Really nice service from our
Really nice service from our waiter. We've heard mixed things about Wolfgang Puck, but our dishes were lovely. They get food fresh from Pike Place Market and also meats from Salumi. Sold! Great place to go before the Opera. We'll go back.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
An excellent way to start
An excellent way to start an evening at the symphony. The food portions were just the right size with a good selection and excellent quality. The service was good but slow in getting the final bill before the performance.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
It a nice relaxing place to
It a nice relaxing place to have dinner before a concert.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like the improvements that
I like the improvements that have been made. I have eaten at the counter when I didn't make reservations and that was nice but I really like sitting at the table, it is really very nice. I enjoyed the food selections and appreciate accommodating my food allergies. It's rare that you can get a really good tasting meal without wheat, sugar, and dairy but your chef did it and did it well. Much improved, the previous servers and hostess were outstanding and the new ones are also.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about dining there was really fine--food, service, setting. A minor exception was the dessert, a semi fr3edda, which was not up to the standards set by the rest of the meal. It was too cold, without distinctive attention given to enhancing the marscapone so it was too much like eating a lot of cheese. The addiiton of a apple :slice" as a dressing was tasteful esthetically but didn't add to the food taste. Srill, I would have no trouble going back or recommedning Measure and I wil do both.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love eating at this restaurant
I love eating at this restaurant before the symphony. It just sets the mood for a wonderful evening of classical music and entertainment. The staff is polite and friendly and most of all welcoming. The food is good and the menu has something for everyone.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It Measures Up
The continually changing menu features creative, seasonal items. We found the fresh halibut and the duck to both be delightful. The menu has limited choices, but they are adequate to satisfy a range of preferences. The wait staff are true professionals, with a pleasant attitude.
While dining here logically pairs with attending one of the many offerings at Benaroya Concert Hall, we recommend it for both the dining experience and the convenience.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu was limited, but
The menu was limited, but the choices were excellent. Preparation was superb. Service was above average; our waiter was pleasant and helpful.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal, wonderful service.
Great meal, wonderful service. We loved our meal, it was superb!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Option for Pre-Concert Meal.
What a wonderful option for dining before a concert at Benaroya! We've only been once but will return. The room is wonderfully calming--lots of windows, very comfortable. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. The food was delicious--especially my partner's 63 degree egg with prosciutto and asparagus and my gnocchi with fava beans and fresh morels. We didn't have time for dessert since our reservations were last minute and on the lat'ish side, but we'll book for an earlier time next time.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
a High Note at Benaroya
Meaensure is only open during certain performances at Benaroya Hall but the food and the service are outstanding
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent place for a nice
Excellent place for a nice meal before a performance at Benaroya. Portions were small, it's quite pricey, but location and convenience are definitely factors.
Unfortunately, we were only a few minutes early and we were not allowed in to just have a drink while we waited. Not a welcoming introduction, but the meal made up the rudeness.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relax in place
The perfect place before a concert with the auditorium just steps away from the restaurant. Small plates are available to fit any to e frame. We enjoyed the halibut with an exquisite sauce. Sitting by the window we watched people heading home on the busy street below. The huge windows give the dining room lovely light on these long evenings.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable, pleasant dinning
Comfortable, pleasant dinning room. Excellent wine selection variety and prices. The duck was excellent, tender and juicy.
The service was not the best as we didn't have time for desert or coffee. But I will return..... was not my first experience, and in the past the service was very good.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time we have eaten at Measure before a symphony performance (not to be confused with the Puck cafe in the lobby). The food is amazing and being able to eat so well inside the Benaroya Hall complex in the Founders room makes the whole evening smooth and effortless (it is only available to symphony ticket holders I believe). This time we chose fresh halibut with a delicate asperagus sauce. This will be our standard for all symphony evenings.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Leave Your Coats at Home
A great hidden gem to have a lovely dinner and walk right to your seats. No rushing to park and get to your seats. Park
Your car once take the elevator up to the hall and right to the restaurant without leaving the building.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am in favor of sensible portions for a meal but I would like more than 6-8 bites! And, I would also like accompaniments, such as a potato offering of some sort. Even offering such as an a la carte option would be nice. To e serving a meat pretty much 'bare bones' is without merit. The meals were very tasty but very VERY small and not satisfying. This fare may be the current gourmet presentation set, but not entirely to our liking. Food was presented artistically and tasted great. Deserts lacked 'WOW'.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ignore the negative reviews!
During our splendid time dining at Measure, my girlfriend and I had the privilege of sitting next to a couple who provided us with an insight into why the reviews here on OpenTable are kind of lukewarm. They were apt to complain about the littlest things, and seemed overall to be in a rather cross and entitled mood. Nothing about their table or service was any worse than ours. Perhaps the people who go here tend to be the type that will always find something to complain or nit-pick about.
Rest assured, if you're a normal person, you'll find your experience at Measure's to be quite satisfying. The service was great, and the food was outstanding! Don't hesitate to go!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant has gone to
The restaurant has gone to a small item menu and suggests you order 2 main courses. I didn't like this and it can get to be expensive.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had tickets to the symphony and having our pre-event meal at Measure was so convenient - no rushing from one parking place to another.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I did like the smaller portions.
I did like the smaller portions. Good and varied selection of food.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new menu
This was our 3rd time dining at Measure before a symphony performance. We love the new small plates menu! Exquisitely presented, delicious dishes, and not so heavy there was fear of nodding off during the performance!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the place to go for fine dining before the symphony since the restaurant is in Benaroya Hall. This year they changed to small plates. Current menu NOT online. As some reviewers mentioned, portions tend to be small. The waitress suggested ordering 3 plates, so we ordered Dungeness crab, chicken wings, and a green salad. Food was wonderful but we were still hungry. Ask for bread & butter. We then ordered short ribs, which was great comfort food. The real star of the menu is the apple cake--comes in layers on a bed of caramel--true apple flavor redolent of nutmeg. Total price for two (no booze) with tip, a bit over $80. If we'd ordered the short ribs instead of the crab, we would have had enough food, so be careful how you order.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gnudi very good. Enjoyable
Gnudi very good. Enjoyable evening. Server excellent!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner at Measure for the first time recently just before a performance at Benaroya Hall. It was perfect. The room is elegant and the atmosphere refined. And it is suitably quiet. The smallish plate food was very good and portions completely adequate. A small wine list was quite adequate as well and the prices of everything reasonable, especially in view of the almost majestic setting. If you are attending an 8pm performance a 6:30 or even 6:45 reservation should get you out in plenty of time. We will now make Measure part of our regular routine whenever we attend a Benaroya event.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
first timer says:
For concert-goers, this is the best bet ever. My wife and I enjoyed a a great meal. The food was/is outstanding. I had the most succulent chicken I've eaten in a long time. Will now add barley to my own [at home] menus. Her dungenes crab salad was tops.
It was a joy to dine in leisure, then have a short walk to our seats.
Very Pleasant time.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were totally surprised to discover this delicious hideaway dining spot at Benaroya Hall. It was quiet and airy- sophisticated yet simple. We felt like we were in New York hot spot without all the hype. Definitely would go back. Menu not huge but selection adequate for various types of tastes. So wonderful to be able to walk out and go right to our seats for a concert.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Measure is a great option
Measure is a great option for dining before a symphony concert. The food is very tasty and the location can't be beat. The steak and the tortelloni were both excellent. The salad greens were perfect. The meringue cookie, however, was inedible.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for a night at the Symphony
We had tickets for the symphony and were looking for a place close....well you can't get closer than right inside Benaroya Hall! The service was very good and the food was delicious. We arrived early and were seated right away. There was no worrying that we would not get served in time to make the 8pm down beat. We will go back the next time we go to Benaroya Hall.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Meal at Measure
I wanted to share a nice meal prior to seeing the Vienna Boys Choir at Benaroya Hall. It was perfect! Quiet, great food, fabulous service, plus an intelligent, engaging, and lovely waitress, all right next to our performance hall.The waitress was knowledgeable and recommended good wines with our meals. I will definitely do this again. This is a great secret and a wonderful place to dine.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for pre-show
Solid food at slightly higher than average prices but where else can you have a 6:30 reservation and be in your Benaroya seats by 7:30?
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM