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“Food is good, but overpriced. Service is awkward.”
Review of Thistle

Thistle
Ranked #10 of 102 Restaurants in McMinnville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Very small portion sizes which wouldn't be a problem if the entrees weren't so expensive. I don't mind small portion sizes if the food is absolutely outstanding, but this simply wasn't the case here. The food tasted good, but was overpriced for what it was and particularly for the amount you received. The waitstaff came off a bit uptight as well. I got the impression that our server was looking down her nose at us.

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Thank ajeancompton
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

What a hidden gem! The wonderful waitress/hostess did a phenomenal job of describing some of her favorites. The pork rilette and beef tartare were amazing - not something we would normally eat. The sturgeon was phenomenal and the presentation perfect. Our Rose' was kept cool and crisp and the service was impeccable even though the restaurant was packed and reservations only. We were quite full to say the least. Will head straight there when we visit Oregon again!

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Thank Shawna_E63
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

friendly staff, good food, and drinks, and busy with frindly atmosphere, certainly worht booking a table for dinner here in McMv

Thank myob2010
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

...that's what reading reviews reminds me of. After all I spent a lot of money on a meal that everyone else says should have been good. It was not...let's be honest. When you start with the comment that you had better order a lot or you'll leave hungry (my translation) that is a red flag right off. My entree was not seasoned and especially small....bland in a word. The salad had no dressing, one hazelnut in the bottom of the bowl and a couple of small bits of cheese. Basically a bowl of greens.

For all the "local" goods talk it was interesting that the beer and wine list was anything but. Having said all that, the bread was good. I had to eat a lot of it.

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Thank George T
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Stopped in with my wife on a whim while tasting in the valley. Limited chalkboard menu: just 4 entrees and 4 appetizers. Food was excellent, simple and perfectly prepared. Very unpretentious and appealing. Outstanding bartender made us Aviations off the top of his head followed by a fluffy, brightyellow little omelet stuffed with creamy local chevre and fresh asparagus. House rillettes were very good on crusty bread.

Briaised Carnitas style pork shoulder sliced thin and a very nice salmon dish. White Rose Pinot by the glass! finished with a salted caramel panna cotta. Just a really good, simple and enjoyable meal. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Eric L
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