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About Permanently Closed - Ponti Seafood Grill

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.

3014 3rd Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Pan-Asian, Northwest

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.

Cross Street:
Nickerson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 284-3000

Website:
http://pontiseafoodgrill.com/cuisine.html

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

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available for $3. Free "on-street" parking available within surrounding blocks.

Public Transit:
Metro Buses #26, 28: Fremont / N 34th Stop; #17, 31: Nickerson

Executive Chef:
Alvin Binuya

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.

Private Party Contact:
Amber Byrd: (877) 624-3046

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

Ponti Seafood Grill - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (2802)
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Fit for Foodies (2139)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2087)
Neighborhood Gem (1846)
Notable Wine List (1078)
Good for Groups (825)
Vibrant Bar Scene (259)
Great for Lunch (257)
Great for Brunch (236)
Hot Spot (167)
Late-night Find (162)
Kid-friendly (124)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2016

I often come back to this quality restaurant which consistently has good food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 10, 2016

Ponti's food is always A to A+ and the restaurant is in a perfect location for a great walk before or after dinner. Warm summer days are particularly a good time to enjoy great food in an unbeatable outdoor location next to a working ship canal and bridge that opens for larger ships that frequently pass less that 200 feet from your table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2016

The decor could use an update but we were here for the food and they did not disappoint. The Alderwood Smoked Black Cod was one of the most amazing pieces of fish I had ever eaten. The smokey but not over powering taste combined with perfectly cooked, white, flaky and moist black cod was a work of art. The oysters are fresh and tasty as you would expect from Seattle. Companion had the Grilled Wild Sockeye Salmon which was also cooked to perfection. All plates were licked clean. The view from the large picture windows was delightful. Kudos to Ponti's for only serving wild, non-endangered seafood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Really lovely experience. The crab spring rolls light and mostly crab meat, not a lot of fillers. We had the black cod which was perfectly cooked and the seared scallops-loved the seasoning. Our server was ver well informed and just the right mix if attentiveness and discretion.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 2, 2016

My friend and I arrived one half hour early for our 5:15 reservation thanks to some amazingly smooth freeway traffic, and we were surprised to find the fireplace table in the bar available. So we sat there and enjoyed some wine and watched college basketball on the TV. When our reservation came up, despite the fact that they only had one window table still open in the restaurant, we decided to stay at our cozy bar/fireplace table and enjoyed a great meal with attentive service from Morgan. A great dining experience at Ponti's, as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Ordered the Swordfish and Salmon for our entrees and I have to say it was the freshest fish we've had thus far. Don't skip on the appetizer because they have an amazing grilled octopus dish on the menu. Perfect date place for dinner. If you want quality seafood and a nice view of the canal, this establishment will definitely live up to your standards. It was our first time there and we were blown away by the amazing service and great suggestions our server provided us with. Can't wait until we travel back to Seattle because this reataurant is a must!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Delicious food + great quiet atmosphere = perfect for a date night.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2016

So accommodating and moving us to a nicer table when it was available. This was my first time in Seattle and didn't know what to expect. I loved this restaurant and will definitely come back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 19, 2016

While this place consistently produces great food, the menu is getting a bit worn; it has not changed in maybe 5-10 years. Hence its no wonder they can churn out great meals; they never change anything.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2016

I go to Ponti's often for happy hour. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there recently and we had great food, attentive waiter and quiet atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2016

We enjoyed talking & enjoying the birthday celebration late into the night & were not rushed. Staff was most polite at all times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2016

An excellent experience as always. Our compliments to the chef for special cooking for my wife's allergies.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was fantastic, the ambience was very nice, however the service was only mediocre.

If you aren't in a hurry, and are looking primarily for a romantic spot with excellent food, I would absolutely recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We love this restaurant and enjoy every meal. The Valentine's dinner was the best we have ever had - excellent - A-one... can't say enough.

Our server was fabulous. We mentioned to her (jokingly) that we would like the recipe for the shrimp soup. She smiled and shortly thereafter brought the chef to our table. He had a piece of paper and told us the recipe as my husband wrote it down. Wow!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We went for Valentine s day evening . We were so close to the tables next to us that we might as well have been a group. If you want privacy or a romantic evening this is not the place

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

we are very impressed with a our first visit a few months ago. Not so much for valentines day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Everything was perfect. The location is beautiful with a view of the boats in the canal. we thoroughly enjoyed our experience there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was excellent. They accommodated our special food needs. The black cod was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I am unable to eat dairy and I'm always hesitant at restaurants as many are not very accommodating or unsure of ingredients. Our server was unphased and suggested alternatives to get me the meal I wanted. Not to mention the food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect for date night. Highly recommended!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2016

We arrived at our scheduled reservation time to be greeted by Richard Malia, owner and to find the other three members of our party already seated at a table in the bar area with a window seat overlooking the Lake Washington Ship Canal and the Fremont bridge. After some mixed drinks and Champagne, two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon were expertly opened by Brian. We shared Dungeness crab Spring Rolls and a beet salad for starters. Our entrees ranged from the Tempura Seared AHI (thank you, thank you for the re-introduced entree) to the Double "R" Sirloin steak and the always delightful Thai Penne Curry. Others in our party enjoyed the Hawaiian Swordfish and Weathervane Scallops. We shared desserts and. Rosalind's service was impeccable throughout the evening and our evening was completed. Another great dining experience was concluded at Ponti.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Ponti is our go to restaurant for quality food, romantic atmosphere and consistently good experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2016

This was my first visit to Ponti. The meal was excellent, the service very good, and the location... perfect! I will be back to this new favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2016

I have been here a few times over the years and it is honestly a really great Hidden secret of a great place to get a tremendous meal with some super nice ambience. Great for special occasions or just a nice date night place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2016

Ponti's has been a favorite restaurant for years. The food has always been excellent and an extensive wine list. Outdoor seating is seasonal but very pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2016

The black cod was great and presentation of all the food was exceptional but not overdone. Save room for dessert! The molten cake and sorbets were best ever. Ponti's took exceptional care in preparing food for our grandson with a serious fish allergy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2016

Two romantic dinners and many more memorable times over the year including a good friend's engagement dinner in back. Highly Recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Hadn't been here in years, and it was a great decision to eat here for NYE. The food was spot on (the 1 lb. king crab leg was really stunning, as were the desserts). Thanks for a great dinner, we will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Thank you so much. All was perfect. We enjoy the New Year's Eve dinner every year. Always a treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Our family has made this our Christmas Eve tradition for more than 10 years. We have found the food, service, and wine to be consistently excellent, and will be back again next year. It is always a memorable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Great Food. My wife had the Beet Salad and I had the organic greens with pear, almonds, blue cheese and a great vinaigrette. For dinner, my wife had an outstanding lamb shank seasoned with anise and lemongrass. Beecher cheese potatoes along with perfect haricot verts and carrot slices. I enjoyed dual appetizers: Rangoon Crab and White Prawns with Siracha Lime.

Very tasty. Finished off with a trio of custards: Espresso creme brulee, pot au Chocolate, and White Chocolate Caramel.

Very timely service, not rushed and not too slow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Very nice restaurant. Would be fun in the summer to sit out on the patio. Had great service and the food was very good. Really enjoyed it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 23, 2015

Really good and exciting flavors and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2015

Once again Ponti Seafood Grill was outstanding in every way, food, service and ambiance. Can't wait to come back as we have been there several times. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2015

Since I drive from Whidbey Island, I never know how traffic will impact my arrival time. This time, I was almost an hour early and arrived before the restaurant officially opened. The staff was so gracious, immediately seating me at our table and serving me. They made me feel very pampered. Thai Curry Penne still as wonderful as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2015

Another lovely evening,with very tasty food, ambiance that allows for conversation, and excellent service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Great food and service. Both the cod and halibut were delicious. We also really enjoyed the freshly baked bread. It was a great evening. :)

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2015

Ponti's is a great neighborhood restaurant. They are consistent in their service and the quality of food.
Ponti's has $3 valet parking, so parking is never an issue.
They have a great happy hour...just note that it's pretty popular, so if you want to sit in the bar, get there early!
This is certainly one of our favorite spots!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Whether a simple happy hour bar seat, cafe menu, fine dining or private event, this place rocks. Food is excellent, service is friendly and accommodating to all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Black cod (aka: sable fish) was best I've ever had!! Decent wine list. Good time had by all! We'll be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We very much enjoyed the Thanksgiving offering at Ponti Seafood Grill. All the food was delicious and the service was top notch. It did seem a bit crowded in the restaurant and we felt a little wedged into a space out our table. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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