Restaurants & Bars

Pacific Northwest

Le Pichet in Seattle


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars

Le Pichet in Seattle

DD_DinDIn | Feb 18, 2002 02:48 PM

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!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound