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Brasserie Margaux - 38 Reviews - 401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA 98121, Seattle, WA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 777-1990

Brasserie Margaux

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Brasserie Margaux - Seattle, WA
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Brasserie Margaux - Seattle, WA
Brasserie Margaux - Seattle, WA
Brasserie Margaux - Seattle, WA

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Best

It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!

Worst

A couple of friends and I went for dinner on Valentine's Day; prior to making the reservations a few weeks ago, I had asked specifically if there was a special Valentine's Day men...

Food and Service 8/21/2011

Was looking for a great place to dine and have dinner has I travel and stay in many hotels and eat all around Seattle area and found the Brasserie Margaux not worth the money for the food received and Service was so slow and restaurant was not busy at all. Waiter for dinner had no clue to questions I asked about menu or seem like he would rather be else where then at work, will never go back to many other wonderful downtown restaurants to eat at. Hotel was starting to look its age also. more

Great hotel BUT.. 4/7/2011

It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web! more

Birthday Dinner was AMAZING! 9/20/2010

My wife and I live in the South End, but like to stay at The Warwick because of the great value and tremendous service. My wife reserved the Queen Victoria Suite and reservations at Brasserie Margaux for dinner. Fernando and Brandy waited on us and were very attentive. We sang Fernando (by ABBA) to Fernando and Brandy (by Looking Glass) to Brandy and they took it all in stride, sharing in our fun! Fernando sang to us as well and gave the ladies flowers that he crafted from red napkins. Chef Michael White came to our table as we completed our entree course and was extremely pleasant and patient. The food was top notch and we are very picky. My wife and I have dined at some of America's finest restaurants and The Brasserie Margaux stands up nicely. I highly recommend the Duck ! more

Won't go back!!! 2/17/2009

We had a horrible experience at this restaurant on V-day. Seated next to the door, with freezing air that blew by every time it opened. Took 10 minutes for our waitress to arrive, she made no offer of something to drink, just ""what do you want for dinner""\r My husband had reserved a special bottle of wine (he called in advance) and when she inquired with the manager, the snotty look on his face in response to her was all we needed to decide we were not staying. Bread was literally thrown on our table by somebody who was running by, and overall ambience was loud and unromantic. NOT recommended.\r Pros: None that we could tell Cons: Inexperienced Waitstaff, Bad ambience more

Lovely Lunch 2/16/2009

We had a delicious lunch the day of our arrival in Seattle (Feb 11th). The Salad Nicoise was fresh & very well prepared as was my fresh cod with perfectly cooked aspargus & yellow beets. The waiter was friendly & attentive. We had the opportunity to meet Michael White, the executive chef & applauded him for his recipes. When I return to Seattle, I will definitely return to Brasserie Margaux. more

Overrated and overpriced 2/16/2009

A couple of friends and I went for dinner on Valentine's Day; prior to making the reservations a few weeks ago, I had asked specifically if there was a special Valentine's Day menu because we didn't want to be restricted to ordering off a prix fixe menu. I was informed at that time that there was no special menu. When we got there, we were told that there was in fact a prix fixe menu and that I must have misunderstood the person taking my reservation - no apology given.\r \r We decided to stay anyway and sat through the 4 course set menu. The offerings were nothing special - the lobster bisque was too salty and tasted like canned lobster. The salad looked like it was thrown together from leftovers from the night before. The steak and lobster entree were cooked decently but the steak was underseasoned. Dessert was a letdown - the cheesecake parfait was like stale pudding and the chocolate torte seemed like something you could get in the frozen food section at the supermarket.\r \r The food was not only disappointing, but our waitress was clueless. We asked her several questions throughout the meal, like what the special cocktail was, to explain the desserts - she'd forget our question and then not know what she was talking about. All things considered, dinner was too pricey and not worth the $75 we paid per person (not including tax, tip, and bottle of wine). I would never, ever go back to this restaurant, not even for happy hour. Pros: valet parking at the hotel Cons: overpriced, poor service, uninspired food more

Best Crab Cakes, Seafood Bouillabaisse Was Outstanding! Best I ever had!! 2/1/2009

Great Atmosphere and Great Entertainment on weekends and the food was delicious. Loved the restaurant will definately go back! Their seafood bouillabaisse was so huge and tasty and the stock they used was excellent with saffron and Pernod base, Best I ever had anywhere. Server was knowledgable and very helpful with the food and wine. Great place during the week also to go for a quiet escape night out for relaxing evening and wonderful food. A must try when your in Seattle. Pros: Complimentary Parking in the Warwick Garage more

Best prime rib dinner and service! 2/1/2009

I loved this restaurant! The prime rib dinner was the best I've had! The service was A+! I will for sure return to the restaurant again and suggest this place to everyone I know! Pros: Ambience was great! Service was the best! Food was excellent! more

customer 2/1/2009

I loved it!! It's the best restaurant ever!! Best service and excellent food! It felt like I was in heaven! I can't think of anything better than here. more

If you like wasting your money on horrible food, this is the place for you 10/11/2008

My husband and I decided to try this 'French' restaurant. The night started off nice when I found out we were able to park free at the hotel. Score 1 for the restaurant. It was a Saturday night and it wasn't crowded but not empty either. They put us at a table in the middle of the room under the brightest, most horrible light ever. We told the manager that we were not happy with the lighting so he dimmed it but then turned it right back up. He didn't even come back over to make sure that what he did satisfied us. Needless to say I was annoyed but I kept telling myself- the food will be worth it.\r \r I am a veggie and they had a couple of options so I ordered mushroom ravioli and my husband ordered seafood crepes. We were served bread that tasted a little old (definitely wasn't fresh from the oven) but it was edible. We typically drink beer but their selection was dismal so we went for some wine that was ok. \r \r Finally our meal came - it took FOREVER but good things come to those who wait, right? Wrong - my mushroom 'ravioli' was actually some mushroom, ricotta with lasagna noodles. It was loose and soupy - not my idea of ravioli. My husband's seafood crepes were in this horrible sauce that tasted like it was powder based....it looked and tasted like something from the school cafeteria. The manager came by to ask how our meal was and I told him not so good. He seemed a little off guard that someone was telling him the truth but at least he asked. \r \r Nothing about the food was French and the whole experience from the ambiance to the food was disappointing and expensive. I wish I read the reviews before we dined there. Pros: Free Parking Cons: Food, lighting, everything more

Horrible in Every Respect 8/26/2008

We waited ages to be seated, and though the place was nearly empty, we were seated next to the kitchen. French onion soup was overdone with far too much beef boulion and salt; crab cakes was actually a single tepid cake with what we could swear was Kraft French dressing on it. The wine didn't show up. Crab stuffed halibut was inedible, slathered in cheese sauce; the salmon bore the weight of burnt potato hash atop it. Worst of all, my CC bank caught the waiter trying to overcharge us by double-swiping--the second time trying to charge us 30-dollars over the bill. We were shocked. Moreover, we were astounded at the prices on food items we would have sent back at a Denny's restaurant. An appalling evening we will never forget. Pros: Nice interior. Cons: Worst overall Seattle restaurant experience we've ever had more

Worst $80 meal ever 5/24/2008

I've had a good meal off the menu here a couple of years ago. So I didn't think twice about making reservations for Mother's Day brunch buffet. I don't know what has happened to this restaurant, but the meal was something quite atrocious. Everything was below average, bland, uninspired -- except in cases where it was really awful. After I've tried every other nice restaurant in Seattle, I might come back here just to see if anything has improved. Not. Pros: I didn't get sick Cons: If I had gotten sick, they might have given my money back. more

Quite Possibly the Worst 5/12/2008

Calling Mother's Day dinner a disappointment would be an understatement. I was skeptical from the beginning when they were able to accommodate our party of 8 on short notice. Once we were seated, our server informed us that they already ran out of 4 entrees so half of us settled for meals we didn't really want (earlier customers didn't want them either obviously). There is simply no excuse for running out of food at 6:30p on Mother's Day. When the food arrived, the hash brown potato crust on the salmon was charred to a black crisp, and the steak, ordered medium, showed no sign of pink in the center. Furthermore, the bouillabaisse was completely bland and the French onion soup was overly salty and inedible.\r \r The only positive remark I can make is that our server remained very pleasant and polite while apologizing for our dissatisfaction with the food.\r \r I dine out frequently and have never been so outraged by the quality vs. cost of a meal. If it weren't for the Warwick Hotel guests (i.e. innocent tourists that don't know any better) and random once-but-never-again customers like me, I doubt this place would survive. It truly was my worst dining experience ever. more

Great customer service and food 3/16/2007

We wanted to find a good French restaurant and was recommend to the Margaux in downtown Seattle. Right from the start we liked it. They give complimentary parking and was seated with a very friendly staff. Our server was Janice who immediately got us a cocktail and then mentioned their specials and we had the prime rib which we hear is the best in Seattle. It was truely awesome and tender and juicy and the very best we have ever had, she recommended the crab cake and that too was the best we have had. We like to eat and I tell you they serve good portions not cheap portions for a French restaurant. The Chef even came out to greet us and talk with us and the Manager stopped over and greeted us also and we felt like celebrities in Hollywood with all the special attention. We went on a Friday night was not overly busy which worked for us since we were going to the movies right across the street and they let us park our car that whole time for free! I would highly recommend this restaurant and definately go back soon. Thank you to their whole wonderful staff. Pros: Complimentary Parking more

Very good! 2/25/2007

We have been here several times and the steaks are excellet. The steak frites was perfectly cooked, with rich peppercorn sauce and I especially loved the hay-stack of fries. The crab cakes are fantastic! Their homemade gourmet flavored ice creams are great as well. The cinerama is right across the street, a late movie after dinner makes for a great night. Pros: Great Steaks, good service more

Worst restaurant experience ever 2/15/2007

We went to Brasserie Margaux for their Valentine's day dinner. For the 8:00 pm reservation, we were seated at 9:05 and had to wait another 15 minutes before anyone even came to the table! The 6 course menu was horrible, the portions were humongous, and not even remotely close to fine food. For the main course we were served a 6 oz lobster and a 6 oz steak! Also, they didn't even check with us how we wanted our steak done. \r Instead of having a romantic valentine's day dinner, first we were hungry and annoyed for a while, and at the end of the meal full and bloated! This is the most wasteful $200+ we have ever spent, I should have gone shoe shopping instead :( Pros: Bar looked good, free valet parking Cons: service, food, value for the price more

Nothing special 2/6/2007

We went for a pleasant meal and found the food lacking and service so-so. We did have the place to ourselves as, except for a few hotel guests, no one was there. Mushroom Saute had one or two (at most )varieties of mushrooms and very little truffle taste. Spinach salad was ok. Halibut with crabmeat was slightly deep fried rather than gently sauteed or crusted. Crab was minimal. Citrus beurre blanc was oily with no citrus taste. Seared foie gras was not special. Waitress served us a different 1/2 bottle of white wine than was listed on the menu and did not ask if this was ok. Then she immediately poured both the red and white wines without asking us if we wanted both at the same time. She wasn't rude, but she just did not have finer dining experience. Much better food and atmosphere can be found in many Seattle restaurants. Leave this place for the hotel guests too tired to venture out to another restaurant. more

Worst atmosphere of any restaurant in Seattle 1/21/2007

I went there last night and it was incredibly stressful and unpleasant. The bartenders and busboys were chatting about their personal lives with each other -- which would have been fine if they hadn't continued their conversations even as they walked around the room and so conducted their conversations by SHOUTING at each other across the whole length of the bar, or from one side of the dining room to the other as they moved about the restaurant. It wasn't one or two staff -- all the staff were doing it. And it didn't happen just once or twice: it continued as long as we were there. Brasserie Margaux apparently doesn't bother to train its staff. It is incredibly annoying to have some waitress shouting over your head at another staffperson across the dining room because she wants to continue to talk with her colleagues while she is moving about the dining room. These staff were literally standing 30 to 40 feet apart (I am not exaggerating) and yelling at each other. One of the bartenders was the worst. Listen lady, I do NOT want to hear about how you parked illegally and your car was towed. Just keep it to yourself. If you absolutely must talk about your personal life with your coworkers, at least use your indoor voice, and talk to the busboy only if he is actualy within a few feet of you, so that your incredibly inane and boring personal problems are not inflicted on every diner in the room. I do not come to a nice restaurant so I can learn about your parking issues. I come so I can share some time with my husband. I literally couldn't hear what my husband was saying to me across the table because the waitresses, busboys, and bartenders were so busy sharing their problems with each other at the top of their lungs. This behavior was just beyond rude. No one should behave like this (well, maybe at a football game, if it's appropriate in context) -- but at a ""fine"" restaurant? You find better atmosphere at a Denny's. Pros: Food was adequate. Cons: Horrible, tacky, rude, inappropriate staff. more

Good drinks and service 11/20/2006

Nice spot to grab a drink after work. Small setting, good scene. Prompt and friendly service. Casual place to meet up with friends or co workers. Pros: good service more

Pretty and Tasty French 11/13/2006

While having totally different personalities – one arrogant and the other modest, both French and... more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    More practical than glamorous, this restaurant (with adjoining bar) feels more like a favorite coffee shop than upscale dining room. Well-padded booths and wide armchairs make...

  • 6/11/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday Through Saturday 630am to 11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Belltown
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