The Hunt Club
Seattle, WA 98104Neighborhood:
Capitol Hill / First Hill
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
The Hunt Club
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.hotelsorrento.com/dining/index.cfm
- Phone: (206) 343-6156
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast is served
Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
with a breakfast happy hour from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Lunch is served
Monday – Friday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dinner is served
Daily 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Happy Hour is served twice daily in the bar
Daily 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM to close
Bar menu available 11:00 AM to close
Afternoon Tea is served Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Reservations recommended.
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Seafood, American, Northwest
- Executive Chef: Dan Gilmore
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: As Seattle’s longest-standing boutique hotel, the Sorrento has an original, authentic quality that makes meetings and events beyond the ordinary. Our intimate main-floor rooms are warm, comfortable spaces for small meetings and corporate retreats. Or, host your special occasion in our Penthouse Suite, complete with rooftop deck and a stunning view of the city. From formal and elegant to intimate and cozy, we can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding and reception or celebratory dinners all catered by the Hunt Club. Our experienced catering staff is happy to assist with all of your needs.
- Entertainment: The Sorrento Hotel offers entertainment Monday through Sunday. Events include Friday and Saturday music, fireside chats, literary events and art installations. Or, join us for Night School, where we will teach you a lesson on the history of cocktails with a leading bartender, have an intimate conversation with an author or public figure, or invite indie rockers and classically trained musicians into the Fireside Room for an eventful evening.
Search www.hotelsorrento.com for schedule and Sorrento Nights.
A word from The Hunt Club
The Hunt Club Restaurant & Bar located at the iconic Sorrento Hotel is an inviting and romantic place with leather banquettes, dark woods and a fun retro-ambiance. The restaurant’s delicious aromas are sourced from local, natural and seasonal-fresh ingredients culminating in a regional Northwest cuisine expertly prepared by Chef Dan Gilmore. Chef’s menu appeals to all palates including premium cuts, fresh local seafood, Northwest game and poultry. Excellent food served by a knowledgeable and engaging staff makes Hunt Club a top Seattle culinary experience.Continued
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The Hunt Club reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (23)great for lunch (22)romantic (21)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
- It's a great place to returnVissidarteVIPDined on 11/24/2014and enjoy an attractive menu, nicely plated and carefully served. What a relief to enjoy the quiet (absence of music) and enjoy old-fashioned conversations. Great value on food and wine!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good but issue with menuBrookdale60Dined on 11/24/2014We went for lunch to the Hunt Club, to which I had never been and an event I was looking forward to. We chose it because of the Dine Around Seattle special lunch menu. When we read the menu and then inquired of the wait person, it turns out that what was advertised on the DAS website was not reflected--in at least one instance and that was what I wanted to order--in reality. No major deal, and I ended up with basically the same items off the regular menu (except the dessert). But what is offered on line should be honored. What I did have was delicious and the atmosphere was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foodforlifeDined on 11/21/2014Food was mediocre and the ambiance good only in the lounge. Service was good.I would recommend this to a friend.
