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5214 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107
Ballard / Fremont
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A word from Stoneburner
New Italian Restaurant in Seattle.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Best Restaurants in Ballard
Everything we ate was
delicious.This sliced meats on the charcuterie plate were excellent, but pricey. Salads were fantastic, but pricey--the fig vinaigrette on the blistered gem lettuces was delicious. The frisee and endive was also fabulous. Entrees were priced fairly. I had the ricotta cavatelli-superb. Our son had the spicy salami fusilli--outstanding. My husband had the sausage pizza. Excellent. But probably the best part was this hazelnut piazza for dessert. OMG! The best chocolate dessert I have ever had. It was like a dense mousse. We also had the fresh cherry cobbler with fennel ice cream which was also to die for. The entrees were fairly priced. The salads were pricey as was the charcuterie plate. All the food was fantastic."
Dined on 7/9/2014
Good food, nice ambiance but the
wait staff continuously tried to remove food plates and drinks that we were unfinished without first asking if we were done. This was especially annoying because the place had many empty tables as we were there after lunch but before dinner so there was no need and it makes the patron feel that they're being rushed out. And when you have to tell them more than once, "I'm not finished with that yet" you do wonder if you'd want to return."
Dined on 6/30/2014
This was our first visit to
Stoneburner for brunch and I thought it was very successful. The French Toast with Sausages was an amazing bread pudding that a huge slab is cut from then cooked like a traditional French toast. Wonderful!"
Dined on 6/28/2014
We had a great dinner experience
at Stoneburner; our server was personable and professional, we got the best seat in the house in a bar booth, open to the outdoors with their sliding window wall. This chef has a way with veggies and side dishes. Everything was unique, beautifully presented, and you leave satisfied but not heavy and stuffed."
Dined on 6/22/2014
We have dined at Stoneburner three
times since they opened and each time has been terrific. The menu is always changing to incorporate seasonal produce, some of which is grown in the roof top garden at Bastille, as well as fabulous housemade charcuterie and whatever great fresh items are available. The dishes are inventive and delicious and you can either go with small plates to share or with larger entrees. The service is always good and several of the wait staff remembered us from our previous visits."
Dined on 6/21/2014
Glad I made a reservation because
it was busy. Clearly a neighborhood gem, great selection of drinks. My lingcod was cooked perfectly and the Fusilli was excellent. Nice job! See you again soon."
Dined on 6/21/2014
The food was great and the service
was fine, if a bit slow, but the noise level was unbearable. Never mind that you couldn't have a conversation, earplugs were actually called for. Suggest requesting to sit either outside on a nice day or in one of the booths behind the reception podium and across from the kitchen, where the noise level seemed to be more realistic."
Dined on 6/20/2014
Great good, great service, good
wines, and great location opening out into Ballard Ave! We did the cheese and meat plate, salad, cauliflower, (amazing!), and pizza. I was worried after reading reviews that we would not have enough food. It was all great and we ended up leaving a piece of pizza! Absolutely have to start with the meat & cheese board!"
Dined on 6/19/2014
This one year old restaurant is an
absolute gem. Furnished with fascinating pieces discovered during the owners' world travels, the innovative food is equal to the very charming ambience. Priced fairly, as well. And bright employees who are genuinely friendly."
Dined on 6/19/2014
Love this place! Have been twice
and had a great time (and fantastic food) on both occasions. The menu is really interesting, with a definite Italian bent, though I think of it more as just a small plates restaurant. The pork chop is amazing (though huge), and the deep-fried olives are also not to be missed. They also have a rotating charcuterie & cheese selection with some really interesting options. Wine list is also good. Very Italian-focused, and super reasonably priced (most bottles in the 40-70 range, with some nicer options). Highly recommend!"
Dined on 6/14/2014
Thought the food, service and
decor were excellent."
Dined on 6/5/2014
I took my husband here to
celebrate his birthday (left the kids home with a sitter!), and we had a lovely time. The food was delicious and fresh and innovative, and our server was very sweet and attentive. It was a good place for a date. We had a table, but sitting at the bar would also have been fine. A friend has said that it is also family friendly, which is nice. We went around 8 p.m., and we didn't see any families. It seemed like everyone was having a good time! Also, even though the food is high quality, the service is well-paced. No long wait for the food; just enough time to enjoy some conversation. Thumbs up!"
Dined on 5/30/2014
Food was very good. Service was
very good (sommelier was superior). I did not find it noisy but it certainly was bustling as one would expect from a busy restaurant. I found the permanent pizza tray on the table a bit unnecessary since we weren't having pizza but it did not significantly distract from the otherwise great night. I will go back."
Dined on 5/30/2014
There were four of us - all of us
over 60 yrs. of age, which meant we were just about the oldest people in the joint! None-the-less, we each ordered two items off the menu to share. Most of them were great! The fav of the night was definitely the shaved asparagus salad with nigella seeds - YUMMMM. Pizza was so-so, pastas (penne and bucattini) were very good - caesar salad less than memorable, but the roasted cauliflower was a hit! Just wish the noise level was a bit lower - could barely hear the waitress. We had 7:15 p.m. reservations and spent 1 1/hrs dining - all in all, enjoyed the experience."
Dined on 5/24/2014
We were a party of four
celebrating 2 birthdays so we wanted someplace where we knew we would not be disappointed and we were very happy! Asparagus pizza, 3 different salads, charcuterie board and the semolina tart for dessert. All wonderful. Just know that it is "lively" there - meaning a high noise level - but even for us 60-somethings not too high as we could hear each other talk!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
The restaurant was beautiful and
the food was AMAZING. This was my second time at Stoneburner, the first being for brunch and the food was outstanding both times. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. We have already planned to come back and told our friends as well about this wonderful dining experience."
Dined on 5/23/2014
Crowded, popular, too warm, too
loud, but excellent food. The service was friendly and efficient. We arrived 15 minutes early and with one less than planned for in our party. It's a nice place. "
Dined on 5/10/2014
The décor is just the right amount
of sophistication without stuffiness. Even when full it was vibrant but not too loud. Excellent food. Not sure how they stuff those olives, but they are wonderful. Great pizza, salad...all of it good. The only negative was that we were seated at a booth with a fixed shelf for presenting pizzas. That should be removable if you are not ordering pizza but would like to have a conversation. "
Dined on 4/25/2014
Dressed up like an antique but
actually brand new, it was a very fun place to eat. The menu is a bit limited and too much emphasis on "hot spicy" things (like why would the chocolate dipping sauce for the donuts need to be laced in chili pepper or the sausage pizza leave my mouth on fire?) but the food was beautifully prepared, interesting and nicely presented. And our waiter was a hoot and very helpful"
Dined on 4/24/2014
Food was outstanding! Sevice was
superior and it's a great atmosphere. Will definetly be back."
Dined on 4/20/2014
We had a wonderful Easter brunch
at Stoneburner. The menu has a wide variety of options and everything we ordered at the table was delicious. "
Dined on 4/20/2014
Went here for the last day of
Seattle Restaurant Week & my birthday, it was the perfect atmosphere, classy, beautiful decor, spacious, not too loud. the service wasn't pushy like they were trying to hurry you. the food was AMAZING, wonderful, complex flavors, a great wine list. all in all in amazing restaurant!!"
Dined on 4/17/2014
We had a wonderful time at
Stoneburner. The prix fix menu was delightful. The service was good, although it was very loud and our server was very quiet. The only complaint I had was we were celebrating a special occasion I had detailed in my reservation and it went unacknowledged :-(. Otherwise I highly recommend Stoneburner!"
Dined on 4/16/2014
It's on the $$$ side but the
anchovy crostini and kale salad were fabulous. The decor is really cool and the bartender is happy to talk about the history of each detail. Great location. "
Dined on 4/15/2014
Bistro menu w/ daily specials.
