Bistro Agnes
Parisian Bistro Fare in Downtown Portland's West End


Portland Mercury


2018’s Best Bites from Portland’s Best New Restaurants

by Andrea Damewood

DEC 20, 2018


French Onion Soup at Bistro Agnes

When I reviewed Bistro Agnes, the classic French restaurant from Ox chef/owners Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton, I described their amazing French onion soup as being made from “the beefiest of beef stock.” I was SUPER WRONG. It’s made with roasted chicken stock. Doesn’t change my love for this perfect bowl of soup, with thyme croutons luxuriating in the broth underneath a metric ton of melted cave-aged gruyère. Paired with the city’s best Salade Lyonnaise, with escarole and frisée lettuces topped with bacon fat brioche croutons and a warm bacon vinaigrette, it’s a power lunch to die for.

Daniel Weiner