Le Grand Bistro: French Dining Atop Lake Washington

Le Grand Bistro’s seasonal patios offer views that overlook Kirkland’s waterfront, while inside, the tables of various diners offer views of elegant French cuisine. Such fare includes pan-roasted chicken with truffle sauce, duck confit with lentil-potato-frisee salad, or lamb burger with coriander mint yogurt. The restaurant also features charcuterie, a raw bar with local shellfish, and a steak selection made in French and American styles. Specialty sausages are made in house along with a selection of ice creams. And speaking of dessert, Le Grand Bistro has plenty including sticky pudding, crème brulee, and dark chocolate mousse.

Visit the bar for a pitcher of house wine or a made-from-scratch cocktail mixed with such ingredients as passion fruit juices, pear sage shrub, or fresh ginger beer. During happy hour, you can enjoy deals on specific cocktails, beers, and wine while noshing on discounted fare including $6 cheeseburgers and oysters on the half shell for $1.50.

Le Grand Bistro
2220 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 828-7778
www.bistrolegrand.com
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Acropolis Pizza and Pasta: A Taste of Mediterranean Cuisine

Since 1973, Acropolis Pizza and Pasta has been one of Kirkland's favorite family restaurants. The fare at Acropolis is Italian food along with some Mediterranean cuisine, so you can choose from gyros and grinders and also pizza and pasta dishes. The pizza's thin-crust style and can be topped with your choice of a numerous toppings, including treats like Canadian bacon, feta cheese, jalapeno peppers, and even pineapple! Craving pasta instead? Acropolis serves dishes like lasagna, ravioli, and cannelloni. There's even a menu of small sized portions for kids, making Acropolis a family friendly dining spot. With so much to offer, Acropolis Pizza and Pasta has long been a popular fixture of the Kirkland, Washington dining scene.
 
500 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 827-3777
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Mediterranean Kitchen: Mediterranean Cuisine in Kirkland, Washington

Like Mediterranean food? Try the Mediterranean Kitchen in Kirkland, Washington. At this cozy eatery, you'll enjoy classic Mediterranean fare in a warm atmosphere. On the menu you'll find an array of beef, lamb, chicken, and seafood dishes all deliciously prepared. Choose from treats like stuffed grape leafs, falafel, spinakopita, or tabbouleh salad. Or select prawns, scallops, or calamari. And save room for dinner — the Mediterranean Kitchen's baklava is delightfully sweet! For lunch or dinner, Mediterranean Kitchen might be one of Kirkland's tastiest restaurants.
 
11412 NE 124th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 823-8101
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Santa Fe Mexican Grill: Flavorful Mexican Cuisine

Family owned and operated Santa Fe Mexican Grill serves incredible food with personality. In this casual, comfy restaurant, the dishes are a cut above the rest, the portions are always large enough for next day left-overs, but the prices are still very reasonable. As you browse the menus for lunch and dinner, you can begin with complimentary chips and salsa. On the menu, you'll find all your favorites: quesedillas, enchiladas, tostadas, fajitas, along with some inventive seafood dishes made with crab, shrimp, mussels, scallops, and even octopus. A great kids' menu helps make Santa Fe Mexican Grill a fun and family friendly spot in Kirkland.

12709 NE 124th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 821-9405
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Ristorante Paradiso: Classic Italian Food

Ristorante Paradiso's chef and owner hails from Sardinia, Italy, and his restaurant brings the tastes of classic Italian cuisine to Kirkland, Washington. Children and adults alike will find the piping hot buttery rolls just heavenly. Grown-ups will be impressed by the broad list of good wines at reasonable prices. The dishes at Ristorante Paradiso are a feast for the eyes, and they taste as good as they look. The delicate herbs and spices perfectly enhance but never drown out fresh ingredients like prawns, scallops, mussels, chicken, and veal. Be sure to leave room for a decadent dessert like tiramisu or lemon gelato. While this quaint setting is the perfect spot for a family night out, take-out is also available for a convenient meal on a busy week night.
 
120 Park Lane
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-8601
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Lynne’s Bistro: French Fusion Cuisine

Lynne's Bistro is a one woman show, and the founder, owner, chef, reservation taker, and sometimes server does it all well. The chef's cosmopolitan background translates into a menu that fuses cuisines from around the world into some quite unique tastes. The sauces, for instance, are fragrant, complex, and unique. Diners at lunch rave about the escargot and the salmon salad with tomatoes, artichokes, and basil dressing. At dinner, some favorites are tiger prawns, signature crab cake in Lobster Beurre blanc, and roast duck. Lynne's Bistro offers an affordable three course fixed price menu. Served in a soothing atmosphere, you'll enjoy inventive dishes in an ambiance that's relaxed and expansive, with crisp white table linens and fresh flowers to help prepare your sensory palate. Lynne's Bistro also offers an extensive wine list, making it a great spot for a romantic dinner in Kirkland.

214 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-2808
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Oto Sushi: Kirkland Japanese Cuisine

Open since 2011, Oto Sushi is a relatively new addition to the Kirkland, Washington dining scene that's made a big splash in its short tenure. Of course, Oto Sushi did have some advantages: its chef-owner learned the art of sushi in the California Bay Area, before taking his talents to the Seattle suburbs. And Kirkland diners are glad he did! Don't be misled by the simple decor: the food here is gorgeous, and full of complex and carefully curated flavors. From its tuna and salmon presentations to more exotic fish, Oto Sushi delights diners. Complementing the food is Oto Sushi's attentive service, which will make you feel welcome throughout your meal. Seeking Japanese cuisine in Kirkland? Oto Sushi might be one of the best spots in town.

Oto Sushi
11628 97th Lane NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 825-8899
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Café Veloce: Classic Italian Cuisine

Café Veloce celebrates 1960s era motorcyclists who raced from cafe to cafe all over Italy. From its dark walls, hunter green seating, and glowing wood burning fire place, Café Veloce is cozy and relaxed. The hanging 1960s motorcycle with all its paraphernalia add to its charm and set a fun mood. Although the ambiance is laid-back, don't be fooled into thinking the food and drink here are ordinary! Here you'll find an array of wines and craft beers. As for the food, it's well-regarded. The olive cheese bread gets rave reviews as a starter, and the Silician black bean soup is another popular dish. There's also pasta, available with marinara, pesto, Alfredo, Gorgonzola cream, or quattro formaggio sauce. Along with the food, the service at Café Veloce is also friendly, making this a welcoming spot!
 
12514 120th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 814-2972
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Pho Mignon: Kirkland Vietnamese Cuisine

Pho Mignon serves a full menu of Vietnamese cuisine to diners in Kirkland, Washington in a bright, welcoming space that makes for a cheerful, comfy vibe. Pho Mignon's extensive menu offers an array of choices, and if the options are overwhelming, don't hesitate to ask for recommendations. The friendly wait staff will be glad to help you make a selection. For starters, you might try the fried tofu or a crispy egg roll. Banh Mi sandwiches are also delectable. Of course, the real star at Pho Mignon is the pho. Pho Mignon offers 22 varieties of this flavorful noodle soup, each such to satisfy on a chilly day. Complement your meal with a bubble tea, with tasty tapioca. For dessert, Pho Mignon offers treats like orange sherbert to round out your meal. It's a sweet conclusion to a delightful dinner.
 
12557 116th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 825-9399
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Purple Café and Wine Bar: A Sophisticated Wine Bar

The award winning Purple Café and Wine Bar welcomes you with rustic sophistication in Kirkland. Candle-lit wrought iron fixtures light the dining room while huge cases display the Purple Café's extensive wine collection around a spiral staircase. The exposed pipes, brick walls, poured concrete floors, minimalist wooden tables, and wrought iron seating all convey a rustic, industrial-urban sensibility. This fun atmosphere complements some culinary treats. Try the baked brie with a glass of fine wine, or check out the three course fixed price dinner. Some favorites on the menu include lobster mac and cheese, pork tenderloin, and seared scallop pasta. With its hip and fun vibe, the Purple Café and Wine Bar is a great spot for a pleasant night out.
 
323 Park Place Center
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 828-3772
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