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Le Bouchon

218 reviews
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$30 and under
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Le Bouchon is an authentic French restaurant in NW Portland. Owners and chefs Monique and Claude Musquin have set up an especially cozy atmosphere within the dining room that's great for a date with your special someone or an intimate meal with friends and family. While you're in Le Bouchon you can try a variety of delicately cooked French meals, such as the juicy lamb shanks or the Demi-oulet Grand Mére (a half chicken cooked with red wine, onions, bacon and mushrooms).

All entrées at Le Bouchon are served with complementary bread and butter. If you want to add a bit more authentic flavor to your meal, you can order a French vintage wine or a brewed beer from the fully stocked bar. Special orders for popular French cuisine, such as the Soufflé au Chocolat, should be ordered 48 hours ahead of time to guarantee preparation time.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm. Sundays 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(503) 248-2193
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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John (Portland)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2016

It is obvious that the food is prepared from "scratch" and the service is special.Large daily specials menu.

Dave (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The owner was very welcoming and the food was great. Must have the pigeon soup.

llpierce (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

When we made our reservation there was no note of a limited menu. Even their website only said that they offer a special menu on Valentines DAY. However, we made a reservation for February 13 and were never notified of the limited menu. There were only 3 items on the menu...two of which were red meat which we don't eat. So our only choice was duck. For both of us. That on top of the cheesy balloons and the paper napkins used to decorate the table. We were over it and left. Ended up at Andina which was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Good unpretentious French place that feels like a neighborhood bistro in France. Very friendly service and great food, the French Onion Soup is the best I've had in Portland. Great for a date or nice evening out with the spouse.

feech (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

Wonderfully-prepared traditional French cuisine and run by an adorable French couple who may come out of the kitchen and chew the fat with you if they have the time or the mood strikes them. A lovely experience that feels more like sitting on a streetside cafe in Paris than Portland. Small, intimate setting and friendly, knowledgeable staff. I really need to go here more often.

vipLaceyUnderall (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

Fantastic experience at Le Bouchon. Reminds me of a typical Parisien bistro. The pommes salad was delish, and the steak frites was cooked to perfection. Good selection of French wines, and the servers were friendly and attentive. A great spot in Bucktown - this was my first trip, and I'll definitely be returning.

Kago (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Le Bouchon is a warm and friendly French Bistro style restaurant. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients and done to perfection. You feel as if you are in a nice French neighborhood Bistro, probably in Lyon. We tried three of the four dishes on the menu that night - Beef, Lamb and Duck. Each was delicious. The salad was just like the ones I have had in France, fresh and with a light vinaigrette dressing. Dessert is required. We tried the Creme Caramel, Chocolate Mousse and Tarte Tatin a la mode. Each was authentic, fresh and wonderful.

vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2015

Let Bouchon took is back to a recent trip to France. The quail was out of this world, and Natalie's service impeccable.

FromOlympia (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

We've come here several times to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Love it!

patandmaryjo (Portland)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2015

We have eaten here before, but not in awhile. Having recently been in France for a couple of months, we were looking for a place near home to celebrate the country and its wonderful cuisine. While they made us feel very welcome and service set the right tone of attention but not intrusion, the dishes we chose (bisque d'homard, escargots, confit, and cassoulet) were bland and uninspired. There used to be obvious passion in the food that came from this kitchen; but their "get up and go" has apparently gotten up and gone. We hope they can turn it around and return to their former excellence.

Robert (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

The food was, as always, delicious. Our server was very kind, very attentive, and unobtrusive. We traditionally eat here to celebrate our anniversary and regard it as a most suitable restaurant for such an occasion.

PortlandBeer (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

I can't believe it took me 15 years to dine here. We loved it. Family run in both the front and back of the house. Moderately priced meals & ūber affordable wine list. We'll definitely be back. Intimate seating arrangement is very cafe like. Just a hint noisy. Could be a romantic dinner for two. Feel free to order in French if you speak it. The mom, daughter & son were all working the night we dined there.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2015

As our 8-year-old said after our delicious October dinner at Le Bouchon, the restaurant is our regular favorite standby for when Grandma and Grandpa come to town. We all love the authentic French food and ambiance.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

The lamb shank was outstanding! Everything was fantastic. Wonderful night!!! We'll be back as soon as possible.

Pikeski (Portland)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2015

The food is exquisite! Their French Onion Soup is the best I have had outside of France and the duck & lamb shank dinners were divine.