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L'Oursin

1315 E. Jefferson St. (14th Ave.) Send to Phone
206-485-7173
Find French techniques, Asian inspiration and Northwest ingredients at this East Jefferson Street restaurant.

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Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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L'Oursin, Seattle, WA

L'Oursin Restaurant Review

: Aesthetics shine as a priority in this French brasserie-styled restaurant, where the sparsely placed tables and wooden banquettes are bathed in yellow light. The short menu, illustrated with adorable line drawings of ingredients that show up in dishes, features simple, fresh fare like albacore tartare, radicchio salad with smoked mackerel, and poached Arctic char with sea urchin sauce. Dessert leans a bit more French, with a cheese plate or quince tarte Tatin indicative of the style. But the wine and cocktails veer away, with the latter focused on low-octane apƩritifs. The wine list is focused on natural wines, offering a wide selection of organic or biodynamic options for a fresh, alive flavor. Particularly impressive for an establishment of this size is the orange wine section. For those new to the category, witty descriptions help diners navigate the glass pours.



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