Orfeo

4.6
571 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A contemporary, NW centric, wood fired kitchen in the heart of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.
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KR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, stellar service, amazing cocktails, beautiful place. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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Y
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Poached shrimp with heads were amazing. Baked oysters were lovely but the, selected for me oysters, were fantastic. I love large sweet briny oysters. Salad and tiramisu were wonderful. Loved Orfeo!!!!

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N
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We ordered a lot of appetizers (i.e., charcuterie board, cheese fritters, bread with spreads/dips, Italian soup) versus an entree. Everything. And I mean everything, was delicious. The staff was great, but if I'm being picky (when am I not?), we did have to ask for more water and more drinks versus being offered. Nice lighting and set up, however the decor seemed a bit outdated and reminiscent of the Old World. I would definitely return.

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b
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very much enjoyed our meal at Orfeo. first time and it won't be the last. only issue was an apparent overuse of red chili flakes. my wife's Bolognese and my Carbonara with Dungeness both had too much pepper flakes. we even asked if my wife's dish was spicy and were told no. neither dish listed red pepper flakes as an ingredient on the menu (really almost overpowered a delicate dish like Carbonara) which is a major oversight in my opinion. some people are more sensitive to spicy and things like pepper flakes should NEVER not be disclosed. loved the hearth bread service and our waitress, for the most part, was lovely. we will try again.

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JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary service, food, drinks (made to order by Kevin!). Always above in everything. Will be back ASAP.

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SS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant. Loved the food and the staff was amazing.

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P
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place Has wonderful food and the ambience is beautiful there woodfired pizza and especially their woodfired oysters are truly amazing

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e
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here four times now and have never been disappointed. This dinner was with 11 co-workers and I mistakenly scheduled it for the wrong evening. The staff was very gracious and found room for us. Our party was given just the right amount of attention, food came out promptly and drinks were never empty. Did I mention that the food (especially the house-made pasta) was amazing? Thank you Orfeo!

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Y
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again, Kevin Davis (owner) and his team (At Orfeo this time) have provided a wonderful wine dinner. The Cedergreens were so delightful, friendly and informative. It was lovely to hear their story. KJ (ChefKevin) prepared superior dishes from the appetizers down to dessert. The wine pairings from Cedergreen that Bruce selected were perfect. Complimenting the cuisine and showing the best flavor profile of each wine. Micheal (new waiter) was great! He seemed to be every place at once and anticipated what was needed. We met several people we met at wine dinners before and the evening was filled with fun and learning about new wines and new experiences. We cannot wait to enjoy our wines and to attend the next wine dinner

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MA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I chose Orfeo due to Yelp placing them #3 in Seattle for Chocolate Molten Lava Cake. We were trying to find a restaurant with the cake to have someone in our party to try. I was extremely upset when the server informed us that they did NOT serve the cake. This is the last time I use Yelp to base any decisions on.

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A
London
62 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our restaurant week dinner immensely. I had the vegetarian version and my fellow dinners had the Tombo. All the dishes were delicious.

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Y
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything made us happy. Greeting, service, pizza,oysters, drinks, value. This is one of our favorite restaurants. It is always comfortable and relaxing. Chef Kevin truly cares that everything served is presented and prepared to their high standards. We had appetizers for dinner but the restaurant week menu was lovely too. We will go back next week for that. Kevin Davis NEVER gives smaller portions on the prefix meals. The portions are generous, the quality of ingredients are the same as on the regular menu. Most of the other prefix we have tried in other places have been unsatisfactory and below the normal standards.

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OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. No complaints. The mussels and bolognese dishes were delicious!

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BG
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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MS
Seattle
102 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate two birthdays and had a wonderful meal. We were not rushed and there were even a couple of tiramisu desserts provided!

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LJ
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner there on a Tuesday (Tango Tuesday - live music and dancing). Great place - the food was amazing and the service impeccable. I'll definitely be back.

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CC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, from calamari salad to halibut, was flawless. Despite several big parties, our server was attentive and food arrived hot and as fast as we wanted. Great night.

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SS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal. My husband says he will never order mussels again because our appetizer was better than any we have ever had. Going for seafood, since we were visitors from a landlocked state, we ordered ono and halibut as our entrees (and shared). Could not have been better.

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JL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for the first time celebrating two 50th birthdays. Orfeo treated us with great care and made it an absolutely fabulous evening filled with excellent service, delicious food and drinks, and an all around lovely environment. Thank you! We will be back!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The good was okay, not special. The shrimp were extremely overcooked - tough and rubbery.

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HD
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. The restaurant is small and friendly. The food is great.

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DS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to Orfeo, and once again I was delighted with the food and service. They always go above and beyond with the friendliness. I really enjoy going there and hope to get back soon.

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I
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food is really good and my guests and I really appreciated the bossanova music, but the service is terrible: absent waiter, and the few times we was at the table he was rude as heck.

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D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Very nice place for a quite dinner.

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NP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place was quite empty for a Friday night, which was surprising since the food and service were so good. The smoked mussels were delicious and the server was kind to take my special order of burger no bun and sub the fried potatoes for sauteed veggies. Our table of 5 was able to all find dishes that suited our dietary preferences and restrictions, and our server was a hoot. There was even some lovely live music. Highly recommend.

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

We were there for Valentines dinner and we had never been before. I usually like to reserve more well known places but I took a chance.
Both of us loved the food. The octopus salad and the hearth bread were awesome starters.
I ordered the short rib pappardelle and it was excellent. My wife ordered the crab pasta and it was even better.
The service was great and the dessert was also over the top yummy.
Not a fan of the 20% gratuity added to the bill but their explanation of how these funds are divided made sense and the service certainly lived up to it.
We will certainly be back. Highly recommend this place.

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V
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Kevin Davis’ restaurants, and he invariably goes beyond hospitable when we dine at one. Educated, polite and efficient staff. Best table in the restaurant always seems to be avail@ble to us. When he is on site, a personal visit to the table to discuss the food, wine, and other fun topics. Very highly recommended!!

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. Food was outstanding.

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ML
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Orfeo. The food is great and the people are wonderful.

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AC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent, excellent. It was delightful!

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KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

First of all, let me say that the food was really very good so that was not the issue at all. However, the service was odd to say the least. It all started with our table which was upstairs away from the main area. This would have been okay but it felt like we were the one reservation too many that they should not have taken and therefore were put in a spot normally reserved for bigger parties. As a result, we did indeed end up being in between two long tables of large parties. Awkward! Then the service....it wasn't unfriendly but very unpolished and odd for a restaurant of this caliber. After getting a tester of two different chardonnays, when the bottle was brought the server asked if it mattered which glass she poured it into (and the bottle ordered was different from the samples) as she quickly splashed some randomly into one of the used glasses. Then our appetizer came after our mains, glasses were broken, the bill was messed up.....
Overall, first world problems but I was frankly surprised and would not go back even though the food was good.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great service and delicious food!!

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Y
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter James seemed to be serving most of the people at the wine dinner, his service to our group was efficient,timely and he was charming. He even carried out some of our wine purchase for us. The dinner and wines were, as expected, beautiful and delicious. We had all been concerned about the venison dish, as it can be gamey. The farm raised venison from New Zealand, the prep, accompanying kumquats and polenta were perfect. I hope they add it to the regular menu again. We are not fans of Chardonnay,but the Willamette Vintners Chardonnay was delicious. We bought a case to share Thank you Chef KD,Bruce,James and the entire staff.

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SW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Great food!

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B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfection

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CM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Orfeo. We love the eggplant jenga and the service is always exceptional. Great Happy Hour as well.

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s
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I definitely recommend the oysters and the bread! Outstanding.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and ambience is pleasant. The waitress continued to make mistakes through the night. However, despite our service, I would highly recommend this restaurant particularly for the ambience, originality of food and finally for the attention to detail and professionalism when a problem should arise

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IC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great Seattle restaurant. The service is always good, prices are on the higher side but not by much and the food is fresh and tastey. It's only not a 5 star in my book because it's good but not mind blowing

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SD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It wasn’t great. We probably won’t go back. Service was bad. Food was undercooked.

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