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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Red alder farm pepper greens, cucumbers, carrot, roasted beets, bacon & tarragon soft poached egg, carrot ginger vinaigrette
Sirloin of angus beef ground to order and served raw with onions, capers, and parsley
French fries with homemade saffron aioli
Exactly what you hope to find in a French bistro!
We booked a table for 2 on OpenTable about 5p. Arrived for our 8p reservation, hostess had no record, I showed her email, she said she hadn't looked at OpenTable. But she had one table outside (Covid-19), and seated us next to a party of 7 loud Greeks (frat/sorority) aged ~30), who said "like" every 3rd word, bragged about famous people they had bumped into in bathrooms, and went on about streaming (TV) shows. It took a while to get our waitress' attention, we order pork rillettes, a gorgeous salad with butter lettuce, bacon, avocado, duck condit, and steak au poivre. Food was great, and portions huge! Apparently the forest fire smoke led many restaurants to close (Wed 9/9/2020), so they were understaffed for a full house.
So many great dishes here! We had the best mussels ever; so fresh and tender. Loved the pate and the escargots. The duck confit was the best I’ve ever tasted anywhere. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
Went on wine trip for wife's birthday. This place came highly recommended by many. Went with a chef's pairing of wine and food. Everything was incredible! Staff and owner were delightful! Oysters were fresh! Mussels cooked to perfection. French fries a nice twist. Would not normally order duck, but was loved it! Smoked salmon we did not expect, but ate all of it. All wines were perfectly chosen for the meal. Great experience!
- Service declined throughout the evening
- Their “special” of a filet was one of the worst filets I’ve had in 10+ years ... very tough, undercooked (rare when I ordered medium), way too much sauce
- we expressed our disappointment and the manager never came to speak with us nor didn’t they adjust the bill
- very cute restaurant with a lot of potential but they fell woefully short
Always wonderful aperitifs and delicious food!! Great for special occasions or just when you want a great meal!
Always a wonderful experience at Bistro Maison! Food never disappoints, wine selection is top notch.
We had a wonderful midweek meal. Nothing fancy, but it was a lovely evening dining alfresco. Watermelon salad, beet salad with burrata, and little sandwiches. Just perfect for a warm evening! The sorbets were delicious. The staff is lovely, the service impeccable, and it is definitely one of the very best places for ambience. A little Frank Sinatra never hurts! 💖
This was the best dinner we have had out in over 5 years. Very flavorful with nice sized portions and the fresh oyers with their secret sauce were heavenly
This is the ultimate French bistro. Lovely classic entrees you'd find in France, as well as creative seasonal specials with locally sourced ingredients. We had these oysters with a bloody mary puree that were outstanding. The fondu, salads, entrees, and dessert were amazing. The service was excellent, friendly, and down to earth. The ambiance was a nice blend of fine dining and cozy bistro. Great spot - highly reccomend.
We’re on vacation and wanted a fine dining experience in an outdoor patio setting. Bistro Maison perfectly fit the bill. The secluded outdoor patio was intimate and shady. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was outstanding. The raw oysters were exceptional. I had a baked salmon that was perfectly done. Even the desserts were exceptional, though, we had them packaged to go because dinner was enough but the desserts sounded divine! The next time we come to Oregon, we’ll definitely be back!
We were seated in a hallway near a bathroom within arms reach of two other tables - it was not a socially distant restaurant at all. Most tables were much closer than 6 feet apart. Many tables were seated near a window, but ours was not. We tried to hurry up and get out, but our food took forever, while we had to literally dodge folks going to/from the restroom (often with no masks) as well as servers coming from the kitchen during our entire meal. We will not be back.
It was a wonderful evening on the patio. We had a lovely salad of watermelon and feta, followed by the truffle fondue. Just perfect. Thank you!
Excellent French bistro menu, with nightly specials. Went two nights in a row! Canceled reservation at other nearby restaurant and decided to return to Bistro Maison. Our party had the Steak au Poivre, Pork chop, Mussels Provencale and Filet mignon special. Everything was excellent, but the pork chop really stood out. We started with the kusshi oysters with a bloody mary granite both nights—fantastic! Utilize Deborah for wine selection as she knows her wine list and made perfect pairing suggestions for our entrees and desserts. Highly recommend!!
We were celebrating a birthday, but we love going there just because the food and service is so fabulous. The hardest part of the evening was picking what appetizer to order. We love the Dungeons Crab Cocktail, but we decided on a beet salad with the most wonderful chevre and the watermelon with mint salad. We both ordered the pork chop which were the usual taste of perfection. We are so lucky to have this gem just a few miles from our house. We once ran into people from Florida who scheduled their vacation to come to Mcminnville and eat at the Bistro Maison.
Our first date night during Trump plague. It was very warm (90+) so we dined inside. Good job of social distancing but not the normal bistro vibe. Food was excellent but service was slow -- i hate waiting for the bill.
Awesome place. Great food and wonderful staff. Highly recommend
It was so great to go out to a restaurant again! This was a special occasion and it was a great choice. The menu has many tasty choices. I have to say the onion soup is the bomb! I had ravioli and my dining partner had the halibut special. That was kind of pricy but was a very generous portion. I plan on trying the fondue on my next visit. I highly recommend it.
One of the best restaurants I have ever been to.
Food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. We had a great time visiting with minimal interruptions.
The food and wine were marvelous! The ambience is great.
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.
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.
Aside from the other notes in this review - the Hostess (Debra) was able to suggest an excellent wine choice for the dinner.
Great spot - always go when in McMinnville and if open. The timing of food seemed off on our recent visit. Will be back!
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
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.
Amazing service and food for a very reasonable price!!!
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.
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!
Great experience all around!
Delicious, well crafted dishes all served in a lovely garden patio.
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.
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!
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!
Food was great and service was good, but social distancing measures were very poor. Restaurant was completely full, servers had masks on improperly
Excellent food, very delicious. Nice atmosphere. A bit pricey. Large wine list for those who drink.
Very good food and environment. Pleasant staff
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!
1st day open after COVID, packed in like sardines. Just made the experience not what it should’ve been, stressless :(
Bistro Maison offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 474-1888.
Bistro Maison is rated 4.6 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.