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Le Pigeon

4.7
1557 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Every Night
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Phone number
(503) 546-8796
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gabriel Rucker
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th Avenue
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Public transit
#12 and #20 buses.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1557 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFood (Houston)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Butter lettuce and salmon appetizers were good. We had fried chicken with truffle - didn’t taste the truffle because so many overpowering flavors. We also had the beef cheeks and the sauce was a bit strong. The frois gras dessert was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

We liked 3/8 meals we had in the tasting menu. Most of the food was salty or had strange flavors. Service was fine but nothing wow. Overall, disappointed that less than half the dishes were descent, especially for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 days 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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing food

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FredFrederson (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vipopg1492 (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 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!!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Too noisy, ordinary and expensive food

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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").

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  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.

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vipSteven (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Really exceptional food.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Visiting from hawaii

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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Ebart91 (Portland)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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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jenjing (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

BEST MEAL IN YEARS 🙌🏼

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  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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