Spur Gastropub
Spur Gastropub

Spur Gastropub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://spurseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2067286706x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Brian McCracken & Dana Tough
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Private Tasting Menus


    With their private dining business "Flyte" the chefs also offer tasting menus off site.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Pay parking lot next to restaurant.
A word from Spur Gastropub
Spur Gastropub

PLEASE NOTE OUR ESTABLISHMENT HOST GUESTS THAT ARE 21 and over.

An intimate urban pub in Belltown. Plates to share. Cocktails to entice.

Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough opened Spur in Seattle’s Belltown in 2008 and already it’s been recognized by Food & Wine magazine as one of the country’s top restaurants. Acknowledged for turning out some of the best dishes and cocktails in town by local media, the Chefs were selected as "Rising Star Chefs" nationally by the industry insider magazine StarChefs. In addition to earning the attention of Wine & Spirits magazine, their cocktails have made Spur one of Seattle’s top 10 bars.


The Chefs’ collaboration dates back to their time in the kitchen at Maria Hines’ Earth and Ocean restaurant, together on Hines’ traveling team at the 2005 James Beard Dinner in New York, and today creating their menus at Spur.
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Spur Gastropub reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (20)romantic (20)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (13)late-night find (8)good for groups (5)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Delicious and creative dishes
    luv2dine99
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Pork cheeks were perfectly done, and the smoked salmon crostini was one of the best things I've ever tasted, definitely the best salmon. It's served as almost an inch-square cube, but it's so tender it almost falls apart to the bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MUST EAT here for "foodies"
    Knira
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Delicious mouth-watering dishes, plated beautifully and impeccably. Definitely order the salmon crostini, it will not disappoint. Amazing service. All-around wonderful experience. I would highly recommend to go once, twice, thrice.... you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Adventure
    Nightwing31
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I were visiting Seattle and we decided to try "Spur" based on the recommendation of a "ChefSteps" blog. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious, interesting and the service was professional and friendly. To get the full value of the experience, I would recommend going with one of the set taster menus. The portions are very small and it is intended that you try multiple small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great once again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Always great food, ambience and service at Spur. We love the creative menu and very attentive service, and eat here every time we visit Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable Food
    KimmerwaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I am not a foodie but I know when I like food. Spur did an excellent job mixing flavors that you would never think would meld well. The slow roasted pork cheeks were other worldly and the cheddar gnudi was a great way to start. The server was excellent and gave really good suggestions for food choices. We can not wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Art on a plate
    Momma925VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Gorgeous and creative presentation and absolutely delish. Expensive But totally and worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aiming to please
    Bajam
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had the 5 course tasting menu paired with cocktails. Service was delightful along with many of the dishes. A few dishes were misses and the cocktails were just too inventive. All in a good night but would suggest they simplify a bit
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great old fashion!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a great place to grab a cocktail and a REALLY good snack. Don't expect to get full here. Portions are super small. That said, what you do get is amazing. I would go here to get ready for a night on the town. Light snack, good cocktail... Go rage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Spur is small and a bit loud but really excellent. We noticed that all the couples around us were talking to the tables near them asking about the food and just having a terrific time. The food was outstanding and the cocktails inventive and fun. A really surprising find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    JCSII
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is the second time that I have been to Spur. It has not disappointed either time. I don't have any specific menu suggestions because everything that we tasted was SO GOOD. Presentation, variety, taste all top shelf. Will definitely go back. This is not a criticism, just a word to those that haven't been there before, if you order the way that it's recommended - multiple small plates - be prepared for a fairly hefty bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pickyeater
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The cocktails were great, and the bartender was knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spur always delivers
    BelltownResident2021VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We live in Belltown, and have eaten or drunk at Spur a number of times. Needless to say, it is one of our favorites when we want something really, really special in the small plates category. Not tapas, not ethnic, just exquisite small crafted plates - a foodies delight. And the bartenders are some of the best in the city. Highly recommended, but take some cash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to my expectations!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I had been waiting to try this place after reading the reviews on a few different sites. The menu was appealing, as well as the extensive whiskey menu. And it definitely lived up to all my expectations. That food was fantastic and different. The service was attentive and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mmmtasty1
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Loved it. Amazing food and exceptional service. I wouldn't change a thing. We had the tasting menu and added pork sliders (perfect). Great wine list and a window table made it a romantic and special evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try everything
    BosDiningDudeVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I was in Seattle for only a few days, and had a long list of restaurants I wanted to eat at. But after going to Spur the first night, I went right back the very next evening to try more stuff. Service was smart and friendly, no attitude at all. Food is as good as I've had ANYWHERE - SF, NYC, Boston - fresh, creative, flavorful and satisfying. Salmon Crostini is a must have - one for everyone. You'll want more than that, but allow yourself to order more things to try instead. You can't go wrong! And my vote for the best cocktail around is the Bentley... but the bartender is a true craftsman and knows his stuff so the flavors really work well together (I tried other drinks my friends had). You will love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & service
    finedining
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was great. They serve the entree with gels instead of sauces. It makes the dishes unique and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food and service. Unusual flavor combinations. A true dining experience. Our waiter was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 543 reviews are from the Spur Gastropub reviews archive.
  • Too "fruit forward"
    neulpt
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We ate dinner there several nights ago after reading the rave reviews. The salad and the halibut were both very well made but both were spoiled by a very citrus vinaigrette and a very citrus sauce. I know that they were probably being seasonal for the spring but the flavors were too unbalanced for my taste (which, admittedly, runs more to savory than sweet). Also, for a restaurant with prices on the high end, the service was very slow (I believe they may have been short-staffed as they were lovely and kind and accommodating when they were to be found).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Seattle favorite
    cwitterVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Spur is ranks at the top of my list of favorite Seattle restaurants. Their drink menu is fun and their food menu always has new, seasonal options. My favorite of all time was the smoked yogurt and artichoke salad. The salmon crostini is always a favorite and the tarragon sorbet was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I chose Spur because of great reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm so happy I did; we had a wonderful meal filled with new adventures. I will save details and pictures for Trip Advisor, but I highly recommend it! I believe our server's name was Dylan and he was absolutely stellar! The chefs' creations, including the drinks, were a foodie's dream. Thank you Spur!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Knocked it out of the park
    Chefnorthern87
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I have been to spur multiple times, and somehow they manage to raise the bar each visit, be it from their modernistic approach to northwest cuisine, the uniqueness of they're desserts, or the caliber of cook in they're kitchen. As a chef I understand what it takes to achieve the level of detail they have embodied. Would recommend to anyone who really wants to understand the level of craft in cooking that can attain nearly artistic measure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid but less impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We had not been here in a year or more. In the past we had spectacular, memorable meals. This time we had a nice meal but it didn't blow me away as much as past visits. Still good, creative food - but maybe not worth going out of your way for.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    David
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Amazing food! Happy hour menu is awesome! The cured salmon on toast with mascarpone and caper is a must have. I took one bite and asked for another!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DELICIOUS.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My second time at Spur and every. single. bite. was. divine. Food cooked to perfection. Every plate had such character and complexity. Every food lovers dream. The only that could use improvement is that the restaurant is a bit loud and cramped with tables very close together, but I didn't notice once I started eating! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Innovation, presentation, delicious
    Beck49
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We came here with a group of 4 to try something different. We had a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is small and intimate, but this adds to its charm. The wait staff was attentive, knowledgeable but not overbearing. The food was what you would want from an innovative gastro-pub; from the unique presentation to the interesting flavor combinations. I would classify it as a "fun" dinner experience. The prices were very affordable - so this encouraged us to order and share many plates on the menu. Also liked that you could order and share smaller plates or order a larger entree for yourself - in case you don't like the whole sharing thing. We will be back with other friends. Thank you Spur.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super tasty!
    yaesnae
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My husband and I had been meaning to try Spur from quite some time, but it was always packed when we stopped by without a reservation. We decided to try Spur during restaurant week and were so glad we did. The food was interesting and multilayered (not to mention very tasty!) and the cocktail and win pairings we order were fabulous too. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hold the salt!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Our food was way too salty - we even sent the soup back because it was uneatable!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Restsurant Week experience
    JR0921VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Spur's menu, service, and atmosphere for a dinner during Restaurant Week was top-notch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining solo...
    concisefox
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had a very nice meal as a solo diner at Spur. The food was an experience and the flavor combinations fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expected more
