LePigeon

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The food was amazing! I did consume 2 days of calories in one meal however. The wine pared perfectly. Great environment but very loud. Felt like we had left Portland and were in New Orleans or Europe.

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★★★★★

The food was amazing! I did consume 2 days of calories in one meal however. The wine pared perfectly. Great environment but very loud. Felt like we had left Portland and were in New Orleans or Europe.

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Let me make it simple, in terms of the food, you'd be hard pressed to find a better restaurant - innovative, caring, with great attention to detail. In my opinion, the top.... Now, innovation does not mean that you are guaranteed a world

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★★★★★

Let me make it simple, in terms of the food, you'd be hard pressed to find a better restaurant - innovative, caring, with great attention to detail. In my opinion, the top.... Now, innovation does not mean that you are guaranteed a world

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Be still my beating heart. Always my favorite meal since the last time I have eaten there. There is always a vegetarian option, and sometimes it's my favorite (leek bread pudding) of all the plates (no one gets to finish their plate without letting me try!).

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★★★★★

Be still my beating heart. Always my favorite meal since the last time I have eaten there. There is always a vegetarian option, and sometimes it's my favorite (leek bread pudding) of all the plates (no one gets to finish their plate without letting me try!).

Pros: Everything

Cons: Can't bring my vegan brother. Sucks for him.

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This was a great place, I thought, though the food was very rich and meat oriented. There's not much veggie on the menu.

4
★★★★☆

This was a great place, I thought, though the food was very rich and meat oriented. There's not much veggie on the menu.

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Delicious, if meat-heavy cuisine. I had a lovely birthday dinner here several birthdays ago, and it was fantastic!

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★★★★☆

Delicious, if meat-heavy cuisine. I had a lovely birthday dinner here several birthdays ago, and it was fantastic!

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We went here when it first opened for dinner and were really impressed. For a while they served brunch and it was one of our favorites, but that stopped a while ago. It's a good special occasion restaurant for us because it's pretty rich.

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★★★★★

We went here when it first opened for dinner and were really impressed. For a while they served brunch and it was one of our favorites, but that stopped a while ago. It's a good special occasion restaurant for us because it's pretty rich.

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Super fancy but approachable. Really nice food good waitstaff. Small spot but that's part of what makes it so special. Fun location too!

4
★★★★☆

Super fancy but approachable. Really nice food good waitstaff. Small spot but that's part of what makes it so special. Fun location too!

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We were a party of four and all of us ordered something different. The only dish that made a hit was the hamburger. Seems they only have a few on hand most evenings. Hmmm. Doesn't come close to real French food, presentation messy and combination of ingredients way off. Chef needs to hold off on the salt Brewpub food I've sampled in this town so much better, so are the prices.

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★★☆☆☆

We were a party of four and all of us ordered something different. The only dish that made a hit was the hamburger. Seems they only have a few on hand most evenings. Hmmm. Doesn't come close to real French food, presentation messy and combination of ingredients way off. Chef needs to hold off on the salt Brewpub food I've sampled in this town so much better, so are the prices.

Pros: nice ambiance

Cons: food uninspiring

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Cozy bistro with open kitchen, watch the chef get inspired to design his next dish infront of your eyes.

The food is spectacular. The soup is my favorite every time.

Love the artwork of the chef and staff on the walls as well.

Great touches all around the bistro that make you feel comfortable at Le Pigeon.

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★★★★★

Cozy bistro with open kitchen, watch the chef get inspired to design his next dish infront of your eyes.

The food is spectacular. The soup is my favorite every time.

Love the artwork of the chef and staff on the walls as well.

Great touches all around the bistro that make you feel comfortable at Le Pigeon.

Pros: amazing creative dishes

Cons: risky for ones with a simple palette

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Don't come on a Saturday night at 7pm and expect peace & quiet. It's small, it's cramped, but go in on a weeknight and even us big people get plenty to eat and enough room to sit and enjoy it. We went there on our first childless date in 2 years and couldn't have asked for a better meal or better service. Don't fast all day before you get there, and your portions will be ample. It's not cheap, but as an overweight American, I have no complaints about the portions we were served. The food was wonderfully executed and thoughtful - the only minor negative point, if I were to really try hard to find one, is that the grapes with my fois gras appetizer were old and soft and just regular seedless red flame grapes. This time of year you can find excellent eating and wine grapes at any Farmer's Market. But, hey - you get yummy Plugra butter with your impeccable baguette (even with Portland humidity!). I would recommend this to anyone in the mood for perfect, rich food - prepare to eat fruit and salad the next day to balance it out, though! And really, just try the fois gras profiteroles - share them with 3 friends, though - they are so evilly rich!

2
★★★★★

Don't come on a Saturday night at 7pm and expect peace & quiet. It's small, it's cramped, but go in on a weeknight and even us big people get plenty to eat and enough room to sit and enjoy it. We went there on our first childless date in 2 years and couldn't have asked for a better meal or better service. Don't fast all day before you get there, and your portions will be ample. It's not cheap, but as an overweight American, I have no complaints about the portions we were served. The food was wonderfully executed and thoughtful - the only minor negative point, if I were to really try hard to find one, is that the grapes with my fois gras appetizer were old and soft and just regular seedless red flame grapes. This time of year you can find excellent eating and wine grapes at any Farmer's Market. But, hey - you get yummy Plugra butter with your impeccable baguette (even with Portland humidity!). I would recommend this to anyone in the mood for perfect, rich food - prepare to eat fruit and salad the next day to balance it out, though! And really, just try the fois gras profiteroles - share them with 3 friends, though - they are so evilly rich!

Pros: Perfectly executed, delicious, rich food

Cons: no parking, no elbow room. rich food.

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I honestly cannot say enough fabulous things about the food at this restaurant. If you sit at the bar you can watch the chefs construct your meal, and every last bite is absolute perfection from start to finish... every time. The well paired flavors are never overpowering or unbalanced and the changing (and seasonal) menu ensures that you're getting fresh meat and produce. I make myself try other dishes each time, but the beef cheeks are absolutely to die (I think the guy complaining about salt content is mistaking flavor for sodium, honestly). About the only complaint I have in the food department is the too-dry-and-crusty (in my opinion) bread - though it *is* served fresh-ground salted butter.

I'm not sure where the bad commentary about the wait staff comes from, as I've had them be nothing but helpful - recommending good appetizers, suggesting well-matched wines, and refilling drinks without being asked.

If I could change one thing about the place it would be the prices (but even those are absolutely appropriate for the wonderful meal you'll have). I just wish I could afford to eat there more often!

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★★★★★

I honestly cannot say enough fabulous things about the food at this restaurant. If you sit at the bar you can watch the chefs construct your meal, and every last bite is absolute perfection from start to finish... every time. The well paired flavors are never overpowering or unbalanced and the changing (and seasonal) menu ensures that you're getting fresh meat and produce. I make myself try other dishes each time, but the beef cheeks are absolutely to die (I think the guy complaining about salt content is mistaking flavor for sodium, honestly). About the only complaint I have in the food department is the too-dry-and-crusty (in my opinion) bread - though it *is* served fresh-ground salted butter.

I'm not sure where the bad commentary about the wait staff comes from, as I've had them be nothing but helpful - recommending good appetizers, suggesting well-matched wines, and refilling drinks without being asked.

If I could change one thing about the place it would be the prices (but even those are absolutely appropriate for the wonderful meal you'll have). I just wish I could afford to eat there more often!

Pros: Great food, great setting, great chefs

Cons: Small restaurant, long wait

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We were having a house guest from France move out and were taking her to a French restaurant to say goodbye. I thought the food was really good. It took awhile, but it's a sit down and dine experience. It's not BK. People say the staff were rude...dude try working in a REALLY TINY room and see if you can keep a positive face 24/7...I thought they did a fine job. (Except the bus lady was a punk...) Anyhow, this restaurant is a really good place and the food is really good and I miss it. Too bad its way out of my price range and I did not pay for a bite!

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★★★★☆

We were having a house guest from France move out and were taking her to a French restaurant to say goodbye. I thought the food was really good. It took awhile, but it's a sit down and dine experience. It's not BK. People say the staff were rude...dude try working in a REALLY TINY room and see if you can keep a positive face 24/7...I thought they did a fine job. (Except the bus lady was a punk...) Anyhow, this restaurant is a really good place and the food is really good and I miss it. Too bad its way out of my price range and I did not pay for a bite!

Pros: I thought the food was good...

Cons: It's very small, but hey...

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One Bad Meal! OK, so I had to try the pigeon. Before I got to the entree I endured an hour of boredom because I couldn't hear what anyone in my group was saying. Conversation was limited to the person next to me, as it was for everyone. The wait staff seemed very impressed with themselves, and they should be! Shame on me. I paid $28 for a greasy, aerial rodent served in a bowl full of horribly clashing flavors. I, too, would be amused and smug if I were successfully serving this fare. Portland has great restaurants, if you try this one-you'll remember it. Just a warning: the aftertaste of the nasty bird seems to have a life of it's own which grows stronger by the hour. Onion's have nothing on pigeon.

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★☆☆☆☆

One Bad Meal! OK, so I had to try the pigeon. Before I got to the entree I endured an hour of boredom because I couldn't hear what anyone in my group was saying. Conversation was limited to the person next to me, as it was for everyone. The wait staff seemed very impressed with themselves, and they should be! Shame on me. I paid $28 for a greasy, aerial rodent served in a bowl full of horribly clashing flavors. I, too, would be amused and smug if I were successfully serving this fare. Portland has great restaurants, if you try this one-you'll remember it. Just a warning: the aftertaste of the nasty bird seems to have a life of it's own which grows stronger by the hour. Onion's have nothing on pigeon.

Pros: Central Location

Cons: Awful, Overpriced Food, Rude Staff

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The louder people talked, it seemed like the louder the music got. Very rude, impatient wait staff, maybe they should be in Paris. Very small portions of food and very over priced, food took forever to get to table had to keep asking for bread.
Not worth your while, not woth the money.
dont do it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The louder people talked, it seemed like the louder the music got. Very rude, impatient wait staff, maybe they should be in Paris. Very small portions of food and very over priced, food took forever to get to table had to keep asking for bread.
Not worth your while, not woth the money.
dont do it.

Pros: close in portland

Cons: Too loud; Rude wait staff

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I was visiting Portland and heard that Le Pigeon was a highly rated French restaurant. That was not to be so. The food is so over salted and FRIED it was difficult to eat. It was probably one of the worst unhealthy meals I have ever eaten. The veal dish came out over fried (more like deep fried veal if you can imagine that) and the beef cheeks were okay but over salted. I want to say great things about this restaurant but unfortunately I can??t. It really is at the low end of restaurants I??ve gone to for the past 25 years.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was visiting Portland and heard that Le Pigeon was a highly rated French restaurant. That was not to be so. The food is so over salted and FRIED it was difficult to eat. It was probably one of the worst unhealthy meals I have ever eaten. The veal dish came out over fried (more like deep fried veal if you can imagine that) and the beef cheeks were okay but over salted. I want to say great things about this restaurant but unfortunately I can??t. It really is at the low end of restaurants I??ve gone to for the past 25 years.

Pros: Interesting ambience; great wine

Cons: The FOOD

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I have been to Le Pigeon twice in the last year and was not disappointed either time. I absolutely love the atmosphere of the restaurant - very cozy and hip. The last time I went, my date and I split the seared foie gras appetizer - absolutely divine! Probably one of the best things I've ever tasted, no exaggeration. For entres, I had duck and he had pork. Both were cooked to perfection and paired with wonderful vegetables and sauces. Le Pigeon has become my favorite restaurant in Portland and I will definitely be back soon!

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★★★★★

I have been to Le Pigeon twice in the last year and was not disappointed either time. I absolutely love the atmosphere of the restaurant - very cozy and hip. The last time I went, my date and I split the seared foie gras appetizer - absolutely divine! Probably one of the best things I've ever tasted, no exaggeration. For entres, I had duck and he had pork. Both were cooked to perfection and paired with wonderful vegetables and sauces. Le Pigeon has become my favorite restaurant in Portland and I will definitely be back soon!

Pros: novel ingredients and combinations, good atmosphere

Cons: sometimes a long wait, tight seating

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There was only one vegetarian choice on the menu, which some people ordered. One of our party did not get their meal with the rest of us, and she was told it had been taken to the wrong table. After sharing some of our items, she decided she didn't want hers, and told them to not bring it, which they did anyway and charged her!
The food was extremely salty.
The salmon was undercooked for one order and about right for another, no consistency.
The wait staff put her hand on people's shoulders unnecessarily. The music was loud but they turned it down when we asked . Will never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

There was only one vegetarian choice on the menu, which some people ordered. One of our party did not get their meal with the rest of us, and she was told it had been taken to the wrong table. After sharing some of our items, she decided she didn't want hers, and told them to not bring it, which they did anyway and charged her!
The food was extremely salty.
The salmon was undercooked for one order and about right for another, no consistency.
The wait staff put her hand on people's shoulders unnecessarily. The music was loud but they turned it down when we asked . Will never go back.

Pros: some people in our party liked their meals

Cons: overly salty, overly noisy, wait staff odd

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I'm trying not to respond to the people who wrote bad reviews and focus on my review which would include 6 stars if possible. I've eaten here a few times and am planning on going next week in fact. For the money NO ONE in Portland is doing the things with food that Gabe is doing with food. The foie gras profiteroles are so good they make me cry. Every dish I've had that has had an item in it that I've been hesitant about (i.e. frisse, sweetbreads) has utilized it in such a way as to make me think that I must have been mistaking it for something else entirely. My husband and I ate here on the day we got married and we both agreed that the meal was the high point of our day. The sommalier (Andy I believe) achieved perfection with all 5 pairings he chose for us. Even the item or two that I've had that's not been my absolute favorite has at the very least been interesting and fresh. Here's a helpful hint to those not in the restaurant industry- go early and go on a weekday. Don't like sitting next to the door in a crowded restaurant? Don't show up at 8:00 on a Friday. As for service... I thought it was unobtrusively crisp. The waitstaff is pleasant, smart and quick. Everything about this place is five star and I only wish I had the kind of disposable income to (gladly) eat here every week.

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★★★★★

I'm trying not to respond to the people who wrote bad reviews and focus on my review which would include 6 stars if possible. I've eaten here a few times and am planning on going next week in fact. For the money NO ONE in Portland is doing the things with food that Gabe is doing with food. The foie gras profiteroles are so good they make me cry. Every dish I've had that has had an item in it that I've been hesitant about (i.e. frisse, sweetbreads) has utilized it in such a way as to make me think that I must have been mistaking it for something else entirely. My husband and I ate here on the day we got married and we both agreed that the meal was the high point of our day. The sommalier (Andy I believe) achieved perfection with all 5 pairings he chose for us. Even the item or two that I've had that's not been my absolute favorite has at the very least been interesting and fresh. Here's a helpful hint to those not in the restaurant industry- go early and go on a weekday. Don't like sitting next to the door in a crowded restaurant? Don't show up at 8:00 on a Friday. As for service... I thought it was unobtrusively crisp. The waitstaff is pleasant, smart and quick. Everything about this place is five star and I only wish I had the kind of disposable income to (gladly) eat here every week.

Pros: Exciting, innovative menu, excellent service.

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To make the story short: very busy and very noisy, music was annoying and loud, had to yell to be able to hear anything; people were packed like sardines: no possibility to have a nice conversation; if you ended up to get a seat in the corner, no way to go to the restroom! - will have to ask 8 people in arrow to let you go; and finally, food was not so fabulous as expensive! I found nothing pleasant about this place..

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★☆☆☆☆

To make the story short: very busy and very noisy, music was annoying and loud, had to yell to be able to hear anything; people were packed like sardines: no possibility to have a nice conversation; if you ended up to get a seat in the corner, no way to go to the restroom! - will have to ask 8 people in arrow to let you go; and finally, food was not so fabulous as expensive! I found nothing pleasant about this place..

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We were excited to score 2 seats at this much written about place. When we arrived we were seated next to the constantly opening door and when I asked to switch to empty seats at the end of the table I was refused. I spent the entire meal physically miserable and cold. The wait staff was abrupt and arrogant; when they showed up. The only food we like was the appetizer. The foi gras dessert was actually sickening; although my husband said he was glad for the experience of it he did throw out the leftovers. For real gourmet food and pleasurable surroundings we will spend our money and time at Alexis, Paleys, Simpatica, or Castagna Cafe.

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★★☆☆☆

We were excited to score 2 seats at this much written about place. When we arrived we were seated next to the constantly opening door and when I asked to switch to empty seats at the end of the table I was refused. I spent the entire meal physically miserable and cold. The wait staff was abrupt and arrogant; when they showed up. The only food we like was the appetizer. The foi gras dessert was actually sickening; although my husband said he was glad for the experience of it he did throw out the leftovers. For real gourmet food and pleasurable surroundings we will spend our money and time at Alexis, Paleys, Simpatica, or Castagna Cafe.

Pros: location on Burnside easy to find

Cons: taste, atmosphere, service

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recommend sitting at the counter. Get there early or late as they don't take reservations for the counter. The few other tables are shared and very tight....didn't enjoy the shared group table.

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★★★★☆

recommend sitting at the counter. Get there early or late as they don't take reservations for the counter. The few other tables are shared and very tight....didn't enjoy the shared group table.

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Ate here a few months ago with 4 friends. Having six people is the way to go here. Our food was right on through every course. Concentrated flavor profile, fantastic complementing ingredients, excellent crossover deserts. I do not understand the negative reviews on here. This is not a 4 diamond/3 star dining experience. It is someone who knows how to cook. If the chef should take a well deserved day off, I am sure his chefs are expected to perform, regardless of their appearance. This is the kind of establishment where the roles are juxtaposed. You should feel lucky to eat at Le Pigeon in it's prime, not the other way around. We had a great dining experience here....sure the wait CAN be long.....who cares, plan ahead. I do wish there were more Champagne selections and magnums available on the wine list.

Sincerely, A Portland Certified Executive Chef and Sommelier

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★★★★★

Ate here a few months ago with 4 friends. Having six people is the way to go here. Our food was right on through every course. Concentrated flavor profile, fantastic complementing ingredients, excellent crossover deserts. I do not understand the negative reviews on here. This is not a 4 diamond/3 star dining experience. It is someone who knows how to cook. If the chef should take a well deserved day off, I am sure his chefs are expected to perform, regardless of their appearance. This is the kind of establishment where the roles are juxtaposed. You should feel lucky to eat at Le Pigeon in it's prime, not the other way around. We had a great dining experience here....sure the wait CAN be long.....who cares, plan ahead. I do wish there were more Champagne selections and magnums available on the wine list.

Sincerely, A Portland Certified Executive Chef and Sommelier

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: I'm sure more seating has crossed some minds

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Hearing that LePigeon was one of the top 10 restaurants in Portland (Portland Monthly) and choosing out of all the different restaurants in Portland for a going away special dinner which was looked forward to for a long time. I was very disappointed. There was no room to sit and we had to sit outside and have a drink while we were waiting even tho there was an empty table (there are only 3) Everything is overpriced and this is after having ate at fine restaurants all over the country. The pairing are strange and if you want liver and bacon in desserts this is your place. Everything Saturday nite on the menu was mostly liver and pork and we ended up ordering a lamb and flatbread for something like 14 dollars. you could go to any middle eastern ethnic restaurant and have better at a quarter of the price. It was like the emperor's new clothes. My partners pork belly and macaroni had a delicious reduced sauce and was very tasty. My monkfish dish had two tiny fish patties which would be half an order of fish and chips anywhere else with some cut up boiled potatoes and a lobster leek "sauce"... for 29 dollars you could have had a better dinner just about anywhere in Portland. It tasted like they dumped a salt shaker on the fish. This restaurant would be out of business on the east coast in any major city if they served this dish and charged those prices in this economy. They said well next time you come in we will try to make it better. Do they think people want to drop over $100 dollars and come out hungry and so very dissapointed? I recommend many other restaurants in Portland but this is highly overrated. and the chefs look like the work at the local commune.
good luck

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★☆☆☆☆

Hearing that LePigeon was one of the top 10 restaurants in Portland (Portland Monthly) and choosing out of all the different restaurants in Portland for a going away special dinner which was looked forward to for a long time. I was very disappointed. There was no room to sit and we had to sit outside and have a drink while we were waiting even tho there was an empty table (there are only 3) Everything is overpriced and this is after having ate at fine restaurants all over the country. The pairing are strange and if you want liver and bacon in desserts this is your place. Everything Saturday nite on the menu was mostly liver and pork and we ended up ordering a lamb and flatbread for something like 14 dollars. you could go to any middle eastern ethnic restaurant and have better at a quarter of the price. It was like the emperor's new clothes. My partners pork belly and macaroni had a delicious reduced sauce and was very tasty. My monkfish dish had two tiny fish patties which would be half an order of fish and chips anywhere else with some cut up boiled potatoes and a lobster leek "sauce"... for 29 dollars you could have had a better dinner just about anywhere in Portland. It tasted like they dumped a salt shaker on the fish. This restaurant would be out of business on the east coast in any major city if they served this dish and charged those prices in this economy. They said well next time you come in we will try to make it better. Do they think people want to drop over $100 dollars and come out hungry and so very dissapointed? I recommend many other restaurants in Portland but this is highly overrated. and the chefs look like the work at the local commune.
good luck

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Believe the hype LePigeon lives up to everything you've heard about it. My girlfriend and I ate here recently and although we were initially a little put off by the amount of time we had to wait for our table, it was totally worth it. We spent about an hour and 1/2 checking out the stores on Burnside which made the time go pretty quickly (if you give the hostess your cell phone number, they will call when your table is ready so you don't have to just stand in the street). When we were seated, we were a little wary of the kind of 'family style' feel of the place at first. But we warmed up to it quickly when we realized that it really felt as if we had been invited to a friends house for dinner. I ordered the steak and she got the pork and we both agreed it was the best dinner we had had in a long time, maybe ever. Everything was simple, but totally flavorful and perfectly prepared. Our waitress was very helpful in suggesting wines for us to compliment our choices. Dining here is not cheap, but the experience is worth every penny.

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★★★★☆

Believe the hype LePigeon lives up to everything you've heard about it. My girlfriend and I ate here recently and although we were initially a little put off by the amount of time we had to wait for our table, it was totally worth it. We spent about an hour and 1/2 checking out the stores on Burnside which made the time go pretty quickly (if you give the hostess your cell phone number, they will call when your table is ready so you don't have to just stand in the street). When we were seated, we were a little wary of the kind of 'family style' feel of the place at first. But we warmed up to it quickly when we realized that it really felt as if we had been invited to a friends house for dinner. I ordered the steak and she got the pork and we both agreed it was the best dinner we had had in a long time, maybe ever. Everything was simple, but totally flavorful and perfectly prepared. Our waitress was very helpful in suggesting wines for us to compliment our choices. Dining here is not cheap, but the experience is worth every penny.

Pros: Nice servers, great food, good wines

Cons: Long wait, but it's worth it

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The most overrated restaurant in town! They try hard to surprise you, at the expenses of taste with odd food pairings (bacon in dessert, just to name one, and the result is not interesting but just like it sound, the wrong ingredient in the wrong place), or by decorating your appetizer or entree with fried claws, but the substance is not there. Not an authentic French either. The food is not worth the trip, moreover you will end up by eating uncomfortably in the same narrow table with other customers and not being able to have an intimate conversation. The price is outrageous for the experience. Do not waste your time and money, choose a different restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

The most overrated restaurant in town! They try hard to surprise you, at the expenses of taste with odd food pairings (bacon in dessert, just to name one, and the result is not interesting but just like it sound, the wrong ingredient in the wrong place), or by decorating your appetizer or entree with fried claws, but the substance is not there. Not an authentic French either. The food is not worth the trip, moreover you will end up by eating uncomfortably in the same narrow table with other customers and not being able to have an intimate conversation. The price is outrageous for the experience. Do not waste your time and money, choose a different restaurant.

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We waited 2 hours for our table, but it was well worth it. We sat at the counter overlooking the cooking going on. The 2 gentlemen cooking helped make our experience great. They talked about what they were making and suggested items. Service was great and the food was outstanding. Very small and the menu is not for everyone, but I loved it!

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★★★★★

We waited 2 hours for our table, but it was well worth it. We sat at the counter overlooking the cooking going on. The 2 gentlemen cooking helped make our experience great. They talked about what they were making and suggested items. Service was great and the food was outstanding. Very small and the menu is not for everyone, but I loved it!

Pros: food, service

Cons: wait

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To start out on a positive note, the food was superb and if you check the menu at the website, it is heavily slanted to meat. As I waited for my computer date, I asked the waiter about wishing to try sweetbreads which I rarely find these days versus foie gras which I get a lot but love. He came up with a logical and humorous scheme on how to approach and I decided to share if she wanted to which she did. They offered rabbit too.
For main dish we shared beef cheek which was superb and quail which was excellent too. There were no problems with seating BUT there is an overall attitude summed up by the line on the menu "substitutions politely declined." In other words, it is all their way or the highway. Another example, was that they kept asking if we were sharing so we assumed they would split the plates for us. No such luck. When we asked, one waitress got kind of haughty. Another person was more polite and said that it was for the purpose of placing the right plate before the person ordering it, which in our case didn't matter. I don't know what was so difficult about them putting half the plate on another plate as a courtesy. The overall attitude is "love it or leave it."
It is extremely noisy because of the odd seating arrangement. The guy to my right was trying to be nice and recommend desserts but I truly did not want to make chitchat with strangers and the desserts were the culinary weak part of the experience. Then his wife overheard us and joined our conversation.
Getting there early definitely helped; the service varied from very nice to arrogant and we both found parking right in front. Food was terrific and I would go back.

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★★★★☆

To start out on a positive note, the food was superb and if you check the menu at the website, it is heavily slanted to meat. As I waited for my computer date, I asked the waiter about wishing to try sweetbreads which I rarely find these days versus foie gras which I get a lot but love. He came up with a logical and humorous scheme on how to approach and I decided to share if she wanted to which she did. They offered rabbit too.
For main dish we shared beef cheek which was superb and quail which was excellent too. There were no problems with seating BUT there is an overall attitude summed up by the line on the menu "substitutions politely declined." In other words, it is all their way or the highway. Another example, was that they kept asking if we were sharing so we assumed they would split the plates for us. No such luck. When we asked, one waitress got kind of haughty. Another person was more polite and said that it was for the purpose of placing the right plate before the person ordering it, which in our case didn't matter. I don't know what was so difficult about them putting half the plate on another plate as a courtesy. The overall attitude is "love it or leave it."
It is extremely noisy because of the odd seating arrangement. The guy to my right was trying to be nice and recommend desserts but I truly did not want to make chitchat with strangers and the desserts were the culinary weak part of the experience. Then his wife overheard us and joined our conversation.
Getting there early definitely helped; the service varied from very nice to arrogant and we both found parking right in front. Food was terrific and I would go back.

Pros: Food

Cons: Attitude, layout, noise level

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Le Pigeon was a fun and interesting experience. The space was not designed for the typical American (this means if you are "robust" you will enjoy getting to know your neighbor intimately). The food was delicious but if you're not up for eating unique pieces of meat like cow cheek or beef neck then you should stick to the good old American processed food, I'm sure mapquest has the nearest McDonald's. Oh and don't be alarmed when tiny skinned birds are tossed into a skillet. The name does imply they serve pigeon, at least they didn't the week of Aug. 18. All-in-All the staff was incredible and if you want a great experience with fresh and enjoyable food definitely give Le Pigeon a go but make sure you make a reservation.

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★★★★☆

Le Pigeon was a fun and interesting experience. The space was not designed for the typical American (this means if you are "robust" you will enjoy getting to know your neighbor intimately). The food was delicious but if you're not up for eating unique pieces of meat like cow cheek or beef neck then you should stick to the good old American processed food, I'm sure mapquest has the nearest McDonald's. Oh and don't be alarmed when tiny skinned birds are tossed into a skillet. The name does imply they serve pigeon, at least they didn't the week of Aug. 18. All-in-All the staff was incredible and if you want a great experience with fresh and enjoyable food definitely give Le Pigeon a go but make sure you make a reservation.

Pros: Good food and excellent service

Cons: Wear deodorant because you will be very close to your neighbor

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I'll admit I was a bit taken by the glowing reviews the press has given Le Pigeon, but then I became more wary, both as the negative reviews started stacking up, and I had friends with very bad experiences.

But I had to stick my hand on the hot stove. I mean, how bad could it be? I tried to go a few months back, and suffered the same "we have no room, despite having all these seats available" problem other people have spoken about. I finally tried again 8/2 and managed to get in. The wait staff were fine, if mildly inattentive.

Here's the rub: The food was really solid. But after I had completed half of my unusually generous portion, and intentionally saved half for later, I asked for a togo box. They cleared my food, and promptly threw it all away.

When I confronted them about it, they said a disdainful "Sorry" but didn't offer anything to redress the issue. No drink on the house, no discount etc. When your entree is $28, throwing half of it away is a $14 mistake. That's preposterous! If ACME chain can manage to get my food in a to go box every time, why can't this supposedly swanky place?

I won't be going back. As others have mentioned, this isn't the abusive style we wan't to reward in Portland. Try Lauro, Lovely Hula Hands, Pailey's Place, or even go down the street to The Farm for a fantastic meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'll admit I was a bit taken by the glowing reviews the press has given Le Pigeon, but then I became more wary, both as the negative reviews started stacking up, and I had friends with very bad experiences.

But I had to stick my hand on the hot stove. I mean, how bad could it be? I tried to go a few months back, and suffered the same "we have no room, despite having all these seats available" problem other people have spoken about. I finally tried again 8/2 and managed to get in. The wait staff were fine, if mildly inattentive.

Here's the rub: The food was really solid. But after I had completed half of my unusually generous portion, and intentionally saved half for later, I asked for a togo box. They cleared my food, and promptly threw it all away.

When I confronted them about it, they said a disdainful "Sorry" but didn't offer anything to redress the issue. No drink on the house, no discount etc. When your entree is $28, throwing half of it away is a $14 mistake. That's preposterous! If ACME chain can manage to get my food in a to go box every time, why can't this supposedly swanky place?

I won't be going back. As others have mentioned, this isn't the abusive style we wan't to reward in Portland. Try Lauro, Lovely Hula Hands, Pailey's Place, or even go down the street to The Farm for a fantastic meal.

Pros: Edgy, good food

Cons: dismal service, attitude, expensive mistakes

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Loved this restaurant! The wait was long...but well worth it! I had a salmon dish that I absolutely loved.

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★★★★★

Loved this restaurant! The wait was long...but well worth it! I had a salmon dish that I absolutely loved.

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This is a great place to enjoy an evening.
Great food. Good service. Great company.
My wife and I who are both foodies in the restaurant industry were visiting from NY. A dear friend reccommended Le Pigeon. I am glad they did!
All around great experience.
Fresh ingredients, great wine list, creative food items, great company.
We will be sure to book a reservation next time we are in Portland.

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★★★★★

This is a great place to enjoy an evening.
Great food. Good service. Great company.
My wife and I who are both foodies in the restaurant industry were visiting from NY. A dear friend reccommended Le Pigeon. I am glad they did!
All around great experience.
Fresh ingredients, great wine list, creative food items, great company.
We will be sure to book a reservation next time we are in Portland.

Pros: fresh food, inventive menu

Cons: none

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If you want your dinner to be private and romantic don't go here, if you want the best food in town, a knowledgeable staff, good conversation and a great experience, frequent le pigeon.

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★★★★★

If you want your dinner to be private and romantic don't go here, if you want the best food in town, a knowledgeable staff, good conversation and a great experience, frequent le pigeon.

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I made reservations for 2 and ended up siting with the griswolds on one side and stinky cologne wearing open mouth eaters on the other. I barley had room for my water glass let alone room for anything else. The wait staff were amused at the fact we left after one sip of water in a glass that smelled like bleach. "Goodby, have a great week" they said, snickering like kids on a inner city playground. Seems like you need to earn your food at this place - a soup nazi-ish ill planned layout indeed. I've heard great things about the food and was excited to try it but really - no thank you and good luck with your whatever it is.

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★☆☆☆☆

I made reservations for 2 and ended up siting with the griswolds on one side and stinky cologne wearing open mouth eaters on the other. I barley had room for my water glass let alone room for anything else. The wait staff were amused at the fact we left after one sip of water in a glass that smelled like bleach. "Goodby, have a great week" they said, snickering like kids on a inner city playground. Seems like you need to earn your food at this place - a soup nazi-ish ill planned layout indeed. I've heard great things about the food and was excited to try it but really - no thank you and good luck with your whatever it is.

Pros: didn't notice any

Cons: many

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Having read the reviews we approached our visit with some trepidation, however we were very happy with our first visit to Le Pigeon. It was a Friday night and we arrived for our six o'clock reservation and were seated promptly. The seating is family style like you commonly see in Basque restaurants and sharing a table with strangers is different, but OK, and we shared several converations with our tablemates. Brian, our server, was pleasant and helpful. The food service was prompt. My main course was 10 minutes later than my wifes, but they appologized several times. The meal was excellent, the scallop starter was fresh, and cooked perfectly. I would highly recommend the lamb or the halibut. Nothing was too salty. The wine list is great, plenty of choices, but not overwhelming. Had a great pinot noir. The dessert of the goat chesse cake with a cookie crumb crust was like the best cheesecake you've ever had but smoother. Definitely will return.Small place, could definitely see if you had a 7 o'clock reservation not being seated until 8:30

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★★★★★

Having read the reviews we approached our visit with some trepidation, however we were very happy with our first visit to Le Pigeon. It was a Friday night and we arrived for our six o'clock reservation and were seated promptly. The seating is family style like you commonly see in Basque restaurants and sharing a table with strangers is different, but OK, and we shared several converations with our tablemates. Brian, our server, was pleasant and helpful. The food service was prompt. My main course was 10 minutes later than my wifes, but they appologized several times. The meal was excellent, the scallop starter was fresh, and cooked perfectly. I would highly recommend the lamb or the halibut. Nothing was too salty. The wine list is great, plenty of choices, but not overwhelming. Had a great pinot noir. The dessert of the goat chesse cake with a cookie crumb crust was like the best cheesecake you've ever had but smoother. Definitely will return.Small place, could definitely see if you had a 7 o'clock reservation not being seated until 8:30

Pros: the food, wine list

Cons: small

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The wait staff is very pleasant and accommodating and guided me though a superb and eclectic wine menu served in nothing but Ridel. The food menu weaves a variety of colorful meat choices seamlessly into the everyday palate; the mastery of such a feat is impressive.

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★★★★☆

The wait staff is very pleasant and accommodating and guided me though a superb and eclectic wine menu served in nothing but Ridel. The food menu weaves a variety of colorful meat choices seamlessly into the everyday palate; the mastery of such a feat is impressive.

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the promising food was ruined by the condescending waitstaff. getting talked back to AND pressured to leave in order to seat more people was enough for me to never return.

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★★☆☆☆

the promising food was ruined by the condescending waitstaff. getting talked back to AND pressured to leave in order to seat more people was enough for me to never return.

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I read numerous reviews and had mixed feelings about going but glad I did. The food was superb, I had the scalops for the starter, they were soft, buttery and tasted like they just came from the ocean, the person I came with had the romain, lightly roasted on the grill with a buttery / salty dressing, simple but very flavorfull. My main course was the Steak, it was a little tough side but taste was excellent, it was atop pearl onions with a horse radish suace that I could have easily licked the plate clean of. Partner had the Cous Cous. Service was great although there is a "cocky" sense about the place, the hipster / Faux I'm cool / anti establishment aura that I am frankly "sick" of iPortland is there but not so much that It affected the overall great evening of dinning.

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★★★★★

I read numerous reviews and had mixed feelings about going but glad I did. The food was superb, I had the scalops for the starter, they were soft, buttery and tasted like they just came from the ocean, the person I came with had the romain, lightly roasted on the grill with a buttery / salty dressing, simple but very flavorfull. My main course was the Steak, it was a little tough side but taste was excellent, it was atop pearl onions with a horse radish suace that I could have easily licked the plate clean of. Partner had the Cous Cous. Service was great although there is a "cocky" sense about the place, the hipster / Faux I'm cool / anti establishment aura that I am frankly "sick" of iPortland is there but not so much that It affected the overall great evening of dinning.

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This place is my fav restaurant in Portland!! I've been on a mission to try every top restaurant in town...and I haven't come across anything that can compete with LePigeon. the food is amazing (very unique!), the ambiance is romantic. It's the perfect date spot. Also, this is a good way to figure out who you're dating. If they complain about waiting, personal space, servers- then you know not to go out on another date with them. I've read other people's reviews and am thankful not to have to dine with them!

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★★★★★

This place is my fav restaurant in Portland!! I've been on a mission to try every top restaurant in town...and I haven't come across anything that can compete with LePigeon. the food is amazing (very unique!), the ambiance is romantic. It's the perfect date spot. Also, this is a good way to figure out who you're dating. If they complain about waiting, personal space, servers- then you know not to go out on another date with them. I've read other people's reviews and am thankful not to have to dine with them!

Pros: Food, Ambiance

Cons: Nothing

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i have some suggestions that will vastly improve this restaurant. Take them or leave them, as you like. First of all the maitre'd should be replaced, made us feel rushed and uncomfortable, same for the male waiters. The elbow room at the counter should be bigger by removing one chair on each side. Believe me I do not think the chef ever sat there like his customers do, packed in like sardines. Buy some small 2 top tables and sell the large ones, they do NOT work. NO ONE wants to sit 5 inches from their neighbor, not even in an Alpian Village, PLEASE!!!!! Then hire very friendly servers, who actually know what is IN the dishes you are serving. That's it! Also try to apply for a full bar, people really love to have a cocktail before dinner!
Small samplings would also be helpful! The food was somewhat salty, and I LIKE salty food. So maybe request less salt if possible from the chef or waiter. We will come back if you do all these things! For sure!

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★★★★☆

i have some suggestions that will vastly improve this restaurant. Take them or leave them, as you like. First of all the maitre'd should be replaced, made us feel rushed and uncomfortable, same for the male waiters. The elbow room at the counter should be bigger by removing one chair on each side. Believe me I do not think the chef ever sat there like his customers do, packed in like sardines. Buy some small 2 top tables and sell the large ones, they do NOT work. NO ONE wants to sit 5 inches from their neighbor, not even in an Alpian Village, PLEASE!!!!! Then hire very friendly servers, who actually know what is IN the dishes you are serving. That's it! Also try to apply for a full bar, people really love to have a cocktail before dinner!
Small samplings would also be helpful! The food was somewhat salty, and I LIKE salty food. So maybe request less salt if possible from the chef or waiter. We will come back if you do all these things! For sure!

Pros: nice chef

Cons: bad service

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We are regular at Higgins and Paley?s Place, and for special occasions we dine at Genoa. But after hearing and reading about so much about Le Pigeon, my wife and I decided to give a try. To our taste all dishes we tried were over flavored. This restaurant might appeal to those people who prefer ?strong? flavor, however, if you are looking for more fine, delicate texture and flavor (something you will find in 3 star French restaurants), you will be disappointed. Dinning at Le Pigeon should not be considered as ?fine? dining by any means. It?s more like experimental dining and I?m sure some of their dishes come out very nice once a while. I will give this restaurant few more years and see how much improvement they can make on their dishes. It is interesting to see how these ?new? breeds of restaurants come to life and they mature over time. Before you take your business assoicates or date to Le Pigeon, I recommend you try first. If you don?t want to take a chance, go to Higgins or Paley?s Place.

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★★★☆☆

We are regular at Higgins and Paley?s Place, and for special occasions we dine at Genoa. But after hearing and reading about so much about Le Pigeon, my wife and I decided to give a try. To our taste all dishes we tried were over flavored. This restaurant might appeal to those people who prefer ?strong? flavor, however, if you are looking for more fine, delicate texture and flavor (something you will find in 3 star French restaurants), you will be disappointed. Dinning at Le Pigeon should not be considered as ?fine? dining by any means. It?s more like experimental dining and I?m sure some of their dishes come out very nice once a while. I will give this restaurant few more years and see how much improvement they can make on their dishes. It is interesting to see how these ?new? breeds of restaurants come to life and they mature over time. Before you take your business assoicates or date to Le Pigeon, I recommend you try first. If you don?t want to take a chance, go to Higgins or Paley?s Place.

Pros: intersting experimental cooking style

Cons: shared table, over flavored foods

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sorry but when i am spending this much money it should be great. perfect is what this review should be saying. but it is not. stuffed pork chop was my dish of choice. its tough to do right and it showed. it came out dry. i was surprised and we order wine pairings with all of our courses which unfortunetly did not make it to the table in time for 3 of the five courses.

don't get me wrong it was good food, but when there is this much hype about a restaurant and a person i just think that the small stuff should already be taken care of. plus its not the cheapest place in town. me and my partner racked up 200 plus dollar bill when all was said and done. and all i got was a dry pork and late wine?

huh?

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★★★☆☆

sorry but when i am spending this much money it should be great. perfect is what this review should be saying. but it is not. stuffed pork chop was my dish of choice. its tough to do right and it showed. it came out dry. i was surprised and we order wine pairings with all of our courses which unfortunetly did not make it to the table in time for 3 of the five courses.

don't get me wrong it was good food, but when there is this much hype about a restaurant and a person i just think that the small stuff should already be taken care of. plus its not the cheapest place in town. me and my partner racked up 200 plus dollar bill when all was said and done. and all i got was a dry pork and late wine?

huh?

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Apparently "intimate" means sharing a table with 6 strangers and listening to Wu-Tang Clan. If you like this, along with mediocre food, surly waitresses, and gimmicky desserts (the bacon corn bread with maple ice cream sounds interesting but tastes anything but), Le Pigeon is for you. If not, you can easily find somewhere better to drop $100+ on dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

Apparently "intimate" means sharing a table with 6 strangers and listening to Wu-Tang Clan. If you like this, along with mediocre food, surly waitresses, and gimmicky desserts (the bacon corn bread with maple ice cream sounds interesting but tastes anything but), Le Pigeon is for you. If not, you can easily find somewhere better to drop $100+ on dinner.

Pros: Vennison with truffles

Cons: Atmosphere, service, bacon cornbread & icecream

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We dined last night at Le Pigeon for the first time. Lets have a recap,

The sparkling wine from the Loire valley was clean, pure and a beautiful pairing with the scallop,cauliflower puree and sea urchin. The grapefruit segments added just the right amount of acidity to cut the richness. Our entrees were, Veal breast, bacon apples and fingerling potatoes, she had the Black cod. The veal was very nicely cooked, and paired well with the gruner veltliner we had. The cod was cooked to perfection, crispy skin, very moist flesh. Leeks were very tender and flavorful. Maybe a touch too much of tarragon though. A perfectly cooked lobster/prawn was seated next to the dish. Service was very attentive, but by no means over bearing. We couldnt have the beef cheeks for dessert though, the kitchen was closed, no biggee. We will return again to enjoy this fine place

Bravo Gabriel and Staff

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★★★★★

We dined last night at Le Pigeon for the first time. Lets have a recap,

The sparkling wine from the Loire valley was clean, pure and a beautiful pairing with the scallop,cauliflower puree and sea urchin. The grapefruit segments added just the right amount of acidity to cut the richness. Our entrees were, Veal breast, bacon apples and fingerling potatoes, she had the Black cod. The veal was very nicely cooked, and paired well with the gruner veltliner we had. The cod was cooked to perfection, crispy skin, very moist flesh. Leeks were very tender and flavorful. Maybe a touch too much of tarragon though. A perfectly cooked lobster/prawn was seated next to the dish. Service was very attentive, but by no means over bearing. We couldnt have the beef cheeks for dessert though, the kitchen was closed, no biggee. We will return again to enjoy this fine place

Bravo Gabriel and Staff

Pros: Perfectly executed food, small but focused wine list, great staff

Cons: white wine a bit cold

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The food here is undoubtedly good and very innovative. But, it is hard to enjoy your meal when your elbows bump with the stranger next to you! In addition, there is very little room at the bar to enjoy a drink while waiting for your table.

So, great food, but not a great evening out.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is undoubtedly good and very innovative. But, it is hard to enjoy your meal when your elbows bump with the stranger next to you! In addition, there is very little room at the bar to enjoy a drink while waiting for your table.

So, great food, but not a great evening out.

Pros: creative cuisine

Cons: lack of privacy

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Le Pigeon was fantastic! My wife and I were visiting from atlanta and I had read up on the new best chefs in the pacific NW and we were not disappointed. The new direction in dining all across the globe is to strip down the pretension and provide the best of what's available at the moment in that area, it's called terroir. These guys nailed it. Food was great, foie gras, sweetbreads, crudo, service was welcoming, and the wine appropriate. The meal made me want to move to portland and get a job at Le Pigeon!

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★★★★☆

Le Pigeon was fantastic! My wife and I were visiting from atlanta and I had read up on the new best chefs in the pacific NW and we were not disappointed. The new direction in dining all across the globe is to strip down the pretension and provide the best of what's available at the moment in that area, it's called terroir. These guys nailed it. Food was great, foie gras, sweetbreads, crudo, service was welcoming, and the wine appropriate. The meal made me want to move to portland and get a job at Le Pigeon!

Pros: there was love in the food

Cons: none

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Quite honestly, this is the best food I have ever eaten in Portland, and I have eaten at so many popular Portland restaurants over the years. The taste of the food at Le Pigeon is really very unbelievable. I honestly don't know how they do it. When we initially went, there were the two chefs and we sat at the bar, watching. They produced our food like magic. Everything is just so savory and fork tender ,and the meats really melt in your mouth. This has to be my most favorite restaurant in Portland ever....

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★★★★★

Quite honestly, this is the best food I have ever eaten in Portland, and I have eaten at so many popular Portland restaurants over the years. The taste of the food at Le Pigeon is really very unbelievable. I honestly don't know how they do it. When we initially went, there were the two chefs and we sat at the bar, watching. They produced our food like magic. Everything is just so savory and fork tender ,and the meats really melt in your mouth. This has to be my most favorite restaurant in Portland ever....

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Small dining room and long wait to be seated, but the wait was definately worth it.

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I have to say that I am a big foodie and I had the best meal in Portland that I have had in some time here.. I have owned a restaurant and have to agree with a couple of the reviews that the service wasn't what I would aspire to if I owned the establishment, but the food was absolutely incredible. I have recommended this place to many as I believe the flavors and preparation are impeccable. I would not hesitate to make a return visit. I have, since my visit, recommended Le Pigeon to many. The Truffle Gnocchi was amazing!

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★★★★★

I have to say that I am a big foodie and I had the best meal in Portland that I have had in some time here.. I have owned a restaurant and have to agree with a couple of the reviews that the service wasn't what I would aspire to if I owned the establishment, but the food was absolutely incredible. I have recommended this place to many as I believe the flavors and preparation are impeccable. I would not hesitate to make a return visit. I have, since my visit, recommended Le Pigeon to many. The Truffle Gnocchi was amazing!

Pros: Great Fod

Cons: Service mediorcre

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Wow...we got in...went early of course as that is what we were told because we didn't have reservations...and even then we only got in because someone with 5 o'clock reservations didn't show up...they were SOL! Anyway we were seated, provided with water and bread...so far so good...then the waitress showed up...and it kind of went downhill from there. The menu is written simply...pork with other ingredients, duck with other ingredients etc...no preparation notes...and knowing how I like things prepared I simply asked for a description of the non-vegetarian items. I was instantly rebuffed...told that there were just too many items, words and ingredients for that...though if there was one item I was interested in that could be explained. What if there was some way of preparation I didn't particularly like or an ingredient I wouldn't like? It didn't seem to matter...the term "snarky" has been used for wait staff in other reviews...I guess I would have to agree. Maybe it was the other 6 people she had at her table...just too much to take care of to be able to simply describe the way each meat dish was prepared. I did happen to notice that she had time to talk with other waitstaff with silly faces included. Needless to say I was embarassed by the treatment.
So the meal was good, especially the appetizers and we enjoyed ourselves anyway...embarrassment aside...I would go again and hope for better service. I was a little disappointed by their dessert that is written up in almost every article about them...cornbread, bacon, honey...sounds good anyway!

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★★★★☆

Wow...we got in...went early of course as that is what we were told because we didn't have reservations...and even then we only got in because someone with 5 o'clock reservations didn't show up...they were SOL! Anyway we were seated, provided with water and bread...so far so good...then the waitress showed up...and it kind of went downhill from there. The menu is written simply...pork with other ingredients, duck with other ingredients etc...no preparation notes...and knowing how I like things prepared I simply asked for a description of the non-vegetarian items. I was instantly rebuffed...told that there were just too many items, words and ingredients for that...though if there was one item I was interested in that could be explained. What if there was some way of preparation I didn't particularly like or an ingredient I wouldn't like? It didn't seem to matter...the term "snarky" has been used for wait staff in other reviews...I guess I would have to agree. Maybe it was the other 6 people she had at her table...just too much to take care of to be able to simply describe the way each meat dish was prepared. I did happen to notice that she had time to talk with other waitstaff with silly faces included. Needless to say I was embarassed by the treatment.
So the meal was good, especially the appetizers and we enjoyed ourselves anyway...embarrassment aside...I would go again and hope for better service. I was a little disappointed by their dessert that is written up in almost every article about them...cornbread, bacon, honey...sounds good anyway!

Pros: ambience, food

Cons: waitstaff

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Went with three people this spring, we all tried different entrees and appetizers and everything was outstanding. My entree was the pea risotto. While not a big pea fan, I loved this dish. The cornbread dessert is the best. Cozy atmosphere. Can be difficult to get a table.

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★★★★★

Went with three people this spring, we all tried different entrees and appetizers and everything was outstanding. My entree was the pea risotto. While not a big pea fan, I loved this dish. The cornbread dessert is the best. Cozy atmosphere. Can be difficult to get a table.

Pros: Unique dining experience, delicious food

Cons: can be hard to get a table

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Don?t bother making reservations, we made reservations and still had to wait an hour and 20 mins. to be seated. The wait staff seemed unconcerned that we made reservations. No apology, no explanation. Due to tight quarters, we had to stand outside to wait, which we weren?t dressed for as we hadn?t anticipated that reservations at 7:00 translates to 8:20. To top it off the wait staff were snarky and unprofessional. I know it's unpopular and unhip to think this restaurant isn't sh*t on a stick, but I'm willing to be uncool. Avoid it. Not worth the wait and the rude treatment.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don?t bother making reservations, we made reservations and still had to wait an hour and 20 mins. to be seated. The wait staff seemed unconcerned that we made reservations. No apology, no explanation. Due to tight quarters, we had to stand outside to wait, which we weren?t dressed for as we hadn?t anticipated that reservations at 7:00 translates to 8:20. To top it off the wait staff were snarky and unprofessional. I know it's unpopular and unhip to think this restaurant isn't sh*t on a stick, but I'm willing to be uncool. Avoid it. Not worth the wait and the rude treatment.

Pros: food

Cons: reservations don't mean you won't stand outside in the cold for an hour

 

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