Hook & Plow is a modern American bistro conveniently located just an elevator ride away from the popular Pikes Place Market. The restaurant offers inventive dishes, artisanal wines, craft beers and local liquors to choose from. Hook & Plow is committed to supporting local farmers, fishermen, distillers, brewers and winemakers. Its seasonal menus change to feature the current produce and beverages of the season.
The current menu at Hook & Plow offers a wide selection of appetizers to choose from, including steamed Manila clams and Dungeness crab cakes. You can also start with an artisanal charcuterie board. It comes with Salumi’s cured meats, mustard, olives and fresh homemade breads. Try a house specialty for your main course. Choose from options like kale pasta with butternut squash, crispy mushrooms, pumpkin seed pesto and the signature H&P Angus beef burger with Applewood bacon, Beecher’s aged cheddar, lettuce tomato and fries.
Went here to specifically try their weekend brunch because we are usually pleased with Marriott's spread. This was not as good as others, but fit the bill for filling us up before heading out for our sight-seeing. Our hostess Andrea F could not have been any nicer OR attentive. In fact, she was more attentive than Leila our waitress. I get it that when parties opt for a buffet that there isn't much more service they need, but to have an empty water glass almost the entire time we were there and to have asked for more two times and it not served, is ridiculous. Andrea F came to the rescue with that plus a to-go coffee cup for my husband. It pained me to leave an 18% tip, but hopefully it was shared with Andrea.
Very limited menu. Advertised items were not available. I saw a waiter spill a tray full of water glasses with ice on a lady by mistake!
We ate our delicious fish and chips on the patio, watched people stroll by and the ferries sail away. The service was great, just a beautiful evening and great food and views.
Like this place. Prices up 20% portions down 40% from last time we were there.
This was our second time for brunch and we look forward to going again. The food is very fresh, locally sourced and of high quality. The made to order omelettes are wonderful, their croissant are really buttery. The bacon and sausage are from a local supplier and really delicious, the smoked fish is made in house. They have fresh berries and other fruit. You can have made to order waffles, french toast and pancakes. It's all deliciously prepared right in front of you, even though it's called a buffet.
There were only 4 tables dining on a Friday night and it still took over 2 hours top east there. They were very slow with the food, got a few items wrong and then offered us free dessert. They came around raving about their special for dessert more than once and then we ordered it and they told us they were out of it. One person in the party ordered something else, and then when they finally brought the desserts out 30 min later they let her know they were out of what she ordered so brought something else. Would not go back here.
Really disappointed with our experience with Hook & Plow. Had heard good things about the restaurant but after dining would never go back. Service was horrendous. We had to ask our server if there were any specials and wouldn't have known about them if we didn't ask. After three of the four of us received our food and one of the people we were with had a hair on their fries - we finally flagged down the server to let her know about the hair and the missing dish to which she replied 'Perfect' and left with the fries. All the while we could see the missing dish up on the counter just sitting there getting cold and then we watched the watress walk by our table with the missing dish all the way to the back of the restaurant.
I found this place through opentable.com and was very pleased. It was easy to get to and they vouchered up to 3 hours for parking. That was great. The set-up of a traditional buffet was a little different but that didn't change the food. Never been for anything else but we would go back again.
We should have arrived 1/2 hour later. When we arrived at 10am, there was very little set out. I filled up on a bagel and potatoes. When I checked back 1/2 hour later, that is when the prime rib, eggs benedict, ham, etc... was available. By that time, I wasn't hungry anymore. I was extremely disappointed that this selection wasn't available when we arrived. Likewise, my son filled up on oatmeal and wasn't hungry when the rest was set out. We would have been better off ordering from the menu. Our waiter was great but I am giving the service only a two star because it was a poorly planned brunch.
Not coming back, but none of the food was bad. We did a mother's day brunch for 35/plate, but the food was probably only worth 20/plate.
My aunt and I were in Seattle this past Easter weekend for a vacation. The Hook & Plow's buffet breakfast was so amazing that we made reservations on the spot for Easter brunch. The brunch also surpassed our expectations. The food was outstanding. The view was amazing. The service was impeccable. Special kudos going out to Jackson for being the consummate attendant, making sure that we had plenty to drink and that we had everything that we needed. We were so impressed with the service that we have decided to make this restaurant a mainstay stop during our annual vacation getaways. It's difficult to find good food at a reasonable price in restaurants by the waterfront, but they managed to easily satisfy 2 foodies with high standards.
Hook and Plow is found inside the Marriott hotel on the Waterfront, which is a very convenient and easy location to get to. Rest of dining exp was poor, clues should have been the dining room was empty and only the bar had a bunch of rowdy drinkers in it. Prices are high for what you get, which we ordered the Salmon, and Dungeness Crab entrees (no offers for salad or desserts). Service staff seem more interested in setting up the dining room, than service to us. Salmon was well done, but the Crab entrée was 1/2 a crab, and the gray color of the crab looked old and dried out. Noise level from the bar got so bad we almost left twice. Dining experience would not warrant a return, there are better places on the waterfront.
Hook and Plow is the restaurant attached to the Marriott hotel down by the waterfront. I think due to its location that they don't have a lot of walk in clientele. Even though it was lovely and the food was very good, the restaurant was mostly empty on a Saturday evening. With some dedicated marketing, I think they will do well. I would certainly eat here again!
If it's a quiet evening, you may want to request a "gallery" table. Although it's in what's essentially a hallway, it has a more secluded feel and a better view of the waterfront than many of the other tables in the dining area. It might not be the best location if there's a lot of foot traffic between the restaurant and hotel lobby, though. The menu selections are varied and reflect Northwest Cuisine (as expected). I enjoyed the fried cheese curds and short rib flatbread. I tasted the Cioppino and thought it was pretty good, too.
The food was good, but could be better if the restaurant wasn't connected to the hotel and had to cater to so many palates. If you want good food without a wait In the busy aquarium area, this is a good choice. The pear tart is an awesome dessert.