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Bistro Maison

4.8
307 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Bistro Maison accepts limited OpenTable reservations. If you would like a dining reservation for a time that is not available online, please call us directly at (503) 474-1888 or email deborah@bistromaison.com
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Phone number
(503) 474-1888
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Jacques Chatelard
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Private party facilities
Call Deborah at 503-474-1888 to arrange tour and menu planning options
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Private party contact
Deborah Chatelard: (503) 474-1888
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Galloway
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always a winner!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As usual, the food, service and ambiance were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My father and I went to Oregon for the weekend for my birthday to go wine tasting in the willamette valley. Seeing as how we had a lot to do in a short amount of time, we only had time to make reservations at one restaurant. A friend recommended bistro maison to me and I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have ever had. The rillete was delicious alone bye paired with the mustard it was even better. The truffle fondue is a must. My father said it was the best fondue he had ever had. I had the salmon as my enteee which was cooked to perfection. My father has the duck which I of course had to try. Truly delicious. Despite being beyond satisifed with our meal, the couple next to us said we had to try the ice cream. Seeing as how it was my birthday I also opted for a slice of pecan pie. The two together were absolute perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My BIL insists we eat here when he visits from Boston,MA. I think the record is #4 visits in a 6 day period:) We love Bistro Maison!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous food - Duck, Mussels, Salad & wine list were incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have driven here from Portland on several special occasions. Highly recommend, especially in the warm months when you be outside in the garden. Food is always special. I have recommended this place to friends and take out of town guests who always enjoy it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

C'est manifique!

This was our first visit. We'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food and service were both excellent. We completely enjoyed our food and felt well taken care of the entire time. The only downside was the crowded seating and a very noisy large party seated next to us very much took away from an otherwise great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent and more authentic than not. I usually shy away from coque au vin anywhere except when in France because it usually ends up disappointing. I ordered it here and it was excellent. The atmosphere is quaint.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My husband and I had one of the best meals we’ve EVER had on our last visit. The baked oysters with puff pastry were ridiculous! So amazing. The rib eye with black trumpet sauce was cooked perfectly and Debra recommended the perfect wine for pairing. We look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Delicious and abundant mussels, care with each course. Best dining in the region.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have never had a less than stellar meal at Bistro Maison! Food is fresh, delicious and exquisitely prepared. Service is wonderful and Oysters are the best I’ve ever tasted!
This is our favorite restaurant, hands down!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our food recommendations were perfect. On a scale of 1 to 10, Bistro Maison is a 15!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This was our first time at Bistro Maison and we would eat there again. Food and service were excellent. We were there early so it was quiet.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful restaurant and service!! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My favorite restaurant and it did not disappoint again! Everything is amazing! The staff is so knowledgeable and nice!! You cannot go wrong. It is a little more expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. My friend who joined me and had never been there before could not stop talking about it and wants to go back very soon! Thank you Bistro Maison!!! You guys rock!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food and service! This is the place if you’re looking for authentic French cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This is the best French restaurant in Oregon. At one time or another, I have had nearly every item on the regular menu (the duck confit is my favorite) and my goal is to work my way through all special occasion offerings. Every dish is excellent. Chef Jean-Jacques and his wife, Deborah, and Jennifer are wonderful folks and make any dining experience a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent gourmet food, service, timeliness, and environment. Quiet environment so you can talk, no rushing, and romantic table settings.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We really enjoyed everything from food to service. Looking forward to going again

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Bistro Maison is the best place in McMinnville. We visit about four times a year for the past 10 year or so. We have never had an experience that was anything other than exquisite. Deborah defines what it is to be a host. Your every wish is catered to in a warm inviting casual atmosphere. We love everything about the place.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We spent Christmas Eve with friends. It was the perfect spot. Staff is always friendly, food reliably good. The fixed price menu for the holiday not quite as good as the regular menu, but it was all very special.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

