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La Moule

4.4
4.4
824 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
A neighborhood, European-inspired bistro and cocktail bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, European, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (971) 339-2822

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Barnett

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Cross street

    25th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 824 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Teri

    Portland

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Food is quite tasty but it is so dark that you can’t see what you are eating.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The prices were a bit spendy for the dishes.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Good atmosphere. Food mediocre for Portland, big issues with seasoning.
  4. EG

    ErikG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by our waiter and the food and drinks were wonderful.
  5. EL

    ErinL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently terrific
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 39th anniversary. It was delicious.
  7. J

    Jn4s

    Portland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Okay food at a very high price. Service was good, drinks were great, food was mediocre and slow to arrive.
  8. RM

    RobertM

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. The food was outstanding and the ambience warm and quiet. We will be going back there again.
  9. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was so ridiculously good! Seriously delish. The music was a tad loud but the atmosphere was immersive. We felt like we had our own spot to celebrate our anniversary! Our waiter was helpful and polite; however seemed a little distant when I said I didn’t like my first cocktail. The restaurant was generous in providing a complimentary drink though and this was very appreciated! Overall, we highly recommend.
  10. MA

    MikeA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so appreciated the complimentary champagne taste as we celebrated our anniversary. The food and service was wonderful. Really enjoyed our evening.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing cocktails!! Great service as well. Very cool moody ambience in the low lighting, but those with poor eyesight or trouble seeing in dark spaces might have a difficult time, especially if you get one of the tables with no lamp!
  12. BL

    BriaLena

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A longtime favorite going stronger than ever. And still the best martini in town!
  13. YS

    YSL1947

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This place is quite the same as pre Covid. Maybe it is the pandemic, maybe it is now under same ownership of St Jack. Menu is more limited than before, and for last three visits in six months, not well prepared. The burger was way too salty (twice) on soggy buns. I miss the days moules come in four ways of preparation. The value is just not there compared to couple other bistros, one on Eastside, one (new) downtown. I do hope it doesn't go the way of Lac St Jack.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love the place Service is slow but as my GF pointed out it’s like a French brasserie Go with people you like :)
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfection. Food was outstanding. This is one of our go-to spots and we are never disappointed.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish is amazing and so are the cocktails
  17. DB

    DirkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and service. Sitting outside at LaMoule always feels so safe and relaxing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was ill prepared and the service was the worst! Never going back!
  19. c

    cindy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the mousse pate & mussels (best in USA :) - all fantastic! Great cider too. Excellent service.
  20. a

    armainiac

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good stuff as always. Steak was little over prices and fatty.
  21. WR

    WilliamR

    Portland

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good service, ok food, decent wine and beer. Good value overall
  22. G

    Goode

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really like dining at La Moule. It’s always delicious!
  23. GF

    GFOODIE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Amazing company makes for a spectacular meal. The food was good. My main hunch: I ordered Steak Frites, the cut was a NY Strip? Kinda odd for a French brasserie, personally not my favourite cut of beef. The peppercorn cream sauce was meh. A béarnaise sauce would have been better I feel. Fries were outstanding! Heavily season with salt, delicious if you like salty fries. The aoli was okay, I was not convinced it was real (fresh). The classic moules were good, great sauce. Service was meh. Atmosphere was dark, gloomy.
  24. KG

    KaitlinG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We were seated quickly, and the staff was kind. The area is cool, and the restaurant itself is beautiful. The food was presented nicely, and the cocktails were great. Unfortunately, that is the only good things I can list. The food was underwhelming, the burger was inedible. It had way too much sauce on it to the point where It could not be picked up; it had to be cut to be eaten. When it was cut, the burger was undercooked, cold, even the bacon on top was under done. Definitely not crunchy or complementary to the sandwich itself. The beef was extremely fishy, I understand that sometimes that can be contributed to it being grass fed however, it was overwhelming to the point you could smell it before you ate. Dinner took over an hour to arrive. They offered us a cocktail as a gift for the long wait, but I was driving so we declined. I would not return.
  25. SB

    SylviaB

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time at La Moule. I wish they had more mussel entrees on the menu as they did the last time we went. What we ordered was great however and the service was great and friendly.
  26. JH

