Pomerol
Pomerol

Pomerol

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pomerolrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2066320135x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Vuong Loc
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Palatine Ave North
  • Public Transit: Stops for bus lines 40 and 28 within one block
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Paid lot within one block, off of Phinney Ave.
A word from Pomerol

Pomerol is a locally owned Fremont neighborhood restaurant serving the best northwest ingredients in a French preparation with a wood fired grill and sunny patio.

The restaurant is named Pomerol, not for the famous wines, but for the unique private family owned properties that are still operated as they were 100 years ago. The town is tiny, the restaurants are excellent and the craftsmanship of the local people is amazing. We hope to bring that same feel with food, wine, cocktails and service. A place that you can walk in and have some of the best meats cooked over a grill or have the most amazing fresh produce prepared in a simple beautiful presentation.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Pomerol reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (68)neighborhood gem (52)romantic (32)special occasion (29)great for outdoor dining (27)notable wine list (16)hot spot (14)good for groups (13)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Start by buying a bottle of wine, then pair it with their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great!
    foodmonster
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service and ambiance were great! Good spot for a date night. The food was very good as well. Try the banana and chocolate dessert...I would return even just for wine and dessert but everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG and WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I understand that this is relatively new restaurant for the Ballard/Fremont area. My apologies but I forget the owner's name, who also has two other restaurants in Seattle, which I'm dying to try! The food was amazing!! Good quality and local food with a French interpretation! And the service was impeccable! Friendly, attentive and informative! If you have an opportunity to go to Pomerol, GO! I recommend anything on the menu that has wood grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we love this place
    NWroamer3617
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    let's start with the food: meat friendly, interesting menu. we shared a 1st course of Lamb Belly, which was rare, almost shaved thin slices of juicy lamb, served with small sprigs of frisee, cooked chunks of apple and small squares of couton, cooked in duck fat. All the accompaniments cut the richness well. Main dishes: I had pork flank steak, very lean served on a mix of vegetables and accompanied by a piece of pork butt, prepared as a croquette. Husband has a skirt steak, served with saiteed veggies. Both meats sliced very thin and perfectly cooked on the rare side (we weren't asked how we liked these meats cooked. Goning with how the chef wants to cook it works for us). Excellent service. Clean sleek ambiance. We'll return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    SeaCHI
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Stumbled upon a reservation knowing nothing last minute. Went in with low expectations and they were blown out of the water. The space is rustic modern with exposed reclaimed fir beams in the ceiling and nice blackened steel railings and accents throughout. Open kitchen where you can see the wood fired grill and watch the choreographed activity . My wife and I each got an appetizer and an entree, all four dishes were outstanding and perfectly executed. We will absolutely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    KimeeBran
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is one of the best meals we've had in a while. Everything was just right, with the flavors in all four of the dishes we ordered coming together wonderfully. We'd recommend this place and plan to return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit -- will be back
    CarolynR
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I read all the reviews before I chose this spot for a Saturday evening date night with my boyfriend. I 100% agree with what other have said. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. There was a thoughtfully chosen wine list which was heavily weighted toward french grapes. The service was impeccable -- our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the food but also warm and friendly. I will be recommending this restaurant to friends and will be very excited to bring out of town guests here as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Average
    mickeyj
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Appetizers (foie gras and chill garlic rubbed octopus) were very small and not a good value. The entree's (Lamb steak, Short Ribs, Quail and Pork Flank steak) were all outstanding with the Pork Flank steak probably the best. Dessert selection was a real disappointment as there were only a few ice cream selections. Service was attentive and very knowledgable about the wines. We ordered by the glass, they were reasonably priced and were as described. We had high expectations after reading the reviews so were a little let down. Were there on 9/19 so were surprised they weren't real busy considering the excellent Fremont location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IssaquahDave
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I shared a meal of Arctic Char with someone having the Short Ribs. Both were very good. The pastry dessert was excellent. Our waiter was quite attentive. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly delicious food
    MnJen
