A la bonne franquette
PerfectionThis is a very pretty room on the Leschi Ridge, with a view out towards Elliott Bay; the decor is modest, romantic and thoughtful. If you can appreciate a well-curated menu of simple French dishes, executed perfectly, delivered with discreet efficiency (and a bit of sass), this is heaven. I had black cod that could not have been better -- it came sizzling and very slightly undercooked. As I savored each silky bite, it cooled to exactly the correct degree of doneness, a neat trick. My husband, torn between a chicken leg with couscous (he loves dark meat!) and a chicken breast with mushrooms (he loves mushrooms!), chose the breast. The bone-in breast was moist, tender and flavorful, the sauce somehow both earthy and delicate. Classic.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousGreat food, fabulous view, good wine. Terrific wait staff. Couldn't ask for anything more!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific evening. Fun, vibrant,Terrific evening. Fun, vibrant, great food, great service, small neighborhood find. We will go back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRomance at sunsetOur first time at this restaurant coincided with a rare 80 degree day and a glorious sunset. The view here is unexpected (city with Sound and Mts. behind) and turns blue then pink in the sunset. Small, busy, good food, excellent service,
average prices - a winner!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA Neighborhood GEM!Ala Bonne Franquette is a terrific and genuine French restaurant -- the food is wonderful; the variety is perfect - really good regular menu and always one or two terrific specials; all of the staff are uniformly terrific -- bartender, wait staff, owner, chef, sou chef -- friendly, knowledgeable, happy to share cooking secrets. Make this a regular spot for just yourself or friends and family.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest In a While!I use open table to frequent many of Seattle's great restaurants, but this one was a real find! They were able to give us a stellar view, and pair it with stellar service and unmatched food. Would definitely go back and we definitely say take your date here!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the DriveWe were pleasantly surprised with this gem. We drove 45 minutes (Friday eve. traffic) based on the reviews and it was worth it. The chicken liver pate starter with mango chutney and cornichons was smooth and flavorful served with delicious baguette slices. The Green Verte salad we shared was simple: lovely fresh greens, cherry tomato halves and a tangy vinagrette. We both had the rib eye steak, perfectly cooked and served with a custard like potato gratin and baby green beans with shallots which I could have had for my entire meal they were so perfect. The chocolate pots d' creme is delicious, super creamy and chocolatey. Service: friendly and professional. Pacing: spot on. We were there at 6:15 so ahead of the crowd. View: worth the drive4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMt. Baker gemHad a wonderful meal here with a group of friends. Enjoyed the vegetarian plate. A friend really enjoyed the clams. Had a very nice mango sorbet for dessert.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNo problems parking at thisNo problems parking at this cozy little restaurant. Dinner for three with $15 corkage fee for our own bottle of wine was $135, maybe just a bit pricey. But, the restaurant is very unique and comfortable. We liked our servers, and tip them we did. We will be back soon.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic small place withFantastic small place with great views of the city, great food and service. Can't wait to get back their again!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect for date nightwonderful evening for date night!
we had great service, delicious plates and perfect wine. All around a perfect evening.
duck con fit = succulent decadence for an entree
ribeye grilled nicely4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceWe had another great meal at A la bonne franquette. The food was excellent (if served a little fast!), the service was friendly and personable, and the atmosphere was wonderful. My only wish is that served pommes frites!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA must!!This is a gem of a place - incredible views, incredible food, wonderful service - can't say enough good about it!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a nice surprise! GreatWhat a nice surprise! Great little place for good food & service. We will be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI was so glad to discoverI was so glad to discover this gem in my own neighborhood. I hadn't realized until a friend had asked me about it. We'll definitely be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely "date night"We had a lovely "date night" here. We actually sat at the bar as it had a nice view of the skyline, and the bartender was very sharp, knowledgeable and friendly with both the drink options AND the entire menu. Both service and food were top-notch. Our only "complaint" would be that we are never fans of the "banquette" seating where you are seemingly right on top of the people next to you (another reason we sat at the bar). Overall, lovely. We will be back.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice diningWe had a very nice dining experience. The food and service were really good -- we appreciated the server's suggestions on what we ordered, and he was very friendly. The potato gratin and the restaurant temperature were both a bit cool. We loved the bread pudding.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM