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About Outlier

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.

1101 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates

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


Cross Street:
Spring

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 624-7755

Website:
http://www.outlierseattle.com/

Catering:
We Cater!
Social Events
Holiday Parties
Corporate Meetings

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available complimentary for the first 2 hours.

Public Transit:
The New Sound Transit Light Rail station nearest us is University Street Station, in the Seattle Tunnel underneath Third Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Shawn Applin

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

Special Events & Promotions:


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.

Outlier Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (17)
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Bar Seating (12)
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Good for a Date (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Romantic (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Business lunch. Contemporary design amplifies noise. Excellent food and service but too few gluten free options. Over half the menu is sandwiches but no gluten free bread available.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always tasty and reliable my only wish is that it wasn’t so loud !

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a little disappointing to see that they serve the drinks in the broken glass. I pointed to the broken glass. the waitress was very apologetic and was willing to remove the charge from the bill as well as bring me a new drink with no charge.
She either forgot to remove the charge or something else but the charge was on the bill. Surprise!!!!
I had to talk to the manager. The charge was removed from the bill but the holiday spirit at the table was a little suppressed. To deal with that type of nonsense at the New Year Eve dinner is unpleasant.
In general , the food was excellent!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I took my grand-daughters there for lunch and when they misunderstood the server and ordered a "medium" burger they thought they were bringing them a medium-size burger, not medium-rare cooked (they're kids! and I did not pick up on it). Anyway, chef gladly took it back and cooked it a longer to be well-done and brought them both back a fresh bun. They were very happy with the service that we got there, so thank you!! It's not often that I have the chance to take my grand-daughters out to a nice lunch downtown near where I work!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Morning breakfast - limited options. We were fortunate that Outlier was open - and right downstairs in our hotel.

The food was great and the staff were cheerful - even though I imagine they'd prefer to be at home with family. I tipped accordingly - Merry Christmas and thanks for being there.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fabulous dinner and drinks on Christmas Eve.
The staff were cheerful, lovely and efficient.
Superb recommendations and knowledge about the various dishes, and preparation.
The signature cocktails were divine. I asked for, and received the recipe for my favorite.
We will visit Seattle again and most certainly return to The Outlier.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outlier is a great addition to the Monaco. The food (Christmas Eve dinner) was outstanding in taste (the chef made cabbage delicious), and presentation (the rockfish was spectacular). Our server, Scott W., was as close to perfect as possible -- helpful, attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. We will come back when we can.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a great dinner of small plates . They made great drinks plus a custom mock tail for a pregnant member of the group. Pleasant and attentive staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

By far the WORST dining experience I've had over the last 5 years in Seattle. Service was slow and inattentive. We thought it curious that the cheese board had fig spread and tomato jam but no flat bread or bread slices then the next table got theirs and saw that indeed it should have been there. We could have complained if someone had bothered to ask how we were doing.

Then my "duck breast" arrived. 1 slice of breast intact and another precut into 4 bite-sized pieces. No, these weren't duck breast halves - they were literally 3/4 inch strips cut from the breast so I'm guess each breast half was split between 2 orders. Also, all the seasoning for the dish was in the greens under the duck. The meat itself was just salt and pepper. To be fair, the cooking on the duck was done correctly and I'm sure it would have been good if it had still been hot when it arrived but it was allowed to sit before a food runner discovered it so by then the moisture had ruined the crust on the outer skin.

My wife's salmon was well prepared but it was served with a flavorless corn cake that was too mouth-dessicatingly dry to take more than two bites of.

On top of bad food and poor service, they tried to present us a bill that was more than twice what we ordered.

I'd rather eat at Jimmy John's and support the murder of endangered species than eat here. If you get the opportunity to miss this place, take it.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

They claimed I did not have a reservation

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My group of five enjoyed themselves and had a fine meal. Some comments made about coming back. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2017

What a great find. The five in our party loved the food! Our service was excellent. I started with the Sake Poached Pear that was amazing. We had a variety of entrees Nduja Sausage Brick Oven Pizza Pizza, Rr Ranch Culotte Steak Frites, Duck Bolognese, and House ground cheese burger. My son wants to go back for the amazing fries that came with his burger. !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great service from everyone one the staff.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This place isn't going to rock anyone's world, but the food was good and the service friendly and attentive. The biggest drawback is the incredibly spare decor, lack of ambience or charm, and the presence of big screen TVs that just make this place a glorified sports bar. Ugh.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Recently went to the Outlier to celebrate a birthday, and must say this is a highly disappointing restaurant! I ordered the duck and for $22, you get four (4) very small pieces of duck, these were the size of the pieces of beef you put in a stew. The cheese board was tiny, the bread tasted as it had been leftover for a few days. My guest ordered the burger and it was extremely bland!

Sazerac, use to be here, and I wish it would come back, as overpriced as it was at least you got food that was close to what you paid for.

I usually do not leave comments, but I felt I must in this case.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service, really good food and perfect location for dinner before the symphony.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food and service as usual. The carrot app does not taste like carrots, it is fantastic. That's actually my go to dish here. Name something you like and the chef may craft something for you. I had the chicken this time, tasty, moist, great veggies as a side. Have not had a meal here I did not enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is delicious and original like the names of their many cocktails. The carrot appetizer can’t be beat, actually it includes puréed carrot you want to lick off the plate. Nice sized entrees leave room for dessert. The hard, black surfaces create a loud milieu that seems to clash with the attempted ambiance. When asked if the pounding bass of the music could be turned down the waiter replied that the management was looking into buying plants to reduce the noise level!??
No help for us that night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The salmon small plate was good, the piroshki was meh. Everyone found things a little salty.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent except the surcharges

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

They were great! My daughter got a yummy dessert for her birthday dinner night out! We appreciated that so much!

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went there for Thanksgiving Dinner, toward the end of the evening and found the buffet pretty picked over and not being replaced...now we recognize that it was towards the end of the evening but when you’re paying $75 per-plate that they’d ensure that we’d have our choice of food until the end. Not very impressed...

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Granted we were there for thanksgiving. However, at $75 per person, the restaurant ran out of food!

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 (Montana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great for Thanksgiving dinner! Handled the crowd like pros!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner and the restaurant was a low key environment so each of us could have a conversation and not be drowned out by some pumped in music. The bar prepared our drinks as requested. Service very good and being right off the lobby to the hotel we were able to enjoy their fireplace and seasonal trimmings. If you needed to see the football game TV was available without bothering the rest of us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was a tad disappointing Lukewarm, dry and an ordinary selection. Will have to try this place when it’s not a holiday and is serving the regular menu.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always come here before and after a Seahawks game
Food is great

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We asked our waiter about the jar of pickles appetizer on the menu. He explained it was a jar of pickled vegetables which sounded good to go with our Licy Bugers. Out came a baby food sized jar of red pickled beets and one long skinny green thing that still tasted like beets because it was in the red pickled beet juice. Neither my husband or I eat beets so the ingredients of the jar were left untouched on our plate. Our waiter asked us how the pickles were and we explained that neither of us eat beets. Our waiter shrugged his shoulders and chuckled BUT never did anything about it We expected our waiter to replace or refund the uneaten appetiver. NOT. Burgers arrived over cooked (we ordered medium and they were cooked very well done. Will never return there with all the other great food options in Seattle.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The restaurant was packed at lunch time and we had exceptional service, the food was very well prepared and served piping hot. My guest ordered the Duck Fat Fries as an appetizer WHICH WERE OUT OF THIS WORLD! A must to try. You will not be disappointed. Our burgers were cooked to protection, hot and the salads instead of fries were very fresh with lots of veggies, tomatoes and goodies. Outlier is our favorite place in Seattle and easy to get to. We can't say enough great things about this place. Volla!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was fast and efficient, food was delicious and the price was reasonable. The servers are outgoing and responsive.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Had the duck for lunch and it was moist and tasty. Nice location for a business lunch and a nice variety on the menu. Attentive service without trying too hard. I'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service! My boyfriend and I spent my birthday in Seattle, this place was just two blocks from our hotel. Gave us plenty of time to look over the menu and very helpful with question. Towards the end of dinner I started to feel ill so we asked for the check. When he had brought our check he said he noticed it was my birthday and took off our appetizer since we were leaving so soon. Would definitely go back next time I’m in town!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service, food was served quickly and server was outstanding. Important qualities when you have to get to a show at Benaroya Hall following dinner. We will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I booked a reservation here for my husband's birthday dinner and then was taking him to a Vivaldi concert at Benaroya Hall. We were dressed up for the symphony and a lovely dinner with some friends. The menu looked interesting and for people like us, great service and food are what we are after.

