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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.
Seattle, WA 98103
French, American, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Happy Hour 5:00pm-6:00pm in the bar
Palatine Ave North
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Paid lot within one block, off of Phinney Ave.
Stops for bus lines 40 and 28 within one block
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pomerol Ratings and Reviews
We were a party of four. Everything we had was excellent. However, there was only one problem, not serious. My husband and I each ordered chicken liver pate for an appetizer. The portion was so large that we were not able to finish the entree. I would suggest that people share the chicken liver pate. Of course the scallops and some kind of rice (risotto?) I took home made a fabulous lunch the next day.
We enjoyed our Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner. Delicious plus a steal at $55 for three more than generous servings. We went home with enough leftovers for a second meal. The Thai chili octopus salad was particularly tasty. Delectable prime rib, brined pork and lamb, but don't expect to stick with your diet. A very liberal hand with butter. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive.
The music was heavy metal often . Had to complain a few times. They just put on softer metal. Why do restaurants need music anyway? Is it for the help? Try ear buds. The industry surveys say that most people either don't hear it or they hate it. We come there to relax and have reduced noise and a near quiet dinner. The second team was in the kitchen. Wine came out, then food took a good 30 minutes to get anything.
Pomerol is almost perfect. Food is excellent. Wait staff is attentive but not obtrusive. The problem, and it applies to me but not to many people, is that there is only street parking. If we have to park far away it means that my husband has to push me very far. If we go with other people we can be dropped off at the door while the friends parK. I would recommend Pomerol unconditionally to my friends.
Went there for a date night mid week. It was quiet and allowed for very nice conversation. We are both very into the foodie scene and this place really impressed us. We shared 3 appetizers, one main course and a side. This was just the perfect amount of food for the 2 of us. The service was excellent and I only wish that they were located just down the street. The bar itself looked great for happy hour.
Pomerol has a limited menu but the dishes that we had were excellent. We especially loved the starters which included grilled octopus (highly recommended), a delicious pumpkin soup and a beet salad. We were there during Seattle Restaurant week so this may have affected service and ambience. I would have enjoyed more patient, interested attention from the server.
We went during Restaurant week since we have heard about Pomeral but not tried it yet. The pumpkin soup was rich and peppery, the pork was very good. They have a fire grill so excel in the prep of their meats. The desserts were the least interesting, my chocolate dessert was too sweet and made with a milk chocolate instead of dark. On the whole a very good experience.
Food was attractively presented and overall very tasty. The room is industrial minimal, and I guess okay if you like very noisy, I was hoarse after dinner conversation in elevated voice to be heard across the table. No table cloths nor attempt at elegance. Service was at best cursory, and at times most unprofessional. I had to dodge the rear end of the server who often unnecessarily chose to serve by squeezing in between the narrowly spaced tables. Would be overpriced if it had not been for restaurant week.
A lovely experience, even during busy restaurant week! Unlike many eateries that only offer their cheapest fare during that week, Pomerol was wise enough to showcase some of their best. Their grilled octopus starter was perfection, and both the steelhead trout and pork shank mains were delicious and filling. Service was attentive yet unobtrusive, and their wood beamed ceiling moderated the noise level so all patrons could converse without shouting. We will definitely return, and just hope Pomerol will maintain their high standards as the months go by.
I am sorry , i was just in Paris for 3 weeks. and i was looking forward to a French meal. it was uninspiring. Pumpkin soup tasteless, the "trout" was good, the risotto not so much. The chocolate dessert was just too thick and heavy. our server was boarder line unfriendly. looking away while talking to us. My friend enjoyed it more than i did. i Did not make any comments to her.
My husband and I really enjoyed our meal at Pomerol! Food (grilled octopus and roast chicken), cocktails (Bees Knees) and dessert (bread pudding) were all perfectly prepared and very delicious... My only small complaint was that the drinks and some of the food was a bit slow coming out but this was not a big problem. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. We will be back!
Went for Restaurant week, I had the pork shoulder, was very plentiful and the flavor was great, my husband had the steel-head (trout) this was also cooked very well with great flavors. The pumpkin soup was a delight and the bread pudding for dessert was surprisingly light.
Entering the restaurant the aroma from the wood-fired grill is welcoming. The space is cozy. Servers are friendly. The food was extremely well prepared--more French-influenced than French. Salads were delicately dressed yet tasty. The grilled pork shoulder steak was tender and smoky accompanied by perfectly cooked veggies, including an amazing cauliflower puree. The rosti (fried potatoes) were wonderful. Will definitely go back again...soon!
Loved it! Didn't chat much with the host or the waiter, but both of them were super helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. Absolutely would recommend! The food that came out was great. Anticipate a solid wait for the food, but drinks come quickly. The food, especially meat dishes, were worth the wait.
We were there on Friday evening, when they offer a terrific two course meal for only $30. We enjoyed two combinations:: delicious pate followed by a beautifully prepared pork chop, and a delicious butternut squash soup and a moist and tasty salmon dish. The service is excellent, the wines by the glass are as well. A delightful place to meet friends and enjoy a satisfying meal.
We always enjoy eating at Pomerol. The food is perfectly prepared, and the ingredients are fresh and local. I had the steelhead served atop pureed squash and topped with charred corn and lobster mushrooms. What a marvelous taste combination. C. had the chicken, which she loved. While most of their entrees are gluten-free, they are able and willing to adapt any dish to be gluten free.
Had a wonderful evening here for a splurge dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. He even brought us a scoop of the chicken skin ice cream on the house, just for fun...(tastes a bit like buttered popcorn, if you'roe wondering). They do fantastic meats here and have a nice French wine list with mid-range options. The appetizer portions were generous. We look forward to coming back to try happy hour and some cocktails.
We thoroughly enjoyed Pomerol. It was the kind of place where they let you just enjoy your food and chat. The service was friendly but not obsequious. The food was great - raves all around - and the drinks were excellent as well. The tenderloin and roast chicken were particularly delicious. We sat on the deck and it was lovely for a summer evening. It is fancy food in a slightly more low-key atmosphere - perfect to my mind. I will definitely be going back.
We went here for Restaurant Week. They changed the menu from what was posted online--for the better. Hubbard squash soup was delicious, and the Arctic char was exquisite. Pineapple bread pudding was very good but a little too sweet. We had a lovely French Sauvignon blanc. Some wines are 50% off on Wednesdays.
The food there was outstanding. It was fresh Northwest ingredients with a vision of modern French cooking and slight hints of Asian flavors. Very good service and the chocolate terrin was awesome for dessert. Good after drinks and espresso as well. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
Pomerol is our favorite restaurant, and it is always good to come back to it. If only it had parking we would come often. But with me in a wheelchair it is difficult. The food is great. This time my husband and I each had the pâté first and scallops for the main course. The scallops had some kind of jelly-like stuff to spread over them, and it raised scallops to a whole new level. Our friends had oysters, and they were gleeful because the oysters were nice small tender ones. One of them had the steak, and the other had the roast chicken. Everyone was happy. But, then again, there is no one we know who ever had anything they didn't like. Service was excellent and unobtrusive. Room was attractive, though not opulent. Noise level was too high, higher than I remembered it being. Finally we realized that was because we usually went at five o'clock, and this time we went at six.