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Le Pichet

1933 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-1010 (Downtown)
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Ranked #84 of 3,452 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you're a fan of authentic, unfussy classic french cooking then you have to include Le Pichet in your gastronomic itinerary when in Seattle. Great ambience, great service, and a nicely balanced menu. My wife had a tuna dish (original with a fried egg included!) while I had wild boar on ratatouille which was superb. Lovely crusty bread also. And... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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185 reviews 185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took a chance and won. It was packed on a Thursday night but we didn't have to wait long for an outside table. It's a small bistro, cozy but with a lot of atmosphere. We were happy to sit outside to take in the Seattle night. The simple butter lettuce salad with hazelnut vinaigrette was exceptionally delicious. I had... More

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Park City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The only thing I need to say is incredibly delicious, all around. A 'must' if you are in Seattle. The only thing, and only thing, is perhaps add a few paintings on the walls. But that's just me.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good basic bistro food and nice classic brasserie decor, specially liked the decor the cafe creme and the toast with pate de campagne. Friendly staff.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We sat outside at one of the half dozen tables. It was a mild evening and a pleasant change from the typical Seattle drizzle. The place was bustling on a Thursday night. Lots of people dining at the bar and hardly a place to be had. Several groups walked in and had to either go elsewhere or wait a while.... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have wanted to try Le Pichet ever since we heard that Alton Brown from the Food Network loved it. We didn't have what Alton had, but all our dishes were excellent: the charcuterie with three different sausages was perfect, especially combined with their mustard and bread. We also had delicious duck salad, sardine salad, and eggs with ham and... More

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Austin, TX
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'm not sure why this place is open for breakfast. They had VERY limited options (bread and jam anyone) and ran out of croissants so I ended up just having coffee. Perhaps it's a better choice for lunch or dinner but I wouldn't bother stopping in for breakfast.

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Troy, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a tiny tiny restaurant where people like to linger for the evening.... which is great, unless you are trying to get it! I made reservations for 8 tried to go at 7:30 thinking I could get a drink or maybe they had space but that was not the case no room to get to the bar. Thats fine... More

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It is a French bistro style place. Service was good but I was not impressed with a food. Really close to the French cousine but fat. Definitely not a place for a weight watchers.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are looking for authentic French food in Seattle, Le Pichet is the place. The cafe is like stepping into a sidewalk cafe in Paris. The menu has varied, fresh choices. I had a grilled Pacific sardine on a salad of green beans and cherry tomatoes and my wife had the mixed cold cut plate of country-style pork pate... More

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