Phoenecia
Phoenecia

Phoenecia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.phoeneciawestseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2069356550
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday & Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2716 Alki Ave SW
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Phoenecia
Situated across from Alki Beach in Seattle, Phoenecia restaurant offers an eclectic blend of artisanal pizza, tapas, small plates, and special chalkboard entrées, situated amidst a vibrant yet intimate bistro atmosphere.
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Phoenecia reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (31)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (24)special occasion (13)romantic (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (5)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Warm, friendly spot for any taste
    Rosiegean
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Phoenica is one of a kind! It's a great spot for a glass of wine with friends or the perfect dinner go-to when you don't know what you want. Their tapas style offerings serve only the very best of wonderful menu items. The flat iron steak is perfectly seasoned and grilled to melt in your mouth, as are the saffron chicken & seasoned green beans. And to go with that glass of wine, the cheese board cannot be topped. The owner & her daughters welcome you and immediately make you feel like you've known them forever. Comfort, great food & ambiance on Alki beach...what more could want?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    maintcoder
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Going to Phoenecia is like being invited home for dinner. The welcoming atmosphere, the delicious food, and the attentive service combine to create a wonderful dining experience. It is a great date destination or hangout with friends while enjoying food and wine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Seattle Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Skillfully prepared dishes with a unique Mediterranean (but not quite like you've ever had) style, and which also work in almost every case and in concert with the whole meal. 39-spice beef is as good as reported. I also enjoyed the recommended Lebanese red wine. Service was genuinely friendly and responsive. The setting is intimate and worth the wait (and the parking challenge of the Alki Beach area). I would like to return with a larger group so that we could share and try more dishes! There are too many superb choices. Our current Seattle favorite spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Cheese Board and Charcuterie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Get the cheese and meat with a glass of wine. Great way to spend a quiet evening alone or with a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The reastaurant went down
    Angee
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was not as good as used to be. I think because the cook was changed .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jewel on Alki
    LPLP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great spot. We are there post-symphony and it's just perfect for that quick, latenight snack. Fantastic food and ranges from very affordable and awesome (and unique) pizzas, to a lamb dish to die for (be hungry...very hungry). Wine and cheese options are top flight. And even if you're a vegan, order the 39-spice beef. OMG!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Home away from home
    Abbey
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was not my first time at Phonecia. I live nearby, and it is, by far, the best food on Alki Beach. Enan, Nadia, and Sonya are wonderful, sweet, elegant hosts, and the food is unbelievable. The fig and pancetta pizza is to die for, and the caprese salad could very well be the best I've had since Italy. I go here often by myself and sit at the small yet lovely bar, but this time I had out of town guests who were very impressed. I've taken many out-of-towners here, and it's always a hit. Forget all those fish and chip joints on Alki, head to Phonecia. It's the best, hands-down!! I also think of it as my "Cheers," because everybody knows my name, which is really a nice, warm feeling even on a chilly winter night. No Seattle freeze here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tasty and tasteful
    Upagain
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    the ambiance at this Alki restaurant is very nice.the staff perhaps a bit too personal, but the overall ambience is quite romantic. The menu is not too busy our selections were very nice.the location is almost incomparable for a view ofAlki Beach.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive for pasta
    GFdiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The website menu said they had gluten free pasta. Since 2 of us are GF that seemed to be a good alternative to pizza which was about $16. We should have asked the price. When the bill came the pasta cost $21 each! And not even very good pasta, pretty dry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and left hungry
    MrsFox
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Lovely restaurant but for the four of us and $160.00 dollars later we left hungry (tiny portions, even by European standards) and stopped for burgers on the way home. Food was good but not that good, we won't be back. Excellent wait staff and good vibe though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fantastic!
    survivor
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have ever been to! Loved all the different plates we tried - scallops, mixed greens, caprese, olives, trio of spreads, saffron chicken, prosciutto pizza, baklava, and bananas foster! Especially enjoyed the scallops, the pizza, and the chicken - very well prepared! Plates were definitely small except for the pizza, which was actually large enough for 2 people. Small plates are pretty pricey and as the menu states, 3-4 small plates is roughly equivalent to an entree at other places. Still, the food was so good it was definitely worth the price. The place is small but we had reservations and went on a Monday evening with no waiting in line. Service was good - polite, efficient, and timed well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Very good food, we ordered 4 small plates and salad, and dessert. Plenty of food to fill us up. Tiramisu was spectacular
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience Again
    Gman
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Six of us came here to celebrate a friend's birthday and enjoy the view over Alki. Every dish was delicious, service was attentive and the experience was awesome once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is far too spicy
    ThriftyGordonVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The biggest problem is that the cook adds far too much spice and ruins the delicate taste of the underlying food. The quality of the dishes would improve dramatically if the cook would remove his heavy spice hand. We had even asked them to minimize the spice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    Aleks
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I love this place as did my friends who I introduced to it. Fantastic in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Phoenecia reviews archive.
  • great
    foodie12
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    aside from the long wait everything was great.. by the time i got my pasta everyone else had almost finished their pizza and the wait for our dessert was very long as well, my friends who sat at the table next to ours also had the same experience the banana foster was to die for though and i think it was worth the wait
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We have enjoyed the Phoencia several times and will continue too. We have recommended the Phoencia to all of our friends. Everything on the menu is a great choice along with their perfect selection of great wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The restaurant was very small and very, very crowded. The weather was nice that day and everyone came to Alki. I was glad I had made a reservation but our table was in the doorway and very tight for all of us. We asked to move as soon as a table opened up and things went much better from then on. Our waitress was good but not great. She never refilled our water glasses, for instance. The food was good, however the scallop tapa was $13 for 2 scallops. That is crazy. Had we known it would be that small a sample, we never would have ordered it. The seafood penne was delicious, as was the flat iron tapa and the pizza. Not a homerun but pretty good. We may return on a rainy winter night.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fig Pizza
    Trisha
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The fig and goat cheese pizza is to DIE FOR! I am a vegetarian so I had them remove the meat and the pizza was delicious. The Kale salad was also surprisingly yummy. The restaurant is small and a little crowded, probably best to keep the groups to a small number. For 2, this restaurant was perfect! YUM
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Neighborhood Discovery!
    4Juls
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had never been, but the rating were good and location in West Seattle worked with our schedule. We expected "okay," but we got much more! Cute place with a stunning view. Friendly service and surprisingly tasty, fresh and high quality food! Hello Phoenecia, our new fav Alki restaurant! Be sure to try something on the blackboard specials, and throw in the quinoa salad - it's super yummy. Share plates and try several things. All worth the adventure. We give Phoenecia a big YUM!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is one of our favorite destinations in our neighborhood. Service is always exceptional, the food even better. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    DianeKKVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had so much fun trying so many of your small plates, they were quite delicious . . . so much so that we ordered more small plates and were quite stuffed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great wine
    William
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Excellent food, great wine selections, and nice ambience. Nothing but continued success and hope they remain for years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places!
    OdfgwtfVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We love this place, we go at least once a week. So glad they are on Open Table now. You can't go wrong eating here and on top of excellent food you get the view of Alki Beach. Kale Salad and Lamb Shank two of my favorites!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.