729 NE Third St, McMinnville, OR | Directions 9712845.210248 -123.191462
Wed-Thu 5pm-8pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm
We go here for as many of our special occasions as we can. And oftentimes because there is no place equal to it anywhere nearby. I don't have a favorite menu selection. I think I do, then I try something new, and that becomes my new favorite. The ambiance is truly warm, romantic, and although I've never been to France, I feel like I'm there when we visit Bistro Maison. Deborah and jean Jacques are masterful ... he as the chef and she the front of the house. No need to order wine ... she will pair perfectly for you. OK ... the pork chops are a MUST! Indoor and outdoor seating ... all lovely and very comfortable. You will not be disappointed. Worth the drive if you have to travel to get to it. We like to walk 3rd Street in McMinnville, and then wind up at the Bistro. Third Street, with it's shops and wine tasting rooms, so much to do, is a must, too.
when you pay your bill the little insert states "we are going
to build this rest one customer at a time" they have achieved that and more...the servers are pleasant and
the food is delicious. Love to sit outside...the best in
Our favorite restaurant -- period. If we have only one dinner out with friends during visits, this is where we take them. And our children expect to go here when they visit a couple times a year. Fantastic food, great service, lovely setting -- especially when the weather is nice enough to be on their courtyard. Jean-Jacques knows his food, and Deborah knows her wine -- always offering us a new, tasty choice. Can't recommend highly enough. Love it!
Ranks with the worlds best – My wife and I have travelled the globe. I have never experienced a better chef! If you like French food you will not find a rival. We all know that the French style is all about the sauces. Jean-jacques makes everything himself. From the Pate' to the ice creams and sorbets. The only thing he doesn't make himself is his wonderful breads. I have visited this restaurant several times. My favorite dish, not a usual find on his menu, is the Sturgeon. I have never had it prepared the way Jean-jacques prepares it. The tender, not over-cooked fish, is covered in some wonder sauce, that lets the flavor of the fish show through and sliced and served like small thin steaks. My mouth waters just writing about it. The Duck was another dish prepared like no other duck I've experienced. If you want an under-priced meal with over-the-top flavors, with a wine list to match, then this is the place for you! This place is all about the food! But nothing here is lacking. Some of the finest (best trained) service staff you will find any where! All in bistro style!!!!!
Valley's Best – Deborah and Jean-Jacques are an incredible pair and blessing to the area. Jean-Jacques foods are artfully prepared and presented. Deborah's wine pairing are extraordinary! Their carefully trained staff, makes certain that the service is unparalled. The synergy of their talents makes for a wonderful dining experience. We have been going there since we moved to McMinnville, and they opened in 2003. We spend every special occasion with them, and have NEVER been disappointed. The menu is varied, but never hesitate to take the "chef's offering". It may be off the menu, but it is outstandingly wonderful. Trust Deborah to find the perfect wine for the table, even if the entrees cover the range of fish, beef, pork and/or poultry. This is restaurant without peer in the Willamette Valley. If they allowed 6 stars....they would still be under-rated!
Fantastic Rehearsal Dinner at Bistro Maison – Thank you Deborah and Jean-Jacques so much for such a wonderful rehearsal dinner! The food was incredible. We knew that it was going to be great, but it exceeded our expectations. We are still hearing from guests (we had nearly 40) about how wonderful it was. Deborah, thank you so much for being such a great coordinator. You really went above and beyond to make the experience so great. The garden worked out great as well--it created just the right mood. It was just an amazing experience from the food, to the setting, to the service, to your coordination. We highly recommend Bistro Maison for special events like rehearsal dinners!
A touch of Provence in McMinnville – Bistro Maison is a favorite of ours. Each time we go it is memorable. I have never felt the urge to write a review of a restaurant before , but felt compelled to as each visit here is so consistently outstanding.
The service is impeccable, warm and welcoming. From the moment you come in the door it is like you are taking a bit of a vacation in Provence..the decor, the music and of course the menu transport you there.
We have for a long time shied away from ordering salmon out as we just are so disappointed each time. The salmon preparation we had at Bistro Maison recently was excellent, so moist and declious. My husband ordered the Steak au poivre and was equally happy with his dinner. From start (Kir Royales and Fromage et Charcuterie) to finish (the Chocolate flourless torte was heavenly) , and everything in between this most recent visit was every bit as wonderful as the previous ones.
Just to mention a couple favorites other than the salmon and Steak preparations : an incredible Coq au Vin ; and a deliciously comforting Cassoulet.
Too often, even when we go to restaurants that in the past have been "reliable standbys" we are disappointed with something we ordered or the service. So we wanted to applaud the excellent job that Jean-Jacques and Deborah and everyone associated with Bistro Maison do to make dinner at Bistro Maison out of the ordinary and a truly special dining experience.
Best place for French Cuisine – If you can find a place that manages to offer gourmet French cuisine without being pretentious, in a unique, warm 'Bistro' atmosphere that has been very welcoming to adults and children alike (even when they were smaller), while consistently feeling like we paid too little for what we ate/drank/experienced, you'll keep going back. Love the food, the atmosphere, the service, the hosts.
Details – Before the restaurant opens each day, I imagine Deb goes through the restaurant making sure each detail is as it should be. Not for the sake of pretense, but for the experience of the customer. She then spends the remainder of the day following through, making sure the atmosphere is matched by the food and people who help you experience it.
Because that is what the Bistro Maison is - a warm, intimate, and above all delicious dining experience. Clearly the people of Bistro Maison are passionate about two things - their food and their customers.
Too bad they are not open every day – I just love the food at this place. And there is always a glass of excellent wine to go along with it. Good enough to host the next G8 meeting.
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