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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Bistro Agnes

4.7
174 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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James Beard award-winning chefs, Greg + Gabi Denton bring old school French comfort food to downtown Portland.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm Dinner
Friday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(503) 222-0979
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez Denton
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Catering
Please contact Daniel Weiner at 503.222.0979
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alder Street
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Parking details
There are three parking garages all within a block of the restaurant, as well as street parking, which is metered until 7:00pm.
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Public transit
Streetcar at 11th and Alder, #15 bus at 11th and Alder, MAX stop at Galleria/SW 10th and Morrison.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 174 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined a day ago

People and food are wonderful. Book in advanced it fills up fast on Saturdays.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

So great. Proper French comfort done by people who know what’s up. Great service. Everything we had was awesome.

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Joycemadethefood (Portland)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Reminds me of why we were in love with French cuisine for so long. Time for a comeback!

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Gmco (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Good food, good service, Menu a bit limited. A bit pricey but Ill go again.

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vipMelL (Portland)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Superb food & service! Lovely to get French Food in Portland!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The Dentons have done it again! Ambiance, service and most of all the food. All really enjoyable. In fact we ran into a couple while waiting for our table said this was their third meal at Bistro Agnes in two weeks. We will be back. I’m already craving the chicken liver mousse.

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MSMB 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing dinner. Great bar selection. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great wine list. Will definitely be going back.

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RabbitHolePhoto (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We went there for our anniversary/Valentine's dinner. The Dentons knocked it out of the park with the steak frites and filet mignon, just straight delicious and cooked perfectly. The creme brûlée for dessert was amazing as well.

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JohnR (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

A delightful evening and meal. Special family occasion. Service and greeting were excellent. Server knew the items and advised accurately. Good wines by glass. Wine list deep enough; moderately expensive but acceptable. The ceiling has dark sound-absorbing tiles and so it is possible to talk comfortably and pleasantly to companions -- a very welcome change from usual subway-station roar in many PDX high end restaurants. Had mussels, pate, and onion soup for starters, then cassoulet and beef bourginon for mains. Hardly dented mains -- soup plus dinner is a lot, and we took home hefty lunch for next day. Beef was fork tender, braised and reduced, just delightful; cassoulet baked several times and had trace of crust on white beans; duck also falling off bone. Both dishes superb, and I've had both in Paris. We didn't come close to desserts. Expensive meal; tipped well (service very good); but for serious foodie or big occasion, highly recommended. Will certainly go back. Planning lunch service eventually -- can't wait.

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vipBest (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We will definitely go back. Portland needs a good French bistro. Food was well prepared and tasty. A bistro should serve bread; we asked for some and it came icy cold - obviously not something they intend to serve. We were sharing dishes in order to taste more things; we had to wait for new silverware, plates; I gather they are not attuned to that yet.
Nevertheless, it was a good experience.

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Kate (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was delicious. We loved the romantic lighting for our anniversary dinner. Service was impeccable. Would love to go back.

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ZahuindandaD (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The chicken liver mousse is fantastic and their wine selection is excellent with some affordable bottles available. Chicken is something we rarely choose but it was incredible. Very tender and juicy. The service was attentive and there were excellent specials even if they were sold out by the time of our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious, good service, chicken and steak were both cooked perfect, the French onion soup was delicious. Had a little trouble picking out a good wine, didn't have a staple Bordeaux (Margaux, Pauillac, or St Estephe) or Italian (Barolo, Barbera, or Brunello) that was under or close to $100, but that's just nit picking.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous food and excellent service! The chicken knocked my socks off.

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DebiA (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed the fresh organic food and attention to details. Booked Bistro Agnes because I saw it on Fox 12 More and thought we would try it for our anniversary. This restaurant has only been open for 3 weeks and James our waiter was on top of our every needs from filling our water glasses, to clearing the table between courses, suggesting a great wine selection and even giving us a little history of how Bistro Agnes got started. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that would enjoy a relaxing, remarkable evening dinner out.

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MichaelS (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Portland needs this restaurant. Classic, perfectly executed, French Bistro

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I enjoyed the ambiance, excellent food and wine, and the service was extra special. After dining there just once, it is one of my favorite Portland restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in Portland for one night and were able to snag two seats at the bar. The bartender was top notch and steered us in the direction of a gorgeous Bordeaux blend and helped us with food recommendations. My girlfriend's steak was perfectly cooked and my cassoulet was delicious, hearty, and wonderfully filling (as any cassoulet should be). One of the best meals I've had in a while, and one of my overall favorite dining experiences ever. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious and we enjoyed the lovely atmosphere & great service!

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IVANW (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Well prepared meal

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Outrageous addition to the Portland French food scene. Great to graze or go all out. Check out the absinthe menu. Courageous.

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vipSteve (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Cassoulet had too many beans and bacon was mostly fat and sausage was flavorless.
Onion soup very good

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Lovestoeatout (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

A great addition to Portland's restaurant scene, and very authentic bistro style offerings; drinks were great, cheese plate is marvelous, we loved their generous pickles and olives plate, and our entrees of mussels, steak, and sole in browned butter were all delicious. We all however found ourselves wishing for a little bit more tantalizing dessert menu, (the Grand Marnier or chocolate soufflé from our other favorite French bistro - which is not in Portland) or almost any variant on the standard and somewhat anticlimactic crème brulee and sorbets served up after such wonderful and well-done earlier courses. But dessert or no, we are already planning a trip back.

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vipFrenchie (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

First time at this new restaurant in Portland. Everything from the service to the food was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had wonderful service from Beau at the bar, and the food was phenomenal!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A true French bistro. One of the best at which we’ve eaten. Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great service. They've only been open a couple of weeks, but everything was done perfectly. Off to a terrific start.

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viplemons4u (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere! Great services, James was very nice and accommodating. The food was so good and just what you would expect in a French Bistro. We are so happy to have a French restaurant of this caliber on the West side of Portland. We will be back and will tell all our foodie friends about our great experience!
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viprnr2 (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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Food was wonderful. On arrival a waitress came buy very soon after seating and took cocktail order after a long wait she passed and said it won't be much longer then again a long wait finally dates drink arrives. Waitress was great with appetizers and dinner problem appeared to be with bar. We will be back as the food calls and hopefully the bar situation gets solved.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Wonderful service. Delicious and creative beet salad was my favorite. Will be back.

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