Brasserie Montmartre

(503) 236-3036 | View Website

626 Sw Park Ave, Portland, OR | Directions   97205

45.519863 -122.680337

Open Hours

Mon-Sat: 11:30am-12am, Sun: 10am-10pm

 
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More Tags: Lunch Spot, Live Music, Late Night Dining, Brunch

Cuisine: French

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express

Bar & Club Type of Music: Jazz

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest

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Brasserie Montmartre
Brasserie Montmartre
Brasserie Montmartre
Brasserie Montmartre

From The Owners of Brasserie Montmartre

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Menu
French Onion Soup, Wedge Salad, Local Mixed Greens Salad, Living Butter Lettuce Salad, Duck Confit Salad, Les Frites, Charcuterie Plate, Butternut Squash Risotto, Crispy Frog Legs, Shrimp Cocktail... more

Reviews for Brasserie Montmartre

Brasserie Montmartre
Recommends

This restaurant's signature French Onion Soup is made with beef and veal broth, brioche, and Gruyere (just $4 at Happy Hour). They've also got live jazz music most evenings!

Brasserie Montmartre
Recommends

At the Brasserie Montmartre happy hour, start traditional with the fresh bread and butter, gradually getting more exotic and French, moving on to foie gras and croque madame.

Brasserie Montmartre
Recommends

Want to add some class to your PDX happy hour? Sip a Château Moncontour with your mac and cheese at this French-American gastro-pub.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Superb – We went to the new Brasserie last week and it is INCREDIBLE. It is beautiful in the renovated space. Our server was on top of it, very polite and knowledeable. Our drinks were perfect and the food was amazing. We had the lobster tail which I have seen negative reviews about and did not have the same experience at all - they were delicious! We also had the artichoke heart appetizer and cheese plate - both awesome. The entree was the best part. I had the stuffed chicken (not sure of the name) - it was so, so, so good!! I definitely recommend it. Finally, the music was awesome. You can tell the new owners took great care the decor, ambience, menu, music and service standards. We had a great date night and will be back lots.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Casual elegance – We've found our new local hang out! This place has the greatest selection of affordable wines, superb and friendly service, delicious gourmet food, and awesome live music every night! To top it all off, I just found out about and sampled their brunch menu....oh my, the biscuits and gravy are the best in Portland. Whatever you do, check this place out for brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner, or even drinks and desert. And if you are up for desert, the rotating creme brule trio is always fabulous!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Portlands Big Disappointment! – We made reservations to celebrate a birthday on July 18 Sunday Brunch. Prior to remodel we could not get in without reservations. THe place had 1 other table besides ours for Sunday Brunch! Now you would think the food would be exceptional, knowing the reputation of the past. We were so wrong! We ordered the Banana's foster to come before we ordered our meal, to sample. We were given several "excuses" as to why they were not served. We had to ask at the end of our meal to bring them anyway. They might as well put them in the garbage! The server said they take longer to make! Your kidding right!!! THe Hollendaise sauce was served in a pitcher and was like glue. You had to use a knife to get it out and it was cold! 4 our of 6 meals were cold! The potatoes were burnt, the breakfast special was put under a broiler and burnt, we had to ask for the toast and the server told us to share the order! What is that about???? Our wait for food was 3 times the normal time to wait. Horrible!!!! They need a Manager, "Chef" and some knowledgeable servers! Not recommending this place!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Totally dissapointed – We were celebrating our sons 20th. He had grown up at the Bra with Mark, the magician, being a highlight.

We booked it for 4 people. I asked ahead about the entertainment. There was to be jazz and a magician.

We got there at 7 and I was wowed by the changes in the place. Very nice.

I also, told the server several times that we wanted to pace our time so we could enjoy some jazz that didn't start until 9. Also, that I wanted the magician between dinner and dessert.

Our appetizers were fine, but they brought the salads and soups before we were finished with the appetizer. Then our dinner came out so quickly it was crazy. There were a small amount of people there and our server said they were bored in the kitchen, thus our fast service. The main dishes were boring. I was so disappointed.

Then the magician came to our table three times before he finally got it that I had requested "after dinner.

He did come after dinner and did about three tricks that were good, but not enough for the $20 I tipped him.

The jazz finally started and I was once again totally annoyed; it was like Jamacian music. I asked our server and he said I don't know what that is.

We won't go back. It was $260 for 4 people and not good.....except for the martini and wine. So sad that it wasn't.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

This place ROCKS! – On beautiful Thursday afternoon I met my best friend for lunch at the Brasserie. We sat outside and had the most delightful afternoon visiting, drinking delicious wine spritzers. and of course having an amazing meal.

From the moment you walk in the door and see the newly remodeled and spectacular foyer, bar, and seating area you notice that not a detail was missed by the new owners. The hostess that greeted us was helpful and friendly ready to accomodate.

Now onto the service and food....our table outside (as cute as can be and comfortable) with an elegant lilly flower vase was just perfect and inviting for sitting back and relaxing! Next, our very attentive, friendly, and professional server (and adorable too!) was right over ready to serve our every whim. You could tell he had experience and pride in his work! The lunch menu is large and caters to a wide variety of tastes....I had the chicken salad sandwich and french onion soup that was out of this world! My friend had the "fall apart tender" braised lamb sandwich that was also amazing.

I was really impressed on how the owners were going around to each table introducing themselves and asking how our experience was....how cool is that??!!!

The Brasserie is first class all the way! love it! can't wait to go there again.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good place for a Martini. – I didn't order much food, but the surrounding clientele seemed to be happy. The music was hard to hear over the restaurant conversation, not really a great listening room but at least they have live music. Excellent drinks!

over a year ago

Glad you enjoyed the drinks, thanks for the feedback.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Good Times Again – Fantastic experience at "The Bra" for the second time. Saturday night my wife and I again experienced a memorable evening since it holds a special place in our hearts from years past. The food was again well prepared with our server being outgoing, friendly, informative and helpful. We started with baked escargots and bacon wrapped dates followed by our favorite French onion soup (best in town). I'm more of a meat eater so I ordered Les Steak Frites ($22) which was prepared to my liking with their unbelievable frites. I was attempted to again order the lamb since it was so good the first time but I also had heard good things about the steak. My wife knew she wanted the Bouillabaisse ($19) before she even looked at the menu. Both entrees were great and very well priced. After dinner we enjoyed the live music which was not over powering at all but a nice added touch to the total experience.

It's great to have this great Portland icon open again and I'll be back soon to enjoy their popular Happy Hour which I've heard so much about.

over a year ago

Shguitar is an individual who at one time played music at The Brasserie and is no longer welcome. I do not appreciate you disparaging myself or my family. I comment under the same name PDXGreek every time. If there are issues I appreciate all coments however do not appreciate comments which hit below the belt and attack my family.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

All Time Favorite Happy Hour – I'll make this short and sweet...the happy hour at Brasserie Montmartre is unbeatable and here's why"

- The burger is THE BEST in town. It's very juicy and the sauce or condiment they put on it is awesome (which reminds me, I still need to ask the waiter/waitress about it). Well done. It's easy to say it's my absolute favorite in Portland.



- The Pommes Frites are excellent. They're the skinny shoestring type. Crispy and perfect to dip in the roasted garlic aioli! Yum!

- The Mac and Cheese is perfect. It's got the exact consistency that true mac and cheese should have. Not too cheesy but not too dry either. Way to nail this one Brasserie!

- The Caesar salad is also excellent. Get it with chicken in my opinion. It's a great deal and the portion is a nice size.

- Crispy Artichoke Hearts: These things are awesome. Can't say that I've had them anywhere else to actually compare them too but I'm hooked. I get them every time.

- Atmosphere is great. When I go to a happy hour (and I've been to them ALL over Portland) I not only want a good deal on great food but I want to have something to look at. The decor in this place is awesome. Definitely some custom furniture and I love how there are different areas to sit. A spot over by the fireplace, a quaint spot to the right of the entrance (next to the "card" door), the downstairs lounge or the best seat in the house, right up at the bar. The bar is magnificent....I'll even say majestic. The giant old mirrors are wonderful and your server (the bartender) is at your beck and call. I'll have another Don Draper please (house infused cherry bourbon)

over a year ago

Shguitar is an individual who at one time played music at The Brasserie and is no longer welcome and is the same person as PDX Jazz Fan. He commented on the 1/1/10 about how much he liked the Brasserie yet now that he appears to no longer be playing we are somehow the bad guys. I appreciate all feedback good or bad but draw the line when my family and our business is maliciously attacked. I too have notified Citysearch,

