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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

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Scenic View (29)
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Romantic (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Cozy (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Authentic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (9)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for our 1 year anniversary and the candles on the tables and view was perfect. Our server was great and was genuinely kind! Great experience and the food was presented beautifully!! 10/10 for sure!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Place Pigalle is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The food and the view are both outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Friendly staff. Cozy bar. Great view of Elliot Bay. We had lamb osso bucco and charcuterie board. Both pretty good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Awesome meal to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Highly recommend the Salmon & the Buratta. Wow!!!! Great cocktails with my favorite Glass Vodka! Really good wine list with local gems along with Good French Wines. Can’t wait to go back again!

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love Place Pigale and have had many great experiences there. I am not sure we had ever gone on a summer Saturday evening before? We had our least enjoyable experience...

We arrived 10 minutes prior to our 6pm reservation planning to finish by 7:30 so we could make our 8pm show. There was seating outside and we preferred inside. There seemed to be only 1 waiter for the inside dining. Soon after we arrived I think ~10 more parties were seated in the main dining. The waiter was swamped.

After 10 minutes our drink order was taken, 15 minutes later the drink arrived and our food order was taken. We were told that to get us out by 7:30 would require bringing the appetizer at the same time as the main. We decided to just take the main. Then the main course arrived fairly quickly, 10-15 minutes?

We finished eating around 7 but thought it would not be wise to order a dessert.

As usual the food was excellent. But the management of their dining room was a mess this last Saturday, we observed customers leaving without being waited on and other customers getting up to grab their own silverware, etc.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Support local businesses! This is a hidden gem and a culinary delight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very welcoming host and wait staff. Tina the bartender will mix you any concoction you desire! This team knows how to take care of people and delivers a great experience to the diners. Great job!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Have been several times, always a good experience, service is professional, menu is unique

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was excellent and service was very attentive.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, Great service, and great atmosphere. We had a great time. Server was knowlegable and friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Place Pigalle never disappoints! We came here for our anniversary, and thanks to Tina and Tommy, had an amazing table! Great drinks at the bar beforehand, and a fantastic view to go with the incredible meal! Escargot and salmon are always can't miss!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I love Place Pigalle! It is my number one spot to meet a friend for lunch. The muscles are the best in Seattle by far. I try not to get them every time, but it's hard not to. I did order a dozen oysters to start and they weren't outrageous, but that was more the timing in the season than any fault of theirs. The vinegar sauce served alongside was simple and perfect. Although the presentation is lovely on the rock salt, a bed of ice really helps oysters be at their best even when they're not in peak season (in winter). Their beet salad is great, as is their pate'.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent service and very good food. The restaurant was crowded and noisy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was my wife's birthday. Everything went perfectly and we loved it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great 👍 service delicious food. Beet salad was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fantastic... as always. Make a point of going on any trip to Seattle.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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