Le Sel Bistro

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

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Our Garden area is covered, tented and heated! We keep it open year-round.
*Please note that special requests may have not always be available. Please follow up and call the restaurant for confirmation.

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: 22.00 |
  • 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

Le Sel Bistro - Charcuterie
Le Sel Bistro - Event Table Le Sel Bistro - Eggs Benedict Le Sel Bistro - Paloma with a View

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) 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 4 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) 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 4 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) 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 4 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) 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 4 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) 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dinner - Garden Area 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.81 out of 5 stars based on 1382 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2021
Clare B.
Added touch of complimentary chocolate cake for my birthday!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2021
David T.
Lovely venue, fabulous food, attentive waitress. Best dinner I've had in Tacoma.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2021
Cheryle N.
Melissa was awesome and the food was delicious. We can’t wait to go back especially for the blackberry mimosas!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Sep 10, 2021
Judy C.
Chairs both inside and out are too low for the tables, difficult to eat.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2021
Katie P.
When I say I have thought about this meal since I ate it..I truly have. It was that delicious. Eggs Benedict was to die for, the Brie was so good I don’t think we left a thing on the plate, and the Apple fritter with some ice cream. I’m drooling again. Great attentive staff. Beautiful patio. Loved everything.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2021
Amie M.
Such a fun relaxing place to relax with friends. Loved the outdoor seating! The small thoughtful touches were noticed and we all appreciated them! Such delicious food and presentation too!! Definitely coming here again.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2021
Eric E.
We loved our visit! The view, food, and service were superb.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2021
Shawn P.
Every time we go there it is the best. Will be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2021
Deborah M.
One of the best places I've eaten! Food was soooo good! Only downside was needed to make reservation for 7 + a dog and couldn't just make one reservation (had to make 2). I made the first one for 1pm but there wasn't room for the rest until 1:30. We were all moved to 1:30 which shortened our visit with 2 of the people. I know it couldn't have been helped but it would be nice if the restaurant did their own reservations.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2021
Niki W.
This was a great birthday lunch celebration. Food and service was awesome

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2021
Linda C.
Great Bloody Mary’s but I would warn the people that the asparagus is very very spicy hot. Otherwise one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in years. We’ll be back

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2021
Elizabeth L.
It was my first dining experience at this quaint gem of a place. The food was amazing, portions ample and service first rate. I plan to make it a regular place on my dining list!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2021
Pam G.
Rachel, our server, was professional, very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, and a joy to be around! We will happily return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Teresa W.
Wonderful evening. The food, staff and setting outdoors was all perfect. Thank you! See my review on YELP… TW

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 21, 2021
Thomas B.
Excellent food, great service!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Robert J.
Great food with a great view. I really enjoyed the old fashion.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 15, 2021
Davor G.
We strongly appreciate the ability to reserve a table outdoors! This is by far best french restaurant around. Food is excellent. Service is even better: unintrusive, very pleasant, with time to enjoy the meal. This is not a place that wants you out in 30 minutes. View is amazing. We just love this place and were never disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 13, 2021
Ronald P.
We loved Le Sel Bistro. It is a true bistro. My wife and I split a wonderful New York steak entree and each of us had our own appetizer. Nice menu options. It was all delicious. We are lucky to have found Le Sel.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2021
Lisa R.
Our first time eating here...it was fantastic! Sat in the outdoor area. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Lovely place and we'll return to try other menu items.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Gracie K.
Great atmosphere, yummy food, and amazing and nice service!!!! 10/10 would recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Ken H.
Dining, service and evening meal was excellent as always! My guests still thank me for taking them there! The garden trrrace is the best!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 05, 2021
Mia T.
2nd time and our service and food was always good

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2021
Alicia B.
Love this charming place!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2021
Jane M.
We very much enjoyed our brunch and look forward to returning, so we can try more of the delicious menu items.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2021
Haeji M.
So good! Thank you for accommodating our party of 8. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our meal so much.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2021
Dana N.
This is currently my favorite restaurant -- everything at Le Sel is fabulous. The food, the view, the waitstaff. And the owner is pretty cool, too:)

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 25, 2021
Bart R.
Great place to have dinner!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2021
Pattie S. G.
Lovely table with a view, good food and service, and even better, I felt safe with their COVID protocols.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2021
Joan W.
The food and presentation was excellent!!! What really was impressive is the service!!! All staff was warm, sincere, professional and friendly!!! Always checking to see if you needed anything but also giving space and privacy!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
DeLeana G.
We went for brunch. We had a wonder time and the food was superb! The staff was wonderful the blankets available for the outside seating was a great touch! We will definitely be back for dinner service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2021
Jennifer H.
Exceptional atmosphere, food, and service. I can’t wait to come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 15, 2021
Tenlee B.
Everything was great but my halibut was way over cooked

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2021
Allie C.
Seriously the best service and the food and drinks were absolutely incredible!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2021
Laurie S.
We were celebrating a birthday and had a wonderful experience. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2021
Debra R.
Did not disappoint!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 03, 2021
Liesl K.
Wonderful deck experience with such variety. Needed a touch more seasoning on the filet Benedict’s. Will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2021
Laurel D.
Love this restaurant outstanding staff and food. Love sitting outside with the fresh air and beautiful view. They even have fans going for hot days and cover for rainy days. If you have not tried the place you should.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 25, 2021
Kara H.
Incredible server, amazing appetizer and entree, everything cooked to perfection. Love the cocktails. Our go to date night out!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 23, 2021
Michael S.
Great food and great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2021
Judy K.
Love this little bistro! Food was great, service was spot on. Will definitely make this a regular dinner stop.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 18, 2021
Tina M.
What a lovely restaurant. The seating in the garden area is perfect as summer weather arrives. Staff was attentive and friendly, the food delicious, and the atmosphere makes the evening feel special. Of note, the dinner menu is pricey. I can’t wait to have brunch there next.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2021
Mary Mikel S.
Loved it so much we’ll be back for brunch!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2021
Brianna E.
The Alaska halibut !!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2021
Homero P.
Great atmosphere and the staff were very nice

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2021
Jessica T.
Honestly the best experience I could ask for my 30th bday. Food was amazing, cocktails were delicious and the view and ambiance was by far exceeding!

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2021
Ayana T.
Amazing! Customer service is always excellent! I love the dining experience here!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 29, 2021
Peter A.
First time. Loved it. Omelette was cooked very well, rare that a restaurant has cooked one so carefully. Servers were great. Enjoyed the view. Reservations were easy - liked the table time declaration since I knew my friend and I wanted to talk for awhile

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
May 22, 2021
Shauna V.
One of my favorite places in Tacoma! Great food and wonderful service. I love the back patio.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 08, 2021
Elisha C.
So great! Rachel was our server and was fabulous. Food was delicious

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2021
Marlene H.
Lovely restaurant. A refreshing change from the chain eateries. Food was excellent. Prices great!