Place Pigalle
Place Pigalle

Place Pigalle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.placepigalle-seattle.com/
  • Phone: 2066241756
  • 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Place Pigalle reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (83)fit for foodies (66)romantic (63)special occasion (52)neighborhood gem (45)great for lunch (40)notable wine list (30)great for outdoor dining (17)great for brunch (13)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)good for groups (3)Show More
  • Perfect again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Attentive service, amazing food, fabulous restaurant experience in an out of the way corner of Pike Place Market. When we finished our appetizers and asked for another order of octopus it was made on the fly and delivered steaming hot to our table. This type of flexibility is rarely seen anymore. We have been coming back for special occasions for 14 years. Fabulous Crab cakes, mouth watering halibut, amazing oysters everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place Pigalle
    Funfoodie
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Loved our anniversary dinner at Place Pigalle. Terrific wine list. Our entrees: Succulent halibut w/ yukon potatoes and a melt-off-the-bone lamb shank. Everything yummy, but the calimari served with a mushroom sauce was to die for. Wonderful view of the water. Service was attentive but not over the top. Tricky to find - but the recording on the phone provided great directions - right under the clock past Fisherman's Market on Pike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience
    chowsterVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    In an era where pretentioness seems to be the trend in the dining scene throughout this city, Place Pigalle is a gem. We had the most wonderful meal in this little restaurant tucks away in Pike Place market. The Halibut (special of the evening was cooked to perfection, and it's been awhile since I have French Onion soup that is not overwhlemed with grease and saltiness. We did not have dessert because none of the 3 dessert selections for the night did not quite appeal to our sweet pallate. Nevertheless, it's thumbs up all around and we will definetly return in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Jonboy
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Just a fantastic getaway right in the middle of the hectic crowd of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Great food, wonderful view, expert service and charming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Seattle favorite
    Chicagofeedback
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Whenever I am in my hometown to visit family, I always make a stop at Place Pigalle. I love the great food (French with PacNW inspirations) and the wonderful laid-back atmosphere featuring great Puget Sound views. My just-off-the-boat fresh halibut was perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were disappointed
    drinks
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We took out of town guests and the room, view, sound and service were wonderful. The calamari's texture and cream sauce were odd and unpleasant. Our beet salad looked unappetizing with a cup of shredded beets piled on a plate with not much else. The crab cakes were spiced with a cajun spice and over cooked, not good. The bouillabaise and halibut were very good but the meal included too many disappointments. I would recommend this place for wine drinking as it is a beautiful spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dreamy Little Gem with a View
    notatallDvine
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We were referred by a friend as we wouldn't have thought that a restaurant within the Pike's Place Market would have been such a gourmet's delight. We were charmed from the moment we entered since we have both traveled a lot in France and the immediate vibe was "small neighborhood find". It did not disappoint! The views of the ocean with the ferries passing was delightful (with the windows open just before sunset) and the crisp white table cloths were perfection. Our beet salad was lovely and the crab cakes were all crab and a little brown on the outside which was perfect. Bread was yummy and wine was good which left us wanting to come back again and again....and we will.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something was off..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We saw a lot of great reviews for this place and loved the story...but unfortunately my wife and I did not have a great experience. Our main issue was with the sides of the meal. There was a pickling flavor with the halibut and pork chop that was unappealing. We also got very little potato but a lot of Brussels sprouts on the pork chop. The halibut's vegetables had a large amount of oil which spread to the whole of the plate. The place was also pretty dead. Great service, great view, but our food was fair at best given the high cost of the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem in the Market
    tastytreatsVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Always love the food and very personable service here. Delicious house mussels and specials of the day. Nice wine selections and view of the bay. Relaxed cozy ambience. Special shout out to our server Eli. She was fab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 637 reviews are from the Place Pigalle reviews archive.
  • great restaurant
    Sarah
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I came back to Seattle & Place Pigalle after many years. I remembered it as special & wasn't disappointed. Everything was a pleasure--service, ambiance, view-- and the food was superb. Highlights: calamari, crab cakes, & chocolate pot de creme. Lovely wine list too. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The mussels and the octopus were amazing. We took friends from Connecticut. They were so impressed, they planned to go back again the following night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • born2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    What a lovely little find in the boisterous Pikes Place Market. I went twice for lunch on my visit with guests from other countries. The seafood dishes were sublime. Really charming!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptous Food with a View
    JedkydhoVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Only my second time to Seattle and wanted to relax and eat before going home from our cruise. The restaurant is hard to find but, the service was fantastic and they made us feel welcomed right away. The food was just as good if not better than the service and some of the best food I have ever had. I ordered the Croque Madame which was filling, flavorful and so good I wanted to lick the plate. My wife had the Halibut special which was cooked perfectly and very tasteful. When you think of French food you expect small portions but, here at Place Pigalle the portions are just the right size. The prices were more along the lines of dinner prices at lunch time but, when you get the service and quality of food that they offer, it is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us by a couple who have been dining here every other Saturday for 30 years. The food was wonderful. Our waitress was delightful and knowledgeable about the food and the beverages. Place Pigalle has so much character and quite a little gem in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifique!
    gavlees
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We came here on a whim, thanks to some restaurant.com vouchers we had been given, but I'm glad we did! Tucked away in a cozy corner of Pike Place Market, it's far removed from the overly-crowded bars and restaurants of Post Alley. Instead, it feels like somewhere plucked straight from a coastal French village. The staff are delightful -- very laid back and friendly throughout the whole meal -- the wines are local and delicious, and the food -- my god, the food! My faincee had the halibut special, which was so fresh that it literally melted in the mouth; I had their duck a la chinoise, which was juicy and succulent -- not greasy and fatty like duck can often be. Desserts were incredible, too -- the pot de creme comes highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Weekend in Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Place Pigalle was amazing. Located around a corner in the vibrant Pike Place Market, it's a great spot for a romantic or special occasion meal. Delicious cocktails, impressive wine list and delicious, carefully-prepared food. Would recommend this to anyone traveling in Seattle or living there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hope it's not going down hill
    forevereatingout
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Use to be one of my favorites. This time salads were very over=dressed, bouillabaisse was cold, bread dry. I need to try it again before recommending it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great view, ok food
    Disappointing
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    starter and salad was great but the halibut was disappointing. Dry fish, over cooked veggies. not a great result for the cost.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My wife and I have enjoyed Place Pigalle for many years. We are never disappointed...great service, wonderful food, and an intimate setting with great energy. A real gem in Seattle for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent little spot
    Tressostar
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food is very good and the service is as one would imagine it it be in Casablanca. Excellent experience all around. Oysters are perfect.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • camdie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Always have the best service here. Small restaurant, great food, amazing views and a wonderful staff.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daddy Daughter Date
    BOOM
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a great time, Daddy Daughter date before the Symphony concert. We arrived a little late but they had a great table for us anyway. Somewhat limited menu but we all found something we loved, great views, lively place. Our server was stupendous and treated my daughters like adults.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Symphony Dinner
    littlerabbitVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Place Pigalle never disappoints. The food is always innovative, fresh and delicious. Service is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. They have a nice selection of wines by the half bottle which is much appreciated. It is in a great location tucked behind the "flying fish" stall at the Market. Place Pigalle is a gem that does not get a lot of press but is firmly in place in the Seattle food scene.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, beautiful, elegant
    ThePhamily
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This place does not disappoint! The food is very authentic, presentation is beautiful, wine is excellent. You won't be disappointed, but you must come with an open mind and ready to try something new.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Wonderful place to go. Very intimate, wonderful service and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • alaskansgotodinner
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This restaurant is perfect for us. Unpretentious, but all about quality. Food and service great and all of the small details that can add up were thought out. It was a perfect evening. This is my new favorite restaurant in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Had a blast here on our anniversary with amazing food and service. I was especially impressed that they comped our first round of drinks when our table wasn't ready for ten minutes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go To This Restaurant!!
    Red99VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Place Pigalle is one of those restaurants that succeeds on all levels. The ambiance is warm and inviting, the staff is professional and friendly, the bar is always interesting and serves fabulous cocktails, and the food is heavenly. On top of all that the view of the Puget Sound, with ferries and ships and the Seattle waterfront activity is spectacular. Walking through Pike Place Market onto the outside catwalk and then into the restaurant, you are entering a very special world. I love this Place!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We love this cozy and romantic restaurant with wonderful food and an unparalleled view of Elliott Bay. And the service is always incomparable: warm, friendly, engaging and professional.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Place Pigalle!
    Gretchen
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Great service (friendly, knowledgeable, and sincere host / sommelier / owner?, bartender, and waiter), beautiful atmosphere, interesting but accessible menu (meaning a French flair without being so French my husband would object).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!!!
    Mellie
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Loved the restaurant. Beautiful views. You walk in and smell an amazing aroma of deliciousness being made. The food is excellent and the service is great. The restaurant is small so you get this real warm and cozy feeling while eating. Definitely a spot worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    bdanwood
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This place is overpriced and not very French. Two waiters for about a dozen tables. Service was adequate, but not on a par with most restaurants in its price range. Serving portions were quite large and not particularly good. Were we paying for the view? If so, not worth it. The windows on the bay were just that, windows that you raise up and down and not picture windows. Most tables were away from the small bayside windows and had obscured view.We paid about $150 for a two person meal. Wouldn't go back again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A French Bistro
    JeanneVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    A longtime favorite of mine, this Pike Place gem was a hit with my guest from Paris. Three of us couldn't resist the fresh halibut and were certainly not disappointed. This restaurant also really shined in the service department. There's a reason it is such a long time fixture at the Market.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    loveplacepigalle
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I discovered Place Pigalle a couple of weeks ago, and since I've been back 4 times. It's a complete jewel with incredible food. Best restaurant I've come across easily! The food is French, and it's tastier than RN74 or Maximillien. It's closest to the native French with many items from the traditional cuisine: Bouillabaisse, duck confit, etc. RN74 and Maximillien are both much greasier and incredibly salty in their dishes, somehow catering to the McDonalds palette. I look forward to going back to Place Pigakle on every occasion possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite spots in
    Cavalierjt
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    One of my favorite spots in town. Always a pleasure, and alway terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Seattle Market ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Food a little disappointing, but the location, view, wine list and service were great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a great dining experie
    AKFineVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Very good food prepared and and presented well. Great wait staff! I will continue to eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Friday afternoon
    SpringinSeattle
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Jumped into Place Pigalle for a quick Friday afternoon lunch only to be drawn in to a longer relaxing culinary experience. Excellent food, wonderful service... coupled with great conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and a view
    24godessert
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We had very attentive service, good food that was tasty and unique. We really enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JackVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Great food every time. Service is friendly and accommodating. One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.