Autumn Seattle

4.6
119 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Autumn Seattle! Located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, Autumn Restaurant focuses on a simple approach to pasta, seafood & vegetables.
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vipBenB
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Pastas were outstanding. Service was a bit out of sorts. But will give it another chance, since food and drinks were good.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and quality wine selection. The Doppio is a must!

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Shauna
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty unique dishes, all with lots of flavor. My table and I enjoyed the shishito pepper, and panisse appetizers. Both delicious, although the shishito pepper portions were on the rather small size when split between 3. I ordered the black cod which was amazing. Highly recommend this place for the service and food.

The outdoor seating was ok, but not great. My group had dinner on a Friday night sitting at the outdoor patio (primarily for COVID precautions). The outdoor seating has 4 tables, each with 4 chairs. It is covered. While there were heaters available, there were not enough to direct heat at every table. Our table ended up being rather cold halfway through the meal, despite bundling ahead of time knowing we were sitting outside. I would absolutely return to this restaurant, but would personally opt to sit inside or only choose outside during the daytime when it’s warm & dry.

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Vern
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice night out. Cocktails were especially noteworthy, but everything was fantastic.

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SophieS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Service, food quality and setting are very good. The overall value, however, is poor. We have been to Autumn several times and found many serving sizes ridiculously small. Some appetizers priced at ~$16 are so tiny that you're asking yourself whether the chef got distracted while loading your plate. In the interest of longer-term sustainability in this neighborhood, Autumn should seriously re-visit their micro-portion business model.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

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jeff
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a spec of food was left on the plate. Everything was outstanding! We’ll definitely be back 😎

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made
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was good except the brightly lit sterile bathrooms right next to our seats was not pleasant. Also the lighting overall was too bright for a romantic date spot. The food was good, but there were pretty limited protein entree choices. I thought there might be some specials but apparently not. Too bad because it's walkable to our house so we were hoping this would be "our" spot, but it's just not really that worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chef's choice and it was delicious. For $72 pax, we got way more food than I think we would have gotten ordering a la carte. We got three appetizers, three pastas, two proteins, and two desserts. Every dish was delightful. The shrimp pasta was especially good!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The dishes were creative and well prepared. Oysters were probably not at their prime time and a little bit too fishy. Gelato was awesome as it was served with a pinch of salt.

In terms of the environment, maybe the restaurant was trying to comply with covid guidelines, but an opened door after sunset was a nightmare. Overall positive experience.

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vipSilviaZ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a dull moment with their food! Love their service, love their food.

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modcalmKJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively, but not too loud atmosphere within a modern stylish space. Complex flavors blend beautifully to create delicious dishes. We loved the Shishito Peppers, Oysters, Tonnarelli and Black Cod plates. Kind and quick service. autumn is a treasured addition to the Phinney neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole menu was fantastic. Autumn (unsurprisingly) had a defined and cohesive vision. The timing of the dishes was perfect. I’d highly recommend three apps and two of the pastas and you’ll be all set.

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RaccoltoFan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm a big fan of General Harvest's two restaurants in West Seattle, and Autumn is a wonderful addition. The menu is different, but also familiar. It's easy to trust that you're going to get really good food. You know it's good when lively conversation pauses so you and your friend can revel in the delicious first bites of each new dish that arrives at the table. Well done!

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vipCaribou
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world, multilayered and marvelous!! Service was lovely too!

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vipDoubleA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely service, great neighborhood spot. Food was ok but not dying to go back.

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Kari
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I'm honestly not sure if 'Seattlelocal' woke up on the wrong side of the bed or what. I completely disagree with their assessment that this is not 'a foodie' restaurant. Nuanced and delicate is how I would describe the food at Autumn. The cocktail was complex and surprising -- in the best way. The folks making the food are packing lots of flavor into these dishes -- Pastas were beautiful and are made with a deft hand. Staff was super warm and helpful -- with excellent recommendations on food and wine.
Moved to Seattle recently after 9 years in New York. This was easily the best meal I've had since arriving (and I've hit all the Seattle 'spots', including Canlis). This was truly something special. Will be back.

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SeattleLocal
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We made a mistake ordering the tasting menu. This restaurant is not geared towards that dining experience. For a good tasting menu, the food should be explained as each course is delivered, not just plopped down in front of you in a harried way. The server also did not initially explain the tasting menu well - she told us we would get 8 appetizers, 4 pasta dishes, etc. and and would therefore be able to try most of the menu. We thought this was a great way to go. However, what came out was simply larger portions (and not 8 different appetizers), served family style on the table. Also, for the 3rd (main) course, the portions (2 dishes - pork and cod) were so large that the food was wasted. Simply put, this restaurant lacks the sophistication to do a tasting menu. This restaurant has creative ideas and a couple of the dishes were very good, but it certainly is not in the tier of a truly foodie restaurant. This is more of a family style bistro where you can get a decent meal on a weekday night. I would also point out that the server was only slightly friendly, and her fake bowing with the prayer symbol at the end to make up for her shoddy service during the course of our entire meal was annoying.

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vipGrandie
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious. Lovely service. A winner!!!!

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vipilovefood
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delicious! Service was great. Can’t wait to go back again!

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great staff. Can't wait to go back.

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vipjanicet
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the open kitchen- felt as if we were dining at Chef's home kitchen. Food was tasty, presentations were thought out!

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KathyH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first time there. Delicious all the way around. Pasta, black cod, squid and dessert top notch.

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MollyS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a delicious menu! We went here for my husband's birthday on the first day of fall, and we enjoyed the oysters, salmon crudo, bread & butter, summer vegetables, two pastas, the black cod and the duck, plus the 2 desserts. The cocktails and wine were great, too. Everything on the menu really spoke to us! All so delicious and artful, and the service was kind and thoughtful. We plan to go again once the "deep fall" menu is out.

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gjourme
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Duck Breast was recommended by waiter and was the most delicious duck sliced - meaty and moist with very crispy, charred skin.
Pasta was delicious but a tiny portion.

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45lbPlate
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside on the patio last week despite the weather turning to rain. Although we were the only table dining outside, the staff was extremely attentive and checked in with us frequently. Food was fantastic and prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casually stopped in for dinner and had an excellent experience. The chef’s tasting menu was incredible.

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Brittany, made us feel so welcome! The food was great and her recommendations were spot on. We appreciate the outside option to feel a bit safer in these covid times.

My only complaint was that the doppio only had one pocket instead of the traditional two. I was really looking forward to seeing how they would play with the two different fillings separate but sharing the same ravioli. It seems like a ripe playground for a modern kitchen.

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Nicki
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and our first "group project" deciding where to eat. So excited to have a local spot as a non-local spot for my friend that was new! Delcious and beautiful ambiance!

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vipTGPA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Excited to have this restaurant in our neighborhood! Service to the outside tables (around the corner) lacked a little bit - perhaps a proximity or new business thing. Ex: table not wiped off between courses, water rarely refilled, missing a napkin, etc. The pasta was great - excited for the menu to rotate a bit as well. Portions are very small for the price, across the menu. House cocktails were nothing special, but wine was great.

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vipMaggie
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was excellent! Did the chefs tasting course and it was amazing. Pastas were so fresh and tasty. Generous shareable portions. Left stuffed. Will come again! Great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! The food was amazing and our server was the best!

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LB321
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the tasting menu and the food was beautifully presented and delicious with welbalanced flavors and textures.

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Winston
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food (duck & black cod) my guest and I had was good. Tasty. Wanting to please but inexperienced wait staff. Value is relative. ~$100 for two people is OK but did my guest and I come away with the feeling we wanted to come back a second time, irrespective of price? No. Perhaps, with time, the total experience at Autumn will improve and it will have successful future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the chefs choice menu, and every course was a culinary masterpiece! Bravo Chef!!

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SonyaK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly cannot say enough about our experience at Autumn. The food is over the top delicious with unique combinations of ingredients. Every bite was savored and every dish was prepared perfectly. The atmosphere was lovely and it was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday. We cannot wait to go back and we feel so lucky Autumn is in our neighborhood.

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vipagudorf
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try this place for my boyfriend’s birthday. The cocktails were delicious. Our food was also good with unique flavors. We would recommend this place for a local Italian spot. Excited to come back!

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AutumnReview
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Enjoyed the location and concept, however the main dishes were not flavored or prepared properly for our party of 4. Mine was overly salty, another's had extremely al dente pasta to the point of almost being undercooked, and others found their cooked greens to be almost impossible to eat due to being extremely stringy. Our server also disappeared mid-meal with no explaination and was not really backfilled, it felt like we were the 'hot potato' table being juggled by a variety of other wait staff while supporting their other tables.
I had high hopes for a chef with this resume, but think they have some wrinkles to iron out still after being open only a few months.

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KatW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a quiet date night, all around great service and the food was amazing.

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Steve
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent pastas! Deserts felt pedestrian after the main course…

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Autumn Seattle is rated 4.6 stars by 119 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.