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed Pomerol. There were six of us and we all were very impressed. We started with squid and foie gras and then each ordered a dish and shared. Nothing disappointed at all. Even our meat and potato friend thought the chicken was incredible! Also, I want to mention that the service from everyone was absolutely the best we have had in ages. They all seemed to be really happy doing their jobs without making us feel like a bunch of doofy people with questions about the menu. Christine was our server, with the perfect balance between making sure we were well tended without being pompous and overbearing. The bartender didn't just whip up a kamikaze, he reinvented it and glanced over to be sure we liked the results.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    TallEricVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We decided to look for someplace new/different, and saw the positive reviews for Pomerol. Glad we did. Fun cocktail menu. Fairly new place (opened in July?), enjoyed our appetizers and entree's (foie gras, oysters, chicken, and steak) that were great and compare favorably to any of Seattle's best. Dessert was a little disappointing (roasted peaches & carrot cake). Great and friendly service, we'll definitely be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great grill
    kendalljake
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Try anything from the wood fired grill. It's a great, low key restaurant with nice servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Seattle Great
    KatLilSue
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food, ambiance and service was outstanding. There was not a dud on our plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot
    lsgrizVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Love the woodfire grill and the food is scrumptious. Definitely worth a stop for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portage lives!
    CassiecatVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were so sorry when one of our favorite places, Portage, closed. But they opened a new place - Pomerol. This was our first time dining here. The restaurant is larger and it has a small back deck for outdoor dining when the weather is fine. The food is exquisite - even better than Portage if that is possible. We had a lovely meal which reminded us of our meals in Paris. We shared the Foie Gras for a first course, and I had the pork which was excellent, and C. had the Entrecôte de Boeuf which was also excellent. Wine list is very nice - more extensive than they had at Portage - with some lovely bottles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Amber
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We loved every dish we ordered. The octopus was expertly prepared and among the best I have had, with a tender texture and rich smokiness that was nicely balanced with the aioli. The atmosphere was lovely and I would highly recommend Pomerol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for anniversary
    oberon
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We chose Pomerol Restaurant for our anniversary dinner because, even though the restaurant is new, the chef came with a good reputation. We enjoyed all the food and enjoyed the meats cooked (and sometimes smoked) on the wood fire. We had the undivided attention of the waitress since I think we were the only other patrons in the restaurant. We sat outside, which was also pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • yumyumyum
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Awesome intimate patio n great, inventive food. What a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Ribs!!!!!
    divine16VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've been to this restaurant 4 times now and it never disappoints. The food is fantastic. I highly recommend the short ribs. It's just awesome! The desserts were ok but all done very well. I'll be back for a 5th time in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    divine16VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I love this place. Can't wait to go back again. I really have nothing negative to pick out. I had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing food, but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We'd been waiting for Pomerol since Portage closed, and are thrilled to enjoy the chefs impeccable cooking and creativity in the kitchen again, but the noise level was painful. Part of Portage's charm was that it was quiet enough for a romantic dinner or the like. Even though I LOVE the food here it won't become a regular spot for us because it's too loud to really relax and enjoy the meal...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    jeff
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food and a great pace of service. Wine complements the menu. Far enough from the center of Fremont to feel like a hidden gem, but close enough to be connected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic new Frenh food in Fremont
    Ashjenn621
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by Pomerol. Incredible food, great cocktails tucked away just west of the main Drag. The pro belly, short ribs, tuna, and duck were highlights, as was the Octopus starter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finding Foie Gras
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Foie gras features prominently in several dishes. Would have loved to try them all, especially if they're all as delicious as the foie-gras-stuffed morels. Octopus, which can be chewy, wasn't. It was tender, succulent and well-flavored. My albacore was perfectly prepared, as was my husband's lamb. (The server didn't even ask how he wanted his lamb--they know how.) Cumin-vanilla ice cream was such an unexpected pairing that, even though I make my ice cream, we had to try it. Glad we did. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing new find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was the best restaurant meal I've had in some time. Great menu and amazing flavors. We were blown away by the octopus and the coddled egg with morels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tom of Queen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We dined at Pomerol on opening night. (Usually not a great move). All was perfect. Tricia greeted us warmly, Chef Loc (formally trained in French technique - and it shows)was everywhere, presiding over the wood burning grill / oven. Rocky, the Mixologist, was right on top of things. Wood grilled octopus, foie gras, duck and chicken (for two of us ) all first rate and beautifully prepared and presented. Reasonable prices (given the Excellence of the food and service) Our new favorite French restaurant (with a Seattle twist ) Don't miss it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
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