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The Crooked House Bistro

1142 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304-4048
503-385-8851
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Ranked #4 of 418 Restaurants in Salem
Price range: $29 - $31
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gerth St NW
Description: Welcome to the Crooked House Bistro, come in, have some good food and wine and above all enjoy a warm, cozy and friendly atmosphere. Chef Bernard Malherbe is passionate about food and wine and puts his heart into every dish he creates. Using only the most fresh and wholesome ingredients available, he marries flavors into a balanced work of art. "I believe that the experience of a good meal, paired with a good wine and enjoyable conversation, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. At the Crooked House Bistro, it is my pleasure to provide the food and wine to the equation."
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Halifax
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Our first dinner at this restaurant 10.7.14 We had lovely snails and two glasses of wine. The soup of the day was very tempting, Onion soup, yum, but at $7.50, I couldn't justify buying it as well. We had venison and cassoulet both were very good and at $30 for each entrée I would expect them to be wonderful. Nice... More

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Salem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We loved our first visit so much we took a larger party for a special occasion and were disappointed. The server said that she was serving the rabbit and gave it to the people who ordered rabbit. They started eating it and then the head waiter came out and said it was really the duck so we switched it to... More

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San Diego, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you've ever wondered what it's like to eat at a bistro in France – or you'd like to relive the experience – go to Crooked House Bistro. We sat at the tiny bar and were served by the owner, Bernard (who was also the waiter that night), a gracious host and highly talented French man who is truly in... More

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Upland, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Okay, okay – enough with the alliteration! It was Hubby’s 69th birthday and we decided on a short-notice trip for a week spent in the beautiful, Oregon Willamette Valley. On the big day itself, I took him to the Crooked House Bistro in Salem. And we were not disappointed. The place is tiny. I mean REALLY small. You sit close... More

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Salem, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Crooked House is very small so it can be crowded and loud. The tables are also very close to each other so everyone can hear your conversation, BUT, it is worthwhile because the food is excellent. Nice French wines to pair with authentic French cuisine. We will definitely go back.

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Lodi, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We often stay in Salem as we travel from California to Washington and it is a special place. This little restaurant located in West Salem along the Willamette river and in a very small house. The chef, owner and waittress were very friendly and made the option of choosing the food very easy. The Sea Bass had been caught that... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is by far my most favorite restaurant in Salem. The food is truly delightful and delicious. The ever changing menu provides an exciting experience every time we visit Bernard and his Crooked House Bistro.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Food, admittedly one of the more spendier places in Salem, is always good value for money spent. Always feel warm and welcome.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Spent a lovely evening with my family. Decidedly French food, paired with wine suggested by the host/owner/chef. The restaurant is somewhat difficult to find in the dark , but definitely worth the effort. Cozy and relaxing atmosphere ( not suitable for small children). Decor and music are very nice and are nicely complemented by the owner' conversation. You will be... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This tiny treasure seats about 30, has reasonably priced French and Oregon wines that Bernard will happily pair with his ever-changing menu built from farm fresh ingredients including local lamb, diverse seafood, duck, some game meat, and seasonal specials. He'll gladly create vegan or vegetarian too. If you are unable to make a choice, or want a decadent meal, simply... More

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Additional Information about The Crooked House Bistro

Address: 1142 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304-4048
Phone Number: 503-385-8851
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: French

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