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About Marjorie Restaurant
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.
Seattle, WA 98122
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
14th and Union
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Marjorie does not have live entertainment, but we are lively. The mix on the iPod and the Turntables in the Bathroom and Back Room provide guests with countless opportunities to spin while enjoying the animated atmosphere and culture at Marjorie.
Marjorie delights in catering to your needs and the requirements of your off site gathering. We use high quality, fresh ingredients to create an array of delectable dishes. We offer drop off or pick-up service, as well as high end, attentive and detail oriented service to meet your needs.
There is ample street parking, particularly to the south and east of the restaurant. Secured garage parking is also available in the Chloe Retail Parking Garage, on East side of 14th Avenue between Union and Madison.
The number 2 makes a stop at 14th and Union. The number 8 and 11 are also close by. As regular Marjorie customer, the Bus Chick notes, Marjorie is easily accessible by a multitude of buses!
Private Party Facilities:
The Annex is a private dining facility that comfortably seats up to 50 people. Smaller Parties can be accommodated in a semi-private setting, or can buy out the room to have complete privacy.
Private Party Contact:
Donna Moodie: (206) 441-9842
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Marjorie Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This is a wonderful restaurant. Rather small, but good for duos or small groups. The outdoor seating is lovely, filled with greenery, and quite sheltered. The food is amazing. Everything made from scratch and absolutely delicious. The owner is from Jamaica, so there are some Jamaican dishes on the menus. I would recommend Marjorie unequivocally to everyone.
Delighted by this find, exceeded expectations. As African Americans we make every effort to support black owned businesses when we travel. The soul-full menu with Caribbean touches warmed our hearts and left us feeling quite satisfied. Seasonings and flavors to savor long after we left the restaurant and Seattle!
We really enjoyed dinner in their garden area. The flowers are beautiful. The flatbread, goat cheese and plaintain chips were amazing. My only complaint is the ceviche dish. The flavor was fabulous but for 18 dollars you get 4 small pieces of shrimp that are not even cut up into something you can put onto chips.
The food is delicious and even with a full house, we thought the service was great. It took a little longer than expected to get our orders, but they were incredibly gentle not to charge for the dessert as a way of apologizing for the wait. Great restaurant, my husband and I will definitely come back again
This was our first time at Marjorie (at least for most people in our group of 8). We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The service was good, although a bit slow. There was only one server working for the entire restaurant for most of the night, and he was also the bartender.
Love this sweet place. Food is fabulous, lots of options for a veggie or pescetarian. For sure do the plaintains with the 3 dips and the fish tacos to share. Try sitting at the bar and be treated to a wonderful dining experience with a bit more space and a bit more entertainment by the friendly bartender, Mike.
While I love the idea of supporting a woman owned restaurant that focuses on local fare, I was unimpressed. The beautifully described fruit plate was virtually empty for its price. My dinner partner and I had to share a single pea-sized pickled strawberry. Don't list items on the plate if it is just a garnish. We had to pour our own champagne from a bottle that sat on the floor. The $28 risotto was ok but not something I will remember or crave. We went elsewhere for dessert as they were out of the beignets. Our server was barely present. The ambiance was good on the patio. We were smooshed against a bush, but the open air was nice. Save this place for when you want to overpay and leave a little peckish. But hey, it's not a chain!
We had a lovely meal on Marjorie's leafy patio a couple of days ago. We shared the burrata with nettle pesto, the grilled caesar salad and the mushroom flatbread, accompanied by rose and prosecco, and all delicious! I appreciate the way that Marjorie's menu easily accommodates either sharing a mix of smaller and bigger plates or doing a traditional appetizer/entree-for-each-person approach -- or a mix -- depending on your mood and your group. The service is generally attentive and friendly. It speaks well of the staff that we visited most recently on an evening when the owner was away and there was no difference in the service from when she is there. While we've dined here at different times of year, I enjoy eating outside in the summer; even if you're not able to sit outside, the wall of the restaurant facing the patio rolls up and is entirely open.
We were in Seattle with friends from overseas who we haven't seen in awhile and we decided to give this place a try. We LOVED it! The food was spectacular and the staff was very attentive. The only thing I would say is, the portions were HUGE. This is not a bad thing but we were nearly full after the first course. Definitely recommend going and bring your appetite!
Marjorie was such a fun experience, we went with a bachelorette party. The service was slow, but intentional. They forgot a side, but made it very quickly, and insisted we not pay for it. The restaurant is adorable and eclectic, with many different perfectly mismatched seating areas. You could be dressed in jeans or fancier, and not be out of place in either. The food was phenomenal- we tasted the hangar steak, duck, risotto, hushpuppies, and pommes frites- only a garden salad we got as a started wasn't a huge crowd pleaser. I'd highly recommend this restaurant- a little pricey (for drinks, apps, and food, budget $100-$150 per person), but absolutely a great unique experience!
so I ordered the salmon dish an it was very disappointing, not only that it was tiny (especially for $38) it just wasn't good. The mushrooms risotto was also not so great.
I'm giving them 2 stars because the service was kind and they didn't charge us for the entrées that we didn't like. For this price range I expect WAY more.
