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“A taste of France in Portland”
Review of Le Pigeon

Le Pigeon
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Ranked #54 of 4,430 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $100
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 8th Avenue
Transit: #12 and #20 buses.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

What a surprise! We had reservations on a Sunday night, walked in and our "table" was ready for the four of us. There is little room and tables are shared. We saw people walk in and walk out without reservations. While I would not call us "foodies", we have spent a lot of time in France so we have the taste. It was an authentic experience. The menu is short but the food is fresh. That overcomes the limited selections. The complexities of the preparation were exceptional. Their beverages were not limited to wine only. Recommendations from the waiter showed a high knowledge level. We were just visitors to Portland and did not expect this quality in a French cuisine. If we lived here, this would be a special occasion visit that could become more often.

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Thank wgroves
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Portland is a foodie town and Le Pigeon is one of the very best in Portland. Serious food people should not miss Le Pigeon. Great service, great food, excellent wines, fair pricing. The location is not perfect, but it is just fine, requiring parking in an edgy neighborhood, although the new eastside street car line can take you within 2 blocks. Braised meats, creative fish, excellent appetizers, well-selected wines for a fair price, great serious foodie atmosphere. Welcoming staff and entertaining kitchen, whcih si visible from every table. Dont miss this place, as it is one of the top 2 or 3 restaurants (maybe the best??) in town.

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2  Thank CondeCox
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We showed up and were advised that the wait was going to be about 45mins but they would call when our table was ready, so we headed up the street to Doug Fir for a bevy. We were seated in 45mins as promised at the bar, in front of the kitchen. This made for a great experience as we love to cook too. Watching was great. We are both wine-educated (a server's nightmare!) and received a spot on recommendation for a 2005 Bordeaux to pair with the braised beef cheek. All in all an exceptional dining experience.

Thank MikeClap
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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic food, great service. Seating is a little crowded, but food is so wonderful you hardly notice.

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Thank pazduha
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Well, the service was fantastic, the servers attentive, and the Chef was running the show. He had to supervise every single dish that comes out ot the tiny kitchen while also greeting some guests. Amazing.(but be aware of the not super fast service for this reason)
As amazing is the fact that they run the whole operation with a tiny broiler oven and a kitchen that is as big as a home one. Everything comes out of there: apetizers, main, desserts...again, amazing. For that, kudos to the staff.
The atmosphere is pleasant, between romantic and charming. Again, well done.
Now the food: my beef carpaccio got "lost" into the minced broccoli, garlic and wasabi sauce.
Hit and miss though, my husband 's smoked makarel was good.
The rabbit was good, but not great. The dessert, foie gras profiteroles, unique and tasty.
All and all, I enjoyed sharing the table and meeting new people, but I expected a more sensational food.

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Thank darlingdearest
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