C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins

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$31 to $50
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French
C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins offers local ingredients sourced from surrounding farms here in Oregon. We specialize in thoughtfully planned French bistro fare with over 150 wines available. We have a small yet elegant ambiance that offers a chance to relax to tastefully prepared menus paired with wines that our clients have come to love. We also have rotating beers and ciders and offer a variety of dishes that change with the seasons. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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JenniferB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The mussel appetizer and braised short ribs are absolutely delicious.

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Alohaman
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinner was a wonderful experience, starting with a warm welcome by the owner John. Everything after that was just as great-the description of the menu, choice of the wines, the quality of the food and service. This remains our favorite restaurant in Portland. It truly feels like a great little bistro in Paris.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved, loved, loved Cest Si Bon! The owner reads the menu to the table. Explains all the entrees, just so special. And the food? Well, it was absolutely delicious. The lamb cheeks were so good. And our friends ordered the Short Ribs, done to perfection! We had just a special time at this restaurant. It was one of the best dinners I’ve had in Portland in a very long time. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back! Good job, John!

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RickB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight. John is the consummate host. Every time we go, he has amazing wines to try, and new gastronomic variations , as well as impeccable preparations of the old standbys. The perfect venue for romance, celebration, and experiencing joie de vivre.

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Geoff
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An intimate setting, attentive service, a well-curated selection of wine and interesting French-influenced food. All at reasonable prices. What's not to like?

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arun
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How have I not been here before! Amazing and wonderful.

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vipluvtoodine
Portland
63 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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Alfonse
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

pleasantly surprised....most enjoyable first visit

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vipjillandamy
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been here for a while but so glad I went back down here. It’s even better than I remembered. This place flies under the radar. It’s a real treasure and the service and ambiance is well above most other places in Portland. The food is great and wine pairings spot on! John knows his menu and wines so well that we just leave it up to him. Small, cozy and adult oriented. This is a great place to impress a date or bring an out of town guest.

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OKtoOR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why did it take me so long to try this place? It's just off the main drag, around a corner and tucked into a small space, but well worth the effort to get a table. I came with a friend before an Imago show and it couldn't have been more convenient. The dishes were unusual combinations of ingredients that produced wonderful flavors. We shared in order to try more items. Everything was exceptional - Muscovy duck confit, wild sea scallops, cheese bon bons and mussel tartine were tasty to the last drip. It was just as good the next day as leftovers. Eager to return.

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PrimaryPalate
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem. One could easily drive by and never see the restaurant - and that would be a shame. The food is outstanding and the John, the owner, is so incredibly personable.

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Jerr
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring back the original duck confit with the potatoes. This was to die for!

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vipSarahN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! Great food and amazing service. Always look forward to our next dinner.

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vipluvtoodine
Portland
63 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John is always so gracious and he really enjoys providing wonderful, service and wines! Thanks John. You are our go to fav restaurant in pdx

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VilS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing service from staff,esp.John. Our first experience was very memorable. Food was great. Thank you!

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KaraS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We had a very rude and unprofessional server. Everything else about the restaurant is great.

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SaraK
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a wonderful dinner with fantastic service. It’s definitely not rushed. You feel as if the table is yours for the evening and you can savor every course. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are always on the menu as well as time-tested favorites. Can’t wait to go back again!

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Iris
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John and the team at C'est Si Bon never let us down. We come in from Vancouver about once a year before the basketball game and are always treated to the best wines and seasonal food offerings.

I only wished I lived in Portland and could visit more often.

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ChelseaJ
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little French Bistro. Intimate setting with stellar service provided by the owner himself, one server and one chef. The creations they pump out of that tiny kitchen are nothing less than impressive. I think we had just about everything on the menu, and it was all gone by the end of my friend's birthday dinner. Thank you C'est Si Bon! for making his birthday a special night to remember.

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vipGastonSinge
Portland
78 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good well-priced wine. Food was well prepared and interesting. Cozy vibe. Will definitely return.

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Paul
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. We prefer to sit at the bar and did so at C’est Si Bon. John the owner was there and waited on us. It’s always a great sign that you will get the best the restaurant has to offer when the owner is present.

Great selection of wines and we tasted several before choosing a great Chardonnay. The menu had great selections but not to many keeping the whole dining experience simple. Of course John provided great recommendations that we went with and were so delicious.

We typically have a “go to” restaurant nearby because it’s just easier. However, I wanted to change our dining routine up a bit and picked what appeared to be a hole in the wall little restaurant. So glad I did! Big hit with my date and all she talked about on the way home was how much she (and of course we) enjoyed the whole experience.

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! Great food, wonderful personal service from the owner, and great value for the quality of food. I would eat here all the time if I could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great variety of wines, incredibly friendly service - it’s such a treat to spend an evening here!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Quaint, well constructed menu, great flavor profiles. A must for white burgundy lovers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding anniversary

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RogerW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying the fabulous Portland restaurant scene for the past 40 years, and this is my favorite restaurant in Portland. It reminds me very much of some of the wonderful, small places in Paris. The owner is very welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The wine list is amazing for such a small intimate place. The owner is very knowledgeable regarding his wines by the glass or bottle. The wines by the glass are all excellent. Sometimes we don't bring a bottle or order a bottle, we just cruise through the available glass-pours. It's fun to do that when I am confident everything we order will be good. That goes for the food too. The menu is small, but literally every item is good to excellent. We have been there over a dozen times, and we have NEVER had a negative food experience. This is a real gem. We can't always get a table, but when we do, we are guaranteed it will be a treat!

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vipCBear
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time having dinner and, once again, it was fabulous. The owner is welcoming and knowledgeable. The menu offers a great variety that is wonderfully prepared and reasonably priced. Hidden gem!

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pdxhej
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food prepared and served by people who take the time to interact with customers and help guide menu selections. Relatively quiet setting, which is a godsend given the frenetic levels of noise throughout Portland restaurants these days. Interesting wine list with reasonable prices.

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vipPixie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. The food was fabulous, the wines extraordinary, the service attentive but not overbearing, the ambience lovely. Can't say enough good things about this gem of a restuarant.

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LynnelHB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and service was prompt. The owner was engaging. I will definitely be back.

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JohnE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING MEALS I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME. LOTS OF PERSONAL ATTENTION AND THE STAFF AND MANAGEMENT MADE SURE TO MAKE US FEEL WELCOME AND APPRECIATED.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service in a lively and cozy space. Bold flavors in food and great wine options. Perfect for a fun evening out!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small and quaint bistro. We had an early seating and chose the fixed price four course meal with wine pairing. The food and service were excellent, but the wine pairing made it extraordinary. A little pricey but very reasonable for Fine dining.

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Matthew
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure over a number of visits. Outstanding wine list and guidance from the host. Wonderful French-inspired food.

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vipJessica
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfection. Amazing food, wonderful service, romantic atmosphere. I can't believe that this place is still under the radar in Portland. One of our favorites!

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vipBrett
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting menu and wine pairing! Nice find across the river.

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JackT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo! From the moment we arrived we were treated like family. My wife and I had the 4 course wine food pairing dinner. It was amazing. The chef is very gifted at crafting a true French meal. The staff were very knowledgeable and caring. This is what service is should be.
Thank you and we will be back!
Jack and Kathy

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vipSebH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was really really good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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girlmeetssushi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most incredible meal here. My waiter was personable and genuinely cared whether I enjoyed my meal. He worked through personal recommendations on wine and my menu. Everything was delicious. The persimmon salad: perfection.
I'd go back all the time if I lived in Portland. If you're in the fence, don't hesitate, just go! You'll be thrilled you did.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John has an encyclopedic knowledge of wine which he gladly shares. The entrees are divine! This place is a real gem.

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C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 935-3761.

C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins is rated 4.9 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

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