Art of the Table

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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.
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c
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food is good, it great but the evening is enjoyable. I would recommend spending a few more dollars and going to Canlis so that you get a tremendously delicious meal for the price.

CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

$125 a plate 7 “course” dinner. Courses were more like bites. Service was painfully slow and by the end of our 3-1/2 hr dinner my exhaustion overwhelmed my palate. Gratuity was included as well so 2 meals and 3 drinks ended up costing about $400. Not worth it.

KS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This was the worst tasting, tasting menu that I've ever had. The food was either too salty or had way too much lemon. It was worth a try, but I probably won't ever go back.

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. The 3 hour spacing of separate courses was poorly timed and caused extended lulls in service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top two best meals of my life, and I’ve been all over the world and tried many many different restaurants. Excellent service staff including our waitress, she was the best.

RM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb tasting menu with outstanding wine pairings. Creative cocktails, attentive service, lovely atmosphere. A great place for a special occasion.

JG
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Art of the Table and will be back for sure. Amazing menu and the service was incomparable. James, our server, was simply outstanding and such a knowledgeable sommelier as well. One of the great aspects of this restaurant is that the tables are wide and so there is plenty of space for a large party to stretch out. Likewise, the tables are ideally distanced from one another to give you privacy and help keep the noise to a minimum. Again, an amazing experience and one that we will be back to enjoy.

Art of the Table
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We are so thrilled you had a great time. James is a real treasure!

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MH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Art of the Table is by far the best restaurant in Seattle. When we are trying to decide where to eat out, we usually default to AOTT because we have not been able to find better. Local ingredients and creative recipes. They also have a great wine pairing. Most restaurants around Seattle default to a "local-wine-only" pairing, but AOTT finds the best wine from around the world to pair with the dish. Excellent.

Art of the Table
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so thankful you chose us again and again!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

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.

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable. Great fun and will go again.

AT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wouldn’t go again but fine for one time experience... overpriced for sure.
Nothing amazing to celebrate a birthday so why ask?

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a romantic night out.

DB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing tasting menu with fantastic and friendly staff. The wine pairing option is a must.

PN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

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.

JH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in more than 30 years in Seattle. Innovative, gorgeous, and delicious. Very highly recommended.

BT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

I
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Same price as Canlis but not even close to the level of food, service, and atmosphere. Skip it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs tasting was one of the best I’ve had so far, variety of flavors

MR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

GW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service with friendly staff, courses were brought out at perfect intervals. Each course was well done with solid presentation. Very enjoyable experience.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing in every way.

ST
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, but extremely expensive, any way you slice it.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Counter service was cool. You could see them make your food!

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A foodies dream. Service was outstanding.

s
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!