L'Oursin has a been a favorite of ours since it opened in 2016. It was the perfect spot for a glass of natural wine or a romantic dinner date. The rotating menu was an exciting and refreshing take on French flavors that was uniquely Northwest. When dining-in at restaurants paused in 2020, owners JJ Proville and Zac Overman reinvented their dining room to offer "Epicerie," a carefully curated market and wine shop. Many of the small businesses in our Capitol Hill neighborhood had to quickly pivot last year, innovating new ways to serve our community during the pandemic. The ever-expanding grocery program includes many of the same in-house dinner favorites from their dine-in menu, now prepackaged for easy at-home cooking. Also, find charcuterie, smoked fish, and an extensive dry goods assortment in addition to fresh fish, meat, and vegetables from small local farms. Most notable is their vast assortment of natural wine, a unique collection of spirits, and pre-bottled in-house cocktails. This thoughtful offering takes into consideration the needs of our community. As L’Oursin works towards reopening indoor dining, it looks like there are plans to have the market become a permanent offering. (And for that, we’re very thankful!)
LE PLATEAU ROYALE
For a limited time, L'Oursin is offering seasonal dine-in experiences on their outdoor covered patio. Seating is limited to just a few tables and reservations are highly recommended. Currently they are booking Seattle's "smallest Bretagne-style shellfish tower." A reservation secures an hour and a half window for two guests with a tower filled with shellfish and crustaceans, selection will rotate based on availability. Cocktails, wine, and beer are available to compliment.
VAGRANT WINE CLUB
The Wine Club at L'Oursin is a curated and hand-crafted experience for like-minded vins naturels enthusiasts. Each month a new theme is selected and the six bottles chosen are the road map of the journey. The trip is guided with extensive notes that includes personalized tips from the team and complimented with the occasional recipe from the bar or kitchen.
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1315 E Jefferson St
Seattle, WA 98122