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The 1 Best French Restaurants Near Ballard, Seattle

Updated: December 9, 2021

Love French bistros and fresh baguette? Then you should know Ballard boasts some great French dining options. We analyzed the best review sites including diner and expert reviews for the top places for French Cuisine in Ballard. Enjoy buttery croissants for breakfast or dinner with French champagne at these top Ballard eateries.

Find the perfect French restaurant

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Le Coin

French, $$, FremontFrench, $$Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right French restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 10951 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1286 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater and SeattleMet had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - Seriously Underrated Restaurants in Seattle and SeattleMet - 19 Charming French Spots to Seek Out. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Fun facts

  • A traditional dish

    pot-au-feu is one of the most popular dishes in France, often prepared with beef stew.

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Ballard. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen French spot.

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