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About How To Cook A Wolf

This neighborhood restaurant atop Queen Anne is cozy and intimate. As a nod to the restaurant’s literary namesake, Chef David Glass repeatedly impresses by doing so much from this tiny kitchen. The continually changing, Italian-inspired menu focuses on smaller plates and fresh, daily-made pastas, typically enjoyed family style in the warm, wood-clad dining room. Stop by the Queen Anne Farmer's Market before dinner, and you might see Chef Glass gathering ingredients for that night's menu. Have dinner at the bar and sip Prosecco while watching the kitchen create.

2208 Queen Ann Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 days a week, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Boston St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 838-8090

Website:
http://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/howtocookawolf/

Executive Chef:
David Glass

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

How To Cook A Wolf Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Cozy (17)
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Local Ingredients (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Romantic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Tapas (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Organic (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Best meal of a year of wonderful food! Adding more characters to fill in ridiculous Open Table requirement for lots of letters in a review. Obviously no poets on that staff. Stupid!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Delicious food in a very neat atmosphere at good prices

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Its a special treat for my partner and I to come here and we love Robert ! Hi from Carmen and Ginger ! :)

It is so romantic and intimate. The food is always perfect and the staff are attentive and personable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

So pleased with our experience here from the food to the service to the cocktails. We were able to try some new dishes and the small plates were spaced out perfectly. My wife and I had many options to choose from for a nice dinner and this did not disappoint.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have been there multiple times and are anxious to return and try other menu items - they are all amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Amazing. Very tasty food and well cooked
Great ambience and service. Would recommend it highly

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Good food !
Excellent service!
Do recommend when in Seattle !!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Not worth your time or money.not romantic or nice ambience and the food was tasteless and over priced.definately not going again

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Fabulous food with fabulous people!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The restaurant is very small, but in a romantic and comfortable way. The staff was immediately talkative and nice to us as we walked through the door. The server was terrific and explained the menu thoroughly. The food was divine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Absolutely a nice experience of my birthday night. A super lovely place with great food and services, 20% service fee was included but totally worth it.
We tried the oysters, beet salad, roast half chicken, chicken liver mousse and 2 kind of pastas: spaghetti and bucatini; had cannoli and passion fruit sorbet for dessert. Chicken liver mousse is a MUST TRY!! Savory and very flavorful with the crackers. Cannoli was also super great!
Will definitely go again :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Every dish we had was amazing and I love that it's family style! Our server was attentive and gave us great recommendations. We ordered the beet salad, polenta fritters, gnocchi, and bucatini. The bucatini was my favorite dish but is a little heavy on the black pepper. Their cocktails are also pricey but delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Fantastic service....thank you, Joey. Watching chef David and his team prepare our incredible meal was entertaining. Every course was beautiful in both presentation and taste. We will add 'How to Cook a Wolf' to our favorites list and are looking forward to our return visit next time we are in Seattle.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The food and service was awesome. Love the Italian twist to menu

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Table was still in use so promptly seated at bar. Joe got us a drink and made us feel right at home. Drinks, Oysters and apps were amazing. Meg(I think that was her name) took care of us and once table opened up got us seated. Food amazing. Hospitality excellent. Putting Wolf as a regular stop on our future dining dancecard.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great spot everything was amazing. Love the atmosphere and wonderful staff. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. Waiter was outstanding. He was engaging and attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Hey, great food! Recommended to me by a friend. I took a date here and we both really enjoyed it. Love family style meals where you get a try a bit of everything. Can't wait to come back and try more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Absolutely spectacular meal from the first course to the last. The carpaccio, burrata with sunchokes & kale salad were perfection. Then there's just nothing as amazing as their homemade pastas and all the plates are perfect for sharing. Exactly the night out my husband & I were hoping for...we will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Birthday dinner

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Definitely had a wonderful time, and would go back the food was great, and the service was very good. My date loved how good the food was and the modern design of the over all restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on April 5, 2017

If you like loud noise level, slow service and pricey good but not excellent food this is your place

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 3, 2017

First, this restaurant is not big, make a reservation and expect to be in close proximity to the table next to you. That being said the overall vibe is awesome! Cork tables, barrel walls, copper accents, and just an upbeat vibe. Was actually greeted by the chef and chatted with him while the host was returning from a table.

Second, the food is awesome! Most of the meal comes as shareable with others at the table. Wife and I split three dishes plus a desert and it was perfect! The Bruschetta was four large servings and was great, play on flavor of the apple, pickled onion, goat cheese and pear butter was great. Second course was the Halibut and it was just perfect, there isn't much more to say about that. Third course was the Gnocchi, as my wife described them as little pillows of awesomeness. The sauce was spicy and delicious while the pork cracklin added flavor and texture! For desert we had the Chocolate/Peanut Butter Terrine with banana ice cream and it was lick the plate good!

Service was good, server took some getting used to, didn't show a ton of emotion but he warmed to us by the end of the meal.

As I mentioned above, this is a small place and it can be a bit on the loud side. With close proximity and an open kitchen there is just a general volume level that you get used to. Not horrible but if quiet/intimate candle light dinner is what you are going for, this might not be it.

This is what I have come to expect from an Ethan Stowell establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Tiny little place in a great location. I felt spoiled the whole time. The staff is magnificent!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 30, 2017

This is our 2nd time here, and enjoyed it just as much as the first. The food is always great and service was amazing. We had reservations which I believe is always recommended because of the smaller seating arrangement. The best is the bread, but again all the dishes from pasta to pork loin was delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great experience service excellent . Food was great . Family style dining but entrees worth having just for yourself

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 28, 2017

This place is INCREDIBLE! Just order it, seriously! The raw beef, the raw fish, the plantains, pastas, oysters, desert, everything! Just when you think you're full, you're wrong. This menu is an adventure in culinary artistry! Bold, but light, acidic but sweet, balanced in char and sear. I am so happy we found you, our little Seattle adventure was capped off with the best dining experience we have had on the west coast. We loved every moment. Even after closing (well after) our server made sure we had the best and most significant and inclusive experience. We are so honored to have been in your staffs and chefs hands. Well done!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Our waiter (Mathew?) Was super friendly and told us about his shrub making despite how busy he was. Food was amazing, loved the ambience despite loud drunk couples seated next to us haha. Will come back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Amazing! Kale lollipops were incredible.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 28, 2017

The serve small dishes that you share. 4-5 of them are good for two hungry persons. Interesting taste combinations and delicious bread and olives. Wine choices could be better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Food was outstanding! Family style gives everyone a chance to experience the quality and time put into each dish.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Fantastic. Don't even think about it just come here and enjoy!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 20, 2017

The chef was very accommodating and removed pork from the gnocchi for us. Still was so so delicious.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2017

The chef was outstanding... we let him choose specialties he wanted to display showing his culinary experiences...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 15, 2017

A fabulous dining experience! The food, the vibe, the attitude, all of it! Really looking forward to future visits. So happy you are in my new city, new neighborhood!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Took my boyfriend for his birthday. The food was so good the hamachi crudo was my favorite. They even brought a cute lil ice cream out for him. The server was super sweet. Really good date night😋

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Stunning meal with exceptional staff. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Fabulous in all ways especially the food! Also friendly well-informed service and warm, cozy atmosphere. Excellent wine list and cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 6, 2017

This is my second visit to How To Cook A Wolf, I loved it so much the first time, I decided to share my experience on a first date with someone.

My experience was automatically off to a great start, because the Manager Meg remembered my name ! I had only been here once before, 2-3 months ago. Now that is a great memory and helps bring down first date nerves !

The first time i visited the restaurant it blew my socks off, and it would be very hard to beat that experience...yet the second time i visited turned out to be an even better experience.

My date had a few food intolerances to yogurt, milk, cheese etc. Our server was very accommodating and had the chefs separate the ingredients or substitute with alternatives. That extra effort goes a long way in my eyes to ensure everyone can experience their delicious food menu ! We also brought 2 bottles of wine to uncork, they didn't blink an eye, chilled the white and poured every time our glasses were nearing empty :)

Before we knew it, we had been there 2 1/2 hours and it was closing time ! Great atmosphere, great service, delicious food (scallops are a must) !

If you haven't tried this hidden gem, put it on your list !
Thanks to everyone there for making it a great night !

Tags: Organic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The food here was fantastic and the service was just as good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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