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Mistral Kitchen
Mistral Kitchen

Mistral Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mistral-kitchen.com/
  • Email: reservation@mistral-kitchen.com
  • Phone: (206) 623-1922
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: William Belickis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Mistral Kitchen is available for catering. Please contact our private dining coordinator for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Mistral Kitchen is available for private events. Please contact our private dining coordinator, for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Amber Johannson (206) 623-1922

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lenora
  • Public Transit: We are on the Seattle Streetcar route, with streetcar stops located conveniently one block in each direction on Westlake Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several independently operated pay lots in the neighborhood, we also offer valet parking in the evening. Street parking is available as well.
A word from Mistral Kitchen
Mistral Kitchen is Chef William Belickis' interpretation of a casual restaurant. Offering a la carte menus, with a mix of rustic and state of the art cooking techniques. The cuisine is fresh, with Mediterranean and Japanese influences and the menu changes daily. The wine selection features a range from rare, world-renowned estates to undiscovered and accessible bottles. Whether it's a snack at happy hour or a luxurious dinner, enjoy gracious hospitality and inspired cuisine like no other.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "First time here for restaurant week. A very enjoyable experience. Thank you."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "in a fabulously designed eatery. What is so wonderful, is a chef and his staff who truly care and put so much joy and love into their offerings! It's just as good, as it was in Belltown but expanded!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had special requests. The server and the kitchen went overboard to make my lunch fabulous. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great food! Interesting and delicious combinations. Artistic presentations. Perfect sized portions. Really terrific service. Everyone was genuinely friendly. Must return to try more menu items."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "There were four of us who went for dinner and drinks. None of us enjoyed the drinks from the drink menu, they were all a little odd/off but perhaps we just weren't in the mood for the herbal/floral notes. They had a good wine list so we moved to that and were pleased. The small plates and oysters were very, very good. Large plates were enjoyable too - however we found it odd that each of ordered a different dish and they all looked very much the same. Same shape and cut. We had the lamb, duck, short ribs and pork tenderloin. The lamb was the stand out dish - really wonderful."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I met at Mistral for lunch to celebrate March birthdays. We ordered from the three-course fixed price menu and had outstanding food, served in perfectly proportioned sizes for lunch. The service was excellent and the chef even sent over an extra dessert since one of the members of our party had opted for two starters off the menu rather than a starter and main. It was a welcome gesture representative of the great level of service at Mistral. We all agreed that it was one if the best birthday lunches our group has ever shared together--and we've been meeting three times a year for 15 years in Seattle!!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We've been dining at Mistral for years and have always had wonderful and memorable experiences. The menu is creative, short and absolutely delicious. Service is attentive and knowledgeable, but not all over you so you have a chance to enjoy your friend's company. Our server recommended a beautiful bottle of French wine. Stopping by for a cocktail, happy hour or dessert are also fun. Especially if you sit up at the bar so you can see the cooks/chefs at work in their beautiful kitchen."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have enjoyed the more formal version of Mistral many times, but this was my first time to have dinner in the more casual area. I took a special friend and expected a special evening. The service was less than attentive. I had to ask 3 times for the glass of wine that we had ordered to have with our appetizers. It also took close to 15 minutes to find someone to bring our check. The short rib that I ordered was good, but not exceptional like the other things that I have had there."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been here a number of times and it's always good food and service. The problem is it's not stellar... but the prices are in the super-premium range. So I don't go there unless I MUST dine in that neighborhood and Farestart, Barolo, and everything from Tom Douglas is closed... or someone else is paying. :)"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Love love love the menu. Amazing food with high quality fresh seasonal ingredients; creative menu and especially enjoy the chef's counter."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Food wasn't impressive for the price and if you're wanting a nice intimate restaurant, this isn't the place. The tables were crammed close together and I could basically hear people at the table next to me chew their food. I won't be coming back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The meal was very enjoyable both with the level of service and the customizing of our needs. My wife requires a low salt diet and her entree was cured in salt. After serving and realizing that this was not suitable, the kitchen promptly replaced with asubstitute choice. All the service staff were pleasant and accommodating. Although that evening the menu seems slightly limited in choices, the food was very tasty."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This was a last minute Valentine's day selection. I originally intended to go someplace else but could get a reservation. Mistral Kitchen did not disappoint. Finding street parking wasn't hard. Hostess and servers were friendly and attentive. The food was out of this world. I got the lamb loin which was cooked perfectly. It came with a beet risotto that was a taste bud orgasm. My date got the duck breast which was also fantastic. The drinks were a little too strong for our taste. They smelled great and were creative, but tasted like medicine. Dessert was also amazing. The dark chocolate cake with poached pears and creme fraiche ice cream was amazing and so was the walnut cake with chai ice cream and poached apples. Would go back in a second"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Artistic genius from the vibe of the interior to the crescendo from wine to apps to entree. Best Risotto dish ever. Foie gras was devastatingly incredible. So good you have to arrest all eating to sit back and just think about it. Oysters on half shell missed the mark. Pre seasoned with a few different juices including pomegranate seeds but tasted bland--we all agreed up front not to add anything to them but the 4 of us conceded that tapatillo was at least needed to make them better. Moscow mules in beautiful copper cups were amazing."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "it was nye, and i thot that the food and service would be great. actually both were subpar. it was a great location and ambience for the night--but for the $$ the food really could have been much better and the service definately should have been better."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The daily locally sourced and very inspired preparation of every dish makes Mistral exciting every time we go. The professional wait staff is very tuned in to various needs. Tables by front door are still tough with wind gusts, and overhead blowers make it hard to feel cozy. All in all -always glad we have had a fabulous dinner there, and rave about the interesting food preparations!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The dinner was just amazing and the chef was very accomodating to a challenging vegetarian. By far the best meal I had on my trip to Seattle. Every aspect from service, to quality of the food and the wine pairing was perfect."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "From cocktails and appetizers to dessert at the end. Two lamb, one fish, one duck entrée - all fabulous. Split the seared foi gras which will delight you (but too rich for one person to eat)."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food was very good but didn't live up to reputation. Charcuterie appetizer and pork loin entree were excellent. Steak, lamb and chorizo entrees were nothing special. Selection of wines by the glass was quite limited. Biggest issue was ambiance / noise level. It was not a busy night but we were seated at a table in the lounge area and told the quieter tables in back were not available. ( it was empty all night so I have to assume they wanted to concentrate the patrons in one area to make coverage easier for the servers.). We were one of only 4 occupied tables but one party was very boisterous and the music was turned up too loud. We were eager to leave by the time we finished our entrees."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "This is was our first visit. We went early on a Sunday night. We outnumnbered the staff. The food is truly great. The service I found slow and off considering the few people. The staff spent most of its time in a wine tasting at the end of the bar. My wife and I were dry several times and had to ask to get refills. The server put in the wrong salad and delivered it. My wife did not send it back because she said it was one of the best salads she has ever had. The server, to his great credit, admitted he put in the wrong salad and did not charge us. We will give it another try another day."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Great asonal; menu and use of ingredients. Current and delightful cocktails. Cozy and welcome atmosphere with very helpful, attnetive, and polite service. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Overall, I would give our experience a C+. Seared foie gras, arugula/burata salad, and chorizo appetizer were above average. However, it took twice as long as it should have to receive this food. We sat at the bar and were served by an aloof bartender. Not to mention the time it took to get our entrees, short ribs and lamb loin, which both fell flat on flavor. Wines by the glass list is hugely lacking, and the bottle list is top heavy with mostly expensive options. Big disappointment. Won't go back. Wouldn't recommend Mistral."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was perfect, the waitstaff attentive, the space is interesting, perhaps a bit on the cold side with hard surfaces and concrete floors but nice. We were there on a sunday night and there weren't many other diners to no way to test the true noise level of the place, could be loud. It's in a bit of a strange location and we drove by it a couple of times. Will definitely go again. Loved it."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Enjoyed the well prepared, top notch food, the service was fair. Our server was committed to selling food and getting us to say we were pleased. When asked if the charcuterie plate was enough to share, the answer was a big smile and "Whatever you'd like to be." Huh? By chance, my husband caught the ear of another server, who took the initiative to suggest changing our appetizer order to 2 half orders so we could sample both the cheese and charcuterie plates. This customer oriented act absolutely saved the evening. My duck main course was excellent. Our server steered my husband to the steak (the most expensive dinner) which he found oddly flavored and prepared."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Mistral Kitchen was much more casual than I expected. There were a lot of families and kids eating there. The maine sea scallop and the seared foie gras were the best dishes we had."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Food was delicious: arugula/fig salad, cauliflower gratin, chicken and rib-eye steak. Great wine and cocktails Terrific service"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "It took 25 minutes for our first course to arrive, and another 30 minutes after our first course was cleared for the main course to arrive. The restaurant was slow at the time and had open tables. It may have been one of those unfortunate random bad luck tables that some restaurants sometimes have, but honestly the food was served cold, lacked a balance of flavors, and was not enticing enough to encourage me to try it again: especially when the dishes were so small for the price. If you are going to charge for small amounts of food, it's with the understanding that it will melt in your mouth. Not so here."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "The sunchoke & vanilla soup was divine. The desserts delish. Love how the chef mixes savory/sweet falvorings in new ways. Entrees - meh. Pizza was soggy, chicken underdone."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Our visit was during Seattle Restaurant Week. The $28 Dinner Prix Fixe had a lovely selection that each of us enjoyed. The halibut preparation was light anf flavorful. We had starters of the Kumomotos with a chef's preparation of a basil reduction/oil of some sort that complemented the oysters perfectly. I rate bars by their Gin Fizz, which I can happily report was delicious. And the seasonal pumpkin pie dessert was phenomenal! Will definitely be visiting again."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "I'm giving this one good-fair reviews. The greeting service wasn't that organized (we let three people know we were there, the one that sat us was our server too). The oysters were fresh from Taylor shellfish so it was hard to go wrong there. My seat was behind a beam leaving a portion of the scene not visible (like I was behind a wall) but ok if you don't want to be seen, at all. This is weird but the knife for my lamb was a joke, barely able to slice without difficulty. It was laughable at one point. I liked the food ok but the staff and restaurant vibe and details need some polishing."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "I was trying this restaurants as part of restaurant week but turns out its a Friday and restaurant week prices do not work that day. But then I found that they have a three course lunch special for $20 all the time. What a surprise find and best yet the food was great. Presentation, taste, portions and people all perfect. I love it."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I had lunch with 5 of my coworkers for restaurant week. We ordered in a timely manner. There was a 20 min wait from the time our server took away appetizers until we received entrées. It should be understood during lunch on a weekday, we do not have time for this!! When our entrees finally arrived, they served 4 of us, and left the other 2 sitting without their food for another 10 minutes. We asked for the check and dessert to go since we had meetings back at the office...all of us were missing the ice cream in our dessert - except one person. We never received an apology from our waiter for the extremely long wait times. Unfortunately having automatic 20% gratuity can lead to this - a rude and unapologetic waiter. I will never return here."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "We came here during their Seattle restaurant week and really enjoyed everything we had. Heard great things about this place and had to try them out and really happy we did! Their mole chicken was very moist and delish! We will be coming back again!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Service was extremely slow. Our server rarely checked in with us and we had to wait awhile to get our dessert, even after we requested multiple times to have them bring it out. One of our friends ended up leaving because she had to go back to work. We also asked for the check at the same time since we asked for our desserts, but that didn't come out until we were done with our desserts. Again, we had to ask for the check multiple times. I know lunch is typically busy, but the restaurant was only about 1/3 full by the time we got our dessert."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Have been to Mistral several times and have had absolutely outstanding meals. While other years we have gone out of our way to try new places during Restaurant Week, it wasn't even on our radar this year. Had a reservation in place to have a quiet birthday dinner with my husband. Ordered two appetizers off the regular menu - very good. The Restaurant Week pre fixe was tempting so we went for it. Big mistake. It was busy and they are trying to pump out dinner to the masses. Doesn't work for them. The only standout was a lovely pureed Sunchoke soup. Everything else we had was either overcooked, undercooked or partially frozen. Sent one item back and then gave up. Service was excellent and professional."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "We went to Mistral Kitchen for restaurant week. I've had several people recommend the place and I was looking forward to it. We were in and out in less than an hour even though we had three courses. It was so rushed they just swapped out each course plate with the next one. No time to actually enjoy the experience. Maybe that was because the food was so ordinary on the whole. Appetizers were the exception. We both had the slow cooked lamb for main- it was cold :( Didn't even bother finishing it. Then at the end of the meal they just bought the bill. No offer for coffee. I think Mistral is confused about whether it's a restaurant or a café. Looks like a restaurant but service is the level of that I'd expect at a café. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The entrées were excellent and the portions were just right but I thought they were overpriced. The cheese plate was great."
    Dined on 10/11/2013