Pomerol

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Pomerol is a locally owned Fremont neighborhood restaurant serving the best northwest ingredients in a French preparation with a wood fired grill and sunny patio.

The restaurant is named Pomerol, not for the famous wines, but for the unique, private, family owned properties that are still operated as they were 100 years ago. The town is tiny, the restaurants are excellent and the craftsmanship of the local people is amazing. We hope to bring that same feel with food, wine, and craft cocktails. A place that you can walk in and have some of the best meats cooked over a grill or fresh produce prepared in a simple beautiful presentation.
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KD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We tend to eat early so our reservation was for 6 pm, and at that hour we probably didn't need one. We were somewhat disappointed to learn that due to their being extremely busy the evening before, some items were not available. However, we tried their daily offer and it was very good. The service we received was also very good.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation at Pomerol for our anniversary. Our waitstaff was excellent, service was timely, the kitchen was appreciative when I told them how much I enjoyed the Cote de Boeuf while my lovely wife said she enjoyed her lamb even more, and the brioche bread pudding for dessert was wonderful. The owner came out and chatted with us and we signed up for her e-mail list ... I look forward to our next visit!

v
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I have now eaten at Pomerol 4 times and have had very inconsistent experiences. At the core of the issue seems to be the aloof, pompous, stiff attitude of the manager(?) who is always on site. At my most recent dining experience, we were provided with a healthy dose of attitude when the Old Fashioned I ordered didn't taste "right" and I politely asked if they could remake the drink so that it didn't taste watery. The manager said in a huff, "we don't put water in our Old Fashioneds", however when the server returned with my drink I apologized for the inconvenience and said the drink seemed watery but the manager was very short with me when I suggested that might be the case. The server then told me they HAD in fact added carbonated water to my Old Fashioned, so not only was the manager unapologetic and indignant, but was also wrong. This last visit the bread was also stale, and the Shishito peppers were too few and not well prepared. the only redeemable feature is the chef, who can grill a lamp chop beautifully. I will probably skip this place in the future, which is a bummer because I live in the neighborhood.

OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service!

SS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food at Pomerol is consistently outstanding. Grilled pork chop with apricot chutney and applesauce was the perfect summer dish!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant wouldn’t honor their own gift card, claiming their machines no longer read the cards. When presented with the value from receipt they said nothing could be done to process payment.

The gift card was from a friend, for my birthday. Such a poor decision, as I nor my friends and their friends will be returning their for such poor customer service. (Also essentially stealing over $200 from my friend without offering refund of the gift card value...)

m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My pre-dinner cocktail was excellent and the watermelon salad was also really good. The other four dishes we had were just ok or worse, with one dish being so salty we couldn't eat it. I've had good meals here before so I'm not sure if it was just a bad night, but I won't be going back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

It was a quiet 4th for us, maybe the JV staff but the food could have used a little more taste. Presentation was pleasant but for the price the taste/food was not great.

SS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was quite good and the service from Sierra was excellent! On a Sunday night it was very quiet, with only 1 or 2 other tables. We were hoping for a little bit more of the excitement that the atmosphere around the restaurant has. We smelled like a Camp Fire after we got home. The wood fire is legit! Over all, a great night out.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service!

H
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new ownership has expanded the menu in interesting ways! The already good French cuisine is now enhanced with dishes of Indian origin.

We are definitely coming back!

V
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and cocktails were delicious!

SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Used to love this place, but it was recently sold, and not a favorite anymore. Happy Hour is gone, daily specials are gone, and the food was not as good as I remember it. Bummer. Really used to love this place, and the daily deals were a steal!

DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been a fan of the restaurant for a bit now. Sat outside with this visit, which added to my quiet level rating and we were quite early that day, as well. New ownership in some fashion (don't know the details of that) but she came out and said hello to us and thanked us for joining them that evening. We loved the addition she brought to one of the dishes... grilled peaches, burrata etc..yumm.. and we are hopeful things will continue to flourish at Pomerol!

GH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s a while since we had been here. Food was disappointing compared to prior visits . Boullabaise was good but a bit overpowered by truffle oil. Pork chop was very fatty and tough. So it seems some dishes are better than others

CC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The first time my wife and I went here we were impressed. We had some high expectations for this visit. We were disappointed when some of the menu items were not available. For the price food could of been better.

PR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our daughter was just home from college and my wife and I chose this place for the three of us. For reasons unknown their system did not have our OpenTable reservation that we had made an hour and a half prior so I suggest calling. FFor something last minute. They had ample room and we got a nice table. The menu is not large but has a solid variety, including a vegetarian plate. My wife ordered bouillabaisse, the seafood special of the day. I ordered steak tartare and a glass of white Bordeaux. Our daughter ordered the burger and fries. My wife seemed to enjoy the seafood but really didn’t comment on it. The steak tartare was just okay...it really needed some black pepper or other spice. The bread served with the tartare was cold and very hard, and after one piece I quit. Our daughter liked the burger but removed the bacon, and I could see why, because it was incredibly chewy, mostly gristle. She got a mountain of fries along side and was easily able to share them with me. The wine was my enjoyment for the meal and I got a second glass, which came as a full pour, whereas the first glass was short. The ambiance is nice and the decor is fine, but the service was meh and with the food falling a bit short and this second try at Pomerol impressing even less than the first, I don’t expect to come back.

JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and the service informative and attentive.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Easy parking, nice menu. We enjoyed our dinner but all felt that we were imposing on the waiter for what ever we asked or needed. Seems to be the general thought with others who have dined here as well.

C
Seattle
230 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Pomerol. The food is excellent, prepared with classic French techniques, and the service is attentive without being intrusive. I love the fact that they have a wood grill as the centerpiece of the kitchen - it lends a subtle smokiness to the foods - the asparagus in the salad was grilled. I had the rack of lamb and C had steak-frites. For those who must avoid gluten, note that most of the things on the menu are gluten-free.

e
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Since we were the only people (party of 4) in the restaurant plus 2 people at the bar, we thought it was appropriate to ask if Pomerol could turn the music down or move us to a quieter table. I had noted in the reservation that a quiet table would be preferable, since two of us are hearing impaired. The waiter responded in a rude manner that there were no quiet tables since the speakers are spread evenly throughout the room and that only the manager could decide to turn the music level down. The music was decreased, and the waiter delivered all the food as a waiter should, but his manner continued to be unpleasant. Buying a bottle of wine and 4 entrees, I expect pleasant waiters/waitresses and good food. One of the party had very good food, and the rest of us thought our food was merely ok. None of us will be returning, which is too bad since I had enjoyed my dinner at Pomerol about 6 months ago.

PM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

This was the most disappointing experience I have had at any Seattle restaurant in the last 5 or so years. The Oyster course was full of shell pieces, the Foie Gras was oily (not awesome for a French restaurant), and the lamb was as fatty as I have ever seen a piece of meat (around 15% was actually edible). It seemed that nobody was in charge that night, with the owners out of town. We asked specifically to speak to the Chef so we could talk through our issues, who reluctantly appeared to apologize for the numerous mistakes. That was fine, but it wasn’t an impressive response given the countless issues with food preparation and cooking. The only plus was that the food was taken off the bill, only charging for the drinks – but that is too little too late when you planned an evening at (allegedly) one of Fremont’s better restaurants. I’d love a response from someone who cares about our experience and how they can improve on the issues.

e
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Waitstaff was attentive, provided great service. My entree wasn’t what I expected. My friend enjoyed hers.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Restaurant Week. Not in our normal neighborhood so may not return but enjoyed the evening and walking around to other establishments for drinks.

l
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner - our first time there but it won't be the last!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful surprise! Seattle Restaurant week and enjoyed the three course meal. Service was superb and the food was perfectly seasoned and tastefully presented. Would visit again! Thank you for a great evening!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there during restaurant week. There were 3 of us. 2 chose from restaurant week menu. I had the asparagus and duck confit... it was delicious.
We shared grilled octopus and foi gras. The food was of exceptional quality. The service was excellent.

TF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I sought out Pomerol for Seattle Restaurant Week. What a disappointment!! The duck confit was dry, overcooked and tasteless. I was really disappointed. The restaurant seemed usually noisy. There many more delightful options.

ER
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pomerol was just a fabulous dinner. The food tasted excellent, the service was stellar, and the atmosphere was great! It was a great date night!

P
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seattle Restaurant Week

MG
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried the place during restaurant week. Hard to find a parking space but we found one. Manager (?) let us in before 5:00 because they had a happy hour. Went during SRW but otherwise I'm not sure I would've found it. Chose the chicken wings for first course. I think there were 4 of them with a nice Thai sauce but I got full on it before the main entree came. Had the wood-fired pork and was surprised how large it was and only ate 2 slices. Took home the rest. For dessert, had the flourless chocolate cake... a bit disappointed with it. Wasn't very sweet or moist -- meh. Overall, I liked the place but I'm not sure if I'd hurry back because of the parking situation.

OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Service exceptional and well paced. Music ok, but perhaps a general blend and a bit lower sound level would suit the varied clientele best. We will be back!

LK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfectly presented springtime! Fava beans and fiddlehead ferns dressed two of their delightful choices. My salmon (in a lovely take on bouillabaisse) was PERfect. Treat yourself and go.

J
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is lovely, the wait staff outstanding. The overall experience is always pleasurable.

SL
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pomerol is a friendly, neighborhood restaurant with fun cocktails. Though limited menu, there is always something for everyone.

NP
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The duck was delicious— but we still miss the chicken :-)

OT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food in a nice neighborhood setting! Great value too!

RD
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pomerol is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The rack of lamb, steak frites, and steelhead were all exceptional. Thanks for another wonderful evening.

LW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything I have eaten there has been delicious. Those I take there agree.

N
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Dish was different than described on the menu; flavor wasn't good.

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