Tilth
Tilth

Tilth

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tilthrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (206) 633-0801
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;


    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Maria Hines
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Bring the elegance and simplicity of Tilth’s organic cuisine to your next event. Whether you are hosting a formal sit down dinner, a business function, or a casual reception, let the kitchen and service staff of Maria Hines’ premier restaurant help elevate your experience. We are able to cater to a variety of functions and bring the Tilth experience to you.

    For more information e-mail us at laguiar@tilthrestaurant.com or call us at
    (206) 633-0801

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Interlake Blvd.
  • Public Transit: bus lines: #16, #44.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Tilth is located on bustling 45th street in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. Street parking is available, but 45th is quite busy. We advise you plan a few extra minutes to find parking.
A word from Tilth
Tilth features New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients sourced from as many local farmers we are able to support. Our executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, is a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef of the Northwest, as well as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs of 2005 and this year she is a semifinalist for Outstanding Chef. In 2008, the New York Times deemed Tilth one of the best new restaurants in the country. Tilth received its organic certification from Oregon Tilth, an unaffiliated organization that promotes sustainability.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Tilth reviews from OpenTable diners
192 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (163)neighborhood gem (133)special occasion (114)romantic (97)great for outdoor dining (49)notable wine list (43)great for brunch (36)hot spot (11)good for groups (11)great for lunch (9)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Wonderful as always
    AuntieM
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I have been eating at Tilth since it opened. Food and service have been excellent every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is a quite unpretentious restaurant.
    Dblstks
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Went there for a birthday dinner for my wife. I mentioned this on my reservation not really expecting anything. We walked in and were quickly seated. First person to great us asked about the birthday and wished my wife happy birthday which was nice in itself. They returned with a glass of champagne for the table! Very generous and unexpected. We did the tasting menu which was perfect. A chance to try a variety of items. And the 5 course filled even I with a large appetite. Thank you for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    NinaV8
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    What a remarkable place! I booked reservations for a friend's birthday, knowing only that she considered it one of her favorite places in the city. Every bit of the meal from the greeting at the door to the final decaf coffee was perfect. We decided to split a few small plates. The mussels were sweet and flavorful, with the perfect texture. The heirloom bean cassoulet was hearty and filling without being heavy. The salad was a delight. At the end, they surprised us with chocolate ganache cake, complete with spiral candle. The restaurant has taken a slew of well-deserved national honors (the year it opened the New York Times names it one of the best new restaurants in the country). Housed in an old Craftsman house, it has a cozy, unpretentious ambiance and a staff that is both knowledgeable and gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and Overrated...
    GoGoBearVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Was looking to have dinner with a friend so that we could catch up...I chose Tilth because the menu located interesting, but primarily because they were offering 1,000 point Open Table reservations AND were part of my Airline Dinning Miles network, which was running a 2,000 mile promotion. When I told my GF / SigO / Partner where my friend and I were having dinner, she was surprised, impressed, a wee bit jealous and warned me that the tab could get a bit out of control. Seems that the chef / proprietor is something of a "Seattle Celebrity" along the lines of John Howie. I knew none of this when I made the reservation. Well my GF was right about the tab. I ordered small plate portions of the duck burgers (which WERE delicious, let me say that right now) and the pork belly. The pork belly was not bad, but was in no way impressive (certainly not comparable to say, the pork belly at Serafina, for example). My companion ordered the large plate portion of some prawn dish, which for $31 had FOUR prawns and about a cup of polenta. I did not sample her meal (because there wasn't much to sample!), but she said nothing about being impressed in anyway shape or form, so I am guessing her sentiments regarding the prawn dish mirrored mine regarding the pork belly. We both had dessert, and we were both unimpressed. I had a chocolate cake of some sort...again, tiny portion and just not noteworthy in anyway. I don't recall what my friend had, but she made no comment regarding enjoying it. Now, don't get me wrong - the food was not bad. And the Duck Burgers were GREAT! I would say the overall experience was of the sort that if we had spent $80 - $100, my sentiment would be like "Meh...decent food, polite staff, nice ambiance...really enjoyed my company...fair enough". The tab, with three small plates (took some Duck Burgers home to my GF), one large plate, one round of drinks and two desserts (no appetizers) came to very nearly $200 with tax and tip. No, I cannot recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising and imaginative
    Eleanor
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food is creative and interesting and delicious. The dining room is drafty on cold nights and a little uncomfortable. The service is attentive but slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TOBYDCLPGL
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Very savory, lovely, high end comfort food. Will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite restaurant
    Erthling1
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Best meal I've had all year! It was a great experience for pescatarians. We found choices of good things to order, service and food were absolutely flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Terrific place. Very expensive. We really enjoyed and staff amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding, again
    Kate125
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Every meal I have at Tilth is both interesting and delicious. This brunch was my first time trying their scones - heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must-go-to-restaurant
