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“Excellent Food and Service, With Nice Atmosphere”

Carousel French Cuisine
Ranked #9 of 244 Restaurants in Yakima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Carousel Restaurant adds elegance and ambiance to Yakima. Providing traditional French Cuisine and Bistro options, pairings and fine dining. We offer catering and special events as well. Reservations preferred for dining room and event availability.
United States
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service, With Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

This was our first trip to Yakima, but if we ever get there again, we plan to dine at the Carousel Restaurant. First, the food was excellent. We each had the rich French Onion Soup, which really got the taste buds going. Next, my wife had the Rabbit, which she said was very good, but perhaps the sauce was a little light. I had the Veal with Shitake Mushrooms, and it was outstanding. We finished off with the Cherries Jubilee, which was good, but a little too sweet, because of too much sugar which had caramelized. We also liked their wine process, which included tasting two different wines before selecting our bottle. The only negative is that this excellent French restaurant has only two types of French wine, and should grow their French wine list. Last but not least, we thought that Marie did a great job serving us during the evening. She was knowledgable and friendly and managed our dinner very well.
Scott K

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“A great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

In Yakima on business, looked up a restaurant called the Barrel, which is next door to Carousel. To our great fortune, the Barrel happened to be closed so we decided to give French a try. This is a great little restaurant, has a cool atmosphere for an evening with a significant other or some good friends. It was a Tuesday and we were one of three tables. The service was too drawer and the food very good. Will definitely go there again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A big secret, don't tell anyone! Enjoy this restaurant, but shhhh!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

This quaint restaurant is hidden away and quite a secret. The wilted spinach salad and escargot will be enjoyable and the happy hour is perfect. Take your special person here for a romantic and private evening. The staff works very hard to assure you have a satisfying evening.

  • Visited April 2012
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Naches, Washington
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Unique, intimate experience. Great value on a menu you simply cannot get in anywhere else in Yakima.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

My favorite happy hour out all night meal experience.

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Yakima
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

Wife and I really enjoyed our time there. The service was great.
The bread they start you out with is toasted and tasty.
I ordered some escargot for an appetizer and convinced the wife to try them they were amazing and once she got over the fact that they were snail she was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed them with me.
She had the garlic shrimp with white sauce and we were very impressed with the amount of shrimp they served compared to what you may expect. Great quality!
I chose the pork tenderloin with apricot pepper sauce, its was a good choice also.

The decor and art is very nice making it cozy and warm feeling with the perfect music to compliment, made us forget we were in Yakima for the few hours we were there,

Thanks Carousel see you again some time.

  • Visited March 2012
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