Puts the "gastro" in "pub"We're talking high level of creativity and execution here! Lots of gastropubs do a really good burger or they might throw in a couple of interesting items. Spur had innovative dishes up and down the menu (including the desserts, very far from ordinary). Presentation fantastic, flavors fantastic. Service excellent, typical laid-back Seattle with deep knowledge of the menu. Had the crostini (you have to, you're there), gnudi, pork cheeks and apricot/bourbon/pecan/sorbet dessert; all excellent. Noticed the chef's inclination to present an ingredient with 2 different preparations (and resulting texture/flavor) in the same dish, very interesting. Highly, highly recommend.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!We enjoyed all the dishes we had and they were great for sharing. Thought the burger and salmon crostini were standouts!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCooking with scienceHonestly, I cant say I ever experienced a restaurant like this. The atmosphere was amazing, the service exceptional, and the food was so unique and different that it felt like I was eating something delicious I had never before had. The mood of the restaurant was decorated in a steam punk fashion (well to me anyway). I would say that this restaurant is great for special occasions. Its fairly pricey but if you can afford it, then its worth every penny. The bar had really unique drinks as well. This restaurant is certainly not like anything you've ever experienced before. I have recommended this to my neighbors who are Seattle natives and they are going on their next trip out there.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but a little expensiveFood was great! Loved the pork belly sliders and venison tartare. However, it was a little on the expensive side, and wasn't really worth the price.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAdventuresomeGreat food and find thanks to Open Table diner reviews; located in hipster Belltown, it was just blocks from our hotel. The food was fantastic for diners who want to be surprised and delighted. Many seasonal choices and some staples with small plates that were easy to share. The dishes are a feast for the eyes and palate. Loved the terrine with rhubarb; salmon crostini and pork belly sliders.
Since we ate smallish we saved room for dessert....sorrel panna cotta with rhubarb, szchuen pepper ice cream over short bread crumbles with a crystallized sorrel leaf, sounds weird but it was delectable and beautiful in green and pink.
It was a quiet Tuesday eve, but I imagine that the noise level rises quite a bit when crowded. Try it.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AdviceI was agonizing over the menu online, when I arrived they encouraged me to order more than one entree a person and share. I ordered the Chicken Liver Terrine. I am spoiled, I was expecting the Chicken Liver Mousse from Bouchon Napa, CA but this was still yummy. I also had the Venison Tartare, which was to die for. My less adventurous co-workers seemed equally happy with their burgers and fries/salads. Don't order the Ranier beer, it may be local (originally, now made in CO) but it tastes like it came from a plant in Milwakee.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the food is the starAlthough the food is the star here, the service and the wine list provide a strong accompaniment that takes the total dining experience to the next level.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best in BelltownThird time at this restaurant and once again it did not disappoint. A real "foody" place and the specialty drinks are great. Server (Dylan) is more than a server. He makes you feel at home and is most helpful in suggestions which adds to the fun.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMfavorite go to but bring earplugsDelicious foods and Creative combinations. Unbelievably loud this last visit, definitely could use some rugs or wall hangings.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing. ServiceFood was amazing. Service fantastic. Cocktails almost perfect. Only complaint is that as a middle-aged, increasingly out of shape guy, the bar stool seating grew more and more uncomfortable as the evening wore on.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMa very fun dining experienceThe food was very good. The burger just might be the beat in Seattle. Seriously. The menu required some explanation but our server was so knowledgeable and helpful that it became a fun adventure rather than intimidating or confusing. We were extremely impressed with the extent of her knowledge; from wine to food there wasn't a question she couldn't answer, and she did it all in a friendly and enthusiastic, yet unobtrusive way. On her advice We shared a few "starters" (roughly the top half of the left column of the menu, and then a couple of entrees. We got to experience variety without overdoing it (which we certainly would have had we gone it alone). Overall a great place and ask questions!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second time there andOur second time there and the service and food was fantastic once again. We ordered a variety of dishes between the four of us and the black cod was the only one we probably wouldn't order again. Salmon crostini, gnudi and guinea fowl was off the chart good! Love this little restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the most amazing foodSome of the most amazing food I have ever eaten. Coming to Spur is an experience everyone needs to enjoy before try die. I promise you will not be disappointed in the food. Just know you might not be "full" by the end of the meal but that is not the reason you go to Spur. I you feel you need more quantity while dining order their shoe string French fries, that should do the trick.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSPUR - Delicious!This was one of the best meals I have eaten in all of Seattle. We ordered the smaller of the two tasting menus - and after our first course we were so glad we did, since we knew we were going to have 4 more delicious courses coming. I love SPUR!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNot sure what happened. WeNot sure what happened. We have been to Spur before and previously the food was great. On our most recent outing, however, something was off. There just wasn't the attention to detail that we expect. Perhaps there's a new chef?2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM