Bar Melusine

4.6
152 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar Melusine is a French-Atlantic fusion restaurant that offers a casual, chic atmosphere and a menu that focuses on seafood. The restaurant frequently hosts events for diners such as educational classes. Come in for happy hour and dinner at Bar Melusine.

The menu at Bar Melusine changes every single day to take complete advantage of seasonal ingredients. Meals often include oysters in a cucumber and lemon sauce, Manila clams with purple potatoes, smoked leg of lamb and buckwheat crepes filled with smoked ham and camembert. Don't leave without trying the apple butter cake or the canel de Bordeaux with an ounce of dark rum.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious oysters and knowledgable staff. We loved the burger as well!

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MP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had some dietary restrictions at our table, an I was disappointed that the staff was not flexible. For example, one person was gluten free and asked for a hamburger patty on a salad. The staff refused. That seemed pretty basic to me. I also had told them it was a birthday before arriving, and they did not acknowledge it. It was disappointing.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great salmon and oysters!! Wine list pretty good.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

aesthetically pleasing space with nice atmosphere that's great for oysters & drinks

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Bar Melusine! This is a regular go-to for delicious flavors, drinks and of course the oysters!!

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Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been for dinner several times and really enjoyed the food ambiance and service. This time we went for brunch and were equally impressed. Oysters were great as well as were the buckwheat crepes. Service was outstanding.

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Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good brunch but small portions and very expensive--I would be interested in dinner here-- we had cod cakes that were outstanding

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CU
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters in town

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but so delicious!

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KD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely French inspired casual environment. We shared oysters and modules et frites. Everything was fresh and service was excellent. Tried four different oysters and all were very good. Service was warm and friendly and efficient. Nice selection of wine. Two at our table found some ciders they enjoyed. Highly recommend. We go here every time we visit Seattle

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My expectations were high, but Bar Melusine delivered on every level. Truly one of the best restaurant meals I've had in the last year (maybe even THE best).

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DM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all fronts. The ferry from Bainbridge Island was running 30-40 minutes late. When I called to let the restaurant know the gentleman serving the front desk was understanding and assured our table would be ready. It was. All our entrees were delightful and delicious. Such a wonderful combination of flavors that made each entree unique and memorable. Service fantastic. Just the right amount of attention and patient in answering our questions. Food came out prompt and proper temperature. We will come back again and enthusiastically recommend Bar Melusine to anyone.

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ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place and restaurant. Oysters were great !

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RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service! Both their seafood and meat dishes were outstanding. Would go back in a second!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good. The service was poor. We were totally ignored by our waitress to the point of needing to wave her down just to get more water after having ran out for 15 minutes. Service qualities appears to depend on who your server is.

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Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es más fácil poner todo en una sola palabra, Extraordinario, un lugar al que tienes que ir si estás en Seattle

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B
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! I was there on a Tuesday night and I forget who our server was but he was extremely helpful and informative. Oysters were fantastic, drinks were phenomenal!

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L
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I visited here last night with my husband. We liked all the food but it was a little bit pricy since this place is a casual, not a fine dining. We ordered a dozen oysters, steak tartare, lamb, crab cake, two cocktails and one glass of white wine. Everything ended up around $180. Oysters were fresh and good but costed about $50. The lamb was the best out of all the food we ordered. It was perfectly smoked and the sauce was great with the lamb slices. All the food was great except the crab cake. The crab cake was very small and only one piece costed $25. I wouldn't recommend the crab cake. IMO, it's not worth $25. They serve good food but small portion at a high price. The atmosphere is good but casual. I would go back here for a dinner but would go back for a small bites.

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LF
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best oysters in town. Period. Love the cucumber mignonette, the green bar stools, the tiles and the octopus was outstanding. Also, the brunch is terrific!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique small plates that were great to try but expensive. I would recommend for a date but not for a meal to fill your belly.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have loved Bar M prior. This evening it was sparse (snow) but service was perfunctory and missing. The food wasn’t great. We ordered two very expensive crab cake orders and they were too salty, almost inedible. Sauce they were on wasn’t special. We spent a lot of money (ordered a lot) but were underwhelmed. My husband doesn’t want to go back. Disappointing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food + service were excellent.

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VS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I was pretty disappointed with Bar Melusine, which is too bad because I love their other restaurants. I hadn't tried it before for some reason or another, even though I had been really eager about trying it. I love the look and the menu always looks great. Honestly, my disappointed was completely due to the service. Our waitress forgot 2 drinks, these were for the same person in our party even though it was clear everyone else had a drink each time. This seems like it would have been an easy problem to catch, especially since it was only wine and not a cocktail. She forgot both of our orders of bread twice, we asked a third time. We ended up asking the final time for bread after our meals were completely finished as we were still hungry. She also completely forgot to an order an entree for our party. Lastly, when I went to use the restroom, there were no paper towels. One or a couple of these misses seems reasonable even though our party was only 6 people and it wasn't a terribly busy night, but this many was conspicuously terrible. She wasn't really even that friendly, which I don't care about but sometimes help with below average service. Our tab ended up being over $400, which was well worth the quality of the food IF the service was even close to average.

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WT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with family and old friends with excellent service and wonderful fresh, locally sourced ingredients shared by all.

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m
Seattle
96 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here on a very quiet night so the space lacked vitality. It also felt like a space for lighter/warmer weather. But the food was great, especially the oysters. The vegetarian side dishes were excellent as well. The fries were not my favorite type: way too thick and big.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The crab cake was extremely over priced and the custard tart was underwhelming but overall a lovely experience

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DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The OYSTERS!! The best and with the Muscadet. And the best pommes frites

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d
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of delicious small plates.

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wow, what a nice dinner. Loved the prawns, clams, bread, and beets! My husbands' favorite was fried fish skins. Thank you for the great service.

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KD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have bene here once before to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and we went back for happy hour with friends- AMAZING! The $1 off oysters led to a feast of delicious slurps. Always stoked about Bar Melusine!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our evening!!! The food and service were fantastic!

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SK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food & service is both spot on. This is our second time here & we can’t wait to come back. Loved the crab cake, burger, Frites (best Frites in Seattle), Coroque Madame but everything we had was SO good! Highly recommend.

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RR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive service and somewhat creative menu. Not worth the price. 20% service charge on all items.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately we went on Halloween and only received tricks. We had been to Bar Melusine before and had a wonderful experience, but this time was truly terrible. Only good food was what did not come out of the kitchen, raw oysters. Roasted carrots cold and extremely under cooked, lobster mushroom crepe cold(out of fridge) with Luke warm filling. Service was also lacking, not enough diners = bored and unengaged servers. Want to go back since the first time was so good, but still hurting from this experience.

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LJ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was great, but the plates were small and way overpriced for what you got. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. The place itself is very cute.

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k
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courtney and team were excellent. Went out of their way to make our experience memorable.

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K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was sublime, every single dish delivered. The muscles were wonderfully done along with the crab cake. Drinks were a bit sweet but were still very well made.

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for the oysters (which were outstanding - Baywater Sweets are our favorite) and found the food to be equally superb! Everything about the restaurant is excellent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I don't think I've ever written a bad review before, but my dinner experience tonight was truly lackluster. I was greeted by a lovely hostess, who also took my drink and oyster order when, 10 minutes after sitting, no one had approached me. No other waiter spoke to me for 30 minutes after that, until one gentleman told me my oysters should be over soon and they would comp them due to the long wait. I took this opportunity to order the rest of my meal. After another bit of a wait, I was then asked if I wanted to move, as I was sitting in the back of a restaurant with a large party. I agreed, as I thought it might make for a better experience. The only other communications I had with waitstaff after the move were to bring me the rest of my food order I placed when oysters arrived/order a glass of wine and to bring me the check, also telling me a glass of wine would be comped for moving me and the craziness of the night. Upon receiving my check, the comped oysters I was promised were still billed, though the wine was not on the bill. Of the hour and 20 minutes I was there, an hour of it was spent waiting for waitstaff. I will say, the oysters were excellent and the smoked mussel tartine was delicious. However, I don't think I've ever been so forgotten in a restaurant before.

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GA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great ambiance and food, let down only by the inattentive service (on a slow night).

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