Ivar's Salmon House
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Great local fare with a view. Perfect for work or family dinners
Some of the best salmon dishes you could wish for, at a reasonable price. Food was well prepared, service wonderful.
Was a good place for a more special occasion. Good food, but very limited vegan options for a member of our group.
Wonderful food and gorgeous setting. The wait staff was wonderful to my best friend's three grandchildren - thanks!
Delicious as always! I brought my boss from NC here and he was blown away by the food and ambiance. There's a variety of options on the menu and they are all cooked to perfection, I've never had a bad meal here.
Excellent food that is reasonably priced. Service was prompt, efficient and courteous. Very comfortable seating with spectacular views. Even though the restaurant was nearly full the sound level was acceptable and allowed for pleasant conversations. We will be back!
Thank God Ivar's Salmon House is still there to provide a fine dining experience in an informal but very nice environment. The menu is extensive--there's a lot to choose from, and the fare is delicious. Gracious and welcoming staff, beautiful views all around the restaurant--you just can't beat it!!! Thank you!!!
Love the Native American art, the ambiance, the water location. Excellent service and convenient parking.
We sat for a long time with no service other than water. Finally, someone realized that we had been waiting too long for attention. He looked at our check-in time and saw that we had been neglected. He took drink and food orders. There must have been a staffing issue because several servers were taking care of tables on all sides of ours but ignored us until this particular person showed up. He never returned after taking the order. Other servers delivered the food and still another seemed to now be assigned to our table. We were comp'd for a bread basket. The food was fine once we got it. Ivar's missed out on our ordering more beverages because of the long delay. I think it's reasonable to expect much better service!
The first server took our drink and appetizer order and then disappeared. After about 20 minutes we flagged down the server in the next section and asked him to tell our waiter we were ready to order. This server volunteered to take our order. When it arrived, the steak my son ordered had horseradish when we asked for it to be left off, and the fries we asked for were not included. My meal was also not correct. Each time we had to flag down an alternate employee to get service. I did finally flag down our first server for our check, which was also in correct. In an effort to leave, we just paid it. The food was fabulous but the service was very subpar. Not what we experienced last visit, but now we are nervous to try again.
I’m hoping our visit was just a tough night. The food wasn’t great. My sister and I got the Northwest sampler scallops, salmon, halibut. And everything was a bit over cooked. I’ve been here many times before and it was good. Great views, nice atmosphere, good service.
I have eaten here several times in the past but was disappointed this time. When making the reservation I noted that we were celebrating a birthday and asked if we could have a window seat. Nothing was acknowledged and the waiter rushed us when waiting on us even though it was early enough to not be busy but then disappeared for long periods without checking on us. He brought our check without asking if we were interested in dessert and we were so disgusted by then we didn't push the subject and left. Will probably give them another chance but it may be awhile.
All our meals were delicious, cooked perfectly and halibut was not dry. Our waiter was amazing, Mohammed. He had a wonderful sense of humor and made sure we were taking care of through out the entire meal. Always had our water glasses filled and came back to ask how our meals tasted. Love the Seattle Skyline view at night
Love to take out of town guest to Ivar’s Salmon House. Very northwest and food is always hit.
Beautiful setting with the skyline of Seattle across all windows. Pretty average King Salmon in both quality and presentation. Nothing to write home about.
Had a lovely dinner at Ivars! Highly recommend! The salmon was delicious! Can’t say anything bad- will come again
Ivar's has a certain appeal for the tourist crowd, but they source high quality seafood and take care in cooking it properly, making this a worthy casual dining option for locals who apprecaite good seafood.
My friends, family and I absolutely love the Ivar's Salmon House! The food is always good, prepared well and tasty. We love to bring out of the country and out of state guests to the Salmon House as it really gives them a sense of the Northwest. The ambience is warm, inviting, comfortable and welcoming! I always love chatting with the Chef while he prepares the salmon. The view on Lake Union is spectacular and it's a great place to eat, connect, celebrate any occasion and just enjoy a fabulous meal.
We were late to our reservation because of traffic. The greeters were very nice about it and we still got a window table as requested. We will be back.
My girlfriend and I went for the Veteran’s Day special, and were promptly seated. Our friendly server greeted us and asked what we’d like to drink as he sat down waters. We quickly ordered, as we already knew what we’d have before arriving. Our entrees arrived about 10 minutes after ordering (coho salmon with sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes, and a blackened salmon Cesar salad), and everything was perfectly cooked. After periodically checking in, we had him take out plates, and I ordered a coffee, so I could tip on top of a free meal. He brought cream and sugar without being asked, we asked for the check and paid quickly. He then brought a box for the leftovers.
This is our second time here this year, and second consecutive vet’s day at the restaurant. We will definitely be coming back for a business casual dinner!
A Korean War veteran and I (an Armed Forces retiree) went to Ivar's Salmon House for a Veteran's Day lunch. I had booked us a table for two and we were seated promptly at a splendid window table. Service was prompt and commendable. Our lunch orders were quickly prepared and we both commented on the taste and quality of our respective entrees. We'll be coming back.
I was impressed by how quickly the wait person came by and delivered the menu and took our drink orders. The food came quickly. While we did not have a window seat we had a wonderful view of Lake Union.
My favorite seafood restaurant in the Seattle metropolitan area! I love this place!
Ivars is consistent. Not cutting edge , but you can expect a certain quality and freshness and they never disappoint. The location and view of the Lake and skyline are a great value . Portions are very generous and appetizers can be shared and this is refreshing
Great restaurant right on the water of Lake Union. Had a table right at the window so the view of the city and the Montlake Cut was amazing. Especially during sunset. We luckily had a reservation as the wait time was over an hour. We were seated in a reasonable amount of time. So many choices for dinner! After a delicious cup of Ivar's famous clam chowder, our table had the Taste of the Northwest ( salmon, halibut and scallops), Wild Alaska Halibut, and Seafood Linguini (spinach linguini with salmon, muscles, clams, scallops, shrimp, and white fish). All dishes were tasty and plentiful. Food came out in good time even though the place was extremely busy. Our server was great! Checking in at appropriate intervals, refilling water, etc. Prices were $$$. Our meals were all $31-$40. This is a great place to bring out of towners, or to come for a special occasion. There is plenty of parking and morage if you come by boat.
Great food and beautiful views! The Taste of the Northwest plate was delicious! Scallops were amazing.
As always everything was very good. I highly recommend I’vars Salmon House and plan to go again with friends soon.
We had a guest from DC and he loved the place and the food. We knew that we would have a great time and that's why we brought him to your place.
I took my co-worker, who was from France, there to share with him the PNW. It was a hit! Everything was perfect. Thank you Ivar's for making us look good. Christopher
We had a great lunch on a sunny Fall day with lots of activity out on the water. Water was friendly and helpful, the food was good, hot, and quite quick.
Our guests enjoyed their salmon sampler, cedar planked salmon and Himalayan halibut; but your spinach fettuccine let me down.
Lacking flavor and the fettuccine was tasteless. It needed some additional spices... not hot spices but more savory.
My wife’s coconut shrimp were no different than anyone else can prepare.
This is an Ivar’s icon restaurant that needs a menu boost.
Ivar's is the perfect place for family gatherings! We sometimes have trouble getting reservations for 9 people. Not with Ivar's! We are always able to make a reservation and receive amazing service. And the food is always fantastic. Great views, no matter where you sit in the dining room, and I love going out onto the patio area and taking pictures. Ivar's Salmon House is centrally located, with great parking, and very easy to get to. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!
Excellent food and service!
My husband and I both ordered the ceasar salad, the lettuce was very wet which made the salad very bland, you couldn't taste the dressing or the anchovy which is why we ordered it.
Our waitress spent every interaction trying to up sell us. She tried to sell us the same dessert so many times, I nearly offered to buy one for her because she just kept talking about it. As she was bringing us our credit card bills and we had paid, she mentioned again that, “It’s not too late to get ... (whatever the dessert was). Really tacky service.
Great service! Beautiful views. Salmon and halibut fish and chips amazing! Love the native Pacific Northwest decor.
Waiter left out one of our starters. Food was ok but not great. View of the bay was exceptional.
Great waitstaff, gorgeous view! Calamari was fabulous!
You gotta experience this legendary place that’s now better than ever. Authentic native art in a lodge style house. I will go back again and again.
We went with friends, and everyone loved it. The Salmon House is wonderful for a laid-back, not-too-fussy, casual-but-nice celebratory dinner. Our server was Brett - he's been our guy on previous visits and we rely on his cheerful attitude and great fund of knowledge for menu questions (one of our group has food allergies) and wine list recommendations. Brett really knows his stuff! The menu itself is top notch. Love the Northwest platter and the crab stack. Yum! Excuse me, but think I'l end here, hop in the car, and take myself over to Ivar's for dinner. It's so good.