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
74 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (59)great for outdoor dining (49)romantic (25)special occasion (25)good for groups (16)notable wine list (10)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • We will return
    Laura
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Service was Meh
    Jason
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WHen someone said Marjorie
    mary
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful restaurant
    Carolyn
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Charming, inviting and really good food. Especially wonderful desserts. The staff took great care of us. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    Pawster
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The menu was full of unpasturized cheeses. Our pizza was worse than cheap takeout, the salad was not great. everything seemed very hodge podge-- ESP in the weird back room where the wall kept rattling. The cook and the waitress had a small argument about what was even in the gnocchi. definitely not going back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, eclectic, adult funky
    GabrielleVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All of our food was amazing
    Goodfood
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    All of our food was amazing but the mushroom pappardelle was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef-Cooked Food + At-Home Ambiance
    PeachInSeattleVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week delight
    KellGav
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    We ate in the back room at a single table that had three parties of two at it--this was a bit awkward. The music was great, but loud, and it was difficult to hear each other across the table. The food was very delicious and the service was friendly. We eventually began chatting with the other parties at our table, and even switched our seating arrangement so we sat next to our dates, which made a huge difference when it came to the noise and hearing conversation. Not sure if Marjorie usually seats folks in the back or if it is typically for larger parties, but it wasn't the best for two people. Food, cocktails, service were all quite excellent. This is out of our price range but it was such a treat to go during Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish
    lovetodineVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey but good
    Jake
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmm plantain chips
    Kmkb33
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic mix of food and music.
    flemjon
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Eclectic mix of food and music. A real treat - enjoyed the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoyable
    TGF58VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food and very good service!
    mkbarac
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Yummy food and very good service! Fun, unique preparations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rekindled love
    petercVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe an off night.
    FernHaven
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Marjorie's is a very cute "neighborhood" restaurant. We picked this place because of its four stars. We sat in their new back room section which had four or five large "family style" dinning tables. Although the food is very good, the service was slow. We ordered drinks and three or four appetizers and all of the appetizers made it out before the drinks. There was way to much time between courses. We even joked that the fastest thing to the table was the bill. I would try Marjorie's again for the food just to see if it was an off night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marjorie a hit
    michaels
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and delicious
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle Gem
    Foodie13
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marjorie lifts my spirit!!
    Craig
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Very atmospheric backdrop on Hip Capitol Hill. Tremendous versital revolving menu selection and always presented, prepared perfectly! And Donna the owner is delightful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marjorie is a major find!
    senseijeff
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, as always
    PDDoc2
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Marjorie Resturant never disappoints. Both the food and service are consistently excellent. Good drinks too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable~
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and relaxing
    nakedtonueVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No room outside- hot inside
    OpenTableBDFVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    we had made reservations hoping for a table outside because inside it gets hot when the temp is near 80. But no luck. Food was good but plaintains were sooo salty that we did not eat many. The short rib salad was very pretty but the meat was very tough...hard to believe it was short rib. But the menu looked fun so we will try again
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyed the halibut prepared
    skfoodies
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    enjoyed the halibut prepared just right moist and full of flavor!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place...
    Dave
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Very glad we stumbled upon this little gem. Try the plantain chips and salsa - excellent! Interesting cocktails as well; the Kirby was v nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    Travnmicha
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and Relaxing
    Sparkspit
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Famously fresh & finessed good
    Easypeasypls
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner experience.
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marjorie's is a great neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    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! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Special
    whyeatathome
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Anniversary Dinner
    TandG
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Marjorie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easily the best burger I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, fresh and delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We sat outdoors and it was beautiful! Great service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still doesn't disappoint
    Erthling1
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to take vistors!
    bobwseattleVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate