Everett Street Bistro

★★★☆☆
  • 1140 NW Everett St

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-467-4990

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My wife and I used to eat here all the time, until they closed for Dinner. I hope they stick around. The food is really good. I'd recommend the rosemary herbed fries, the bistro burger w/ bacon & avocado, the roasted half chicken, and the

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★★★★★

My wife and I used to eat here all the time, until they closed for Dinner. I hope they stick around. The food is really good. I'd recommend the rosemary herbed fries, the bistro burger w/ bacon & avocado, the roasted half chicken, and the

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I had some time to kill on a Saturday morning and I stopped by for breakfast. I had their biscuits and gravy which was good and the service was very personal and attentive without being overbearing.

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★★★★★

I had some time to kill on a Saturday morning and I stopped by for breakfast. I had their biscuits and gravy which was good and the service was very personal and attentive without being overbearing.

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I had no idea what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. Our group ordered the sea salted waffles, the wild mushroom scramble with goat cheese, the eggs benedict, and the steak tartar. All of us enjoyed the absolutely delicious, rich food with no complaints. Staff was friendly and very attentive, bistro was crowded and had a great vibe. Prices are reasonable in my opinion. We are taking friends back next week, and look forward to frequenting this delightful bistro for years to come.

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★★★★★

I had no idea what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. Our group ordered the sea salted waffles, the wild mushroom scramble with goat cheese, the eggs benedict, and the steak tartar. All of us enjoyed the absolutely delicious, rich food with no complaints. Staff was friendly and very attentive, bistro was crowded and had a great vibe. Prices are reasonable in my opinion. We are taking friends back next week, and look forward to frequenting this delightful bistro for years to come.

Pros: Rich, tasty, crowd-pleasing food.

Cons: None.

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Yeah, the food was great. But it was what happened after dessert that left a bad taste in our mouths. We left two shopping bags under our table and didn't realize it until we arrived at the airport for our flight home. We called the Bistro and the manager or owner answered. He promised to send the bags back to us straightaway. Well, we're still waiting. We've called. Left messages. But to no avail. He's never responded. We even asked friends who were visiting Portland to check it out. "That package is in the mail" they were assured. Yeah, right. Six weeks and counting!!

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★★☆☆☆

Yeah, the food was great. But it was what happened after dessert that left a bad taste in our mouths. We left two shopping bags under our table and didn't realize it until we arrived at the airport for our flight home. We called the Bistro and the manager or owner answered. He promised to send the bags back to us straightaway. Well, we're still waiting. We've called. Left messages. But to no avail. He's never responded. We even asked friends who were visiting Portland to check it out. "That package is in the mail" they were assured. Yeah, right. Six weeks and counting!!

Pros: Great food

Cons: Truthfulness

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I have been to Everett Street Bistro many times while visiting Portland, always for breakfast. First, I love the staff! Always VERY cheerful and attentive. My favorite breakfast ? The Eggs Benedict. It comes with chunks of delicious bacon, wonderful hollandaise sauce, served on thick crispy french bread, rather than the usual boring English muffin. SO YUMMY! I will return again and again!

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★★★★★

I have been to Everett Street Bistro many times while visiting Portland, always for breakfast. First, I love the staff! Always VERY cheerful and attentive. My favorite breakfast ? The Eggs Benedict. It comes with chunks of delicious bacon, wonderful hollandaise sauce, served on thick crispy french bread, rather than the usual boring English muffin. SO YUMMY! I will return again and again!

Pros: great food, great service

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My wife and I were wandering around the Pearl with our two small children tonight, and landed here. We found it a delightful little place with pleasant ambiance. The food was basic but imaginative. Somehow Citysearch has this placed categorized as "fine dining", which it is NOT but that's ok, it's not what we wanted.

We had the scallops, a brandy chicken and the "mac & cheese." All were quite tasty, well-prepared, and priced below what we've paid for similar dishes in other nearby places.

Service was crisp and professional. No complaints, nothing impressive. Still, if I could count on this level of service every time we go out, I would take it.

It's true they are not really thinking about kids. No kids menu, no wait staff fawning over the kids, no crayons and fun placemats to draw on. But seriously, if you NEED that stuff to have a nice time out with the little ones, stick to the Old Spaghetti Factory.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I were wandering around the Pearl with our two small children tonight, and landed here. We found it a delightful little place with pleasant ambiance. The food was basic but imaginative. Somehow Citysearch has this placed categorized as "fine dining", which it is NOT but that's ok, it's not what we wanted.

We had the scallops, a brandy chicken and the "mac & cheese." All were quite tasty, well-prepared, and priced below what we've paid for similar dishes in other nearby places.

Service was crisp and professional. No complaints, nothing impressive. Still, if I could count on this level of service every time we go out, I would take it.

It's true they are not really thinking about kids. No kids menu, no wait staff fawning over the kids, no crayons and fun placemats to draw on. But seriously, if you NEED that stuff to have a nice time out with the little ones, stick to the Old Spaghetti Factory.

Pros: Food quality for price

Cons: Could be a little more accomodating to kids

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We thought this would be a fantastic place to bring out of town guests and have a family brunch. Were we ever wrong! The food was over priced, the bread could of chipped a tooth, and the host was rude enough to scold us for having a happy squealing (not crying) baby under the age of 1, and told us he would have to leave. Would we of moved to a table outside? Absolutely, we even suggested to him that we be outside before we were seated. This grumpy man made it clear that families with young children were not welcome at their overrated dive. The Pearl is full of fantastic small eateries that will continue to get our business. I only wish I checked out city search before we chose this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

We thought this would be a fantastic place to bring out of town guests and have a family brunch. Were we ever wrong! The food was over priced, the bread could of chipped a tooth, and the host was rude enough to scold us for having a happy squealing (not crying) baby under the age of 1, and told us he would have to leave. Would we of moved to a table outside? Absolutely, we even suggested to him that we be outside before we were seated. This grumpy man made it clear that families with young children were not welcome at their overrated dive. The Pearl is full of fantastic small eateries that will continue to get our business. I only wish I checked out city search before we chose this place.

Pros: location

Cons: everything else!

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Was last here spring 08 and loved it. Finally had the time to come back since then looking for the same great meal I had with breakfast. Obviously the menu would change since then so I was looking forward to a new experience. I ordered the wild mushroom scramble with leeks. Well a few things. One when I got it, it was not hot but warm and the toast was cold and hard. The leeks in the scramble were hardly cooked and very tough to chew. They should be sauteed so they are tender and melt in your mouth. Not here. The goat cheese looked as if it was thrown in the last minute and not mixed scrambled through so I would have the flavor with every bite. I also asked for soft scrambled eggs and got eggs that were very dry, golden brown edges and came out more like an omelet. Someone need to teach this guy to cook eggs properly. I was looking forward to trying the hasbrown casserole, but upon looking at it they looked gray. I was thinking that they looked like yesterdays potatoes. Sure enough when I tried the first bite, they tasted like yesterdays potatoes that were reheated. You know that taste. Go back to the crispy fried red potatoes with herbs and garlic that I remember not getting enough of last time. And Lastly the most dissapointing part (yes if you can imagine) was they no longer serve sleep monk coffee. They switched to stump town. Not a fan at all of this mediocre coffee.
When I informed the server of my plight, he told me that the old chef left and now the owner is acting chef. That explains it.
Unfortunately I will not go back. This place had potential. The new "cook" does not seem to have the passion for food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Was last here spring 08 and loved it. Finally had the time to come back since then looking for the same great meal I had with breakfast. Obviously the menu would change since then so I was looking forward to a new experience. I ordered the wild mushroom scramble with leeks. Well a few things. One when I got it, it was not hot but warm and the toast was cold and hard. The leeks in the scramble were hardly cooked and very tough to chew. They should be sauteed so they are tender and melt in your mouth. Not here. The goat cheese looked as if it was thrown in the last minute and not mixed scrambled through so I would have the flavor with every bite. I also asked for soft scrambled eggs and got eggs that were very dry, golden brown edges and came out more like an omelet. Someone need to teach this guy to cook eggs properly. I was looking forward to trying the hasbrown casserole, but upon looking at it they looked gray. I was thinking that they looked like yesterdays potatoes. Sure enough when I tried the first bite, they tasted like yesterdays potatoes that were reheated. You know that taste. Go back to the crispy fried red potatoes with herbs and garlic that I remember not getting enough of last time. And Lastly the most dissapointing part (yes if you can imagine) was they no longer serve sleep monk coffee. They switched to stump town. Not a fan at all of this mediocre coffee.
When I informed the server of my plight, he told me that the old chef left and now the owner is acting chef. That explains it.
Unfortunately I will not go back. This place had potential. The new "cook" does not seem to have the passion for food.

Pros: wait staff is friendly

Cons: food

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I ate lunch at the Everett Street Bistro earlier this week for the first time. The menu looked tasty and had some, though not all, reasonably priced menu items. The staff seemed friendly and welcoming and my service was quite good. I ordered a scramble, happy that I could still have eggs even though it was lunch time. But while I waited for my food I watched the man behind the bar cough and hack all over everything he came into contact with. And as if that isn't bad enough, in the 45 minutes or so I was there, HE NEVER WASHED HIS HANDS! Needless to say, the huge appetite that I came in with had vanished. I kept a keen eye on the cooks and watched the employees that came into contact with my food. Luckily, my food managed to avoid the disease ridden mits of the walking health code violation working behind the bar. Others weren't so lucky however, as I watched this man poke and prod, sometime even TASTE food that was about to be sent out. So if you're not afraid of a little flem on your fries, the everett street bistro is the place for you. Otherwise, steer clear.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ate lunch at the Everett Street Bistro earlier this week for the first time. The menu looked tasty and had some, though not all, reasonably priced menu items. The staff seemed friendly and welcoming and my service was quite good. I ordered a scramble, happy that I could still have eggs even though it was lunch time. But while I waited for my food I watched the man behind the bar cough and hack all over everything he came into contact with. And as if that isn't bad enough, in the 45 minutes or so I was there, HE NEVER WASHED HIS HANDS! Needless to say, the huge appetite that I came in with had vanished. I kept a keen eye on the cooks and watched the employees that came into contact with my food. Luckily, my food managed to avoid the disease ridden mits of the walking health code violation working behind the bar. Others weren't so lucky however, as I watched this man poke and prod, sometime even TASTE food that was about to be sent out. So if you're not afraid of a little flem on your fries, the everett street bistro is the place for you. Otherwise, steer clear.

Cons: dirty dirty dirty

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Had a really good breakfast at Everett Street Bistro. Its kind of crowded later in the morning but if you get there early seating isn't a problem. My only disappointment was they were out of a sinful desert but heck I didn't need it anyway!

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★★★★☆

Had a really good breakfast at Everett Street Bistro. Its kind of crowded later in the morning but if you get there early seating isn't a problem. My only disappointment was they were out of a sinful desert but heck I didn't need it anyway!

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This is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can pop in and get something from the case to go or sit down and have a great latte and eat a meal. The staff is friendly and efficient. The french toast is terrific and the hamburger at lunch is juicy and well done.

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★★★★☆

This is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can pop in and get something from the case to go or sit down and have a great latte and eat a meal. The staff is friendly and efficient. The french toast is terrific and the hamburger at lunch is juicy and well done.

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"pretending to be a high class bistro"...is this really possible? The previous reviewer is an idiot for even suggesting this is possible. Bistro and "high class" do not go together and the Everett Street Bistro does a fine job of offering great Bistro fare in a comfortable enviroment. Go elsewhere if you want fine dining and wish to see and be seen...

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★★★★☆

"pretending to be a high class bistro"...is this really possible? The previous reviewer is an idiot for even suggesting this is possible. Bistro and "high class" do not go together and the Everett Street Bistro does a fine job of offering great Bistro fare in a comfortable enviroment. Go elsewhere if you want fine dining and wish to see and be seen...

Pros: Great Brunch

Cons: Sometimes to crowded

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I walked into Everett Street Bistro for brunch with my partner and was immediately struck by the sights. To my right were neat piles of artisan breads, pastries, cheeses, and local wine. Above me was an art deco punch-tin ceiling, and all around me was modernist decor. It was great on the eyes, but that, along with good service, was all Everett Street Bistro seemed to have going for it.

We were quickly seated by friendly wait-staff who knew just when we were ready to order. My partner ordered the crab salad and I had the Grand Marnier French Toast ?although the menu spelled it ?Grand Marniet?, but I don?t care so long as it tastes good.?.
As we waited for our food, I looked around at our company and noticed a trend. The people who ate at Everett Street Bistro tended to wear flamboyant name brand clothing and expertly trimmed and dyed hair, giving a sort of trendy geek vibe. I should have taken that as a warning of just what kind of mind this place caters to, one concerned more with style than substance.

We were served with friendliness and expedience, but the meals themselves were somehow lacking. The food wasn?t bad, far from it, but it painfully lacked uniqueness. The crab salad was little more than a pile of iceberg lettuce sprinkled with chopped tomato and thin sliced onion, with a minuscule pile of crab on top of the shape that makes you know it was just dumped out of a container. My Grand Marnier French toast (or was that Grand Marniet) was no more than typical diner French Toast, but with Grand Marnier in the batter. And although the waiter insisted that the French Toast was dipped in ?custard?, I could tell it was batter.

What I found at Everett Street Bistro was simply glorified diner food served in a place pretending to be a high class bistro. This is not to say I have anything against diner food. I love great diner food. But what I hate is a restaurant that pretends to be something it?s not, which is exactly what Everett Street Bistro does.

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★★☆☆☆

I walked into Everett Street Bistro for brunch with my partner and was immediately struck by the sights. To my right were neat piles of artisan breads, pastries, cheeses, and local wine. Above me was an art deco punch-tin ceiling, and all around me was modernist decor. It was great on the eyes, but that, along with good service, was all Everett Street Bistro seemed to have going for it.

We were quickly seated by friendly wait-staff who knew just when we were ready to order. My partner ordered the crab salad and I had the Grand Marnier French Toast ?although the menu spelled it ?Grand Marniet?, but I don?t care so long as it tastes good.?.
As we waited for our food, I looked around at our company and noticed a trend. The people who ate at Everett Street Bistro tended to wear flamboyant name brand clothing and expertly trimmed and dyed hair, giving a sort of trendy geek vibe. I should have taken that as a warning of just what kind of mind this place caters to, one concerned more with style than substance.

We were served with friendliness and expedience, but the meals themselves were somehow lacking. The food wasn?t bad, far from it, but it painfully lacked uniqueness. The crab salad was little more than a pile of iceberg lettuce sprinkled with chopped tomato and thin sliced onion, with a minuscule pile of crab on top of the shape that makes you know it was just dumped out of a container. My Grand Marnier French toast (or was that Grand Marniet) was no more than typical diner French Toast, but with Grand Marnier in the batter. And although the waiter insisted that the French Toast was dipped in ?custard?, I could tell it was batter.

What I found at Everett Street Bistro was simply glorified diner food served in a place pretending to be a high class bistro. This is not to say I have anything against diner food. I love great diner food. But what I hate is a restaurant that pretends to be something it?s not, which is exactly what Everett Street Bistro does.

Pros: Wonderful decor, fast & friendly service

Cons: Diner food disquised as high class

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This place is so great for brunch (that they serve all day, every day)...and it reminds me of lots of my favorite places! The chorizo scramble and mimosas make my Saturday.
And it's close to the Armory Theater too. I love grabbing some pommes frites and a cocktail before a show. So much fun!
A+ recommended.

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★★★★★

This place is so great for brunch (that they serve all day, every day)...and it reminds me of lots of my favorite places! The chorizo scramble and mimosas make my Saturday.
And it's close to the Armory Theater too. I love grabbing some pommes frites and a cocktail before a show. So much fun!
A+ recommended.

Pros: Ambience, Food (taste AND value)

Cons: Weekend street parking

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My lady and I wanted to have a nice lunch out on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated by a poorly dressed, balding man, smelling of B.O., who we found out to be the owner. He rudely slapped menus in front of us and spilt water on my girl. We ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich which he had said was their specialty, when the lunches were served the food was cold and greasy. Very Greasy, like the owner. Also we caught the owner who was also the barista this afternoon stirring a beverage licking the spoon and then stirring another beverage and then serving them to a table of children. Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The department of health should be notified of this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

My lady and I wanted to have a nice lunch out on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated by a poorly dressed, balding man, smelling of B.O., who we found out to be the owner. He rudely slapped menus in front of us and spilt water on my girl. We ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich which he had said was their specialty, when the lunches were served the food was cold and greasy. Very Greasy, like the owner. Also we caught the owner who was also the barista this afternoon stirring a beverage licking the spoon and then stirring another beverage and then serving them to a table of children. Disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The department of health should be notified of this place.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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It's a tiny diner with crowded inconveinient seating--literally shoulder-to-shoulder and elbow-to-elbow-- and an ever-changing menu and staff. You never know when it's closing as it changes from day to day and week to week. A below average experience overall. Seems to be poorly managed.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's a tiny diner with crowded inconveinient seating--literally shoulder-to-shoulder and elbow-to-elbow-- and an ever-changing menu and staff. You never know when it's closing as it changes from day to day and week to week. A below average experience overall. Seems to be poorly managed.

Cons: poor seating, inconsistent

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The wait staff is often rude and ignore us. We've been there like 100 times...maybe 3 times a week, it's always the same. but, the pomme frites and mochas are to die for. it's probably worth the sass we get from the wait staff. The owner is really friendly and it's nice when he's there.

Warning! They close between 3pm-5pm...if you call and ask they sometimes say they're open, but they certainly are not~

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★★★☆☆

The wait staff is often rude and ignore us. We've been there like 100 times...maybe 3 times a week, it's always the same. but, the pomme frites and mochas are to die for. it's probably worth the sass we get from the wait staff. The owner is really friendly and it's nice when he's there.

Warning! They close between 3pm-5pm...if you call and ask they sometimes say they're open, but they certainly are not~

Pros: great food/coffee

Cons: bad service, closed between 3-5pm

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We had a great dinner experience here, so much so that we came back the next morning for breakfast. The service was a bit slow, but the atmosphere and food more than made up for it. The space is light-filled and crisp. For dinner I had the chicken marbella, which I loved -- capers, olives, fig flavors in a yummy sauce. The next morning I had the crab & shrimp omelette which was also great. Just a really relaxing place to hang out and enjoy a meal.

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★★★★☆

We had a great dinner experience here, so much so that we came back the next morning for breakfast. The service was a bit slow, but the atmosphere and food more than made up for it. The space is light-filled and crisp. For dinner I had the chicken marbella, which I loved -- capers, olives, fig flavors in a yummy sauce. The next morning I had the crab & shrimp omelette which was also great. Just a really relaxing place to hang out and enjoy a meal.

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We had been heading to Pappa Hayden's, but were too early. Instead we headed for the east side via Everett street when we spotted the Everett Street Bistro. We'd gone past many times, but had never stopped. We quickly decided to give it a try. The atmosphere is pleasant , and the deli looked promising, if expensive, witth a good array of sausages and cheese for sale. The water was served in what looked like the regulation EU half liter glass, and was authentically presented without ice. The service was good and the coffee was tasty. Marianne ordered the French Toast and I requested the corned beef hash with potatoes and poached eggs.,

The french toast (Grand Marnier, no less) arrived. It was thick and looked hopeful, but the bread had not been soaked in the egg batter as good french toast needs to be, but rather had clearly been simply spashed in the liquid, then cooked. The result was a thick piece of fried bread with a bit of egg attached to the outside. A proper french toast has a texture like custard on the inside, not the rasp of rustic bread. Marianne sent it back.

This meant, in effect, that I couldn't send back the corned beef. I wanted t o but it would have been a bit much. I posit that for anything to sensibly be called corned beef hash, it must contain at least 30% corned beef and have a shred of onion in it along with the potatoes. This corned beef hash had perhaps 2% corned beef in the form of little striplets of meat perhaps 1/2 tp 3/4 on an inch long and 1/8 of an inch thick. Maybe 1/2 inch wide. There were no visible onions, the remaining dish containing only big chunks of potato and a cream sauce. The poached eggs were done properly. I didn't finish the dish.

This isn't a horrible place. It's pleasant, airy and has good service and coffee. The prices are not unreasonable either. It's just that both of us had a disappointing breakfast experience.

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★★☆☆☆

We had been heading to Pappa Hayden's, but were too early. Instead we headed for the east side via Everett street when we spotted the Everett Street Bistro. We'd gone past many times, but had never stopped. We quickly decided to give it a try. The atmosphere is pleasant , and the deli looked promising, if expensive, witth a good array of sausages and cheese for sale. The water was served in what looked like the regulation EU half liter glass, and was authentically presented without ice. The service was good and the coffee was tasty. Marianne ordered the French Toast and I requested the corned beef hash with potatoes and poached eggs.,

The french toast (Grand Marnier, no less) arrived. It was thick and looked hopeful, but the bread had not been soaked in the egg batter as good french toast needs to be, but rather had clearly been simply spashed in the liquid, then cooked. The result was a thick piece of fried bread with a bit of egg attached to the outside. A proper french toast has a texture like custard on the inside, not the rasp of rustic bread. Marianne sent it back.

This meant, in effect, that I couldn't send back the corned beef. I wanted t o but it would have been a bit much. I posit that for anything to sensibly be called corned beef hash, it must contain at least 30% corned beef and have a shred of onion in it along with the potatoes. This corned beef hash had perhaps 2% corned beef in the form of little striplets of meat perhaps 1/2 tp 3/4 on an inch long and 1/8 of an inch thick. Maybe 1/2 inch wide. There were no visible onions, the remaining dish containing only big chunks of potato and a cream sauce. The poached eggs were done properly. I didn't finish the dish.

This isn't a horrible place. It's pleasant, airy and has good service and coffee. The prices are not unreasonable either. It's just that both of us had a disappointing breakfast experience.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Coffee

Cons: Food

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I hadn't been to esb for a while, so i stopped in for breakfast. the meal itself was average. it was an enjoyable morning until i received the check. right below my $2.50 one refill coffee there was a charge for my $8.00 shot of jack daniels. $10.50 in total. that's a dollar more than my meal cost. i've heard that the owner wants to seem expensive because it increases the perception of value. he seems to have succeeded on the first part. its odd that the most excessive prices are for the items not listed on the menu. i wish my waiter had warned me that the liquor was a rip off. i don't think i'll give this place another chance.

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★★☆☆☆

I hadn't been to esb for a while, so i stopped in for breakfast. the meal itself was average. it was an enjoyable morning until i received the check. right below my $2.50 one refill coffee there was a charge for my $8.00 shot of jack daniels. $10.50 in total. that's a dollar more than my meal cost. i've heard that the owner wants to seem expensive because it increases the perception of value. he seems to have succeeded on the first part. its odd that the most excessive prices are for the items not listed on the menu. i wish my waiter had warned me that the liquor was a rip off. i don't think i'll give this place another chance.

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My husband and I have been passing by the Everett Street Bistro for a long time and thought it looked adorable. We finally stopped in for dinner this week. It IS adorable inside....but the rest of the experience was mediocre. Our drinks arrived promptly, but then we waited almost 40 minutes for our calamari appetizer to arrive. It was extremely greasy and too salty. After the calamari, it was another 30 minutes until my french onion soup arrived. The crouton on top was completely burned and the entire soup tasted charred. I didn't say anything because I didn't want to wait any longer for another one. During the soup, my husband and I noticed that the table next to us (a party of 4 who came in long after us) had finished their entrees and was getting ready to leave! When our entrees did arrive, they were decent, but bland. I will say that our server was friendly, polite, and tried to do her best. Maybe it was an off night for the ESB? I don't know. I would go back to give it one more chance, but I can't say that I was impressed.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I have been passing by the Everett Street Bistro for a long time and thought it looked adorable. We finally stopped in for dinner this week. It IS adorable inside....but the rest of the experience was mediocre. Our drinks arrived promptly, but then we waited almost 40 minutes for our calamari appetizer to arrive. It was extremely greasy and too salty. After the calamari, it was another 30 minutes until my french onion soup arrived. The crouton on top was completely burned and the entire soup tasted charred. I didn't say anything because I didn't want to wait any longer for another one. During the soup, my husband and I noticed that the table next to us (a party of 4 who came in long after us) had finished their entrees and was getting ready to leave! When our entrees did arrive, they were decent, but bland. I will say that our server was friendly, polite, and tried to do her best. Maybe it was an off night for the ESB? I don't know. I would go back to give it one more chance, but I can't say that I was impressed.

Pros: Cute place

Cons: slow service, greasy calamari, burned soup

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My husband and I decided to have a nice dinner out and always talked about trying the ESB, since moving here from Chicago. WELL.. we shoud have never put the ESB on our list of places to try. Our glasses of water came to the table filled with soapy water (it was so bad that the table next to us asked if we ordered lemonade). When we ask the female server if we could each have a new glass, she walked away annoyed and passed out table off to a new server. Our new server was just as bad as the first...we watch our food sit in the window for 15 minutes before it was brought to the table, by the time it arrive the food was cold and my husband's burger was gummy. It's hard to put cold food down but our server never came back to check on the food. To make a long evening short... we went to pay and noticed that we were given the wrong bill... it took the entire staff 30 minutes to figure out what was wrong with the bill. The table next to use was turned, while we were waiting for the bill... the couple nexted to us commented on how the ESB and really gone down hill since it first opened. If you're looking for an over priced burger and crappy service than this is the place for you!

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I decided to have a nice dinner out and always talked about trying the ESB, since moving here from Chicago. WELL.. we shoud have never put the ESB on our list of places to try. Our glasses of water came to the table filled with soapy water (it was so bad that the table next to us asked if we ordered lemonade). When we ask the female server if we could each have a new glass, she walked away annoyed and passed out table off to a new server. Our new server was just as bad as the first...we watch our food sit in the window for 15 minutes before it was brought to the table, by the time it arrive the food was cold and my husband's burger was gummy. It's hard to put cold food down but our server never came back to check on the food. To make a long evening short... we went to pay and noticed that we were given the wrong bill... it took the entire staff 30 minutes to figure out what was wrong with the bill. The table next to use was turned, while we were waiting for the bill... the couple nexted to us commented on how the ESB and really gone down hill since it first opened. If you're looking for an over priced burger and crappy service than this is the place for you!

Pros: NOTHING!

Cons: Overpriced food and BAD serivce

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I go to the bistro about 4-5 times a week because i am in love with their Sleepy Monk coffee (Oregon made in Cannon Beach!). Their food is not cheap, but pretty tasty, and the restaurant is cute. I've met the owner a number of times, he's a nice guy. One of the waiters always call my husband and I "ladies", which is quite bizarre being as he is clearly not a lady! The close between 3 and 5 pm, which has been inconvenient a number of times, but they let you sit and chat for hours after your coffee is gone, and won't shoo you out. It does get busy around lunch and dinner time, but they seem to get people seated quickly enough.

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★★★★★

I go to the bistro about 4-5 times a week because i am in love with their Sleepy Monk coffee (Oregon made in Cannon Beach!). Their food is not cheap, but pretty tasty, and the restaurant is cute. I've met the owner a number of times, he's a nice guy. One of the waiters always call my husband and I "ladies", which is quite bizarre being as he is clearly not a lady! The close between 3 and 5 pm, which has been inconvenient a number of times, but they let you sit and chat for hours after your coffee is gone, and won't shoo you out. It does get busy around lunch and dinner time, but they seem to get people seated quickly enough.

Pros: great coffee, relaxed, nice building, good food

Cons: occasionally odd waiters, somewhat spendy

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Look up "bistro" on Wikipedia, and you'll read a description of the Everett Street Bistro. Sure, it's tight seating, the service may be poor, it might be loud and ruckus, but the food is great and, chances are, you'll be taking home leftovers. Some people eat prewrapped sandwhiches at Starbucks, some want booth space for 10 at Applebees, and others prefer the titanic Henry's Tavern just down the street. But if you're meal requirements fit those provided by a Bistro, the Everett Street Bistro is your place.

