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Looking for a great, extensive tasting menu in seattle

I am looking for a place that offers a tasting menu similar to Joel Roubochuns in Las Vegas. There he offers a 16 course tasting menu, French inspired plus a lot of extras. Is there thing like that in Seattle? We are talking impeccable service, white glove, two-story bread trays, literally dozens of petite deserts, all for the packing up and tacking home. Any ideas??

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  1. Seattle drove Jerimiah Tower and Wolfgang Puck out of town on a rail. (Rightfully so.) I suggest you buy a new Pendelton shirt, get a warm cup of coffee and reassess your visit.

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    1. re: Leper

      This response may be one of my favorite of all time of this board.

      As Leper, uh, suggests, there is really nothing as opulent as what you describe on offer here. Canlis does have a tasting menu that looks very enticing, but I have not sampled it yet. Others have mentioned Rover's and Mistral Kitchen. I very much like Crush as well. I don't recommend Le Gourmand by comparision; less bang for the buck, with a small dose of unwarranted attitude.

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      Canlis Restaurant
      2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

      Mistral Kitchen
      2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

    2. le gourmand, in the wilds of east ballard, offers no gloves, no bread towers, no dessert buffet - only superb french food, impeccable service and a 7 or 8 course tasting menu you will love in a quiet, elegant setting at a price well in line with the quality offered; hither thee hence, o prince of denmark!

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      Le Gourmand Restaurant
      425 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

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      1. re: howard 1st

        Sounds good! I added it to my list... Consider me hithering there this weekend,

        1. re: howard 1st

          +1+ This unpreposessing place is a treasure, and it's longevity in a backwater subneighborhood within a small footprint ought to tell more discerning CHs a lot. If it's about food, this is one of Seattle's all-time bests.

        2. Perhaps the Jewel Box or Chef's table at Mistral Kitchen might come as close as it gets in Seattle, though haven't tried either. The fancier restaurants have definitely toned it down the passed couple of years.

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          Mistral Kitchen
          2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

          1. Yeah, you're probably not going to find that. Rover's is good, the grand menu is 8 or so courses and service should be at a high level. If you do manage to find something with 'literally dozens of petite desserts', I'd love to know where1

            1. Definitely Rovers or the Chef's Table at Mistral Kitchen. Can't say it will be 16 courses. Rover's is white cloth french service, classic, impeccable food. Mistral Kitchen's Chef's Table is at least 10 courses, but more innovative new American. The atmosphere is more lively/casual than Rover's. Mistral has the Jewel Box, which has a few table of tasting menu. The Chef's Table has a higher level of personal attention and an extra course or two. The Chef comes over and chats. The menu also includes a cocktail as a palate cleanser, which was very interesting. Canlis has white table cloth service, but I don't know about a tasting menu.

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              Canlis Restaurant
              2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

              Mistral Kitchen
              2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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              1. re: cocktailhour

                I have done Joel Robuchon and many of its peers and would say Rover's doesn't come close. And I am not talking about fanciness but deliciousness. We were totally disappointed with Rover's and ate much better at a ramen place the next day.