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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Rover's

2808 E. Madison St. Send to Phone
206-325-7442
French cuisine prepared with the finest Pacific Northwest ingredients translates to one of Seattle's finest dining experiences.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Rover's Restaurant Review

: Enter an enchanting cottage and be transported to the south of France. Beautifully set tables with roses add a refined special occasion vibe to an intimate dining experience. Rover's Northwest interpretation of fine French dining is due to its charming owner-chef Thierry Rautureau, who has fine-tuned his Madison Park restaurant over 20 years. Applying classic French cooking techniques to seasonal, locally produced ingredients, he creates innovative---yet never gimmicky or self-conscious---dishes with an acute attention to detail. Listing dishes and ingredients doesn’t begin to describe the magic happening with a pairing of delicate Pacific black cod and butternut squash, or pork belly matched with sunchoke purée, golden chanterelle and Dijon mustard gastrique. We also recommend Rautureau’s signature scrambled egg with lime crème fraîche and caviar delicately tucked into an egg shell. Although ordering à la carte sampling size portions is less expensive, the five-course ($95) or eight-course ($130) prix-fixe dinners are worth every dollar. If your wallet allows, include a high-quality wine pairing created by Scot Smith, Rover's knowledgeable wine director. Dessert portions are modest, allowing for one or several sweet finales, such as the Symphony of Three Desserts, the lavender panna cotta with plum coulis and pepper meringue, or the chocolate orange tartlet with pear mousse and chocolate sorbet. Service is polished but never haughty.

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