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Seattle Restaurants


  • 2808 E. Madison Map It
  • Madison Park
  • French

Updated 02/19/2013

Fodor's Review

Thierry Rautureau (dubbed the "chef in the hat" for his signature Panama-style hats) is one of the Northwest's most imaginative and charming chefs, and his restaurant is an essential Seattle foodie destination. Sea scallops, squab, lobster, and rabbit are frequent offerings on the prix-fixe menu (though items are also available à la carte, and there's a vegetarian menu as well). Traditional accoutrements such as foie gras pay homage to Rautureau's French roots, but bold combinations of local ingredients are evidence of his wanderlust. The service at Rover's is downright excellent, the setting romantic, and the presentation stunning. Rover's is a short cab ride from the center of Capitol Hill, in the Madison Park neighborhood. Rautureau is also frequently on-site at adorable Luc (2800 E. Madison, 206/328–6645), his busy casual French bistro just next door, but Rover's is the real destination restaurant.

Restaurant Information


2808 E. Madison, Seattle, Washington, 98112, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/19/2013


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Jun 9, 2008

Dont go for the service

We've been several times before but went for my wife's birthday last week. Food was great, of course, but service was perfunctory at best (and at $150 a head it should be great). We even had to tell teh waiter we wanted a drink before dinner - he didn't even bother to ask!

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Aug 31, 2007

"The Emporer's New Clothes"

Sorry, but for the price and hype, this just didn't hold up. Maybe we're too recently returned from Europe and still going through "food shock," but while the food was good, it wasn't great by any means, and the service wasn't what I'd expect from a top establishment.

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