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The 9 Best French Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Looking for the best French Cuisine? Be it cassoulet or French onion soup these Seattle spots deliver! We analyzed popular review sites and incorporated diner and expert reviews to give you these best French places. If you're craving escargot or a fresh salad nicoise one of these Seattle venues will have the answer.

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Bateau

French, $$$, Capitol HillFrench, $$$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Infatuation, 2018

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    Infatuation, 2018

L'Oursin

French, $$$, MinorFrench, $$$Seattle, Minor
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019
  • The Stranger, 2018

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    The Stranger, 2018

Loulay Kitchen & Bar

French, $$$, DowntownFrench, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019
  • TripAdvisor

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    TripAdvisor

Red Cow

French, $$$, MadronaFrench, $$$Seattle, Madrona
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Madrona, Seattle

    CultureTrip, 2017

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

iconiq

French, $$$, Mt. BakerFrench, $$$Seattle, Mt. Baker
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019

Nell's Restaurant

New American, $$$, Green LakeNew American, $$$Seattle, Green Lake
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2017

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2017
  • Zagat, 2016

    The 50 Best Restaurants in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

Voila! Bistrot

French, $$, Madison ValleyFrench, $$Seattle, Madison Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2019

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    SeattleMet, 2019

Pair

French, $$, RavennaFrench, $$Seattle, Ravenna
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2018

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    Infatuation, 2018
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Seattle Happy Hour Directory

    Infatuation, 2019

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best French restaurants in Seattle. We analyzed 10951 Seattle restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Seattle restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what Infatuation, Zagat and TripAdvisor had to say – and applied our boam magic. For example, we considered Infatuation - Where To Eat When You’re Trying To Not Spend Money, Zagat - The 50 Best Restaurants in Seattle and TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Seattle can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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