Le Grand Bistro Americain

4.4
1269 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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PaulG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place, friendly staff and good food and beside that a stunning view on Lake Washington.

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vipdavomaso
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great view and food.

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NancyB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipGrasshopper
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

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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Strick
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipSeattleMama
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OliviaR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipCharlieZ
Seattle
107 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

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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Zoony
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NatalieZ
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Mizman
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good menu, attentive service!

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vipOpenTableDiner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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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vipAnotherfoodie
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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mpro1
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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JanetB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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BruceH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJeYe
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for bringing friends over from out of town

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JoeJ
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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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vipHelenaM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipRoseM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RichardP
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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Lisa
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBella
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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TimM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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JanniT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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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Strick
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ChrisA
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SBell
Seattle
10 reviews