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About Permanently Closed - Bar Sajor

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Bar Sajor offers a Mediterranean inspired d�cor with an open kitchen and oven atmosphere that is inviting and welcoming. Located on Occidental Avenue South in Seattle, Washington, this is a great pre-game or post-game spot after a football match at the nearby stadium.

Most diners enjoy starting out the meal at Bar Sajor with the three-cheese assortment and the leavened bread which is served with cultured butter and pickled vegetables. Another option is the salt cured king salmon served with whole milk ricotta and radishes. Meal options include a 16-ounce grass-fed rib eye steak, whole or half brick chicken and octopus braised in red wine. Finish off the evening at Bar Sajor with warm apple cake or chocolate bark.

323 Occidental Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm (9:00pm Sunday)
Happy hour: Tuesday through Sunday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
*Please note, we are closed Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

Cross Street:
Jackson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 682-1117

Website:
http://www.barsajor.com/

Parking Details:
Street and public lots available. Please leave ample time for parking.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Dillon

Private Party Facilities:
Our mezzanine dining room is great for large private parties of up to 20 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (206) 682-1117

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bar Sajor's Feast is centered around a leg of lamb, marinated overnight in whole milk yogurt, dill & garlic and slowly braised in the wood fired oven. Surrounding the lamb are grains, salads, herbs, pickles, yogurt and flatbread. And to finish, a simple, rustic dessert. This menu is designed especially for large party celebrations of 8 to 20 guests.

Additional platters of shared items can be ordered to supplement your meal described above; our wine list showcases a range of potential pairing options for the Feast.

- Reserve by sending us a request below, or by calling 206-682-1117
- $400 for 8 to 12 guests, $750 for 13 to 20
- Pricing excludes beverages, tip and tax
- We ask for 48 hours notice for reservations

Bar Sajor - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (242)
Hot Spot (151)
Notable Wine List (145)
Great for Lunch (86)
Good for Groups (81)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
Great for Brunch (34)
Late-night Find (30)
Scenic View (18)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Food was tasty; portions were small; and the prices were expensive. Wine selection was good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 26, 2016

The food and everything were great but the waitress is not very patient and kind of rude. We were asking about the cheese menu if we could only try one and asked her to explain each one of them but she would not and kept saying "you will just get all three." The food is good but I don't think I'll go back again because of her attitude. (Can't seem to remember her name either.)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Great setting in a great location. Food was solid and drinks outstanding. Food prices are above what is acceptable for this offering--it takes guts to charge $50 for a whole roast chicken, no sides. Won't be going back for food as there are much better options at these prices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Amazing food! Good service. I would definitely come back here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2016

I ALWAYS love my visits to Bar Sajor. They have never disappointed me and always find new ways to impress me. Go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2016

We loved everything about this restaurant. The house made hot tea and the shrubs with and without alcohol are so refreshing. The spices were expertly used on all dishes even the butter!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Beautiful atmosphere but way over priced.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 21, 2016

The fabulous cheese plate and French press coffee took us back to a recent holiday in Paris.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 20, 2016

The service was poor. The appetizers and main course were brought out at the same time.
When asked why they brought out all the food at the same time, their answer was that they
could take the food back after warming it up. Why would I want to eat warmed up food at
a nice restaurant.
The food was good, but the service was really bad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the food and service for Mother's Day dinner at Bar Sajor. I was accompanied by my husband and teenaged kids. Although my daughter called it 'very hipster,' I smiled as she gobbled the cultured butter and bread without taking a breath. We loved the lamb, halibut and octopus dishes. Everything was freshly made nearby at the open oven. The waitress suggested the perfect wine accompaniments. Absolutely delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Delicious as usual.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Disappointing food. Cocktails fine but not outstanding. Ambiance great. Service great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2016

The chefs are excellent and creative. The meal was memorable .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2016

In spite of its usually rewarding cuisine, this first Thursday saw Bar Sajor rob us of our enthusiasm to return any time soon. The service was sadly neglectful, the server misrepresented menu items, and nearly every dish was poorly executed. The kale was stringy and tough (and not the uncooked salad that delighted me last month); the mushrooms were fibrous and tough; the octopus was dry and tough, and paired with a cacophony of flavors that competed with this usually luscious dish. Not once did the server ask us how our meal was, so I'm telling all of you. I would still recommend this gem as it's usually quite good. Just ask them if they've corrected what went wrong this night in April.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 20, 2016

I went to eat at Bar Sajor three times in a week. It kinda just happened as there were last minute get togethers with people and I just thought well this place is kinda yummy.

1st my husband I went for a belated anniversary dinner. Then we met there with friends for an early Friday night dinner, then I brought my sister for her 70th birthday.

We ate very well each evening and the food was very consistent each time. The charcuterie was only available the 1st night that we were there but the restaurant was very kind and found some chicken liver mousse for us for my sisters birthday. The pairing of it and the wine that she drank was really superb.

The bricked chicken was delicious each and evert time and I am in love with their smoked yogurt.

So and after all of that I will be organizing a dinner there for 14 with their roast lamb. YUM!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2016

This was the carrot to which all other carrots should aspire. I am still thinking about it a week later.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Awful. Maybe this was an off night for this popular Pioneer Square bistro, or perhaps we just chose poorly. But based upon the food and the slow, unenthusiastic service, there's little reason to return. Bluntly put, the food was the worst I have ever had... at least, since my grandmother stopped cooking in 1964.

The big thing at Bar Sajor is the wood-fired oven and grill, and I love smokey foods when done well. I was told they were using apple wood this particular evening, a great choice for many foods. Apparently not for yogurt. The thought of smoked yogurt disgusts me on many levels, but we're adventurous eaters and our server recommended it as one of their signature dishes. After tasting it I can say that the taste is much worse than imagined, much closer to ashtray than applewood. The atrocious bouquet was matched by the texture, rather grainy and curdled. But it was homemade.

