Ada's Restaurant & Bar

4.5
38 reviews
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A chef-driven paradise wrapped in a small neighborhood vibe. Ada’s has been a staple in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood for years. However today, the new Ada’s is a creation stemmed from a lifelong dream of Executive Chef Ayhan Barlas. With a completely revised menu of American classics prepared with a European flair alongside Chef Ayhan’s native Turkish favorites, your senses will thank you! We are firm believers that "the freshest ingredients create the best dishes", and that "things that grow together, go together". So, in keeping with that mantra, we pride ourselves on using as many local purveyors as possible to best keep our dishes in line with the true spirit of the finest cuisine the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Here' you'll find a modern, warm and romantic dining experience in an elegantly casual atmosphere. We also have a great bar and lounge area with a wonderful Happy Hour. When you eat here, you’ll feel like one of the family.
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k
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was good, we had a attentive waitress that was always there when we needed something. Also the food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing and quite enough to talk comfortably. The deserts were excellent and they had a nice wine selection to choose from. All and all a good experience and we would definitely go back again.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Perhaps just a bad day? First of all, they only had one instrumental song playing on repeat the entire hour and a half we were there… Not very good for ambience. They Appeared to be understaffed as the waiter was also the bartender—and we didn’t even get our initial cocktail until after we finished with our salad and appetizer! The truffle fries were mediocre, because they were undercooked, and I had the pan seared scallops which were also under cooked. Lam was very good as well as the Turkish wine we ordered. The menu is very extensive and appealing. I love the choices on the menu and the ambience and I will give this place another try because they have all the right ingredients to make for a great dining experience but last night wasn’t it. Hopefully just an off day for them.

Ada's Restaurant & Bar
Responded 5 days ago

I am very sorry to hear of your experience with us. We pride ourselves on being on top of our game at all times, and we obviously fell short the night you visited. It's true that there are times when the bartender will also take tables, but when it comes at the price of our guests receiving drinks after appetizers, we clearly failed. We were short staffed. Please accept my sincerest apologizes and do visit us again. And when you do, let me know so I can personally make it up to you. - Chef Ayhan

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experienced Ada’s for the first time - Mother’s Day brunch. We thoroughly enjoyed a traditional Turkish breakfast and had a nice visit with owner and chef Ayan. If you are looking for a great, classy neighborhood restaurant serving Mediterranean/European with the freshest of ingredients, this is it!

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MO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Ada’s was the perfect place for our celebration. Great food and service- we’ll be back!!

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t
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food-we loved everything especially the Baklava. Service was great too!

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MO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too many wonderful choices! We will definitely return!

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LA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of 4. Had a wonderful time! Food was excellent. I had the steak, it was delicious. The other 3 friend all had the king salmon, the yes couldn’t stop talking about it. Definitely a 4 star restaurant.

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JF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet and the duck were amazing.

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DH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive and friendly service, and a relaxed and upscale atmosphere! The two couples both loved the place and we'll happily return for more tasty cocktails and high quality great tasting food!

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KP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was fun to try something new. We went for Seattle Restaurant Week. I had the Olive Tapenade, the Risotto, and the Baklava. Delicious and perfect portion sizing. We were seated next to the kitchen which unfortunately offered a lot more noise with plates and silverware being pushed around, and the service could've been a little more attentive. Staff was friendly, and the place is really cute on the inside. I would definitely come back for another meal, and I appreciate SRW introducing me to new places to try!

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DL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Ada's. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. The special was fresh halibut. All 3 I was with said it was the best they had ever had. I had the chicken and it was wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant for their service as well as the food.

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H
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a real treat for my friend and myself as we took a chance on a new restaurant and stepped into a world of calm, beauty and deliciousness! “Ada” Restaurant has only been open for four months and is just waiting to be discovered by those who appreciate the best of adult cuisine in a neighborhood setting. Don’t get me wrong…the “adult” doesn’t mean it’s stuffy! The very talented Owner/Executive Chef, Ayhan Barlas, who came over and introduced himself later in our meal, embodied the passion behind the unique take on refashioned American food with a European touch and the lovely environment he created.

My friend and I decided to share a few dishes, beginning with the Organic Roasted Beet Salad (with crumbled feta, pickled red onions, organic arugula, roasted pistachio, sliced oranges, sea salt and balsamic glaze.) They happily divided it for us in the kitchen, and both portions were very generous. And very tasty.

Next we shared the Grilled Wild King Salmon (with golden fried polenta cake, seasonal vegetables, with lemon-saffron beurre blanc and roasted pink pepper corn). Delicious! And we couldn’t resist accompanying it with an order of Truffled French Fries (Shoestring fries, reggiano, parmesan, scallions and lemon-garlic aioli). YUM! I think I’ll return for their happy hour just for those fries with a glass of wine!

Although we were contentedly full, we managed to accept the graciously offered house-made specialty desert which was fantastic-Profiteroles (eclair balls, house-made vanilla pastry cream and house-made chocolate glaze, with roasted pistachio and shaved white chocolate.) OMG-worth every calorie! And happily washed them down with a light Turkish tea.

I truly believe Ada's is worth spreading the word for and writing a review! If you get a chance to meet the owner, ask him about the restaurant's name-it's an interesting story. Ada's will be partici

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PK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The six of us had two appetizers and a variety of entrees as well as desserts. Also cocktails and wine. We all were very happy and impressed by the food. The Sis Kabobs are very impressive with their presentation. And the eggplant entree was delicious. I have already recommended Ada’s to a relative and I’m certain we will go back within this month. It really was that good and so comfortable.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I decided to try Ada's this week and were blown away by the quality of the food.
We arrived with a reservation and were concerned as their were no other guests dining.
The space is beautiful and we were greeted and served by the manager/owner. Every item ordered was superb, and the quality of wines excellent.
We plan to return very soon and would encourage anyone that finds their menu appealing to give it a shot.
Truly a quality spot.

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WS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Excellent service and food!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal. I was pleasantly surprised by the assortment of vegan options. The almond ricotta ravioli is amazing! The ambiance was excellent as well.

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K
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The kebabs and scallops were most excellent and the staff service was terrific. Great upscale place to treat yourself in this neighborhood restaurant with a Mediterranean twist.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. We had a party of 10 and they did a wonderful job taking care of everyone.

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JY
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Ada’s! The food was outstanding and the service was amazing.

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SW
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ada’s in Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle is a marvelous place. Recently reopened with new ownership and new chef, it is definitely a restaurant I’ll return to. The food is creative, delicious and well presented. Big city menu, cocktails and desserts. Great service in a comfortable white linen tablecloths atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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RC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with great service and fun cocktails.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was very nice, food was delicious and cooked perfectly. However, Valentines Day dinner at $125 per person, was very overpriced for the vegetarian option. The regular prix fixe menu was very good and a much better value. There should have been a different price point for the vegetarian option.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food, great value. Will come back to this neighborhood spot!

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ST
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit expensive for a "neighborhood restaurant," but as good in quality and service as "downtown."

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P
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has opened just for 2 months and this is indeed a great neighborhood gem. Food was delicious and desert was excellent(had Profiterole). Had very good selection of choices that I could come here at least weekly basis. Had an opportunity to visit with chef/owner and the staff was very friendly.

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OR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

There are some very nice Turkish dishes on the menu. We tasted 6 different Turkish food from the menu and while there were all good, they're not as good as Turkish restaurants in Turkey. Given their not so cheap prices, I expected better quality.

If my wife can cook these better then why do I pay premium price? Just for convenience? Price tag is way too much for convenience factor.

I paid 120 for 3 course meal for 2 person and we didn't even drink anything. Did the taste of the food warrant that price, absolutely no.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local place with excellent service and good food

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ada's Restaurant & Bar is our new favorite Restaurant in Seattle!! My wife had the Lamb Chops and said they were the best she's ever had. I got the Turkish Meatballs and was simply blown away by how good they were. The ambiance and attention to detail including fresh flowers on every table are why we will be going back to Ada's over and over!!

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EP
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say this was a wonderful little find! The food was amazing, the service was fantastic and the atomosphere very cozy and relaxing. I will definitely be recommending Ada's to my friends.

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KH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so very delighted to discover this neighborhood gem. Great food, wonderful service and a visit from the chef made for a memorable evening. We shall be back!

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LS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service

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s
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Cocktails, meal, dessert were all yummy.

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LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were kind, funny, helpful and attentive. We love that Ada's has reopened under such kind management. The window tables are set away from other tables, so our dining experience felt very quiet and personal. The trout was delicious, and everyone else at our table loved their food too.

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BM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Both of our entrees were way, way too salty. It pretty much ruined our meals.

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GA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised by Ada's. Our appetizer was excellent: beets and feta with some crunchy pistachios on top. Entree was 5 huge gorgeous scallops served on top of arrancini (rice balls). Delicious! Very good wait staff and pleasant atmosphere.

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EB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Ada is a great place for dinner, and the owner said he is planning to open for weekend brunch soon. This is a new owner who re-opened Ada just a few days before we went there. You would never know they had just opened, everything ran smoothly as if they had been there for years, and with the Turkish owner, chef, and service staff, we were bathed in that wonderful Middle Eastern hospitality. The food was out of this world - we had an eggplant rollatini that was mouth-watering, and fresh trout that was possibly the best I've ever had. Everything was delicious, beautifully presented, interesting but not fussy, very fresh, and I was even able to accommodate the low-carb diet I have been following without difficulty. Did not have wine or drinks, so can't comment on those, but there is a charming bar right in the middle of the restaurant that would be a fun place to have a drink and a bite. The menu was a mixture of Turkish, Continental, and PNW that all seem to work together somehow. We are going back to try everything else. Kudos also to our excellent waiter who had just the right touch and read our needs perfectly. I sincerely hope Ada is around for a long time - this restaurant is really a gem.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner and the chef personally helped us choose the dishes starting from the appetizers to deserts. The presentation of the plates, the service was great and beyond that, the food was heavenly!

Thank you Ayhan and Levent for such a great fine dining yet everyday restaurant...

Suggestions; sis kebap, kayniyarik... for desert, mistic sutlac and profiteroles...

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