Beet salad w/ blood orange & olives, daily special green salad w/ spicy dressing and Calabrian sausage and olive pizza. Beet salad was excellent w/ nice earthy and acid balance. The green salad was fresh & the spicy dressing was well suited & sparse (better sparse, so you can actually taste the greens). The pizza was cooked perfectly, great eye appeal, the crust was good, but lacked some of the semolina taste that should be present. The tomato sauce was good, but not as much tomato flavor as expected. The sausage was flavorful, not spicy (which might have been a nice lift) and proportioned properly to limit greasiness. The cheese was fresh, but lacked any discernible flavor. Mostly couples and families"
Dined on 4/6/2014
We had read some reviews saying
the food was so-so.We went for brunch on a Sunday, we ordered a cinnamon roll for the table to share - and it was dry, and didn't taste freshly baked, even though we were there right as the place opened. I had the eggs, bacon and focaccia plate. The best thing was the focaccia. The food was just not great. I wouldn't return. Too bad because the location and the interior are great - but the food needs to improve - by a lot."
Dined on 4/6/2014
Great food. Good selection to
choose from that compliment each other."
Dined on 4/4/2014
We took friends here for a belated
birthday dinner. Service was perfect - very informative and didn't hover or forget us. Pasta, fish, and steak entrees were done perfectly. "Cold cuts" and cheese are a must. Overall great time!"
Dined on 3/29/2014
atmosphere reminds one of NY/Chicago. Food is excellent and a good place to satisfy vegetarians as well as others. friendly people and a delight."
Dined on 3/29/2014
The food we had was ok, and we
were not raving about it. We felt it took a long time for the waiter to get to us once we were seated, and initially we weren't happy with that. Yes, it was busy, but we didn't even get water or anything. When he finally did make it to us, the waiter was able to make up for it with his good service. Overall, his work was good, and compensated for the delay in service. As far as the food, we ordered pizza, and we did not find it all that good, as the crust was too dry, and it felt like we were eating crackers. They need to get that right. Can't speak for the other items on the menu."
Dined on 3/28/2014
Sadly, the food here was mediocre.
Neither my friend nor I was enthused about the dishes we had for brunch. The french toast was odd, and slightly burnt. Coffee was good. On the other hand, restaraunt staff was outstanding, gave interesting information about Stoneburner decor and gave us plenty of attention without hovering. I will give it another try & update review."
Dined on 3/23/2014
We were surprised to find that the
charcuterie, a pizza, a salad and the cauliflower was plenty for the four of us. It was all delicious! We couldn't resist the semolina pear tart and the brownie with hazelnut gelato though....."
Dined on 3/18/2014
The flavors were fine, not
exceptional, but the pizza is a very thin crust. If you enjoy a paper thin crust, you may really enjoy this well decorated new destination. We also had the roasted beets, of which we felt lacked pizazz and were outplayed by the oranges which were intended as a supporting role. Our eyes were filled and satisfied by the surroundings and beautiful atmosphere, but alas, our stomachs were not."
Dined on 3/14/2014
Our first vist to the restaurant.
pleasant ambience. menu descriptions at first did not seem that exciting but pleasantly suprised by the outstanding flavors and taste. outstanding meal. will definitely return."
Dined on 3/8/2014
Food was excellent, our server was
one of the best we've had anywhere and the place has a really great style. Unfortunately, by the time we left around 8:00pm the constant din at rock concert levels was really hard to take. Not sure why the selector at the top of this page goes from Energetic to Do Not Recall, unless that means you actually went deaf while you were there and were subsequently not bothered by it."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Had a great relaxed lunch in an
upbeat cheery atmosphere. Really enjoyed it and look forward to going back to try dinner."
Dined on 2/28/2014
The food and service were very
good, but the restaurant is almost too loud to have a conversation with the people you're sitting with (even if it's only 1 person sitting next to you)."
Dined on 2/26/2014
I took my husband here for his
birthday. We had great service, very nice service and a wonderful time. We left happy! Thank you."
Dined on 2/22/2014
I have tried to get into the
Stoneburner on a few occasions but it's a popular place. This time we got in and the service and food were great. love the brussies! The only negative I have for the Stoneburner is it is loud. Please invest in some noise abatement panels, they will make a big difference in the dbs without detracting from the decor."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Great menu, with lots to choose
from ranging from small plates to pizzas to entrees. Nice wine list. The restaurant was fairly crowded but loud ... conversation was a bit hard, but at a small table, manageable."
Dined on 2/19/2014
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