From the moment we entered L’Oursin, the team were all about making sure we had a great time and well looked after. We were there especially to enjoy the innovative fresh food with carefully selected natural wines and were so delighted we went back the next night.
Great service, food innovative and quite exceptional, bold menu, executed appropriately.
real interesting and yummy dishes. cocktails were super fun to read and drink. highly recommended.
Had such a lovely meal could so clearly see how much care went into each dish! I had a note in the cucumber salad, to which you can obviously take as you wish, but it was pretty salty, the actual granulas of salt though nice intexture were kinda overwhelming in taste. Over all loved the lingcod it was beautiful and buttery and had such a beautiful contrast to the sweet and tangy cherry toms! Also appreciated the suggestions on wine, felt as though I got exactly what I wanted, even though I gave very vague ideas to my waiter. Beautiful restaurant and ambiance.
A great meal with excellent service
Amazing and fresh PNW products prepared in unique Franco-inspired dishes and a great wine list to accompany it all. We will certainly return.
Brilliant food and wine. Extraordinary service. A true gem.
We just found our favorite new Seattle restaurant!
This was another superb dining experience at L'Oursin, which I highly recommend.
Six of us had dinner on a hot Sunday evening. The dining room was lovely, airy, charming and very comfortable. Most of the items on the menu lend themselves well to sharing so we had everything served family-style. Everything we ate was fresh, well-prepared and delicious. The server was helpful with wine selection (an incredible, crisp rosé) as well as describing anything on the menu that wasn't clear. The noise level was pleasant--enough to feel festive, but allowed for easy conversation amongst all of us without straining. Dessert was delicious, though pretty consistently very sweet--it might be nice to have more of a range. The apple chestnut cider we had with dessert was wonderful. Overall excellent experience and highly recommend this restaurant.
Every meal I’ve had here was delightful. It was a hot muggy night when I met a friend at L’oursin. It was wonderful and breezy inside. I had the scallops with mushrooms (served cold) and the potatoes leek soup. My friend had tuna and the cabbage salad with crab. It was perfect. The cabbage salad was so good I almost ordered one to go to e joy for lunch the next day. And I don’t even like cabbage. Great spot and easier to get street parking than most Capitol Hill restaurants. Love L’oursin —just remember “our sin” if you don’t know your french.
Great choice for shared small plates. Excellent cocktails and a unique wine list, focused on biodynamic wines. Main plates are small, so beware.
We had a great evening. Our server, Brianna was especially outstanding and very professional. She answered our questions and gave us great recommendations. Timed our food well even during a very busy night. The only disappointment was the "steak" entree. I think it must have been a top round or bottom round cut of meat, cooked medium rare as requested but a large fat cap and a very chewy piece of meat. I suggest they upgrade this cut of meat. Even with the steak, we had a great evening and will return especially due to the overall quality of the food and the outstanding service.
We truly had a great time. The food was delightful, the drinks were spectacular and I loooooved the music. Margot Guryan, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood set the perfect mood for this funky but classy spot. I can't wait to come back!
Wonderful in every way!
Charming atmosphere, great service and fabulous food! What could be better?
Brought a friend here for a birthday dinner on the recommendation of pals and it didn’t disappoint. A relief to be in an understated calm room with plenty of interest but no pretension. Our server was funny, efficient and knowledgeable and the food was so well done.
We suspected some sous vide preparations, which few restaurants have the time for anymore, and we were right because the beef and halibut were both delicious and perfectly done.
Lots of local produce and beautiful presentations. Can’t wait to return!!
Very good food, service and choices - it was a lovely date night overall
Overall outstanding. We had stopped for a drink a week ago and bar service was excellent. Came back for dinner and had greens salad, halibut, and black cod. Salad was great, local berries were a nice touch. Fish was perfect. Bottle of wine was very fairly priced. House Mont Blanc cocktail was outstanding. Would very much recommend and we will be back. Thank you
An excellent bistro/cafe....relaxed, yet sophisticated food. The service was outstanding....friendly, informative and professional. The presentation of the individual dishes was outstanding. The wine offerings tend toward 'natural' but the choices are excellent. The only negative....I could not convince them to relocate from Capitol Hill in Seattle to my neighborhood in New York City.
Every time I go back they surprise me with new flavors expertly paired with local seafood and produce. They also had a hopped white wine from Portland that blew my mind.
Creative menu that changes on the regular. Incredible selection of natural wines. Great service, well executed dishes, and french casual ambiance.
Love the beverage program here so much and can always rely on something excellent to drink whether it is wine, beer or cocktails. Food menu is seafood-heavy with french influence in preparation and choice of ingredients which at times is a bit out of my comfort zone though always well-prepared and at a good value for the quality and portion size.
Nice ambiance, good service. Food is just good, not great. The plate of bread and butter is $6, but the amount of butter is small. So when we asked for more butter our waitress said "of course" - and then when the bill arrived we had been charged $3 for the butter (about the size of 4 "pats"). That was ridiculous - we were $9 in just with bread and butter! The half chicken is not an actual half chicken and was a little over cooked, but the sauce and the whipped potatoes were delicious. The mushrooms were vinegary which was jarring against the simple flavoring of the sauce. The fried oysters and housemade tartar were great. TINY glasses of wine and very small selection by the glass. Automatic 20% tip added.
Will most likely give it another try as that was our first visit.
I like the staff, good knowledge of the local natural wine producer, tasted some excellent wines 👌🏻
We liked the decor, and the menu looked promising. Unfortunately, the portions were small, far less than promised when we asked, and the cooking uneven. Will not return.
The food was average to a little boring.
Server didn't know the menu or the food.
Felt like Americanized French food. Had the tasting menus and found them to be repetitive in flavors.
Both my wife and I were sick after.
On top if it the meal was $420 for three.
Wonderful service and authentic French food. We ordered the tasting menu and it was excellent
Truly one of the best newer restaurants in Seattle.
I love this restaurant. The care with which they do everything is just wonderful. The tiny little garnishes and the other tiny little touches are so welcome.
The by the glass list is fantastic and Kathryn's descriptors are genius.
Drinks are delightful and delightfully named.
Food is perfectly balanced and bright when it needs to be.
I only wish that this restaurant transported me actually to France, because it basically feels like that, without traveling.
The restaurant decibel level is too high. Service was okay but I think the restaurant was short staffed. Our waiter deducted from our bill
Great Brasserie feel. Loved it.
Loved this restaurant, amazing food and experience! Highly recommend.
Met up with some old friends and had a wonderful dinner! We can’t wait to go back
If you want some of the most interesting dishes made from local pacific northwest ingredients paired with natural wines all served by the kindest folks in hospitality -> Go to L'oursin
Wine program more "creative" than "good." Food was ok - a few hits, a few misses. Service was generally aloof. All in all, too expensive for the experience. Disappointed.
Food was delicious and we have been welcomed very nicely. We will come back!
Service was horrible. Wait staff seemed imposed upon right when we arrived. This sentiment continued throughout the evening. Like we were a burden to them. The restaurant was less than a quarter full. We spent over $300 for two.
The cocktails, the food, the atmosphere, the service. everything was top-notch and it was a memorable experience. Just go.
Food was excellent and well thought out. Kathryn the Bar tender was a joy to talk with and made exceptional cocktails. Would come here again. Also the use of great butter and the duck pate was amazing.
Fantastic! The seafood tower, negronis, and halibut were all incredible. Great service. Lovely ambiance. Will absolutely be back.