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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
We have been to Marjorie a handful of times, and felt it was time to introduce to a different group of friends. We have previously sat outside and in the main restaurant-this time we were seated in the rear room of the restaurant (didn't know it existed!) and it was intimate and fun for our group of 6. Donna, the owner, was lovely as usual and our server was excellent (wish I had noted her name). Food was fantastic-would recommend the Chop and the Farm Roasted Chicken (although all our meals were delish). Don't go without ordering the Plantain chips/ceviche and the Bread pudding for dessert. Marjorie is a gem in Capital Hill!!
The ambiance is enchanting. The cozy space and white lights set a magical vibe. The food was really good --- I'm not a huge gnocchi fan, but their puffy pillows were fantastic. I also really enjoyed the thoughtfully crafted drinks. The only downer was that the dessert wasn't spectacular -- it was moderately ok. But the rest of the evening made up for it.
Had a very disappointing evening last week. There was clearly complete disfunction in the kitchen that night. They ran out of two signature dishes. Food was very slow coming to the table-and some people were done eating by the time their food came out. Never had this issue before-and not sure if they were just trying to serve too many people- never had this issue before. There are so many good eating places in Seattle- esp. Capitol Hill that I'm not sure we will return
Marjorie, the owner, is a very warm and welcoming host.
My husband had the pork chops and really liked them. I had the sprouts with bacon which were good but a little burnt. I also had the burrata which was very good. The drinks were very good.
Maybe they were understaffed on the Saturday night that we went, but the service was really slow. I think we were there 2 hours. A woman at a table near us was having a snit over slow service. We were patient and didn't mind the wait.
I have been a customer of Marjorie since it opened. It is my favorite place in Seattle to take guests as it is always a special evening with atmosphere, excellent food, attentive staff, and a changing menu. Last week I was served the best double porkchop I have ever tasted!
My only complaint is the noise level in front, but there is always the back room if there is a need for quiet conversation.
Had our reservation at 7. Left the restaurant at 11. The food took a very long time. It was tasty, but absolutely overpriced - as we should have expected for NYE. We got offered champaign in the end to make up for the long wait. The atmosphere, however, was really nice.
We had a reservation at Marjorie and upon arrival, we were taken to the "back room" instead of the main room, which seemed very nice and cozy. The "back room" is detached from the main restaurant and not as nice. It has a more open layout and it's a little cold. The worst is that the kitchen staff enters and leaves the "back room" all the time to store food, pick more food, bring utensils ... It turns out the "back room" is their storage, and you can see the storage behind a curtain (plus the fridge is in open view). If you are in a big group you may not care as much, but it's not what I consider ideal for a romantic dinner.
I visited this place for the first time during restaurant week and fell head over heels. Eclectic, warm decor. Top notch staff that loves what they do. Sit down at a cozy private table or eat at the bar chat with Mikey the loveable bartender & fellow fans. The plantain chips, the clams, the wine, the homemade fettuccine, the oxtail ragu the chocolate budino are foodie fabulous but there's a burger and pizza still if you want the staples. The perfect menu. The perfect night out. Love!!!!
A friend of ours suggested we try out Marjorie on our first visit to Seattle. We were not disappointed! The ambiance is lovely and warm and the food was delicious. The owner, Donna, was a gracious host and wonderful to speak with even with the busy pace of patrons in and out. I would go back again.
I wanted to love Marjorie but I feel like everything about it is just ok. For the price I'd like pick one of the other many restaurants in Seattle. If it was a bit less expensive it would be more justified. Also they have a happy hour but only in their very tiny bar. The drinks were very good and the service was amazing!
We visited Marjorie on a Tuesday night for Seattle Restaurant week. When we arrived just before 6:30 there was plenty of room at the bar, so we decided to sit there. The owner, Donna, was a wonderful hostess, making us feel as though she was welcoming us into her home. The atmosphere was absolutely charming. The bar stools were very comfortable, although close together. The bartender was friendly and attentive. Marjorie has a great happy hour that goes until 7. Drinks and snacks on the happy hour menu were varied and well priced. We ordered plantain chips and they were outstanding, served with a nice guacamole. On the whole the food was very good. Some dishes were outstanding (squash risotto, beet salad, molten chocolate cake) with only one miss (the pork shank was lacking in flavor to our palates). I will definitely return to Marjorie and recommend it to others.
