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“A pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carousel French Cuisine

Carousel French Cuisine
25 N Front St Ste 6, Yakima, WA 98901
509 248-6720
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Ranked #4 of 217 Restaurants in Yakima
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Yakima, Washington
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134 reviews 134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I have lived in Yakima for six years and thought I had eaten at all the best resturants but this one is a gem. It is very french in both decor and food. Has both Washington and French wines. The food is artistically presented and is very good. It was quite and intimate. If you like a party atmosphere this is probably not your place.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Washington State
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“We left without eating”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We enjoy French and based on posted menu we made reservations. When we arrived the restaurant was nearly empty and Mama Cass was playing. Not French! The server was busy flambeeing for another table. Since my wife has many allergies we asked about ingredients. The first reaction was I'm new. Next she checked on one dis and returned saying there was a little of the allergen...but it shouldn't be a problem. Next she said the chef didn't know the ingredients in sauces. True French sauces don't need flour as thickener. We left.,

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Seattle
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Not very French”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is in a charming location. The decor could use some updating. Instead of whimsical french, it is more like visiting your granny. The wine list is great, featuring local wines in small vineyards. I think this restaurant may have potential, BUT it needs some improvement. Like in making the food spicier (use LOTS of garlic) and the sauces genuine. My peppercorn steak had a packaged gravy mix. I am pretty sure it was McCormick's packaged gravy. This is a NEVER in a French restaurant where prices are high. If necessary, simply use great butter, but using packaged gravy ruins the experience. I think this restaurant might need a new chef. How about recruit a great chef from France, and sponsor him or her for a visa. It would increase your business. Otherwise, this restaurant will not make it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wapato, Washington
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“Good French food in Yakima”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Surprisingly good French food. Service was what it should have been. an exeptional night out.

Visited October 2011
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Olympia, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“First Rate dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Surprising find in Yakima with a real French dinner and decent wine list. Excellent service and really enjoyed a leisurely paced dinner and the food was authentic and declicious. Lovely atmosphere and clearly a local favorite. Price vrey reasonable as well. Would return

Visited June 2012
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