Bar Melusine

4.7
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Bar Melusine is a French-Atlantic fusion restaurant that offers a casual, chic atmosphere and a menu that focuses on seafood. The restaurant frequently hosts events for diners such as educational classes. Come in for happy hour and dinner at Bar Melusine.

The menu at Bar Melusine changes every single day to take complete advantage of seasonal ingredients. Meals often include oysters in a cucumber and lemon sauce, Manila clams with purple potatoes, smoked leg of lamb and buckwheat crepes filled with smoked ham and camembert. Don't leave without trying the apple butter cake or the canel de Bordeaux with an ounce of dark rum.
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beverages! Charming atmosphere. Service was prompt but never rushed.

DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been a fan of Bar Melusine for a handful of years now. When I visit Seattle I make it a point to visit with a friend who has never been - all for the quarter pound burger! Over the years, I have noticed that the burger is getting saltier but none the less still very good. Ambience is great, service and hospitality is always amazing and overall a great night out for either a small or large party.

LV
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Melusine is a nice restaurant , with great food and the service excellent! we will return!

JD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great same with the food overall great experience

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Good flavors but high cost with small servings, including small wine pours.

Bar Melusine
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I would like to note that our wine pours are the standard size, 5oz per glass.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great oysters, super adorable decor and vibe. Highly recommend!

AM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the nicest lunch here with family and friends - the food and drinks and atmosphere were excellent, but what really sets this place apart are the people who work there. Our servers went above and beyond and were SO NICE. The one other time I've been here for drinks, I had a similar experience - the staff is so great and really makes coming here a great experience.

s
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Cap Hill dining spot with interesting menu and outstanding friendly service. Many fresh oyster choices and nice selection of small plate offerings.

HI
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The oysters were great, fresh and great presentation. The beet salad was also quite good. The frites and crepe were a tasteless disappointment. I won’t go back, I felt it was overpriced and not worth the money or the aggravation of trying to find parking.

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had reservations for an early dinner so we could catch a movie, the staff seemed annoyed that we were there so close to the time of opening. We asked the waiter a couple of questions about the decor as that was a major draw to the restaurant and his responses were “I don’t know”
This is an expensive restaurant with a 20% tip included in the bill. I guess that answers the question “what is the incentive to provide good service if the tip is included?” Response “ none”
Will not go back

BN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening and the premium price is justified by the quality of the ingredients and the august service.

d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If was real good. You should go to there

KK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is ALWAYS GOOD at Bar Melusine but it was especially a treat to be having dinner with 3 different tastes of Pierre Gerbais Champagne AND meet the producer AND buy a bottle at retail prices is I chose! Thanks again!

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing and unique on the menu. The hamburger is the best I've ever had as far as flavor and what happens in your mouth: Love!

AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Epic fail on service

30+ mins late on holding reservation

T
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A group of four went before the theatre and tried several items - shared everything. Very small portions so not that easy to share. Liked the house made chilli sauce. Creative recipes for some items such as the carrots and the radiccio salad. Good but not great food. A pleasant environment with good service.

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, cool ambiance, in a great location in Capitol Hill.

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food - very well paced and outstanding service.

RP
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

cramped, small tables. Waiter didn't seem to care. very noisy. food was good but overpriced, even for seattle

AT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing meal and wine. Get the melon and roasted fennel salad. It's divine! So are the fries.

PK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WoW. Fantastic experience from start to finish! Outstanding French inspired tapas menu with wonderful dishes and wines, great ambiance and outstanding service. Couple highlights were seasonal tomato salad with nectarines in a fromage blanc sauce; Dijon sauce steamed local clams and smoked lamb!!! Delicate Peach tartelette finished off the feast. A++. Great for dates or just a nice meal and glass of wine at the bar.

EP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrible service. Food took 90 mins to come out and server was rude and when we asked to see a manager and they said she’d be right over she never came.

SE
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot “seafood “ as a Seattle genre (of the past). This is Seattle locals’ local Locavore neighborhood destination/ destination neighborhood haunt to relish delectable shared plates of....yes, the very best damn fresh shellfish prepared simply and tastily and exquisitely. I should know. I live several blocks away. I’m a locavore growing my own produce. Renee E. is the “it” girl of our town. It doesn’t get better.

E
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and a fun variety of food!

RP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our server was unfriendly and cold. You could tell she didn’t like her job and it , sadly, negatively affected our dining experience

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place, great food, great service but the noise was too much.

AM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were amazing! I had to get the best part out first.
We are from out of town and had dined at 3 of Renee Erikson's other establishments. When making travel plans the memories of her seafood were in my head so I decided to try another of her restaurants. Bar Melusine did not disappoint. As stated above the oysters were to die for. They had 6 varieties on the menu and we had several of each. We had multiple other items on the menu which were all great. The only item that made a few people in the group a little hesitant were the fries with eyes. They are fried smelt. They tasted great but you had to be OK with the whole fish. Cocktails were great. The service and the ambience were both wonderful. All in all it was a great experience and I am hoping to get a chance to go back.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, delicious,, environmentally and socially conscientious, a fave

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So yummy!!! We went on Moules Frites Monday and it was so good. Our table tried pretty much everything and we were not disappointed. Very pleasantly surprised by the cod cakes- I thought they tasted better than most crab cakes I’ve had. Highly recommend for an early or late night date or girls night!

G
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and wonder fried oysters too rivals Florida oysters

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive yet relaxed. The food was awesome, so were the cocktails. Took my parents, they can’t stop raving about it.

AC
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, excellent recommendations, unique menu options, very cool vibe.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters were amazing and varieties were plentiful. Small plates like the frites, peach ricotta crepe, roasted carrots with sheeps cheese and cod cakes were equally as good. Cod cakes could have been a bit bigger for $16.00 for two small cakes. Service was outstanding - we will come back for sure!

WT
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service as always, shared with foodie friends visiting from Tokyo. Wonderful time enjoyed by all.

BT
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plate food selection, best time to sample is during one hour happy hour when the fried oysters (4) are $7. The discounts on beverages are minuscule ($1) and the $4 oysters are $3 during HH. The full menu is an interesting read but if you want to order a drink, glass of wine, beer, you must rely on your server to cut through the cute drink copy not to mention a very precious wine list only a sommelier would enjoy (and could interpret). Great smelt dish, very good steak tartare, burger very tasty but almost laughed at the small size, looked like a burger for the children's table. Big flavor though. We'd reorder it at another HH. Pleasant, bright surroundings, Attentive service when we arrived at opening. Hostess very cheerful.

LW
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique brunch fare! We shared the salmon rillette, buckwheat crepe with grilled peaches, cod cakes, and croque madame and all were delicious. Plus we had some delicious oysters. Great service, nice ambiance, a great brunch experience!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent! Oysters were a highlight, cocktails are pridefully crafted and delicious, and our tapas bites were very enjoyable. Highly recommend!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.

j
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time...excellent food and service...we'll be back!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, beautiful atmosphere and delicious food!

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