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“Authentic French cuisine.”
Review of Bistro Maison

Bistro Maison
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Ranked #5 of 99 Restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Authentic French cuisine.”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were very impressed by the quality & freshness of the food served in this restaurant. We started with one of the appetizer specials - figs with thick bacon pieces in a wonderful balsamic sauce. My husband had the halibut, one of the best he has ever had. I had the scallops - four large ones cooked to perfection. Although our server could not help us with the wine list, she was quick to ask someone for assistance. Deborah came to our table & with her extensive knowledge, we decided on the perfect wine. We liked the fact that she brought the bottles of the 3 she recommended to the table for our choosing - nice touch. Large portions & great side dishes. We will be back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank c00ke_11
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English first
Newberg, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Oregon”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have been going to the Bistro Maison for several years now. Always outstanding meals, by a true Parisian chef. The hostess (Deborah) makes everyone feel warm and invited. The sauces are as good as any we have ever experienced-including France. This is a very special place you should not miss. If you are in Portland, make the trip. Nothing better there. We have taken some Francophile friends, who were blown away by the quality of the mealsand service (and wines). Go.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Keith G
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Naples, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Maybe it was the Sunday crew, but this second visit to this restaurant was disappointing. The pork chop was sorely overlooked despite a plea to the chef to make it pink. It's sauce was sickly sweet -- unlike anything I've had in France. When told, the owner seem unconcerned and didn't ask why I didn't like it. Otherwise the restaurant has a pleasant ambience and a decent wine list. Overall, though, I wouldn't return.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Tom M
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GoodFood, Owner at Bistro Maison, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
We are truly apologetic about your second visit with us. If there was another way to handle your conflict, I would have done it immediately. I, Deborah, the owner was the one that cleared your dish and did inquired why your meal was only half eaten. I asked if we could replace it, but you said it was you, not the dish. Brianna, who reiterated the specials in detail & took your order, also went back to confirm what was incorrect. You said it wasn't the pork chop, but rather the "sickly sweet" sauce. We would have changed it immediately with a chanterelle or lobster mushroom sauce if given the chance. When visiting wine country again, we hope that you will make the reservation directly with me and give us the opportunity that fits your palate to the Tee.
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South Florida
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nice find”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Good french food with fabulous service. The chef would walk through every so often to check on everyone.

Visited September 2013
Thank Cat2Lauderdale
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McMinnville, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“A great French country restaurant in Oregon......our feast could not have been better!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We had five couples visiting from California......we were seated outside on a side deck....Deborah could not have been a better host...explaining the cuisine....helping with appetizers......recommending the wine....Amy, our server. was also world class...everything was wonderful....the food. the wine....the dinner...an evening to remember!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 664LSS
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