About Crow

Conveniently located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, not five minutes from downtown Seattle, Crow is blocks from Seattle Center and its myriad of attractions (Seattle Opera, theatres, concerts, sports, etc.). Our unique urban location combines a vibrant yet neighborhood atmosphere. We have a chef's counter and full dining room with a private dining area reservable for up to 30 people. We have a full bar and an international wine list recognized for its exceptional values. Reservations are recommended.

823 5th 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 and Monday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
Aloha

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 283-8800

Website:
http://www.eatatcrow.com/

Private Party Facilities:
Our Private Dining Area can accommodate up to 30 seated guests and can be separated from the main dining room by a large red velvet curtain.

Private Party Contact:
Philip Van Seters: (206) 283-8800

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

Crow Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good for a Date (16)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Casual (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best in Seattle. Never disappoints. Lasagna is alway excellent! Sunchoke soup was superb. We try to go at least once a month!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a great restaurant for fine food, superb service and much fun. We eat here often for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. The lasagna is world class, the pork chop so tender and delicious; we also love the smashed potato and the tasty green beans. The Crow can be rather expensive but you receive an excellent meal and great service. When compared to other quality Seattle restaurants, it is excellent value. It can be quite noisy but that is part of the ambiance. Go there and enjoy the restaurant yourself!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Really lovely time! Food was delicious, and the service was attentive without being smothering or harassing. My only complaint was the table layout. They have three tables right by the front door, all of which are fairly close together - they actually tried to seat three different parties at the table next to us, and the first two requested a different table. Sitting that close to another party is a bit awkward, and you got hit with a blast of cold air every time the front door opened. Other than that, everything was perfect! They have a 25-for-20 deal on wine bottles Sunday (and Monday?) that is totally worth taking advantage of!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I brought my family here before a show at McCaw. While a bit noisy for my older parents, the rest of us didn't mind the noise level. The handcrafted cocktails were creative and delicious, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Our server was very sweet and helped ensure we got to our show on time. We will definitely be back! :)

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love, love, love Crow! It's our go-to restaurant when we are going to the Ballet or when we want a delicious meal on Queen Anne. We love the food and the people! We eat at the chef's counter most of the time and really enjoy watching them prepare delicious food! Their menu is wonderful and the food is hearty. Great flavor combinations and beautiful presentation. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff was very disorganized - we had reservations and had to wait about 10 minutes while the hostess tried to work with the couple that walked in ahead of us. We just asked to be seated at either the bar or the chef’s counter and there were two seats open at the bar. She said give her a minute to wipe it down and set the places then took off towards the back. While we waited for her to get back, two people walked in and took the bar seats without talking to anyone. Annoying! When the hostess got back several minutes later, she got us squared away but it was a lot of time standing in a very small entry area, standing next to a couple of tables they tucked back around the corner because there was nowhere else to stand. Once seated, service even at the bar was slow. Took us 15 minutes to get our first drink and every time we wanted to order more, it took several attempts to get the attention of the over worked bartender. All that said, the food was very good. The bartender was adept at mixing great cocktails and we were able to relax and enjoy the rest of the dinner. Maybe we hit on a bad / over busy night? Not sure, but since we were in from out of town we might not get a chance to find out! Food was worth the trip though - highly recommend going, just put on your patience panties!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We arrived early on Friday pm and it was quite busy already. Everything was quite good. Less than 5 stars as the service gave us our check before we had finished for the night and it took us a while to get the right waitress back to request additional drinks. Lovely creole dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love our neighborhood gem. Good food, ambience, service. Great for pre-show dinner or drinks.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with consistently good food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Oysters were fresh and tasty. Polenta was creamy and yummy. Bartender could have used some help which he did get after awhile. The lasagna looked fantastic and the customer eating it remarked it was the best ever so we’ll try that next time, Close and easy walk to the theaters at Seattle Center. Staff was super friendly and helpful we will definitely go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This was our 10 year, first date anniversary where it all began.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Dinner before the Rep. This is a "usual" for us before Seattle Center events - theater, opera, ballet. There was a popular opera - Cosi Fan Tutti - and Two Trains Running at the Rep, so they had a pre event full house. We ate at the chef's counter and watched the show of five seven entries being grilled, baked, finished constantly. Nothing was missed in the fast production and the dance of it was fascinating. I had the jambalaya and she had the cassoulet, both outstanding. Great place for a filling meal on a cold winter evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The place is small so it is best to have a reservation. Loved the ambiance! Service was great! Food was good-chicken cooked to perfection; lasagna was ok.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Difficult to write a review... the food may well be great. However, we didn't receive anything but salad, bread and wine before we had to leave. We arrived maybe 10 minutes late (absolutely NO later than that) for a 5:30 reservation. Our order was taken relatively quickly. We said--up front--that we had to leave at 7:00 for the opera. Bread, wine, and salad came out but nothing...nothing...else...although we mentioned our time restriction several times. At 7:00 we asked for the check, paid, and left. First world problem, I know, but it was a three hour opera. This is a caution for anyone with a time constraint.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Shared a great meal with a friend. Affordable options for wine by the glass and several items on the menu we were interested in - it was difficult to choose! The service was outstanding. I’d highly recommend a visit to Crow but make sure to make reservations!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great meal, seated at the Chef’s bar. The winter root vegetable risotto and brussel sprouts side were fantastic paired with the Malbec. Great and friendly server.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Organic, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love the food at Crow. Always excellent. Sadly, the waitress who served my table was cold and unfriendly. I probably won't be back (even though Crow is my favorite) - because I prefer service with a smile instead of a scowl.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I liked the food and the service was excellent. Just wish they had a larger menu with more variety.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Great for a romantic dinner or friends cocktails at the bar

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Thanks for a great experience.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent! Great service, amazing food!
Hardest part is deciding what to eat

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Vegan
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Lovely! We loved the ambiance and vibe inside of the Crow

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

House specialty, lasagne, just ok. Not piping hot. Scant meat. Cassoulet also just ok. Ingredient flavors not distinct. Atmosphere is great. Service tops

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is hands down our favorite restaurant in Seattle. Intimate atmosphere, fresh,
Unique food. Wonderful staff. A small hidden gem!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a wonderful date night! Thank you Erin for your amazing service. Delicious food! Will be returning again .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a fun spot for a cozy dinner. Limited number of entrees, but you can also make a nice meal out of the starters/appetizers. Had a wonderful Old Fashion, mussels (with a generous serving of garlic bread), dessert and port. Perfect place for pre-theater at Seattle Center.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Crow was magnificent! We had the special and their lasagna and both did not disappoint. We requested a wine suggestion from the waitress and she gave an excellent recommendation. Would decaffeinate go here again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had four adults at 5pm. We were headed after to a 7:30 show at the Seattle Center. We parked at the Center Parking Garage and walked about five blocks to Crow. We were seated joyfully on time. Our service was spot on. We had cocktails, appetizers then Entrees. Overall a great dining experience. I had a local Vodka Martini, Mussles, Oysters, Crusty bread (olive oil & balsamic) and for dinner I had their famous Lasagna and a bottle of Sangiovese Toscana. I opted out of desert. The open kitchen is fun to watch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was wonderful. Everyone really enjoyed each dish ordered. The service was a little slow so not a place to rush. Overall highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I hadn’t had an upper scale (yet affordable) meal since Christmas Eve. At the end of dinner, when my husband said, “I’d definitely come back here,” I felt a secret internal triumph because, for reasons too lengthy to go into here, we don’t venture outside our local area much. It took us 1.5 hours to get here from the western side of the Puget Sound and it was well worth a drive and/or a ferry ride! Keep in mind, we had an 8 pm dinner reservation on a Friday night, so don’t expect quiet conversation (not a bad thing, just something to be aware of as I initially had an “oh no” moment when I walked through the door to find it quite the hustle & bustle of sound). It all turned out a-ok because the entire meal and the service was stellar. We will be returning and it goes into our Top 5 places to eat in the states west of the Wasatch mountain range.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lasagna is delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great server, all was good...

drinks were good...wine recommendation was spot on...thank you

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Second visit. Believe me if 'Crow' wasn't an hour drive for us, we would be regulars. A great lower Queen Ann neighborhood gem. Great wine list. True bartender behind the bar. Make your seating at the Chef's Counter if watching the magic happen is your thing. We both had the lasagna last time. This time I went with the braised beef rib and the wife had the prosciutto wrapped chicken. Both items were absolutely sumptuous!!! Do yourself a treat and make your reservation NOW!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic dinner!

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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Visited twice for dinner while being in Seattle for 3 nights - that says all. We liked the paleo-friendly black cod with freshly cooked vegetables and will definitely come back next time being in Seattle. Thanks to the team, go ahead like that!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

OMG. The baked Lasagne... enough said. This place is a local favorite, and I go there often for special occasions.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We stopped in the Crow with no expectations - it was just across from our hotel. The food and service were impeccable and my husband is still raving about his ice cold Manhattan and fresh oyster appetizer. I had a great vegetarian dish of zucchini ‘noodles’ with ricotta stuffed peppers and chanterelles. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As longtime customers we have probably dined there a few dozen times over the years. The most recent experience, on a Saturday night, left us feeling unwelcome and disappointed. By the time we finally ate our meal, we were ready to leave and not return. Our server clearly did not want to be there, and made no effort whatsoever to do anything for us. We had to flag another staff member down to ask ask for everything that we needed (ice, pepper, wine, the check), but even then nothing was apparently relayed to her, or she ignored it. We noticed the adjacent tables in her section were also grumbling. If there was front of the house management working that night, you would not know it. In addition, the kitchen seemed to be having problems because the food was very slow to arrive. A nearby table who arrived 20 min after us ordered the same salad and entrées that we did. They received their meals and ate them completely while we were still waiting for ours. I flagged our server down and inquired about our entree status and commented that other tables with the same order had already finished. All I got was side-eye. Not the Crow we had grown to love. :(

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We dined here before a Friday evening opera. The waitress was kind enough to let us know which entrees required extended time. Food was lovely, service was timely, efficient and friendly. We had plenty of time for pre-drinks, dinner and dessert.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Visiting Seattle and happen to stay in a hotel nearby. What a find! One of the best meals I’ve had in over two years. Cozy ambience but the food was spectacular. I had zucchini noodles in a saffron broth with roasted vegetables and mushrooms. Extraordinary! My husband had lasagna. Huge and so tasty. To finish off dinner we had huckleberry warm donuts with ginger ice cream. Are you kidding? Fantastic . Will go back next time in Seattle

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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