Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails

3.6
58 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is a true social experience, offering a space to encounter innovation and creativity with a playful twist. Nestled among the Downtown Seattle skyline at 1415 5th Avenue, five floors above the hustle and bustle of the streets below, Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails invites guests to discover an experience unlike any other.

Exposing Seattle to a fresh new way to mingle, socialize and amuse the senses, Frolik offers personalized service in a setting that emphasizes the beauty and diversity of downtown.

A vibrant design – complemented by flexible dining options, a spacious outdoor deck , fireplaces, shuffleboard, ping-pong and more – creates an edgy yet stylish environment that awakens the youthful spirit and releases the mischievous side in all of us

(No reservations available on the Patio).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast - 6:00am - 11:00am - Monday-Friday
Brunch - 7:00am - 2:00pm - Saturday & Sunday
All-Day Menu - 11:00am - 10:00pm - Monday-Friday
All-Day Menu - 3:00pm - 10:00pm - Saturday & Sunday
Bar - 3:00pm - 12:00am - Sunday-Thursday
Bar - 3:00pm - 1:00am - Friday & Saturday
Late Night Happy Hour 7:00pm - Close Sunday -Thursday
21+ 9:00pm - Close Sunday - Friday
21+ 7:00pm Saturday
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Phone number
(206) 971-8015
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
on 5th between Pike and Union
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Parking details
Self-parking garage at Motif Seattle is available on right side of 5th Avenue immediately after Julep Nail Salon. Pricing as follows

$7 first hour
$14 up to 2 hours
$18 up to 3 hours
$20 up to 4 hours
$24 up to 6 hours
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 58 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
food
3.4
service
3.7
ambience
2.8
value
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56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on August 13, 2018

I have had food that was far better for far cheaper. My girlfriends burger was charred/burnt and overcooked. My tacos were good but not worth the price. They are $1 street tacos not 17 dollars. We spent around 50$ and didnt have alcohol, for somewhat mediocre food.

The coolest part is the fire pit outside but a large group was hanging out around it, who all seemed to know each other, so we did not get to enjoy or take photos.

The photos on Google make it look a lot nicer than it actually was.

The waitress was pretty good though.

If I go back to seattle I won't go there again. Nothing personal, but.. chilis is better for less. So were every other of the 14 restaurants I ate at.

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1.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Service was horrible. We were not acknowledged so got up and left.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Outdoor is super nice, great ambiance. Food menu is limited ...some courses « can’t » be served outside - I am still trying to understand why ! 😆 one salad but not the other one. Food was good we shared 5 plates

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

A couple waiters were not friendly or helpful. They didn’t introduce themselves and acted like my party was a bother

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We sat on the patio, and while the weather was crazy hot, there was a nice breeze and the view was amazing. Our server was very attentive and let us know she was going on a 15 minute break which was so nice! I found the food to be a little overpriced for what it was, though.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Sat on patio on a beautiful day. Not many guests, but service initially very slow and inattentive (table not wiped down, no water or menus), but picked up once waitress finally came by. Mandatory 20% tip — maybe why service initially poor?

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Went for brunch with my boyfriend, the server was fantastic. She was prompt to refill bottomless mimosas and water, but let us enjoy our time there. Open seating, great view. Only complaint was food was just "OK" but the price matched so it didn't feel like we wasted $

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was mediocre but I heard they are good for brunch. We came a little too early perhaphs but it was slower which was good for the patio and games. They didn't get our drinks right and didn't know their alcohol selection. Otherwise I would rate this first experience closer to 3 stars. I would recommend checking it out on the weekend.

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1.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Very disappointing. I made a reservation for my boyfriends birthday. My only special request in the reservation was to sit outside and when we arrived they told me it was a first come basis and it was full.. then our waitress never filled our drinks and forgot to bring us plates for our appetizers or silverware to eat our food. Our waitress never came back to check on us and this was suppose to be a special birthday dinner and drinks.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The waitress was very rude. When we asked for the check, she threw it at us and walked away. She made our experience awful. I won't be going back here.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We had planned a date night based on the pictures online. However once we arrived we walked into what I can only describe as a college party. I asked the server what was going on and she told us it was a guest dj and he had brought friends with him.
We proceeded to walk out and find somewhere else.

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1.0Dined on June 21, 2018

No umbrellas on the balcony - baking hot. Don’t accept reservations on the balcony. Loud music, rude hostess.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Like many of the downtown restaurants, the breakfast was expensive but the location convenient. The service was fair. But the potatoes in the breakfast bowl were a salt bomb - so salty, I didn't taste anything else. There are much better places.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We took my mom to Frolik for Mother's Day because we knew there would be a stunning view on a gorgeous day. Everything was fantastic on the patio! The only thing I would recommend is that the patio has some umbrellas or something, because we seriously got sunburned from being out there for 2+ hours. Also, offering more vegan options would be really helpful!

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Server was great. Food was OK but overpriced. However, don't think that this is a nice bar/restaurant. The ambiance is terrible. Maybe they focus on the patio? But in a city that is overcast and cloudy 75% of the year you can't fall back on that. The inside is like they threw together whatever furniture they had. Convention center chairs, poor use of space... Just feels thrown together.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Pretty disappointing actually. Had 5:15 reservations for post-theatre dinner... it's open seating... as in, seat yourself. Plus, they don't serve the main menu until 6PM. Well, that would have been nice to know, we were hungry! Only serve happy hour bites. Server was very pleasant and attentive. Food was okay.. nothing to write home about (we had happy hour items since we weren't willing to wait another hour order dinner items).

Seems like a great place for cocktails or happy hour on a nice day (outdoor patio), but not for dinner. Inside feels more like a glorified hotel lobby with the totally open floor, steel chairs, and close tables.

We'd go back for cocktails if meeting others, but not on our own or for food.... there's lots more in the Seattle area... but, if you DO go here, go on a nice summer day (we have 12-13 here a year), and enjoy the patio! Probably the saving grace for Frolik.

If you're traveling and staying in the hotel, then the marks go up for this place for variety and convenience for a hotel stayer, but know there are dozens of better places a short walk away.

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Underwhelming comes to mind when thinking of my visit to Frolik. We wanted to sit on the terrace but could not reserve a table there, it was full and thus had to sit inside. Inside the space is huge and very sparsely setup with too few tables in a disjointed manner in a too totally out of scale with the decor. So ambience inside is awful. We ordered four appetizers and one was good, one ok, and other two disappointing. We'd planned to eat dinner but decided against it and left after our appetizers.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was delightful. They had an egg hunt with some special eggs with prize vouchers inside (small box with alcohol minis and chocolates). Great experience! Food was also absolutely delicious.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Unfortunately the only good quality of this place was it's location and proximity to the theater. The service staff was great..but the rest of the experience was sub par. Food was turned back. Ambiance was very basic. It was also very cold in temperature. I am sorry to say I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Esperaba más, la comida dejó mucho que desear. Caro para los sabores e ingredientes ofrecidos.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The restaurant was freezing! It was the weirdest thing. The server had a leather jacket on and most guests had jackets on as well.

The photos make the environment look way cooler than it is. The blue wall is small and the lighting is bright. The environment is fine, it's just pretty basic.

I looked it up online and I didn't see that they had a limited menu for Christmas. Was kind of disappointed by the options.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Our server was exceptional. Open Table gave us a reservation for 11am--when we got there they said the kitchen closed at 11am, and that they didn't serve lunch. The server was gracious enough to hold the kitchen open for us to order off the brunch menu. The food was great and our server continued to provide excellent service until we left. I was impressed! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Jess at the bar was awesome. Love the inspired original cocktails!!

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2.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Outdoor section the heaters were damaged. Took awhile for someone to come over to our table. Food was just okay.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Given the high overall quality of the hotel (Motif), the restaurant was a disappointment. The hamburger was almost inedible and since the patty was small and thin, they'd only prepare it medium well -- which didn't help. A chicken pasta dish was tasty in a kind of Olive Garden way -- salt and cheese. Service was friendly and attentive, decor was a little bit like a bar in a TV show. We didn't try drinks so can't evaluate the bar service.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and ambiance was great

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2.0Dined on October 7, 2017

I had a reservation for dinner and I had to wait 15 minutes at the front for a host to even greet me. Once I was seated, I had to wait another 15 minutes for a server to greet and bring water. I was very disappointed with the service.

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2.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Very loud and slow service. We went there before a concert an ended up missing the first act because our meal took over 2.5 hours. The food was good, but slightly over priced for what we got.

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1.0Dined on September 29, 2017

This place has so much potential: great location, great view! The service had a smile but was so disjointed it took two hours to get one round of drinks and some food. The food was terrible - such an unfortunate outcome for scallops. We were all very surprised - the experience will live on in our memories...😕

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1.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Bad customer service. Food wasn’t good and way over price.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Restaurant was amazing. Had games such as ping pong and corn hole. The service was a bit laggy. But the food and drinks definitely make up for it! The roof top experience was amazing!

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3.0Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was excellent, unfortunately it took a very long time to receive any of the items we ordered to the table. The wait staff was almost non-existent as we had to continue to go out of our way to request service. The waiter only stopped once of his free accord to check on the table, and even at that time he was so fast that he didn't stay for answers to his questions, but hustled off to handle tables with only single ladies (possibly attached, but no men in their groups) to flirt and hang out for 10 mins or more at a time. Not an ideal experience.

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

I can say the cheesebread was amazing. Regardless everything was ridiculously overpriced. The drinks were terribley strong. And the other food we had was not worth the price.

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

It wasn't busy. The waitress was nice enough. The hostess was quite gracious. The bartender was kind of not pleasant. Food was good wine was fine. The biggest turn off was we are only a party of two and they put an auto 20% gratuity. Unless it's a large party it's completely inappropriate to do that. the service definitely did not deserve 20%.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

I have no idea what the issue was with so many of these reviews. The food was good, the band was decent and the rooftop experience was excellent.
They must have really improved their service for us.

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3.0Dined on August 22, 2017

When I ate here 3 weeks ago, the service was great and the food was great It's great. But when I ate here last week, the service was terrible, the food was cold, our salads and entrees came or together and the drinks were bad.

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3.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Was looking forward to checking this place out... decor and ambiance are cool but still feels like an average hotel restaurant/bar. Wasn't wow'd by the food or service...

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Our waiter was definitely high and when I called to make the reservation for an anniversary they failed to mention that there would be about 100 Amazon employees there for a work event. Not the best environment for an intimate experience.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2017

First of all, I would like to say the food was delicious. That is the best of what I have to say. We had an early evening reservation at 6:15 pm. My wife chose the lobster pasta and the waiter returned to say they were out. She then reluctantly ordered the duck and he had to return to tell her they were out of that as well. This was a problem because the menu is very limited in entree options. She finally found something on the appetizer menu that would hold her over, but it was not really what she wanted. In the mean time, we had waited almost a half an hour for our cocktails and I had to ask the waiter to check on them. Our dinner orders came at separate times as did our cocktails. Our waiter knew there was discord with the situation, but he did very little to change the dynamic. I am certain he was not happy to be the bearer of bad news, but we got a perfunctory apology and no discount on our bill or an offer of something else to tide us over. As I said the food was great, but was it worth it to come back into that business to go through that again. Sadly, no.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

The drinks were awesome and the patio was really nice. We went for live music and had a great server out on the patio. Once we went inside for our dinner reservation, the service was a lot slower, but they gave us a dessert on the house. Food was INCREDIBLE!

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