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mBar

4.4
4.4
383 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest

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.

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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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 457-8287

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Stratton

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Cross street

    Harrison and Fairview Ave N

  • Parking details

    Paid parking garage located in the 400 Fairview Building, $5.00 after 4pm and all-day on weekends!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. G

    Gigi

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 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.

  2. E

    Ep2222

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. N

    Nick1234

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 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!

  4. FO

    FelipeO

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. CS

    CinSeattle

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 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.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. D

    Davethediner

    San Diego

    233 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 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

  8. CJ

    CynthiaJ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 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.

  9. CB

    ChelsiaB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 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.

  10. GK

    GaryK

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5

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

  11. F

    Frankie

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience5

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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 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.

  13. KC

    KiernanC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 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.

  14. P

    Parker

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 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.

  15. AN

    AjayN

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 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!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 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.

  17. D

    Dariusz71

    Seattle

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    What can I say .... love the place

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 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

  19. KS

    KianaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 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.

  20. SJ

    SeattleJQ

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 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.

  21. BL

    BlakeL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 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.

  22. MN

    MickeyN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 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!

  23. ED

    ElizabethD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience4

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

  24. B

    Bella

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5

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

  25. F

    Foodie1

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 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.

  26. AC

    AigulC

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

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

  27. A

    Anne

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 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!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 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!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 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.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  32. MG

    MariaG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great!!!

  34. RS

    RickS

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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!!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Valentines Day

  38. TF

    TFarwell

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 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!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience2

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

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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  • Cross street

    Harrison and Fairview Ave N

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid parking garage located in the 400 Fairview Building, $5.00 after 4pm and all-day on weekends!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Stratton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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