Betty

4.6
704 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Much like her sibling down the hill, Betty serves a rotating menu of bistro-style food using seasonal ingredients. We are centrally located amongst the trendy businesses along Queen Anne Avenue's bustling business district - step inside to our inviting yet eclectic and sophisticated atmosphere, featuring art by Bay Area artist, Judah Thomas. The restaurant offers seating in either our dining room or at the chef's counter where you can watch our talented chefs at work. Betty also has a full bar and lounge and a superb wine list with values from around the globe. Reservations are recommended.
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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DL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful evening--the food was perfect and the staff friendly and more than helpful. It was simply a delightful evening.

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NP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this reliable, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Betty is always a good idea (and so is the "Betty Draper" cocktail -- yum!).

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BW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a booth of four and as regular clients found it to be an especially good dinner on that evening. Betty is usually a good bet for a fine time. On this occasion the noise level was louder than usual and it was difficult to carry on conversations but we were happy for the large number of other clients enjoying themselves having a special event.

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R
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great. A neighborhood gem. the Betty Burger is outstanding!

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Betty! Excellent service, great food and drinks. Completely reliable for a special occasion, out of town visitors, or any night. Staff are very well informed about ingredients, and always easy to work with for folks with food sensitivities. Thank you, Betty. :)

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BB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Betty's except for the tv in the bar. Not a great addition to a classy restaurant.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot with imaginative cocktails, good comfort food and always a fresh choice.
One of my fave local go-to dinner places. Heartily recommend it.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was excellent as always!
Always a good mix of seasonal and standard menu selections. Quality is very consistent.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super yummy!! Thank you!!

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CD
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limited menu, and a bit on the expensive side, but the oven-roasted chicken was absolutely delicious and worth the 30 min. wait!

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HG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have been a big fan of Betty, our neighborhood bistro, for years now, but have noticed that over the past year both the food (attention to preparation, long wait between menu changes, diminishing overall quality) and the service has dropped in its attentiveness. It remains a great place to gather and relax, but this drop in quality triggers a desire to find another favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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NP
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We are king-time frequent fliers at Betty. Felt particularly noisy that evening. On the other hand,, our server was very good and anticipated our needs. Also Chef Josh was helpful when we discovered one of our dishes didn’t arrive as expected.

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MW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Betty is a really great restaurant and everything a guest could ask for.

It's a very comfortable ambiance in the way it's decorated and laid out. You can either dine at a table or sit at the bar and converse with the chefs while they are cooking.

The menu is simple but the food is delicious! If you like Caesar salads, don't miss this one and their chicken is out of this world!

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The desserts are exceptional!

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KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Meyer Lemmon baked Alaska is amazing!!!!!!

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M
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The Betty burger was very disappointing. Certainly not worth $18. Our server was very friendly and attentive initially but seemed overwhelmed for the remainder of our meal.

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b
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Awful service. Dry overcooked chicken. Not how they used to serve it. I remember it being moist and tender - a knockout signature dish.... Jesse needs to get back in the kitchen

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RA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chicken, great table, excellent service. My wife and I split the carrot salad, which was also excellent. It was a wonderful Valentine treat!

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KC
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Date night! What a wonderful evening. From oysters to kale salad and the steak....ooohhh, the steaks! Did I say Baked Alaska? Seriously, a fantastic dinner!!! Every bite and we love the service. Every time.

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AM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never disappoints. Food and service are great, we love the salads, good wine selection, seems that lit of regulars, including us. We love it!

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JR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time as always.

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EP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. Only downside is the raised open kitchen can make it a little loud sometimes (pots and pans slammed around a lot), especially if you're with older people who have trouble hearing. Otherwise, though, this place is fantastic.

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FH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Betty is a favorite neighborhood destination. It remains consistently good with seasonal menu changes, great staff and a variety of tables: kitchen counter service, tables and booth options and dining in the bar as well as on the deck in summer months.

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KO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have been dining at Betty for years. It's convenient, neighborhood spot. The last meal I had was delicious—the kitchen staff is ok, but for the $ it was not worth it. Our server was inexperienced, and seemed "put-off" with our request to hear the specials for the evening. Once she dropped the food, she didn't follow up to see how it was...

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K
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent! The wine list by the glass needs some work. Hard to find a nice wine on the list. The menu is a bit pricy for the value. Salads at 14.00 seems high. I had the pork tenderloin and it was terrific but at 29.00. My friend had the hamburger. Not terribly innovative but good food. Good for people who like good food but not for a true foodie.

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R
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first meal at Betty and we had an enjoyable evening. My wife rated her dinner as excellent. I would rate mine as good because the chicken was too dry. We will certainly be going back.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Gumbo was outstanding as was the service. We were under a time constraint and the wait staff was very helpful.

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F
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice service and food. A little too noisy perhaps.

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MT
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Normally a great night out but

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FF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Went at 6:45pm on a Saturday night- maybe that's too early these days, but we were the youngest people within eyesight, and we're in our late 30's/early 40's. Didn't feel lively or romantic...just felt like the early bird special near a retirement home. I don't mean to be so harsh, but I guess it isn't the "foodie" spot we had hoped- more just a nice quiet neighborhood option.

Service was fine, though we didn't see our server often and we were halfway done the meal before she checked on us after we got our food. Nothing special or inviting there.

We've been there before for happy hours, and that seems to be the better fit. Livelier crowd for sure.

Nothing bad to report...just didn't impress us.

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RU
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Betty! Love the food and especially sitting in the lounge area. Great great service!

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RP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious, service outstanding and we really enjoyed sitting at the chef’s bar on a busy night!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual.

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CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

NYE meal with friends! Everything was wonderful!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

New Year’s Eve dinner and it was delicious! I wish I had those brussel sprouts right now 👏🏼

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T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious with generous wine pours and friendly staff

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L
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just fine, as always, it is a neighborhood “go to”.

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FF
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always nice comfortable experience at Betty. Sat the chef’s table this time and nice to see what is going on. Brussels sprouts always great. I had the seasonal cassoulet-rich huge portion. Friend had a nicely presented portion of scallops. Nice time with great food!

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SC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have done happy hour a number of times, first time for dinner for 3 of us. Were disappointed happy hour was only at the bar and not in the restaurant--what's up with that? Food was mostly very good except the ravioli was pretty bland. The server did an excellent job of time management since we were heading to a show after dinner--we didn't feel rushed, but finished desserts with sufficient time to catch our Lyft to the theater.

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