Mistral Kitchen
Mistral Kitchen

Mistral Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mistral-kitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2066231922
  • 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.
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Mistral Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)special occasion (10)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • NW's best at its peak flavors
    BillymcVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Heirloom tomatoes with wilted mustard greens and a melt in your mouth barrata started our meal to enchant our taste buds. The tomatoes had to be from in neighbor's garden -truly home-grown variety. Deciding between the lamb loin and duck breast was impossible, so we each shared bites. Both were prepared delicately, no fat in sight with the delicate bouquet of seasonings on the plate, and sliced thinly to bring out the natural juices. The finish was a coconut semifredda which tasted like a Dreamsicle (on a stick) that melted in your mouth, surrounded with coconut shavings.The Longshadow's wine was a good accompaniment, reasonably priced to enjoy with the meal. Mistral never ceases to delight those who truly enjoy NW finest foods!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2travel
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great fresh ingredients. Aims to please. Very helpful with menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SpigaSomm
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Consistent and excellent cuisine. William is a gentleman and a phenomenal chef. The staff is graceful and accommodating. Mistral always makes our visit special. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre and disappointing
    Boatfoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Under seasoned, bland, uninventive,overpriced,poor service and knowledge of menu items....actually one of my worst meals ever -luckily the friends I came with were good company and forgiving of the restaurant I chose!
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  • Really fun place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Overall this was a great restaurant with great craft cocktails. The restaurant has a great open feel, with great attention to detail. The owner/chef came out to meet us and was just a really nice guy. Overall the food was very, very good. We had a lot of great small plates, including a delicious rapini dish, and a great presentation of oysters. we also had the tuna crudo, which was a little bland. The chicken as a main course, which is prepared sous-vide. We normally wouldn't order chicken when dining out, but our waitress told us it was the best chicken she had ever had, and I have to agree! Perfectly tender, but they also take it out and fire it in a wood burning oven to get a perfect crisp. Overall we really enjoyed the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!
    charlottesvillefoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Some of the best food I have had in Seattle - interesting, beautifully presented and every bite a delight. The chef/owner is welcoming and sitting at the counter looking into the kitchen was fascinating. I didn't lick the plate but was tempted! The Hamachi crudo fabulous and the Manilla clams, especially the broth, were incredible. Eat here!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not perfect, but close
    Bzzz
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    So my wife did not like her artic char. She doesn't like so much. I do and thought my tastes were great! My steak was initially way beyond MR. THEY re-did and gave us dessert. The peppers and kale, etc really made special. Salads and clams hit the spot. Seemed they were sparing salt though. Our server was great. Once all the construction is done around, it will be a great urban stop.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpretentious excellence
    Particular
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A unique melding of food artistry and comforting accessible flavor and mouth appeal. Not fussy, but elegant and sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thisVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    very cool ambiance; had a big group, they handled us well poor service - didn't explain any of the cheese or charcuterie, breads weren't "great" with the cheeses / meats out of the featured drink at 7pm??? was also out of wines we chose? pretty disappointed based on what i read prior to my arrival food was good, not great chorizo was a slam dunk, would order again
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  • Overrated, overpriced, underwhelmed
    imustbefamousVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food is definitely very good; fresh ingredients prepared with skill. But there's nothing we encountered that was truly exceptional, and exceptional is the game I think Mistral is trying to win. Ambiance is fair; the main room is noisy but the back room (where we were sat) feels like the spare room. Service is very uneven. Our waiter took forever to bring drinks - which she got wrong. She was of little help with the menu and pretty much left us on our own for the whole evening. Her support staff (runners, etc) were all very attentive though. For a $100+ per-person ticket Mistral falls far short of their competitors.
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  • Good food, slow service
    Marjorie
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    There was a relaxed vibe, but the restaurant was fairly empty on a Monday at noon, so we expected less lag time between courses. Twice we looked around wondering what the hold up was. The food was good - each of our meals was quite tasty (we ordered the braised shortribs, the margherita pizza, the chorizo on lentils, and the half-chicken). All solid, well prepared and on the "foody" side with bright sauses painted on the plates, and non-standard grains like quinoa accompanying the main dish. The desserts were stand out: caramel banana creme and jalapeno strawberry shortcake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mistral Kitchen 5 June 2014 Review
    Cruisers
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food was outstanding. The staff was exceptional in their knowledge and ability to discuss the food. Our order was taken, then the staff kind of disappeared for quite a while. Until the food was prepared, and served, they were not very attentive. Once the food was delivered, the staff were far more attentive. The meals at our table, the duck, the Arctic char, chicken, and pork loin were outstanding. The accompanying vegetables were excellent. The decor reminds me of early garage/welding shop. A fairly high noise level once the place filled up. It was a bit warm also. I understand this is probably by design, and appeals to a younger, trendier crowd. However, the food and presentation were fabulous. Outstanding chef.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 396 reviews are from the Mistral Kitchen reviews archive.
  • We just couldn't stop eating
    BillymcVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The menu is usually enticing, but the four of us were all over the menu with favorites to share (and hoard), so the food and wine just kept coming! The arugula salad had fluffy barata, the clams were devoured as well as the fresh oysters. With the red wine, three of us had red meat. The local ranch lamb, was done to a rich flavor, I had the literal, "fall off the bone" veal shank, and bites of the artic char melted in the mouth. The veggies on plates were local and flavorful additions. All was followed with desserts and cheese and then we realized it had been several hours of an eat-a-thon, so we bid farewell to the incredible team of servers, and can't wait for the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bummed out
    stusmoo412
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I made reservations for the jewelry box for my mom and I. No one notified me that it wasn't open for lunch. This was for a special occasion, which ended up not being as special. The hostess wasn't very empathetic but our waiter was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodtourdeforce
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Varied and diverse, though not as hyper-local as I would have expected from a restaurant with a daily menu (Hudson Valley foie gras?). Excellent flavors in both the appetizers and entrees, it's hard not to be pleased with the chef here. I felt like the food could have come faster, but it didn't affect the meal in any way. Entrees should have been more substantial; I didn't feel cheated, but at their price point and given the comparable options in Seattle, a larger portion would be in order. I would come back and I would recommend it to others, but with the recommendation that they not come a) in a hurry or b) starving.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    JackN
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great spot for brunch, service was exceptional and food was also good
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    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Went there for lunch and ordered a short rib and it was pure fat. I politely asked if I could trade it for something else and she said no I don't think so rudely. I said ok well I can't eat this and she came back and said she could. The overall experience was horrible. She made me feel so uncomfortable. I was so polite to her and couldn't figure why she was treating me this way. I had been here in the past for dinner and had a excellent time. I was so excited to come back, I brought 5 guest. It was a huge bummer. My soup and dessert was very good I think they have a wonderful chef but I can never go back after the way I was treated.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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  • Thank You
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    First time here for restaurant week. A very enjoyable experience. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar food and service
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TLC
    potstickerVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    I had special requests. The server and the kitchen went overboard to make my lunch fabulous. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    HaveForkWillTravel
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    MissyFromWoodinvilleVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely birthday lunch
    PamelaZVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Sure Thing
    sirilinneaVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but too expensive
    SamH
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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. :)
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect contemporary NW restaurant
    ParkerVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Love love love the menu. Amazing food with high quality fresh seasonal ingredients; creative menu and especially enjoy the chef's counter.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cramped and mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
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  • amazing
    Darren
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The meal was very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect last meal in Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expecting better
    tabahee
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
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  • True to local,organic and fabulous
    BillymcVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ate everything
    BSeattleVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    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).
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting Menu was Fabulous
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    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.
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  • Spot on food
    nakedtonueVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • This is was our first visit.
    OdfgwtfVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More low points than high points
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    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.
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  • excellent in every way
    Vicki
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet