"What are you ?" is a question we are frequently asked. "Are you a bakery, a café, a restaurant, a gift shop, a patisserie, a delicatessen, a cake shop, a wine bar, a bistro…?"At the heart of what we do is sharing Paris with you. Paris, the City of Lights, the City of Love; a city we love, a city we hail from, a city that has so much to offer...In Issaquah, we are open 5 days a week, until late in the afternoon, and are taking reservations for Brunch on the weekend (10am - 2pm) and Happy Hour (4-6pm Thursday to Saturday).So whether you want to call us a bakery, a café, a restaurant, a gift shop, a patisserie, a delicatessen, a cake shop, a wine bar or a bistro... do not wait any longer to join “L'Expérience”!
We love this restaurant — been our “date place” for many years … and it has never disappointed us. The new fish & chips special with a bottle of wine? Great deal. The marinated mussels were divine. Aji was an excellent steward of the oysters and all parts of the menu as well. The colorful design makes for a fun environment, and we can’t wait to go back.
The Whale Wins is a charming little place to grab lunch with a friend. The menu is minimal, which is nice, and the food was delicious. We had the Halibut Dip with Chips, the Strata and a bowl of their French Onion Soup. I would highly recommend all three of those menu selections. Additionally, their little shop inside has plenty of eye candy to enjoy this time of year. The Whale Wins is a winner!