I love the Bistro!. My wife and I used to eat here all the time, until they closed for Dinner. I hope they stick around. The food is really good. I'd recommend the rosemary herbed fries, the bistro burger w/ bacon & avocado, the roasted half chicken, and the breakfast corned beef hash.
Good Food and Good Service. I had some time to kill on a Saturday morning and I stopped by for breakfast. I had their biscuits and gravy which was good and the service was very personal and attentive without being overbearing.
Delicious and fun- a charming bistro!. I had no idea what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. Our group ordered the sea salted waffles, the wild mushroom scramble with goat cheese, the eggs benedict, and the steak tartar. All of us enjoyed the absolutely delicious, rich food with no complaints. Staff was friendly and very attentive, bistro was crowded and had a great vibe. Prices are reasonable in my opinion. We are taking friends back next week, and look forward to frequenting this delightful bistro for years to come.
Only Our Bags Would Bring Us Back!. Yeah, the food was great. But it was what happened after dessert that left a bad taste in our mouths. We left two shopping bags under our table and didn't realize it until we arrived at the airport for our flight home. We called the Bistro and the manager or owner answered. He promised to send the bags back to us straightaway. Well, we're still waiting. We've called. Left messages. But to no avail. He's never responded. We even asked friends who were visiting Portland to check it out. "That package is in the mail" they were assured. Yeah, right. Six weeks and counting!!
Love it!!. I have been to Everett Street Bistro many times while visiting Portland, always for breakfast. First, I love the staff! Always VERY cheerful and attentive. My favorite breakfast ? The Eggs Benedict. It comes with chunks of delicious bacon, wonderful hollandaise sauce, served on thick crispy french bread, rather than the usual boring English muffin. SO YUMMY! I will return again and again!
Simple, tasty bistro fare served in pleasant surroundings.
My wife and I were wandering around the Pearl with our two small children tonight, and landed here. We found it a delightful little place with pleasant ambiance. The food was basic but imaginative. Somehow Citysearch has this placed categorized as "fine dining", which it is NOT but that's ok, it's not what we wanted.
We had the scallops, a brandy chicken and the "mac & cheese." All were quite tasty, well-prepared, and priced below what we've paid for similar dishes in other nearby places.
Service was crisp and professional. No complaints, nothing impressive. Still, if I could count on this level of service every time we go out, I would take it.
It's true they are not really thinking about kids. No kids menu, no wait staff fawning over the kids, no crayons and fun placemats to draw on. But seriously, if you NEED that stuff to have a nice time out with the little ones, stick to the Old Spaghetti Factory.
Have Kids? Avoid Everett St Bistro!!!. We thought this would be a fantastic place to bring out of town guests and have a family brunch. Were we ever wrong! The food was over priced, the bread could of chipped a tooth, and the host was rude enough to scold us for having a happy squealing (not crying) baby under the age of 1, and told us he would have to leave. Would we of moved to a table outside? Absolutely, we even suggested to him that we be outside before we were seated. This grumpy man made it clear that families with young children were not welcome at their overrated dive. The Pearl is full of fantastic small eateries that will continue to get our business. I only wish I checked out city search before we chose this place.
what happened to this place.
Was last here spring 08 and loved it. Finally had the time to come back since then looking for the same great meal I had with breakfast. Obviously the menu would change since then so I was looking forward to a new experience. I ordered the wild mushroom scramble with leeks. Well a few things. One when I got it, it was not hot but warm and the toast was cold and hard. The leeks in the scramble were hardly cooked and very tough to chew. They should be sauteed so they are tender and melt in your mouth. Not here. The goat cheese looked as if it was thrown in the last minute and not mixed scrambled through so I would have the flavor with every bite. I also asked for soft scrambled eggs and got eggs that were very dry, golden brown edges and came out more like an omelet. Someone need to teach this guy to cook eggs properly. I was looking forward to trying the hasbrown casserole, but upon looking at it they looked gray. I was thinking that they looked like yesterdays potatoes. Sure enough when I tried the first bite, they tasted like yesterdays potatoes that were reheated. You know that taste. Go back to the crispy fried red potatoes with herbs and garlic that I remember not getting enough of last time. And Lastly the most dissapointing part (yes if you can imagine) was they no longer serve sleep monk coffee. They switched to stump town. Not a fan at all of this mediocre coffee.
When I informed the server of my plight, he told me that the old chef left and now the owner is acting chef. That explains it.
Unfortunately I will not go back. This place had potential. The new "cook" does not seem to have the passion for food.
Eggs, bacon, and strep throat anyone?. I ate lunch at the Everett Street Bistro earlier this week for the first time. The menu looked tasty and had some, though not all, reasonably priced menu items. The staff seemed friendly and welcoming and my service was quite good. I ordered a scramble, happy that I could still have eggs even though it was lunch time. But while I waited for my food I watched the man behind the bar cough and hack all over everything he came into contact with. And as if that isn't bad enough, in the 45 minutes or so I was there, HE NEVER WASHED HIS HANDS! Needless to say, the huge appetite that I came in with had vanished. I kept a keen eye on the cooks and watched the employees that came into contact with my food. Luckily, my food managed to avoid the disease ridden mits of the walking health code violation working behind the bar. Others weren't so lucky however, as I watched this man poke and prod, sometime even TASTE food that was about to be sent out. So if you're not afraid of a little flem on your fries, the everett street bistro is the place for you. Otherwise, steer clear.
Great Bistro Experience. "pretending to be a high class bistro"...is this really possible? The previous reviewer is an idiot for even suggesting this is possible. Bistro and "high class" do not go together and the Everett Street Bistro does a fine job of offering great Bistro fare in a comfortable enviroment. Go elsewhere if you want fine dining and wish to see and be seen...