There's always at least one: tthe restaurant name that everyone seems to eff up. Like, all the time. Here are some of the more challenging restaurant names. How many did you already know?
Nothing will make you fit in more than pronouncing the name of this restaurant correctly -- something even Seattle natives can't always do. It's 'plahs pih-GAHL'. As in, "mise en place" and "you've got a lot of gall!" Probably not what the name actually means, though.
You're not at a bistro that specializes in campaigning or champagne (although, there is an ample amount of that here!), you're at a restaurant that's French for "countryside," pronounced, kum-PAWN-yuh. Good on ya!
There's nothing fancy or French about the pronunciation of this French bistro. It's pronounced just like it's spelled. Two syllables. POOR-tidge. As in, Portage Bay Cafe.
The 'g' is silent: pah-lee-AH-chee.
Most people get the "La Carta De" down, it's the Oaxaca that throws them off. It's pronounced wuh-HAW-kuh, as in, "Let's take a walka down to Ballard Avenue for lunch!"
Named for the 13th district in Rome, the correct pronunciation of this place is ree-OH-nay 13. The bartenders and staff will love you more now.
The correct pronunciation of this restaurant is spih-NAH-say, as in, "You don't say?"