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Bistro Maison

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602 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 602 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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John
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in McMinnville. Very fresh local food. We especially like it during the summer when we can eat on the shady patio. Never had a meal here we didn't like. Great food, great service, great ambiance.

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DonO
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, and the service is impeccable. It was a sunny evening, and our server helped us immediately with a patio umbrella to keep the sun from hitting our eyes, with a beaming contagious smile.

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MrTrw66
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from the other notes in this review - the Hostess (Debra) was able to suggest an excellent wine choice for the dinner.

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vipLisaR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great spot - always go when in McMinnville and if open. The timing of food seemed off on our recent visit. Will be back!

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vipBradH
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went after an afternoon of wine tasting. The food was excellent as well as the service. We were recommended some delicious wine to complement our meals

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Eagles67
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding place to go for a special occasion or just a nice dinner out. The food is fantastic and the service was excellent. The duck and the pork chop were amazing!!
Cannot thank the staff enough for the great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food for a very reasonable price!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner or any meal at Bistro Maison is always a treat. Such wonderful people and unbelievably amazing food. We celebrated my wife’s birthday there tonight, and it always feels like coming home everytime we visit. Hats off to Deborah, Jean-Jacque and their amazing staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a loud group and they were amazing with us! Private patio and all the bells and whistles for the birthday girl! We will be back!

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vipxxyyzz
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around!

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vipDonT
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, well crafted dishes all served in a lovely garden patio.

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MIchaelP
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We felt it was a bit crowded, not up to the social distancing. If social distancing was being followed in your eyes, my husband is very high risk with health issues.

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SamuelV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The service was absolutely outstanding. I believe Bistro Maison is able to stand out from other similar restaurants by its caring service to every customer. Lovely! The food was excellent and my wife and I enjoyed every bite and every course! Thank you so much!

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the truffle cheese fondue! The wine list was also lovely. Sitting outside was nice due to the wonderful temperature. Will definitely come back!! There was not a single negative about the experience!

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vipDallasEater111
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great and service was good, but social distancing measures were very poor. Restaurant was completely full, servers had masks on improperly

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, very delicious. Nice atmosphere. A bit pricey. Large wine list for those who drink.

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vipJeannetteE
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and environment. Pleasant staff

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HeatherD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bistro is always amazing and never disappoints. We absolutely loved all the food though we had the pecan pie for the first time and it was to die for. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

1st day open after COVID, packed in like sardines. Just made the experience not what it should’ve been, stressless :(

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vipChris
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. My wife and I come here for dinner every time we are out in wine country and highly recommend it. We have never had a bad meal... The escargot is always excellent. The moule is also always great. They had some great special desserts and we were really impressed with the layer cake with homemade peach blueberry ice cream... We will back again soon!

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GolfandDine
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An outstanding French menu and a charming restaurant among well kept surroundings. Excellent service, haut cuisine.

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Karienah
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both had the beet salad and it was beyond delicious. I also had the escargot and split the crab cocktail both of which were excellent. In all it was a wonderful dining experience for us both and I will definitely be back.

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Uppilot
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Superb!

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vipSeanH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant 4 or 5 times and it has never been a disappointment. Great service and crazy delicious food. If they have the house made salmon lox just order it. Dont even think about it.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro did not disappoint! Food was amazing and the wine they chose for us was perfect! We can’t wait for our next visit!!

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LyndaP
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to get out! The staff had everyone distanced appropriately and they all wore masks. The food was delicious, as always--it's a given that you will have a beautiful and delicious meal! We had the scallops and the shrimp, preceded by the fabulous cheese fondue.
And to splurge for dessert we had s'mores, which was so fun--glamping in the city!
Hurry over--you can sit outside if the weather's nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and efficient and food was very good. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Maison is a can't miss! Had the lump crab cocktail, butter lettuce salad, diver scallops, hanger steak and ALL of it was unique and absolutely delicious. After asking us a few questions, Debra paired us with the most perfect wine also! Cannot say enough about the customer service and quality!!

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vipCatherineM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived in Paris France. This was an awesome French experience. Wonderful food !! Definitely at great experience !!

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DaddyDuck
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spot-on service with exceptional food and wine list!

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LoraM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite restaurant in McMinnville. We travel from Salem to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.........if you want to feel like you're have dinner at a bistro in Paris, then this is the place for you. Great food, excellent wine list, wonderful ambiance......hard to find a better place for lunch or dinner.

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NathanH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Bistro Maison. The food is excellent. We’ve never had anything here we didn’t enjoy. On this particular night the scallops were outstanding. My husband had the duck and while the duck itself was perfect the sauce was overly sweet. The service is always friendly and professional.

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ArmandoC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not bad. Gave me the wrong vintage of wine.

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RobertoG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service and really good wine recommendations.

JM
JMac
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! A must for any visit to McMinnville.

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CrystalJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining at a very fair price for delicious cuisine, excellent chef, amazing tastes for the palette, and knowledgeable, attentive (but not overly attentive) friendly servers. My best friend recommended Bistro Maison for my birthday dinner, as well as a friend’s mother suggested this is her favorite place to dine in Mac.

The charcuterie board was the best selection we’ve had in Oregon, and we usually order charcuterie wherever we dine. The Pâté is amazing! The best Pâté we’ve ever had in the US. We loved the Pâté so much, even more so after our server explained their process and ingredients. This has more of a sausage flavor and less “liver-y”.

Everything ordered was perfect. For my birthday entree I had the fillet (off menu) with the scallops rather than have the fillet with one of the sides I chose to replace the side with the scallops and my plate also had delicious veggies. The best I’ve had in Oregon.

The double crème brûlée is delicious, decadent, and comforting. One creme is similar to a flan only lighter on the palette with a creamier custard mouth feel.

Ambiance is very cute, quaint, elegant, and welcoming. We will be back to Bistro Maison very soon. It is now in my top favorites in my area (we live in Carlton) and we visit many restaurants on third, now Bistro Maison will be a preferred location for us.

When we expressed how much we loved the Pâté our server explained they make a Pâté sandwich for lunch. We WILL be back to try this next.

Love, Love, Love Bistro Maison

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ToniS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We have enjoyed Bistro Maison many times, enough that we celebrate our anniversary (Feb. 15th) there regularly. We were looking forward to our dinner there last Saturday, having researched the menu online beforehand. When we arrived, we were told that the regular menu was not available, and they were only offering their special Valentine's prix fixe menu that night. I have dietary issues and none of the dishes would work for me AND I was really looking forward to the fondue, which we were told was unavailable that night. So, we left without having dinner.

There was no mention of the "mandatory prix fixe" dinner menu on the website, when I looked before making the reservation. There was also no notice when I reserved through open table. This has never been a problem on previous anniversaries, which does fall the day after Valentine's Day every year. We were very disappointed. I would encourage the restaurant to make such restrictions very clear on the website, so that others needn't be caught by surprise.

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PaulA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had a delightful Valentines dinner at Bistro Maison. While all the tables were taken as you would expect for Valentines the service was still good and the food suburb.

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DaleC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was excellent. And treated us very well. The food was very good. We had the charcuterie, the fondue, the ravioli and crab cake. but the best was the dessert, it was sooo tasty. They also paired it with a wine which made it even better if that’s possible. It was a great evening

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vipToddB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service and great people
Well curated wine list for all occasions

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

Bistro Maison is rated 4.5 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

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