Pomerol

4.1
371 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 632-0135
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vuong Loc
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palatine Ave North
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Parking details
Paid lot within one block, off of Phinney Ave.
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Public transit
Stops for bus lines 40 and 28 within one block
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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B
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Try the octopus! Wonderful French bistro with a little more room between tables. We very much enjoyed the grilled octopus starter with a lemon cream. The endive salad was also excellent. I enjoyed the cassoulet which was full of sausage, duck confit and chunks of pork belly. My companions enjoyed the steak, properly cooked very rare. Dessert was molten chocolate cake which disappeared quickly.
My only complaint is the service. The server was very young and inexperienced and not right for a restaurant of that caliber. She was friendly, but really fell down on all of the things you would expect-checking back on food, removing plates and mostly explaining the cuisine instead of dropping it on the table and running off.

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ME
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good as always and I defenetly recommend this resturant for special occasions.

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d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant week menu itself was interesting but the food was not as flavorful as we hoped it would be. The service was great but the seating was a bit uncomfortable and the noise level high.

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DU
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisitely prepared. Staff was attentive and even though there were many diners that particular evening, we felt like we received special treatment.
The location was perfect and the decor was pleasing to the eye.

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D
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Absolutely terrible. The host or owner and also acting bartender was extremely rude. Careless, arrogant and so rude. I'm still shocked at this terrible experience. He even asked us to leave because he said we had stayed 2hrs and they had only budgeted for 1.5. This was after the fact that soooo many things went wrong with our waiter, food and drinks throughout the night. It was first and only time. Never ever going back and wasting time and money to be mistreated.

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J
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We stopped here before a show at West of Lenin and were pleasantly surprised that such an unassuming local restaurant could be so wonderful. We appreciated our knowledgeable server and delicious food and it was such a pleasure to be in a restaurant that wasn't overly crowded or noisy.

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AF
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Four of us went to Pomerol for Seattle Restaurant Week. We had a lovely time, but food was not stellar. We have had exquisite meals there before, but this time some meals were better than others.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Restaurant Week offerings are part of their signature dishes but Cassoulet was lacking herbs and vegs and bean= mushy paste! Not going back

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C
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dined with friends during restaurant week promotion; very satisfied with the value and quality of the food. The pork tenderloin roasted over a wood burning grill was tender and some of the best I have ever eaten. The cassoulet flavor was superb, but my quibble was that my dish seemed to be short on the duck. Salads and desserts were very well prepared

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l
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was perfect but the food wasn’t. It wasn’t horrible, the desserts were delicious, but the rest wasn’t. My sauce was too salty, the taste of the butternut squash soup I can’t define but it wasn’t bsquash. Pork wasn’t tasty just ok. The Brussels sprouts along with the carrots I cook better at home. Cocktails were good and once again the people were very nice but so disappointing. Need to amp up the flavor.

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B
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Went there with 3 friends to celebrate friendship and a birthday and it was terrific. I think it would help for our server to have been better prepared for questions about food preparation. He is new to the restaurant, I believe, and was charming and eager to please. This definitely balanced the experience. Overall, this is a wonderful place and I'd both recommend it and return to it.
I also appreciated the thoughtful wine list.

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C
Seattle
206 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place! A small, unassuming space, the menu is always changing to maximize use of local ingredients. Tonight, (part of Seattle Restaurant Week) we had a number of options including the fish of the day added for just tonight. I opted for the pork, which was grilled over a wood fire, giving it a lovely smokiness. Many of the dishes are gluten-free so my companion had almost as many menu options as I had. Service is attentive and efficient.

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l
Vancouver
99 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go to celebrate or a date! The food and the service.

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ME
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I do really enjoy this restaurant. Menu is simple but always an excellent set of choices and hard to make just one. The restaurant was incredibly noisy and it was difficult to hear my partner speak. Waiter was a bit too attentive.

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FG
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Oysters were awesome. Arugula salad with hazelnuts, goat cheese, figs and grilled pears was okay - the pears could have used more caramelization and the greens a touch more vinaigrette. Pork chop and roasted vegetable risotto were so-so for the prices. Wines and drinks were fine. Comfortable decor but on the noisy side. Service alternated between being attentive and absent.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The food tasted disappointing, and the service was slow even on a slow night.

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KA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

A big disappointment. The prices are about $4 more per item than on their website. My “grilled pear & fig” salad tasted like nothing but onion & salt. The tomatoes on the burrata were over-ripe and mushy. A $19 burger—I’ve had some $19 burgers in seattle that were worth the price & this ain’t one. We were 1 of 3 tables and the food took forever. Every cocktail was served in a martini glass—even the old fashioned—so weird. There’s SO many other places to spend your money and get an impeccable meal and service.

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W
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Amongst a lot of competition in Fremont, it’s a little gem of a place.

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EH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I always love to come here. We can talk, its relaxing and the food is great quality and taste. Not over salted. The wait people are always welcoming.

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G
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place for early diner. Food Okay but way to salty.

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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, but should be rated as 3$, not 2.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Service was terribly slow. We ordered as soon as we sat down, and yet it took an hour and ten minutes to get our food. The kitchen staff just dragged for no reason and they were rude when we asked them to please plate our food. We thought 90 minutes would be enough time to have a meal before heading out for a show that evening. Instead, the food took so long that we had to scarf everything down in 6 minutes before running out so we wouldn't miss our show. And we were the only group (3 people total) when we started. Only two other small groups were in the restaurant later, seated after us, so no, this was not a busy night. We have come here five times before, having liked the food, but will not come back after this experience.

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HG
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Superb service. A bit pricey. But we'll be back.

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CC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was awesome. Mushrooms were amazing. We brought a special bottle of wine to enjoy. However it difficult to do so when the server interrupted numerous times rushing us to order. I wasn’t aware that there was a time limit on the table.?

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner made very special by great food and service!

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I'd definitely recommend this as a one-time food experience. It's different but not a place I'd return to more than once or twice. The food was a worthy palate experience for those interested in food, but it's pretty pricey, and I wouldn't say that it's a great value. Hence, good for one or a few visits but not a regular thing.
The decor could use some work, but I can understand how expensive it can be to overhaul a space from one use to another. Given that the windows and doors suggest it was an office or light industrial space, it feels reasonably comfortable.

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t
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was very good. However the prices were not reasonable. Many other restaurants have food that is as good for far less. The location and ambiance were not commensurate with the prices either. As I said, the food was very good, but it was not a good value.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exactly expect from a good French bistro. The Bavette and French Fries were like the ones I had in Paris. The IPA is excellent and strong.

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m
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They arranged a nice table for me and my husband. Thank you!

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ST
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Underwhelming food, mediocre service, and completely ignored the notes we were celebrating our wedding anniversary.

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PF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

we have been to this restaurant many times and have always enjoyed it, however, the last time we went the waiter was incredibly rude and dismissive. We met friends there who came with us for the first time and they could not believe how awful he was. We were trying to figure out a good house wine and after asking some questions, he told us we were doing his head in. I thought he was joking but no he was not.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

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D
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Conveniently located, Pomerol was recommended to us and we wanted to try a different restaurant. We arrived early and no problem getting seated either inside or on patio. Service was accommodating and prompt. we ordered cocktails and dinner. Well paced not rushed. Sever was attentive. Dinner served was well presented and cooked as ordered. We were pleased but not not enough to consider a return visit. At this price point, we have enough choices and find service and food a notch better at other establishments.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful spot. Creative, high quality, high taste food that left an impression - and that's saying something, with all the great options on Queen Anne and in Fremont. Patient, caring service. Our evening at Pomerol was several hours long and we never felt rushed. Culinary highlights: the duck egg + fois gras small plate, the steak tartare, the pan roasted chicken, and the chocolate cake.

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GF
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had several appetizers, the vegetable risotto and the steak frites. The appetizers were delicious (Octupus, escargot, and Tomatoes/Burrata). The timing of the food was impeccable and appreciated. Each dish came out by themselves, we had enough time to eat and have a little breather, and the next one was brought out. The vegetable risotto was good, not great, and my husband really enjoyed the steak frites.

Service was on point with constant water refills, checking in to see how things were going, etc. The place was not busy at all when we first arrived but a few more tables filled up while we were there. Food was comparably priced to similar type restaurants. Would recommend if looking for a nice restaurant to try out.

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k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was only okay for the price. I had the Risotta and had to add both salt and pepper, it pretty much had zero flavor. Had 4 appetizers, didn't dislike any of them but none were amazing. Good wine list. Great service. Very quiet...like only 4-5 full tables at 7:30pm on Saturday, that might tell you something.

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down, my favourite restaurant in Seattle. The food is simply amazing, it quite literally makes me cry tears of joy. My favourite cocktail is the Black Pearl, it's very delicious and I easily end up ordering two! My favourite dish is the Fois Gras and Strawberries, as well as the Chicken Liver Pâté. Just had the Ribeye Steak for Two this visit, and WHOA! Mindblowingly tasty and tender!!

The staff are wonderful and always so kind and attentive, such a pleasure. I love the atmosphere and decor: relaxed and quiet. And I definitely have a favourite table now so the awesome wood-burning stove is in sight. Wow! I love love love this restaurant!!!! We'll be back again!

Cheers.

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A
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We can't figure out why this restaurant is not packed every night but that ultimately is good for us since we don't plan ahead. It should be a 'go to' neighborhood hangout. Great food value, daily specials are killer, good grill work, healthy portions and a nice wine list which is strong on French wines as befits a restaurant named Pomerol. The service is good without hovering. There is a sweet but small outside dining space. My only complaint/ suggestion is to dial back the salt. Many things were just too salty for our palates. I'm sure if we had asked to minimize the salt they would have made every effort to do this. I find the staff very accommodating.

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JC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It's been almost 2 years since our last visit because we've been out of the country, and of all nights, it was July 4th with Fremont a near ghost town due to everybody being at Gasworks Park for the fireworks, possibly including the head chef, who as I recall, served up spectacular dishes in the past. My martini was perfect, but my wife's Cosmo was not up to snuff. We shared a falafel-like appetizer that was just okay, and some roasted or grilled oysters that were very good. The chicken dish was, as always, delicious, and the crepe dessert, which we'd thought was supposed to be a chocolate crepe, did not have any appreciable amount of chocolate, if any at all (my wife thought it must have been a dusting, but I'm not even sure about that); it was one of those items where you assume you read the menu wrong, but then when I thought about it later, I could swear it said, "chocolate crepe...." We definitely WILL return, as I suspect it was just an off night with it being the 4th and all.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

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