mkt.
mkt.

mkt.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/mkt/
  • Phone: 2068121580x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun-Thurs 5pm-10pm
    Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joe Ritchie
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Keystone Pl N
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from mkt.
mkt. - pronounced "market" - is an intimate restaurant in an intimate Seattle neighborhood know as Tangletown, between Wallingford and Greenlake. It gets its name from Meridian, the traditional name for the neighborhood; the historic Keystone Building that it’s housed in; and Tangletown, as the area is now known. Joe Ritchie"s kitchen serves thoughtful, contemporary American fare with a dedication to Northwest products.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
mkt. reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (116)neighborhood gem (102)special occasion (60)romantic (40)hot spot (31)notable wine list (30)great for outdoor dining (17)late-night find (7)good for groups (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great experience!
    Lily
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Amazing food & Amazing service!! Fun, energetic & intimate restaurant. Another Ethan gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great food, perfect for sharing, not too expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicholas R.
    NicholasR
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This place was top notch. I was on a date here and our waiter was amazing and made us feel very comfortable. All of our food and wine was really great. Everything was very fresh and seasoned/ cooked perfectly. And the restaurant is in a cool part of Seattle that I never go to so that's always nice to switch up the scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    Bobby202
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A very small restaurant - 29 seats. We chose it because we wanted something other than a big "glitzy" space but with excellent food. An Ethan Stowell (James Beard Award winner) restaurant, as expected, was excellent. The salmon was "melt-in-your-mouth" and the Lamb tenderloin was perfectly cooked. The servings appear small but were quite adequate for us. The staff and service were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem in Tangletown - little cramped
    BJG69
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great little spot in Tangletown and entire staff were great and pleasant. Seating is tight and honestly a little cramped. Lot's of gluten free options on the menu, high quality small plates and to-share entrees. $25 corkage is extreme. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great combo!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    awesome food and great service!! a very hard combination to find in seattle area...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the food and service
    AuntieM
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First my disclaimer: I'm a vegetarian. I started with the beet salad; taste and presentation were excellent. Followed the salad with carrot ravioli which was also excellent. They missed bringing me my dessert order (I think there was confusion about whether we were ordering 1 to share or 2) but I didn't ding them on service because of the following: The server was very patient while I tried 3 wines before I found one that I liked. I plan on coming back a lot and consider them competition for Tilth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Unbelievable Service
    CallMeIshVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Energy everywhere, in the food, and the service. Food was great--we are vegetarians, and everything we had featured the flavor and texture of vegetables. And as great as the food was, service was even better. The staff brought such a positive energy. Watching the night fall from the front communal table, the evening was truly memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exceptional service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    our waiter paired wine selections for each course we ordered....was so much fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Jeff
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Been here a handful of times, the food is always fantastic, service is always top-notch, and it's a great time. I would recommend mkt to anyone looking for a special dinner. Intimate atmosphere with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I had made a reservation several days in advance and the reservation was confirmed the night before the dinner. However, when we showed up they told us that no table was available and squished us into a couple of seats on a bench. We were told we would be moved to a table once it became available but that never happened. The food and service was excellent but a reservation should hold a table. I was disappointed and likely won't return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    like2eat
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My wife and I just had our anniversary dinner at Mkt. and the experience was wonderful. Such a cozy atmosphere and the food was amazing! Good service and atmosphere. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    Kitty82
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Delicious food, tasty drinks, great service and a fun atmosphere. We will definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    mellimel
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    You cannot choose something off of this menu you won't like. The food is amazing, service is stupendous, and the overall experience perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This being our first visit, we were dismayed to wait standing outside for almost 25 minutes even though we arrived on time for our reservation that had been confirmed that day. The table at which we were seated was clean, set, and available for the entire wait time. Once we were seated, the service was very good. Food was really interesting and well prepared. Our server was knowledgable and helpful in choosing dishes that would work well together and we had a great time and will recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    There wasn't a wrong note to be had. Every dish was amazingly good. The cod was a revelation, putting all other cod I've ever had in the dust. The wine recommended by our server went beautifully with our selections. I look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ellie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was delicious, as it has been on the three other occasions that I went to Mkt. Our server, Ani, was incredible. She was attentive, gave very helpful suggestions and even allowed us to have a taste of a few wines that we were deciding between.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience!
    foodlover604
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    From the service, to the wine, to the sharing of an array of delicious unique dishes, it was a dining experience we'll never forget! We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • small, noisy and HOT!
    AdainSeattleVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    4 of us dined here and sat at a table which backed up to the kitchen divider...the 2 who were sitting abutting the kitchen had the heat of the kitchen on their backs all night, but all of us were HOT. Even in winter I'm thinking those seats would be too warm. We were disappointed in the food- we tasted a good portion of the menu and found many items heavy and fried (quail so heavily battered and then fried that it could have been anything), fried cauliflower, fried green beans (you see where the heat was coming from), not many light and refreshing options. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The gnocchi is to die for. Grilled duck was spot on. Service was adequate. Another ESR in the books! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hospitable and delicious
    choconancy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful, thoughtfully prepared food, fresh, diverse in flavors and down right yummy. Attw give service and ambiance just quiet enough for conversation even while tables are close in the small space. The departing gift of fresh pasta was enjoyed last night. Yum
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular service
    rarereviewer
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was great, but the service was amazing. Such friendly staff made the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKT
    Seattlefoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Tiny restaurant with no air conditioning. It was a hot day & uncomfortable to sit inside for dinner. Average food but good service. Scallops and salmon were over salted and over cooked!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went for my birthday. Just the two of us. The waiter was attentive but not overly fussy. He was friendly and down to earth but clearly of a refined caliber. We got a seat at the common table which breaches the front window opening. so one person sits outside and the other inside with a great view of the moon lit street on a late summer night. With candles on the table the mood was low and quiet. Small space so very intimate with a quaint feel like a European cafe. The food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed feelings
    Livetoeat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food was very good. Service was also very good...so what's the problem? Serving size was Tapas-like, but not the price. Also, the place is so tight that it is hard to relax. I hope their popularity will enable the owners to expand and move to cozier quarters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie Date Night Heaven!
    AstoriaFishPimp
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I found Mkt. while searching online for a restaurant during our visit to Seattle, it seemed to fit all the criteria we were looking for, so we went for it. It was everything we hoped for and so much more! Our server, Seth, was attentive and friendly and served us one of the best bottles of wine we've had in ages (get the Romeo Barbera). The food was fantastic, it left us wondering why in the world more people don't serve rabbit, our favorite dish of the night if we HAD to choose. The chef took time to serve us some treats in-between courses, one being a tomato gazpacho with smoked trout eggs and creme fraiche - SO GOOD. A lovely little neighborhood spot that was cozy and intimate without being pretentious. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKT
    finewine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A really nice atmosphere with outdoor like seating and nice wine list - knowledgeable and very friendly staff - we definitely will be back if in Seattle again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special go-to date night spot!
    runsararun
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food is fantastic and you can not go wrong on the menu! The restaurant is small and intimate the service and staff are over the top! We feel really really lucky to have this amazing spot in our neighborhood but for those of you out of the zip code, worth your trip to get here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKT Delivers
    chewfx
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We didn't have a bad bite of the 13 dishes we tried. Delicious food executed flawlessly. Very personable service. My only critique is that the bench and chairs were a tad uncomfortable. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    fabulous dinner, everything was great. The best food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food
    Rachel
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is the star of the show. All the different flavors in the small plates make it an interesting and varied dining experience. The pace of the dinner was perfect and it was just a really lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mkt delivers again
    Magnolia
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. Even simple sounding dishes were elevated with herbal nuances and proteins were cooked to perfection. Our server was friendly and had perfect suggestions for wines when we were indecisive. My wallet is glad we don't live in the neighborhood - we would be here all the time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Ingredient driven menu with outstanding execution. Price for quality was good. They were able to modify all of our choices to be gluten free. Wine choices (as always with ESR) were great. We would go back for food even though the space is very cramped and atmosphere was somewhat lacking compared w/ other ESR venues. They need to improve air flow, especially in the back of the restaurant during summer months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Amber
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    mkt. consistently serves delicious and inventive food with a focus on quality ingredients. It is intimate and has great hospitality. We have loved it every time we have gone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good for couples and groups of 4 but not for anything larger. Excellent and interesting food and very attentive and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    DomF
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed our night at MKT. It is quite a small venue so our reservations ran a little late. They were nice enough to give us some drinks on the house while we were waiting. The Black Cod & Scallops were melt in your mouth amazing and the gnocchi was great also. It is a good idea to do everything family style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Mktexperience
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food and service the only recommendations would be to have a better wine storage system so your wine temp is better. Our food was outstanding but the wine was too warm for spending that kind of money
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get some smaller forks
    sushiq
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The staff at mkt. is warm, welcoming, and upbeat. My favorite food items were the creamy gazpacho that our chef presented us with before our meal, and the gnocchi. My experience at mkt. fell short of other Ethan Stowell restaurants-my favorite being Staple & Fancy. The food was good, but not exciting-and too small - as in pickled vegetables that are condiment size bites. I love small plate dining, which usually means big flavor, but my palate wasn't quite satisfied (definitely not for the price)...and what's with the giant forks?!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order a lot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Flavors were fantastic and preparation was perfection. Waitstaff is exceptional. My only complaint, and this seems typical of Ethan Stowell restaurants, portions are miniscule. And they insist that all items on the menu are shared plates - how am I supposed to share a salad of 4 tomatoes and 1 leaf of lettuce? You have to order A LOT to feel satisfied. I get it - fancy food is about quality, not quantity. I am not looking for Claim Jumper sized portions, but the portions at mkt do not warrant the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and staff
    Wskr
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We ordered 5 dishes plus dessert to share the chef and servers were friendly and imformative. The food was amazing. The space is super small which made it a little warm and loud but that didn't take away from our evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.