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214 W Main St, Carlton, OR 97111 (Kutch)
(503) 852-6555
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Just worth it.

It was an anniversary dinner out while being tourists close to home. We took the chef's recommendation, and we appreciated his attention. At first. Then it got old and intrusive. The food, however, was quite good, but not up to the reputation that had enticed us to come here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Portland, Oregon
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147 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was an anniversary dinner out while being tourists close to home. We took the chef's recommendation, and we appreciated his attention. At first. Then it got old and intrusive. The food, however, was quite good, but not up to the reputation that had enticed us to come here.

Thank Colophon
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
164 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Excellent food, beautifully prepared and hosted by a very personable owner/chef. We live about 2 hours drive away but will be back again to re-live the experience!

Thank William W
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

At the end of a lovely week of bicycle riding and wine tasting in the Willamette Valley, we chose this little bistro for our celebratory dinner out. The Chef-Proprietor couldn't have been warmer or more welcoming; and the food was magnifique. On Wed, Thurs, Sun the prix fix menu is a fabulous bargain. It was quiet the night we were... More 

Thank Kate T
Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My husband, daughter and I were looking for a local restaurant after a day of wine tasting and we hit the jackpot! We had an amazing dinner, with the first two courses so outstanding, we could have left then and been very happy (but so glad we stayed, because the other courses were delicious too) The escargot and mushroom appetizer... More 

Thank cindyBend_Oregon
Pullman, Washington
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My boss and I were looking for a place to eat dinner that would offer us a different kind of eating experience. We were both hesitant to eat here, but our minds were changed by the time we left. The wines were delicious as was the food. Desert was different, it was lavender brûlée I do believe. It was a... More 

Thank Komm57
Granbury, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The best restaurant in Carlton, but far from the best in the area. The menu is limited, as is the wine list. The waiter is nice enough, but doesn't seem to understand questions from customers, or at least reply's vaguely. Food is reasonably well prepared by the chef, but the ingredients could be of higher quality.

Thank Walter K
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had a very nice dinner here after a long day of Pinot tasting. Quirky waiter with a very droll sense of humor added to the evening. I had the Tajine, a Morrocan lamb stew that was outstanding. Everyone one else enjoyed their main dish with the exception of the short ribs which were a bit dry and lacking in flavor.... More 

Thank bjcilley
Colorado Springs
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was all a little bland other than the oysters which were dripping with grease. There was only one other table in the whole restaurant so it felt really empty and weird. The owner served us and I think was cooking as well. It was nice to meet him, but he was almost too involved in our dinner. I... More 

Thank CSRach
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've visited Cuvee many times and am never disappointed. Gilbert does a terrific job, the salad nicoise and mushrooms on semolina are wonderful. Cuvee also has a very affordable selection of French wines if one wants a break from Oregon Pinots

Thank Mary Ellen S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Gilbert, the Chef-Owner of Cuvée is a terrific restauranteur. Having made it in Portland for many years, his French style bistro in Carlton, reminds me of eating in regular neighborhood joints all around Paris. Great food, no big deal. The PRIX FIXE is a winter staple in Carlton. under $30... you eat like a king.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 W Main St, Carlton, OR 97111
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Carlton
  • Phone Number: (503) 852-6555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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