Ada's Restaurant & Bar
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.
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!
Once again, Ada’s was the perfect place for our celebration. Great food and service- we’ll be back!!
Great food-we loved everything especially the Baklava. Service was great too!
Too many wonderful choices! We will definitely return!
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.
The filet and the duck were amazing.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Love this place! Excellent service and food!
Delicious meal. I was pleasantly surprised by the assortment of vegan options. The almond ricotta ravioli is amazing! The ambiance was excellent as well.
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.
The food and service were outstanding. We had a party of 10 and they did a wonderful job taking care of everyone.
We loved Ada’s! The food was outstanding and the service was amazing.
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.
Excellent restaurant with great service and fun cocktails.
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.
Great service, great food, great value. Will come back to this neighborhood spot!
A bit expensive for a "neighborhood restaurant," but as good in quality and service as "downtown."
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.
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.
Great local place with excellent service and good food
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!!
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.
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!
Fabulous food and service
Really enjoyed our dinner. Cocktails, meal, dessert were all yummy.
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.
Both of our entrees were way, way too salty. It pretty much ruined our meals.
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.
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.
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...