Permanently Closed - Rue - Permanently Closed

4.4
110 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. A very seasonal, Parisian bistro and bar
Late night dining
Natural wines
Seasonal cocktails


*Please Note* For parties of six or more:

Our restaurant charges $20 per person for cancellations within 24 hours.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 231-3748
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SE 10th and Ankeny, just off Burnside
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for the NYE tasting menu which on paper looked amazing. However every course was extremely rich and larger than I’m used to for a tasting meal. It was so rich and so much I couldn’t finish the meal. On top of that there was at least 20 minutes between courses. I thought six courses 2 hours no 3 hours and 15 minutes later I was asking to box my dessert and for the bill. I would go back to try the regular menu and sit at the bar maybe get better service.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a real find. Interesting dishes and wines that were delicious. Not the seme old thing.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the cocktails and small plates. The octopus and pork belly were both excellent.

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RR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent but the service was over the top. Oh, the cocktails were also great. Highest review I have ever given and well deserved.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five course chef sampler did not disappoint. The opening course of pickled beets, huckleberry, orange custard was incrediblely delightful and perhaps the most memorable simply because I expected nothing from it. Textures , balance of flavors...everything I was hoping to experience, it was all there.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Rue and loved the food and the atmosphere. We will be back!

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g
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried the restaurant for the first time in search of a tasting menu for a birthday dinner. The day after Thanksgiving the restaurant was fairly quiet, and the space felt intimate. The staff treated us like good friends and honored guests from start to finish. Our 5 course tasting menu became 7 courses as a courtesy, with an amazing squab dish that I'm glad we didn't miss. The kitchen gracefully accommodated a vegan guest, an allergy and an 11-year old. Every course was very good and some were magnificent, particularly the smoked salmon starter, the pork belly, aforementioned squab and madeleine dessert. The cocktails were the best we've had since Beaker & Flask, a prior Portland favorite, closed its doors. Our server could not have been more kind and offered an appropriate level of attention: not hovering but always there when needed. We liked that the dishes were served family-style--a nice injection of informality in a tasting menu--and our only nitpick (extremely minor) is that clean plates should be provided between each course so the flavors don't mix. All in all, a really standout experience for us!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was super nice, the space was cool, and the food was good.

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Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall excellent meal, although the service was spotty. The appetizers, bread and olives were uninspired, but the mains and small plates were all excellent. The lamb was well flavored and tasty, the black cod was beautifully presented and also flavorful. Only complaint was perhaps a bit too salty, but this is typical for restaurants in PDX.

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JH
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SERVICE, creative menu, fresh ingrediants, cool location and interior design

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MM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came for the bavette steak and was absolutely delighted. I also enjoyed the oyster on a half shell and delicious Spanish wine. Nothing short of fantastic ! I will absolutely return and hopefully as soon as possible.

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O
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service, good food but atmosphere would be better for lunch.

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SC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was delicious - and unusual. A wonderful dining adventure!! And to crown it, the service was perfect ...friendly, personable but not intrusive. We will look forward to a return trip - soon!

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M
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not impressed at all for the price. The pork belly was good. The service was less than should be expected given the prices.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for a birthday celebration, service was fantastic very interactive. Food was just OK, may have been our expectations were to high but either of us would not return.

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DR
Portland
41 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was blessedly quiet. I'll say that again, the restaurant was blessedly quiet. There was music, but it was background music. No booming bass, and we could have a conversation. Sigh--How I wish that more restaurants would do this. The service was great, but we were kind of early, so not too many customers. Oh and the food was good, and creative. Price was on the high side of fair, but I would gladly pay it again, just to be able to talk to the other people at my table.

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MB
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rue is uncommonly excellent. Took my Sweetie there last night for her birthday and we were both very impressed. We had the family style meal. It was a wide array of amazing and wildly creative dishes. We left the wine selection up to the staff and were very pleased with how well it all worked together. If you have time for a real, multi-course, French inspired meal, this place will exceed your expectations. If not, just two or three of their dishes will be enough to experience the magic that emanates from Rue's kitchen and you'll be back for more. Most memorable were the charred beets, the duck breast, the brandade croquettes, and you MUST have the grilled octopus. The menu is transient, so I'm sure we'll find more gems next time.

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RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and creative menu. Loved every dish! A must for every foodie.

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K
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our waitress has clearly not learned that less is more... she came over to our table about 10 times to many. I think I remember her more than our friends we were trying to dine with.
She has not been properly taught to wait tables at this level of a restaurant.

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Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was superb. The service was even better. Our server’s name was Adria. My husband and I had the oysters (fresh with an iced mignonette and fresh horseradish), fois gras terrine, pan fried sweetbreads (moist and delicious), and then the moscovy duck breast (succulent and cooked to a perfect medium rare temperature). This place is a Portland gem.

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AD
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the service, cocktails, and food. Very nice setting. We were there for an early reservation and the noise level definitely picked up as the place filled but was not an issue. Staff was accommodating with a few small gluten free modifications. Plan to go back.

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CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Portland! Everything was superb from food to service- a must try!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. So impressed. Food combinations were unique and delightful. Perfect presentation. Excellent service. Brianna is mindful, attentive, personable...everything you want in a server. Bravo.

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NC
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and creatively presented. A bit on the pricey side

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Portland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The dishes were presented well. Flavors were well blended and very good. Fresh tasting. Some portions were small for the price. Excellent service.

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MB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Interesting and creative combinations exquisitely prepared

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k
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner! Each dish was unique, perfectly prepared/presented, and delicious. Attentive and helpful staff. Overall great meal and would definitely go back!

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BP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a "Portland" dining experience and this was perfect. They serve small plates from a limited menu but everything was exceptional. The dishes were imaginative and prepared & presented with attention to the smallest detail. I was amazed at how good a simple bibb lettuce salad could taste if you start with the freshest of lettuce and add just a little of the right ingredients. Outstanding service, too.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can't get enough of Rue. The food, service, and beverages are among the best we've had in Portland.

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CT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great drinks menu. Had bavette, wife had gnocchi and shared tartar- all fantastic !!

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d
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend had the potato leek croquettes and the skirt steak. The croquettes had great flavor and the steak was cooked perfectly. I had the butter lettuce radish salad and the gnocchi with eggplant and grilled peppers. The salad was very refreshing and had a nice light vinaigrette. The gnocchi was very flavorful, but the portion was small and the waitress should have explained that the eggplant was puréed into a sauce for the gnocchi.

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CT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Rue to celebrate a new job with our family. We were greeted at every turn with delightful food, one plate after another more scrumptious than the last. At rue you can expect to be nurtured with real food and kind authentic service. Thank you Rue!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for foodie! Start with a cocktail and enjoy the European menu: a la carte, you will find Spanish gazpacho, French Steak frites and Italian Gnocchi. Their selection of wine is extended and at all prices.

I recommend this place for a nice dinner or date.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An easy choice for either a romantic date or a small bite with friends. They stay open late, and most plates are between $7-15 so you can order simply one if it's a light meal.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in a date here and had really creative small plates and wonderful cocktails. Not a lot of vegetarian options, but we were glad to try lots of the proteins. Our server was very sweet and a little playful. The space was big and open and beautiful. Will definitely coming back and recommending!

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WH
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent dinner, all small plates. Ordered most of them and not disappointed in any with exception of oysters. Service non-obtrusive. Will definitely return.

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MS
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was a bit pricey but very tasty. Would definitely go again and would recommend this place.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Every dish we ordered and shared was above expectation.

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T
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to rue a number if times. Akwdys delighted with food and service. Excellent cocktails. Server attentive and personable. Shared a couple of side dishes...all excellent. We all had the coulotte steak with frites. Yum!

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