photo credit: Nate Watters
Le Sel Bistro
In Tacoma’s Stadium District, Le Sel does French-inspired food in a shabby-chic farmers market kinda way. The space is pretty cozy and low-key, and although they do a nice brunch, dinner is really when you want to be here. Go for the lamb chops with grits and a sunny-side-up egg or the seared duck breast over green lentils, as well as a Bloody Mary with a big slab of seared pork belly on a skewer. There’s also so much beautiful bread here: salmon avocado toast on artisan wheat, a luxurious brie en croûte with half a baguette, and burrata and brown butter mushrooms accompanied by the same. Soak it all up from the heated balcony overlooking Commencement Bay.