Haymaker - West Seattle

4.7
285 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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 285 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best pasta I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

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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

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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
1 review
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.

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Fixthedangbridgealready
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious 😋. The hamachi appetizer especially with the mint infused ice. Very original. Beef tartar was enjoyable as well. Most of the servers and host were wonderful. I just dont think our server was in a very good mood. She seemed really angry. Not AT all conversational or even the slightest bit friendly. I always give 20-25% tip. She got 15%. Overall... I would go again. Maybe she was just having a bad night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time I’ve tasted food and it really took you somewhere. Amazing fragrance and taste. The halibut dish was by far our favorite. We enjoyed several pastas. And overall the experience of being satisfied in being full but not sickly full. We enjoyed the foods lightness. We also ate half of the dishes and took the rest home, since we wanted to try a variety of dishes. My husband enjoyed the bar drink options. Staff were very homely and pleasant. Can’t wait to do it again. Fabulous date night.

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AngelaG
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful new addition to West Seattle. It’s so great to have more dining options in our neighborhood. The service was wonderful and the food was excellent. We went with the Chef’s menu and we were very impressed with the food that was brought to us. I probably would not choose this option again since it didn’t seem the food items given met the $54 a person charge, but it was a fun experience for the occasion. Definitely will go again and thanks for coming to West Seattle!

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vipseamikeygo
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is awesome, and I’ve been going here regularly since they’ve opened. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating. Recently though it seems the entire staff turned over and all new people work there that do not deliver the service I’ve become accustomed to. This might sound harsh, but the overall interactions with the staff is what made Haymaker so special. I hope they can get their groove back.

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Sparty
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food!

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raincitymike
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food, nice setting and excellent service. Can't wait to go back and try something different.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it! Will be back!

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Garett
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, as was the service. The tall tables are a bit wobbly, and though we were unable to reserve a regular table, less than half of them were occupied while we were there.

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Iwasthere
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had been looking forward to dining at Haymaker in West Seattlefor a long time and was very disappointed when I went there for dinner tonight. The atmosphere is like a farmhouse which was fine. The server/host had a condescending attitude when he greeted our party. After we were seated, the same server/host came to take our order. I asked if it would be ok to hold an ingredient from a dish because I have an allergy to it. The server again displayed a condescending attitude and said the chef prefers to make it his way but could put ask the chef if it would be ok to make an alteration. I asked for more time to think about what I'd like. The server said if we waited longer, it would take longer for the food to arrive because it would get busier. At that point I wanted to leave but decided to give this place a chance. I opted for the burger while my companions ordered pasta a d appetizers. When the food arrived, it was average. The roasted broccoli was too spicy to finish. The pasta dishes were on the greasy side and not exceptionally tasty. The fries were over salted and greasy. The burger was ok, you could get a burger that's just as good at Coastline a block away. This is not a Michelin-grade restaurant. It is overpriced for the food and service. The whole time we were there the restaurant was more than half empty. There was no reason for the server to rush us. For the poor service and subpar food quality, we don't plan on returning to this place in the future.

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vipmikesbrown
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffney is the bomb!

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vipSBdenver
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful on all levels!

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The service and the food are fantastic

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JimP
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best halibut I've ever had. It was cooked to perfection!

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CarrieA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot! Drinks were great and really enjoyed the pasta. Pricey but very enjoyable.

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Great
Seattle
71 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haymaker has become a new favorite for us in West Seattle. Great food, drinks and service!

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raneeu
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We were a party of four, was seated promptly and our waitress made our dinner a memorable one. We had focaccia, charred broccoli and French fries for appetizers. All were good especially the broccoli! For main course we had Tagliatelle, Chicken, Halibut and hamburger. They were all well prepared. It was a very nice birthday dinner here. Will go back to eat the broccoli again!

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sallyc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was pretty great. The music wasn't loud, but it was noticeable- lots of oldies that night which was fun to listen to. The service was very attentive and friendly (especially the bartender). All the food was really tasty, except for the steak. We tried the prosciutto di parma, grilled asparagus w/ hollandaise (sooo good), and hamachi; those were all especially delicious. For entrées, we had mushroom tagliatelle, and my husband ordered steak (actually I ordered it for him, he said he'd like either like that or the hamburger; I'll pick hamburger next time :) ) After we had eaten the small plates, we waited for entrees for what felt like an awkwardly long amount of time. Maybe 20-25 minutes? The bartender (not our server), noticing we were sitting for quite a while, came to reassure us that our food was about 5 more minutes away, and make sure we were good with our drinks. They brought the food out; tagliatelle was steaming hot, and the steak, was room temp (well, Seattle's been so hot lately, the steak was not quite as hot as room temp.) Cook wise, it was medium rare (red center) as they cook it, and the flavor was good- it was just, not... warm (he also cut A LOT of fat off it). Not what I would expect for one of the high ticket menu items. My husband didn't mind though ("we both have our health and our jobs, our family is in good health, after this past year, what's the point in getting upset about steak ? :) ") Anyway, the mushroom tagliatelle was very delicious and exactly what I expected from the menu description. A good night. thank you !

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KennethH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff and management. Incredible pasta. Creative recipes. Terrific ingredients. This restaurant is a definite winner. We will be frequent clients!

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 285 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.