Ada's Restaurant & Bar
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 dine with us, you’ll feel like part of the family.
Good food generous portion of delicious scallops with tas ty cakes
Wonderful spot with unique food and wine selections. Staff was super friendly and the chef came out to wish us a happy anniversary, too. :)
Good quality for the right price. Surprising ingrediencies (like pomegranates-glaze)!
Dishes were delicious and beautifully presented. Owner was also our waiter and is very charming and fun. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. I had the scallops and my girlfriend had the trout. Both was great and large portions. We also shared the wine recommended to us, Galo Evresge. It’s Turkish and I would also recommend it.
This was the best food I’ve had in years. The service was awesome and the atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend
Consistently outstanding. The chef is some sort of genius, seriously. The flavors, the unabashed mastery on casual display. Very very impressed!
What a fantastic meal and great experience! We were lucky enough to be served by the executive chef himself. The man is a true artist and a consummate host. The profiteroles were the best we've ever had, France included. The scallops were also delicious. Can't wait to come back! Oh and the restaurant was extremely clean and has all the proper COVID precautions in place that you'd expect.
We had dinner in this restaurant several times and we love it. Very delicious food with high quality ingredients and amazing service. The chef came to our table to greet and thank us for visiting. This place is a hidden gem. We recommend everyone to try😊
We dined for our anniversary after seeing the restaurant mentioned online and they did not disappoint. The taste and presentation were superb and we’ll definitely return. Sadly, COVID was keeping diners away but we felt very safe and comfortable there. Can’t recommend it enough!
Wonderful little restaraunt in Phinney Ridge. Would highly recommend the Turkish Meatballs and Baclava.
Really great food and very nice service. Would go back just for the baklava!
Ada's Restaurant & Bar was an amazing experience. The staff was incredibly friendly, the food was amazing, and everyone was very contentious, wearing masks and taking precautions. We ate outside under one of their sun umbrellas and had a wonderful evening. We will absolutely be returning.
Exceptional food, service, and value. Creative, fresh and comforting dishes, welcoming staff.
Best Turkish food in Washington! I’ve been there twice, food was amazing, the cook and waitresses were very friendly. I highly recommend this place to everyone! :)
Great food from a chef who came up in hotels and high-end steak houses. Varied menu that is decidedly classic with a few Mid-east/Turkish touches. Great presentation and quality. Somewhat unknown so usually easy to get a table here. Not sure how long that will last. Not trendy in the least. The chef often comes out to briefly check in with his patrons once during the evening. Nice touch.
The Chef was very generous with his time and prepared a delicious meal. He was particularly patient and accommodating in cooking a custom gluten free dairy free dish for our son who has food allergies. Excellent and caring service observing all the precautions for COVID and very accommodating staff. Well done! We have told a bunch of our friends to book a table ASAP. Well done!
Cynthia the hostess was outstanding and really made our experience pleasant. The food was off the charts great - in particular the lamb chops! We'll be back.
Interesting appetizers, tasty main course. The desserts were terrific
This was our first time and it will definitely not be our last. I dine out often and am particular. The food here is perfectly prepared and the presentation is spot on. Add to this great service - to me this is a home run.
In short this restaurant is not to be missed.
Enjoyed pres fixe. Beautiful rose nice touch. Smoked salmon, crab bisque, codfish, filet Mignon all perfectly prepared. Hand made baklava and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert.
Amazing food and excellent service!
We had a Christmas dinner for 10 and the food and service couldn't have been better. All the guests from 10 years old to 70 commented on how much they enjoyed their dish as well as the various appetizers. Our waiter, who is also their resident "sommelier/wine expert", made the whole experience such an enjoyable one. We look forward to returning again.
Chef/Owner Ayhan Barlas had a dream when he came to Seattle twenty years ago, and I think Seattle should take notice of this chefs’ expertise and professional growth over the years. Every item on the menu is created with his professional love of the culinary arts. You will see Chef Barlas Turkish influence in his menu items, but to me the menu is very eclectic. No matter if you are coming from the North, South, or the Eastside… Ada’s is worth the drive. The service is exceptional, and this charming and personable Chef often comes to the table to greets his guests. As someone that never tells anyone of his favorite fishing hole… I do have to recommend Ada’s to anyone that wants a great dining experience at a reasonable price.
The service was impeccable. We had a family Christmas dinner and we were all able to converse at the table. Very unique in the noisy atmosphere of most restaurants these days. We had a great meal and great service. Thank you.
It was ok. I had been hoping for more of a traditional Turkish restaurant.
This was our first visit to Ada's and it won't be our last. The food was excellent and the staff was exceptional. Definitely put Ada's on your restaurant list. We will definitely return.
Menu is ambitious offering maybe too many choices. Service was challenging as the server seemed new to the job. Hostess was overly aggressive in clearing the table and removed our menus before we ordered. One entree was served without the right sides. This restaurant has promise but needs some polish to get there.
Ada's prepares amazing food and provides thoughtful, attentive service. Every detail of our meal was excellent.
Great service, great ambiance, good for quiet conversation, and Excellent Food!
Wide variety on the menu for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans.
New favorite neighborhood gem! Great food! Super friendly service and within walking distance from home!
Great food and excellent service.
Food has been consistently excellent, service same.
Would strongly encourage a visit.
The restaurant is top notch, needs more patrons to up the ambience of dining there
Great food and service
I have been to Ada's for dinner four times. Each one has been a wonderful experience. The food is excellent, as is the service. The wait staff gives you time to enjoy your time eating, drinking and talking with friends. The environment is very comfortable and quiet. I would highly recommend Ada's.
Lovely quiet dining experience after a hectic work week was just what my husband and I were looking for! The waiter was so attentive but not bothersome, and the chef came out to check on everyone at one point. I appreciate that they have several vegan options on the menu, and the chef even had a surprise vegan desert (not on the menu) for me. A lovely spot.
Date with wife in neighborhood restaurant. Tablecloths, nice wine list and attentive server. Trout was excellent and plentiful (over a pound). Served whole and a little work was needed but meat fell off of bone.
Delightful service. Waiter brought wrong dish for me, but quickly brought correct one and left other for free. We didn't have to fight booming music to talk, the food was truly excellent, and the ambience lovely.
Lovely atmosphere. Wonderful food. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines and drinks were affordable and great to boot.
The chef came out and visited us multiple times to make sure everything was going well and the food tasted good. A very warm and happy man, that chef. The food was amazing and the Turkish wine we had was a pleasant surprise. Definitely worth a visit.
Exquisitely prepared fine dining quality items, Turkish niche, Sadık is a legitimate Maitre d’Hotel, Chef/Owner Ayhan is solid on product quality, preparation, presentation, contrast of flavors that are orthodox and unorthodox to put together. After my fifth consistent experience I’m writing this review with very good conscious.
Ada's Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 906-9554.
Ada's Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 90 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.