Art of the Table

4.6
349 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 282-0942
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dustin Ronspies
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Private party facilities
Our restaurant is available for private events with a max party size of 70 guests. We also have semi private dining options for parties of up to 25. Please send inquires to Shannon@artofthetable.net or call 206-282-0942
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38th Street
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Parking details
plenty of free parking all around the restaurant.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Seattle
266 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was our first visit to Art of the Table's new location, which is a very nice space. They switched from some nights à la carte and others with a prix fixe menu. Now AotT serves prix fixe (5 or 7 courses) all nights in the dining room and at the chef's counter and à la carte only in the bar area. The prix fixe menu is truly fixed--except for one course, there was only one dish per course. Check their website for the prix fixe menu contents.

We had the 5-course prix fixe (AotT rule: everyone at the table has to get the same thing). This allowed us to sit at the chef's counter, which we greatly enjoyed at the old location. The new counter is further from the action than the old one and not as exciting. Our server was new and knew little about the food (there was backup).

The food was well prepared, but not entirely to our liking. The à la carte menu had more intriguing items than the prix fixe menu. We would have gone that route, except that meant we would have had to sit in an empty corner designated the bar area. This inflexibility seemed unnecessary in a mostly empty restaurant.

One item in the 5-course prix fixe, and the only selection option, was a gnocchi with Alba white truffle, at a substantial supplement. The white truffle on my dish was fairly low quality with little aroma or taste. It would have been better not to offer this dish, especially at such a large supplement, if the truffle was not high quality. In addition, the gnocchi were below average for Seattle restaurants. Avoid this dish.

The wine list is comprised of many wines and wine makers that are little known. The wines comprising the 5-course prix fixe pairings were acceptable, but not great. We would have been better off selecting our own wines by the glass, although those offerings were fairly limited (the wine pairings were not offered as by-the-glass selections, although a few, not all, were available if requested).

Not up to previous experience.

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E
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

food is exceptional, choice of two tasting menus, beautiful service. the restaurant's size and decor not befitting the menu or quality of cuisine but you dont notice when you focus on what is on your plate

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was top notch and food was incredible. We chose the 7 course Chef’s tasting menu and was NOT disappointed.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and service were just amazing

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KC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The value equation doesn’t work, particularly when the mandatory 20 percent and taxes are added. Some of the food was lovely but a couple of the dishes, including the main event, and selections on the wine pairing were not enjoyable. Not going back. Going to The Corson Building instead.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drink and Service!! One of the best in Seattle!

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R
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the 7 course chef tasting menu and I believe we got in total 11 courses instead. Every course was delicious and perfectly displayed. We will be back!

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F
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I had high hopes, but they were quickly dashed. The $105 5-course price point is in the same range as some very amazing restaurants in Seattle--notably Altura and Canlis--yet the food and the ambiance were on a much lower level than those establishments. While the food was expertly prepared and presented (the cooking was good, and the plating was pretty), the flavors lacked cohesion. There was no "wow, that's really good" bite to take the meal to the next level. We sat facing out toward the sidewalk on Stone Way and this orientation wasn't the most pleasant, with pedestrians looking down toward us. The service was a bit overdone, with at least 4 different people delivering different plates or amuses-bouches and a little too much talk at the point of delivery, and perhaps a bit too much confidence in how greatly the food would be appreciated. There was also a moment where the dessert was delivered and a scoop of ice cream almost rolled off the plate as it was clumsily brought to the table, where the server did not know how to handle this and just left.

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F
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Very fun and enjoyable dining experience. Super down to earth stay and service. Food were mostly hits. Would reconsider the beef dish which was very reminiscent of corned beef.

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SP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We got the chef's tasting menu; at $125 + tax + mandatory 20% tip we were expecting to be wowed. We loved the 3 amuse-bouches, but of the 7 actual courses, only two hit it out of the park for us, a halibut dish and the dessert. We felt the flavor profiles kept missing--not quite blending together to create something cohesive and exciting. Tasted individually, all the components on the plate were great...but often one element overpowered the others, or the delicate flavors got lost. The dishes we did like succeeded in this cohesive blending of flavors, where most of them fell short and left us disappointed. In terms of ambiance, the design and decor of the space felt a bit pedestrian to us, for a special-event meal that we ended up spending nearly $400 on without wine. The space itself did not feel like an exciting destination for a special night. So all around, a pleasant evening but not the wow I would look for at these prices.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and wonderful staff. The cocktails were amazing worth the cost and wait

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came in from Dallas for the game. Googled farm to table. Got a late reservation. The rest is history… One of the best, if not the very best, meals we’ve ever had. We Go to a lot of nice places. The bar is not low. This place is phenomenal…

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The experience and food was wonderful, well every part minus the guest service. We ordered the tasting menu for 2 with wine tasting. When it was mentioned that I did not like the Sherry Wine selection, and if there was another choice, in-which we were willing to pay for, above the already $528.00 dinner for two, he became angry. Stating this is the choice they pick to share with the world, and sometimes people like it sometimes they don’t. He proceeded to say it was a moot point since I was pretty much done with the course. This was not the point, just wanted a different glass and was willing to pay. Then he proceeded to be arrogant, at which point I had to diffuse him and just say, it was just a question, everything is wonderful, don’t worry about it, in the most pleasant voice I could muster. The server then proceeded to tell the other wait staff about my request, and from that point forward, each interaction with the wait staff had a different tone. Being a tasting chef choice menu, we had no choice but to interact. Honestly, it was amazing cuisine, but it was hard to continue to enjoy after the continued brush off the should service.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was tasty but not outstanding, and that, along with the casual ambience and service, certainly didn’t warrant the astronomical price tag. I’ve eaten at Michelin-starred restaurants that offer an unforgettable experience. If a restaurant is going to charge at that level, everything else must be at that level too.

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SD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had the seven course tasting menu with the wine parings. This "surprise" menu had much better dishes than the five course menu, so I would recommend it. There were very good wines and large pours with the pairings, which is a bit unusual. The food was simply outstanding. Not a bad course. Since Canlis has gone way downhill recently and Rovers is long gone, this is really the choice for fine dining in Seattle.

The only problem is with the room, which is your typical first floor of a new apartment building. They tried to gussy it up, but the concrete and live surfaces remain. If you have a noisy neighbor, like I did, your meal will be disrupted. It will cost you 4-500 bucks to eat there - maybe some white table cloths and carpets would be nice.

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L
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef’s 7 course tasting menu was amazing and the service was exceptional.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Art of the Table was a solid but uninspiring fine dining experience.

Dress appears to be business casual for the patrons and closer to party dress for the staff. The furnishing and ambience were solid, but nothing special, dimly lit wood tones with comfortable but stiff seating. The music was a variety of 90's alt-rock and trip-hop groups and a little too loud at times. The music does afforded some privacy as you couldn't quite make out any other conversations in spite of the somewhat dense seating. Overall, I would have prefered a more relaxed and quiet feeling.

The food was good. A few dishes and elements were amazing, but most of it would best be described as very good. All of the dishes were well crafted, and the ingredients mostly tasted high quality. However, I felt that many of the dishes avoided taking risks in ingredients or flavor combinations that would have made for a superior dining experience.

The bartender was outstanding. I'd wager they could make most any drink you would ask for. I challenged them to satisfy a theme and vague desire, and they nailed it. Kudos!

I would definitely go again and am curious to see how the tasting menu evolves over the seasons. However, for the foreseeable future I will look elsewhere for wilder explorations.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our anniversary and had the chef's tasting menu. It was a wonderful meal and they were very accommodating to dietary restrictions. The service was excellent. Overall our dinner was three hours, so it's definitely for a special occasion vs. an everyday meal.

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H
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

All the food was good, very intricate, perfectly executed, beautifully plated. However, nothing was truly exceptional or spectacular and each course is barely two bites.
I found the atmosphere and decor to be far too casual and the service too informal for the cuisine.

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e
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A gem. While we miss the quirky old space the food remains stellar. And the service is friendly and professional. The food is beautiful but more importantly, divine on the palette. Our tasting menu included three different sorbets each of which was memorable... tomato with the tomato salad, watermelon as a palette cleanser and peach at dessert...not easy flavors to deliver with a punch and each of these wowed us.

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AW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We felt like every bit was delicious and unique. It was an art and gastronomic experience! It’s very expensive but worth it if you want to experience a dinner you will not forget!

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EZ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We picked and really enjoyed the chefs menu - 7 courses. Wine pairing is great, but they only bring closed bottle to show for each glass, it will be better if sommelier will actually pour the wine to the empty glass at the table from the fresh opened battle.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! Each bite was memorable and delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Get the Chef’s Tasting, you won’t regret it!

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m
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What a wonderful experience! The chef's tasting menu was delightful and the wine pairing was perfect. We were stuffed by the end and enjoyed every minute. The service was also impressive. It's pricey so not for an every day faire, but perfect for a very special occasion.

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PJ
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A celebration of my wife’s birthday. It couldn’t have been better. The food, the ambience, the service were all outstanding. When in Seattle and wishing to have an outstanding prix fixe dinner, this is the place.

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d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Art of the Table is the best fine dining experience in Seattle.

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m
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Service was good. I didn’t know they changed their menu to tasting menu which has less variety of food. I generally have high expectations of tasting menus, but then they used pesto in almost every dish - which means they all taste the same. Another duplicate thing is sorbet. I had it 3 times through the meal.

I rather to go back to the previous menu....

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KR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite combinations of local, organic, seasonal food in presentated in creative and beautiful ways. Very special evening. I love that you have a choice of three tasting menus, each with their own beautiful choices.

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s
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall, not happy with the experience. I wanted so much to love this place. Food came way too fast. No time to breathe in between dishes. It felt so rushed. Different server for each dish delivered and the description of the food given at warp speed. Food was definitely good. for the expensive price, the ambiance was way to casual. In fact, a couple guys in shorts and flip flops sitting at the bar. Oh well, check it off the bucket list.

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P
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding attention to details, in beverages, food, and service. A deeply memorable evening. We will for certain return the next time we are in Seattle.

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NK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit and it was as good as the first time. For a Birthday celebration I could not have asked for better place, food, service, wine all of the above.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience overall. The food was great and very creative. I would have appreciated more protein in the menu. Service was great. It would be good with such a complex (12 dish) meal for the waiter to give more detail what to expect upfront. It was more expensive than I was expected but that’s not a complaint because I knew the prices before I placed the order.

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was fantastic but did not match the decor and ambiance. Not of a fan of eating a deluxe 7-course meal in an environment where stretchy pants are acceptable.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time going here, and somehow it was even better than before. Food is outstanding, definitely go for the chefs tasting, you won’t be disappointed. High price, but worth every penny.

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J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic service and delicious and unique food experience! Came here for my sister's birthday! Loved the ambience and how neatly the plates looked and how uniquely the flavors were put together.

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HP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

You know when the service is so bad it takes away from the food and overall experience? From the time we walked in we felt unwelcome. As a server or manager, when you know you will be spending 3 hours with a table you should not act like you loathe going to or speaking to your tables, especially. It didn’t seem that they could possibly care any less. Thank god for the bartender, who was the only one to make any conversation, let alone not have a miserable look on her face. She also set our course when the others forgot. As little were the gestures, she ended up being our highlight of the evening. The food was good but not the most amazing for the “best tasting menu in Seattle”. It was our anniversary, we chose the chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing. It was $450 for the two of us. We are happy to spend big dollars when there is service, ambience, quality, or creativity, but AOH was severely lacking and a disappointment. We won’t be going back.

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. The meal itself was unimpressive for the price.

Service was pleasant, but because many different servers are delivering your food, we received the wrong order twice. It was not a good experience as I have some food allergies and was delivered food with items I can't eat.

On the phone while making the reservation, they were confident they could accommodate, but it didn't feel like that during the meal. And for $400, you'd want to be getting confident and accurate service.

Those with food intolerances / allergies dine at your own risk!

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MP
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Dustin and his entire staff are just superb at delivering a high-end dining experience. The tasting menu is seasonal and sequenced just right. The oyster starter alone made my night. The wine selections complemented perfectly.

Not enough good things to say about this restaurant!

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DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, stunning presentation and unique flavors. We went early and had wonderfully personalize service!! Will go back again!

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