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Le Grand Bistro Americain
Le Grand Bistro Americain

Le Grand Bistro Americain Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrolegrand.com
  • Phone: (425) 828-7778
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Shawn Martin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The South Room offers seating for up to 50 people in a restaurant dining configuration, or 30 in an array of three rectangle table configurations. It may be reserved for parties of 20 or greater(smaller parties by arrangement).Please send inquiries via email to info@bistrolegrand.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Ted Furst (425) 828-7778

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Washington Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Le Grand Bistro offers valet parking or free validated parking (1 1/2 hours, free after 7 pm winter and 9 pm summer).
A word from Le Grand Bistro Americain
Le Grand Bistro Americain offers casual urban french dining and stunning views of Lake Washington, located at Kirkland's Carillon Point. Lunch specialties include Moules Frites, Beouf Bourgignon, Salade Maison,Croque Monsieur or Madame, Le Burger Americain or Lamb Burgers served on house baked breads and Brioche buns. Dinner specialties include steaks in both American and French preparations, Seattle's best "Beouf Bourgignon","Boulliabase", and house made "Saucisses Le Grand". Choose from an array of seasonally inspired specials, artfully displayed tableside on our chalkboards. Order a "Petite" or "Grand Plateau" of fresh oysters and shellfish from "Le Raw Bar". Oysters for $1.25 each, Chicken or Beef Sliders, hand cut frites and "Pichets" of wine grace the Hour Happy Hour menu Monday through Friday, 3pm - 6 pm.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Grate food, excellent seasoning grate chef, afordable prices, exceed expectations"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "had a business associate here from Boston and she loved it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Try one of Albie's craft cocktails before partaking in the wine list for dinner. The boeuf bourgognion was STUNNING and almost made me miss the Fall during our Seattle heat wave. Everything was spot on - definitely raving to friends and family!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant with a wonderful view. The food was very good, but the food service was very slow, especially considering that the restaurant was mostly empty."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We go here all the time and are never disappointed. The food is wonderful, the staff is friendly and efficient and the view is awesome. We always have a good time whether we go alone or with friends; if we sit at the bar for happy hour or get a table for dinner."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is my third time at this restaurant and continues to be one of my favorite spots. The food and service were both excellent. I had the French dip sandwich for lunch with fries which were so yummy. The desserts sounded all delicious--which is too bad I had only one. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "One of my favorite places. Amazing food... Always!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing lunch with a longtime San Francisco friend...in Seattle for business...great food and service...thank you!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "fresh local oysters & copper river salmon in season! mais personne ne parle francais"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The location and staff are wonderful, however the food is lacking. The manager was very apologetic that my Dad's New York steak was so tough and he ordered a fillet mignon as a replacement. It was just OK & certainly not worth $38. Mum & I had already finished eating by the time his steak arrived and then he was no longer hungry. The manager told my Dad to only order the fillet - so why do they have the other steaks on their menu if they are not a good choice? My chicken burger with bacon was dreadful - did not mention it to the manager as I was already uncomfortable with the whole steak incident. Again, wait staff, manager & location are top notch - just the food needs improvement."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have come to Le Grand Bistro Americain several times; and our only comment is we wish they would change up the menu a bit. They do have some evening specials but more variety is needed overall. The same goes for the wine selections."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "When I do venture to the north side of 520, my favorite spot to dine is Le Grand Bistro! Chef Shawn Martin creates the most delicious specials, in addition to the standing menu full of all your French favorites. My favorites include the Salad Nicoise, Steak with frites, their homemade pate, lamb burger, beet salad - okay I love everything on the menu - and there are lots of great choices. Make sure to try Albie's creative, craft cocktails. He might just be the best bartender on the Eastside! He makes his own drams, ginger beer and more. Service is great and patio dining is a must on warm, summer days!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was good, but not memorable. The exception is the onion soup --- terrific!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We ate dinner on the patio with a senic view of Lake Washington and the boats coming and going along the lake and the marina. Our server was friendly, efficient and very knowledgable about the food and drink menu. Each time we have eaten at Le Grand Bistro Americain we have the same experience and we will continue to dine here for brunch, dinner, with and without friends and enjoy the ambience of lake-side dining."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed their meal. I was impressed because they offered to make something from the lunch menu for dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was GREAT as Always and it is just a real relaxing joy to go to this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This restaurant has delicious and authentic French food and the view is one of the best on the Eastside. The service is usually fantastic but on this visit, we had the unfortunate experience of getting a waiter that didn't seem to know or care about providing good service. I was surprised they would hire someone who doesn't get it but fortunately, they have quite a few others who do."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We dine out on a very regular basis and tend to gravitate to "sweet spot" restaurants where the food, service and ambiance are at high levels but the price is still reasonable yet not "put the napkin on your lap" pretentious. We want to have a good regular menu but especially want regular rotating, chef-prepared SPECIALS to keep things fresh and surprising. We eat at Le Grand Bistro Americain several times per month because it is a sweet spot restaurant with that meet all the above criteria. Throw in water views, chef-prepared EXCELLENT specials (always try the fish special!), creative cocktails (hint: get the Le Pamplemousse!) and a good selection of wine. Two cocktails, salads and entrees off the specials board will run you $120 or so."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I feel this place is good for friends and family get together's. The food is good and very consistent. They always have nice specials for the night and the last one I tried I really liked. We have been here 4 or 5 times and they seem to be getting better. At first we really didn't like the bread they served and this time they had a better one. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
