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.
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.
The food was great and the service informative and attentive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waitstaff was attentive, provided great service. My entree wasn’t what I expected. My friend enjoyed hers.
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.
Great dinner - our first time there but it won't be the last!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Seattle Restaurant Week
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.
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!
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.
The food is lovely, the wait staff outstanding. The overall experience is always pleasurable.
Pomerol is a friendly, neighborhood restaurant with fun cocktails. Though limited menu, there is always something for everyone.
The duck was delicious— but we still miss the chicken :-)
Wonderful food in a nice neighborhood setting! Great value too!
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.
Everything I have eaten there has been delicious. Those I take there agree.
Dish was different than described on the menu; flavor wasn't good.
New server who took care of us was great. It was my birthday and she every much made me feel at home. Thank you, it was a great time!
Please learn how to make a Sazerac if you are going to list it as a featured cocktail.
Food was really tasty, but very expensive. Without alcohol we ended up paying over $250 on Valentines day.
Even though they brought out entree out before our appetizer, the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.
We were two of VERY few guests this evening. The food was fantastic. Portions were moderate but not lean.
Great food but avoid the cassoulet. Excellent,attentive service
The place never disappoints. We almost always make this the go-to date place our special occasions.
Not a good experience. First round of bread was stale, second was cold inside and hot outside, so clearly frozen. Squash soup very thin and bland. Steak frites - steak somehow tasted acrid and was over cooked, fries lukewarm and soggy with oil. Brussel sprouts inedible - wilted and tasteless. Octopus chewy and acrid like the steak. Wine tasted like the bottle had been open for days. Entrees served right after the soup because they were fired at the wrong time. Overall, a poor experience all the way around - not recommended.
Pomerol has a pesant relaxed atmosphere. Our wait person was outstanding. The menu was diverse and interesting. The food was uneven. The cassoulet was more like bean soup, the chicken was ok but not served hot. The salads were excellent. I would not rush back here.
Good food in itty bitty portions
For the price the New Year’s Eve set menu was underwhelming. The beef was perfectly cooked and tasted good but the lamb was bland. Would like to have tried the normal menu. Service was good.
good red meat and wine list, but only one boring seafood dish on menu
Xmas Eve 3 friends Delicious Great Service
Warm, friendly service and good food. Pleasant bar.
Average food and good value; there are better French restaurants in the Seattle area.
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.