We booked a table for a large group - 8. Ended up in the "back room" which was also booked with a large group celebrating birthdays. The staff was attentive, but the group was very loud which made it difficult to converse with our own party. Also, it was odd to have our table in the same room with a party of 30+. That said, the food and service was excellent, and I would rather have shared the room than not gotten a reservation at all!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going the Extra Mile
Seattle True Foodies made a Saturday night excursion for our Table for Six Event. Thecfood received high marks by all. A bit noisy but we could all hear our conversation. Service was excellent, and the staff went an extra mile to make sure our party woul be happy. Dreaming about the cold asparagus soup, clams, and panna cotta. Will definitely return! Fun, fun atmosphere.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marjorie: Zest and Vibe
My friend and I had a perfect evening at Marjorie. We needed a place to talk, we wanted a tasty dinner, an attentive bar-tender and overall excellent service. Marjorie, a little gem of a restaurant, met our needs and then some!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was totally blown away!
Hadn't been to Marjorie in about a year. It was fabulous. Our table was just inside the open patio doors so it was like being outside without the threat of a sudden rain shower. I ordered the Scallops. They were plump, juicey, seared perfectly. The Sea Beans that came with it were an amazing mix of cilantro, radish, shallots and green onions sitting on top of an avocado puree. The service was prompt and never intrusive. All the servers had smiles on their faces. Great atmosphere, great people. Will not wait a year before coming back!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dona Moody is a gracious hostess
Dona Moody imprints her warmth and graciousness to her whole staff. Her restaurant is welcoming, food is lovely and satisfying with inventive touches. Ambience is funky/friendly. Perfect neighborhood restaurant that I wish were in my neighborhood.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming but hip little restaurant
Charming but hip little restaurant off Madison. Interesting cocktail options. Terrific food with a few options I'd never heard of but tried and loved. On a warm night the patio would be a wonderful spot.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Marjorie is a nice, comfortable, enjoyable neighborhood restaurant. With great cocktails, good wine selection, and thoughtful menus, Marjorie is sure to please from sit down to departure. I feel comfortable at Marjorie, and the open garage doors during warm weather extends its love to the courtyard.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the most memorable Father's Day dinner at Marjorie! The setting was perfect. We will certainly be back!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Had a wonderful meal. Service was impeccable, the owner made everyone feel like a special guest. One of the best spots for an outdoor meal. Highly recommended.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to take vistors!
We had four guests from Japan along with four Seattleites. The folks at Marjorie made all of us feel welcome and helped everyone find menu options that they really enjoyed!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still doesn't disappoint
We have loved Marjorie since its Bell Town days, but hadn't been to the new location. We'd forgotten how much we love the food selection and service. The food is beautiful without swirley sauce plate decorations. And it tasted great.. My only objection is that on the night we were there, someone had been a little heavy-handed with the salt in all the dishes.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, fresh and delicious!
We sat outdoors and it was beautiful! Great service and food!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easily the best burger I've
Easily the best burger I've ever had. The worcestershire onions and the bone marrow aioli were perfect. Had it medium rare as per the chef's suggestion. The only thing I would change, and probably more out of a matter of personal preference, is that I would probably use sharper cheddar on the burger.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Marjorie
This was our fourth time at Marjorie. Every time has been terrific (and we're tough critics). We have multiple food sensitivities and they are always accommodating. The food we have tried has been fabulous (especially the plantain chips with guac and the scallops). We just went with a group of nine and sat in the back room, which was perfect for a group, but not quite as much fun as sitting in the main restaurant. The owner is a gem...we recommend this restaurant without hesitation!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Marjorie. The evening couldn't have been more ideal. The first thing our waitress said when she greeted us was "I'm on your schedule. Take your time, sit back and enjoy yourselves." It was exactly what we wanted to hear. She served us with the perfect balance of attentiveness, patience, and friendliness. The food was superb, especially the plantain and avocado dip starter (light and delicious) and the scallops with raspberry and bacon. Amazing. The outdoor dining is lovely on a summer evening, especially a summer evening in Seattle.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations for a friend's 65th birthday. This was their first visit to Marjorie and they had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service delightful. The fried plantains were a major hit. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the summer evening. It was serendipitous-good food, good drinks and great company.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marjorie's is a great neighborhood
Marjorie's is a great neighborhood restaurant! The food is great! The owner and staff are very accommodating. And the other patrons are friendly. Marjoire has good energy.
I had a pasta dish. It was very flavorful and the presentation was lovely!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Dinner experience.
My wife had the scallops and I had the halibut. Both were amazing. The bread pudding desert was also top notch. Our server had a deep understanding of the menu - refreshing.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Famously fresh & finessed good
Donna's team always outperforms. A delightful appetizer greeted us of Japanese plum. Then sticking w/ tradition steel drum plantain chips. We need these in local grocery stores! I delved in w/ Papparadelle full of summer garden delights of green and red tomatoes, sweet corn touched with heat to bring out fresh picked flavors. My friend's steak salad was to perfection and then we enjoyed to die for nectarine galatte and panna cotta. Oooo la la.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. But this place rocks. Outside seating. Cozy yet private. Great warm fun friendly staff. We go often. So please find your own sweet spot.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and Relaxing
This is our favorite restaurant in a town full of foodie places. We are always welcomed and treated with friendliness. The drinks are delicious and the food always changing and always wonderful. We have eaten here many times; it is our go-to place for out of town guests and special occasions. Once the back room was cool, once my scallops arrived less than hot; these issues were solved quickly and easily. Unpretentious and delicious, we love Marjorie.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very glad we stumbled upon this little gem. Try the plantain chips and salsa - excellent! Interesting cocktails as well; the Kirby was v nice.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed the halibut prepared
enjoyed the halibut prepared just right moist and full of flavor!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and relaxing
A very nice way to end a stressful day. Casual atmosphere, very nice patio seating filled with brightly colored plants and flowers. Plantain chips and clams to start, both with quality ingredients and made with care. House made pasta had great texture, substantial but not too filling. Love all their sauces and dips with each plate. Cocktails weren't very consistent but still above average.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I stopped here a few years ago for a drink and didn't care for it--maybe it was the hustling bar or the crowded front door (it was cold out). I figured i'd try it out again and took my boyfriend out to dinner here--it was great. Made a reservation and were seated on the patio easily. No waiting and no fuss. Plus, the staff was easy going and efficient. The food, atmosphere, and service + the weather were all great. Couldn't of had a better evening.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, as always
Marjorie Resturant never disappoints. Both the food and service are consistently excellent. Good drinks too!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marjorie is a major find!
Server was attentive & greeted us not too long after being seated (water was immediate by an assistant server). Like most restaurants on the hill, not an over expanding menu. But if you have an idea of what you want for dinner, it's best to check the menus on Opentable.com (one stop shopping!) then you won't be disappointed. (For example they didn't have a chicken dish, but I was in the mood for a burger anyway!)
Ambience was more than perfect. And there was no feeling of being rushed to "turn the table". One minor hiccup at the end, it took 15 mins for the dessert to arrive. But if that's the worst that happens after a great meal then I would still give Marjorie an overall 5 star.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marjorie lifts my spirit!!
Very atmospheric backdrop on Hip Capitol Hill. Tremendous versital revolving menu selection and always presented, prepared perfectly!
And Donna the owner is delightful
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu offers wide selection so bring your fussy diners. Enjoy plantain chips and pineapple salsa while trying to decide. I ordered several starters for my meal (baby octopus, chicken tikka masala and seared broccoli raab) plus a refreshing mocktail. My dinner companion graciously shared his delicious Pappardelle. The food was ocean/garden fresh. Outdoor dining had ambiance of a private garden - delightful and relaxing.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative and delicious
We dined outdoors in the dying days of summer and shared delicious plantain chips and salmon crudo to start. We both felt like burgers for the main course although many more lofty choices were available. They were done perfectly and piled high with fries and homemade spicy ketchup. Five stars.
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Marjorie a hit
A great evening at Marjorie. Excellent service, great food, a last chance to dine outdoors before autumn. All in all a perfect evening. Marjorie never lets you down.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been going to Marjorie for years and love the vibe, it has been a comfortable neighborhood staple, but at our most recent dinner there this weekend I found a awesome new menu and had an absolutely incredible meal all around. Thanks Donna.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy food and very good service!
Yummy food and very good service! Fun, unique preparations.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eclectic mix of food and music.
Eclectic mix of food and music. A real treat - enjoyed the whole experience.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The food was was excellent; we tried the duck which came in a generous portion, and the black cod and would recommend both. Our server was particularly pleasant and friendly, making the entire evening a great memory.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mmmm plantain chips
Not often the restaurant owner personally stops at every table - it happens here. Somewhere between the plantain chips and the pork rib ragu you realize you are reveling in one of the best meals you have ever had
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but good
Went here during restaurant week. Excellent food (bread pudding dessert was awesome). Pricey though, s I'm not sure I would go outside of restaurant week.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good and the service was good too.
however, i didn't care for the seating in the back room. It was noisy and cold.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef-Cooked Food + At-Home Ambiance
Went to Marjorie for SRW because from what I saw on Yelp, it was a pretty popular place with great food and is normally $$$. I had never heard of it but had walked by the main intersection a few times. It is nestled underneath an apartment/condo complex and looks like a nursery (plants). I'm normally not a fish person but I decided to get the seared rockfish and it was SO BUTTERY. It was probably the best fish I've ever had: not fishy tasting and very buttery. This place is a must-go!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of our food was amazing
All of our food was amazing but the mushroom pappardelle was outstanding.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, eclectic, adult funky
Sumptuous food, eclectic decor and wonderful service! We were in the back room where the noise level is lower, allowing for a wonderful chat. We asked our server for recommendations and each dish was perfect. Plantains (get a half portion for 2 people), divers scallops ceviche, lamb sausage, black Skinned cod, romasc (?spelling, like broccoli but better) and for dessert chocolate cake with bay ice cream. The coffee was ok. We'd recommend Marjorie's to anyone who loves food!e
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful restaurant
Charming, inviting and really good food. Especially wonderful desserts. The staff took great care of us. We will go back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
WHen someone said Marjorie
WHen someone said Marjorie was intimate, I assumed quiet & cozy. Cozy is correct but quiet is not. Space is very small, cooperation needed (and kind of fun) with tables near you to get you and your food in and out.
Had the scallop crudo appetizer which was great - fresh, light very flavorful. Other outstanding dish was the Pork Shoulder which had wonderful flavor but way too little greens. We also had the beet salad which was good but nothing unusual, and the Risotto with chanetrelles that was very good.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Service was Meh
A friend and I went here for dinner for Restaurant Week. The food was delicious -- and it came out of the kitchen quickly. The problem was that we felt very rushed by the waitress. While she was very polite and attentive, we were not even two bites into dessert when she delivered the check ("No rush, I'll take care of it when you're ready"). We're used to waiting until we're actually done with dessert to get a check and maybe check in with us to see if we wanted coffee or anything else before delivering the bill. I understand wanting fast turn around for Restaurant Week but I'm sure they could have done it a bit more subtly. Other than that, the experience was great.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will return
We love Marjorie and have been many times, sometimes sitting at the bar for dinner or if our party is bigger, it the back room, which is cozy and much quieter than the front room. Our service was great and so was our waitress, apps were delicious, but we were somewhat disappointed in our main meals for the first time. One person in our party had the duck and rated it "excellent" but the other three gave the main course just an "ok" rating. We will return to Marjorie, but this was the first time we were so so on our main course.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my favorite restaurants, never disappoints. Great service, great food, a very chilled place. Love it!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food & Service - Excellent
Second time at Marjorie & it was terrific both times. Food is well prepared & tasty with service being that perfect combination of friendly and the right amount of attentiveness. The only drawback is the place is small & tables are very close together - more a European feel.
Would definitely recommend!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fav dinner spot in seattle
Every time I visit Seattle I make a point of dining at marjorie. The food is always fresh and creative, the owner charming and the service understated, friendly and professional. I love Marjorie!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marjorie a big hit!
We celebrated a milestone birthday with 11 folks the other evening. Service was fantastic and, as usual, the food was delightful! I pre-ordered appetizers for the table and they were a big hit. And, all meals came out at relatively the same time -- No easy feat! Bravo Marjorie! Thanks for making this a special evening.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely Top 5 in Seattle
Just WOW! The flavors and diversity of foods were inspiring. So sorry I have not gone before this. Looking forward to many future dinners.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM