Art of the Table
Being from California we expected to have a 7 course meal that was exactly what we paid for a “Tasting Menu”. Although service was great, the food wasn’t. From our entire meal we only had a truffle pasta which we upgraded to that was decent. The order our food was served did not match. The first three items before our tasting began we’re good. Once are tasting began it nose dived completely. In tastings we’ve experienced prior to here such as Vespa, Scratch and others, your dishes are served after one is finished. There was several occasions were the dishes were doubled up in our table taking away from the experience of a tasting menu. Cocktails are good the food and order of tasting needs work. Definitely not worth the price if you understand what a tasting menu is suppose to be like. We wish this restaurant the best and hope that this review helps them increase there quality.
Wonderful service and ambience and great food with gorgeous plating - but beware hidden fees and “upgrades” disguised as parallel options. An interesting - but not necessarily “good value” - experience, as we paid 25% or so more than what our on-menu numbers for food, drinks and gratuity suggested we should.
Memorable. Great fun and will go again.
For three people, with wine pairing, the cost was $823 for mediocre food. WAY WAY over priced! I went to Lark two nights ago and the price was ~$80/person, including 2 glasses of wine. The menu here a AoTT was confusing and the prices were not posted! The food served didn't seem to match what was on the menu. Go somewhere else! I haven't felt this ripped off in 30 years.
We went for my boyfriend’s 50th birthday—and every detail was well planned. They welcomed us warmly (we were a little early) and sat us right away. We enjoyed cocktails and several small plates before the tasting menu began. All in all it was perfect for our special occasion.
We had a family holiday dinner at Art of the Table. I had heard really good things about the restaurant and their innovative tasting menu. The presentation and courses were beautiful and delicious. I loved the additional amouse-bouches! The wait staff, when delivering courses, did a good job of describing each dish. I wish we had opted for the wine pairing. At an additional $80 per person, it is a much better value than ordering individual bottles of wine. It was a lively atmosphere, and the service was good.
Wouldn’t go again but fine for one time experience... overpriced for sure.
Nothing amazing to celebrate a birthday so why ask?
Excellent place for a romantic night out.
We were excited for a ‘chefs table’ experience and expected some interaction from the chefs. There was none
This was an extremely expensive ‘experience’ with very slow service and too much time in between courses. Very small portions. Happy we didn’t opt for pairing component as this would have sent the cost through the roof. I have no problem paying for great food and great service but this was lacking on all counts There were plenty of empty seats so they can’t argue that perhaps they were overwhelmingly busy
Will not visit this restaurant again
Absolutely amazing tasting menu with fantastic and friendly staff. The wine pairing option is a must.
It was our first time to Art of the Table, we sat down and were immediately given the tasting menu by the host. There were no prices on the menu so we went along to do the courses. We had one cocktail, one beer, and two people meal cost ~$400 (tax not included)! Then we learned there's actually another menu with which we could order individual dishes... The host should have at least mentioned it when we sat down.
Service was great but the portion was small and didn't taste like it was worth $400. Pretty disappointed and felt tricked.
The services was really good .
The drinks was nice.
The only thing I didn’t like it’s the all courses flavors was very similar. Smoked, cheese and sour.
The last two courses before dessert I stop eating because the flavors was to much for me.
Nothing fresh in the all tasting menu expect the firs dish.
Art of the Table was just wonderful. The food the presentation the staff was just top notch. All I can say skip lunch that day, by the time you are finished with the tasting menu you are very very full.
One of the best meals I've had in more than 30 years in Seattle. Innovative, gorgeous, and delicious. Very highly recommended.
The food was delicious and very creative. We had counter seating and could watch them preparing the food which was great fun. The servers were all very nice and not stuffy at all.
Expectations were high, but actual experience was average from a value perspective.
Service is exceptional, from the moment you walked in, the table is set and ready.
We were suggested to try the wine pairing instead of ordering a bottle of wine, and we did. The wine was good and definitely enhanced the flavors of our food.
The caviar was served with potato chips and had crab salad on the top, so the chips were soggy therefore the caviar experience was poor, and few plates later the fish was overcooked.
So, the overall experience was below expectations.
Same price as Canlis but not even close to the level of food, service, and atmosphere. Skip it.
Amazing food and excellent wine pairing. Mitch, the super friendly wine director, loves to talk about wine and is happy to answer any wine-related questions.
Awesome! Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. Everything a chef’s tasting should be: exceptional, showcasing everything that goes into a fine meal, from selection to presentation without a aggrandizing. The staff was so pleasant, courteous without pretentiousness. The wine pairings were also exceptional.
Chefs tasting was one of the best I’ve had so far, variety of flavors
Our experience was outstanding.
The food was wonderful. (NOTE to planners: It is recommended to allow 2.5 hours for their regular full tasting menu.)
The service was equally amazing.
We would recommend this place without hesitation (as long as you have the budget for it).
We will be back!
This is a place to celebrate something special. The service was exceptional. Did the 7 course menu which is a little pricey based on the experience. Food is good and very artistic. It is like a journey. Some of the ingredients you might have never tasted and taste is not developed so you might not like it. Their cocktails are exceptional and NOT pricey at all. ($12 for a drink!) I felt that they tried to combine an elevated food journey with a modern bar setting. They should keep their target audience separate to capture this niche market.
Exceptional service with friendly staff, courses were brought out at perfect intervals. Each course was well done with solid presentation. Very enjoyable experience.
We had an awesome anniversary dinner experience at Art of the Table. We recommend to those who want to have a culinary experience of a lifetime.
Absolutely amazing in every way.
Had the tasting menu while seated at at the bar. 7 courses of food and 4 of them were too salty. Not worth the 125 price tag. Service and ambience was nice though.
Outstanding food and service, but extremely expensive, any way you slice it.
Counter service was cool. You could see them make your food!
A foodies dream. Service was outstanding.
I've gone to Art of the Table in the old days when it was a one-chef show. I've done the a la carte menu. And I've done the tasting menus. They are all terrific. But I think the concept shines with the tasting menus. Our dinner last weekend was amazing - every note hit perfectly, every unlikely combination sang, service impeccable and setting lovely. This is our go to special occasion or just plain special dinner spot. It will remain so. Great job.
Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Food came out with our pairings a bit slow, but not a big deal. Overall a great (albeit pricey) experience!
It was pretty expensive for the tasting menu that underperformed in our opinion. An enjoyable experience though!
What a gem! Novel culinary ideas sourced from local vendors. Amazing food and service!
Excellent .... There were three of us having dinner, one having a vegan menu. One of us also had the wine pairing. Every dish was exceptional; the service was competent and attentive, the wine pairing was spot on, and the whole evening was very nice.
We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary - we had the tasting menu w/ wine pairing. We are GF and they graciously accommodated. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. The wine pairings were very well thought out and complemented each dish nicely. We did notice that the dishes seemed to be coming a bit slowly - a minor detraction and certainly not significant enough to prevent us from recommending for that special evening out.
We came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Atmosphere is conducive to conversation. Our waiter was attentive and conversational, not overbearing and did an excellent job presenting the courses. He was also the guy who made our delicious and creative cocktails. We didn’t do the pairings but did get two glasses of wine, a rosé and a Pinot. The owner/chef is a genius with food. Every course was cooked and presented perfectly. He visited us at our table and he was casual, friendly and obviously very proud of his food. Portions are enough but not too much. Very reasonably priced for what you get and we both would definitely return.
For the price, you're far better off just going to Canlis. With the exception of one or two dishes, the majority of the food served was highly underwhelming. I might even go as far as to say that a few of the flavor combinations were borderline repulsive. The wait staff is attentive, maybe too much so though. One of the waiters actually had the nerve to hit on my date when I stepped away to go to the restroom. I really don't appreciate the lack of professionalism. It's highly offensive.
I had high hopes for this place but was sorely disappointed. Please spend your money elsewhere.
I went with friends this time, and as always, the experience was fabulous! Art of the Table is welcoming and the food is always amazing. It's an experience and I do my best to eat here whenever I'm in town. Thank you!
When went to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary and it was one of the top meals we have ever eaten!