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Outlier, Seattle, WA

Outlier

4.1
4.1
394 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

9:30 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 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: (888) 652-3513

  • 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, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Outlier

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Discount beer, wine and cocktails. Wednesday through Saturday, 4-6pm!

What 394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. VT

    VinceT

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. From the corn, wings, Pizza and the crème brûlée .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Restaurant was empty. Server was very nice. Good was OK.
  3. N

    Nellikai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The verbal warning Took cocktail was really good! We ordered the Pork and Papers pizza, Steak Bites and Diablo prawns which were all pretty amazing! Ended up ordering one more plate of the steak bites. Will definitely be going back for more
  4. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The burgers and the risotto are delicious. Good cocktails and really nice staff!
  5. KG

    KateG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Outlier was fantastic. The asparagus & fresh greens salad was perfectly dressed. My husbands Steak Royal was done to perfection, and my Diablo Prawns were in a to-die-for sauce. Finished with an excellent apple tart and a fine creme brulee. Servers couldn't have been nicer. Highly recommended!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    All hard surfaces make it a bit noisy. Menu is short but we were both very happy with the excellent quality of the entrees. Dessert was not printed on menu, but was available (crème brûlée was excellent). Wine list was short but we found a delightful red blend from Oregon.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and amazing food
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    took a cab in the rain and arrived on time the host said they basically couldn’t seat us they were way to far behind understaffed etc normally this wouldn’t bother me but you should probably notify opentable and or other booking apps so you can stop taking online reservations
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked for a special occasion several months in advance, restaurant cancelled our reservation 2 hrs before. Booked us into a close by restaurant that scored zero in every metric. A really poor match for an alternate restaurant for our younger group. So disappointed that we travelled from all over US and Canada to join for one special evening. Should have stayed in hotel and ordered in pizza and champagne!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They don't have a wide selection of offerings but what they do they do very well.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The cocktails were good and had some creative combinations. The food was good, but not good enough of different enough that I feel the need to return.
  12. e

    edub

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic table side service. Very creative house cocktails, with servers going the extra mile to ensure you'd be happy with the drink/cocktail you order would be enjoyable. Eagar to provide samples/taste to ensure you're satisfied with your order. Food menu is very diverse and delicious. A place that I think many people would find a dish they'd be happy with. Layout very accommodating to groups. There's a couple of side-rooms that can fit larger (6+) parties. Became a "must return" restaurant after trying the first appetizer.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It would be very helpful if all of the ingredients were listed on each menu item. My family has some picky eaters and we could have ordered items slightly altered for their tastes. The food was delicious and our server was wonderful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great happy hour!! Prices little high for regular menu but loved all of the drinks and food we ordered on happy hour! Service was great too.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The menu at the restaurant did not match the one online. Our server was earnest and helpful. He tried almost too hard to get us the best deal on how to order what we wanted. The space is designed to be as noisy as possible. Old guys like me don't really enjoy that atmosphere. The food was very good and servings were almost too generous. Given the quality of what was served, the price seemed moderate.
  16. AG

    AGuy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Watched our food sit on the pass thru long enough for it to be cold when it got to us. Severely overpriced, and I got sick a few hours later.
  17. A

    Anil

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Understaffed, or as the waiter explained to us “too many people reserved”. They had a fixed menu for New Years evening. After waiting well over an hour for our desert we left without receiving it. No apologies and were still charged full price. We wouldn’t return.
  18. a

    amyloveslondon

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Pro: Covid safe (large, open. space with very high ceiling; everyone masked, tables spaced well apart) Con: Very expensive for what we got. $90 dinner for two (including a 20% tip) one glass of cava, a soft drink, gumbo, side salad, individual pizza and french fries). Tab included a mysterious surcharge.
  19. D

    Durham

    Raleigh

    227 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just what we needed: not too fancy or fussy, more casual food choices. Great salmon succotash special.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Terrible very poor food and out of 2 of the five things on menu
  21. BG

    BGrungeman

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great and we tipped accordingly and the steak was cooked properly but lacked seasoning and was a bit tough.
  22. J

    Jooj

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Wow, this restaurant is the pits. It’s unattractive,uncomfortable, and the food is tasteless. The pizza crust had the texture of pastry dough and my salad had no discernable dressing and no visible Gorgonzola cheese as described. It was basically a $13 bowl of bitter, old lettuce.I asked for dressing and Gorgonzola, which they charged an extra dollar for. The pizza tasted like nothing. we tipped 20% and got the heck out of this place within 15 minutes of receiving our food. We we are staying at the Kimpton Monaco hotel and are confused that a nice hotel would be associated with such a bad restaurant.
  23. FF

    FrancesF

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Bourbon list awesome; wait staff pleasant; food very bland and boring
  24. AB

    AaronB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Outlier has a small selection of items on the menu, and even so did not have the materials to make all the items. The Gumbo tasted like it was straight out of the can, and the salad with steak did not have flavor. The service was great. The ambience was nice. Although, the food was subpar especially compared to the locations around it. Not a great value coming to this restaurant.
  25. H

    Hunter

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, nice local crafts and excellent food!!!
  26. j

    jbot

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service , and the food was very tasty.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    food took way too long and the place was empty. waited 50 min for a salad. wont be returning
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant. Good service and food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Chris, was very attentive to us during our visit. Not only was the service amazing, but so were the ambiance, food, and cocktails! We opted to cancel our plans for our next stop so that we could stay and enjoy their desserts. Chris is also a bit talented as an artist, but I hope he does not quit his day job at Outlier because we would like to have him be our server again. :)
  30. KO

    KrisO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Served me a warm beer even though the server knew the tap system was not working properly. Service was super slow. Bread, almonds, and olives were tasty though.
  31. s

    skiingsailor

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Did not realize until I arrived that yesterday was their first day open in more than a year. However, they were not ready to open. Two thirds of the tables were open, and yet it still took an hour from the time I placed my order for a cheeseburger until it was served. They were also having a probem with their beers on tap, so only bottled beer and nothing local. I hope they solve their issues fast, I would like them to make it, the server was nice.
  32. KO

    KellyO

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A short but interesting menu and excellent service in a modern upscale space.
  33. NN

    NickName

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great lunch (fried chicken sandwich, bugers, pizzas). Food is always delivered quickly from time of order. Fairly attentive staff (water, orders).
  34. SS

    SusanS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to find a place so close to Benaroya Hall that wasn’t packed before our show. Outlier has a very spacious, comfortable dining room with a really versatile menu that pleased every specific palate in our party of 6.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good stuff! Always enjoy the food. Never disappoints.
  36. MJ

    MikeJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were staying at Hotel Monaco and ate two meals at Outlier. The breakfast was outstanding. Dinner was good with one complaint that the wild salmon was overcooked. Overall it was a nice setting with a good meal.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I wanted to treat my wife to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. I read the reviews of the restaurant before booking. I understand it was Valentine’s Day and restaurant was busy but I would think I would get a nice service and good meal. For the price I ended up paying for our meal was disappointing. I feel my hard earned money was wasted. Our server showed up to our table twice once to take the order (would tell she was in a rush) and when it was time to pay. The only thing on the meal I enjoyed was the “beet tray”, it was beautiful displayed and tasted excellent. Main meal was very small in portion the “cod” was not tasteful, I did not appreciate the radish ( taste was plain no favor) and to accompany the cod was not a good choice, not fulling. The deserts was like a hard bun that’s not even desert. If it was accompanied by fresh fruits and ice cream that would have helped with the taste. The restaurant did not have the romantic atmosphere that I thought it would especially for Valentine’s Day.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice valentines date. It was a great experience, but not so amazing that I feel the need to lock myself in there for Valentine’s Day in the years to come. I definitely recommend trying it out!
  39. BP

    BasP

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Outlier is a modern restaurant across the road of the W-hotel downtown Seattle. We had dinner here on Valentines day, they replace the menu with a Valentines only menu. The food was good, but the portion sizes were un-American like small. For an American-kitchen restaurant very unusual. the quality didn't fully compensate for the size of the portion..
  40. JF

    JenniferF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I would definitely dine here again. The noise level was loud, but the booth-like seating arrangements still helped me feel like I could have an in-depth conversation without too much distraction. The stoneware is heavy and the server set down one dish very abruptly, with a loud thud. I guess he was in a hurry! That was abrasive, and hopefully the staff can be trained to be exercise a little more finesse (I understand they're busy) to reflect the high level of service business clientele will expect.

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 is rated 4.1 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Google Map for Outlier

1101 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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: (888) 652-3513

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