Toulouse Petit – Ranked Favourite Restaurant in Seattle

Grabbed an early lunch at one of my now favourite joints in Seattle,Toulouse Petit. It was chosen as the 5th favourite restaurants in the U.S. on Trip Advisor in 2012. It’s ridiculous how this restaurant could maintain it’s quality yet get so wildly popular, I mean 2400+ reviews on urbanspoon is insane.

We opted for the daytime pre-fixe, 2 courses for $17. It is an absolutely steal.


First Course

Yellow Beets, Haricots Verts, Toasted Walnuts, Olives and Stilton Bleu Cheese. It had a balanced amount of tang and saltiness. Overall, a refreshingly light salad.

Yellow Beets
Yellow Beets

Crispy Fried Pork Cheeks Confit. The meat was extra lean and yet still very tender. The batter was not thick but, it was harder than I would have liked.

Crispy Fried Pork Cheeks Confit
Crispy Fried Pork Cheeks Confit

Second Course

Crispy Fried Chicken Gumbo, they are famous for the crispy chicken. They must have so much spice in their batter, the chicken skin was out of this world. The gumbo had quite a kick, so half way through this dish my mouth started to burn. I’m not a spice wuss either, I can take spice but, this is a different kind of heat, the kind that heats your entire body up.

Crispy Fried Chicken Gumbo

Housemade Ricotta Gnocchi with braised pork shoulder. Ooo lordy, melt you’re your mouth gnocchi, it was uber soft yet it still had a bit of resilience. Pork had so much flavor and was so tender that no utensils were needed. Both mains were slightly seasoned more than I would have liked. It got too salty near the end of our meal.

Housemade Ricotta Gnocchi with braised pork shoulder
House made Ricotta Gnocchi with braised pork shoulder

They also have one of the best happy hours, dishes range from $4-8. Between 4-6PM and late night 10 – 1AM, daily.
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge on Urbanspoon