go containers since the portions were plentiful. Thank you Bistro Maison for being open on Thanksgiving Day. Some of us come in from out of town every year on Thanksgiving weekend and it's great to know that we can get a fantastic meal on this special holiday. Also, thank you to the staff to being there and making our holiday memorable. Based on the food, the service, and the beautiful festive decorations I would highly recommend this restaurant - not just on Thanksgiving day but any day!

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  40. SandyJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for dinner with friends or family Will return

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistro Maison offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 474-1888.

Bistro Maison is rated 4.8 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistro Maison

729 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Galloway
  • Neighborhood
    McMinnville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Northwest, Fondue
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Jean-Jacques Chatelard
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 474-1888
  • Catering
    From intimate dinners to special celebrations, the Paris Suite or the magnificent outdoor dining options of the garden and camellia patio accommodates up to 45 people for lunch and dinner or 80 for cocktail reception. It's a perfect setting for both private and corporate celebrations. Please call us to arrange a tour and menu options.
  • Private party facilities
    TEXT/CALL Deborah at 917-488-6131 to arrange tour and menu planning options
  • Private party contact
    Deborah Chatelard: (503) 474-1888
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