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Permanently Closed - Ponti Seafood Grill

4.3
1736 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Ponti Seafood Grill is a Seattle dining scene landmark. It serves a wide range of market fresh fish in its Italianate villa that sits on a cliff overlooking the Fremont bridge. The ingredients are always fresh and include wild-caught seafood and local produce. There is also a full bar and extensive wine list to complement the Ponti Seafood Grill�s various dishes.

Some of the dishes at Ponti Seafood Grill include fresh albacore tuna tartare, white Gulf prawns, Dungeness crab spring rolls and steamed Penn Cove mussels for starters. The restaurant offers larger plates like grilled Alaska halibut, wild sockeye salmon and English pea risotto.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Pan-Asian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Served nightly from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm
Happy Hour: Served Nightly from 4:00 to 6:30 and 9:00 to close.
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Phone number
(206) 284-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alvin Binuya
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Private party facilities
PRIVATE DINING AT PONTI: Nestled next to the historic Fremont Bridge on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Ponti is reminiscent of a Mediterranean style villa and stands watch over ships passing under one of the world’s busiest bascule bridges. Four rooms available.
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Private party contact
Amber Byrd: (877) 624-3046
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Catering
Four private rooms with water views & private patios available for groups of 8 to 200. Off-site Catering also available, please contact our Private Dining office at (206) 284-3000 or request a date on-line at: http://www.pontiseafoodgrill.com/pd-reservations.html
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Cross street
Nickerson
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Parking details
Valet Parking available for $3. Free "on-street" parking available within surrounding blocks.
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Public transit
Metro Buses #26, 28: Fremont / N 34th Stop; #17, 31: Nickerson
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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4.1
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vipBKBK (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Soooo good! Very sorry you closed the next day on July 2, 2016. 😟

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vipRSRS (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Too late. Ponti is now closed, forever. Sigh. One of Seattle's best restaurants gone.

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boatpartner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

We chose Ponti's for a small celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary because we knew it would be wonderful--and it was. Love love love the ahi tuna with the tempura coating wrapped with seaweed. Great service, attentive and full of personal character. Excellent ambiance, no matter whether in the main dining room, the bar area or the balcony seating. Plus, thank you to the manager for accommodating us by adding an extra guest at the last minute.

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sasha (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2016

It is a tragedy that this unique, gorgeous and excellent seafood restaurant is closing- what a loss to Seattle.

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vipValerie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2016

One of my favorite Seattle restaurants. You Weill be missed.

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sarao (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2016

The restaurant is closing. The party is over. Our meal was wonderful. I hope the staff can find new homes

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nordmyra (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2016

We are devastated that Ponti is closing. They were obviously short staffed for such a busy Monday, so service was a little slow, but the food was amazing. I suspect that the crowd was trying to soak up the last few days before they close. Our ceasar salad was delicious, and my halibut was perfectly prepared. My husband had the chicken, and it was great too. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the wine list and pairings, and the pinot gris he recommended was a perfect accompaniment to our meal.

I've been driving past Ponti since I was a kid, and I wish we hadn't delayed my first trip there to the week they were closing. Best of luck to the owners, and I hope that this is just one big marketing ploy to drive business and they're really staying open forever (PLEASE!!)

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claesh (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2016

Thank you for 26 years of fantastic memories!!! And best of luck in all of your future lives and so heartwarming to hear that all the employees decided to stay until the very last opening day!

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watercat (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2016

The owners are retiring so sadly Ponti's is closing. Will miss this great restaurant.

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vipValerieR (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2016

So sorry that Ponti's is closing. It's one of our favorite restaurants and the end of an era. Thanks to all at Ponti's who have made our events, special occasions and every day dining an exceptional pleasure. You're going to be missed!

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Connie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Wonderful restaurant for many years - so sad that they are closing due to the retirement of the owner and restauranteur Richard Malia. Big sigh . . . many happy memories!

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vipGordon (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Great dinner once again! The seafood was once again our focus for dinners at Ponti on a Friday night out. After the normal appetizers of Dungeness Crab Spring Roles and Grilled Calamari I enjoyed the Thai Curry Penne that is a staple of the menu and an unbeatable combination of diver scallops, Dungeness crab and Penne pasta in a sweet/hot Thai Curry sauce. My companions both chose the White Gulf Prawn Fettucine. We finished the dinner sharing the Moelleux Au Chocolat and coffee. We will very much miss Ponti when the doors close next week but, we have our reservations for one more time next Saturday evening,.

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WilliamM (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed Ponti over the years, and are very sad to see it close. There are very few restaurants in Seattle where one can enjoy excellent food in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere of refined al fresco dining with lovely views.

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BruceH (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2016

Really a shame this amazing place is closing soon, way too soon. It has been sold to the Elks or something since Rich couldn't find a another buyer in the restaurant trade. Dine here while you can.

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vipjamwilson (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2016

So sad to see this great restaurant go! If you can get there before it closes for good - GO!!

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