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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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“duck” (5 reviews)
French, European, Gluten Free Options
1142 Edgewater St NW, Salem, OR 97304-4048
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive. The only things i didn't like were the prices were very high and the seats were very crammed together.

Thank nikki1218
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We have eaten here many times, returning again and again for the carefully prepared, unpretentious comfort food, French style. Everything is fresh and seasonal. Chef/owner Bernard will make substitutions on request and will also select appropriate wine for your meal if you wish. Some reviews...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I keep going back - the food is amazing as is the Chef/Owner Bernard. The food is always freshly prepared from scratch and perfectly seasoned! From Octopus to Rabbit it is all delicious. This is hands down the best place in Salem!

Thank CMW97301
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is an over-rated (and over-priced) experience. While an interesting attempt, the cuisine falls flat -- even for Salem. The offerings are limited and not worthy of the reputation this place has gained. With the very small dining room, you pay for the customers that...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the fine cuisine, the seafood is amazing. The only downside was the prices were slightly too high. All in all, I still recommend it

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We stopped in on a Tuesday night with a group of friends and were pleasantly surprised. We ordered appetizers, entrees and desserts, all of which were impressive. The carrot soup was delicious, but the sauces served with every entree ordered were outstanding. The atmosphere is...More

Thank 52,486
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Although the atmosphere is cozy and somewhat charming, the meal was disappointing and over priced. As another review mentioned, bread is extra. The food was not attractively presented. The entrees, whether beef, pork, lamb, duck seem to covered with the same sauce. Many of the...More

2  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Traditional small french bistro--seasonal cuisine with menu that changes with what is available. Worth crossing the Willamette to eat here.

Thank BEIreland
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Our first dinner at this restaurant 10.7.14 We had lovely snails and two glasses of wine. The soup of the day was very tempting, Onion soup, yum, but at $7.50, I couldn't justify buying it as well. We had venison and cassoulet both were very...More

2  Thank southamericancherry
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

We loved our first visit so much we took a larger party for a special occasion and were disappointed. The server said that she was serving the rabbit and gave it to the people who ordered rabbit. They started eating it and then the head...More

Thank RHB52053
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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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