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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Fit for Foodies (20)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Cozy (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 15, 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 11, 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 5, 2017

Lasagna is delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 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 4, 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 4, 2017

Fantastic dinner!

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·Dined on November 2, 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 28, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 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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·Dined on October 20, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

... great, friendly service and delicious food! We appreciated the opportunity for a totally carb-free AND delicious dinner. Thanks!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always solid! Could use some menu expansion however the chicken is so good that there is no need for much else. Their lasagne also is great! Love the open kitchen.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was very slow, as it took close to 15 minutes to be asked if we’d like a something to drink; the food was good. Works pre- theatre.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a dependably great experience. Our server was just delightful and my chicken was to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I went to Crow with a girlfriend for dinner and it did not disappoint. We like to share so we can experience several items. We had the beet salad with ricotta and butternut squash, it might be one of my favorite salads. We also had the lasagna, my friend isn't a huge lasagna fan, but she truly enjoyed every bite. It was also a large portion, so I would suggest sharing. All in all, great!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

You can never go wrong with either the chicken or lasagne here, but check the specials first. It’s our “go to” restaurant before or after the opera, or anything at Seattle Center. I appreciate that they take reservations. We usually sit at the chef’s counter because it can be noisy when busy and it’s easier to have a conversation sitting at the counter. Their cocktails are also great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was very nice, ambiance is pleasant and food nicely presented. The lasagna was excellent. The pork chop seasoning was very nice but the chop itself a bit dry. I have been here before and have always enjoyed.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Consistently amazing. Crow is our go to place for special occasions. One of the best hidden gems in Seattle.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

While the menu is not large, in our group of 8 we sampled many entrees. Everyone was very happy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

We needed to change our reservation time and it was not a problem at all. We had a wonderful server and the food was excellent. I highly recommend the lasagna.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

A different presentation for short ribs, after the first bite realized they were one of the best I have ever tasted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It's loud, but the food is fantastic with great service. Best dinner option in the McCaw Hall area.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I love Crow. I come here often. The wines are affordable and the food is amazing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 20, 2017

My family LOVES Crow! We make it a point to go every time my daughter comes into town and really for anyday if the week!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our party of seven received great service, even several visits from the owner/manager, who made sure we had plenty of time to make it to the show we had tickets for that night. The food was universally delicious, from appetizers and specialty cocktails, to salads, sides, and entrees. Wow to the lasagna, prosciutto wrapped chicken, smashed potatoes cake, shrimp appetizer, salmon entree, ribeye steak entree, and heirloom tomatoe panzanella. Each person said they'd eat here again, and our experience was worth the trip from north of Seattle. Completely satisfied our group of 7. Well done!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Awesome as usual, you won't be disappointed. We always sit at the bar and chat with the chefs as they are always willing to talk about the food and it's prep. Occasionally you will get to sample too! I highly recommend Crow.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Have enjoyed eating at Crow several times this past month. Staying in the neighborhood, this is the best place around. Friendly, low key, really delicious, high quality meals. It's a small menu that covers a range of proteins and somewhat limited veg options, but as an omnivore there was plenty to choose from. After a few visits, I have tried just about everything on the menu and did not find a dish I didn't like. As a frequent diner, my only wish is that the specials would change more often. Same soup and fish option were on the specials menu all month. Maybe change it up a bit more frequently? A great neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our waitress Latoya (I believe that was her name) was AWESOME!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of the best steaks around! I seriously would compare it to Daniel's easily. Wonderful meal! I love that the menu changes but their standars menu meals are always tasty. One of my favorite spots in the city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Pre-concert dinner & drinks

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

After 13 years of going to Crow several times a year, I am still impressed with the quality of the food, the prices, the beverages and the wonderful service. BRAVO to Philip and a terrific crew.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Amazing find! Great food, atmosphere, staff, bar selections (wine and beer). Will definitely be back when I am in Seattle again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I don't get to Seattle often but when I do I make a point of getting to the Crow. Could not recommend this place any higher. Pan Roasted chicken is as good as anything anywhere. Lasagna is crazy good. The place has a very cool vibe and some very reasonably priced wine. Love this place and it never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A neighborhood favorite! Crow always delights and never disappoints. The menu is not over crowded, and ever dish is a treat. Service is attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Noisy but good energy. Salmon with tomatilo sauce wad great. Close to McCaw Hall & Rep.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved the steak & king size Salmon

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had the salmon special it was delicious. They made a change in the veg which I greatly appreciated. Chicken was also excellent. Attentive service. Had a booth which was comfortable and allowed for private conversation. Will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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