Central District, Seattle
A hint of Paris here in Seattle, J.J. Proville’s new L’Oursin glows with pendant lights and Parisian signs.
L’Oursin, French for “the sea urchin”, is a 50-seat, Pacific Northwest inspired, French restaurant. Owner operators JJ Proville and Zac Overman, who raised $27,000 through a Kickstarter campaign before Mētis broke ground, claim its location on the ground floor of the Craft Apartments represents the “perfect spot”. The corner of 14th and Jefferson is not only the intersection of the Central District, International District, and Seattle U neighborhoods, it is also an up-and-coming foodie haven, with Seven Beef, Nate’s Wings & Waffles, and Peloton all in close proximity.
“We’ve been working on this for eight years, now we’re still kind of in disbelief about it,” says Overman.