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Bistro Maison

4.8
320 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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This authentic French bistro has been located in the heart of Historic Downtown McMinnville since January 2003. Owners operators Deborah & Jean-Jacques Chatelard have decades of solid success in the NYC landmarks of Cafe des Artist, Lowell Hotel, the Essex House Hotel, Russian Tea Room, & Ferrier. The huge success of this restaurant is largely based on repeat visits from the savvy food & wine centric local, Portland, Salem and coastal clientele. Providing a real "family" feel which the best restaurants foster is present and embracing from your arrival.

Jean-Jacques' emphasizes the use of outstanding locally sourced foods to prepare the bistro classics He also provides a modern twist to the market driven French-American daily specials. Items include coq au vin, moules or steak frites, cassoulet, duck confit, steak tartar, white truffle fondue, and his stellar repertoire of soup and sauces.

We welcome you to our Bistro & our Maison.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Bistro Maison accepts limited OpenTable reservations. If you would like a dining reservation for a time that is not available online, please call us directly at (503) 474-1888 or email deborah@bistromaison.com
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Phone number
(503) 474-1888
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Jacques Chatelard
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Private party facilities
Call Deborah at 503-474-1888 to arrange tour and menu planning options
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Private party contact
Deborah Chatelard: (503) 474-1888
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Catering
From intimate dinners to special celebrations, we provide our critically acclaimed cuisine paired with personalized service attending to every detail of your entertaining needs. The Paris Suite or the magnificent outdoor dining options of the garden and camellia patio accommodates up to 45 people for lunch and dinner or 80 for cocktail reception. It"s a perfect setting for both private and corporate celebrations. Please call us to arrange a tour and menu options.
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Cross street
Galloway
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for father’s day, and it was fantastic, could not have asked for better food or service. The restaurant was very quaint and charming, and the food was great.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very cute spot. Servers were so sweet.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This is THE dining gem in McMinnville, Oregon. The food, wine and service were outstanding. If you are in the area, it is definitely a must.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Consistently excellent for over the 10+ years we have enjoyed their truly outstanding food & service. French entrees that rival the many 3 star Michelin restaurants we have visited on our trips to France. Jeff & Sharon Silva

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Superb cooking and friendly service. Wine list and recommendations are particularly impressive.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

What an amazing dining experience! We haven’t had a better meal or service anywhere that I can think of, and we’ve tried many expensive, exclusive, fine dining establishments across the US.....we’re foodies.

The service was incredible and the food and drinks were remarkable......truly a dining treat I would recommend for a special night out to everyone.......we’ll make the 2 hour drive again just to eat at Bistro Maison ❤️

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This was not my first visit to Bistro Maison - and each and every time I am thrilled with the personal nature of the service, and the delicious authentic French food! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have eaten her many times and it is our favorite mid priced restaurant in McMinnville. Authentic French cooking, lots of variety. last time we were there we had some trouble with service, but this time is was perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Beautiful place for lunch—inside and out. Excellent service. Food could not have been better. The menu offers and succeeds with both traditional French and Pacific Northwest farm to table fare. The steak frites was perfect. The Dungeness crab cocktail was generous and well dressed. I especially enjoyed my lychee citrus spritzer (one choice of many that sounded equally tempting) and the soup of the day, which incorporated chestnuts, black trumpet mushrooms, and sweet potatoes among other things. So sorry I left no room for profiteroles. There will definitely be a next time!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We so enjoyed taking some friends out to dinner at Bistro Maison. The food was excellent and was brought to the table in a timely manner. The wine list was amazing and the atmosphere charming!

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Charming location. Wait staff read the menu to us which was weird. Seated in the corner next to bathroom and had to move table to get in and out, only three tables occupied. Food was salty, portions very large.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Disappointing overall experience. Food was good as usual but service was atrocious. People say don't expecy good service on Mother's Day but this was bad. On top of that, they added on 20% gratuity automatically (for party of 2) that was not disclosed on the menu. I don't have a problem with 20% gratuity if it is deserved but not this. Perhaps staff figured it is mandatory so why bother. Don't tell me it is the French thing.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Corner table by the restrooms, rather a nuisance. But food and service were great

