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About Betty

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.

1507 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Modern European, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Galer

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 352-3773

Website:
http://www.eatatbetty.com/

Executive Chef:
Craig Serbousek / Jesse Thomas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Betty Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We always enjoy sitting at the Chef's Bar so we can watch the action and chat with the chefs. We lucked out with a parking spot in front. That location has a serious parking shortage. The menu provides a nice range of items and prices. We chose the cheese plate to start. My wife had the rib steak and I had the halibut special. Her steak was excellent. My habit was beautifully presented, but a bit over cooked. It still glistened, but was slightly dry. Overall a fun way to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

With so many great options nearby, we were delighted that a pre-opera, wedding anniversary pick of Betty (because one of us was craving steak) delivered big time. Perfectly-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth ribeye, a shaved asparagus salad to die for, and excellent wine. Next time we'll pass on the Italian donuts in favor of the consistenly-delicious pie.
Kudos to the staff for excellent food, service, and enough calm to carry on a conversation. A wonderful neighborhood asset.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I've been to Betty before and loved it. But this time, we both ordered the halibut. The fish itself was very good, but not the other items. I really didn't care for the cold pickled cauliflower or the pea vines. The mashed peas were tasty, but cold, which seemed odd. The potatoes were hot, but a little over cooked. I would go back, but I'd pay more attention to what came with the main dish.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Betty is our "neighborhood joint" and it NEVER disappoints! the bartender is generous and the staff are wonderful -- oh yeah, and the food NEVER misses!! It's our go-to place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Server said she was knowledgeable about the wine but could only recommend two bottles she'd tasted, not necessarily paired with our food.

She asked who wanted to taste the wine, disregarding the fact that as the person who ordered the wine, I would taste it.

She proceeded to spill the wine when she poured into my glass, and had to be asked to wipe up the spill. We ended up using two napkins to wipe it up as she didn't do a very thorough job mopping it up. No discount offered for spilling part of the bottle we paid for.

Not impressed.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The location is good and street parking was easy to find. Inside the space is open and modern with a small bar tucked into the back. The concrete floors and high ceilings made the atmosphere lively but not deafening. I can't speak to the food as my service was so poor it ruined my meal. Our sever stopped by our table twice in 45-minutes. The first time was to take our order and the second time was to serve our food. He actually beat the clock as my wife and I were literally getting up to walk out. I shan't be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We've enjoyed the happy hour menu at this small neighborhood restaurant a few times. At dinner recently we had tender roasted chicken in flavorful au jus and a black cod special with crispy skin. The ambience and dining experience would be better if employees had a less intrusive place than the front window table to chat while loudly sorting and wrapping flatware during diners' meals.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We had a terrific meal. The drinks were well crafted and they had a good wine menu. The octopus appetizer was perfectly cooked as was the rest of our dishes. Our waitress was there when needed and very knowledgeable. Overall great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Betty, and it sister restaurant Crow both use great local ingredients and have some unique dishes that the foodies in your group will enjoy. If you like outstanding food it is a great place to start.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great food and really wonderful unique cocktails! Menu was small but so delicious and well presented. Would go here again in a minute!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 29, 2017

My 14 year old had steak and frites and I had the pork chop. The accompaniments to the pork chop were so good and the pork chop was so big that most of it is in my fridge right now. Service was attentive and friendly. The food takes longer than other restaurants so don't go if you are in a hurry.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I always find Betty to be hit or miss... this time was a miss. Three of us ordered the fish special ($31). It was bland, boring, and barely the right temperature. Edible, but definitely not a $31 dish... it also took a really long time to get our drinks. Overall, it was not up to my expectations. I've always had better luck at their sister restaurant, Crow, so I'd recommend that instead.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 23, 2017

I had been hearing that Betty was that great neighborhood spot that you wish was just down the street from your house so you could go once a week. It did not disappoint, casual but attentive service, delicious food, balanced, creative cocktails and a decent wine by the glass list that didn't break the bank. We had the steak frites and the fish special and both were cooked to perfection. There was a guest bartender making specialty cocktails that night and they got us out of there in an hour so we could zip down to catch the ballet. Super yummy, we will be back for another pre-theatre dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was good. Our waitress was awesome - fun, friendly, but then when dessert came my husband had a postage size piece of plastic in his ice cream...Sorta ruined it for us...

