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About Permanently Closed - Liam's

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Liam’s is a gathering place for friends and family, where sophisticated food is served up in a comfortable, contemporary space. Our diverse menu is designed to satisfy a variety of palates, while the extensive wine list features the very best that the Northwest has to offer.

Liam’s also features a large deck, open year-round, made for long conversation around a crackling fire.

2685 NE 46th St
Seattle, WA 98105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:00am-4:00pm

Lunch: Sa-Su 10:00am-4:00pm

Dinner: M-Su 4:00pm-10:00pm

Brunch: Sa-Su 10:00am-3:00om

Cross Street:
45th Street & Montlake Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 527-6089

Website:
http://www.liamsbistro.com/

Entertainment:
None

Parking Details:
Indoor parking upstairs and outdoor parking next door.

Executive Chef:
Lia Lira

Private Party Facilities:
We're already doing what we love here at Liam's, but when we get to plan an evening of delicious food for friends and family, it takes it to another level. Whether you're going big or want an intimate evening, our various spaces and ambiances fit your occasion.

Private Party Contact:
Leigha Bone: (855) 686-0796

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Liam's - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

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4.1

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3.7

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (303)
Neighborhood Gem (267)
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Good for Groups (256)
Great for Outdoor Dining (165)
Great for Brunch (139)
Special Occasion (128)
Notable Wine List (116)
Kid-friendly (109)
Romantic (73)
Vibrant Bar Scene (65)
Hot Spot (63)
Late-night Find (24)
Casual (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Scenic View (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Live Sports (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Great Beer (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Every course came out way too fast from the kitchen.
Makes for a short dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2016

In a word, the food at Liam's was adequate -- it wasn't good or bad, it just was. In truth, I've made a much better sandwich with little thought and fewer ingredients. My friend's salad was much the same, so I'd have to say that the value we got for what was paid just wouldn't justify another visit.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Great Mac & Cheese, sliders, salmon cakes and salads.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Service, food, and ambiance was great! Only downside was fluffy cottonwood seeds drifting around our food and drinks, but that's only seasonal. Server was very gentle and attentive. Dishes were delectable; had to stop by and thank the chefs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2016

I went Liam's a few days ago to do a belated birthday celebration for a friend. It was pretty good. Quick seating because i made reservations or because it was late and there were open tables? The waiter was friendly and quick toanswer our questions about recommendations. When I asked if there were birthday specials he brought my friend a dessert menu to choose from (she didn't actually get anything but it was nice that they had that). The food was pretty good. I had pork chops, my friend had Mac ncheese and my other friend got lasagna. The lasagna was the best. The wait for food went a little but long and the food a bit on the pricey end considering we're college kids without real jobs yet, but good for a special occasion. I would tell a friend to try it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2016

Enjoyed a lunch at Liam's with family from out of town. Partook of the Dine Around Seattle promotion and all three of us had a different entree. We all enjoyed the food with good flavors.
My niece ordered the meatball sandwich which came with house made potato chips. The chips were close to burnt so not as flavorful as they should have been.
I enjoyed the sausage and gemelli pasta dish as well as the mussel appetizer. The bread served with the mussels was not anything special but allowed the diner to enjoy the delicious broth that the mussels were served in.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 19, 2016

Very tasty mussels and I almost drink the sauce with a spoon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2016

On a warm day with the walls open, It was delightful. Service was exceptional. Food was good although the choices were somewhat limited. Plan to return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 17, 2016

I find myself meeting friends at Liam's for lunch or brunch at least once a month. It's central enough (and has good enough parking) that friends from all over the city are willing to meet me there. Liam's is unpretentious, but the food is always a notch or two above very good bar food. I had a frittata with Beecher's cheese curds and veggies that was just about perfect. My dining companion had a waffle and bacon. She orders waffles each time we go out to brunch and pronounced this the best by far. I like that so much at Liam's is locally sourced. It just tastes better that way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 14, 2016

went for the Seattle restaurant week but the menu was different from the website, which was disappointing. our waitress was not very responsive. the appetizer and desert were very good though

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 30, 2016

I had the steak salad with chimichurri. I asked for the steak medium. Only three small pieces of steak done rare and chewy. The plate was not pretty to look at as all the ingredients were to close together as one lump. A companion had salad and the pieces of lettuce were too big so they had to fold or cut in order to eat. Another had crab and it was basic and plane, not cooked in butter or any flavor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2016

This is a favorite spot for dinner. Our most recent visit was notable for a very good red wine on the list and good service, available & responsive but unobtrusive. Disappointed that my favorite mussels were not available but enjoyed the salmon instead. My partner was happy with his steak. We'll keep returning...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 19, 2016

No kids menu and average food means never going again. Either you have great options for kids or really good food for adults. This place is neither! So incredibly average! And lunch for $85 at a non-foodie restaurant? NEVER AGAIN!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Loved the food, as usual and had a wonderfully attentive server who was engaging, chatted with our kids (gave us the verbal kids menu and offered to do a half serving of a dish for our kids), and helped us enjoy a fun evening out as a family.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 7, 2016

Love the grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. Also the mac and cheese varieties. This is a nice place to meet friends for lunch. Parking in the U Village garage right above the restaurant is quite convenient.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 2, 2016

New drinks are not good. Clams bowl is smaller but with more bread than before. Appetizers are smaller... New management?

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2016

Liam's offers a healthy and complementary mix of quality food and a relaxing atmosphere. The indoor/outdoor dining with a stone fireplace is a distinctive feature. The menu is terrific. The food servers were knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 23, 2016

We did a birthday dinner with 8 women and the food was delish! Everyone really enjoyed it and the wait staff was super friendly and helpful. My only criticism it that it is COLD in the restaurant. They need to turn up the heat!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 16, 2016

Love the vegetarian options here! Fireplace room is awesome on a gloomy Seattle day.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We enjoyed excellent food and drinks at Liam's! The staff were very friendly. We went later in the evening, so it wasn't too busy. Warning: the map marker on OpenTable shows the restaurant in a dead end street that is a residential area. The restaurant is actually in University Village.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I was very pleasantly surprised. Definitely an improvement to the u village dining scene!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I was just going out to dinner with my daughter... didn't really realize that it was Valentine's Day. I was able to get a reservation (thanks open table) and we had a great meal and truly enjoyed ourselves. Liam's was busy, but not so crazy. The food was very good, flat iron steak, flat iron salad. Completely satisfied and a wonderful evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We went here for Valentine's Day dinner. It was romantic because the fireplace, candles, and twinkly lights were beautiful and gave a rosy glow to everything. It was intimate because unlike a lot of restaurants that cram tables together so you are almost sitting closer to a stranger than to your date, the tables were spread far enough apart so that it felt very private. As for the food, my roast chicken was yummy with crispy skin, just the way I like it. There was a special chocolate mousse dessert that was also great. The service was very good. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2016

My friend and I could have spent the whole day there catching up...oh wait, we did!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2016

An absolute delightful evening ... In addition to great friends, quality of food and outstanding service all were a perfect match! I had the oven roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes. I wish I knew how to reproduce this entree at home and look forward to returning to enjoy again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Located on the newer side of University Village, this is a great spot for dinner or a nice glass of wine to take a break from shopping. When inside, you have no idea you're in a mall. For that matter, U Village hardly has the typical 'mall' feel. Anyway, food is always great and lots of great options. They have gluten-free options but the menu is pretty meat-centric. However, I never have an issue when I ask for modifications to my meal. They're very accommodating! My only wish is that they had more gluten-free, vegetarian options. Particularly in the appetizers - why doesn't anyone ever carry gf crackers? Service is always great and they have a fantastic wine list and always feature a Washington wine of the night. I definitely recommend this spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2016

The Chiapino was so spiced that I couldn't taste anything else . Liam's responded by not charging me

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2016

The restaurant was nice, atmosphere good. The food selection was good and the server was friendly and attentive. Two of us ordered a waffle and they were both cold when they arrived. The butter on top was cold as well so it just sat there like a stone. The flavor of the cornmeal waffle was good, though on the small side. Could be that they just need better timing to make sure all the food is hot when delivered. I also thought it was a little pricey.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2016

I would try lunch or dinner. The biscuits are delicate, butterry bites of deliciousness.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2015

Always love coming here when I'm in town - pork shanks with polenta is a fav - and always fun wine to try. Consistent good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 14, 2015

Enjoyed an excellent lunch at Liam's. Highly recommend the Beecher's grilled cheese and tomato soup. Only downside was that our server seemed to forget about us half way through the meal so our drinks were low and it took awhile to cash out.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2015

A miscue on who was covering our table started off with us waiting for 10+ minutes without any server or staff interaction whatsoever. We had to flag down a team member to let them know we needed some help to get things going.
From that point on the service and food was flawless.
All of the food, we are repeat customers, was exactly as described and prepared skillfully and tasted great.
In the end it all worked out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Great food, fabulous ambiance, love the location and easy parking. Service staff need a lot of work - not very attentive. Otherwise, we love our experience there and can't wait for the next time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2015

I enjoy the Liam's Happy Hour menu so invited a friend to meet me at Liam's for lunch. We were both disappointed in our meals. My friend ordered the turkey burger and it arrived burnt and way over cooked. She had to request condiments, since it came dry, although it did have lettuce. I ordered the tomato soup and cheese sandwich. The soup was good, but the cheese in the sandwich was so salty I could only eat half of it. Very disappointing lunch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2015

Unfortunately the service was terrible. Friendly waiter, but rather awkward or inexperienced. He had a hard time getting our drink orders and dropped a glass on the floor. The food was lukewarm. We all ordered the black cod dish, which was pretty good. He didn't offer us a second glass of wine or beer and he was nowhere to be seen when we wanted to order a second glass. We were all disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2015

3 of us came for a late lunch on a Sunday. It was busy, but we got a nice booth in the back. All of our food was very nice. We had a crab cobb salad, a caesar with chicken, and the soup and grilled cheese combo. Portions were big, but not overwhelming. My daughter raved about the grilled cheese and soup. She is a vegetarian and this was a perfect lunch on a cold wet day. The only small complaint was it took a while to get our food, but we weren't in a hurry and enjoyed a nice glass of wine while we were waiting. The servers were friendly, just a bit busy. Love the glassy baby candles on the tables and the funky art on the walls.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Loved the complimentary wine tasting and the dessert was absolutely phenomenal!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2015

Amazing food- all of it. Had the Restaurant Week dinner with avocado toast (crunchy and creamy, with just enough spice and lemony zing), the steak and fries (that steak was To. Die. For. So juicy and tender- and perfectly complemented by the chimichurri and fried onions), followed by the delicious apple and cranberry cobbler... a home run meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2015

Service was amazing and food was delicious. Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2015

Hosted an out of town guest at Liam's - for dinner. Though I have enjoyed lunch at Liam's, my dinner entree was disappointing. I had the scallops over lentils and chantarelles. Both the lentils and chantarelles were overcooked - until dry! The scallops had dollops of mustard on them, detracting from their otherwise delicate flavor. The wine was tasty and the ambience is very pleasant. In sum, I would recommend this restaurant for meetings over small plates at lunch. For dinner I would look elsewhere.

Tags: Good for Groups
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