Pomerol

4.3
410 reviews
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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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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and the service informative and attentive.

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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.

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C
Seattle
228 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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OT
Seattle
1 review
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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

Seattle Restaurant Week

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MG
Seattle
63 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.

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OT
Seattle
13 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Please learn how to make a Sazerac if you are going to list it as a featured cocktail.

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DB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really tasty, but very expensive. Without alcohol we ended up paying over $250 on Valentines day.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Even though they brought out entree out before our appetizer, the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were two of VERY few guests this evening. The food was fantastic. Portions were moderate but not lean.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food but avoid the cassoulet. Excellent,attentive service

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ST
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The place never disappoints. We almost always make this the go-to date place our special occasions.

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j
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

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.

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g
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food in itty bitty portions

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b
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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RB
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good red meat and wine list, but only one boring seafood dish on menu

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JW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Xmas Eve 3 friends Delicious Great Service

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A
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Warm, friendly service and good food. Pleasant bar.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Average food and good value; there are better French restaurants in the Seattle area.

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B
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on November 29, 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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