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Le Bouchon

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517 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2201
503-248-2193
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: Welcome to Le Bouchon! Our family owned restaurant offers an authentic...
Welcome to Le Bouchon! Our family owned restaurant offers an authentic French dining experience and traditional French cuisine with a country flare.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A great place to relive our honeymoon in France

In an effort to enjoy a French-themed anniversary celebration, we made a reservation at Le Bouchon, a bistro here in PDX that we'd visited a couple of times over the years but tended to overlook when we were thinking of places to enjoy a nice meal. Well, after the fine meal we had there the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
MikeGPortland
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Portland
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Portland
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

In an effort to enjoy a French-themed anniversary celebration, we made a reservation at Le Bouchon, a bistro here in PDX that we'd visited a couple of times over the years but tended to overlook when we were thinking of places to enjoy a nice meal. Well, after the fine meal we had there the other night, we are hoping... More 

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Thank MikeGPortland
Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We dined on a quiet Sunday evening. We had the undivided attention of both the wait staff and the chef. Some search engines show the restaurant is closed on Sunday's but its open. We started with a celebratory glass of champagne to set the correct tone. For appetizers we had smoked salmon with toast points, cappers, sour cream and finely... More 

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Thank LarryWiklund
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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196 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Le Bouchon has been here for 18 years, but we had never eaten at it! It's very small and reminiscent of a small neighborhood Parisian restaurant. The waitress was extremely attentive and there were quite a few specials to go along with a diverse menu. We shared a pork & chicken pate that was delicate and flavorful, a vibrant beet... More 

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Thank Marlynne P
Clinton, Washington
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423 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Dined here on a business trip. The menu, tho' limited, has many nice choices. Their lobster bisque tasted good--if less creamy than expected. The duck confit tasted as great as it's aroma promised and the chocolate souffle' was exceptionally delicious. The dining room has closely packed tables and no sound dampening; so I wouldn't dub it romantic at alll, but... More 

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Thank culturevulture94
Wailea, Hawaii, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Such a pleasant surprise to find one rainy afternoon in Portland. True French food. Classics, Bistro Fare, desserts. We'll return on our next trip to Portland

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Thank Scott D
Corvallis, Oregon
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate at Le Bouchon for the first time on Valentine's Day. What a great experience! They had a fixed menu and it was wonderful. The asparagus soup was absolutely amazing. For main course, I had the duck and my husband had the beef. They were both wonderful. When you looked at the plates of those around us, everyone ate... More 

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Thank Beth M
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Very small but cozy restaurant. Chef within 50 feet of every table. Awesome food. Great service. Cheese plate is insane. Wine selection great. If you do not like sitting super close to others, you will probably not like it here. Trust me, it's worth it!

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1 Thank Andrea_197828
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A first-time dinner at Le Bouchon after having two lunches here, and we're already looking to another return visit. Very well-prepared French classics in an understated, casual setting with a few tables on the sidewalk for warmer weather. We began with a delicate pastry filled with mixed mushrooms and snails in garlic butter; hearty cassoulet and roast duck as entrees... More 

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1 Thank troonster49
Colorado Springs
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner hear at Le Bouchon. We try to come here when we are in town, first time was nine years ago. The appetizers, the lamb, fish, shell fish right on through to desert. The restaurant is small, the staff the perfect pay you just enough attention without being obtrusive, plus they have a great since of... More 

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2 Thank wchambosse
Claude M, Owner at Le Bouchon, responded to this review

We're humbled by your nice review. Thank you! it's our pleasure to be able to share our passion for food with others, but this kind of support is greatly appreciated. Happy anniversary to the two of you, and thank you for celebrating with us! Merci, Claude, Owner More 

Portland, OR
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Authentic bistro food and atmosphere. Excelkent price and very reasonable menu. The daily specials are always excellent, especially the cassoulet and snapper.

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Thank PDXvoyager
Claude M, Owner at Le Bouchon, responded to this review

Thank you, kindly, for spreading the word about our place. I hope we'll be seeing you back for a great lunch sometime soon. Merci, Claude, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 517 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Pearl
  • Neighborhood: Pearl
  • Phone Number: 503-248-2193

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Welcome to Le Bouchon! Our family owned restaurant offers an authentic French dining experience and traditional French cuisine with a country flare.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?