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C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins, Portland, OR
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C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins

4.8
4.8
465 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins is a casual fine dining French restaurant that specializes in thoughtful, modern French bistro cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients.

One of Southeast Portland's Central Eastside's best restaurants, C'est Si Bon! is a cozy, upscale eatery perfect for meeting friends to enjoy quiet conversation, a romantic dinner, or quick bite at the bar. Both indoor and outdoor dining options available.

John and his staff strive 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!


Kev's Best | Best French Cuisine in Portland | #1
2021

Honorable Mention | Portland’s Best Food Neighborhoods | Central Eastside
Eater, 2019

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 935-3761

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Vincent Delpero

  • Catering

    C"est Si Bon! is an excellent alternative to large catering companies. We create creative menus as well as pair them with wines and beers to be served. We work with our clients to meet every need and will work with a variety of different budgets.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is small and cozy and is enjoyed by many of our clients for private events. The space can be reserved for a private event.

  • Private party contact

    John Esbeck: (503) 935-3761

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Cross street

    Burnside & Couch

  • Parking details

    We are co-owners of the Burnside brewery parking lot and if the lot is full then street parking is available anywhere in the vicinity.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 465 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland / Oregon

    Romantic

  • Portland

    Best Food

  • Portland

    Best Value

  • Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland

    Romantic

  • Portland

    Good for special occasions

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  1. B

    Barb

    Portland

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful, intimate spot with delicious food and service. Love this place.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  3. HV

    HappyValleyDave

    Portland

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Created a meal for two of several appetizers, one shared entree and several different glasses of wine recommended by the server/owner. All delicious as was the cherry clafoutis dessert.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just wonderful: Incredibly attentive service, great food and wine, and a reasonable price all things considered. It’s a cozy restaurant, and everything seems scaled to that (including the menu), but that also let them focus on the quality of the food and experience. Would highly recommend.
  5. DO

    DanielleO

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, albeit very cozy.
  6. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    My wife and I made reservations only to be receiving the worst seat available. A couple walked in before us without reservations as it appeared and received excellent seats. Myself was seated right below the coat rack, and my wife was back to back with someone at another table. We will not be returning.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing cozy dining experience. Highly recommend
  8. g

    gjaniej

    Portland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dinner at C’est Si Bon! Always. Such a gem among all the fabulous restaurants in Portland.
  9. JB

    JohnB

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect reunion…the best hospitality, food, wine, and conversation with old friends.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love eating here. The proprietor makes you feel like family and more than just a customer. He always makes time to have a conversation with each table even when they are busy. It’s my go to place to have great food and wine. And for a few brief hours I can just relax, enjoy the ambience and de stress.
  11. LS

    LauraS

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Eclectic experience. Passionate chef/owner. Starters were a little lacking in execution but mains were tasty. Wine list was inventive and affordable. I would probably sit at the bar next time. I think they may share restroom facilities but they we’re bordering on disgusting.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Portland and a true hidden gem, also the absolute best service!
  13. CC

    CynthiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful French food, informed service and an intimate but vibrant space made for a perfect evening. We'll return again and again!
  14. S

    Sheilak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible in every aspect! I can’t believe I didn’t know about C’est Si Bon until now. But I’ve been talking about my meal and our experience to everyone I know since. Firstly, the interior is charming, candle it, a perfect place for a romantic dinner or small group. The food was a delight to the eyes. Our first dish was Savoyard cheese bonbon. Visually looks like frilly peonies on the plate. Absolutely light and delicious with warm cheese interior. We paired that with French 68 🥂. Perfect with a delicate lemon twist resting on the edge. I chose the sablefish entree, and the fish came out to me hot. This is such a rare occurrence when ordering fish. I was so pleased!! It makes the dish extra tasty. We also ordered the steak bavette. He was loving every bite and said it was the best steak he’s had in Portland. That all said. This place is definitely a hidden gem. The chef is a one man show and knows his French cooking. He’s approachable and skilled, he cooks effortlessly in the open kitchen. Somehow, the timing is all perfect. The owner is the server and he is seamless with all aspects of addressing his guests. I pride myself of being “in the know” of great places to eat but somehow I missed this one!! I’m happy I found it and plan to make it a habit as it is incredible. Bon apetit!! 🍽
  15. D

    Dude

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was fantastic, service was good but a bit slow. The portions were very small, especially the starters.
  16. LS

    LarryS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent fare in a quiet little bistro off the beaten track
  17. A

    Alan

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent wine, attentive service - this small restaurant is great
  18. j

    jimc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here three times and every time the food is fantastic and the service is impeccable.
  19. MS

    MargaretS

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great venue this is! We feel very fortunate that it’s in our hood & a easy walk. Everyone is super friendly, offers excellent service with delicious food and wine. I usually don’t eat desert, but the lemon crepe is to die for‼️
  20. SH

    SandraH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a intimate, romantic, and cozy restaurant with delicious food, choose here and you won’t be disappointed. Me and my husband came here to celebrate his birthday. When we walked in, we immediately felt welcomed. The decoration, table setting, and the background music are very thoughtful, we feel as if we walk into a totally different space. As for the food, we ordered two appetizers: the squash bisque and the snail; they were both great but my favorite was the bisque, it’s just so well balanced ☺️ For the main course, we ordered the steak, sablefish, and the mussels. My husband love the steak, I enjoyed the fish, and the mussels are amazing too! I would say all the dishes are very clean and well seasoned. We also ordered the crepe as desert, it definitely completed the meal well! Thank you for giving us a great night with amazing food🥰
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal! Loads of attention from the staff. Chef was on it!
  22. M

    Maria

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff were wonderful..very attentive and helpful. Our dinners were excellent. Both the Savoyard cheese on mixed greens and the Salmon Nicoise were great choices to start with along with the best Kir Royale I have ever had. The wine selection is excellent, and the owner is highly knowledgeable about the wine choices. The duck confit was delicious and creatively served as was the fish. All the flavors worked beautifully together. The room is small but very comfortable with the small, very efficicient kitchen and highly capable chef in sight in the back corner. Other than a bit too smoky from cooking, the ambiance was very nice. Can't wait to return!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming smallish bistro setting run by passionate individuals interested in creating for clients a memorable culinary experience. The food options may be limited, yet all my wife and I had was wonderfully prepared and seasoned. Wine options reasonable, adequate, though limited. In Portland we needs wins away from the sad city center!!! This is a win!
  24. JA

    JAck

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing FOOD!!! Short staffed but everything was wonderful
  25. DL

    DLine

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night out. John and his staff were very attentive, in spite of being short-handed. We enjoyed each dish and the wine John recommended. We’ll definitely be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful night. John is the consummate host. Very outgoing and fun. Always has the perfect wine selection for the dinner.
  27. KC

    KentC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This three person operation produces one of the most intimate fine dining experiences in Portland. The atmosphere recalls a true French bistro. The dishes are a feast for the eyes and palate. But C'est Si Bon's greatest asset is its charming owner/host/server, with his attentive personal service. It's just a treat.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! One of my favorite places in Portland.
  29. W

    Wienerin

    Portland

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Intimate , charming restaurant. Only 8 tables and a limited menu. The waitstaff is personable and attentive . The food is beautifully presented from a kitchen that is open to the dining area. We had a very nice conversation with the couple at the table next to our’s. Enjoyed the evening.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best
  31. KB

    KimB

    Portland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service, ambience & wine were excellent. Was a little disappointed in the menu this time - fish options were limited to mussels and octopus (was hoping for ling cod or halibut - something like that). Tried the octopus and thought it was OK, but not great. Also missed their French Onion Soup.
  32. R

    Rebecca

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Delicious!!!! Cheese puffs, salad, anchovies, duck and short ribs…absolutely ever did was terrific!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went here following the VanGogh exhibit at the Convention Center. Perfect choice! The owner is engaged and informative. The helpers are young but attentive. And the chef just out of sight is accomplished. This little slice of France is an unheralded gem within the crowded Portland restaurant scene. C’est bon aussi.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner said that open table overbooked the small restaurant by double capacity at least but they still manage to make it a very good experience. The food and wine were great. I had octopus and my partner had duck and the wine was excellent and we got a complementary glass of champagne for having to wait a little bit.
  35. PP

    PrimaryPalate

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our third visit and we enjoy it every time. We were glad to see that the menu changed and everything was delicious as always.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John is the best proprietor in Portland. The food is beyond reproach. Ask him for wine recommendations. Outside of Paris and Shanghai, I’ve not had such an intimate dining experience. The chef is so great, excelling not only at cooking but friendliness as well. He gave me intel on how he made the octopus, which was more tender than a scallop. I felt so at home and left that place the happiest I have been in a long time. Thank you all! This place is a must. It’s incredible.
  37. M

    Madcin

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been waiting for the right opportunity to try C' Est Si Bon! So glad we finally did. What a great experience. The food is great, the wine was what we were looking for and the service was outstanding. We were immediately transported back to a European experience. Love it!
  38. SW

    SamW

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish we had found this place sooner in life. Great food! Great service! Great period. Hidden gem in Portland.
  39. KS

    KimS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels were outrageously delicious. Same for the pink bubbles. Service and ambiance were top notch.
  40. E

    Emuuud

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. The foie gras and the Octopus were amazing.

FAQs

C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins is rated 4.8 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins

22 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Burnside & Couch

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are co-owners of the Burnside brewery parking lot and if the lot is full then street parking is available anywhere in the vicinity.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vincent Delpero

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 935-3761

  • Catering

    C"est Si Bon! is an excellent alternative to large catering companies. We create creative menus as well as pair them with wines and beers to be served. We work with our clients to meet every need and will work with a variety of different budgets.

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is small and cozy and is enjoyed by many of our clients for private events. The space can be reserved for a private event.

  • Private party contact

    John Esbeck: (503) 935-3761

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