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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.
Seattle, WA 98103
Hours of Operation:
Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm
Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 9pm-10pm
Keystone Pl N
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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!
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! )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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