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About Cutters Crabhouse
One of Seattle’s proudest traditions is the Pike Place Market, right next door. The market thrives by providing the highest quality seasonal products indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. This allows Cutters to be directly influenced by the unique nature of the market. Because of Cutters' ongoing commitment to incorporate only the finest seasonal Northwest ingredients in our menu offerings, we can truly say: “If it’s there, it’s here."
Seattle, WA 98121
Seafood, Sushi, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00 am-4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm-9:30 pm
Dinner: Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 10pm
Weekend Breakfast: Sat & Sun 11am 2:00pm
Bar: Sun-Thurs open 'til 10:30pm, Fri and Sat 11:30pm
Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close Saturday and Sunday 4 - 6pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Marketplace Parking Garage
65 Lenora St.
Free Downtown Shuttle!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cutters Bayhouse presents The Bayroom for private dining and entertaining. Located adjacent to historic Pike Place Market and Victor Steinbrueck Park, truly in the heart of the city of Seattle. Please contact us for details.
Cutters Crabhouse Ratings and Reviews
Waiter did a poor job of listening to how we wanted our fish cooked and we ended up sending the undercooked dish's back. Second time around they were perfect but guests were long done dining. He apparently thought he knew how we wanted fish cooked before than we told him.
Nice environment and beautiful view. Bartender was a little sharp telling us our teenage daughter could not be in bar with us. Banished to the back hallway to wait, the hostess didn't know we were there and missed us because she only checked the bar. 2 of 3 meals were not quite hot but still tasty.
The ratings on Open Table are too high for this place. My wife and I booked 5 consecutive nights while on vacation through Open Table. Four of the five restaurants were excellent. Cutters Crabhouse was not very good. The salmon was over seasoned and over cooked. Matter of fact everything was over cooked. The decor was outdated and very plain. No ambience. Service was just OK.
When I made a reservation for Cutters Crabhouse through OpenTable, I made a note that my husband and I were celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. When we arrived to the restaurant, the hostess greeted us immediately and wished us a happy anniversary. To our surprise, we were seated at a table next to the window with a beautiful waterfront view. Hank, our server, was energetic and very friendly as well. Everyone at Cutters made us feel special as we celebrated a milestone event. We will definitely come back.
Food was not worth near the price paid. At $50 and higher per plate, we expect high quality and exceptional taste. We received average quality and taste. You can tell the meals have been prepared a thousand times and the staff is bored with the menu. Husband started with a shrimp cocktail, then had king crab legs. The shrimp cocktail was as if they had popped open a can of mini salad shrimp and dumped cocktail sauce on them. The crab legs were split open before being prepared and were dry. I had scallops, crab stuffed prawns and salmon with potatoes - one of their popular dishes. The meal came out warm, not hot. Not even the potatoes were hot and they hold heat forever. The shrimp and salmon were overcooked. The scallops were OK, but were cooked in a pan that was to hot. If everything had been prepared correctly, it would have been a decent meal. Skip Cutters and go to Elliott's. We heard it was amazing from several people in our group.
3/3 wonderful dining experiences at Cutters Crabhouse. We visit Cutters many times when we have guests visit and it has been a favorite experience for all of our guests. The food is fantastic, the view is incredible, and the service is spot-on. I highly recommend Cutters to all!
Overall had a great experience and would love to come back. Was slightly bummed when I got there; I had made a reservation and when asked about a window table, we were told we couldn't sit at one because they were only for people who had reservations. I was confused but didn't make a big deal about it.
However, the food and great waitress made up for that quickly. The clams were fresh and savory, the chowder had a great texture. We ordered several sushi rolls; it was some of the best sushi I've had in a very long time. The smoked salmon roll was great and their seasonal roll even better. I couldn't believe how fresh and flavorful everything tasted, there wasn't a single piece of food left when we were done.
My only complaint would be how hot it was inside the restaurant; it was atleast 85 out and with large glass windows and an open kitchen, it was extremely hot and uncomfortable once the restaurant became busy.
Food and service were underwhelming. We ordered mussels to share for an appetizer, and my husband ordered their clam chowder. The mussels were very rich, and our dinner arrived before we finished our appetizers. A bunch of mussels were broken as well. My husbands filet was inconsistently cooked and cold on arrival, and my dungeness crab was cooked in way too much butter. Very disappointed.
I took a few colleagues here for dinner. I really like Cutters and typically the food is excellent. This time I was super disappointed. We started with the oven roasted crab/artichoke dip and fried calamari as appetizers. There was barely any calamari in the appetizer, and mostly all fried asparagus. Of which were the stems, and tough to chew through. This was horribly awkward as everyone at the table had to keep pulling the pieces of asparagus that they couldn't chew, out of their mouth, and set it on the appetizer plates. Probably the worst "fried calamari" appetizer I've experienced. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entree, except me. I ordered the seafood trio (salmon, scallop, and shrimp). The waitress advised me that the salmon would be cooked medium rare.....which would have been perfect! However my salmon came out overcooked, and dry. The entrees must have been setting under the heat lamps on the line. A colleague I was with did comment that his food was just warm, however he seemed to enjoy the entree. Cutters is normally spot on, but this time missed the mark for me in a couple of ways.
We had an awful waitress who only came around once every fifteen minutes. The other waiters noticed and would fill up our waters since she was never around. I also believe they did not bring us the correct order but we ate it anyways since we knew we would never get her to ask the question.
We were there for 2 hours, and only got 1 course. No appetizers and no dessert (we ran out of time to order dessert). Slow but friendly service. They seemed overwhelmed and understaffed.
I have no plans to go back. There are too many other options in Seattle, especially the market/downtown area, to eat and spend time with friends and family.
I chose this restaurant to take my mom out for her birthday and requested a window table at 6pm. My mother and I flew from Boise to Seattle to enjoy a fancy seafood dinner along the water, what we got was not worth the trip.
Upon checking in, the host made a poor joke about not having a reservation and then sent us off to a table that was not only not along the water but wedged between to parties of 16 that filtered in 20 minutes after we sat down.
Within that 20 minutes we excitedly ordered kumomoto oysters and a rainbow roll only to find out after placing the order that they were out of Kumomotos (at 6pm) and the rainbow roll although delightful in presentation lacked any flavor.
For the next course my mom was so excited to have a whole crab for her birthday, regardless of the market price... but wouldn't you know it, Cutters Crabhouse didn't have whole crab despite it being a highlight on their menu. The kitchen really did their best to piece together a whole crab for my mom, the server however didn't think to bring an extra napkin for the mess and witnessed me using my butter knife to attack my wedge salad and said nothing.
So if you're looking to drop some $$$$ on an incredible seafood restaurant, i would do some more research. Clearly Cutters doesn't understand that high prices come with a certain expectation of quality, presentation & professional service.
The welcome from the reception person was at best offhand, the waiter was also odd, being both over sharing and offhand. The food was no more than average, the clam chowder was ok and the fish and chips was acceptable. This is an example of a restaurant that recognises that most diners are tourists who won't be repeat business, so the staff have developed lazy ways. The view is good but that alone is no reason to visit when the staff and food are only average.
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