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Ponti Seafood Grill
Ponti Seafood Grill
  • Address:
    3014 3rd Ave. North
    Seattle, WA 98109
    Neighborhood:
    Seattle Center / Lower Queen Anne
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Ponti Seafood Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://pontiseafoodgrill.com/cuisine.html
  • Phone: (206) 284-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Served nightly from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm
    Happy Hour: Served Nightly from 4:00 to 6:30 and 9:00 to close. (**Please note, we do NOT accept Happy Hour Reservations)
    Lunch is served during the month of DECEMBER ONLY.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pan-Asian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Alvin Binuya
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Four private rooms with water views & private patios available for groups of 8 to 200. Off-site Catering also available, please contact our Private Dining office at (206) 284-3000 or request a date on-line at: http://www.pontiseafoodgrill.com/pd-reservations.html
  • Private Party Facilities: PRIVATE DINING AT PONTI: Nestled next to the historic Fremont Bridge on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Ponti is reminiscent of a Mediterranean style villa and stands watch over ships passing under one of the world’s busiest bascule bridges. Four rooms available. 1) BUENA VISTA ROOM: (Seats 8 to 24) Bay windows offer a 180° view overlooking the ship canal and historic bridges creating a quiet and intimate dining experience. 2) SWORDFISH ROOM: (Seats 10 to 26) French doors and bay windows afford sweeping views of the ship canal and the Fremont & Aurora bridges. Ideal for cocktail parties. 3) GRAND DINING ROOM: (Seats up to 75) Mediterranean ambiance and unique artwork compliment the extraordinary view afforded by a wall of windows. 4) TAPESTRY ROOM: (Accommodates up to 40 seated or 50 reception style) Looking out over the ship canal towards the Fremont and Aurora Bridges, this room offers seclusion and tranquility. Adjacent private patio may be reserved with the room during summer.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Edwards (206) 284-3000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nickerson
  • Public Transit: Metro Buses #26, 28: Fremont / N 34th Stop; #17, 31: Nickerson
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available for $2. Free "on-street" parking available within surrounding blocks.
A word from Ponti Seafood Grill
Nestled next to the Fremont Bridge overlooking the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Ponti Seafood Grill resembles a Mediterranean style villa and offers one of the most unique water views Seattle has to offer. Since 1990, Ponti has delighted the palates of their guests with a menu that offers an array of eclectic flavors ranging from pan-Asian, Mediterranean, classic European and Pacific Northwest fusion, under the creative guidance of proprietors, Richard and Sharon Malia. Ponti’s reputation for its dedication to providing fine service and exquisite cuisine ensures that your visit will be well remembered. “A Spectacular fusion of Northwest Bounty, European Techniques, Mediterranean sensibility and Pacific Rim Pizzazz.” —Food & Wine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The Dungeness Crab Rolls have long been a feature and they are superb. The food generally has always been exceptional. The waiters are sometimes off, but we had a lovely woman who was right on the ball and very knowledgeable. The noise level is that of a busy restaurant, but one is still able to talk comfortably. The last time we were there 20+ people had been seated at one table in the main dining room on a weekend night in the prime dining hours. Even if this restaurant did not have private dining space (which they do), this is simply not on. I understand the economics of seating large, special occasion parties, but there are ways of doing this that don't detract from the ambience which is the primary reason we go to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Wife's B'Day ... she & I really enjoyed the great food and the outdoor ambiance of the the water and bridge activity. Jason served us and he was terrific!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have cherished out times at Ponti's sitting on the deck overlooking the Mountlake Cut. The food selections are outstanding. Eating here always creates lasting memories not only about the food but also the beautiful setting. This last visit two of us had the smoked cod. Wonderful!! Thank you for doing it again Ponti's!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I had been to this restaurant in the past so since I was sent a voucher for my birthday I thought I would go here again. The experience on all levels surpassed my prior experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Pricing,food and service was well rounded in all aspects."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "First time at Ponti was for a birthday dinner with family. I very much appreciated the fine seafood, well-prepared vegetables, decor, slow rythm, super waitstaff, and international feel of Ponti. What a gem to discover on north Queen Anne!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great ..awesome... Great food ....valet...... Romantic....."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Ponti. We were very pleased with the service, environment, food quality & freshness of the ingredients of our dishes. We are new to the area & will be making Ponti a regular destination for great food & sophisticated atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely dinner and a beautiful table added to the special evening. The food was terrific and creative. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to the lamb shank. I had to send it back because it was so salty. Reordered the black cod, which was outstanding... but missing the little squash that was supposed to be on the plate. I didn't appreciate that my husband got his order, and then I had to wait 10-15 minutes for mine. The manager made no appearance, but the waitress did her best to apologize. The memory of what was supposed to be a lovely dinner, instead became a good but annoying dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Even though it was drizzling, we experienced a serene atmosphere and stayed warm and dry out on the canal-side deck thanks to their awning and heaters. The tuna tartar was bright, the sommelier was very helpful and the seafood stew with coconut did not disappoint my taste buds, nor my attempt to stick to a Paleo diet."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time! Everything was great: the food, the service and the rose petals and birthday card on the table."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Looking for a new seafood restaurant I chose Ponti's to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary. We liked their menu and made a reservation. My wife and I both agreed the food was OK but nothing special. She had the halibut and I had salmon. Both were good sized servings but not very creative, and just average overall. There are many seafood restaurants choices and while everything was OK, we would not return. Our waiter was nice but nothing special either, made no recommendations or talked about food choices or preparation."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was our anniversary and our table by the window was decorated with rose petals. Very lovely."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We're first time visitors to Ponti Seafood Grill; had only read other reviews prior to dining here. Therefore, I was expecting a great experience based on my research. However, the descriptions written by other diners did not do justice to the fantastic food preparations, wine list and ambiance. Although very busy with patrons, the service, food and deserts were terrific and we were not rushed to finish and depart. However, given the June 21st local activities and the number of drop in's waiting to be seated, we were mindful of the restaurant's situation and departed as soon as we had our coffee. We want to try the other offerings as the menu was varied and preparations were unique but not trying to be "over the top". Just Terrific!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As usual, the seafood was great. Yummie would be a good descriptive word. Wine list is average and the prices. Are $$$. Very good value. I love the seafood stew. One of the best in town. My wife and I will certainly return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ponti's is a beautiful and elegant place with a unique view of the canal and passing ships. Most of the food is creative and of high quality and presented on the dish with fine aesthetics. It is notably quiet unlike so many trendy restaurants with their pounding and intrusive music. The Thai Penne contained less fish than usual and was less spicy but the calamari, halibut and chocolate molten cake were superb."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining at Ponti and never miss celebrating our anniversaries are birthdays there. Wonderful food, cocktails and outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The lobster spring rolls were fabulous. The cod dish was no better than I can make at home I was disappointed. Dessert was good but nothing to write home about. Service was good but one side order was forgotten and took a while to flag down the server."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I make it to Ponti's about every 3 months. Always super service, and great food. Definitely a place where you are not rushed out the door."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went to Ponti for a first date. Classy restaurant with a great view and ambiance. The food was also superb. The halibut and salmon we ordered were cooked perfectly and served beautifully!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Ponti's on a weeknight when there weren't so many people there. We sat in a smaller side room but still had a view of the Fremont Bridge and the canal. It was a relaxing evening and the food was excellent. I had salmon and others at our table had the lamb shank and we all thought the food was wonderful, particularly the broccolini that came with it. The bread came with a delicious oil and balsamic and garlic dip and they brought us extra bread since we enjoyed it so much. Afterwards, we drove the few extra blocks to visit the flower memorial that was set up at SPU. There were so many flower bouquets that it formed a huge pile and there were candles burning on the sidewalk in commemoration of the shooting. So sad!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Amazing selection of seafood for appetizers & main dishes. Service is very professional & nice views both inside & on the deck."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Excellent preparation for the salmon. I ate every crumb on my plate. My wife had the tenderloin (right, at a seafood restaurant). It was amazing... nicely aged and with yukon gold scalloped potatoes... heavenly."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our waiter was very hesitant to provide 2 separate checks for our party of 4.... And his hands shook violently when he served drinks.... He apologized but he seemed very stressed"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Outstanding seafood and we always recommend to friends when they ask for dining recommendations."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Love the salmon. In general, the food is what brings us here. Some aspects of the service seems to have gone downhill however."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great presentation. A nice water view on the deck made it extra pleasent! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Wonderful seafood, especially the crab rangoon and halibut. We were able to sit on the patio and watch the boats go by while drinking manhattans! Service was attentive but not overbearing. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Both the king salmon and halibut were excellent. and the salad was exquisite. Expensive but with a groupon was a good value."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Ponti's! We travel to Seattle every year at the end of May to take advantage of the Copper River King Salmon served in Seattle restaurants. The preparation at Ponti's was just the way we like it - grilled with mashed potatoes and thick asparagus. It was delicious and at $49, it was a lot less expensive than other restaurants (the high we paid was $65 and not nearly as good) making it an exceptional value. We will now add Ponti's to our not-to-be-missed list for next year and hopefully for many years to come!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Although the menus might be a bit limiting for the eclectic eater, the great fresh/local (especially seafood) dishes, in combination with an overlook view of the Lake WA Ship Canal, can make for a particularly pleasurable dining experience. One of THE best places in the whole city that you can have a long, conversational meal without shouting!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Almost always go to Ponti's for a special time - very fresh & beautifully prepared meals. We went twice in thee last couple of weeks - so pleasant to sit outside there."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food--- love the kale salad!! Had their classis seafood pasta!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I've been dining at Ponti since it opened and they have never failed to impress with a great overall dining experience. I've tried just about all the seafood dishes and they are all outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The patio was absolutely stunning. All the white rhododendrons were in full bloom along the whole outside edge of the patio and it could not have been more perfect for Mother's Day. The bruch menu was really nice and the food was tremendous. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and very professional. As always a great dinning experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I brought my mom here for their mothers day brunch. It was a beautiful day and we were able to sit outside on their back patio. The food was fantastic! They had a special menu for the holiday and it did not disappoint. The only complaint I had was with the service. It took at least 10 mins after being seated before we saw our waiter who took our drink order which was simple...we wanted water and one OJ. It was another 15-20 minutes before he came back to take our food order. Normally I would excuse this delay on a holiday, however I had noticed on the way in that the restaurant was only about 50% full and our waiter wasn't overwhelmed with tables. Overall I think the atmosphere is great, the food is wonderful and the price was reasonable :)"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "very good in every aspect-really liked your new waitress from friday harbor."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our first time trying Ponti's for mother's day brunch, we thought we give it a try since the other popular spots are usually crazy. The staff was very nice and good about keeping our reservation time. We were served blueberry coffee cake and scones, and a cup of berry parfait to start, and those were very good. Off the pre-fix menu we ordered the salad, and I ordered salmon hash, and my wife the crab eggs benedict. The salad was very good. Our dishes were mostly good, except that the eggs were way overcooked. Both dishes were supposed to have poached eggs on top, instead we got something closer to hard boiled eggs. To top it off, I ended up paying $4 for a small class of OJ with ice cubes in it, a bit steep if you ask me. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The albacore was pretty good, but sides were small. The salmon had a slightly fishy smell and taste. It took 54 minutes to get us our salads and another 20 to get us our entrees, including my 3 year old's noodles and cheese."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Ponti's is always a family favorite, but unfortunately my last dining experience left a lot more to be desired. First, the service was not good. We had to ask for additional bread three times, and my Mom never received the butter she requested. It took quite a while for our bottle of wine to be opened. The wrong food was delivered to our table. Just overall, the service was really lacking. My entree was good, but a little on the cold side. If I'm going to spend that kind of money at Ponti's then I want to have an excellent dining experience with prompt service and warm food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014