Bar Melusine

4.6
133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 4, 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 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food + service were excellent.

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VS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 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
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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
93 reviews
Dined on December 17, 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 15, 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 12, 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 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of delicious small plates.

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 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 28, 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 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SK
Seattle
5 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 7, 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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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 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 28, 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 19, 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 19, 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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 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 8, 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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GN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent oysters and superb staff keeps bringing us back. The only draw back is the horrendous markups on wine.

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KD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So aesthetically pleasing!!! The interior already puts you in a great mood and then the fresh craft cocktails and incredible local oysters- amazing!

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AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here on a date Friday night. We made a reservation and arrived just shortly after the reservation time thanks to a very confused Lyft driver. I digress. They were extremely polite and understanding of this and had held the reservation for us. The oysters were top notch and the champagne delightful. Both of these items were right at market price. The meal was presented in courses: mussels, crusty bread with butter, cauliflower, and the delicata squash crepe. We never felt rushed or hurried. The wait staff was attentive from a distance, which was appreciated. I would not hesitate to return for a special occasion/date night or even just an upscale dinner (think 1/2 dozen oysters then split mussels and frites). Was it expensive? Eh.. Yes, but relative to other restaurants of this quality, no. Will be going back!!

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HD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We liked the ambience and service a lot. Food was very good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

If you’re going to charge an auto 20% and your staff forget drinks and ordered items (which requires the customer to manage); they should also be trained to do something for the customer, like comp the drink

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OT
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, last night was the worst experience I ever had at a Seattle restaurant
First, my friend got the wrong entree a crab cake instead of a buckwheat crepe. And he barely got an apology
We waiting a long time for our drinks, the female waitress was out of it!
My friend complaint about her greyhound since it was so diluted that she couldn’t taste the vodka on it. The manager offered to bring an additional shot which he charged for!
We will not be returning to Bar Melusine

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OT
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent drinks, food options and customer service! It’s a great restaurant. I had dinner with a friend, we choose the Treviso salad, salmon and clams. Everything was delicious, great dishes for sharing

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M
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place . Always good food, very reliable. Not over- priced. Very friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommended.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved this place. Restrained and interesting- the peach galette was perfection.

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A
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Best fried oysters in Seattle. George's Beat Salad is creative and really lovely. On the spendy side. Small plates. Quality over quantity. Fun place for a ladies night on the town.

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ME
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have usually enjoyed Bar Melusine but the food on this last visit did not live up to its usual superb standards. Staff are amazing and the space is second to none. I still recommended the restaurant and hope this was just a one-off experience.

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RB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience! FYI - each item on the menu is a “small plate”- so about the size of a healthy appetizer. Expect to order 2 or more items per person.

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BK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Love the oysters, burger, wines, frites, bread/butter, salads! Atmosphere and service were top notch!

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k
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

most beautifully designed resturant-love the tiles and the vibe-only bad thing I have to say was the size of the drink pour was pretty small. For the price the cocktails and wine should be a little more generous. Felt a little taken.

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OT
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. It’s a usual spot for my friends and me. Everyone is friendly!

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Perfectly good food ruined by too much salt. $22 for one small crab cake and one leaf of lettuce as the garnish. “Dinner menu” but really no entrees. Overall, a disappointing experience.

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EL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Walrus and carpenter - Capitol Hill version. I think the real low point of the meal was a small, single crab cake for $23. The prices for each oyster had such an outrageous markup. I loved the decor of the place and knowledge of the staff, but really not worth the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. It’s not somewhere you pop into and order takeout. Great experience kinda place.

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KG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite spots for all around fresh, local food, beautiful ambiance, craft cocktails and stellar service! My most recent visit marked a mamas night out and everyone from the hostess to our waiter were simply amazing and accommodating to ensure we had a great night out. You guys rock!

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