We celebrated Father's Day at Marjorie. I love this restaurant for the home-cooked flavors of the food and the quiet homey vibe of the dining room. Marjorie is always hovering around making sure that everyone is comfortable, enjoying their food and drink, and that little one's in the restaurant are eating enough to enjoy dessert after their meal. Our party had the burger, the 5-spiced duck and the pork cheeks--all were well prepared and full of flavor (however, the duck and pork came out of the kitchen a bit cold). We will definitely return to Marjorie.
I am addicted to this restaurant!! Love the food, cocktails and wait staff. It all started with a complimentary box of plantain chips in a gift bag at a scholarship fundraiser. I celebrated Mothers' Day and several 'dates' with hubby or friends since. I am writing this review on June 16- ate at the restaurant on the 13th!!! Tuesday and it was packed- proving a lot of people agree with me.
Took my friend here while she was visiting. We had a fabulous dinner. We had cocktails to start, which were delicious. Shared the cheese plate, mushroom risotto, and 5 spice duck. We had beignets and bread pudding for dessert. All of the items were amazing taste sensations. The service was excellent as well.
We loved that the owner comes around to all the tables to check on everyone. I have been here before and will definitely be back!
We were recommended to try Marjorie as a fan of a 'foodie', along with trying new things. Their website shares the great story of the owner's Jamaican heritage, and that went into the entire feeling of the meal. If you like Caribbean-inspired food, this is a wonderful place.
First off, try going here when it is nice outside. They have a great patio area that is covered in plants and flowers, and it feels wonderful to eat this food out here.
Their famous plantains are absolutely worth it, particularly great with the pineapple guacamole. One of our friends hates bananas and loved these, which surprised everyone; his husband proclaimed that he never thought he'd see the guy even touch anything banana related, but he wolfed them down.
The drinks are good, especially the rum concoctions. Their Dark and Stormy is as good as it gets.
The meal was very nice. The Jerk Chicken was absolutely perfectly cooked, with great spice and the best crispy chicken skin. The pork belly was tender and delicious. The gnocchi was light and flavorful. And do save room for dessert - particularly their bread pudding.
Why only 4 stars? This is a meal that will take a while. The service is fine but slow, the meals take a while to come out, and you can easily spend a few hours here (as we did). This makes it pretty good for a long date where you can happily have a conversation and enjoy the weather, and I never felt particularly abandoned - but it isn't fast. The service is fine but will not knock your socks off. What is nice is that I never felt rushed to leave, so if you want that kind of dinner where you can just spend hours relaxing together and you don't want the moment to end, this is a very good place.
And if you're a foodie, this appears to be something of a popular place; Jonathan Waxman, one of the Top Chefs Masters contestants, was having a dinner at the same time we were. That was a nice touch. :)
The food was terrific. Plantains a must! Small plate tacos great! Flat bread, very fresh with lots of greens. Halibut and the sides especially the creamed spinach was excellent. Best of all I highly recommend the bread pudding!!!!!
Quirky interiors, but fun night with lots of personal attention.
A group of friends went to Marjorie for a "girls night out". We had a reservation for 10 people at 7 p.m. We arrived on time and over the course of the next 3 hours we had dinner. Yes, 3 hours. The service was exceptionally slow. The waitress seemed completely disinterested in us. At one point, someone else took over -- and he put in our order for additional entrees. Then we were in an endless holding pattern for dessert (which the waitress managed to get wrong) -- then another endless wait to get the bill. To add insult to injury, the restaurant automatically added an 18% tip because of the size of our party. Trust me, this waitress did not deserve 18%.
I have been to Marjorie a number of times over the past several years. The food is unique and very good. The atmosphere is fun and funky. So, I would recommend it if you have a very small group - probably no more than 4 people. But don't select this restaurant if you are dining with a group. It's clear they can't manage large groups.
Regardless of group size, be wary of the wait stuff. Some are good and some are not . . .
As always, the food was amazing! Only downfall, the last two times we have been there they literally had 2 people working. Not sure where all the staff is. It is unusual to have such little people working at such busy times. It was the only reason our service took so long. Very friendly but two people can't take on that many tables and expect everyone to get stuff in a timely manner. Took 15 mins just to get table water. I will go back because it's amazing. Just hope they have more staff
As always, the service is friendly and smart, the food lovely and delectable, the setting charming. We marvel at how personal it all feels, like you are dining at your neighbor's house -- your neighbor who knows how to put together a special meal, served with a smile.
Halibut was simply prepared, but expertly cooked. Pork cheeks melt-in-your-mouth. And, the best bread pudding ever, with salt caramel drizzle and shards of toffee to take it over the top.
The dinner was a small get together to celebrate my wife's birthday. Only three of us and we were seated in a very comfortable booth just off the main entry way. We didn't feel crowded even thought we were right up front. The cocktails were excellent, have the mojito!, and our dinner was a combination of small plates that were shared by all and they did not disappoint. All of the ingredients were fresh and the vegetables crisp and full of flavor. there was also a burger that was ordered and it was also great with the exception of the missing egg on top. The service was attentive and we never wanted for anything. Water was always poured, plates cleared, plates served, silverware replaced and all in all a very smooth dinner with the exception of the egg on the burger and the fries were not all that hot. Warm, not hot.
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