Place Pigalle is a favorite of mine -- and they treat me wonderfully there, even remembering which table I like. Food is terrific.
Food has been very good, but not amazing, however the ambience, service and view make up for it.
Not as exceptional as on previous visits! Service okay, not super and food seemed to lack the spark of previous visits! With so many outstanding dining places in the area, they need to wow their customers on every visit!
My friend and I started the evening with the baked brie and a wine paired by our waiter, which wasn't our first choice but turned out to be a real winner. I had rabbit two ways and he had the lamb risotto also with a recommended wine for our entree. We ended with the most amazing creme brulee Ive ever had (very smooth and they didn't skimp on the vanilla bean). all of the food was wonderful the staff was great (even offered to hail a cab for us) and the restaurant its self felt like a romantic hole-in-the-wall find. it isn't cheap but is definitely worth every penny.
A quiet spot in the brouhaha of Pike Place Market. The four of us enjoyed our lunch immensely. Two of us had the bouillabaisse which was excellent. One person ordered crab cakes Pigalle which she liked. A fourth person had risotto (spinach?) which he felt was good, but a little "soupy". Desserts (creme brulee and pot de creme) were excellent. The service was attentive, but not hovering. I especially liked that the waiter spontaneously told us the price of the day's special without having to be asked.
Horrible food -both of us did not eat more than a third of lunch-told staff and no recompense or recognition of issue
This was dinner following a show at Benaroya Hall. Being Sunday evening the restaurant was about half occupied, contributing to a relaxed atmosphere. We began with cocktails and a signature mussel appetizer. The appetizer was a more than ample serving of mussels with bacon and a delicious sauce. Dinner was Petrale sole with root vegatable puree for one, and scallops with vegetable purée and watercress salad for the other - which were shared - accompanied by a bottle of Chardonnay. It was an excellent meal. Service was great. The cost was reasonable. We highly recommend Place Pigalle for a fine dining experience.
This was my second visit, so that tells you something. First time took Japanese business clients who enjoyed it very much, second for wedding anniversary. Intimate,, friendly, excellent food with flair. Good view seating. I will return!
I don't want to leave a stellar review in case everyone starts coming here. It's a cute little place and I am so glad we stumbled upon it. The staff is as friendly as can be, and the food was very good. They have an interesting menu. We ordered the rabbit with duck sausage, and the arctic char. The char was fantastic. It was cooked to perfection and the roasted squash and zucchini was excellent. Even the garnish on top was delicious. The rabbit was very juicy. They also had really nice wine - even just by the glass. We had a great time enjoying the view of the Great Wheel and the ambiance of the restaurant. I loved the lighting (somewhat dark and soft) and there was Ella Fitzgerald playing in the background. Fun place!
My friend and I did have a wonderful time. The French onion soup and pot du creme were wonderful as was our wine. The crab cakes no so much.
We particularly enjoyed our server, Guy, who attentive, personable and professional. He did make an allowance for the crab cakes.
We had a window table with a fabulous view of Elliot Bay and loved the old-timey ambiance.
We both left saying we wanted to return soon.
We love Place Pigalle. With all of the Tom Douglas being shoved down your throat in Seattle, it is hard to choose something that isn't owned by him. Thankfully we did some research before hand and found this place. Authentic French-American bistro. Fantastic meat dishes. Some of the best mussels we have ever had as an app. YUM. Nice atmosphere and view. Good wine list and the bartender makes a great martini. We will be back for sure.
I am torn because I really wanted to love our dining experience here. The view from a table near the window is beautiful & romantic - you can see the waterfront and ferris wheel. Our French onion soup and beet salad were solid, classic appetizers. Nice flavors but not inventive. The main course is where the disappointment lies. I had crab cakes with asparagus and my partner had beef. The crab cakes had very little binding agent but the flavor (from spices) was sub-par - simply an overdose of paprika. Also, the crab didn't taste exceptionally fresh (you know, that moment you should have at any fine dining experience when you bite into a piece of fresh catch). The creme brûlée was mediocre at best. Service, view, and location were excellent.
This place was very good! I took my girlfriend here on valentine's day weekend, and although the place was very busy the service and food were both very good. A little pricey but well worth it for good food and the atmosphere. I feel this place is best for small groups of 2-4.
This is our favorite place to celebrate special occasions. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. It can get a little noisy when it is full, but not annoyingly so. It's like a mini trip to Paris.
Made reservations for Valentine's a couple of months in advance, they called the Monday before to confirm and check if I had any questions etc. On arrival our table wasn't ready yet so we had a drink at the bar. Both the bartender and our waiter were super attentive, we had a window table which was great for the view of the sound. My wife started with the escargot which she loved and then had the lobster which was perfect. Being a vegitarian I had the only one option on the menu, the raviolis which was very good. We finished with the chocolate calorie bomb, too rich for the wife. Great experience, only complaint is don't inform a vegitarian that the kitchen will have several options for him but then on the night only offer one entree.
Excellent every time.
I always enjoy my meals at Place Pigalle. The servers are gentle and do not get in the way of conversations while still bringing all you need. The food is delicious. Best rabbit in Seattle!
I've been to Place Pigalle a number of times and was really, really disappointed with the service. Our server was rude, unfriendly, and seemed to be having a bad day and was taking it out on the diners. It appeared they may have been short staffed but that should not influence service. I will think twice about returning with such horrible service.
The hostess was great and the staff was welcoming. The cocktails were well-balanced and the wine offerings paired well with dinner. The food was outstanding and the portions are generous!
Our second time at this restaurant, and we brought another couple. The food was even better than we recalled. It is cozy and has a fabulous bistro atmosphere. Bravo!
I have been to Place Pigalle numerous times and it has always been a great experience. I would definitely recommend the duck, medium rare of course. They have a good wine selection as well. I would absolutely continue to recommend this establishment.
Romantic dinner. Good food - octopus sausage dish was excellent. Nice water view with Ferris wheel.
Tera and I were celebrating her Birthday! We had the best mussels that I have tasted in along time! My scallops were superbly prepared. The ambience was very romantic. We had a great view of the Sound and waterfront. The service was impeccable! Hats off to Place Pigalle! Thank you for making our evening special.
Outstanding service and excellent food. Love the beet salad and really enjoyed the crab cakes and butternut squash ravioli.
I would suggest avoiding Sunday nights. The surrounding Pike Place market is deserted, and the restaurant feels lonely. Also we found that several of the dishes we were interested in were sold out. The prices are higher than I had remembered, but I could happily make a meal of the appetizer mussels. The lamb risotto was quite good, but the grilled scallops were accompanied by a (to me) over-sweet puree that needed more acid.
Menu excellent, service very good - took a long time to get our drinks. In fact, our appetizers came out before one of friends got their drink. That's pretty bad. I thought $31 for 3 large scallops was a pretty poor deal. The lamb risotto was great and the salmon was cooked to perfection.
Place Pigalle has lways has been a favorite . . . I would highly recommend it
The mussels were wonderful! But that's where the good news ends. We were a party of three. We ordered rabbit, which our waiter said was his favorite. It was stringy and dry. I ordered the short ribs of beef. Looked like it was 20 years old, dark looking and utterly tasteless. We also ordered the game hen but cancelled it, not looking for another culinary disaster. They have an extensive wine list most of which was by the bottle. A few were splits (halves). We arrived at 6:30 p.m. on a Friday night.....three tables were occupied...which should have told us something. You'd be fine if you have the mussels at the bar and watch the view (during the day). As I said, the mussels were really good.
A favorite place of ours for many years. Never disappoints.
Place Pigalle is truly a gem, tucked away in the back of the Pike Place Market with spectacular views and a cozy intimacy that transports one to Europe. The food is delicious, especially the fresh fish straight from the market and always with an original touch.
We came because of fond memories of lovely dinners in a beautiful spot, but were very disappointed in the food. Overcooked fish and steak, inexpert presentation, squid swimming in a salty sauce.
Great service and beautiful view!! The steamed mussels are to die for, however, my crabcakes were less appealing. They had good flavor, but were mushy with no discernable chunks of crab. I would definitely return for another meal, but order a different entree next time.
We got our favorite table. The food was great and so does the service. It was the perfect spot for girls luncheon.
I always enjoy Place Pigalle's ambience! The tile floors, the light fixtures, the old wood all exude a charm from bygone times. Great view out to Alki (daylight hours), and now you can also enjoy the ferris wheel. Food-wise, we had oysters on the half-shell that were outstanding! My date had rabbit two ways; the one I tasted was quite good. I had scallops on a pumpkin-pomegranate puree that was really innovative. We both loved the beet salad (served warm, which is nice in winter) as well as the braised greens and beans (also warm). A great place to just drop in for a cocktail, too. Not sleek or trendy or self-consciously hip--just classy and good.
We were very disappointed. We have not dined here in a few years and what was an elegant dining experience is now big food that just is not good. Sad to see this Pike Place Market icon at this level.
You must try the mussels--ask for lots of bread.
Service was friendly and helpful. Location is great. Ambiance is quiet, cozy, clean with a great view of the water. Steak was the best we've both had. Highly recommend this place. Will certainly return.
Very noisy -- not a great choice for a romantic dinner. The food was good. It's a bit pricey, but part of what you're paying for is the view and the old city feel.
This restaurant is always a nice dinner. Fine dining and good wine (as well as a full bar), in a little hole in the wall at Pike Place market, with a view of the waterfront. I've never seen it too crowded, even though I doubt they have more than 15-20 tables, a lot of which are for 2. Just a great ambience for any occasion, especially if you want a romantic dinner.
This is the first time we dined at Place Pigalle and overall we enjoyed it. I ordered the Lamb Risotto which ended up being very flavorful but it was not at all a Risotto in texture. It came out very dry, almost like a Jambalaya with the rice and lots of lamb. I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get the creamy texture of a real risotto but thought it was good overall. The star of the evening was the French Onion Soup which had great depth of flavor and was delicious!!