2
★★★★★

Look up "bistro" on Wikipedia, and you'll read a description of the Everett Street Bistro. Sure, it's tight seating, the service may be poor, it might be loud and ruckus, but the food is great and, chances are, you'll be taking home leftovers. Some people eat prewrapped sandwhiches at Starbucks, some want booth space for 10 at Applebees, and others prefer the titanic Henry's Tavern just down the street. But if you're meal requirements fit those provided by a Bistro, the Everett Street Bistro is your place.

Pros: portions, esspresso drinks, wine list, desserts

Cons: maneuverability, parking

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Tried this place for lunch. Cute euro decor drew us in but the food was horrible. Could have hammered nails with the bread. Burger tasted gamey. Very disappointing -specially for the $$$

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★☆☆☆☆

Tried this place for lunch. Cute euro decor drew us in but the food was horrible. Could have hammered nails with the bread. Burger tasted gamey. Very disappointing -specially for the $$$

Pros: decor

Cons: food, cramped quarters, price

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I've been coming here since they opened, and it's slowly getting worse. I usually dislike giving poor reviews since everyone is a complainer, but after today I just couldn't hold back. First, we wanted to sit outside. We were told no, but there was another group already outside. While we were waiting for our food they set the outside tables. Then, my food and 2 of our drinks had hair in them. One had something else unrecognizable... this has happened almost every time in the last few visits. I also saw one of the servers picking up silverware to set on tables, hovering his face about 6" above someone's food dish breathing on it while trying to reach what he was going for. I'm more disappointed than angry, and I'm sad to say that I won't be going back after being a patron since the beginning.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've been coming here since they opened, and it's slowly getting worse. I usually dislike giving poor reviews since everyone is a complainer, but after today I just couldn't hold back. First, we wanted to sit outside. We were told no, but there was another group already outside. While we were waiting for our food they set the outside tables. Then, my food and 2 of our drinks had hair in them. One had something else unrecognizable... this has happened almost every time in the last few visits. I also saw one of the servers picking up silverware to set on tables, hovering his face about 6" above someone's food dish breathing on it while trying to reach what he was going for. I'm more disappointed than angry, and I'm sad to say that I won't be going back after being a patron since the beginning.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service & overall experience

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I went to Everett Street Bistro today with my family for Father's day and had the best brunch in Portland yet. We arrived around 11:30 a.m. and were quoted a surprisingly short wait for our 9 people party. We waited a little longer than they said but when we sat down our server was a friendly and casual. She answered every question we had about the menu without a second thought.(we have one vegan and two vegetarians in our family so many questions were asked) I had the pulled pork sandwich and will have difficulty ordering anything else from their surprisingly large menu. it was so good! And my dad seemed happy too :)

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★★★★★

I went to Everett Street Bistro today with my family for Father's day and had the best brunch in Portland yet. We arrived around 11:30 a.m. and were quoted a surprisingly short wait for our 9 people party. We waited a little longer than they said but when we sat down our server was a friendly and casual. She answered every question we had about the menu without a second thought.(we have one vegan and two vegetarians in our family so many questions were asked) I had the pulled pork sandwich and will have difficulty ordering anything else from their surprisingly large menu. it was so good! And my dad seemed happy too :)

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My wife and daughters arrived for breakfast at 9:30 on a Sunday. The place was half full, however, there was only one table for four; the rest were two tops. We waited about 10 minutes before being acknowledged. The host seated the couple in front of us at the only 4 top and proceeded to tell us it would be a 10 to 20 minute wait. I politely pointed out what he had done and he became quite rude saying "We are first come first serve" and " If you don't want to eat here..." Without further comment he seated to couple behind us. I can't tell you a thing about the food. We left.
I spent 15 years working front of house in many Portland eateries from pubs to fine dining. We eat out 4 to five times a week. This type of poor service is not common in Portland.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and daughters arrived for breakfast at 9:30 on a Sunday. The place was half full, however, there was only one table for four; the rest were two tops. We waited about 10 minutes before being acknowledged. The host seated the couple in front of us at the only 4 top and proceeded to tell us it would be a 10 to 20 minute wait. I politely pointed out what he had done and he became quite rude saying "We are first come first serve" and " If you don't want to eat here..." Without further comment he seated to couple behind us. I can't tell you a thing about the food. We left.
I spent 15 years working front of house in many Portland eateries from pubs to fine dining. We eat out 4 to five times a week. This type of poor service is not common in Portland.

Pros: None

Cons: Rude host

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We love this place great ambiance and service perfect breakfast place or classy lunch. It is fun to meet friends here on a lazy weekend after walking around shopping. They have delicious salads and omelets.

2
★★★★★

We love this place great ambiance and service perfect breakfast place or classy lunch. It is fun to meet friends here on a lazy weekend after walking around shopping. They have delicious salads and omelets.

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Yes, it's a cute place. After that, it's downhill. My wife and I dropped by for Happy Hour and we left anything but. We ordered drinks, a caesar salad and two Bistro Burgers. Although it wasn't busy, the drinks took quite some time to arrive. We saw that the Caesar salad had been put on the shelf between the kitchen and the dining area but our waitress was nowhere to be seen. Other service people, including the manager, passed the salad many times but no one thought to deliver it to us. Finally our waitress appeared and, in no particular hurry, brought it to us (we timed it and it was on the shelf for 11 minutes). Not one minute later, the Bistro Burgers arrived and there wasn't room for everything on the table. The Caesar was passable but not outstanding. The burger was nothing special at all. The fries were completely tasteless. My wife and I didn't say much about any of this while in the restaurant but as soon as we left, we looked at each other and agreed that it would be a long time before we returned to this cute but very unenjoyable place.

1
★★☆☆☆

Yes, it's a cute place. After that, it's downhill. My wife and I dropped by for Happy Hour and we left anything but. We ordered drinks, a caesar salad and two Bistro Burgers. Although it wasn't busy, the drinks took quite some time to arrive. We saw that the Caesar salad had been put on the shelf between the kitchen and the dining area but our waitress was nowhere to be seen. Other service people, including the manager, passed the salad many times but no one thought to deliver it to us. Finally our waitress appeared and, in no particular hurry, brought it to us (we timed it and it was on the shelf for 11 minutes). Not one minute later, the Bistro Burgers arrived and there wasn't room for everything on the table. The Caesar was passable but not outstanding. The burger was nothing special at all. The fries were completely tasteless. My wife and I didn't say much about any of this while in the restaurant but as soon as we left, we looked at each other and agreed that it would be a long time before we returned to this cute but very unenjoyable place.

Pros: Cute

Cons: Marginal food, poor service

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This place is the perfect lunch spot. It is cozy and quaint and the staff is really friendly and witty. Their sandwiches and salads are great, but their macaroni and cheese is rediculously amazing. This is probably my favorite place in the pearl to stop amidst shopping. Whenever I eat here I leave feeling like I live a charmed life.

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★★★★★

This place is the perfect lunch spot. It is cozy and quaint and the staff is really friendly and witty. Their sandwiches and salads are great, but their macaroni and cheese is rediculously amazing. This is probably my favorite place in the pearl to stop amidst shopping. Whenever I eat here I leave feeling like I live a charmed life.

Pros: Charming Atmosphere, Great food

Cons: Dinner can be a little expensive

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My wife & I stopped by on NY's eve day for lunch. I had peeked in a few times in the past and was excited to eat here, but left dissappointed. We both had burgers that were subpar - served with shredded iceburg lettuce and flavorless meat. For $12, I expect more in a burger. After spending $50 for a mediocre lunch, ESB left a bad taste in my mouth.

1
★★☆☆☆

My wife & I stopped by on NY's eve day for lunch. I had peeked in a few times in the past and was excited to eat here, but left dissappointed. We both had burgers that were subpar - served with shredded iceburg lettuce and flavorless meat. For $12, I expect more in a burger. After spending $50 for a mediocre lunch, ESB left a bad taste in my mouth.

Pros: decor makes me feel like I'm in europe

Cons: burgers

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Have been here several times and the place is mostly very good. They have an interesting 'french-like' menu and some of the items are really very good (like the mussels). Only complaint is that once in awhile they miss out completely (cold food, undercooked) and that catches you by surprise because you just don't expect that from a place like this. On the positive side, when they miss, they are gracious about it....the staff is really very friendly.

2
★★★★☆

Have been here several times and the place is mostly very good. They have an interesting 'french-like' menu and some of the items are really very good (like the mussels). Only complaint is that once in awhile they miss out completely (cold food, undercooked) and that catches you by surprise because you just don't expect that from a place like this. On the positive side, when they miss, they are gracious about it....the staff is really very friendly.

Pros: Nice friendly interesting place

Cons: Kitchen staff makes mistakes

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My friend and I were looking for a place for to have Sunday brunch, and noticed the Everett Street Bistro because it was crowded. We took this as a good sign, and decided to brave a 20 minute wait to be seated. Tables are very close together, which wasn't really a problem for us because the couple at our neighboring table didn't seem to have much to say to to each other.

I ordered the Everett Benedict, a house dish with crab cake and spinach. I was suspicious of the benedict because it didn't seem to have a lot of hollandaise sauce, but the crabcakes were so flavorful and the bread was so great, that it didn't need a lot of sauce. The eggs were absolutely perfectly poached. My friend had the baked eggs with gravlax and carmelized onions. The yolks on the baked eggs were a bit hard, the gravlax a bit salty, and the carmelized onions not quite carmelized nor plentiful enough. We'll give that a 4 out of 10. We also ordered coffee and a split soy latte. The waiter asked if "split" was "half-caf", but when it came, it was in a big mug, and it was really hot and delicious. When she was done with the latte, my frtiend wasn't offered a drip coffee refill, which would have been nice. For that matter, I didn't get timely refills on my cup of drip coffee.

As far as service goes in general, we got cordial and adequate service, but our waiter seemed like she was juggling too many tables and tasks. We were asked if we wanted anything else, and when my friend wanted something sweet, she took us on a tour of the pastry and dessert case - a lot of delicious-looking options there, we ended up with the chocolate croissant, which seemed like an appropriate choice for a frenchy sort of place. We appreciated that she had warmed it, the chocolate was melty. During an era in which crescent-shaped pastries are routinely passed off as croissants, it was a welcome and authentic relief.

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★★★★☆

My friend and I were looking for a place for to have Sunday brunch, and noticed the Everett Street Bistro because it was crowded. We took this as a good sign, and decided to brave a 20 minute wait to be seated. Tables are very close together, which wasn't really a problem for us because the couple at our neighboring table didn't seem to have much to say to to each other.

I ordered the Everett Benedict, a house dish with crab cake and spinach. I was suspicious of the benedict because it didn't seem to have a lot of hollandaise sauce, but the crabcakes were so flavorful and the bread was so great, that it didn't need a lot of sauce. The eggs were absolutely perfectly poached. My friend had the baked eggs with gravlax and carmelized onions. The yolks on the baked eggs were a bit hard, the gravlax a bit salty, and the carmelized onions not quite carmelized nor plentiful enough. We'll give that a 4 out of 10. We also ordered coffee and a split soy latte. The waiter asked if "split" was "half-caf", but when it came, it was in a big mug, and it was really hot and delicious. When she was done with the latte, my frtiend wasn't offered a drip coffee refill, which would have been nice. For that matter, I didn't get timely refills on my cup of drip coffee.

As far as service goes in general, we got cordial and adequate service, but our waiter seemed like she was juggling too many tables and tasks. We were asked if we wanted anything else, and when my friend wanted something sweet, she took us on a tour of the pastry and dessert case - a lot of delicious-looking options there, we ended up with the chocolate croissant, which seemed like an appropriate choice for a frenchy sort of place. We appreciated that she had warmed it, the chocolate was melty. During an era in which crescent-shaped pastries are routinely passed off as croissants, it was a welcome and authentic relief.

Pros: crabcakes, pastries, location

Cons: crowded, pricey, pretentious, understaffed

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I can't comment on the food, but I know the bread is great. I walk by this place every morning on my way to catch the bus to work, and I stop in to pick up a fresh, hot loaf of yummy bread on the way. It's hard to stop me from eating it before I get it home for dinner! YUM!

2
★★★★★

I can't comment on the food, but I know the bread is great. I walk by this place every morning on my way to catch the bus to work, and I stop in to pick up a fresh, hot loaf of yummy bread on the way. It's hard to stop me from eating it before I get it home for dinner! YUM!

Pros: Great Bread

Cons: Not hot in the evening when you need it for dinner, but still good

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My husband and I were both in the mood for some pasta. We were working downtown in the Pearl district with a very limited time to eat. We decided to pop in on the Friday night crowd at Everett St Bistro in hopes of a quick meal or appetizer. When we were seated we were apprehensive on the ability to get in and out in the 25 min we had for our meal. But, to our surprise the service was fantastic and very accommodating to our needs. We, as vegetarians, didn't have a huge option of items. But, we did find the vegetable/salad appetizer which was phenomenal. This dish was presented beautifully and although I didn't expect carrots, raisins, and vinaigrette to taste so delicious. The combinations on this appetizer plate were absolutely exquisite. My husband and I decided to split the eggplant dish since we inhaled a bucket of bread prior to the appetizer. The eggplant was cut, seasoned, and breaded perfectly. The sauce was a perfect compliment to the taste of the eggplant. The dish was one of my favorite eggplant marinara dishes I have had. Bravo Everett! We will be returning to enjoy the wine and a longer visit to the bistro.

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I were both in the mood for some pasta. We were working downtown in the Pearl district with a very limited time to eat. We decided to pop in on the Friday night crowd at Everett St Bistro in hopes of a quick meal or appetizer. When we were seated we were apprehensive on the ability to get in and out in the 25 min we had for our meal. But, to our surprise the service was fantastic and very accommodating to our needs. We, as vegetarians, didn't have a huge option of items. But, we did find the vegetable/salad appetizer which was phenomenal. This dish was presented beautifully and although I didn't expect carrots, raisins, and vinaigrette to taste so delicious. The combinations on this appetizer plate were absolutely exquisite. My husband and I decided to split the eggplant dish since we inhaled a bucket of bread prior to the appetizer. The eggplant was cut, seasoned, and breaded perfectly. The sauce was a perfect compliment to the taste of the eggplant. The dish was one of my favorite eggplant marinara dishes I have had. Bravo Everett! We will be returning to enjoy the wine and a longer visit to the bistro.

Pros: GREAT EGGPLANT!

Cons: Not a ton of seating so you are in close quarters with other tables (not a lot of privacy)

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was very excited to try this bistro, nice to see french food in the hood, espically the cheese & charcuterie selection, which is splendid. alas the service was terrible, not that is was our servers fault, only 2 for the entire restaurant. we waited 10 minutes for menu's, got the salad (which needed salt) before the wine, to ask for flat ware, was given one glass of wine not the bottle we ordered, waitress kept alopogizing, and while she was apologizing I could see our food sitting at the counter. so lukewarm halilbut with congealed sauce and lukewarm chicken. spent over $100 for two expected a bit more. might try once more in a few months. one last comment, what's up with the desserts? not very french looking, more incharacter with cheesecake factory, mopre appropriate cakes and tarts and we would have ordered. really needs a management overhaul

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★☆☆☆☆

was very excited to try this bistro, nice to see french food in the hood, espically the cheese & charcuterie selection, which is splendid. alas the service was terrible, not that is was our servers fault, only 2 for the entire restaurant. we waited 10 minutes for menu's, got the salad (which needed salt) before the wine, to ask for flat ware, was given one glass of wine not the bottle we ordered, waitress kept alopogizing, and while she was apologizing I could see our food sitting at the counter. so lukewarm halilbut with congealed sauce and lukewarm chicken. spent over $100 for two expected a bit more. might try once more in a few months. one last comment, what's up with the desserts? not very french looking, more incharacter with cheesecake factory, mopre appropriate cakes and tarts and we would have ordered. really needs a management overhaul

Pros: cheese & meat selection, cute room, location

Cons: cold food, stressed staff, overpriced for level of service

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We went on a Thursday evening to avoid the crowds. The service was great, very friendly and attentive. We went with our little girl didn't not receive one scowl from the waitstaff, something that is very rare in "pretentious" restaurants. In fact, I couldn't find pretentious or offensive about the experience. True, my husband wasn't too fond of his wine glass, but really folks, it's not such a big deal. The glasses are on the smaller side but there's enough in there to carry you through your meal so calm down. The food we ordered was delicious (try the onion soup!) even though the crepes are overpriced for their size. The decor is simple, charming and refreshing. I can't wait to go back and try other things on the menu.

2
★★★★☆

We went on a Thursday evening to avoid the crowds. The service was great, very friendly and attentive. We went with our little girl didn't not receive one scowl from the waitstaff, something that is very rare in "pretentious" restaurants. In fact, I couldn't find pretentious or offensive about the experience. True, my husband wasn't too fond of his wine glass, but really folks, it's not such a big deal. The glasses are on the smaller side but there's enough in there to carry you through your meal so calm down. The food we ordered was delicious (try the onion soup!) even though the crepes are overpriced for their size. The decor is simple, charming and refreshing. I can't wait to go back and try other things on the menu.

Pros: Good service, good food, simple and refreshing atmosphere

Cons: a few items on the menu were overpriced

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Delicious. Great presentation, great service, great cocktails, great food. They use really fresh ingredients in the drinks and the food - and they have Hair of the Dog Blue Dot on tap. While it is pricey, I paid for more than the food - the ambiance is fantastic - nice outdoor seating, they let you relax and enjoy your cocktails and spend 3 hours there, dabbling away at your food. However, the crepe in particular is not worth 10$ due to its small size. The entrees are bigger, and the fromage plate and pommes frites appetizers are particularily delcious. Try the mojito. mmmm. Can't testify to the complaints about dry meat - I'm a vegetarian. Lots of options for us veggies. And - it's unique in a city FULL of restaurants. No pretension here though. I LOVE food, I LOVE good food, and I LOVE the Everett St. Bistro.

2
★★★★★

Delicious. Great presentation, great service, great cocktails, great food. They use really fresh ingredients in the drinks and the food - and they have Hair of the Dog Blue Dot on tap. While it is pricey, I paid for more than the food - the ambiance is fantastic - nice outdoor seating, they let you relax and enjoy your cocktails and spend 3 hours there, dabbling away at your food. However, the crepe in particular is not worth 10$ due to its small size. The entrees are bigger, and the fromage plate and pommes frites appetizers are particularily delcious. Try the mojito. mmmm. Can't testify to the complaints about dry meat - I'm a vegetarian. Lots of options for us veggies. And - it's unique in a city FULL of restaurants. No pretension here though. I LOVE food, I LOVE good food, and I LOVE the Everett St. Bistro.

Pros: Vegetarian food, specialty food

Cons: price (go here for celebrations)

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My husband and I ate at everett street bistro for dinner the other night. it would be too generous to call the whole experience mediocre, but we have had worse. My husband's meat dish was terribly dry and the sauce too salty. Everything was way over priced for what they had to offer. I will go back, but it will only be for my morning coffee. It's too bad because the neighborhood really needed something a little different than what is usually offered. this bistro attempts to fill that void but seriously misses the mark.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I ate at everett street bistro for dinner the other night. it would be too generous to call the whole experience mediocre, but we have had worse. My husband's meat dish was terribly dry and the sauce too salty. Everything was way over priced for what they had to offer. I will go back, but it will only be for my morning coffee. It's too bad because the neighborhood really needed something a little different than what is usually offered. this bistro attempts to fill that void but seriously misses the mark.

Pros: good coffee

Cons: food, service

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great place, no need for flare. had a few spots to iron out since opening, but the it seems all the growing pains are gone. love it!

2
★★★★★

great place, no need for flare. had a few spots to iron out since opening, but the it seems all the growing pains are gone. love it!

Pros: food, service

Cons: parking can be difficult at times, very busy weekends

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Great restaurant, great food & great location. Definitely make a reservation. Real French bistro feel; you wont find stemmed wine glasses here so if youre so snobby you can only drink from a stemmed glass, go elsewhere. My wife says great beer too!

2
★★★★★

Great restaurant, great food & great location. Definitely make a reservation. Real French bistro feel; you wont find stemmed wine glasses here so if youre so snobby you can only drink from a stemmed glass, go elsewhere. My wife says great beer too!

Pros: Great food & service, Good people watching, Courteous staff

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Been here twice with my wife and we like it quite a bit. The food presentation and taste is very good. We also like them decor and feel to the place for the most part, but you are paying for rent with those meals so don't be surprised when the bill is over $40 for lunch for 2 with 1 drink.
I do have to say the wait staff seems to be in a joke that no one else is in on. Kind of like that feeling they are all laughing in the kitchen but put on a straight face on the floor. Odd, odd feel. Ourparticularfemaleserverwasbusybutgood. We did have to ask for a few things.
We enjoy it and will goback, not just because I like to make their effeminate waiters work hard for their tips.Ha!
Food is worth it, but don't expect that down home warmth as saidinanotherreview.

2
★★★★☆

Been here twice with my wife and we like it quite a bit. The food presentation and taste is very good. We also like them decor and feel to the place for the most part, but you are paying for rent with those meals so don't be surprised when the bill is over $40 for lunch for 2 with 1 drink.
I do have to say the wait staff seems to be in a joke that no one else is in on. Kind of like that feeling they are all laughing in the kitchen but put on a straight face on the floor. Odd, odd feel. Ourparticularfemaleserverwasbusybutgood. We did have to ask for a few things.
We enjoy it and will goback, not just because I like to make their effeminate waiters work hard for their tips.Ha!
Food is worth it, but don't expect that down home warmth as saidinanotherreview.

Pros: food, location

Cons: wait staff just ok

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I've been in Portland for weeks on end on business and I have been to Everett Street Bistro many times (usally for dinner) and I find it to be consistently good. Mussels are superb; the garlic chicken dish is great; and others I cannot remember have always made me want to come back for more. The only uneveness I've experienced is breakfast. The wine glass thing cracks me up - they hold the wine, don't they? Lots of restaurants around the country use similar "casual" glassware for wine. Relax and enjoy!

2
★★★★★

I've been in Portland for weeks on end on business and I have been to Everett Street Bistro many times (usally for dinner) and I find it to be consistently good. Mussels are superb; the garlic chicken dish is great; and others I cannot remember have always made me want to come back for more. The only uneveness I've experienced is breakfast. The wine glass thing cracks me up - they hold the wine, don't they? Lots of restaurants around the country use similar "casual" glassware for wine. Relax and enjoy!

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Our dinner was pleasant and we enjoyed the mussels, delicious salads and adaquate wine selection. However, as a Northwest native I know how fish should be prepared and my halibut was overcooked and dry. So disappointing considering the rest of the meal was good and the chef presumably has some talent. They could have served it rare and I would have been happier. Other than sawdust halibut the place was nice including a declicious carrot cake. Give it a shot and ask the waiter the specialty. If he says fish order something else.

2
★★★★☆

Our dinner was pleasant and we enjoyed the mussels, delicious salads and adaquate wine selection. However, as a Northwest native I know how fish should be prepared and my halibut was overcooked and dry. So disappointing considering the rest of the meal was good and the chef presumably has some talent. They could have served it rare and I would have been happier. Other than sawdust halibut the place was nice including a declicious carrot cake. Give it a shot and ask the waiter the specialty. If he says fish order something else.

Pros: fun atmosphere, nice little bar, great deserts

Cons: poorly cooked fish, parking, limited capacity

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I had lunch there yesterday the Nicoise Salad was amazing. The hard boiled eggs are perfect the spinach is fresh I will be back soon. Living most of my life in Paris I welcome the dixie cups for wine I feel really bad for the people who bash restaraunts with their free time. For those well traveled I would totally recomend this bistro for a great breakfast, quick lunch, or simple dinner.

2
★★★★☆

I had lunch there yesterday the Nicoise Salad was amazing. The hard boiled eggs are perfect the spinach is fresh I will be back soon. Living most of my life in Paris I welcome the dixie cups for wine I feel really bad for the people who bash restaraunts with their free time. For those well traveled I would totally recomend this bistro for a great breakfast, quick lunch, or simple dinner.

Pros: the light, the simplicity

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I waited 15 minutes for one of 3 tables that were available the whole time I stood there. When my very visibly pregnant friend arrived, she had trouble getting to our cramped table & we eventually had to ask the host to order as we only saw our waiter when he brought out our poorly-presented food and the bill for which we had to wait 15 minutes and ask for twice. Our water glasses were only filled as we were leaving, my friend's "entree" salad was so tiny as to be laughable and she had to ask for bread and again for butter which never came. The host tried to be helpful, but there was only so much you can do to make up for overpriced food, bad seating (the tables are right on top of each other) and needless pretension. This is not Paris, it's Portland. Get over yourselves.

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★☆☆☆☆

I waited 15 minutes for one of 3 tables that were available the whole time I stood there. When my very visibly pregnant friend arrived, she had trouble getting to our cramped table & we eventually had to ask the host to order as we only saw our waiter when he brought out our poorly-presented food and the bill for which we had to wait 15 minutes and ask for twice. Our water glasses were only filled as we were leaving, my friend's "entree" salad was so tiny as to be laughable and she had to ask for bread and again for butter which never came. The host tried to be helpful, but there was only so much you can do to make up for overpriced food, bad seating (the tables are right on top of each other) and needless pretension. This is not Paris, it's Portland. Get over yourselves.

Pros: Cute nice host guy

Cons: Service-lack thereof, Seating-cramped, Price-not worth it

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I've been to this new bistro a couple of times now and I find it a lovely spot that with no pretenses tries to do its own thing. Reviewers seem to be hung up on the stemware issue, but I would have to say that if you liked the wine and you found it to be a good value, then let them make a statement with it. In Paris, or anywhere else in Europe for that matter, you are seldom served wine in the finest stemware, especially if you go to a BISTRO!!!! That's the whole point! It's casual and it's rustic.

A bunch of friends and I thought the food was quite nice. The quiche was tasty; the salads were generous and full of fresh ingredients; the fries were crunchy and pleasantly unusual. Service was friendly and prompt.

Overall a nice addition to the casual restaurant panorama in Portland.

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★★★★☆

I've been to this new bistro a couple of times now and I find it a lovely spot that with no pretenses tries to do its own thing. Reviewers seem to be hung up on the stemware issue, but I would have to say that if you liked the wine and you found it to be a good value, then let them make a statement with it. In Paris, or anywhere else in Europe for that matter, you are seldom served wine in the finest stemware, especially if you go to a BISTRO!!!! That's the whole point! It's casual and it's rustic.

A bunch of friends and I thought the food was quite nice. The quiche was tasty; the salads were generous and full of fresh ingredients; the fries were crunchy and pleasantly unusual. Service was friendly and prompt.

Overall a nice addition to the casual restaurant panorama in Portland.

Pros: Friendly service, Nice atmosphere, Good food

Cons: Parking

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This is now the second time my husband and I have visited the bistro - what a terrible experience. Not only do they serve wine in glasses that resemble glass dixie cups (and refuse to provide stemware), but the food is very overpriced and presented in a way that resembles something a child would create. It's a horrible feeling leaving a restaurant after paying well over $50 and wishing you had dined at McDonalds instead. There are so many wonderful, cute bistros in Portland - pass on this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is now the second time my husband and I have visited the bistro - what a terrible experience. Not only do they serve wine in glasses that resemble glass dixie cups (and refuse to provide stemware), but the food is very overpriced and presented in a way that resembles something a child would create. It's a horrible feeling leaving a restaurant after paying well over $50 and wishing you had dined at McDonalds instead. There are so many wonderful, cute bistros in Portland - pass on this one.

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I have gone to Everett Street Bistro a couple of times now and have had a great meal everytime. The steak tartare is out of this world, the pulled pork sandwich amazing and the caesar salad excellent. The quiches are unreal and have some pretty fabulous coffee. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone...breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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★★★★★

I have gone to Everett Street Bistro a couple of times now and have had a great meal everytime. The steak tartare is out of this world, the pulled pork sandwich amazing and the caesar salad excellent. The quiches are unreal and have some pretty fabulous coffee. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone...breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Pros: Food, Wine List, Coffee

 

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