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Haymaker - West Seattle, Seattle, WA

Haymaker - West Seattle

4.5
4.5
527 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 946-6994
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Entire restaurant / Seated Meal: 47 people Chefs counter: 6 people Large communal dining: 16 people *Accommodations are listed as max capacity, smaller groups are accepted.
  • Neighborhood
    West Seattle/Alki
  • Cross street
    At the West Seattle Junction: California & Alaska
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 527 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

527 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    What a rousing disappointment. Something must have changed from the positive reviews I read. Steak was raw, massively mediocre and expensive and the outrageously priced pasta was so salty as to be inedible. And it lacked any other flavor on top of that. Awful dessert. Mediocre drinks, mediocre burrata and the service was barely existent - save your money. It was genuinely uncomfortable to know how to reply when asked how it was “tasting” 15 min in. - the food was so bad that it was impossible to know what to say or where to start. There are great restaurants in Seattle. This resembles those in price only.

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  2. Mark

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone greeted us with a smile. Excellent server. Best Negroni ever! Definitely order the pull apart brioche rolls (they are sticky). The Haymaker salad could easily be shared with 4 people. Lovely pasta (after I asked the chef to prepare my tonnarelli a bit more well done he followed through to make certain it was to my liking). We will definitely be making the trip to West Seattle to enjoy this restaurant again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and our server was very friendly and made excellent recommendations of pairings. I highly recommend all to eat there.

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  4. KenT

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Sorry now we didn’t make it sooner! Ordered the fried chicken sliders, Paccheri (pasta bolognese) and the hamburger. The pasta dish was good but the sauce wasn’t to my taste. It tasted kind of winey maybe. It’s a small amount of pasta for the price. The hamburger was superb, if a little bit overcooked and also a bit high in price. That onion jam on it is great and the house cut fries you won’t want to stop eating. The fried chicken sliders (3) were just fantastic and reason alone to return. Service was wonderful.

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  5. KapnKz

    Seattle

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Whether you're looking for delicious pasta, hamburger with fries, or oysters in the half shell, Haymaker has you covered. The restaurant is truly a gem of the Alaska Junction in West Seattle.

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  6. RoryC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing experience at Haymaker! The pasta was cooked beautifully, our waitress was lovely, and the ambiance was perfect for our dinner.

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  7. AnnS

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a quiet upscale space with attentive service.

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  8. luis

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Haymaker for my friends birthday and it was so much fun and the food and server Hancel was attentive and made our experience wonderful :)

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  9. SteveB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely mid-week dinner there. It was a birthday and David took great care of us. Was fun to talk to and the food was wonderful.

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  10. Steve

    Seattle

    71 reviews

    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Just below-average to average food. Poor selection of wine to choose from. Waiter ok but not great.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious. Flavors were well paired. My only feedback: curious why you don’t serve local oysters? Our server was amazing and we felt very welcomed.

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  12. MiriamD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time - the food was beautifully prepared and delicious, and the host was really attentive, bringing us Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary. We’ll definitely be going back!

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  13. BryceG

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great! The price for the steak for the size, was disappointing. The pesto fusilli was awesome.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and the staff were all so nice! Really good atmosphere for date nights too, my husband and I had such a nice time!

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  15. JohnB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FOOOD WAS FANTASTIC. but what made it the best was our server Jules!!!! So awesome and I appreciated the effort she put in

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal. Sat at the bar and got some cocktails and wine. Bartender was friendly. Our food came out quickly, was hot, and delicious. Well done Haymaker.

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  17. PKHart

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time diners at Haymaker. The black cod and pork entrees were wonderfully conceived and executed. The focaccia was light, slightly salty and delicious with the bright olive oil and balsamic dipping sauce. Wait staff were attentive without being obsequious. The room became a bit noisy as more dinners arrived, which hastened our departure. High marks over all. We will recommend Haymaker and look forward to returning for another meal.

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  18. RebeccaO

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Possibly the worst service I’ve experienced. Drink orders were forgotten. We were brought an appetizer we didn’t order, pretty obvious that the items we ordered were forgotten. Eventually all of the appetizers arrived. 1 entree out of 4 was served, 10 to 15 minutes later, no other items served. I had to flag down the server to ask that the 1 served item be taken away and be served with with all of the other entrees AT THE SAME TIME, as they should be. There was a prolonged wait for the entrees to arrive and more forgotten drinks. I have never given a bad review. I was a server for over 45 years and understand that sometimes things go sideways. This was total confusion the server needs to be better trained, if she is unable to remember a tables order she should write the order at the table. We won’t return.

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  19. ViVK

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We showed up early, and couldn’t be seated. No problem. We came back at our reservation time and the door was locked. We entered as others exited and we inquired about our reservation we were told it would be about an hour. When we reiterated we had a reservation we were seated. It was a really awkward and uncomfortable exchange with someone presumably the manager. Before dinner we were presented a complimentary appetizer as a means of apologizing for the odd interaction earlier. Ok, well played. Food was disappointing. Steak was a terrible cut and was served cold. It is served with butter that didn’t melt and a bearnaise that was pasty. We were offered an additional complimentary glass of wine. Thank you, but the overall experience was disappointing. Sadly, our last experience was similar. I want to like this place, but they’ve lost me.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had high hopes for Haymaker but were sadly disappointed. Started off promising when we arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were promptly seated. Went downhill from there. After ordering drinks waited 20 minutes for them to arrive. Told our server we had a time crunch and he assured us he’d get us out on time. Then received 1 slider (out of 3 per order) without any explanation of why or when we’d get the others and received our entrees with less than 15 minutes to eat and pay. Restaurant wasn’t more than half full but only two servers and ours was barely present and open kitchen seemed chaotic. Pasta was Al dente to the point of being undercooked. When we gave feedback to front of house manager on the way out he blamed us for not making an earlier reservation.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We should have sent our food back it was so over spiced. If I was the chef tasting the tagliatelle I would’ve thrown out the whole batch. It was Thai food spicy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing restaurant. It was recommended by a friend. I wanted to find a good, high quality restaurant in West Seattle located near bookstores and Easy Street Records. It was perfect. And, wow! The best restrooms I've ever seen.

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  23. RobertR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and attention from staff. Great lighting and noise was not loud at all.

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  24. KapnKz

    Seattle

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have enjoyed Haymaker over the years and this visit did not disappoint. Everything from the oysters on the half shell to the chocolate pot de creme was delicious and the service was quite good. We will definitely return.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu for Restaurant week. Eric was great server and very personable.

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  26. shesfrantastic

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SRW 2023 menu is great! I loved everything we had.

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  27. Nikoletta

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle, it’s consistent and delicious and the cocktails are fabulous!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Nothing wow’d us here. Ordered cocktails first and it took easily 20 minutes. Then we ordered food which took longer. Got our appetizers and then waited for what seemed like 30 minutes before the host/manager told us the crab for their crab pasta was bad and we’d have to sub out shrimp or halibut. Not sure how they didn’t know it was bad before we ordered. We chose the shrimp substitution but they were tiny little grocery store shrimp. Not really a worthy substitution. None of the food was bad, but it also wasn’t excellent. Presentation was middling, taste was just ok. We had a reservation at 6:30 and didn’t get out of there until 9ish. Overall I don’t think this is worth the money.

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  29. JulieL

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went out to Haymaker for girls night out! We had a wonderful server. The food was good and the drinks were spectacular! The pasta was to die for! It was my favorite thing other than the drinks!

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  30. GregC

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but very limited. Their frier was out of commission the night we dined, so about 30% of the menu was unavailable

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great overall experience. They made a mistake on our order, but the manager came over and apologized, gave us an extra dish and corrected the item quickly, all on the house. The food and drinks tasted amazing. My only real issue with it all was that I'm a big guy, and my legs didn't fit under the table. Everything else was great.

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  32. TaylorP

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First I'll say that this restaurant has a ton of potential to be great, the food is good, the space is cute, the drinks are good, but the service & way the restaurant operates is probably the worst I've seen in Seattle. I've never seen a kitchen move slower & messier than Haymaker, you can see the kitchen & every move they make; it's clear there is no organization, no management, and it's just guesswork. For instance we received one main dish about 30 minutes after ordering, and my partner didn't receive his until 20 minutes after that (we ordered pasta, there's no way it should take that long). In terms of service it's also obvious 90% of the staff are new & have never worked in a restaurant before. I'm not sure who the owner or manager is but it's pretty obvious they don't know much about operations for a restaurant. Fix those ops problems & you have a great restaurant. If you don't mind waiting an hour for food & getting main dishes at vastly different times then it's a good choice.

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  33. RicciK

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely wait staff, good food, wine selections and cocktails. Nice atmosphere. Love the location.

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  34. Crowguest

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and gracious service! Can’t wait to return!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Haymaker-will return for sure! Food and wine were great and service even better.

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  36. AmyR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep coming back for the shrimp toast - so good!

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  37. MJ814

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There were 5 of us. The server was very nice and professional. The menu is short but adequate.! We placed our order, after ten minutes we were told that one of the dishes was not available. We made a different choice. Ten minutes after that we were told that one of the other dishes we ordered was not available. After several tries we got meals. One of the dishes was schnitzel, what arrived was certainly NOT schnitzel, it was a pork chop - tasty enough but not what we wanted. We ordered a glass of wine with dinner that did not arrive until we were almost finished. In the end we were “comped” a hamburger and two half glasses of wine. Fair enough but it did not make up for a disappointing night out. We won’t be back

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  38. AndyD

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed. Lackluster service—had to remind to bring our wine, twice. Also, had to remind one of our party was gluten-free. Food was descent.
    Haymaker - West SeattleResponded on August 26, 2023
    We sincerely appreciate your feedback and apologize that your recent dining experience did not meet your expectations. I will work with our staff to ensure that we're more attentive to dietary needs and serving drinks, especially wine pairings, more promptly. It also sounds like there was a lack of communication and I'm regretful it negatively impacted your meal. We'd like to extend an invitation for you to join us again, on the house, so you can see what we're striving for. Thank you, Lucas

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  39. WestsideKat

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was looking forward to our dinner at Haymaker because we had had such a wonderful experience there last year when we visited Seattle. Our party of six was seated at a table along the front window at 6:15. If the window had a shade, it would have been a great spot. Unfortunately, the sun beat in on us for about an hour. We were Hot and squinting in the sun’s glare, even though we had gotten our sunglasses out of our cars. We tried three different cocktails and they were all very good. The steaks and crab dish were disappointing. However, the salads, salmon, burger and mushrooms were excellent.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Enjoyed our main course and appetizer. Pasta was a bit clumsy and not worth the money. IT WAS SOOOOO HOT INSIDE THE RESTAURANT. Please use AC in summer.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Haymaker - West Seattle using the Order Online button. Haymaker - West Seattle also offers 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 4.5 stars by 527 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Haymaker - West Seattle

4706 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4413

Additional information

  • Cross street
    At the West Seattle Junction: California & Alaska
  • Neighborhood
    West Seattle/Alki
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 946-6994
  • Private party facilities
    Entire restaurant / Seated Meal: 47 people Chefs counter: 6 people Large communal dining: 16 people *Accommodations are listed as max capacity, smaller groups are accepted.
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