A brilliant combination of poor service and barely inedible food drags the once hallowed Campagne restaurant deeper into the dustbin of 1980's and '90's Seattle culinary history. We ordered three lunch entrees and a side for three people. The server got 3 of the 4 orders wrong, but did so quite slowly to heighten the frustration. Service continued at a languid, incompetent pace from beginning to end, although our obviously inexperienced wait person was kind enough and smiled, and the ambience in the middle of the Market is nice, so if you had an americano and croissant and didn't have any place better to be and weren't in a rush it would be lovely. My Dungeness crab quiche had a custard-like creaminess, but was very light on so-called crab meat. My wife's soup of the day -- dumplings in soup -- involved a couple of flavorless doughy balls and some green tinted water for broth. She barely ate it and regretted she did not send it back. Ditto for our friend. Another highlight was the fresh french bread and butter. Alas, we have moved on and shall not visit this establishment again, and but for the unwitting tourists, I assume it will wither and die and a better use will be found for a lovely little corner restaurant in an ideal location on Post Alley.
Cafe Campagne has been my very favorite lunch/breakfast (and sometimes dinner) spot in Seattle for more than 2 decades. I can't even count the number of times I've been here for birthdays and meetings and visits with out-of-towners, and just-because lunches - and all the friends and family and professional colleagues I've had join me. I've never had an experience that wasn't fabulous - until yesterday. It wasn't horrible by any means, but since Open Table asked... our service wasn't up to par. Of all the amazing restaurants in Seattle, I suggested CC for lunch with my LA agent for her first visit to Seattle. I had requested my favorite table in the reservation and sure enough, we were seated there (thank you!). But, when the young man who was our server looked at me and said, "And the gentleman will have?" - and I am very much female, there's seriously no question - things got weird. He caught himself right away and was super embarrassed, apologizing for the mistake - I guess he was just on autopilot? Then when I asked for the wine-by-the-glass menu a bit later while I picked out a wine, I didn't see him for a good 20 minutes (someone else brought our lunch). When I did see him, I had to wave him down to finally order that glass of wine and hand him back the menu. He'd forgotten. Then, we were left for quite some time after we'd finished our meals, plates still on the table, and my agent had to leave to catch a flight. Since she was paying, she caught our server's attention by showing him her credit card and it seems, sadly, this offended all the staff for some reason. We received no "thank you", no "enjoy your day" as we left - just tight-lipped faces and eyes averted when they came to pick up our plates and deliver the receipt, etc. Honestly, I was kind of shocked. And embarrassed. I've never had that kind of treatment here in more than 20 years! I will try not to let it tarnish my love for CC, but I thought you should know.
Fabulous service with great menu recommendations.
The table next to us was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation! Our intention to order mussels and pomme frites (shown on online menu) was thwarted by a change of menu due to Valentine's weekend. Sadly disappointed by a very special place.
Fantastic. Wonderful food, service beyond the call, warm and friendly decor.
The food is absolutely superb! Service is great! The food is amazing! Coco was our server and she was a delight! Will going every time we are in Seattle!
The food was mostly delicious (one appetizer was not up to expectations, salads and mains were great), service was surprisingly good for a busy Valentine's Day. We will go back for brunch soon.
Cafe Campagne has THE best, most authentic cassoulet in town. Multiple meats cooked with beans and served in a crock with excellent seasonings. Also the French Onion soup was loaded with onions topped with gooey cheese on bread. Very very good!! Service was excellent as well. Our favorite French place! Still miss the upstairs Campagne restaurant.
Great food and great service. Always and consistently
Good choice for lunch. The quiche, duck confit, salad, red pepper soup were all good. Right to the Pike Market so very convenient spot for a break for lunch from the shopping.
Our waitress was a bit glum and it was hard to catch her attention for more coffee
Excellent all around. Very reliable. Thank you.
Cafe Campagne is one of my favorite spots for "ladies who lunch," something I do not get to do often. I can count on excellent lunch-sized choices, a lovely glass of wine, and frequently, a tempting dessert. Their Pavlovas in summer are not to be missed, and are easily shared. Service is attentive and ambience is very Paris bistro.
Very friendly staff and the cafe is charming. The food was not only beautifully served, and was scrumptious! Can’t wait to go back!
