C'est Si Bon! Bistro+Vins

4.8
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361 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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About

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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 935-3761
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Seth Bateman
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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.
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Private party contact
John Esbeck: (503) 935-3761
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Burnside & Couch
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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 Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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OT
Portland
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C'est Se Bon is fast becoming our favorite Portland restaurant. The food is delicious and imaginative as well as being very nicely presented. Our waitperson made the evening a delight without being overbearing in the slightest. We had a lovely evening and look forward to a return visit.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Destination dining! Drove from Seattle for dinner. They made a birthday celebration extra special. Outstanding food and staff.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at C’est Si Bon several times. We are never disappointed. Delicious food, personal attention of the owner, John, and one of the best wine selections in town make this a perfect date night experience or intimate setting for friends. Note their current space is small so groups over 6 might be too snug.

LA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Cest Si non -The food is so amazing and the owner is incredibly knowledgeable about wines and serves them at very reasonable prices. But it is truly all about the food and everything we had there was outstanding. The owner does a very nice job of coming to the table and telling you all about the food - his enthusiasm and knowledge makethe evening that much more enjoyable.

CJ
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for dinner.

m
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was perfect. The level of service was exceptional. A special nod to John, whose expertise and knowledge of wines was particularly appreciated. His recommendations of what to order to share among three persons were spot on. The food was representative of France and perfectly prepared. The vibe was Portland, not France - neither praise nor criticism, just an observation. Overall, delightful and highly recommended.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Customer service we had in the portland area and we have been to several top restaurants in portland. Food was great, John the owner was very nice and authentic. The place was cozy and energetic. Overall Fun experience we will be back.

VM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine expert service

CP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Unbelievable food and service. We will definitely keep coming back.

PL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of those meals that one talks about for days. Quite the culinary experience from salad to desert.

l
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a place we take friends from.out of town. The owner, John makes our evening perfect from his wine paring suggestions with his wonderfully prepared food. I cannot wait to go back. I wish he would open a second restaurant on the westside!

L
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place! Will definitely become a favorite of ours. First off, the service is friendly, attentive and awesome! The wine is very good, and they have a great expertise with it. The food is expertly prepared and very very good. I had the duck confit and it was fantastic. Don't miss the cheese bon bon, it is wonderful. The painted hills steak was cooked to perfection, the kale salad a winner! Loved it all. It was a tiny place, so a little tight but added to the quaintness. Great for a date night or dinner with friends!

O
Columbus
71 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous small neighborhood gem. Only eight tables but excellent food, staff, service. Prix fixe meal was fabulous with wonderful portions and great value with wine pairing. We’re definitely going to come back.

RZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C'est Si Bon is a wonderful and intimate dining experience, with outstanding food and some of the best wine selections we've ever had. Host/owner John is fun, charming, helpful and loves his customers.

j
Portland
58 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit, better than ever. Owner and wine expert runs the front of this intimate restaurant. Small but efficient kitchen turns out innovative and tasty dishes using fresh and local seasonal items. Wines are unique and many are sourced from personal relationships with the owner.

TD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! John & staff are the best!

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, food and wine! Highly recommend!

i
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host is very friendly and very knowledgable. Food was excellent. We will be back.

M
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent over several visits over past 2 years. Advice on wine is unfailingly good.

FG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve ONLY had great meals here. Been a half dozen times and the place delivers everyone. The service is friendly, attentive, personal, but professional.

Of all the French restaurants in the Portland metro I would say they are in the top tier.

G
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Good value for the quality. Personal service from the owner, who is very knowledgeable about the food and good wine pairings. Small space, but no pressure to turnover tables. Very much a French bistro. A hidden gem.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The owner was pretty rude and it left a bad taste in our mouths for the remainder of our time there.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a cozy evening at C’est Si Bon! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for cozy ambiance and being whisked away for a few hours to France! You have to try their wine flight that they personally choose for you (for only $28/person) that matches every course that is brought to you, they kept coming and the owner is very personable and sells everything so nicely! There’s only like 7 tables on the whole place so it’s very cozy, French music which was great song after great song the while evening! I’m ready to go back already!

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent services. Friendly staff.

Food is delicious.

Price is very reasonable

L
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C'est Si Bon is a lovely restaurant. Delicious food and ambiance...very French. We enjoyed our evening. The food, service and wine was excellent. We love this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Friendly service and amazing wines. We shared a couple of small plates and they were delicious! The salad was so fresh.

PT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, C'est Si Bon delivers wonderful food and fantastic wine, with class and smiles. Thank you, John!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful delicious food, great pricing and portions, wonderful service and ambience

JW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience. This is our go to dinner when we are in Portland. Make a reservation for earlier in the evening so you can enjoy a great conversation with the owner/sommelier/server.

t
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a romantic dinner. Feels like being in Paris. Food excellent. Wines amazing.

D
Portland
101 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first visit here and it was very nice. The restaurant is quite small with about 8 or 10 tables and a few seats at the bar. The menu is brief but with enough to find something one likes. The food is very nicely prepared and presented... its tastes wonderful. The owner was present and served our wine with much knowledge and thought. For a small venue this is quaint and enjoyable. I recommend a try.

MB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Portland. Service and good are always incredible.

F
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our FAVORITE date place!!!

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CP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We asked for wine to accompany our meal and was given fabulous pairings. The evening was lovely.

CL
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our dinner. The staff and owner were helpful.
Maybe a beef dish on the menu would be nice.
All of the entries were great.

JK
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Yummy food! The environment was nice and friendly. Perfect for a date night out.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and great food!

L
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Very innovative menu. You will not be disappointed.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is about the best bistro in Portland. John is a trained sommelier who travels to Europe at least annually. They have a great selection wines and bubbly and excellent food in a nice atmosphere. If you eat like i tend to with a different wine for every course it costs a bit. I end up spending about $150 a person when there. Never stops me from going back though. If one ate and drank sensibly I suppose it would be less but I've never tried it.

DB
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything about our dinner for four on Saturday evening was elegant, friendly, relaxing, fun and delicious. Paul explained each dish - 6 appetisers and four, highly different entrees make it simple task to decide what to explore at this particular time. The house wines options are excellent and well synchronized with the menu items. Duck and scallops entrees were as tasty as their descriptions, and we all were smart enough - learnt from previous visits - to save space for the amazing meyer lemon creme crepe dessert, complemented with an excellent port.
The efficient and unobtrusive service included two tenor, acapella renditions of opera by one of our wait staff! Another happy and satisfied visit to a restaurant to which we're already planning our next visit. And street parking within a block only added to our delightful experience at C'est si Bon! Bistro...