Paragon Restaurant & Bar
Paragon Restaurant & Bar

Paragon Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paragonseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2062834548
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast and Brunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Hartfield
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music 5 nights a week, never a cover charge!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boston
  • Public Transit: Buses 4, 13
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking around Queen Anne streets.
A word from Paragon Restaurant & Bar
Paragon is known for its lively bar and critically acclaimed “old world cuisine with new world fusion.” Make yourself comfortable at the 30 foot long bar or relax in a plush booth and savor seasonal specialties. (New specials added daily) The inviting decor mixes contemporary artistry with a nostalgic ambiance. Sit by the fireside and enjoy very live music 5 nights a week. Never a cover and always a good time.
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Paragon Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)kid-friendly (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • anniversary gift
    anniversary
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    got this as an anniversary gift -- wonderful memories -- heard our wedding band here. Good food -- wanted all the side dishes, they sounded so good great service, nice atmosphere music later if you stay up late enough
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new fall menu
    Luna
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The new menu this week was excellent! A little of everything from seafood to short ribs to sandwiches, all of which were good. Portions were large and filling enough for big guys. Will come back soon!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first impression
    MrAdventure
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My first visit to the Paragon was on a Saturday evening. I brought a date; we ate early (6PM) on our way to a dance. We asked to be seated in the back section, where it was a little more quiet. I loved the ambience: lots of wood and brick with white tablecloths. Our service was excellent, the food delicious and pricing reasonable. It was a perfect dinner, and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Past visits were better
    Cher
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Seems it may have changed hands recently. The menu was sparse for appetizers and the waitress a bit rude!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Paragon Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Good Food, Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My family and I went to Paragon for Brunch and the food was pretty good but the service was horrible. After being shown to our seats our waitress never came to ask us if we wanted coffee or drinks, she didn't arrive until we were ready to order food. By the time we did order they had ran out of a couple of the food options that we wanted to order which would've been nice before she tried to take our order. We had to keep asking for refills for coffee and creamer. Overall the customer service wasn't there, it looked like they were understaffed. But the food was pretty good. Probably won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Went here on a whim before the opera. Nice sports bar with eclectic clientele, excellent food and attentive service---it was pretty early (5:00) so can't speak to the later crowd. Had fun!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless mimosas!
    LRain83
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We went to Paragon for a ladies brunch to catch up with friends and hopefully have a nice relaxing morning. The staff at Paragon was fantastic! We were there eating and drinking for over 3 hours, and we never felt rushed or pressured to leave. The food was great, and I would absolutely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date spot for professionals
    DanSeattle
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is a higher-end restaurant with reasonable prices. Took a date out for drinks, hoping to take advantage of their HH, which comes highly recommended. Unfortunately, the bar portion of the restaurant gets crazy busy. But it worked out better, as we were led to the back of the restaurant which had a really nice/romantic look to it. The layout and ambiance is very nice. Although we couldn't take advantage of their HH menu, we still ordered a few items from the full menu that were very good. My only complaint is that they were out of a very nice wine my date wanted, and they instead suggested a Beringer. And if you know anything about wine, you know that any server who recommends Beringer immediately loses their credibility as a server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was good-- Live music was a bit too noisy for talking, but overall good experience. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner before the Show
    2bNatasha
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Made reservations at the Paragon for dinner the same day. Happily found a table there. When we entered we where greeted by a friendly but not to much so, hostess. Seated quickly. When the waiter came over explained we had tickets to the theatre that night and he said he would keep it in mind. Service was fast and friendly. Managed to get in 3 course and made it to the show perfectly. The food was very good. Not exceptional. The prime rib dip was mouth watering but the Calamari was a bit on the chewy side. Just a bit. I've had plenty worse. What was missing was the traditional aioli. What we got was like a guacamole dip and some sweet chili. The sweet chili wasn't bad but not better the aioli by any means.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    More reasonably priced than I expected. Very helpful server.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a pleasure
    Suzanne
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I've dined many times here - with just my husband, with a large group of friends, and with kids. Have also come to just the bar many times to see music, come to Paragon events (New Year's, running of bulls, etc). and those are fun too. The food is excellent - I'm a big fan of the steak salad and the caesar salad is incredible. I also have ordered the burger without a bun and it's quite tasty. My kids love the calamari, my husband raves about the petit fillet. Service always prompt and friendly. Friendly bartenders. Bar scene lively but not overbearing. Good tunes in the bar later at night and good shows too. I am a repeat customer and will keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Gastropub Happening
    Ttopper
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great time Ina nice comfy Queen Anne restaurant that been around awhile. Not the cool place according to some as it use to be. However, good variety of mid-level Seattle cuisine or a Gastropub that won't break the bank. Very friendly staff and acceptable wine list and craft beers. Definitely I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paragon
    HuskyHans
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were here with a group on New Years eve and they did a great job with how busy they were. Food was good not great with a couple of our dishes were luke warm. Server was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was excellent. We also really enjoyed the live music!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern Dude will return
    Rickjop
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I am a southern dude who thoroughly enjoyed a gourmet version of the foods he grew up on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorful Eats!
    Suziek27
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    I sought out a dinner venue that had a touch of southern creole and found what I was looking for I had some lighly breaded popcorn crawfish wiht a red pepper aoili, a flavorful porkshop with Mac n' cheese and tried my BFs shrmip and grits. While the shrimp and grits were good, they were not the creole shrimp and grits we were hoping for. I'd go back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Based on reviews I had expected an American menu with fairly good quality good. The food was marginal at best. Also the appearance of the restaurant is run down and tired. There were customers in the bar, but very few in the restaurant on a Saturday night. The wait staff was friendly and helpful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come for the mimosas, not the food
    Amanda
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Sub par food, but the bottomless mimosas and quick, attentive servers made up for that. I'm not sure if they skimp on food quality to keep up with the mimosa demand, but in a group of 6 we all pretty much decided our meals weren't the best. I'd come back for the bottomless mimos, but I want to see the menu change up a bit. Good location. Football on the TVs on Sundays. All around, a lot of potential.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They handled a party of 10
    jksim
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    They handled a party of 10 without a problem and we could hear each other talk. The food was very good, as always, and the scallops were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the neighborhood feel
    Charley
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    From the moment you walk in you are greeted by a smiling hostess, The menu is great and the martinis are just the way I like them! If you have to have a quick lunch they are great with getting us served and out in a timely manner! Love the fact that they can open up the huge front windows when the weather is nice and you can enjoy the outdoors without sitting on the 'sidewalk'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for live music...
    tantrik
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    This is a good place for decent food, great live music/ ambiance and both young/ energetic crowd. Wouldn't mind going back despite some poor reviews on yelp/ other sites.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for the music....
    Alyxx
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    My partner and I are always looking for places that have food and live music. There are MANY here in Seattle, so we hadn't tried Paragon yet. It was pretty good. The food was tasty, though the choices were limited for anyone with dietary issues, just a heads up. The music was a guy doing covers of music from the 70's-90's. He was fun. The down side was that we got there at 8, he was supposed to come on at 9 but it was closer to 10 before he started, so the night got late, fast. I would overall recommend Paragon, but it isn't AMAZING, just good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paragon, neighborhood find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I loved the relaxed atmosphere where jeans and a tee shirt are equally comfortable as a dress and heels. The food is reasonably priced and these are pretty good eats. Portions are a bit small if you are in hungry hungry mode, add a salad or dessert. Service is fair,but don't expect your needs to be anticipated, if you want anything it can be tricky to flag someone down. Overall a pretty good deal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but wanted more
    Kongeegen
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This restaurant is good, but I left wanting more. More selection on the menu and more ambiance. The brunch selection was a rather slim choosing of 8 or 9 menu items and had no breakfast children's menu at all (though they made my daughter a huge pancake. The ambiance is more of a saloon than a full on restaurant, their bar area is so large it dominates the room and really sets the tone that this is a bar first and restaurant second. I would go back, but more likely when I am in a fun party type mood and not in the mood for an intimate mothers day meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After a previous reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    After a previous reservation fell through I needed a place to have a late lunch to celebrate my mom's birthday. I live in the neighborhood and had not been here yet, so I figured why not.? Fast, friendly, and great food. Server was attentive and personable, made my mom laugh and brought her a birthday dessert. She was pleased and so were we! Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet