Art of the Table

4.7
314 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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3.0Dined 2 days ago

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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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food is bonkers good. Wine pairing is a must. lovely staff and very knowledgable. The restaurant is large and ambiance is a little cold/harsh which is in stark contrast to the best meal I have eaten in Seattle.

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2.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Service charge of 20% was automatically added. Normally this isn't an issue but service was not very good despite the restaurant not being very full. Had to ask multiple times to get napkins or questions on the menu answered. Servers not very friendly. Meal took about 3 hours because of how long it took for each dish to come out.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great food and service. Got the 7 course tasting menu and they were able to substitute all the shellfish out for one of us

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Having managed to secure a last minute reservation prior to a late-night flight out of Seattle, my wife and I were sorely unprepared for an evening of fine dining. To our delight, we encountered top-to-bottom warmth and attentiveness from these folks. Their professionalism allowed us to stay focused on the “performance”, the dishes, and the tastes. We’ve never felt more undeservedly welcomed in a Michelin-deserving restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We enjoyed very much an evening outing. The food was incredible service was great. The only thing I did not like were the chairs the restaurant uses. It is a long seating dinner and my back just hated those wooden chairs.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Amazing meal. Had the Chef’s tasting with wine pairing. Our hostess was extra accommodating and allowed me and my date to split the wine tasting. Overall a memorable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Outstanding food, perfect wine pairings, relaxing atmosphere and amazing service. It's on the VERY pricey side otherwise I would go again in a heartbeat. I'll save my pennies and treat myself once a year.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great meals, great atmosphere, great waitress. The food was beyond exquisite. The little appetizers provided between the course's meals were like little suprises no just for the eye, but to my sense of taste. Drinks very well made. I definitely recommend this place. I'll come back again.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Fantastic dining experience
Staff was outstanding
Food and wine pairing perfect
Met wonderful dining neighbors

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

A truly top-notch meal at a great price. There are three prix-fixe menus to choose from — three, five or seven courses, all with option of wine pairings. The menu changes weekly and is based on locally grown and foraged ingredients.

The chef’s artistry comes through with unexpected combinations and preparations, but without trying to be different for difference sake. Everything was delicious. The staff are friendly, welcoming and unpretentious. Would highly recommend to any serious lover of food; totally worth the 15-minute uber out of the city center.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Chefs tasting menu is amazing and worth the splurge!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Super impressive wine pairings, you could taste the food that was coming just from the aroma of the wine. Although only a few were from the PNW. The kitchen kept up the level for all seven courses (plus amuses and sorbet). Not the most elegant dining room, but the food is the point here and omg the food. :)

Bravo!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Remarkable. First time here and all the build up was correct. Fresh, inventive, no attitude.
Yes, it is TOTALLY worth it. Kudos.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We would recommend that you sit at the bar to watch the artists cook. We went with the 5 course taste testing with wine. We took a picture of every dish and every wine bottle. It was fabulous

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Duck ravioli to die for.
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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Taste menus may not deliver on every dish but wow, this restaurant really did. Excellent quality ingredients, thoughtful treatment of items, and a stellar wine pairing. Exceeded expectations.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I eat gluten free and Dairy free and my meal was still fantastic! We did the chef tasting menu for my boyfriends birthday and the wine paring was spectacular!!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Had dinner in their previous location and loved it. The new bigger restaurant is very nice and much more spacious. It is nicely decorated and fairly comfortable. We did the 7 course tasting menu with a wine pairing to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and they mostly accommodated our no dairy request. I did receive one course with cheese stuffed in the squash blossom. The rest of the meal was very good and the dessert was dairy free and excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines and they did include several excellent local wines. One minor negative detail was that we were seated right next to the front door. Lots of activity nearby which really did not lend itself to a romantic anniversary dinner. We did enjoy our dinner despite the table location. The food was excellent but the portion sizes were quite small and just a wee bit more per plate would have been greatly appreciated.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Amazing food, every bite was delicious and the service was impressive. Great ambiance and definitely somewhere I would recommend to friends and family for a special night out. The Chef’s tasting menu is a must-do!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Seattle. We ordered the chef's tasting menu and are we're pleasantly surprised by the creative flavors that made up each course. It is a 3 hour meal for 9 courses, but always seems to go by so fast. Thanks for a fantastic experience!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Outstanding meal featuring creative cooking with spice and presentation you’ll find nowhere else in Seattle. Our meal lasted over 3 hours .... pure pleasure for food, wine and ambience.
This was our first time in their new location and I was surprised by how well it was designed. I feared they would lose the intimacy, but no. It’s as good if not better than the old location. And the food....wow. Fantastic.
Can’t wait to return.
I recommend wholeheartedly.
Thanks for reading.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Creative, minimalist decor, friendly knowledgeable service, interesting wines. They handled a corked pairing with grace. Food overall was good with a couple bits of true brilliance but not an across the board OMG experience. In this day and age $250 per person for tasting meal and pairings is a bit high, we agreed to it so I am not really complaining about that but about the actual value for the money. They may become a victim of their own success with that. I was surprised by the servers defensiveness when questioned about paying sales tax on the automatic 20% "gratuity" which was, we were told, actually a "service fee" ? Server reacted as if he'd had similar questions before. Time to either rethink the policy or call it a service fee on the bill. All the "in" requirements are here, tattoos, open kitchen, hip decor, inventive food, experienced staff, but it felt a little souless, a little self conscious and "precious." The food was interesting enough to recommend, but there are so many other places to eat in town that don't leave me feeling dissapointed. I am glad we had the experience though.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I took my friend there for a birthday special meal. It was glorious. Great food, service, bar and ambiance. The fixed price meal is expensive, but worth it. We had a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My girlfriend and I were in town from Boulder, CO. We wanted to experience some fine dining around Seattle and we were NOT disappointed. Everything was incredible. From the food to the wait staff and owners being very present and attentive. We will most definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were in a monthly dinner date with friends and this was a pleasant surprise.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Long wait between courses . wine pairing came long before the course it went with. It was busy. I observed that wasn’t the case for all diners. Good place. I’d still go back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Amazing experience and even more amazing service.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Just fantastic! Great food, great service and awesome cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Art of the Table is more an experience than a place to eat. Sitting at the counter, one watches master chefs prepare intricate dishes, and then gets to eat them! You'll leave feeling entertained, satiated, and you'll run through the flavors in your mind for days!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, outstanding service. We had not been to AOTT since it moved from the original location over a year ago. Glad to see the fun and food are up to the same standards. In addition to the 5 courses (you can also choose a 7 course or 3 course) all kinds of little "inbetweens" come, making for a thoughtful, tasty and quite filling meal.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was wonderful and everything I expected based on the other reviews I read.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We absolutely loved our dinner at Art of The Table. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary so we splurged on the 7 course tasting menu. Every course was delicious, the staff was courteous & very knowledgeable about each dish that was served. We highly recommend Art of the Table to anyone wanting to experience an incredible meal!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had the 7-course chef's tasting menu. The tasting menu started with 3 amuse-bouche, and then the 7 seasonal course. Food has fantastic flavor pairings and creativity. Service is also very wonderful.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food is good but not great. There are many other places where the food is as tasty or better and more interesting. For the amount of money, I expected to be wowed and definitely was not. Oddly older crowd for the location.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great experience, went for our first anniversary and were both greatly impressed with the food and service provided.

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