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Permanently Closed - Icon Grill

4.0
1618 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - An oasis in city dining, this downtown Seattle location is whimsical in nature and comfortable without being boring. Icon Grill's "aroused Americana" menu showcases the higher quality ingredients in a sophisticated yet simple manner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour: Every Day 3:00-6:00pm
Dessert Happy Hour/Late Night Happy Hour 9pm-close
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 441-6330
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Musser
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Private party facilities
Thank you for considering the Icon Grill for your upcoming event. Your guests will be dazzled by our vibrant atmosphere and "Aroused Americana" menu. We'll take care of all the details, so you can relax and enjoy your event! The Grill Room is available for private parties seven days a week.
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Private party contact
Kris McCool: (206) 441-6330
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Virginia
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Parking details
Street parking is also available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CPF10 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

I'm gonna miss this place! I hope to see this place reopen soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

The food is awesome, and the restaurant overall has a lot of character. We're sad to see it closing.

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EmmDeeEmm (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Sadly Icon Grill closed the next day. In anticipation of that closure we made dinner reservations one last time before our scheduled theater event. This has always been a favorite with great food and something for everyone. We counted ourselves especially lucky if Chris, with his friendly personality and artistic talent, was our server, which happily he was on this last lovely night. Grilled pear salad and blue cheese beef medallions - all delicious as usual. We hope they find a new location soon and come back to us!!

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MarcS (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

I will miss the place.

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Marina326 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2017

My Favorite Place! And I'm heartbroken it's closing. I curse the owner of the building who's putting them out. You think Seattle needs more high rises? Seattle needs places like the Icon Grill.

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vipNaGla (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

We were very thrilled to dine at the Icon Grill one last time before they close. Bummed we did not save room for the fabulous sundae.

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lovetodineout (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2017

The fried chicken is sooo good. I am so sorry to see this place close. They said they have looked for another place but could not find one that made sense. I have been going here for years and will truly miss it.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2017

The Icon Grill was amazing as always. I will be sad to see it go. I hope they will find a new location to keep this great place alive.

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foodl8e (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

This was bittersweet...our last occasion to dine at the Icon Grill before it's closing on January 28. It has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions and family dinners for 19 years, and we are so sad to see it close. Hoping to see it's reincarnation in a new building soon!

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Birdie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

So sad to see this treasure close at the end of January. Try to get a reservation before the 28th.

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vipGoodEats (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

Icon Grill is closing in less than two weeks because the city needs more apartments/condos (Boo). I decided to tell my diet to F-off for this bittersweet meal. I stuffed myself with comforting carbs, and have no regrets, except for discovering there was a special holiday menu that I missed.

The Bacon Cheddar Tater Tots could have used more bacon because, hello, it's bacon. I also savored for the last time their Ultimate Mac & Cheese. Four cheeses with additional cheese to pour over it. Yum! I wish I had room for the Texas Funeral Fudge cake. I'm sure it would have paired well with the salty taste of my tears. I'll miss you, Icon Grill!

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vipheidi (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

I realize they are closing at the end of the month, so we got a group together for one last meal and booked a Sunday brunch only to be told when we arrived that they are no longer doing brunch (even though it still shows brunch on their website).
With a group of 9 it was too late to move locations. The lunch food was mediocre.
Trying to consul ourselves we decided to end with their famous hot fudge sundae. Nope. They are no longer serving that either.
I have her to other iconic restaurants weeks (or days) before they closed and experienced the same level of food and service as when they were at their zenith. Unfortunately Icon Grill has decided to go out with a whimper, not a bang.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

We've been going to Icon for many years. Very sad to see it go.

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Libbi (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

I was so looking forward to my last experience at Icon Grill. I have been going there for years, and am deeply sadden that they are closing. I made a special point to make reservations for brunch for myself and 2 other friends from high school. We were all excited. It was a great place for us to sit, the same booth I get just about every time I go! However....the service was TERRIBLE!!! Out server was working hard on being cute and such, however once he took our order he was done with us. We had to ask for coffee twice...as he forgot and had to ask the nice food runner to bring it to us. Then we had to wait FOREVER for our bill, and then once he took our bill he went and chatted up another table instead of brining our bill back to us. Mind you the Seahawks were set to play in an hour and people in my party had to get to Georgetown to meet friends for the game. I am super sad that this is the experience I had for my last time dining at Icon Grill. I hope others have a better experience before they close shop.

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k206z (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

IG is a Seattle food landmark yet I'd never been in nearly 20 years I've lived here. So we decided to go to dinner since sadly, it is closing down in a few weeks. That also explains how managed to get Fri PM reservations, but it was busy.
Other than the quirky 80/90's decor and, the food was actually good and very generous not to mention $$. I was full only half-way through. Ordered the Medallions while my friend ordered the Steak. I prefer my meat well, but not charred. They appeared so until the last few pieces were a bit rare. Service was okay. Our server seemed rushed between our orders & after receiving our meals, wasn't sure what that was about, but he was pleasant.
Too bad didn't have room for their classic desserts, but I enjoyed the experience overall.
Glad I finally made it!

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islandjim (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

A classic Seattle fixture. We were first introduced to this eclectic wonderland by a dear friend. Our final visit was bittersweet. We enjoyed ourselves and the food and setting was perfect as we remember! We'll miss you the Icon; we also came as a tribute to our friend Jerry J who was dear to us and showed us part of "hidden Seattle".

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vipToutandabout (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Sad to see it go. Apparently the restaurant is closing at the end of January!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

A group of 8 friends met to have a birthday brunch and say goodbye to a favorite meeting place. It is so sad to see another Seattle "icon" disappear. The Icon Grill has been such a comfy, funky place to meet friends and spend quality time. The service people are always great about attending to the customers' needs but giving privacy too.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2017

1st time visit for my daughters bday. Travis was an awesome waiter! We will definitely be back!!!

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NikkiA (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Had a reservation available for 10:30 PM on NYE, then didn't let us order the whole meal because kitchen closed. When we tried to order dessert they said it was too late, yet no one asked if we wanted anything prior to the kitchen shutting down.
If unable to allow people to have the full experience that late into the evening; do not offer reservations that start at 10:30. (we were not seated until 10:48)

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

We went to celebrate my daughters birthday. I made reservations and confirmed them because it was New Year's Eve. We got there early and I'm glad we did, they had given away our table but we did get sitted. The man was very rude. Our server was nice but our food took an hour and a half to get to us. They brought a cupcake out to my daughter but did not sing to her, but they had done it for the table next to us. So that made me upset. Overall, I don't think we will be back.

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KlausM (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Although we had a reservation, we had to wait for at least 20 minutes. We got a table, where waiters were passing all the time and always touching the jacket which was hanging over the chair. Quite annoying!
The waiter in the first place told us, what he couldn't do, separate checks, credit card payment would take a long time and then mixed up our orders...
When he asked how the steak was - I had ordered medium, it was well done - he said, that's the way it should be...
Well, it was a busy night, New Year's Eve, but the overall experience was not up to it! I wouldn't go again, although the ambience was nice!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Food is ok. Not great but ok. Had terrible service last time we went to icon grill. It's been a couple years so thought we'd give it another try. Food wasn't bad but got the same waiter that we had last time and he hasn't gotten any better. Had to ask twice for drinks and took forever. Don't think we'll give it a third try....much better options out there!

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RomanF (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was okto good but not excellent, and lacked presentation :
Butternut squash Soup lacked substance (butter or olive oil) and sage.
The prime rib was very good, but the mashed potatoes that came with it were very basic.

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TnorthB (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

While the atmosphere was fun, unfortunately our New Years dinner was lacking. Very fishy lobster linguine, very bland pork and macaroni & cheese with pulled pork, which was as our 14 year old puts it "weirdly seasoned". Our 8 year old won with the kids chicken strips and fries.
The hot fudge sundae dessert was the bright spot - a fun presentation and the kids did think it yummy. Our server was good.
Very sad that 2 of our new years prix fixe options were so disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

The food and service were both very good. In particular the restaurant Xmas decorations really made it a delightful occasion. I would have no hesitation going back.

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Likes8s (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Great restaurant. On NYE, service was good and special menu was very nice. We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance very much.

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George (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a friend who was in town for just one day and wanted to meet for brunch. We've been here several times before and so we suggested this would be a great place to meet up. It was New Year's Eve day, so the place was still decked out for the holidays. Great atmosphere, good food and good service. As we'd hoped it was the perfect place for our get together.

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vipKristin (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

What a fabulous celebration with family and friends! Our waiter was awesome with recommendations for each of our young adult picky eaters. Our wine was amazing and we had an incredible meal! The desserts were some of the best holiday treats we had this year. Thanks Icon for helping us celebrate the new year in style.

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GrillFan (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Food was great, as normal at The Icon Grill, and as with most times we have been there we left too full to feel like we didn't get our money's worth. Been going there for about 17 years and plan to continue to go

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