Le Coin, the modern French restaurant replacing Creole-Cajun favorite Roux in upper Fremont (4201 Fremont Ave. N), opened over the weekend for dinner. Le Coin chef and partner Josh Delgado brings a love of local sourcing and regional seafood from his days heading the kitchen at Alderbrook Resort and Spa on the Hood Canal, one of Eater’s 13 restaurants worth a drive from Seattle. Le Coin’s opening menu includes dishes like poached salmon with yuzu foam and Penn Cove mussels with chorizo broth, as well as specials like an octopus dish July 14.
The food menu is divided into smaller plates — like a mixed greens salad with shaved white cheddar, stone fruit, pine nuts, and champagne vinaigrette or a beet salad with creme fraiche, summer greens, and anchovy dressing — and larger entrees like a heritage pork chop with summer succotash, strip loin with frites and bordelaise, and hazelnut and garlic ravioli with ricotta, toasted hazelnut, and mizuna in a beurre monte sauce.
The cocktail menu lists eight originals, like a mule with lavender juice and a drink called Pandemic, with tequila, blackberry, lemon thyme, lime, and pink river salt.
Le Coin, which translates to “the corner,” said via email newsletter that brunch is coming “in the next couple of weeks.” Happy hour also starts soon, and will run Tuesday through Friday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with discounts on the dinner menu’s small plates and draft beer, select wines, and well cocktails. Dinner is now being served Tuesday through Sunday 5 to 10 p.m., according to Facebook.