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About Bistro Maison
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.
McMinnville, OR 97128
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
$31 to $50
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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.
Private Party Facilities:
Call Deborah at 503-474-1888 to arrange tour and menu planning options
Private Party Contact:
Deborah Chatelard: (503) 474-1888
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro Maison Ratings and Reviews
The entire dinner experience was wonderful. The ambience on the outdoor patio is intimate and cozy; it is quiet enough you can converse with your dinner partners easily.
Debra always helps you pick the best wine. The wine list is extensive and covers a broad price range.
The starters and appetizers are delicious and creative. The entrees are so well done and the sauces are the best.
All finished off with the best desserts. I like the way they naturally pace your evening; no rushing; and there when you need something.
Bistro Maison is hands down our favorite place for exquisite food and atmosphere... anywhere... period. We've been coming here for the last 10 years or so and it's always like coming home. The food is.... absolutely amazing and always new. Culinary artistry. Deborah and Jean-Jacques and all of their staff are simply second to none and go out of their way for all their guests. It's truly humbling. Perfect.
We just came in tonight for our 3rd or 4th Mother's Day celebration and everything ... the service the food, the wine and the cocktails... was amazing.
If you have never been, you must go and experience this amazing McMinnville jewel. Your palate will never be the same.
Thank you Bistro Maison for another perfect evening.
I ate at Bistro Maison a few years ago on a trip to McMinnville and loved it. I was looking forward to a return visit, but alas, the Maison is not keeping up. The menu seems tired -- same old French bistro fare you find anywhere, a duck confit that really isn't duck confit (it's two duck legs in orange sauce), a cassoulet that one of the locals warned us not to order, etc. Most distressing, the wine boom has affected the whole town and this restaurant. Everyone has their palm out, everything is an upsell ("Would you like fois gras on that?"), especially the wine list. The Bistro is in need of a makeover.
Everything was excellent! The food was perfectly prepared. The hostess was very engaged with ALL customers whether 1st timers or local customers. Loved the atmosphere & especially the personal attention. One would think the cost would be outlandish for such quality of service, atmosphere, & excellently prepared food, surprisely, prices were not!!
This was our 2nd visit. Our first was during the summer and outdoors. This visit was at the end of winter and both visits were great. Both meals were great and the venue and food choices were perfect for a gathering of out-of-town / out-of-state folks.
The on-line reservation system worked perfect. Too many restaurants have sloppy or non-existent reservation systems.
The six people at our table could actually have a conversation. Too many restaurants have fallen victim to the belief that "noise" makes people happy.
I have had lunch with friends at Bistro Maison several times and always was impressed. This time, my husband and I took our nieces to dinner and we were very satisfied with the meal. We ordered several bottles of wine and the advice of the owner was spot on! Excellent wines, truly French food and warm ambiance. We will plan to go there more often!
Great... well prepared, presented and served. Quality from start to finish. A real joy.
Had some trouble making reservations. Had not known you were closed in January.
Web site, out of date, and I did not find your holiday schedule was not reflected.
The reservation service did not reflect closure as well. Thanks again and see you again.
We enjoy introducing new friends to your restaurant.
Valentine's Dinner 2017 will always be a memorable date for my wife and I. The meal was fantastic the service superb the total package for a small venue restaurant.
Excellent job by all!!! We will be looking forward to our next trip there
My dinner here with my family was amazing from the way that the waiters treated us to to the way that the food tasted amazing. My mom even liked it- it's hard for her to like something. This place is very elegant and peaceful.
I had a leisurely lunch with two friends a few days before Christmas. The decor, food and drinks were awesome. The owner was very friendly, and we would come back again. We had the truffle fondue, and we tried three desserts. We could have shared one! I highly recommend it.
Our experience was colored by a group of 5 who were loud. Tables are tight, so go late if you want quiet. Food was excellent; service good although someone else's first course was delivered to us in error. Nevertheless, we've been before and will go again.
We were in Willamette Valley chasing Pinot Noir tastings. All of us (4) from out of state. Good to very good dining in wine country is often found, and Willamette Valley is no exception. Bistro Maison was recommended and it was over-the-top, delicious. From the mussels, to the cheese fondue to the cassoulette.......to the great recommendation of a rose de pinot noir champagne, everything was just perfect. Well worth adventuring to McMinnville from the Alison Inn.
Bistro Maison is our very favorite restaurant. Too bad it's 1,000 miles away from our home in California, but dining at this fantastic, charming establishment is the highlight of our yearly trip to McMinnville. The cuisine is consistently and deliciously beyond expectation, the ambience so cozy and welcoming, and Deborah's professional yet warm presence is just another highlight of this wonderfully special restaurant. We look forward to our next visit . . . even though it's a year away. If there is a way to give over five stars for a restaurant, my husband and I would give it ten!
Though our bill was substantial (ordered salad, soup, pork chop, mushrooms, dessert and wine), the owner refused to take a cocktail, which I found distasteful and returned, off the bill. This penny wise, pound foolish behavior, left a bad taste in our mouths.
As an example of the owner's lack of integrity, she cancelled our Open Table reservation after we dined there, paid the bill and left the premises. She did this in order to try to prevent us from leaving a review on Open Table.
They were out of the drink I ordered, and my wife was extremely disappointed in the Coq Au Vin she ordered - just one very small piece of chicken. We were so looking forward to a nice anniversary dinner, but sadly, were very disappointed. They did comp the Coq Au Vin after we asked.
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