Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails

3.7
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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, ping-pong and more – creates an edgy yet stylish environment that awakens the youthful spirit and releases the mischievous side in all of us
(For parties of 6 or more please call for reservation)
(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
Happy Hour - 3:00pm - 6:00pm - Monday-Friday
Dinner - 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Daily
Bar Hours - 3:00pm - 10:00pm - Sunday-Thursday
Bar Hours - 3:00pm - 1:00am - Friday & Saturday
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
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Special events & promotions
Private dining and special events available through our sales department.
206.971.8010
frolik@destinationhotels.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 65 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.3
food
3.6
service
3.9
ambience
3.1
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Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

No one to seat us. The server was great but the ambience was lacking. There was seating outside in a tent but it smelled bad in there! Not impressed.

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WE
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Several items on menu not available. Was told they didn't have a blender, but there were 3 (in use) on the bar top. Very burned coffee that was probably sitting for hours. Overpriced for the mediocre quality, but the servers were very friendly.

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WG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Met with friends for brunch; the menu was a decent size and the drinks were good. A little pricey but pretty standard for a hotel bar with a rooftop view. Overall, the experience was good and would go again.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I went to Frolik for the first time with a friend visiting from New York and we were super excited to go to a rooftop bar. When we walked into the restaurant, two ladies told us to just go to the bar if we wanted anything. We found an empty table with 2 menus on the table and we waited for a server. 3-4 different servers/server assistants just walked by our table but didn't acknowledge us. Two more tables were seated and they were greeted with water. I had to walk inside to find a server and waited another 10 mins before someone came out. Our drinks were ordered and came out pretty quickly but our server disappeared again. I was frustrated at this point, so we wanted to leave but I didn't want to just walk out which I should have done. We had to track down our server again to get the check and he had enough time to circle the portion on the check where every check has 20% gratuity added. It was a horrible experience and there was no care for myself or my guest. I will not recommend this restaurant unless people love horrible service.

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BN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere such a beautiful modern restaurant!

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

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S
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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GN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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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NM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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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KS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 4

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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CC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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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HB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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AH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Stopped serving lunch and had to order appetizers which were overpriced and just okay. You pay for being on the roof, for sure.

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M
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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JC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

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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HP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

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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LL
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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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V
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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FD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

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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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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LJ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

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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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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

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m
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance was great

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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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TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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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