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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Romantic (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Everything was amazing. Only downside was it shares a wall with a bar and their music was shaking the restaurant at times

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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

I'm not really sure there is anything that can be said about this restaurant that hasn't been said before. The quality of the food and service was amazing. We barely glanced at the menu and went with the tasting menu and wine pairings and it did not disappoint at all. Every item that came out was visually appealing and flavorful. The service was top notch and the staff gave excellent descriptions of each item as it was presented. We will definitely come back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

our table wasn't ready when we arrived but the wait staff was apologetic and gave us complimentary after dinner drinks. the food was great as was the ambiance. one of my favorite places in town.

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Tapas, Casual, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Nothing but good things to say. Excellent service, food and wine. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The service was excellent. The kitchen staff was able to work around my dietary restriction to produce a dinner with excellent flavors that looked as good as it tasted. Certainly a place that I would go back to without any hesitation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything is great except for the loud music blasting from a club next door. Didn't anticipate that.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful evening here. Our waiter David was terrific and very attentive. Our food was fantastic. We especially loved the fried chicken dish, tres bon!!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

There was excellent care taken to make my experience a special one. I’ve been coming here every year on my birthday and it is special and unique every time!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Too noisy, ordinary and expensive food

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I hadn't been to Le Pigeon for many months. It is still fantastic! Our table of 4 had the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything was excellent. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was creative and delicious (especially the boeuf bourguignon). Wines were interesting and nicely complimented each course.

One of Portland's best restaurants (maybe "the best").

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Flew from Los Angeles just to have dinner. Well worth the 2hr flight. Chef Gabriel is awesome and his staff was amazing. Very friendly and professional service through the entire night.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Really exceptional food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Visiting from hawaii

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Finally got a reservation when visiting Portland and was well worth it. Every dish was amazing and fabulous service!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Arguably my favorite restaurant in Portland. It was my wife’s birthday and we ordered the 7 course tasting menu which was fantastic

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Location makes for difficult parking, but this is not necessarily the fault of the restaurant. Perhaps I am a little stingy with my stars, but I will explain. The restaurant is small, and it is a bit of squeeze to enter and leave. The ambiance is o.k., not amazing. Noise level is not deafening, and our party did not have to yell to be heard. The negroni cocktail was very delicious, and the wine menu is quite extensive.
We ordered the king crab and teriyaki salmon starters. Very interesting pairings of ingredients. Crab was overcooked and a bit rubbery. Salmon starter is served with salty rice ice cream, which actually was very good.
We each selected different entrees: agnolotti, rack of lamb, duck confit, and the fish special (Alaskan black cod). Presentation of three dishes was very nice; the agnolotti had a decorative smear that looked like refried beans or worse. It did not look mouth-watering, but tasted good nonetheless. Again, a very interesting pairing of flavors made for an enjoyable meal.
Service was very good and not at all intrusive.
Overall, this was a pleasant experience with a few less-than-perfect dishes. For the prices, I expected near perfection on all fronts and it fell a tad short. It is a place to try unique ingredient pairings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Chef’s tasting menu was one of the best meals I’ve ever had

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My husband and I hadn't had a date in months, it was exactly what we had hoped for. The food was very beautiful and so delicious. The tuna tartare and foie profiteroles were the stars.
Service was perfect, love the space, glad we finally made it in.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This place is the BOMB.
I cant explain how delicious these dishes were.
I would highly recommend the lamb and the fried chicken dishes.
The server was also great at recommending which wine to pair with the dishes.
I wasn't a huge fan of the beef cheek lasagna dish. However their cod special was really interesting. I would also recommend you to try that as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

DELICIOUS. Share a wine pairing with another person or you will get super drunk. Good value. Mind-blowing food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

BEST MEAL IN YEARS 🙌🏼

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great experience can't thank the chef and his team for the hospitality enough. He knew my girlfriend was vegetarian and offered a fried mushroom take of the fried chicken option and it was great. Big and rich with that heavy handed French food, was really great experience. Was visiting from Mpls and a fellow cook was very happy to eat there and little bird for my first time in Portland and after years of going through your cookbook. Thanks again, can't wait to try your new venue once it opens

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Simply the best customer service I've ever had at a restaurant. We booked several weeks ahead for my husband's 30th birthday and when we got there it was clear why! It's a small space with excellent food so it's understandable why they book up early. We were seated immediately and I liked how even though some neighboring tables were near by to ours they had seating arranged for optimal privacy and comfort. I'm pregnant and asked for a non alcoholic cocktail and was served one of the best drinks I've ever had - they made me a kiwi, lime, coconut spritzer with fresh squeezed kiwi! It tasted tropical and light and I appreciated their creativity.

We split the crab and pork belly appetizer which was fantastic. The bread and butter they had at the table was fresh and addictive. For our main courses I had the seafood daily special - a salmon dish. It was very generous in terms of proportion and the flavors were spot on! My husband got the duck which he also loved. We also split a creme brulee for dessert that had such a beautiful glaze on the top.

Service was sublime - our water cups never even got halfway empty, when getting up to use the restroom you would return to your napkin freshly folded by the hostess. It was all these little attentions to detail that made the meal even more special! The cherry on top of the whole night was when our waiter brought out my boxed up leftovers he said there was a little present for us and he pulled out a onesie for our baby (that's still in my belly). It was so sweet I almost cried. It said Le Pigeon above and Dirty Birdie below. Adorable! Thanks to all the staff at Le Pigeon who made my husband's 30th birthday so memorable and I can't wait to put our baby girl in the onesie when she's born!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Gabe and Team continue to amaze me with their creativity and execution! Food was fabulous! Help with matching wine to our selected dishes was perfectly on point. Keep doing what you do :-)

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A very Portland location with exquisite food and amiable service. Our foodie friends enjoyed the meal immensely as did my wife and I. I had the five course tasting menu while my wife had the crab starter and a salad which she found sufficient. We did not do a wine pairing but opted for a server recommended red which with replenishment carried us through the meal. The quality of the food and service was similar to Gary Dankos in San Francisco. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 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 7, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 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 28, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 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 21, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 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 14, 2017

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

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 13, 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 11, 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 7, 2017

Gabriel always knocks it out of the park!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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