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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 18 August 2014

If you've ever wondered what it's like to eat at a bistro in France – or you'd like to relive the experience – go to Crooked House Bistro. We sat at the tiny bar and were served by the owner, Bernard (who was also the...More

1  Thank CritiquerCA
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Okay, okay – enough with the alliteration! It was Hubby’s 69th birthday and we decided on a short-notice trip for a week spent in the beautiful, Oregon Willamette Valley. On the big day itself, I took him to the Crooked House Bistro in Salem. And...More

3  Thank 3CatMom
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Crooked House is very small so it can be crowded and loud. The tables are also very close to each other so everyone can hear your conversation, BUT, it is worthwhile because the food is excellent. Nice French wines to pair with authentic French cuisine....More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We often stay in Salem as we travel from California to Washington and it is a special place. This little restaurant located in West Salem along the Willamette river and in a very small house. The chef, owner and waittress were very friendly and made...More

2  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 5 March 2014

This is by far my most favorite restaurant in Salem. The food is truly delightful and delicious. The ever changing menu provides an exciting experience every time we visit Bernard and his Crooked House Bistro.

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Food, admittedly one of the more spendier places in Salem, is always good value for money spent. Always feel warm and welcome.

1  Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening with my family. Decidedly French food, paired with wine suggested by the host/owner/chef. The restaurant is somewhat difficult to find in the dark , but definitely worth the effort. Cozy and relaxing atmosphere ( not suitable for small children). Decor and...More

Thank Hillsboro_OR
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This tiny treasure seats about 30, has reasonably priced French and Oregon wines that Bernard will happily pair with his ever-changing menu built from farm fresh ingredients including local lamb, diverse seafood, duck, some game meat, and seasonal specials. He'll gladly create vegan or vegetarian...More

Thank DogDaze55
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This quaint little bistro never disappoints us. The changing menu always has dependably great flavors and meats are always prepared exquisitely. The house made baguettes are tasty too. The owner/chef is French. If you enjoy wine, be sure and ask him for a wine pairing...More

Thank Sharon Z
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I've eaten here twice on trips to Salem and love it! Great wine list. Chef Bernard who is also the owner is very friendly and accommodating. My wife wanted a vegetarian meal and he made something up that she loved and wasn't just the usual...More

Thank PierreTraveler
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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
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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