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“Cute little French bistro”
Review of Vie - CLOSED

Vie
Cuisines: French
Restaurant details
Vancouver, BC
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cute little French bistro”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Nice little bistro on the waterfront. The menu was a bit limited and no Oregon wine but what we had was well presented and tasty, and the service was efficient and friendly.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A One Man band: delightful experience”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Chief cook, bottle washer, server.bartender....Beau is doing them all in this tiny, maybe 12 person, restaurant on the river in Portland.
Tonight we had a 3 course menu: shared roasted brussels, and roasted garlic....both were well done, presented and enjoyable.
The mains of the chicken and the spaghetti carbonara, were a trifle lacking....the carbonara was good, the bacon in it was fabulous...the chicken was a trifle tough.
The desserts of pound cake, freshly prepared and a lemon tart were very good.

The champagne cocktails to start the evening were very good, and "moreish"!. The wine list is all French and does represent good value.

The atmosphere is eclectic and is a reflection of the owner/chef/server/barman: Beau

it was a great evening. He manages the whole affair on HIS OWN, no other staff. He is warm, and pleasant fellow.
It was a wonderful change from the large corporate restaurants one encounters

  • Visited April 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Location, Cuisine and Proprietor”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Let's be clear - this is NOT a dine-and-run restaurant! The owner, Beau, is also the chef, bar-tender, busboy and chief bottle-washer. That means you should plan to actually converse between courses. I strongly recommend the Bread Service as an appetizer. There are only 5 tables, so the setting is intimate and relaxing with French jazz playing and museum-quality pictures on the wall. The wine list is short but pairs well with the dishes. Bon Appetit!

Visited January 2014
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Thank BradAshton
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Walla Walla, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little gem on the waterfront”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Have eaten here 3 times and have not been disappointed. The 3 course menu offers wonderful choices at a reasonable price. Desserts are divine. Do make the effort to find this place.

Visited August 2013
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Thank anonymous60992
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Louisville, Colorado, United States
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful, intimate, authentic French bistro”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very charming, 5 table French bistro, owner does it all: waits, cook, serves, cleans. Excellent authentic bistro fare, well plated, great portion and flavors, French-only wine list (scandalous in Oregon but works well here!) and very romantic, quiet, views of the river. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Joshua S
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