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.
Portland, OR 97214
French, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Night
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
#12 and #20 buses.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Le Pigeon Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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