Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.toulousepetit.com/
  • Phone: 2064329069
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast - Daily: 8:00am - 3:00pm Lunch - Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm Happy Hour - Daily: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner - Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am For Breakfast & Lunch: Reservations are not necessary; tables are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. For Dinner: Reservations are recommended for any night of the week; for parties of 7 or more, please call us to ensure we can accomodate you.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, French
  • Executive Chef: Eric Donnelly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen Anne Ave & Mercer
  • Parking: No
A word from Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge
Centered around the cuisine, decor and imagery of the French Quarter and New Orleans and creating the feel of the Big Easy, Toulouse is one of the most intricate and ambitiously built restaurants in a generation.

Our expansive menus offer culinary diversity and range from traditional Creole and French Quarter menu choices to traditional Parisian and French countryside preparations to more innovative dishes that are entirely unique to Toulouse.

At Toulouse we are tremendously committed to offering value in all of its various forms, which includes our intricate and texturally rich decor, cuisine prepared with discipline and skill, fabulous cocktails, a diverse Northwest and French centered wine list, unrepeatable and unique people, and accessible prices in an adult escapist and community environment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (55)special occasion (39)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (36)notable wine list (27)romantic (26)late-night find (22)good for groups (19)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Always awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We come down from Edmonds every couple months to eat at Toulouse and we've never been disappointed. They have a large menu, but skip to the last page for the real stuff (Gumbo, Jambalaya, and all around Creole goodness). The cocktails are first rate, especially the Hurricane.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MVTJ
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our party of five came separately (in two cars). One car got stuck in traffic and these guests were quite stressed by the time they made it to the table (and were probably wondering why they agreed to come in the first place). After five minutes, their stress dropped away as they read the menu and were offered lovely cocktails. By the time dinner arrived, the traffic was a distant memory, and everyone was having a terrific time. The seating was comfortable and conducive for group conversation. The desserts were amazing,(must try the bananas foster). We had a good time and hope to go back when we visit Seattle again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Soul Food Gem!
    divashalo
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    3.5 stars for the entrées (the gumbo and jambalaya were both only alright), 4 stars for service (waitress could've been a bit more attentive but she was patient in explaining their specialties), and 5 stars for everything else (the house hurricane, the crawfish beignets, and the mixed berry cobbler were all superb)!! Burned a hole in my wallet but would love to come back for HH!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice of menu
    Kymmie57
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Toulouse petit has the biggest choice of menu I have ever seen. Food is good especially the desserts they are amazing. Nice ambiance and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great discovery..a lot of ambiance
    BS7910
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Luckily we reserved a table through opentable because otherwise you can hardly get a table as this restaurant is highly wanted. Kitchen is special as we are not used to eat creol food, but we had a very tastefull and enjoable meal in Seattle. Also location is good, close to Space Needle.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorful Food
    Manwhoeats2meals
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The overall dining experience was much better than a regular dining experience at Seattle restaurants. Oftentimes I find local restaurants either have wonderful food with small portions or very average highly expensive food. At Toulouse, the food design was healthy and filled with a variety of wonderful spices and sauces. I had the Jumbalaya, my dad had the burger, can't remember what my wife and mom had (maybe fish) but they loved their food. We each had salads. The wine/drink list was well designed and complemented the food well. It's a great neighborhood restaurant as well as a destination restaurant. I've eaten there after events before and the food has been very consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Seattle has some of the best food and this place is my favorite, a must visit every time I am in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and staff great, wait was not
    faeglenn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We sat down to our 9:30pm reservation with high hopes. The menu looked absolutely amazing. The noise level was high, and the music being piped in was a very loud pop selection, which didn't add to the candle-lit, old-fashioned New Orleans feel. That didn't bother me much, since it was a late night on a weekend, so the party scene was awake! However, with being so prepared for the busy night, you'd think they would have staffed accordingly. Over 45 minutes after we were seated one of the wait staff finally seemed to notice we hadn't been helped and took our order. The food and drinks arrived in a much more timely fashion, and were exquisite! The jambalaya was the best. Our server was very sweet, I just wished we'd met her earlier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food is over the top!!
    Shampoo47
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food here is so amazing and the atmosphere is lively. I ordered the prefix dinner to try a good variety of things and they were all so nicely made. Favorite dish of the evening was the Lamb Ragu pasta. Had a really nice spice to it and pasta was cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Fix Menu option
    culinarycritiqueNW
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Pre-Fix Menu is always a nice offering and draw to this restaurant! We had a party of 5, we all ordered off the pre-fix. All was good, accept I was a bit disappointment with my scallops, 3rd course. The scallops where not seared nor cooked to perfection on the raw side and saturated with oil or like water logged. Two scallop 3rd course prep to choose from, and mine was not acceptable to my standards as for shellfish preparation goes. Another dining with me also ordered the other scallop 3rd course, and I tasted this as well and the same, scallops were not a good sear & oil logged. Overall we enjoyed the selections, etc. I was happy to pick up the bill, but wished I had mine re-cooked to my liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood find
    Elaine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Keep trying to find a great restaurant near Seattle Center because we are frequently there. This was our second try @ Toulouse Petite, because the first there was an hour wait, so this time made a reservation. The ambiance & wait staff were all very friendly & took the time to answer all our questions. Food was timely & absolutely wonderful. We had pasta dishes, crab, & the lamb burger-presentation was beautiful & the flavors out of this world. Drinks were delicious but slowin coming. In all, loved dining there & plan to return again & again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date nite
    teaworker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    started with the pear a dox, yummy, light and refreshing. both girls had the cauliflowered, asparagus and truffled oil soup with the crab and chervil, the creamy texture and the light truffled accents were superb, our favorite for the night. Shared the crawfish beignets, fried green tomatoes (tasty and crisp) and crispy fried pork cheeks (a little dry, somewhere between crispy and melt in your mouth, perhaps on a thinner slice of bruschetta). limited on time, open tabled reservations and dined and made it to Benaroya in plenty of time. many thanks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a Kind so hard to compare
    davedub
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Toulouse Petit is just a lot of fun. Laid back, yet excellent service. Extensive menu. Excellent food. And they pay attention to the details without making a fuss over them. Not inexpensive, but you feel like you get what you pay for. It's only the second time I've been there but I am planning on returning at least every so often. Overall, a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food as always
    rapidrichard
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    we've been to toulouse petit many times before, and we've never been disappointed. this time was as sublime a dining experience as previous visits have been. the food has flavor profiles you can't taste at other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Delicious
    4eats
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I haven't been to the restaurant for about six months. The food is still wonderful. The service is excellent, but the noise is still overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slightly disappointed
    Run2eatmore
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    After reading reviews, we had great expectations. On the good side, the wine list IS amazing. The food had inspiring ingredients but in some cases fell short. Example: prawns with red basil and coriander that was so salty you could barely taste the flavors. The pecan pie IS awesome, though. I would go again, but not expect perfection. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Chose Toulouse as it was close to the hotel where out of state friends were staying. I arrived early and from the minute the valet took care of my car and the bar tender mixed my drink I was enjoying the restaurant. Once we were seated, which was spot on the time of the reservation, our server Heather made our dining experience great. She made several "personal" favorite suggestions after we had all decided to go with the fixed price menu selections. Even the fixed price menu selections were extensive. We all ordered something different for each course and they were delivered in a timely manner, never felt rushed at any time. It was a busy night but we felt treated like long-time regulars. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not all customers are on the same level. You have "A-Hole" Kids (21-25) that destroy the ambience for professional adults looking for a professional dining experience. My fault for going to a top 10 restaurant I guess. Food was as expected although, when I ordered a rare filet, (Explained that it must be “rare/cool in the center”) I was more than disappointed when it came out medium to medium well $60.00 is an inexpensive price but only if it’s done right. I here breakfast is better!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, somewhat noisy
    Like2eat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We (a middle-aged couple with adult son and girlfriend) enjoyed a great meal at Toulouse Petit on a Monday evening. The food was great - beet salad a highlight. As were the drinks - especially recommend 'Atomic Orange' for a refreshing summer kick. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the 3-cheese plate; the cheeses were all wonderful, but the portions very tiny. And the reason for 4 instead of 5 for ambience is that it was a bit loud to have a conversation at times. However, if there was an option for 4.5 out of 5, I would have gone for that for both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Chris
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I definitely would return to try more dishes. New York Strip Loin was amazing. Buttermilk Beignets were unforgettable!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay
    eggs
