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vipBGBHK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Good:
- Excellent service
- Pleasant and inviting decor
- Food was sourced from quality vendors
- Bartender made a great old fashioned


The Bad:
- Restaurant was 80 degrees according to the thermostat on the wall.
- Lack of blinds over the door made it difficult for my wife to see so she kept moving her chair to avoid the direct sunlight.
- Food portions were small.
- Food was under seasoned (i.e. bland). For example, my garlic cheese bread had no discernible garlic flavor.
- Menu format was not traditional and confusing with categories like Land, Sea, Earth, and Heaven with no differentiation between appetizers and main courses.
- Wine list was overpriced. For example, selling a $17 bottle for $71.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic new restaurant. Presentations for all courses were exquisite and the staff were attentive. Food was a nice combination of French-inspired with American ingredients. Very refreshing to be in a restaurant that is quiet enough you can hear your dining companion.

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SusanK
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, presentation were all excellent.
We will return often

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vipMACteacher
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here in a Chef's tribute to Anthony Bourdain. These guys are obviously serious foodies. I'd definitely go back to check out their non-Bourdain cuisine, too.

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KristenM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Rob and his team are simply amazing! Do not miss your chance to dine at Petite Galerie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elegant, peaceful, heavily French influenced, colorful, fresh ingredients. Our server was super friendly and on par as far as recommendations and food knowledge.

The ambiance is upscale. Dimly lit, white tablecloth. An older crowd, very classical music. It felt fancy, but yet my party and I were all comfortable in "business casual" attire. If you're any type of foodie, don't miss this place, regardless of age, music choices, etc. They do French cuisine right.

My friends and I shared six or seven dishes from the Land, Sea, Earth and Heaven menu. Have to admit...the "theme" could go...it didn't add anything to the meal. Top of the menu had lighter fare, moving down moved into more entree sized dishes. We picked six dishes from various parts of the menu and they paired them together in courses for a completely well-rounded experience.

We began our meal with two delicious salads. Freshly shaved fennel, sea scallops, bright greens. Both were delicious and a light start to a meal that was building with flavor.

Next course: ling cod with gnocchi and roasted fennel in this AMAZING hollandaise sauce (to die for, give me a loaf of bread please). Wasn't a huge fan of the gnocchi, wanted it to perhaps be cooked a tiny bit more...but that sauce...well I could've put just about anything in there and been happy. We also shared a beet risotto with hazelnut and asparagus. The flavors all worked divinely together.

And the final course: veal sweetbreads in this light, delicate vegetable ragout. Complimented the sweetbreads so nicely. Think a lightly sweet corn salsa. Chilled, tomato and pepper and fresh corn. So delicious scooped up with a sweetbread. Delish! And those St. Louis ribs. The guy in the group was a huge fan. Little too messy for me, but I did eat every last apricot from the plate.

Dessert was beautifully presented. The sugar glass was like cotton candy and the raspberry flan had an interesting texture, different from what I've had before. It was great.

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DavidD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food in a calm atmosphere with beautifully elegant dining room. Maybe expand wine list a bit for several bottle price points but wine we had was excellent. Nice to have a restaurant like this in Seattle.

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LeeZ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. With a slight twist to how the food is served, the help from the waiter helped to organize the meal best. Everyone at the restaurant was spot on with timing and were always courteous.

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lollypop
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We liked ambience and service. My halibut dinner was very good but the 2 dishes my wife ordered were fair and way overpriced. I had a lemon drink and my wife had a manhattan. We both had a dessert at $12.00 each, also on the high side. Our bill of $146.44 prior to tip for 2 people was more than we expected to spend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best lunch I have had in many years .

AJ
vipAverageJoe
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Loved the service. Exceptional food and quality! Definitely a must try and experience!

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PMseattle
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and the food was very good. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Petite Galerie. The platings were definitely works of art. All the food presented beautifully and tasted very good. You can tell that they spent time to care and craft for each dishes. The portion is on the smaller size but I prefer that so I can try lots of different items. The only set back for me was the desserts. While they were beautifully put together I felt that both of the desserts I've tried that night were too sweet for my palette and almost one noted. Other than the desserts I definitely recommend Petite Galerie, especially on a date night. It's a perfect place for a nice meal with good conversations.

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vipSidneyW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A bit stuffy for my taste and the area, and a strip mall. Small portions, prepared beautifully. Solid flavors. Turn the heat down. Not restaurant should be that hot.

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Quietplease
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This impeccable white tablecloth restaurant serves creative cuisine in a (very small) (very expensive) small plate format. We savored every bite. The quiet atmosphere and excellent service made this a memorable experience.

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greatlocalgem
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing meal, in a quiet environment. Excellent food, professional service, in a nice location with off street parking.

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vipbrianparks
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

While I think the service needs a little tightening up, the food and the concept is a nice addition to the Seattle food scene.

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vipEliseM
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fabulous. Portions are tasting menu-sized, but perfectly prepared and presented. We look forward to going back and trying new dishes in the future.

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vipJoeG
Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! I never fail to be incredibly pleased by the overall experience of dining here: amazing food, impeccable service, friendly staff, pleasant dining environment, wonderful wine selections, and the plates look like works of art.

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vipFlorence
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint and somewhat formal French restaurant with a lot of attention to details: pretty decor with lovely oak floor, impeccable service, exquisite presentation for delicate dishes.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This restaurant gives a new meaning to a "tasting menu" with extremely "petite" servings.
The menu is a little confusing with the staff giving little in the way of guidance and description of the various choices. Overall the food is interesting and well prepared but in some cases was disappointing and surprisingly expensive for what was served. Our party of four ordered at least four items per person. For example, a tiny serving of sweetbreads was $26 and a finger size serving of foie gras was $25, both were under-whelming. The wine prices were also over the top. I kind of like the creativity, but the food concept is a little too pretentious. Why not a a quality but traditional french brasserie in the neighborhood and keep it simple.
We were celebrating a friend's birthday and felt a little let down.
We arrived in the early evening, it was very warm and uncomfortable with no shades or awnings on the windows to block the bright 6:00 pm sun. It spoiled the elegant atmosphere and ambiance that has been created. I don't think we'll be back.

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vipShotGun1852
Seattle
78 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine was significantly over priced. Bottle recommended by waiter was excellent pairing, but at $70, it was almost four times retail of $17.99. By the glass wines were a small pour of five to the bottle. Some entrees were small. Kitchen was slow. Ambiance was very pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Lunch menu is really different from dinner one. No kid menu.
Food was ok but portion are small
Overall bad experience

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new2seattle
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant, low key, fantastic service, very good food. We will be back.

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viprbk3
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our expernience at Petite Gallerie was outstanding. After a minor hickup with the perperation of the main dishes the staff and the management went out of their way to correct the issue and to make sure that we felt important and comforable. We will definitely be back for more great experiences with the cooking and the service. Thank you for the great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
66 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to Seattle dining scene. Upscale and not pretentious. All they need are window blinds!

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Betty
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Many dishes lend to sharing. Service was outstanding. Wine list by the glass is very nice. Comfortable, quiet ambiance. Chairs are very comfortable. Recommend as 5- stars all-around.

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RobertC
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Read about the review in the Seattle Times and decided to have a birthday dinner there. It did not disappoint: impeccable service, wonderful presentations with the wow factor. The food was the star: it was fantastic. New and different combinations made each item on the tasting menu a delightful surprise. I would encourage all to go there to have a great dining experience.

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DougS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a memorable dining experience! High ratings in every category.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner with excellent service. The servings are small plates so you will likely need to order 3 plates to get a satisfactory amount to eat. The dishes that we ordered are attractively plated and delicious. We will return for dinner again.

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vipTom58nw
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live nearby. This is a superb addition to have French cuisine here.

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vipcoraltulip
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic meal here on Saturday night. Went with the 6-course tasting menu. Love when they just surprise you dish after dish. Mushrooms in puff pastry and roasted Tri-tip were amazing. Our waiter was attentive and at no time did we feel rushed. The restaurant just opened a couple months ago and it is off to a great start. We did run into the sun problem as the sun was going down. They are aware and our waiter said window shades are on order!! There is a room off to the side that can hold parties of 8 (or squeeze in 10.) Glad to have such great food in the hood.

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vipjmg98118
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the foi gras qual. Halibut. Chocolate mousse. All was cooked and served to perfection
What a great experience for classy and high quality French food
Service was perfect
A very rare and classical high end restaurant

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MarkL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly FANASTIC!!! Seattle has needed, no deserved a restaurant like this for some time now. The food was very creative and just plane delicious. Service and ambiance were of an equally high standard These people care.

One problem. In two plus hours of dining in a dining room that could undoubtedly seat upwards of sixty people--, there was only one other couple there. Without customers Seattle will loose this gem. That would be a shame.

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vipFrequentDiner
Seattle
90 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there my wife and I enjoyed the lunch date immensely and will return. I had the crab salad and she had the beet salad.
We both loved the carrot ginger soup. We will return. The kaffir lime panda cotta was outstanding.
The only added comment is we did not realized the obvious from the name of the restaurant and was transiently surprised by the size of the serving.

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vipRonT
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time to the restaurant and was even better than before. The setting is peaceful and beautiful, the food was excellent, and the service attentive. Thanks

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ScottH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice meal with excellent service.

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vipPeteD
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was fantastic. The service was top notch. The decor was very pleasant.

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vipStevenP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Late afternoon sun on a warm Spring afternoon, revealed uncomfortably warm glare that had most diners wearing sunglasses. An investment in gauze curtains would do wonders. That said, The food is spectacular in presentation, innovation, and flavour. A party of 7, we ordered nearly everything on the menu and passed them around. And then ordered many again they were so good... will surely go back. With sunglasses.

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vipRobert
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Everybody raved about their dishes. Our waiter fully explained the menu and made the wine selection easy. Very comfortable seating. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Petite Gallerie. A friend and I had lunch.
We both had sandwiches from the menu.
I had the Raclette cheese sandwich and added prosciutto to it. Quite delicious, generous portion.
My friend had the chicken sandwich which she enjoyed as well.
I will come back for dinner and try the seared foi gras !

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Petite Galerie is rated 4.6 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.