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Le Grand Bistro Americain

4.6
1096 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, 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–2:30 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–10:00 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 $5 valet parking or free validated parking (2 hours, free after 7 pm winter and 9 pm summer).
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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
What 1096 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was the first time we went to this restaurant and were WOW'ed. The food was delicious, the view was superb and the service was outstanding. In fact we loved it so much, we have already made a reservation for June 10th to celebrate our 36th anniversary combo with my wife's birthday (picked a day in between the two).

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We’ve never had a meal we didn’t like... this is a consistently good restaurant.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Pros:

Great location with a view
Great service

Cons:

Interior seem a bit run down
The price is a bit on the high end for lunch
Great salad but average sandwiches

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I had a nice dinner with my husband to celebrate my birthday. We had great service from Anna and the rest of the staff. The food was delicious as always. We love going there for special dates as it's so relaxing.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Awesome food with an amazing view! Make sure to make reservations if coming at lunch time or for dinner. Happy hour between 3 and 5 was of a great value.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Have never had a bad meal or experience. Fabulous food, great food, beautiful view. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always have great food and service at this restaurant. It's a definite favorite on the east side

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Waiter had solicited our dishes so some came out after half the table ate. Manager wasn’t warm about it at all and comped desserts. Ambiance is great with water views.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Rosemary Mule, Dry Spell, lamb burger, French onion soup, and dark chocolate mousse are all fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Per usual, a stellar dining experience at one of my favorite restaurants. Even on Mother's Day!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent location next to the Woodmark, which pair very well together. It is imperative that a reservation is made at least one week in advance as it is a popular place. Food, atmosphere and view were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is one of my favorite places to visit in the Seattle area. I've never had a disappointing anything and the service is always excellent. This last visit was no exception. I highly recommend Boeuf Bourguignon, steaks, soups, even the simple roast chicken and the salads.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had another great time. Some of the best service I’ve ever had. Wonderful quality ingredients and very consistent good execution.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Fabulous as always

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Another great lunch! Highly recommend. Always amazing service! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We have eaten at the Le Grand Bistro many times over the years and their quality of food and level of service is what keeps us coming back. Another enjoyable evening and I'm sure we'll be back for more.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Wonderful sunset dinner. Great service. Special shout out to the hostess stand for going out of the way to secure us a better table! Food was excellent as always!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Waiter was very knowledgeable about wine list. He was attentive without being overbearing. Waiter was helpful and patient, giving us detailed overview of specials as well as regular menu items. Pot de creme was the best I have ever had! I would return for dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My friend an I eat at Le Grand when we want a great meal with great views of Lake Washington. The food is always perfection with new items daily on their “Fresh” Board. This week I had the smoked chicken salad (with shoestring potatoes, goat cheese, and a tangy dressing) and my friend had a steak salad made to her exact ‘rareness’ with olives, caramalized onions, bleu cheese and other goodies). The bread was fresh and our water glasses were always filled. Great service, great food. If you want some extra great service, ask for Rachel. She’s an amazing server.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Had a great evening of wine, dinner and dessert. Very good service and the food was some of the best we’ve had there. Always a go to favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

He me suis régalée!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Fairly new restaurant. Good selection of food and wine. Wonderful service! Staff very friendly and helpful. Only issue I have is that I like my bread warm. British. Go figure, should be eating fish and chips instead of escargot!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Once again Le Grand American Bistro knocked it out of the park. We hung out for 3 hours, ate nearly everything in sight. Had superb service, excellent food (cheese, charcuterie, salad, shrimp bisque, beef bourguignon, croque madame, glace, sorbet, and an awful lot of cocktails. Everything was delicious, and according to my french companion, fairly authentic. All tables have a great view of the lake, they validate parking, and it's relatively quiet so you can actually talk to one another. This is the third time I've visited, and I'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

This is the best restaurant with a view of Lake Washington.  Their food is amazing: try there duck, grilled octopus, lobster Benedict, quiche, begnetd, and specials ...Their service is great: warm and happy people working there to make you feel welcomed.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