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always a winner!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As usual, the food, service and ambiance were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My father and I went to Oregon for the weekend for my birthday to go wine tasting in the willamette valley. Seeing as how we had a lot to do in a short amount of time, we only had time to make reservations at one restaurant. A friend recommended bistro maison to me and I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have ever had. The rillete was delicious alone bye paired with the mustard it was even better. The truffle fondue is a must. My father said it was the best fondue he had ever had. I had the salmon as my enteee which was cooked to perfection. My father has the duck which I of course had to try. Truly delicious. Despite being beyond satisifed with our meal, the couple next to us said we had to try the ice cream. Seeing as how it was my birthday I also opted for a slice of pecan pie. The two together were absolute perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My BIL insists we eat here when he visits from Boston,MA. I think the record is #4 visits in a 6 day period:) We love Bistro Maison!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous food - Duck, Mussels, Salad & wine list were incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have driven here from Portland on several special occasions. Highly recommend, especially in the warm months when you be outside in the garden. Food is always special. I have recommended this place to friends and take out of town guests who always enjoy it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

C'est manifique!

This was our first visit. We'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food and service were both excellent. We completely enjoyed our food and felt well taken care of the entire time. The only downside was the crowded seating and a very noisy large party seated next to us very much took away from an otherwise great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent and more authentic than not. I usually shy away from coque au vin anywhere except when in France because it usually ends up disappointing. I ordered it here and it was excellent. The atmosphere is quaint.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My husband and I had one of the best meals we’ve EVER had on our last visit. The baked oysters with puff pastry were ridiculous! So amazing. The rib eye with black trumpet sauce was cooked perfectly and Debra recommended the perfect wine for pairing. We look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Delicious and abundant mussels, care with each course. Best dining in the region.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have never had a less than stellar meal at Bistro Maison! Food is fresh, delicious and exquisitely prepared. Service is wonderful and Oysters are the best I’ve ever tasted!
This is our favorite restaurant, hands down!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our food recommendations were perfect. On a scale of 1 to 10, Bistro Maison is a 15!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This was our first time at Bistro Maison and we would eat there again. Food and service were excellent. We were there early so it was quiet.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful restaurant and service!! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My favorite restaurant and it did not disappoint again! Everything is amazing! The staff is so knowledgeable and nice!! You cannot go wrong. It is a little more expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. My friend who joined me and had never been there before could not stop talking about it and wants to go back very soon! Thank you Bistro Maison!!! You guys rock!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food and service! This is the place if you’re looking for authentic French cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This is the best French restaurant in Oregon. At one time or another, I have had nearly every item on the regular menu (the duck confit is my favorite) and my goal is to work my way through all special occasion offerings. Every dish is excellent. Chef Jean-Jacques and his wife, Deborah, and Jennifer are wonderful folks and make any dining experience a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent gourmet food, service, timeliness, and environment. Quiet environment so you can talk, no rushing, and romantic table settings.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We really enjoyed everything from food to service. Looking forward to going again

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Bistro Maison is the best place in McMinnville. We visit about four times a year for the past 10 year or so. We have never had an experience that was anything other than exquisite. Deborah defines what it is to be a host. Your every wish is catered to in a warm inviting casual atmosphere. We love everything about the place.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We spent Christmas Eve with friends. It was the perfect spot. Staff is always friendly, food reliably good. The fixed price menu for the holiday not quite as good as the regular menu, but it was all very special.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

I lived my Prime Rib. My Hubble likes his duck rare and was not a fan of the 6 hour roasted.. but I'm sure others love it. I prefer the full menu other than the small "holiday menu". I missed my cheese fondue .. lol.. beautiful decorated. Lovely cocktails... will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Classic and casual elegance in all areas; exceptionally fresh and well prepared food. Consistently meets expectations. Owners and staff impressive. Always pleased.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The salmon was over cooked and dry. There were no light or healthy item on the menu. No whole grain bread was available and there were no lighter and healthier desserts. No a restaurant for health conscious diners. I expected better food preparation for the high price.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great experience. The food was creative and excellent. The service was friendly and informative.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

easily my favorite restaurant in McMinnville and surrounding area of Yamhill county. Have been going here for lunches and dinners for about 15 years. I always recommend this restaurant for the outstanding quality of food served. My personal favorite is the pouched salmon on a bed of green lentils- perfectly cooked every time and the soups are beyond delicious and creative in their ingredients. Deborah is the co-owner working the dining room and will make you feel welcome and taken care of.

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