mBar

4.4
374 reviews
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mbar is a modern restaurant and bar with stunning views of South Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. We are proud to feature a dynamic contemporary art collection, cuisine showcasing the exceptional talent of Chef Jason Stratton paired with kind and warm service.

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For parties of 8 or more, please call 206.457.8287 or email tim@mbarseattle.com to inquire about availability.

For our full dinner menu, please choose "standard" for reservations in our beautiful dining room, or "bar" for the bar located inside the dining room with side by side seating. For all patio seating, please select "outdoor seating."

Please note that booking an standard or bar reservation will not automatically guarantee seating on the patio. Thank you for your understanding.

mbar begins in the foyer of 400 Fairview at Ground Control. A host will check you in and then a private elevator whisks you up to the 14th floor to begin your mbar experience.

Specials

Happy Hour~ Sun & Mon All Day - Tues-Sat 4-6pm at our interior bar & patio!

Enjoy drink and food specials from our Happy Hour selection!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 21, 2019

Ends: February 22, 2118

Availability: Sun-Mon 4:00PM-10:00PM
Tue-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 374 People Are Saying
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FO
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, the food is also great. Love the trout.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, and an amazing view. Everything we ordered was incredible- the tagliatelle and herb stew especially.

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CJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

The view was beautiful! The drinks were pretty good too but the food was okay. Very pricey and they only had like 5 options. The ambience was nice. You can see all of lake Union from the rooftop.

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CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

The view and ambiance are absolutely amazing! However, the food was not necessarily good! The drinks are very refreshing though. There is an elevator ride to the 14th floor and during my departure, the elevator got stuck! This was a very unnerving experience that makes me question my return to the restaurant.

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GK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had a great time! The service and atmosphere where my favorite part.

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F
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Really small menu! Food was decent but barely anything to pick from! Obviously view was amazing. Good ambiance!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 1

Our server had very rude customer service. She honestly ruined our experience and we were ready to check out and she said one minute made us wait then someone else ended up helping us.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Find another rooftop bar. The service is terrible, the drinks are way overpriced and are average at best. Not to mention there was a hair in wrapped around my straw. Mbar is a rip off located on a rooftop.

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AN
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Best ambiance for a restaurant ever. Has a CA vibe for sure. We had a reservation but decided to sit at the bar since it is a lot more fun. We later realized that the bar only serves a limited menu (very odd, I think). Bar tender was awesome; a little quiet; but made beautiful drinks. Food was interesting. I don't think the chef salts the food. The steak was $60 (which is fine); but had 0 salt on it; made it awful. The eggplant meze was awesome; the olives were great and the fried romensco was spectacular. Never got to try the real menu; will try next time. Ambiance got better once the happy hour crowd left ;). We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really unique food choices especially for the appetizers. Outside fire pits are comfortable during moderately brisk weather especially with provides blankets. Drinks and bartenders are excellent including choices on the menu as well as requested favorites with a creative flair.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great apart from the fact that our entrees came out at separate times which was a tad annoying. Especially considering the prices

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would like to be able to order from the same menu as inside if I’m sitting outside. The limited food option makes it less enjoyable.

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Only reason I would recommend MBAR at the moment is for the view. I was there twice in 4 days, each of those times with a reservation. In anticipation of the nice weather, I put a reservation in online 6 days prior for outside seating, yet when I showed up there was no space so we were “temporarily” sat at the bar. After 45 minutes, I asked the maitre d’ when we would be sat in the area I had reserved and it took another 10 minutes for us to be moved outside. After that, it took another 20-30 minutes for the server to stop by with water to take our order. The food and drink selection was disappointing (although the food was good), but the service throughout the house could use a tune up.

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MN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stunning Seattle views & in a modern chic bar with very good cocktails. Be aware that everyone likes to sit on the patio next to the windows...they are obviously a hot commodity, so if available grab it!

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Very poor service. Waitress was rude and the drinks were subpar-in tiny plastic cups

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and drinks was amazing. Server was great however a little slow to take order.

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F
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked mBar for the first time for a faculty recruitment dinner because I was looking for a South Lake Union area restaurant w a view, and seafood. It was a bit confusing that the sign is on the first floor, since I knew it was on the 14th floor. After taking the elevator to it, there is a long hallway to get to the restaurant. My boss said the decor was too "hip" for her initially but loved the food. Views are truly spectacular. The outdoor patio would be fun in summer, but too cold in early March. I booked a table inside and got it. Service was excellent, wine was outstanding, great recommendations for specials (scallop appetizer was spectacular), and we all selected trout, which was phenomenal with fenuguk and something creamy. Had to leave for airport, so did not have dessert, but the meal was perfect. Will definitely be back.