WE MET OUR DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW FOR BRUNCH AND HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. LOVELY TABLE WITH A MARINA VIEW. THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS (MY HUSBAND AND I HAD EGGS BENEDICT WITH TERRIFIC HOLLANDAISE , MY DAUGHTER HAD THE FRENCH ONION SOUP WITH A SALAD AND MY SON-IN-LAW HAD THE FRENCH DIP - HIS FAVORITE)!! EVERY MEAL I HAVE EATEN HERE HAS BEEN MEMORABLE.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The food is always great. My favorite is the steak salad - very fresh greens, interesting components, tender beef. Other menu items are also delicious. Easy to park and great views of the marina and Lake Washington. Definitely a favorite lunch spot!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

View was tops. Service was good from the waiter but backup help was not as good forgetting requests and not as attentive as they should have been. Food was very good, especially the soup and desserts.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Quality has really slipped. Of the 6 meals ordered at our table, 5 commented that the meat was dry. This used to be our go-to for a delicious meal with a great view--the view is still great.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Favorite Kirkland lunch. To sum it up, it’s just so civilized!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

One of my favorite places for Sunday brunch! Excellent food, excellent view!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We went here on Easter. I ordered the Lobster Eggs Benedict on the brunch menu, it was marvelous with lots of lobster and the potatoes were great. Two weeks later we returned and I was excited about ordering it again. This time there was hardly any lobster and the potatoes were close to burnt. The server didn't even bother to give us bread when we sat down. My wife ordered the duck confit hash, it wasn't anything special. In summation, a lack of consistency here. We won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always a go to. Consistent quality in food and service. Always ample parking. Views of the marina, lake and mountains astounding!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

On of my favorite restaurants for brunch, happy hour and I bring my customer's there often for lunch. Always a class act!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The service was great and the view was awesome but I think the food was a little too fancy for what it was. Would go again, but I would definitley have different expectations. I will say that the waiter took excellent care of me, especially because of my allergies. Fair warning, lots of stuff have a nut component, i.e almond flour, peanut oil frying etc. Great view, would be awesome on a clear summer's day

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Have dined here many times. Always a treat - and you can't be the ambiance.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

According to Seattle restaurant week, the restaurant was suppose to offer the lunch 2 course special promotion. However, when we arrived late, we were told that they only offer the 3 course dinner promotion. Not sure who is at fault for the misinformation but it felt like a bait and switch tactic. Either way, the overall food and ambiance was good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

If you could replicate the famous restaurant in Disney’s Pixar Ratatouille into the Pacific Northwest with a humble but tranquil and relaxing ambiance in front of the water, Le Grand would be it. The service is amazing and fluid. Any need we had from a new napkin to taking plates off the table was met in under a minute by any staff member (I actually timed it). The dishes were so presentable you’d think you were in a world renown restaurant. Between appetizers, the main entree and desert, the following portion was instantly ready and placed on the table when you were done. And as someone who has traveled to Paris I wouldn’t be surprised if the owners or chefs were from Paris or lived there for at least a considerable amount of time given the authenticity of the meals and its presentation. The experience was comparable to some restaurants where you might have to expect a $500+ bill for two but you get it for a fraction of that price. The wine selection is perfect and they have French famous dishes like escargot which I whole heartedly recommend. I completely intend to make this location my date night location for years to come. I would never say this lightly but I’d have to say this is the best restaurant in WA. I’ll be returning soon for sure!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was great but the service borderlined on poor. We arrived around 5:45, ordered drinks, one appetizer, and entrees. We were at the restaurant for two and half hours. My poor Dad was starving as he didn’t partake in the oyster appetizer, so he had to wait almost two hours for any food. They didn’t seem understaffed so I don’t know what the problem was. We had to ask other servers for water refills, more drinks. If the food wasn’t so good,I wouldn’t even consider going back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Best value for Restaraunt Week dining. Good food and value.

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