Le Grand Bistro Americain
Somewhat undiscoveredThis spot has gone thru several restaurants over the past yrs but this is the best. Great food and the view on a sunny evening is to die for. A little speedy but not going to break the bank. Highly recommend.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Dinner with Good FriendsWe almost always get something from the "specials/fresh sheet". Never disappointed. It's fun for a small group and the view is outstanding. Easy access and loads of parking. We ate here before heading out for dancing in Seattle. Fun!
The service has improved immensely in the last 6 months and we appreciate it. :-)6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood French cuisineFour of us dined here recently for dinner. Nice view from window of the water and boats. We ate inside but there were nice tables for outdoor dining too. My selection was very good (duck special) My husband had the trout dinner, which he said was disappointing. I did not ask our friends how their dinner was. I plan to return for at least one more meal to try other dishes. I would recommend this restaurant.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good locationVery good freshly prepared food. Views outstanding you can stroll the marina pre/post dining & parking not a problem
What more is thee?5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWaterfront WonderAs always, Le Grand Bistro Americain provides fabulous food, luscious scenery and incomparable service. Merci!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food / family friendlyGreat patio, great indoor seating. Always consistent food and super family friendly. Love how the servers go the extra mile too be nice to my kids and make sure they are happy.
Much appreciated.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!We met my sister there for an impromptu Friday night dinner. The food and service were great. I particularly like the mussels, although my sister's lamb was also excellent.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our meal.We really enjoyed our meal. Escargot as the shared first course was great, and we both enjoyed the main course. Service was very good--helpful and happy waiter, and helpful assistants, as well as a very pleasant hostess who followed up after we mentioned it was our anniversary. The dessert was wonderful, although they were out of the apple dessert we wanted to try.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and wonderful ambienceGreat food and wonderful ambience on the Lake Washington shoreline!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI have a number of food intoleranceI have a number of food intolerances and they were so accommodating - going above and beyond what I usually experience when making special requests. All in all this is one of my favorite places. Keep up the great work.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAt least we tried itThe restaurant is beautiful - spacious, welcoming, and has a stunning view of the harbor. The service by the wait staff, manager, and hostess was also stellar. However, the restaurant falls short with its food. As a party of two, we ordered the French onion soup and fried oysters for appetizers and the filet mignon and the peppercorn New York steak for entrees. If French onion soup is on the menu, we always order it and rank it. The soup we had here was hands down the worst we've ever had. It was very bland and watered down. The fried oysters with its carrot salad were excellent. The New York steak had way too much flavoring as it was drenched in, well, peppercorn. The filet and its whipped potatoes were scrumptious.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, food and service.Great view, food and service. Easy parking
Great for boater in the summer.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty and beautiful viewSeattle Restaurant Week brought us to Le Grand Bistro Americain, as we both like french food and a good deal! I enjoyed the Asparagus Salad, the steak frites, and yummy chocolate pot de creme; Hubby had pork belly appetizer, boeuf bourguignon and the cheese course for desert. The server was new, but attentive. A bus person had a few 'dropsies' while we were there - breaking a glass and dropping silverware, but overall the service was fine. The food was good, steak arrived hot, cooked the way I requested, and the frites were crispy and very tasty. Beef Bourguignon was melt in your mouth goodness. Good enough to return, so we'll be back! The view was amazing, the day was clear and sunny.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the best time here whenHad the best time here when I came with my girlfriends for Restaurant Week. I brought my leftovers home to share with my husband and he devoured my French burger. I will definitely go back.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench Onion Soup the wayFrench Onion Soup the way it is supposed to be made. Very friendly accomodating service was attentive but not obtrusive.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restuarant is superb.The restuarant is superb. The food was outsanding. My wfe and I have travel all through Europe and the Creme Brulee was the best we ever had.
Although not a distraction to the excellent food and service. I mentinoed it was my wife and my 30 anniversary when I made the reservation. A candle with the Creme Brulee would have been nice.
It was out first time at your restaurant and we would come back.
But I also realize that it is a business so the little niceties should not be expected.
Mike Burns4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly tasty food forSurprisingly tasty food for a restaurant with a great view! Delicious ingredients prepared well.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster SundayAfter much research and reviewing I decided to bring my boyfriend here for Easter dinner and we really enjoyed it. It has a beautiful view, the waiters are extremely friendly and the food is excellent. For both my boyfriend and I to eat without dessert, we ended up paying about $65 which isn't bad for such a nice place. I would definitely recommend it. The one thing different I would suggest is for the hostesses to either wear longer skirts or tights under the skirts. One girl's skirt was so short with her bare legs and it brings down the classiness of the atmosphere. Other than that, the place was amazing, and the view of the sun setting on the water in the evening made it even better.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMStopped in for a lunch. GirlfriendStopped in for a lunch. Girlfriend and I ordered the French Onion Soup (spot on great, will probably come back for the soup alone). Ordered up the Steak Frites which was good and reasonably priced. Service was attentive and good. Ambience is nice and so is the view.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice loctation right on theNice loctation right on the Marina in Kirkland, beautiful sunset view over Lake Washington for dinner. Prices were not outrageous for the fairly exotic French fare. We will definitely be dining there again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Experience - Great FoodFirst time there, but we really enjoyed the experience. Food was exceptional. We had the Beouf Bourguignon - very delicious. The sauce was amazing. Great cocktails too - love the French 75 - Yum!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench bistro for the soulWonderful food, offering both classic takes as well as twists on French bistro fare. The fries to DIE for (made with duck fat perhaps?). I ordered a lovely country-style pistachio pate as a starter and ended with a satisfying chocolatey pot de creme. All while looking at a lakefront view. It's been added as a neighborhood favorite to my list.
After tasting the handmade glaces, my dining companion was thrilled that the chef could indeed make his favorite flavor out of bing cherries once they were in season, and immediately swore his love and allegiance on the spot.
We noted that there is a separate room that is used for large parties, so we're inspired to take advantage of that in the future. Can't wait to go again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for steakI've eaten at LGBA several times, but hadn't tried the steak. They do a very good steak au poivre and a very good fillet mignon. IMHO their's is better (flavor and tenderness) than most of the steak houses around. Paired with a bottle of Clos du Val cabernet sauvignon, the meal was very pleasing. I didn't have dessert, but my dinner partner said the chocolate mousse was one of the best he's had. Service was very good as well. The wine list is adequate, but not extensive. Get a booth looking out at Carillon Point marina and Lake Washington.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM