Le Pigeon

Le Pigeon

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Hours
Tue
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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About
An intimate dining experience in Portland, Oregon brought to you by Chef Gabriel Rucker and Wine Director Andrew Fortgang. We offer a daily chef's tasting menu. Reservations are highly suggested.
CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles547 reviews
Excellent
388
Very good
90
Average
37
Poor
17
Terrible
15
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Art F
San Francisco21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
My wife and son came to Portland on a foodie binge. Le Pigeon did not disappoint! The French bistro had a limited but superbly crafted and unique menu with combination of ingredients you would not expect. We didn’t do the 5 or 7 course menu and decided instead to select dishes starting with the jerk foie gras which is a Jamaican take on foie gras. Not your typical dish so be prepared to be surprised. The banana kumquat relish gave this appetizer a very unique finish in your palate Individual dishes we shared include the black cod daily special, pork spareribs, and wagyu brisket. The pork chop was not dry and served with a bacon and cheese pierogi with glazed radish sauce was fantastic. Wagyu brisket was served medium rare and celery root purée with roasted hedgehog mushrooms and grapefruit sauce was also a hit! Our fried apple pie was also uniquely prepared but the foie gras profiteroles was a dish you either liked or hate. The fat from the foie gras is used to make the ice cream used to fill the profiteroles, never had it before but definitely different. Kevin was our server in this very small restaurant and he was fantastic because He patiently fielded our many on how each dish was prepared. The setting is rustic so come casual but give yourself plenty of travel time if you are staying in downtown Portland as traffic was awful and parking is a challenge as well. We were able to get next day reservations but this will likely change because Le Pigeon was just awarded a James Beard award, a deserved award. Bon appetite!
Written 29 February 2020
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John S
Salt Lake City20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
My wife and I went here to celebrate valentines day. The service was impecable and the food some of the best i have had (which includes michelin star experience). I cannot have wheat or sugar and indicated that with my reservation. They called me the day before to clarify what i could and could not have and then the chef came out before the meal started to clarify again. They were very thorough and attentive to my needs and adopted the menu in such a way that i did not miss out on flavor or experience. Thank you so much.
Written 16 February 2020
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fillytown
Calgary7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Each and every bite was absolutley fantastic. Both myself and my wife thoroughly enjoyed our meal. You can tell the chef is extremely talented as you could taste so many flavors and textures in each bite. Both my wife and myself have dined at multiple michelin star (including 3 stars) and this was on par with the best. Highly recommended. My only complaint to the meal was the wine pouring - we ordered the reserve wine pairings and you could tell the server/sommelier was purposefully pouring smallest portions absolutely possible... well below average... felt a bit ripped off... oh well, life goes on..
Written 30 April 2022
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Michael B.
South Bend38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
We are foodies from Chicagoland and we were very excited to dine at LePigeon tonight. I do not enjoy writing negative review, but what we experienced tonight I feel it necessary. I need to begin with saying that the service was excellent, but the food was not. We started with two Starter Dishes - The Jamaican Jerk Foie Gras and Pork Trotter Croquettes. Both dishes were over spiced and boarder line inedible. My main courses was the evening special, Black Cod with chorizo, squid and squid ink rice cake. The fish was fresh, but the sides ruined the entire dish. My wife, who happen to be an award executive chef, order Pigeon Breast. The seasoning completely over powered the plate. She took three bites and did not take another. Our guest order the Beef Cheeks. That was the Biggest Disappointment. It was absolute terrible. I would not recommend this restaurant.
Written 2 March 2020
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lori W
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We did the full 6 courses along with the wine paring. There are no words to describe how wonderful amazing the food and wine tasted. However they either need new neighbors or a new location. The music from next door was so loud and thumping it ruined our enjoyment of such exquisitely prepared food. We could not hear our waiter describe the food and wine that they paired with each course. Le Pigeon should be an experience for all the talent and care they put into the food and wine they serve. It's very disappointing the rude neighbors ruined it for us. If you are looking for a great meal you wont easily forget and don't mind loud thumping music this place should not be passed over. Otherwise try for an early reservation maybe the bar next door won't be opened.
Written 23 August 2021
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ChadSheryl D
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
The food was exceptional ~ our waitress was less then that…she set down the menu - talked to fast and then left. When she came back- since we were not from Portland and traveled from Iowa, we asked for her to explain. Her response “this is like any normal restaurant”. We paid $300 for poor human experience…really too bad since the ambience and food was above average.
Written 1 August 2021
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Bill R
Newport Beach715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Our last Friday night chef’s tasting counter dinner at Portland’s Le Pigeon was a revelation worthy of at least one Michelin star, indeed. Absolutely spectacular courses with equally impressive reserve wine pairings. Truly sublime. Service was so friendly and casual, and the causal atmosphere really made us feel at home. It was so Portland, indeed — taken to a stratospheric culinary levels. Can’t wait to get back for a second try sometime.
Written 20 June 2022
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Karen & Rob Chiasson
White Rock343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Dined here with 6 and sat at the table in front of the window. Very cold against the glass and the air conditioning could not be tired down. Great looking restaurant so the view was nice but they also had a live band playing upstairs which was extremely loud and the base could be felt. Plating was beautiful and all the flavors were spot on. So many delicious dishes. Stand out is the foie gras profiteriles! Excellent service from Autumn and all plates were presented at the same time with a description of the course. Would definitely recommend this restaurant just ask for a table away from the window - the bar with the chefs cooking in front of you would be a great option.
Written 16 October 2022
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juliana p
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Review of The Pigeon Restaurant: My experience at The Pigeon restaurant was quite disappointing overall. Despite its reputation as an expensive establishment, I found the unfriendly reservation policy to be off-putting. The fact that they required prepayment without providing sufficient details about the menu was a major drawback. When it came to the food, I was thoroughly disappointed with the taste. The dishes served lacked flavor and failed to impress my taste buds. Despite the restaurant's reputation as an expensive establishment, the taste of the food did not live up to my expectations. Another issue I encountered was the pricing of the wine. Not only was it expensive, but it was also not included in the overall cost of the meal. This made the dining experience even more costly, and I felt that it was an unnecessary expense. It would have been more reasonable to include a wine selection within the fixed price, given the high prices already associated with the restaurant. Considering the overall experience, I cannot recommend The Pigeon restaurant. The combination of an unfriendly reservation policy, poor-tasting food, and expensive wine that was not included in the meal cost left me feeling dissatisfied. There are many other restaurants in the area that offer better value for money and a more enjoyable dining experience.
Written 4 November 2023
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av01bps
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
If you are lucky, you will find yourself at the chef’s counter, on your 30th anniversary, and you will enjoy the most scrumptious meal. With excellent service, wonderful wine pairings, and truly… truly.. delicious food, Le Pigeon is not to be missed.
Written 22 August 2021
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Bex B
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
PHENOMINAL! And I am a critic. Fabulous ballet work in the small kitchen before your eyes, seemlessly preparing amazing dishes in a tiny space, plating, smoothing, topping, dotting their works of art, arms over and under and around, for a fabulously unexpected meal. Also, hats off to the server sharing the wine pairing with utmost detail of soil and region etc of each pour (and as I winemaker, I was happily shocked). Well done to this incredible, yet small team. Including the grace of the Mairtred. Can wait for next visit!
Written 1 June 2024
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Bea T
Irvine633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
My daughter and I just dined at Le Pigeon and were so impressed with the food - it was exquisite and creative. Each dish had a unique mix of textures and flavors. We sat at the counter which was a treat: we got to see how each dish was prepared and the attention placed on the details. In addition to the five dishes in the Chef’s Tasting Menu, we ordered the supplemental foie gras flambé which was delicious! The dessert was an unexpected two-part, both very tasty; the most surprising: foie gras profiterole. Who would have thought of foie gras for dessert? It was incredibly flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness. Overall, service and food were excellent! Truly deserving of a Michelin star!
Written 21 June 2022
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TOURtheWORLDMexPal
United States2973 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Only tasting menu options. One classic and one vegetarian. 5 courses for $135 per person plus one additional course upon request for supplementary charge of $25. Upon booking the table, your credit card will be charged plus 20% tip. Wine pairing. Two options: regular one for $45 and a reserve wine for $85, and include 5 glasses 3-4 ounces each. If you order the sixth course with the supplement course, then you can order a sixth glass of one to pair with it and the charge is $17. Yes all adds up and ends with a bill of $650 for two The place is very small, can accommodate 22 persons plus 6-8 on the high seats they call the chef’s table. Service: excellent , very attentive , very knowledgeable and friendly. Food: it is a nice creative and innovative menu to please the palate. Some dishes are better than others and all different. Few lack the WoW factor, but overall it is very creative menu. Ambience: this is not a fine dining place, no dress code. More of a dress down done up. Unless you are celebrating an occasion, then the dress is for you and not for the establishment. Value: Ok for the quality and creativity Recommendation: hmmmm although we liked this restaurant and the food, yet we were not truly impressed with some dishes as lacking the WoW factor, but overall good experience (not necessarily memorable).
Written 3 July 2024
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MigDriver
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
The is a lot to like about Le Pigeon. Service is excellent and the wine list is superb. On the other hand, to me, the food is adventuresome (good!) but often over-complicated. IE the core ingredients (like quail or lamb) get lost in the preparations - which frequently have layer upon layer of flavor components. For example, the a recent quail dish had the quail buried in a sweet and spicy glaze like Korean barbecue. The lamb dish was over complicated in a similar way. I question if I’ll go back.
Written 21 October 2022
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MRussellPDX
Portland22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Definitely one of Portland basic places. We've been going for a long time and every single time is better than the last. This place lives up to its name and fame. We had —as always— the tasting menu and it is totally worth it. I have problems everytime I go, as everytime I find a new different favorite for me.
Written 12 April 2023
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