Bergerac

4.7
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$30 and under
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French
An authentic French menu with recipes inspired by Southwest France and the comfort of home cooking. Our menu is created using fresh ingredients, local where possible and always cooked to order. Choose appetizers such as Escargots or homemade pâté.
Our Entrées include Duck Confit, Lamb Navarin, Steak and Fish of the day with seasonal flavors. For desserts we offer classics like Créme Brûlée, Pot au Chocolate and Pear almond tart

Joris is the head chef and co-owner with his wife Gisella and comes from Bergerac in France.
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KF
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We dined with neighborhood friends who had never been to Bergerac before. We all enjoyed the meal.

In the 6 or 7 times I've previously been to Bistro Bergerac. it's never been as busy as it was last Saturday night. It seemed that there was not enough staff to attend to the full house. Fortunately there was water and menus on the table when we arrived, but it took a long time before our server came to our table to take our beverage order. By then we were ready to order our meal. The wait time was rather long.

The noise level was high, not unsurprisingly given the full house. Difficult to converse comfortably across the table.

Food was good. I was slightly disappointed with the special dessert; blood orange creme brûlée and would not order it again.

The server helped us decide to order a bottle of wine rather than individual glasses for the sake of economy, which I appreciated. The bottle we chose of French white blend (Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon) was unusual and well-priced.

In future I'll avoid Saturday night in preference for a week night when noise would be less and service more attentive.

All in all still an exceptional place in the neighborhood, albeit an unlikely location in a nondescript building.

CM
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was nothing less than fantastic. What I heard while I was there was that the chef is from France, but I didn't catch whether the town or region was called Bergerac, which is why the restaurant is so named. In any case, I also heard that the menu are various comfort foods from there. This 'comfort food', as they called it was pretty fancy for comfort food, particularly in terms of presentation. Southern comfort food would probably never look so good. I was glad to have arrived toward the beginning of dinner service as the place was small and people were waiting outside to get tables. Reservations recommended.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. The tables were a little close together, but it was okay, we enjoyed our experience. It's a bit spendy, but the food was REALLY good. A definite date night, anniversary, special occasion place to go. We will be back for sure!

C
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit. Cassoulet was on par with other quality restaurants. Escargot was country style - but less butter and garlic than you may be expecting. Lamb was very good, it was balanced with other ingredients on the dish. Very personable service. Unpretentious and good for someone wanting French style without a fussy atmosphere. The Chairman approves.

MT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant! Excellent beef entree and escargot. The duck confit, pork belly and sausage combo was delicious. Dessert was fabulous! We are resolved to come back the next time we are in Portland. Great service!

RE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This a favorite destination for simple classic dishes cooked extremely well and with discrete, relaxed service. What more could one wish for?

Y
Portland
97 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bergerac is a wonderful option on the east side. It is approachable and sophisticated at the same time. It is nice to have people drinking wine at lunch around you. The dishes are tasty and like you would find in a small french town. A little pricey for the neighborhood, but overall I'll definitely go back.

JI
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A tucked away gem....French food at a reasonable price! Our table was waiting for us, pour-over coffee only $2-take that, Starbucks! Gracious service, at a European pace, take time to enjoy your meal.

HM
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have put Bergerac on our list of regularly visited restaurants.

RS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner at our favorite restaurant. Multiple course meal with only two entree choices, one vegan, the other a meat. It’s always a joy to dine at Bergerac.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hearty countryside cuisine precisely executed and staffed with charming and knowledgeable people. I love this neighborhood gem and only wish that it would move to my neighborhood.

AR
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our dining experience at Bergerac. The atmosphere is so cozy, the service attentive. Our appetizer, the goat cheese brioche was yummy, and the entrees delicious. I had the poulet, which was tender and paired well with the fettuccine. My partner had the duck special, which was rich and definitely a perfect recommendation. The serving sizes were quite generous so there was a leftover box to enjoy the next day. We shard the crime brûlée, always a favorite. The creme was to die for and the topping perfectly prepared.

RE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, relaxed service of excellent food beautifully presented

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food in a modest space and family run. Reminds me of small family run restaurants in France.

M
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice people, delicious meal, great service, nice evening.

JV
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The appetizers were great and the chicken was excellent.

CD
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic prefix menu for wild game night, lovely flavors, chef is gracious and interesting. Servers did not seem ready to offer all the choices of beverages for this seating. Pacing was perfect, wine pairing once we got it was on par.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful regional French fare... worth a visit or 2

J
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere, and our waitress was phenomenal

F
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of the best meals I have ever had in Portland! I had the Filet de Boeuf and it was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend had Cassoulet Toulouse and loved it. Great to see this wonderful restaurant filled up, every table was occupied by the time we left. Only drawback is they did not seem to have enough staff to take care of everyone in a timely manner. I.e., we ordered soup, but got our entree before the soup so we had to cancel the soup; slow to come back for our dessert order, slow to bring our check. Noticed the table next to us were slow to get their wine. SO...if you go, plan on having a relaxed time, don't be in a rush, chill. The food will be well worth it!

CB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food presented and prepared without overdoing it. Elegant and refreshing.

NO
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A pre-theatre meal with friends who had not previously known of or experienced Bergerac...resulted in three new fans.

LS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great noise level! We can't wait to go back!

JK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second time at Bergerac. We chose this spot because the food is good, prices are reasonable and the noise level is low enough so that you can carry on a conversation. Everything was wonderful!

LA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Bistro! Reasonably priced and fantastic food.

K
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We didn’t know what to expect other gab it’s pricy. The food was delicious. The staff was friendly. On fridays and Saturday’s make a reservation. It was packed and they were turning people away. We will absolutely be back. We had the lamb, king salmon and snails. All were amazing.

OT
Portland
194 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Will recommend with a caution. This is a charming place in terms of atmosphere and cordial service. Two persons in our party ordered the cassoulet and it was disappointing given the French Bistro theme. It was dried out due to much oven time. Neither one finished it and declined the offer to take the rest home.

The lamb and featured fresh fish were both excellent.

To their credit; an excellent, reasonably priced wine list was a plus.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my 2 kids to celebrate my birthday. The brunch was excellent. We will be back to try other things on the menu. Service was outstanding.

IN
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great date night. Everything we tried was
fantastic. The service was friendly and excellent... lots of water refills without asking.

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had the Croque Monsieur and it was tasty...a little heavy on the smoky ham, but the bechamel sauce was nice, with a subtle touch of nutmeg, my favorite. It was quite rich, and served with a baby greens salad that had a pretty oily dressing. My dining partner and I felt a lighter, crisper salad, without a heavy dressing, would have nicely offset the rich, heavy flavor or the Croque Monsieur better. The pickled cabbage was delightful!

P
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our table was by the entry, so it felt less comfortable, but in general, I like the small room. Our mixed drinks were outstanding, and the wine our waitress recommended was very nice. The salads are simply fantastic, as were the deserts. The lamb entree stood out among our entrees.My only criticism is the limited choice for vegitarians.

b
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I found this gem based on Open Table reviews. Cozy space with authentic French comfort food. The duck confit (with onion jam) was absolutely the best duck I have ever had. My mom loved the lamb entree. The chef's platter appetizer was also excellent. Very reasonable prices for the quality of food. My mom says she's found her new favorite restaurant! (Also, extra stars should be given for the restaurant contacting me to let me know we had left an envelope with a sizable amount of money in it on the table!)

SB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tasty and delicious meal. Excellent and friendly service.

c
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful French inspired restaurant. A cozy environment, delicious food, and a lovely place for a Sunday brunch!

BR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit and we loved it just as much as the previous times. The food and service is outstanding

c
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice cozy restaurant, I’m looking forward to visiting again! Our pear salad and lamb navarin were both excellent.

The appetizer cheese plate was small and disappointing. There were little slices of three different cheeses, some pear slices, an overpowering onion jam and a pile of toasted sunflower seeds.

Dessert was a pear & almond tart served with ice cream & whipped cream.

A nice but maybe overworked server.

M
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience at Bergerac! Wonderful service, atmosphere and the best lamb I’ve had in a long time!

v
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The tomato based appetizer was particularly good as was the special halibut dish of the night. Sorbet with berries was an excellent and refreshing finish.

P
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. A wonderful birthday celebration for me! Love this place and will definitely dine here again. I had the lamb and it was yummy!

AH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone should go to a special monthly dinner at Bergerac! The food will be delicious and dishes that you have never tasted before. During the meal the chef will come around and talk about the food, and answer questions. Service is outstanding, and sitting at communal tables means you might make new friends. It was great!