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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.
Seattle, WA 98122
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
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.
We are near several bus stops, the 49/47/43/11/10, and a short walk from the Westlake Link light rail stop.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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