Le Zinc - Seattle
1449 E Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122Neighborhood:
Capitol Hill / First Hill
FrenchPrice: $30 and under
Le Zinc - Seattle
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.le-zn.com/
- Phone: 2062574151x
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-Midnight
Sunday Brunch: 10:30AM - 3PM.
- Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Executive Chef: Jaron Witsoe
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
A word from Le Zinc - Seattle
Le Zinc is the ideal restaurant for those diners who seek a casual yet creative dining experience in Seattle. Our goal is to provide a relaxed, neighborhood-style French gastro-pub and bar that features French cuisine, highlighting local ingredients with an emphasis on Penn Cove mussels, and a wine list featuring wines from France and the Pacific Northwest. The bar and lounge primarily showcase local premium beers and spirits.Continued
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Le Zinc - Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 1, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (45)special occasion (26)notable wine list (23)romantic (18)good for groups (14)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (9)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- elegant diningcharlotteDined on 8/21/2014We arrived fairly early (6pm) and the noise level was much higher by the time we left (8pm). Too much for us, but while we were eating it was perfect. Everything we ate was beautifully prepared and delicious. Service was unobtrusive and helpful when needed. The prices were a little for regular meals on my budget.Special Features:
- Great LoungeOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/16/2014The lounge was very comfortable for my group. The people was very accommodating for my group. The food was good! Overall great experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foooooodDined on 8/16/2014The pan seared foie gras was AMAZING, the mussels were delicious, fries were well seasoned but came to the table a little cold, and the duck confit was also good. The bread is a little over crisped and was almost difficult to eat without cutting your mouth. This seems to be pretty common in a lot of Seattle restaurants. The host and waiter were very sweet and made the experience fun! They also have great cocktails!Special Features:
- Great service and foodOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 8/14/2014Le Zinc is one of those notable small neighborhood restaurants that truly excels...in the quality of its food and in the commitment of its staff, especially its maitre'd whose friendliness and helpfulness was so great I actually mistook him for the owner. Mussels are the word here, though the menu includes a lot of other tasty items too. The full buckets of large, fresh Penn Cove mussels exceed other restaurants both in their quantity and their quality. Try the creamy Madeira sauce ones...even when the mussels were gone I didn't want to surrender the dipping sauce. The lobster broth ones are terrific too; the garlic and wine ones lighter and more delicately sauced.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Is this real life??DutchBrownbearDined on 7/23/2014Prior to my visit to Le Zinc, I was missing something in my life. Every single meal I had had up to that point in time was not cutting it for me. The flavor was lacking that BANG!! That pupil dilating effect. I was in a food slump. I had made a reservation to Le Zinc due to the fact that I received a gift card from a prior boss. Clearly someone who knows food. The second I stepped into the lovely spot, I knew my funk was over! From the cheese plate to the steak tartare and all the way up to the Angel Food cake. THIS. WAS. BLISS. I HIGHLY recommend Le Zinc to everyone! It was an absolute delight eating there and I cannot wait to go back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- French food on Capital HillMichaelVIPDined on 7/7/2014Casual restaurant with very good French bistro food. Fun cocktails and friendly service.
- Friendly Service, Great FoodTAB1Dined on 6/26/2014The welcome was warm and friendly from the moment we walked in the door. I've rarely been to a place that so effectively makes me feel like I belong. I had the mussels again. Very French. Very good!Special Features:
- RecommendedLakewADined on 6/26/2014Nice space, friendly staff and very good food. Only criticism would be how long it took to get entrees. But they were worth the waitSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly neighborhood restaurantnakedtonueVIPDined on 6/24/2014Friendly neighborhood restaurant with a decadent French flare. The mussels were the crowd favorite.Special Features:
- Fantastic French CuisineBoxDeluxeVIPDined on 6/21/2014Celebrated a birthday party here. Really friendly waiting staff. We thought the wine list looked a little limited so we brought our own with no pushing to try their wine. We eventually tried the Margaux too. The real star was the food, the frites & foie were delicious, with the perfect bite of crisp crunch exterior and fluffy interior. We coming back for the moules creme de madere which were just stunning and the steak frites and steak tartare were very good too.Special Features:
- Great dinner experience at the ZincOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/21/2014Great food and great experience. We went there my husband, our 2 children (13 years old and 17 years old) and I and all enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Interesting and varied menu, local produce, all freshly made.Special Features:
- nice!TLFurstDined on 6/16/2014nice place and excellent food, made with care and very high value for the money. Ambience is nice, also. Only quibble was that the service was a little perfunctory--just not very engaged or engaging.Special Features:
- Le Zinc is a home runlesleyDined on 6/16/2014We live very close to Le Zinc and it has become out local favorite. Monday's there is no corkage or half price wine, and there are free mussels on Wednesdays. The frites are the best in town. It is nice and quiet, unlike many popular restaurants so good for talking. Good service and a nice bar area for casual dining.Special Features:
- felt like france!OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 6/15/2014we thoroughly enjoyed this, not knowing much about the place.Special Features:
- For the foie gras lover!AFosterDined on 6/13/2014...which I'm not particularly keen on. Foie gras seemed to be featured in 1/2 of the menu items, but it didn't take long to find something else to order. Food was well prepared and service was great, but the experience wasn't quite worth the hefty check at the end of dinner. The quality of the their cocktails and wine almost makes up for the cost.Special Features:
- Great food!NardoVIPDined on 6/7/2014I keep trying not to like French food, but dining like this keeps ruining that plan! Everything was simple delicious!! I had Duck Condit for my first time... It was spectacular! We will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic frenchSeattlefriendDined on 6/7/2014Le Zinc was a great night out with my husband and son! Frites with foi gras, mussels, the vege polenta dish and a great steak were all parts of a delicious meal. A fabulous huge baguette with housemade butter to start! Then cake and almond/coconut ice cream. Champagne.....ginger beer for my son. Our waiter Parris walked us through all of the decisions and they were fantastic. The ambience there is great and all the customers seemed relaxed and happy.Special Features:
- Order the musselssfbaytimDined on 6/4/2014Great ambience, service, wine list and menu ... but be sure to order the mussels meneure ... and a warm Macrina baguette to soak. You won't regret it.Special Features:
- great findDavidHSeattleVIPDined on 5/23/2014we loved it; food took us back to our time in france .. but perhaps better; wine (Morgon) was wonderful; everything made for a lovely Friday evening and end of week rewardSpecial Features:
- Mon Dieu, what a find!!!ShewholovesgoodfoodDined on 5/23/2014Relatively new to Capitol Hill, this restaurant is awesome. We started with the Salade Verte, which was reminiscent of a green salad one might find in Paris. Light on dressing but especially flavorful. We then went on to Moules Frites, which is their specialty. One can select from 3 different choices of flavorful sauces/broths. The mussels were from Penn Cove and they were sweet, tender and flavorful. Frites were crisp and small, to our liking, and served with a perfect dipping sauce. This place will become a regular spot for us, particularly when hosting friends who love mussels. One last comment: if you are lucky enough to have Parris as your waiter, he is absolutely delightful and so helpful in making drink and menu selections.Special Features:
- Great restaurantDLFoodieVIPDined on 5/17/2014The food was outstanding and our waiter made incredible recommendations -never overselling. It was wonderful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Place to eatMadValleyRezDined on 5/11/2014Just ate here last night for Mother's Day. Kudos to the wait and kitchen staff for being so engaging. The food was excellent, especially the desserts. I've never been in love with crème brûlée before, but this was the best I've ever had with lots of vanilla bean specs at the bottom of the bowl; very tasty. And it wouldn't have occurred to me that an olive oil gateau would be yummy, but was it ever with vanilla whipped cream to and strawberries to die for. My seared halibut was quite good, although I think salmon would do better with this technique 'cause it's fattier and intrinsically more flavorful. My wife had the pizza like dish that was VERY good with scalloped potatoes. This place is definitely one of our favorites now.Special Features:
- Love this place.KW33VIPDined on 5/11/2014This place was delish! Although, the service was a little rude at one point when I asked for olive oil. (Strange.) But loved it otherwise!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Why brine?WardDined on 5/10/2014When we first arrived ca. 6:30 and the place was almost empty and quiet, the staff were gracious when we wanted to switch our table, twice, because we discovered that the first two both made us feel like we were in the sub-basement, due to the loud thrumming of the ventilation system--which we could even feel--and the noisy kitchen, which of course, a la trend, was open to the main dining area. Salad and sides were good, as was my wife's ribeye steak, but, not shockingly, my "brined" chicken breast tasted watery and very salty. Better to just learn how to cook the thing the old-school, tasty/crispy way.
- Very attentive staff!TeamstrannonDined on 5/9/2014We had a very nice evening. The owner was there to greet and seat us and the very attentive staff only enhanced the full evening. Well done.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Charming staff, awesome food!BiffoDined on 5/2/2014This was a spur of the moment choice and we were blown away. We will be back ASAP!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EnjoyablenakedtonueVIPDined on 4/30/2014Met a group of gals for drinks and small bites. Everything was excellent, from the service to the fresh baguettes. Nicely curated wine list and delicious cocktails. Will definitely have to return for a full dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 118 reviews are from the Le Zinc - Seattle reviews archive.
- WowRosshayesVIPDined on 4/25/2014We love this restaurant. The service is excellent, and the food is delicious. The atmosphere is charming. What more do you need! The prix fixe menu is a deal, and I would advise you to order the frittes.Special Features:
- Welcoming but….5nightseatinoutDined on 4/24/2014Perhaps it was the packed house for Lifelong Dine Out night but this, our first visit we found LeZinc disappointing. Odd house cocktails albeit wellcrafted with impossibly slow bar service. Not once were we asked if wished a second round. In fact zero table service until waiter was beckoned. Food ok - very small portions of the signature Foie Gras - limited menu. All 'Hot' food served, at best, lukewarm, including frites. Mussels served in an oversized pot 1/3 full w/no liquid. Bread $3 a plate. Salad? Oops forgotten. Great Beef Tartare but no toast points, Fork anyone? Kudos to everyone on staff including the cook line who smiled said hello & goodbye. Perhaps a bad night? Maybe. Roll the dice again? No. $100 p/person with 2 cocktails? NahSpecial Features:
- good time, good foodceceDined on 4/24/2014Delicious Maverick cocktail, not the traditional mix. Chicken liver mousse was delicious. Great mussels and great steak tartar. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Overall a very nice evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Le yumLeyumDined on 4/24/2014Personal and knowledgable service enjoyed the music and relaxing feel will be backSpecial Features:
- A corner gemnonnygDined on 4/23/2014Been there twice. Once for happy hour and once for dinner. At happy hour we had really good drinks, attractively served. Little differences like one large ice cube to reduce diluting. Everyone loved their little appetizers and I had a creme brulee like it's supposed to be. At dinner they had asparagus with a tomato hollandaise that my friend and I each ordered. In spite of the owner saying it was enough to split, it wouldn't have been for asparagus lovers. Friend then had mussels which she said were great and I enjoyed chicken liver pate. The owner/waiter is helpful but non-instrusive. Love that I happened across the place.Special Features:
- Love this placeJoelTDined on 4/20/2014Eaten here several times, never had a less than great experience. Particularly great are the mussels, chicken, chicken liver mousse, and the tartare. Service is top notch as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a Find!OttoDined on 4/16/2014LeZinc is the great French bistro we've been looking for in Seattle for the past twenty years. The food and service are outstanding! Highly recommended!Special Features:
- One of my favorites!LaBelleVIPDined on 4/15/2014I absolutely love Le Zinc! The staff is outstanding and I love that you can see the chef creating his magic. The cocktails are delicious and both Chrises are incredibly friendly and helpful in describing and suggesting drinks. The frites are addictive and it's incredibly hard to go there without ordering them. I highly recommend checking out their special events as well.Special Features:
- DelightfuldanieruDined on 4/14/2014We went there on a Monday to celebrate my wife's birthday. Every Monday is half off on their bottles of wines so that made a bottle of wine with dinner a must-have. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Their attention to detail is very good and we left satisfied with our entire experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fun spot with great serviceGo4funDined on 4/12/2014We liked this lively spot with friendly excellent service. it would be nice to have a few more wines available by the glass--and two of those we tried seemed not up to the quality we expect in Seattle restaurants. Some of the food we had was excellent in design and prep but their big headliner, mussels and frites was a bit disappointing. Still we will return and try cocktails and different menu items as Le Zinc has got a great feel.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent serviceVinceDined on 4/12/2014Food was great, service was outstanding. Server was warm, personable, and attentive without hovering.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Authentic French FoodShazDined on 4/10/2014First off, the management of the restaurant are actually French, which to me is always a good omen when it comes to authenticity. We went to try their restaurant week menu and it was packed with classic french staples such as Coq au Vin, cheese and terrine apetizers, etc. Overall the food was tasty, the service was friendly and the atmosphere was nice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Have some "Le Zinc" In Your DietberrydelightsDined on 4/8/2014Friends and I tried out Le Zinc during Seattle's Restaurant week and had an absolute fabulous time. The restaurant is in a relatively quiet area of Capitol Hill but provides a great ambiance when you simply want to "get away". All around the food, wine, and service were great and I don't believe that the dishwasher had a terribly busy night as all of our plates very clean once we were done. So, check them out and enjoy a little taste of France while in Seattle.Special Features: