Matt's in the Market

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Located in Seattle�s Pike Place Market, Matt�s in the Market offers fresh, elegant American cuisine. The restaurant sources its ingredients from the Pike Place farmers� market and is able to provide a vibrant and seasonally rotating menu as a result. Matt�s in the Market has a full bar that includes an extensive wine selection.

Start out your meal at Matt�s in the Market with the deviled eggs or another appetizer like the chips and hot bacon and caramelized onion dip. Choose from entr�es like the falafel or the market fish of the day. Top off your experience with a delicious dessert like the honey Trinity cream or the pumpkin pie bread pudding.

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4.7
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately, we had a bad experience. We’ve been wanting to go to this restaurant for a few years now and finally had the opportunity. We had a show at the 5th that started at 7:30pm. Our reservation was at 5:45pm. A hour and 15 minutes should be plenty of time for a nice dinner and allow a comfortable amount of time to get to our venue. We were also celebrating my birthday.
The dinner started off normal. We decided to try several items on the menu. An appetizer, salad, and entree. The appetizer and salad came out in a timely manner. Then they tried to serve the same salad again. After we let them know we already received one it took another 1/2 hr to get our entree. So the 1/2 hour on top of the time they were making the second salad...I would say it was a good 45 minutes.
The server (I don’t remember his name) was not very attentive. No attention was given to us about the mix up. At 7pm we finally had to mention that we needed to leave for a 7:30 show. He apologized and said he was unaware. I find this inexcusable as we had waited 45 minutes for our entree. It shouldn’t matter that we had a show at 7:30. He said it would be right out. We had 5 minutes to eat our food, get the check, and leave.
For the price point I am very disappointed with the service and excuses we received. The food was good but the experience was awful therefore leaves a terrible taste in my mouth.
Thank you,
Julie

I
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, service was not so great, friendly server but repeatedly interrupted conversations just to check in on everything every 15 minutes or so and had a lot to say each time or just seemed to want to chat. Made the conversation at the table with friends tough to keep going.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lunchtime at Matt’s is fairly loud and energetic. Quite different from the more subdued evenings. The food is spot on as usual, but be prepared for only a few selections in the afternoon as the lunch menus is slim.

MW
Denver
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The cool d sandwich with bacon was amazing and a friend had the beef cheek cheesesteak and said it also was delicious. Brussels sprouts were slightly oily but still very good. Highly recommended.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

s
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite restaurant. food is always delicious!

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Must see location. A+

RB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location, food and views. Staff are friendly and helpful.

AK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had been to Matt's in the Market before, and my husband and I wanted to pay one last visit for lunch before we move out of state. The food was good as always, and the staff was very friendly.
The only thing we wish was different this time was that we waited forever for our dessert (apple pie). We appreciate how it's baked to order, but we waited quite a bit and it would've been nice if our server gave us a heads up on how long it'd take so that we wouldn't have had to finish our coffee before the pie even arrived.
Everything was tasty, though!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints at all, wonderful all around experience

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The clams and mussels dish was outstanding! Best I’ve had!

WT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and purposefully done.

PN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish stew is the best I have had, other than bouillabaisse in Marseille.

OT
India
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Seattle and first day meal out to any Seattle restaurant. Bars set very high now! Good service, nice ambience and delicious meal. I had the clams and mussels broth with croutons and a glass of bubbles. Sat by the window facing the Farmers market main entrance and enjoyed the sun on a chilly day like today. Hope to visit again!

CV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bread pudding and drinks, attentive server, and lively atmosphere.

NI
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

no one greeted us. we finally were sat and then ignored. they have raised the prices significantly. the staff was awkward and or rude depending on the person. This used to be a fantastic place and something changed in the last year.

KG
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming place with impeccable service and delicious, imaginative food. Matt’s was recommended by a friend who lived in Seattle as the place to go during our one night layover. Great advice!

RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good!!! Love the Cobb salad!! Great location in the market.

NM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Seattle, we found out about Matt's in the Market via the internet. Thank goodness we made reservations! Amazing view of Pike Place Market entrance and delicious food; we had the Brussel Sprouts appetizer and Fish Sandwich with Halibut. Excellent team service. Definitely revisit next time in Seattle.

TZ
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a treat. Great wine with creative menu. Attentive service and in the Market.

RZ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt Fortner—the chef—puts out some of the best dishes in the city.

d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience5

My husband and I have been going to Matt’s for 7 years. Specifically, we have a tradition of staying at the Four Seasons (where we were married) and going to Matt’s for our wedding anniversary. We have had mainly good service.. however, the last two years we have been, there has been horrible service. I’ll spare you the details but I will say that we requested “our table” months in advance and we were seated next to the kitchen in a two top under bright lights. When I kindly asked to be moved closer to the table we requested he laughed in a catty way and told me they were the kind of restaurant that was “booked every night”. All in all.. they were acting extremely pretentious and the food was mediocre at best. Duck was rubbery and bass was dry. Sadly, we will not be going back.

CG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

With a view that looks out right over Pike Place Market's neon sign, Matt's hit all the right notes for me. I was looking for a memorable lunch spot for me & my sister, both of us either live now or have lived there. The food was more than solid for the price point and it definitely made us feel right in the middle of one of our favorite places in town. Worth a visit for anyone debating it.

SE
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Matt’s in the Market is very good food, service is adequate, but the prices are off the charts for the food, service, and atmosphere (austere environment). We enjoyed our evening, but way too expensive. The wine list doesn’t have any values on it at all and they couldn’t even recommend a single “value” buy for a bottle of white.

z
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ceviche and Crab Cakes we’re perfectly prepared. Great wine list. A very “Seattle”experience! Chef and servers aimed to please.

W
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

c
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still a Seattle classic in a beautiful location. Great ambiance, perfectly prepared food. Prices have definitely gone up...almost nothing substantial under $30, and many over $40.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best restaurants in Seattle.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food, the ambiance & the view. All the servers were very friendly, experienced and helpful. The deviled eggs were delicious & different. My husband had the clams and mussels. They were perfectly done & the chorizo added a very positive taste to them. I had the scallops. They were beautifully browned and tender. The romanesco & cauliflower that accompanied the scallops were no less than perfect. So happy to have finally tried this restaurant! We will be back!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New job celebration

p
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and the service was outstanding!

CW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt's was great overall. Service was high quality and our server's recommendation for meals were spot on.

TP
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal and wonderful charming location overlooking the pike place market sign.

MP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went here with a few friends on a Saturday evening. Being tourists, we liked that they sat us at a table overlooking Pike's Place Market. Service was good, especially the sommelier (we like wine). We shared the meat and cheese samplers to start, and they were extremely good. We had the salmon, seafood stew and scallops as entrees, and all 3 were also very good. While fairly expensive in absolute terms, it's cheaper than other restaurants in their class so we were happy there. Overall, a very pleasant evening with good food and wine.

HS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, served with a view of the Pike Place Market sign in front of the Ferris wheel. Doesn't get any more iconic than that. The seared fois gras, and the seared scallops were the highlights of the evening. OK, the sauteed chanterelles (a side to the scallops) were clearly over-salted, which was a bit unfortunate, but didn't take away much from a wonderful evening.

PC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt's in the Market was great! The food and service was top notch. Pricy, but worth it for the ambience and the spectacular meal. Thank you so much!

WF
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Seattle. Perfect for a special occasion. Super great service, excellent wine list and wonderfully delicious food. We shared the simple green salad which could not have been better, and I had the stripped bass and my spouse had the seared scallops and we shared an excellent bottle of Chablis. We also each had a desert - both were amazing. Splendid evening.

GM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seattle dining at its best. 50 characters, 50 chara

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