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A la bonne franquette

441 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies

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A La Bonne Franquette, in Seattle, crafts new American cuisine with French influence in its warm and welcoming restaurant. The pork and rabbit terrine with pistachios, herbs, pickles and baguette and the cheese plate make delectable appetizer options. Some of A La Bonne Franquette's specialty entrée dishes include the pan roasted almond trout in a brown butter and shallot sauce, the roasted half chicken with root vegetables and pan jus, the saffron steamed manila clams in cream sauce and the chickpea tagine with carrots, squash and cauliflower over a bed of couscous, all of which are prepared to perfection.

Save room for dessert, as A La Bonne Franquette's chocolate orange bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and the decadent chocolate pot de crème are both superb and sinful. If the weather allows, be sure to take a seat on the lovely, flower-drenched outdoor patio.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, Northwest
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(206) 568-7715
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hamed Elnazir
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Cross street
S Day & S Atlantic
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Public transit
Bus 14
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One of the most breathtaking views in Seattle short of being at the top of the Space Needle.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BritBoy70 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

As always a great night with my wife... shame it was the last night for the current owners and chef. I am looking forward to visiting for the new experience in a couple of months

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2016

This was a farewell meal at our neighborhood French restaurant. It is closing this weekend, but I understand that a new French restaurant will rise from the ashes of the one now closing. Lovely food, attentive friendly service, a nice neighborhood atmosphere all contribute to a pleasant experience. Prices are fair. The departing owners sent an email broadcast to their customers to say that they are handing off to someone they know and trust, so there is reason to hope that an equally good restaurant will remain at this location.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Very appealing menu; hard to choose. Great food. Respectful, pleasant service. Low noise making it nice for visiting. Great view.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

The view of the city from this intimate restaurant is beautiful! I had the NY strip, which was cooked to perfection and accompanied by delicious mushrooms and potatoes!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

The food was delicious! I live nearby and La Bonne Franquette is consistently excellent! The food is fresh and the quality never disappoints. The husband and wife team are gracious and fun! You will not be sorry.

RickG (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2016

This was my first visit to A la bonne Franquette. My experience from start to finish was just right. Competent friendly service, nice ambiance, wonderful views of downtown Seattle, and excellent food. I had the trout. It was prepared perfectly. My friend had the scallops. Equally excellent. The bar service is also quite good. If you seek a small quiet spot to unwind in a nice setting with excellent food and service, this gem will suit you perfectly. I will be back, hopefully on a regular basis.

newToSeattle (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

I ate here with my folks. The service was great and the appetizers came out really fast. The scallop special was incredible. Our only issue was that Dads chicken was under done. It was still bloody.

Although they took it back to re-fry it, he was sitting there for ages while me and mum ate. We ended up giving him most of our food and by the time his chicken emerged he was over it. I'm pretty sure most of it was still under cooked, he just ate around the sides leaving majority behind.

Sadly they didn't comp the meal, only offered a dessert on the house. I'd go back, just avoid the chicken.

vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Simple food, beautifully done, with the best view of Seattle IN Seattle. Our favorite restaurant in the city.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

The service was unbelievably slow. We had a reservation for 8 pm and finally got our food close to 9 pm. The food was only okay, not worth the prices at all.

vipnic219 (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

Super cute venue. Food was underwhelming and under seasoned.

vipFelicia (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2016

Great food, fantastic view, skip the bread...not worth the money. Go for the specials if they are offered.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

Food was excellent but took 2.5 hours to finally complete Pris fixe menu of only 3 items with very little attention from service.

Outoftownguest (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the ambience was perfect. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Seattle area!

Essen (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2016

All four of us ordered either the halibut special or the trout. Both were prepared perfectly and served unobtrusively. The rabbit appetizer also was noteworthy. The selection of wines was terrific and the desserts, especially the bread pudding, was the perfect culmination of a memorable dining experience. This is a great neighborhood restaurant that succeeds in serving gourmet food with no pretense. Definitely worth the trip!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

Lovely as always!

vipMauraan (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

As usual, A la Bonne Franquette is truly the neighborhood gem. Trout was amazing and the beet salad is to die for. Highly, highly recommend dining here with friends or a nice dinner for Mom and Dad away from the kids. Call and ask for a window seat - the sunset is AMAZING! Food is always good however the rotation of the menu was not as appealing as the last time we dined here, perhaps I just miss the amazing potatoes au gratin done Julia Childs style. Wait staff has always been lovely, however I think the unexpected Seattle heat depleted our poor lad a bit. This is a must do for every Seattlite as this hidden gem is a contender amongst the beasts of Seattle.

KimM (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

The food was outstanding! Every time we go, we're blown away at how good the food is.
Unfortunately our waiter didn't have a very good table side manner. It was very busy and he was obviously a bit stressed, but didn't handle it well.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

A charming neighborhood bistro with terrific food!

Gina (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2016

Paid another visit to A La Bonne Franquette last week and was not disappointed. Had an out of town guest with me and she was thrilled with the view, the food, the service and the ambiance. We enjoyed the risotto special, the roasted chicken and the cauliflower with lemon. She had a moscow mule and I enjoyed a couple of glasses of Powers Cabernet Sauvignon. A perfect evening in every way.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

One of the most beautiful views of Seattle can be found in the main dining room. I took my new fiancé for a "date night" for her birthday and everything was set up for out arrival. Wait staff is attentive and polite. The food is incredible, I highly recommend the cheese plate as it is quite a generous spread. Better for date night/special occasions than for groups. Very romantic.

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