We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4617
+1 506-472-9623
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 194: English reviews
McMinnville, Oregon
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My previous review (A Step Back In TIme) just needs a quick update. We met friends here last week who are solid martini, margarita & Manhattan types (not from NYC!) Patrick actually talked them into letting him do a few 'updates' on their drinks of choice, and all were wowed! The smoked cherries in the manhattan, the extra (French) liqueur... More 

Thank LottieJean57
Level Contributor
148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere and menu, but a little thin on the portions. Have always loved the creativity here and will still visit, but portions/price can be a little on the severe side. We have always loved the menu, but when you walk out a little hungry after spending a decent sum it takes away a little of the shine. Nice... More 

Thank oenothene64
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a charming, small restaurant with a great regional wine list and a limited menu. The rabbit served as an entree was tough and stringy, but the salad and dessert were lovely. Wines were worth the price; food was not.

Thank 730adventurer
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

we have visited only the bar at this restaurant as the mixologist is the BEST EVER--Patrick takes pride in what he serves and is incredibly knowledgeable about what he serves---for those of you who want something very refreshing--ask him for a NIZZA champagne cocktail--his own creation and my favorite

Thank Judy S
Mcminnville, OR
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

After having a negative experience several years ago, I had avoided this place until fairly recently. I must say the loss was mine, as dinner here is really outstanding. The menu is always creative, and the execution top-notch. Emily is a joy to have in the dining room, and she was spot on when we asked her to make our... More 

Thank Twils261
Medina, Ohio
Level Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This restaurant is unbelievable!!! The food and service is first class!! Do not get discouraged by their chalk board menu, it was the best food I have had in a while. The gnocchi was to die for, rock fish delightful, cod chowder impressive and pork dish melts in your mouth. Panna cotta was definitely one of the best I have... More 

Thank ledumpalustris
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying... even tho everything here was overpriced.... the atmosphere and customer service was almost enough to make it a 5 star spot... a buddy and I had 3 drinks apiece and our tab was nearly 50 bucks... we weren't rushed.. nore did I feel uncomfortable... just felt like I overpaid for house brand spirits.... but I did... More 

Thank nighttripper42
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Locally sourced food combined to create amazing tastes. Very friendly staff more than happy to go out of their way to make your experience enjoyable. They opened up in the midst of an unusually snowy and cold winter initially on the strength of our phoned reservation for a party of 4 at 7pm.

Thank xraybuys
Level Contributor
58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying I would strongly recommend this restaurant. Small menu but exceptional food in a contemporary setting. Loved the beet salad and dessert- one of the best flourless chocolate cakes EVER. The gnocchi was ok. If I were a rabbit or albacore eater I think the meal would be five stars.

Thank Wondermore
McMinnville, Oregon
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great food great service - we had the Rabbit and the Black Sea Bass Both were great! The rabbit was especially well prepared -cutlets with Ancient grains , kale and carrots Yummy!

Thank Paul R

Travellers who viewed Thistle also viewed


Been to Thistle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: +1 506-472-9623

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Thistle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?