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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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    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
A French Surprise in the Heart of Carlton

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
cindyBend_Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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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 

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Pullman, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Granbury, Texas
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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.

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?