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    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Can't ask for much more. Family is happy all around with great kids' menu to boot. We'd come back. Service: Very considerate. Server was asking about the kids right away to get them food to the table. Incredibly fast! Food: A variety of food at the table. Seafood (raw & cooked), French specialities, and steak. Happy campers all around. No room for dessert for us."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I've been coming to LGBA for the past 2 years and I'm always a bit astonished that it isn't full to capacity every Sunday for brunch. The food is amazing and the prices are reasonable for the quality and setting. I highly recommend it to long-time Seattle folks, as well as tourists. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We recently came for a birthday celebration. We chose it mainly for the location but were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent menu prepared with quality ingredients. It seems most of the dishes are made from scratch--in particular the desserts and baked goods. Was expecting sort of a middle of the road suburban experience, but received a really top notch meal instead. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We walked is and were seated at our tables and we happen to ask about Happy Hour. The usher said it was only available at the bar and we understood that. SO as my Mom and were discussing if we wanted to sit int eh bar area or just enjoy the view and pay regular prices. The the hostess came over the said " You reserved this table for dinner!" This table is only for dinner as she pumps the table with both hands. So I understood it to mean that we could not have a drink and appetizers at regular prices in this table. I was so upset but calmed down since I wanted my Mom to have a good time. We proceeded to order appetizers and dinner entrees. Never coming back if that hostess is there!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I think this is one of the great values in the Seattle area. The locations is great and the food is superb."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "This was my second time at Le Grand Bistro Americain. The food was delicious and the service spot on. We are planning on going back for dinner. Everyone was friendly and upbeat. I thought the menu was reasonably priced. Thumbs up!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We first started going here after a great dinner and especially puréed cauliflower. Actually there were many small surprises on the menu along w just well prepared entrees like duck, steak frites, and well broiled fish. This night four of us tried the restaurant week menu and loved it. Good sized, variety and really good service. We were there 3 hours w out any pressure to go, so we kept conversing as the noise level diminished. I haven't been disappointed here."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I treat myself to this restaurant every time they have a Dine around Seattle and Restaurant Week. Love the oysters on the half shell for the appetizers. And, the chocolate dessert is one of the best in town. All main courses are fabulous. Such a treat to sit and watch the sun set on the water by the window seat. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We had the dine around seattle menu at lunch time and it was certainly good value for money. Enjoyed the pate for a starter and the trout was delicious. Nice creme brulee for dessert."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Le Grand Bistro is one of our go to places when the weather turns out nice as it has great views of Lake Washington. The food is solid and some of the traditional French fare is great. My wife had the beef bourguignon and is was very good as usual. I had one of the specials (this time around the French dip) but it wasn't as good as I expected, bread softness and mushiness probably being the main issue as I prefer a crusty and crunchy bread. I will certainly return but may stick to the traditional fair and the great brunch options."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Excellent food, with several daily specials. Excellent service as well. Our only complaint is that the noise level gets to be too much in the main dining/bar area-- and this is where the best views are. It's a little better in the south end of the restaurant. If you have trouble hearing, try this location."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food here is always good, service excellent. The view is spectacular. Desert: if you like chocolate like I do get pot de creme it's delish. Nice bar area. The only thing I am I opprehensive to order again is the duck confit: the first time I had it it was delicious I couldn't wait to come back, but when I did come back it wasn't as good as the first time. It was undercooked, they tried to cook it more but it didn't work out. So I wouldn't order it again so that I wouldn't disappointed. But otherwise I keep coming back here. It's nice."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The service was excellent at this establishment. My husband brought me for my Birthday and we were given a seat with a wonderful view of the marina and Lake Washington. The ambiance was romantic and I asked for a chocolate Martini. The bartender crushed the chocolate from scratch and made me the best drink ever. We had a cheese plate and oysters that were outstanding. I chose the Beef Bourguignon and it was excellent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service was rushed, one of our party received her dishes at the same time, inconsistent with others"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "It was our first time visit. We can see the marina with beautiful lakeside. We had asparagus salad which was so little portion, half shell oysters were fresh. We ordered steel head, chicken and steak. The fish and chicken were delicious but steak was tough to chew, the only thing we did not finished. French fries was good but looked messy with steak. The desert were tasty but not extra ordinary or lavish looking. The parking lot under the restaurant opens the gate after 7pm, so we end up not to pay for parking."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Placed our order and later we were told they were out of that choice today!! Immediately came our first course which we would have changed if we had know that the entree was not available. Grumpy server...."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We try to join up with good friends every month and try a new restaurant each time. This time we chose Le Grand Bistro Americain and were entirely pleased. We took advantage of the "Dine Around Seattle" special offerings. Each course was excellent. We all had the Beef Bourguignon which was fabulous. The food & drink service by our waiter, Kevin was superb as were his assistants. Overall an excellent experience. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Loved the decor, friendly and attentive staff, and the classic dishes. Very nice "Dine around Seattle" menu."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Wish I could say the same about my service. Ordered scallops and waiter heard salad, so while they were fixing the mixup my dinner partner's food sat and got cold as she did not want to eat until I was served. Rest of the staff was wonderful and attentive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I received the best attention and this place was magical."
    Dined on 3/18/2014