Place Pigalle
Place Pigalle

Place Pigalle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.placepigalle-seattle.com/
  • Phone: (206) 624-1756
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Schultz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking Available After 5pm in the Public Market Parking Garage.
    1531 Western Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101
    206.621.0469

    The Public Market Parking garage offers covered parking and is connected to the Market's Main Arcade by an elevator and skybridge. Before or after dining with us you can catch a show, concert, or shopping - free with our validation until the wee hours. Simply present your ticket!
A word from Place Pigalle
Place Pigalle specializes in seasonal menus combining local ingredients with a variety of culinary traditions.

The resulting dishes "always have been artful, always entertaining, always fresh...disarmingly successful."

Couple such critical acclaim with a wonderful Elliott Bay and Olympic Mountain view, an award-winning wine list and a bar that specializes in the unusual and you have the reasons for this Pike Place Market restaurant's success.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Place Pigalle reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (103)fit for foodies (87)romantic (72)special occasion (60)neighborhood gem (59)great for lunch (38)notable wine list (33)great for brunch (16)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Special Place
    BigAl
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have been to Place Pigalle several times and love the location and quaintness of the place. The calamari app was excellent and everybody at my table ordered the scallops but me - I ordered the pork chop at the server's recommendation. Poor choice on my part. The meat was very tough. Not overcooked, but just a tough piece of meat. The hot chili sauce on the pork chop was good but not great. Too much heat and not enough overall flavor. It wasn't too spicy for me. I like spicy - but not just heat. Everybody loved their scallops though and it was a very nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice find
    Great
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I took my daughter to Place Pigalle this week to celebrate her birthday. The food was quite good, and the wine list had a good selection to match the menu choices. The views of the Puget Sound were an added bonus. Finally, the service was very good and the staff very knowledgeable. Overall, a very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    Chrome
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Try to get a table by the window for the view, but either way the food is delicious. For the same great food but less noise enjoy Place Pigalle for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Place Pigalle shines
    abzolut
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A hidden gem in Pike Place Market. The food was amazing -- from cocktails to dessert, everything was perfect. The service was top tier. You should know: Gluten free dining was not a problem. Reservations recommended - be sure you have a confirmation if you use OpenTable. No kids' menu. Noise level was fairly high. You might find free parking on Pike Place, depending on the hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner place
    ItalianFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Place Pigalle is an excellent place to take a date, have a small gathering of friends, or just go to dinner. I've eaten here many times and I'm always pleased I made that choice. The menu is small and simple--more Northwest than French. They say it's French-influenced. The seafood, especially the fish, is always fresh and prepared simply, allowing the natural favors to rule. Service is always impeccable and the (reserve) wine list is great. The room is small, but warm and comfortable. With all that, what's not to like?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfoodnfriends
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    My husband and I grabbed a last minute late lunch as part of Seattle Restaurant week. Place Pigalle was a restaurant we had talked about but had not been to. It was a wonderful treat, amazing food, lovely sunny fall day and great waiter. I had the clams in curry sauce which were wonderful and subtle in all the flavors. My husband, who dearly loves duck, had the duck confit-- the last one of the lunch time-- he was ecstatic. We topped it off by splitting the amazingly rich chocolate pot de cream. Great place for a romantic celebration with amazing food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely View, Lovely Food
    Francophile
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We've been here for Feast at the Market, but this is the first time for a meal. Place Pigalle is quite lovely. We enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jdeeVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A limited menu but with some very nice, very French- inspired light lunch things. Our portabello tortas were very well prepared. The warmth and courtesy of the maître d' would be hard to match anywhere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food is great only eclipsed by service. We have been to the restaurant 4 times now, and tried different menu items and they are all are great. Service is outstanding. The staff is attentive and nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Gem of the Market
    WestTXGal
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We arrived early and were greeted so warmly - I was made to feel we were the most special guest dining and it was restaurant week! The food was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    1234567890
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Service and food was excellent. View of sound and wheel an additional treat. We'd go back again if in the area of Pike's Market.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visit
    Restaurantfans
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Place Pigalle this past weekend, based largely on the recommendations we had read on Open Table. Not only were we absolutely not disappointed - we were thoroughly thrilled and had a wonderful meal of spectacularly fresh seafood that we enjoyed with a delicious bottle of very moderately priced French chardonnay. The service was excellent, the staff friendly and the view from our table by the window only added to the experience. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mussel Mania
    GauntessVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I simply MUST order the mussels every time I dine here because they are my most favorite version ANYWHERE I have eaten in the world. The fabulous broth left behind causes a bread basket restocking every visit. Beet salad is also on my usual dining list. This time we also ordered the oysters and the crab cakes and despite our many visits to this gem in the past, we continue to be amazed by the quality. I also could not manage to leave with out the Chocolate Pot de Creme, although usually I have no difficulty leaving before dessert in other restaurants. This was a special occasion lunch and it is our go to place for such celebrations as an oasis of gastronomy among the plethora of great restaurants in the Market.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had not been to Place Pigalle for decades. We will not let that happen again. Food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening at Place Pigalle
    downtownVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    In my experience, it is not often that a table of four can enjoy cocktails, appetizers, entrees and wine and honestly say that everything brought to the table was outstanding. Especially notable were the halibut, green curry clams and onion soup--all perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    elsiemahler
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We've eaten here three other times in the last three years. Last night we were really disappointed. Bills Bouillabase (sp) was watery and flavorless and the whole Dungeness crab i'd ordered was very over-cooked. Boo hoo, we won't be returning. We love the ambiance but for 300 bucks we expect to be happy with our dinners.
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  • Great Food with a View
    JustTwo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Quiet and romantic! Really enjoyed the warm beet salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood cooked very well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had Bouillabaisse, Rabbit and Calamari. All cooked excellently. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ArtayVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Intimate and special place in Pike Market. Halibut was perfectly prepared, service was exceptional, and the view was fantastic. Cozy bar and bar tender were a nice touch also.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bistro (with a view).
    mikeymusicVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This was the highlight of our recent Seattle trip. Nestled in the Pike Place Market, this little gem will be on our Seattle to-go list from now on. Seated at the bar, awaiting a window table to be freed, we had a glass of wine and chatted with the bartender. It was very relaxing and deeply personal. The maitre d' kept us updated on "our" table and offered us a choice of two beautiful view tables. Not a huge menu but wide ranging and interesting. We were hard pressed to choose only one of the available entrees each but we did and sampled each others choices. Spectacular! If I had not made reservations for our next two nights, I'd go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quintessential Seattle Gem
    foodiecat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    For wonderful French-style delicacies and a stunning view of the Seattle waterfront, Place Pigalle can't be beat. Located in Pike Street Market in downtown Seattle, this gem is small, intimate, and very special. We took our out-of-town guests here. Aside from the oysters which were a bit too briny for our tastes, we were all thrilled with the food. The mussels seasoned with bacon were particularly divine! We were also delighted with the spectacular view, ambiance, and excellent wait staff. Very recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem at Pike Place Market
    prchrmom
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    After the beautiful chaos of Pike Place Market, Place Pigalle is a little oasis of foodie heaven with a specatular view. Food was creative, fresh and beautifully presented. Our meal was well-paced. Recommended to us by local friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perfect find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Couldn't be a more charming restaurant anywhere. Small and intimate. The clams were amazing. I had never seen them served that way in a thick sauce that included small chunks of bacon. Great service, friendly and always there at the right moment. The roasted beet salad was warm and the lemon-dijon vinagrette delicious along with a slice of goat cheese wrapped in walnuts. I knew I couldn't eat all that and an entree, so had their amazing onion soup for an entree. But couldn't resist their creme brulee which was creamy and perfectly toasted. You can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Really great food, don't miss anything with their house made sausage with lavender, amazing. Great view, make sure to ask for a window table if you are there during sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like I was in New Orleans
    steenVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The atmosphere and the food are both great! A nice find. Go!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We came to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was a wonderful lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Total disappointment.
    ShotGun1852VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Never again. Must have been a change in mgmt or ownership.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Favorite place in the Market
    tastytreatsVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food is consistently good with service to match. Nice, cozy, laid back kinda of place. Perfect for both visitors and locals!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fun!
    GarloinVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The view, the service and the food! All excellent. We did not feel hurried as the pace was perfect. Our Waiter took very good care of us and recommended a perfect wine pairing with our lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • johnm911
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    always excellent food and service. love the view and best pate in seattle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Seattle Gem
    Kimmers
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    If you are looking for a bistro with excellent service and food, this is it. We had a table overlooking the water and it was a perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • Always consistent quality and value
    JeanneVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Place Pigalle is my "go to" place, when I want to have a long leisurely lunch with a friend, followed by a stroll through the Pikes Place Market to pick up flowers and produce. It's also great for a cozy romantic dinner or just dinner with a friend if a romantic partner isn't available. Meals feature fresh produce as well as fish from the markets next door and some of the dishes cry out for repetition -- ie, it's hard to skip the mussels as an appetizer because I believe they are the best preparation in the city. That said, however, soups, salads (I love the beet) are all great. This past weekend, they featured a halibut special with roasted vegetables which was wonderful. I'll no doubt be back in a couple of weeks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy place
    DamayVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Nice little place overlooking the sound. Get there early to snag a window table. We had the french onion soup, french dip and duck confit...al very tasty. The only criticism I might have is the skin on the duck could have been crispier.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mussels yum yum
    lrb2001
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I could come here a thousand times. Often I am making a quick trip into the city to shop at the market. I stop at PP for a cocktail, a glass of wine or champagne, and an appetizer or two. The mussels are my go-to dish though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Hideaway
    CeciVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a cute little place tucked among the mayhem of Pikes Market. It has very good food and attentive service and is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We dine here ourselves, and (as on this occasion) bring out of town guests - for the excellent food, excellent service, iconic Seattle view, and wonderful setting in Pike Place Market. We've never been disappointed. It can be a bit loud - you need to lean in to converse. But that's part of the vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife & I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Place Pigalle and it was splendid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavBen
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was outstanding. I have never had mussles so good and the french onion soup was exceptional. A pricey lunch but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect dinner
    rebeccaofdcVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were so lucky--front seat in the patio! We watched the sunset over the water while consuming bouillabaisse. Mouth, body and eye candy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed
    DessertFirstVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wonderful meal great service and fantastic view. Scallops were the best reasonable priced wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.