Marjorie Restaurant
Marjorie Restaurant

Marjorie Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marjorierestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2064419842x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Davenport
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Marjorie delights in catering to your needs and the requirements of your off site gathering. We use high quality, fresh ingredients to create an array of delectable dishes. We offer drop off or pick-up service, as well as high end, attentive and detail oriented service to meet your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Annex is a private dining facility that comfortably seats up to 50 people. Smaller Parties can be accommodated in a semi-private setting, or can buy out the room to have complete privacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Donna Moodie 2064419842x
  • Entertainment: Marjorie does not have live entertainment, but we are lively. The mix on the iPod and the Turntables in the Bathroom and Back Room provide guests with countless opportunities to spin while enjoying the animated atmosphere and culture at Marjorie.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th and Union
  • Public Transit: The number 2 makes a stop at 14th and Union. The number 8 and 11 are also close by. As regular Marjorie customer, the Bus Chick notes, Marjorie is easily accessible by a multitude of buses!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking, particularly to the south and east of the restaurant. Secured garage parking is also available in the Chloe Retail Parking Garage, on East side of 14th Avenue between Union and Madison.
A word from Marjorie Restaurant
Marjorie, the jewel box anchor on the corner of 14th and Union, is in Capitol Hill’s latest hot zone. Marjorie, the pride of owner, Donna Moodie, who is reknowned for urban trend-spotting while designing hip, urbane spaces. Marjorie’s kitchen creates amazing, delicious cuisine, using fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. Under the guidance of reknown Chef, Joseph Bollag, Marjorie takes a respectful approach to eclectic cuisine, focusing on fabulous, high quality ingredients. At Marjorie, hospitality is as important as what's in the glass and on the plate. Attentive and caring service are qualities that keep Marjorie's guests returning. The charming, warm, hand crafted interior, complimented by a lovely courtyard patio await you. The recent addition of a second dining room, provides more seating and a great place to host a party. A warm interior, tremendous cuisine, and crafted cocktails are indeed how Marjorie feeds the soul.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Marjorie Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)neighborhood gem (61)great for outdoor dining (47)romantic (23)special occasion (22)good for groups (15)notable wine list (10)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Excellent
    jac425
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Marjorie was a real gem. The appetizers were excellent. I have never had plantains before but they were much better than chips and were severed with a great tomato/avocado dip. My halibut was perfectly cooked for me with an interesting sauce with fresh radishes. My son had the steak and it was cooked perfectly. Bread pudding was yummy for dessert. The owner stopped by to chat with our table. A lovely person. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Line up for this one!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The ambience, energy and quality of food are all amazing. The intimate atmosphere made us feel as if we were having a very special dinner made just for us - even though the modest/little sized room was packed. Love the feel of this place! We are going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Wonderful intimate restaurant. Plantain chips were delish, as were the cocktails, salads, lamb & chicken dishes. Great find!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    TTTT
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A great place to go with friends for an excellent meal and drinks at an affordable price. Love the plantain chips with guacamole appetizer!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    KawinnieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Can't do past it for a decent eat out in Seattle. Marjorie is an amazing host and the food in superb.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and Comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We like to walk to Marjorie's where food and drinks are good any time of year but best in summer with the garage windows open and patio seating available. This cozy patio nestled in a courtyard but retaining a view of an urban street gets my vote for best in the city. Marjorie's bartender makes consistently great Old Fashions. While the menu changes seasonally we're glad the fresh baked plantain chips served with homemade pineapple guacamole is always available. On our latest visit we loved the gnocchi served with ox tail ragu and the nettle fettucini served with an unusual but delicious pesto. We recommend Marjorie, good food in a small, cozy, comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing, especially desserts!
    kiwimaster
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Will need to say this place exceeded my expectations (food-wise) xD Wasn't expecting to taste something that's almost purely reliant on the organic taste of the food. Most food these days rely on lots of seasoning and processing (even if the ingredients are spectacular), but the food here: they taste.like.real.living.magical.food. I mean, seriously, you can taste the original essence of the food (because there aren't excessive seasoning), and it's so good that it's actually feeding the soul in addition to satisfying the taste buds. This might be my personal preference, but food like this is hard to find these days... The vegan dish i especially like :) And desserts are awesome! Caramel at its best! Large portion size too!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Excellent service - food wonderful as always. I did order beef well done and had to send it back for further cooking but that happens to me almost everywhere - chefs do not like to cook meat (or fish) well done. Would like to see them go back to the dip for the plantains they use to serve. Look forward to the summer - perfect outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighbor Gem!!
