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Carousel French Cuisine

25 N Front St Ste 6, Yakima, WA 98901
509 248-6720
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Ranked #10 of 218 Restaurants in Yakima
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Portland, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food was amazing! We had the French onion soup, the rabbit and the duck. The atmosphere was intimate, but not snobby as you might expect with French cuisine. I started out with a delicious cosmo with fresh squeezed juice before the server came out with fresh baked bread, still so hot from the oven that you had to wait... More

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Yakima WA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We regret never having been here until tonight! We chose this restaurant for our 41st wedding anniversary. Walk in and the delicious aroma entices you. The intimate atmosphere was fun and filled with good music, every table was occupied. Ambiance is like a French cave. We ordered appetizers and entrees, wine and coffee. Each bite was an experience. We also... More

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Portland, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I absolutely love this place!!! French cuisine that leaves you wanting more. From the rabbit to the cherries jubilee, a gem of a find. I am a customer for life.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Hard to find fine dining in Yakima, but Carousel does it right. In the heart of the Yakima wine country, you want a restaurant that serves wine-friendly food. French-style cooking is the perfect match, and Carousel pulls it off. The dining room is attractive and the servers are friendly and hard-working. On the Saturday night we were there, they were... More

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Portland, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A surprising find for Yakima. Not a great french resturant but extremely enjoyable and better than would expect to find here. You will have to search for it, the Hotel had not heard of it

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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wonderful food - my husband especially enjoyed the onion soup, and live music in the bar after dinner.

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Auburn, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We intended to dine next door at La Melange, which we have often driven four hours (from Seattle) for special dinners. Unfortunately, our choice was closed -- booked up for a Kiwanis dinner -- so we tried Carousel. Interesting decor...part of the old Yakima opera house apparently. The wall painting reminded us of the cave drawings in France. Little else... More

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Seattle, Wasington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The Carousel really has the feel of a small French bistro - dimly lit, cozy, intimate - we went in summer, but it would be a perfect winter outing. Start with bread, warm & toasty - best thing we had. Crab cakes were so-so, mushy, with no evidence of crab. The coq au vin was also so-so - chicken was... More

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Snohomish, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our outing at the carousel last night. The starters were good especially the French onion soup though the description in the menu was confusing. My steak was excellent and cooked perfectly to my temperature. It was as good as any steak I've ordered at a steakhouse. The veggies were nicely presented and not over cooked. I'd definitely go... More

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Richland, Washington
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

So its a little place with a big heart. It is trying to bring some correctly made thoughtful food to a city that needs it.

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