About L'Oursin

L'Oursin ("the sea urchin" en français) is an independently-owned French restaurant and bar operated by Chef/Owner JJ Proville and Beverage Director/Owner Zac Overman along with Wine Director Kathryn Olson, serving natural wine and cocktails in Seattle's Central District neighborhood near Seattle University.

E-mail us: info@loursinseattle.com


1315 East Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 485-7173


Sunday-Thursday: 5-10PM
Friday-Saturday:  5-11PM


Our corkage fee is $30 per 750ml bottle. We request that all tables, regardless of party size, bring in no more than two bottles of wine. After two bottles, corkage increases to $45 per bottle.


There is ample street parking surrounding the restaurant. If you can't find a spot out front, 13th and 14th streets surrounding the Seattle University soccer field usually have plenty of open spaces. 



Sip Northwest - The Distinction of Distilled Fruit

Seattle Met - Best Restaurants 2017: L'Oursin

The Seattle Times - A Love Affair with French Restaurant Newcomer L'Oursin

Seattle Weekly - A Local Revolution in French Cuisine Comes to the Central District

Seattle Met - L'Oursin Brings French Seafood and French Sensibilities to the Central District

Eater - 8 Dining Trends That Will Define 2017

Eater - Seattle's Top Restaurant Newcomers of 2016

Tasting Table - French Toast: Classic French cuisine is thriving . . . and the cocktails are stealing the show

Punch Drink - Five Cocktails From America's Hottest New Bars


For PRESS or JOB INQUIRIES please contact us at info@loursinseattle.com