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Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue, Bellevue, WA

Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue

4.4
4.4
92 Reviews
$30 and under
French

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Wine Bar, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (425) 429-6961

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For catering please contact Marlene Bouscal at 425-283-9261 or catering at cepae.com

  • Neighborhood

    Bellevue

  • Cross street

    NE 2nd St

  • Parking details

    Park in the Soma Towers underground parking lot. Free for up to 2 hours

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • Comté Gougères$5.00

    Pâte à choux, béchamel, Comté cheese, seasonal fruit chutney

    • Soup of the Week

      • Cup$8.00
      • Bowl$12.00
    • Tartelette au "Reblochon" to Share$14.00

      Yukon gold potato, "Reblochon" cheese, pork belly, caramelized onions, crème fraîche

      Artisan French Board

      • Cheeses

        • (3)$24.00
        • (5)$36.00
      • Charcuterie Board$32.00

        • Mixed Charcuterie and Cheese Board$36.00

          • Gerard & Dominique Smoked Salmon Board*$29.00

            Entrées

            • Signature Kobe Burger*$25.00

              8oz Kobe beef, homemade petit pain, tomato confit, caramelized onions, Raclette de Savoie cheese

              • Fall Mushroom Risotto$36.00

                Chanterelles, local mixed mushrooms, parmesan cheese

                • Alaskan Sea Scallops$42.00

                  Balsamic honey glaze, sweet pea purée, roasted cauliflower purée, crispy leeks

                  • Halibut$38.00

                    Yuzu beurre noisette, lemon crisp, parsnip purée, carrot purée, wilted spinach

                    • Filet Mignon*$64.00

                      8oz Filet Mignon, truffle butter, Bordier pomme purée, asparagus

                      • Duck Ravioli*$52.00

                        Housemade ravioli, foie gras, black truffle, duck glace, brown butter, sage

                        • Traditional Cassoulet$42.00

                          Duck leg confit, french sausage, mirepoix, beans, pork belly

                          What 92 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          4.4
                          4.4 based on all time ratings
                          • 4.5Food
                          • 4.3Service
                          • 4.5Ambience
                          • 4.1Value

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                          1. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Portland

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                            overall2food5service1ambience4

                            Food was absolutely incredible- manager was really rude. They had the reservation wrong and then tried to make us squeeze into a 4 top with 5 people because “the system made a mistake and they don’t allow reservations of 5”. However, I made the reservation for 5 with no issue, confirmed it for 5 and showed up on time w 5 people. The servers were great- but the manager was rude, dismissive, unhelpful and ignored us and left her team to scramble and accommodate us. I felt bad for them that they have such terrible leadership. With all that said- I’d sit at a dumpster to eat those croissants again, so oh well

                          2. KE

                            KenE

                            Palm Springs

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on January 16, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent service. Excellent staff. Excellent chef. Excellent French food.

                          3. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great ambiance!

                          4. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on January 8, 2022

                            overall1food4service1ambience4

                            Horrible service!!! Worst experience in Bellevue ever! We came in for my birthday breakfast and forgot our masks in the car. I didn’t want to go back to the car. Immediately when we walked in the server asked to put the mask on. I told her we don’t have any and if she can give me one I will wear it. She said they charge a dollar for each, which I think is ridiculously expensive but oh well whatever. Then she asked with a sarcasm “are you from King Country?” (Implying we should know better!!! I answered yes, she said “Hm, interesting “. That was very rude! We were sitting at our table for 25 min waiting to get an order! Same server came to take our order, so I got the feeling she was punishing us for walking in without a mask. She took our order and added that if we need to walk around the restaurant we need to put a mask back on! Ok, but not OK! We waited another half an hour for coffee and food. My espresso was barely room temperature, my husband’s latte was a little warmer. I had salmon and avocado egg Benedict, which was very good. My hubby had mister Croquet and it was ok. We also had some pastries to go. At the end of our dining the server stated AGAIN the when we leave we need to put masks on 🙄 So total 3 times!!! Really??? I just simply forgot one in the car, i did not refuse to wear it at the restaurant, I did not argue or made a scene. And this is how I’m being treated? This is unacceptable! I do not recommend this place and I would not go back. And yeah happy birthday to me

                          5. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Miami

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            J'étais tellement heureux de trouver cet endroit. Depuis que j'ai déménagé de Miami à Seattle, je suis à la recherche d'aliments et de produits français authentiques et cet endroit m'a conquis ! J'ai hâte d'essayer plus de nourriture et d'acheter plus de produits !

                          6. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            2 reviews

                            2.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                            overall2food4service1ambience3

                            The three of us have been there the week before for the first time so we decided to come back yesterday for brunch and we felt bad for the waitress because they were short staffed but the most disappointing point was the fact that one of my daughters didn’t get her food because the waitress had thought when my other daughter ordered for both of them we will “both get the same thing - eggs Benedict “ she assumed they were going to share an order so one of my daughters and myself ate our food when it came but my other daughter had to sit and wait until hers was ready and then she felt rushed so she couldn’t enjoy the experience eating all together. Our server felt bad about it and gave my daughter a croissant on the house to eat in the meantime but it still made the experience not so great. Not $74 well spent

                          7. WB

                            WendyB

                            Seattle

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Authentic, delicious French food, a date night must! Love the mini wine tastes so you can sample before you decide on a glass or bottle.

                          8. LG

                            LarisaG

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            French atmosphere, friendly staff .Delicious food

                          9. T

                            Tcat

                            Seattle

                            11 reviews

                            3.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on December 5, 2021

                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                            Food was over salted. Waited for 30mins for bill as restaurant got busier $240 for ok dinner, wanted it to be so much better

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                            Horrible food.

                          11. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                            overall3food5service2ambience4

                            Food was good but the service was bad. What is the point of making a reservation when people walk in and are sat down before you?

                          12. KP

                            KarinP

                            Seattle

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on November 19, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            L'Experience Paris is my happy place! Two years in COVID quarantine and this is the perfect place to start to enjoy a bit of freedom. They make the best french toast on the Eastside, maybe anywhere around here. The pastries are the best and the service is friendly and perfect. Rachel is my server and she made the time just delightful, with every accommodation to personalize my enjoyment. I look forward to more times in my happy place...with dinner next on the menu!!! My best advice: enjoy life at L'Experience Paris and tell them I sent you! Cheers!!!

                          13. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 15, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Birthday . Great food great wine great service

                          14. KP

                            KarinP

                            Seattle

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on November 12, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We had a divine time at L'Experience Paris...one of my first times out since almost two years in COVID quarantine, and so worth it!!!From the first moment with our lovely server, Rachel, who made the time so welcoming and special to the final trip through the bakery for take home treats...it was a true treat. I had the yummy chocolate and hazelnut french toast which was the best I have ever had, and my friend had the excellent ham and cheese quiche, also good. I indulged in the choco-nut patisserie with an americano, my first ever, which was perfect. We both took home something to enjoy the next day: I got the kouign which is meant to be dense and chewey and carmely, which was perfect, and she got the pain de chocolate, also perfect. I look forward to returning soon and can recommend this lovely place highly! It is a pleasure to have such a sweet spot to call my special place!!!

                          15. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 7, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            French server, French wine, French food, excellent.

                          16. l

                            lasibila

                            Seattle

                            2 reviews

                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on November 6, 2021

                            overall1food2service1ambience3

                            The food and as reheated. Mediocre at best. Service was horrible.

                          17. EO

                            EatOut

                            Seattle

                            14 reviews

                            3.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on November 6, 2021

                            overall3food4service1ambience2

                            Either unstaffed, which didn't seem so since it wasn't busy, but service was really lacking. I noted that other tables needed service and had difficulty getting a server's attention. They also didn't seem to know what had already happened at a table.

