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Bistro Maison, McMinnville, OR

Bistro Maison

4.6
4.6
911 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

11:30 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 911 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for fine wines

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  1. GG

    GeorgeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have spent several holidays there, Appreciate open on these days, food always has been on point, Deserts are awesome
  2. J

    Jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience at Bistro Maison is a special one that my friends and I enjoy returning to as often as we can. The top-notch food and service are unmatched. We always love coming, and leave with anticipation of when we can come again.
  3. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding meal, a little pricey, but we got what we paid for. They could have used another wait person, they were always busy. We had a great candle as we celebrated a birthday with our dessert. We will probably go back again, not the ordinary meal.
  4. DE

    DennisE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent French restaurant with tasty food, superb service and warm hospitality.
  5. GP

    GeorgeP

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent Dinner! One of the best meals of my life. I've had great meals all over the country. Who knew one of the best ever was just a few miles from home.
  6. MC

    MaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I have ever had !! Reservations needed ! Does not open until 5 pm . Yes, go !!!!
  7. TS

    TimothyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The food was amazing, unfortunately it was the only great thing about this place. The service was awful. My table was ignored for a large portion of the time we were there. When paying $300 for a meal for 4, an “inconvenience” is not something you should feel like you’re being treated as.
  8. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely wonderful delicious food. Very friendly staff. I will be returning soon. No doubt‼️
  9. j

    jlljll

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a special night out in a cozy but relaxed atmosphere
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had from start to finish was absolutely delicious. Nice ambiance, great service. Highly recommend.
  11. H

    Hammer

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The servers were fabulous. Food was good, rotated through the seasons and the cocktails looked amazing!
  12. LG

    LibbyG

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service and delicious food!
  13. AD

    AnneD

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We do not recommend this restaurant. It was extremely crowded, and seemed to be the only place open on thanksgiving. Because of this the staff was very stressed, and presented food and drinks to accommodate that (like pouring wine pairings for two different courses at once). The setup was odd, with old vegetables and random muffins laid out on the table before we got there, and we were given a bag for leftovers before we’d been served any real food. Some of the dishes were fine, but the turkey was dry and the ravioli seemed to be store bought. For $70 a person (without drinks) this was way overpriced.
  14. DP

    DonnaP

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in McMinnville Oregon. A wonderful French flare with a diverse menu. Has a full bar and an overwhelming wine menu. Highly recommend it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our 29th anniversary.
  16. ED

    EllenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    their spritzers are fantastic, i had the peach. onion soup is classic. crab cocktail delish. dinners all wonderful
  17. SC

    StevenC

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious, classic cuisine in a warm and inviting environment. Highly recommend!
  18. a

    alexascooking

    Phoenix

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Quaint somewhat dated restaurant but had a warm inviting charm. Food was good. Very rich and large portions. We way over ordered.
  19. AG

    AlexandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, great wines, great people ! We recommand
  20. SS

    ShawnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this experience. Everyone was so nice! The atmosphere so beautiful. The food was amazing! Definitely going back and bringing friends!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our delicious food at Bistro!!!
  22. SH

    SHARONT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most delightful time from the service to the impeccable food. We decided to enjoy cocktails rather than wine, and their cocktails were excellent! We’ll be back for sure !
  23. CW

    CheriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Bistro Maison for birthday celebrations for nearly 20 years and always have had consistently wonderful food and service. Always look forward to our next visit to Bistro Maison.
  24. CR

    CindyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal! From the best Spritzer cocktail I’ve ever tasted, to the quintessential Fondue, the entire experience was amazing. Thank you!
  25. BP

    BettyP

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friends get together
  26. r

    roseneal

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. My wife and I shared the green salad. She had the Ravioli and I had the pork chop. Both were done perfectly and very flavorful. Our guest had the scallop and prawn entree and said it was excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    You reach a certain point and no longer is the experience a good one. From the moment the menu was being described, up to the main entrée, everything seemed off. Descriptions in the menu did not match the food being delivered, and the ambience seemed restrictive. Also, they did not even have a way to confirm the reservations made from this app. The hostess literally just said that she would just take our word for it.. P.S.. Do not order the figs... (you're welcome)
  28. NT

    NancyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, portions great, ambience cozy and very French bistro like. I don't really need to write a review, just try and get a reservation at the last minute, if you want a table reserve early! I will go back, wish they were open for lunch. If you order desert get one and split, portion size for desert was on the large side.
  29. W

    Winedine

    Portland

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Very disappointing experience. From a very long wait at the host stand before even being acknowledged to long waits at the table before being greeted to a lost wine order and then on to a very long wait for a check we were very surprised by the poor service. Food was average with the exception of a lovely pate.
  30. M

    Msi88

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck sauce was incredible as were the pork chops and Napoleon.
  31. FH

    FrankH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beat our expectations for interesting menu and service. Lots of attention to our party.
  32. TE

    TERRYM

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Ambiance very nice; loved the music. The salads we had (3) were very good. The entree of scallops and prawns was a disappointment - scallops underdone, everything too salty. The dessert was ordinary.
  33. KM

    KimM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience outdoors with absolutely delicious food!
  34. M

    Mimi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Table too small for glasses of wine, water and plates. I was not comfortable.
  35. M

    Malcolm

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner, Deborah, is extremely passionate about wine and food, and went out her way to help us have a memorable evening. The food is great, beware, the portions are out of control. We had the Mushroom tapenade, a Willamette Pinot Wine auction bottle from Goodfellows, the hanger steak, the strip, and the tartare. For dessert, I had the Belgian dark chocolate torte which Deborah pared with a delicious Buel. All in all a delicious meal.
  36. KS

    KarenS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We are in the garden, which was lovely. The appetizers were excellent. Ok tails were average, but the wine selection was great and the staff knowledge was extensive and they were very helpful picking a great bottle. Food was very good. And service was excellent.
  37. DP

    DonnaP

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in McMinnville Oregon. You won't be disappointed.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Cute place but I didn't like my food and they never offered something else or any price adjustment. Slow service. The probably don't care because they mostly get tourists and don't worry about repeat business.
  39. JC

    JackC

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Maison is a delightful experience on every level; ambiance, service staff, food and beverage are all excellent. Dining can be indoors, on the front porch or the outside back patio. We dined indoors and loved the tasteful decor. Our meals were delicious. Most highly recommended!
  40. NW

    NancieW

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Really loved the food!

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 4.6 stars by 911 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 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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