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22

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in Business

BBB Rating:
A+
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General Info:
A Parisian cafe tucked beneath Campagne Restaurant on Post Alley, Cafe Campagne serves traditional French fare in a cozy, unpretentious setting. Open seven days a week with brunch on Saturday and Sundays until 4:00pm. A wine bar as well, the Cafe pours forty wines by the glass. Named by Zagat Survey Seattle's "Top French Bistro".
Extra Phones:

Phone: (206) 728-2800

Primary Phone: (206) 728-2800

Brands:
Continental
Payment method:
discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, amex, diners club
Neighborhoods:
Pike-Market, Downtown Seattle
AKA:

Campagne Restaurant - Closed Winter of 2011

Campagne Restaurant

Categories:
French Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Fine Dining, Family Style, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: French, Private Functions, Parties, Wine

Price Range : Average

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11/21/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
French Toast breakfast to die for

Charming intertior, good service, excellent food quality.

Saturday brunch is on the menu, no buffet, but the prices are reasonable and the scambled eggs are good. French Toast was awesome!!

Clean bathrooms

11/08/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Horrible wait, terrible menu but the staff was great

What a horrible experience Cafe Campagne was! After waiting hours, yes hours for our table what a disappointment to see such a minimal menu. This dinner was a celebration but there was nothing to celebrate with the food and selection we were offered. The staff was attentive and very kind which was the only plus to this experience. We will NEVER return to this establishment again.

08/24/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fantastic food, lovely service

If I want to be SURE my wife and I have a lovely meal out, Campagne is where we go. The food is sophisticated, and complex. Every item is prepared with excruciating care. At the same time, the service is relaxed, easy going. They'll never rush you, make you feel stupid, or try to be your buddy. They just bring you what you need, when you need it. The best.

07/07/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
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Romantic, Unspoiled

A stellar restaurant in the heart of Pike Place Market - post alley. I really loved the meal we had here, great foie gras and rose combo for apps, and my salmon nicoise was out of this world. Great place, and our server was pretty great too - really funny.

06/25/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
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A really horrible experience

This used to be a pretty good restaurant. I've eaten there for years, whenever I got to Seattle. I went there again last night and the experience was horrible. Service was slow and indifferent from the start. The ""free"" Gruyere cheese puffs could have come from the frozen food section. The ""Foie gras and duck liver terrine served on toast with honey and toasted walnuts"" ($14) was a bunch of fatty, tasteless pate spread on bread; I've had better out of a tin. I couldn't finish it.

We ordered a bottle of fairly expensive wine and were sipping it with the appetisers, hoping it would last through the main course. But the main course never came. We waited an hour and when we noticed that people who came after us were being served, finally asked the waiter. He was churlish about it and said he didn't know why the chef had prepared other people's dinners first. There was no apology, or any assurance as to when our dinner would be served. We finally finished our wine and got up to leave. The waiter couldn't have been more unpleasant. No manager showed up and no one acknowledged that we had cause to be unhappy. We paid for what we consumed and left.

My suspicion is that the waiter delayed our order hoping we'd spring for another bottle of wine. Or maybe he forgot--he seemed to have a lot on his mind.

Never going back there. There are plenty of great restaurants in Seattle and there is no reason to put up with lousy food and rude service.

01/11/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Food is to die for... sweetbreads yum!

The new look is nice. I'm not sure when they put up the curtains but they look nice. I had dinner with a friend and the food was great, we had a great waiter, super friendly and he knew everything about the menu. It seems like the wait staff work well as a team because almost everyone came to our table. Great cocktails and yummy little cheesy poufs.
My only thing is the ""maitre'd"", a dark haired (bald) man with facial hair. He seemed angry but maybe it was a bad day.
It won't stop us from going back, the food is so good and I love the cheesy sandwich downstairs in the cafe.

09/18/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Wonderful French Fare!

I started with an Alsace Pinot Gris (by the glass) and it was lovely; it was dry with a hint of sweet that went perfectly with our meal. We decided to try as much as possible without stuffing ourselves so we split everything.

We started with Escargots de Bourgogne, wild Burgundy snails roasted with parsley, garlic and shallot butter. I must admit, the mental picture of Burgundy snails running wild gave me a giggle. When the escargot arrived, it was a gorgeous lush green from the parsley and the flavor was sublime...we ordered additional bread to ensure that all the sauce was sopped up and enjoyed. Next was the Soupe du jour, a lovely carrot ginger puree that made my taste buds dance.

After the soup came the Salade verte with Roquefort. I must say, there is something to be cherished about a salad simply dressed with the finest ingredients. Truly, it was green (mostly green, some purple) lettuce leaves dressed with a simple vinaigrette and topped with crumbles of Roquefort...very, very basic, and absolutely divine.

Our entree, Truite aux amandes (pan-sauteed boneless trout with steamed potatoes and an almond, lemon and brown butter pan sauce), arrived swimming in brown butter. The almonds were seated atop the fish, golden brown and fragrant. Initially, it seemed as though the trout were overly doused in the brown butter...until we tasted it. The brown butter had a perfectly nutty flavor and was outstanding. Again, more bread was needed for sopping purposes. The fish itself was a bit of a nonevent, it truly didn't taste like much of anything but I rarely enjoy trout so this could be exactly how it is supposed to taste. The sauce definitely made the dish.

Our server provided impeccable service, appearing when needed but never hovering. Overall, it was a wonderful, romantic evening - I highly recommend Cafe Campagne when you're near Post Alley.

04/17/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Well Placed Restaurant

Great happy hour, great dinner menu, and I must agree with the below reviewer: this is a wondeful, quaint and romantic restaurant with a cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere. Considering where Cafe Campagne is located and how it is situated, this has got to be one of the most well placed restaurants in the city. It's definitely the best place to be on a rainy Seattle day, but the patio is great for sunny days as well. The best calamari I have ever had, great trout, amazing Cassoulet. I see why this place gets all the hype...

04/05/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Very pretentious, but the creme brulee is to die for.

We had been to the Campagne Cafe for my birthday in December and loved it. So, we decided to try the upstairs Campagne for my boyfriend's birthday on Friday. Our coats were attended to and we were promptly seated. We almost laughed out loud when the waiter offered us our choice of tap, spring, or sparkling water --- and the pretentiousness didn't end there...later there would be crumb scraping and various loftily-asked questions that we raised our eyebrows at. The ambiance of this restaurant just isn't formal enough for me to expect or accept that level of snootery. The food and wine were awesome, if overpriced. I selected an inexpensive ($11) glass of Bordeaux and my boyfriend got an inexpensive ($12) Merlot. Both were great. The menu selections were limited, but we settled on the truffle & mushroom risotto and the scallop dish. The risotto was incredible and the scallop dish was very good. We had the cheese course afterwards and it was well worth the $15. We also had the creme brulee which is inarguably the best in the city. Our tab was $100+ for two glasses of wine, 2 entrees, a cheese plate, and a dessert. My recommendation would be to dine in the far less ""full of itself"" downstairs cafe. The food is a little cheaper and is just as good and the atmosphere is far more intimate.

03/24/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Brilliant!

I've heard about the legendary brunch Campagne serves just twice a year, but have never been able to get down there. Finally, I planned ahead, managed to get a reservation for Easter and boy what a brunch! The meal was so fantastic that I made a reservation for Mother's Day brunch before I walked out the door. The restaurant was packed with Easter diners, but we felt well taken care of. My Dungeness crab quiche was divine - rich, buttery and light all at the same time. I don't think I've ever had a better quiche. My boyfriend chose the Boeuf'nOeufs (how cute is that) - he was overwhelmed. The steak was so flavorful, cooked perfectly (medium-rare as per our servers recommendation) and served with fried eggs and a great smoky sauce. I can't wait to eat here again!

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1600 Post AlleySeattleWA 98101

(206) 728-2233

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