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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l
Portland
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

VS
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!

KS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

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

SK
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!

I
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.

CJ
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.

GS
Portland
78 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
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.

AM
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.

OT
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!

OT
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
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding anniversary

RW
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!

CB
Portland
31 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!

p
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.

P
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.

LH
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.

JE
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.

OT
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!

OT
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.

M
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.

J
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!

B
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JT
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

SH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

g
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
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.

L
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a European dinner, small but cute. Food was great, the wine was excellent and the service was outstanding. Planning to dine there again.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was incredible! We loved our interactions with the staff and the wonderful meal and wines. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a special dining experience.

OT
Portland
39 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
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 on November 6, 2019
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
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for dinner.

m
Portland
9 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
59 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!