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“He is really a softy.”
Review of Grouchy Chef

Grouchy Chef
Ranked #18 of 68 Restaurants in Mukilteo
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

I have eaten here 4 times. The soups are to die for. My favorites are the carrot-potato with curry and cream of mushroom. The salads are a mix of pate, greens with light sesame type vinegrette, fruit and cracker type pusher. The main course consists of a grilled vegetable, a starch which you choose, and an entree which you choose. I am partial to the lamb which is succulent beyond belief. Dessert is a plate of assorted mini cheesecake, sorbet, creme caramel, and homemade ice cream.
I will keep coming back as I work across the street and I
personally like the atmosphere and his rules. Silly me.
Yes reservations are required. Do not come in jeans. Think Tiffanys. Handle with Care-he certainly does. If you are a slob don't come. Cash Only. He does it all so he does not want you to tip-just clean your plate and tell him it was amazing.

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4  Thank SilverGirl710
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Hard to tell if the Chef has a mental problem or if it's an act, but he is a one man show. The restaurant is in a warehouse, has plastic table clothes, paper napkins, flowers and candles (wrapped in tinfoil). Do-not-touch notes are scotch-taped to the flower pot and candle. The dinner is a four-course meal including a salad plate, soup, main dish (of which you have a choice) and a dessert. You pay upon arrival. If you plan on having two glasses of wine, be sure to include with your upfront payment. The food is quite good and beautifully presented. However, I had lamb which was cooked well done. I would probably describe the place as French influenced, but tacky. Very good value for money!

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1  Thank Sounders
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

This restaurant is located in a Mukilteo warehouse park. Not much to look at from the outside, but the inside is pleasant. It's call the Grouchy Chef because the chef (who does everything) has rules. Reservations only! You can't eat without prior reservations! No substitutions! When the chef comes around with the cart to take payment, place the cash in the tray. Don't clink the fine crystal glasses together and chip them. Practice good table manners. It's not for everybody, but the food was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. We ordered delicious and reasonably priced wine from the wine list. The food was excellent and elegantly prepared. I want to go back soon! I would suggest that this would be fine for well-behaved middle school children. But at least in the USA, many little kids are way too picky and rambunctious to sit politely through a several course meal.

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5  Thank SESeattlemom
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