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
57 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (29)special occasion (20)romantic (19)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (12)late-night find (7)good for groups (5)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Another day at my favorite spot!
    Anaxilea
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My sweetheart treated me to a Valentine's Day dinner here - he knows it's my favorite place! Tonight I had the seasonal Big Eye Tuna. Raw ahi sashimi with foie gras that spreads on it like fine butter, celery and clementine to perk up the otherwise-savory dish. It was divine. It still hasn't taken the place of my perennial favorite, the wagyu sirloin, but I could have it nightly! We ended our night with the cheese platter, which was delicious. Two small nuisances couldn't ruin the perfect evening for me: I wish there had been more crackers to compliment the cheeses, and my favorite house drink, the Empress, no longer comes with grapefruit foam! Bummer - it really needs the citrus to round it out. Thanks for another fantastic evening, Spur!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner!
    karaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fabulous Valentine's Day dinner - fixed menu, but great flexibility with special requests. And excellent, interesting wine pairings for all of the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iron Chef Judge
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I was one of a party of four we ordered the 5 course tasting menu. I literally felt like I was a judge on iron chef. The food was beautifully presented, very different and tasty. The wait staff was helpful extremely knowledgable about the menu and drinks. The liver terrine which I was a little reluctant about melted in my mouth deliciously. The food combinations in one dish were unusual and always surprisingly delicious. I loved my experience at spur and would love to return. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is that it was a little chilly in the restaurant and while the candles on the table added to the ambiance it was poorly lit making it hard to read the menues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorta Spendy...
    Morgie
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    It was a cute, trendy place but my... I wasn't prepared for the prices. $10 beer and a "gastropub" with only three beers on tap? $15 glass of wine? We didn't stay for dinner because it was out of our price range. I should have read the menu before we came. My bad. The waitstaff were great and the atmosphere very fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    JnLfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Great service, ambiance and food! Portions are small and pricey but so excellent. This is a restaurant to savor your food and enjoy the experience. Our favorites were the venison tartare and the salmon crostini. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu items need work
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We had a number of plates and a dessert and while everything was nicely prepared and presented, there was nothing that made us say "ooh, that tastes really good--you should try this". Generally the flavors just didn't work together well (like the chorizo appetizer where the chorizo flavor overwhelmed everything else, and the yogurt sauce did nothing to complement it), or were too bland (the pork cheeks were flavorless and the sauce was very mild), and there were even some odd textures like the shaved goat milk ice on the beet salad which just made it feel like the lettuce was pulled out of the freezer. The chocolate toffee butterscotch dessert was very crumbly and lacked cohesion of flavor too. The meal overall was unsatisfying.
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  • Great food, though a bit pricey
    NateVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The hamburger is one of the best in the city. Other menu items range from above average to disappointing. Food is a bit pricey, so key to get your order right. Good cocktail list with interesting beers on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Small Plates
    Omnivore
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We have been disappointed with several of the more highly rated new restaurants in Seattle, but Spur was not a disappointment at all. We found the food to be consistently good, the wine list excellent - especially the wines available by the glass. The atmosphere was comfortable, with music we enjoyed while still being able to have a conversation. The service was friendly, efficient and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not really a Gastropub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food at Spur was exceptional. I loved the salmon canapé and the Wagyu sirloin was phenomenal. It was pretty fancy to be called a gastro pub and it was really tight, however, I would highly reccomend this place. The quality of the food and preparation was outstanding for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top-notch as usual
    The2Cs
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    We went to Spur with a group of 8 - each of us had a different price range we were interested in, and we were happy that everyone had an amazing meal regardless of how much they wanted to spend. The service was very attentive, and they were sensitive to the fact that we had a show to run to after we ate. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the expensive side, but quality
    jdeeVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Picture a long, narrow room, half of one side taken up by the bar, half of the other taken up by communal tables. It was not full when we were there and it was very pleasant: a quiet place for intimate conversation. The food was excellently prepared: the chicken liver terrine was sinfully rich and good; all the other dishes showed real care in their design and in their preparation. The portions tend to the small; each item is a small plate for one or a couple of bites if more than one are sharing. Prices are fair for the quality they deliver, but enough plates to make a really filling meal becomes an expensive meal. Service was attentive and helpful with information about the dishes.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful experience.
    maxak
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We chose Spur Gastropub, as it was a "must try" on so many Seattle restaurant lists. We were not disappointed. A foodie heaven and wonderful for close friends who want to enjoy conversation. The food is primarily for shaing, with about one or two bites per dish, per person, for a group of four. Small portions, but incredible and surprising flavors. We had a few "pickier eaters" and they loved it all (especially dessert, which was beyond amazing.) Each dish is beautifully crafted and prepared. And like fine artwork it is also a little more pricey. If you can appreciate it, you will find it well worth it. Expert servers/bartenders/mixologists, who seem to know what you would like, even if you are unsure. We had an absolutely wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had the tasting menu with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    We had the tasting menu with matching cocktails. The matching was excellent. The best food I've ever had in a restaurant and I have been almost everywhere in Seattle and in many excellent restaurants worldwide. This was my third time in Spur, but this was better than before. So, it might have had something to do with our mood, or the palettes, which do not get exposed to too many great flavors in the winter... We'd been eating turkey leftovers for a week (great turkey, though), and the enhancement of the Spur's dishes with touches of fresh jellies and compressed fruits perfectly complementing the main ingredients may have been part of the reason why my mouth felt like the taste buds doubled in number. Outstanding. Going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hoo hum
    Eric
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The service, table, location was real nice. The food was good but not exciting. Looking at the exotic items on their menu I was excited and expected some bold new or uniquely combined flavors but it really didn't happen. We had the pork jowls, wagu, chicory salad maybe I wimped out by not ordering the even more exotic items.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was amazing and my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food was amazing and my server was very knowledgeable .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    happypalate
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I was visiting Seattle from San Francisco and staying downtown. I found Spur on UrbanSpoon and noticed good reviews, so headed the four blocks that way. It was Friday night, and the restaurant was full but didn't feel crowded. The ambience is amazing, and the staff are incredibly attentive. I sat at the bar and was personally engaged with the bartender(s). And the food!!! It's beautiful and delicious. The salmon crostini is a must-try, as well as their beet salad and any one of their amazing desserts. They also have an incredible cocktail/wine/beer list. I will be going back to Spur!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Presentation was very good;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Presentation was very good; food was pretty; taste was very good; but, the dishes that should have been hot were, in fact, cold. It seems that everything was plated and then left to sit for a long time. The wait staff tried to compensate...... This place could be very good; nice ambience, etc., but the kitchen isn't quite up to the job.
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  • Spur is Great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Spur is a great little bistro with a friendly staff a great hip vibe.... and this place totally over delivers for the price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice surprise
    Havebabyatpenn
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    One of the best meals I've had in Seattle. The smoked butterfish with charred eggplant and fennel was amazing. Every dish was wildly creative, colorful and very good. The bread is specially cooked for you and is a small loaf with sea salt on the crust and a dense flavorful slightly doughy center. The dishes are small so you need to order a lot if you are something other than a bird which gets expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding gnudi, pork belly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Outstanding gnudi, pork belly sliders! Sponge cake used in the desert was probable one if the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morsels of Delight
    PJsB
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    This was our second time at Spur. It was everything that our first experience led us to expect. Exquisite food, surprising, interesting and delicious. The tagiatelli was unmatched with the souvide duck egg over deliciousness. Veal sweetbreads could not compete, but were also very nice. Good job well done to the Spur crew. And thanks as well
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    fit for foodies
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  • Hip Barestaurant
    Lingchick
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Cool place to hang out and enjoy cocktails and good food. Great bartenders and attentive service. A little pricey though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place. It is filled
    Haberdasher
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I love this place. It is filled with vibrant energy and the menu offers delicious food with some interesting ingredients. For example, last night I had a sorrel panna cotta with rhubarb and Szechuan pepper - delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing food -
    Sydney
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Absolutely amazing food - quite possibly the best dinner I've ever had. My only complaint was lackluster service. For such an upscale amazing restaurant I would expect engaged attentive servers who cared about the food. They weren't bad by any stretch, just not up to par with the rest of the restaurant. I would highly recommend for anyone who loves food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awesome service!
    Melody
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    My husband and I went to Spur on the last day of restaurant week and we really enjoyed it. The food was tasty and flavor combination was different.. My husband ordered the pasta dish and it came too salty. We told our waitress and she took it back right away and also took off our wine pairing for us. It's a place with good food and also very friendly service. I have to say the portion is on the small side. So if you are expecting "pub portions", you will not get it here!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    LuckyBunny
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Everything was wonderful. Service was great & friendly, food was delicious, drinks were tasty... I would certainly go back to try more of the menu! The atmosphere is perfectly urban and the tables were close enough together that it made talking to your neighboring diners seem like the right thing to do, while we were still able to have a private conversation without shouting to hear one another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!
    MelB
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    This place is amazing! Great food, great service, and incredible place overall. I've come from out of town from Canada; and it's a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cocktails!
    MissDahlia
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    If you want to start out on a fun note, get the "Dealer's Choice" cocktail. You won't be disappointed! Overall, the restaurant was lovely, the food was good (if small portions for the price, especially if they were meant to be split). I thought there should have been more variety in the pricing on the wine list, it was small and most were $80+. So it was fun to have an option for a cocktail pairing with the tasting menu rather than the same old boring wine. I thought the staff was nice, if a tad bit inattentive (water refills, coffee orders, etc - nothing major). Overall, pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Iron Chef Experience
    LaurieB
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    This was my third visit to Spur, which I find consistently outstanding. As I did on this visit, I love introducing it to friends choosing a five-course tasting menu, and watching their jaws drop as each new offering meets their palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going out on a good note
    FoodieMD
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    My wife and I were visiting Seattle for a conference and we're looking forward to trying some great NW cuisine. We went to Cafe Campagne and Canlis, and had good experiences (you can't beat the view at Canlis), but overall we were left underwhelmed in terms of flavor. Maybe they were overhyped. Anyway, we wanted a low key spot for our last night, and we went to Spur based on reviews. It is a fairly sparse unassuming space, but the service was very friendly. More importantly, the food was wonderfully flavorful. It was high end quality with moderate pricing. The place appeared to be packed with locals which is always a good sign. We would definitely go back again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    SLUGuy
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Grass fed burger. My it can't miss out on this diamond. It was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally had a chance to try!
    BiztravelfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    We used Restaurant Week to give Spur a try and we were NOT disappointed! We've walked by many times but never ventured in despite positive write-ups. Glad we made the plunge and will be back! Very interesting cocktail menu with fun combinations and unique ingredients. Dinner menu also featured some unique pairings and "foodie friendly" entrees. Maybe because it was RW, portions were a bit small on 3 course special menu, but the regular menu boasted 5 and 7 course choices. Main course entrees (salmon and pasta dishes) were both excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 for 28
    spanky
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    always like to try new places taking advantage of the 3 for 28 menu to taste a variety of the menu options. I would definitely go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and atmosphere.
    Lyndee
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Excellent food and atmosphere. The service was a bit slow but they made up for it with amazing cuisine and taking our first round of drinks off our bill. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative food in Old Belltown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    First visit (Restaurant Week). Service: friendly and attentive. Ambience: captures heart & soul of old Belltown. The dishes were modern & inventive--looked like Alexander Calder had prepared them--intriguing designs and color. The sunchoke soup was to-die-for delicious w/ brown butter, creme fraiche and pears--the perfect mix of complex flavors. The trout w/ celery root (+ other "things"--always this complex melding of flavors & textures) was savored, as was the similarly inventive dessert. Unusual wine was recommended--and constituted a perfect match. The courses were not small & insignificant, but well-sized. We were not hurried. My dining partner (chef /foodie) returned to the east coast as a man impressed with Seattle cuisine.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & great experience
    PeachInSeattleVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    I wasn't very familiar with SPUR before today but my friend and I have both heard great things about it so we thought we should kick off Seattle Restaurant Week the right way. Since I made a reservation, we were seated immediately and then shown the menu. The portions were small but very adequate because of the three courses for SRW. I got the mustard leaf salad which was my FAVORITE, followed by the pork cheeks which were very good but a little too salty and ending with the hazelnut ganache.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food!
    cubcake76
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I searched for "Seattle Molecular Gastronomy," and the top result was Spur. We both ordered the chef's tasting menu along with one wine pairing and one cocktail pairing. I've had tasting menus before, but all they did was serve us smaller portions of everything that is already on the menu. How boring! With that being said, the dishes were fantastic, notably the Tagliatelle with Sous Vide Duck Egg. The paired wines were great, the paired cocktails, not so much. The staff was incredibly friendly, particularly our server, he welcomed answering questions we had. The food delivery was very slow, we waited 20 minutes in between 2 courses and 15 minutes in between two other courses. Twice our plates got delivered to the wrong table.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • must visit place in Seattle...
    bradleytwalsh
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Seattle has one of the best food scenes around and Spur is exemplary of that. Get the tasting menu to see the full range of what they offer. Everything they put on a plate is carefully designed to play off of whatever else is on the plate, its like a song in your mouth. One of my top 5.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Meets the hype
    SinsieVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    We'd read the rave reviews of Spur and they were spot on. Inventive menu, fresh ingredients and outstanding service make Spur Gastropub a Belltown gem. It's not cheap but worth the splurge.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • puny portions
    RandallB
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Main dishes were well prepared, but were tapas-sized portions for entree prices of $22-25. Salad of radicchio and endive was interesting but loaded with enough salt to give hyper-tension to a barbequed hog. Bottom line - no way we're going back.
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