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The Crooked House Bistro

1142 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304-4048
+1 503-385-8851
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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1142 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304-4048
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The cozy atmosphere reminded me of Europe. I went with my husband and had a wonderful dinner. My husband got the duck and I got the steel head. I don't usually get duck but I should've that night. I was...More

Thank Mullberry-Charles
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We have been here twice now and LOVED it both times. The food is fresh and delicious. The wine selection is great as well. It reminds me of being at a bistro in Paris, instead of being in Salem!

Thank Kali2288
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We've eaten here many times over the last several years; it continues to be our favorite Salem restaurant for special occasions. The menu changes frequently with interesting options; there has been just one time that I didn't have a hard time choosing my entree. It...More

Thank 2tahiti
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Your chef and host, Bernard, will take you to France for the evening. This is a "special occasion" high end yet homey gourmet delight in a tiny house (patio offers more space in the summer). The menu is seasonal, vegan/vegetarian with advanced request. Reservation recommended....More

1  Thank DogDaze55
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

While I try to avoid negative reviews, the overall experience and expensive meal left me wondering why this restaurant stays open. Very small with no room to eat (you're basically sitting all together with no privacy). Offerings seemed interesting, though expensive, but turned out to...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We love this restaurant and dine here several times a year. The food is always excellent and authentically French Bistro. They have a good selection of French Burgundy wines and we generally just have Bernard (owner/chef) pick one for us. We've also brought our own...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience and a delicious dinner at The Crooked House Bistro. The server was very friendly and personable. We were offered indoor or outdoor seating. We started with the chilled tomato soup and a salad. The soup was very good with lots...More

Thank Dovie
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Good thing we had reservations because the house doesn't accommodate many tables. We ordered 3 entrees for 5 people which was just the right amount food along with everyone getting salads. We ordered the lamb, the rib-eye steak ($49.50) and the seafood. All were good...More

Thank Travelintam42
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A great little spot, little being an operative word, with very good service and very good food. You expect french food to be expensive, but $49.50 for a large T-bone steak? Excellent lamb stew and very good seafood stew. These were $29.50 each. And the...More

Thank SnowGooseCalifornia
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I respect the number of reviews of this little place that describe experiences questioning whether the food, drink and their prices are always in an ideal relationship. Yes, items are comparatively expensive, with only a few entrees closer to $20 than to $30-40; and with...More

Thank Caleb2gen
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1142 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304-4048
    (Gerth St NW)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-385-8851
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Welcome to the Crooked House Bistro, come in, have some good food and wine and above all enjoy a warm, cozy and friendly atmosphere. Chef Bernard Malherbe is passionate about food and wine and puts his heart into every dish he creates. Using only the most fresh and wholesome ingredients available, he marries flavors into a balanced work of art. "I believe that the experience of a good meal, paired with a good wine and enjoyable conversation, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. At the Crooked House Bistro, it is my pleasure to provide the food and wine to the equation."
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