Such a wonderful atmosphere. an oasis in the city. Great food each and every time.
We met for a very late brunch at 2:45 pm on Sunday. This was a perfect time, as the cafe had only a few other customers, the wait staff was patient and very helpful, and the noise level was very manageable for a senior with some hearing difficulty. The food was very good, though nothing that makes it special. I would usually expect a vinaigrette with my Salade Nicoise, but had no dressing whatsoever. Overall, it's a great place to meet and catch up. We didn't have to hurry for waiting customers.
The place is very pleasant, the waitress paid attention to us during all the time. Great food, wonderful wines. Fair price for the pleasant evening. Seems like those restaurants that always make your evening wonderful. It is already in my fave list.
Best French bistro in Seattlr!
Our first visit but will certainly be back. Of special note, our waiter was so helpful and attentive of our party. We have been visiting numerous small, intimate eateries for the last couple of years and Cafe Campagne has made our small shortlist. Terrific.
Waiter recommend some items and everything we had was great down to the fries!! Very cute and in a decent area of Pike’s Place
Soooo good. Amazing service! I will be going back especially for a girls brunch
Loved the ambiance, the mussels were fabulous and service impeccable!
Cafe Campagne is one of Seattle’s best restaurants for many years. I have eaten there once or twice a year over the last 25 years, and my recent experience lived up to my high expectations.
The food is as delicious as you would expect from and excellent French restaurant. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly, prompt and unobtrusive. The atmosphere is French provincial. The location in the Pike Market is ideal.
We went there for our anniversary. Food was delicious and the service was amazing. We both had the prefix dinner. They no longer have the half off wine with the prefix as shown on Yelp but the wine and food was great. We shared the escaegots, I had the terrine de jambon persille and the moules marinieres. He has the market salad and the chicken and chanterelles sausage.
As always, Cafe Compagne provided us with a wonderful French meal in its superb French atmosphere. IF you miss Paris, this is the place in Seattle to go!
We had Sunday Brunch and it was fabulous. We will be back again soon.
It was a lovely restaurant. The only thing I would say is we arrived at 645 pm and needed to be at a play at 830 pm I felt that was plenty of time but the food did not arrive until 805 pm. We made it but it was cut close
Food was not peppery, but instead full of mouthwatering spectrums of flavors.
Waitstaff were attentive, but never interrupted. Place has cherry tables, intimate feeling and worked for a long lunch time conversation among good friends. Cassolette was divine. Pastries perfect. EVERYthing was perfect! The whole group went to heaven on the creme brulette and chocolate mousse. 10 stars!
Came here for lunch to celebrate my colleague's 1st year anniversary with the company. Really wanted to give her something nice for the great work she does day in and day out. This restaurant was fantastic from the beginning to the end. We had a tasty meal and we're recommended wine pairings unique to our meal choices. Top notch service and fantastic food. Can't wait to come back and bring my partner who loves French cuisine! He will love it!!
An intimate setting, with pleasant classic jazz vocals playing in the background. The cassoulet alone is worth the price of the dinner - absolutely the BEST. The French onion soup was also incredible. We had the best meal out in a long time, and worth every penny. Wonderful service, attentive but not overbearing. A lovely evening.
A lovely and cozy french cafe with excellent service.
Excelente opción para desayunar, en un ambiente muy agradable.
Pedimos Quiche, Croque Monsieur, y los croissants son espectaculares.
Tienen buen café, y el chocolate caliente muy bueno.
Have been going to Cafe Campagne for nearly 30 years. It has never disappointed.
It’s been about 2 years since we had lunch at Cafe Campagne and it was pretty disappointing. The side salads of the sandwiches were over dressed with too much vinegar. The sandwiches were over burdened with too much cheese. The calamari was cooked perfectly but swimming in way too much oil for the amount of calamari. The tuna on the salads nicoise was incredibly dry. It used to feel like we were in a cafe in France but no so now.
Both the food and the service are consistently excellent. The restaurant is cozy and welcoming. It is a great place to take guests both local and from out of town.
New Year’s Eve dinner was excellent, great steak frites (best fries in town), perfect sole, an excellent wine and prompt, friendly but unobtrusive service.
A New Year’s Eve tradition!
We love having lunch here but also love having dinner here. Just had NYE dinner here and it was superb ❤️
Good foo dd's, poor service