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Chef Robin Creates Braised Fennel Pork Gnocci

Video of Chef Robin Posey creating delicious

Fennel Braised Pork Sugo with House-Made Ricotta Gnocci!

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge is proud to offer the freshest ingredients prepared in styles of cooking ranging from Creole to classic Parisian and southern French. The vast array of menu items both for food as well as for spirits and wine will continue to set the industry standard.

 

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Seattle Center Local Favorite Dinning

We found the perfect way to top off our hectic day of sightseeing! We strolled 10 minutes from the Seattle Center to the beautiful restaurant, Toulouse Petit, in the heart of the Queen Anne district. Brimming with atmosphere and charm, with the tagline “Bringing the Big Easy to Seattle,” the restaurant’s tremendous NOLA influenced menu offers something to please everyone.

 

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Mardi Gras 2016

Mardi Gras 2016

at Toulouse Petit

Presented by Cruzan Rum

Decorated by Champion Party Supplies

Photographed by Robbie Negrin

Music by Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band  and DJ Sharadawn

 

Mardi Gras at Toulouse Petit was an amazing 5-day celebrations, bringing a bit of New Orleans to Queen Anne for everybody to experience! Exquisite French Quarter preparations, superlative cocktails, extraordinary music, and the Best People!

All Toulouse Events are decorated by Champion Party Supply, Seattle’s largest and most convenient party store, and photographed by Robbie Negrin, one of the area’s premier event and personal photographer

3rd of July Party 2016

The Annual 3rd of July Party 2016

At Toulouse Petit

Presented by Hendricks Gin

Decorated by Champion Party Supplies

Photographed by Robbie Negrin

Music by DJ Josh Verse

The Red, White, and Blue Bash, the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day Eve! Great Music, Great Drinks, and best of all, Great People!

All Toulouse Events are decorated by Champion Party Supply, Seattle’s largest and most convenient party store, and photographed by Robbie Negrin, one of the area’s premier event and personal photographer.

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3rd of July Party 2016

The Annual 3rd of July Party 2016

At Toulouse Petit

Presented by Hendricks Gin

Decorated by Champion Party Supplies

Photographed by Robbie Negrin

Music by DJ Josh Verse

The Red, White, and Blue Bash, the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day Eve! Great Music, Great Drinks, and best of all, Great People!

All Toulouse Events are decorated by Champion Party Supply, Seattle’s largest and most convenient party store, and photographed by Robbie Negrin, one of the area’s premier event and personal photographer.

 

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3 Ways to Explore Seattle

3 Ways to Explore Seattle

Start your day with a meal at the French Quarter-themed Toulouse Petit with spacious seating, lots of natural light through arched windows, and funky orange pendant lights against green and beige speckled walls. You’ll be further transported to NOLA with dishes like crawfish beignets, housemade Andouille and mussels doused in saffron, Dijon and thyme. We paired our meal with a classic “Sazerac (apt, as this libation is said to originate in New Orleans) and a craft “Red Snapper” with bourbon, amaretto and cranberry juice. If you get there before 11am there’s a Breakfast Happy Hour with $10 meals and discounted drinks.

3 Ways To Explore Seattle In Style

Frisee, Arugula, and Bacon Lardons Salad
poached egg, and bacon vinaigrette

Five Amazing Breakfasts in Seattle

March 22, 2016

The best breakfasts sometimes (most of the time!) have something a little bit unique about them. Toulouse Petit takes unique in a Southern direction with New Orleans-style breakfasts! If you’re in the mood for something sweet and small, go for the beignets or Crème Caramel French Toast. For savory, you’ve got a range of choices to suit your every Creole foodie desire—from the Bayou Fisherman’s Breakfast to Andouille sausage with red beans and eggs. Given the many cocktails that originated in New Orleans, don’t miss spiking your breakfast with a little something extra either. The cocktail menu features Sazeracs, Hurricanes and more.

What makes it stand out: New Orleans-style breakfast menu items!

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Toulouse Petit’s Cuisine

Toulouse Petit’s Cuisine

Toulouse Beignets

3 of Seattle’s Best Beignets

3 of Seattle’s Best Beignets

“Toulouse Petit is a Queen Anne eatery known for its French Quarter-inspired decor and menu. Their buttermilk beignets are based on a classic recipe showcasing Southern simplicity.

“Flour, buttermilk, eggs, and a lot of love,” said Chef Clive Gomez.

They’re served with a side of chicory anglaise – coffee-flavored syrup for dipping.

Toulouse Petit is open for breakfast through late-night dinner service, and beignets are available on every menu.”

King5 TV

Toulouse Petit Chicken Creole

The 10 Best Restaurants In Seattle

“Bringing the Big Easy to Seattle is Toulouse Petit, a New Orleans-inspired restaurant offering the best in Louisiana cuisine and an astounding cocktail list. The hugely popular happy hours keep the place packed throughout the night and create a great energy and vibe in which to spend your evening. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Toulouse Petit offers you a taste of the South anytime of day. While the menus have some overlap, each offers an overwhelming array of choices, with a staggering choice of over sixty dishes to choose from. Specialities include breaded and fried alligator, ‘fried oyster po’ boy’, whole gulf shrimp over grits and Louisiana blue crab over fried-green tomatoes. Located in the Lower Queen Anne district, in between the intersection of Queen Anne Avenue and Mercer, Toulouse Petit is right in the middle of the action.”  – The Culture Trip

Toulouse Petit Best Seattle Lunch

Seattle Lunch Spots Range from Grab-and-Go Fare to Prolonged Midday Meals

“No. 2: Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge has been earning accolades almost since it opened. The ornate and filigreed interior of the space is just the beginning of a dining experience built on the food, style and attitude of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, the restaurant has a voluminous menu encompassing Italian, Spanish and French-countryside and coastal-Mediterranean cuisine, along with a full slate of affordable American-style Prime steakhouse selections, traditional Northwest seafood and a multitude of house-made charcuterie and small-plate offerings. And as you might expect from a spot that takes its cues from the French Quarter, Toulouse is renowned for its happy hour, including the one timed perfectly for a leisurely and extended brunch.” – 10Best.com

2016 Gayot Awards

2016 Gayot Awards

Toulouse Petit Restaurant Review:
“At night, the seductive room glimmers with hundreds of candles, and during the day it feels like a quirky art project. Brian Hutmacher, who also owns Pesos, the high-energy Mexican restaurant next door, has worked some voodoo to create a distinctive experience offering high-end but reasonably priced cooking. The ambitious menu spotlights New Orleans classics such as spicy, rich jambalaya, an authentic gumbo, blackened red fish, and crawfish etouffée. Big Easy companions include homemade charcuterie (terrines, rillettes, sausage), classic bistro salads, soups, poultry prepared four ways (black pepper-molasses half chicken with wilted garlic mustard greens) and fresh seafood ranging from Gulf shrimp to bayou crawfish, which is shipped in daily. Also, check out the selection of fairly priced, USDA Prime steaks paired with various sauces. If that’s not enough, there’s a lamb burger, duck, and spicy fried alligator. Libations range from classic Southern cocktails to thoughtful, well-rounded wine selections. Toulouse Petit hosts one of Seattle’s best happy hours, and serves a traditional New Orleans-style brunch.” – Gayot.com

2016 Seattle Restaurant Awards - Cure For the Common Cold

2016 Seattle Restaurant Awards

2016 Seattle Restaurant Awards

Ville Magazine introduces the 1st Annual Seattle Restaurant Awards presented by Stella Artois. As Seattle isn’t shy to best restaurants and eats list, we decided to step it up a notch and recognize the best in 35 categories with a twist from the norm. Fair warning, don’t read this on an empty stomach or you may end up eating the food right from our pages.

THE CURE FOR THE COLD WEATHER

“Toulouse Petit brings you the eternal warmth of a pleasantly humid Louisiana day. From the lavish spread of glowing tea lights and the fiery flavors of the South, the best dish to warm up with is the holy grail of Cajun: Crispy Fried Chicken Gumbo. It’s hearty, flavorful, and ideal for a frigid winter night. “

Toulouse Petit Oregon A-List Awards

Oregon Wine A-List Awards

Everyone wants to be on the A-List, but it takes a special commitment to Oregon wine for a restaurant or sommelier to earn a coveted Oregon Wine A-List Award!

Oregon Wine A-List Awards (formerly known as the Superior Cellar Awards) honor restaurants and restaurant professionals that demonstrate outstanding commitment to advocating and celebrating the quality and diversity of Oregon wines. The goal of the program is to help consumers find restaurants, both in state and outside of Oregon, that promote and feature the wines of Oregon on their wine lists and in concert with their menus and cuisine.

Toulouse Petit / Seattle

“Of the 72 extraordinary restaurants named to the 2015 A-List, the following have received a regional star, representing the “best in class” for each region. They excel at promoting Oregon wine through education as well as integration into their offerings. In addition, we have named one sommelier as the 2015 A-List Wine Director of the Year and one restaurant as the 2015 A-List Restaurant of the Year.” – Oregon Wine A-List Awards

 

Best of Western Washington

The Best of Western Washington

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Utrip Awards

Just Plain Delicious
Toulouse Petit
“You really can’t go wrong if you come here; be it breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, you’re sure to find something that’ll fill your belly with all kinds of French-Cajun styled happy. And it’s all well priced; they’ve received numerous awards like “50 exquisite preparations, 40 items priced $7 or less” and “15 superlative cocktails for $8.50.” Located in Lower Queen Anne, it’s excellent fuel for a day downtown–even if it’s that legendary Seattle grey.” – Utrip

Toulouse Petit Bloody Mary

Beyond the Bloody Mary

“If brunch is the new dinner––that makes 11 a.m. the new cocktail hour. Hello, hair of the dog…

Toulouse Petit

The bar occupies prime real estate at this homage to the French Quarter of the Big Easy. Daylight filters through hundreds of glass panes in the floor-to-ceiling columnar windows, illuminating inlaid-wood tables and wrought-iron chandeliers. Bartenders are heavy hitters who have made a name around town for concoctions like the Breakfast Flip, a combination of bacon-flavored vodka, vanilla liquor, Irish cream, and maple syrup. (It tastes a bit like Bailey’s.)” – Sunset Magazine

Seattle French Food Restaurants

Explore the Ooh-La-La Factor at Seattle’s Finest French Restaurants

“No. 8: Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge has been earning accolades almost since it opened. The ornate and filigreed interior of the space is just the beginning of a dining experience built on the food, style and attitude of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, the restaurant has a voluminous menu encompassing Italian, Spanish and French-countryside and coastal-Mediterranean cuisine, along with a full slate of affordable American-style Ppime steakhouse selections, traditional Northwest seafood and a multitude of house-made charcuterie and small-plate offerings. And as you might expect from a spot that takes its cues from the French Quarter, Toulouse is renowned for its happy hour, including the one timed perfectly for a leisurely and extended brunch.” – 10best.com

Toulouse Petit Lower Queen Anne

Toulouse Petit Travelsort Review

“I have a serious case of envy for Seattle residents in the Queen Anne neighborhood right now, because they have Toulouse Petit just steps away. No idea what I’m talking about? Head to 601 Queen Anne Ave North on a weekday, and have a look at the extensive and mouth-watering breakfast menu, especially the Creole dishes.

Even better, on weekdays many of these breakfast specialties are just $8, or for the most expensive ones, $5 is deducted from the usual price. And while I was there for the food, check out the cocktails as well–love that tagline: “Daytime Drinking Has Never Been So Fun, Dignified, and Guilt-Free…’

While we were pressed for time and took a $7 taxi ride from the Four Seasons Seattle, Toulouse Petit is an easy walk from the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass, which you can reach by the Seattle Monorail.
Toulouse Petit doesn’t take reservations for breakfast, but the restaurant has plenty of seating and we had no problem walking in at 8:30am. The host seated us at a sunny table by a window, and we enjoyed a look around at the eclectic interior.

The munchkin of course didn’t want Creole or any kind of spicy food, so he chose the Croque Madame breakfast sandwich. It was a very generous portion of grilled ham and cheese sandwich with perfectly poached eggs and smothered with silky Mornay sauce.

I had trouble deciding among the Duck Confit Hash and various Creole platters, but at our server’s suggestion chose the Creole Crawfish, Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Plate, which came with two poached eggs and grits. This is the best savory breakfast I’ve had in a long time, and had I stayed in Seattle for a few days I would have made a point of coming back and ordering this again, even though I usually try to branch out and try different dishes from the menu.

Even though we probably should have stopped there with these two hearty dishes, I couldn’t resist ordering a “small” portion of the Toulouse Beignets, which is plenty for two to share. They come piping hot, crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, liberally dusted with powdered sugar (I knocked some of it off) and gilding the lily, some chicory creme anglaise. Absolute perfection with the strong french pressed coffee.

The Verdict: It doesn’t surprise me at all that Toulouse Petit has garnered rave reviews and accolades, such as one of the best new restaurants in the U.S. Based on our admittedly limited sampling of its breakfast menu, it fully deserves them. I just wish they’d launch an outpost in NYC.

Have you tried Creole classics at Toulouse Petit in Seattle?” – Hilary Stockton; Travelsort

TripAdvisor Names 2012 Travelers’ Choice Restaurants

Awards Recognize Travelers’ Favorite Dining Spots in Popular Destinations Worldwide

Travelers’ Choice Overall Favorite Restaurants:
Le Bernardin, New York City
Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
Le Cirque (Bellagio), Las Vegas
Girl & The Goat, Chicago
Le Gavroche, London
La Pergola, Rome
Ciya Sofrasi, Istanbul
Guy Savoy, Paris
Europea, Montreal
Toulouse Petit, Seattle
Travelers’ Choice Favorite U.S. Restaurants:
Le Bernardin, New York City
Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
Le Cirque (Bellagio), Las Vegas
Girl & The Goat, Chicago
Toulouse Petit, Seattle
Fruition Restaurant, Denver
Alinea, Chicago
Island Creek Oyster Bar, Boston
Uchi, Austin
Screen Door, Portland, Ore.

Food Network 2012 Best Things I ever Ate

Melissa D’arabian dishes about the best thing she has ever ate – Toulouse Petit’s Hash.

“Melissa’s dream breakfast: it’s cheeky, and it’s cheap at $6.” – Food Network

10Best Says

10Best Says

“French: Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge has been earning accolades almost since it opened. The ornate and filigreed interior of the space is just the beginning of a dining experience built on the food, style and attitude of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, the restaurant has a voluminous menu encompassing Italian, Spanish and French-countryside and coastal-Mediterranean cuisine, along with a full slate of affordable American-style Prime steakhouse selections, traditional Northwest seafood and a multitude of house-made charcuterie and small-plate offerings. And as you might expect from a spot that takes its cues from the French Quarter, Toulouse is renowned for its happy hour, including the one timed perfectly for a leisurely and extended brunch.

Breakfast: Looking for a great place to get beignets, without making the trek to Louisiana? You’ve found it! Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge, with its amazing French-Quarter charm and decor, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Their “Breakfast Happy Hour” runs every week day from 8am to 11am, and the breakfast menu includes cuisine from central and southern Europe, along with regional Northwestern seafood specialties. Breakfast is walk-in only, but they do take dinner reservations. Their breakfast menu includes ‘cocktails you cannot get anywhere else before mid-afternoon comes along’ with the Katie Mae, the Mint Julep, and the Magnolia (a mimosa with grand marnier.)

Lunch, Group Friendly: Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge has been earning accolades almost since it opened. The ornate and filigreed interior of the space is just the beginning of a dining experience built on the food, style and attitude of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, the restaurant has a voluminous menu encompassing Italian, Spanish and French-countryside and coastal-Mediterranean cuisine, along with a full slate of affordable American-style Prime steakhouse selections, traditional Northwest seafood and a multitude of house-made charcuterie and small-plate offerings. And as you might expect from a spot that takes its cues from the French Quarter, Toulouse is renowned for its happy hour, including the one timed perfectly for a leisurely and extended brunch.

Insider Tips

Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:

French: “Only at a New Orleans inspired restaurant will you find an extended happy hour designed to coincide with brunch and right into lunch, seven days a week.”

Breakfast: “Along with the beignets (you are trying those, right?), the wonderful breakfast menu includes the Croque Madame breakfast sandwich: ham, fried egg, gruyere cheese with mornay sauce.”

Lunch: “Only at a New Orleans-inspired restaurant will you find an extended happy hour designed to coincide with brunch and right into lunch, seven days a week.”

Group Friendly: “Only at a New Orleans inspired restaurant will you find an extended happy hour designed to coincide with brunch, and right into lunch, seven days a week.”

Best for French Because: Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge features a fabulous ambience and attitude that perfectly reflect New Orleans’ French Quarter. The food is outstanding, too!

Best for Breakfast Because: Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge features an amazing French-Quarter charm and decor plus breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining.

Best for Lunch Because: Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge brings tasty New Orleans-inspired flare to Lower Queen Anne.

Best for Group Friendly Because: Toulouse Petit’s menu features Italian, Spanish and French-countryside and coastal-Mediterranean cuisine, and groups will enjoy the lively vibe.” – 10Best.com

Beignets in Seattle: Louisiana’s Official State Doughnut Meets Seattle

Want to know where to find a beignet in Seattle? We’ve got them…good ones even. These pillows of fried, sugary goodness have been compared to a classic beignet you would get from the one and only ‘Café Du Monde’ in New Orleans. Introducing beignets from Toulouse Petit…it’s about time Seattle!

For those Seattlites out there who have no idea what I’, close your eyes and place yourself in a café in the French Quarter. Listen to the soothing saxophone as you inhale slowly. Smell the comfort…the sweet and savory New Orleans delicacy that is the beignet. Golden crispy on the outside and tender in the middle, these powdered sugar-dusted delights instantly melt in your mouth. For those of you who have never experienced such elegance, think of an elephant ear at a carnival, a sopapilla at a Mexican restaurant, a funnel cake at a fair. Take that light pastry concept, add a little fluff, a lot of perfection, and…Voila!
Paired with Toulouse Petit’s chicory anglaise, a coffee infused cream for dipping; this dessert is truly a treat. Order it with a cup of Fonte French Press coffee to add a little Northwest buzz to your New Orleans experience.

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge is a New Orleans style restaurant located in the heart of lower Queen Anne. The cuisine and ambiance serve up an authentic ‘Big-Easy’ vibe. Known for their breakfast happy hour, artisan cocktails, and beignets; Toulouse Petit has been recognized both locally and nationally.

So, if you were looking for beignets in Seattle, give Toulouse Petit a try. Whether you are a New Orleans native or a proud Seattleite, let us know what you think by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page!

Best of Weekend Brunch

“Recently voted by UrbanSpoon as one of the top 10 restaurants in Seattle, and ranked by a CNBC survey as one of the top 10 happy hours nationwide, the breakfasts at Toulouse Petit are nothing to sneeze at either. With a nod to the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Toulouse Petit has large windows, rod iron appointments and French style tables and chairs. Two of the wooden tables in the restaurant are carved with the Tree of Life, and a Hamsa Hand can be found on the wall, bringing good energy to this funky little Queen Anne destination. Order up a big basket of hot beignets to get your motor running. Then try the Dungeness Crab and Asparagus Scramble, with Toulouse potatoes. Or for an indulgence (it is the weekend, after all) order the Créme Caramel French Toast with brulet pears and fresh strawberries. In true Big Easy fashion, you can get the Creole Breakfast, with classic biscuits and gravy or Crawfish Etouffée over creamy Corn Grits. There’s no end to specialty drinks, including the pomegranate mojito, Toulouse hurricane, and Creole bloody mary, to name a few.” – CBS Seattle