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About mkt.

With just 28 seats, mkt. - pronounced "market" - is an intimate restaurant in an cozy Seattle neighborhood know as Tangletown between Wallingford and Greenlake. It gets its name from Meridian, the traditional name for the neighborhood; the historic Keystone Building that it’s housed in; and Tangletown, as the area is now known. Chef Alvin Go's kitchen serves thoughtful, contemporary American fare with a dedication to Northwest products. The menu is intended to be served family style, so come prepared to taste a variety of dishes and perhaps meet some friends next to you.

2108 N 55th St
Seattle, WA 98103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thurs 5pm-10pm
Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm
Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 9pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Keystone Pl N

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 812-1580

Website:
http://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/mkt/

Executive Chef:
Alvin Go

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mkt. Fresh Monday- every Monday our chef Alvin Go curates a dish that highlights the wonderful farms that we have access to in this city. Join us on Mondays for a variety of different dishes that will excite and delight you.

mkt. Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Cozy (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Romantic (14)
Seasonal (12)
Casual (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (5)
Organic (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Meal was not as good as previous dinners

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Been to MKT twice now. What a unique and interesting restaurant. Great food, friendly service, unique options. One of my favorite places in Seattle.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place for sharing a meal with other adults that I care about and want to listen to.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent service, great food, cozy atmosphere. Loved it!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I call this kind of place "casual/fancy" in that the environment is quite casual, but the food is a cut above. The food is served in a quasi-tapas kind of way, which ended up working out (food comes out based purely on when the chef is done with it). There's not a lot of elbow room, but overall it is a very quaint place we will visit again.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good but asked for our food to come out slowly yet everything came out within about 30-45 minutes and then we were done. Not ideal especially when we paid for a baby sitter so we could have a long date night dinner

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful service. My friend and I shared the grilled and marinated green beans (extremely flavorful and fun to eat), porcini ravioli (believe the rave reviews about the pasta - rich and bursting with flavor, yet delicate), and the grilled wagyu beef (so tender and perfectly seasoned - amazing flavor). Our server suggested 2-3 dishes per person to share, but we were both full and satisfied with the three that we chose. Parking was surprisingly plentiful around the block. I definitely recommend this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

First time there. Sat us early for our reservation. Great atmosphere and perfect level of attention by servers. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the tagliatelle and scallops. Will definitely be returning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My boyfriend and I love Mkt. It is such a great neighborhood restaurant! We always stick with some of the menu staples (green beans, ravioli, and the wagyu beef) and then try something new. The restaurant is very small, so it's great for a date night or a small get together (4 people). Service is always great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This may have been my best Seattle dinner in the past ten years. The food tasted incredible. It was coursed well. They had a great wine selection to go with it. The staff was friendly and informative. And the environment was intimate. For the price, it was an incredible value.

(Note you probably wouldn't want to go if you are two larger people, since one person has to squish in between two tables to sit on the booth side. It's one of those situations where as you scoot in you hope your booty won't knock over anything on the next table over! )

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another lovely evening at mkt. Took my two boys along and the three of us had some excellent food to share. The service was great and the price was reasonable.
My only, minor, gripe, is that it is a sharing place - i.e. you will have your food in the order and timing that we provide it. As long as you are OK with that then all is good.

p.s. my boys were so full after starters and main course they couldn't manage dessert! Good food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Alvin and his team are quite literally amazing in all respects. I have yet to not be wowed by their food, service, ambiance and cocktails. Looking forward to our next sojourn to this lovely little gem in tangletown.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is my new favorite restaurant for special occasions. There is just a halfway separating you from the kitchen and with only a dozen tables or so, the restaurant has a very intimate feeling. The shared plates concept makes for a great social environment and the food is top notch. I highly recommend the wagyu beef.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Tasting menu was the best meal I've had out in a long time!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Mkt. is my favorite ESR. The food is creative and amazing. Every time I go, I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Their food has been outstanding every time I’ve gone here. I would highly recommend getting out of your comfort zone with some dish selections. Generally 2 plates per person would be ideal.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food is great here, one of the best places I've been in Seattle. There is a nice ambiance and generally a good vibe. The first time I came here it was 5 stars all around. That being said, it's definitely a little overpriced for some items. The last time we came, however, we weren't given a table and were forced to eat in the walk in/food counter area. Normally this wouldn't have been a big deal if the staff had handled it well, but we were seated at the counter immediately without being asked and the party that came in after us was given a table (even though we had requested a table minutes before the next party arrived). They gave us a "shot" of champagne and one bite of beats to try to make up for this. After this experience I would hesitate recommending this place to a friend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I had booked this restaurant a month in advance for wife's birthday, so we were disappointed when we learned the day before that they were serving a prix fixe menu for Restaurant Week. We went anyway, and were very glad we did. The 'first course' consisted of five small plates, so they kept enough of the mkt menu to make it different from the typical three-course prix fixe offering. For entrees we tried the pork cheeks and the teres major (beef shoulder blade), and both were very good. The service was professional and high energy while still managing to friendly and thoughtful. Overall, this remains my favorite restaurant on the West Coast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best brussels sprouts EVER, and the wine selection is fantastic. We were significantly more impressed with the starters than with our mains. Overall though we would still highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Couldn't recommend this place more! The food is absolutely delicious. I love the creativity and focus on fresh, whole foods. It's also the only restaurant that I've been to that asks about food intolerances/allergies (making me feel less like an annoyance to them) and makes delicious substitutions. Ambience is homey and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great as always, and so glad they continue to participate in Restaurant Week! Get the oysters with the champagne ice!!!

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Four of us went for Seattle Restaurant Week. It was really fun to get a selection of all four appetizers for the table! They were delicious! Four dinner there were four choices for entrees. It wasn’t planned but we all ordered a different selection. They were all great! Our server, April, was great too. There were also special wine choices for restaurant week which were a good value. We will definitely come to MKT again.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Really enjoyed the experience at mkt. the staff and chefs made it 100% better. Very friendly and engaging. Food was yummy. Downside is that the bar stools are a bit bulky. Need to go back for the oysters 😍

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is the second time we went, and it was as fantastic as the first time (a couple years ago). Highly recommended!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Organic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. Green Beans were a surprise big hit at our table!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The ravioli was really good, the steak was solid, the rest was good-ish. The service was pretty good, but having a server refill my water to then spill over 1/4 of the table and not clean it up was rather weird. Yay for my own napkin. I wouldn't recommend this place to an average person splurging for an experience and great food, but perhaps to a foodie friend who doesn't care about cost and looking for another place to try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was tasty and thoughtful. Some standouts were the cheese crostini, the tuna, and the ravioli. The service was defined by snobbish countenances and unfriendliness, which I could really do without. The facts that the chairs don’t have backs is just silly—style over functionality is not a good restaurant philosophy. Glad we got to taste so many dishes because of restaurant week, but I’m not likely to return.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent food and service! Great restaurant week find

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fabulous food in proportions to share and savor (without being so small that that its more amuse bouche!)
Good wine, cocktails and non alcoholic options.
Excellent staff as always, attentive without hovering or interupting.
Always a pleasant and savory experience!
We will be back soon!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

MKT is my favorite restaurant in Seattle and would highly recommend it to anyone. Not a very big restaurant with on 20ish seats, but makes for a much more personable experience. Would ask to sit at the chefs counter if you enjoy watching the chef go to work.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

The ravioli and the wagyu was the BEST thing I have EVER tasted!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We recently went for my birthday. I requested to sit at the chefs counter which was recommended to me by a fellow foodie. We had an amazing time - the service was great - very friendly, great recommendations and people seemed to like their workplace. I will say there were atleast 1-2 extra employees than required on the floor but over served is better than under served. I loved the cocktails - the LemonHello was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Creative menu done well and right!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Love the food and the flavors of every dish along with the presentation. Wine was also excellent.
Fun sharing all the dishes with my friends. Can't wait to go back. Beef was incredible, green beans, peppers, prawns, and desert was a nice sharing as well

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing food, service and vibes. I love this place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It was a very nice evening, good food, ingredients, service, wine; it's a very small, bustling neighborhood restaurant in Tangletown. I would, however, suggest avoid sitting at the chef's table. It is not a comfortable area to sit and enjoy dinner. It's awkwardly placed and you are literally squeezed in like a sardine. You can't move around "at all", move your seat, anything. It was uncomfortable.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great restaurant. Unique dining experience with a very creative chef.

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were seated right by the restroom, and it never got any better after that initial disappointment. The fried quail was dry, had little flavor, and the presentation was odd - 2 small, desiccated legs standing up on a mildly garnished plate. The scallops were slightly overcooked, and the salmon was so well done it was ruined - the server very graciously took it off the bill as my husband only had a bite of it. The Anderson grits with short ribs were good but not incredibly so, and same with the Wagyu beef. We also had a carrot ravioli which was BY FAR the best dish of the evening - it was the level of cuisine which I had been expecting of everything for this price point. I ate at mkt 2 years ago and it was amazing. This time it just seemed like they were trying too hard, with too many elements in most of the dishes for anything to stand out. Maybe it was an off night, and restaurant week might be worth it...

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

it was a hot hot night the day I went. The AC must've been broken - not sure if they even had one or not. but it was quite hot inside. luckily our table (we had reservations) was partially outside so it was okay. but for diners inside, it was very warm/hot. but i don't blame the restaurant per se.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Small space but delicious food that changes seasonally.

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