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How To Cook A Wolf

952 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 7 days a week, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 838-8090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Glass
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Cross street
Boston St
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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NickMasch (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing time with my wife for our anniversary. We ordered too much food as always and that made for a great bite to eat for lunch the next day. Great food, great drinks and we only wished that we had room for desert.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Delicious food and great atmosphere! I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great for a date night or a night out with friends. Brussel sprouts are the best!

5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Really great experience. The staff was very flexible around dietary restrictions and fun to chat with. It was much noisier than expected, so it’s not exactly the best date spot, but the food is so good it makes up for it.

I brought my boyfriend for his birthday. We got the gnocchi and were blown away by the amazing meat sauce that came with it. Definitely recommend. Their roasted squash is a delight. It’s warm and cozy enough to feel like a fall dish but the sauce brought out a lighter side. Finally, their sherbet was amazing. A larger dessert portion than we were expecting, so we unfortunately couldn’t finish it.

A great place for an intimate celebration of around 6 or fewer.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Every evening at How to Cook to a Wolf is special. We have celebrated a few family events there and it’s always outstanding

lglighthouse (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

The dishes were simply excellent and delicious. The ambience and fun and friendly. Even though we were given a water bottle at the table, they were quick to keep our glasses full. The bread is a must.

LizNL (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a lovely dinner with 3 colleagues after a couple of intense working days. How to Cook a Wolf provided us with great ideas about food & wine and we had a splendid dinner. The food was cooked to perfection. Unlike most US companies where raw food is not served that well or more to medium, this restaurant was able to provide us with superb tasting raw food as well. Loved it!

Whenever in Seattle, I will definitely go again!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Fun cocktails, very good food, great service. We thouroughly enjoyed our experience.

JKC1112 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Highly recommend sitting at the bar - it’s fun to watch them make cocktails and half the kitchen is visible! The menu changes often but seasonally (late fall/winter) they feature a bolognese - each year is different and this 2017/18 one is TO. DIE. FOR. It started with spaghetti and now is being served with gnocchi. Life changing bolognese! Good variety of apps and delicious pasta! Great cocktails! Only wish they had a little better wines by the glass (I get the same one every time). We are slowly becoming regulars here - no complaints! PS the bread and butter is worth every calorie!

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I had reservations for NYE. There was a fixed menu, which was posted online. The menu looked great, and I was excited for my fist meal at How to Cook a Wolf.

The space is small and cozy. The staff were friendly enough. The food was terrible. The first course was 5-6 small plates for the table. Nothing stood out - very bland. The second course was pasta. The flavor was good but the pasta was so undercooked - it was basically raw. For the main course we had black cod and braised short rib. The cod was rubbery and the short rib was dry and tough (don't even get me started with the weird steamed then fried potatoes - inedible). For desert, I had a chocolate torte - I can confirm it was chocolate but it was otherwise unremarkable.

As a heads up, gratuity is included at 20%. I would be totally fine with this amount, but it was added to the bill before taxes - so I was taxed on my gratuity as well as my food. This did not sit well with me.

I'm not sure whether this was an off night or the cook was just really bored making the same dishes for everyone, but this was a terrible dining experience. For $250 for two people, I expected much more. With so much good food in Seattle, I'm shocked this restaurant is still here. I will not return.

RoPoJo (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Had not expected this to be vegan friendly, but Robert, our lovely waiter, made that happen. We had a great night.

rilstron (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an excellent birthday dinner. The service was friendly and the right amount of attention - not intrusive but always there when we needed service. Our server had great recommendations and was very accommodating. We hadn't been in several years but remembered why we love this restaurant so much. Great flavor combinations and an excellent selection of options on the menu. Highly recommend!

TimMc (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Really nice restaurant though ordering is a bit confusing. Everything we tried was fantastic and perfectly prepared. Would recommend to anyone. My only note is personal, I realize that low lighting is "romantic" but it's a shame the lights were so dim we could barely see some of our food. When i turned on my phone light everything was so colorful and beautiful!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We were on a “first date” and this place made me look very good...!

Seattleeats (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Incredibly special food with unique and outstanding tastes.

Secundus (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

This is the food "jewel" of the Nile...goodness this is good, the pasta is to die for and Holy canoli, the dessert is fabulous. Just turn down the music a bit, i know it pumps up the kitchen, but nice to have it quite quiet so you can hear the person across from you.
Also, the SEAWOLF bread is the best of Seattle, of course you would find it.

A neighborhood frequenter.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely as usual.

gerard (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Overall great restaurant in service, quality of food/ingredients and atmosphere. Well worth the wait!

Jsjcpa (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a really great dining experience. The restaurant is small and intimate. The service was excellent - the wait staff answered questions about the menu, made relevant suggestions and were very friendly, yet still respectful. I recommend this restaurant with enthusiasm

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Just go. Don't ask questions. The front of house staff are excellent. The guys in the back have secret talents that you need to see and taste. Food speaks for itself. Just go, you won't regret it.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Top 10 best meal I’ve ever had