mBar

4.4
383 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest

About

For reservations, please visit our website at www.mbarseattle.com

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.

[ reservations ]

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

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.
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vipGigi
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and staff did a fantastic job of accommodating us on a special occasion. We appreciate all the extra efforts that went into making this a special evening for us and our guests.

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vipEp2222
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time, the service and the food were outstanding!

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Nick1234
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. We were hungry so ordered many things on the menu. Recommend the grilled trout for a main and grilled halloumi to start.

We needed to talk our way onto the patio despite choosing it when asked as part of our reservation but once there enjoyed it the whole night. Don’t settle for the little round tables in the middle of the patio!

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vipFelipeO
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CinSeattle
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We felt our night at mBar was out of character for one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Seattle. Our service was very disappointing, having to wait for an hour to get our dinner. We sat at the bar, and our server was very nice, but seemed ill prepared to take good care of us. We will be back, but another night like this will definitely leave a sour taste in our mouths.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDavethediner
San Diego
207 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our waitperson - very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Food and cocktails were over the top creatively - my entre however - flap meat - was flavorful but much tougher than you’d expect for this caliber a place - view / ambiance was outstanding

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CynthiaJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience5

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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ChelsiaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

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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GaryK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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

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vipFrankie
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience1

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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KiernanC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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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vipParker
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of my top two go to spots in the city. Views, drinks, food and service are all wonderful. Try to go an hour before sunset.

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vipAjayN
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipDariusz71
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What can I say .... love the place

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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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KianaS
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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SeattleJQ
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

mBar’s outdoor bar is different than dining inside. The bar area seems to be super busy which is why the staff can take up to 45 minutes to get to you. However, dining inside will give you a cozy experience and the staff is warm and welcoming. Don’t worry about the view, sitting by window inside shows a beautiful space needle view. Food is interesting.

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BlakeL
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

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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MickeyN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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

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Bella
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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Foodie1
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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AigulC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipAnne
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MariaG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!

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RickS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Valentines Day

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TFarwell
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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