Grappa - Seattle

4.5
219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
From the beautifully prepared and exquisitely presented small plates, to the hand crafted cocktails, it is our goal to bring generations of family tradition to your neighborhood. Every dish is designed for you and your family to share, and our space offers the same warmth and passion you would find in our own kitchen.

With our traditional Mediterranean small plates, thoughtfully designed cocktails, and extended wine and grappa list, it is our goal to give you the excellent dining experience you deserve!
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JK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food! Wait staff was sub par and unfamiliar with menu

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on a double date before the opera. Could not have been more pleased. Excellent service, delicious Mediterranean food, great wine and cocktails. Will definitely be returning.

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a
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a nice scene at Grappa, seated outside enjoying the unusually warm May evening. Although the service was reasonably prompt, the drinks we ordered, gin and tonics, were flat. After we commented to the waitperson, she checked with the bartender and told us he was too busy to check the tonic supply as “he was mixing drinks” (isn’t that what bartenders do??). The waitperson then called the manager over, who seemed puzzled by our complaint, but nonetheless “comped” us on new drinks, which were somewhat better. The food was ok, but not notable.

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V
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their vegetarian options and wine list. Waitress was incredible.

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D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner at Grappa on a Monday night, which was great because the restaurant wasn't busy. Our waiter (who was also the bartender) ran light on one of the wine orders, and made a real effort to make that right. He's quirky with a great sense of humor, which fit our party nicely. Everyone felt their dinner order was really good; Grappa has a nice variety of entrees that support vegetarian and gluten-free diners.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was absolutely amazing and our waiter Gem was wonderful.

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KJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! We will be back very soon. An array of choices of foods each made to perfection. Wonderful service.

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NW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service was slow and we felt ignored once the server heard we weren’t ordering wine. As a matter of how, we had to ask for our third course and the bill because the server didn’t check back for a long time, even though she was right next to us taking an order for a table of 6.

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love our waiter - Gem! Food was delicious as well, highly recommend.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter waiter. Food portions were perfect. Drinks were delicious. Highly recommend!

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SE
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The location and exterior of this Queen Anne restaurant promise more than the friendly, animated staff can deliver. Nothing - not the chop salad, bowl of risotto or tiramisu - rose above the mediocre. Mostly it tasted like a well-intentioned college student found a cookbook and said, "Hey, how difficult can this be?" These very nice people are in desperate need of a knowledgeable, experienced, capable chef.
Aside from the food, the acoustics of this high-ceilinged, hard-surfaced angular environment seem optimized to kill conversation.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Restaurant Week choices. The manager checked in several times to insure all was well, and gave a complimentary treat for our table to honor the birthday gal. We felt well cared-for.
A surprise was that our waiter knew next to nothing about grappa, the drink! I had to go home and find out via Wikipedia.

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TD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, absolutely perfectly cooked and for the restaurant week menu a nice selection. Also the service here is excellent!

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TN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor attentiveness from hostess station and then also our waitress. Will not be back.

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a
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A nice place. You can sit and eat outside in good weather. It is comfortable in the inside. The food is more like meditteranean and the choice of drinks galore. I had a linguini and my frient had a grilled scallope pinata. They were delicious to say the least. Then Tom had a baklava with ice cream and liked it. We finished with a special: Turkish coffee. It was served with a piece of Turkish delight and Tom said it had made his day. The waitress was kind and frendly, helpful.

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DM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our first time at Grappa. The food was very tasty, albeit a tad pricey. The atmosphere was good, nothing great nor bad. Definitely a good spot for a date night.

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M
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent, and we would definitely go back to try more items on the menu, but the service could use some improvement so that it is in sync with the delicious food and the diners. Our party of four shared all dishes, and every single time we had to ask for a serving utensil and wait for it to arrive. Note to staff: if a table is sharing, just add a serving utensil as a default. Even a couple dining together appreciates a serving utensil and other area small plates establishments do it. Also, the verbal description of the featured wine was not really accurate. Maybe the servers need to know a bit more to advise wine selections. Still, we would definitely go back. Just wanted the service to match the quality of the food!

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HC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grappa is one of my favorite happy hour haunts. Outdoor seating during warmer months makes for a great experience.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent but the bar service was slow. It could have been a fluke. We will give it another try for sure based on the food. It’s also kid friendly so to us, it’s a plus

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often take guests to our favorite neighborhood restaurant-always great food and great service!

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LD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the zucchini noodles with tomatoes, olives, artichoke hears and shrimp and it was delicious.
A great place to have dinner with a friend, easy to hear conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Seattle for a while. I love the ambiance with the different levels, soft lighting, and drip wax candles. Service was great, and the food was excellent. To cap it off, we got two appetizers two seconds and three cocktails all for $150 including tip. Not bad at all!

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dakin the bartender made our visit the best dining experience ever.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We dined at Grappa on Valentine’s Day, so operations were slightly different than usual. That said, we were expecting great things based on other reviews! The burrata appetizer was delicious but we were underwhelmed by the main course based on how expensive the dishes were. My salmon was tasty but a very small portion on top of “asparagus” (which was actually green beans) - my wife said her pasta was mediocre. The cocktails, on the other hand, were impressive.

The restaurant isn’t huge so I feel bad complaining about space but we felt as if we were dining *with* the tables next to us, since they were so close together. We, and the table next to us, had to physically move our tables for anyone to get in or out (to leave or go to the restroom). The live music was a very nice touch though!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine is overpriced. Everything else is the best! Love this place!!!!

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DM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! We went for a business dinner and had two appetizers (octopus was incredible), Steak and Paella. We had Milano Mule drinks + Grappa. The Grappa was top notch as were the drinks.

They were celebrating their 3rd anniversary that night, so it got a little loud later in the evening, but the vibe was great.

Go soon, go often!

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BK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really love Grappa. Food and drinks are great. Service was really slow the last time we went which was unfortunate. I assume this was due to heavy Friday night crowds. Would definitely go back though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation!

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AR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great, but the service was a little slow.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We waited over an hour for our food. They apologized and took off some items from our final bill, but we were late to the show we were going to as a result. Food itself was delicious.

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B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was fabulous. Lasagna and also the Linguini.

Next time going to try the Gnocchi which also looks awesome

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l
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday and they brought us a glass of champagne as soon as we sat down. The service was great and the food was also great. I would highly recommend Grappa.

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JW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at Grappa. The seasonal offerings on the menu made the trip up the hill on a rainy night worthwhile. Next time we'll have to come back to try the grappa flights!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve and the service and food were excellent. Good recommendations and timely service.

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AH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We (Spouse, Daughter & Son In-law) had dinner (New Years Eve) and although it was very busy, we had great service & the food was varied & excellent. We have dined there many times before & the food & service are always consistently good. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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AD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating, beautiful decor, comfortable, and the food was wonderful. No kids menu however they accommodated my 8 yr old with a smile. Our server was fantastic.

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AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Service can be slightly friendlier and less sarcastic. But the food is always delicious. The vibe is so unique in decor. I love the candles.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere and service were good, but we weren't very impressed with the food. The zucchini
noodles didn't have enough flavor and the chicken served with them was bone dry. The lobster Mac and cheese was okay, but not amazing. The noodles were overcooked and there were pieces of shell in the dish. It was disappointing to pay $100 for what we were hoping to have as a special holiday date night and have the food be so mediocre.

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JR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great food and drinks! I hope to go again sometime soon!

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