Seattle Restaurant Openings

Tour Marché, Pike Place Market’s New French Restaurant

Plus: photos of the food.

By Christopher Werner October 5, 2011


No more white linens at 86 Pine Street: After an eight month renovation, the space that housed Campagne for more than two decades officially has morphed into Marché, a more relaxed reboot of the French institution. After all, casual is très trendy.

Elegant accoutrements have made way for handsome woods, a communal table, and snazzies like vintage filament bulbs and loungey booths. The shiny, well-stocked bar is even pimped out with an Enomatic wine-dispensing system.

Chef-owner Daisley Gorden will look to his Pike Place environs for sourcing (marché means market) to prepare bistro dishes like curried mussels, house-made chicken and mushroom sausage, or mackerel. Joining Gordon, whose Cafe Campagne remains open and unchanged, is general manager Cameron Williams and former Rover’s sommelier Cyril Frechier. He promises plenty of wines by the glass.

Marché is currently in the soft-open stage, with an official debut slated for Friday, October 7 starting at 4:30. Can’t make it? Get a look at the revamped cafe and a sampling of the food in our slideshow.

All photos courtesy Doogin Design.

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