Seattle >Food & Dining > Cafe Campagne
1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.609761 -122.341373
Breakfast: Mon.- Fri. from 8am to 10:45am.
Brunch: Sat.-Sun. from 8am to 4pm
Lunch: Mon.- Fri. from 11am to 4pm.
Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. from 4pm to 6pm.
Dinner: Sun. - Thurs. from 5pm to 10pm AND Fri.- Sat. 5:30pm to 11pm.
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Pike Place Market
Three words: foie gras fries. Moussed into a butter, the foie grad is shaved over piping hot French fries and melts into hedonistic heaven. Plenty of local and French wines by the glass
LOVE this place! It's a great spot for any meal! Especially wonderful in the summer if you can secure a quaint patio table. Right off the market and french fare that makes you feel like you are in Paris. I get weak for their charcuterie, eggs with a foie gras demi (Oeufs en Meurette) and the Lamb Burger. Arguably the best frites in town!
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!
EVERYTHING IS GREAT! – All the food here is amazing. My favorite is the chicken leg with homemade sage noodles and garlic. The sage noodles add great texture to the chicken and the garlic infuses the plate with great, sweet flavor. It's to die for. For desert try the cheese and fig platter.
cassoulet!!!!!!! – i agree with an earlier reviewer who mentioned there isn't anything better on a drab, dreary seattle day than sitting down to the warm cassoulet whipped up by cafe campagne. yes, the service can be dicey sometimes. and for european cafe ambience they measure up far far short of le pichet. . . but that cassoulet makes up for everything. i meet alot of out-of-towners at my bar and during the cold months i always mention that for lunch, they need to make sure they have cassoulet at cafe campagne.
Good Food Poor Service – I had a great carrot ginger soup for lunch and a small salad. The food was great, however we waited, and waited, and waited for the salad course following the soup, and it took about 45 min before someone checked on us to see if we had everything. When we told her we needed the salad she was rude about it, like it was our fault they never brought it out. I sat on the Patio, that was really nice, and would go back; but not with clients again.
aspires to, but misses – This cafe has real French bistro ambience and just the right amt of bustle. Service is fine. Unfortunately one is underwhelmed by the food. Duck confit was not true confit. Steak tartare generous portion was sadly bland. Cheese plate with only 3 cheeses *that was OK*, but postage stamp amount for $12, is not OK. Very noisy. There are better places, altho the Market location is nice.
Satisfying country-French fare served up in a warm, European space in Pike Place Market. – In Short
Chic, scuffed tables, mellow lighting and a long bar for eating and chatting up neighbors combine for a casually sophisticated, intimate feel. Regulars drop in for relaxed Parisian-style lunches, such as ham and Gruyere sandwiches or Spanish tuna served on butter lettuce, while weekend crowds pack the Pike Place Market cafe for the popular brunch, featuring bourbon-battered French toast, baked eggs and steak served with pommes frites.
Bistro Plus – Ah the cassoulet, is anything more wonderful on a drizzly evening in Seattle or Paris?
I have been going to Campagne since Peter Lewis first opened this charming restaurant, and Cafe Campagne is a food lovers delight. I've been reading some of the reviews and agree it is not for everyone, but it certainly is for me. The pate is the best in downtown Seattle, that and a good glass of wine can turn a dreary day into a good evening.
A Seattle Must.. – Cafe Campagne is hands down one of the best restaurants in the area. Always a food lover but not necessarily a fan of French food, this restaurant completely changed my culinary palette. I've eaten at some truly amazing restaurants and I can't name a single person that I've recommended Cafe Campgne to that didn't leave wanting more.
A True Cafe – This is a great place in the market. The dishes are some of the better French food I have tasted in Seattle (try the croque monsieur), the prices are reasonable, and it has a good ambience. The portions are small and the wait staff can be a little, uh French if you catch my drift, but I still go there and enjoy my experiences every time.
I just read through all of the other reviews, and well... I just do not understand how people could not love it. I have been going there for years, the service is always friendly. They are not going to over chat you, personally I enjoy that. They answer the questions, bring my drinks, bring my food, and clear my table... and of course they ask me how everything is. I just do not understand some of the comments about about the high turn over. Anyway, enough about the servers. I love the Cafe, I will continue to eat there, and I will continue to love every minute of it. If you are to cheap and you need bigger portions, go to old country buffet.
Top pick in the Market! – The Cafe is one of my favorite places to dine in the Market area. The service staff is informed without arrogance, and friendly without invasiveness. There is not a better restaurant in the Market area for good reasonable food. However, the reality is that the real jem is the wine list- great for people who are really interested in wine and tired of restaurants who dumb-down their wine lists for the average American. The ambiance of the restaurant changes with the time of day. Brunch on the weekends is a bit busy- I would not recommend it for someone who is looking for a quiet, intimate, leisurely breakfast; of course, I also do not recommend the Market for people who want quiet shopping Saturday morning. Lunch and dinner are both elegant and comfortable- this is a great place to take a date or even a large group of friends.
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