Seattle >Food & Dining > Entre Nous
216 Stewart St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.611039 -122.340103
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Business District
love it! – Highly recommend this place. It's wayyy better than Cremant and comparable to Le Piche.
The food is served as tapas so one can try a variety of dishes. My husband and I ordered 4 items and were content. The seared duck tapa (unofficial name) is probably the best duck preparation I have had - it is an unforgettable flavor. We will definitely be back and have told friends about it.
Best Gem in Town – Amazing, Cute, Quaint place in town..... It's actually pretty hard to described that PERFECT little gem downtown seattle it is SO French! My boyfriend and I just love it! The bartender speaks a perfect French after spending a few years on the French Riviera, and the Owner/Chef is from Cannes! Can't resist to these DELICIOUS, yet unpretentious Southern dishes.
Perfect for any occasions! Merci encore, et a tres bientot!
Erratic, or should I say quixotic? – I don't know what kind of business model this restaurateur follows, but I know it's nothing to depend on. On the recommendation of a friend who had a great meal here, I scheduled three separate lunch meetings at Entre Nous over the course of several weeks. All, I note, were within the hours posted on the door.
On the first occasion, the door was locked, but after some hesitation a man who I must conclude was Stephane Ohayon himself opened the door and proceeded to give us service. The food was good and made me want to give the restaurant another try.
On the second occasion, the door was locked and there was no one to let us in.
On the third occasion, the door again was locked but the man I assume to be Stephane Ohayon reluctantly opened the door, only to announce that lunch was over, even though the posted lunch hours were not yet expired.
I've made my last plans to eat at Entre Nous.
UPDDATE: This place is closed. No great loss in my opinion.
Truely wonderful evening. – For a restaurant that is so well hidden in the side of a building, it really needs more publicity!!! My family, husband and I went here for my birthday dinner and it is probably going to be one of the most memorable birthday evenings ever. The ambiance is simple yet quaint, with a definite French flair. The service was personable and friendly but professional. And the food......!! Wonderful flavors, beautiful display, small portions yes, but we found it to be a perfect amount to truly appreciate the chefs achievements.
Our waiter was from Provence and with his very attractive French accent, guided us through the menu with near perfect English. The chef made an appearance, which I always like to see, to check on a couple dishes he had sent out. (the steak in mint sauce was my favorite)
I could go on and on, but over all it was an evening to be remembered and definitely a place we will be returning to!
Unexpected charm and friendship – This was a pleasant suprise in downtown Seattle. As a visitor to the city, having a birthday celebration, this charming experience was tops. The waiter was friendly and attentive with great suggestions.and a sense of humor that enhanced our dining pleasure. We sampled the Duck, Coquille saint Jacques aux champignons (Scallops), Asperges et Jambon cru de parme (asperges wrapped with ham), Maricots verts et pignons (Sauted green beans with pine nuts), Tomate farcis (tomoto stuffed with barley) and Beignet de courgette (Zucchini fritters). All of the dishes were perfectly prepared and served in a timely manner (Hot and ready to enjoy). The wine selection (French only) complemented the food and again the waiter was knowledgeable and availible with suggestions. This was an extremely pleasant unhurried reasonably priced experience enjoyed by all.
Unpleasant experience. Overpriced. – We passed by in our way to the luggage store next door and afterward we came for lunch.
The waiter that later claimed to be French, received us and asked if we had a reservation (for lunch?!), we didn?t, so he just asked us to choose a table with a rather indifferent attitude. It took him 10 min to bring the menus and 5 more to bring water.. My husband (fluent in French after studying there and visiting many times) was looking forward of trying a new French restaurant and tried to use the opportunity to use his French when ordering, but the server with a cold tone replayed ?let?s speak English only, it is hard for me to go back & forth?, no smile there. 15 min later, he brought the first dish, and the second one 15 min later. They don?t give bread. At that time we really just wanted to leave; we asked for the check and it took him 10 -15 min to bring it, and kept passing by with food orders for other tables. At one point, he said he was by himself serving, no bartender or someone else to help him out.
The food was good, but difficult to enjoy when they make the client feel unwelcomed.