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AC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The views are awesome, the food choices are interesting, and the drinks are tasty. Would come back any time

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A
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mbar is that restaurant hits it out of the park in all areas. Our server was terrific and provided great menu advice. The view couldn’t be better. Food was outstanding - again. Highly recommend it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The service here is so slow, but all of the waitresses were very nice and apologetic. it took an hour and a half before we got our meal. I’d go back for drinks though because the location is amazing!

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. They told us to sit anywhere then made us move because of a 15 top that never showed. The woman waiting on us didn’t seem to have a grasp on timing. When we reseated they wanted us to sit at a tiny table seemingly the size of a 1 or 2 top. We asked if we could have the larger square table. There was no excuse me, I’m sorry this is for another table of 15. It was just you’ll have to move by wires jaw shut guy. We reset ourselves and she asked if we wanted to Re-order drinks. My friend said we’d like to order something to eat. She brought us 1 menu for 3. Came back and asked us what we wanted. I said do you have more menus? She said oh yes and brought back 2 more , set them in front of me. She walked by a few times as she sat other people. Finally we ordered, which took a while, she brought us 3 sets of silverware and placed them in front of me to pass out. Every time the woman walked by me, her coat kept snagging my sweater and trying to squeeze into a 2’ space between another patron and my friend. They just didn’t seem to have any finesse. I’ve been here several times before and it just seemed like they were in the weeds. My octopus was good, as was my friends, squash. My other friend’s large pasta dish, he said was bland and small for a large and expensive. Next time, perhaps the woman should zip up her coat so she’s not flapping patrons unknowingly as she’s clomping around the deck. It just really seemed like she was angry or irritated that we were there. We tipped her well despite the experience. We’ve all waited tables and it just seemed maybe she was having an off night. We’ll try again in the summer.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt was absolutely amazing as our host for the evening. The trout (recommended by Matt) was AMAZING!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone and everything was amazing. We will come again! Loved it!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was absolutely great. Make sure to get there when there's enough light out for you to enjoy the view.

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

It was great!!!

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RS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mbar is a great place, we went on Valentines Day and it was a fixed menu, food was good and prices higher for the holiday but we prefer the regular menu offered. Still a great place and you have to accept holiday changes. Always a fun place and the staff is great!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Overall it’s good, however we ask if the waitress can help us take a photo she told us to find someone, that is a let down. Food is okay the view is great.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

like to the place. I love the view it's only they never asked us if we were ready for the order till we ask them we wait long

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Valentines Day

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TF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really one of the truly spectacular dining locations and experiences in Seattle! The view, extraordinary food and attentive service are uniquely sublime. Our fav in Seattle!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Overall, good food & decent drinks but only problem was the service. Super rude waitress with a lot of unnecessary attitude.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

mBar has amazing views, an amazing team that looked after us very well and delicious food.

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MO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Went for happy hour food and drinks...totally disappointing.

-the happy hour charcuterie plate was comical. 7 slices of salami, 3 pieces of buckwheat, salted butter scoop. I thought they were joking with the presentation and lack of effort and ingredients.
-server was inattentive
-no parking validation
-incredibly cool views but won't go back

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BE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious creative and healthy food. Fabulous ambiance and service. Looking forward to coming back!

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LG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the staff of MBar did not disappoint. From the very attractive and attentive staff to the beautifully presented and delicious tasting food, yummmmmm (and I'm not just talking about Matt the bartender). I brought my mom here for her last night in Seattle and she loved it. Thank you, MBar for always being amazing.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing views. the food was unique and delicious.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!Food is amazing.Nice and quite place.Great View of Space Needle.Perfect for a date;)

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E
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great well seasoned unique dishes. A delight to try something different

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice location, we enjoyed everything! Orecchiette are awesome, I recommend them!

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Asked for a nice table and was stuck out on a steel patio type table in the middle of a very loud party. This was not what we expected at all. When I asked the hostess to seat us inside she was rude and said all of the tables were reserved. We ended up having dinner at the bar and fortunately the two bartenders working were amazing and made the night enjoyable. Although we sat and watched 5-6 tables sit empty all night that we could have been sat at if the hostess wasn’t being so rude

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