Bar Melusine

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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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forgot “seafood “ as a Seattle genre (of the past). This is Seattle locals’ local Locavore neighborhood destination/ destination neighborhood haunt to relish delectable shared plates of....yes, the very best damn fresh shellfish prepared simply and tastily and exquisitely. I should know. I live several blocks away. I’m a locavore growing my own produce. Renee E. is the “it” girl of our town. It doesn’t get better.

E
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and a fun variety of food!

RP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was unfriendly and cold. You could tell she didn’t like her job and it , sadly, negatively affected our dining experience

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, great food, great service but the noise was too much.

AM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters were amazing! I had to get the best part out first.
We are from out of town and had dined at 3 of Renee Erikson's other establishments. When making travel plans the memories of her seafood were in my head so I decided to try another of her restaurants. Bar Melusine did not disappoint. As stated above the oysters were to die for. They had 6 varieties on the menu and we had several of each. We had multiple other items on the menu which were all great. The only item that made a few people in the group a little hesitant were the fries with eyes. They are fried smelt. They tasted great but you had to be OK with the whole fish. Cocktails were great. The service and the ambience were both wonderful. All in all it was a great experience and I am hoping to get a chance to go back.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, delicious,, environmentally and socially conscientious, a fave

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So yummy!!! We went on Moules Frites Monday and it was so good. Our table tried pretty much everything and we were not disappointed. Very pleasantly surprised by the cod cakes- I thought they tasted better than most crab cakes I’ve had. Highly recommend for an early or late night date or girls night!

G
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oysters and wonder fried oysters too rivals Florida oysters

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive yet relaxed. The food was awesome, so were the cocktails. Took my parents, they can’t stop raving about it.

AC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, excellent recommendations, unique menu options, very cool vibe.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oysters were amazing and varieties were plentiful. Small plates like the frites, peach ricotta crepe, roasted carrots with sheeps cheese and cod cakes were equally as good. Cod cakes could have been a bit bigger for $16.00 for two small cakes. Service was outstanding - we will come back for sure!

WT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service as always, shared with foodie friends visiting from Tokyo. Wonderful time enjoyed by all.

BT
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small plate food selection, best time to sample is during one hour happy hour when the fried oysters (4) are $7. The discounts on beverages are minuscule ($1) and the $4 oysters are $3 during HH. The full menu is an interesting read but if you want to order a drink, glass of wine, beer, you must rely on your server to cut through the cute drink copy not to mention a very precious wine list only a sommelier would enjoy (and could interpret). Great smelt dish, very good steak tartare, burger very tasty but almost laughed at the small size, looked like a burger for the children's table. Big flavor though. We'd reorder it at another HH. Pleasant, bright surroundings, Attentive service when we arrived at opening. Hostess very cheerful.

LW
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and unique brunch fare! We shared the salmon rillette, buckwheat crepe with grilled peaches, cod cakes, and croque madame and all were delicious. Plus we had some delicious oysters. Great service, nice ambiance, a great brunch experience!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent! Oysters were a highlight, cocktails are pridefully crafted and delicious, and our tapas bites were very enjoyable. Highly recommend!

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful.

j
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time...excellent food and service...we'll be back!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, beautiful atmosphere and delicious food!

i
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a delightful find. The decor is light and airy, and the noise level was reasonable despite the fact that the restaurant was full. All of the flavors were so fresh and interesting. We shared the buckwheat crepe with peaches, the cod cakes, and the octopus. All were fabulous, but I especially liked the crepe. Not cheap, but also didn't feel ripped off. Would love to try their happy hour sometime.

S
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for the Monday night Moules-Frites special. $30 for 2 people, plus $20 for a bottle of perfectly drinkable rosé. This is a bargain. We also had delicious cocktails to start, a green salad, and an incredible cherry galette. Good service, we will be back.

LK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time here! The restaurant is adorable, drinks amazing, and wait staff was kind and friendly! They knew it was our anniversary and went out of their way to make us feel special! We are not from Seattle but will now visit each time we are in town!

BK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

We love Bar Melusine and go there often! This time was just not a great experience. They forgot our coffee then never returned to fill it, forgot to bring out the bread and butter that we ordered until we reminded them and finally received it at the end of our meal. The salad that I always order hardly had any bacon and seemed to lack something. The oysters and cod cakes were superb as always. But, having raved about Bar Melusine, we brought friends who were less than impressed. The service is what made the experience so blah. Bummer.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent drinks, food, and service! And such a lovely space!

k
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was terrible and it was rather shocking how bad it was, frankly.
Limp old salad greens, slivers of octopus and poorly prepared fried food.

MK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Bar Melusine. The staff, the food, the drinks, the vibe...all of it is spot on.

KK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not sure if my first review went through. If so, please ignore this.
Bar Mesuline is my new favorite restaurant! I love the menu especially on Mondays because mussels, fries, and pink wine are on special. The dining room is particularly beautiful in daylight. It shows off the colors and design very well!

M
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorites! Don't miss the cocktail program.

d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Melusine has such a great casual vibe, servers are attentive and fun but never overbearing. If you want a fantastic drink to be paired with some delicious noshes in a bright, beautiful setting this is your spot!

A
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful and incredible! What an outstanding selection of lovely and unique foods to tickle the palate.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maddie, our server, was so wonderful!

DK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family vacation

LF
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fresh local oysters. The burger is incredible. Best meal in Seattle. Definitely would recommend to others.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sublime!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Direct & informative waitperson, delicious oysters, rich burger, perfectly al dente asparagus, and surprising pot ‘de cream. Highly recommend.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

s
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I would recommend it for drinks and oysters only (before dinner). Our service was slow, drinks came after the appetizer and the portion sizes were so small - even for sharing. Oysters were good and their drink menu looks unique. Atmosphere is cool and décor is fun. Did not like the 20 % gratuity charge for only 2 people! To not have a choice on tipping when the services wasn't that great was frustrating.

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food and wonderful atmosphere. The service was below what you'd expect. We had three waiters who all were short with us and just wanted to get on with it rather than be helpful. We had to ask to have our table cleared several times. Not a great experience overall because of service.

CC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

All was good, constructive feedback: food dishes were small (for the price). If prices are what they are to be, at least would suggest to make guests aware so can anticipate to order more. Amongst our order, we ordered four dishes which we thought we would each eat, and when they arrived, we quickly realized they were more meant to share, and we should order more. Otherwise, had a great time, thanks!

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must try! Service was wonderful and the food outstanding. Believe it or not one of the best things on the menu (and we’ve tried most) is the burger. It is like a slider -you’ll want 2- but fantastic. The lamb pre-sale and the crote madame are great and of course oysters, oysters,oysters! If you have a picky eater don’t be put off. We have one and the burger and fries satisfies allowing the rest of us to play. Enjoy.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there a number of times. Always outstanding, this time was no different. A must whether living in or visiting the Seattle area. Fresh oysters are about as legit as it gets. We’ll be back!

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