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Outlier

4.2
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come celebrate with mom, family and friends at Outlier this year! In addition to our regular menu, Executive Chef Shawn Applin will delight with special menu items just for Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 156 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our server Chris was excellent and Sean in the kitchen made everything SO delicious!!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Extremely slow service though the actual servers were very nice. Food was good, drinks were only so-so but for the price definitely not worth it. In the area we were seated, the tables were so close together that there wasn’t even really enough elbow room between us and the couples sitting next to us. Overall it just wasn’t a good experience and I can not recommend it to others.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great ambiance, spacious, great food, and great service!!!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Awful in many wAys. Poor service, overpriced , mediocre food.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The atmosphere is modern and fun. My friend and I had dinner here on Valentine’s Day, so they were only offering a prix fixe dinner menu. The cauliflower soup with Dungeness crab was so delicious. We had one each of the entrées and shared them. We had roast chicken served with wonderful grilled brussels sprouts and lardons on a bed of mashed celery root, and a fillet served on fancy hashbrowns and creamed spinach. The filet melted in our mouths and we loved everything but the creamed spinach. For dessert we got one each of a chocolate cake and the pears stewed in red wine served with mascarpone. The cake smelled and tasted a bit stale, but it came with amazing raspberry crisps made of caramelized sugar. The pears were good but the sauce was a little too “interesting” in a way we couldn’t quite identify. We did not finish either one. Overall, I would probably eat here again, but will not make a special effort to come back.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Really bad experience. Slow service. Steak was ordered medium, but was presented undercooked to the point of being unsafe. This was our third try on this place - we won’t be returning.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentines day which had a special menu provided however my husband has celiac disease so they allowed us to order from the menu. Food was very flavorful. The appetizer carrot vadouvan dish was amazing. Also had the steak and frites which had good flavor and potatoes were nice and crispy. Had a squash salad which was ok but nothing amazing and the cheesecake as we were able to get it without crumbles so was gluten free. Cheesecake didn't have a lot of flavor but maybe that was because we didn't have the crumbles too. Overall it was a good meal, friendly service and fun ambiance.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pretty good valentine's day meal

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very disappointing Valentine experience. First Open Table shows about $30/person when it is closer to $60. When we arrived, we were given a table in a dark spot next to the bar. We asked for a booth and hostess told us we would have to wait with no offer of a better location. The table next to us was declined by the next five patrons who were offered better seating. We were only offered a prix-fixe menu for Valentine Day with two options. Other tables seemed to be able to order other items off the regular menu, but we were not given any other options. We both had the filet which was very good. The space is concrete, steel and chain link. It is loud and dark. To top it off, they added a surcharge to the bill which was NOT disclosed on any menu. Other places in Seattle don’t have hidden charges. When I asked the hostess about the surcharge, she first pointed out the price for the meal, when I clarified that a surcharge is not the price, the hostess told us that is was required by Seattle and then said "would it make you feel any better to talk to the manager". This seemed like a blow off and we let it go rather than pursue it then and further spoil the evening. Undisclosed fees are simply unacceptable (& possibly illegal). The prices in the menu should be the cost, not a lower limit plus whatever the establishment decides to add.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food. I had the salmon sandwich with fries. The salmon was flavorful and the fries were perfect! Service was awesome.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was decent food was not.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very disappointing experience! Horrible overhead spotlights shining in our eyes. 2 of the entrees on the menu are pizzas - they were not available on a Saturday night! Duck breast was a salad but no reference to it being a SALAD - offered as an entree. Waited 15 minutes for a beer and glass of wine , after being seated. Service was rather condescending and we were then ignored.
Would not recommend this restaurant for dining. Perhaps the bar experience is better.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Staff did not mention until ordering that the woodfired pizza oven was broken. decided to leave as other food selection not really wanted. place was mainly empty and soulless.
probably best for just a drink.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was delicious. But service was very poor. Had to ask for knife multiple times, wasn't offered dessert and barely saw our server. The lighting was also odd. Felt like we were in a cafeteria. Made a reservation for 4, but got a table meant for 5 which made it difficult for everyone to converse.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great happy hour. Then we moved to the restaurant for dinner. A menu with a lot of variety and the food was excellent. The dessert menu had excellent choices as well.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Our server was excellent - and made our experience here even better. My dinner was on the lighter side - roasted carrots with several other tastes to combine with it (as directed by the server) to create a wonderful blend of flavors.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Fantastic! The fried chicken sandwich was so crispy and delicious. My entire party of 7 loved their food and cocktails. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

It was a great experience. Our server Chris was fantastic explained everything and went above and beyond to make sure we have a great lunch. Food was great tasting and looked fantastic.

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