The Mistral Kitchen is located in Seattle, Washington on Westlake Ave. The restaurant prides itself in being a one-stop-shop for any dining occasion, be it simple drinks and snacks after work or a 20th wedding anniversary. Menus change daily based on seasonality, but the Mistral Kitchen consistently offers up a wide range of culinary delights, including oyster, tuna and various other seafood appetizers, as well as entrŽes like arctic char, short rib, chicken, veal, lamb and steaks.
Whether youÕre looking for snacks and drinks after work, a romantic date night or a place to celebrate something really special, the Mistral Kitchen has something for everyone.
Mistral is our favorite restaurant in Seattle. The Jewel Box is an amazing dining experience! The food is to die for and the service is great! If you do the 8 course meal, I highly recommend, be prepared for a 3 hour relaxing dinner with a bottle or two of wine! Trust the servers for recommendations on wine and if you want to spend a little more do the wine pairing! You wont regret it!
If you have 3 or more hours of time, go there. Fish is outstanding.
We ate at the Chef's Table in the Jewel Box at Mistral, and it is one of the pinnacles of excellence in the Seattle area -easily outpaces most tasting menus in the city, and competes mightily with those few at the top. The courses were presented beautifully, elegantly plated, and delicious. The hosts graciously met our request for some wine replacements, and the special cocktail (available only at the Chef's Table) was fantastic. This is our 4th trip to the Chef's Table and the service, food, and experience have always been top notch. The only mar on an otherwise delightful evening was the construction across the street. A minor visual blight, and closed shades made it non-distracting. Another excellent experience - most highly recommended!
This is a tasting menu with just the proteins listed. So it's key for the waiter to explain each dish. Instead our waiter just plop each dish down and walk way. How odd. The food was good but unexceptional. Not a good value for the price.
We came here for a Valentine's weekend dinner so it was probably busier than usual. As expected, the food was absolutely wonderful and exquisite. Every bite of every dish we had was wonderful and completely a treat.
We were primarily disappointed in the service. There was SO MUCH TIME between each dish. Our 5 course dinner was 3 hours long and really dragged on. On top of that:
- no offer to take our coats when we first sat down
- after sitting down, it was a good 5-10 minutes before anyone even greeted us, gave us a menu or poured water for us
- no offer for tea or coffee to go with our dessert
- no one ever came by to ask how our food was
The only decent service was from the wine sommelier who spoke to us with enthusiasm.
Food was delicious and the service was world class! My date and I were blown away. We will both highly recommend the Jewel Box to all of our friends!
This was a perfect Christmas eve dinner. It was quiet, and comfortable, and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. Each dish was a beautiful surprise, which made it even better, and the wine pairing was notable. We had some wines we would not have chosen that were fantastic with the food, and most of the food was exceptional. We were happy, and would go back. The service was good, although a bit precious. Details of the food (and wine) were explained to us, sometimes in a way that seemed overly pretentious, although I suspect it was just meant to make us feel comfortable. At one point, when I cleaned my plate, the server said "good job!" to me. A bit overly familiar for an elegant and very expensive dinner.
This is by far the best place I have ever took my wife to. Located in the heart of Seattle, I was so glad to get last minute reservations.
The waiter was wonderful, he knew everything. The best part about the meal was that we didn't pick the courses. They had a great wine selection.
Expensive, but this multi-course experience from fresh ingredients will leave you very satisfied... Forget Canlis and some predetermined menu (and I love Canlis) -- this is an experience that is based upon ingredients. You get a menu of things fresh for that day and you can "opt out" of things you may not like -- the rest is up to the chef. Course after course comes out, with wines beautifully paired from aperitif to dessert.
The food was excellent but the disappointment was that there was too much time between dishes. We added the wine pairings but the pours were small. For a $350 dinner it was disappointing. The chef/owner met us at the door and the table and he's very personable.
You tell them your aversions, and the Chef puts his best foot forward along with pairings. If you appreciate pleasant surprises.....I recommend
Truly innovative and fresh. Chef William never fails to amaze us. We so enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary at Seattle's best restaurant. Thank you all for a memorable evening of perfect tastes!
Mistral is a place to luxuriate and savor some of the most delectable food creations.
Very nice meal, no complaints, but simply way too expensive. $60 for matched wines for three glasses of wine is way above comparable pricing elsewhere. At these prices, I will not return.
Tuesday night, early dinner and was seated in the farest corner of the restaurant. Counted 3 tables seated. The host pulled out one chair and could not get back to reading his book fast enough so i pulled the table back so my wife could sit down.
was not offered a predinner beverage. the tasting course was tasty but waiting 30 minutes between bites was a bit much. Especially when you are basically alone among 8 empty tables.
Maybe try eating at the bar but not dinner again.
just a fabulous experience....the quality of the food and service outstanding. had the 6 course tasting menu where the hamachi crudo was soft and delicious, the lamb slices wonderful and scallops juicy. our server was smiling all the time and talkative yet professional. chef william came out to say hello which was an added perk.
room was cozy and soft just perfect for a romantic dinner for 2.
only thing was how to take home left over wine since they decanter the whole bottle so any residual wine is just thrown out. still, great place to celebrate a special occasion.
We did the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairing. It was exquisite! The ladies that waited on us were beyond perfect in both mannerism and knowledge of both the food they were presenting and the wine they were serving. Having the chef to come out and talk to us was a treat. The highlight was the bartender coming table side to make an unbelievable cocktail. This entire “experience” is not cheap…but will worth the money.
The food was very good, but the tasting menu wine selection was way over priced and under delivered.
We had the 8-course meal and the food was all excellent. Such an amazing blend of options, collaborations and tastes.
Some of the best food in the NW-This section of the restaurant is designed for smaller portions of very local and fresh veggies,seafoods, oysters, duck and lamb. Be sure to tell them if you have any food aversions so they can accommodate your needs. It is a place to settle in for about 2 and half hours for a very nice evening.