Ada's Restaurant & Bar

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90 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Turkish
***OPEN FOR DINE-IN AND TAKE OUT***

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.
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Amyh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food generous portion of delicious scallops with tas ty cakes

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Angie
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot with unique food and wine selections. Staff was super friendly and the chef came out to wish us a happy anniversary, too. :)

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HenrikNerup
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality for the right price. Surprising ingrediencies (like pomegranates-glaze)!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Beez
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food I’ve had in years. The service was awesome and the atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend

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vipVlad
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. The chef is some sort of genius, seriously. The flavors, the unabashed mastery on casual display. Very very impressed!

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vipVlad
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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CharlieS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful little restaraunt in Phinney Ridge. Would highly recommend the Turkish Meatballs and Baclava.

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vipFoodSnob
Hong Kong
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great food and very nice service. Would go back just for the baklava!

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GiancarloD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AudreyH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, service, and value. Creative, fresh and comforting dishes, welcoming staff.

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MelisaA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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! :)

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vipBattitato1981
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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.

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DeepakS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Judy
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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discerninginseattle
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting appetizers, tasty main course. The desserts were terrific

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KermitJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RichM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service!

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JasonL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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zazzie
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. I had been hoping for more of a traditional Turkish restaurant.

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viprc8647
Seattle
111 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKatLittering
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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EricH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ada's prepares amazing food and provides thoughtful, attentive service. Every detail of our meal was excellent.

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AudreyM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance, good for quiet conversation, and Excellent Food!
Wide variety on the menu for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans.

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lisaL
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New favorite neighborhood gem! Great food! Super friendly service and within walking distance from home!

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BRSeattle
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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Schumi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fourth visit.
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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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MichaelF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSeattleFoodie
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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VeroNative
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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ELLE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AngelinaS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere. Wonderful food. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines and drinks were affordable and great to boot.

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TravisR
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MuratD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.