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Cuve'e

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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
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuvee is a gem

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Mary Ellen S
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Colorado Springs
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner - fabulous escargots, squash soup, shrimp and scallops au gratin in a bechamel sauce accompanied by a bottle of French wine. I would highly recommend this small bistro while in the Oregon country!😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

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Greenbrae, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The real deal including the owner/host who is a quirky French expat. Good food, and of course good wines!

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Saint Paul
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Cuve'e is a French wine term derived from cuve, meaning vat or tank. The term cuvée is used to express what flows out of the container...something thought of as higher quality than the average product. Chef Proprietor Gilbert Henry flows wonderfully gratifying food, wine and fellowship from his gem of a restaurant in Carlton, Oregon. The restaurant décor is simple,... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are in the McMinnville area of Oregon this restaurant is well worth a visit. The food is excellent and value for money. We both enjoyed our meal and the banter with Gilbert the Chef Proprietor. Gilbert this meal was the best meal we have had whilst on holiday in the USA this year.

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Keller, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Well established restaurant with a good menu and excellent food. Staff is enjoyable. Glad we went there our first night in town.

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Outstanding French cuisine! We also very much enjoyed the waiter/owner who is from France. We plan to return to this lovely bistro.

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Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the nice things this restaurant does is put the menu outside the door, so you know how expensive it is. It is not cheap. So much so that we thought $70 was going to be enough for this place in Carlton. We were wrong and had to use our CC instead of cash. We could have left, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 W Main St, Carlton, OR 97111
    (Kutch)
  • 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?