    TTTT
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Marjorie's is an excellent addition to the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It's a great place to take in an excellent meal and drink while enjoying the hill vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food combinations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We enjoyed finding this small neighborhood restaurant during our visit to Seattle. The service was attentive and unhurried, the food choices inventive and delicious from appetizer to dessert. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soooo Good!!
    Queeny
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The food was incredible. We went for Restaurant Week and ordered from the prix fix menu. We both got the cevice as an appetizer. It was too bland, but the plantain chips used to scoop it up were incredible. We both ordered the snapper for our main dish and it was PERFECT. The fish had a salty crust on it and was cooked perfectly. It was accompanied by greens and a parsnip puree. Both are desserts were really good (bread pudding and strawberry sorbet). I would highly recommend the bread pudding. Our drinks were also perfect. Our server wasn't all that great. She didn't seem present or engaged. Even though our particular server wasn't great, I gave it 5 stars because the food and drink were SO GOOD!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot on the Hill
    Sammy
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Marjorie is such a great little restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. I can't wait to go back when the weather is warmer and the garage door walls are open. There is also a cute little patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time in
    waytogo
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This was my second time in this restaurant and I was even more impressed than the first time. It was the first time for two of the five persons in our party and they were totally blown away by the steak entree and a dessert called Chocolate something or other. I am vegetarian and chose something called Kayla's Kichatri (sp?) with a side order of broccoli. In three words, I LOVED IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Eclectic Spot
    Bubbles
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I went to Marjorie for the first time as part of Seattle Restaurant Week and had a great time. My dinner companions had frequented Marjorie when it was downtown and were already sold. I love little gems like this that are lively with a bit of eclectic funk.The pre~fixe menu was innovative and had very complimentary courses. The daily menu was also wonderful not to mention a great cocktail and wine list. I'm sure to go back for good food, fun ambience and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, inventive cuisine
    SonomaWineDiva
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We dined during Restaurant Week. The jerk pork entree was classy and had just the right burn, enhanced by the hot pepper dipping sauce and the Caribbean-style peas 'n' rice and greens. The seared sole was seared snapper the night we dined, but also first-rate. Only flaw is the seriously expensive wine list. There's no excuse to have just ONE bottle under $40 in a restaurant where regular entrees are mostly under $25. We did take the $36 Prosecco rosé, which did fine throughout the meal and felt festive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem on Union Street
    dmwseattle
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We've been somewhat regulars at Marjorie, and just love the place. Donna (the owner) is a charming host, and her staff are always on top of everything. Our meal there last week was delightful, and the best dining there yet. The Spring dish of stinging nettle pasta was spectacular. We highly recommend this dining venue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It has narrow menu. It is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    It has narrow menu. It is a fun place to go, but are never satisfied with the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and nice feel to it
    loveportofino
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We met the owner, it's farm-to-table (I think mostly at least), and the food was fantastic. There doesn't seem to be an overall theme to the place, but that's good when you have people who are in the mood for anything or aren't all in the mood for one type. I will go back for sure! Not great for kids I don't think; the space is tight. There's an outdoor area that I bet is AMAZING in the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Find
    Gaishea
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Intimate setting, delicious food, great cocktails. Love this new spot. Maybe 10 tables? Unique and colorful decor (tin tables). You'll love it, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    datenight
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Came here with my husband for the first time Saturday night. We had a reservation, but seats at the bar beckoned. Really enjoyed talking with the bartender, who made me a delicious blood orange margarita and was helpful with food recommendations. I ordered the stinging nettle fettuccine and my husband had the Stokesberry Farm chicken. Both were phenomenal. Wonderful overall experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we all had a wonderful time
    jtic
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    There was a large group of us celebrating a birthday and each and every one of us not only had fun but each of us raved about our wonderful service and food. The owner spent some time talking with us which was an added bonus. I feel like we were treated as real guests and we all would definitely return for another fabulous time!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Capital hill treasure
    Agk124VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Marjorie truly is a neighborhood gem - I have never had a bad meal here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as usual
    KawinnieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Marjorie is an absolute gem. Never fails to live up to it's deserved reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, interesting menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Good food, interesting menu. Like Italian meets Indian, but rather than "fusion" it's a compilation of options from both genres. But what stood out about our experience most was what occurred when we first arrived: a young woman entered the dining room from the back area and embraced a cook in the open kitchen who was wearing a SeaHawks jersey (not particularly what you want to see your cooks wearing for a nice dinner...), and the two of them started hugging/smooching/etc. First thing we see when we enter, visible to everyone. It was completely unprofessional, and that kind of carelessness for professionalism makes you wonder about the care they give your food. I would say Marjorie is just okay, but probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again.
    caphillresident
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Simply awful. The service was rude, the food was subpar, and the ambiance was horrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Valentine
    rainierVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Special Valentine's Day menu was worth the price. The quality, flavor and presentation was worth the set price. Not many restaurants in Seattle can pull this off as nicely, we will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    RayB
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This is a fun neighborhood restaurant. We had a nice night out. My only issue was the salt of the sauce on the Sole dish. I was disappointed it was salty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Dinner42
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We ate there during the Super Bowl so there was no crowd and I can't assess the noise. The food was delish! The staff was friendly, thoughtful, helpful and informed. The ambiance was perfect - as expected from the photos. Plantain chips, papusas. . . So many good appetizers we made a meal of them. Can't wait to go back! Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Serg
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Heard about this restaurant from a friend and decided to make a reservation. The property is taken of good care and clean. Inside, the atmosphere is very warming and inviting. Good seating arrangements. Food was AMAZING! This is not your average "American food" restaurant. This restaurant has a daily menu of freshly made to order plates. Everything was very fresh and tasted amazing. I call them "the banana chips with salsa", those were just delish. Service is great too. The only thing I wish is the food was served a bit faster but can understand it taking a bit because everything is made to order, they don't have plates of food laying around. Definitely coming back and will pass on my word to friends! You guys rock! Thank you, Serg
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Capitol Hill restaurant
    oooo
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Great Capitol Hill restaurant with friendly staff and owner, good food and wine, nice ambiance. An easy and relaxing place to dine at a reasonable cost
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was lovely but we
    nanceVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food was lovely but we were sitting in the back room & on top of crowd noise they turned the music on & it was so loud we couldn't carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Table for Four
    Perfection
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We met our friends at Marjories to celebrate their wedding. The place is cozy, the staff friendly and helpful, the food delicious. We had a long evening starting with a couple of appetizers including the famous plantain chips. Donna, the owner, came out to talk with us and gave an update on how getting them to market is going. We have mutual friends so it was a delight to finally meet her. I don't drink so had one of their mocktails made with lime and coconut juice, it was very tasty. The main courses were enjoyed by everyone, we had pasta, fish, duck, all great, as were the deserts. They make their own ice cream, and we had that day's special, chocolate smoked chiplotle, Yum! We left full and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Both the bread pudding and
    Malia
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Both the bread pudding and plantains chips came highly recommended by friends and I have to agree! I had the duck, which was delicious. Bravo, Chef Dustin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plantain chips were good
    WendyD
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Appetizer was good, plantain chips with a avocado-pineapple guacamole. Service was oddly inattentive and unprofessional. Cozy location, small space, hard seats.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice experience. They
    joba
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    A very nice experience. They are proud of their wine list $$$$. Menu innovative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raymond
    Raymond
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I highly recommend this restaurant. Everything about the evening was great. The owner comes out and chats with eveyone to make sure they're happy and satisfied. Met many return customers and people that have followed her throughout her move here in Seattle. That alone speaks volumes for this happy place. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal at Marjorie's
    HandsomeBobsCaretaker
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Four of us went for NYE dinner and as usual, we loved it. We ended up seated in the back room (didn't know they had it and its awesome!) and really had a great meal, amazing service and everything was terrific. Keep up the great work Marjorie team!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    it was amazing! i loved going there !!!! it is my favorite restaurant !!!!!! the setting of the restaurant is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From making the reservation
    Steven
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    From making the reservation to the fantastic food and bread pudding dessert, it was all excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely Top 5 in Seattle
    sonofchaos
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Just WOW! The flavors and diversity of foods were inspiring. So sorry I have not gone before this. Looking forward to many future dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.