    Nann
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We love Tilth, and try to get there each month to try the new menu. Have never been disappointed in food or service. Enjoy the choice of large or small dishes and great variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely sourced food in serenity
    fromRoseville
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Tilth is in a house, and is quiet and serene. All food is locally sourced. The Fall Sour cocktail was too sweet. This was the least sweet, so be warned. We started with salmon rillettes, Lovely, although it needed more zing. We had a starter with farmer's cheese, fresh fig and marcona almonds, tasty! The mussels in a pernod, pepper, fennel broth was delish and perfectly cooked. The pork belly was a small dish, really small, literally a 1" cube of pork belly. Very nice taste, but super small considering the small plate was $18! The sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce was delicious. Dessert was pumpkin semifreddo, but it missed a crispy element. If you are a big eater, the portion sizes of some things is small, so ask your server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been great but....
    PortlandFoodies
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The risotto was great, the wine pairings for the most part were quite good, and we would have loved it, but given that we ordered the five course menu with the premium wine options, we were quite surprised, to see that that we were charged an extra $16 charge for a substitution on one of the five dishes that we had to change due to a food allergy. We dine out often and have never been charged a premium for a substitution, particularly if you are spending over $300 for dinner. More insulting was that with the bill, we were given two coupons to share with friends for $25 off their meal. Note to restaurants- when you insult your customers, they focus on everything they didn't like, not what they loved.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit but I'll be back!
    whiskeywolf
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Sat at the bar for a quick dinner during Restaurant Week and was blown away by the menu, service, and quality of the food. Instant Maria Hines fan here!
    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.
  • Enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I really enjoyed the wine pairing option as well as the set menu for Restaurant Week
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luvgdfd
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    great food and service, however the noise level did tend to creep up at the end of our meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Maria Hines
    danfanVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Of the several restaurants owned and operated by Maria Hines, this is the best! It's cozy and charming (romantic) but the night we were there it was quite crowded due to the ongoing Restaurant Week promotions. The tuna was delicious. Excellent wine pairings too! If you happen to go during the late spring and summer, the outdoor seating area is charming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    foodiefind
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I went here with several co-workers take part in Restaurant Week. We decided to go here because 3 out of 4 had never been to Tilth and because of the menu. The atmosphere, service and food were all great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always
    huahine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Tilth is a sure bet when you want a great meal, imaginative preparations, interesting wines. I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to detail at every level!
    megann
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Every bite was delicious, the service was both knowledgeable and friendly, and the atmosphere was cozy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, outstanding
    DanL
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Never a disappointment dining here. Food was delicious, and service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but don't need to go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food tasted fine. I guess we expected that much given how much we were going to spend for dinner. But nothing blew us away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening out
    daneena
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I made the reservations for my husband and I for our anniversary. We chose the five course tasting menu and it was wonderful. My favorite was the Apple celeriac soup. Each course was explained by the server and the whole meal worked well together. The servers were all very attentive and pleasant. It was a great special occasion dinner and if we come to the area again we would surely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute and Very Tasty
    LiaK
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very cool and cute little place in an old remodeled neighborhood house, makes for a fun dining experience. The food was very good, and all organic; though I didn't go for brunch, the menu looks tempting and I plan to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jilliliz
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Honestly one of the best dining experiences and best meal of my life. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ravishing food
    rattlebrain
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I've walked by this place many times and wondered if it was even open as it seemed so quiet. I decided to give it a try during restaurant week, which was a brilliant choice. Once inside the little house which is Tilth, my husband and I felt as though we'd stumbled upon a large hip dinner party - it was lively and welcoming inside, full of people celebrating life with excellent food and wine. Many of the menu choices were intriguing twists on familiar foods, such as roasted chicken finished in duck fat. We'll return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Foodie34
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went with my girlfriends for a girls night-out and to try their menu for Seattle Restaurant Week; and we couldnt be happier. The service was top notch, food was great and we had a wonderful time. Will do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    nicedining
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    An excellent meal which we had anticipated. We were here for the 3 for $30 special and added a $25 wine flight which was delightful,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good, but also meh
    sensibletaste
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We did the restaurant week menu - so I'm wondering if the regular menu items are better. The food was ok/pretty good. I would have enjoyed it if it had been at a "regular" chain restaurant. But I think places, like Tilth, should be held to a higher standard. The risotto was way undercooked, very crunchy (probably intended to sit warming for longer - for the larger restaurant week preparations). The chicken was good, but supposed to be confit and the taste was a little bland for confit. The kale under the confit was great. Our server was very attentive, and everyone was working very hard in a very small space. The wine pairing was very good - they have a very good selection. The meal was good, but very unconvinced it was worth the $ level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Service
    JoeA
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    SO and I came here for Seattle Restaurant week. Our server was fantastic. And the ambiance was great: their choice of music (mainly Sinatra era/style tunes) was spot on and set a great atmosphere in the cozy dining room. Overall, the food was great - the highlight dishes for me were the Tuna Croquette and the Chocolate Ganache Cake. The cake was fantastically decadent and the croquette was perfectly cooked, crispy outside and perfect inside. The one slightly down point was the semifreddo, which was a little too frozen/solid, but the server quickly corrected that by bringing us another chocolate ganache cake instead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative not tasty
    Yuan
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I went to tilth for the first time during seattle restaurant week and is a little bit disappointed. I get the soup for appetizer, it is creative, and a good one as well. For entree, i get the pumpkin risotto with goat cheese and is a bit disappointed. it is simply a creative, yet weird combination. I can only eat half of the serving size. I switch the dessert from pumpkin to chocolate cake at the last minute and was right! (my friend get the pumpkin one and is simply weird) The quality chocolate cake used is great, so are the mousse(?) on the top of it. You can taste the seasalt from eating the cake, which, to me, is a great one, though is said to be less creative. The service, nonetheless, is absolutely wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time at Tilth
    Pepper
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I had first seen the chef on Top Chef Masters, and resolved to visit, when I saw Tilth on the SRW list, I knew it was meant to be. The restaurant is in a small former house, so it's quite cozy, but very beautifully decorated. It definitely has an intimate atmosphere. After our server took our order she came back with a surprise amuse bouche. It's always fun to feel like you're being treated! The two stand out dishes were the pork belly and the sasparilla. I could probably have both every day and not tire of them! Couple that with prompt friendly service and you have a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed every bite of our meal. From the apple/celeriac soup to the broccoli to the perfectly prepared Albacore. Service was perfect and the ambiance of the restaurant is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for brunch
    Lkm27VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great service and cozy atmosphere. I wish the food portion is little more. If you go with a lot of appetite you need to order two. It is good place for romantic dinner for couple.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Sure-Thing Kind of Dinner
    sirilinneaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We haven't been to Tilth in a while, however we've always had delicious brunches and dinners here in the past. This past dinner was incredible. Each dish was delicious, we did the tasting menu, a bottle of champagne and two wine pairings. All were fantastic. The tuna belly, steak and the theo chocolate dessert were the highlights. As was the bottle of champagne the sommelier helped us select. The only thing I don't love about Tilth, is the tables are incredibly close to each other. So if you're a lively bunch (us), or a couple on their anniversary, you're cramping each other's style trying to both enjoy yourself, but not bother your neighbors who are about a foot away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service
    amparks
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Celebrated at Tilth for a birthday brunch. Reservation was for 4, but a second table was quickly adjoined to ours when we arrived as a party of 5. We appreciated that, since most places would just crowd in another chair at the end of the table. We were also given two complimentary loaves of banana walnut bread in celebration of our son's birthday. Yum! The menu selections, food, ambiance and service were all quite excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the small plate option
    Foodfan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We ordered a bunch of their small plates. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and brought our food in the right order and spaced it nicely so we didn't have 10 plates at our table at once. The food itself was really aromatic and flavorful. Our favorite for the evening was the steak. We'll have to come back to eat just the steak in the large plate option. It's definitely pricey, hence the fine dining tag, but it's worth the experience esp if you are celebrating, like we were.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable tasting menu
    BugsBunny
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The imagination and execution of the chef and her team is unbelievable. Pairings of items you wouldn't consider came off perfectly (mushroom pesto papardelle over a corn paste, watermelon slices with feta, salmon perfectly cooked with zucchini 'pasta'). Waiter was very knowledgeable and a nice guy to talk to over the 2 hour tasting experience. Great looking space inside and out. Music choice initially was odd for the environment (upbeat jazzy pop), but replaced by a perfect sound (French mellow jazz).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tilth, a GREAT place to dine
    Nann
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    What to say about Tilth except that it is exceptional! As many times as we have been there we have never been disappointed with anything. Every month the menu is different, and every month the chef gets it just right. No end to his imagination and talent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Customer
    CarolynR
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Tilth remains my go to brunch spot. The service is always great and the food is impeccably presented. It also never feels crowded for brunch which I find is a rare feeling for sunday brunch in seattle. I will be back time and time again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seattle45diner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We always love Tolth. The seasonal food is great and there is always something for my meat and potatoes husband as well as myself.(tending toward vegetarian)..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.