About Bistro Agnes
James Beard Award-winning Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton proudly present their newest endeavor, Bistro Agnes.
Bistro Agnes is steeped in the rich history of French cuisine, and is born of a desire to share that tradition with our Portland friends and family. Of course, as chefs, we will always play with our food. But here at Bistro Agnes, we find our inspiration in bringing cooking back to the basics, and we can’t wait to share these classic dishes with you.
The restaurant is named after Greg’s grandmother, a kindhearted woman who deeply influenced our ideas of hospitality. No one ever left Grandma Agnes’ table hungry; she welcomed everyone and made them part of her family.
We hope that through French cooking, we can bring you that same warmth, comfort, and good cheer reminiscent of what we’ve found in our favorite Parisian bistros. From the moment you walk in the door, we welcome you to joyously share in our culinary journey and passion at Bistro Agnes, your new neighborhood restaurant.
At the bar, we hope to bring the comfort of familiar classic cocktails, while inspiring you to try an assortment of libations from France and beyond. Traditional favorites like Cognac, Armagnac, and absinthe find a home among our global collection of dynamic and distinctive spirits. And our rotating wines by the glass allow guests to always try something new and exciting.
The Bistro Agnes wine list reflects a desire to arouse the same nostalgia as the culinary delights. We focus on Pinot Noir from Burgundy and our local Willamette Valley, and we select wines that speak to the roots and traditions of each distinct region. Our old and new world wines all conjure a sense of place, and they are hand-picked to celebrate the flavors of our menu.