Marjorie Restaurant

4.4
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811 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, Chef de Cuisine, Cheyenne Deloach, 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Got thrown in the back room, which seemed quickly improvised for Valentine’s day or other high traffic occasion. Poorly heated and insulated room, far from the kitchen so every of our overpriced dishes took for ever to come out. First was seated by the door which was opened continuously so moved to a table farther from the door. Unfortunately, the other table was by the restroom, so just as bad. For $95 per person I felt utterly ripped off. Never going back.

JR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely date night. We were seated I. The back room, and we loved it. Our server Mike, was fantastic on all levels. Great guy. Food was really good, not off the charts, but approachable, flavorful and comforting.

CE
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been eating at Marjorie for 6 or 7 years and have never had a bad experience. The food is wonderful and the staff are great. Their menu changes slightly with the seasons so don’t be surprised if your favorite item isn’t available but know that there will be something just as wonderful in its place.

OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight it was to dine at Marjorie for our 19 Th anniversary!
We started with plantains- thin crispy delights!
Yummy pork chop and gnocchi / yes!!

We love it here and e we I’ll be back soon!

d
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great place to meet up with friends and catch up. If you’re looking for fast food, then go some

DG
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Small room, but a great experience. Warm, experienced service and wonderful food

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a work dinner! It was lovely. Shrimp and grits, and the steak was a high point! Also there was a bread pudding that was phenomenal!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went for my birthday with a group of 7. 4 out of the 7 entrees had to be sent back. 2 overcooked steaks, one bigger missing half of the items it was supposed to have, and flatbread missing something else. Food is bland and has no flavor. Portions are very small and overall not worth the price. To top it off our service was bad. It seemed like our waiter was high on something. He would walk out with drinks and a confused look on his face and couldn’t remember which table ordered what. It took 30 minutes for 2 in my party to get their second glass of wine; which they only got after I waived down someone to let them know their steaks were cooked well when they should have been rare. It took at least 44 minutes to get the ginger beer I ordered. I reminded the waiter multiple times and he let coming back without it. One time his response was that “it got busy”. It did get busy and he had a number of large tables but you don’t say that to a customer after it’s taken 45 minutes to get a drink. They should have had a second server helping him. We didn’t even bother with dessert after being there for almost 3 hours because they were so slow and food took so long. They did give us a discount and another woman apologized and said “it’s not usually like this”. Our waiter didn’t come back to check on us towards the last part of our meal. We wouldn’t have tipped accept they already included it. One member of our palette was there a few weeks prior and had just about the same experience. Just all around horrible experience and would never go back. And it’s too bad because I was really looking forward to eating at and supporting this restaurant.

V
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marjorie continues to be an excellent neighborhood restaurant, turning out delicious food with the warmest, friendliest service. Kudos especially to our bartender, who has taken care of us multiple times, in his attention to detail and excellent drink recommendations. I especially recommend the ricotta gnocchi and jalapeño hushpuppies, which are menu mainstays.

My one suggestion for improvement is considering some method to make the bar itself warmer during the colder half of the year, as it's made of metal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

DR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had a reservation for 5 people. I confirmed the reservation through OpenTable and then got a phone call from the restaurant, and confirmed a second time. When we arrived, we were told we had to sit a table for 4. This after we had confirmed twice?!? Manager was very cavalier about telling us this was our only option. Three people sat in booth seating for two - squished - zero elbow room. (Halfway through the meal, the table of two next to us exited, and we did take over their table.) Meanwhile, there ended up being a configuration that could have accommodated us, if folks at other tables had been seated differently. In the grand scheme of things, I acknowledge this is somewhat of small potatoes, but very annoying at the time and not how to run a hospitality business. Have been to this restaurant several times in the past. Will not be returning.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Waited over 30 minutes for the first cocktails we ordered. The staff did a fair job of trying to compensate, but we still had a long, LONG wait until we received any service beyond the initial greeting. Very sub-par compared to previous visits.

EA
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great New Years Eve dinner! Everything went well this evening from a fantastic server, Katie I believe, to all the food and a small room with decoration and ambiance that was just plain fun. The dinner was a set menu and didn't disappoint. We were able to choose from a couple of items for each of the four or five courses and my wife did the wine paring that was excellent. Can't say enough about our server Katie. She was able to pace or dishes and really made our dinner a special one.

