La Bête

(Now Closed)
French Restaurant, Tapas Restaurant, and New American Restaurant
1802 Bellevue Ave (at E Howell St), Seattle, WA 98122, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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La Bete is about cooking the food that we like to eat without pretense or limitations. We want to showcase the bounty and beauty of the Pacific Northwest while building a sense of community in our neighborhood and local food scene.

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  • pork rinds
  • caramel tart
  • star gazer
  • cocktails
  • happy hour spots
  • chicken wings
  • great value
  • fritters
  • crêpes
  • burgers
  • scallops
  • waffles
  • bread pudding
  • oysters
  • pumpkin pie
  • wine
  • brunch food
  • good for dates
  • beef
  • falafel
  • Kevin K.

    Customer service seems to have slipped since we last visited

    Kevin Koh · July 26, 2014
  • Suma K.

    La Bete is going to close it's doors on Aug 16, 2014, and will be replaced by something new by chef/owner Aleks Dimitrijevic.

    Suma Kashi · July 25, 2014
  • Dae Dae

    Brunch is chill and delish!

    Dae Dae · March 23, 2014
  • Amber B.

    Paparadelle pasta with braised beef tongue is awesome!

    Amber Benson · March 2, 2014
  • Melissa A.

    Cocktails, pork rinds, and waffles. Any meal is incredible

    Melissa Alvear · January 26, 2014
  • Seth T.

    The Oyster are a must... I think they were the special not sure regular item on menu... Olive Oil cake is a nice touch to end.

    Seth Thompson · January 19, 2014
  • Olga A.

    Not my favorite, but then again, I'm not fond of overpriced creamy French not so flavorful food. Good for groups.

    Olga A · January 12, 2014
  • Nikhil H.

    Found Falafel And Labne Salad as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at Read more

    Nikhil Hasija · September 8, 2013
  • Eric M.

    Maybe on par with Altura; definitely one of the best restaurants on the hill.

    Eric M. · September 1, 2013
  • Barrett M.

    Mediterranean chicken wings, heirloom salad, beef kebab, panna cotta, crepes...everything we tried was wonderful.

    Barrett Mayes · August 11, 2013
  • michael a.

    Absolutely delicious French food. Make sure to get the bacon-wrapped rabbit.

    michael affronti · August 3, 2013
  • Albert W.

    Almost everything I've ever had here was good. Check out the art. Some of it is by the owner and one of the waitresses Anna.

    Albert Whirl · July 29, 2013
  • Katy I.

    Monday nights pop-up Middle Eastern restaurant is amazing. Stuffed zucchini and smoky eggplant dip were my favorites.

    Katy Ionis · July 17, 2013
  • John Michael R.

    Service sucks. Literally all the tables got water bottles, I didn't. Racist maybe?

    John Michael Reyes · July 15, 2013
  • Sera

    Get the pork rinds to start.

    Sera · July 8, 2013
  • Lars N.

    Excellent winelist

    Lars Nikolajsen · June 26, 2013
  • Thrillist

    Salt & pepper pork rinds and beer make this a perfect happy hour spot. Read more

    Thrillist · June 14, 2013
  • Thrillist

    Grub features generous "platters" like a whole roasted chicken w/ cauliflower rapini, cipollini & black olive jus; whole fried black bass w/ peas, dried scallops & smoked bacon. Read more

    Thrillist · June 12, 2013
  • Matt K.

    Brunch with.... pork rinds. Don't judge me!

    Matt Kowalczyk · May 25, 2013
  • Sean D.

    Duck terrine was excellent. I had a merguez sausage special that blew me away with flavor.

    Sean Delahunt · December 16, 2012
  • Jeremy E.

    If you sit at the bar open the egg for a tasty surprise!

    Jeremy Edwards · January 13, 2012
  • Michael S.

    Word on the street is the burger is superb

    Michael Sharps · December 28, 2011
  • E. Birch F.

    The mushroom bread pudding is amazing.

    E. Birch Frost · December 25, 2011
  • Seattle Met

    The changing menu is dependably shot through with a strong Mediterranean streak. If you’re a pork rind person, these ones are housemade, fun with cocktails, and locally famous. Read more

    Seattle Met · November 9, 2011
  • Jeffrey A.

    Excellent cocktail menu

    Jeffrey Allen · August 31, 2011
  • Seattle's G.

    The rabbit tenderloin special was alright. Try Local 360 in Belltown versions.

    Seattle's Goof · August 3, 2011
  • Eater

    Meaty, French-influenced La Bete offers elegant dining with a side of pork rinds. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · July 28, 2011
  • Carol C.

    Try vegetable fritters, mushroom tart, trifle, salted chocolate caramel tart -- oh just try everything.

    Carol Clapp · July 11, 2011
  • Ryan B.

    Order the Star Gazer.

    Ryan Bello · June 25, 2011
  • Erik S.

    The lamb is a must have not to mention the chocolate salted caramel tart. OMG! So yummy. Sit at the counter & introduce yourself to Manu or Monica "in the middle". Either one will take care of you.

    Erik S. · March 19, 2011
  • Michelle

    Skip-chicken wings, beef shank, duck breast Order-fingerling salad, mackerel, banana split

    Michelle · February 27, 2011
  • Jennifer W.

    Recommend the Champs Élysées, Star Gazer & Game. Pork Belly "Pozole Rojo" was phenomenal!

    Jennifer Weis · February 4, 2011
  • Michelle B.

    Pork rinds and churros are magical.

    Michelle Broderick · November 21, 2010
  • Shane S.

    Old fashioned is too watered down. Hendricks martini (with a cucumber) hit the spot.

    Shane Schnell · November 20, 2010
  • Ross G.

    The stallion was interesting and worth a taste. Not particularly strong but good. The salumi plate was worthwhile although the chutney is super sweet and a bit much. Great atmosphere and friendly staf

    Ross Gerber · November 11, 2010
  • James Q.

    You can get every wine by the glass and its priced at the same rate as if you are buying a bottle, nice touch!

    James Quick · October 31, 2010
  • Cynthia P.

    Great pumpkin pie right now. And leg of lamb is delicious as well

    Cynthia Perreira · October 2, 2010

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