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Patron for life! – Realize this: Most reviews on restaurants come about because you've had a really bad experience with a place and you want to find a way to tell them they suck. You want to somehow get back at them for your bad experience, by persuading others not to go there, and hopefully affect their business in hopes of getting their attention in order for the restaurant to change what they are doing in some way. I've done it before, but more often I'll write an email or directly speak with one of the managers to get a hold of a real person in hopes that I can actually get an improvement made (or at the very least a comp'd meal or gift cert to give the restaurant another chance of impressing me)

Writing a good review about a restaurant is always nice, but it's never the top priority when going out to a new place because, let's be honest... it's expected that it's gonna be nice otherwise you wouldn't be going there. If it meets up to your expectation, then you're done. You've done your duty by dining at the place and supporting the business.

For most of us to write a GREAT review; to actually log in to a website after dining and take the time to share with others the great experience, with no end result of affecting the business besides providing a compliment, something just has to be out of the ordinary. Something has to have stood out from the norm. The Brasserie is worthy of this. In a few short words, it was absolutely fantastic. The food was STAND OUT, the ambiance was STAND OUT and the service was STAND OUT. Period. Memorable in fact. I personally don't pay as much attention to ambiance and service as other reviewers might (in this case I didn't have to because it was exceptional), but food can make or break a restaurant obviously. I don't know if it was due to the newly hired Chef that the owner mentioned in some of the review responses, or what, but all I can say was that it was definitely worth going back for more of it. And in fact, I have many times already. Keep up the good work Brasserie! You've made a regular out of me.

over a year ago

This is the owner I always post as PDXGreek and do not post under any other name.

Shguitar is an individual who at one time played music at The Brasserie and is no longer welcome. I do not appreciate you disparaging myself or my family. I comment under the same name PDXGreek every time. If there are issues I appreciate all coments however do not appreciate comments which hit below the belt and attack my family.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The new Improved Gourmet Brasserie!!! – I have searched all around Portland for a culinary experience that would measure up to my experiences in other major US cities and abroad. I had been a Brasserie fanatic since the late 80's and was devastated to see it go. We had a lot of good times at the old Brasserie but the food was never the draw. They had some consistently good dishes but nothing to drool over. This is no longer the case I was left floored after our delicious dinner last night. I can truly say my experience last night at the Brasserie was literally magical.(honestly there was a magician!!!)

We arrived at about 7p and the restaurant and bar were full we checked with the hostess and she let us know that there would be a 20 minute wait or we could be seated in

the downstairs lounge. We took the opprotunity to look

around. It was like being back in the good old days I saw several familiar faces and old regulars. The decor was fantastic it is as if they took the best of what was the Brasserie the crayon drawings, the friendly staff, the cool vibe, and the great local jazz music; and added gourmet food and tremendous attention to detail. I could Gush all night but I'll get to the food. There was about 6 of us ladies and most of us had been to the Old Brasserie and were trying the "new" brasserie out for the first time. We started out with the Baby lobster tails, Artichoke hearts, baked stuffed mushrooms. All of us where thouroughly impressed. For the main course I had the Boullibase which was phenomenal. My friend had the chicken chasseur which was cooked to perfection. The only thing I wish I had done was shared the lobster risotto which another member of our group ordered and raved about. At about 8 the band began to play and the place really livened up. They pushed back the tables and people took to the floor to dance.

We set out for a quick bite to eat after and ended up staying out until nearly 11p. After several glasses of Feather Cab we were ready to call it a night. The manager was kind enough to thank us for coming in and let us know about all of the new improvements to come. I let them

know we would definatley be back. It was a great night all around. I am so happy to see our old hangout is back and better than ever!!!

over a year ago

Shguitar is an individual who at one time played music at The Brasserie and is no longer welcome. I do not appreciate you disparaging myself or my family. I comment under the same name PDXGreek every time. If there are issues I appreciate all coments however do not appreciate comments which hit below the belt and attack my family.

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