The second dish featured carmelized rutabaga, beets, and Asian Pear in cashew butter. It is said we eat with our eyes. When I saw the plate, I knew we were in trouble. It looked like it had been dropped and quickly reassembled. The carmelization was more like carbon, the beets were tough, and the Asian pear hard and salty.

We had inquired about the virtues of the chicken. All our server could say was that it was brined overnight and cooked under a brick. I took it upon myself to walk about the cozy room and see what others were enjoying. When I saw the chicken, it appeared more boiled than broiled. So I returned to inquire further. Our server, who was smiling and adequately friendly, suggested the octopus. Its commendation was that it was not tough.

Perhaps the indifference of our server reflected the true quality of the food being served. I can say that the highlight of the meal was my wonderful date and the friendly people at the table beside us.

Bar Sajor looked like a fine place to go with friends and have a drink, but I would plan on eating elsewhere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2016

It really is 5 star but I just wish the wine list was a bit better. I love it here.. amazing cheese plate ribeye and carrots . Apple pie with cardamom ice cream was the perfect finish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Excellent restaurant. The ingredients SANG in each dish, service was impeccable, cocktails were delicious. It was the perfect experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2016

our server helped me navigate menu choices due to certain items i cant eat. everything was delicious

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2016

This is such a great restaurant. The food is so inventive and delicious. Service was lovely, and genuinely patient as we tried multiple tastes of wine trying to find the best bottle for dinner. If we had a wish for improvement, it would be to see a better selection of deep reds on the wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2016

We went here for our 25th anniversary dinner, a special occasion. We'd had a reservation for a few weeks, but they put us upstairs in the loft at a tall table. It was really hot up there and uncomfortable. We asked to move downstairs and they were nice about that. However the service was very cold and impersonal. I don't have high expectations, but they weren't even friendly. They also could care less that we were there for a special occasion. We spent a lot of money for a poor experience. Food is good, but with so many great restaurants in Seattle, this is not special. Will not come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2016

I really wanted to love this place-it's been on my bucket list forever. The restaurant is beautifully done and it's an experience just to dine there, but I found the food to be expensive for what you get and the choices were limited- 3 ala carte proteins (one being a $52 rib-eye) and maybe 4 vegetable "entrees". The food was good, but not fabulous. I'd recommend trying the broth for fun-it was rich and soulful-perfect for a gloomy Seattle day(though it seems like an odd choice with dinner to me).

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We went to the New Years Eve prix fixe dinner and had the wine pairing. The food was incredible from start to finish. Service was excellent and a fantastic atmosphere. It exceeded my expectations in every way.

I'm happy we went prix fixe as I wouldn't have ordered/ tasted the food that we did. The tenderloin was especially amazing - cooked over coals on their fire... Yum!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Cocktails are great. Interesting and tasty. I've previously had better experiences here, but was fairly disappointed when we went for the feast of the 7 fishes, which they missed the scallops for our revised of feast of 6 fishes. The menu started well with some amazing oysters, but that was the best dish we had. That is to say nothing was bad. It all tasted good and mostly unique flavors. We had a fairly early reservation, but the staff was mostly concerned about putting together staff dinners about halfway through our meal. Overall, our wait person was not what I would expect from a nice restaurant. At one point she splashed some more wine into my partner's glass to make up for the slow service. Topping off may have been more appropriate for the time it took to get our last 2 courses. Maybe that is what we get for going on xmas eve?

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2015

Lunch shared by 2:
1 appetizer
1 entree (small sandwich with poorly dressed salad)
1 dessert (delicious)
2 glasses of wine
1 soda
1 coffee
COST= $72 (really??)
Will never go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Wonderful food. Fantastic service. Everything was spot-on! Oh and we ordered everything!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2015

Food was very tasty and creative. Wine was pricey. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2015

really great restaurant, usually consistent but had a cold dry brunch on sunday. sorry to rate in a mediocre fashion because we love coming here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2015

I like this place. Good food. Good location. Good service. But they need more appetizers on the menu---the kind people can share and enjoy over a few cocktails.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2015

Great dot for foodies. The roasted chicken was not on the menu but they accommodated this request anyway. They de need to add crackers or flatbread to their cheese plate offering.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2015

I frequent Bar Sajor and consistently receive stellar service. Their menu changes with the season and the restaurant is so gorgeous, I'd live in it if I could Their servers are knowledgeable about the menu and super on top of it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2015

Delicious food. Beautiful little glass of warm tea to greet us.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Restaurant approaches food in a different and creative way. I liked it very much. I doubt I'll return however because the noise level was so high that my table partner and I finally gave up trying to talk. The tables are very close together, people using cell phones. If you like noise, this is your place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2015

The restaurant was not crowded at 11 am on a Sunday morning which afforded a quiet, relaxing conversation in a non-rushed atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2015

This is one of Seattle's special dining opportunities. The food is carefully prepared and somewhat unique. The room is pleasant, with part of the food preparation visible to all. In many

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Ambiance was excellent, food was good. But for the price it was underwhelming. One big miss was cold plates for hot food. That should be a no-brainer. Also, my wife had the rockfish dish which had a great broth but no spoon was brought...had to ask for that. The "cheesecake" (more of panna cotta) was OK but the fried kale on it was awful. I was burping that up for hours.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Awesome dishes

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2015

I've been here twice and have had fish both times. Both were fantastic lunches and the price point is reasonable considering that this place presents as a high-end restaurant. I would definitely characterize the food as having the quality of being homemade.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2015

The wait staff was informative and friendly, and the food was great!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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