Place Pigalle – an establishment with much history. What started as a seedy bar for sailors to have a drink before meeting up with a bordello next door, is now a small, classy restaurant. This place reminds me of my beloved L’ Etoile in it’s original building. Place Pigalle is tucked back behind Pike Place Market and sits high above Puget Sound, displaying some amazing views. The restaurant is little, with maybe 12-15 tables. There is usually 2 servers dancing around tables, serving wine and food with grace and elegance. Will and I have been there twice in the last month. It was actually an accident that created our second trip and I know now that it was worth it. The first visit, I had a halibut special which was less than inspiring. The rest of the meal had been mediocre as Will did not enjoy his lamb risotto either. This time however, I ordered the seared scallops with green beans, paprika oil and prawn gravy. Oh my! What a great dish. Will had gotten Piedmontese beef with yukon potatoes and a gremolata of herbs and garlic to accompany it. Though he enjoyed the beef, I couldn’t get him to stop eating my dish. For a starter try the octopus with sausage and fennel and for dessert the chocolate pot de creme. Although I had hoped for a little more consistency for the price, I do think this restaurant has some great dishes and a lot of charm. Bon Apetit!