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Mistral Jewel Box

4.5
46 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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About

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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(206) 623-1922
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
William Belickis
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Catering
Mistral Kitchen and Jewel Box are available for catered events. Please contact our private dining coordinator for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lenora
Additional
Banquet, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

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!

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2014

If you have 3 or more hours of time, go there. Fish is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2014

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!

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2014

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.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2014

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.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2014

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!

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2013

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2013

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.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2013

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.

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3.0Dined on October 29, 2013

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.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2013

You tell them your aversions, and the Chef puts his best foot forward along with pairings. If you appreciate pleasant surprises.....I recommend

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2013

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!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2013

Mistral is a place to luxuriate and savor some of the most delectable food creations.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2013

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.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2013

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2013

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.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2013

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

The food was very good, but the tasting menu wine selection was way over priced and under delivered.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2013

We had the 8-course meal and the food was all excellent. Such an amazing blend of options, collaborations and tastes.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2013

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.

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2.0Dined on November 9, 2012

I didn't think the food and service were worth the cost. Our drinks took forever and the meal was not very well explained.

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2.0Dined on November 3, 2012

I wanted to like Mistral- I really did. But the night was overall kind of a bust, unfortunately. We called in advance because we have dietary restrictions, but completely understand that dietary restrictions are a chef's worst nightmare, especially with a tasting menu. They assured us over the phone, when we arrived and when our waiter came to our table that it was no problem. Then, of the 6 course tasting menu, 3 courses had dairy (my restriction) and 1 had pork (my husband's). We didn't say anything then-- we just ate around it or traded plates, but in retrospect, I'm totally annoyed. The food was fine-- some was great, other dishes needed a little something (salt, au jus). The service was slow. The restaurant, expensive.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2012

This is a must-go for any foodie.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2012

This was one of the most personalized, incredibly delicious and special dining experience!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2012

Excellent, memorable dinner! Great service! We picked the 4 course tasting menu and the 3 wine flight and could not have been happier with our selection. It is one of the finest meals we have ever head.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2012

Excellent pacing of courses! A delightful experience for our party of 5. It was quiet so conversation was easily heard. The wine pairings were the perfect choice for the courses

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2012

Expert attentive service. Over the top excellent food. Best in Seattle. William is a master chef.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2012

A very enjoyable experience with a unique menu. There isn't a menu per se; it's more of "what can you not eat in this list" and then they prepare a 4, 6, or 8 course meal just for you. Wine parings are available or you can select you own from a reasonably good wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2012

I felt like I was a lucky judge in the final round of Top Chef. The scallop was amazing. The seared foie gras just melted in your mouth. 07 Joseph Phelps Insignia was amazing! Great wine list.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2012

The food was so-so. Very friendly waiter - excellent service. You should know that they show you a list of the special food available and allow you to opt out if you don't care for them. Then they serve you whatever they way. It's a good idea because it feels mysterious and exciting. However, they served us something I hate and there was no mention of it on the list. You don't get to choose what you eat so it's important that you know all the possibilities. Some of the garnishes were wilted. If there are foods on the list you like I would specify that you want them. They portray it as if they choose what is fresh for the day, but it feels more like they make up the menu based on what extra food they have. The desserts were amazing

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2011

This was our first time dining at the restaurant. I made the reservation months in advance based on Seattle Magazine naming it one of the Top 50 restaurants in Seattle. I must say we were not as thrilled with the experience as the editors at the magazine. As it was New Year's Eve the menu was an eight course dining experience. When we were seated (at 7pm) we were one of only two tables in the restaurant. Shortly after we sat down, two other two-tops were seated on either side of us...so it should follow that our three tables would be on the same schedule. But the timing of the evening was off (we were there for 3 1/2 hours). We sat for LONG periods between courses and we had to ask for the check. The food was just ok. We won't return.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2011

Innovative food and excellent service. We had a 6-menu course. Great place for special occasion.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2011

A little bit too noisy. The old mistral was much quieter.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2011

Tremendous food, wine, and service. Thoughtfully executed. Very romantic setting.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2011

This restaurant aspires to a level it hasn't achieved. E. g., there was a piece of shell in the oyster amuse bouche. There was also a piece of shell in the scallop dish. The braised short ribs were rather chewy and included bits of gristle. The waiter lacked polish (spilled wine on the tablecloth) and was clearly not well versed on the wines being served. For the price, not a good value. Try the casual side.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2011

All time favorite.

Food is always cook to perfection and the dessert from the new pastry chef made the entire experience even better.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2011

Awesome evening at the Chef's table! I'll remember it forever.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2011

Interesting, but well balanced flavors. Good diversity with courses. Best rabbit I have ever had. Great decor. Modern and fresh without being cold. Friendly service. We liked the option of formal or more relaxed dining. Take home macaroons were a hit! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2011

service slow but I think that is their plan as it is a tasting menu that is to be an entire evening event

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2011

Course menu is like French dining - expect to spend 3 hours+ enjoying delicacies that will tantilize your taste buds. Great wine selection to compliment the meal. The service is friendly but feels like they are still working the kinks out - the wait staff are not as knowlegable about the wine/food as one might expect at a high-end joint like this. If you go for the 8 course meal along with a bottle of wine - expect to drop $350 for 2. All in all - a great special occasion restaurant.

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