Ivar's Salmon House
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Overpriced and overhyped.
Portions were tiny. Ordered medium steak and medium fish. Both came out well done.
The food and view are great but the service was slow and the bill wasn't correct at the first place but the waiter corrected after we pointed out.
Dinner was excellent and our server was delightful. We had a window seat and the view was lovely.
great place for dinner before or after a Harbor Tour. We were lucky to be able to sit outside right on the railing. Enjoyed the fabulous clam chowder and halibut dinner. Good service.
Overall service was good, food was okay a bit pricey. Great view of the lake!
The staff was wonderful, the food was great. Definitely a place to go to again.
We had a lovely dinner out on the deck. Great view, great food, great service. And as noisy as the bridge is when you're out front, back on the deck it is very quiet.
Great Happy Hour pricing on the deck. Friendly, professional staff, one of best views in area.
Ivar's Salmon House is a favorite for my family. We often have gatherings there. Anytime an out of town relative or friend comes we bring them at least once.
This most recent visit the food was excellent and the ambiance is always gorgeous, however the service was lacking. Although the waiter was friendly and seemed willing to serve us, after our dinner arrived things went rapidly down hill.
He never checked on us or offered to refill our water. A different waiter took our dessert order and then... dessert took a LONG time to be delivered... the three of us were sharing ONE burnt cream.
Our original server didn't bring the check until I pulled him away from another table and then it took forever for him to return.
This was after I reminded him that my mother is 91 years old and was getting tired.
The tip reflected the service....
The decor is really different and a great change. Loved that it was right on the water and we were able to watch all the people going by in their water activities while eating amazing salmon. I thought the value was reasonable; the service was outstanding; and we both highly recommend this restaurant. Lots of food choices, wine and cocktail.
Great restaurant for local Seattle experience and exceptional seafood!
Try the salmon. That’s the best on the menu.
Ivar's Salmon House was a great end to our family vacation and allowed everyone to re-visit flavors/foods we experienced during the trip. The only minor complaint is that our waiter appeared to be somewhat 'checked out' and/or distracted, and so while the service was adequate, it did not match the overall experience. All in all, we would definitely return if/when we are back in the area.
It's not a place for foodies; not a place for a quiet / romantic meal, but the view is great and the decor (and story) are unique. We had a great time!
Despite the chill of too much air conditioning we enjoyed a great meal. Stick to the salmon served pretty simple - it's what they do best and boy! Do they do it best. Yum! It's a tradition in our family to eat here on special occasions.
Loud and food was just passable
Family from out of town
This is an establishment that is clearly resting on its laurels. Service was slipshod, food completely unremarkable. The New England chowder was glutinous, the fried seafood platter over-battered. The portions were generally on the small side. Would not return.
We met up with old friends and sat on the deck outside. It was beautiful! The food was great and fresh!
Excellent food and ambience. Salmon was fresh and had excellent taste. The only thing that wasn’t very good was calamari- while it tasted good it was tad bit oily.
Ivar's seems to have a renewed lease on a long and esteemed life. The food was terrific -- and more "gourmet" than I recall from years past -- the service was excellent, and the dessert of the day (a peach and shortcake confection) was an unexpected surprise: not too sweet and plenty of fruit. The tasting portions for the other desserts also hot the spot.
Classic NW Seafood Restaurant! Great place to take out of state guests.
We sat out on the deck and really enjoyed the scenery, view and service!!
Tremendous view. Stellar food. Fun atmosphere. We can't wait to return!
Brett was our waiter and was awesome-very personable and remembered everything! I had halibut and my husband had the taste of the northwest. He said his was a bit over cooked, but was still good. Beautiful view and great drinks too!
Smoked Salmon Chowder was a table favorite! We made reservations(always a good idea) and we were seated promptly and politely. Our server even ran us down as we were leaving as one of our party left his sunglasses behind.
Food was good, cocktails were sent back, undrinkable. Great views and ambience. A little pricey but we will come back again.
One of my fav places! They were a little off this visit... the Caesar salad was bland, but I’ll keep coming back!
Our server, Marcus, was great! We loved the appetizers too!
Excellent food.. great times. Would visit again during my next stop in Seattle
I always enjoy the architecture and views at Ivar's Salmon House. The food is reliably good and the service polite and attentive. The only slight distraction was an unusually high noise level from other patrons.
Deck is fantastic- happy hour menu is incredibly reasonable and delicious. Salmon is wild and I believe sustainable. Delicious
Met out of town friends for dinner. We ate out on the deck and enjoyed the great views of Seattle and all of the activities on Lake Union. The food and service were both outstanding.
We are Keep Clam members and celebrate our Birthdays at Ivars Salmon House each year. It is our tradition to enjoy the wonderful food and service on our special occasions.
Had a lovely lunch Sunday at Ivars Salmon House. Food was great and the ambiance can't be beat. We ate outside on Lake Unio n and it was as always a unbeatable experience.
Food was excellent. They went out of their way to accommodate my wife’s dietary restrictions.
Great food and view.
The food is always good. However my waiter got a couple items wrong. But made up for it later. The only problem was I reserved a table by the window And I got one close but not best view.
Over all it was ok. But the food took over an hour to arrive. I think the cooks were giving our server a mean first day. She did a great job of apologizing. But the food was delayed to all locations on her station. The manager acknowledged a problem and comped half our bill. But they need to fix the issue
The chowder bowl was a watered down bowl of chowder. Very low quality for such a high price.
I appreciated how well the waiter treated the children and anticipated their needs. Thanks!