Bistro Agnes, the much-anticipated French restaurant from James Beard Award-winning duo Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton, is set to throw open its West End doors in just over a week.
Update/Correction (January 11): Bistro Agnes will open on January 18, not January 19 — Portland Monthly’s original article published this incorrect date.
As reported by PoMo, the chef-owners (best known for Ox) have confirmed Thursday January 18 as the opening date for the Parisian bistro, which is set to take over the pair’s previous restaurant in the same space as the small plates oriented SuperBite, which they shuttered at the end of December.
PoMo also teases the menu for Agnes, which leans heavily into “old-school French comfort food”, in Denton’s words. Items like cassoulet, steak-frites, tartare, and profiteroles scream French classicism, although it’s not all oh-là-là-tellement-français — there looks to be some hybrid items, such as a cheeseburger, albeit one with truffled Bordelaise sauce.
Bistro Agnes will start out as a dinner-only establishment, open seven nights, with lunch slated to be added after opening.