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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a very comfortable neighborhood restaurant that serves small plates designed to be shared. For four of us, we ordered about eight plates and each one was very good. The frites are outstanding. The small fondue is a great appetizer. The lamb was seasoned really well with Indian spices. I really liked the butternut squash, and I don't usually... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Pair is a French-style bistro, the kind of place you could make your second kitchen table. It's our go-to place to take out-of-town guests. It has a rustic elegance that is right for any occasion, and a small-plates menu that can satisfy picky palates and adventurous eaters at the same table. You can order as many items as you want,... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went there with my wife to celebrate a special occasion. It's a small-ish place, not as small as they claim to be on their website :) They dont accept reservations, so we entered the restaurant and were asked to wait. We went up to the bar, ordered a bottle of wine and waited for sometime. On getting a table, got... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Loved this place! Very quaint and homey. Wonderful food to share. Had the Cambozola Fondue...delicious! Next time I'm getting two orders...it was that good. Grilled Pork Loin was next. Wonderful. Topped it off with Creme Brûlée. Excellent! I will be back!

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great wine, delicious nouveau cuisine, and lovely local place for a special occasion where you can dress casually.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Pair never disappoints. I go there most often for their fantastic happy hour. The moules and frites are deelicious! Gougeres, cheese fondue, sliders... how can you go wrong? Nice selection of wine and cocktails as well. Dinner is also excellent. And the banana bread pudding - wow! Only downside is that it can get a bit noisy.

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New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Well worth checking out, this bar diner is very popular in a nice old building with a great select menu and very good choice of wines available

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Visiting my niece in the upper U district and walked out for a bite to eat. Found this lovely little place quite by chance and decided to try it. Small and quaint but they were able to seat us without having a reservation. Seemed like a date place as it was mostly couples holding hands and staring in each others... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Visiting Seattle at the end of April, I had the chance to be there while the ``restaurants week`` was happening, after looking up menus online, we decided to go at Pair since it looked very good and different! And it was! From the cheese fondue to the perfectly cooked fish, amazing crême brulée and tasty mussels, the overall experience was... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

That's the way I felt when we visited Pair on an early Saturday evening for dinner. You enter the restaurant and it's like being welcomed into the kitchen that was made into a dining room complete with a rustic feel. LOVED the bar right in the middle and the limited seating made me feel like I was one of the... More 

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Additional Information about Pair

Address: 5501 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105-5501
Phone Number: 206-526-7655
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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