Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails

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(Patio is not reservable, walk-ins only) 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 7 or more please call for reservation).
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3.8
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3.9
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4.0
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3.4
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The menu was very limited and overpriced.

JK
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious but the drinks weren't good. I wouldn't come for cocktails again. Our waitress was great.

n
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't be happier with the food but the service was amazing! Maybe the best I've ever had.

NI
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frolik was great for a nice quite Monday night dinner! The view from the outside patio was beautiful and the inside seating was nice and open. We had Lola's Lumpia (made by a local woman) which was delicious and the Salmon was amazing too!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Decent drinks, standard fare. Perhaps the ambience is better when sitting out on the rooftop portion, but since it was cold and dark, we sat inside which generally had a feel of a Marriott Courtyard lobby: bright, sparse, loud TVs, just a big room with some tables.

SA
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Happy hour prices were ridiculously high ($18 for three small tacos?) - hate to think what the regular prices are! Plus, they add a 20% service fee (to cover the new Seattle minimum wage) and have the audacity to ask for a tip? Hell no! My bill for the three tacos, an iced tea and one cocktail during happy hour was over $40. They weren't that good to warrant that kind of money!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was fine, but not as flavorful as I expected.

SW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

When we arrived, there was a “Seat Yourself” and no host in sight. The outside patio was nice but the music was very loud, so we sat inside. We sat at a table, but we waited 15 minutes and no one even acknowledged us. There was one server in the room, and it wasn’t all that crowded. There were several tables that had not been bussed, and even our table had been cleared but not wiped. We left. I waited a few minutes at the host station to complain, but no one came. It was non-existent service.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I went to Frolik with a few friends on a Saturday evening and we sat outside. The place was clean and organized and had a nice ambiance. There was a DJ playing that evening and it was good music, but it was a bit loud if you wanted to chat with your tablemates, we had to talk very loudly to hear each other at times. The service was fantastic! The food and drinks were delicious!! Portion sizes were smaller than we anticipated (especially for the price) but it tasted great!
Overall, I'll go again and bring more friends!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice patio, great drinks and great service!

BP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This place has so much potential. Unfortunately, everything is overpriced, dated, and it was so loud, it was too difficult to hear each other speak.

If they had a more reasonably priced menu with more/better options and updated things, I can see this being a great place.

DQ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This restaurant doesn’t serve food between 10:30-11:30am.

We had made a reservation for 10:30am and informed of this issue a couple days before, but since it was a reservation for a wedding event, we ended up cancelling with most of our guests. FYI to others booking!

a
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

the cocktails were great. the food was bad and bland

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were there on a weekday to have drinks and catch with friends. We didn’t know that there would be live music but we didn’t mind when the stage was being set up. How bas could it be? Well.. it was really really not good and incredibly noisy. In the meantime our pasta was far from being al dente it was almost raw.

B
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was quite slow, food came out quick but table visits were 1/10

DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great dining experience. I was surprised by the 20% service charge. I was going to give my normal 20% tip but this caught me by surprise

K
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Outdoor patio best part of experience. Food was bland and underwhelming.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great dinner before our show. Would go back for a date night.

TG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice and open patio area. The drinks and food were just ok meaning I wouldn’t intentionally come back for these items. Service was ok as well. Our waiter started off being attentive but after a few hours he disappeared. I actually had to leave my table to find him.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was horrible. Empty yet took a while to be seated. Took a while to get our order in. Food showed up before the drinks. Explains why they charge 20% gratuity automatically. Not worth it. Extra drink charged to bill that was not ordered. Waitress was nice but late with drinks that should have come first.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frolik was fantastic! From the eclectic food, tacos, artichoke dip and lumpia. The rooftop buzzing atmosphere was super fun!

C
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my friend her for a quick girl’s night. Food is amazing! Drinks are delish but pricey. Order the chicken sandwich. It is oh so yummy! We sat in a very “loungey” and comfy space near the fireplace on the rooftop and enjoyed the view of downtown. Sunday night had a very small crowd of people, which was perfect for us.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overpriced for the very small VIP section for Seattle Pride brunch. $26 drinks billed as “made for two”. Endless Absolut rainbow marketing. Room for about 10 people to view the parade at a time as long as people are generous enough to move. Not worth $108 per ticket.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Location is Very difficult to find. Once we finally did find the restaurant, we got off of the elevator and were again confused, as there was no staff to greet us and no signs telling us how to be seated. We walked into the restaurant, and approached the bar tender to inquire as to whom we check in with for our reservation. The bartender didn’t know, so he grabbed a server. This server told us to grab a table outside if we’d like, and she’ll ask her manager who we should check in with. They have a very cool outdoor rooftop patio but some very bleak tables with no umbrellas for sun protection. We decided to sit inside. Again, no one knew where to seat us. Manager looked annoyed. We finally got seated and our server was very attentive and warm, although busy waiting on every other table. We ordered cocktails which were sub-par and too expensive for what you receive. The food options are limited and again, sub-par in taste. The pasta dish I ordered was bland and the chicken was mediocre in quality. We would not recommend this place and will not go back again.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

I went to Frolik two days ago for a friends 30th birthday celebration. My reservation was for 8pm which i had made over a week in advance with the note that this was for my friends birthday. The entire two hours we were there the restaurant had about two other tables occupied - it was dead in there. The waiter was nice, but the service was horrible.

When we arrived we ordered our drinks and meals right off with the intention of going out to the rooftop bar portion of the establishment. We received our drinks about 10 mins later (keep in mind it was dead in there). After that, our waiter disappeared and didn't show up until over an hour later saying our meals should be ready in about 10 mins...and then took our second drink order. This might not seem like a big deal, but we sat for over an hour waiting to be served and were completely ignored by all staff.
This is absolutely ridiculous considering there was no busy atmosphere to tend to.

We ended up asking for our bill right we our food arrived for fear that the waiter would vanish again. Thankfully for them they add on a 20% service fee onto the bill so their tips weren't affected by their lack of service. Clever. I would never come here again. Absolutely ridiculous level of service and completely ruined the birthday celebration.

q
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent location with plenty of tables and fun things to do. Pretty mediocre food for lunch - overpriced, fattening, unable to make substitutions, and limited. Probably would only go there for drinks in the future.

TF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server was polite and friendly, but he kept us waiting too long.

SJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Frustrating experience. Went with 5 friends for cocktails and dinner before a show. Made a reservation via OpenTable (which was confirmed via email), but when we arrived there was no table reserved for us and it was a "please seat yourself" situation. We had to wait outside for over half an hour before getting a table, and I'm not sure it would have happened without me reminding them that we were waiting. Cocktails were nice, but overpriced for the venue. We had to close our tab and pay for our drinks outside before we got seated inside and there was an error on one of the bills. Later, paying for our meals, there was a lot of confusion and wait to get those bills as well.

Two good things about this place: Razz, who ended up serving our table, was excellent! I believe he was working as a host or manager, but he made sure that we had our orders taken, drinks brought and checked in on us -- we barely saw our waitress. The food was also notably delicious and fairly priced. I had the Shaved Asparagus Salad and it was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was charged twice and when I called to get it fixed they told me i’d have to take it up with my bank! The service and food were okay but not worth the price. The only thing that made it worth while were the drinks which were excellent.

CP
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The strawberry drink tasted like dust... so strange. Everything else was amazing and great service.

LD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience5

This is a great place for cocktails. We were celebrating a birthday, the weather was perfect to sit outside by the fireplace and the service was great. We ordered dinner, we weren't impressed. The tastiest item was the fried. My friend had the pasta which was beautiful but bland. I had the salmon, beautifully plated but came out cold and was disappointing. Our server didn't ask how the food was, she could tell by the picked at plates that it wasn't great. I would go back for cocktails then find dinner elsewhere.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The restaurant is attached to a hotel, so most of the diners were also hotel guests. But, the restaurant has an outdoor roof with ping pong and s’mores. So, it can be a fun place for all. The food was really good & the crispy treats were a lovely twist on such a nostalgic treat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Surprisingly small entree portion, especially for price...$30+ for a small piece of fish. Food was good.

DG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

While the central location and rooftop patio were nice, what drove us away were the limited selection of overpriced food and poor service.

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Very average food for higher price. Brussels sprouts were good so unless you like Brussels sprouts don’t go. Outside seating was nice, I’d go have drinks outside again but that’s it.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was a horrible experience for myself and a friend of mine. We were hoping to have a nice Friday girls' night, and had made a reservation through OpenTable at Frolik for happy hour before our movie. We were exactly on time for our reservation, my friend arrived even a few minutes early. When she approached the hostess, she was told that their "reservation system was broken" and that our reservation could not be honored, but we could "wait in line" (mind you, the line went out the door because it was BEAUTIFUL outside - hence why we made a reservation!!). We presented our reservation confirmation email and still got denied and told to "walk around to find an open spot or wait in line." The hostess was so RUDE to us and not helpful at all. I have never been treated so horribly at a restaurant. The least she could have done was put us to the front of the line since we did indeed have a reservation and proof of one - how is it our fault that their system shut down? I've worked in restaurants and catering my entire life and have never seen such terrible customer service and rudeness from a restaurant. 100% will never be going there again - shame.

DT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for Frolik for 5:15 last week. We arrived a bit after 5 and were told that there was no such thing— reservations did not start until after 6 and it was so busy there were no spots to stand and no way to get served for the next hour! I will never take any of my business guests there again, you can be sure. What an embarrassing mess that place is.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Not many vegetarian options and the available options were not that good.

A
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The location was convenient because we stayed at this hotel. We wanted breakfast and we're drawn by
the ease. The location was very cute and looked to be well thought out in terms of place, decor, and ambiance. That being said, the food was mediocre at best. My poached eggs were hard boiled. I had stomach issues the entire day after eating it. My friends who came with me had similar complaints but adjusted to fit the food they received. Either bland, overcooked, or not done well. Overpriced for the quality you get. Would not recommend unless you really are feeling lazy or just want drinks because the coffee was great.

TF
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Ambiance is comical. Props to whomever the photographer is because I thought we were dining on a swanky rooftop until we walked in to what appears to be conference room by day and dive bar by night. Dated carpeted floors, ceiling tiles, heinous furniture, tacky decor and literally nothing but tables on the patio - no string lights, heaters or plants. Don't get me wrong, the food and service were fine, but this place is not what I was expecting. Lots of potential but left a lot to be desired.

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