With a casual, laid-back urban feel, this little restaurant brings a bit of Belltown vibe to the family-oriented Wallingford neighborhood and is well worth an excursion out from downtown Seattle. The menu, an eclectic blend of Korean and French, is divided into such categories as tossed (salads), simmered (soups), crisped (hot side dishes), sparked (grilled meats and seafood), and pickled. This latter category is where you'll find various kimchis. Flavor combinations may at first seem bizarre, but, trust me, the artichoke stew with bacon whipped cream and the Madagascar prawns with vanilla mayonnaise were both divine. There's even bacon butter to go with the bread. Obviously, this restaurant is for adventurous eaters, but if you're the been-there, done-that sort of culinary explorer, Joule should not be missed.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010