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Sazerac
Sazerac

Sazerac Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sazeracrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (206) 624-7755
  • Hours of Operation: BRUNCH: Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-2:30pm;

    BREAKFAST: Monday-Friday 6:30am-10:30am;

    LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm;

    DINNER: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm;

    BAR/LOUNGE: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm and Sunday 2:30pm-10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jason McClure
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We Cater!
    Social Events
    Holiday Parties
    Corporate Meetings
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please our Events page http://www.sazeracrestaurant.com/seattle-restaurant-events.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring
  • Public Transit: The New Sound Transit Light Rail station nearest us is University Street Station, in the Seattle Tunnel underneath Third Avenue.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at all meal periods for a reduced rate of $9.
A word from Sazerac
"Serious fun, damn good food." Named after the potent New Orleans cocktail, Sazerac is by far one of downtown Seattle's hippest spots. The food is fresh with deep resonant flavors, roasted and wood-fired, earthy and sensual.

"This southern-style spot is destined to be a Seattle classic." -Seattle TimesContinued

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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed breakfast and lunch at safecracker. However, dinner was disappointing. The halibut was overlooked. The long beans tasted reheated and were barely warm. We asked for bread and were told it was baking. But when we got it, it was warm on the outside and cold inside. Since we are staying in the hotel where the restaurant is located, we have returned for breakfast, which is tasty."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "But the food is tired and unimaginative....service"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Sazerac is our favorite downtown restaurant. What we especially like about the food is the imaginative, unusual -- and delicious -- combinations of ingredients that make otherwise very good main courses into something uniquely flavorful. The three of us had ricotta dumplings with shallots, chard and parmesan; pork cheeks with mushrooms and sweet peppers; and Hawaiian big eye tuna -- sashimi-grade tuna lightly grilled and pink in the middle. The pizza also makes the most of wonderful and atypical mixtures of toppings. The wine list is also excellent. Yeah, we like Sazerac a lot."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Waiting 45 minutes before server took order. The item I wanted on the menu was not available so I asked if there was anything else not available he said no. I needed to review the menu again when it was timed to place my order the next it I ordered was not available either. We asked for our bill for our drinks the server came back with a full bill for food we hadn't ordered. Not once did the manager come by to check on us and see it try to accommodate our table to keep us there. This was Father's Day and very disappointing for my family."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "disappointed w/desserts....ordered pizza & mushroom appetizers that never came. Due to I90 traffic we were 30 minutes late and were therefore on a time crunch for the 5th Ave theatre. Perhaps the waitress thought there was no time for the appetizers but didn't discuss that with us and so we just sat there with wine and nothing to eat till the main courses came."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Although they have a broad menu with full dinners, we usually get a salad and sausage plate, or the like. The salads are big enough to share. This time, three of us shared a green salad and beet salad for a first course. For the second course, we ordered the cured ham, Andouille sausage, and lamb sausage. All were excellent, but be warned that the latter two are rather spicy. Everyone was happy with their choice. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We loved the varied menu -- four course dinner option as well as large and small plates for three very different experiences and dining preferences. Flavors were fabulous, portions generous, presentation lovely. And, the subtle birthday acknowledgement was just what we hoped for. Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I went there with my boss for lunch, and had the pulled pork sandwich. It was really good and the sweet potato fries were excellent. Service was great and cost was what you'd expect from a nicer restaurant in downtown. So I took someone there the next week for a birthday lunch. Again, the menu had a wonderful selection, the food was awesome and our waiter was knowledgable and friendly. We even were treated to a birthday cake, which made the lunch even more special. I really like Sazerac and it's now my go to place to go out for lunch. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We were staying downtown for the weekend and wanted a nice breakfast before we left town. Sazarac looked nice, so we gave it a shot. SO glad we did! Our brunch was great -- crab cake benedict was to die for. My husband's hash was delicious (and such a generous portion that he didn't eat it all, which, for him, is pretty amazing.) The service was friendly and attentive without being annoying. The restaurant is lovely to look at "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went there for Mother's Day brunch and the food was great. Nicely presented and very tasty. However, service was not good. Server will give us no time to review the menu or decide. Then, literally, run away before we could order drinks with our brunch. He decided to bring my kids food before the rest, which was not what we wanted, we did not even ask for that. And he decided not to bring any toast to my husband, because they were running low of whole wheat, instead of asking him if he would like another type of bread. Anyway, bad kitchen planning... how do you run low of whole wheat bread on a Sunday brunch at 11 am? Then, he just dropped the check without asking if we needed anything else. It was obvious they were in volume-day: in/out."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My friend and I went to Sazerac before an event at Benaroya Hall. Our server was so conscientious about time as well as attentive to our dining wishes. He recommended excellent dishes as well--the crispy catfish with the jalapeño-lime-browned butter reduction was fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "A evening of celebration for my wife and I was pleasantly elevated by the superior food and friendly service. Beginning with an appetizer of white anchovies on a bed of cucumbers complimented with an amazing light sauce, entrees of scallops on carmaelized brussel sprouts and grilled tuna with an olive salad on celery root puree. Tasty cocktails, and a deliciously light pineapple sorbet for dessert. Wow! We had been there for happy hour but Sazerac is now on our top ten dining experiences in the City. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We found the service to be exceptional. The waiter assisted us with great patience and provided suggestions as we made various changes to our meal in order to accommodate our dietary considerations. The food was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We ate at Sezarac twice while staying at the Hotel Monaco -- once for brunch and a late, light dinner. Service and food were perfect both times. Breakfast menu is a little limited and lacking basics, like pancakes. We really enjoyed our late-night dinner, with individual pizzas, salads and a good glass of wine. Service was friendly and well-paced. I definitely recommend."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This is a cozy restaurant with tasty food. The cocktails are outstanding, and our mushroom appetizer, chicory and quinoa salad, and entrees -- catfish and a half chicken -- were great. I appreciated the substitution by the kitchen of a wonderful vegetable medley in place of the usual mashed jalapeño potatoes with the catfish. Service was friendly and helpful. And the Monaco next door is a great addition to this restaurant's ambience. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I took my staff to Sazerac for a staff appreciation lunch and we were all very happy with what we ordered. Although very full, we ordered dessert and the ooey gooey chocolate cake was the favorite. Great food and great service too. I highly recommened Sazerac."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Six of us for brunch; six different entrees, six great meals. Perfect!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Sazarac is a very nice, large restaurant with a beautiful ambiance. The brunch was great and service wonderful! We'd definitely go back. The omelet was fluffy and delicious! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I had a 6:15 pm reservation, prior to attending a concert @ Benaroya Hall. The service was fast & efficient with quick coctail service. The food was fresh, nicely prepared, & well presented! A delightful experience..."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Sazerac provides a nice, comfortable atmosphere with enjoyable, if not particularly remarkable food. The truffle appetizer was quite good and the pizzas that my boyfriend and I ordered were both tasty as well. A reliable choice in a bright, cheery spot downtown."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We reserved a table in the general area, and were told by our waiter we had to wait in the bar for a table to come open. Thirty wasted minutes later, one did but we weren't allowed to take it because there was a wait list. Had to wait another 60 minutes."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "It was all excellent, but the service is what really stands out. Our server was knowledgeable, relaxed, funny, professional, personable. He made the whole experience memorable."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Have been here a number of times and the food/service is superb and prices are very reasonable for the high quality of food and service."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We often come here for lunch. It's a great place for it. We love the pulled pork and fresh fish of the day sanchwiches here. They are extremely delicious. We would strongly recommend these to anyone. You could never go wrong with it. In addition, the service is excellent. We told our server that we were on a time constraint and he did his best to accommodate our request. We finished our lunch in 45 minutes from the time we were seated and out the door, which was too awesome."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Sazerac, along with the Dahlia Lounge and Poppy, continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The flavors are rich, the food is creative, and the textures are rich and luxurious. I had a new dish this time, ricotta dumplings that were exquisite. Not diet food, for sure, but so wonderfully flavored and rich, with obvious amounts of butter, cream and cheese. A warm and wonderful comfort food. The salads were fresh and flavorful, and the cheese plate was up to its usual excellent standards. Service is very comfortable and friendly, and the atmosphere is quite active. They have a very popular Happy Hour which extends until 8:00 pm."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "It's a great spot for lunch or dinner. Rotissori chicken salad and gumbo are two of my "go-to" menu items. Great spot for Happy Hour as well."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant. Our waiter was superb. Because they did not have any Branzino that night, I had their special -- lamb. When I told the waier I could not eat the polenta and would like vegetable instead, he made sure the chef prepared the lamb an even more special way. It was superb. The Sicilian style mussel appetizer is AWESOME. Will definitely go back if I get to Seattle again soon"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We dined at Sazerac on Friday evening. It usually is a busy time at restaurants, we know. The host greeted us nicely and we were seated. After about 20 mins ice water arrived. After another 15 mins the waiter quickly asked if we wanted any drinks and disappeared. Our drinks came in about 15 mins. We ordered quickly, since our waitress was apparently in the rush. In about another 20 mins someone else threw the plates on our table and ran away. And so on... I must admit they have pretty damn good food. We loved the scallops, beet salad and gumbo. Wine was way too warm. I want to go there another time, maybe during the week hoping for more quiet dinner and better service."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Nice room, good server . The kitchen is not up to the mark, and the food therefore is no more than a shadow of the New Orleans cuisine it struggles to emulate."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My friend and I ordered the tasting menu, and it was a big disappointment. The restaurant ran out of black cod and substituted with the catfish, which tasted like breaded fish at Ivar's fish & chips. What was disappointing was the server recommended the catfish and, when I said it wasn't very good, she did nothing to compensate. She only apologized and said that she loves it. The shrimp didn't taste very fresh and tasted like it had been sitting in the bowl of oil for a few hours. It was overcooked."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant because it was within walking distance of our hotel and had reasonable prices. We had a blast! My husband even tried oysters for the first time because they looked so delicious (and were)! The corn grits were to die for- I would come again just for a side of them. Great time - would definitely recommend"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a great brunch location, especially for shows (5th Ave Theater). Great food selection and I recommend doing a trip to the mimosa bar!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This place was very good. They did not open until 5:00pm so we hung out at the bar. We ordered a drink (hot apple pie) that was a little too strong and the server took the drink back and got us a new one at no cost. She was also our server at dinner and did a great job. She had long red hair and I can't remember her name, but if you get her as a server you're in luck! I ordered the Butternut squash grits, they were sooooo good. The price of that meal was 15 dollars."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Have been to Sazerac 4 years in a row for Valentines day - we love the ambiance and the food, plus the easy valet parking which is a must for girls in fancy dresses in rainy Seattle! I personally love the catfish, but they have a very eclectic grouping of foods that always have something for everyone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "With moderate prices, excellent food and wonderful service, how could you go wrong. The beet salad was refreshing and very tasty, the cheese plate was divine (as usual) and the roasted butternut squash grits were simply sinful-cheesy, buttery, a comfort food extravaganza. The service was friendly and extremely efficient. The room is a bit noisy for our taste, but all the above clearly compensates."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Made this reservation after stopping in a few months ago to grab a quick breakfast while downtown with a friend. We were celebrating our daughter's 16h birthday and thought this would be something different and special. Well, it certainly lived up to that expectation. Although we arrived a bit early for our reservation we were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable and didn't 'hover'. The menu offerings were unique and everything we ordered, from the pizza to the cider glazed ribs, was prepared to our liking. The Sazerac cocktail was very refreshing after a long day out shopping with several teenage girls. We will definitely recommend to our friends and family."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food - and you get more than you would expect at this price point in terms of quality. We were seated in a booth, which was nice, but the overall ambience of the place left a little to be desired - a bit too bright and not really intimate. That said, we both left happy - well worth a look."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "With reservations made the night before, this place was perfect -- great space, delicious food, excellent hostess and service. Prompt booth seating. Good balance of space so you're not spilling into each other's conversations but feels intimate. Tip: truffle potato balls, sweet potato fries, oysters, and chicken pate. Hard time deciding with so many tasty apps and entrees... Come for the people watching, stay for the food."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Had a good experience. 4 adults, 3 kids. Waiter forgot the kid's drinks and finally served them in adult glasses. Apple slices in salad still had sticker on them. Nice room, good location. Easy walk down to waterfront tourist area."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our first time to Sazerac was a Saturday night 7 p.m. get together for some Cajun/Creole food. While it was was very loud, the service was very good throughout, including quickly accommodating a late addition to the number of guests. However, when looking at the menu, all of us had the same initial comment: "Wasn't this supposed to be a Cajun/Creole type place?" Yes, there are a small number of items on the menu that go towards that description (e.g. catfish, butternut squash grits, gumbo), but not nearly enough. We tried the gumbo (Great), the catfish (very good) and the burgers (just okay). Overall, we all had higher expectations of the place...mainly since we were all in the mood for Cajun/Creole which is severly lacking on the menu."
    Dined on 2/8/2014