Vivez l’esprit des fêtes at Le Grand Bistro Américain

Inspired by creator and founder, Ted Furst, (local culinary pioneer in our region- all his scoop below), the restaurant brings French bistro cuisine to the area with a broad selection of appetizers, charcuterie, soups and salads, a full raw bar menu featuring local shellfish on the half-shell, and a wide selection of entrees. Ted is committed to living in the true philosophy of the authentic Bistro, which is essentially about honest, perfectly prepared food, and a warm, comfortable, restorative ambience.

A few key points to note about Le Grand Bistro Américain:

  • Everything is made from scratch and skillfully prepared on site.
  • Bread for the restaurant is baked in the central hearth oven twice a day. 
  • Food is locally sourced and classically prepared in an authentic authentic French style, but still moderately priced. 
  • Even the ice cream is housemade!
  • Beautifully situated on Lake Washington in Kirkland.

Now on to the details on how they’re bringing the magical world of a Parisian Christmas to Puget Sound diners with Fête de Noël.

Fête de Noël features the following:

American in Paris
Special prix fixe ($30)– 3 course French inspired dinner menu available Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – throughout December (except Dec 24 and Dec 31).

Bourguignonne, Moules Frites, Truite Grillé, or Steak Frites, all paired with delicious starters and desserts

  • Other Seasonal menu specials, such as: Caviar and blinis Demidoff; Foie Gras en Torchon; Tournedos Rossini, graced with black Perigord truffles, foie gras and cognac sauce.
  • 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau with complimentary escargots
  • Eastside headquarters for fresh and fabulous oysters
  • Spectacular views of Lake Washington’s magnifique Christmas Ships and more

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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