The Hunt Club
The Hunt Club

The Hunt Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotelsorrento.com/dining/index.cfm
  • Phone: 2063436156
  • 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Terry
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary 3 hour valet parking when guests dine in the main dining room.
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.
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The Hunt Club reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)romantic (16)special occasion (16)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (7)good for groups (7)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Good bar average food, poor service
    Foodtripper
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Nice place to meet for drinks in front of fireplace, inconsistent food quality and preparation, poor service in dining room.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveLifeVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and will indulge again when we are back in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely dinner
    rulueats
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    we 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:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    On 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.
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  • Classic 19th Century Ambiance
    Richard
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    LiveToEat
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast
    Jane
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had the best breakfast we have ever had. The French toast and smoked salmon benedict were divine. Dee the server is superb. Very quiet
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mr. Dan Stearns
    choicedining
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Have 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:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic and relaxing
    PuraVidaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good jazz band
    suzi
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Too 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:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old World
    DarinS
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No service
    HoneyBunny
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The 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:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely lunch
    lovesgarlic
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    lovely 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:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • clean
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The squid appetizer was good. The rest of the meal was just okay.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Hunt Club never disappoints.
    Rarediner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The. 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and not very good food
    notagain
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This 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:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Service 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
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  • great out of the way downtown spot
    franw
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    went 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:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Sorrento
    Granmimi
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It'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:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 598 reviews are from the The Hunt Club reviews archive.
  • Cozy and warm dining
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Each time dining ar the Hunt Club we satisfy our palate but also leave with a cozy and warm feeling.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Hunt Club I remember
    Cowgirl101
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    It 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.
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  • Very pleasant
    md64
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My 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:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great working lunch
    SMDJH
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    birthdayparty
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was nice but i have been to better for less but the ambiance was old world charming
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lame Hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We 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!!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The dinner menu was excellent, especially the Ahi Tuna. Our waiter, Rafael, was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    frequentluncher
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Always 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:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Seattle Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jdeeVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This seems a restaurant that provides a certain kind of experience and does it very well. It is a dark, quiet, clubby atmosphere, a place where you can hold a conversation with your dining partner. Service was attentive and prompt at lunch. The food is on the pricey side, but for that you get quality ingredients and obvious attention to detail in putting the dishes together. The crisp bacon on the salmon BLT may have been the best restaurant bacon of my experience, for example.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SeattleMaisie
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Five of us went for lunch. We asked for and received a quiet table. The dining room is warm with wood paneling. The restaurant is within a historic hotel with beautiful public rooms. Service was outstanding, and so was the food. Don't miss the tomato soup. Prices were very reasonable and valet parking is free. The latter is a real plus in this busy neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hunt Club was a great experience!
    DJTanner
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had a great dinner here. It was quiet and the good was terrific. The organic green salad with shaved fennel was so good! Will definitely return next time I'm in Seattle. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blah
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Really poor performance-- especially when I think back to the restaurant's early days when the food was superb. We had the 3 for 30. I think the entree was described as 'rack of lamb' when in fact it was two thin, tough chops served on a bed of tasteless lentils. I wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend it.
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  • Wonderful
    Penny
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I have always wanted to go to the Sorrento Hotel. My parents enjoyed visiting on special occasions and it has lots of history. I am so glad I had the opportunity to enjoy a luncheon on a very special occasion!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing this time
    mkers10VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We have eaten here in the past and enjoyed high quality food so we signed up to go during Seattle Restaurant Week. Even at $28 per person for the three courses, we felt taken. The food was uninspired with little developed flavor and the portions were tiny. The dessert (cherry crumble) was like a joke.
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  • A very special time
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We go to lots of restaurants as a symphony attending group, and we so appreciate a good experience for dinner. The restaurant was so comfortable, quiet enough to talk with everyone and enjoy not only very good food but wonderful service. What more do you need to have a great night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Bobbakh
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    2 adults 2 kids, enjoyed the food and the service was great, just a little stogy. But the food was amazing,
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small place - BIG Reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Arrive during happy hour & have cocktails & appetizer in the comfy, circular lounge. Dining room, like the lounge, has the coffered, dark wood ceiling, though small, but cozy. We both had the very good beet salad. Lamb was done perfectly, my wife liked the shrimp. Service was was good, attentive, but not intrusive. Bar area seemed of ample size. Great spot for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Fast, friendly service, tasty food, good beverage list. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday lunch for Swedish employee
    BDeels
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Tasty food and pleasant atmosphere. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy, quiet lunch with great food
    DeeV
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Traveled from Redmond to enjoy the historic Sorrento with friends. Atmosphere is elegant but well kept with splashes of modern. The food as usual was excellent with great variety for all tastes. We will come back and recommend the Hunt Club to everyone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall