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Hook & Plow

58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30AM - 11:00AM. Saturday - Sunday: 6:30AM - 12:00PM.
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM. Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(206) 256-1040
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Horner
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Private party facilities
Holding up to 40 guests, our perfect Private Dining Room overlooks our open design kitchen and has its own music and lighting venue! We even offer Internet access throughout keeping up with today's expectations. Book with us today!
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Private party contact
Dustin Fangman: (206) 256-1043
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We have an enormous banquet kitchen offering delectable menu options and catering needs to meet anyone's requests!
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Cross street
Lenora St
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Parking details
For guests and groups of up to 20 guests, we offer complimentary valet parking for up to 3 hours! Where else in downtown Seattle can you have an amazing meal with phenomenal views and free parking?! Come join us....
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Public transit
King County Transit System stops right in front of the restaurant!
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Full bar with 3 flat screen televisions and unlimited Directv!

Entertainment during the summer months include live bands, weekly BBQs, wine and beer dinners, and music throughout the entire Hook & Plow Restaurant, Bar, and Patio!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.5  based on all time ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsmeredith (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 2014

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.

Everyyear (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

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!

vipSaraGG (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2014

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.

vipMason (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on August 10, 2014

Like this place. Prices up 20% portions down 40% from last time we were there.

vipSaraGG (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2014

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.

seattlelynn (Denver)
1.0  Dined on July 11, 2014

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.

vipitaliansmith (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on June 28, 2014

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.

Chell1996 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

I found this place through 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.

whodaman (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

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.

nottoopicky (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

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.

vipShopaholix (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2014

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.

vipDenver1964 (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on April 14, 2014

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.

Beth (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2014

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!

vipSoCalGeof (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 24, 2014

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.

vip4food (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2014

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.

faith19 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

The food was full of flavor, the decor was modern, and the atmosphere relaxing. It definitely leads one to want to return. However, our table was set for 3, even after being assured that the reservation would be changed to 4 when I called the restaurant. When all 4 of us were seated, one person had an empty water glass, and our server came by serveral times before it was finally filled. We went out on V- Day, so a lot of time was spent explaining the special tasting menu w/ wine pairings, which noone wanted. But, we were left guessing what type of cheese was on our salami and cheese board. He was also didn't take our tastes into account when suggesting a bottle of wine, and it was not to our liking. It might have just been an off night.

vipStef (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2014

We stayed at the Marriott and weren't expecting much from this adjoining restaurant. At 7pm, only 2 tables were filled. They were out of many things, and the wine list was pretty bad. However, as soon as our salads arrived we were happy. I had the wedge w/tomatoes, bacon and blue cheese, which was quite good. The half size was more than enough. I followed it up with a filet mignon & smashed potatoes. All delish! You know how you order a filet at a good restaurant and it's almost buttery soft and tender, and other times it's firm, chewy, just a steak? This was the most buttery tender filet, well portioned and perfectly rare plus, just as I requested. The breakfast buffet the next morning was equally delightful! A very pleasant surprise!

Kayfrench (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2013

Stopped in here for a group brunch with friends. Food was adequate, some people loved their omelets where they picked their own ingredients. Wait staff was ok, not super friendly or accommodating. We asked for things like ketchup and jam and my friends child waited awhile for his toppings for his waffle. Best part was the location and ability to make a reservation.

foodie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2013

Most of the food is local and everything delicious. I highly recommend this place. I went with a group and we tried several appetizers, fried cheese, spinach and crab dip, veggie flat bread and it was all amazing. I highly recommend the spinach and crab dip. My entree was the crab cake and it was very good, but not a lot of food which was fine for me since I wasn't too hungry. For dessert I had the bananas non-foster which everyone tried and agreed it was the best dessert.

You can see Elliot Bay and the Great Wheel from your table. Definitely worth a visit.

UptownSeattle (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on October 10, 2013

I wrote a detailed review of entire meal and experience, but exceeded characters by 1200......too bad, you really need to let a writer write. Your reviewers would have enjoyed reading it.