Palisade

4.4
7060 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Palisade has always had amazing elements. We've created a new range of dishes, updated the atmosphere, and rededicated ourselves to the best service in Seattle. These pieces add up to the best all occasion experience in town.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7060 people are saying
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4.3
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SonicBoom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the spectacular view of Seattle. The stuffed salmon over the saffron rice and Brussels sprouts was heavenly flavored. My night was perfect.

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DonM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We love Palisade, but with Covid protocol the menu is far reduced - no pupu tower or my go-to prime rib. Wife got the better meal of filet mignon and scallops. I chose the ribeye thinking it would be a good alternative to the prime rib, but was disappointed in my particular cut - cooked perfectly med-rare and flavor was good, but overly fatty and more gristle that a prime steak should have IMHO. The demi-glace / wine reduction sauce was great.
The wine, the service, appetizers, etc were great. Wife would give it 4+ stars, I would give it 3 for this time around. Usually Palisade is a 5 for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Palisade. The steak was perfect and delicious. The lobster and salmon were very well-prepared. The presentation of the plates were well-done. We were celebrating our anniversary and got our dessert for free. Nice cherry on top.

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Mikey
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The view is always amazing. The Lobster was small for $75, we were anticipating the same fabulous value from our last visit earlier in the year. The chicken was charred and to the point is was shriveled up. The stuffed salmon was the only dinner of the 3 that was exceptional as it should be. All in all it was a disappointing evening from the food aspect. I don't mind spending +$300 for 3 people when the food is fantastic, this was not the case for my wife's 60th birthday celebration. We'll rethink the next time if we return to Palisade, at this point , I don't think so.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Atmosphere and service were good. My wife has the black cod and it came very salty. The rest of the food were ok. We were surprised to see a 4.6% wage tax added to the bill. When asked the response was that it was instituted for the past four years.

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leew
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The place was very nice. The waiter was very good. But the first steak I ordered was
full of gristle and even the waiter himself tried to cut it and couldn't. After that, he
did not offer another steak, I had to ask for it. The second steak was good, but the
first one put the damper on the meal overall.
The salads and the dessert were good.
You pay for the location most of all. So for that reason I would probably recommend.

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JEJE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. The waiter and ambiance were excellent as was the food.

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Frank
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with fantastic service!

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SueD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have been to Palisades many times but was really disappointed this time. I requested a window table for a special occasion and we were seated at a cocktail size table still with a view but basically in the middle of things. I order the pan seared scallops that not only were gritty in every bite but were not seared. They were served on a plate smeared with butternut squash purée. That flavor dominated everything on the plate. My husband wasn’t impressed with his meal either. The manager did take the scallops off the bill but I will probably never choose Palisades again.

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HHSeattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

During COVID we understand the restaurant can only have 50% occupancy along with safe social distancing. That said, the dining room felt warm and alive. The atmosphere was lovely.
The service was friendly, suggestive and responsive.
The food, however, was terribly disappointing.
Oysters were fine, shucking was good but not great, mignonette was over shalloted.
Calamari was inedible due to the sticky sweet sauce it was drowning in, and the fried calamari and vegetables with their thick batter were mushy and not palatable in the syrupy goo. It truly changed our appetites for dinner.

Our server highly recommended we try one of the Chef's specials. King crab legs, asparagus and scalloped potatoes (Au gratin).

Crab was good, but we mostly credit the crab for that.
The scalloped potatoes were without flavor and to top it off..... they were undercooked and still crunchy! We were so excited for the rich decadent potato dish that was highly recommended by our server, only making it doubly disappointing.
The asparagus was under trimmed and under cooked making the green stems both crunchy and fibrous requiring much of it to be left behind.

Creme brulee was cold. It was preflamed to a gorgeous crackling golden shell, that was ruined by refrigeration before serving.
Flame it to order and the lovely custard will be slightly warmed and silky underneath the toasty crunchy candy shell.

We took home our left over crab.
Made luscious herby crab & avocado omelette the next morning.

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prad
Fargo
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience here was incredible! The area was open and distancing was excellent! The service was incredible and they exceeded my expectation!

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MattM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The steak was not what I thought it would be, and the salmon was way to salty. For a finer steakhouse the food doesn’t match the cost. The setting and the view was beautiful and the service was good.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely love this place. We always celebrate our birthdays/ anniversary and date nights away from the kids here. This is the first time we have been back since pre-covid and were so excited to have a relaxing evening. The service and ambiance was stellar (as always), however the food was incredibly disappointing. I’m unsure if they have switched around chefs/ menus or are maybe even trying to save money on food... but 3 of the four dishes we ordered weren’t good, at all. The scallops had no flavor, seemed to be covered in a half can of corn and resembled rubber. The halibut was FULL of bones (I know when ordering fish you can expect some bones, but this was extreme). The pork belly would have been good, had it not been completely smothered in salt and then covered in a sauce completely made of salt. We have never before left palisade feeling anything but satisfied and that we had some wonderful food, I hope this was a one off time but who knows. I wrote them an email last week, but they have yet to respond which is why I am now leaving this review. I hope they get it together with the food- it used to be our favorite place!

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Lily
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Palisade! The food was delicious, the service is on top of their game, and the layout of the restaurant is so cool! Definitely worth it!

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StacyL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The most beautiful view of the Seattle skyline in a remote quiet destination. Great selections and varieties of food for all pallets

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Saddiner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

This is very sad to write this review. We had been fairly frequent customers of Palisades in years past going for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. We decided to go for the Seafood special that was advertised via Gmail. When we got there we were told that most items for the seafood dinner for 2 were unavailable so we chose to order from the regular menu. We ordered King crab legs. They came hot which I thought was odd but the worst part was the texture. They were dry and had an odd flavor. I didn't like the clarified unsalted butter that came with it. It had a chemical flavor. I asked for regular melted butter but was told they had none. At the end of dinner we got a sales pitch to join some club to get discounts which I didn't appreciate. Bottom line is this is not the same Palisades as it was 5 years ago.

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vipdiningout
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On line Palisade had a restaurant week menu but it was as not available. We had a set seafood menu that was fine but not what we had expected.
I thought the menu listed was for 2020 oct/nov restaurant week but maybe I was mistaken.

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Rkdkd
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server made us feel welcomed and gave us just the right amount attention!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening with good food, excellent service and a great view for of the marina and Seattle skyline.

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Magnoliaman
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

This has been our go-to place for family celebrations but our last experience was disappointing. Palisades is now owned by the Landry restaurant chain and the quality has declined while prices have risen. We had an excellent server and she saved what would have been a completely disappointing evening. The food is not inspired, not well-prepared and exceedingly expensive for what you get. We will be visiting other locally owned restaurants for future celebrations.

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DanaN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambiance and service was, as usual, very good. The drinks were also good, but the entries were disappointing.

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Gerald
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’ve been to Palisades many times over the last 20 years. It’s disappointing to see the turn it has taken. The only steak on the menu was a sirloin. In the past the had a great filet. The bisque was good but it was hardly over room temperature. The bread was very nice but was not served until after the soup course?? I’ve had better steaks at Applebee’s. We had our steak served Oscar style with salmon and crab. The steak was tough and dry. They did take one steak off the bill and apologized. Not what we’d hoped for our anniversary dinner.

Of course the view is awesome. And the waitress was great. Maybe it’s just because it’s the year of the COVID. I’ll check back it a couple more years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place with a fantastic view for a date. The service was spectacular as well as the food.

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KathyJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the manhattans to the crispy calamari to the delicious bread, Palisade delivered! My husband had the crab and shrimp bisque, which was probably the best I’ve ever tasted, and I had the Chef’s seasonal salad with prawns. The food was really outstanding and, while a bit pricey, it was worth it!

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vipStevenP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely evening with 2 guests, to introduce a newcomer to a City Institution. The GM and Asst GM were kind enough to come and say hello, offering any assistance desired. It had been a very long time since my last visit, and I will be sure to come again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and our server, Justin, was wonderful. We will be back!

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UndelightedMatt
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

A serious let down from what I expected. Landry's, purchased Palisade and a few other local restaurants. Landry's - typical corporate owner - doesn't care about the customers and if their responsiveness to customers is any indication, we can expect this place to go downhill quickly. Sorry to see it because Palisade used to be a great place! Oh well... there are plenty of other good local restaurants.

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RonaldC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went because they had a special on their website. When the waiter came we found out sorry that’s only Monday thru Thursday and he told us lots of people were asking about it. Not happy but we were there so we ate good food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic meal. I had the Halibut with the American Wagyu beef, which was delicious. I sat right by the window and had an excellent view of the harbor as well as the Seattle skyline. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.

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DebbieF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner was great as well as the service and atmosphere

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AlexP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. A great experience and still one of my most favorite places to dine.

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Brindi
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is stunning and The food was amazing! Our server Justin was awesome as well.

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StevieB
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palisade is a reliable place - we go there regularly. This time I had a paella (one of the specials for the evening). The base of the paella itself, at $75, was good, but maybe not $75 good. But there was a _gigantic_ lobster tail on top which is what I think I was paying for. And the lobster was done perfectly. No regrets.

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BrysonB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and lobster tail special was incredible...also, best moscow mules I've ever had.

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JanP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Palisades and had our 50th wedding anniversary party with 70 people . Then our son was married there. This year we knew that Palisades would do a great job of keeping people safe so we had our 58th anniversary this past week inside by the windows looking out on our great city.and the marina. We had the seafood dinner and everything was excellent. The carb cake look and tasted yummy. The shrimp salad was just right. Then came the salmon dinner which was outstanding. What great place and so close to our home. We live just above in Magnolia so you see we will be back!

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AliciaA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the presentation flawless. My only complaint was that my wagging steak seemed a bit on the lean side. It was not as tender as I expected.
Also. the music choice was not great. Instrumental would have been a better option than the big band / oldies standards mix they were playing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and I was BEYOND impressed. Usually seafood restaurants on the dock are underwhelming but this experience left me speechless. Not only was the food amazing, the service was well catered and enjoyable. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Restaurant decor is very dated. It’s need a remodel.

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SpiderBesideMe
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely sunset, wonderful staff. A spider did spin down from above right in front of me, all good

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KarlS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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FAQs

Palisade offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 285-1000.

Palisade is rated 4.4 stars by 7060 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.