Marjorie Restaurant

4.4
705 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Marjorie, the jewel box anchor on the corner of 14th and Union, is in Capitol Hill’s latest hot zone. Marjorie, the pride of owner, Donna Moodie, who is renowned for urban trend-spotting while designing hip, urbane spaces. Marjorie’s kitchen creates amazing, delicious cuisine, using fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. Under the guidance of local, yet worldly Chef, Francisco Ruiz Marjorie takes a respectful approach to eclectic cuisine, focusing on fabulous, high quality ingredients. At Marjorie, hospitality is as important as what's in the glass and on the plate. Attentive and caring service are qualities that keep Marjorie's guests returning. The charming, warm, hand crafted interior, complimented by a lovely courtyard patio await you. The recent addition of a second dining room, provides more seating and a great place to host a party. A warm interior, tremendous cuisine, and crafted cocktails are indeed how Marjorie feeds the soul.
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ML
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether it’s for a drink at the bar, romantic evening or sharing a mean with business colleagues, Marjorie is a great destination. The staff is always friendly and menu changes regularly to capture the best seasonal food. You must order the house made plantain chips with variety of dips; in the summer they frequently have ceviche to accompany them. It’s also one of the few local restaurants where the unassuming owner will stop by your table just to check in.

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LC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! As a vegetarian, I appreciate being able to enjoy lots of small plates, instead of the one vegetarian dish which is so common. Marjorie is a delight!

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MT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Despite having a reservation, we waited 10 minutes to get seated. Then we waited 20 minutes at the table and nobody checked in on us. People came in after us and had their drink order taken. But, we left to go to a place where we could drink and eat.

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LL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marjorie is our favorite place for a cozy, relaxed but elegant meal. We have celebrated every kind of milestone there. Warm, welcoming, and delicious.

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Y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food is descent but nothing special. Worst service I’ve had in a very long time. We were the first ones at the restaurant and waited over an hour before we got our first appetizer. Which was steak tartar, you don’t even have to cook it. Other tables got their food and left before we even got our first app. Waitress didn’t pay us any attention or even came by to check in on us. Won’t be going back.

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MK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great drinks. Busy place with warm atmosphere. We went for Valentine’s Day so the it was Prix Fixe. Food was great. Small portions

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k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Horrible Valentine’s Day experience. Crammed into a long table with other couples. NOT very romantic. Prix fixe was $95. 4 courses took 3 hours. The food tasted good, but the amount of food was tiny. We were still hungry after so grabbed pizza to fill up. They really over extended themselves and accepted too many reservations for their space, waitstaff and kitchen speed. Would come back for dinner on a normal night as I would like to try more of their regular menu, but I do not recommend them for a special evening- New Years, valentines etc.

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M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The pre fixe menu was very limited and the items served were small. For example if you ordered the oysters, you got two. I had two oysters, a salad that was mostly lettuce with some apples thrown on top and some pot roast for $95. Huh?! The oysters were overly salty, the salad was blah, like they didn't even try to make it stand out. The pot roast was very good I have to say. The wait between course was ridiculous as well. At least 20 mins before the first course came then another 20 before the salad. The beef came out more quickly but only because we complained that things were so slow. I though the whole point of pre fixe was to expedite? Not the case here. Super dissatisfied with the experience and most of the food.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful as always! Mikey is the best. Loved the ambience. Our favorite getaway to be ourselves.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exciting, fun, and dynamic, seasonal menu that's sure to please. Not the largest portions but Marjorie makes up for that with good wine and cocktail options, ambiance and service.

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Donna is the consummate hostess. Marjorie is spectacular!

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S
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is constantly fresh, the food always inventive and delicious and the service always attentive and friendly. The owner is there almost every night making everyone feel welcome ( and sometimes waiting tables).

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marjorie is our favorite date night sitting at the bar with their wonderful bartender Michael.
This time we went as a group of six - three couples. Everyone had a wonderful time and loved the food. We were able to talk to each other across the table as well as have a conversation as an entire table. This is not as easy as it sounds. Marjorie is just the right size - not too loud, even when full.
It feels like you are in a family place where the staff all love each other. They put out food that is creative and tasty - melt in your mouth gnocchi, perfectly balanced earthy/tangy beet salad and one of the best tasting steak in town. Those that got the burger - loved it. The staff helped us choose and taste two different wines that we enjoyed but their mojito is my favorite. The plantain chips are a highlight as well.

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H
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, fun atmosphere - a little noisy in a good way. Food was very good, not cheap, but high quality worth the cost. Love the history of this place.

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OT
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place. Will return and recommend when I’m back in town for business.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

An intimate space with eclectic, colorful decor and soft lighting sets the scene for a memorable meal. The food was outstanding - fresh, creole/southern-inspired entrees with good portions. Mouth-watering meat dishes and some of the best vegetable sides I've ever had at a restaurant (The veggies on the plate are definitely not just there for "filler" or "color" - they're the star of the show). The staff was attentive, polite, and not over-bearing, which I expect from a restaurant in this price range. Can't wait to eat here again.

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KH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately the food quality has deteriorated since our last visit. And since it was for as long as we can remember extremely expensive for what one is served, we are not likely to return very soon. Gnocchi were terrible and portions are skimpy.

On the positive side, the servers are extremely friendly and the room and the crowd is great fun. Wine and cocktails are very good. But let's face it, that's just not enough!

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JN
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with setting, service and food. Will be happy to return.

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JN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hdd dinner on New Years Eve. It was delicious, excellent service and atmosphere. I will return.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didn’t have a dish that was disliked in our group of 6. The cocktail and wine menu is rather extensive!

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M
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Venison was perfectly cooked. Buttermilk brown sugar ice cream also paired perfectly with the homemade chocolate chip cookie. Interesting twist on classics, e.g., escargots with sundried tomato sauce for those willing to eat outside the box

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service excellent. They wished us happy anniversary several times; everyone had been informed that we were there for a nice dinner out on our anniversary. The only food complaint was that there was a sauce on my husband's steak that he wasn't crazy about. Other than that everything was yummy.

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F
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite neighborhood restaurant

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KL
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marjorie is truly a neighborhood gem. The food is creative and delicious in a cozy atmosphere.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was outstanding. Get one of the steaks it won't disappoint. A little pricey but you get what you pay for!

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Donna and her staff are amazing, attentive, and know their business. She obviously has a great relationship with her chef, Francisco, because their dishes come out near perfect. The menu is exciting, locally sourced, and features seasonal items too. During the summer months I believe they open the restaurant for more space. During the winter months the space can seem tight but it never gets too loud or cramped. The night my fiancée and I went was for our anniversary. The waitress recommended the Tomahawk Steak and there are not enough words in the English language to describe how amazing the steak was! I'd planned on getting the duck or the gnocchi but the steak won out! I will definitely be coming back for the duck, the lamb, and the gnocchi.

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SB
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was yummy. Waiter was attentive but service very slow. Took an extremely long time for drinks to arrive and even longer for the bread and butter we ordered. Thought things were getting better in the kitchen but then dessert took forever. Frustrating dinner because so much to like but so much to not like.

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KK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 4 in our party and we had a great time. Service was very attentive while not obtrusive

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service left a lot to be desired, a lot of waiting on the servers. Tables were very close together.

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TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

2nd Anniversary

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k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our large group had a great time at Marjorie! They put together a tasting menu and served us family style. The owner and staff were very helpful and accommodating. Food was delicious!!

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q
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

very delicious meals, quality not quantity. My pork cheeks melted in my mouth and I barely had to cut them with the knife, it was like butter!

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good flavor, small portions maybe it was 3 for $33, but overall we enjoyed.

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P
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Marjorie! The Vesper cocktail is sublime, and the flavors beyond! I loved the black bean gnocchi!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff and the owner were amicable and welcoming. The vibe was outstanding.

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PT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

A bit disappointing this time. We went for Restaurant Week as we often do. The Coho salmon was underwhelming in seasoning and taste, and the portion size of the fish plus everything else on the plate, in the soup cup and the dessert were especially tiny.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

For fall restaurant week they presented a menu labeled for spring. Several items were not available and desserts were not served as advertised (each was meant to include a cookie). When we asked about the cookies they were out of some varieties and provided a plate of chocolate chip cookies that were rock solid. At least two drinks were undrinkable as they were too sweet or too sour. Food portions were small, even for restaurant week, leading two of my colleagues to order a side of French fries because they typically cannot be messed up.

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GH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it - great food and service. Have been a couple of times and both have been great. Menu is different and tasty and I think this is great value. Well recommended

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant for ambiance and food. I liked our waiter Mikey - he was knowledgeable and his recommendations were great. It took a while to get recognized at the front desk - ie one person in our party waited ten minutes before a host acknowledged he was there. Also, it was loud as far as the music goes. So, not great for a meeting.

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RK
Seattle
67 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The highest compliment I can give s restaurant is that I cannot wait to go back to eat more of their excellent food. It is small, but sincere. And the food is great

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