Measure at Benaroya Hall
Excellent place for a niceExcellent place for a nice meal before a performance at Benaroya. Portions were small, it's quite pricey, but location and convenience are definitely factors.
Unfortunately, we were only a few minutes early and we were not allowed in to just have a drink while we waited. Not a welcoming introduction, but the meal made up the rudeness.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMa High Note at BenaroyaMeaensure is only open during certain performances at Benaroya Hall but the food and the service are outstanding5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Option for Pre-Concert Meal.What a wonderful option for dining before a concert at Benaroya! We've only been once but will return. The room is wonderfully calming--lots of windows, very comfortable. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. The food was delicious--especially my partner's 63 degree egg with prosciutto and asparagus and my gnocchi with fava beans and fresh morels. We didn't have time for dessert since our reservations were last minute and on the lat'ish side, but we'll book for an earlier time next time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal, wonderful service.Great meal, wonderful service. We loved our meal, it was superb!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu was limited, butThe menu was limited, but the choices were excellent. Preparation was superb. Service was above average; our waiter was pleasant and helpful.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt Measures UpThe continually changing menu features creative, seasonal items. We found the fresh halibut and the duck to both be delightful. The menu has limited choices, but they are adequate to satisfy a range of preferences. The wait staff are true professionals, with a pleasant attitude.
While dining here logically pairs with attending one of the many offerings at Benaroya Concert Hall, we recommend it for both the dining experience and the convenience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI love eating at this restaurantI love eating at this restaurant before the symphony. It just sets the mood for a wonderful evening of classical music and entertainment. The staff is polite and friendly and most of all welcoming. The food is good and the menu has something for everyone.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNear prefectionEverything about dining there was really fine--food, service, setting. A minor exception was the dessert, a semi fr3edda, which was not up to the standards set by the rest of the meal. It was too cold, without distinctive attention given to enhancing the marscapone so it was too much like eating a lot of cheese. The addiiton of a apple :slice" as a dressing was tasteful esthetically but didn't add to the food taste. Srill, I would have no trouble going back or recommedning Measure and I wil do both.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI like the improvements thatI like the improvements that have been made. I have eaten at the counter when I didn't make reservations and that was nice but I really like sitting at the table, it is really very nice. I enjoyed the food selections and appreciate accommodating my food allergies. It's rare that you can get a really good tasting meal without wheat, sugar, and dairy but your chef did it and did it well. Much improved, the previous servers and hostess were outstanding and the new ones are also.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt a nice relaxing place toIt a nice relaxing place to have dinner before a concert.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Measure on the sameWe go to Measure on the same evening we have tickets for Symphony. I would guess that others there were doing the same. Symphony starts at 7:30. Although we arrived on time for our 6:15 reservation, our main course did not arrive until well after 7 p.m. This of course rushed us - no dessert - no coffee (the espresso machine was broken) - and we ended up waiting in line (other diners were in the same timing crunch) at the cashiers to pay our bill as we ran to our seats.
This is the second time this year that this has happened to us. It seems to me that the restaurant knows of this time deadline and should make it a priority to be timely. We'll be reluctant to go again. Too bad, we have really enjoyed it when the timing has worked.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM