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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 7 August 2013 via mobile

To start with the good, the service was friendly, prompt and courteous. We felt the food was overpriced tho. Each coarse is priced separately and high. Including a small basket of bread and butter for $2.50, not included as in most restaurants. The bread was...More

1  Thank OhPrettyMoon
Reviewed 6 June 2013

After many months of passing by this place, my husband and I decided to make reservations here for dinner. We both loved the interior, it was very cute and cozy and had an inviting atmosphere to it. We ordered the escargot to start and were...More

Thank Browneyedgirlky
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Yes, it is funky. Yes, it is tiny. Yes, it is a strange location. Yes, it is expensive. AND YES, it is the best food I've had in a Salem restaurant in memory. It is all about the owner/chef and his expertise with quality, fresh...More

Thank Suzanne O
Reviewed 7 May 2013

A very small menu that keeps the quality at it's highest form. Most all of the ingredients are local and fresh. The owner Bernard is on the floor most of the time and guides you perfectly with outstanding wine pairings for his excellent slow cooked...More

Thank william007_60
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Nice wine list. Had a 2004 Alsatian Riesling that was smooth and great price at $58. they can't be making money on their wines. Vichysoisse was popular. Chicken liver mousse was smooth and buttery. 2 had sturgeon and described it as great and meaty. Had...More

Thank lleichtman
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Just the most wonderful place to eat in Salem. If you can't go to Paris for dinner,close your eyes and you can easily pretend to be there. The service was very professional and non pretentious. And the food you may ask, keep your eyes closed...More

Thank Ami K
Reviewed 20 February 2013

As usual, Bernard outdid himself. Everything was fresh and the bread is to die for. Excellent food, charming atmosphere and simply a lovely experience every time.

1  Thank runningparis
Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

I took my mom here for mothers day the first year he opened and we weren't that happy with the overall. They didnt even have flowers out for the moms or anything special like other places. The decore was cute. The food wasnt that great...More

1  Thank Shirin T
Reviewed 9 December 2012

This intimate spot was shared with us by our realtor when we moved to Salem. We were immediately greeted at the door by the owner Bernard and seated in a private cozy table for three, our 13 yr old daughter was with us as well....More

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We love going to this place. It's intimate, and feels like family. The cassolet is the best ever. Bernard cooked the best razor clams I've had- so tender. I thought I had it down- 30 to 60 seconds on a side but his were better....More

2  Thank slits007
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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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