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Bistro Maison, McMinnville, OR

Bistro Maison

4.6
4.6
868 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.

We welcome you to our Bistro & our Maison.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Jean-Jacques Chatelard

  • Catering

    From intimate dinners to special celebrations, we provide our critically acclaimed cuisine paired with personalized service attending to every detail of your entertaining needs. 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

    Call Deborah at 503-474-1888 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

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What 868 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Willamette Valley

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  1. E

    Excellent

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Loved the truffle tapenade as well as the duck confit and Coq au vin.
  2. k

    karenv

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, decadent, very rich, and a lot of it. Definitely will return and such a lovely experience for a special occasion (we celebrated a birthday).
  3. RC

    RobinC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. Food was delicious and service was perfect.
  4. m

    mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    food was absolutely wonderful, service is a little slow but overall a great place to eat
  5. JM

    JennyMar

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, wine and service. I had the Confir de Cunard which was roast duck in an orange reduction and it was amazing. My husband had a pork chop that was also very good. The house wine was a 2017 Cote d Rhone which was lovely. Will be back!
  6. JF

    JoshFromMac

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVE Bistro Maison! It is our go-to spot for special occsasions, the random Friday night date night, or whenever we want great French cuisine!
  7. GT

    GigiT

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Very understaffed Left after 30 minutes just sitting at the table.
  8. RL

    RobertL

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were great. Better than we had in Paris!
  9. KM

    KevinM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and balance between attentive and relaxed service. Food was outstanding. Meal was leisurely.
  10. TM

    TimothyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was fabulous, the service was a little bit scattered. We had the frisee salad, very good but butter lettuce not frisee. The crab cocktail was amazing, lots of crab with avocado. We split the duck confit, excellent with an orange cognac sauce. Portions were ample, we couldn't think about dessert. Overall a great experience. Would recommend!
  11. S

    Seasnacks

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and very traditional French cuisine! Everything we had was just fantastic.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The wait staff was rude and completely stressed There was absolutely nothing romantic about this restaurant. We dined about 4 years ago and had a good experience. This was not.
  13. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food in all aspects and categories, was outstanding. I am hearing impaired, and they placed us in a nice corner table. Thank you, wonderful restaurant. Jeff
  14. JH

    JohnH

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 4th time dining at this absolute fantastic French Bistro in McMinnville. The food, ambiance, service and value are the absolute best. Hands down, one of my favorite restaurants in the United States.
  15. s

    sushilover

    Charleston

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening. Sat outside and it was delightful. The steak tartare was delicious and enormous in size. The shrimp and scallops were also wonderful as was the duck confit. Could not have ordered a more beautiful dessert than the lemon blackberry cake which we shared, although the creme caramel was also exquisite. A truly special evening enjoyed by all.
  16. LM

    LoraM

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is always excellent and wine suggestions are always 100% right on.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Duck not crispy as advertised
  18. JO

    JOHNM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We.had a wonderful dining experience. We will be back soon.
  19. m

    missfashion

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight. The entire staff and town are super friendly. Bistro Maison a sophisticated dining experience. Great food and service . We will back. Thank you
  20. RB

    RichB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So accommodating for outside seating for 10. Everything was outstanding
  21. PH

    PaulaH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience of a french country inn, delicious food, great service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fabulous bistro that is dog friendly! The food was delicious! The staff were great and worked as a team so you were never waiting. I can’t wait to return again.
  23. SD

    ScottD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was decent, not great. The menu was quite short. Our table was right next to an entrance/exit with lots of traffic. Service was good. I would not rush back.
  24. MP

    MarkPattieB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were spectacular, the mushroom and truffle tapenade was addictive, and each of our entrees were perfection (particularly the duck confit). Deborah, the owner pairs wine perfectly. One of the best restaurants in Oregon.
  25. T

    Treehousedad

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Blue River Bistro has been our favorite restaurant in Breckinridge for years and we’ve had many wonderful meals there. This week’s dinner continued that great string. In particular, seafood entrees (salmon and striped bass) and the buffalo short ribs, were highlights. Special kudos to our server, Dani, who was super knowledgeable and also a friendly and welcoming hostess for our special family meal. We will certainly go back again, and most likely will hit the BRB for another dinner while we’re in town on this trip!
  26. H

    Hoppy

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were vacationing in the Willamette Valley from the Southeastern US.
  27. KN

    KeithN

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Had made a reservation for our anniversary. Had asked for an outside table. I even called the day before and was told should not be a problem. When we arrived we were directed to an option of indoor tables and told we could not sit outside because they were all for four person groups. There was plenty of space since we had a 5:30 reservation, buy the hostess was not flexible. Not wanting to create a scene and begin our anniversary dinner on a sour note, we sat inside. Food was great and service was fine. Just set us off on the wrong foot. Not sure I will return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner! We sat in the garden, which was lovely. Our food was phenomenal. Highly recommend!!
  29. SK

    SteveK

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow this was the best meal we’ve had in a long time. Wonderful staff and food was delicious. Cooked to perfection!
  30. z

    zachbernards

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro is our favorite outing. From the food to the service/personnel, I cannot overstate how much I enjoy visiting.
  31. R

    Reservationreally

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were amazing!
  32. DH

    DougH

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Truffle fondue! Always an excellent experience. Salmon and Mussels were excellent and desert was devine.
  33. GF

    GreatFood

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice location. Sadly the food quality and service fell short of expectations.
  34. c

    clsr7777

    Oklahoma City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience! The backyard patio is beautiful! The French Onion soup was my favorite, and both of our entrees were excellent.
  35. s

    scigmom

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was probably the best restaurant meal I have ever had. Yes, fairly expensive, but just incredibly good.
  36. AN

    AjayN

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food was excellent but the ambiance will make you want to leave. There is nothing quaint about an old house that is in dire need of a a remodel. Fake flowers in the Williamette valley is a travesty.
  37. LB

    LindaB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Alaskan salmon was prepared perfectly along with a beautiful presentation. We look forward to dining there again
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A culinary gem in McMinnville! Beautifully prepared food and a warm and welcoming staff!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service starting with the young man who seated us and to include our server and those who helped bring our food to the table. They were all very knowledgeable about the menu. I have food allergies and they were very accommodating. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time and the atmosphere on the patio was lovely!
  40. TD

    TimD

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a nice meal. The restaurant was a beautiful old home converted into a restaurant. Though charming, it was a bit dated. The menus were a little frayed and the home had seen better days. There was a nice menu and some good wines on the house selection. The specials sounded appetizing. The servers were attentive. There were 4 different folks at the table that were taking orders and delivering food and drink. The staff kept the table clear and water glasses full. The food was prepared properly and to order. I had the hanger steak and two other guests had the salmon. All came out well. The side portions were generous and came to the table hot. We ate outdoors on the patio. It was a nice night to be out. There were lights hanging from the trees and house giving it a festive feel. No AMEX taken here FYI. Overall a good dining experience.

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • 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 4.6 stars by 868 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 11 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    French, Northwest, Fondue

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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, we provide our critically acclaimed cuisine paired with personalized service attending to every detail of your entertaining needs. 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

    Call Deborah at 503-474-1888 to arrange tour and menu planning options

  • Private party contact

    Deborah Chatelard: (503) 474-1888

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