Art of the Table

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442 reviews
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For over a decade, Art of the Table has been the restaurant in Seattle to celebrate food and those who dedicate their lives to raising, growing, foraging and catching our produce in the Pacific Northwest. Through our intimate dining room, our 10 seat chefs counter overlooking the kitchen, and our close relationship with local farmers and artisans. The menu at Art of the Table, crafted by chef Dustin Ronspies, changes daily to reflect a full range of seasonal, local produce, with all items made from scratch. Our tasting menus are the best expression of what we do. Along with our tasting menus, we offer a la carte dining option in the bar and lounge.
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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and birthday celebration went super well with the 7 course chef tasting menu. Got to try some first time dishes of the night and loved the duck breast dish the most.

Very creative and each dish is different from the next!

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E
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was all very very good. I can’t gush over the whole experience. We’ve visited 1,2, and 3 star restaurants in NYC and in Europe that deliver tastings for less money. I think for about $280 each we expected a bit more.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing!

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RG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Art of the Table is pricey and if you’re not a fan of tasting menus you can dine in the bar but we tried the 5 course menu without the wine pairing. We enjoyed every morsel. Impeccable service. So fun to sit at the counter and watch everything being prepared and plated.

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OD
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had great food, but our main server was very blah. He was not engaging or enjoyable. Unfortunately, this can greatly affect the overall dining experience, and it did.

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ME
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is really very good indeed. It's not cheap, but it's a special experience. Thank you.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a magical experience from start to finish. The service was outstanding, the food was out of this world (they call it a 7-course meal and give you 12 total dishes!), and the drinks were phenomenal. This is my new favorite restaurant!

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D
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a lovely experience

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MF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, inspired food and a beautiful restaurant with impeccable service. The price tag is appropriate. However, I wouldn't recommend it at this time- while still giving it five stars. Though the price is appropriate when spending $500 on a meal for two, enjoying the wine is a must. The wine pairing was not in any way comparable to the food. Instead of selecting amazing wines, the selection was unique and unfortunately fell flat. What works for this restaurant is that its unique food is extraordinary. When/if that same standard is applied to the wine pairing, it would be a natural first choice for a return experience. Without extraordinary wine, the food falls short of its potential. I'm not a wine snob. The wine selection was just not good, let alone extraordinary.

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s
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for a celebration.
We enjoyed the great food and service for three hours!
You can choose 7 courses or 5 courses. I chose 7 courses, but I wish I could have chosen 5 courses.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly curated menu. Superior service. Excellent interaction with the chefs while dining at the chefs table. The most amazing experience I’ve ever had.

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C
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I could sum up AOTT in one phrase: trying too hard. From the three (3!?) amuse bouche plates, to the weird wine choices, to the overly elaborate dishes, the entire experience was one of a restaurant that wanted desperately to be great but failed at every turn.

The plates that deserved three or four tastes had six or eight. The wines weren’t just unique but downright weird, sherry mid-meal wasn’t just a “bold choice” it was terrible. The entire meal was like that.

And the service. Ouch. The waiter assured us the wine pairings were “about 2 glasses worth”. It was seven. The first courses came too fast, before the previous was done. Then it was agony, we waited 20mins between courses once, many times 10-15mins with an empty table. The meal took three agonizing hours.

In sum, this place needs to step back and breath deeply. There is talent, don’t try so hard.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food - staff was knowledgeable about all of the dishes & the execution by the kitchen was first class.

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c
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant seating area offers a choice of 5 or 7 course fixed price menus. We had the 7 course meal and purchased the wine pairing as well. When splurging on a meal in this price point, you want to be wowed - and we were "wow-squared". It was an phenomenal meal. Each course was extraordinary. The food was delicious, the ingredients were often unusual, the flavors were 'to die for' - just a culinary experience unlike we have had before in Seattle. Can't recommend it highly enough; though be sure to be prepared for the price point. Worth ever bit of it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall food was good, service was great. Not worth the price tag

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Art of the Table on our anniversary and had an incredible experience. The food was out of this world and the service was exceptional. It was a slow night so it was a bit quiet, but we can't wait to go back when the energy is high. The staff did a great job making our dining experience special. I would highly recommend AOT. Thank you for a great night!

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PN
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been there 2 times and both experiences were excellent. The service is superb and the ingredients are always fresh. They will cater to any food restrictions you have.

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h
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from Taylor and Lily made the dinner even more special!

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A
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chillest restaurant crew I have ever seen. Everyone was friendly and took time to explain things, discuss the food and it's preparation. And the food was art!
This was a tremendous evening.

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BT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I wss very excited for this dinner and I have to say I was disappointed.

Overpriced for the quality.

Service was not fantastic.

Food had great pieces, but also pieces I wouldn't eat again.

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AK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food which we are still raving about, wonderful receptionist and staff! Our only issue was our main server. The restaurant was not too busy and we were only three people in our table. Before we began our orders. I politely asked if he could take a photo before the table became cluttered and he said he wanted to get our orders in, fine we said. When he came back, I asked again and he put it off twice. I don’t know what that was about! Finally, I asked the receptionist and she graciously accommodated us. He seemed rushed but did answer our questions, and explained the courses up to a point, but would walk off while talking, his voice trailing off. He was polite to a point but seemed to be put off or indifferent with us. Maybe he was bored with his job? I don’t mean to single him out but it did affect our overall experience since we are talking about him right now. He did come back with answers when we had questions about the wine and answered our questions regarding the courses. When you do a tasting, there is a rapport that you establish with your server in connection with the meal. It is part of the overall experience. It must have been an off night for him or something. He would be an excellent waiter if he just engaged his customers a little more and had a little joy in his step like the rest of your staff. That would have made the whole experience worthwhile and an unforgettable one!!!

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MB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, the food was exceptional and I loved every mouthful. The staff are friendly and happy and just overall was a great experience.

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z
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a lifelong friend here for dinner on his suggestion. Service was impeccable and knowledgeable about everything. Most of the courses were slam dunks and all were adventurous. Highly recommended.

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a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very special experience. Food was exquisite. Spacing between courses was perfect. All around an outstanding meal.

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my partner to Art of the Table for his birthday. Art of the Table has amazing food that looked and tasted amazing! The food on the tasting menu was definitely worth the cost. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who is interested in a fine dining experience using local ingredients found around Seattle. Additionally, the staff were very polite and knowledgeable about the food. The staff were attentive and personable. I would definitely come here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of the waitress was horribly unkind - NO eye contact, she spit information about the food and quickly leave the table. There was no interactions, but only bad attitude.

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TF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE! Every morsel was off the charts amazing. And the level of customer service was impeccable and flawless. We will be back again and again and again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Went for Valentine's Day. The tasting menu was decent but for $130+ 20% gratuity it just felt like an average restaurant trying to pass off a high end tasting menu. Overall the dishes tasted good - just maybe a tad overpriced for what it was.

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MS
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good.

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TD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go to see what the chef and team there are creating for you. If you're not there to be surprised and delighted by the chef's choices for you, you're at the wrong place.

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder!! Best restaurant in Seattle, by far.

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CO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Pricing wasn’t clear on the menu and what they told us wasn’t the price they ended up charging us, they brought us the wrong bottle of (more expensive) wine and the food was just ok.

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TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Did the vegetaarian tasting and it blew my mind.

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience. We went there to celebrate a birthday and they did an amazing job! Also loved that they had a pescetarian and vegetarian option for us upon our request. The wine pairing and food were amazing! Can't wait to come back again.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal! From the amuse Bouche to the beautiful dessert! We have always loved coming to Art of the Table and look forward to our next visit!

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CE
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staggeringly good food. Expect your palate to be challenged, but never assaulted. Much more laid-back setting and service that similarly high-end restaurants. Wonderful!

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M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good, but not great. Usually for $550 for two people I expect really amazing food (and having been to many Michelin restaurants, this does not compare). The wagyu steak was tough; first round of steak was returned to the chef, while the second round was edible, but still tougher than I would have liked. Some of the pickled veggies were almost overwhelmingly strong. Interesting, but not wonderful. The dessert would have been much tastier if it weren't so salty.

Basically, good food, but not worth the price.

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We expected this restaurant to be GREAT. It wasn’t. We got a table totally cornered by a window on one side and a bar on the other. The waitress had to reach over us for everything. The food was good but nothing extraordinary and not worth the price. The wine glasses In the wine pairing came Pre-poured, something we have not seen before in a fine dining restaurant. They should be serve in front of the customer. We won’t be going again

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b
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can taste different ingredients in every bite, but each one had solid good flavor. Every course was excellent and service was great.

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B
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner celebration my wife's birthday. The food was great. The ambiance was casual cool. And the wait staff was very accommodating. Certainly not an inexpensive meal but worth enjoying on a special occasion.

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