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Little Bird Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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CHALKBOARD SPECIALS​
$25.00
Charcuterie Board
Daily selection
$13.00
Each $5.00
Cheese Plate
Daily selection
Each $3.00
Dozen $33.00
Oysters
Daily selection
Cup $5.00
Bowl $8.00
Soupe du Jour
APPETIZERS​
$9.00
Field Greens
Banyuls vinaigrette, le chevrot
$12.00
Little Gem Lettuce
Pickled shrimp, green goddess, radish, cucumber
$15.00
Steak Tartare
Yolk, fines herbs, aged goat cheese
$12.00
Lamb Tongue and Crispy Potato Salad
Frisee, avocado, dijon-tarragon vinaigrette
$18.00
Mussels Ratatouille and Frites
Vadouvan curry creme fraiche
$19.00
Roasted Marrow Bones
Ham and cheese, Walla Walla onions, smoked honey mustard
$22.00
Seared Foie Gras
Strawberry lentils, chicken skin, celery, lovage
$18.00
Truffled Foie Gras au Torchon
Olive oil crostini, seasonal jam
JUST A SIP​
$5.00
4oz. Glass of House White
$4.00
Half Martini
Vodka or gin
$3.50
House Sodas
Non-alcoholic
SIDES​
$4.00
Marinated Olives
Castelvetrano and nicoise
$6.00
Frites
Bearnaise aioli
$8.00
Macaroni Gratin
$11.00
Zucchini
Corn, peaches, truffle
$10.00
Oyster Mushrooms
Black garlic vinaigrette, hazelnuts
ENTREES & SANDWICHES​
$22.00
Brioche Bread Pudding
Corn, chantrelles, green beans, summer truffle
$24.00
Chicken-Fried Trout
Gribiche, fines herbes, radishes, pickled carrots
$29.00
Duck Confit
Green beans, pickled cherries, hazelnut, smoked foie gras vinaigrette
$24.00
Roasted Pork Shoulder
Peas, carrots, dill, garlic-butter orzo
$27.00
Hanger Steak Au Poivre
Frites, Cana de cabra
$9.00
Baguette
Jambon de Paris, gruyere, dijon, greens
$17.00
Fried Rock Shrimp Soft Roll
Spring vegetable slaw, avocado, shrimp aioli old bay fries
$14.00
Double Brie Burger
Spiced​ ketchup, onion, pickles, fries
PRIX FIXE​
30.00 - 3 Courses
Soupe du Jour, Field Greens, or Little Gem Lettuce
Daily Special
Chocolate Ice Cream Cake, a Dozen Macarons, or Scoops of Ice Cream or Sorbet
DESSERTS​
$10.00
Creme Fraiche Ice Cream Cake
Cherries, pistachio crumble, corn financier
$10.00
Bonbons de la Maison
$10.00
Chocolate Pot de Creme
Praline, meringue
$10.00
Berry and Marscapone Tart
Vanilla ice cream, St. Germain, thyme crumble
Each $4.00
Both $7.00
Scoop of Ice Cream or Sorbet
$6.00
Dozen Macaroons
For​ here or to-go
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
French, European, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Party of 3 seated upstairs on Saturday night at 7:30. Understandably, the noise level was high. Our server Heather graciously accommodated special requests and noted a celebration; she is a gem! Shared an app, the chicken liver mousse which was outstanding! Steak Frites entrees were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mnmel1997
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I reviewed le pigeon last year... this restaurant is owned by the same people and is next door.There were five of us and we dined fairly early. Everyone had something different but we managed to taste everything. Really unique offerings beautifully presented and prepared. Friendly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank vratcliff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our flight into Portland, we sat next to a guy who recommended Little Bird, in particular the coq au vin dish. We were able to make a last minute reservation (probably due to cold snowy weekend). Sadly, we discovered they removed that dish from...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 957carleec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner for two here recently, and we enjoyed the setting, food and drinks and great service. We sat upstairs in the balcony, which was quieter than the first floor, and warmer since heat rises. Good menu and bar choices. Good prices. We'll be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sillydg
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

I stopped in for an early dinner here, near the end of happy hour. This is a small place that can get very busy, but I was able to have a seat at the bar. The food was terrific. The steak au poivre comes with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daniellhug
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We had a delicious "walk in" dinner here. We tried to get a Saturday night reservation and could not be accommodated until 9:15 pm, so we tried for a walk-in seating at 5:15. We were quickly seated at the bar, where the full menu was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fontek
Reviewed 10 December 2018

My lady-friend and I went for Happy Hour after viewing the La Traviatta opera by Verdi and found Lille Bird Bistro a fitting place to put the dot over the I after a great evening. The brie burger is to die for and food other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bergenser2016
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Had a late weekday lunch here and we just loved it. Great ambiance. The food was so delicious. I had a braised pork on roasted delicata squash that was absurdly good. My wife's chicken fried trout was the same. Too bad their parent restaurant wasn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ddavis130
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A very nice bistro, although several of us were under impressed with the food from what we had been told by others who had been there. Still was good, the halibut special lacked a bit of flavor, sides of mac-n-cheese and Brussel sprouts both side...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We came late on a Friday (like 8p) and the place was very lively. The tables for two are small, and if the staff doesn't space out the dishes, the table becomes very cramped. Our meal came out fast and furious and there was no...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephanie_5o3
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Casual, nobody dresses up in Portland.
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Response from ShinyRedSuitcase | Reviewed this property |
I hosted a group upstairs for a corporate lunch. As we know, heat rises and it became very hot up there. They brought in fans for us. I thought they handled it well.
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