- cozy spot in lovely classic hotelEtennDined on 11/19/2014Pleasant, classy, welcoming quiet dining room was great spot to bring my parents. Conversation was easy, food quite good, and service was almost perfect. The Kale salad was loved while the green salad was not. Salmon in a sultry mild bacony baste was moist but six stalks of asparagus making up an extra charge side was a paltry offering. The dessert was not a stand out. But my lemon drop at $10 was wonderfully tart and refreshing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Old school times 10ToddVIPDined on 11/19/2014If you are looking for a quiet spot for biz or romance, this is it. One if the best dining rooms in Seattle. Small quiet dining room. Old school Ceaser salad . . Sign me up. Main course is great, desert needs improvement I would highly recommend the Hunt Club, especially if you desire a quiet place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great entree, very mediocre salad and dessert.OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/13/2014The kale salad was missing the hazelnuts, and it was just a pile of large kale leaves in a pretty vinegary dressing with a few beets on the side. I ordered the salad because of the "hazelnut vinaigrette and hazelnuts" it promised, but it was missing both. The entrée, Lamb confit, was excellent. But the "sticky toffee pudding" that followed looked and tasted like a bran muffin microwaved in a ramkin with a small dollop of whip cream on top. There was no sticky, no toffee and no pudding. I truly think they were out of ingredients and pulled the leftover bran muffin and tried to pass it off. We loved the ambience and I'm willing to try it again. My husband's pot roast was really good and his blueberry buckle for dessert was pretty good (but a blueberry dessert in November? Not very seasonal). Next time, I'll order the Caesar salad and the sundae for dessert. I LOVE the subtle background music (light jazz). They haven't succumbed to the Seattle restaurant trend of playing loud techno music, even in finer dining establishments.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not what I expected.SailgirlDined on 11/12/2014Perhaps staff was absent, but I expected an old fashioned tea room pace and was surprised by the hustle bustle. Our order was confused, when it finally came the server stood at our table and switched the portions around to make one correct order and then went to get the rest. I needed to ask for a glass of wine and tea and then had to get up to ask for a spoon for my soup. We were hurried through the ordering process. It was quite " dineresque" in tone. As the lunch progressed the server calmed down somewhat so maybe something had happened.
- No dine and dashMitziDined on 11/10/2014We've dined at Hunt Club 2 other times and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We were excited they participated in the DinearoundSeattle $33 event. We were quickly seeved a basket of bread but no bread plates. after about 5 minutes we signaled a waitress who said nothing , returned a few minutes later and " plunked" the plates down, again without a word! Always a fan of Caesar salads, thus one was a miss and sent back. Romaine tasted like water, dressing and croutons bland. It was loaded with chopped anchovies though. The "spicy lamb shank " needed seasoning but was otherwise very good. My date's albacore was so fishy tasting that I would have sent it back. Sticky toffee pudding was good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hunt ClubAloha9620VIPDined on 11/9/2014I have been to the Hunt Club many times, and it is always wonderful. I have always loved the dark mahogany paneling, it just brings back an era of fine dining in amazing hotels. We stopped in after a music concert nearby and had a leisurely cocktail followed by a delicious meal. I enjoyed the 9 oz sirloin, with half baked potato. It was prepared perfectly! My wife enjoyed a pork entre which she raved about. The prices are easy on the pocket book too. They also offer a $33 prefix dinner with three courses that was tempting, but I had my heart set on a good juicy steak. They also have free valet parking, which is very unusual in down Seattle these days. So go if you are looking for a fun, romantic dinner.Special Features:
- Search for Quiet Restaurant2downtownfolksDined on 11/7/2014The menu was nice. Salad was very good. The staff was friendly and professional We were searching for a quiet atmosphere where we could talk with our friends. Hunt Club has it. A little more continental might be interesting. We knew this restaurant when it was new and exciting. Needs a new image to attract more people for dinner.Special Features:
- The Hunt Club has gone thru so many changes!VissidarteVIPDined on 11/3/2014It's still a good place 2 take friends 4 a bite, and the food is good. The menu changes over the years reflect a changing food culture. Ah, the Sorento is beautiful, a refuge of calm and civility. Fond memories: My own wedding, High Tea for family reunions and Baby showers, Happy Hour(s) in the Fireside Lounge! The dining room is well-managed and definitely a must-try!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BusinessDianeDined on 10/29/2014Best place for business meals or to have conversation. Good food and great service with easy parking and nice ambience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good bar average food, poor serviceFoodtripperDined on 10/23/2014Nice place to meet for drinks in front of fireplace, inconsistent food quality and preparation, poor service in dining room.
- LoveLifeVIPDined on 10/15/2014We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and will indulge again when we are back in Seattle.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- lovely dinnerrulueatsDined on 10/10/2014we went for our anniversary and were not disappointed at all. the waiter (Rafael) was exceptional and attentive. the food was delicious and not overpriced. the cocktails were superb. the room was romantic and comfortable.Special Features:
- DisappointingOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/23/2014On our most recent trip to the Hunt Club we were disappointed. For the price we expected better food…the sirloin was over cooked and the accompanying potato gratin was undercooked and crunchy. The ahi entree was good but not great. In their defense we did not give them an opportunity to rectify the problem as we were hurried that evening. At these prices we expect more perfection. Service was attentive however.
- Classic 19th Century AmbianceRichardDined on 9/20/2014The Hunt Club harkens back to an era of fine hotel dining rooms at the turn of the 19th Century. Heavy wood paneling, quiet conversation, heavy tableware. And the food is very good, too, and moderately priced. We (four of use) all had the $30, three course dinner. Well prepared, professionally served, and properly paced. Great place to eat before an event at Town Hall or ACT Theatre.Special Features:
- Great foodLiveToEatDined on 9/20/2014The Belgian waffle I ordered from the Hunt Club, served with mixed berries, butter, and real maple syrup, did not disappoint. Served piping hot and crispy around the edges, the butter melted in perfectly. My husband ordered a breakfast hash--tender, thin slices of prime rib with smashed red new potatoes, and topped with 2 crispy fried eggs. It was delicious! The bacon was cooked to perfection. We also tried a freshly-squeezed juice blend with cayenne, watermelon, and a few other ingreds. Loved it. If I had my druthers, I would open the place to more light, but that certainly wouldn't keep me from going again. In fact, I might stay at the Sorrento in the future, just to have easy access to the Hunt Club!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great breakfastJaneDined on 9/6/2014We had the best breakfast we have ever had. The French toast and smoked salmon benedict were divine. Dee the server is superb. Very quietSpecial Features:
- Mr. Dan StearnschoicediningDined on 8/24/2014Have visited the Hunt Club many times over the years. The Hunt Club has always stayed on the edge of great cuisine and the ambiance remains stellar. Public parking across the street or they do valet.Special Features:
- Romantic and relaxingPuraVidaVIPDined on 8/22/2014My wife and I had lunch at the Hunt Club, after spending some time visiting my mother at VM. The food was excellent -- my wife had a turkey sandwich, and I had the grilled cheese w/ tomato soup. Both well prepared and were delicious. Service was prompt, attentive, and friendly. We enjoyed it so much, we'll definitely be back to try other menu items, and would like to try dinner, as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good jazz bandsuziDined on 8/16/2014Too bad our table was outside, where we thought they would be, and not inside, where they were! Food not as stellar as I remembered.Special Features:
- Old WorldDarinSDined on 8/14/2014A nice choice for an old school fine dining experience. The room is dark and somewhat dated but I think that's part of the appeal. The dishes have a German slant to them, which was great by me. Gluten free options are clearly marked on the menu and the staff showed special concern in that regard. I had the pork loin, my companion had the chicken roulade. Both excellent dishes and well prepared. The cheese plate was a bargain at $20 for six cheeses with great sized portions of the offerings. Recommend for a quiet somewhat upscale dinner at a great price.Special Features:
- No serviceHoneyBunnyDined on 8/7/2014The food was awesome, as usual, but we had no waiter. The hostess did everything and we were the only ones in the entire restaurant. We were ignored for the whole meal and had to track her down to get things. Once we were ready to pay and asked for a split bill, it took 10 minutes to get it done. Where was the staff?Special Features:
- lovely lunchlovesgarlicDined on 8/6/2014lovely setting, outdoor seating, gracious waitstaff, and delicious fare.All that plus the virginia mason employee discount and it's my favorite place to bring friends for a special lunch.Special Features:
- cleanDined on 8/3/2014The squid appetizer was good. The rest of the meal was just okay.Special Features:
- The Hunt Club never disappoints.RaredinerDined on 7/31/2014The. Hunt Club offers seasonally varying menu selections with good variety to appeal to many palates. Everything, from appetizers to desserts, is prepared with great attention to detail, flavor, and presentation. It is always a treat when I get to eat there.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 602 reviews are from the The Hunt Club reviews archive.
- Poor service and not very good foodnotagainDined on 7/16/2014This has always been our "go to" romantic spot. Maybe we just hit a bad night but it was very disappointing. Poor service and the food was not up to the Hunt Club standards that we remember. The pork was over cooked and extremely salty and someone was heavy handed with the cayenne pepper. It was too hot to eat unless you like highly spiced food, which I don't. I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/13/2014Service was poor - we had reservations for 9:30a.m. and when we finally received our coffee it was very week and we sent it back. On several occasions we had to get up and request service
- great out of the way downtown spotfranwDined on 7/11/2014went for a business lunch and it was a perfect quiet spot with a great menu, INCREDIBLE service from the car valet out front to the hostess and our waitress. all were so open and personable and helpful. decor was luxe inside. nice dark, rich wood and colors. food was also delicious. just a few blocks away from all the mainstream downtown restaurants. this is worth the trip. made me feel i was on vacation somewhere else other than seattle. thanks, hunt club!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lunch at the SorrentoGranmimiDined on 7/10/2014It's a wonderful and historic old hotel. Sitting outside in sunny weather is lovely though Madison St is very noisy -- emergency vehicles and traffic in general. The staff was attentive and gracious. The food was good, not 4-star, but good.Special Features:
- Cozy and warm diningFrequentDinerVIPDined on 6/10/2014Each time dining ar the Hunt Club we satisfy our palate but also leave with a cozy and warm feeling.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not the Hunt Club I rememberCowgirl101Dined on 6/5/2014It has been many years and I know the Hunt Club changed, but it went from being someplace really intimate and special to being just another nice and relatively reasonably priced place to dine. It was okay, not outstanding. The service was okay, not outstanding. It won't be high on my priority list, but remembered as a decent experience.
- Very pleasantmd64Dined on 5/31/2014My companion and I were very late due to traffic but the hostess greeted us warmly and seated us with pleasure. Our time was limited because of another engagement. Our waitperson was very accommodating and helped us keep on time. I would like to return and have a nice, relaxed dinner sometime.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great working lunchSMDJHDined on 5/27/2014The Hunt Club offers a varied menu, wonderful food and service, and staff that understands how to work around guests who are working while enjoying lunch. Beautiful ambience and moderate noise level. Also a delightful spot for dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- brunchbirthdaypartyDined on 5/11/2014It was nice but i have been to better for less but the ambiance was old world charmingSpecial Features:
- Lame HostessOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 5/11/2014We arrived at our reservation time, dressed in suit and my wife in a lovely dress as well as daughter! my wife had been dying to dine here as she loves Historical Architecture! The entire room was empty except for two tables and she seats us on the pass thru aisle right in front of the kitchen door and hostess stand.It was noisy,we could hear the wait staff gossiping in front of the kitchen doors, we were brushed against cold air every tiime the door opened!The food was delicious the servers excellent, the hostess was horrible. We were so uncomfortable that we had eaten paid and were in our car within 45 minutes Oh and by the way the same tables that were empty when we arrives by the fireplace, cozy window were still empty when we left!!
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/9/2014The dinner menu was excellent, especially the Ahi Tuna. Our waiter, Rafael, was wonderful.Special Features:
- Consistently goodfrequentluncherVIPDined on 5/6/2014Always enjoy lunch at the Hunt Club. The grilled shrimp salad with arugula was really tasty and their "dine & dash" menu is always a good choice. Service excellent, as always.Special Features:
- Terrific Seattle Gem!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 5/4/2014The Hunt Club in the old Sorrento Hotel is a great place for fine dining. The menu was wonderful - I had the chicken roulade and my wife had the trout. Both were delicious and well prepared. The wine list included a very nice Gruner Veltliner that perfectly complimented the fish and chicken.The ambience is the real star. Sorrento is an old time Seattle hotel, with the look and feel of the early 1900's. Lots of marble and dark wood. Go for a getaway as a treat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.