Our chef Philip Mihalski's cooking approach unites his classic training in some of the most celebrated kitchens in New York City and France with his passion for freshness and simplicity.
Nell's menus are designed to pair beautifully with your wine selection from our large wine list. We also offer vegetarian and vegan options on request.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
with French Lentils, Savoy Cabbage, Tarragon and Roasted Pepper Vinaigrette
Sweet Onion Tart
with Hazelnut Butter and Sunchoke Chips
Crispy Skin Duck Confit
with Parsnip Puree, Yellow Romanos, Shaved Radish and Plum Jus
Fish and boiled cabbage? Oof, not the best combination. The salad was good. And the brownie was ok. I liked how most of the tables facilitated corner booths. But the overall decor looked like it was from 1995. Glad I tried Nell’s but I don’t think I’ll be back in a hurry.
Seattle restaurant week is coming！ our first dinner in Nells with 3course 35 dollar set
its small but cozy with a view of the greenlake. People are friendly
spanich salad is delicious with cream and sweet pumpkin and the pumpkin soup is smooth with some to chew.
Pork with apple is good because the pork is so tender that you can see the pink texture in the middle of it.
Cod is fresh and the outside is crispy, the side dish with cabbage and mashed potatoes is juicy and creamy so that the whole dish will not be too dry , which reach a balance.
As to desert I really prefer the chocolate brownie with ice cream, it is not that sweet than the other.
Overall, I enjoyed meal there.
As always, we love going to Nell's with friends as it is a quiet place conducive to conversation. The food is always interesting and delicious, and the service is professional.
Beautiful menu and a wonderful quiet ambiance. Highly recommend.
The most underrated restaurant in Seattle. ALWAYS delicious and such a mellow place.
Delightful ambiance and delicious food as always.
Most delicious food!!!!!! the four of us had different entrees, all of them were excellent. Sky went out of her way for us.
Thank you so much! Can’t wait to come back
Delicious food and great staff!
Our dinner at Nell’s was lovely, as usual. The service was well timed and friendly. Our meal was fresh, hot and delicious. We always enjoy the seasonality of the offerings. Nell’s does an excellent job with social distancing, and the ambience is always quiet and romantic.
This restaurant is a hidden gem next to Green Lake. The food and service are excellent. The wine list is impressive with a lot of great Washington wines. My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there and enjoyed a lovely 2001 Leonetti Merlot, yum! I am looking forward to my next dinner there.
The food was fabulous! It was sad to see how very short-staffed they are, as are many restaurants. Our server was fantastic, but it was difficult to watch him do what appeared to be the jobs of 4 people. Nevertheless, he always had a smile on his face, went above and beyond to provide excellent service, and ensured everyone in the restaurant was taken care of. I just wish the restaurant industry could get the help it so desperately needs.
Always perfect and always consistent.
Phillip is a master chef.
Classic NW cuisine with a slightly French touch and lovely inclusion of seasonal local and NW ingredients. Salmon with chanterelles and huckleberries was inspired, and housemade apricot sorbet was like the sun in July!
Nells chef creates great recipes and the kitchen executes them well. The staff has time to treat you well.
Both the taste and presentation of dishes are top notched, if a bit too salty as virtually all restaurant foods are these days. Onion tart and the angel hair with clams deserve special mention for their stellar preparation. It is unfortunate that the outside table I requested on the small patio has not been adequately set up. Nell's has a nice location but failed to ultilize it. I would have given its ambiance an extra star if my expectation of a restaurant claiming outside seating capability [tablecloth, heat lamps would be the minimum] had been met.
Excellent food and service. Food was very well prepared and hot when served.
Everyone had masks on and it felt safe.
The halibut was amazing as was the lamb and steak. Good food makes a Saturday evening with family memorable.
Will definitely visit again.
Everything we ordered was delicious! And the service is outstanding - unobtrusively attentive.
Service and atmosphere are great!
Wine selection, menu variety and flavors are ok.
Plate presentation is average and definitely missing texture on the dishes, really plain combination/ pairing of ingredients.
A place where you will have a good ordinary meal.
Waitress, Food and Enviroment all superb. Thank You!!
The food was excellent, just what we needed after many mediocre meals. Our grandson loved it and we were also very pleased.
We had an excellent anniversary dinner. Our go-to local special occasion place. Thanks!
Always reliably great, so glad they are surviving the pandemic. Waitress seemed a little snarky thus the less than 5 stars but cocktails made by staff , hanger steak, desserts all top notch. Our Go To place fir celebrations.
Food was great— waiter was great! Highly recommend!
I love everything! Great atmosphere, relaxing and cozy. Service was great! Foods were perfectly delicious!
Excellent meal and fantastic service. My wife wasn’t drinking alcohol and the server took the initiative to make her an off menu mocktaill which was delicious. Grilled octopus, braised duck, and the rabbit were all terrific.
Excellent dinner. Had the tuna tartare and duck breast.
Both were excellent! Glad to have a finer dining option near home with outdoor seating!
Canlis class without the schick. Canlis is over the top and lovely. Nell’s is cozy and lovely. Food is always delish!
King salmon was perfectly done. The staff are attentive and friendly.
Nell’s is a fine dining experience. The patio is just lovely! The food was delicious and innovative and the service very attentive.
The food and the wine list are the main attractions at Nell’s. We enjoyed the tasting menu which had ample portions of each course. We also ordered off of the regular menu which was delicious, beautifully plated.
The wine list is really exception. A great selection of both bottles and half bottles are available. The by the glass menu is less inspired. Service professional and ambience simple.
We have dined at Nell's since the opened. They never disappoint.
this place is one of my perennial favorites and continues to have outstanding food and service. a home run in Seattle!
This the place to go for excellent food and a very special evening. Good wine list and every bite is delicious. We take all of our out of town visitors to Nell’s and we celebrate all special occasions at Nell’s.
Rabbit, lamb, and fish were really appreciated and the desserts were really fabulous!!!!
Both the halibut and salmon were done to perfection! This is an undiscovered gem of a restaurant.
Great recipes well executed, great service and ambience. Fair prices.
Wonderful food with great service. Non-fussy atmosphere with great outdoor seating. Recommended.
Service was friendly and at just the right pace. Wine and food recommendations were helpful. The salmon and lamb, and the beefsteak tomato sald were excellent. We ate outdoors (as we requested in our reservation) so there was some traffic noise, but it was a pleasant environment.
We will be back.
Nell’s was amazing as always. The food is delicious and service was wonderful. We always leave saying we need to come more often!
Nell's is great - a hidden gem of Seattle. Hidden because it seems only locals dine here, and generally only those in the 40+ age range. Let's keep it that way! No noisy bachelor or bachelorette parties, just grown-ups enjoying Phil's wonderful menu and friendly wait staff. The menu is always ready for any food decisions that come in the door. Have the baked onion tarte and always try the risotto. The hangar steak will not disappoint. Be kind to the staff and they will be kind to you. Leave a generous tip. Tell your friends.
Nell's is rated 4.8 stars by 1302 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.