Palisade
Palisade

Palisade

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://palisaderestaurant.com/page/home
  • Phone: 2062851000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:00pm (full lunch menu)
    Dinner: Mon-Fri 5:00pm-9:00pm; Sat 4:00pm-9:00pm; Sun 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 9:30am-1:30pm
    Bar: Mon-Fri 11:30am-10:00pm; Sat 3:00pm-10:00pm Sun 3:30pm-9:00pm
    Happy Hour: Daily 3:00pm-6:00pm and again 9:00pm 'til close
    First Seating: Mon-Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm; Sat & Sun 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Tom Small
  • Dress Code: Business 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, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Book your get-together with us! Featuring 3 gorgeous private rooms: The Alani, The Orchid, and The Magnolia Room. Call our catering department at 206.285.5865.
    Palisade catering can provide service to off-premise banquet facilities or to private homes.
  • Special Events: 3-Course Lunch just $18! Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm. Visit www.palisaderestaurant.com to view menu

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is complimentary. Ample public parking also available in the marina parking lot designated 3 hour retail area.
A word from Palisade
You may first notice the rustic timbers & salt water ponds, but you'll leave remembering the exquisite dining experience that Palisade inspires. The extensive menu is both reassuring & unexpected. Palisade's commitment to you is unsurpassed. And the view is simply breathtaking.
A Seattle signature. A Bayview Landmark. Soaring Waterfront Dining.

Enjoy Sunday Brunch by the Waterfront! Join us Sunday mornings for our famous City View Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas! Fresh, seasonal, local and always artfully prepared and lavishly presented.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
Palisade reviews from OpenTable diners
359 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (305)special occasion (276)romantic (202)fit for foodies (130)good for groups (105)notable wine list (83)great for brunch (72)great for lunch (63)neighborhood gem (44)kid-friendly (37)great for outdoor dining (27)late-night find (21)hot spot (18)vibrant bar scene (17)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Palisade was excellent! A bit dark, but otherwise, great service! I have no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My husband has some dietary restrictions that can be a hassle to accommodate at most places. Our server and the chef's handled it beautifully and with ease. They never missed a beat. The food was delicious, as always, and prepared exactly as we had ordered. Our server was absolutely top-notch. We dine here several times a year because of all of the above.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    Tastebuds
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I have been there twice now. It is one, if not the best restaurants I have ever been to. It sits on the water front and has fantastic views of Seattle and Alki. At night the lights from the Ferris wheel, Space Needle and Quest field are picture perfect. The ambience is great too. It was very busy around 7PM on a Wednesday evening and I was pleasantly surprised that I could talk across the table and hear my parties conversation. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MG82
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My favorite restaurant in consideration of food, service and atmosphere. Had reservations and got window-side table per request. Went during Seattle Restaurant Week. Little disappointed that we could only choose 2 out of three entrees for $15 but I understand about increasing costs. Chose and ate all of the romaine Kale salad; extremely filling and delicious. All 4 of us ordered the burger & fries. The burger was different from the last promotion... Was more like their slider that I had in the bar a couple of weeks ago but bigger. Still delicious but was expecting the other one, which was more flavorful. Took half home since I got full on salad. Was great second day, too. group enjoyed food, views, and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We loved that we had THE BEST server in the house. He has been with Palisade Restaurant since it's inception and gave us awesome historical facts. He was kind, very attentive and made sure we were always comfortable and taken care of. So charismatic. It was a perfect experience for my friend, who was visiting Seattle, from Montana. We went for Seattle Restaurant Week and the selection was amazing and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Mikkime
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent food, great view, attentive service. Not an inexpensive evening, but certainly worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Delicious food. Gorgeous view. Helpful staff. Wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Michelle was our server she was very personable and made us feel comfortable. We will most certainly return. Everything was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular view and awesome food
    pepperlovesalex
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went here for restaurant week! I always have a good experience dining here.. Best view of Seattle skyline and having good food is another plus!! Would def go back..
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Quite disappointing overall. Tepid food, overpriced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My daughter and I came here for lunch during Restaurant week. We ordered off of your restaurant week menu. I ordered the fish and chips, it was good. My daughter ordered the risotto. When our main dish came the risotto was not risotto. It was disappointing from the fact that she was expecting risotto, not something like quinoa. The flavors were good on the risotto, but this was not risotto.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • especially great for kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We wanted to take the kids out to a 'nice' restaurant - great kid menu, and entertaining fish pond. Overall great experience for the family wanting a good meal, without distracting other diners!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful morning
    Ned47
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    OK ... it's true: part of the experience is the spectacular location and the architecturally interesting building. But brunch should be about choice and food -- and at Palisade, it is! Since its tasteful modest renovation, the size of the already impressive buffet has been greatly expanded. It would be impossible for a mortal to sample all of the options, but we gave it a valid try. The seafood is especially good with diverse Sushi, Steelhead, cold choices (oysters, crab, shrimp) and wonderful green curry razor clams. But the other options range from more traditional (silver dollar pancakes, ham and/or a bespoke omelet) to the more lunch-like (pesto pasta with mild salami, prime rib, etc.). Equally diverse choices of desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    jalpowers
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful service, food, view and stand alone piano...Favorities were the calamari and flat bread appetizer with many wonderful seafood meal choices....Can be a bit noisy but a great share with friends from out of town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    Verimeri
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a restaurant that truly deserves a 4 star rating. Both the service and the food were outstanding. The view is spectacular and this restaurant has a large indoor water feature with steelhead swimming in it. A great place both for a romantic dinner for two or wonderful dining for larger parties.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner for special occasion
    seattle55foodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I came here to celebrate my boyfriend's (belated) 21st birthday and the service and experience the restaurant had was one of the best I've seen. When we got seated, we found that our table was decorated with rose petals and a little card that said "Happy 21st birthday!" and it was honestly the cutest thing we've ever seen. We ordered a roll as our appetizer, and the scallops and seafood trio as our entrees. If you come here the seafood is a must-have because I loved the seafood trio dish which had scallops, king salmon and shrimp which was enough to fill me up. We also ordered the banana spice ice cream sundae and I don't even have words to describe how delicious that was and they even brought out the dessert with a candle on it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palisade is great!
    bghipno
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The view of all of Seattle is amazing as well as being right on the Puget Sound. The food is full of flavor and wonderful staff make sure that you are perfectly accommodated. This is a great place for dates, group events, children, or any special occasion. I had a wonderful time and look forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Bubbles
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a party of 7 and no delays in drink or food orders. Wait staff very courteous, attentive and knowledgeable. Beautiful setting and food was outstanding. We'll be back.... :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special place
    FavSeattleRestaurant
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Palisades is where my husband and I first went to dinner together; where we held our wedding supper; where we celebrate anniversaries and reunions with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    HumpbackGal
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I love going to Palisades, and we go there frequently. It is always a good meal, good service, and the ambiance and view are excellent. This last time the food fell a bit below my expectations, however. I had the pupu tower as my main course, and it was all good, but a bit dry. The crab cakes (3) had a bit of sauce under one, but the other two were sauce-less. The rice under the prawns was dry, but the teriyaki steak bits were very good. We still had a wonderful time, and overall great meal. But just not quite as excellent as usual. We are going again for lunch tomorrow... hopefully my usual high standards for this restaurant will be satisfied this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for anniversary
    Jlpg
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went for the first time for our anniversary and it was good. It was not bad but I was expecting more. Service was terrible, about 15 minutes to get our drinks and never asked for a refill. Food was served fast but our waiter always seemed like he was in a hurry and left us unattended for long periods of time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional evening
    happilycontent
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we done good by coming to Palisades. We have been here numerous times, but it had been awhile. We were not disappointed for sure. Everything was top notch. The entire experience was FANTASTIC! The service (Thomas), the ambiance, the scenery, the food, the dessert, the everything was as good as we could have imagined. This was a great way to spend a celebration of 34 years *so far* of being married to your soulmate. Thank you Palisades!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. Terrible food.
    Agowin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The bar drinks were great. The crab cake appetizer was dry and dull tasting. My husband's steak was very good, while the sides were just ok. My pork dish was mixed - pulled pork was good, pork tenderloin was dry. Sides were good. However the entire plate was sweet with barbeque sauce on all but the German-style potato salad. We have been several times before, but not for several years. We first noticed that the interior hadn't changed a bit. Yet the view was still incredible. In the past the food has always been spectacular. This visit the food was poor to just ok. That being said, the server was fantastic, and the manager was kind enough to hear our concerns about the crab cakes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite place!
    antmrs
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I can not believe it took me so long to get to Palisade! I heard about it for years but didn't go until my husband and I decided to try it for our anniversary. Everything about it was amazing! The physical space is beautiful. I loved the openness of the floor plan and I have never seen a pond run through the middle of a restaurant before. To top it off the food was AMAZING!!!! A lot of times when you go to nice restaurants like this you end up with what I call froufrou food--pretty but not very tasty. Not the case at Palisade. The food was absolutely delicious! To top it off they put rose petals and a cute note on the table and every person that greeted us--including the GM that came by--said "Happy Anniversary!" I definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Todd
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Was there for a work dinner, staff and food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun birthday celebration
    Trailrunner2
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    After a long time away we returned to a favorite for a special night. Enjoyed a wonderful early night of dining with my wife. We arrived to a birthday note and rose pedals on the table, enjoyed appetizers, wine, shared main dishes and a trio brulee. Food was wonderful, service was very personal and the view of the city at night was spectacular. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    Withasmile
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We loved our experience. My friend felt the prime rib wasn't the best she's had but everything else made up for that! I would recommend the spot for anyone willing to spend money and have it be worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary Evening
    mark
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Judy and I had a very nice evening at the Palisade. The table was nicely decorated with rose petals, and a card wishing us a very happy anniversary. The view was pleasant, and the noise-level didn't offend my ear. Judy and I had no difficulty talking and enjoying each others' company. The staff were competent, striking a nice balance between friendly and over-attentive. The manager came around and congratulated those of us who were celebrating -- another nice touch. The food was very good, especially the desert -- flourless chocolate cake yum!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food disappointing
    foodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We love the overall setting, views, and service was good. The food was disappointing. Prime rib at medium rare was dry and overcooked, creamed spinach was lumpy, not creamy, and coldish. The bread/tomato/bean salad was very good but bread pudding was also dry and somewhat tasteless. We expect more from this restaurant, will give them one more try.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, amazing food
    bigshrimp
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Just recently took my girlfriend here for her Birthday and she absolutely loved it. From the nice environment to the delicious food, I'd definitely recommend Palisades to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great goto place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I always enjoy going here. The view, service and of course food have always been great. It often feels more intimate than the surroundings actually are, which is really nice for a couple or small groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location & Excellent Service
    Seattlelife
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We loved this place! The service is outstanding and the Asst. GM was perfect. We will come here again and this will be one of our new place to go on special occasion.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with friends
    Ladies
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A special occasion..5 ladies..Sr. ladies..two celebrating their 80th Birthdays. Very fun and we had a great waiter..he was fun..actually, we are too!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Place for dining
    SamBilly
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food is very good and this is a place to go for almost any occasion - special occasion, out of town guest, celebrations,Sunday brunch, business lunch or dinner. The Sunday brunch is outstanding. The 3 course pre-fixe lunch is a special treat. Service here is great and they cover all the bases. They offer the best Sunday brunch in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than stellar
    Sean
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Previous trips I was very satisfied with ambiance, food, and service. This trip the food was not very good - I had the same dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, but overpriced
    eagle
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Atmosphere is great. Come at sunset, and you get a great either sunset or city view. Food is OK. That is, if you like to pay $50/head on avg, then everything is fine. But if you think that price should reflect somehow taste, then maybe this is overpriced. I personally ordered the pork, which is one of the distinctly cheaper items at under $30/plate. To be honest, your average BBQ stand sells better tasting food at a fraction of the price. On the service, I asked for oil & vinegar when we got our bread. We never got it, while the restaurant was maybe 50% capacity. The problem with a premium priced menu is that somehow you expect either premium food and/or service. When these don't follow, you are left wondering what you paid for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday Brunch!
    CCBacchusVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Excellent seafood, great variety, inventive selections, and one of the best views of the Seattle city scape. A great Sunday brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEAUTIFUL SUNSET & SEATTLE LITES
    Connoisseur
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Although the interior is very elegant and beautiful views, the outdoor deck needs rehab, the seats and deck were dilapidated. The outdoor deck chairs, tables need to be replaced, not safe to sit in and table wobbly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usknuck2
    usknuck2
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The setting is first class. The staff five star, and the meals were six star. I would hedge a guess that Palisade is the finest place in Seattle. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've eaten at Palisade a few times this past year since our son really enjoys it. But each time it has gotten a little worse. This past dinner was a celebration of 2 birthdays. A few of the people in the party enjoyed their dinners. But my wife and I did not enjoy our dinners much. The rice was barely warm and the crab was very fishy tasting. Oh, well.... We'll just continue to go to Daniel's Broiler, our favorite Seattle restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate