Haymaker - West Seattle

4.7
303 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Haymaker West Seattle is the newest venture from the General Harvest Restaurant group. Staying true to who we are, we will be focusing on simple seafood, local vegetables, proteins and of course pasta dishes. We are taking the same fundamentals of our Italian leaning restaurants and applying them to a simplistic approach to new American cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Start your New Year’s Eve countdown at Haymaker. We will be serving a 4 course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings out on our heated patio. Celebrating at Home? Order the prix fixe menu for takeout and don't forget togo cocktails, beer, and wine. https://www.haymakerseattle.com/new-years-eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The kitchen ran out of New York steak, which we wanted to try. So we did the shoulder but disappointed in that.

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FrancescaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is always exceptional, BUT, they cannot manage to get the food out of the kitchen in a timely manner. I keep coming back because the quality of the food is THAT good, worth the wait in fact. But the expediter needs some help.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Roasted Brussel sprouts and ribeye were a hit. Drinks slow to roll out to table but didn’t disappoint. Beautiful space and responsive waitstaff. Enjoyed our meal. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered the tasting menu, and it was pretty good. They stated each table gets a different tasting menu, based on chef choice. None of us at the table liked the scrambled eggs. We were a bit thrown off getting served scrambled eggs. Wasn’t great. Other dishes were decent, but nothing to write home about.

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DianeM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been there twice in 3 weeks. Both times the food was very good.

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MHauge
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in West Seattle.
Staff is highly professional and personable.
Food is delicious and not boring. Kudos to the chef!
Make a reservation early as it has gotten popular.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I heard about the restaurant from a friend. It’s was our 19th wedding anniversary and we wanted to try a new restaurant. We loved the food! The Chef did an excellent job!

Everyone was very nice and helpful.
Wait staff was attentive, helpful & great communication. The bartender came over to our table and gave us insight as to the wines that would pair well with our dinner. It was nice of him to do that!

Loved the decor and the ambiance. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Timing between apps and entrees was perfect!

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant and it's so refreshing to see consistently high quality of dishes, and a seasonally-changing menu. Vibrant, stylish location in the heart of West Seattle's Junction.

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FoodVibes
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my bday and it did not disappoint.
We’ve been here once before last year and decided to come back for a special occasion. With covid, we hardly go out and with a kid, it’s even extra difficult.

The place feels modern and chic. The staff was very friendly and attentive . We ordered half a dozen oysters (which is our fave) and went with the 7 course chef’s tasting menu. Pasta and the Steak were fantastic…. Definitely the highlight.

I will definitely be coming back

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vipDarin206
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We really like having a legit West Seattle dining option that offers some very enjoyable choices. This place in some ways replaces the need to "venture" off the West Seattle Island given the bridge debacle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was a special intimate dinner date with a party of 5 friends and family to celebrate my husbands birthday. Our experience begin immediately when we walked in and was asked by the hostess “what can I do for you?” Kind of a strange question to be asked from a hostess when you walk into a restaurant. Somewhat taken back, I responded— “ummmm, we’d like a table to eat dinner?” Point being, it felt more like, why are you here than you are welcome here and we are glad you are here..The hostess would then show us to our table where a portion of our party had already arrived and become our waitress too. Let’s just say things got a little better but you could tell business is clearly impacted by staffing due to COVID which is no fault of theirs. The atmosphere,design, and food was all very nice. We had a great time together. Will give it another try in the future.

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vipCathie
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful homemade pasta! A real treat…

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent and the service was very good. We enjoyed it!

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vipMTKk
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had to wait for the manager to ultimately wait onus; but I know everyone is short staffed. Pasta perfect.

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vipDiscerningGuy
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From top to bottom, this place was great. The people were all super nice and their service was terrific. The drinks were great, the food was great. I highly recommend the chef's menu.

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vipRichard
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best place in West Seattle. The food was suberbly prepared and presented. Halibut with baby fried califlower, pasta with pesto sauce. fresh and refreshing oysters. The wine list emphasizes the high end but we had an excellent bottle of cote de rhone for $60. Professional unobstrusive service from a group of charming waitpersons.

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Ashley
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience. I never leave reviews, but I am taking the time to leave this one because I felt that our server was fantastic and our food was incredible. Every dish was better than expected, our cocktails were both beautiful and delicious, and the environment was such that we felt like we were having a truly special night out to celebrate my husband’s birthday, which was exactly what I had hoped for. We also came with our three year old and our waitress brought his food out as soon as it was ready without prompting, which was a huge (and thoughtful) plus for us. I also appreciated the fact that each party was spaced out when seated- while we’ve not eaten out much at all since the beginning of the pandemic, I have noticed that the few times we’ve eaten out recently parties are all sat in close quarters, which still makes me very uncomfortable. I greatly appreciated the fact Haymaker spaced out its tables (and parties) to give guests more room and a more private dining experience. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food, wish I could remember our waiter’s name… he was Italian, marvelous accent and provided some of the best service we’ve had in a long time. Ambiance is a little sterile, but not bad.

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Kelsey
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best pasta I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seating for four outside with hot heat lamps! Menu includes less expensive items to full chefs diners. Great variety of options.

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amandal
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their burger, best fries in WS and always a great spot!

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WSDG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I DETEST that Open Table uses the word 'energetic' to describe a 'noise level' that, in any other situation, is TOO LOUD. Seriously.. If I'm gonna drop $200 on dinner and wine, I want to be able to have conversation with my dining partners.

TO HAYMAKERS CREDIT, they alway have the music inside at JUST the right level so the music sets a nice ambience. It's a lively room with lots of glass and reflective surfaces with not a lot of potential for some sound treatment (though, some hanging baffles and some treatment on the East wall could look cool and work to knock it down a bit),

AND AS ALWAYS, the food and service is SPECTACULAR. We've become regulars.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and some of the best service around thanks to the incredible staff!

LM
LisaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great place! Do the Chef’s Choice for dinner!!

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MichaelS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 1st visit for my wife's birthday. Food and service were outstanding. Table nearby sang for my wife after realizing is was her birthday. With the open kitchen even the kitchen wished us a happy birthday and thanked us for our visit. Definitely on my A list!

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DannyG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had no idea this place was going to be so fantastic... We just moved to the neighborhood and thought Haymaker looked like a cool gastropub that made craft cocktails but it's so much more than that. My wife and I, and our two friends, opted for the chef's tasing menu and the four of us couldn't recommend it more! It changes all the time but you can trust this chef - Amazing!

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CSSeattle
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and a bottle of wine. It was all wonderful and our server was super sweet! I felt it was a great value too!

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Babs
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Last night a friend and I shared the Chef's Choice Menu 7 course meal and it was an amazing value and absolutely delicious. Grace was our attentive server. As course after course arrived she continued to keep our wine and water glasses filled and was great about breaking out the bill as I paid for the dozen oysters not on the meal and we split the rest. I think the chef had ESP since everything I would have ordered ala cart was delivered! Of special note, the grilled asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, pork cheek ragu, halibut and the chocolate cake with candied orange. So yummy and $54 per person!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. The service was spot on. Everyone was very attentive and professional. I highly recommend having dinner her. We celebrated out 26th Anniversary.

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banjochef
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere. Attentive wait staff. Overpriced food and limited menu. Burgers were overcooked, sent back and returned still overcooked.

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Emmaline
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here countless times and keep coming back because it never disappoints. We especially love the chef’s tasting!

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CCFF
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was not good, the server was a bit rude and so was the host

LM
LisaM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. The outside seating was away from the street which was nice.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely great! The food and service were both fantastic.

DH
DanielleH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dear friend and I had a lovely evening at Haymaker. The food was delicious, fresh and flavorful. Loved it. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipBobM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The chicken was very salty and the rigatoni with mushrooms had few mushrooms.

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ml67
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside, so no idea about inside ambience. Every bite of each dish was delicious -- hamachi, broccoli, asparagus, watemelon apps, salmon and rigatoni mains, and desserts. Excellent service. all in all a terrific meal on a beautiful summer night.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in West Seattle. The food is on point and always consistent. Cooked perfectly and with amazing flavors. Staff is always very fast, attentive and professional. The manager a tall handsome man is always making sure your meal meets your expectations. Overall the experience is very high end but for a reasonable price. The tasting menu is perfection.

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TheBritishHaveLanded
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First date night since January 2020….so we were very happy to be out!
The Pork pasta was divine. Heavenly. Burrata - yum.
It was busy but service was relatively quick.
Disappointed in the very limited choice of desserts. Ordered Lemon Sorbet - presented in a half full mug - love the idea but probably would have been better presented in a small tea cup rather than a mug.

FAQs

Haymaker - West Seattle does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Haymaker - West Seattle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 946-6994.

Haymaker - West Seattle is rated 4.7 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.