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About Le Pigeon

Le Pigeon serves adventurous French-inspired food, along with a varied selection of wines in an intimate dining room on Portland’s East Burnside Street. We take reservations at our tables, and offer our chef's counter for walk-ins.

738 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Night

Cross Street:
8th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 546-8796

Website:
http://www.lepigeon.com/

Public Transit:
#12 and #20 buses.

Executive Chef:
Gabriel Rucker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 10:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 5:00PM 9:45PM - 10:00PM

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Le Pigeon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Tasting Menu (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It can take some effort to get a reservation as this place is still very popular. I would say worth the effort as the food was excellent. Our party of four each ordered a different entre, from fried chicken to beef tongue lasagna bourguignon and all were superb. My only hesitation is that the place is really small and tightly packed. Just makes it hard for me to focus and enjoy the meal fully.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding, creative, fabulous meal. Extensive and appropriate by the glass wine list. I can’t recommend highly enough. Real gem if you are a foodie

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. We really liked our waiter and the staff. They were attentive and friendly. My ravioli was delightful. The menu was unique and appetizing. We want to come back and try the rest of the menu. It was truly a great experience. Thanks Le Pigeon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Creative, delicious French inspired fusion with a Portland spin, overall fantastic. Staff was delightful!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best meal I have had in the last 5 years at least.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful meal. My guest declared it the best meal he'd ever had.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The service was very professional and attentive. We had a 7 course meal and the food was out of this world delicious and some of the most creative I've ever experienced! I highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I eat all over the world and this is one of my favorite restaurants. The tasting menu is fool proof. The wine list is exceptional and a good value. Order the 5 course tasting and a bottle of Oregon Pinot and enjoy! A must in a city with many many great places to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had an excellent dinner (as always). Finally tried the beef cheeks and they did not disappoint. The crab appetizer was gone about 2 minutes after it arrived. Nice bottle of wine. It was a good evening. Thanks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Inventive food, flawlessly prepared. Wine pairings with each course were brilliant.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Le Pigeon. Dinner was fantastic as expected with faves...short rib, crud and foie gras! Great to see Chef Rucker and his wonderful staff. Danny and Anne are fantastic. Thanks again for a wonderful dining experience. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had the tasting menu and the first course was a cold seafood soup that was lick your bowl clean but everything after was a disappointment. The pork belly and king crab dish was tough and confusing. The third course had grit in the snails and the salmon was terrible. When my wife said their was grit in the snails we were given attitude. The fourth Course was the Pigeon and for a signature dish it did not provide much. I honestly think it is time to reinvent your restaurant as it seems like you are riding your reputation into the ground. The fifth course was dessert and was dry and messy. The wine pairing had a better story than flavor and besides the bubbly should be taken off the menu.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Gabriel always knocks it out of the park!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

When Gabriel Rucker creates a custom dish for you, that’s quite special.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was a very fun night

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Overall well cooked items. The best dish from our 5 course tasting was the tuna, well balanced flavours and very appetizing. The pork ragu was tasty but heavily sauced. The two meat dishes were okay, we both found elements we disliked. We found there dishes to be overly complicated. Sometimes it worked however on many occasions it detracted from their dishes.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Definitely a bucket list restaurant if you live in Portland. Get ready to spend $100 a person and yet, you will not be disappointed.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was among the best we have had anywhere. Service was exemplary and genial.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Unreal food and service. A truly fantastic dining experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food, as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fantastic place!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful in every way!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Casual dining restaurant with great food

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We tried Le Pigeon as a birthday treat for the firsr time in August and it was just that good that we had to come back again! Wonderful celebration and phenomenally impressive eats. We can't wait for the next excuse to return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Absolutely wonderful, flavorful, beautiful food. Don't let the casual decor fool you, this is serious place, serious about the food & service. My app was sweetbreads-a gorgeous display of deep fried meat, with fruit, sauce & a stunning presentation. Both my wife & I had beef Bourguinon, super tender beef in a deep dark sauce. Yum! Dessert was creme brulee, but with a side of dried cherries & (maybe) a creme patisserie. Reservations a must & hard to get. Do it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Restaurant was very loud and that made it tough to hear and have a conversation but the food and service were excellent. Would eat there again.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The assertive lack of elegance (a blatantly uncomfortable table and a din of noise that might force out hostage takers) is more than outweighed by service that is both friendly and professional and by the food, which is extraordinary. I would strongly recommend a tasting menu, since the dishes I enjoyed the most were not ones I would have ordered a la carte. Foie gras profiteroles? Who knew? May not be the perfect experience for everyone, but a foodie's delight.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 19, 2017

What amazing staff. And the food is incredible. Beautiful night!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Everything from appetizers to entree was delicious . Everyone should try something different and share. I love fish but had never tried sturgeon it was wonderful along with my wife's brisket and sons chicken ( have them explain how this is prepared)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

My husband and I were not aware of this particular establishment. Our daughter gave us a gift card to try out the restaurant and we went for our 36th Wedding Anniversary which was a couple of weeks prior to our visit. We both enjoyed the ambience and the food. My husband, who almost never compliments food, was quite enthralled with the myriad of flavors in the dishes we had. We had a tasty duck appetizer and for the main dishes he had a beef dish and I had chicken with shrimp. We were stuffed! And felt our pallets and senses were quite satisfied with all of the lovely flavors of mint and oregano, and unexpected crunch of nuts. A delightful experience! We will recommend it to our friends!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful food and service! Quaint restaurant! Good variety of foods!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing tastes and textures. Hats off to the chef!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very cool. Loved the food. We had the testing menu and it was a awesome experience with the drink pairing. Service was top noutch

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent food! Great place for a date or a special occasion. I had the wagyu brisket and my fiance had the beef cheek bourguignon, both dishes were perfectly prepared and extremely tender. The foie gras is to die for too.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Organic
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Absolutely... Amazing!! I've had the privilege of eating at Le Pigeon several times now over the years and it's always an awesome experience. Mr Rucker is a creative genius who clearly doesn't run out of ideas, but rather seems to be getting better & better as each season passes, he gracefully ushers in the next with such brilliantly delicious distinctions. Bravo Sir, bravo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything about the restaurant was great except the drunken loud bachelorette party I was seated next to. Wished they could've had their own separate area as it was difficult to have a conversation with my date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Everything was amazing! Best meal in Portland.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 24, 2017

20th anniversary

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was delicious and the menu was filled with dishes I'd never seen before. Service was friendly. Very small restaurant. Was seated as part of long table with another (friendly) couple. Wine selection was exceptional and affordable.

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