                          18. MD

                            MaiD

                            Seattle

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on October 30, 2021

                            overall3food1service4ambience4

                            Limited menu and wines were not that great. We tried 4 and gave up. We ended up going to a different restaurant with more menu and drink options

                          19. MF

                            MFoodie

                            Seattle

                            19 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            19 reviews

                            Dined on October 25, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely delish! We had the French onion soup, a charcuterie board, the cheese puffs, halibut, scallops and the duck truffle ravioli! All were outstanding. The quiet ambiance of this restaurant is something I seek in other places. I will most definitely return! Couldn’t be more happy with our dinner and service. A+

                          20. P

                            Patience

                            Seattle

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on October 24, 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            That Mimosa is fantastic especially if you are there for a dating or for the celebration. It brings the Romantic “experience” and is just great for escaping from the city atmosphere, which is fantastic, really! We were here for the brunch, and actually were there once before for the first try. We ordered Lime cake and that was fantastic as well. We got the croissant this time and unfortunately it was not warmed up. If it were warmed up, it could be very delicious, we just did not expect it was cold. We will be there again to take the warm croissant. I am very and super picky about the croissant simply because 20-ish years ago I had super delicious ones on the Swiss Airplane. I remembered texture and the crispy surface with the warm feeling, and always try to seek that experience. It was unfortunately we got a cold cross Issa the. I felt it could be the close one I had, but I could not justify due to the cold temperature. We will definitely return to check the warm and hot croissant. These two times, we both felt the coffee was just ok. This is a place for Mimosa and dessert definitely.

                          21. KC

                            KimberlyC

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 24, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            The food was outstanding. Definitely will recommend and looking forward to another visit.

                          22. CM

                            CMMK

                            Seattle

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on October 24, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            WOW! Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. This is some of the best French food We have had outside of France. The tart crust was buttery flaky perfection! The mushroom risotto was creamy deliciousness. The wines were all superb. We loved that you can do a "taste", which is a generous pour of wine for only a few dollars. or order full pours. We will definitely be back!

                          23. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was excellent and delicious. A real european taste experience! The staff was very welcoming and attentive. Definitely will return!

                          24. A

                            Alpo

                            San Diego

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on October 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Delicious brunch and coffee. Eggs Benedict cooked perfectly. Tip: order a croissant to go as well.

                          25. PM

                            PaulM

                            Portland

                            78 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            78 reviews

                            Dined on September 25, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Superb! The eggs Benedict Raclette is to die for!

                          26. DT

                            DiegoT

                            New York Area

                            6 reviews

                            4.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on September 17, 2021

                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                            Excellent food and deserts. Croissants are awesome and comparable to the ones you can find in a boulangerie in Paris

                          27. AR

                            AshR

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 12, 2021

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Gem of a wine bar with some really good food options

                          28. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on September 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We loved it, not your typical cookie cutter burger joint, has a worldly feeling about it, very neat. Great service!

                          29. JS

                            JeremiahS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 10, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great venue and high end food. Free parking in the tower underneath.

                          30. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 5, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Good wine, good dessert, good atmosphere!

                          31. SD

                            SelectiveDiner

                            Seattle

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on August 21, 2021

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            The food was delicious, the wait staff welcoming and friendly. The wines were decent. The price was a bit steep., for a cafe/wine bar atmosphere.

                          32. F

                            Foodie

                            Seattle

                            19 reviews

                            5.0

                            19 reviews

                            Dined on August 20, 2021

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            This place is a gem. The food was fantastic. A little overpriced for the ambiance but still delicious. The menu is quite limited but what they serve is yummy. We had the filet mignon, 58.00 for only steak, no veg, no garnish, nothing else. Very good piece of meat though. 8.00 for a few sliced roasted baby carrots but tasty. The truffle papardelle was creamy and tasty. The duck breast burger was good but small especially for 28.00. Again none of these main dishes had a garnish or any sort of veg. For the price they could add a small salad or tomatoes. It was tasty though. The salad looked like salad out of a plastic box with a few sliced cherry tomatoes. Nothing interesting or special there. Dressing was a simple balsamic vinaigrette. The desserts were amazing. All three were delicious. The charcuterie and cheese plate was very good. Good portions of cheese. The wine, a Pomerol was extremely good, 2018. Smooth, light, very delicious. We'd go more often if the menu was a little more extensive and the prices more reasonable. Service was very good.

