Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro
Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro

Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://stumblinggoatbistro.com/
  • Phone: (206) 784-3535
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Sunday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Theilen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Angie Heyer 206-784-3535 x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 68th
  • Public Transit: #5 Metro from downtown Seattle stops directly across the street from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The neighborhood side streets supply ample parking but pay special attention to "No Parking" signs, the tow trucks are in full force during the evening.
A word from Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro
The Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant that features seasonal ingredients from local growers, farms, and foragers. We offer a small but varied wine list as well as a full bar and innovative cocktail menu.
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Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (48)romantic (24)special occasion (24)notable wine list (10)good for groups (6)great for brunch (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Delicious Dinner!
    jaydrel
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We came for Dine Around Seattle and every one of the 4 choices per course looked amazing! It was hard to choose. Then there were specials that also sounded delicious! I had Duck Confit, which was deliciously crispy, and my husband had the wild boar Bolognese, which was also quite good. There was a wine flight offered with the menu, which I chose, and each of the wines was great. This was one of the best Dine Around Seattle Restaurants that we had gone to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reconnected with a great restaurant
    DavidRVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We now have Stumbling Goat on our list of favorites. The food was amazing and the service perfect. Stumbling Goat is high end dining experience in a neighborhood setting at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out with brother
    Cathie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    As always the food and cocktails were fantastic. Wait staff were attentive in a nice way. The specials were all interesting. Could have used a check in at dessert because my coffee was stone cold even when I asked for a warm up. Graciously was brought a new cup but was already done with the dessert course. Thanks and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu. Friendly service.
    LindaP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    As a party of 5, we tried a variety of items from the menu. We had both carnivores and vegetarians in our group - everyone was happy with their meals. They did a good job of leveraging seasonal ingredients, and all items were well prepared. Affordable wine list. Service was friendly and helpful. Welcoming neighborhood ambiance. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have a glass of wine and good conversations
    funsizedfoodie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I love the feel of this restaurant. It's cozy and on the quieter side. You can have a great conversation over a glass of wine and be able to hear the others at your table without a problem. The food was good but I've enjoyed other Dine Around Seattle menus more. I ordered the mushroom risotto; it was creamy but at times the vinegar they added was a little strong for my taste. The cauliflower bisque was my favorite dish of the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wseapol
    Romanticplacefordinner
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Outstanding service, noise level got too load for conversations, food a little bland---a good average local place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This is a favorite place for us. The food is excellent. Exceptionally prepared and locally sourced. The ambiance feels upscale, but not pretentious. In fact, the decor is warm and inviting. Our cocktails were excellent. But the best part is always the customer service, which is attentive but not smothering at all. Our waiter made excellent wine pairing suggestions and took great pains to explain menu items, especially for the add-ins that weren't on the menu. I cannot say enough wonderful things or gush enough to convey my absolute love for this wonderful neighborhood bistro. Side-note: The "noise-level" was quite low, but the button selection above won't accept anything other than all three.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Setting
    luv2eat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was happy with the Stumbling Goat. The food was good and the service was impeccable. I had a blackened cod filet which was wonderful. My wife had rabbit legs that were arguably even better. You'll pay the price for this good food and service (>$100 for two people with drinks), but I will go again. My only complaint was that the noise level was quite high to the point of impacting the conversation at my table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    goodlistener
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I and another couple go to the Stumbling Goat at least every 2 months. I expect that we will increase our frequency after our last visit. We had one of our most enjoyable meals in Seattle in years. The cocktails there re terrific and the cooking is first-rate but not exotic. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. The often-changing specials are always a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    From the attentive service to the well-prepared dishes, I will definitely make return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Samuel
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was our first visit to the Stumbling Goat [a friend recommended it to us] but it won't be our last! Delicious food, fabulous service and a wonderful atmosphere...What more could a person ask for! Thanks Michael for taking such good care of us...we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    xyj32
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We went early in the week so it is understandable that it was a bit quiet. Overall I can see the place being nice if full. The food was ok. I had heard very good things but nothing was truly spectacular and on our visit each dish seemed to have an issue: under seasoned, poorly reduced sauce, vegetable that they were trying to get rid of, mushy tart, etc. Service was poor. The server was knowledgeable but gruff, seemed rushed, and at the end of our meal was more concerned with closing duties even though it wasn't even 9 yet. Only went once and early in the week, but still I expected much better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phinney Favorite
    ZHawkVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We've eaten here several times and it never fails to impress us. Great fresh ingredients and nice small restaurant ambiance. We feel fortunate to have a place like this within walking distance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    beth
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Perfect place for a toddler free date night. The server Xavier was great. The restaurant week menu was fabulous. I had duck, and was heaven. Very good drinks too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Tiffany
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went with a group of 4 for restaurant week. We all tried a variety of the menu options and had drinks. The pomegranate basil drink is fantastic. Food was all good, starter salad just OK, but salads usually are. Waiter David was nice and informative, gave us his time and attention.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went home hungry
    AgentCooper
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Service and ambiance were tops. Food was delicious, too, but the portions were disappointingly small. Only two scallops, really? Had to go home and have another meal. I don't expect, nor want, large portions when I dine, just adequate.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Experience
    Lowell
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My daughter and I had a very good dining experience at Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro. We showed up about 20 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The Restaurant Week offerings were varied and everything we had was very good, although not outstanding. I had choppino that had an abundance of seafood but not a lot of flavor. She had a wild boar bolognaise that was tasty. The service was really great, with multiple servers and bussers working as a team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet foodie Hidden Gem
    Foodie24
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food and service was Amazing. We live on the eastside- we normally would not have ventured to Greenwood, but for restaurant week-we thought why not. SO glad we did! we shared the duck conflit- and the chanterelle risotto-- both were note worthy. The wine pairing they suggested with the courses was right on as well. The servers were excellent too- very attentive. The only issue was the noise level. Even the server had to squat down to hear us- and we had to almost yell to talk to each other. Maybe it was because it was restaurant week- and too many energetic people? I would definitely go back- maybe on a regular week- because I could tell it would be a very cozy and romantic setting, if it wasn't for all the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went here for the Restaurant Week and it was the best choice I have done this year. The wait staff was amazing and the food was just to die for. Will be happy to go back even outside of Restaurant Week just because it was that amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was the second time I have been to this joint. The first time was a great experience, food was great, waiter was knowledgeable, not too noisy. This time around, we had a 6:15 reservation and did not get our food until 7:55. From the time that we ordered our dinner (6:40) to the time we got it was well over an hour. Totally unacceptable. It was my mom's birthday dinner too. What a bummer, but we made the best of it. No mention by the wait staff of how late the food was. Didn't even register with them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 14 reviews are from the Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro reviews archive.