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About Le Grand Bistro Americain

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, 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 $1.25 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.

2220 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 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–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
Lake Washington Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 828-7778

Website:
http://www.bistrolegrand.com/

Parking Details:
Le Grand Bistro offers $5 valet parking or free validated parking (1 1/2 hours, free after 7 pm winter and 9 pm summer).

Executive Chef:
Jose Salgado-Acosta

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.

Private Party Contact:
Ted Furst: (425) 828-7778

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Grand Bistro Americain Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (20)
Casual (19)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Business Meals (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Authentic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (5)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent French based menu with good variety of dishes and reasonable price range. Oyster & Prawn sampler was amazingly fresh. All courses were great. I had the Ling Cod special and my wife had the Wagu steak which was so good, along with a cute little iron skillet of scalloped potatoes.

The service was also great. Joe was very helpful with the menu and gave us plenty of time for great conversation with friends. He made us all feel at home.

We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

This is very good bistro food, right on a picturesque marina on Lake Washington. Convenient underground parking. Very nice variety of oysters. Lively atmosphere but quiet enough to have easy conversation.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Pork chop excellent. Nice wines by the glass .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We enjoyed the filet and the roast chicken, and a nice bottle of burgundy.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our experience here was very good. The food is creative but mostly traditional and met our expectations. The service was good but not outstanding. For example, we ordered a sampler of oysters, which were amazing, but we had to wait almost 10 minutes for someone to tell us what oysters we got. Over all, I would still come back here.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was delicious and the service with Kieran was friendly and efficient. The boeuf bourguinon is simply and beautifully prepared.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great spot on the lake for a date night. Do yourself a favor and go with one of their creative specials.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Accommodating staff, very friendly. Good food, we both order filet, they were ok. I asked for medium well, it came out well done. Good size portions. Wine selection was average. Good seasonal cocktails, loved the Yakima mule!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Go there all the time. it is perfect for a relaxing meal

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

One of my favorites. Food is superb...staff is even better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved the unique menu choices that aren't available at other brunch places: Oeufs en meurette was delicious and so was the quiche made with duck confit. Loved the music and that fact we could hold a conversation across our table for 6 and not have to shout to be heard!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had an outstanding evening and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great view, great food and great service! I would recommend!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

There for Restaurant Week. Really nice selection of choices offered- steak, steelhead, mussels, sausage dish. I got the mussels and frites main dish and the mussels were great however the frites were terrible. They double-fry them and they taste like reheated McDonalds fries. They brought me a fresh cooked portion, but they were just as bad. Great service though!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a good choice. Great view with good specials.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Nice waterfront window booths and tables with a view across Lake Washington to Seattle. We were there during Seattle Restaurant week, so the prices were exemplary. We just had salads which were very fresh, not too huge but plenty for lunch. Given a midweek lunch, the crowd looked to be professional lunches, which probably suits the regular menu pricing.

For a business lunch, date or showing the relatives a waterfront view, if you're on the Eastside, Le Grande Bistro deserves a look.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The wait staff kept asking if it was for a birthday.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent, tasty food. My party had both meat & seafood & we were all pleased!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went for restaurant week and were pleased at the menu selection and the full size portions of food. We were given a table with a beautiful view of the lake, and the service was excellent. All in all, the setting and the food made for a very nice evening for us. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We very much enjoyed Le Grand Bistro Americain, from the great bar and the service to the excellent appetizers. The water views from dining table and the entrees were exceptional. Definitely will be a regular stop for us!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good, authentic French bistro menu. The Boeuf Bourguignon is delicious and the Salade Nicoise is my favorite for lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Have been to this restaurant on three occasions. Each time I have been less impressed. In this my final visit I had requested a nice table being it with my anniversary. I was seated in a cramped corner table behind the white stand in the section generally reserved for families, as I have observed in the past. My entrée of mussels were somewhat flavorless. Their wine list here also leave something to be desired. Desserts on the other hand are extraordinary. On our first time we experienced a server that was excellent. Om subsequent visits the service has been rather mediocre. At this point the price value relationship is not there and I could not recommend or return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Relaxed birthday dinner. Entrecôte with mashed truffle potatoes was delicious paired with a Cabernet and a starter of escargots and heirloom tomato bruschetta. Cant beat the view, right on the lake and the fact that there’s no stairs was a plus.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of my favorite Eastside restaurants for lunch/business dining, year round! Staff is typically warm, accommodating, knowledgeable and the food has never disappointed me! This restaurant wins on the elements of: ambiance , excellent menu and great customer service!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is a really nice bistro, very good food. Great view of the marina and Lake Washington. A terrific place for lunch or dinner with a friend or business associate.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Le Grand Bistro always does a great job for a business lunch. The food is very good and the service is fast and professional.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would go there again. My steak was very tasty and cooked perfectly. The deserts are great. The duck and escargot was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Walter was a great representative seeing to our every wish; each of us had a different order, and we enjoyed it all. Our next trip trip to the Seattle area will definitely have us there for another evening out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My favorite the chicken and arugula salad was much smaller, more expensive and didn't seem fresh this time. Too bad.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Small but nice outdoor seating area in the warmer months. I always order the mussels and the beet salad to start; you can also order the mussels as a meal (the only difference that I can tell is that the meal comes w/fries; the app doesn't). Fave place for an artisan burger; order w/gruyere cheese. Great early happy hour too!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2017

there for birthday celebration. prime view table with attentive and friendly server. food arrived in a reasonable time. we were not hurried out of our seating. food was very good including seasonal oysters. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We dined for the 4-5 time, and the food here is very good. The mussel appetizer is fantastic, the beat salad great and, or course, the French soup wonderful. Unfortunately, our service this time was terrible. We ate outside, and one waiter served the two tables on either side, and our waiter served tables at the end and our one table in the middle. But he forgot about us for 20 minutes after he took our drink order, and in the middle of the meal, when I asked for the wine list, he said yes but never brought it. So we paid and left. Hopefully, things will fare better next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was very good, but waiters need bus people to clear tables between courses. Price was in line with menu items.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Everything was great except that there was a big private party in the back room which was very, very loud and our booth was right next to it. So next time we will ask to be seated towards the front.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great setting on a beautiful sunny late summer day. Terrific service - not too much, not too little. French Dip - as always - excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great setting on the patio. Server was great, very responsive. Food was pretty good too!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our go to spot for our anniversary. We've had Andy as our server 2 times in a row now and he's a gem. Lovely view and delicious food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food & service! Our waiter Matt was the best - great sense of humor - gave us just the right level of attention - made spot-on menu suggestions. We all enjoyed our visit and it was the perfect family celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food. Beet salad was delicious. White salmon very good and lemon tart very tasty. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about menu and specials and wine.
View is outstanding from all seats.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We had some of the best dishes we've had in a while - both were night specials. Ling cod cooked perfectly and a duck leg salad with watermelon radishes that was both stunning and delicious. Started with a dozen perfectly opened oysters (seems odd, but we get shell bits often eating oysters out). Wine steward was helpful and prompt. And our server was a joy - we had more fun with her than I can remember anywhere in downtown Seattle in eons. Really good food, and really not stuffy. Wish we still lived on the Eastside (well, not really, but for this, it was a good trip).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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