                          33. DJ

                            DeannaJ

                            Salt Lake City

                            8 reviews

                            2.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on August 20, 2021

                            overall2food3service4ambience3

                            The staff while very nice was inexperienced as to the pronunciation of foods, wine choices & alerting us of any changes in the kitchen (plates not available that were listed on the menu). Clothes worn by waitstaff were wrinkled. The chairs in the dining room for a 4-top were a little short for the table. Utensils came as if if the restaurant was a cafeteria. Two of the 4 dishes were over cooked.

                          34. RJ

                            RodJ

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 14, 2021

                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                            The food was delicious and well-presented. The halibut I ordered was photo-worthy, although I am not a food shooter. The portions were perfect - I could have eaten more, but that is only an indication of how desirable it was.

                          35. C

                            Cadfael

                            Seattle

                            20 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            20 reviews

                            Dined on August 1, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food and service.

                          36. V

                            Veritas

                            Seattle

                            49 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            49 reviews

                            Dined on July 25, 2021

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Had the duck burger with Foie Gras, and wife had the halibut. We also ordered the roasted potatoes. Two glasses of white wine. Dessert was a chocolate/hazelnut eclair. Everything was good, but the dinner items were extremely expensive and small. As an example, while the duck burger was flavorful and well prepared, it was about two inches in diameter and a little less tall. It was supposed to have a slice of foie gras (at $12) but I couldn't find it. This tiny duck burger was $38 and likely the most money per volume of food I have ever paid, and I have been to many fine restaurants around the world, including France. All sides were extra, about $10 each. As I stated, the food is quite good but the price for what you get is also very high. Service was pretty good but not stellar (Bellevue location).

                          37. AK

                            AjithK

                            Seattle

                            2 reviews

                            2.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on July 24, 2021

                            overall2food4service1ambience4

                            Food was alright, a bit overpriced for what it was. Service was atrocious. We ordered wine flights and it took them forever to bring it. They forgot to bring one of the wines we asked for. And they were super non knowledgeable about the wines, brought them out in random order and didn’t even talk about what the wines are. Same for the cheese platter, they brought it out and didn’t know what the cheeses even are. If I could give negative for service, I would’ve done that.

                          38. BM

                            BriMars

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 24, 2021

                            overall2food4service1ambience2

                            The service is atrocious. The service wasn't rude, it was just nonexistent. There were 4 servers, 2 busboys and 12 tables...they were not understaffed. We were there for 1.5 hours and the servers were hanging out in the kitchen instead of tending to the tables. The food was really good. This is one those places that manages to get repeat costumers only because the food is great.

                          39. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on July 18, 2021

                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                            The food is incredible. I was unsure I made the right choice for date night as it was not very busy but the food did not disappoint. The server struggled a bit to explain some of the items on the menu but again the food made up for any questions we had. Still could add a bit more truffle to the black truffle pasta 😊. But compliments to the chef!

                          40. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 10, 2021

                            overall3food4service2ambience2

                            The server forgot us and might have forgotten to hit send on our order. Many around us got their orders in after ours and received food before us. It took 15 min to get our wine after ordering. I get that it was busy, but, since it’s a wine bar, you’d think that it should be a bit quicker. The food was fine; I probably won’t return, since I felt ignored by the staff.

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                            • Contactless payment available
                          • Physical distancing

                            • Limited number of seated diners
                          • Protective equipment

                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                          • Screening

                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                            • Staff temperature check required

                          FAQs

                          Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 429-6961.

                          Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue is rated 4.4 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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                          Additional information

                          • Cross street

                            NE 2nd St

                          • Neighborhood

                            Bellevue

                          • Hours of operation

                            Mon–Wed 8:00 am–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            French, Wine Bar, Gastro Pub

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Casual Dress

                          • Parking details

                            Park in the Soma Towers underground parking lot. Free for up to 2 hours

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Carte Blanche, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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