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went here 2 years ago when they first opened and we felt it was not as wonderful this time. The ambience is nice and service was friendly but we were not crazy about our meal. Just ok. I did not care for the pecan pie at all and our server removed it from the bill. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dutchgirl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our second time dining here, and the experience was just as good. The food is delicious, something for everyone. Our server was good, she forgot a couple of items that were ordered, and was mistaken on another, but she corrected her errors quickly and without being flustered. We were also comped a couple of items to make up for the errors, we appreciated this, even though we didn't expect it. Standout dishes: Crawfish Beignets; Frisee Salad; Shrimp, Crawfish and Andouille with Creamy Grits; Lime and White Chocolate cheesecake. Excellent cocktail menu. Will definitely be back when we return to Seattle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Valle
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    So much to savor! I need to go back to try more dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I always enjoy Toulouse Petit. Great food, service and ambience. I am a repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    babysnooks
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everything was very good here except the noise level. Having to scream at the person across from you is tiresome. The food was delicious, the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good entrees, skip dessert
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Meal was great shrimp/grits, meatloaf. Waitress friendly, forgot our salads. Dessert was poor. Had creme brule that tasted liked instant vanilla pudding. Beignets prepared like over fried sopapillas. Should have returned to kitchen. Can they turn down music, patron noise already at high volume.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food, too loud
    revland
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Avoid this place on weekend nights. For brunch or lunch, it's pretty good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Teshan
    yumyums
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The closest you'll find to New Orleans cuisine in Seattle. One of my favorite restaurants in the country. Been many times, and they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    Chugga
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have been here several times, and it always just blows me away with how amazing this place is. Food, service, ambiance are all amazing. They have a very big menu so there is lots to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My second time here and one of my favorite places ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food is very good, the service (at least that provided by Allie) was exceptional and the atmosphere is casual (music was a bit loud but.... ), it's a great place for dinner or drinks before and event at the Seattle Center - convenient and close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant has excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband loves New Orleans food and this restaurant was an excellent choice! Every dish was exquisitely made! The server was very knowledgeable about the dishes, and made great recommendations! The ambiance of the restaurant was also great. I will definitely recommend friends and family to this restaurant! We will definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So great !
    luvtoulouse
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had an amazing time at Toulouse, two nights in a row ! We came down from BC and weren't going to be satisfied with only one meal at Toulouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all great here, you gotta go !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food
    greateatzSeattle
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Wonderful evening out, great atmosphere and better food. Tried something from all the various parts of the menu, and it's extensive. Loved everything, can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barrys
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went to Toulouse to celebrate our daughter's high school graduation. Our experience started off bad, and went downhill from there. I reserved a booth for 7, but when we arrived, we were told that the only booth was being held for a party of 8. Instead, they crammed us into a table meant for 6, without any apology or taking responsibility for their mistake. We all ordered appetizers before the main course. Before everyone was done with their appetizers, the wait staff begain to bring out main courses (not enough room on the table for 6), rushing those still eating their appetizers. To top it off, 2 of the main courses arrived cold. The food was overpriced and mediocre at best. Overpriced, terrible service, and poor food. Stear clear.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and creative food
    cheryl
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Ordered the pork porterhouse and it was cooked to perfection. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable and Fun
    Wanda
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is good, the servers are well-informed and the atmosphere is fun. So why aren't I feeling the love? Maybe they've become sanguine about how much everyone loves them so they're slacking on effort?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvfrenchfood
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The food is great. Recommend to go eat a great meal but not for a dinner during which you want to have a conversation. The noise level is pretty loud and it is rather difficult to have a conversation even between a small group of 4 people seated at a booth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • such a tasty dinner!
    dumoyer2
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We opted for the 3 course (soup/salad/entrée) for a fixed price of $49. Our only regret is we had leftovers due to generous portions but they were every bit as good the next day. The crusty bread is served with real butter, not the ubiquitous olive oil one now finds. Wait staff is prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. A great find and we will recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Off" Night for a usually stellar
    BallardMom
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We frequent Toulouse about once every 2 months and have had nothing less than outstanding food and service. This past visit on 6/8/14 was out of the ordinary. The wait for food was longer than usual, our 2 steaks came overcooked, and our waitperson forgot a glass of wine order completely. However, our steaks were comp'ed, the rest of our meals were divine and we will still come back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic