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.
Slow service. Yes, it is authentic french with excellent cheese plates, selection of rhones and outstanding food. However, the service level can vary dramatically especially if the proprietor is not around. My wife and I went for an early lunch on a Sunday and the service was so bad we almost got up and left. We were greeted when we walked in, told to seat ourselves and then we waited for over 10 minutes before a server came back to our table..another 5 for water service. Meanwhile, we sat and watched the servers chatting and having fun behind the bar. The place was not even half full. With the prices le pichet charges, the service should be done with the same professionalism you would find in europe.
Bad service/attitude, mediocre food.
First, the place is too small. One would expect it to be cozy, but it definitely isn't (too noisy and cramped.) We seated ourselves, and it took some time for waitress to finally come over to our table.
Food and drinks are inexpensive, but that's pretty much the only good thing about this place.
Our waitress was horrible. My wife asked her about low fat entrees, but instead of suggestions the waitress gave her attitude and even called her 'honey' in a very unfriendly fashion. Coffee was cold and made from powder (not brewed). My pate was OK, but bread was probably 3 days old.
Will never go there again.
Attended for brunch two days in a row. The little tourine with eggs, cheese and ham is delectable and the special quiche the next day was to die for.
Love the ambiance....had great service.
"Leave The Country".
dont go anywhere else for exquisite simple French
dining with superb staff to match. Sophie for example went to waitressing school for two years so that she would do a great job for the rest of her life. Can you imagine such commitment !! All dishes
will blow the top of any expectations you may have.
Their coffee is hand roasted daily and do not leave without a cup !!
French home-style cooking!. The restaurant has a nice atomosphere. It's small but very cozy. People work there are all nice and well-mannered. Unlike other expensive french restaurants around the market area, Le Pichet provides excellent food for the reasonable price. This restaurant is an excellent choice if you are hungry for french but not in a mood to spend too much for fancy and small portion of foods.
Feels like your in France!. I wish all French restaurants felt like this. Not to mention the food! It is wonderful. VERY pleasant staff and the atmosphere is cozy but nice.
I wish there were more like this. Le Pichet was recommended to me by a chef friend and I am very grateful for the tip. The restaurant is the perfect balance of sophistication and casual dining. It is excellently prepared, interesting cuisine without excess formality. I think all French bistros aspire to this but Le Pichet has pulled it off nicely. Our waiter was very friendly and accomodating. Heirloom tomato salad with baked goat cheese (cooked and presented in some sort of a leaf) alongside rolled sardines was a flavorful light starter. Pureed tomato soup with shrimp and whole garbanzo beans tasted sweet as summer. The spices really brought out the tomato flavor and I hardly noticed the anchovie butter lightly swirled in. Desert with fresh Northwest berries was great as well.
And I don't even like cheese!.
Had dinner here with a friend the other night. We ordered the roasted chicken, which took an hour to prepare but was worth it. Very moist - it really just fell apart in your mouth - but not at all soggy. Yum! Wish desert had been as good... unremarkable both in choices and execution.
Service was friendly, prompt, and proficient. If I ate red meat I'd probably be back, but as it is the chicken is pretty much the only thing on the menu for me.
Ah, the chicken!. Despite somehwat sour reviews here, we loved Le Pichet. Service was very attentive - they graciously changed a menu item when informed of an allergy. Sure, seating was interesting, but I liked the casual, laid-back atmosphere. The cheese selections were very good, and the chicken - magnificent! Loved it with the morel cream sauce. We were too full for dessert, but plan on returning.
A slice of Paris.... We had diner at Le Pichet for the first time a few weeks ago and for anyone who has enjoyed time in a Paris bistro, you will feel right at home. I can see how some people might not "get it" but for us it was a cheap trip back to France. The ambiance was dead on! We found the food to be very good. Not great but for the price we found the whole experience to be a great value and wonderful entertainment.
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