Sand Point Grill
Sand Point Grill

Sand Point Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sandpointgrillseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2067291303
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Craig Bartleson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Princeton Ave NE
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Street and private lot
A word from Sand Point Grill
Welcome to the Sand Point Grill. We have a great neighborhood restaurant and full bar for you to enjoy.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Sand Point Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (23)kid-friendly (21)notable wine list (10)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (3)romantic (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great little spot!
    Leslie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Ate here twice after seeing a show at the near by theatre. The wait was short, the staff were friendly and the food was wonderful! Can't ask for more than that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood spot
    japanesophile
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We chose Sandpoint Grill for dinner because we had a theater date in nearby Magnuson Park. I ordered a burger because I noticed that it was a popular choice. The ingredients were all high quality and the fries were delicious. Nothing really unusual, but the food was quite good. I would go back if I needed something in the neighborhood, but I would probably not make a specific trip just to eat here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice family restaurant
    CalgaryFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a small, family run place with all that entails - warm and friendly, but not professional service; good food for decent prices without being upscale or particularly innovative. If I lived in this neighborhood I'd probably go there once a month at least. The best entree of the night was salmon with a light maple glaze.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful first visit
    Outoftownguest
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we will definitely return. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We had the Saturday special (3 courses for $30) and enjoyed every bite of every dish. Not sure why we hadn't tried this previously, but it is definitely on our favorites list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sand Point Grill Rocks!
    thesybarite
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Over the years I've been going, it gets better and better. The food is SUPERB. The Salmon exquisite. And the service and ambience could not be warmer and more attentive, yet respectful to let one have a nice private dinner with a companion without feeling "managed" or watched or over-served by wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    feedingthefam1
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Enjoyed the experience, we were in the area for the weekend in a VRBO and tried different places every evening. This was our last evening place and I would have to say the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate twice in one night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Fabulous dinner off the specials menu. The pastry chef is a master at her craft!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal, as usual
    rblumentVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    My wife and I have eaten here several times over the years, and every meal has been superb. We took a friend of ours this time, and we all loved it. The food was creative and delicious (never had garlic-almond granola before), the service was friendly and efficient, the ambiance is casual and very comfortable, and the vibes of the place are quite engaging. It is the utmost example of a "neighborhood gem."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy children
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Good food but very noisy small children took away from an otherwise nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful after work getaway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    SPG has a great happy hour! The food is excellent, the staff are superb, and it's a warm vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative comfort food
    SPmomVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Comfort food with a good focus on local ingredients. Picky kids, foodies, meat-and-potato lovers, vegans and folks with dairy and gluten allergies can all find something they will be delighted with! Worthy of special notice: the butter leaf salad is spectacular - seems like very simple, classic, ingredients but somehow comes together as the best salad I've ever had. My husband swears that their ribeye is better than he has had a local steakhouse, they make their own steak sauce! One last - the fish special is ALWAYS fantastic!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Fabulous
    selectivediner
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Sand Point Grill never disappoints. Service is friendly & attentive, menu is fresh & seasonal & their Happy Hour is the best secret in town (shhhh!). As a neighborhood regular, it remains my favorite spot to dine in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local find
    MrnSD
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were visiting Seattle and found this on Open Table, not too far from where we were staying near UW. Wonderfully low-key neighborhood restaurant with great food and friendly and efficient service (we had the trout). Would come back next time we visit!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Ross
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We looked at the reviews on Open Doors and gave this place a shot two months earlier. It was great in every way - good food, very reasonable prices, kind of a Cheers ambience, some diners came in with their kids; great neighborhood place. We went again two nights ago - same exact experience. My wife and I go out to a restaurant almost every Saturday, usually to new ones to us, and about a third of the time to "regulars' we love. This is now a regular.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chris
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    First time here. Food was excellent. Very warm and friendly people working here. Did not like the seating. Chairs very uncomfortable. Only salads for vegetarians though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Fare!
    jhaslam
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We just found this local gem last Friday. Great food made with quality ingredients. The small menu was made up of perfect choices for almost anybody. Attentive (but not overly) and friendly wait staff made the experience pleasant. The prices are moderate but well worth it for the quality of meal you are getting. My wife and I ordered some appetizers and split a Rueben sandwich. The sandwich was the best Reuben I've ever tasted - made with Gruyere cheese - and awesome fries! Great cocktails and local beers on tap. Cant say enough good things about this place - too bad we didn't find it sooner. We've lived in the area over 20 years and drove past this place all the time. Now that we've found it we will be coming back often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and warm place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful hosts/owners. They are conscientious and take care of their customers--wonderful gem for neighborhood and family and after work happy hour.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem
    Sophikins
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Sand Point Grill is our go-to place when we want a low stress, friendly place with reliable food. It is easy to park, they are super friendly, and have reliable good food. The Caesar salad is a favorite every time. Although not super exotic, the dishes are prepared interestingly enough for foodies to enjoy beyond the usual grill fare. We have come many times and never been disappointed. The cocktails also have some interesting choices. Just remember that you have to ask for bread (which is really good- warm little loaf).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the Sand Point Grill reviews archive.
  • Comfort food with fresh local spin
    SPmomVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Fantastic food leaning towards comfort classics (fried chicken, reuben, pasta carbonara) but with options featuring fresh and local ingredients (try the fish special, always innovative and excellent!). The roasted cauliflower steak with black garlic granola, pickled cauliflower and romescu sauce is possibly the best gluten free, vegan entree ever! Very kid friendly with a small plate of cut fruit and veggies whisked out to your table right away, great kid menu and kids eat free Sun - Tuesday 5 - 6:30.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very interesting combination of comfort food and innovative menu items and preparations. We truly enjoyed our evening -- great happy hour, cosy bar, well made drinks. The dinner menu had something for everything. The clientell was a mix of ages, families, couples, etc. The food was well prepared. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homey
    Yummy
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    What's is nice about this place is it has great food for being basically a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep returning
    CoryR
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant, with friendly owner and wait staff. We keep coming back for the Reuben sandwiches and the schnitzel. A good place to stop in for happy hour at the bar. Small, kid-friendly (but grown-up friendly too!).
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem
    EcuRev
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    My friends and I are frequent diners at Sand Point Grill. It is a great neighborhood place with great food and service, and if you are a regular, they know your name. Our latest visit was for my birthday. There were nine of us, and everything went smoothly.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Delicious, well-prepared food, efficient helpful service, decent size portions, comfortable booths, lots of menu choices, very satisfying!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Favorite!
    Eatout
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    There is nothing to say but go try it and enjoy! Saturday Market meals bring a wide variety of flavors to an otherwise fairly simple menu. Not to say that simple menu is a bad thing but limited choices, all of them delicious. Best Risotto I've ever had. Bring your vegetarian friends for the Cauliflower Steak mine say it's great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    Wedgwoodian
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We ate here recently with friends from a small town who needed a menu that wasn't too scary (read: no octopus soup), whereas my husband and I are moderate foodies who like thoughtful choices of wine and beer. The Sand Point Grill navigates that great food space of not intimidating and not boring - every dish we had was well executed, generous, and delicious. We ordered halibut on a lentil/asparagus pilaf with fresh nettle puree (a daily special); a beautiful steak with roasted potatoes and greens (the safe food guy); and Cioppino. The desserts were standouts - key lime tart and probably the best German chocolate cake I've ever had. Service was prompt, friendly, and funny. Don't expect fancy ambiance- this is a neighborhood joint.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Gem!
    Gingy888
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    First time coming to this restaurant and I have to say that I'm impressed by the food at this small locale.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect place
    ptravelp
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We love going here. The cocktails are always unique. The presentation and flavor combinations are fantastic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great service.
    dineout14
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Good food and great service. Will return more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfy neighborhood restaurant
    millcreekfoodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Had a wonderful meal- food surpassed all expectations. Nice atmosphere. Varied menu with lots of options for all palates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sweet place!
    Ross
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife and I stumbled upon this place via Open Table. It looked interesting. It was. Very good food, reasonably priced, no fufu, lots of locals, perfect. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood place.
    Neighbor
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great neighborhood place. Good food, lovely staff and owner--always good friendly service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All specials outstanding
    lovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant. The daily specials are at the top of the best meals I've had in Seattle. I cannot praise them enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood joint
    Krock
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I was not only impressed with my filet but the sautéed greens that came with were the best I've ever hAd! To top it off Scott the server was exceptional! Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange new greeter
    Eatout
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Been dining here for awhile was surprised by new greeter this week with a lot of attitude no table in spite of reservation. When asked why he simply stated "I haven't checked it for awhile". No apology seated by door had to put up with his attitude all night as he waved patrons in and was really rude and not at all what I expect from this restaurant. Had a great waiter usually seated by a waiter should go back to that and get rid of the rude kid.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NE Seattle surprise
    bistrofanaticVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    In a region of Seattle hardly known for memorable cuisine, much less the nexus of foodies mania in other parts of the city, the Sand Point Grill is a sweet spot of excellent NW bistro style food, select drink and wine and a very comfy neighborhood feel. It can be a bit jammed and even backed up during Happy Hour but very comfortable most occasions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great neighborhood restaurant
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    great neighborhood restaurant with really good food. Great with kids or without. Waitstaff is amazing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish I'd found It Sooner
    Delicious
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Everything was fabulous from the ambience and staff to the delicious food. We took two friends who were visiting from out of town and rather than take them somewhere familiar I decided to roll the dice and try someplace new. When I read that they focus on using quality organic ingredients and buy local and regional farmers I was sold. I've been very conscious of my diet recently learning what a huge difference it makes relative to the food you eat. Everything they prepared for us was delectable. We cleared our plates and I was a little sad that none of us had room for dessert. We will certainly be back for more and I will certainly recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Geneginny
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We've been to Sand Point Grill many times before, but this was a special occasion--my husband's birthday. I love that they're taking reservations so that we had a reserved table in the back, where it was a bit quieter. As always, the food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. I was a little disappointed that they didn't either stick a candle in my husband's dessert or give it to us for free, but that won't keep us from going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with the girls
    galsniteout
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    There were eight of us and we all agreed the food was very good and that we would return for another meal. Five out of the eight ordered the hamburger per recommendation of one of our party who had been there before. All agreed the burgers were excellent. Other dishes ordered were fish tacos, fried chicken and the special of the day, seared cod which was outstanding. Clean plates all the way around the table. The service was friendly and efficient without making us feel rushed. Prices were reasonable without breaking the bank. All and all an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.