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2017

A regular for me and a default. Always good and service Thursday night was great. I had made a reservation in case we could not find a seat at the bar. They were not too busy so kept our table for us. I had the burger. Friend has the steak. European mayonnaise worthy french fries.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We sat at the Chef's Bar and enjoyed chatting with the chefs. Delicious chicken!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Great meal and service, and we could actually hear each other in the quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great meal with a nice wine. We had the Calamari appetizer which was wonderful.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Betty was a nice neighborhood spot that did a lot of things well. Their roasted chicken special was excellent all around - well seasoned, crispy, with great accompaniments. The oysters and mignonette were tasty. Unfortunate the grilled octopus was overcooked, and the ribeye had a non-traditional, over-seasoned sauce for a steak frites dish; without the sauce the meat was well-cooked and tasty. I would have appreciated learning more about the dishes from our server than what was already on the menu; insight we couldn't read for ourselves would have been useful in plate selection.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Love this place, always warm and inviting and smells so good when you walk in. We were in the lounge for happy hour with friends and our server - Julia was fantastic. We come here often and will be back!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The server was gracious, attentive, and responsive to all our dining needs. The lounge seating was perfect for our gathering. Will be back soon....

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Friendly staff and great lamb shank. I ordered it because the chicken had a note saying "takes at least thirty minutes to prepare", but seems like it applies to other entrees as well! Overall, enjoyed it very much.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Been coming for years but may not again. With a friend from out of town. Her burger was over cooked and dried out. My steak Frits was over cooked with far too much sauce

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Way expensive for the value. The steak was very fatty. Fries were good. Long wait between courses. Won't be back...

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I had been to Betty once before and sat in the cozy bar area and enjoyed a delicious meal. This time, we were seated in the main dining room, which was a bit too noisy for my taste (but then most restaurants are pretty noisy these days!) I must say, they make a great vodka martini. The White Salad was uninspired. On a friend's recommendation, I ordered the roast chicken, which is billed on the menu as being "1/2 a roasted chicken." This turned out to be two McNugget-sized chicken pieces amidst a plate of vegetables. Service, for both drinks and food, was quite slow, even though we had informed our server that we had to be out by 7 to go to the theatre. Just to be on the safe side, I asked for the check when they brought our main course, and a good thing; we would never have gotten out of there by 7 otherwise. All in all, a pretty mediocre experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Great fresh food. A little noisy, excellent service. Nice wine and cocktail selection. Creative desserts, very tempting but managed to resist! Will have to try on a return visit.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Good neighborhood staple in Queen Anne. Food is good but can vary from very good to just ok on a given night.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great service - From check in to bill pay - top notch service.
Was able to find street parking right out front as we had a early meal. If your after 6:30 I would recommend giving yourself a extra 10 to find parking.

Small menu - but probably something for most.
No Kids or juniors menu - some reviews say kid friendly - it is, but they must be willing to order from the main menu. They did say they had some off menu items (pasta) they could make.

Fries where outstanding - fresh cut double fried. You got a good size order with your meal.
Burger was as 7.5 out of 10.

Very nice interior - also some cool counter seats if you enjoy watching the line and prep.

The service will definitely make up for the small menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Given how blessed we are in Seattle to have such fantastic options with great food, we left unimpressed by the food at Betty and especially considering the cost we felt there are so many better options. So we won't be going back. The ambiance was great, service was ok, no complaints but nothing that stood out either and food was -eh ok. Just didn't have much flavor and nothing that stood out to draw us back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I love Betty's. It's a great neighborhood restaurant with great food and service. And the cook's table is really cool experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The menu is very limited and neither myself or my husband were specifically happy with our meal, it was just fine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Was disappointed with the menu and what the online menu said. We went wanting particular dishes that were no longer on the menu. They had also run out of baguette by 7pm which seems a little odd and was needed for the meat plate starter

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Love the quarterly menu changes. Food not extraordinarily extravagant, pretty simple and well-presented. Decent wine list. Server, Julia, always attentive. Betty is always in our top ten!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2017

We had their great cassoulet, which was as authentic as what I had in Toulouse, France. Light dusting of bread crumbs rather than too much, the mistake some restaurants make. Excellent service, friendly staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Love coming to Betty's, always a great experience. Chef's table is particularly great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2017

So worth the short drive or Uber from downtown, great little hidden gem in the Queen Anne area. Absolutely loved it and we'll be back soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Service was friendly albeit a bit slow. Food was delicious and reasonable. Ambience was very pleasant. A perfect pre-theater meal. We will be back!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The mussels were the best thing on the menu. The lemon pie dessert was the worst thing I've ever tasted for a dessert. One bite and back it went.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food doesn't seem as good as it once did, perhaps that's the result of time and the unvarying menu. The chicken is comfort food to me, though there's way too much garlic. The seasonal veggies can be good, for example the recent crispy Brussels sprouts. The steak and frites were nothing special on this visit and the arugula salad was surprisingly bland; it needed more dressing and more acid in the dressing. We do appreciate the wine specials Sunday through Tuesday and the friendly staff and we especially appreciate having this pleasant place in our neighborhood. It's much quieter, most of the time, than it's sister Crow, which is a big plus for us as we enjoy conversation with our meals.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Delish and great service.
Nice portion size
Fun drinks

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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