Little Bird

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$31 to $50
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French
Little Bird, the bistro by the team behind Le Pigeon, is open from 11:30 to 11pm during the week, and from 5 to 11pm on the weekends. The food and ambiance are inspired by the bistros of Paris, but are Portland at heart. Little Bird features a great bar, and a large selection of wines with a focus on French, as well as a selection of local options. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 2:30-5:00 (6:00 at the bar) and nightly from 10pm-Close; featuring half priced bottles of wine. Sundays, the bar has happy hour pricing all night.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server, Joya, was a delight. Little Bird came highly recommended and I know why! I'll definitely be back!

W
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a work event and met up with friends on the advice of another recent visitor. Food, wine, service were all great.

DK
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food served in a wonderful environment. I highly recommend Little Bird.

S
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding we were referred to the Little by a friend. It was terrific. Highly recommend.

M
Portland
48 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I've been to Little Bird several times and the food is always very good. It's extremely difficult to get a same day reservation, which bugs me a little because the last time I went there were open tables during prime time dinner. I'll return again and if I could get reservations more easily I'd probably return more.

NW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks—The evening was fabulous!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Love the Sunday somm wine special.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The chicken fried Trout is amazing.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food very good, but not excellent: sides were only lukewarm, chocolate cake a bit too dry and plain. Excellent service. Nice ambiance.

C
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice ambience, but in the end, an overpriced bistro with some inventive dishes but uneven quality. The chicken fried trout (recommended by the waitress) was very bland and had too much gribiche glopped onto the fish in an effort to bring some flavor. The duck was better. Fromage platter—average quality. We expected better for the price and reputation. But the bar does make great cocktails!

MJ
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Simply a beautiful experience. The pork belly was top notch.

BG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times and always have a fantastic experience. The duck breast with corn, chantrelles, and peaches was the kind of combination I'd never make at home, as was the salad. Lively, but not too loud although there were just two of us. The menu continues to innovate around the French Bistro theme in a way that never seems duplicative with other restaurants in Portland.

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I dined alone. Started at the bar with a nice Woodford Reserve Old Fashion. Then moved to a table and started with a Charcuterie of chicken liver pate and a soft cow cheese. It was served with a green sweet relish and garlic toast points. I skipped on the points and used the nice Baguette that was brought to my table.
Then I moved on to bone marrow served with a cherry and mango chutney with a "grilled cheese"?? I didn't really like the marrow as it was just gelatinous and oily tasting and I didn't quite get way you would want it with a grilled cheese sandwich.
For my finally, I had the duck with a very nice corn mélange. That was outstanding! I will be back next time I'm in Portland on business.

TF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Little Bird never fails to disappoint. The food and service were outstanding.

DJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We found our waiter to be very distant. This was the only negative of the evening.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Overall, Little Bird was an enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and wonderfully presented. The only downside was the service. Our waiter was decidedly unfriendly. Not rude, mind you, just totally indifferent to making any connection with the diners. Some of this I could attribute to them being understaffed - only two waiters and the place was jammed for the entire duration of our visit. Anyway, I would give it a try as the food was fantastic.

c
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pricey. Food was well presented

TZ
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A true dining and wine experience 🥳
If in Portland you must go!! Everyone was kind and provided guidance for an evening with Great food and the right wines.

NT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, superb service, good value for money. Will go again and again and again ...

l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super fantastic time had by all. you cannot go wrong with cuisine. extreme.

PT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waiting time for food were too long. It was pretty slow.

OT
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! I great organic healthy option! They only use olive oil for cooking and a neutral oil for frying. This is a big deal! Service was also amazing the gentleman behind the bar took great care of me and made sure I had great drinks!

P
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very charming ambiance, but we were disappointed in a few of the dishes. My seared duck breast was tender and flavorful. I had to part with some of it though as my partner's New York Steak Frites was tough and disappointing. We had also ordered the grilled broccoli side dish which sounded lovely but was surprisingly bland. This was our second visit there and it did not live up to the first, unfortunately.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant does a good job in recreating a French bistro. Nothing more. French does not necessarily mean "haute cuisine." Good, solid fare, rather expensive for what you get, but fun, nonetheless, and a menu that reflects what an average bistro offers.

DJ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but the noise (we sat upstairs) made it hard to hear conversations. It was pricey and the portions were a bit undersized for the cost in my opinion.

Wait staff left our dirty dishes way too long after we finished our dinner. That said, they were pleasant and made good wine recommendations.

May return but it won't be a regular thing. Too many other restaurants with good food for a bit less. It would be better to have a meal offered instead of everything being ala carte.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!!

KS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

All the food was way to salty for all three of us. The innovation on the Tuna Nicoise was interesting, pretty, but not delicious. All in all, our meals were quite disappointing.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing experience at Little Bird. Our endive salad was DELICIOUS. Simply lovely. We split the Burger with Brie and it was EVERYTHING. Perfectly cooked, seasoned, moist and amazing. A “can’t put it down burger”. We skipped the fries and opted to get the summer squash which was a spicy, creamy delight. Fully recommend!!!

S
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Little Bird is a charming restaurant. I almost feel like I’m in a Paris bistro. I so enjoyed the chicken fried trout. It was deboned, opened and fried to perfection...non greasy and moist on the inside and covered with fresh herbs etc. Our server was excellent...attentive and efficient. I’ve lived in Portland for a year now and this is my favorite restaurant.

AK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The duck was awesome and delicious. The chicken fried trout was unusual , tasted like a great fish taco as it’s served w lettuce leaves and tartar sauce. The broccoli had so much salt it was almost inedible. The zucchini cake was wonderful with fresh peaches on the side. Again salt was an issue, and believe me I love salt, but there were large grains of kosher or sea salt on the whip cream which was totally unnecessary and detracted from the flavor and sweetness. Overall a fun experience .

n
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food.

JB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were outstanding!

SB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, service was welcoming and very professional. Had a lovely experience.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Food way overpriced

HF
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Spencer, our server, was awesome...great recommendations on wine, attentive without being intrusive. The appetizers were to die for, especially the Roquefort and the cashew crackers (could have eaten those all night and been a happy camper)! My steak and my partner’s duck breast were both tougher than expected, but the flavors made up for it. Delicious!

AE
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner and service. Our go to romantic dinner spot!

VR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during happy hour. Good, ambiance, service all top notch.

IR
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Like the diverse menu options, great service, the staff likes the Little Bird also!

f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were exceptional. We really enjoyed how they paired our food. Our waitress also gave very good wine recommendation.
The only thing I'd suggest is to have better lightings upstairs. We could hardly see our food, which had very good presentation.

P
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent. Custom cocktails are delicious. Service is great too. When you are in Portland, it is a MUST!!!!!!!

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