Seattle >Food & Dining > Le Pichet
1933 1ST Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.610869 -122.342555
Sunday To Thursday From 08:00 AM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 08:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Pike Place Market
Very French and very good. Slip into this cafe/bar and feel all Parisian while you snack on your œuf plats, jambon et fromage. à la vôtre!
Perfect French bistro, morning, noon or night. Favorites include baked eggs, roast chicken and the to die for charcuterie platter!
Such a lovely place, near the historic Pike Place Market, though it feels like a slice of Paris with its long list of charcuterie and cheese and well-chosen wines. Start with a French 75 and then indulge in an order of steak-frites or, if the weather's chilly, a steaming bowl of the best onion soup in the city. Oui! Oui!
The big sister of Cafe Presse, this lively room serves up first-rate french fare including a roast chicken which is well worth the hour wait.
Le Pichet is Seattle's premiere Parisian bistro, as if you didn't already know that. LP has attained icon status with its flare for nailing simple classic dishes, whether it's pate, tartines, broiled eggs with ham and gruyere, or a cafe au lait. Le Pichet fits the bill for whatever type of restaurant you're looking for, it's that good.
An all-French wine list full of charming options by the glass and (of course) pichet. Sit at the bar, have some almonds and sparkling wine.
As a lover of Charcuterie I can't resist their Pâté. It's country style, rustic and much like the rest of the menu. In the winter they feature a dynamite french onion soup worth waiting all year for! The Salad Verte never changes, thankfully!!!
Sweet bistro stetting, romantic and intimate in a get-to -know-your-neighbor sort of way.
Yummy but casual – This is not a fancy spot but we have had two good meals here and we like sitting at the bar and people watching. Similarly both times we were there I saw people alone, sitting at the bar eating and looking quite comfortable. Some of the food we had was great but my fish was overdone and we had 3 good glasses of one and one bad one where it seemed as if the bartender was just trying to offload it (we asked for a recommendation). I would go back though despite these flaws.
No Merci Le Pichet. – Le Pichet is a nice place, if you could ever get any service. With the 3-4 servers there on a Friday night, seems like they should be able to get things done. The food is good, but with all of the other great French places in the city, I wouldn't bother with Le Pichet.
Try somethwhere else!! – While Le Pichet tries really hard to be sooo French, what they forget is that first and foremost the French are famous for their hospitality!
The food is passable (although a side of fries and sausage came looking like someone had done it with last year's oil), but very little can compensate for servers forgetting that they are here to serve! - and not be imagined cultural ambassadors for an imagined France.
Recommended if you want to go oomph over mediocre food while being uncomfortably seated in a narrow alley in clothes you never liked anyway.
Oh Pichet...if only you were not so crowded! – Le Pichet. Just the name makes me smile. I frequent this restaurant as often as possible...even though it is often crowded and noisy. The food is incredibly authentic as is the service (as in - the servers often have attitudes and are brisk just like the sterotype of French waiters). I would try to list my favorite things on the menu, but that would take up much more space then I have. If nothing else, try the chaucutrie...it is a variety of cold meats and pate...yum yum. As the tables are crammed in there and you can hear everything the tables around you are saying, I would not recommend it for "date night", but it is a great place to meet friends.
Simple Bistro Fare – le pichet is a gem in the pike place market. i love to take friends there on a rainy day. the simple, french bistro fare and ambiance feels like you are in paris. the quiches, sandwiches, and brunch items are all delicious. the chocolate chaud is unbelievable!
Love the baked eggs, romantic atmosphere – Le Pichet is my go-to spot on a rainy Seattle afternoon when I desperately need something good for lunch that won't cost me an arm and a leg--that's when I get the baked eggs, broiled with just enough cheese and salty ham to make them delicious but not too bad for me. It also has the best quiche I've ever had, awesome french fries, a very affordable wine list and a European feel to it.
Fantastic, of course – We always feel fortunate to have Le Pichet so close when we start feeling sorry for ourselves for being so far from Paris. The only thing to add is that when you go - be bold! You never know when you're going to develop an addiction to lardons or sardines with chickpeas and grapefruit. Order the strangest thing on the menu and prepare to be amazed...
great bistro feel – I actually have heard a few friends scoff that I like this place, but for me it is like walking into a a simple classic bistro in the Marais district. Having a "French" bistro that doesn't decorate itself in overtly French pieces (like old-style ad posters) seems a bit more authentic to my experiences in Paris. I like the food very much there, and yes it is simple, as it is supposed to be for this style of bistro (as opposed to one of the baby bistros of the big name Parisian chefs that popped up a few years back). When I go into these, I expect a small seasonal menu with some simple salads, pates, mousses or terrines, a confit or two, and a well-priced wine list. Le Pichet does this well, and though I am not usually blown away by the food, the whole package takes me back across the Atlantic.
Go for Sunday brunch – Le Pichet is a great pick for a Sunday afternoon lunch or brunch. I went with my family and the food is really simple provencial French. It's country food, very simple but full of flavor. I had a plate of cured ham and cornichons that were amazing. Also try the sausage with frites. VERY GOOD!! Be sure to try it. The atmosphere is really French, very close tables- not the place for you if you demand privacy.
perfect little cafe – Le Pichet is good for just about anything...I go to sit at the bar and drink espresso with a good book, order the meat plate with a glass of red, or get some of that yummy ice cream they make and wash it down with some Calvados! If you're their for dinner their poulet rotisserie chicken is always on the menu, it takes an hour, but let me tell you, it's wellllllll worth the wait. When I come back from France Le Pichet makes me feel like I never left...
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