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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Romantic (15)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (13)
Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Our experience from beginning to end with fantastic. We sat at the chef's table and ordered pork tenderloin dish in the gnocchi dish both were absolutely wonderful. I wanted to order everything on the menu! And the bottle of wine we had was delicious. The service was awesome and overall we just had a great time! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

So glad we came upon this little gem in Seattle! The recommendation came from the Hampton Inn down the street and they were so right! It is excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was amazing! Had the halibut special with curried lentils... on here in my group had the gnocchi with seasonal spring produce. Both were exceptional! We also had the zeppole and German chocolate torte for dessert, which were amazing! My only complaint would be that it does get rather noisy, but it's worth it for the food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I rarely order the vegetarian option when I eat, but Crow's seasonal vegetarian dishes are always amazing and the best things on the menu. The ricotta gnocchi was so delectable that we ordered a second helping. The cocktails we had were also delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Food quality has gone down on most items that have been on their menu from the start due to chef changes I would expect. It's still a convenient local Queen Anne hangout.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great neighborhood restraunt. Excellent food. Good prices.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great rib-eye steak! Brought my girlfriend here for our 5-year anniversary and had a great time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2017

A long-time neighborhood fan, I always look forward to dining at Crow. The interior has a sense of simple elegance, but far from snooty. I enjoy the small menu, the seasonal rotation, and the reliability that the food will deliver on flavor. The cocktails are creative and tasty.
My only hope after this visit is that the corners get a little spring cleaning. I was reluctant to put my purse next to our table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Outstanding food! Generous pour on the wine and very nice cocktails.
Value was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great romantic atmosphere with very reasonable prices on food and drink. Also great service - we hope to go back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The food was fantastic! Laid back creative ambiance. Great for a special occasion dinner and those who want to be gastronomically impressed!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We try to go to Crow whenever we visit Seattle. The chicken is legendary. The cream of asparagus soup was amazing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Nothing worth mentioning. Not, in any way, worthy of the hype

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The restaurant is a lovely space, and the service and food matched. We had great cocktails, a fabulous dinner - oysters, a grilled calamari dish that was extraordinary, beautiful and rich salads, and halibut with lentils and rainbow carrots. The entire meal was a delight! and it is located a few blocks off Mercer in a quiet area with easy (free) street parking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent wine and cocktail list.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We love Crow, it is an all around great dining experience, from the amazing food to the wonderful staff this charming restaurant boasts a lively atmosphere, good drinks and a very appealing menu. Our party of four shared the sautéed calamari and oysters, both amazing. I had the spring mix salad and is was very good, the dressing light, but very complimentary to the cheese and nuts in the salad which had very fresh greens (a big pet peeve of mine when the greens aren't fresh). For our main entree we had the lasagna and chicken dish, both very good. An important tip is to order the smashed potato on the side, it is so very good, especially when combined with the sauce from the chicken. For dessert, we shared the ice cream and sorbet choices. Boy, was that a treat, we all had our favorites. I highly recommend Crow, they are just right for any situation, whether you are meeting a friend for a quick bite after work or for a special occasion. Enjoy!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Good for catching show at the Rep but was VERY slow. I was warned about this from another person but didn't think much of it until I realized I only had 10 minutes to walk up the street and my food hadn't arrived yet. Most people I speak with say good food but very slow.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2017

The food and cocktails were excellent as usual. Great service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We were a party of 5 for dinner on a Sunday night. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Calamari appetizer and the several seasonal salads we sampled were outstanding. The menu is not long, but thoughtful, with something for everyone, portions generous. The lasagna is quite good - apparently it's been a perennial on the menu and easy to understand why. We will definitely return - has an unfussy neighborhood vibe but still dressed up enough for a special occasion. We were seated in an area of the restaurant that was flexible for larger groups. We had the area to ourselves, but we noticed that there were heavy curtains that could be drawn to provide more privacy if needed. Good to know for larger group events.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Bar service was a little slow on an early Sunday evening, but the meals were excellent. The house lasagne is worth coming back for.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Came here for a last-minute birthday celebration with friends. While I'm already a Crow fan, this is the first time I went with a large group, and it was also a great experience. They have a separate area for larger parties. Service was perfect and very considerate of 'slow group decisions', recommendations were good, and I think everyone liked their entree. The calamari was amazing, and the meat and cheese platters were abundant for the price.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Good quality food.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I thought the salad with bibb lettuce was excellent. The asparagus soup was delicious. Light and tasty not too salty.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The service person was very helpful and attentive, but I rated it "fair" because it took over and hour to get our meals. It was quite busy, and in the end it all worked out ok, but it would have been nice to offer some form of munchies for the table if it was going to take that long.

It was also *very* noisy. My party was not hard of hearing when we sat down, but perhaps now we are :). It was very difficult to have a conversation between the four of us.

I also rated it "fair" for the ambiance, as the table we were seated at (back corner near the window), had a strong sun glare off the windows from the apartment buildings across the street. We noticed that all the other windows had shades, but the last window in front of our table did not. The two people sitting facing the window were pretty uncomfortable for most of the dinner. They ended up moving to the end of the table, but were then in the way of the wait staff, and crowded us all together.

The food was quite good, with my only issue being the big golf ball hunks of goat cheese in the bibb lettuce salad. A drier cheese would have worked better.

Craig

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Always enjoy sitting at the Chefs table watching the process . The special was Halibut & did not disappoint!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Visited 4 years ago and service, food and atmosphere are as I remember, great. Great dining experience only a few blocks from the Space Needle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great food, great service, great cocktails! Lamb shank and prosciutto wrapped chicken were delicious! Rhubarb cobbler and profiteroles were to die for! Relaxing dinner after a matinee at McCaw Hall.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food, fun scene. The pan-roasted chicken is delicious!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The service was great. The food was tasty, but not quite up to my expectations at this price range. We had the starter duck and caramelized onion pizza, lasagna, and chicken. Everything was slightly on the salty side for me (my husband didn't mind), but still yummy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Whenever we come to Seattle, we always make sure and eat at Crow. The food is delicious and the staff are great. Sit at the chef's counter, it enhances the experience!!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Organic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 2, 2017

First of all you have an excellent HOST (From Baltimore). He made us feel welcome and was very friendly towards our hungry energetic group. (It's hard to find restaurants as nice as Crow that make you feel its ok to have children and still appreciate excellent authentic cuisine.) Crow was originally our pick for our family of 6 because we thought it was part of Seattle Restaurant Week (turns out we were wrong). We stayed anyway because the ambience and friendly Staff was exactly what we wanted. Plus the Wine List was exceptional and quite affordable. We had 3 children who were a bit impatient but they accommodated us by bringing bread and checking in on us quite often. The food was superb in every possible bite. I am a fan and lover of flavor and creativity in local kitchens. The Crepes were the favorite at the table. I might say there was a tie between the crepes and the calamari. I have eaten all around the city/world for the last 15 years. I was highly impressed with everything they created. Compliments to the chef!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Crow is our go-to place to eat before attending any performance at Seattle Center. This was our fourth visit and every one has been outstanding. I had a great plate of calmari, unbreaded, grilled and with a wonderful tomato-based sauce.

My entree was a lamb shank with posole and it was awesome.

Great cocktails and the wine choices (by the glass) excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Had a wonderful meal prior to theater. Restaurant was very attentive and made sure everything moved at a comfortable pace so we could leave in time for our curtain. All 4 in our party were very happy with the surroundings and our meals. Food was outstanding! Would definitely go back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Lovely experience at Crow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great lasagne, wonderful wine selection, cozy, romantic lighting, excellent service.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Always on time for an in & out dinner b4 the ballet!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Love the lasagna so much!!

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 (London)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Crow is located near the Space Needle closer to a neighborhood in lower Queen Ann. It's small, quaint and has excellent service! Our waitress was wonderful and the food was outstanding! We all had the seafood special and it was amazing. It was my second visit here and I highly recommend it for a more quiet place. There are not a lot of restaurants in this area, but this is the top choice.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We had a nice dinner here on a Sunday night. While menu is a little short, food was fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We had the most perfect secluded two top near the front window. Dinner and wine were perfect. Such a great date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Cozy, People Watching
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