C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins

4.8
426 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins has been established since 2009. We offer both indoor and outdoor seating and have an incredible menu that changes with the seasons! Our chef Dominic Finzo is one of the best in Portland and insists on using the finest ingredients available from our local farms and purveyors! John the proprietor and his staff love to host an exceptional experience with paired wines for our guests in a romantic, cozy bistro and strives to provide a memorable dining experience that will take you back to Paris! We hope to see you soon! Merci mille fois et a bientôt!
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vipSamW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish we had found this place sooner in life. Great food! Great service! Great period. Hidden gem in Portland.

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KimS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels were outrageously delicious. Same for the pink bubbles. Service and ambiance were top notch.

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Emuuud
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. The foie gras and the Octopus were amazing.

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vipDavidH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a small meal or large. Went for a date night and ordered much of the menu. Everything was fantastic. This is the sort of place that makes you miss larger cities with more capacity for small, high-end restaurants. Not many like this in Portland. And on top of that, it wasn't the least bit pretentious. Food and ambiance were excellent, presentation was beautiful. The crepe for dessert is surprisingly simple and done perfectly. I can't wait to go back.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service! Looking forward to our next dinner at CSB!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful date night with my partner here. Great wines and incredible food made the night extremely pleasant. Fun atmosphere to have a long dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just incredible

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BeeLight
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place for a elevated experience with loved ones.

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FrankiK
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to C'est Si Bon! and it won't be our last. They hit every note perfectly. We eagerly await news of their reopening.

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PrimaryPalate
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this small restaurant and are glad it has re-opened after the pandemic. Most people don't know about it which makes it even better. Hope they change the menu a bit every two weeks so we can become regulars.

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JulieS
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our first visit to C'est Si Bon and I loved the intimate atmosphere, although it did get a bit loud as the space filled up. It is very small/limited seating. The waiter/owner went through the menu with us and helped us decide on wine and food. The appetizer of cheese in phyllo was amazing, melt in your mouth sensation. The mussels were outstanding, the broth wonderful. My only complaint is that the bread is too crusty, even after soaking in the broth. My husband had a fish almondine that was also very well prepared and tasty. We did try to order a side of ice cream and never got it, seems the table attendant forgot and just shrugged his shoulders when we asked after about 20 minutes. He brought the spoons but no ice cream. But that would not deter me from going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal and experience. Small and cozy, great food and service! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ranks among the best mussels I ever had! The entire meal was exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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VanessaL
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. Great menu and wine selection, and a cozy and intimate space that made for a lovely dinner out. We have been here several times and C’est Si Bon does not disappoint!

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TerriB
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best meals I have had in Portland. Will definitely be back.

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vipFoodie
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food and the wine pairings are spot on!

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RayRay
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy to see them open again. Cest si Bon is the most underrated restaurant in Portland. The food, the owner's explanation of preparation, and recommendations when asked are unsurpassed. The seating is best described as eclectic, but when you have the best meal you've tasted in months, it's worth it. My wife and I love this place and highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, everything was amazing- can’t go wrong! Will be back

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PLOMS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love chatting with John and enjoying the intimate atmos and fabulous wine selection

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vipSallyE
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be back at C’est Si Bon! Delicious food & wine and great service as always. We’ll be back!

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JoeR
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, service and wines. I’m so glad this restaurant is in my neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, food, people. Will definitely come back.

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vipYSL1947
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Reopened after almost 18 months. Some rough patches due to short of help (owner admitted and apologized). The food was as excellent as before, and owner still very engaged with guests about food menu and wine recommendations, which makes this place special. Best of luck to them.

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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
15 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
12 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
6 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
91 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
50 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
18 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
2 reviews
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
91 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
2 reviews
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!

FAQs

C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins is rated 4.8 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.