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Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue, Bellevue, WA

Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue

4.4
4.4
168 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
"What are you ?" is a question we are frequently asked. "Are you a bakery, a café, a restaurant, a gift shop, a patisserie, a delicatessen, a cake shop, a wine bar, a bistro…?"

At the heart of what we do is sharing Paris with you. Paris, the City of Lights, the City of Love; a city we love, a city we hail from, a city that has so much to offer...

From breakfast to dinner, we strive to represent the best of what France has to offer.
So whether you want to call us a bakery, a café, a restaurant, a gift shop, a patisserie, a delicatessen, a cake shop, a wine bar or a bistro... do not wait any longer to join “L'Expérience”!

A bientôt!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Wine Bar, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (425) 340-5933
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    For catering please contact us at 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

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch in Paris

    $62.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day at L'Experience Paris! Le Menu de Maman $62 L'Experience Mimosa Amuse bouche Crab Eggs Benedict on Pave au Levain, or Creamy Spinach Eggs benedict on Pave au levain Chocolate mi-cuit Le Menu des Petits - $18 Orange juice Omelette ham and cheese or Omelette veggies Chocolate mi-cuit

What 168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastside

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastside

    Romantic

168 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good espresso, light and crispy croissant, delicious eggs benedict

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  2. muncher

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love having brunch here everytime we're in the area. So far we have yet to find a dish that we do not like.

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  3. Honestreviewer

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I reserved for regular seat but they gave me high table although I asked for it they didn’t offer me switching choice. And the food is really cheap made and they only fill half of the plate which is embarrassing for the restaurant, won’t come back again
    Cepae L’Experience Paris - BellevueResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. When you reserve on OpenTable you have 3 categories of seating. If we offered high table it is because you selected it, and based on occupancy that day we were not able to switch you to another table. Regarding the "plates not being full", it seems like we may not be the right type of restaurant for what you were looking for; many "family style" plates will fill up plates, or buffets may also be a good option. However, we are only using fresh and premium ingredients, and that is paramount in our experience.

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  4. LeishaA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a nice, quaint little place, and there is plenty of offstreet parking, or free garages on the weekend. The server was impeccable! She was so kind, attentive, and amazing in this day and age, when so many servers and people in her profession tend to be rude and unkind. I wish I could remember her name because she truly deserves, tons of praise. The food was great; however, they were out of a lot of items that is too bad, but it means that I will be back.

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  5. perezJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time here. The food was fantastic, the service was great, and they are generous with the wine pours and the appetizers.

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  6. DavidP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was really great. Good offerings for the experience we bought (6-course meal). Best portions were the filet mignon and the dessert. The rest was just alright. Service could have been better but I think they were shorthanded so they’ll get a pass for that.

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  7. SheenaH

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. I only took one star off for service because I think the servers were a little overwhelmed at one point, and it took them a while to respond.

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  8. azurezhan

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Horrible service.. went there a couple of weeks ago. the waitress forgot to take my order and it took an hour before I finally got my food.. then she actually brought the dessert order which we didn’t ask for.. who knows she was thinking about. In the end, she asked us to leave even there were many seats available and I only got 30 minutes to eat my food..

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  9. DNHR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a really awful time here. Came to celebrate a birthday brunch and we waited over an hour for our food. The waiters apparently lost our tickets. My friend ordered a Niçoise salad and, after we had waited over an hour, they told her there was no more tuna in the kitchen and she could just have chicken. When her salad finally came, there was dressing on the salad and she had asked for it on the side. They then argued with her and said there was no dressing on the salad, when there was. The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. I do not recommend coming here; they had multiple servers and it wasn’t busy at all—yet they couldn’t get it together.

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  10. JohnR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place… very tasty food… the beef dish was a little salty….

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  11. MariyaC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent French food and nice atmosphere. Everything fresh and delicious.

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  12. seattlespecial

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing bakery and coffee. Great place for meeting or a date

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  13. KristinaK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our server Clement was attentive and knowledgable. Can’t wait to go back and try the wine tasting menu!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service, food, and overall ambiance were all perfect. The food was authentic french food and the waitress was passionate about what she did. I will definitely be going back!

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  15. JasonS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anda was great, we had such a great meal. I had the tartare and my wife had the bouliabase both were exceptional. They also gave us a molten lava cake that was amazing. Great time!

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  16. SophiaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is one of the worst places we’ve ever eaten. We ordered the gnocchi which was supposed to be homemade - it was essentially mashed potatoes. It was mushy, did not have the texture of a gnocchi at all. Some pieces on the plate were shaped like gnocchi at least, some of it they didn’t even bother, a potatoe texture was just plopped on the dish. It looked and tasted like mashed potatoes. We also ordered the French onion soup. The baguette with cheese was placed on top of the piping hot cup of soup such that as soon as we put a spoon to it, the bread disintegrated into the cup and it was extremely unappetizing. There are truly no words to describe this experience. The service was mixed, but there was a brunette petite woman who tried her best to elevate the experience and she truly is carrying this establishment on her back.

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  17. SC23

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service - it was really hard to get employees’ attention. Took us half an hour to just get our order in, and another half an hour for our foods to come.

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  18. Sloane

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed by many things at this restaurant, which is unfortunate because the French speaking host appeared very eager to please; 1. The menu offering was seasonally outdated and uninteresting, listed items no longer available (Gazpacho), didn't include items currently available (Butternut Squash soup), and then some items weren't traditionally French (Bucatini Guanciale). 2. The soup was good but the charcuterie seemed store bought and not worth the $50 price tag, and didn't include enough bread or crackers to eat it with. We had to ask for more bread, what are we paying for? 3. The prices were extremely high. They would be better off as a median priced $$ 'bistro' experience, with a chalk board menu refreshed daily, and nightly specials vs. the high-end dining experience they are trying to accomplish, but are failing at. The desserts looked incredible but not sure they were made there.

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  19. CSSeattle

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really good and our waiter was terrific!!

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  20. seattlespecial

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were the only customers at 6pm on Thursday. Great place with desert/pastries to die for! I don't like sweets in general but the deserts we have tried were just perfect!

    1 person found this helpful

  21. winesnob

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very good food but too Small portions. Nice but inexperienced staff. Pretty blend venue.

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  22. Chelsea

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I wouldn't recommend trying out Seattle Restaurant Week brunch menu. The main dish was served late and cold with mediocre taste. Mimosa was fine. The best part of their brunch was the croissant, which you could simply get one from the bakery counter.

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  23. LindaB

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Small but lovely change of pace for Bellevue. The pastries and desserts are delicious. The meals are a little overpriced. Go for a great coffee and croissant.

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  24. Richard

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not very good. Dessert was very good. They should stick to bakery not entree.

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  25. DrPa

    Seattle

    83 reviews

    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty good, but service was very slow and needs to be improved.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good it was very casual place and good French food

    1 person found this helpful

  27. GeninaA

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good - but not very French. The menus they had for restaurant week did not have choices - were fixed, could not mix and match from the 2 offerings and was a bit pricey... The deserts were obviously not made in house and not fresh... Loved the wines and the service was nice! I would go back for drinks and appetizers - not sure if for dinner ...

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  28. James

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Listed as a French restaurant. No main dishes were native to France. Great wine selection

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  29. BrandonB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, atmosphere, and food. The tone the staff sets is quite pleasing. It pairs well with their great wine selection and palatable entrees

    1 person found this helpful

  30. evita

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious quiche. I had the feta, tomato and spinach. I ordered a flat white that could use some improvement but it was drinkable. My server did try to get it right.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. NeighborhoodGem

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch. Dinner menu looks awesome. Will have to return.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. NancyN

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and fellow patrons. Delicious food.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Anonymous

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merci for such an authentic moment! Well executed dinner in a nice atmosphere. We will be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  34. SeattleDoc

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute spot, helpful staff and good food. Only stocked off a star since prices are a bit high for the portions and because part of our order appears to have been forgotten initially though this was corrected.

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  35. Kirklandresident

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been wanting to try this place for a while but figured it would be crazy busy on a weekend, I was wrong. Went for brunch on Saturday, booked a table just to be sure and as it turns out, there was no need, plenty of free tables. Staff were absolutely lovely and super friendly but service was slow. There was only one young man doing food, so it took 40 minutes for our order to arrive but the waitress was apologetic, so we gathered this was not the norm. Did not treat ourselves to pastries this time, but there was a magnificent offering available. I think I will return for lunch during the week though as they do a selection of baguettes which sounded amazing per the menu. Will also return with friends to try out their dinner menu. Also, if you're in the mood, a great selection of french jams and other yummies on offer that would make great gifts.

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  36. MaddiAl

    Denver

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible experience 1:15 wait time for food. Terrible attitude Missing items on our plate. Messed up our orders.

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  37. Anonymous

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An authentic French experience with great wines in beautiful setting. Chef Lennard’s food is on point. A hidden gem!

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  38. DeannaM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for wine and dinner, plus excellent desserts and pastries

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  39. DeannaM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great undiscovered dinner spot so far. I love the ambiance and great variety of choices. So happy to have such a good choice for Bellevue. The wine was amazing, had great fish and the mussels were the best. I also had ordered 4 full cakes for my Husbands dinner party at home. They were a huge hit amongst the many people we had. They were quite a center piece so highly recommend those for a party also, especially the passion fruit cream.

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  40. NatashaG

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively and busy cafe/restaurant, good food - if you are a big party definitely get a reservation.

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FAQs

Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 340-5933.

Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue is rated 4.4 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cepae L’Experience Paris - Bellevue

258 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NE 2nd St
  • Neighborhood
    Bellevue
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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