Le Grand Bistro Americain

4.7
1277 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Le Grand Bistro Americain offers casual urban french dining and stunning views of Lake Washington, located at Kirkland's Carillon Point. Lunch specialties include Moules Frites, Boeuf Bourgignon, Steak Frites, Freshly composed salads, Croque Monsieur or Madame, Le Burger Americain or Lamb Burgers served on house baked breads and Brioche buns. Dinner specialties include steaks in both American and French preparations, Seattle's best Boeuf Bourgignon, Bouillabaisse, and Duck Breast a l'Orange. Choose from an array of seasonally inspired fresh fish specials, artfully displayed tableside on our chalkboards. Order a Petite or Grand Plateau of fresh oysters and shellfish from Le Raw Bar & Oysters for $1.75 each, Pork Belly or Beef Sliders, hand cut frites and Pichets of wine grace the Happy Hour menu Monday through Friday, 3 pm - 5:30 pm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(425) 828-7778
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Salgado-Acosta
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Private party facilities
The South Room offers seating for up to 50 people in a restaurant dining configuration, or 30 in an array of three rectangle table configurations. It may be reserved for parties of 20 or greater(smaller parties by arrangement).Please send inquiries via email to info@bistrolegrand.com.
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Private party contact
Ted Furst: (425) 828-7778
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Washington Blvd
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Parking details
Le Grand Bistro offers $7 valet parking or free validated parking (2 hours, free after 7 pm winter and 9 pm summer).
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a sure bet. The menu is always interesting, the service always friendly but professional, and the food consistently good. The view is lovely. They got us served quickly and efficiently when we told them we had a theater to get to, but if you want to linger they are happy to oblige. Just a great all around place to go with friends, to celebrate, or just to have a wonderful dinner.

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D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I ordered the duck confit salad. What showed up on my plate was an overdressed mound of salad and a very small amount of duck. I was very disappointed and am not happy that I spent over $40 dollars for my lunch which was not very good.

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S
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a favorite ‘go to’ the ambience is incredible
the food always outstanding and the staff can’t be beat

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places in the area. I come here with friends, always bring here anyone visiting from out of town. The food and service are excellent, and I especially love to escape from boring downtown Bellevue to this oasis on the lake. Never fails to impress visitors and never disappoints me. Their salade nicoise is the best I've had outside of Nice!

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SM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots on the Eastside - service is always attentive, food is great, and the views over Carillon Point toward Lake Washington are amazing. We most often come for dinner and are never disappointed.

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OR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only one suggestion: the to-go box and the plastic bag is a minus on the impression of the restaurant quality. The food and the service were all very good!

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CZ
Seattle
100 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

First time on the recommendation from a colleague. We will be back. Awesome service and great waterfront views. You cannot go wrong.

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Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Grand Bistro is a good, reliable choice for casual lakeside dining. The menu offers a range of things to please both carnivores and vegetarians. Service is good, and the noise level is pretty moderate; no one had to yell across the table.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazingly well done. The food was excellent. It's a great place to dine, and watch the sunset.

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NZ
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an incredible restaurant. It was very classy and upscale while remaining comfortable and relaxed. Quite romantic as well. Everything exceeded my expectations, which were pretty high to begin with! I made reservations for my fiance's birthday. We were sat in a booth with a view of the water, our waiter was so friendly and knowledgeable and nice, our food came very quickly, and oh my goodness.... It was the BEST food I've ever had. I had an very fancy salad with huge delicious prawns, and my fiance had incredible seared scallops with polenta goat cheese cakes and foraged mushrooms and other yummy veggies. I can't recommend this place enough. It is quiet expensive, but it was so worth it.

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M
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good menu, attentive service!

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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The location, view, and foods are great. The service gets a bit slow when tables started to fill out. Overall still recommended. Good for a weekend brunch.

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A
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always consistent with food and service. I enjoy coming here for brunch

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m
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in Carillon Point. Exceptional food, great service, and views that are unmatched of Lake Washington. Been here a few times and they always deliver. Had the Chicken Salad (excellent with house-smoked chicken), the French Dip (pretty good), the Beet Salad (pretty good), and the Mushroom Soup and the Carrot Soup (both excellent). Service was spot on. Parking validation for 2 hours in the garage.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location. Good service. Good food but pricey. Some menu items not available at 630p seating.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good to celebrate a special event. My back was to the lake but a conveniently placed mirror allowed me to enjoy the Olympic mountains and Lake Washington. Lunch for 2 with wine was $70.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was the best...and our table near the window was perfect. Thanks

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JY
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect for bringing friends over from out of town

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JJ
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food and great menu. Service was slow and inattentive. Waited for things at every stage of the meal.

Not ready to order? See you in twenty minutes!
Got your meals? Come ask how they are at the last bite!
Wine glass empty? Lots of passing by the table. No stopping to ask about another glass of wine.


Lots of people milling about. Not a lot of attention.

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HM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was not that great. Service was very tense. View from restaurant is very Nice.

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CK
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walter was excellent as always. Food, service, ambiance, location et all was most enjoyable as always. This is our goto restaurant in Kirkland!

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RM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunset view over the water was awesome. Food and service was outstanding!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great happy hour, and great service. The sunset view is outstanding.

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RP
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We've eaten here twice, both for a special occasion. This time we came away underwhelmed. The noise level was a bit much and the food wasn't all that great. Don't get me wrong, our steaks were delicious and the wine, fantastic. But you can get just as good elsewhere, for considerably less money. And you can get spectacular food elsewhere, for the same money. So, all in all, not our favorite spot...

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L
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience, as always. The NY steak is fantastic.

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B
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date is traveling to France next month so we asked for a French speaking waiter. Walter pulled together a 5 course meal for us where we shared Oysters, escargot, beet salad, duck and creme brulee. C’est Magnifique!

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TM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love LGBA....one of our top 5 Eastside venues! Always enjoyable and the view is hard to beat year ‘round!

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JT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service & I eat here at least 3 times a month.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We’ve had many great experiences in this restaurant, but this was not one of them. The server was rushed, slow, and even rude at one point. Drink orders took forever. We are served cold food that also took an extremely long time - instead of just replacing it the server brought a bowl out and scooped up the cold portions, leaving other items and left. Finally brought new items, without any apology. Later he just threw dessert menus at us without a word. They used to have amazing food and service, so sorry to see it has gone downhill.

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S
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t beat the view even on a rainy day it’s breathtaking service is impeccable
the food tasty as ever and the oysters unbelievable!!!
It’s my GO TO!!!

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CA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As one of our favorite restaurants we eat at Le Grand Bistro often and they never disappoint!

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SB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic. A wonderful blend of humor, knowledge and unobtrusiveness (is that a word?!). Food was great. And the views from our table were great.

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TJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!!!

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KG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. My first time at American Bistro and we’ll be back!

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

Wonderful place, excellent food and service

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B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for a late Valentine’s day date! We had the mussels and fries and the risotto. We loved it. We were kind of surprised at the number of kids at a relatively upscale/date like restaurant. My husband felt like we were being rushed out as well, perhaps due to too many reservations. However we had a good dinner and our waiter was funny and attentive. We loved him!

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BL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great views. Great ambiance. Stick to more of the entree dishes

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CP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an amazing time...the food, the waitstaff, the ambiance never disappoints us. Thanks for being our #1 restaurant.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our third time dining with them, incredible food as always. Had dessert with them for the first time and the Chocolat Mousse was heavenly. Great for special occasions and meals with friends. Highly recommended.

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G
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server, Walter, was wonderful! The duck breast entrée went well with the Cote Bonneville red wine we brought. The lemon tart was a great pairing with the Conte Bonneville Ice Wine we brought.

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