French Restaurant in Seattle, United States: Le Pichet Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Le Pichet HeartHeart
Restaurants and bars
Open: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +1 206 256 1499
Address: 1933 First Avenue
Seattle, Washington, 98101
Country: United States
Food Style: French

Le Pichet is the closest you will get to a French bistro in Seattle - and it is very true to type. It is even quite close to Pike Place so it is easy to find.
While eating the charcuterie, the brandade, the oysters teamed with sausages (very Bordeaux!), the country pate or any of the other totally authentic dishes, you might think you had been transported to France. And that impression will be reinforced when your pichet of wine arrives! It might be a lovely Cotes du Luberon or a rich Cotes du Rhone Village (we have enjoyed the Domaine de Caillou Côtes du Rhone Villages, for example) - it doesn't matter as they are all well-chosen
The food is serious and makes no concessions to those with aversion to fat. In fact, on one visit we could see the people at the next table wince in disgust as we devoured a dish of crisped pork belly served on perfectly cooked green beans.
On a June 2006 visit we thoroughly enjoyed a charcuterie platter with eight fanned slivers of Spanish ham overlayed with six slivers of their own tongue, then some pistachio salami and two stunning fat-ladened terrines/country pates that were worth the journey!!
And it is so nice being able to order a pichet or demi-pichet of quality French wines such as the Domaine Daniel & Denis Alary Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Village wine from an appellation which we think will be the next to get its own brand along with Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise and Vacqueyras.
Well-worth seeking out!
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