Conversation

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95 Reviews
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$30 and under
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In this digital era where text messaging and screen swiping threaten the allure of face-to-face quality time, Conversation creates an environment where human connection takes priority. Our team at Conversation strives to curate a sensory experience through culinary offerings in a setting that reminds us of what’s most important.

Conversation draws upon international culinary influences - so prevalent in Pacific Northwest cuisine. Whether you're enjoying a casual milestone or one of life's most important moments, the menus at Conversation reflect the passion our culinary team has for pushing the boundaries of flavorful creativity while still providing a sense of thoughtful nostalgia.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Friendsgiving at Conversation featuring a family style menu that will get your friends and family talking.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us Christmas Eve and enjoy a wonderful dinner at Conversation. We will be closing early at 8:00pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Day brunch at Conversation - part of Thompson Seattle's 12 days of Thompson

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Best of the Best Classic French New Year's Eve Dinner at Conversation

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sun 8:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM

What 95 People Are Saying
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NP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good but not as good as back in September. The service was just ok.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good ambiance if you’re looking to make a memory/connection with whoever you’re with. The food was interesting and tasty. Decently priced.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Service was good, but food was not.

SE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The cauliflower soup is to die for! The service was excellent as well.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was not good.

RD
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was a couple of loud parties this evening and sound carries making it hard to have a conversation.

D
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Its tough to compete in Seattle for food and it was not exceptional but it wasnt bad either. its actually perfect for a biz meeting which is what i was there for. expensive but ok to write off for expenses ;)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not many breakfast options, but everything was delicious.

G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef at the end of the line made our experience absolutely amazing. The night started a little slow but picked up and was one of the best evenings out in a very long time. Thank you very much. We will be back !!

VB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The team at Conversation was incredibly accommodating as my party swelled from a celebration for 6 people to 22 people! The staff could not have been more gracious, friendly, or hard-working. They conducted themselves like true hospitality professionals, making my friends and colleagues and me feel special. The delicious creative food and comfortable sophisticated decor matched the grace and expertise of the staff. And the desserts! The "forest floor" chocolate cake with ice cream and candied walnuts was beautifully presented as a deconstructed tableau of a wooded landscape, the "London fog" dessert involved Earl Grey and cotton candy in a smoky swirl, and the ginger cake had a streusel-like topping that was simply exquisite. Thank you, Team Conversation, for making my one-month-early birthday party an unforgettable experience!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We needed a convenient place to rendezvous for breakfast with some family while we were in town. The service was great, food was limited-and-adequate and while the building is slick, it feels a little sterile.

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value for the food. Definitely going to come back.

A
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was just OK, wouldn’t go again. Overuse of various herbs and blasé flavor profiles. Drinks were good.

MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Maybe. The food was good and our waiter excellent. Host was non-committal to the point of being completely disinterested in my arrival. Informed him I had a reservation and was waiting for a friend to join me. For some reason he did not acknowledge to Open Table that I had, indeed, honored my reservation. Maybe because I (elderly woman) was a complete cipher to him? Would only recommend this restaurant with caveat of above,

BN
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Headed to Conversation for Seattle Restaurant week. This program is 3 courses for $35 which varies in the level of deal you receive depending on the restaurant.
When we arrived I wondered why there were so few people in the restaurant...Service was good, although a little uneven. We were attended by several people for different parts of the meal which made it hard to know which to request additional items from.
The food was very good. Hummus appetizer--very good and generous serving. Halibut entree, outstanding. Chicken entree, very good. Both desserts were unique and very good.
Then came the check--surprise, surprise, surprise! We were gifted with a 20% service charge! (Maybe now the lack of dining patrons is explained?)
If this charge was noted on the menu, it was not obvious.
With so many other good options in Seattle we won't be back.

MD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Meh. There's not a single thing this restaurant excels at. The food is meh, the service meh, the ambience meh. It aspires to "average" and, on a good day, achieves it.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

They did not honor our reservations and we waited 15 minutes. They took 20 minutes to take our order and then another 40 minutes to get it to us. We waited another 10 minutes to get our check. We paid a 20% mandatory undisclosed service charge for this privilege.

Then they marked us as a no show in OpenTable.

k
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We waited over an hour for food after being seated 15 min late, were rushing to eat to get to my friend’s bridal dress appointment, and had to get up and find a manager to have the server check on us (never refilled our water). To top it off, they overcharged us almost $100. I think the service may have been understaffed, but for the prices you’re paying and the ambiance you’re expecting, this seems unacceptable.

DW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time - good food, creative menu, service was impeccable. I think the cocktail menu is a bit complex but the drink was very good.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place. Food menu is limited, but everything was very well prepared and tasty. Eclectic food. Bar was Slow, but drinks were good. Recommend. Valet parking is a great addition. Pricey!

s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, delicious food and drink. A delightful experience with friends! We will be back!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Wow! Staff here are so engaging with each other and guests. I will most definitely come here again! I love this place!

KE
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cauliflower soup was one of the best soups I've ever eaten!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week

CT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a fun & great place to hang out for a great conversation with people/friends. There’s a live music and the foods and drinks are very well crafted. The services were great. Great evening with great with great people and great conversations.

OT
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, great service and delicious food

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Coffee pour over was ridiculously overpriced and as a coffee lover was cold and bitter. Valet parked for breakfast so I could be on time. $18? On a Sunday. Yikes. Food was so so. Nothing overly good. It’s breakfast. Hard to screw up. Just not interested in coming back.

M
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easily accessible, good vibe, excellent service, very good food.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Conversation for lunch for the first time to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We appreciated the champagne we received to help celebrate upon our arrival. We were happily surprised with the kind, attentive, friendly & personable waiter, Paul C. He gave us some great recommendations & the food was amazing! This was a great start to celebrating my husband’s special day!

R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I so wanted to love this restaurant….. I have to say it did not deliver.
Our server was quiet as a mouse. For a restaurant called conversation, I would think they would be trained in the art of conversation. She was very rushed, not the way I want to dine. It did not lead to a good experience.
The food was OK until we got the rabbit. Completely under seasoned. It was also served with a weird beet gel, that was cold and did not pair well with the rabbit.
I understand they have a new chief starting. I may try it again but not for a while.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The originality is there, but the execution is still wanting. Half the dishes we received were room temperature (when intention was to be hot), but all the food was very delicious! Overpriced for quality of execution. Almost there!

AH
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I visited Conversation for Sunday brunch and the overall experience was okay but nothing special. Service was outstanding and my almond milk latte was great! The food was just kind of okay though and way overpriced. I would visit again for coffee and might stop in to try their lunch menu if downtown and don’t want to wait for a table elsewhere but I won’t go out of my way to eat here again.

HK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner for our Anniversary here. The Food was amazing and really allowed us to relax and chat. After dinner you can head up to the roof of the hotel for a night cap with a stunning view of the city.

J
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Seattle and some friends had told us to go to Conversion for brunch.
It was a great choice. Food was great and so was the service. Would recommend to anyone.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant with truly excellent food and service. Very fun atmosphere and well appointed dining room, table and kitchen. There are fun comment cards with conversation starters at the back of each menu and it sparked some lively conversation. This is great for a date, a business meal or anything in between. I highly recommend this restaurant!

CC
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Inventive and delicious flavor combinations and unique wine selections. Definitely worth exploring the varied menu choices featuring fresh market finds. Portions are generous and staff is knowledgeable. Colorful serving plates by craft artists.

GB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! Waitress was wonderful and attentive. She recommended 3 or 4 plates to share for us 2. We did 4. The hummus was great, the mushroom appetizer was amazing. The trout was very interesting and good but could use a little lemon imo. The steak with the yogurt was fabulous!! And the treasure box for dessert was great! They also have conversation starter cards that was a fun touch.

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fantastic. If there is a private party, it get's VERY loud. Overall a go to place! Get the baked beans and quail <3

SJ
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conversation was an interesting restaurant for wondering palates. Every dish had unexpected flavors and was presented in a very artsy way. The London fog desert was full of flavor. 10/10 recommend.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Our water glass was always kept full(not an easy task). Meals were tasty, unique, and food for the eye.