Marjorie Restaurant
Marjorie Restaurant

Marjorie Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marjorierestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (206) 441-9842
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Davenport
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Marjorie delights in catering to your needs and the requirements of your off site gathering. We use high quality, fresh ingredients to create an array of delectable dishes. We offer drop off or pick-up service, as well as high end, attentive and detail oriented service to meet your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Annex is a private dining facility that comfortably seats up to 50 people. Smaller Parties can be accommodated in a semi-private setting, or can buy out the room to have complete privacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Donna Moodie 2064419842x
  • Entertainment: Marjorie does not have live entertainment, but we are lively. The mix on the iPod and the Turntables in the Bathroom and Back Room provide guests with countless opportunities to spin while enjoying the animated atmosphere and culture at Marjorie.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th and Union
  • Public Transit: The number 2 makes a stop at 14th and Union. The number 8 and 11 are also close by. As regular Marjorie customer, the Bus Chick notes, Marjorie is easily accessible by a multitude of buses!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking, particularly to the south and east of the restaurant. Secured garage parking is also available in the Chloe Retail Parking Garage, on East side of 14th Avenue between Union and Madison.
A word from Marjorie Restaurant
Marjorie, the jewel box anchor on the corner of 14th and Union, is in Capitol Hill’s latest hot zone. Marjorie, the pride of owner, Donna Moodie, who is reknowned for urban trend-spotting while designing hip, urbane spaces. Marjorie’s kitchen creates amazing, delicious cuisine, using fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. Under the guidance of reknown Chef, Joseph Bollag, Marjorie takes a respectful approach to eclectic cuisine, focusing on fabulous, high quality ingredients. At Marjorie, hospitality is as important as what's in the glass and on the plate. Attentive and caring service are qualities that keep Marjorie's guests returning. The charming, warm, hand crafted interior, complimented by a lovely courtyard patio await you. The recent addition of a second dining room, provides more seating and a great place to host a party. A warm interior, tremendous cuisine, and crafted cocktails are indeed how Marjorie feeds the soul.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Marjorie Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (68)great for outdoor dining (47)romantic (23)special occasion (22)good for groups (18)notable wine list (15)hot spot (14)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Nice treat
    CSSeattleVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We had not been to Marjorie for quite a while, but there was a wine maker dinner for aMaurice one of our favorite wineries. The wine was great, but we knew that. The service, and the was really, really good. There was a limited menu the night we were there, but there was sufficient variety and options to meet our dietary requirements. We had a great meal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long....Wait for dinner
    Havetimetokill
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Dinner took forever! The food was excellent; however it took over 1.3 hours to get our meals (party of 5) and they didn't even comment on the wait. To top things off, they brought 4 of our plates and the last ten minutes later. Poor kitchen management.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Marjorie's food is always excellent--never had a bad meal and it's not a simple menu. Recent expansion into almost twice the original space has not hurt the food, service or ambience. We really like it better than many of the other new places on Capitol Hill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    sikaspock
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had the most lovely dining experience at Marjorie! Came here on the last day of Seattle Restaurant Week with my dad. Have had bad service experiences at other restaurants during SRW but not here! The owner was the hostess on duty greeting all who came in and at the end of the evening we'd felt like we'd been guests in her home. The service was impeccable as was the food! Outstanding! Will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    danieru
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My wife always wanted to go to this place. Reservations are a must as it gets filled pretty quickly so unless you want to wait in the bar forever, I would highly recommend a reservation. The food was great, the music was loud enough but not annoying. I had a great meal with my wife and we'll be coming back for more when time allows.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Under the Radar
    Buxomly71
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Vibrant restaurant with limited seating creates a romantic setting for great food and drink. Service was on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The Bartender, Mikey, was fun, engaging and helpful even though he was extremely busy. The food portions were to small to fill even the tiniest of appetites, even for 3 courses. My daughter and I shared all 6 dishes, our favorite was the cauliflower appetizer, it was AMAZING in flavor! Our Butternut soup was luke warm and bland, the trout with sweet roasted pepper tapenade was salty and the trout was over cooked, unfortunately the two desserts left were not good and we both have a sweet-tooth. I appreciated the opportunity to have a variety of choices that were both unique and artful. I would return and try more dishes on the menu, the trout was new for the kitchen and has potential.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    lrad
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I love this restaurant and would normally give it 5 stars except that it was restaurant week and crazy busy. They did an excellent job with food and service, even when packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Do not go during Restaurant Week
    ReviewbyMel
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was delicious, but it was busy because it was Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week
    Msrdh
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We decided to try Marjorie's for restaurant week! What a great pick...delicious! Loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had heard good things about Marjorie's. All was good, but I did not realize that the restaurant has two sections - the front section is beautiful; however, the back section, in which we were seated, is a strange, perhaps even claustrophobic room enclosed by curtains hiding restaurant back stuff. I would like to go back and sit in the front section - perhaps that would be a better experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
    DanielleVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I had been to Marjorie for a drink and also to give it a go once. Then I was blown away and wanted to keep coming back. Specially for their beautiful little tiny glasses where they serve you breathtaking port wine. So my partner and I decided to give it a shot for dinner. I must add that I have an extremely limiting selection for food due to many many dietary restrictions. We spoke with the waitress (Rose is just the best thing when it comes to making sure all the T's are crossed and I's dotted) and she completely understood the issue and even shared that many of the staff have various food allergies and intolerances. She even introduced us to Emily who was extremely understanding. Plus, I should add all this took place on my birthday to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Quality
    moonchild
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    WARNING: This place will spoil your taste buds. The food is so fresh and has such good quality that dining out will never be the same. You will find that very few restaurants can measure up to Marjorie's taste and style. It's a bit pricey but completely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual neighborhood spot
    DayenightVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The last time we dined here was a Summer evening and I remember it being a very adult and fine dining experience. So when my husband and I went for date night, we were surprised and disappointed. Although the service welcoming and food excellent, the atmosphere was casual and boisterous, with a loud group near the door and a young family with screaming kids a few tables over. More like a cafe/bar that serves dinner, than a chic restaurant. Next time well wear jeans and bring the kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite go to spot!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Amazing food and cocktails, warm friendly, neighborly atmosphere- walking into Marjorie on a crisp fall night is the perfect embrace
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosy comfort food
    fitchefVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our spontaneous evening out at Majorie couldn't have gone better. Though space is limited and we were tucked into a table quite close to the next diners, once we got settled and had our margaritas it really didn't matter. The food was plentiful, heathy and best of all adventurous without being strange. The service was very friendly and dinner was served promptly. Can't say enough good things about our experience. We plan to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat
    daleosVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Eating at Marjorie is always a great experience, the drinks are well made, the atmosphere is fun, the clientele varied and the food is surprising and terrific. Donna is front and center and you feel as if you are dining in someones home. A great little spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Caution food allergies
    MPLStransplantVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While overall the food was good and we loved the ambiance, we notified our server early on of my sever food allergy and when I ordered my dinner it came with tree nuts on it and her response when I asked for an a new dish made it seem like it was my fault. She also came back saying it was the last steak so Id have to order something else. It happens, but our experience after was strange.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very much enjoyed my first experience at Marjorie. Wait and Bar staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. Interesting cocktails to start and a variety to choose from. The Fried Plantins were really good. Didn't know quite what to expect but were a great way to start. Preparations of our main courses were excellent. Interesting flavors and presentations for both the chicken and the pork tenderloin - both were excellent. I would certainly recommend Marjorie and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We go back time and time again. The food continues to evolve with the seasons and the chef and owner are inventive to say the least. Don't miss anything seasonal, next time you go back it will be gone/updated. The roast chicken rocks every time and if you just want a burger, you won't be disappointed. I almost always get a pasta or fish, hard to choose. Oh, cocktails there are well crafted as well. They have hard to find ingredients, my favorite is Sips Smith Gin from London. Try to find that in Seattle. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming experience
    SitdowncomedyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food, service and ambiance were wonderful. Owner is exceptionally charming and involved in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gracious welcome
    Esro
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a restaurant that takes its cue from the warmth of its owner/host Donna Moodie. A very welcoming atmosphere with very good cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Wasfun
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Really a cute little place, great food, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Donna and her team always provide great food and service in their wonderful neighborhood location. It is one of my go to restaurants on Capitol Hill. Most recently took some friends from London who loved it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for friend's birthday dinner
    tiomiguel
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was my first-time dining at Marjorie, but I'll be back -- whenever I'm in Seattle. I was visiting from Tucson, and wanted to take an old Seattle friend some place special for her birthday. Marjorie definitely fit the bill! The food was excellent, the service was attentive, helpful, and personable -- without being obtrusive. The space is not large, but it's well laid out, with outdoor dining that would be perfect on an evening just a little less cool than the one when we were there. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting a romantic, intimate, little neighborhood dining destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    maried
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Came here to celebrate a special occasion....and the food, and especially the service rose to meet our high hopes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun food, Bohemian vibe
    RossMcKVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Marjorie is very casual and the food is very good. The relaxed feel of the restaurant is a surprising contrast to excellent cooking of wildly varied dishes. My wife and I had four "I" dishes (small plates) that we treated as tapas, sharing them. 3 of the four were superb, the fourth wasn't bad. I can recommend the chanterelle saute, which was great, a bit spicy with baby artichokes and berries. The bruschetta with chevre, nectarines, mint, and walnuts was delicious. We also like the octopus and chorizo. The chicken tikka masala was fine, but the least of the four. Dessert was a brioche bread pudding. Oh, so good. Go to Marjorie, even if only for dessert! Service was excellent, the wine list okay, and we'd be back if we lived here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great drinks, fabulous food
    KDSeattle
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a lovely evening at Marjorie. The cocktail menu is diverse and delicious. We had the plantain chips with salsa and scallop ceviche-- absolutely yummy. We also had the grilled prawns and the salmon-- both wonderful. Great service. The metal seats outside don't look comfortable-- until you sit in them-- they were more comfy than most restaurant chairs. The only down side is there is no view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 229 reviews are from the Marjorie Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Small plates and more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very much enjoyed the outdoor seating along with a chanterelle mushroom plate and cold lamb salad. So good I had to go for the scallops as an entrée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great experience
    NeatWhiskey
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I recently celebrated our second anniversary at Marjorie and it was absolutely perfect. We had a bottle of Bordeaux, friend plantains, pupusa, and steak. They all went perfectly together. Desert was bread pudding - the best I've ever had. I highly recommend Marjorie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and eclectic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, interesting variety and fresh ingredients - standouts were hanger steak, seared scallops and house-made pasta with pork ragu for mains and papusa and scallop crudo to start. It's eclectic but, just like the restaurant itself, a wonderful mix. We sat in the new back room on a rainy summer night with the doors open and tunes playing from the collection of vinyl. Service was fantastic - helpful suggestions (both food and music!) and good pacing in spite of the several large groups that were seated at the same time as us. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something really Special
    VinoForTwoPleaseVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ceviche w plantain chips, clams, chicken Tikka and scallops. All amazingly creative and wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shortlatte
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We enjoyed the garden patio atmosphere and had a delicious meal. The servers were amazing...we had a very attentive waitress, and the owner was also helping by visiting tables and filling water glasses. Very memorable meal and we ate every course. The place has a nice energy, and is also intimate so you can easily hear each other across the table. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Always good, but this time even better. All four of us dining had great meals, well presented and a nice wine list by the glass for each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, wonderful.
    Foodiesfromfaraway
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was exquisite and service impeccable. We were lucky enough to sit outside in the patio area, enjoying a warm summer's breeze as we dined.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistenly Delectible
    MishaG
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Marjorie is our favorite. The delectable food, creative drinks, warm ambiance and inviting staff are sure to bring a smile. We loved Donna during her 'Lush Life' years and we are so glad that we discovered 'Marjorie' three years ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful Evening
    sitstayeat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We recently celebrated our daughter's college graduation here and had a very memorable evening. The six of us ordered a wide array of appetizers, entrees and desserts and we all loved what was served. Our favorites---the plantain with ceviche, the halibut, the rabbit and the monkey bread pudding. The restaurant has a casual and cozy vibe with excellent service and wonderful food. It was our first time here, but we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seculded Oasis on Capitol Hill
    ElkArcherVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Deceptively small from the front Marjorie has a great outdoor dining venue in the front and a much larger dining room in the back of the restaurant. All of the food was original and well executed. Northwest and regional in nature, sourcing and style, Marjorie brings it all together in a really unique intimate environment. If you are looking for a get away that is close by but feels miles from the city try Marjorie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food4me
    Food4me
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    It was our second visit and it was even better than the first, which was pretty great. The food is delicious and just the perfect portion size ,even for sharing .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    HeartSeattleVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I can't believe this restaurant isn't talked about more. The food is amazing, the service is really good, and the ambiance is wonderful! The plantains were really good, the seafood dishes were outstanding, and the dessert couldn't have been better. I'm generally really wary of giving anything five stars, but I was truly impressed with this place and couldn't believe that this wasn't on any of those "top" lists. Make a reservation and try it out!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate