A traditional brasserie, Le Politique offers a menu of classic French fare, including trout amandine, escargot, steak frites, and an extensive raw bar of oysters, shrimp and lobster. An adjoining patisserie and coffee shop features a selection of house-made pastries and perfectly pulled espresso to-go.
Waitress was fantastic. Beautiful space. Dishes with eggs (quiche and omelet) were phenomenal.
Excellent service and the food was great.
Le Politique is a very good local restaurant for us. The cuisine is French inspired. The Trout Almondine is consistently excellent. It is my husband’s first choice. I opt for the Filet Mignon which is also very good.
The bread plate is usually 3 types of bread with fresh jam and butter.
The portions are a good size - perfect amount for dinner.
The service is friendly and efficient. The staff is knowledgeable about the menu options and helpful.
It is a open bright restaurant, comfortable and clean.
Hi, Hate to give any place a bad review but their bouillabaisse soup was truly bland and boring, the fish was overcooked. Same for the escargot, a dose of garlic but otherwise flavorless. Service was excellent. Wine was great. Chocolate desert bombe was delicious.
My partner and I celebrated our anniversary and our experience was wonderful. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Thank you to our hostess, server and the manager for making our anniversary brunch so lovely. We look forward to dining with y’all again soon.
Wonderful service and food !
Our fav neighborhood joint!
Christmas Eve dinner was a hit! They have specials for the evening which we’re definitely a solid choice as they were amazing. I’d do it again for sure.
Great food not so good service as dishes came out at different times for different people.
This place used to be wonderful, but I just don't know what's happened. The food quality has gone way down, and since they were always spendy, regrettably I think this is no longer a favorite stand-by for us. The gougeres were big puffed balls, and an order was only 2, where you used to get a little basket of several. The gnocchi was bland and needed... help. They were out of oysters (but the shipment had gone off, so I'm totally okay with that). And the menu has changed so that many favored options are no longer available. On the plus side, the wine list remains strong, and the snails were good. It's disappointing overall, when I recall how fab this restaurant used to be.
Lunch at Le Politique with Pere Noel is going to be a new tradition for me and my daughter. The food was delicious, our servers were attentive and professional, and the restaurant was lovely. Seeing Santa and decorating a few sugar cookies was delightful. My Daughter and I will be back next December, and and my husband and I will be back much sooner than that.
The service was 5-star from the moment we entered. The waiter had great recommendations and was knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was beautifully presented and the 4 courses progressed naturally. Our glasses were always full and the wine selection is thorough yet not overwhelming. I will definitely return and recommend Le Politique to colleagues, friends, and family.
Food was excellent and the service was better. We asked to be moved as we were celebrating our anniversary and wanted a bit more personal space and they accommodated quickly. Then we received 2 complimentary flutes of champagne (which was delicious!!). Entree, bread, dessert were decadent. Highly recommend!!
Very disappointing. Food is just OK – service was negligent and will not be going back.
The seafood isn’t that great - we were a bit disappointed. Oysters were good!
We had a lovely, delicious meal with very good service
Not vegan friendly and dishes were super small and not really shareable. Nothing tasted that great - a “fall vegetables” salad was one cup of uncooked zucchini and carrots. Ambience and decor were great, food just wasn’t that exciting.
Our waiter was just okay. He wasn't attentive and didn't offer us dessert menus. The food was pretty good.
Love this place but DO NoT like the barking, snarling, fighting dogs on the patio. Can we not ban dogs like several other restaurants are doing? My dining experience is not meant to be disturbed by dogs - or owners who pick their dog up and put it IN THE Table.
Our waiter tried to make best out of the situation. Nice guy.
Beautiful ambiance and interior design, the food was delicious and the service was great~ perfect place to celebrate something!!
Date night for us!
Food isn’t as good anymore, and food took a long time.
What a lovely place! The food is excellent, our waiter was so patient and charming. I look forward to returning soon for the amazing Kouign Amman😃
This is a very good restaurant. Steak tartare was not what I expected. House wines were good. French onion soup was great. Bread great.
Do yourself a favor: get an outdoor table here on a nice night. Good veg options, surprising for a French-inspired place. Love the vibe, food, service - all of it. (Inside is nice too, I’m just a sucker for lovely outdoor spaces.)
Menu script so small I couldn't read it. The menu wasn't very exciting. Nothing really caught my eye so I ended up getting the burger. Fries were excellent. Creme brulee was lacking in texture but flavor was spot on. Wouldnt necessarily be super excited to go back there.
Went for dinner on a Saturday; full and busy, but noise level was appropriate. Not the place for a quiet conversation, but definitely fine for a fun dinner. Good menu with something for everyone, and everything we had was very good. Not fine French cuisine, but very good bistro-type food. Good wine list, with plenty of reasonable bottles, and higher end if you want to go there. Service was casual, but very good. Only parking is around the corner for $10, if that matters.
Service was polite and fast! Food was outstanding for the price and I will visit again.
Way overpriced for what you get. Food is mediocre at best. Nice ambiance and service. I love the idea of this upscale French Bistro, but it disappoints. Will not return.
Excellent all around, including the wonderful gluten free bread for the escargot!
Went on a Sunday evening and restaurant pretty empty. Service was slow and so we let them know we had a show to go around 8 pm. Escargot was okay, but could only remove 3 of the six (they didn’t charge us). Ordered the filet but apparently they sold out the night before, but we were able to have ribeye prepared with the same sauce and asparagus and it was delicious. Because entrees were slow to come out they brought us complimentary pommes frites and they were yummy.
So food great, servers pleasant but there seemed to be an issue with the kitchen and the bar service was slow but cocktails great! Not sure what’s going on because service seemed off from when I was last there in August. I’ll definitely go again because food delish and I like the employees.
Excellent Food and excellent service! A downtown favorite!
Le Politique is perfect for brunch or afternoon dining. The drinks were phenomenal and every item on the menu sounded fantastic. The croque monsoir was enormous! We’ll certainly be back.
We had a reservation for 4 at 8:15, but were not seated until closer to 9pm
We came for oysters, but all we’re sold out except for one pacific kind, which we did not care for. (We prefer smaller east coast oysters)
The martinis with the in house vermouth were not very good.
When we finally sat down and ordered, the Filet au Poivre was sold out.
Steak tartare was excellent!
Steak frites was great
Onion soup fantastic
Cocktails ( sidecar) was made to perfection
Kind hostesses, and waiters
Would have appreciated part of the meal comped (like our drinks, or free desserts as a result of all the menu items that were sold out.) and the long wait, even with a reservation.
The oysters, crude, duck, and filet were all delicious. Great date night spot downtown. Beautiful decor.
We ordered five entrees and they were all bad. Mine was ice cold when it arrived. I sent it back and they never brought another one. They did deduct it from the bill, along with a round of mimosas and gave us some pastries as a gift. We were very disappointed and will not be returning.
Loved the Steak Au Poivre with Asparagus. Wish the Salmon was still on the menu though.
Half of everything we ordered was good, the other half was bad, so would give a 2.5 star. Do t plan on coming back.