Betty
Betty

Betty

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatatbetty.com/
  • Phone: 2063523773
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Craig Serbousek / Jesse Thomas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Galer
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Betty
Much like her sibling down the hill, Betty serves a rotating menu of bistro-style food using seasonal ingredients. We are centrally located amongst the trendy businesses along Queen Anne Avenue's bustling business district - step inside to our inviting yet eclectic and sophisticated atmosphere, featuring art by Bay Area artist, Judah Thomas. The restaurant offers seating in either our dining room or at the chef's counter where you can watch our talented chefs at work. Betty also has a full bar and lounge and a superb wine list with values from around the globe. Reservations are recommended.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Betty reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (31)special occasion (16)romantic (12)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (5)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Service not up to par!
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We go to Betty's on a regular basis. This evening service was a little off! It took over 20 minutes to get our drinks, excuse given the bartender was a little overwhelmed! Not the best way to start a dining experience! That bring said, service got better and the food was exceptional like always! The BLT salad was delicious and one of our guests had the lamb chops and said it was the best ever! The roasted chicken and steak frites were excellent! Overall, the night was good and we will write off the slow service at first as an unexplainable happening!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty!
    JenDavison
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had dinner here to celebrate my grandmother's 93rd birthday. The requirements were: vegetarian options, options that weren't too "crazy", and not too loud of a space. And I wanted something rather tasty, not boring. Well this hit all of those requirements. Great service, delicious cocktails and food, and a lovely atmosphere: relatively dark but not too much, music but not too loud. Would definitely go back--the risotto balls were amazeballs and the lemon dessert was unbelievable. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice relaxing Sunday night dinner
    MJLMOM
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The menu is limited though this usually means that what they do, they do it well. Betty is no exception. The risotto balls were generous and excellent, enough for 3 to share. The rib eye steak was a perfect sized portion and tender and delicious. The hamburger was a "hamburger" with yummy fries. The Bacon salad was great. The chocolate cake dessert was scrumptious and rich. The prices were reasonable, especially with the 20 bottles of wine to choose from at $20.00 each! The most impressive part was when I left an expensive pair of sunglasses there and called left a message there, they called me back stating they had found them. Thanks, Betty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An old reliable
    RSRS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I live on Queen Anne and Betty is just a few minutes away. So convenient, so good in every way. The noise level can be a bit of a downer, but what restaurant these days isn't excessively noisy? I also volunteer at the Seattle Art Museum at the information desk, and have a number of times recommended Betty to tourists - and locals. Food is excellent - interesting combinations - and the service is always friendly but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Betty, Yay!
    browshaper
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I love Betty. They have a really good happy hour. Also, I am allergic to gluten and they are a great menu for that. They don't just add flour to everything, even their mole has no flour. The staff is great, and I am so happy we have a place like this on top of the hill. Great wine list, I love the Cote Du Rhone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little queen anne spot
    TheCoons
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The tables are small, though fairly well spaced. Seems as though the Chef's counter would be a treat. Watching the team work is always fun. Staff was super friendly, and the service was great. Best steak i've had in a while - cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing diamond in rough
    CoryVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    You wouldn't know it was there nor would you know the food was world class until you ate there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Was excited to try Betty based upon the menu - some of the food was very delicious (salad, melon/proscetteou (sp) and oysters) Dinner was hit or miss. One had the roasted chicken - excellent! The other 3 had the ribeye - one was great - the other two were mostly fat and gristle. NOT appealing - I think I had 5 bites that were meat - and that was it. Dessert was also a hit - their Lemon Cream dessert was just lovely. I would try it again, but never get the steak again - too risky!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We sat at the bar and the bartender was very nice, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Betty never disappoints
    Foodie32
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Amazing food all the time. Great friendly service. This is one of our faves for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server great, but service S-L-O-W
    ClayinSeattle
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    now granted, she offered to comp one of the appetizers, but that really speaks to how slow the service really was. She did keep apologizing for how long it was taking, but the fact is, it took REALLY long, and we were hungry. We didn't dawdle and it was over 2 hours start to finish. We probably waited 25 minutes for our drinks and another 20 after that for our first appetizers. We pre-ordered the chicken, but it still took over an hour. It was crazy slow. And it wasn't that busy, so I don't get it. Food was great though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food was fantastic, the staff very professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Foodster
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    One of the best meals ever! The lamb was off the charts and the smore dessert was the perfect mix of light airy chocolate and home made graham cracker. Ask for angie and have a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-show spot
    gljr76
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had dinner here prior to an event at Key Arena. Second visit was even better than the first. Fresh ingredients, seasonal specials, wonderful bar. Wine list and menu are brief but reflect great taste and good value. We really enjoy our times at Betty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food and service
    ScidMark
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Menu doesn't change too often (just like its sister restaurant Crow). Both are serve consistently good food and have great service. The wine list is light on quality WA wines (a personal favorite). Oh and dat cassoulet in the winter...cannot be beat in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • decent happy hour
    Charlie
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    They have a decent happy hour and nice patio! Oysters were yummy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mostly great
    seattlehorn
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We chose Betty for a special celebration. We had two amazing appetizers (grilled squid and an asparagus salad) but our entrees were a mixed lot, with the halibut and pea greens lovely, the lamb decent, and the pork loin way too spicy. It tasted as if an entire jar of pepper was dumped in the sauce, making the entire plate inedible. Our waiter was so busy it took at least 15 minutes for him to check on us. It was getting late for us, and although he was apologetic and offered to comp a salad (!), we opted for a quick dessert instead, and were pleased with the rhubarb pie.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent food and service, good place for a family when you want fine dining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real King in Queen Ann
    IssaquahFAV
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great little spot tucked in at the top of the counterbalance. Menu is unique and fresh and prices are reasonable. We will be back to enjoy the ambiance and kind wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Food
    Peacelady
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We dined at Betty before we went to the James Taylor concert. We had never been before. It is very cool, casual place with delicious food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Great cocktails and a small but sufficient wine list. I would reccommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kathy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wonderful, relaxing dinner. Good service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go here for your meat fix!
    KatieEats
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    They definitely know how to cook their meat to perfection. From the steak to the lamb chops, it all melts in your mouth and keeps you coming back for more. My favorite meat they cook is their pork loin though--my husband and I have been here 4 times just because we crave their pork loin!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was great, service so-so
    Amber
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The menu was linited but the food was great! However, we were greeted by a hostess without a smile and noone shared any information with us about the specials. In general, staff seemed a little unfriendly but food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good atmosphere
    lovetodineVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Overall, the service and food was good. However, my salad and my steak was very salty. I ended up drinking 3 glasses of water during the meal and was too full to eat anything else.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Betty
    Gardengirl
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Betty is a delight. We've eaten there a number of times and figured that it was time to share the love. At Betty the food is never over-seasoned (read over-salted, my pet peeve). And we love the fun and attentive wait-staff at Betty. The menu is not huge, but has all the bases covered with fresh and seasonal choices. The food is delicious and well prepared. We were recently there on a warm evening, and the windows were open to the Upper Queen Anne ambience. Nice and casual but still with a touch of class, Betty is a perfect place for a relaxed evening meal and conversation between friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, great service
    seattlec
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I've been here twice and both times everything has been excellent - food, beverages, service, atmosphere. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Pan Roasted Chicken
    iheartdiningout
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Is delicious!! I split this dish with my daughter because it is plenty for two. We even had a leftover snack portion that was excellent the next day! We also shared the shaved asparagus and arugula salad. A perfect dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • QA Place to go to
    QAdenizen
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed Mother's Day early dinner in the lounge during Happy Hour. The offerings were good value and the bar bites for appes worked well. She enjoyed the corn soup and I had the burger; both were very good and of good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Betty is a good location if you have an event at the Seattle Center. The menu selections sounded interesting but our dinners were just ok, not great. Wine options could be better along with non-alcoholic drink options. Our arugula salads were very good as were the fries that accompanied the hamburgers. The restaurant has a nice ambience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were great!
    Foxdiner
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I chose Betty as the venue for my partner's surprise, romantic birthday dinner. I had the halibut which was a beautiful, perfectly cooked piece of fish. Moist and flakey inside with a seared, light and tasty crust. My partner had the pork loin and loved it. The atmosphere was intimate though the bench seats quite uncomfortable. The hostess greeted us by saying we only had 2 hours as there was a reservation after us. Not a good way to start out our experience but the food and wait staff more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food and delicious...
    HardtoPleaseSister1VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Food was excellent and the 4 of us had very different items from appetizer to salads, entrees and desserts. Service was right on too. Only negative was the heat...no air conditioning had been turned on and it was nearly too warm throughout our meal to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Betty reviews archive.
  • We'll be back!
    Wheelo
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went to Betty for Dine Out for Life. We sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the food preparation. After the a cured meats appetizer, we ordered 2 of our favorite dishes: steak frites and pork tenderloin, and both were outstanding: moist and flavorful! The tenderloin came with a wonderful veggie side dish that also impressed. Great drinks and attentive service too. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Duckish53
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Dine Out for Life was our excuse for trying Betty - thank you for supporting this cause - but we will need no excuse to return. Everything about the meal was great. A Manhattan was done very well and I followed with the roast chicken with asparagus and potatoes. It was amazing. Dessert was a tough choice but I went for the banana cream pie - again, amazing. Service was great and everything was pretty close to perfect.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience
    duckyguy
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We loved Betty! The food rib-eye was excellent, and my friend said the roasted chicken was really good. We both agreed that the cheese curds were some of the best we'd ever had. My friend really liked the banana cream pie too. The service was excellent. The server was really nice and knowledgeable. I will definitely come back to Betty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out
    seattlegirl13
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    It was a great place to enjoy time with girl friends and have some appetizers and a glass of wine. The service was professional and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well pleased with food and service
    Chloe
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My friend and I had a wonderful dinner at Betty. It was our first experience and we were a bit rushed because we were going to the ballet. Our waitress was very accommodating (she suggested we not order the chicken because that would take a while). We both had the pork tenderloin, asparagus soup and two different desserts which were all excellent. The portions were reasonable. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Across from Queen Anne tower
    nogamo
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We sat at the chef's counter and ordered from the $28 three course meal special. We selected our salads (garden) and entrees (nettle and risotto for my wife, roasted chicken for me) We also ordered the octopus from the shared menu because neither of us had ever eaten octopus. Everything was beautifully prepared and delicious. We ended with the grasshopper/peppermint dessert for my wife (she raved about how wonderful it was!) I had the banana cream pie, which was very nice too. A very nice place to relax and be pampered. Waitress (Julia) was perfect.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, So-so Surroundings
    Wordfiddler
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We went to Betty during Seattle Restaurant Week and ordered from the prix fixe menu. I had mixed green salad followed by a Mexican Braised Lamb Shank; my companion started with the pear & Bibb lettuce salad and had the Oven Roasted Chicken for her main. We thought the food was really excellent - well-cooked and seasoned beautifully, nicely presented. The quantity was just right too. For dessert I had the Meyer Lemon tart and she had the banana cream pie, and again they were wonderful. The service was quick, friendly and professional. No mistakes, plenty of attention; water glasses were kept full and my friend's hot tea water was replenished. The server even offered to split the check for us without being asked. Overall a terrific evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seattle Center pre-dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Betty is in a great location with wonderful food to go to before heading to the Seattle Center. Attentive service, good food and drinks! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chefs Chris, Ben and Paul
    Hungry
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Chefs Chris, Ben and Paul are excellent with food preparation and presentation. They are amazing to watch, which is why we always request seats at the bar!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.