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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

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Le Grand Bistro Americain Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (25)
Waterfront (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We liked the food , service and the music that was playing. Restaurant has view of the Marina.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

The main course was amazing. The rack of lamb was worth every penny. Our server took forever and a couple of times had to be reminded after several minutes that we haven't received our cocktails. Then getting the check so we could leave also took forever but again the main course was amazing and we would love to go back again soon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We dined here for date night and everything about our experience was top notch. I had the pepper crusted new York steak, cooked medium rare with truffle butter whipped potatoes. My wife had a flavorful rack of lamb with a crust perfectly seared on the outside and juicy on the inside. Tender and robust. The steamed clams were so good we had them bring us more bread to sop up the broth. The view of the boats in the marina from our window side booth made the ambiance memorable. We spent a lot of money for a great dinner that we felt was so worth it we ended up tipping 40%. Le Grand isn't something we can afford too often, but will be the first choice for future date nights. When you find perfection theres no need to search any further. In one word our experience was absolutely ENCHANTING.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

I think brunch was mediocre, but I imagine their lunch and dinner items would be a lot better. It was those items on the menu that sounded really appetizing. The view was amazing. Very nice ambiance. Service was solid until the restaurant started to pick up a bit near the tail end of our meal, and then our server was a bit less attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything rose above our expectations and believe me I have high expectations when it comes to French food. The ambiance, view and service were also terrifi.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2018

After my most recent lunch at Le Grand I’m reluctant to recommend it or return. I’ve always enjoyed the meal, service, & value in the past. Could it be there’s a new chef? This visit was a bad experience. I ordered a French Dip which came on a soft hot dog sized bun, not what I’d expect for a traditional sandwich. It was soggy after dipping in the bland au jus. The beef was tender enough but it was sparse. The second half sandwich was cold by the time I’d finished the first half.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything was delicious. I wish we could eat there every night.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wine selection looked good, but we had business meetings later in the day. I ordered Beoef Bourguignon, and she ordered a French Dip with Pomme Frite. The view is nice from the dining room.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Just an excellent dining establishment. Our servers are always amazing as well as the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This place never disappoints, at all. Always wonderful service and the food is delicious. It is not cheap otherwise we would be there more often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

At our Xmas eve visit, we were given an envelope containing a discount voucher to use towards dinner during January ranging anywhere from $15 - $500. The waiter opened it after our meal and to much drama and anticipation, revealed $20 discount! We were planning on returning at some point, but a great idea to encourage customers to dine in the new year! Once again, a delicious meal and impeccable service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service with a wide variety of choices. Food was excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wanted to try somewhere new. We were pleasantly surprised by the menu choices and wine list. Service was very good and everyone was smiling and friendly. The food was full of flavor and perfectly cooked. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to any one.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I came for a New Year's Eve dinner with a friend. I am a repeat customer. I like the food, the view and the good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas even

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Le Grand for my Christmas Eve birthday. We had not been before and chose to go there as they have duck on the menu. It did not disappoint and was cooked perfectly. The other meals were also very good and I would highly recommend the charcuterie and fromage platter appetizers.
Altogether a very enjoyable family meal and will definitely be returning for more duck!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As usual, the dinner was great all around. Service was impeccable, and the Kobe beef on the specials board was flavorful and perfectly prepared. It's our go-to place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great spot with excellent waitstaff and wonderful food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Perfect evening. Brought 5 clients in to celebrate the holiday season. Perfect food, service and experience in general. Thanks!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 5, 2017

Pork chop excellent. Nice wines by the glass .

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 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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 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food ambience & service were all good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·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 2, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 1, 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 28, 2017

Always a good choice. Great view with good specials.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (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 22, 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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