611 Supreme

Written by on July 19, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(611supreme.com) – Capital Hill
How I heard of this place: Before moving to Seattle, my sister had plans to meet a friend of hers at 611 Supreme for lunch. I was asked to accompany her on the drive down from Bellingham. It took a moment to find the place as the signage is less than prominent, but once we did, I haven’t forgotten about it!
Type of cuisine: French-inspired bistro fare with a heavy dominance of tradition and buckweat (sarrasin) crepes, both savory and sweet.
Ambiance: The restaurant, which opened in 1997 had humble beginnings until, in 2002 the lounge opened in the adjacent building and created both additional seating for the restaurant and a hip, nightlife destination with plenty of atmosphere to spare. The high ceilings make the space feel open and large, while the dark wooden furniture (tables and chairs, or bench-like, booth seating) brings it back down to its humble, rustic opening. On Saturday and Sunday mornings the restaurant & lounge are transformed into a bustling brunch where you can enjoy a French press coffee, wine and cocktails, and a large selection of breakfast crêpes.
What I ordered: Because we couldn’t decide, a friend and I split two crepes. La Pomme de Terre ($7.50) filled with Parmesan cheese and red potatoes sautéed with scallions and garlic, and Le Saumon Chere ($9) filled with Chevre and sautéed smoked salmon and scallions. Another at our table ordered Le Jardin ($7.50), one ordered L’Oeuf ($6.00) filled with three eggs scrambled with onion and herb butter and the addition of ham. Others created their own crepes with eggs, vegetables and cheeses. Having arrived after our five plus mile walk/jog/run on Alki, most everyone in our party of eight ordered a twelve-ounce vanilla mocha, one ordered a latte, one an Americano with cream and one a drip coffee.
What I loved: As is often the case on my trips to 611 Supreme, the potato crepe fills you up with very little and with much flavor! The Chevre in the smoked salmon crepe offered a light, yet flavorful complement to the salmon. The fresh spinach and mushrooms with Gruyere cheese satisfy all levels of satiation with protein, vegetables and cheese! The espresso at 611 Supreme is always good and, if you are a coffee drinker, needs to accompany your meal!
Why I loved it: There is something very warm and comforting about simple, yet flavorful crepes enjoyed with a group of friends in a welcoming and friendly space. The servers were friendly and helpful, efficient and happy. The addition of reading coffee cups and hilarious conversation among good friends added to the joy and exuberance of the long-lasting meal!
Cost: Low to average ($4-$10 for brunch crepes)

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