An odd juxtaposition: food that was well done in a stark, arena like sports bar complete with TVs playing a game and the hostess in a Sea Hawks jersey. Given that this restaurant is associated with the Hotel Monaco and had a lovely menu, I was pretty surprised. Call me stodgy but I avoid sports bars precisely because I am not a sport fan, so imagine my surprise to have booked a reservation at one. Fine dining and sports are not a combination I would have chosen. Shame on me as I should have read more carefully.

So we honored our reservation as is normal and hoped for the best. My dining companions and I could not hear each other sitting across from each other at the 4 top and the restaurant was not even anywhere near full at the time. The food was good but not stellar and the service was quite good. Neither could overcome the setting for us and the drinks were decidedly not the caliber one would expect from a Seattle establishment.

I really wish Outliers well but it is certainly not my cuppa. And more's the pity because we have season tickets to the 5th Avenue, ACT, and symphony. But this is not a restaurant for theater nor classic music lovers and it does not possess the necessary elan for this type of diner. However, if the diner wishes to move from ordinary pub grub to better fare and still loves sports, this is the place for them.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wife and I had a great meal. We also watched a good game between the Raiders and KC on a giant tv in a quiet area of the restaurant. We shared two salads. Both were balanced and delicious. The main entrees were filling and distinctive. My ground duck in 4” pasta sticks was unique. The flavors were strong, just right for a rainy night. Wife’s crab cake in a gazpacho was also well balanced.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Location is excellent, service is terrific and the coffee is good. However, the food is horrible. Just because you put some spice in a food to heat it up does not make it edible. I hope that they close down and rework this again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was my second lunch. My experience the first time was better.
This time I ordered smoked salmon on a beet salad. You needed a magnifying glass to find the salmon, the beets were tasteless. No bread or crackers served only 3 pieces of wafer Yet is was @ $18.
Sandwiches seems better.
We ordered French Fires to help "bulk up the meal.. but they were cold!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were staying at the Monaco, had eaten at its restaurant before it was refurbished and became the Outlier and, based on that, had modest expectations. But we didn't feel like going out. The pizza and heirloom tomato salad we ordered were quite good, we were given a (relatively) quiet corner, and the service was efficient and friendly. It's mostly catering to a young crowd, has a pleasant, if noisy ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fabulous service by Tracy. Good food, nice space. We dine out in Seattle often and it was so nice to not have pretentious staff and a menu that is only fit for foodies. My husband loved his cheeseburger! Wish Seattle had more places like this. Thanks for a great night out!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was good but it was insanely loud. The problem is with the acoustics, not the clientele. We informed the staff and they were very aware of the problem but they said there was nothing they could do. We had a friend in from out of town and we were hoping to have a nice meal while catching up. We were constantly repeating ourselves and it was very frustrating. After we left, several of us experienced ear pain, which, of course, went away but absolutely not acceptable for a meal. Not sure why it got so many good reviews and given they are aware of the problem it is shocking that they seem to have no interest in remediation. None of us will go there again.

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