Le Messe

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Brian Clevenger and General Harvest Restaurants bring you our 3rd location to Eastlake. Doing what we do best: fresh vegetables and seafood, pasta, and locally sourced meats. Come and join us for dinner or happy hour daily.
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r
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow. Didn’t take cues. Nice and pleasant waitstaff though!

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Too many courses for restaurant week. Over taxed your cooks and service people. Courses were very good but very inefficient.

KT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Meals here are the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Cases in point: a shaved fennel-crab salad both light and luscious; fresh pasta with a properly hearty bolognese; another pasta (agnolotti) with a perfectly pitched fall mix of yellow squash and dates laced with drizzles of aged balsamic.
The service was also perfectly pitched: friendly and attentive without being intrusive or fake happy.
I always feel welcome here, and well fed with fresh, seasonally attuned fare.

c
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happended to be at Le Messe during Restaurant Week without knowing it. The appetizers and desserts were all wonderful, and we were able to share at our table. We enjoyed the excellent wine choices, delicious entrees, and a gracious server on Halloween night.

H
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a place. Great food and excellent service.

SS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our most recent dinner at Le Messe was during Restaurant Week. The appetizer course of four small plates made it an exceptional value among the 165 participating restaurants. It included smoked sturgeon bruschetta, risotto, tuna crudo and a mixed lettuce salad made special by a superb vinaigrette. Food here is inventive but accessible, not contrived, always delicious and skillfully presented by the kitchen and dining room staff.

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely lovely from start to finish, and they were generous with us to boot, giving a sampling of appetizers.

LF
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming neighborhood spot with delicious, innovative food and terrific staff. It's welcoming, relaxed, and committed to excellence.

JF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There are other restaurants in the same price range with food as good or better and with water views or other very nice ambiances.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is alway good here. We love the tartar, and their pastas are great. Service with Thomas was pleasant and he was very knowledgeable about the dishes and the cocktail profiles. Cheers!

m
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the chef's counter and experienced the tasting menu with wine pairings. It was excellent!
Would do it again. Great value for the amount of food we got. Nothing small and tall about it!

KT
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything here is fresh. The fennel salad makes you want to order another for dessert. Pastas a lusciously sauced and generously proportioned. My Messe Manhattan offered a richly darker, more nuanced drink than a “regular,” but that one was satisfying, too.
Service was prompt and friendly without being gushy-fake.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special communal dinner put on by Le Messe to celebrate the end of summer. It was an incredible meal and a steal at the price. Le Messe is a wonderful place that should have lines out the door every night, though selfishly I'm glad it's still a bit of an insider's secret.

LF
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined here many times and are always very pleased. The food is inventive, the service attentive (but not formal), and the vibe very warm.

TC
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the seasonality of their menu! Their dishes are inventive and delicious. I went here on a Monday night and it was so good, I returned on Thursday night with my dad and my sister. We have always had a terrific meal at Le Messe!

JB
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have very few food experiences that rate a five. This was one of them. Former reviews regarding small plates sized portions, etc. just did not parallel our experience. The portions were large (heirloom lettuce salad and burrata appetizer could easily have been shared by three instead of the two of us) from the appetizers to the main dishes. Everything was fresh; new flavor combinations and outstanding! I wish we lived closer and could visit regularly. With the windows open and the beautiful almost end of summer weather there was everything to rave about1

MW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Outstanding food, decent prices. We went for our anniversary and were treated to sparkling rose, which was unexpected and nice. We sat outside because the weather was lovely even though our reservation had us inside. The hostess/wait person seemed disappointed when we asked for a table outside. I have a feeling she would have been our inside wait person and would have provided better service than out outside guy, who seemed a bit uninterested.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and selection. Had the pasta with crab as the entree and salmon crudo to start. Staff was great!

CF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had from the drinks, starters, pastas and desserts were delicious. The beef tartare and tuna crudo were exceptional as was the burrata. We tried 3 pasta dishes and the squid ink was our favorite. It was a neat spot for a yummy dinner!

MN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Le Messe with a group if 6 friends for a Bachelorette Dinner and the entire staff at the restaurant treated us so nicely. Everyone congratulated the bride-to-be, offered amazing drink, appetizer and food selections. The meal was unreal and we couldn't stop talking about how good everything was. To top the end of an already amazing dinner, the staff surprised us with champagne - they really went above and beyond. Thank you so much!!

E
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious
Everything we had was amazing - surprising subtle flavors
Yum

m
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This awesome restaurant always delivers! This was my 5th time at the chef's counter and it has always been so satisfying. The only reason I didn't give a 5-star is because the timing on the food delivery is not great. This is the second time where that I've been when the prix fixe menu items have arrived way too fast or 2 or 3 at a time. Just not very planned out. Other than that, love it every time!

AG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice, open kitchen and modern feel. Yummy food, knowledgeable staff. We had a great experience!

JU
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! I've been twice and both times, the food was superb.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was nice. A bit problematic that the only person of color they have working is the dishwasher, but that’s an issue easily fixed, and I’ll definitely be back when they take care of that.

c
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE best Italian dishes in Seattle. The homemade pasta and the light sauces are Everything!
We traveled from Pittsburgh and planned our trip around our dinners at Le Messe

E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptionally creative and delicious! The only downside was the noise level

KM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, personable attentive service. However, the spartan interior design of hard surfaces all the way down to the “plywood” booths makes for a very uncomfortable auditory experience which detracts from the great staff efforts. At one point I could make out the conversation of the booth behind me better than the person across the table from me; everyone must increasingly shout to be heard above each other and the music. Please fix your space, a little less trendy loud and a lot more human, so I can enjoy your great cuisine and my dining companions.

OT
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good healthy food. Interesting flavors. Loved the pasta

TK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Due to a large party they ran out of several items we ordered (after we placed our order), they did provide other options - but after ordering and then later finding out it’s gone was just frustrating.
But all the food we had was amazing! Will go back time and time again regardless of this lil snafu

CG
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From apps to Dessert we all had great meals. Service is nice and attentive. Will definitely recommend and return

SL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fun sitting at counter and watching them prepare your meal.

CY
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the foot at Le Messe. But if there is one thing they can improve on, it's reducing the gap between when appetizers and pasta are served. My wife and I have been to there no less than 6 times and most of the time, we have to wait quite a while for the pasta.

SC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Solid on the food, the servers are good but service in general is usually pretty slow (based on multiple visits)

SH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I will start by saying the food was excellent. I would give higher Mark's, but the kitchen did not seem very organized and it was very slow to get our food. The restaurant was barely 1/3 full at 6:30 on a Saturday, yet it took over 30 minutes to get cold appetizers. People seated after us were served pasta in half the time. And the chefs were moving at a snail's pace. As I said the food was spectacular, but I will visit the other locations instead as they seem to be better organized

DP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried multiple appetizers and pasta entrees. All were excellent, as was the service. Patio seating was quiet enough for table of four conversation.

JC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was good. But not as good as the last time I was here. No complaints though. Will be back again in the future.

MA
Seattle
74 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Menu features own made pastas. Very imaginative menu. Food was excellent. Service from kitchen was very slow. Table service was very friendly. Space is rather cold and industrial.