I've eaten some delicious meals at numerous restaurants since moving to Seattle last August, but only two so far that are in the Seattle Weekly 2009 Dining Guide. Here's one:
My other half and I have dined twice at
Le Pichet and both times were heavenly. The first time we went was because this place is on our block and we were trying to eat at each of our block's restaurants (7) before venturing further. The second time we went to entertain an out of town guest. It's been awhile so my other half and I need to make reservations again so we can do a proper review but we've tried the cheese plate, charcuterie, mussels, quail, pork belly and more and have enjoyed each. The Chef de Cuisine Brent Harding changes the main courses often. The salade verte with hazelnut vinaigrette is to die for- so simple, clean and nutty, each leaf of butter lettuce dressed perfectly.
This is a definite must-do restaurant for visitors. Great atmosphere, menu and wine list. Good-looking, attentive staff. Typical French Cafe: small and cozy, noisy in the evening and fun! The prices can't be beat for a restaurant of this caliber. Two can dine with three courses and wine for around $100! If you don't make a reservation for dinner, you probably won't get a table after 6:30 on most nights.