St. Germain Replacement
Does anyone know the name of the restaurant going into the St. Germain location in Madison Park? Is it open yet?
Yes, it is open - La Côte Crêperie, at 2811 E. Madison St., Seattle, 206-323-9800.
As indicated in the name, it is still a french themed restaurant with a focus on crepes instead of tartines. Similar hours to St. Germain, just not open quite as late.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays
It's called La Cote. I called the number for St. G a few weeks back based on the write-up in Seattle Magazine and gorgeous picture of an open-faced sandwitch with salmon on it. When I called they answered with a different name and when I asked if it was St. G the woman said the name had changed (but didn't mention it was a different restaurant...). I was delighted to get a reservation so didn't question it much. When I arrived I was a little suprised that there was only one table full, and then a little more suprised when I saw that they only served crepes. When I asked the server she said they had just openeda couple days prior. All that said, I had a delicious crepe with the salmon I was craving and a nice dessert crepe too. We ordered a few crepes for the table and all were delicious.
By the way...does anyone know if St. G still exists, just somewhere else? It sounded fantastic!
The story is in the "Ticket" insert to Friday's Seattle Times. It's now being run by Chef Laurent Gabrel from Voila!