Le Sel Bistro

229 St Helens Ave, Tacoma WA 98402-2590
$$ French

Reservations

Booking Notes:

PLEASE READ: To keep our restaurant running smoothly, we ask each party to be timely and considerate of the time slot you choose. We allow you to choose between 1.5hrs and 2.5hrs hours for your dine time and we appreciate you being aware of this time as there will most likely be a reservation following you. Your dine time will be listed in both your confirmation email and text. We look forward to having you as our guest and hope you enjoy your dining experience with Le Sel Bistro!

Business Info

  • Address: 229 St Helens Ave, Tacoma WA 98402-2590
  • Cross Street: 4th Ave
  • Cuisine: American | Desserts | European | French | Hamburger | Seafood | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 | Fee is per 750ml bottle
  • Phone: 2533271015
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Personal Wines Allowed, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Brunch - Dining Room (21 and older) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch - Garden Area 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room (21 and older) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Brunch - Dining Room (21 and older) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch - Garden Area 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room (21 and older) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Brunch - Dining Room (21 and older) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch - Garden Area 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room (21 and older) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Brunch - Dining Room (21 and older) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch - Garden Area 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room (21 and older) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Brunch - Dining Room (21 and older) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brunch - Garden Area 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Dining Room (21 and older) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 3019 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2022
Gina A.
I absolutely love Le Sel. Since Breakfast is my favorite lunch the menu is unbeatable. Servers are wonderful, food is delicious and ambience is perfect! So glad you are in Tacoma!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2022
Colleen G.
Utterly and completely wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2022
Yuliya S.
Excellent service and amazing food as always

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Karen G.
Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Leslie C.
What a wonderful meal! Everything was delightful.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2022
W Marlo S.
Very pleasant, as usual.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2022
Dany F.
Dining at Le Sel Bistro was a lovely experience! It is nicely decorated inside and gives you the ambiance of being at a French Bistro. I was in Paris last summer with my husband. Le Sel Bistro gave me small hints of my trip in Paris dining at their cafes. I was there to celebrate my birthday with a few loved ones. I highly suggest making a reservation as I did for my birthday to ensure seating for you and your party. We sat at their garden dining area. It has a nice view of Commencement Bay. The server was wonderful and everyone loved their food. The price maybe a bit high, but it was worth enjoying for a special occasion or just any day. I highly recommend Le Sel Bistro.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2022
Kim M.
We celebrated my mother in laws birthday, she was beyond impressed and loved every bite! LeSel is a little slice of heaven, and the staff are angels! Always the best food and ambiance.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2022
Taylor C.
I booked a dining room table for Sunday brunch for 3 people. When I arrived, I requested an outdoor table and was kindly and quickly switched out there. The food and drink I ordered were delicious. I will be coming back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Marci H.
Thanks for making our 35 wedding anniversary memorable. Loved Le Sel! We will be back for another visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 11, 2022
Carolyn B.
I've been here a couple times and have always enjoyed the food, service, ambience, and overall experience. Lovely restaurant with lovely people.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Tyler W.
The staff is always super friendly, the service is fast, and the food has never failed to impress me.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2022
Mary Beth C.
Everything was a 10 + We had a very enjoyable evening with good food wine beer and more importantly the service was spot on.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2022
Beth A.
Incredible food and service. Restaurant is spectacular.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2022
Elizabeth W.
Absolutely wonderful place. The food was amazing, the mimosas where the best and most creative drinks. I wanted to try them all! The venue itself is beautiful and so welcoming. We drove 75 miles to meet family for lunch and I’d drive it again just to try the dinner menu.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2022
Covanni C.
Thank you again for an amazing experience and being so accommodating. Can’t wait to return!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2022
Paula L.
EXCELLENT!!! The food is always amazing and the staff is incredible! I can't say enough about this wonderful place.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2022
Kandace E.
Such a charming spot with excellent service and delicious food. A new favorite spot!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2022
Glenn F.
Excellent experience... Excellent Food... Excellent Service

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 21, 2022
Janet P.
We love our waitress sorry can’t remember her name.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2022
Lori F.
We always enjoy Hannah! The food was delicious and the patio great, but I could help the plants and ambience a bit! I gave my phone number to Hannah. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2022
Denise P.
Great service and food!

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Jun 19, 2022
Mandy G.
Had a lovely time at Le Sel last weekend for brunch. Can’t wait to come back for dinner! Service, food and drinks were all fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 17, 2022
Timothy T.
This was excellent server. Food was delicious. Most of staff was exceedingly accommodating.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 16, 2022
Jessica H.
I love your restaurant. It's my favorite place to eat. The waitstaff are so lovely and polite and efficient. The food is AMAZING! And the vibe is calm and comfortable. Bravo for making it through COVID and I hope you stay for a long, long time so I can keep spending lots of brunches with you.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2022
April P.
The food and drinks here are absolutely amazing!! The service was also impeccable with such kind staff! We will definitely be returning and I plan to make this a regular restaurant I visit

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2022
Holly J.
Wonderful experience! The food and service couldn’t have been better.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2022
Stephen B.
Love the place. Our server was efficient, friendly, and very personable. Food was outstanding. Can’t wait to come again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2022
Mindy M.
We love visiting Le Sel! Thank you for a great dining experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2022
Catherine H.
Everything was excellent! Kudos to the server and the chef. A beautiful setting. Thank you for a wonderful brunch!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 07, 2022
Peter P.
Beautiful experience, my wife and I we’re celebrating our anniversary, couldn’t have been a more perfect place to do. One negative, not the restaurant’s fault, we would have loved to extend our stay over our two hour limit, unfortunately it was prom night and extending was not possible. Fully understand. Great restaurant for those special occasions.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2022
Austin M.
Our favorite new spot

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 04, 2022
Lisa H.
We loved this place! Perfect brunch place for a girls day out. The atmosphere is so relaxing and garden area was awesome. We had a terrific time. Our waitress was so amazing love her. I had her both times I've been there. Sorry I don't remember her name (small and long dark hair) We'll definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2022
Vernadette L.
Last night was my second time coming to Le Sel Bistro in one month. Truly a fabulous place that is comforting and of high quality. The staff is phenomal and truly kind-hearted. I will keep returning here!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 29, 2022
Kacie L.
Went here for brunch with a few girlfriends and was pleasantly surprised with the ambiance, the service, and the quality of the food! We already are talking about going back again sometime soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
May 25, 2022
Gabrielle T.
Great bistro. Friendly, intimate, quaint atmosphere. Drinks and food were delicious. Definitely on the spendy side...smaller portions for more money. Sign of the times.

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2022
Jody D.
Your seasonal cocktails are always amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2022
Sheri C.
Great cocktails, fabulous food, excellent service. Fun birthday get together.

Overall: 10/10
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May 18, 2022
Lori O.
Seriously, best secret spot in all of Puget Sound! Superior food, beverage, service and ambiance!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
May 16, 2022
Adria M.
Service, food, ambience was all on point - tiny bit pricey but not adverse to spending a bit more for a higher experience. That French Onion Soup Tho’

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
Jenni B.
I was so sad the crime brûlée was off the menu but that is my only criticism! Hannah made my bday celebration with my son and we got table 18, the best table in the house! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 16, 2022
Andrea S.
The brunch menu choices were excellent offering a bit of everything. The pork belly benedict was delightful! Great setting and the staff were friendly and attentive. Will come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 15, 2022
Kiana P.
Loved this place. All the employees were so nice & welcoming. The food was delicious along with the drinks & the view. Really enjoyed this experience & atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Covanni C.
This is my third time coming and cannot wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Gayle A.
Outstanding service and food. We are so grateful for how the owner accomodated our special request. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
Michelle L.
Excellent service - delicious food….can’t wait to return for dinner.

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2022
Roger C.
Our waitress is always excellent! We have been lucky to have her several times. She always exceeds expectations!

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2022
Bonnie M.
Our reservation was at 9:30 and it took over 30 minutes to order and almost an hour before our food arrived. Then we were told we had to leave before we finished eating because the next reservation for our table had arrived.

Overall: 10/10
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May 01, 2022
Dilys M.
Table water was warm. Only problem. Otherwise exceptional experience

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 21, 2022
Kim M.
Le Sel is a slice of heaven. The Owner cares deeply about quality, her staff and makes sure that reflects in all they do! Always a favorite. ❤️