This unlikely storefront location in Ballard houses a hidden jewel. The intimate dining room is elegantly simple and inviting û a bit of Paris in Seattle. Chef/owner Bruce Naftaly changes the menu every month to incorporate what`s fresh and seasonal. Entrees like the fresh poached halibut with chanterelles and roast duckling with black current sauce come with salad and a choice of starter like fresh sole and shrimp mousseline with chive beurre blanc. The creme brulee is out of this world.
Le Gourmand is a fine dining restaurant that focuses its culinary talents on a French cuisine. Expect the average entrée to cost over $20.
More Reasons to Go: Le Gourmand is appropriate (if not ideal) for anniversaries and other romantic evenings.
Eating & Drinking: Open for dinner.You`ll find that there is an excellent wine list.
Details to Note: Reservations are suggested. Smoking is not permitted. Entrances and walkways are wheelchair friendly. The restaurant stays open late.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express
Hours of Operation: Wed-Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm