Dead Line

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$30 and under
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South American
Our bartenders build traditional ideas into modern offerings with unique ingredients and methods. A contemporary, exploratory style inspires our technique and results in cocktails that are always distinctive. Our South American inspired menu maintains the familiarity of the Pacific Northwest with a focus on local, sustainable products. Our chefs create dishes that complement our drinks to form a single, cohesive culinary experience.

Building community inside our space is important to us, but so is the community just outside our doors. We chose Pioneer Square because of each team member’s close bond with the neighborhood through years of working, socializing and living here.
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CH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drunken Brussel sprouts are a must!!! So good! My husband and I ordered 2 orders of them! Service was amazing, attending, friendly, professional the entire time we were there!

Food was greasy, totally, amazing!!

e
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

service was extremely slow and we had to walk to the bar to ask for service multiple times. what should have been a normal dinner took 3 hours because of the service...

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Elegant restaurant/bar, but without the pretentious atmosphere. We were attended by one of the owners. Very nice to hear their story on how the restaurant came to fruition.

I ordered their spin on a mai tai (where did all the rum go) and it was perfect. My girl ordered a mocktail. She said it’s the best one she’s had. She just told them what flavor profile she wanted, and boom, here was this amazing drink just for her.

We split the burger and brisket w/cornbread. Easily one of the best burgers I have had. The brisket was great as well. From Miami, we have a similar version of the brisket. Instead of cornbread, we use fried green plantains. Maybe they would want to try this out as well ;)

K
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They have a really great happy hour, and the Chorizo Tacos are AMAZING!!!

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We experienced the worst service any of our group has ever had. The server was rude, uninterested, and generally slow. We enjoyed the food but to then be forced into an auto gratuity of 20% for poor service was a slap in face.
There’s a lot of potential here... if the experience met the food quality, this place could do well.

LE
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Went with my 16 year old son not realizing that they do not allow minors. When I saw the sign on the door I specifically asked the server/hostess and she said it was not a problem. We were seated and ordered food and drinks. The server returned and said that she was wrong and we would have to leave. She offered to comp our meal and pack it to go but feel free to finish our drinks. All of this was fine. I got up to use the ladies room and while I was gone they made my son leave the restaurant! I was shocked when I returned and he wasn’t there. At that point it wasn’t worth arguing with them but they definitely handled the situation poorly. Unfortunate because it’s a cool place and the food and drinks were actually quite good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Came with a group of 6. We were seated upstairs which was VERY hot. We weren’t asked for our drink orders for almost 30 minutes and then it took a long time for the drinks to come out. They weren’t serving Happy Hour because there was an Amazon event that night which seemed arbitrary. Our server promptly told us that he was off and we would be served by another server after he took our food order. Food was delicious, albeit small portions. The heirloom tomato salad with pork belly was the highlight. Drinks were fine. Not a memorable spot, so unfortunately we will not be back.

BH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A friend and I partook from the happy hour food menu (Hammered Potatoes, Chorizo Tacos, Pork Belly Tacos, Black Butter Popcorn) and the taste was excellent, and quantity surprising large for the Hammered Potatoes (best of items sampled). Great place for a pregame meal.

H
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were looking for something near the stadium. This fit the bill.
It is a Pioneer Square bar first and foremost. However, the bartenders were friendly and helpful. The food was good, the drinks were good and the bathroom was well appointed and clean. It wasn’t speedy, so not for you if you are in a rush. And the menu is limited. Overall, if you are looking for a meal in Pioneer Square in a bar, this was very good.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great staff, drinks, happy hour and dishes. I only wish it was a little easier to cobble together a vegetarian meal here. But for drinks and light bites it’s perfect. The plantain dish is insanely good and unlike any other I’ve had, we ordered more immediately.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice bar with huge liquor selection. Food is priced on the high side, for what it is, but was delicious (hammered potatoes and salad). I ordered late and they no longer were able to make the fish tacos, so they comped my substitute. That is classy and great service. Will return!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The only disappointment was that the website menus did not reflect the menus we were given. I had predetermined what I was going to have and then when we got there it was totally different. Probably would not have chosen the restaurant based on current menus. Had to settle for a burger but really wanted the seafood. The burger was outstanding but not what I wanted that evening.

AD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traffic was horrible so we were running late. The staff was extremely accommodating and polite. They served us quickly so we could make our next activity on time without any hassel. The food was excellent, as were the cocktails!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

They took our reservation. Didn’t have a table when we showed. We figured out our own seating at the bar. The server handed all of us menus and told us they only had salad and nothing else. Why are you handing me a menu?

CG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! A great find that we "lucked into" in Pioneer Square. We'll definitely be back - the neighborhood is really turning around!

L
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great happy hour spot. The service was a little awkward, as they were preparing for a large party/event later in the evening (maybe that is why).

n
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for hand crafted cocktails and inventive food.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender was amazing! He made a custom drink for me and then wrote down the recipe. Best cocktail I’ve ever had! And nice because I have allergies to certain items.

c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience overall. A great date spot. The food was delicious and the service was top notch.

c
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Slightly expensive, but delicious food and drinks. The staff was great, and we all enjoyed what we ordered.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I enjoyed it all around except for the cold breeze coming through the door each time a customer entered or exited the restaurant because of our seating in the front. We made reservations but doesn’t seem like those are honored and if we showed up 10-15 later then we expected we would’ve waited longer then we wanted.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, buzzing atmosphere, really friendly service, and INCREDIBLE food! The chef (Felipe) is nothing short of genius. I had one bite of the Dead Line Burger and told him it's possibly the best I've ever had. The bold twists on both traditional South American and North American food are unusual and pay off immensely. And to top it off, the prices are far from bank-breaking. I cannot recommend this place enough!

KD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner at Dead Line before the Sounders game last Saturday night! It was our first time at Dead Line, and the seven of us thoroughly enjoyed everything from the fantastic cocktails to the really delicious food. It’s a fairly short menu but with varied choices, and I think between the seven of us, we sampled about 75% of the dishes! The service was delightful and attentive and very efficient considering we had a fairly big group. Really love the ambience and decor of the place… Next time want to try out the lounge space in the back! We look forward to returning again soon.

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Seattle for drinks and light bites with friends. I highly recommend it, and will be back myself.

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentine's experience! Food was really delicious, imaginative, and we'll executed. Service was attentive and personable! Drinks were tasty and novel. Great date spot!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food little bit on the pricy side

S
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was terrific. They had our table ready with ice waters when we got there. Food was pretty good. Happy hour drinks were in very tiny glasses!

DC
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tapas throughout the entire menu

SO
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved this place and will definitely be back. Good happy hour and the brussel sprouts are amazing, as are the potatoes. Actually everything we tried was good. Only had wine so can't comment on the cocktails at this time.

NM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night with my sisters for a happy hour that turned to dinner. Service, food and drinks were all amazing!

MT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent cocktails and great vibe

S
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the burger, brisket, popcorn and brussel sprouts. All were fantastic. Do not miss the brussel sprouts. Serving sizes are small, so order sides.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot. The food was fantastic. Perfect portions.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Great spot for really good drinks but the food portions are pretty small for the $$$. The service was just okay, nothing great. The food came out two plates at a time for a party of 12. Some guests were completely finished with dinner before other plates arrived. Need to step up the game in service.

GD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Not enough food options and when the door opened the breeze came right in.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Will return.

KB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and our waitress was very friendly.

RC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top of my restaurant list at the moment!!!

S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Seattle Restaurant Week deal. Great opportunity to try this place. Will try to go again because of the brussels sprouts dish. Loved the Pioneer Square ambiance.