    BelltownFan
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I've been here for drinks a few times and that experience was fantastic. The bar is intimate, staff is super friendly, and the cocktails are superb. I heard the food was really good, but when I went here for restaurant week, I was a bit disappointed. First of all, they got rid of happy hour which is a total bummer. And the food portions are really small. My plate of pasta barely left me satisfied. There was a marked use of gels and foam which I'm not a fan off since they lack real body and add almost zero flavor. I felt like something cool was going to happen, but it didn't. Should have gotten the burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food, laughable service
    kenco
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    So my friend Kevin's girlfriend was out of town for a few weeks and it happened to coincide with Seattle Restaurant Week, so I picked this restaurant for the two of us to have dinner and catch up. The pre-fix menu offered three starters, three entrees, and two desserts from which to choose. In short, the food was excellent, but they brought me the wrong starter AND entree. The waitress realized this and said she comped our drinks. Then when the bill came, our drinks were still on there. The service was just laughably bad, but the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum!
    kkimVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I absolutely loved the whimsical approach to the food. Not only was it delicious, but it was beautiful to look at. I've been to a lot of restaurants where the food was pretty, but not tasty. This is NOT at all like that; the food was fantastic and artsy. I am definitely coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, too noisy
    BobH
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was wonderful - tasty and artfully presented. It was, however, nearly impossible to have a conversation with my lovely date. So, if you know ASL, this is the place for you. Otherwise, go during an off hour I suppose. Bob
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    After driving 5 hours from the southeastern corner of Washington to Seattle, this is where we start each visit. The food is very well prepared and exciting--plus we can walk over from our hotel. I have medical/dietary restriction; the kitchen and wait staff are very careful to observe them. Already looking forward to our next meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too noisy
    Arch
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The restaurant was perhaps less than 1/3 full midweek night and you would have expected to be able to carry on a conversation with the people sitting across the table. However there were a group of about 6 sitting at a nearby table that just drank all night long, totally oblivious that their loud talking and howls of laughter were really annoying. It is a very small restaurant with no where to move. I also did not appreciate that young men were standing in the open city metered parking spots across from the restaurant and to use the spot, you had to give them money to move out of the way or force your way in. I would say our wine selection and the beef were outstanding and outshined Ruth Chris and Mortons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost flawless
    GastroGnome
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Took my husb for a birthday dinner and was not disappointed that I decided on this (of the many, many other candidates) as the destination to celebrate his impending oldness. The five course tasting menu was fantastic. Between the two of us we tried all of the savory options, and each was delectable. I think the star of the my meal was the sous vide Wagyu dish (main course) as well as the chicken liver terrine. Actually, the sweetbreads and venison tartar were also delectable. My pescetarian birthday boy was quite taken by the arctic char, the big eye tuna , and the desert. The cocktail pairing (we both went with that) is highly recommended. Why "almost flawless", you ask? A few tiny service snags, is all. Overall, an amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    From the moment we walked in, Spur was incredible. The servers were attentive, and the food and cocktails are not to be missed. Standouts are the maple old fashioned, venison tartar and wag you beef. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try
    Montanagut
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    If you want truly well-made and interesting cocktails and a meal that will linger in your mind, I highly recommend Spur. It's small and maybe a little noisy, but it's a Gastropub not a typical (or boring) restaurant. The cocktail menu has seasonal offerings that will open your mind and please all the senses. No fru-fru girly drinks here, bartenders think like chefs. Serious craft going on. The menu makes you want to try something new and rewards your willingness to take a tiny gamble. I'm not a dessert eater, but I was drawn to one item that I cannot stop thinking about: pear sorbet, jasmine sponge cake and "leatherwood honey" meringue. Wow! I wish the entrees were just a little bigger, but the flavors are so good it's still worth it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty bites
    sunflowerspud
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Small delicious plates with wonderfully seasoned interesting and unique combinations of ingredients. Servings were nicely paced, with attentive and friendly staff. Seating is rather tight, and decor and lighting a bit dark but still a pleasant and intimate atmosphere. Will definitely return. Despite complaints of price for small servings, two of us had a satisfying meal with five plates, desserts, coffees, and still came in at about $100. Definitely worth it. The homemade tagliatelle was perfectly cooked and sauced. Pork cheeks meltingly tender. Everything just worked food wise for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spur doesn't disappoint
    kellence
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The last time I dined at Spur I was incredibly impressed by the food - beautifully intricate flavors handled with delicate care. Back again after two years and the food did not disappoint. The restaurant itself could use a bit more space between tables and an update to make it a little less drab, but it's really well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic