Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

4.4
2124 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Centered around the cuisine, decor and imagery of the French Quarter and New Orleans and creating the feel of the Big Easy, Toulouse is one of the most intricate and ambitiously built restaurants in a generation.


Our expansive menus offer culinary diversity and range from traditional Creole and French Quarter menu choices to traditional Parisian and French countryside preparations to more innovative dishes that are entirely unique to Toulouse.
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Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I visited last weekend after booking a last minute reservation while visiting from Vancouver. Decor and ambiance is stunning. Like you're in other world. Loved that part. Food and service wasn't as great. Restaurant wasn't that busy but server came to our table breathless and hurried. After our food arrived, she didn't come back once to ask how we were doing. Another person came to deliver food and remove dishes. He was not friendly in the least and practically threw our food on the table. Two out of four dishes were good. I had buttermilk fried chicken. KFC is tastier. It had no flavor at all. Steak frites were also below average, tough steak , flavorless. Definitely not worth the $32 price tag! The shrimp linguine and risotto were very good. Very hit and miss!

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JW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent distinctive food in a unique setting. Extensive menu and wine list. Looking forward to returning there again soon.

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MT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This restaurant offers similar menus for its regular service and happy hour. One thing I noticed was that it shares a very similar menu to the restaurant next door. In fact, I tested this by ordering the same item I had at Pesos (prawns and linguine). Honestly, the dish was the exact same. You can pretty much go to Toulouse Petit or Pesos and the only major change will be the ambiance. These two locations might actually be sharing the same kitchen. But hey, I'm not a local so maybe it's something I'm just not informed about.

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i
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A lovely time was had by all.

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SV
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience, love the food here and the menu has a ton of options these days. One of our favorite places in Seattle for a date night

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PJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our food was delicious. I'm glad we finally got a chance to visit this wonderful restaurant.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us truly enjoyed our meals. It was our first time there. We will come back soon.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you have lived in Seattle for more than a few years, coming back to Toulouse Petit every now and then is like visiting a dependable, good friend. The food is well-prepared, the menu should fit just about every taste and budget, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. It's almost better than it was, when it was a little more frenetic than it seems now, and thus a little noisier and hectic. Now it just has a comfortable, easy-to-be in charm. Really makes me want to come back more often than the once every so often schedule we have been on for the last few years.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experience I’ve had. From the sumptuous visuals, friendly and enjoyable staff to the amazing food all enjoyed in a 3 hour no rushed meal.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food was delicious! Pricing was good.

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PS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this establishment, made reservations a week prior for a group of six. Excellent service. Ambiance is cozy/elegant. Servers entree suggestions were spot on, drinks were tasty. Definitly recommend to friends and plan to come again.

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I am a frequent patron but this time the service left a lot to be desired. Also they did not shut the side entrance so people kept trying to enter and opening and shutting the door right right. Y our table.

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CS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I brought my Sis and Friend here for lunch on Friday. I have been before, a few times, and the food is always so good. They had the cauliflower soup with creme frieche, and sides, to die for! I had the crab and Peruvian prawn salad which is excellent. Love the ambiance.
One thing we noticed is the heavy dust on the blown glass lights and on top of the ventilation system in the ceiling. But the bathrooms are nice!f

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. The servers were absolutely awesome. If they didn’t have something available they made a similar substitution free of charge. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who what’s to have a nice dinner with family and friends

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LF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I've been here more than my fair share. Its a popular place for brunch. My husband loves this place, but for me, it seems that the quality of food and drinks are just getting worse little by little. We went here for dinner during Seattle Restaurant week, and everything was under a lot of parsley, really oily or both. The drinks were not well made, even their staple menu item beignets aren't what I remember. Disappointing.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Noisy, salty, rude

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H
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had so much fun and the perfect meal. The atmosphere was just right.

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I
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely accommodating, very busy place. Restaurant week yielded open reservations only at 5:45 and 9:15. We nabbed the 9:15 but they seated us early. I mentioned we were rushed and with a packed house they delivered fabulous food right away. Great vibe. Terrific servers. Toulouse knocks it out of the park!

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

We tried this restaurant for the first time during restaurant week. My first course was the beet salad, followed by the shrimp and grits, with the flourless chocolate cake for dessert, and all were amazing. The restaurant is beautiful, service was great, we will be back!

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MJ
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service ! I would go again and try other dishes .

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

This is definitely a must when in Seattle. We stopped at a few different recommended places (all different types of food) and even did a food tour but holy cow this place took the cake. Friendly staff and knowledgeable servers. We told her what we like and she recommended a slue of options from the menu and we loved every single one. Amazing food and great drinks. Only recommendation I’d have is to improve the kids menu as the burger sliders is probably the only option a younger child might like. Otherwise an amazing place to eat and worth every penny.

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M
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toulouse Petite was fabulous! I would never ever come to Seattle without dining here!

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JS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff who seem to have eyes everywhere - not just their own stations - to make sure the customer is happy in all aspects. As an example, the friendly bartender brought my wife's cocktail AROUND the bar in person to where we were standing some way away waiting for our table.
This is one of our favorite places for informal relaxation and ambience, let alone the great food and wine selection.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience. I took my mother there for her birthday and we loved the food. I ordered the duck confit and she ordered the cajun shrimp and sausage pasta. Both were very delicious. The place was packed! I think that might have resulted in a slightly more rushed service, as the server did not stay long to hear our orders. Furthermore, the place was a bit louder than we would have liked, but that was mostly due to the number of people inside. All in all I will definitely be back as the food was amazing and it was a very beautiful restaurant.

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EG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails for any occasion! Great wine list and the rich flavors found in the dishes don’t disappoint the taste buds.

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M
Seattle
92 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had dinner reservations during the Happy Hour period. The kitchen was very slow in getting our order out and the wait staff less than attentive. If we were more alert we would have sat in the Happy Hour section and ordered off its menu. We have eaten at Toulouse Petit several times and find things inconsistent. Our evaluation is based on this experience and we have rated it higher on other occasions.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The server only came by to take our order, the food was delivered by the kitchen staff. To get our bill I had to flag her down. The prices (of the food) would have been reasonable had the food risen above mediocrity. I order the Toulouse Seafood Gumbo and pecan pie. All of the seafood was overcooked, the rice undercooked, and the consistency of the gumbo was too thin. The pecan pie was absolutely dreadful. Too much molasses. It looked like the filling was pitch. All of the drinks were inappropriately priced. It was around 5 and the volume was unbearable from a nearby table that appeared to have been over served. The only thing nice I have to say is that the ambiance was appealing.

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VD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and exceptional food. Highly recommend.

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WB
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great menus. But food was over flavored. Not very French-like

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

The portion sizes were small and extremely expensive. I finished my meal in less than 5 minutes.

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DK
Seattle
214 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal. Haven't been in a few years. Will go bad again. Great place to go pre-theater at McCaw Hall.

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GE
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The shrimp and andoullie was great, portions we're very small for the price. Drinks were good tho. But don't go during happy hour on a Saturday cause apparently it's only on weekdays.

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r
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fantastic. The food was exceptional, thought we were in the French quarter again

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came early in the morning and didn’t have to wait long. The service was good and the food was delicious. Prices were reasonable considering quality. Very happy with our experience. Definitely recommend it to try.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had a great time celebrating her birthday

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Be aware that the happy hour prices are just for the bar area. The food was absolutely delicious!

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RR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was ok serving size horrible for the price. Ordered the shrimp with grits and andouille sausage, literally five shrimp the grits where runny more like soup consistency and the andouille was pretty much non existent. Don’t mind paying for a meal but this was horrible plus to top it off a restaurant like this this w these prices serving an old fashioned w cubed ice instead of the traditional bigger chunk ice cube. Definitely will not go back or recommend this place

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food from local farms at a surprisingly reasonable price. My market salad had lots of fresh herbs, perfectly cooked asparagus and green beans, and a delicious dressing. Everyone in my group raved about their meal. Dinner portions were perfect but the desserts were too large for one person. The attention to detail in the decor creates a beautiful environment to celebrate a special occasion.

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J
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, a bit expensive for a couple of the dishes, but delightful company so who cares! It is a loud, rambunctious atmosphere, so be prepared for a lot of chatter! But energetic and fun. Service was spot on - fast, friendly and professional. Fun times!

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J
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic delicious food and great drinks.

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