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Outlier, Seattle, WA

Outlier

4.2
4.2
473 Reviews
$30 and under
American
OUTLIER is a Seattle gathering place, serving Pacific Northwest cuisine and craft cocktails that are simple and approachable in concept, yet meant to stand out.




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 624-7755
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We Cater! <br />Social Events<br />Holiday Parties<br />Corporate Meetings<br />
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Susan Patriquin: (206) 516-5055
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Spring
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Outlier

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Discount beer, wine and cocktails. Wednesday through Saturday, 4-6pm!

What 473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

473 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in we were greeted by a lovely host and our wait staff were amazing. So kind, detailed and aware of what we needed when. Not too over attentive either. Her recommendations were spot on. I definitely will be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Tad bit noisy Burrata was Fab got to try it well worth it Drinks were a tad expensive at $22 for a old fashion

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  3. jonM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, attentive wait staff and nice ambiance.

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  4. MarkD

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were the first customer of the morning - no one else in restaurant. Not greeted warmly - I felt like we were interruping a conversation between 2 employees. The server was just ok. We ordered breakfast and a cinammon roll The breakfast arrived qnd was very good - then about 15 minutes later I asked the server about the cinammon roll and he just turned around and headed back to the kitchen area. About 10 min later he came back with the roll which was dry and not warm. The service needs to improve. I've stayed away from the Outlier for many years due to a poor experience. I doubt if I will return

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  5. MarniP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for a business lunch and my team of 7 enjoyed it. Service was great and timely.

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  6. CaroleH

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast food. Nice job with a large group. Our waiter Houston was excellent

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  7. Bend04

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    New Year’s Eve dinner. Tough night for businesses. The restaurant was terribly understaffed. We were seated 30min after our reservation time and there was no service at all for at least 20min after we were seated. And that was only after my wife kindly asked a passing server for water. Literally, I think the entire restaurant at that time had two servers. The host was doing triple duty. Anyway, food was decent and I had plenty of time to chat with my adult son and his gf so that was nice…I know the staff were doing the best they could given the circumstances, so thank you.

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  8. JaCrispyK

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Would not recommend. We waited 45 minutes for our drinks and appetizers. When the appetizers came, they were barely warm and terrible quality. The drinks never arrived and we left.

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  9. FredP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quick burger to start off New Year’s Eve was perfection. Our waiter was above & beyond our expectations and the food was spot on.

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  10. PamelaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Xavier was great. Food was ok to good. Some hot items arrived cold.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve eaten at Outlier for years and their food has always been good. They are very short staffed though - so much so that after having a reservation for 6:30, we didn’t get drinks out to the table until 7, salads arrived at 7:30 and our main course never showed. We had to leave at 7:50 for a Symphony show. The cost for 2 cocktails, a glass of wine, 2 personal pizzas (for our kids) two kid drinks, and two salads was $150. Given that they forgot our dinner (and we alerted them to this) there was no acknowledgment on the bill - I would have expected them to comp our drinks or something!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining and drinking experience. I enjoyed the craft cocktail menu.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to visit and good food.. will be back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. LisaR

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was amazing. Xavier. We were not sure if we wanted to eat there because of some of the reviews, but the burgers were amazing and the onion rings were crunchy and good. If you want something lighter we also ordered the pasta which was good with a light caper/oil sauce. Next time we will try the shakes.

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  15. michelle

    Portland

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For a slow time in the restaurant it was slow getting our food. Server was great. Sunny side up eggs still require the white part of the egg to be cooked.......

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  16. MikeE

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A good restaurant from our experience. Service was above average our food, steak, was good but not exceptional. Probably would have had a better experience with their burgers, pizzas, or shakes.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    amazing staff, interesting meals, ok prices, just a bit non cosy open space many tables

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was hit or miss. Some things were great like the fettuccine and bbq pizza, other items came out cold and mediocre. Drinks were just ok.

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  19. Joel

    Seattle

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fast and friendly. The food was quality matching the price.

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  20. Bella

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Okay overall. The restaurant was pretty empty on a Saturday night, but service was still pretty slow. We sat on the back patio which was nice in the summer, and had a good time. Food and drinks were a little overpriced in my opinion, but kinda what I expected downtown.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing. The service was great & the food was delicious!

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  22. Runejasmijn

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really cool place and the staf were awesome, food was really good and those milkshakes damn the where a party itself

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  23. JayB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful find for me. It is a very spacious restaurant in the middle of downtown Seattle without the madness of Pike place market. The staff was super friendly and the food was very nice. The pastry was absolutely heavenly. The place doesn't have much of a view of anything since it's on the street level, but that is what keeps this place clean, quiet, and far from the maddening crowd. Being attached to the Kimpton hotel, the place has that upscale yet old school ambiance.

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  24. LYNewton

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The shakes are spot on….very good. The rest of our meal was…just OK. One of the burgers and one pasta dish came out cold. And overall the food was just average other than the shakes. Also - we sat in the patio and they had a TV with an infomercial for a hair growth product running on loop for over an hour. It was SUPER annoying.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Xavier was a star! Menu was extremely limited Why?

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  26. KeithJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food wasn’t great and overpriced. They mixed up our burgers but insisted they were correct. Drinks were good. The oven filled the restaurant with smoke.

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  27. CameronD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We paid almost $50 for a cold cheeseburger and cold pancakes, for brunch over cooked potato wedges, and we are the only ones in the restaurant one hour before they would make milkshakes and they told us no would not recommend.

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  28. JeannieS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great atmosphere. We came from Vancouver Island for the milkshakes. They were impressive. I would just make a point to ask for them to be thick as ours were all more like chocolate milk. Awesome free pinball machines downstairs on the way to washrooms. Thanks for the fun memories!!

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  29. Meghan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fries were cold, burger was just okay. It took a while to get the food but generally service was responsive.

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  30. LyndaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Was not happy with service especially the food. Ordered food at 12:30 and didn't get food until 1:20, mind me that I am on lunch with my two kids and sister. Fries came out last. How is that possible? Didn't even get to each lunch and had to rush back to work.

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  31. luchtm

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friends had recommended this place. Said it was nice and casual. Decided to take a work colleague here to try it out. Really great experience. We sat outside on the back patio. Nice and quiet. Service was great. They were friendly. Very accommodating with slight changes to what we ordered. Everything came out right. I had Chicken burger but swiss instead of feta. Definitely order the homemade chips and french onion dip as appetizer. Really great... I topped it off with chocolate shake. It was good but a bit small for the price... I'd definitely go back with a larger group of friends. Very casual.

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  32. CHERYLJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing! They were so kind. We went there to celebrate my daughter finishing her cancer treatment and the whole lunch was comped! Our waiter was so attentive, too. They didn't have their big awesome shakes during brunch time, so we went back after the play at the 5th Avenue theater and had a shake! You can park at the hotel Monaco with valet parking, and they will validate the parking for you as well, so that is a super big plus to be able to go to Seattle and not have to find parking!

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  33. RichC

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s been a while since I have eaten at Outlier (pre-COVID). The menu is noticeable shorter, with very little in the way of lunch entrees other than pub-grub. I came because I thought I could order a fondly remembered chicken salad. Alas no more. The location look minimalist and is was not very busy. Sad.

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  34. Yvomono

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The first table was obviously to ensure we didn’t stay too long with kids as it’s very much an after work environment The chairs were so uncomfortable we asked to mood Our server was nice But the menu was expensive for what we ate though well presented

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  35. KathrynF

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Seemed a little short staffed and bar seemed like it needed a little longer to prep—nothing that couldn’t be resolved or fixed. And the waitress was lovely and kind—just wish she had more help. But overall would go again. Oreo milkshake hit the spot!

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  36. KDDD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Go somewhere else. Pros: burger was delicious, ambiance is nice. Cons: service was very poor (one server with way too many tables), drinks were made with incorrect ingredients, prices on the check were higher than on the menu, and they add a ~4% service charge for “dishwashers and back of the house staff”

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  37. WontChooseThisAgain

    Seattle

    39 reviews

    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a disappointment. Highly recommend avoiding brunch. Limited options and of the 4 items tried, none were great. If you do try brunch, avoid the crab cakes. They are dry and tasteless despite trying to drown them in remoulade (we asked for more). The other food was so so. There was a bug in our carafe of water. We usually hesitate to leave a poor review, but felt the management needed to know. Not a great experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was average. Average food, service, drinks. Prices a bit high for the food but oh well.

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  39. Cara

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was awesome!!! Loved the unique take on the menu items!

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  40. Cindy

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, service not so much. Our burgers were outstanding. We were seated in the doorway, asked to move but were told the open tables would over-tax the server in that section. Although our server was able to serve us well when we first sat down, she was soon over-busy. Nearly everything we ordered was not available due to supply chain issues, which the server was not aware of until after we ordered and she had to come back and ask for a second choice. Our dessert didn't arrive until 30 minutes after we had ordered it and we were late to the theater.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Outlier offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 624-7755.

Outlier is rated 4.2 stars by 473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Outlier

1101 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spring
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 624-7755
  • Catering
    We Cater! <br />Social Events<br />Holiday Parties<br />Corporate Meetings<br />
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Susan Patriquin: (206) 516-5055
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