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Years Eve

O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great dinner celebration. There was only one server/bartender for the entire restaurant. He did a great job, but I think that it was impossible to keep up when the place was full and just the requirements for a bartender required one person.

JW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

food is very good, Donna very welcoming, we enjoy it in the summer, but in the winter it is cold and drafty, and cold metal chairs without cushion only add ito the discomfort. curtain entrance à la Spinasse and cushions would be big pluses.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donna’s place just gets better and better. We’ve been fans for years, and count this as our fave date night spot in the city! Plus: Mikey’s cocktail skills are incredible. Go now!

JP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Service was very friendly but pretty slow. Dining area could use a cleaning/refresh.

K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and now Marjorie is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The jerk chicken and jalapeno fritters are beyond compare. I will be back soon!!

SW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I added that we were coming for a birthday to my open table reservation, and I reminded one of the wait staff in advance of receiving our entrées. What I was hoping for was what I’d seen done at two other tables already that evening - a dessert with a candle. Instead, I had to again remind the wait staff about it.

ML
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marjories is always a treat . Service was perfectly warm, friendly and professional . The plantains are always warm and delicious and the entrees were all superb

RT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been visiting Marjorie’s since it was located in Belltown. Food is always wonderful and restaurant inviting.

f
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience all were amazing. Especially in darker winter Seattle evenings, Marjorie is a place of warmth, comfort, and lovely food combinations. With an eclectic and nice sized selection of foods from which to choose, this is a gem. That being said, in the summer months I love being on the patio in the late evening light as well!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back... I’ve been to Marjorie a number of times over the years and never had a more than a “meh” experience. This time I made a reservation because it was close to the home of good friends who I wanted to treat to a nice meal as a thank you for a referral to my business. What a mistake. From start to finish it felt like a bad joke... getting seated in the “over-flow” storage room with bad lighting and a horrible sour odor, then there was the less than attentive service, and finally, the food which took way too long was mediocre at best with very small portions. The kicker was the price. I can’t recall paying so much for so little in terms of quality of food, service and atmosphere. There are MANY fine restaurants in Seattle that are worth your time and money... this is not one of them. I’ll never go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Very long wait after appetizer. Noisy and didn’t like the hard metal chairs.

R
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A cute, romantic restaurant. Food and cocktails were good, but nothing I couldn't make at home.

DA
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although the food was quite good, charging $14 for a well vodka martini is punishing...should be no more than $10.

DV
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with interesting and well presented food. Donna was most gracious and helpful, giving us great hints about things to do and see in town.

PA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in Seattle. Warm and friendly.

RS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love Marjorie - this is a true "neighborhood gem"
Keep up the great work Donna !

CC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, Marjorie was warm and wonderful. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry and I think restaurants all over the City are suffering from not having enough staff.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely! Always delicious! Muy favorite go-to in the neighborhood!

RC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food but portions are too small for the price

BS
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Marjorie to celebrate our son's 21st birthday. The service was so great. Our server was so attentive as well as he owner and any employee that visited our table. The mango salad was especially fresh and delicious and the freshly warm plantains were outstanding. It could not have been a more beautiful night for outdoor dining in the beautifully appointed courtyard space. Thank you for a lovely birthday evening.

FI
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful server, great food, lovely atmosphere, nice decoration, good ambience and fine cocktails :-) Would definitely recommend.

SG
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was fabulous! Wait staff was friendly, and menu choices were varied and interesting. On the downside, the food came out slowly and the music was too loud and occasionally just distracting (rap). In spite of the issues, I would definitely go again and would recommend it to friends.

CF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting with the plantain appetizer and finishing with the pork cheeks, my husband had the Alaskan halibut, and a couple of amazing cocktails, this restaurant provides not only a charming Urban outdoor seating area surrounded by lush foliage but a tremendous dining experience. My husband said it was one of the best meals he's ever had. He's going to be talking about it for years to come. Our server was top-notch and the service as a whole was perfection. Does it sound like we had a good time? The answer is, go there now. Here's a picture with our wonderful server.

F
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and pleasant service in a great neighborhood location

HS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took a while for us to get drinks, then took a LONG while for our food to arrive. My margarita was great and generous. Food was adequate, similar to what you'd get at a baseball game for slightly less money.

j
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional menu with a Caribbean flair. Their jerk chicken is their signature dish , and is on the menu year-round. They have a halibut dish on their menu occasionally that I found to be outstanding. If you see it - order it. You're welcome!