Joule, Seattle, Washington
Seattle , Washington
Tel: 206 632 1913
Concierge.com's insider take:
Bold Korean flavors meet classic French technique at this tiny, buzzing bistro in the Wallingford district. If the pairing sounds like a stretch, fear not: Husband-and-wife team Seif Chirchi and Rachel Yang (both alums of Alain Ducasse) rein in the disparate elements to brilliant effect. Rich ingredients like Bleu d'Auvergne, crème fraîche, and buttermilk temper spicy soups and relishes, while tender, fatty short ribs get punched up with sweet-hot-soy kalbi marinades. Several types of whole fish are always on the menu and served with a variety of pickled and sweet-and-sour vegetables (the pear-and-daikon kimchi is a must-try). Desserts, like the red wine–poached Asian pear, are a refreshingly pared-back finale.
Open Sundays through Thursdays 5 to 10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 5 to 11 pm.