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About Place Pigalle

Place Pigalle specializes in seasonal menus combining local ingredients with a variety of culinary traditions.

The resulting dishes "always have been artful, always entertaining, always fresh...disarmingly successful."

Couple such critical acclaim with a wonderful Elliott Bay and Olympic Mountain view, an award-winning wine list and a bar that specializes in the unusual and you have the reasons for this Pike Place Market restaurant's success.

81 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
1st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 624-1756

Website:
http://www.placepigalle-seattle.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking Available After 5pm in the Public Market Parking Garage.
1531 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.621.0469

The Public Market Parking garage offers covered parking and is connected to the Market's Main Arcade by an elevator and skybridge. Before or after dining with us you can catch a show, concert, or shopping - free with our validation until the wee hours. Simply present your ticket!

Executive Chef:
Thomas Schultz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Place Pigalle Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (29)
Waterfront (29)
Good for a Date (27)
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Special Occasion (26)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Cozy (20)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

We waited for ages before our orders were taken and before being served.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, Place Pigalle provided delicious food and friendly service for me, my wife, and our companions.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful meal and suburb service. Intimate and great views of Elliot Bay and the Ferris wheel. Small wine list, but the two different whites I had were very good...and I am so picky with wine. Only place I would return to on my next trip to Seattle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Have eaten 5 times at Place Pigalle and always ordered mussels for appetizer. This was first time they were poor quality; small and a bit runny. Pretty sure they were not fresh. All else was up to usual high standard. Soup of the day was hearty, hot, and very flavorful. Scallops were perfectly cooked and delicious. King salmon also very tasty. We split a yummy chocolate dessert, and had espresso. Lastly, our waiter, Guy, was superb. He's very personable and although busy, with a full house on a Thursday night, never seemed to be in a rush. Good dining experience overall. I love the Place Pigalle interior and vibe.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome ! Delicious foie grad and king salmon. Endive salad also great and such a cute place

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We have eaten at Place Pigalle about 5 times and although we enjoyed the food, it was tasty, we were discouraged to find the noise level so bad that we are not sure we will go back. We could not talk to each other without raising our voices near to a yelling point. The restaurant really needs to put in some sound absorbers.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We chose Place Pigalle for dinner prior to attending a play. We’ve had great meals there in the past and the Market is so beautifully decorated during the holidays. Sadly, our meal was substandard. We ordered calimari as an appetizer and found it too bland. When our entrees arrived my meal was so salty I couldn’t eat it. The waitress offered to send it back to the kitchen and I accepted although I was nervous we would be late for our event. My husband and I picked at his meal while we waited for my dish to arrive. He ordered the rabbit which was adequate but unremarkable. Because we had to get to our play, my meal had to be delivered in a to go box. Two days later, it’s still in our refrigerator untouched so I can’t say if it was improved. For a $160 dinner (with tip as the service was fine), I expected more. I’m disappointed on a number of levels but mostly because a restaurant I’ve previously associated with great food failed to deliver.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great place to invite friends for dinner. Good food and cocktales. Intimate, cozy, view of the waterfront and excellent service.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been to Place Pigalle twice in two weeks, once for lunch with the hubby and once for dinner with the hubby and his uncle to celebrate an early Christmas. First of all, I want to give a shout out to Erin, our server for both visits. She is outstanding! Friendly, knowledgable, efficient and attentive without being overbearing. Erin has made our two experiences at Place Pigalle super positive! That said, the food at both meals was excellent! For lunch, we had oysters, onion soup and grilled king salmon. At dinner, we shared an octopus appetizer that was good but maybe not enough octopus. We all had different salads that were tasty, including an apple-endive salad that was very good! For entrees, we had salmon (again), duck breast and lamb chops. The salmon was very good again; the duck breast was better than the salmon; but the lamb was the clear winner among the three entrees. It was a bit pricey but so worth it! I would highly recommend Place Pigalle for lunch or dinner if you want a nice atmosphere, good service and tasty French food.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Place Pigalle is one of my favorite spots. I enjoyed a fantastic long lunch with friends on an unexpectedly sunny day in December. Delicious food, well matched drinks, and charming service. Thank you!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of our favorite Seattle places lovely small venue with a excellent menu, service and wine list. Never had a bad meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This place is so charming....warm and inviting...tucked in the back of Pike’s Place Market with lovely view of Elliot Bay. White table clothes, friendly service, nice wine list and full bar, and of course wonderful food.....very Pacific Northwest.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love Place Pigalle! Cozy, quaint, historical, and great views. Wonderful food and tasty cocktails. The mussels are shell-licking good, and the French onion soup is fantastic, especially on a damp Seattle day.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great view of Elliott Bay, great location in the Market, excellent menu, food is delicious and service just right.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This most recent occasion was a pre-Thanksgiving get together. I love Place Pigalle. Though I live on the other side of the state, I have been enjoying meals at Place Pigalle for 30 years. Their fine food, kind service, fabulous view, cozy dining experience, bring me back again and again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Have been here before. Food is usually great. The clams in the boulliabase were sandy. Would have expected more attention to easy details like this. Expressed our concern and it was ignored.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We searched OT for three days picking our dinner each night while visiting Seattle. This restaurant was outstanding and easily our best meal of the trip! Service was terrific, and the french cuisine seafood was outstanding. The mussels and calamari appetizers were not your wine broth and deep fried versions like you normally see. Both very fresh with fabulous wine, cream, and pork fat based sauces. Terrific! Had the steelhead for the main course served with gnocchi and cherry tomatoes cooked perfectly skin on. Food was delicious and the wine selection top notch. Highly recommend this place. Remember, they are behind the place where they throw the fish at Pikes!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food is good, but every dish we had was far too heavy. If you go, consider asking about that. You certainly don't need an appetizer and an entrée when the food is this rich. All of the food seemed to be swimming in very tasty but overwhelming sauces.

We tried the soup, which was very rich, but the meatballs in the soup tasted like defrosted meat and hadn't absorbed the soup flavors.

The location is darling, the service is excellent.
Would I go back? There are so many other restaurants to try, all I can say is I would rather try so many others before I would return here.

I do think it's a romantic spot for a beautiful day in Seattle, so if you are looking for that, then this restaurant is great for that.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was lackluster. Our server never checked back with us after serving our entrees until they were almost gone. If she would have I would of asked for some fresh pepper and lemons. She was doing her side work instead of attending to her guests. We had to hear the specials from the server at the table next to us. Our server never offered us the soup of the day, salmon special or anything else, just "what do you want to order?" We ordered starters and she said is that it? I guess she thought we were cheap tourists....dissapointing

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Client dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came because a friend recommended the restaurant... now I’ll be the friend recommending it! I could eat that warm arugula and beet salad every day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Place Pigalle never disappoints. I had the duck and my friend had the bouillabaisse. We each had a glass of a very nice Pinot Gris. Not crowded. We had a lovely lunch.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We have enjoyed the food on every trip to Seattle
Very good French foods.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The mussels we ordered were rancid and we sent them back. At the recommendation of the waiter, I ordered the rabbit, my partner ordered the lamb. The Tabor was on a gigantic bed of flavorless mush. It was supposed to be sweet potato but honestly, I couldn't tell what it was. The mush was topped with cold arugula and then 4 medalions of rabbit. There was no sauce and no vegetable. The price was $38 - way over priced. My partners lamb consisted of 5 small lolypops on a huge bed of the same mush I had. There was no vegetable, just a sprinkling of arugula. There was a nice sauce served with the lamb. The price of that dish was $54, again way over priced and very mediocre. Will not be going back and would NOT recommend.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We wanted to say thank you! We had an absolutely fantastic meal and y’all were kind enough to seat us with an amazing view of the pier and Ferris wheel. You made the whole night special for us and gave us the perfect table and service while we celebrated our anniversary. We really couldn’t have asked for a better experience or meal.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Took my wife there for her birthday. Had not been there for over 10 years. Was even better now. Food was great, wine was great, service was great. View was unbeatable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The view, ambiance and service were spectacular. The food was quite good, although a bit too rich for my tastes. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, and it turned out to be quite a memorable evening. This is a wonderful spot for special celebrations, and we will definitely return!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Tradition has brought us to Place Pigalle at least a dozen times during the past 25 years to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This year we have decided this tradition will come to an end. Although the ambience remains wonderful tucked away in the alley of Pike Place Market with romantic views of the Sound from a cozy window table, the service was slow and awkward, the food was just mediocre and overall everything was underwhelming and incredibly over priced. Sorry to say it has lost it's magic for us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We’ve been having dinner here a few times a year over many years. It remains one of our favorite Seattle spots for food, drinks, great service and views. It was wonderful tonight again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fabulous every time! I brought a French friend who is hard to please. She loved the French Onion Soup and salmon. The crab cakes were also very good. I have eaten here three times and never been disappointed. It is a bit hard to find so get directions if you are not familiar with the market. My friend did wish that they would have offered French wine rather than California.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful, as always! Bean and ham stew was delicious, as was the calamari. One of our favorite places in Seattle.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were in Seattle and arranged to meet family living nearby (military service). We had a great evening combined with a window table, excellent food, and fantastic service from the entire Place Pigalle team ... even though we were the last guests to leave. This is a small bistro style restaurant, a little hard to find, but worth the search.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went here for the first time and was not disappointed. The food was amazing and our waiter was so friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best escargot. Delicious drinks. Good service. Lovely date night with the hubby!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Lovely service with great food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My first impression was favorable with a bit of a surprise about its location. I was expecting something in the market proper but this was almost like a secret room. You pass thru at the fish market and immediately have a view of the bay. Upon entering I was greeted and seated immediately. While small and a bit noisy, the staff were well cersed in the menu choices and where the food was sourced. The local seafood was very good My Salmon was delicious and the Calimari appitizer was a new experience based on the way they prepared it. Much better than the usuall breaded/fried approach. To have made it better for me a few local beers on tap would have been awesome but the bottled local beer was also good. I will definitely be back to try the other menu choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always a favorite place for special dates when we lived in Seattle so we had to revisit for lunch on a recent brief visit. It was excellent as always! Tina’s spunk and top notch service only added to our total enjoyment of the fabulous warm beet salad, arugula and goat cheese salad, the N W bouillabaisse and the perfect wine pairings. Hope we don’t have to wait another 7 years to return for the ambiance, warm hospitality and delicious food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Charming little spot in the Market. Delicious, fun and a place I would go back to time and time again!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great service from a very personable waiter, terrific food, good veiw of the waterfront. We will definitly keep going here for lunch or dinner every time we are in Seattle.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice place. It is too noisy for my taste. Service was excellent. Food very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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