Hitchcock

4.7
352 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Organic
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Hitchcock is an authentic farm-to-table Bainbridge Island dining experience. James Beard-nominated Chef Brendan McGill offers a chef's tasting menu showcasing the very finest of the Island and the Puget Sound region. We serve dinner Tuesday- Sunday from 5:00 to 10:00.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Organic, American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tues-Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 201-3789
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Brendan McGill
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Catering
We create custom cater packages for clients; please inquire at info@hitchcockrestaurant.com.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
If traveling from Seattle, we recommend walking on and off the ferry - we are an easy stroll from the ferry terminal. The ferries can run a wait for drive-on passengers during busy times; walking on and off avoids this, as well as adds to the greater experience of destination dining.
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Public transit
Washington State Ferry, Bainbridge Island terminal
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 352 People Are Saying
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4.6
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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

We love Hitchcock's. Every meal has been exciting and delicious. It is one of the top five restaurants we have every eaten - whether NYC, LA, Seattle, London, Venice, Rome - .

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DD
Seattle
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Always excellent!
Love the chefs selections on the Happy Hour menu. Never have been disappointed!

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m
Seattle
3.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Ordered the ribeye for two rare to medium rare. It arrived medium , and the recently hired waitress never came back to check how it was. For the price ($100!) this piece of beef should have been perfect. We sat with empty glasses also because she did not come check on what we needed after the ribeye was delivered. Won’t be going back.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

Service was slow but attribute that to busy night. Server and hostess were awesome. The food was fabulous!

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M
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

We had a blast! I came here because of top 10 places to eat list online and it did not disappoint! The food was all made in-house and the ingredients were all local. The smashed potatoes were incredible as they were almost like a potato chip on the outside and a perfectly cooked potato on the inside. The paprika aioli was so good I had to use bread to eat the rest of it. The clambake was wonderfully fresh. The fettuccine and rigatoni were both to die for. This place is definitely a must if you are in the area! Bainbridge is beautiful and this was the cherry on top of a trip to Seattle.

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

We did the tasting menu and it was an amazing experience. Our server was lovely and we really felt it was a great value. If you are in the area you NEED to go!

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AJ
3.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

We made a reservation well in advance and were seated at a tiny table crammed against a corner. The server was not overly knowledgeable on the menu. The salad was delicious but the mains were lacking.

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S
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

The vegetarian tasting menu was awesome. 10 courses and 3.5 hours and such a treat. Highly recommend.

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JA
Seattle
4.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

The food was great but our side of potatoes came when we were almost done with the meal. That being said, they were delicious so we are glad we didn't cancel them! Also, we made it clear that one of us could not have cheese and they removed it from the salad but when their chicken dish was served the salad had cheese on it!!

Our table was across from the bar which was fine until the bar filled up. and then people were on top of us and loud. Again this was July 3rd and there was a Independence Day festival on the street so this may not be typical as well.

We truly, loved the food and would definitely come here again!!

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KA
Seattle
4.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

May I suggest purchasing cushions for your booths? When you've had a hip replacement the hard seats are very uncomfortable & sometimes painful. Causes you to leave earlier than planned. Food was defiantly different to say the least

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

Everything was perfect. Seriously well done!

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RW
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

The wait staff were attentive and professional. Both our meals were well done. It was our 29th wedding anniversary. The person who waited on us made us feel special with her conversation and she put a candle on our dessert.

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FP
Central Coast
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

We had heard all of the locals rav and so we booked a table. Ask to be outside or in the front room otherwise it's a backroom. Understand the menu is limited so be open to diverse dishes. The ingredients were superb so though the dishes may not have sounded exciting, the taste was. The wine list is underwhelming but the cocktails are creatively prepared. the service is friendly and upbeat.
We would return after the evening was completed which I had not thought would be the case.

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d
3.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Service was very slow and confusied about who was taking care of our table.

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TP
Seattle
4.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Interesting food items but some were difficult to serve in the vessels used to deliver the food.

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j
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

My birthday! It was wonderful and the food was excellent. I appreciated the level of service and attentiveness of the staff. It was a wonderful second time. I am excited to come back now that we live in Seattle!

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B
Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Man, do I love Hitchcock! I've been coming here for years, always willing to make the trek from wherever I lived in Seattle, to Bainbridge. The seasonal menu is always outstanding, and the service fantastic. My absolute #1 restaurant in or near Seattle.

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TB
Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Absolutely fantastic tasting menu for a really great value with thoughtfully paired wines and spirits. Hitchcock consistently over achieves and wins with advanced techniques and great quality suppliers. Highly recommended for the chef’s tasting menu.

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J
Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food for an incredibly affordable price point!! Our reservations were for 5:45 and happy hour goes to 6. We had happy hour, drinks, and some entrees...ALL were fantastic

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RG
Seattle
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

As usual, food and service were exceptional. First time since remodel - the space is more open and more approachable than before.

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c
Seattle
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

T his is our favorite restaurant fabulous food never lets us down and the service is amazing we love the staff are wonderful

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

My sister was visiting Seattle from NYC and we wanted to do something different for dinner. We took the ferry from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island and are so glad we ate at Hitchcock! The star of the menu is their pork - they raise their own pigs on a small production farm. We ordered the charcuterie platter and a bottle of Washington wine - it was outstanding. Their pastas were also quite good and the Bolognese featured the same pork. The restaurant is about a half mile walk from the ferry and a lovely excursion. Would happily return!

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DL
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

The food with inclusion of local stinging nettles, morel mushrooms, locally raised pork, was delicious and the waiter was knowledgeable and articulate. Truly lovely food and service.

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JW
Western NC
5.0
Dined on May 21, 2018

Delicious, creative food in a romantic atmosphere. Bainbridge ferry ride from Seattle is part of the experience.

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TY
Seattle
2.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was good, but we waited an hour between courses. Waitstaff wasn't very attentive. Three hours for appetizers and dinner is a bit much. We ended up having dessert only because we missed our ferry back to Seattle due to the slow service.

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K
Seattle
3.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

Hitchcock is a really fun space, with a very thoughtful, seasonal menu. Fantastic cocktails, the meal was excellent. Our issue was the service. We had a 6:30 rez, were promptly seated and told by the hostess that water would be coming but it would be a while as they were really busy.
We finally got cocktails and ordered at 7, our starter, the salmon tartare was fabulous and came right away. We did not see another dish until 8. Seriously. Our sever unapologetically blames the kitchen. The white asparagus and morels, also fabulous came out at 8, we ate a lot bread. We had the potato gnocchi with pork which was very good. But again we waited. As we weren’t going to make the 8:50 ferry, we had the lemon tart and coffee, and I the. Had to chase the waiter down with my credit card to run it so we could leave at 9:15 to make the 9:40 ferry. DISAPPOINTING!

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CF
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was great and there were vegetarian accommodations. Our only complaint for a group of 4, who all chose the tasting menu (2 reg, 2 vegetarian) was that the staff seemed to skimp on the servings towards the end of the meal - on one hand, maybe they realized we were trying/sharing, but we did pay for 4 of the tastings (2 with wine pairing) but in the final courses they were bringing out 1 plate of items for all to share (what would we have gotten if it was just 1 or 2) and my fiancé and I got 1 set of drinks for the dessert pairing (why assume we would share out of the glasses??) ... I asked for a 2nd set of pairing and they accommodated. My dad also asked for bread and they seemed to not like the idea of providing some for the table, but also eventually gave us a little. Just strange, but overall, we enjoyed the food and would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

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DA
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing food in a great location on Bainbridge. Definitely worth the visit to the island for.

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HS
Seattle
3.0
Dined on May 7, 2018

It was a shame that such a talented kitchen would produce a menu that, other than some average appetizers, presented an anemic menu of three pasta dishes (not all that dissimilar), one chicken dish, a monkfish with limited servings and a ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR steak dinner.

Our guests wondered if we could stay in our seats but order from Braciato across the street!!!!

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r
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on May 3, 2018

Beautiful space, great service and excellent food.

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JV
Seattle
4.0
Dined on May 3, 2018

The food was great and the location is top notch. The service needs improvement.

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OT
Seattle
5.0
Dined on May 2, 2018

Great recommendations by the sommelier.

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LN
Miami
5.0
Dined on May 2, 2018

Really good food. Very creative use of spices etc. Locally sourced everything!

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HK
5.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

We were hosting out of town visitors and wanted to take them on a ferry ride and eat a delicious meal. Hitchcock was perfect for our criteria. The food was impressive and our server was awesome! Super friendly and great with suggestions on what local fare we should try.

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MW
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

Great little place located on Bainbridge Island, fantastic food and service. The steak for two was amazing, cooked perfectly and tender. Service was equally fantastic and provided a great wine recommendation.

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l
Seattle
2.0
Dined on April 18, 2018

Took forever to get a glass of seltzer water.Completely forgot dessert until we mentioned to the wait staff that we did not get it. Seattle prices but not up to snuff. Local island dwellers. Will not return.

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D
San Diego
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

Menu options were great. Everything we had was excellent. We want to go back and try the Chef’s tasting menu.

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AL
San Francisco
3.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

I had heard this restaurant had received great reviews so we were very excited to visit. We were seated promptly, but that is the only thing that happened in a timely manner. We waited on water, drinks, ordering, and execution of our meal. We were disappointed in our scallops, but very pleased with the almonds that we ordered for our appetizer. Two of us had the salmon and two of us had the chicken. All were very good and the kale/rabe and the mushrooms were all very good. We also ordered a cocktail and a bottle of wine. The wine selection was quite small, but good. Our biggest complaint was that the service just wasn't very good. I'm not sure we would choose to go back for a visit is given the opportunity.

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OT
5.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

We had the most delicious celebration meal for a birthday. We loved every detail of the unique menu and lingered over every bite. We enjoyed watching the kitchen at work and tipping our hats to the chef as we left. The service was excellent to boot!

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DP
Raleigh
5.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food. Most menu items are locally sourced, from the island. One of our dishes (fresh fish) was accidentally salted way too much--our waiter apologized, took it back, and gave us an entirely new one, which was great. Waiter was quite helpful--described the dishes in detail. The sunchokes were fantastic! Excellent wine list.

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