As a small family run establishment, our guests are our first priority and we regret that your time with us was not a positive one. Although reservations are not required, we only have eight tables and so do recommend them. Dining at Entre Nous is meant to be a memorable experience and upon being seated, your waiter should have explained that all of our dishes are made fresh to order, which is why they take a little time to come out of the kitchen. It is also worth mentioning that all of our dining room staff speak and understand French and we are sorry that your husband wasn?t given the opportunity to practice his. Please know that we try extremely hard to make our guests feel like part of our family, hence the name ? Entre Nous (Between Us). We are very happy that you found the food to your liking and do hope that you will give us another try. Sincerely, Chef/Owner/Frenchman Stephane Ohayon.
Valentine's Day Perfection! – I made reservations at Entre Nous for Valentine?s Day after reading in The Falcon that it was one of the most romantic restaurants in Seattle. Although their website said that it was French tapas, when I made the reservation, the person explained to me (in a very thick French accent) that the menu for Valentine?s day was going to be a four course duet menu where one could choose between three different options for an appetizer and entree and then also have a salad/cheese course and dessert. At under $100 a couple, it sounded divine to me (plus, the French accent made me excited to think I had actually found an authentic French restaurant owned by a real live French person and not a wannabe American).
Oh boy did we strike gold with Entre Nous!
Entre Nous turned out to be a very small and very intimate place. I am not sure if they did it strictly for Valentine?s Day or if there are always candles, flowers and a movie on the ceiling, but as soon as we walked in we felt we had come to the right place for our Valentine?s date! The place is absolutely adorable!
The food was also incredible. Although service was a little on the slow side (to be fair ? every table was booked as was the bar), we didn?t mind as it gave us plenty of time to get googly eyed over each other. After all, what else is Valentine?s Day about? We each choose different options on their coursed duet menu. I went with the seafood options and my husband went with the meat options so all in all we got to sample scallop tartare, seared scallops, carpaccio, beef kabob, duck and ling cod. Delicious ? Entre Nous should consider marketing its sauces because they were THAT good! For dessert we also had a creme brulee and a hot goey chocolate cake.
Yum. Yum. Yum.
Great Value for Lunch! – The concierge at the Westin recommended this place for lunch when we asked for a quiet spot that served delicious fare. She really knew what she was talking about. There were four of us in all, so we each ordered different things. I was expecting the typical French serving where you have to stop at McDonalds on the way home to fill up your rumbling stomach, but that definitely was not the case at Entre Nous! Our plates came out of the kitchen piping hot and spilling over. They have the best French fries I have ever had. The next time I am in downtown Seattle, I am definitely going to this restaurant again.
A delightful surprise - charming ambience and superb food! – I picked Entre Nous to have dinner with a girlfriend before an evening show at the Moore Theater around the corner. This quaint little restaurant is easy to miss - tucked away on Stewart between second and third ave across from the Macy's parking lot.
But what a find! Like finding a little diamond when I'd not hoped for more than a nondescript fare that would keep me warm on that chilly Halloween night.
Between my friend and I, we had the mussels (the basil butter sauce is delectable - flecked with bits of green peppers and onion), the seared duck that comes with a very flavorful Provencal sauce that just BEGS for baguette), hot off the flames haricot verte with caramelized onions and pine nuts, scallops cooked in a rich, buttery cream sauce with mushrooms, and a wonderful chopped salad with Gouda and apple. We were so stuffed at the end we had to walk a couple of blocks so we wouldn't sleep through our performance.
It was an indulgence alright, but worth every morsel.
And our waitress was wonderful - she recommended the scallops and also that we order the baguette. So was our chef - really down to earth and friendly! I am sure I'll return with more friends.
Delicious French Cuisine – I went here with a group of girlfriends (whom I studied with in France a few years back) a little while ago and I can't wait to go back. Entre Nous is tucked into a very unsuspecting place, which adds to the quaint feel. Between the four of us we ordered five dishes to share...more than enough, but all of it was so good. The zucchini fritters were particularly delicious as were the desserts which the chef brought out "on the house? after he chatted with us for a few minutes about the food. The ambience was great with an old movie projected on the ceiling. But the major draw is definitely the food and the extremely reasonable prices for the supreme quality.
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