I lived my Prime Rib. My Hubble likes his duck rare and was not a fan of the 6 hour roasted.. but I'm sure others love it. I prefer the full menu other than the small "holiday menu". I missed my cheese fondue .. lol.. beautiful decorated. Lovely cocktails... will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Classic and casual elegance in all areas; exceptionally fresh and well prepared food. Consistently meets expectations. Owners and staff impressive. Always pleased.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The salmon was over cooked and dry. There were no light or healthy item on the menu. No whole grain bread was available and there were no lighter and healthier desserts. No a restaurant for health conscious diners. I expected better food preparation for the high price.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great experience. The food was creative and excellent. The service was friendly and informative.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

easily my favorite restaurant in McMinnville and surrounding area of Yamhill county. Have been going here for lunches and dinners for about 15 years. I always recommend this restaurant for the outstanding quality of food served. My personal favorite is the pouched salmon on a bed of green lentils- perfectly cooked every time and the soups are beyond delicious and creative in their ingredients. Deborah is the co-owner working the dining room and will make you feel welcome and taken care of.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Meal was excellent as always. Brother in law from San Francisco was impressed. Small town of McMinnville with French on par with SF.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good food. Nice atmosphere. Worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner at Bistro Maison has become an annual affair. I usually order the salmon, (which is scrumptious), but this time I ordered the turkey, which was tender and tasty--excellent. The green ("string") beans were some of the best I've had--great flavor and no strings! Wine pairings were excellent. The only down side to the dinner was the salad, which was a bit ordinary--have had better here before--otherwise the food would have rated 5-stars. As usual, the service was attentive but not rushed. We were seated in a dark corner by the entry, so there wasn't enough light for me to read the menu. The waiter brought me his flashlight, and this solved the problem. Otherwise, the ambiance would have received 5-stars.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Our second Thanksgiving lunch at Bistro Maison. Table for two at 2pm.
Varied selection of appetizers and entrees to choose from. Very pretty table settings. Kitchen produced very good food despite restaurant being packed on a holiday. Outstanding service***. Well worth our 1 hour drive to and back from McMinville.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

I can't remember ever having a better meal. The wait staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive, although this definitely isn't the place to come if you're in a hurry. It's a place to savor excellent cuisine. Everyone I was with loved their dish. In particular, we had the fondue, seared scallops, chicken, duck confit and creme brulee. I don't drink wine, but those who did loved it. Very pleasant atmosphere and the prices are quite reasonable given the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Bistro Maison is an absolute gem. Charming ambiance, incredible cuisine, unbelievable wine list, and Deborah pulls it all together for your outstanding dining experience. And it really IS an experience. This is our very favorite restaurant on earth. Such a treat!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Bistro Maison is my absolute favorite restaurant in McMinnville and the entire surrounding area. Deborah and her husband and chef, Jean-Jacques, are consummate professionals. The four in my party had perectly executed meals and the wines suggested by our waitress were spot on. It’s always a wonderful experience and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.

P.S. have the cassoulette...it’s to die for.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

This place was our favorite in McMinnville. We had some great French food from duck to steak tartare to escargot. Wine selection and prices were excellent for this caliber of dining. The only negative I have is that we were seated by a party of 6 who were extremely loud and obnoxious, but that could happen anywhere.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Top notch food in lovely setting and helpful service. They are really well-versed in what they serve. Can't beat this place for a special meal.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

One of our favorite places to get a great meal in Yamhill County! We always feel welcome and our expectations are not only met but exceeded each and every time!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Our very favorite restaurant - never disappoints!! Love it!!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. The wine list was quite extensive. The restaurant was very quaint and cozy with appropriate music for fine dining. We had fresh oysters on the half shell.......fantastic. Also had a great crab coctail, which was also excellent. For entrees, the salmon and the confit de canard were both excellent, with generous portions that allowed us to have a second dinner the next day at home.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious!!!! 2nd time in 2 years. I’ve been dreaming of those mussels for months!!
Great pairing with wine and had he delicious and very fatte fondue also!!!! Truffle oil in the cheese!
Later, a s’more platter!!!
Can’t wait to come back next year on our annual trip to Oregon next year!!! Always the best meal of the trip !! The people are so knowledgable and friendly. We even came back the next day to buy walnuts from her. Her grower has delivered 2 weeks ago!!! So fresh!!

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