Had reservations for 6pm for a big group. Got there at 5:45 another large group came in and they got sorted first ( people from the Mayor's office or something ) NY group did not get sorted until 6:30. Eventually got some food but by 8 pm I had to go to talk with the manager to get our entrees . the food was OK. The people that order pork were disappointed because it was pretty dry and bland. The dessert wan the worse. Every person that ordered the yellato did not eat it. It was over churned and had no flavor. They did not charge for the first round of drinks that was happy hour to apologize for the delays but I still not happy. When I talked with the manager she kept making it sounds like everything was my fault for having 12 people instead of 17.
We were sitted in a back room that was like a storage room converted to a restaurant.
The whole experience was very unpleasant, would never go back there .
Beautiful and vibrant restaurant with extremely friendly and attentive staff. The food was delicious, however I felt it was very overpriced for the vegetarian items. I didn't feel my risotto should cost what it did considering there weren't any exotic or expensive ingredients in it. It was just a squash risotto. I would likely come back during Seattle Restaurant Week to save some money or just do drinks and appetizers.
I loved the food and I like the spot so I gave it a decent overall rating (I would have done 3.5 if it were an option) BUT I had a few issues with it.
1) When I walked into the restaurant I stood in the entry way waiting to be seated. No one acknowledged me so I walked up to what looked like a hostess station. No one said hello. I stood without being acknowledged for nearly 5 minutes while staff ran around. They were clearly busy but it takes 5 seconds to say "Hello, someone will be with you in a moment." Unacceptable. Staff was very kind when they did get around to saying hello.
2) After our first course we waited nearly 20 minutes for the main dishes to be served. Our waitress was apologetic but did not offer to bring a little bread or something small to keep us occupied. I also finished my wine before the mains came out and if I were a restaurant focused on customer service I might have offered to comp a second glass but this was not offered.
3) when our bill was brought out the waitress had over charged us. I normally don't care about this. Things happen, but when it's the third mess up of the evening it counts more.
A comment on the space. It's too crowded. My date was constantly being bummed and we were too close to the other couples . Take out one table and it would have been fine.
The food was delicious and I will go back but if the service is anything less then exceptional on my next trip it won't matter how good the food is and I won't recommend it to anyone.
Sat down at 7:30 and we got our entree after 9:00. They gave us a box of crackers with our food to apologize for the delay, though they absolutely ignored us until then. We even asked/tried to make eye contact with the waitress in the meantime. By the time we got the waitress to bring us our bill it was after 10:00. Just getting the waitress to respond to acknowledge us was a daunting task. Long night.
Our expectations for Marjorie were exceeded! We've been meaning to try it for a long time and finally took advantage of the $30 Restaurant Week special. The food was fresh and delicious. The portions were more than generous, particularly considering some restaurants skimp during dining specials. The waitstaff was lovely, particularly with our kids. The atmosphere was festive and comfortable. I wish we could have had more cocktails - we'll have to come back!
Marjorie's consistently surprises with their ability to make me feel welcome and provide a fresh interesting menu, while still keeping some favorites to come back again and again for. We sat outside and enjoyed the patio, her famous plantain chips, the bread and butter (not to be underestimated), the pasta with mushrooms, scallops, lamb vindaloo. All were well prepared, but the fried chrysanthemum was a delightful new item, light, flavorful, surprising, beautiful and fun - in fact, those words could also describe the Marjorie experience. The bar never fails to impress, the wine selection is smart, affordable and interesting. We've eaten here a dozen times and it's always very good. When Donna Moody walks through, you immediately connect why the food tastes so good, she infuses everything around her with graciousness and love.
My husband and I made a last minute reservation for dinner Saturday night and I am so thrilled that we went to Marjorie! The ambiance was great--such a cute and cozy space. We sat indoors, though they do have a fabulous outdoor patio with heat lamps. Service was just a tad slow in the beginning given that they weren't that full. But the food was amazing. We shared a few different appetizers and dessert--the bread pudding was out of this world! We both feel that Marjorie is a hidden gem and are already looking forward to going back.
Seattle is full of yummy spots. Marjorie is a guarantee. We've had favorites that start are great but as the founder is pulled into other ventures the quality goes down. At Marjorie we see the owner at every visit. We think this is the reason for the steady quality of the food along with the welcoming service.
We were graciously seated at 6:45 and the owner served the wine. A very tasty appetizer was served and then . . . more than an hour later, at 8:15 left for a meeting.
My dinner companions stayed and said some of the entrees were very good, others only OK. While the server apologized for the delay in Seattle, a towm with great food served well this was very disappointing.
Marjorie's is consistent. An adequate number of choices for most palates without being overwhelming in the menu options. Great drinks menu too. One of nicest intimate spaces, both inside and out. Always friendly good service no matter how busy. One of my go to places
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