    JasonH

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, ambiance and food were all excellent. There was only one small issue, the size of the Oysters. They were tiny, super small, but still very tasty. Other than that it was a wonderful evening.
  27. e

    eskargo

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was the perfect day to dine outdoors with the little pooch. Both food and service were excellent.
  28. P

    Pass

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went to La Moule for a work dinner with a vendor from Chicago and three other co-workers. It was a lovely evening out and no issues finding parking in the neighborhood. We were sat promptly even though we were early for our reservation. The waitress was very attentive and sweet, if maybe a tad inexperienced. The food and drinks were very good - the menu is somewhat limited but we were all happy to share appetizers which were very small plates and then move on to an entree. I would suggest more dessert options (there was only two - one sweet and creamy and one a cheese plate) and my co-workers last order of drinks took a very long time to arrive but the waitress brewed a fresh pot of decaf coffee when I ordered coffee after dinner and otherwise was very good with timing at turning our plates and glasses. Would definitely recommend if you are in the mood for some classic French cuisine with a slight Northwest American twist.
  29. BL

    BLee

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful evening dinner. Food is superb. Music is a bit too loud. But we love to come and enjoy an evening’s dining here.
  30. AA

    AmaniA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience! Great selection of Belgian beers, great engaged customer service, lighting and ambiance was a vibe and the mussels and fries were amazing. Would definitely come back.
  31. M

    Maypa

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Not great for special occasions. Very causal and very noisy
  32. TF

    TeresaF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were knowledgeable and friendly. The food and drinks were delicious! Will definitely return.
  33. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    You should not print this; this is a restaurant we normally love. First time that did not happen. The hamachi appetizer was so fishy we could not eat it. We ordered fries as an app, not realizing we had fries coming with dinner. Our waiter, who was really sweet, could have warned us; we would have appreciated it. So we ordered food we could not possibly finish, and missed a chance to try other things. Its on us, and also a waiter's job. He was so dear, and yet did not ever check in with us on how the food was. As former servers, we did not want to chastise him in any way, just would have appreciated being asked. The burger was inedible. Falling apart, too much brie, too much bacon, way too salty and greasy. This is the first time I did not love La Moule, normally my favorite restaurant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Honestly it felt as though we were a burden from the moment we arrived. Some of the staff were friendly but most were quiet to the point of anti-social. It came off as rude. We were not checked on so ordering drinks was difficult; that said, the wine and cocktails were good. The steak was incredibly fatty. The oysters were brought to the table with no explanation of what they were or where from. The mussels were great. The gnocchi was OUTSTANDING. I’m not sure I’ll return again.
  35. JS

    JulieS

    Portland

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really loved the evening at La Moule--it was my husband's birthday and the menu was up to our liking. We had the oysters and mussels and they were perfectly prepared. The martini's were delicious and our server(s) were friendly and efficient. The only drawback for us was the noise level--it was very difficult to carry on a conversation in a normal voice-that was frustrating for us. The restaurant is a small space and th ceiling is tall so the sounds really bounce around. There were some loud and shrill voices coming from one table which certainly didin't help (and my husband asked them to quiet down, which they did--thank you!). But overall we enjoyed our dining experience.
  36. DK

    DougK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Waiter was lazy. The food and menu was average. Nothing novel and no chief special. Neighborhood eatery
  37. S

    Susie

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service, but would have enjoyed a few recommendations & a little more enthusiasm.
  38. R

    Realgrip

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice. Cozy dining room. Friendly staff. A bit harried with the large outside dining area.
  39. DD

    DrDave

    Portland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met some friends here from out of town. Ordered refreshing craft cocktails and shared appetizers (marinated eggplant, cucumber salad, and hamachi crudo and then shared the mussels and gnocchi entrees. Both were fantastic, Big plump juicy muscles cooked perfectly served in a tasty sauce with bread, and gnocchi gently sautéed with a vinegar reduction. We shared a “truffle” desert which was light and had fresh raspberries and meringue. Super service and we probably stayed too long chatting, but will be back!!
  40. MP

    MarkP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the mussels....that's what we come here for. Sad that they don't have more broths like they used to

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

La Moule is rated 4.4 stars by 824 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 10 times today
Google Map for La Moule

2500 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    25th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, European, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Barnett

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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