Seattle >Le Pichet
Perfect French bistro, morning, noon or night. Favorites include baked eggs, roast chicken and the to die for charcuterie platter!
Such a lovely place, near the historic Pike Place Market, though it feels like a slice of Paris with its long list of charcuterie and cheese and well-chosen wines. Start with a French 75 and then indulge in an order of steak-frites or, if the weather's chilly, a steaming bowl of the best onion soup in the city. Oui! Oui!
The big sister of Cafe Presse, this lively room serves up first-rate french fare including a roast chicken which is well worth the hour wait.
Le Pichet is Seattle's premiere Parisian bistro, as if you didn't already know that. LP has attained icon status with its flare for nailing simple classic dishes, whether it's pate, tartines, broiled eggs with ham and gruyere, or a cafe au lait. Le Pichet fits the bill for whatever type of restaurant you're looking for, it's that good.
An all-French wine list full of charming options by the glass and (of course) pichet. Sit at the bar, have some almonds and sparkling wine.
As a lover of Charcuterie I can't
resist their Pâté. It's country style, rustic and much like the rest of the menu. In the winter they feature a dynamite french onion soup worth waiting all year for! The Salad Verte never changes, thankfully!!!
Sweet bistro stetting, romantic and intimate in a get-to -know-your-neighbor sort of way.
Nice atmosphere. Le Pichet has a very nice small cafe ambiance. I have friends who are very enthusiastic about this place, but for me, it is just not that great. The menu is quite limited, which is not a bad thing in a small restaurant, but in this case, the menu just doesn't have anything that really appeals to me. I had the chicken liver pate, which is lovely, a salad, which was not very exciting and a chacuterie plate which was well done. None of the entrees sounded very exciting to me. I would have gone for a steak and frites, somewhat traditional on a French menu, but absent on this one. I would say, that during the summer, sitting outside would make this a wonderful spot, but the limited menu just doesn't really float my boat.
favorite lunch spot in the city. 'pitch-perfect Parisian ambience' is exactly right. a little european cafe right downtown, offering a terrific escape and an experience completely unlike any other here in seattle. and the food matches up to the ambience brilliantly. there is a stunning lack of pretensiousness to the place, which is thoroughly refreshing. service can be a tad slow some afternoons, which would be my only complaint, a small one considering the trade-off. if you're looking for a quiet, quick in-and-out lunch, look elsewhere. if you have time and one or more friends, then by all means, get to le pichet.
A cozy French cafe with pitch-perfect Parisian ambience and food to match..
This tidy French cafe--named for the pitchers from which wine is poured--is a casual, sophisticated neighborhood place to bring friends to eat and drink well. Dishes include the country-style pork pâté (with honeyed walnuts and grain mustard), a simple plate of earthy local tomatoes, tapenade and warm goat cheese or sturgeon surrounded by a delicate corn-fennel broth. The wine list is comprehensive, especially the thoughtfully chosen by-the-glass list.
Mouth Watering Desserts. This is a small bistro with simple fare. A great place to grab a cup of espresso and homemade desserts at one of the sidewalk tables. A nice little find tucked away on 1st Ave.
A wonderful Seattle resaurant close to Pike Place. Every time I go to Le Pichet the experience is wonderful. I love the food, the ambience, and the decor. Even though it is small inside, the food is well worth the wait for a table. Their cheese selection is to die for! Save room for desser!
Don't Bother. Not sure who these people are who like this place. Service is spotty. Ambience is plain, even if authentic. Food is second rate (even for pedestrian French food). If you are looking to "pose" then by all means give it a try. If you like good food or good service or good ambience, do not bother.
Take the time, get the chicken. What a wonderful dinner. Order the roasted chicken! It takes about an hour to cook, but it is well worth the wait. Pure food joy!
Tres Francais. I have been going to this restaurant for years, and never cease to be disappointed. The atmoshphere, decor, wine and food remind me of my dining experiences while living in France. My only complaint is that too many people know about it, thus making it hard to get in without a reservation. This is the best French restaurant experience outside of France!
Best.Dinner.Ever.. I had always wanted to try Le Pichet. All of my french friends went on and on about how good it was. I recently visited a cookingn school, and on a whim asked the head chef what his favorite place was in Seattle, to which he replied "Well Le Pichet of course!" That was when I knew. It was time. Every single thing I ordered was fantastic. Every single thing! And for desert, a friend ordered the hot chocolate (not on the menu) and literally needed to use a spoon to drink it. We joked that she needed a knife and fork as well. Granted I will need to hop on a treadmill for a few days to get rid of the calories I ingested, but to me it was totally worth it.
Snotty Staff is right - good food, not worth it.
Next time I'm in Paris I'll brook the Parisian Service Staff attitude. When in Seattle, though, I expect American "nice." Or at least customer service. For a moment, I thought I was in a restaurant of deaf mute service staff.
Food is very good and authentic, but definitely not a place to feel upbeat.
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