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Etta's Seafood
Etta's Seafood

Etta's Seafood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomdouglas.com/restaurants/ettas
  • Email: gretcheng@tomdouglas.com
  • Phone: (206) 443-6000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4:00pm,Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Adrienne Lasko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room can accommodate up to 40 people. Not available on Thursday-Saturday.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Schaaff (206) 443-6000
  • Entertainment: While we don't have a live band or trapeze artists, a seat at the window will offer you a gorgeous view of Elliot Bay as well as colorful people watching.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please check our website as we frequently host special wine, beer and food events at Etta's and all of our other restaurants. www.tomdouglas.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Virgina & Western
  • Public Transit: Our new lightrail system will get you from the airport right to the heart of downtown at 4th and Westlake, just minutes from our restaurant. The Metro Transit bus system is very accesible and a trip planner is available online at; www.metro.kingcounty.gov
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and a number of pay stall lots are in the area. Street parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sunday. There is an underground public lot across the street on Western and Lenora and an open lot on First and Virginia.
A word from Etta's Seafood
Etta's Seafood showcases the culinary flair of Chef Tom Douglas for every kind of seafood imaginable. From the classic fish & chips to live crab, pit-smoked salmon and Tom's famous crab cakes, Etta's extensive menu features superlative seafood. Situated near Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, Etta's Seafood offers both tourists and locals a rich experience of the best seafood in Seattle.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "While portions have become smaller over the years, the quality has always been high. The halibut is flaky and moist, the crab cakes are very tasty, and if you happen to go for brunch, the crab benedict are delicious."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "No real complaints here, the place was just missing something that would have made it a 10/10. Service was incredible, absolutely no complaints there."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Etta's offers good but not consistent or really inspiring dining. The decor seems a bit dated...90's mood/bistro dining...and tends to be loud. Salads are very basic, not interesting or distinctive. For main dishes, we had a party of 4 and 2 of us ordered the signature salmon dish. The salmon was an ample serving attractively plated, however, slightly overcooked. Surprising for a restaurant known for its fish. The crab cake presentation was tasty and well plated. The Thai inspired seafood stew was generous but under seasoned. Overall, our sense was that Etta's could use some updating of menu and decor."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went to Etta's during Restaurant Week and enjoyed wonderful food at a great price. Lunch portions were just right and the service was great."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed another Restaurant Week 3-course lunch for $15. Three choices were offered for each course: appetizer, entree and dessert. For the first course selected a creamy clam chowder soup, next enjoyed a fried cod sandwich with a pickle slice and side of shoe-string French fries, and for dessert had a nice tasting peanut butter sandwich cookie. Also, the soup as well as the cod sandwich with fries arrived hot. Marci did an outstanding job and allowed for a nice pace between the courses."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is a favorite local restaurant for colleagues and I to go to for a periodic nice lunch out. Food has always been delicious and I can't decide if I love their Crab Salad or the Rub with Love Salmon more."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Best salmon in Seattle, wonderful food across the entire menu. Don't miss the coconut cream pie."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Went there with a friend for Restaurants week, we both had such a wonderful experience there. The food was great and our server was attentive and a wonderful ambience. The best part was, we had so much food for $28. Will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had two clients from the east coast who wanted a feel for a real Seattle restaurant. Etta's fit the bill due to location, ambience and food. We were not disappointed, in fact my clients were blown away. The food was fantastic and the service was wonderfully Seattle, attentive and informative without being overbearing. I have never had a bad experience at Etta's."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great place to get six people together after 14 years apart. Waitress was very accommodating."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We've eaten at every T. Douglas restaurant because we're truly fans of his approach to Northwest cuisine; honestly speaking, this is the first mediocre meal we've had at a Douglas table. This day we had a Sunday brunch. We started with tomtao soup which I rate as 8.5 of 10 because of its refined flavor and texture, but it went downhill from there. The house rubbed salmon (a house specialty) was so dry that a swallow of a drink was needed to push it along. The mushroom coulis that capped the salmon tasted like a shot of vinegar. One of us had a plate of cod fish and chips, which we rate at 6 of 10 because the house made tartar was worthy of praises, but the meal was merely the size of a child's plate. Sorry, we will not return."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "dropped in for a quick bit. Made the reservation earlier that morning and had no problem getting in. This is another Douglas gem. His menu utilizing local seafood and pairings is remarkable. The Crab Eggs Benedict is worth the trip alone. A nice selections of different bloody marys made my wife happy. With a nice view of the water and at the end of Pike Place Market its a great spot for breakfast or any meals. Service was quick, polite and accommodating."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went there with a party of 4 adults and an infant in tow. The staff was very accommodating of our 1 year old, who was a bit cranky at times. This place really does seafood justice, the calamari appetizers was perhaps one of the best renditions of this plate I've ever had. I had the coconut seafood bowl which was packed with flavor and generous portions of seafood. 3 out of 4 members of our party were very happy with their plates, the exception being due to more of a dislike of some of the ingredients of the plate as opposed to the execution of that plate."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Outside of the main tourist season, when one avoids the Pike Place Market at all costs, Etta's is a fine place to eat. Consistently excellent, professional services matches generally well-conceived, well-made food at a very reasonable cost. Booths can be a little tight, but fine for most people. People-watching out the windows is an extra feature that never gets boring. We treat this as a special occasion whenever the mood is right, but I can easily imagine making a habit of it like the regulars we keep seeing here. The menu offers creative breakfast and lunch choices, available at the same time, so the variety is huge. Only made it here for dinner once or twice, and that was excellent as well."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Once again, an incredible dinner! We go to Etta's whenever we visit Seattle. We love the food as well as the fact that you can go casually dressed or dressed up and still receive great service."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Fries were unreasonably salty!!!! Went there for brunch to celebrate my brothers birthday. The waitress we had was a bit ditsy & didn't completely fulfill our order, so I didn't have a meal. We ordered shrimp & grits, corned hash, fried seafood platter, crab cakes and the crab Benedict. The corned beef hash & the crab cakes were the winners of all of them. The shrimp & grits were not balanced flavors. The rue was too salty & the grits were 3 formed cakes instead of the traditional creaminess under the rue, which would have balance the dish. I've eaten at nearly all of Tom's restaurants & I was really disappointed at Etta's for brunch. I like my food well seasoned but it was ridiculous! And the food wasn't memorable!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service! Josie was excellent - kind, intuitive, great suggestions and very helpful. Food was great but as I recall from previous visits to Etta’s the food is VERY salty. 3 of us ordered the salmon with the specialty rub. I understand that often rubs are salty, but the rest of the dish was pretty salty too (asparagus and kale as well as the fries served with the shrimp and chips). The salmon was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were awesome (more crab than breading). We couldn’t decide between the crab cakes and the salmon, so Josie suggested getting the small salmon with the crab cake and it was the perfect combo. Overall, I will definitely go back to Etta’s but hopefully I will remember to ask for them to go light on the salt."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Can't go wrong at Etta's. The fish is fresh and artfully prepared. Start with a delicious cocktail and some crusty bread baked just for the Tom Douglas empire. Then take your happy tummy across the street and watch the sun set over the Olympics from Steinbruck Park. Iconic Seattle..."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent service and seafood selection. We had the crab cake, salmon, burger, and fried combo. All excellent."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Creative menu. Clams on appy menu were amazing. Avacado crab salad dressing was a must order. Josephine (?) our server was way fabulous. Great wine list."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "perfect location to people watch and see the sound. The fish and chips were the best ever. Perfect breading, not too much and not too sparse. Yummy fries an coleslaw. Great service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I left them a note in the comments section that it was a birthday dinner and I preferred a window. They graciously accommodated my request and made it very special. Seafood stew w/ coconut milk was excellent."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food is so wonderful and creative, we can't decide what to have! The seafood stew varies with the season, but is always great. This time it was more asian in flavor and was perfectly done. The seafood is cooked to perfection. My friend had the shrimp and was equally impressed. This is one of our favorite spots!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great location for some out of town guest. We had great service and great pricing for a family dinner."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I used to go to Etta's quite a bit for brunch and was always amazed. My last two visits were both for dinner, and both times groups of four, each person having been there several times before. I don't know if it's a different chef, or maybe the brunch menu/food is just better, but it was mediocre at best, Tom Douglas usually does an amazing job, but Etta's has been falling short, both visits, no one in our group was impressed. It wasn't horrible, it just wasn't good either. The service was fine."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "The food was amazing... really fresh and seasonal! Our party included folks from 3 states and everyone commented it was one of the best meals they've had in Seattle...they all loved Etta's!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Ettas has a small but satisfying menu, nice wines, affable service, and a feeling of authenticity. I went twice last week, once with a group of six and once tete a tete and felt the restaurant adapted itself easily to either situation. Staff also helpful in getting us a taxi afterward."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were thoroughly unimpressed with our server, who came to the table way too much, constantly reached across our bodies to grab plates, gave us absolutely no insight in to the restaurant or menu. Wine list was extremely limited, especially white wines by the glass...to support a seafood menu. Bartender could not even handle a muddled-lime drink. Signature salmon dish was very good, but crabcakes, fish & chips etc. were unexceptional. After reading and hearing so much, it was absolutely the low-light of our entire weekend in Seattle. We won't be coming back or recommending Etta's."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our fave was the signature salmon dish with their own rub and the brussel sprouts and corn bread that came with it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We wanted a great seafood night, and didnt get it at Ettas. Highly overrated, average food, and the special Salmon rub just killed the taste of the fish."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The meal was very nice, with one exception, asked for the salmon to be cooked med rare, but it was medium plus, a bit too dry for us. Don't know if waiter forgot or kitchen mishap. The corn pudding was great, shredded Brussels sprouts yummy... Would be a good place for 6-8 people in one of the many large booths."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We ate there 2 nights. The special the first night was exceptional. The tuna the 2nd night was good, but didn't have the taste thrill combinations that we experienced the 1st night."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I had a dozen raw appetizer and fried oyster enter and it was perfect. We celebrated our son's 50th birthday with new friends and all had great meals. This is a typical TomDouglas restaurant, great food, good selections and friendly efficient service. We come here often. Every new visitor we have here in Seattle, we take here at least once."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "$7.50 for a cup of clam chowder ! Very delicious however! $19.50 for one small crab cake with Brussels sprouts and lots of fries! Over priced for what you get. Attentive service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "French fries were more like plate filler than food,( too thin). excellent bread, pie, crab cakes,sauces and fish and chips. Our booth seat was worn out and lumpy, ambiance was unimaginative, place was very noisy. Staff were busy but very nice, and accommodating. Does the coffee HAVE to be Starbucks? A unique to the restaurant blend is always more fun, and usually tastes better."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. Food was good and service friendly and efficient. They were very welcoming to my kids."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We chose a wide variety from the apps listings, and had a tasting of all that they have to offer. Very very good and a fun way to dine."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was our second trip to Etta's and we will be going back again. Fresh oysters, yummy chowders, lovely entrees, topped off with dessert special of coconut flan - all great. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went there for Sunday Brunch. No access to the regular menu but the brunch menu is disappointing. Fish didn't taste as fresh as usual"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was excellent. I only gave i 3 stars (good) for ambience, not because I didn't like it, but because I didn't walk in and say "Wow, this place is so cool". But the ambience is nice, and I wouldn't use 3 stars to keep you from going there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014