Campagne Restaurant - Closed Winter of 2011

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Sauces, desserts, everything

Cons: Not cheap

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I stumbled on this little gem on a recent trip to Seattle and sat on the patio to enjoy a dessert and glass of wine. The service was impeccable, the creme brulee even better!

5
★★★★★

I stumbled on this little gem on a recent trip to Seattle and sat on the patio to enjoy a dessert and glass of wine. The service was impeccable, the creme brulee even better!

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Excellent Service, Fresh Seafood

Cons: Not Cheap

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Not much

Cons: Really, really bad service; food not so great

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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.

2
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: food, service, drinks

Cons: parking, cost

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This restaurant serves tasty and simple French dishes in a cozy yet classy environment. It is located in the heart of the Pike Place market. I have never been disappointed with the seafood dishes or the desserts. The food is of great quality and the service is great also.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant serves tasty and simple French dishes in a cozy yet classy environment. It is located in the heart of the Pike Place market. I have never been disappointed with the seafood dishes or the desserts. The food is of great quality and the service is great also.

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This place is an awesome place for lunch or after dinner drinks. The atmosphere is stylish, warm. I've had wonderful wines, tasty bruschetta, stir fried greens, delicious cheeses and other delicious treats.

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This place is an awesome place for lunch or after dinner drinks. The atmosphere is stylish, warm. I've had wonderful wines, tasty bruschetta, stir fried greens, delicious cheeses and other delicious treats.

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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...

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★★★★★

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...

Pros: atmosphere, location, food, wine, people

Cons: parking parking parking

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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.

2
★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Great view of the market & waterfront, excellent food and wine list.

Cons: Parking, pretensious waitstaff, need to make reservations well in advance for a weekend night.

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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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★★★★★

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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Took my mom there while she was visiting. We are both "food snobs" and know our way around a restaurant. We were seated quite quickly but then left alone for almost 1/2 hour. Both of us were dressed casual, could this have influenced our service? Food was okay. Nothing notable. Most disappointed was the dessert. We ordered the fig torte and for $9 expected a torte a least big enough for two bites each. When it came, we discovered it was as big as a silver dollar. While good, wasn't worth the price and wish the server had thought to mention the size. Waited another 1/2 hour for our check. Won't go back and won't recommend.

1
★★☆☆☆

Took my mom there while she was visiting. We are both "food snobs" and know our way around a restaurant. We were seated quite quickly but then left alone for almost 1/2 hour. Both of us were dressed casual, could this have influenced our service? Food was okay. Nothing notable. Most disappointed was the dessert. We ordered the fig torte and for $9 expected a torte a least big enough for two bites each. When it came, we discovered it was as big as a silver dollar. While good, wasn't worth the price and wish the server had thought to mention the size. Waited another 1/2 hour for our check. Won't go back and won't recommend.

Pros: Coffee

Cons: everything else

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Such a huge disappointment. Three people - tried a few items plus a bottle of wine - over $500.00 for a meal that was less than impressive. Didn't finish dessert - just wasn't worth the calories. I also expected better service - the waiter had a hard time covering his tables - it was a Tuesday night - not extremely busy. I can think of a dozen other restaurants to go to - wont return anytime soon.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Such a huge disappointment. Three people - tried a few items plus a bottle of wine - over $500.00 for a meal that was less than impressive. Didn't finish dessert - just wasn't worth the calories. I also expected better service - the waiter had a hard time covering his tables - it was a Tuesday night - not extremely busy. I can think of a dozen other restaurants to go to - wont return anytime soon.

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What a delightful evening! My boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to a romantic French dinner and couldn't have picked a better restaurant to do so. The ambiance, the decor and the service were impeccable. The sommelier was always close by for us to ask questions about their impressive wine list, and our waiter Mike was extremely friendly, yet professional and knowledgeable. We just loved this place and wished to have discovered it earlier! We'll definitely go back in a very near future.

2
★★★★★

What a delightful evening! My boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to a romantic French dinner and couldn't have picked a better restaurant to do so. The ambiance, the decor and the service were impeccable. The sommelier was always close by for us to ask questions about their impressive wine list, and our waiter Mike was extremely friendly, yet professional and knowledgeable. We just loved this place and wished to have discovered it earlier! We'll definitely go back in a very near future.

Pros: Service, Ambience, Food & Wine!

Cons: None

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Thanks for a special evening for my family to get together. It was very memorable. We will always talk about the evening

2
★★★★★

Thanks for a special evening for my family to get together. It was very memorable. We will always talk about the evening

Pros: ambience,

Cons: parking parking parking

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I came here for dinner the other night for the first time. The restaurant is tucked into Pike Place market and holds a quaint, romantic atmosphere. It is classy but still friendly and comfortable. Not knowing much about French wine, the waitress was very helpful in helping me pick out something fitting of my palette. My date and I split both the steak and trout, and unlike the reviewer below, I thought the trout was delicious. While it was cooked in a lot of butter, it came out piping hot and practically melted in my mouth. The almonds atop (which I normally am not a fan of) were the perfect touch and flavor. We also had dessert and coffee, both great. It was a perfect night - great ambiance, food, service and company.

2
★★★★★

I came here for dinner the other night for the first time. The restaurant is tucked into Pike Place market and holds a quaint, romantic atmosphere. It is classy but still friendly and comfortable. Not knowing much about French wine, the waitress was very helpful in helping me pick out something fitting of my palette. My date and I split both the steak and trout, and unlike the reviewer below, I thought the trout was delicious. While it was cooked in a lot of butter, it came out piping hot and practically melted in my mouth. The almonds atop (which I normally am not a fan of) were the perfect touch and flavor. We also had dessert and coffee, both great. It was a perfect night - great ambiance, food, service and company.

Pros: Atmosphere, food, knowledgable staff

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Stopped in on a Friday after work--were greeted, seated at the bar and had water/bread within five minutes. Had great Manhattans and that superb lamb burger. This is how a restaurant works--they say hi, you drink, you over tip, everyone goes away happy.

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★★★★★

Stopped in on a Friday after work--were greeted, seated at the bar and had water/bread within five minutes. Had great Manhattans and that superb lamb burger. This is how a restaurant works--they say hi, you drink, you over tip, everyone goes away happy.

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I was so dissapointed in this place. We were greeted by a snoby hostess who showed us to our seats w/o a single hello. Our waiter was even worse. He had a snobby attitude and acted like we were not good enough to eat at the restaurant. I ordered the pork and chicken liver pate which was dry and overly salty. I also had the trout which came in a bath of oil and butter. It was seasoned poorly and they just dumped a handful of almonds on top. I would not eat here again even if the meal was free. I don't know why people like this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was so dissapointed in this place. We were greeted by a snoby hostess who showed us to our seats w/o a single hello. Our waiter was even worse. He had a snobby attitude and acted like we were not good enough to eat at the restaurant. I ordered the pork and chicken liver pate which was dry and overly salty. I also had the trout which came in a bath of oil and butter. It was seasoned poorly and they just dumped a handful of almonds on top. I would not eat here again even if the meal was free. I don't know why people like this place.

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Food was just Blah. For the price they charge I was expecting a sensation. Also, still cant get over the fact that they charge for the soda refils (hovewer, it's not unusual, so that fact did not affect my rating).

1
★★★☆☆

Food was just Blah. For the price they charge I was expecting a sensation. Also, still cant get over the fact that they charge for the soda refils (hovewer, it's not unusual, so that fact did not affect my rating).

Pros: location

Cons: price

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I stopped by Cafe Campagne after some co-workers had told me that they were offering a happy hour menu. I love the place for brunch, but hadn?t ever thought of staying downtown to enjoy it after work. We had some delicious, light appetizers and well priced wines from the Happy Hour menu, but the atmosphere is what really knocked me back. It is a whole different feel at night. The whole place seems to glow in the candlelight, the music was great and the staff was upbeat and attentive. I?m hooked!

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★★★★★

I stopped by Cafe Campagne after some co-workers had told me that they were offering a happy hour menu. I love the place for brunch, but hadn?t ever thought of staying downtown to enjoy it after work. We had some delicious, light appetizers and well priced wines from the Happy Hour menu, but the atmosphere is what really knocked me back. It is a whole different feel at night. The whole place seems to glow in the candlelight, the music was great and the staff was upbeat and attentive. I?m hooked!

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I've been here 3 times and more recently for the 30 fo $30. The food is the star here. I had the escargo, beef Bourguignon and the fig tarte. All were very good. I think I might have preferred my boyfriend's chicken saugage actually... it was very flavorful and lighter than the beef. I do have to say, the 2nd time I was there, i had a very rude server and had to request for a new server. Just looking around, the servers they currently have seem to be very sweet and humble, not arrogant as before. So thats good to see. I also cannot say more good things about the fig tarte. It was divine. Great mild flavors, and such a good combination... tasted quality ingrediants... Overall, i recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

I've been here 3 times and more recently for the 30 fo $30. The food is the star here. I had the escargo, beef Bourguignon and the fig tarte. All were very good. I think I might have preferred my boyfriend's chicken saugage actually... it was very flavorful and lighter than the beef. I do have to say, the 2nd time I was there, i had a very rude server and had to request for a new server. Just looking around, the servers they currently have seem to be very sweet and humble, not arrogant as before. So thats good to see. I also cannot say more good things about the fig tarte. It was divine. Great mild flavors, and such a good combination... tasted quality ingrediants... Overall, i recommend it.

Pros: Good food, good service, nice restaurant

Cons: none

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This is by far the best food I've had in the City of Seattle. It's fresh, straight to the point, the service is impecable, the ambiance is clean and comfortable and it's in a great location. Sure it's pricey but it's allowed to be, that is how they market themselves. It's a special occasion type of restaurant with nice sized portions and special food.

For a fabulous, quiet, classy meal please eat at Campagne. Whatever you order is bound to be superb and really, what more could you want after a fabulous meal than a stroll around pike place?

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★★★★★

This is by far the best food I've had in the City of Seattle. It's fresh, straight to the point, the service is impecable, the ambiance is clean and comfortable and it's in a great location. Sure it's pricey but it's allowed to be, that is how they market themselves. It's a special occasion type of restaurant with nice sized portions and special food.

For a fabulous, quiet, classy meal please eat at Campagne. Whatever you order is bound to be superb and really, what more could you want after a fabulous meal than a stroll around pike place?

Pros: Incredible food

Cons: None

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My general rule is that restaurants that have been open more than 10 years are probably tired. But my date insisted that we dine at Campagne (not sure how old it is, but it was old when I moved to Seattle 10 years ago) and I'm going to have to re-think my rule. This place is a find. The dishes are classic French, but always with a little touch that shows that the chef loves the food enough to make it his(or her) own: perfectly seared scallops with gingered carrot Puree and bacon; seared foie gras with roasted grapes; beef tartare served with coins of potato that are loving poached in duck fat before they are fried. Nothing was tall, everything was prepared simply but perfectly, and all of the portions were almost too big (how often do you say that about a nice restaurant). I could eat here every day. My only complaint about the food was that there was too much asparagus on the menu . . . I understand that it is in season, but it seemed like almost every dish was touched by asparagus in some way (on the other hand, I appreciate the enthusiasm). The service was warm, knowing, and very good. The winelist is glorius: full of hard to find French wines from small producers--no California Chardonnay or Australian Shiraz here (for those who aren't sure, that is a pleasant change from the majority of wine lists in the Seattle). We had a lovely bottle of Bandol from La Badianne. The place is cute and intimate. I love it.

2
★★★★★

My general rule is that restaurants that have been open more than 10 years are probably tired. But my date insisted that we dine at Campagne (not sure how old it is, but it was old when I moved to Seattle 10 years ago) and I'm going to have to re-think my rule. This place is a find. The dishes are classic French, but always with a little touch that shows that the chef loves the food enough to make it his(or her) own: perfectly seared scallops with gingered carrot Puree and bacon; seared foie gras with roasted grapes; beef tartare served with coins of potato that are loving poached in duck fat before they are fried. Nothing was tall, everything was prepared simply but perfectly, and all of the portions were almost too big (how often do you say that about a nice restaurant). I could eat here every day. My only complaint about the food was that there was too much asparagus on the menu . . . I understand that it is in season, but it seemed like almost every dish was touched by asparagus in some way (on the other hand, I appreciate the enthusiasm). The service was warm, knowing, and very good. The winelist is glorius: full of hard to find French wines from small producers--no California Chardonnay or Australian Shiraz here (for those who aren't sure, that is a pleasant change from the majority of wine lists in the Seattle). We had a lovely bottle of Bandol from La Badianne. The place is cute and intimate. I love it.

Pros: Food, Service, WINE

Cons: Asparagus(Too Much), Parking

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We somehow lucked out last week (on the first warm, sunny afternoon of the season) to wind up sitting on the cafe's patio for lunch...I know it's just Pike Place Market, but something about that alley made us feel like we were somewhere in Europe. The meal was great! From the perfectly crusty bread and french butter all the way through our (mandatory) steak frites, there were no complaints. The service was there, but only when needed, and pretty pleasant. Make sure to check it out when you can sit outside!

2
★★★★★

We somehow lucked out last week (on the first warm, sunny afternoon of the season) to wind up sitting on the cafe's patio for lunch...I know it's just Pike Place Market, but something about that alley made us feel like we were somewhere in Europe. The meal was great! From the perfectly crusty bread and french butter all the way through our (mandatory) steak frites, there were no complaints. The service was there, but only when needed, and pretty pleasant. Make sure to check it out when you can sit outside!

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While the food at Cafe Campagne is some of the best cuisine you'll find around the Pike Place Market, the staff is a little undesirable. After walking in to a somewhat empty restaurant on a late weekday evening, the hostesses ignored us for several moments while they finished their conversation. Additionally, our waitress seemed very ignorant of the menu and French cuisine in general. I have taken French classes and studied abroad in Paris for more than 6 years, but the waitress kept correcting my pronounciations of the food (incorrectly, I might add) and treated both my date and myself as though we were not worth her time. I could name several other French restaurants in the Seattle area that have food just as good but with staff members that act far less important.

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★★★★☆

While the food at Cafe Campagne is some of the best cuisine you'll find around the Pike Place Market, the staff is a little undesirable. After walking in to a somewhat empty restaurant on a late weekday evening, the hostesses ignored us for several moments while they finished their conversation. Additionally, our waitress seemed very ignorant of the menu and French cuisine in general. I have taken French classes and studied abroad in Paris for more than 6 years, but the waitress kept correcting my pronounciations of the food (incorrectly, I might add) and treated both my date and myself as though we were not worth her time. I could name several other French restaurants in the Seattle area that have food just as good but with staff members that act far less important.

Pros: authentic French cuisine

Cons: wait staff, ambience, food is too salty

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I never knew a place like this existed in Seattle. Seattle is said to be a culinary town, but I didn?t believe it until I found Campagne. Being a recent transplant from the East Coast, I felt starved for a dining experience that truly impressed me. I found it. The service at this place is top notch and the food, simply unforgettable. My friend had the scallops and I the oysters marinated in a stunning vinaigrette. How genius to serve freshly sucked oysters in a marinade, and the scallops were so tender in a beautiful carrot sauce. The guinea hen with escargot was divine and the little bite of lamb my friend offered up was out of this world. Their wine list is stunning and our server?s recommendations were right on the mark. If you love food, you have got to try my new favorite find. Trust me, you will not regret it.

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I never knew a place like this existed in Seattle. Seattle is said to be a culinary town, but I didn?t believe it until I found Campagne. Being a recent transplant from the East Coast, I felt starved for a dining experience that truly impressed me. I found it. The service at this place is top notch and the food, simply unforgettable. My friend had the scallops and I the oysters marinated in a stunning vinaigrette. How genius to serve freshly sucked oysters in a marinade, and the scallops were so tender in a beautiful carrot sauce. The guinea hen with escargot was divine and the little bite of lamb my friend offered up was out of this world. Their wine list is stunning and our server?s recommendations were right on the mark. If you love food, you have got to try my new favorite find. Trust me, you will not regret it.

Pros: It is all about the food and wine

Cons: Parking

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Luckily I used the $25 special to dine at Campagne. A nationally recognized french restaurant and high accolades from Zagat fell short on the night I dined there. A small restaurant that gets very loud during peak times is not ideal for that special someone whom you would love to hear speak. The ambiance is not romantic unless you think looking at French posters and seeing people walk out of Pike's market remind you of Paris. I wish French restaurants would actually serve french bread the way it's meant to be, fresh crusty bread with a moist warm interior. Instead you get a limp cold tasteless carb with rock hard butter that you can't even spread. The tealight was useful to warm my butter knife. The potato gnocchi was ok, didn't exactly melt in my mouth as Crush did. The braised medium well veal breast could have been USDA Select chuck roast and would have tasted the same. Braising is more designed to soften tough meats of lesser quality. Would you put cubed beef tenderloin in a crockpot? The twice baked chocolate cake created a crusty exterior but was not decadent enough. Maybe this was the intention of the pastry chef. The raspberry coulis could have been more generous to complement the chocolate but you only get a few fancy circular squirts. Not enough to coat your fork. The water waitress walked by my empty plate but made sure my water glass was full. It took awhile to receive my bill, I guess the busy main server had to personally deliver it to me. I did have enough water to pass the time. Once I put my credit card in the billfold, the hostess was quick to pick it up though. Interesting. Overall, I wouldn't take my special someone to Campagne due to the lack of romanticism, loud crowd noise at peak times, and expensive homestyle french cooking. Maybe it was the special deal that limited the uniqueness of Campagne, but that would be the chef's fault for choosing a poor representative menu to showcase his talents.

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★★★☆☆

Luckily I used the $25 special to dine at Campagne. A nationally recognized french restaurant and high accolades from Zagat fell short on the night I dined there. A small restaurant that gets very loud during peak times is not ideal for that special someone whom you would love to hear speak. The ambiance is not romantic unless you think looking at French posters and seeing people walk out of Pike's market remind you of Paris. I wish French restaurants would actually serve french bread the way it's meant to be, fresh crusty bread with a moist warm interior. Instead you get a limp cold tasteless carb with rock hard butter that you can't even spread. The tealight was useful to warm my butter knife. The potato gnocchi was ok, didn't exactly melt in my mouth as Crush did. The braised medium well veal breast could have been USDA Select chuck roast and would have tasted the same. Braising is more designed to soften tough meats of lesser quality. Would you put cubed beef tenderloin in a crockpot? The twice baked chocolate cake created a crusty exterior but was not decadent enough. Maybe this was the intention of the pastry chef. The raspberry coulis could have been more generous to complement the chocolate but you only get a few fancy circular squirts. Not enough to coat your fork. The water waitress walked by my empty plate but made sure my water glass was full. It took awhile to receive my bill, I guess the busy main server had to personally deliver it to me. I did have enough water to pass the time. Once I put my credit card in the billfold, the hostess was quick to pick it up though. Interesting. Overall, I wouldn't take my special someone to Campagne due to the lack of romanticism, loud crowd noise at peak times, and expensive homestyle french cooking. Maybe it was the special deal that limited the uniqueness of Campagne, but that would be the chef's fault for choosing a poor representative menu to showcase his talents.

Pros: Nothing to tout about

Cons: Average service, Not a romantic place to dine unless your date is impressed with expensive plates

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Went to Campagne for the first time for V-Day. Parking in that area is a little tough as it is right across from Pike Market. When we got there, my wife and I were seated in a corner table next to the window, with a good view of pike. Our waiter made us feel comfortable with both the menu and wine list. I had the lamb and my wife ordered the game hen with escargot, both were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for its elegance, quick service, and heavenly food. If you are looking for somewhere to spend your special occasion this is it! But paradise comes with a price tag, you can expect to pay $$$ for an out of body culinary experience. Definitely will come again.

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★★★★★

Went to Campagne for the first time for V-Day. Parking in that area is a little tough as it is right across from Pike Market. When we got there, my wife and I were seated in a corner table next to the window, with a good view of pike. Our waiter made us feel comfortable with both the menu and wine list. I had the lamb and my wife ordered the game hen with escargot, both were delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for its elegance, quick service, and heavenly food. If you are looking for somewhere to spend your special occasion this is it! But paradise comes with a price tag, you can expect to pay $$$ for an out of body culinary experience. Definitely will come again.

Pros: Elegant, Extensive Wine List, Friendly Staff did not look down on a casual wine drinker

Cons: Paraise comes with a price-tag

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LOVE Cafe Campagne. So much so that it's become a "tradition" for us to lunch here after wandering around the market. The sauteed calamari is spectacular and all of their soups du jour have been perfect especially on a rainy day. My personal fave is the lamb burger. MAke sure that you get plenty of their bread, it's great for the sauce that comes with the calamari. Haven't tried the desserts here yet but they look great (we usually wander down the block to Rose's Chocolates for dessert/coffee).

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★★★★★

LOVE Cafe Campagne. So much so that it's become a "tradition" for us to lunch here after wandering around the market. The sauteed calamari is spectacular and all of their soups du jour have been perfect especially on a rainy day. My personal fave is the lamb burger. MAke sure that you get plenty of their bread, it's great for the sauce that comes with the calamari. Haven't tried the desserts here yet but they look great (we usually wander down the block to Rose's Chocolates for dessert/coffee).

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Parking can be a problem

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All the food here is amazing. My favorite is the chicken leg with homemade sage noodles and garlic. The sage noodles add great texture to the chicken and the garlic infuses the plate with great, sweet flavor. It's to die for. For desert try the cheese and fig platter.

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★★★★★

All the food here is amazing. My favorite is the chicken leg with homemade sage noodles and garlic. The sage noodles add great texture to the chicken and the garlic infuses the plate with great, sweet flavor. It's to die for. For desert try the cheese and fig platter.

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I am a family oriented mother of two. My husband and I came into brunch one sunday for a special breakfast. The woman who seated us was wearing a skimpy shirt and very high cut dress (almost revealing her buttocks). We had a slight problem in the meal and asked to speak to the manager. To my dismay the same skimpy dressed women turned out to be the manager. To add to my disappointment this same woman was extremely rude to us when we aired our grevances. One would think such a high class restaurant would have a better suited manager.

PROS: Good food
CONS: Manager

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★★☆☆☆

I am a family oriented mother of two. My husband and I came into brunch one sunday for a special breakfast. The woman who seated us was wearing a skimpy shirt and very high cut dress (almost revealing her buttocks). We had a slight problem in the meal and asked to speak to the manager. To my dismay the same skimpy dressed women turned out to be the manager. To add to my disappointment this same woman was extremely rude to us when we aired our grevances. One would think such a high class restaurant would have a better suited manager.

PROS: Good food
CONS: Manager

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i agree with an earlier reviewer who mentioned there isn't anything better on a drab, dreary seattle day than sitting down to the warm cassoulet whipped up by cafe campagne. yes, the service can be dicey sometimes. and for european cafe ambience they measure up far far short of le pichet. . . but that cassoulet makes up for everything. i meet alot of out-of-towners at my bar and during the cold months i always mention that for lunch, they need to make sure they have cassoulet at cafe campagne.

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★★★★★

i agree with an earlier reviewer who mentioned there isn't anything better on a drab, dreary seattle day than sitting down to the warm cassoulet whipped up by cafe campagne. yes, the service can be dicey sometimes. and for european cafe ambience they measure up far far short of le pichet. . . but that cassoulet makes up for everything. i meet alot of out-of-towners at my bar and during the cold months i always mention that for lunch, they need to make sure they have cassoulet at cafe campagne.

Pros: cassoulet

Cons: spotty, inconsistent service

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I had a great carrot ginger soup for lunch and a small salad. The food was great, however we waited, and waited, and waited for the salad course following the soup, and it took about 45 min before someone checked on us to see if we had everything. When we told her we needed the salad she was rude about it, like it was our fault they never brought it out. I sat on the Patio, that was really nice, and would go back; but not with clients again.

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★★★★☆

I had a great carrot ginger soup for lunch and a small salad. The food was great, however we waited, and waited, and waited for the salad course following the soup, and it took about 45 min before someone checked on us to see if we had everything. When we told her we needed the salad she was rude about it, like it was our fault they never brought it out. I sat on the Patio, that was really nice, and would go back; but not with clients again.

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This cafe has real French bistro ambience and just the right amt of bustle. Service is fine. Unfortunately one is underwhelmed by the food. Duck confit was not true confit. Steak tartare generous portion was sadly bland. Cheese plate with only 3 cheeses *that was OK*, but postage stamp amount for $12, is not OK. Very noisy. There are better places, altho the Market location is nice.

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★★★☆☆

This cafe has real French bistro ambience and just the right amt of bustle. Service is fine. Unfortunately one is underwhelmed by the food. Duck confit was not true confit. Steak tartare generous portion was sadly bland. Cheese plate with only 3 cheeses *that was OK*, but postage stamp amount for $12, is not OK. Very noisy. There are better places, altho the Market location is nice.

Pros: location

Cons: food, high priced wine, noise

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This is Seattle's Finest Dining (maybe w/Canlis?) Definately none better! The wine list is awesome (I am a red-burgundy fan so for me it's heaven)! The Frog Legs!! Wow! Desserts, not 1 dish was a miss! (6 of us ate together) Ask for a Chambertin or Puligny-Chambertin region '95 Oh my! Ask about off-lists, amazing!

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★★★★★

This is Seattle's Finest Dining (maybe w/Canlis?) Definately none better! The wine list is awesome (I am a red-burgundy fan so for me it's heaven)! The Frog Legs!! Wow! Desserts, not 1 dish was a miss! (6 of us ate together) Ask for a Chambertin or Puligny-Chambertin region '95 Oh my! Ask about off-lists, amazing!

Pros: Everything Fine

Cons: $$$$$$$

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Ah the cassoulet, is anything more wonderful on a drizzly evening in Seattle or Paris?
I have been going to Campagne since Peter Lewis first opened this charming restaurant, and Cafe Campagne is a food lovers delight. I've been reading some of the reviews and agree it is not for everyone, but it certainly is for me. The pate is the best in downtown Seattle, that and a good glass of wine can turn a dreary day into a good evening.

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Ah the cassoulet, is anything more wonderful on a drizzly evening in Seattle or Paris?
I have been going to Campagne since Peter Lewis first opened this charming restaurant, and Cafe Campagne is a food lovers delight. I've been reading some of the reviews and agree it is not for everyone, but it certainly is for me. The pate is the best in downtown Seattle, that and a good glass of wine can turn a dreary day into a good evening.

Pros: Great bistro atmosphe

Cons: Parking, hard to find

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Cafe Campagne is hands down one of the best restaurants in the area. Always a food lover but not necessarily a fan of French food, this restaurant completely changed my culinary palette. I've eaten at some truly amazing restaurants and I can't name a single person that I've recommended Cafe Campgne to that didn't leave wanting more.

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★★★★★

Cafe Campagne is hands down one of the best restaurants in the area. Always a food lover but not necessarily a fan of French food, this restaurant completely changed my culinary palette. I've eaten at some truly amazing restaurants and I can't name a single person that I've recommended Cafe Campgne to that didn't leave wanting more.

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

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What a magical evening. I am not sure if it was the impeccable service, the delicious halibut special or the wine, but last night was one of the most memorable meals and all in a quiet outdoor courtyard in the middle of the city. C'est magnifique!

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★★★★★

What a magical evening. I am not sure if it was the impeccable service, the delicious halibut special or the wine, but last night was one of the most memorable meals and all in a quiet outdoor courtyard in the middle of the city. C'est magnifique!

Pros: Food, Service, Courtyard

Cons: Parking, Take a cab

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I have been to France several times and am married to a Frenchman, so we are always looking for French restaurants to try out. We have been here twice and left dissapointed both times. The staff is pretentious and rude and the food isn't anything to brag about. I found it funny that while none of the servers could speak French they refused to serve ketchup to preserve their "French" atmosphere. There are definitely better French restaurants in Seattle!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to France several times and am married to a Frenchman, so we are always looking for French restaurants to try out. We have been here twice and left dissapointed both times. The staff is pretentious and rude and the food isn't anything to brag about. I found it funny that while none of the servers could speak French they refused to serve ketchup to preserve their "French" atmosphere. There are definitely better French restaurants in Seattle!

Pros: It is in the market

Cons: Rude Waitstaff, No Ketchup

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A very nice place to go for a quiet meal overlooking the market. Expect very small portions, good service, and a wonderful ambience. The cafe downstairs is a little more laid back and less expensive and just as great.

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★★★★☆

A very nice place to go for a quiet meal overlooking the market. Expect very small portions, good service, and a wonderful ambience. The cafe downstairs is a little more laid back and less expensive and just as great.

Pros: food, service, location

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This is a great place in the market. The dishes are some of the better French food I have tasted in Seattle (try the croque monsieur), the prices are reasonable, and it has a good ambience. The portions are small and the wait staff can be a little, uh French if you catch my drift, but I still go there and enjoy my experiences every time.

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★★★★★

This is a great place in the market. The dishes are some of the better French food I have tasted in Seattle (try the croque monsieur), the prices are reasonable, and it has a good ambience. The portions are small and the wait staff can be a little, uh French if you catch my drift, but I still go there and enjoy my experiences every time.

Pros: food, ambience, people watching

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Could this be the most consistent restaurant in Seattle. Chef Daisley Gordon's menu continues to improve with each passing year. The charcuterie platter now on the menu is an overwhelming amount of house made delights such as rilletes, pate and different terrines. Definately worth sharing for a starter course for as many as 4 people. I'm definately looking forward to their return to Dine Around Seattle - forks up for March!

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★★★★★

Could this be the most consistent restaurant in Seattle. Chef Daisley Gordon's menu continues to improve with each passing year. The charcuterie platter now on the menu is an overwhelming amount of house made delights such as rilletes, pate and different terrines. Definately worth sharing for a starter course for as many as 4 people. I'm definately looking forward to their return to Dine Around Seattle - forks up for March!

Pros: Food, Service, Valet Paking

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I just read through all of the other reviews, and well... I just do not understand how people could not love it. I have been going there for years, the service is always friendly. They are not going to over chat you, personally I enjoy that. They answer the questions, bring my drinks, bring my food, and clear my table... and of course they ask me how everything is. I just do not understand some of the comments about about the high turn over. Anyway, enough about the servers. I love the Cafe, I will continue to eat there, and I will continue to love every minute of it. If you are to cheap and you need bigger portions, go to old country buffet.

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★★★★★

I just read through all of the other reviews, and well... I just do not understand how people could not love it. I have been going there for years, the service is always friendly. They are not going to over chat you, personally I enjoy that. They answer the questions, bring my drinks, bring my food, and clear my table... and of course they ask me how everything is. I just do not understand some of the comments about about the high turn over. Anyway, enough about the servers. I love the Cafe, I will continue to eat there, and I will continue to love every minute of it. If you are to cheap and you need bigger portions, go to old country buffet.

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The Cafe is one of my favorite places to dine in the Market area. The service staff is informed without arrogance, and friendly without invasiveness. There is not a better restaurant in the Market area for good reasonable food. However, the reality is that the real jem is the wine list- great for people who are really interested in wine and tired of restaurants who dumb-down their wine lists for the average American. The ambiance of the restaurant changes with the time of day. Brunch on the weekends is a bit busy- I would not recommend it for someone who is looking for a quiet, intimate, leisurely breakfast; of course, I also do not recommend the Market for people who want quiet shopping Saturday morning. Lunch and dinner are both elegant and comfortable- this is a great place to take a date or even a large group of friends.

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★★★★★

The Cafe is one of my favorite places to dine in the Market area. The service staff is informed without arrogance, and friendly without invasiveness. There is not a better restaurant in the Market area for good reasonable food. However, the reality is that the real jem is the wine list- great for people who are really interested in wine and tired of restaurants who dumb-down their wine lists for the average American. The ambiance of the restaurant changes with the time of day. Brunch on the weekends is a bit busy- I would not recommend it for someone who is looking for a quiet, intimate, leisurely breakfast; of course, I also do not recommend the Market for people who want quiet shopping Saturday morning. Lunch and dinner are both elegant and comfortable- this is a great place to take a date or even a large group of friends.

Pros: Informed Service, Wine List, Great Food

Cons: Hard to find Parking

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The Cafe is always a delight. The food is delicious, the service friendly and knowledgeable but never invasive. My experiences there have always been positive, it's the perfect place to while away an afternoon with some wine and a good friend.
Brunch is a bit of a madhouse, but a weekend at a busy restaurant is always a bit of a crapshoot. Go for dinner and try the duck confit salad and the mussels. Don't bring the kids.

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★★★★★

The Cafe is always a delight. The food is delicious, the service friendly and knowledgeable but never invasive. My experiences there have always been positive, it's the perfect place to while away an afternoon with some wine and a good friend.
Brunch is a bit of a madhouse, but a weekend at a busy restaurant is always a bit of a crapshoot. Go for dinner and try the duck confit salad and the mussels. Don't bring the kids.

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This little joint is so cozy and lovely. I was at Cafe Campagne last week for dinner and it knocked my socks off! The brandade de morue was the best I've ever had and the cassoulet.... for get about it! This place just gets better and better.

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★★★★★

This little joint is so cozy and lovely. I was at Cafe Campagne last week for dinner and it knocked my socks off! The brandade de morue was the best I've ever had and the cassoulet.... for get about it! This place just gets better and better.

Pros: its the entire packag

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I read the previous review with hopes that both the reviewer and those new to Cafe Campagne would consider this person's experience a one off event. Although Cafe Campagne's service doesn't rival the mechanical efficiency of your run of the mill chain, it does deliver the genuine experience found throughout Paris. This is a place to relax and let the experience come to you. If you need to be in and out in 45 minutes, this isn't the right place for you. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and the Parisian atmosphere Cafe Campagne so adequately generates.

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★★★★☆

I read the previous review with hopes that both the reviewer and those new to Cafe Campagne would consider this person's experience a one off event. Although Cafe Campagne's service doesn't rival the mechanical efficiency of your run of the mill chain, it does deliver the genuine experience found throughout Paris. This is a place to relax and let the experience come to you. If you need to be in and out in 45 minutes, this isn't the right place for you. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and the Parisian atmosphere Cafe Campagne so adequately generates.

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Always look forward to having the wonderful omlette however last Sunday I was VERY disappointed. The service was dreadful. I sat at the counter and had dirty dishes next to me for 45 minutes, when somebody did think to clear she spilled water all over. I waited for almost an hour before having to ask where my meal was. No water, little coffee no bread......not a good experience overall and it just wasnt that busy.

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★★☆☆☆

Always look forward to having the wonderful omlette however last Sunday I was VERY disappointed. The service was dreadful. I sat at the counter and had dirty dishes next to me for 45 minutes, when somebody did think to clear she spilled water all over. I waited for almost an hour before having to ask where my meal was. No water, little coffee no bread......not a good experience overall and it just wasnt that busy.

Pros: wonderful foor

Cons: terrible service

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Like too many restaurants using the "French food" to attract people,
I wouldn't recomment this restaurant if you want to eat real french food.
You have others french restaurant by the market, real french restaurant!

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★☆☆☆☆

Like too many restaurants using the "French food" to attract people,
I wouldn't recomment this restaurant if you want to eat real french food.
You have others french restaurant by the market, real french restaurant!

Pros: romantic

Cons: price, food

 

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