The food here was delicious
The food here was delicious and the service was pretty good. I must say, the portions were really tiny. We had an appetizer to share and each had an entree. We went to dicks burgers an hour later because we were both hungry. And we are not big people. Will be back, but probably just for drinks & dessert.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The beet salad and liver pate were out of this world. The pasta w rabbit was amazing, their crepes were a dream.
the restaurant is small. Definitely need a reservation!
we were there for restaurant week. It was a great experience.
Jessica - capitol hill
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and ambiance.
Wonderful food and ambiance. Excellent and considerate service. All the food was great, but the salad was absolutely the best one I've ever eaten.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved everything about
We loved everything about La Bête. It just might be my new favorite.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the kind of place where you take that first bite and you stop whatever conversation is underway and you say, wow. I had Thai chicken wings to start, and these were amazing, and subtle, not greasy and mouth-blistering. For my main course I had soft-shell crab. I lived for a time in Maryland where soft-shell crab is a favorite dish, but this was the best soft-shell crab preparation I'd ever had. So much so that when the other three in our party ordered desert, I ordered a second crab. The space is simple, and pretty.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was awesome
I had the three course tasting menu. The vegetable salad was excellent, lot going on there but perfectly balanced. The rabbit pappardelle was great too, I'm a sucker for rabbit and this was prepared very well. For desert the carrot cake was excellent. All round a great evening, wish I'd found this place earlier!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to La Bete for brunch to celebrate a birthday in the family and everyone was delighted with their meals, the French press coffee, the mimosas and the service. Great place to hang out and chat over a well-prepared meal.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect brunch experience. We had the savory waffles with poached eggs, chard and gravy. OMG! We also had the spaetzle with rabbit and gruyere cheese sauce. Outstanding! We'll definitely go back.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pop-Up Middle Eastern on Mondays
The Middle Eastern pop up restaurant on Monday nights was absolutely amazing. I wanted everything on the menu and it's a good place for sharing so we almost did just that. I tried every entree and liked the lamb stuffed zucchini best. Out of the appetizers I like the smoky eggplant salad best, similar to babaganoush and fingerlicking good! Can't speak for the usual cuisine at La Bete but I loved Monday night.
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Great Restaurant!
The owner is the son of a friend whom I have know since we were 5 years old. So, I was excited for my husband and I to try the restaurant during a visit to spend time with a friend who has lived in the Seattle area for many years.
As we entered the restaurant the decor instantly revealed that it was going to be a special evening. The art work, the tables and even the dinnerware showcased the multiple talents of Aleks.
The staff was professional, friendly and most willing to ensure our dinner experience went well. The menu featured elegant and creative combinations of foods that were beautifully presented, well prepared and absolutely delicious!
It was the perfect way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was easily one of the best meals I've had in Seattle. I highly recommend sitting at the counter and watching the chefs do their magic! There is some serious food art going on back there!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our New Favorite
I had heard about La Bete from friends and finally tried it. It exceeded expectations with phenomenal food, friendly and exceptional service, and a just charming atmosphere. It is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant that is worth coming to from other neighborhoods.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Bête serves incredible food. Everything we ordered was special. It could not have been better! Spectacular!
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and locale
This is a really great find - wonderful, original food and a lovely ambience/atmosphere.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, great ambiance, exposed brick, leather, open kitchen. This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in the US. The food is always brilliant. Highly recommend it.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
This is one of our favorite places to go for a special occasion.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salmon was outstanding
The salmon was outstanding as was the fresh "creamed" corn. Very tasty and well done. The service was great and nicely attentive. Will return with friends and family at earliest opportunity!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place with creative food
Enjoyed a late night dinner at la Bete. Worth a try or two or three
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard act to follow
La Bête is making fantastic food at great prices. Recognizable ingredients, cooked without pretension.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic dining experience
This was my first time here and it lived up to my expectations. The restaurant was beautiful, the food was inventive and delicious, and the staff was very friendly. They have a fresh juice bar and you can actually watch the cooks make your food. I will definitely be returning.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very fun place to go. Warm,
A very fun place to go. Warm, friendly and good food.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phenomenal service. The monk
Phenomenal service. The monk fish and the merguez were to die for :)
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pièce de Résistance
This is my second time to La Bete and it was just as excellent the second time. The food was outstanding, the cocktail and wine list very diversified and affordable. One of the things I love about La Bete is that they change their menu, wine and cocktail list regularly, their prix fixe menu is affordable and I love that they have reasonably priced wine pairings to go with it. The ambience is very warm and the waitstaff is attentive without being intrusive. We had Cole and he was the epitome of a good waiter. Love the artwork which is done by the chef/owner and that they plates, glasses and cutlery do not match.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nearly everything I put in my mouth was amazing. The Cheese plate we started with was delicious and unusual. I was not familiar with any of the cheeses but they were tasty and well paired. I ordered from the pre fixe menu and it was also outstanding I had the chicken liver pate which tasted pleasantly like liverwurst, the braised pork belly was unctuous and delicious never tipping the scales to a mouth full of fat, I finished with the maple creme brulee which was fine but definitely the low point, not bad just bland. Over all a great experience. The staff were attentive but not overly so and knew how to talk about their food. I say go.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've eaten at La Bete before but this was a truly memorable experience. Our server was gracious, the cocktails delicious, the rose outstanding and the food... the food was the real winner. The bruleed foie gras was AMAZING. The other dishes were also amazing but the foie gras was an absolute stand out. We bought the Chefs a drink and thanked them profusely. Can't wait to go back.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is just fan-frickin-tastic. We went for Restaurant week (PS- In the evening & even on Sundays, Happy Hour until 7pm 50% off our wine & beer), we were so impressed with Restaurant week, we went back a week later with a friend from out of town and had another great experience!
I made a point to try a bite of everything ordered at our table both times and everything is beyond delicious. I would highly recommend the Burger, the Pork Cheek Goulash and the Potato Gnocchi. But like I said- everything was amazing. Truly.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good restaurant week offerings
Great food, steak was a bit on the lukewarm side, but still great taste. Goulash was great, fois gras was enormous. all apetizers are very tasty. would go again on Monday, they have international nights.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of us went for a girls
A group of us went for a girls night during restaurant week and they did a fabulous job. The portions were perfect and they had a very diverse and unique menu. Love'd it and we will be back!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food during restaurant week was amazing. The gnochhi was very good although the merguez sausage my friend had was amazing. Everything perfect - App, dinner and dessert. All highly recommended.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressive cuisine
Loved pretty much everything - some of the waitstaff were a little high strung which is actually adorable. We came in at opening and had the place to ourselves, we suggested that we could sit in a corner. The host relented but his boss came out and said that we would have to move, they couldn't possibly rearrange everything. We had torn the fabric of the universe. We were cool with it, moved, and had dinner without a hitch. We did notice that the place was still empty when we left. Guess we didn't really have to move after all. Pretty funny, really. This place does some amazing things. Highly recommend!
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous Fresh in Small Portions
Where the food is always fresh and fabulous!! Although the portions are for more petite appetites. We shared 1 appetizer for 2, 1 salad,1 bottle of wine, enjoyed 2 entrees, we shared 1 dessert. We left not a crumb behind and with not feeling stuffed but very satisfied. $130 with tax before tip. Which I thought was reasonable. So if you arrive with a grand appetite you'll just need to order more of their great food!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and great atmosphere
We loved coming here for restaurant week and highly recommend it.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal, great value
Now I understand why this place is so popular. I've had far less memorable meals at much more expensive restaurants. We weren't blown away by the appetizers - we had the chicken wings and salmon croquettes, but the main courses, desserts and drinks were excellent, and the bill was very reasonable.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mind = Blown
The food was incredible. I was speaking about it to my girl the next day. Absolutely delicious. Lick your plate status (It's a nice place though, I didn't want to be SEEN licking my plate). I highly recommend La Bete.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week October 2013
My cousin and I went to this restaurant for restaurant week. We shared: chicken liver mousse and Moroccan chicken wings, housemade gnocchi and pork cheek goulash, and creme broulee and chocolate cake. One thing we agreed on: the pork cheek goulash is a must-get! Almost everything else was pretty good, and I don't remember having chicken wings and creme broulee the way La Bete prepared them; they were special in a good way. The liver mousse is good but liver mousse is generally hard to go wrong with, and I did not like the chocolate cake (personal preference though; my cousin thought it was good).
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience, love the open
Great ambience, love the open kitchen and all the decorations. Servers are professional and knowledgeable without ever being condescending. Creative and delicious food
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice dinner place.
I enjoyed the dinner immensely; service was great. My only
negative is that the wine list is too extensive,
given the menu-- needs paring down. Excellent service, though.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pop up Mediterranean Mondays
La Bête may be a French restaurant, but on Monday chef Taylor delighted us with Mediterranean cuisine. She studied in Egypt and this night's focus was Palestinian. As a vegetarian I often eat Mediterranean and become weary of falafel and hummus. Not here- the freshly made and specially garnished dishes were amazing. My carnivorous companions were wowed also. From the fresh grilled pita to the water-hibiscus sorbet and pistachio ice cream, we didn't leave a morsel. Go. Eat. Repeat. I will!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant. Great food, must have the bacon rinds, knowledgeable and cordial service, cozy ambiance.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very, very good. Unique, varied menu, great service and cool atmosphere. I'll go back again soon. There were so many interesting things on the menu it will take multiple trips to try it out. Strongly recommend.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great, quaint restaurant
This was a great, quaint restaurant I visited for the first time. Friendly staff, great food, small plates which is what I prefer. Good cocktails and a great soundtrack playing. I will go back for sure. The only drawback is the parking but that's to be expected on Capitol Hill so consider taking a cab or plan on giving yourself plenty of time to find parking.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent brunch menu, great vibe
Just the right place to get some fresh, delicious local food into your tired body on a weekend morning. The salads were fresh and varied and the burger was to die for.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful evening
The pace of the meal was unhurried - plenty of time between courses for conversation, just the right timing - not too slow. We were a table of four and everyone was happy with their choice of meal and drinks. The staff all worked together for a seamless dining experience.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Staff!
This is my second visit to La Bete and once again it was wonderful. The staff is warm and attentive (Hannah, you're awesome!), food excellent, and the atmosphere is just right to lift your mood if you've had a hard week. It was a girls-night dinner for me this time but it could be a romantic spot, an everyday meeting place, or just a place to hang if you are alone and need a nice dinner at the bar. They strive for unpretentious and hit the mark. Parking is usually tough in Seattle but there is a pay lot within easy walking distance. Try it. Go back. You won't regret it.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Limited but imaginative menu
There are only about seven things on the menu, but the burger is always a good backup..... And the house cocktails are tasty...
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A hidden gem.
I recently tried La Bête for a brunch date. The food and atmosphere were perfect. Service was very good too. I had a reservation and highly recommend having reservations because they fill up quickly!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meat Lovers' Paradise
Everyone I was w/ enjoyed the various meats 'meat dishes that we reserved. I eat seafood but not meat do I had oysters on the half shell; falafel; butternut squash soup & fall greens. The salad came dressed in a bacon dressing though, so you have to ask for some special modifications if you want to avoid meat entirely.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a friend I hadn't seen for a while to dinner here. The ambiance was perfect and food and wine were delicious. I felt a bit rushed by the waiter but considering we were taking long to order as we were catching up, that part was understandable. But after the meal, I did not feel inclined to linger. Overall, a pretty good experience.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious! Most amazing hamburger and delicious gnocchi!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new favorite place!
The title says it all. I love this place. The food was really good and our waitress was the best!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM