Seattle >Food & Dining > Brasserie Margaux
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.613813 -122.340695
Monday Through Saturday 630am to 11pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Belltown
Food and Service – Was looking for a great place to dine and have dinner has I travel and stay in many hotels and eat all around Seattle area and found the Brasserie Margaux not worth the money for the food received and Service was so slow and restaurant was not busy at all. Waiter for dinner had no clue to questions I asked about menu or seem like he would rather be else where then at work, will never go back to many other wonderful downtown restaurants to eat at. Hotel was starting to look its age also.
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Birthday Dinner was AMAZING! – My wife and I live in the South End, but like to stay at The Warwick because of the great value and tremendous service. My wife reserved the Queen Victoria Suite and reservations at Brasserie Margaux for dinner. Fernando and Brandy waited on us and were very attentive. We sang Fernando (by ABBA) to Fernando and Brandy (by Looking Glass) to Brandy and they took it all in stride, sharing in our fun! Fernando sang to us as well and gave the ladies flowers that he crafted from red napkins. Chef Michael White came to our table as we completed our entree course and was extremely pleasant and patient. The food was top notch and we are very picky. My wife and I have dined at some of America's finest restaurants and The Brasserie Margaux stands up nicely. I highly recommend the Duck !
Won't go back!!! – We had a horrible experience at this restaurant on V-day. Seated next to the door, with freezing air that blew by every time it opened. Took 10 minutes for our waitress to arrive, she made no offer of something to drink, just "what do you want for dinner"
My husband had reserved a special bottle of wine (he called in advance) and when she inquired with the manager, the snotty look on his face in response to her was all we needed to decide we were not staying. Bread was literally thrown on our table by somebody who was running by, and overall ambience was loud and unromantic. NOT recommended.
Lovely Lunch – We had a delicious lunch the day of our arrival in Seattle (Feb 11th). The Salad Nicoise was fresh & very well prepared as was my fresh cod with perfectly cooked aspargus & yellow beets. The waiter was friendly & attentive. We had the opportunity to meet Michael White, the executive chef & applauded him for his recipes. When I return to Seattle, I will definitely return to Brasserie Margaux.
Overrated and overpriced – A couple of friends and I went for dinner on Valentine's Day; prior to making the reservations a few weeks ago, I had asked specifically if there was a special Valentine's Day menu because we didn't want to be restricted to ordering off a prix fixe menu. I was informed at that time that there was no special menu. When we got there, we were told that there was in fact a prix fixe menu and that I must have misunderstood the person taking my reservation - no apology given.
We decided to stay anyway and sat through the 4 course set menu. The offerings were nothing special - the lobster bisque was too salty and tasted like canned lobster. The salad looked like it was thrown together from leftovers from the night before. The steak and lobster entree were cooked decently but the steak was underseasoned. Dessert was a letdown - the cheesecake parfait was like stale pudding and the chocolate torte seemed like something you could get in the frozen food section at the supermarket.
The food was not only disappointing, but our waitress was clueless. We asked her several questions throughout the meal, like what the special cocktail was, to explain the desserts - she'd forget our question and then not know what she was talking about. All things considered, dinner was too pricey and not worth the $75 we paid per person (not including tax, tip, and bottle of wine). I would never, ever go back to this restaurant, not even for happy hour.
Best Crab Cakes, Seafood Bouillabaisse Was Outstanding! Best I ever had!! – Great Atmosphere and Great Entertainment on weekends and the food was delicious. Loved the restaurant will definately go back! Their seafood bouillabaisse was so huge and tasty and the stock they used was excellent with saffron and Pernod base, Best I ever had anywhere. Server was knowledgable and very helpful with the food and wine. Great place during the week also to go for a quiet escape night out for relaxing evening and wonderful food. A must try when your in Seattle.
Best prime rib dinner and service! – I loved this restaurant! The prime rib dinner was the best I've had! The service was A+! I will for sure return to the restaurant again and suggest this place to everyone I know!
customer – I loved it!! It's the best restaurant ever!! Best service and excellent food! It felt like I was in heaven! I can't think of anything better than here.
If you like wasting your money on horrible food, this is the place for you – My husband and I decided to try this 'French' restaurant. The night started off nice when I found out we were able to park free at the hotel. Score 1 for the restaurant. It was a Saturday night and it wasn't crowded but not empty either. They put us at a table in the middle of the room under the brightest, most horrible light ever. We told the manager that we were not happy with the lighting so he dimmed it but then turned it right back up. He didn't even come back over to make sure that what he did satisfied us. Needless to say I was annoyed but I kept telling myself- the food will be worth it.
I am a veggie and they had a couple of options so I ordered mushroom ravioli and my husband ordered seafood crepes. We were served bread that tasted a little old (definitely wasn't fresh from the oven) but it was edible. We typically drink beer but their selection was dismal so we went for some wine that was ok.
Finally our meal came - it took FOREVER but good things come to those who wait, right? Wrong - my mushroom 'ravioli' was actually some mushroom, ricotta with lasagna noodles. It was loose and soupy - not my idea of ravioli. My husband's seafood crepes were in this horrible sauce that tasted like it was powder based....it looked and tasted like something from the school cafeteria. The manager came by to ask how our meal was and I told him not so good. He seemed a little off guard that someone was telling him the truth but at least he asked.
Nothing about the food was French and the whole experience from the ambiance to the food was disappointing and expensive. I wish I read the reviews before we dined there.
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