Outlier

4.3
175 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Outlier is a downtown Seattle culinary destination, featuring thoughtful and seasonally-driven fare with a strong Pacific Northwest influence. The menus pull in global flavors and respond to season, environment and culture.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 7am -10:30am (Monday – Friday)
Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Happy Hour 2pm-6m (Monday – Friday)
Brunch: 8am – 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Dinner: 4pm-10pm (Daily)
Bar: 11:30am – 12am


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Phone number
(206) 624-7755
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shawn Applin
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Catering
We Cater!
Social Events
Holiday Parties
Corporate Meetings
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring
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Parking details
Valet parking is available complimentary for the first 2 hours.
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Public transit
The New Sound Transit Light Rail station nearest us is University Street Station, in the Seattle Tunnel underneath Third Avenue.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Behind the huge green garage doors is the perfect space for your group of up to 40 guests for a seated meal or 60 of your closest friends for a reception. The Garage also features floor to ceiling windows with plenty of natural light.

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What 175 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing, good service and a pleasant patio to enjoy an early summer dinner.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed the food and service at Outlier. The peppered bacon is delicious, and my son devoured the chicken and waffles. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive, which was much appreciated. Highly recommend for breakfast (we haven’t tried the other fare).

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Outlier was a quick place to get a late brunch on a Saturday on our way to the Seattle Art Museum. The food was very good as was the service. The place was fairly empty as it was a late and we had to order quickly before the kitchen closed.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Wonderful food, lovely place, great wine!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was great and we had a great time. We split the $140 Rib Steak.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Service was great as always
I had the salmon sandwich and my client had the fried chicken sandwich, both were excellent

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Personable service. He seemed to be having a lot of fun

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I occasionally would go here when it was Sazerac. I thought I would give Outlier a try for an office lunch. It was fine and I would go again. It wasn't drop your fork amazing, but a very acceptable alternative for a casual business meal. It won't impress clients, but the food is tasty, served in a reasonable amount of time, by competent wait staff. All a the lunch thought their food was good to very good.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Prices are too high for lunch and menu is fairly limited.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great place for a nice lunch! Definitely a step above typical hotel restaurants. Highly recommend the fried chicken sandwich!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Definitely a hotel restaurant, lots of business people in from out of town probably staying at hotels nearby. Food was better than expected, but a little overpriced probably due to its clientele. If you’re local to seattle you can find something better for a better value.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The staff was friendly and the food was really really delicious. I wish I could remember what I had - it was the first day of a 6-day whirlwind conference, but the fact that I remember the restaurant says something about how good it was.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great downtown spot for breakfast - good food and space

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The individual who was originally supposed to be our server basically ignored us for 20 mins after we we're sat. I went and spoke with the greeter at the door, he went and found a different server who was absolutely wonderful. Food was absolutely great.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We celebrated Mother's Day at Outlier and the food was amazing, ambiance was lovely and although they seemed a bit under staffed, we wouldn't have noticed except for our server kindly apologizing each time she came to the table.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was cooked perfectly. I had the scallops and my husband had the chicken. Super moist!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Some food items were very good - e.g. the asparagus. Other things were just “ok” - we had a great waitress. Good selection at the bar, but wine choices somewhat limited.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Went to Outlier for a business lunch (had the duck bolognese). Food was great and wait-staff was very attentive. I've gone a few times and it's always a consistently good experience.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The server was very good though the wait for our drinks was too long given the place was almost empty., The menu was a bit limited and the same ingredients showed up in numerous dishes. They are very fond of truffle oil, asparagus , and hazelnuts right now. And it's really loud. They blast the music and it's a very auster place, so it's extremely challenging to talk. It was also so cold I needed to go get sweaters for the people in our group.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Server is excellent. Food is good, even if the menu is a bit shorter than some others.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very noisy and food was not worth the price paid.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food ok but menu limited to just plain weird items.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Delicious food and very friendly, helpful servers!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dining at Outlier was truly enjoyable. The menu had just been updated, sadly the meal I had picked from their menu online was no longer available, but our server was helpful in choosing a new option. He communicated with the kitchen to ensure that my meal would be gluten free and offered substitutions when necessary.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food is good....but for the 2nd time service was poor.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Tried this contemporary American restaurant for breakfast. Besides the usual standards the kitchen offers some creative and unusual takes on old favorites. I quite enjoyed the duck confit hash. This is not for the quick fast food breakfast but if you want a leisurely quality meal while downtown, I’d recommend it.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I enjoy coming to this place because it’s different. I have yet to have a bad meal or drink here so I’m always thinking of this place first to bring friends and colleagues who are from out of town so I can give them something uniquely Seattle. With that being said, this particular meal was nice and all the ingredients were beautifully presented and fresh but a little underwhelming as far as flavours...was hoping for a more lip smacking, “this is really tasty” experience this evening. The silver lining: My dining companion is a definite foodie from British Columbia and seemed to enjoy her meal, so I’m happy with our decision to dine here. I will be back for future visits because I like it but I’m hoping for a bigger wow factor like the first few times I’ve been. :)

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Traveling and wanted a nice place to eat

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went there for seafood Laksa on the menu but the item was sold out (9pm dinner). Went for pizza instead - good taste pizza but not necessarily best value for money. I’d consider going back again to try their laksa.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My family and I visited Seattle and stayed at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle. I had read great reviews for Outlier, which was located right at the hotel, and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The food was great, and the service was even better. Be sure to try the Duck Fat Fries, Charred Cabbage & Potato Pierogi, and Duck Bolognese.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food and service was good. Sat at table near open door to hotel lobby so it’s was drafty and cold. I should have asked for a different table. I also thought 18% gratuity was added but the tip line said 0 so I added 20%. Turned out I double tipped. My fault again for not asking to be sure.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Brought a client here for lunch. Overall food was good, but I can’t give it five stars yet as I didn’t try much on the menu. The mushroom burger and duck fat fries were excellent. The fries were more like potato wedges, but they were still great.

Nice, cool ambiance. I could see this being a good spot for a lunch date, happy hour or casual dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The duck bolo is AMAZING!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went here with my girlfriend for dinner before a show. The location is ideal and the layout is nice. Booths were comfortable and quiet. Service was good.

The food, however, was not good. I ordered the mushroom burger. The bun was dry and bunt. There might have been three mushrooms on the burger, along with a piece of lettuce. The burger itself lacked flavor. For $18, I expect more. Girlfriend ordered the duck, which was served around a pile of what looked like cabbage (didn't seem to be what the duck should be paired with). The duck wasn't dry, but it was quite bland.

All-in-all, good location, service, and ambiance, but poor quality food, especially for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and service .
The pizza is amazing

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Creative food with great flavors. I liked that they were able to accommodate my various food intolerances. Everything that we ordered was delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful. Glad they leave a water jug at the table so you don't have to hunt someone down, but our server was attentive so no hunting was necessary.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were in Seattle on St. Patrick's Day and happened on The Outlier quite by accident. We were pleasantly surprised by the snappy décor, nice service and great food. I had a seafood Laksa which was excellent with fresh seafood and a wonderful curry/coconut sauce. My wife had a pizza which also was well done. We will go back there.
P.S. Don't miss the imaginative mural painted on the walls above the dining room ... fun to look at.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Nice ambiance, eclectic menu & great service from Brad made a great time with friends/ colleagues.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was friendly, knowledgeable and quick. Interesting and tasty food!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food, wonderful staff

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