The restaurant was full on this somewhat gloomy Wednesday afternoon, making me thankful for my reservation. The large windows provided an amazing view of the lake & surrounding yachts. Servers seemed predominantly male, smartly dressed in dark jeans and white button downs.
I was presented with a chalkboard sign of the days specials, and although I was almost swayed by the special smoked duck breast salad with arugula, frisée, apple, toasted hazelnuts and goat cheese, I stayed with the Dine Around Seattle menu choosing the Country Pâté to start, Coq au Vin for my main course and the Chocolate Pot de Crème for dessert.
My experience at Le Grand Bistro was memorable. Service was quick and thorough, my water glass consistently refilled, fresh silverware brought with each course and food presented in a timely matter. I left with a smile and slight skip in my step that only a great meal can provide.
Although I believe the lunch offerings are a much better value and just as high quality, I would highly suggest visiting Le Grand Bistro Americain for dinner. Their Dine Around Seattle dinner menu includes so many tempting dishes I’m having trouble deciding which I would hypothetically pick. Top contenders include the Asparagus Salade with frisée, egg, parmesan and bacon, Moules Frites, and a repeat of the utterly divine Chocolate Pot de Crème for dessert, although les fromages would be a classically French option.
Dine Around Seattle lasts for three more days until this Saturday March 29th, so there is still time to treat yourself to some of Seattle’s best restaurants. Don’t forget your reservations!