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La Moule

4.6
4.6
802 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
A neighborhood, European-inspired bistro and cocktail bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 802 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland

    Romantic

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  1. GF

    GFOODIE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. KG

    KaitlinG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. SB

    SylviaB

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. DD

    DrDave

    Portland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 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!!
  18. 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
  19. MB

    MikeBiker

    Portland

    234 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is very good as is the service. We did not like one of the desserts but they gladly switched it with something else. Service was excellent
  20. PD

    PDXFoodie

    Portland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we dined at La Moule but it most definitely will not be our last (maybe even this month1). A cool, laid back atmosphere, comfy booths with Covid-friendly separators, a great alt-rock playlist and tasty Belgian beers would have pretty great. But add in THE FOOD. Wow. Maybe the best tuna tartare we've ever had (served with a veggie ratatouille and salty pork rinds--perfection). Mussels in a garlicky-lemony-buttery-herbed broth that demands to be sopped up with an extra baguette. Tender, seared halibut with pickled carrots and cabbage that add just the right spike of flavor to liven the dish. Unexpectedly delicious with the same groovy vibe the space had back in the day when it was Savoy. Extra bonus: the "beer steward" (?) really knew his stuff about Belgian beers. Next time: the martini menu.
  21. LI

    LeannaI

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best food and experience here! We love you La Moule!
  22. MB

    MarieB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place! Outstanding food, super-fresh and expertly prepared. The halibut was very tender and flavorful in a delectable buttery sauce. The oysters tasted like they were just plucked from the ocean. Cocktails were delicious and generous, servers were friendly but professional. They made a family birthday a real celebration! So glad we chose La Moule.
  23. KP

    KathleenP

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous Negronis. Good wine selection and the mussels and frites were outstanding. We also liked the beet salad. Fish entree was a little disappointing- uninspiring small cod fillet. Will be trying the burger and hope for more specials next time.
  24. KH

    KevinH

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, start to finish.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. Food was incredible. Perfect smaller portion sizes. High quality ingredients. Great flavor. Cocktail, beer, and wine selection was great. Great service! Will definitely be going back!
  27. a

    andy

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s choice
  28. m

    michelle

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time and we look forward to going back. Delicious food and very interesting combinations of flavors without being weird! Those pomme frites! EXCELLENT!
  29. CP

    CynPDX

    Portland

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outside seating with just enough shade to make the 90-degree evening tolerable. But the food and service were the real stars! Delicious, seasonal offerings and attentive, informed service. An unexpected bonus was the vibrant street scene including a couple on tall bikes cruising past. Overall a memorable evening and one we'll repeat soon.
  30. CF

    CharlesF

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was amazing. I took my wife here for her birthday. We ordered muscles for an appetizer and they were, quite frankly, one of the best things we have ever eaten. We then had scallops (with strawberry balsamic vinegar and fresh jalopenos) and tuna tartare. Both were fantastic and light. The ambiance was wonderful; it felt like we were in Belgium. We will be going here regularly from now on. I cannot recommend this place enough. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Portland.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I have been to La Moule several times before covid, but this was my first in a while and I was quite disappointed. My memory in the past is that they had several types of mussel preparations, all of which were tasty, but this time, there was only one, making the restaurant more of a typical all around restaurant. The only mussels dish this time was Mariniere, which was ok, but somewhat fishy tasting. Two of us got this and both agreed.The pomme frite were also ok, but the serving of aoli was small and by the time we received the asked for addition, they were cold. The halibut, according to the others in the party was excellent, however. The service was friendly but EXTREMELY slow, from the cocktails to the rest of the dinner. All in all, it was not nearly what I remembered.
  33. FJ

    FoodieJim

    Portland

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Maybe this was a bad night, but after eating here many times, it was a disappointment. Wait for food was overlong, even though the restaurant was not crowded. Waitstaff was surly. Chicken liver pate didn't have the Dijon mustard. Moules were fewer than previous experience. My favorite Belgian or Belgian-style beers were off the menu.
  34. SF

    SF2PDXFoodie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, always love coming here!
  35. DT

    DaleT

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food
  36. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding and the service staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great date night!
  37. OB

    OliverB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic seafood in an eclectic atmosphere with great desserts.
  38. R

    Rick

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, delicious mussels. Very nice ambiance, we sat outside on a warm summer night.
  39. JM

    JamesM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    When arriving, we thought this place was closed. The door opens into a corner and you have to wedge yourself through right next to people eating. There is no guest staging area and honestly it looks like an old greasy spoon caffe they attempted to convert with some dark paint. Music is playing so loud and you are seated so far apart that you have to yell out short articulated bursts of conversation. The cocktails we ordered were terrible. They honestly tasted like dirty water and are priced on par with Portlands best cocktail lounges. The worst part about La Moule however was the food. Everything we ordered was oversalted to hell. I ordered the gnocchi while my partner had the burger and we ordered pomm frittes for the table. The fries weren't bad, just oversalted. The gnocchi was awful, dry and tasteless. (unless you count salt) The burger was unpleasant to even look at. It was so salty my partner ate two bites and politely finished out the meal before boxing it. The staff was pleasant and we didn't complain. We finished, paid and left. We paid $100 for two cocktails, fries, a burger and some gnocchi from a box. If I can warn anyone else off of this place I'll be happy. Don't do it.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! This place was seriously amazing. Service was spectacular and friendly. We got the clams, muscles, and the pork, and everything was beyond delicious. Ambiance is mellow and approachable, perfect for an impromptu date night or a night out with friends. Loved this place!

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 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (971) 339-2822.

La Moule is rated 4.6 stars by 802 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 5 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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