If you love creatively delicious, Creole fare in a lively* atmosphere, this is your place! I recently had the pleasure of having breakfast again at Toulouse Petit while visiting Seattle for a day. (I was staying with family in Bellingham, 80 miles north of Seattle and made the 160 mile round trip JUST to eat at what has become one of my favorite restaurants!) I have a great love for southern food, particularly, that which can be found in New Orleans and Charleston. Toulouse Petit was a welcome surprise and my first experience during lunch gave me no choice but to return for breakfast the very next day.
Now for the food! I cannot recommend the following items enough:
Dungeness Crab over Fried Green Tomatoes with a Tarragon-Chive Ravigote
Crawfish 'Beignets' with Pepper 'Chow Chow'
Fried Oysters and Bacon Benedict
Spicy Shrimp Creole and Eggs over Creamy Grits
Cauliflower Soup with Dungeness Crab, (which includes warm asparagus, white truffle oil and creme fraiche)
Any of Toulouse's specialty cocktails are a pleasure to enjoy as well, In my experiences, their bartenders have been very accommodating, creating custom libations upon request. I hope that anyone reading this review will take the time to visit and love Toulouse Petit as much as I do!
*The atmosphere is quite beautiful and transports one straight to Nola but it isn't a quiet one. It's walls will echo back at you with conversations, laughter and good times.