Thanks to a poster on this board, & to my DH (who suggested I make a reservation ASAP), I had a truly delightful dinner last week at Le Pichet (1933 1st Ave; 206-256-1499).
Two business associates & I took a short cab ride from the Seattle Sheraton to the restaurant, in a charming neighborhood of trendy shops & restaurants. Le Pichet is *very* French, from the bisto-like decor noted by the original poster, to the bathroom located down the hall & shared with other businesses during the day.
Two of us had moules frites. The Pin Cove mussels were sweet, the sauce meuniere (sp?) a perfect preparation, & the frites were the best I've had outside Quebec. My other colleague (a vegetarian, perhaps?) had French onion soup, in a large entree-size portion. We all three started with salads, which were mountains of fresh mostly-Boston lettuce, lightly dressed with a subtle vinegrette. I ordered a pate appetizer & with no help from my companions, unfortunately had to let half of the large & delicious slab go back to the kitchen. We did continue to eat as much of the great sour dough baguette with butter as we could coax from the waitress.
A real surprise was a wonderful bottle of Chimiere LeDucque (sp?) at only $26, something DH & I have enjoyed on the Left Coast but not found at any price here in Atlanta. We all decided we had enough room to not share a dessert, so each ordered our own. I had a superb coconut rice pudding with creme fraiche. The onion-soup lady had a fabulous homemade espresso ice cream, & I don't quite recall the last dessert, other than the bite I had being delicious, but it was some type of chocolate pie.
If you live in Seattle or go for a visit, make sure your plans include Le Pichet!
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