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Map & Directions 8550 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
  • French
  • Sun, Sat 10am-2am, Mon-Fri 4pm-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Taking cues from its namesake, this intimate little Greenwood bistro caters to French lovers everywhere with cheese plates, frites and, yes, even escargot. Some of the menu's more creative cocktails are an acquired taste - there's a sizable absinthe menu - so stick to what you know if you're not a fan of lavender-flavored booze. During happy hour (4-6 p.m., 11-close and all day on Mondays), said cocktails are two dollars cheaper. Gainsbourg's mood lighting and kitschy décor make for a relaxing evening. But if what you want is trippy - and a recreation of a Twin Peaks set - then head to the back room featuring red velvet curtains and a floor of checkered black. The mac and cheese is rich and creamy.

Member Reviews

  • JasonR2 wrote a review for Gainsbourg
    on 09/13/09

    Don't skip the fries!

  • Amanda480 wrote a review for Gainsbourg
    on 08/10/09

    For all of you Francophiles, Frenchies and French Poodles... you'll love the vibe of this place. Imbibe, induldge and, in true Serge style, be a little inappropriate.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Isabella O. on 02/04/10

    Happy hour ALL NIGHT Mondays! Yeah, like, EVERY MONDAY!

  • Joy on 04/12/10

    Try the cheese plate, steak and frites and French dip.

  • Seattle Weekly on 07/26/11

    Order the escargot, charcuterie, French onion soup, poulet confit, croque Madame, and wild huckleberry cheesecake.

  • Seattle Happy Hour on 04/16/12

    Gainsbourg has happy hour daily: 4-6pm & 11pm to close! ALL DAY Monday! $2-$6 food & $2 off wells & $1 off beer, wine & cocktails http://ow.ly/9qWfY

  • Amy L. on 09/18/11

    cheese + champagne drinks = luv

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Best Of Awards

  • Gainsbourg’s Death in the Afternoon comprises absinthe and champagne. Been nice knowing you.—Mike Seely 8550 Greenwood Ave. N., 781-2224


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