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!
Nice – I like the Cafe much better than upstairs. Campagne always feels stuffy to me with waiters that are told to act the French waiter stereotype. Downstars in the cafe is much more relaxed, the wait staff is more friendly, the food more rustic, all around a more plesant atmosphere. Very nice food, space, service, etc.
Delicious and pleasant. – I live nearby and have eaten here several times. Service is slow, but "we'd like you to linger" slow, not "we don't care about you" slow. Food always arrives hot and very, very good. I'm impressed with the kitchen and the recipes. Furthermore, when I visited with a vegetarian friend, the very nice waiter happily offered to have the kitchen prepare a vegetarian dish not on the menu. The prices are too high for what you get, but the nearly-real French-cafe atmosphere is warm & inviting, and the food's really good. In fact, I'm going back today!
Nothing extraordinary – Good, quiet restaurant. Prices are normal for a restaurant of that sort. But like I said - there is nothing exciting about this place.
DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE – This place is way over-priced. Whitle the food is tasty and service is efficient; its high price does not warrant the dining experience.
Don't waste your time – Find something nicer! After debating whether or not to eat here for months, my boyfriend and I finally went inside. While the decor and music are very nice, the service and food are terrible. The food is overpriced-the crispy duck was $17 and only came with one duck leg and 4 tiny potato slices (no exaggeration-4 slices). After taking our order (which was after a long wait), our waiter NEVER came back. Someone else delivered our food and gave us water. He never checked to see how we were. While other customers got bread re-fills, we were never offered any (those were customers with the same waiter!).
A generally horrible experience.
Not worth the gamble – I have dined many times at Campagne, but I quite gambling.
Food rated from 2 to 9. Value could be rated between 3 and 8 depending on food. Service however remains stable at 2-4 with an obvious lack of cuisine panache.
The management obviously fails to see the importance of consistency. Read the other reviews for this restaurant and you will see that Campagne lacks management skills. Campagne cannot retain quality waiters that are knowledgeable or courteous?? They cannot train the kitchen staff on quality and promptness?? What a shame, Campagne could be so much more.
I have been searching for the evening I had there when it rated a 10. There is no reason to gamble on the experience of a restaurant when there are so many wonderful and consistent restaurants out there. Are the few moments of relaxation and enjoyment we have worth a gamble? I say no.
over-rated – Kent strip malls have better ambiance. Arrogant attitude is offered in lieu of quality service. The menu is a limited sampling of non-creative dishes found around town. All that at high prices - what could be better?
Great expectations... – Let me qualify my poor review of Cafe Campagne: I ate there at the tail end of a no-doubt busy brunch, a 45 minute wait for a seat probably prejudiced me, and I had heard so many good things about the place that the actual experience could not help but fall short. None the less: service was slow (not rude, though), it took a few tries to get all of my order to the table, and several items (toasted baguette, syrup, espresso) were cold when they got to us. Also, it was much too hot inside. On the plus side, the food was good (I had the ouef plats, if I remember correctly) when it got to me. I'll try it again, when the staff is a little fresher and it's less crowded.
What's all the fuss? – This has become my boyfriend's and my favorite restaurant. When its rainy and cold out or I've had a really hard week, this is my favorite place to go because the atmosphere is so warm and comfertable, but still sexy. The food, while not particurally exciting, is still delicious and portioned perfectly. You have to try the icecreams and sorbets that change daily. I've never had so much flavor in one bite...of any food! And what's all the fuss about the service? Maybe as a waitress myself I cut other servers more slack, but it didn't seem like we've had to put up with anything. Yes, your dinner will go at a leisurly pace, but look at this dining room! Why would you want to rush out? Its inviting you to stay.
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