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Mamnoon in Capitol Hill makes the best Mediterranean food in Seattle, and also works for just about any dining situation.

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About Mamnoon

Fond memories of food in Syria, Lebanon and Persia are transplanted to the Seattle of today. Enjoy man'aeesh and other traditional street foods from our walk-up window menu, a private event in our luxurious lounge, or a relaxed, elegant meal in our well-appointed dining room.

Food is an essential part of all family and social interactions in the Middle East where people grow up with intense flavors, colorful, vibrant foods fresh from the marketplace, prepared simply and with a lot of passion. Aromatic herbs fill the streets and a spirit of warmth and generosity exudes welcome at any table.

Here at Mamnoon, we share these strengths brought with us from Lebanon and Syria to the new world of Seattle – where modern curiosity, compassion, progressive values and tolerance are paving the way for harmonious integration and celebration of cultures and flavors.

1508 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Syrian

Hours of Operation:
brunch | 10:00a - 2:30p sa/su
lunch | 11:30a - 4:00p daily
happy hour | 4:00p - 6:00p daily
dinner | 5:00p - 10:00p daily
late night | 10:00p - 11:00p fr/sa
to go | 11:30a - 10:00p su - th, 11:00p fr/sa

Cross Street:
Pike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 906-9606

Website:
http://www.mamnoonrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Treat your guests to skewers of spiced grilled meats, mana'eesh (thin flatbreads) with an array of toppings which highlight bright and unique flavors, rich mezze spreads with house-made pita, and traditional middle eastern sweets. Great for both small and large groups!

Parking Details:
There is two hour, paid, street parking until 8pm, and after that it's free. There are also three surface lots at Pine and Melrose.

Public Transit:
We are near several bus stops, the 49/47/43/11/10, and a short walk from the Westlake Link light rail stop.

Executive Chef:
Carrie Mashaney

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mamnoon Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (28)
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Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for a Date (19)
Healthy (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tapas (11)
Fun (10)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious but prices a bit steep

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous (again), one of our favorites and very enjoyable... We miss the summer dessert special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

There’s a lot of flavor here.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The brunch was great. I need gluten free, and there were many options.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Mamnoon deserves it reputation as one of the best eating places in Seattle. The food is creative and tasty, and the service was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

You should NEVER go here...ONLY ME!!! It's so delicious. I live out of town but travel to Seattle regularly for work and this is my go-to spot. I took several coworkers there this week and our server gave us great recommendations that I hadn't tried before...the Moushakal (the appetizer combo platter that is served with warm, fresh-made pita), the Fatoush salad, and good lord (!!), the Arnabeit Makli (cauliflower). Who knew cauliflower could be so amazing. These were just the appetizers. For the entrée, I had the ghalieh mahi ba reshteh polow (kind of a fish stew with a fancy rice). Maybe I eat that every time I go because it's so delicious. They change the menu with the seasons, so if you go in the summer, be sure to get the tomato salad! The atmosphere is contemporary and beautiful and the staff is very nice. It gets busy, so make a reservation and be patient. It is well worth the wait.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent mezes, fresh and flavorful. Always a rewarding experience!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Splendid delicious food! Nothing that you’ll make at home!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a great time! Server gave us our space, checked on us at appropriate times and our wine was never empty!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was very savory, authentic modern-middle east. The service was poor: we booked the table well in advanced and the maître was quite surprised when we showed up exactly on time...the waiter did not really seem very interested in please us: he took ours to bring the glasses of wine, was not really eager to explain the dishes or to share an opinion, and did not appear to check any further request...
Finally, the music was loud, very loud, which made the ambience noisy.
Quite some improvement needed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Monday evening dinner with a group of colleagues in town for a convention. Food was great with good vegetarian options. Noise level was low enough to carry on a conversation. Good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The muhammara was absolutely delicious! Mamnoon is my new favorite Seattle restaurant. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My Lebanese mother would approve of the food. Interesting and delicious

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

In progress with renovation - will look forward to a table not next to the restrooms next time

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious! Pleasantly surprised by the variety of options and quality of food. I am not vegetarian (and there are meat options on menu), but ordered all vegetarian dishes for the table and all four dishes were fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this place......but, there are issues. The menu is sparse. On my last visit 4 increased from 4 - 5 people, seating was crapped even when we offered suggestions. Also found the waiter was somewhat full of himself and felt like it were inconveniencing him.

Cocktails and food are always well flavored. Will be back but won't sit in that waiters section again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, attentive service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food is amazing. One of our all time favorites. I highly recommend. All the dishes are incredible, and the cocktails are so unique. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Price was NOT commensurate with the value. Overly expensive for what was delivered. Will not be going back unless for appetizers.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I made the reservation for 6, but they had us down for 5 in their system somehow. So we were one seat short initially and they tried to stuff us in the back corner of the restaurant. We noticed a slightly better round table nearby and asked to be seated there instead. They said that was reserved for special guests. We all felt more like a nuisance rather than paying patrons. It was really quite a debacle.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Soooooooooooooooo good. I truly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Overall is better than expected: tasty food, quick and good service, good wine, good portion of food. Quiet enough to hear converstation, easy to travel to.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food and service were great! They were able to accommodate lots of food allergies too.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We have been here before, albeit for lunch. We took one of my students from Morocco and his mom here for dinner because we thought they might enjoy Middle Eastern food, even though Moroccan and Lebanese/Syrian food are much different. Long story short, the food was good, but the dinner prices were pretty high for what we got. A "mushakkal" meat platter advertised to feed 2 or 3 was $75. We got it and some other things to make sure our guests were well fed, but honestly I felt that the price was out of line. We may be back for lunch sometime, but definitely won't be back for dinner.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

First impression was that the ambiance was neat, open and sort of industrial. We stood in the entry for a couple minutes waiting for the hostess though. When she came over I told her I had a reservation for 4 under Leslie. She looks at her tablet and asks, "Wesley?" I say, "No, Leslie." She looks again and says, "I don't have anything here for Wesley or Leslie." I restate the time and my name, saying I definitely have a reservation; I called to verify the date/time/party/and my name the day before. I also inform her that one person in the party has already arrived and is seated. She's looks again, "well I don't have anything here under Wesley or Leslie, but you can take a look around if you want." The fact that she continues to say Wesley is irritating because now I've said my name 3 times. This was also my first time here and not familiar with the place, so it would have been a nice touch for her to help us find the table, especially since she wasn't able to find my reservation. I found my friend, no problem. The server, our cocktails, and the food were amazing! I brought my friend from Iraq, and she was impressed. She described the food as "real food" and said the baba ganouche was just like her Mom's. We'll definitely be back, but maybe educate the hostess on the importance of making the guests feel welcome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went there for dinner before a show. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food came out in regular intervals and was tasty. Drinks were good and the atmosphere is ok. It was a bit loud but it was 7:00 on a Saturday night. Overall a pleasant experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always awesome. Some of the most interesting, creative, complex and delicious food in Seattle.

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Though our experience wasn't top notch, I still recommend the restaurant. The menu is OK, diverse enough but a tad limited (the current trend). Food ranged from really good to meh. The flavors and spice profiles of the dishes we had were a bit muted for our tastes, perhaps to accommodate American palettes. Maybe some customers prefer this. Baby Ganoush was excellent, as was the skewered chicken thigh - very tender and moist. However, the bread was gummy and cold. The ground beef & lamb was dry and overcooked. Service was uneven. Not bad, just erratic - as was the pacing of our meal. Maybe an off night? Ambience is casual. I would not suggest it for a special dinner, but perfect for meeting friends or just a night out.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and the food was delicious! We went for brunch and what we had was great looking at the menu for dinner items, we will be going back for sure! Great food and great service👍

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Never a disappointment; alwas delicious. One of Seattle's most interesting menus.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Seasoned cauliflower was most memorable menu item.

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 (México)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We love Mamnoon and have eaten there on several occasions. The one disappointing thing on Saturday night was that there were very few menu options for entrees that did not contain some kind of tree nut. My husband is extremely allergic to nuts and he was disappointed that he couldn't eat either the lamb or beef offerings. Other than that we had a very nice meal and the service was superb!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Good food and location. Poor service with spotty attention. This was my fifth place there and unfortunately a disappointing one.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

A favorite of ours since it opened. This is the first time we had brunch there. Very tasty and savory and authentic food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent full flavor, authentic, generous mezze plates. Love the dolma, fresh pita bread, and mocktails here

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was OK, over priced for what was on offer. The service was slow, my guest had to go to the bar for a second drink, no waiting staff came near us for fifteen minuets. We had to ask for the check three times.
I'm sorry to say I'm unlikely to revisit this location.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food is very good, however, they were understaffed while we were there (it looked like they had only 1 waiter for the whole restaurant) and so the service was slow. We often had to flag the waiter down when we needed things because he didn't stop at our table regularly.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fantastic brunch spot with authentic food. The honey sesame cheese bread was phenomenal. Awesome spot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always consistent service, always delicious. Parking can be a hassle on this busy part of Cap Hill, but Mamnoon makes it worth the effort. My fave? The cauliflower appetizer with tahini. Oh, and the mixed grill. Yum.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Delicious as always! The beet dish and the hummus are out of this world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy
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