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About Permanently Closed - Icon Grill

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.

1933 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Virginia

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 441-6330

Website:
http://www.icongrill.net/

Parking Details:
Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Nick Musser

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.

Private Party Contact:
Kris McCool: (206) 441-6330

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

Icon Grill - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

The quality of the food has gone down pretty dramatically since I was last there - about 18 months. I was very excited to be going because I knew things would be awesome, and then they just weren't. I'll give the Icon Grill one more shot and hope it was an off night. But if I have the same experience again I'll have to cross the Icon off my list.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Icon Grill is decorated so beautifully for Christmas, they have a piano player playing Christmas songs, and a fun Christmas menu. Our family had delicious food, great service, and a lovely night. We love Icon Grill. The Crab Risotto was delicious! The decorate your own cookie dessert was fun for our kids, but the cookies were a little stale.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

The best: from the Pear Salad to the Seared Tuna to the Crab cakes and the ambiance. We have had all 3 other places but ICON's preparation set a new bench mark. In 1 word: WOW.
And the surroundings were very whimsical and helped keep the noise level down. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2011

The room was very warm and inviting and we loved the decor. I had the Blu Cheese Tenderloin Medallions, two pieces were overcooked, they did offer to redo but half was cooked correctly so just ate that portion. My companion had the halibut wrapped in potato, they serve a nice sized portion and the outside with the potato was very nice, but after that it was very bland. They did offer a dessert to make up for the steak and the Green Apple pie was wonderful. I would warrant a second try

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2011

One of my favorite spots in the city. I've eaten here dozens of times and it never dissapoints. Of course I never stray far from the fried chicken but its all great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

Loved that we got cold glasses of milk with our holiday dessert cake! What a nice touch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

The reservations worked out great. Our table was ready and the hostess was very pleasant. Unfortunately, the table we were sat at was located on the edge of the stairs leading to the bar, sandwiched between the waitstaff station and another table. This provided a very unpleasant seating arrangement, when my husband mentioned this to the waiter, he said it was the best seat in the house. We waited for drinks, and actually got up and took one of the bread baskets off the counter, since we had been waiting for the waiter to return. We did appreciate the fact that when my husband ordered the spicy penne dish, the chef did take that off our bill since it was too hot for anyone to eat. We will probably decide to go somewhere else next time.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

Great Food and steller service, We enjoy every time we go. No Disappointments!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2011

Nice ambience it would be nice to include that the steaks have broccoli along with it instead of me almost mistakenly getting a side

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2011

One of the most beautiful restaurants in Seattle. Warm and cozy also come to mind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2011

Loved the Icon grill. Great menu and our desert, candy cane cake, was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2011

Nice atmosphere / decor. Service was excellent. Food was below average. We had a nice time, but would not go back for dinner. We would come back for drinks in the bar.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2011

Good-ish, but underwhelming. Caesar was bland, fried chicken was way overcooked, spaghetti bolognese was pretty good. Go on Wednesday for 1/2 price wine night.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2011

This was our second time at Icon Grill. Again, the food was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere uniquely pleasing. We dropped them a note via OpenTable advising that we had one vegan in the group and not only did they properly communicate this to the server, they ensured that she was well taken care of. Well done. Thank you. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2011

It took over 15 minutes for our server to show up while tables around us, that had arrived after us were being served. Had to ask multiple times for water, bread, etc.
Food was mediocre at best. We won't be going back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2011

Very good food and atmosphere and good service. Always a good dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2011

Absolutely Fabulous dining experience. The ambiance was warm, inviting and the walls were adorn with the work of local artists. the food was thoughtfully presented and delicious. The wait staff was friendly and accomodating. We thoroughly enjoyed this culinary adventure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2011

We had an enjoyable time. Good food, fun place to dine. Our waitress was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2011

The butternut squash soup was good but the rib eye steak was not even rib eye. The steak came in as a piece of meat but it wasn't a rib eye. It was so lean and hard to chew.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2011

The first thing that comes to my mind is a very unpleasant (appearance wise), but knowledgeable waiter, very average food and wine for the price. The only thing I liked was the décor.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2011

Decor inside restaurant was fun, colorful and eccentric. Service was great, fried mac and cheese was notably their best dish. The Icon hot fudge sundae was also a fun treat at the end of dinner. Would come back again for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2011

meatloaf with a molasses sauce. The sauce was overpowering, tasted like barbecue sauce out of a bottle. No hint of the bitter edge of molasses, so sugary and thick my lips stuck together from the sauce.
Pear salad was excellent.
Brocoli was cooked just right - a little past al dente, but ruined by swimming in the meatloaf sauce

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2011

I went in to support restaurant week, but ended up ordering a shrimp & avocado salad. The salad was fresh, unique and very tasty. The restaurant week menu looked fabulous, just too much food for me to eat. I would recommend a menu option without dessert-possibly offer a coffee with a small sweet bite instead. Right now the only draw back is the building repair which is outside Icon's control.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2011

This is the third time I've been here. The first two were average, but the ambiance is amazing so I keep hoping it'll get better. This time, we had slow service until we complained. The "famous" mac & cheese, was dry if their signature dish, not worth ordering. My beef tenderloins were good. Everything else, salads, etc. were average. That said, I'm telling my friends to go there for drinks for the atmosphere, but not to bother having dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2011

I really like the Icon Grill. The food is very good. The prices are reasonable. The service is good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2011

In all the times I have dined at Icon, I hadn't seen the lunch specials before... yum! There were several reasonably priced entree options perfectly portioned for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2011

Icon has fallen from great to okay. The food is average, the service is slow and you always have to ask for water.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Disappointing experience given the reviews. The room has a tired moldy feel to it and the menu can best be described as boring. The specials were tried by two members of our party and was lamb shank. It was found to bee overly salty and a weak dish with bland sides. Being in Seattle one of our party had the king salmon which was over cooked. All in all there are far better choices in the Seattle area for a meal in this area and price range

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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2011

I must have gone to a different Icon Grill based on these other reviews.
First I must say I understand people work hard in this industry and it is hard to criticize them for this. With that said, I too work hard and don't like having buyer's remorse when the bill arrives.

The food is a step above Applebees. $14 for a bowl of their Mac'n Cheese that is supposed to be amazing is amazingly not worth it. Perhaps we got a bad bowl but it was nothing to write home about. (Go to Beecher's, it is much better).

The place is knicknacky and outdated. Service was ehh, nothing special.

Basically it was a disappointment in the fact the food just wasn't worth the time or money we spent there.

Perhaps this place was Iconic back 93?!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2011

Great service cold over cooked food not what I've experienced in the past.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2011

This was my first time eating at Icon Grill and I would highly recommend it. I was looking for a trendy but casual downtown restaurant, not too pricey, to have lunch with my hubby and his parents while we were doing some sightseeing on a rainy day. The decor, food and service were all excellent. We were in and out in less than an hour - and we enjoyed a leisurely pace. We ordered from the lunch special menu, 9 choices for $9.99 and the waiter allowed us to make a few substitutions. I had the Smoked Chicken and Brie sandwich with a small Grill Pear Salad. So delicious and beautiful presentation! They honor the PassPort Dining card which is what lead me there. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2011

I usually go to the Icon Grill for special occasions such as birthdays, and it is always a great atmosphere. It's the only place on the planet where I would pay $14 for Mac & Cheese! Totally worth it. :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2011

We were there for Sunday lunch. The place was not crowded, so it was very quiet. The Icon Grill has a very good and welcoming ambiance. I love the glass works found everywhere. It makes for interesting conversation. Our food was very delicious with generous portions. Our waiter was quite a character and gave us a few good laughs. Great value for your dollar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 27, 2011

The food tasted very good and the ambiance is absolutely fantastic! This is more of an adult restaurant, not as suitable for kids. Good sized wine list, too! Very pleased with our experience here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 24, 2011

My wife and I love going to the Icon every time we visit Seattle. While the menu features many items that are standard fare in a typical northwest restaurant, I particularly enjoy the "hearty fare" section of the dinner menu--the "molasses glazed meatloaf" is one of my personal favorites. Also, the "fried macaroni and cheese" appetizer is something you should try at least once.

The decor is funky and chic, but very comfortable. The wait staff is professional and courteous, and always seem to anticipate our needs. That being said, I would recommend allocating at least 90 minutes for dinner on busy weekend evenings.

We really enjoy this restaurant, and recommend it to all our friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2011

A great restraunt in downtown Seattle, fun atmosphere with unique twists on meatloaf and Mac & Cheese. Wonderful selections of wine and spirits. Great waiters and a real personable Chef. Don't miss this place, you won't regret it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2011

We noted on our reservation that this dinner was for our anniversary...Everyone congratulated us when we arrived and our server was very attentive, had excellent recommendations for wine and dessert. Great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2011

Went there for my birthday. Food was good, service was good. Nothing spectacular. Made reservation, noted it was a birthday and no free dessert or anything...I guess you can't expect that everywhere, but I have no complaints. I will be back again someday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2011

I took one of my good friends here for his birthday dinner. We started in the bar, to take advantage of their happy hour selection, then moved into the restaurant. The food was fresh and well seasoned. Portions were ample. Service was attentive and friendly. A very nice night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2011

We LOVE Icon Grill and will continue to for ever... This service is so easy to use for our favorite food spots!! We go there for birthday's anniversary's, gradutations, everything!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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