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“Fun menu; very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Brasserie Four

Brasserie Four
Ranked #3 of 134 Restaurants in Walla Walla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Newberg, Oregon
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“Fun menu; very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

After a day on the road, traveling to Walla Walla from Oregon's Willamette Valley, and tasting at a few wineries outside of town, we were ready for a good meal in a casual setting that wouldn't bust the budget. Brasserie Four was just the ticket.
The menu had so many mouth-watering options that we finally decided to order several dishes (mostly "small" plates). We picked 8 -- causing most of us to think we'd ordered too much. Amazingly, we finished it all, but at the expense of dessert. We couldn't even muster the willpower to look at the dessert menu -- maybe next time.
Rather than have the dishes served in a particular order, we told our serve to "just bring it out when it's ready," so the pace was decidedly unorthodox. I don't recall what came out when, but it was all good and we had dishes being passed around almost constantly -- take a bite of two, pass it to your left. Repeat, for almost 2 hours. LOL
Our selections included two salads -- one featuring an ample mound of spring green, with strawberries and pecans and goat cheese; the other a trio of slivered fennel, beets and carrots. Charcuterie and cheese plates included about a half-dozen assorted cured meats and "salumerie" and a like number of soft, hard and "stinky" (and YUMMY) cheeses. A salmon tartare with a few greens and thin toasts was superb, with a texture that was almost caviar-like. A bowl of mussels seemed endless in providing tasty morsels of flavor in the savory broth, and the accompanying frites (perfectly cooked french fries) kept us nibbling through much of the meal.
We also had ordered two of the "main dishes" -- Supreme de Volaille (breast of chicken bathed in a decadently lush sauce of morel mushrooms and cream), and a lamb shoulder with roasted carrots. The dish purports to be a "peasant's dinner", but the tenderness of the lamb was reminiscent of an all-day pot roast. And the flavor, undoubtedly intensified by slow cooking, was more fit for a king than commoner.
The five of us feasted like, well, royalty. With a $15 corkage fee for the nice French-pedigree wine we brought from our cellar at home, our bill was $154, including about 8% tax. The only downside, acoustics in the main dining room accentuate the noise, so with a couple of large parties of about 10-12, the noise level was pretty high. Conversation required a lot of concentration, but the food kept us occupied a good part of the time.
Final verdict - great deal, great meal. We'll be back some time for dessert!

  • Visited June 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very nice experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Sometimes your perception of how good a meal is has as much to do with context and the overall experience as with the food itself. This little gem brought everything together for a great evening. Quaint dinning room with excellent bistro food. The steak frites and Beef Bourguignon were both outstanding. Nice wine list with French and local selections. Good thing this place isn't nearby; I'd be afraid of visiting just for the frites.

  • Visited June 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Just OKAY.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Three girlfriends went to dinner. The night before was so EXCELLENT at the Public House 124 we were excited...but disappointed. French Onion Soup was MAB. Salads were nothing special and the Escargo was MAB. Atmosphere was nice. Meals served to table next door looked good.

Visited June 2013
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“THE quintessential restaurant in Walla Walla.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous. Moules et Frites gorgeous. Escargot to die for. We are ruined forever due to Chef's pizzas. Divine. Giant Ceasar salad beautifully dressed. Mousse au Chocolat brought tears to our eyes. No, really. Exquisite service. We have had the great pleasure of dining at Brasserie4 several times and talk it up everywhere we go. TripAdvisor should allow six stars for this gem.

  • Visited June 2013
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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Brasserie With Bodacious Bites!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

The desk staff at The Marcus Whitman Hotel recommended we try Brasserie Four for dinner last Friday night. We appreciate the reservation they secured for the four of us as the place was packed. We can see why - despite the crush, the service was great and the food outstanding. After a day of winetasting, our palates were pretty shot, but they awakened quickly once the food arrived.

There are lots of small plates to choose from. Although we didn't order any wine, the wine menu was well priced.

We have to start with kudos for the bread - great, crusty artisan slices and when we requested some heels, a heaping plateful appeared. The beet salad with fennel was not only beautifully composed but generous, with flavors that melded well. Do not miss the mussels - a huge, heaping bowlful of perfectly steamed morsels in a broth that screamed for bread dipping.

The "frites" are also not to be missed - crispy, hot and accompanied by Dijon mayo for dipping.

Be sure to finish with a cup of Stumptown coffee. Desserts looked delish but we were way too full to indulge.

Visited May 2013
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