Spur Gastropub
Spur Gastropub

Spur Gastropub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://spurseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2067286706x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Brian McCracken & Dana Tough
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Private Tasting Menus


    With their private dining business "Flyte" the chefs also offer tasting menus off site.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Pay parking lot next to restaurant.
A word from Spur Gastropub
Spur Gastropub

PLEASE NOTE OUR ESTABLISHMENT HOST GUESTS THAT ARE 21 and over.

An intimate urban pub in Belltown. Plates to share. Cocktails to entice.

Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough opened Spur in Seattle’s Belltown in 2008 and already it’s been recognized by Food & Wine magazine as one of the country’s top restaurants. Acknowledged for turning out some of the best dishes and cocktails in town by local media, the Chefs were selected as "Rising Star Chefs" nationally by the industry insider magazine StarChefs. In addition to earning the attention of Wine & Spirits magazine, their cocktails have made Spur one of Seattle’s top 10 bars.


The Chefs’ collaboration dates back to their time in the kitchen at Maria Hines’ Earth and Ocean restaurant, together on Hines’ traveling team at the 2005 James Beard Dinner in New York, and today creating their menus at Spur.
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Spur Gastropub reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (20)special occasion (18)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (9)good for groups (5)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • The portions were WAY smaller
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2010
    The portions were WAY smaller than all the other places I've been for restaurant week, including Crush, Stumbling Goat & Mistral.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continues to impress with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2010
    Continues to impress with creative and inventive "gastropub" fare. Cocktails are outstanding and service is warm, accommodating and unpretentious. Great place for a relaxed evening with good friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This truly, was the best food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    This truly, was the best food we have ever eaten. Seriously. Best Burger. Best lamb. Best (and coolest!) dessert. Ever. Wow. We enjoy cool, new restaurants, but the food quality and uniqueness of this place tops them all. Hats off guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderfuly imaginative and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    wonderfuly imaginative and unusual combinations that really work outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The wife and I were in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    The wife and I were in town all week, escaping LA for a bit of R&R. We came to Spur on the last night, and tried quite a bit of the menu. Just lovely. The pasta carbonara with sous vide duck egg was very nice, and the oxtail terrine with wasabi pudding was a nice riff on steak and horseradish sauce. The artichoke salad was refreshing, and the pork belly sliders were simple and delicious. I will absolutely recommend this place to anyone and everyone I know in Seattle - it was that good. There are many elements of molecular gastronomy, but it never gets in the way of the flavors. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fantastic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    The food was fantastic and the ambiance was very inviting. A great date spot! The service was outstanding once I was at the table, out server was prompt, attentive and very personable, but not overbearing. He spent just the right amount of time telling us about the dishes and answering questions for us. The only down side was that we arrived about 15 minutes before my reservations and were asked to sit in the waiting area until our reservation time, despite several tables being empty. The tables were apparently for groups with earlier reservations that had yet to arrive, however, we ended up sitting in the waiting area for 30 minutes. It also got a bit noisy at the end, so I would recommend going earlier rather than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service, mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2010
    Bad service, mediocre food and expensive bar list. No need to go back ... even for the touted "pork sliders." $6 each is still a little expensive even for the best slider ... and yes that is per slider.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbelievably good food ...
    TimExton
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    Unbelievably good food ... amongst the very best my wife and I have eaten in Seattle. The service was excellent. The only complaint would be the annoyingly loud man at the table next to ours but the place is a 'gastropub' and where I come from pubs are noisy places! In all seriousness, this isn't just a place for foodies but more a place for those who recognize and enjoy the very best food but prefer a friendly, knowledgeable staff rather than formality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amberjack crudo was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    Amberjack crudo was amazing. Lamb was mediocre, underseasoned in my opinion. It took an inordinate amount of time to prepare a "specialy cocktail" which was listed on the menu; the waiter cited that they had an inexperienced bartender manning the bar on a busy Friday evening. Noise level was deafening to the point that you needed to shout to be heard across a small table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JDon't go hungry unless you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    JDon't go hungry unless you want to spend at lot of money. Drinks are expensive and the tapas menu is very light. Stopped on the walk home for some noodles to fill the tank. I'm not a big eater, but 80$ for four items and two drinks is way too much for what amounts to a snack; it's a bit over the top. If spending a lot of coin is your thing, the food is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant, low-key and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    Pleasant, low-key and excellent food. The service was friendly, offering suggestions and helpful. The food was really good, love the small sharing plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I simply adore Spur; the cocktails
    MSArtistVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2010
    I simply adore Spur; the cocktails are great, the food is amazing, the new tasting menu a real find for foodies. Chefs McCracken and Tough are such a talented team. Very happy to see that they're now taking reservations for dinner on Open Table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding! Very expensive,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/30/2010
    outstanding! Very expensive, but I'm sure the food's quality reflects the cost. It was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an absolutely delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/20/2010
    We had an absolutely delicious feast of small plates. The oxtail terrine was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food but the portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    great food but the portions were small and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was terrific but
    DougVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    The food was terrific but there was very little of it. The portions were absolutely a joke. A crab salad ("good for sharing") was not two bites' worth. As a result, value at this restaurant is about the worst in Seattle. And the service was boorish. The waiter thought he was the center of attraction, constantly interrupting conversation at the table, and attempting to strike up what amounted to personal converations with us, all the time while putting his hands on me until I finally asked that he stop doing so. Not going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This review is NOT about the
    ILUVSEAVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    This review is NOT about the food – we never got to that point. We were seated on time for our 7:45pm Saturday reservation. We ordered 2 drinks off the house cocktail menu and then waited for 25 minutes without them being served. The 6-top table next to us were served 2 rounds during the time we were just sitting there. We ordered our dinner which was to share the Chef’s 5-course Tasting Menu ($75) plus an additional appetizer ($9). The server said she needed to check with the chef to see if he was ok with us sharing the Tasting Menu (which I specifically stated didn’t need to be plated separately). She never returned to confirm if that was going to work or not. We walked out without ever drinking a sip or tasting a bite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've never eaten such beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    I've never eaten such beautiful food! The presentation alone was perfection and the flavors were familiar americana with luxurious twists. The trout was exquisite and the chocolate cake was absolute heaven. Favorite cocktail: Broken Spur #2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was absoluetly amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2010
    The food was absoluetly amazing from the presentation down to the taste of every morsel! The plate size was on the small side but the flavors of each dish were mouth watering!!! The service was outstanding. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. I will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love the food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    I love the food and drinks at Spur. The cocktails are inventive and amazing. Prices are up there for the food and portions are smallish, but it really is high quality, interesting food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The menu at Spur has some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    The menu at Spur has some fun and unique offerings. Unfortunately, the food was hit and miss. A couple of the dishes were excellent. One (Tagliatelle with duck egg) was bland and had the texture of noodles and glue. The veal sweetbreads were average, but the gnocchi had great flavor and texture. The atmosphere is lively and fun, but the wait staff was overwhelmed and did a below average job of noticing empty glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and the service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The food and the service were good to very good. I do have to say it's pretty expensive for what you get. Fun for one time, but because of the price I probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food that is out of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Amazing food that is out of the norm. Nice to see new things on a menu without having to go to a super expensive restaurant (pork belly, sweetbreads, etc.). It was also a huge bonus that the meals are smaller so each person gets to order 2-3 plates and really try different items. Drinks are very exotic and cool - speakeasy style. If you want to get a sample of the place, try their bar Tavern Law up on Capital Hill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place was really great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    This place was really great! All of the food was top notch! I would certainly go back. The service was awesome too!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would be so happy if I were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    I would be so happy if I were a vegetarian eating at Spur. They showcase vegetables in the most exquisite manner. For my fellow meat-eaters, the chefs creates dishes that are inventive and sumptuous. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    Fabulous food, great service. Only minor complaint was that you shouldn't go with a huge appetite because portion sizes are very small for the buck. Definitely more about quality than quantity. Good plates for sharing between two, but they are too small for 4 people (everyone gets a tiny nibble of each dish then.) Creativity and yumminess were top notch, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our service was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    Our service was wonderful. Our server was very knowledgeable and very casual. However the portion sizes are not reflective for the price. They are very small, be prepared to spend upwards of $100 to feel semi-full. I took my husband and we had to stop and get him a Powerbar afterward. I would go back with a group of girlfriends, but it's not a place to go for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was spectacular. The
    r123VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2010
    Food was spectacular. The portions are small--really small--some not much larger than tapas. For the price however, you expected more than small bites. I would have given it a 5, except for their pricing structure. The waiter was knowledgeable and the decor very cool. We liked the salmon crostini with Spanish olive oil and the burger (probably better than the Met). We would have enjoyed the pork sliders more if they had stayed with the old recipe. A place that you kind of loved but you know you'll never ever go back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything we tried was outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/2/2010
    Everything we tried was outstanding: mussels, cauliflower, butterfish and chicken all shined. The broken spur #2 cocktail was also yum and worthy of seconds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was really, really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    This place was really, really dissapointing. Service was highly mediocre and food was BAD. Not even kind of okay. Such a let down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2009
    Great food and excellent service. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was good on the slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2009
    Service was good on the slow Monday night, and the selection of small plates on the menu was interesting and broad enough to satisfy a variety of tastes. The smoky atmosphere was explained as a problem with the vent fan that was soon to be replaced, unfortunately it drove off a number of walk-in customers. The drinks were great, the food nearly lived up to menu descriptions, but unfortunately was oversalted on more than one occaision - generally just one component though so we could eat around and still enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/18/2009
    Excellent food and service was great! Will definitely recommend and come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food, and the staff
    ProfBob
    Dined on 12/9/2009
    Loved the food, and the staff were knowledgeable and personable. Wine list small but high quality. Descriptions on menu would be more helpful if they gave an idea of the size of the portions. These are small plates rather than dinners, and we found that five of them were about right for three diners--but some were bigger than others, so a little more advance detail would be helpful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fantastic. Awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/7/2009
    The food was fantastic. Awesome. And we ate everything they were selling -- we really did order one of everything except for maybe one dish. The Pork Sliders are better than any you have ever tasted - guaranteed. The Hamburger was the best I have ever eaten. No question. I can't wait to go back. Maybe in the next few days!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, great cocktails,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/21/2009
    Great food, great cocktails, nice and attentive server, an overall great experience. The pork sliders were awesome as were the mussels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale food and cocktails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 11/8/2009
    Upscale food and cocktails in Belltown. Innovative preparations. Decent value during Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience, thanks for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2009
    great experience, thanks for the great drinks and tasty food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience, albeit we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/4/2009
    Great experience, albeit we were a tad bit rushed by the wait staff. When I made my reservations for a party of 9, they were very accommodating and said we'd have to leave by 10:30 as the restaurant was closing for a private party. Our reservations were at 8 so that left plenty of time. However, when we arrived, the waitress told us we had to be out by 9:30. This aside, the food was excellent - we tried everything on the menu. The drinks were elegant and original, and the wine list, while short, was solid. Overall a very good experience. Needless to say, we didn't leave the restaurant until after 10 so it all worked out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought the food was pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    I thought the food was pretty good here, the chef did some pretty cool things with olives in the roasted cauliflower dish we ordered. Chicken confit was also very good. However, nothing really wowed me. For the price I was paying, I expected to be wowed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic