This modern French bistro focuses on traditional preparations of classic French dishes, with some twists. The food is complimented by a sophisticated and mostly-French wine list with 15 wines available by the glass. A full bar features classic cocktails and draft beer.


Leading the kitchen is Executive Chef Johnny Besch. Born in Chicago, Chef Johnny has spent decades cooking and studying under the guidance of some of the world’s great French chefs. In Portland, he cooked for Knight and Master Chef Phillipe Boulot at The Heathman. In Chicago, he cooked under Laurent Gras at 3-Michelin star L2O. In Puerto Rico, he was on the opening team to cook for none other than Monseigneur Alain Ducasse at Mix on the Beach. In the 5 years prior to joining Bistro Monadnock, Chef Johnny was Executive Chef at BLVD, a West Loop steakhouse.


This project is a homecoming for the bistro’s owners – John, Karl & Graeme Fehr. The three brothers previously operated a boutique law firm in the Monadnock Building from 2011 – 2017. Ditching the courtroom for the dining room, this is their third hospitality concept in 6 years. They considered no other building for this restaurant.


Bistro Monadnock is open for lunch, Monday through Friday, 11:30am till 2pm. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday, 4:30pm till 9pm. Closed Sunday.


À bientôt les amis!


Johnny Besch
Executive Chef

Gabe Spencer
Lead Sous Chef

Aaron Pollack
Spirit Guide

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  • Monday11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Tuesday11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Wednesday11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Thursday11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday04:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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