Outlier

4.3
219 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
Bar
Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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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/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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our Thanksgiving Buffet Feast from 2:00pm - 8:00pm featuring all the traditional favorites! $75/pp adults - $40/pp kids 12 & under - kids 5 & under free.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 219 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We dined on the same night as a large private party. The restaurant was very noisy and the service seemed to take longer than it should. They were out of two of entrees, even though it was only 6:45 on a weeknight. The food and wine were excellent though so I would definitely go back.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the team out to lunch for great food and conversation.

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MT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food and nice wine list yet the dining experience really lacked some ambience which made for an all-round “nice” date night venue, but not one I would rush to repeat.
The restaurant was pretty quiet and the serving team seemed pretty thin on the ground despite this. It also looked as though they were more interested in getting ready for the breakfast session in the morning (presumably from the adjoining hotel) than catering to current guests.

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WV
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great food. The beer selection was excellent.

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s
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

We wanted to try a new restaurant so made a reservation at Outlier last Saturday evening. The four of us go out pretty frequently and enjoy trying out new restaurants whether in Seattle or the Eastside. When we walked into Outlier there was nobody at the hostess station for at least five minutes. Finally a busboy noticed us waiting and got someone to help out. The ambiance in the restaurant didn't really make for a fun evening. The lighting was way too bright and lent a cafeteria feel to a restaurant that had a modern design. We debated whether we wanted to stay for dinner as we perused the fairly limited menu. We ordered cocktails and two appetizers. The guy who brought our olives spilled the entire bowl on the table and it wasn't properly cleaned up afterwards, leaving oil residue on the table where I was sitting. I couldn't put my arms on the table at all for fear of ruining my blouse. At this point we decided to pay for what we'd had and went to another restaurant for dinner. Our server appeared immediately annoyed with us as soon as she determined that we weren't going to order dinner and was quite abrupt with us at that point which was really unnecessary. We won't be returning.

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SE
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, good bright meeting place

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MT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. The drinks were expensive and tasted diluted

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MD
Jacksonville
45 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Good French fries and nice cheeseburger construction but meat was bland. Hostess was friendly but service ambivalent. No one stopped to ask how my meal was.

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RL
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the quaint atmosphere and fabulous food. The staff was so wonderful, and the brunch menu was all we had hoped. I would have liked to have had some almond milk with my coffee, but the tea was a great alternative.

I would definitely suggest the malted waffle!

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AV
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Went for Dinner. Has limited menu. Oysters were very good. Had a burger. A little on expensive side. Was there at five. Bar was noisy making it difficult to hear.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food ... service was a bit slow but just because there were not enough servers.. our server was awesome

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JC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. This was a nice “discovery” as we were staying at the hotel and wanted dinner nearby — thus, no expectations about quality of menu. We were pleasantly surprised at the special attention to the food and presentation.

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KM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Great food but disappointed by the atmosphere. Our table was basically in the path from the entrance. It was loud and difficult to have a quiet discussion with my date. The salmon was excellent. The cocktails were good.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food but noisy and chilly. Bring a sweater! The service was great.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The carrots were out of this world! The restaurant looked upscale but was very warm and welcoming. We felt comfortable right away. Our server was very informative and helped us make decisions on wine and entrees. Also really enjoyed the warm olives, the cucumber salad was fantastic and the ribeye was cooked perfectly.

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PC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Me and my husband went there for brunch and we loved. The menu had a variety of options, food was great and staff was friendly. We definitely recommend.

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MM
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Although the food was objectively good, the ambience and laction weren't the best. Also, if was quite cold. If I was stuck, I'd happily go back but nothing magical.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good but not exceptional, and definitely over-priced for a few items. The 4th star is dedicated to our server, Keegan, who was knowledgeable, entertaining and attentive.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris P. makes the experience worth every second. When I’m Seattle we always come to Outlier and when we reserve a table with Chris we are never disappointed.

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B
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had been here before when staying at the hotel, and don't remember how long ago the restaurant did the remodel, and actually liked the old ambiance better. Food is good and dependable, as is service. Good place for business breakfast.

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a
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They were gracious and accommodating during a challenging night (no hot water) and we appreciated their patience with us as we finished our meal and visited together (not allowing other diners to eat due to the boiler situation)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Pleasant staff. No wait.

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DL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just okay. Food was pretty good, but seemed a bit pricey for what it was.

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GC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Way too expensive with slow service on both drinks and food. Food was great but overpriced. Dinner for 2 was $270 which was with 2 drinks each

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We used to come here for business lunches but started going across the street simply because of the noise level here. Once the restaurant fills up it’s impossible to hear your companions. The food and service are solid but you just can’t hear who you are with. Go when it’s not crowded for the best experience.

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JT
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

his was a nice stop for a late dinner. It's a cool setting in the Hotel Monaco. Everyone enjoyed their drinks. The dinner choices were varied. The Heirloom tomatoes and burrata were nice to start. The burger was a hit. Overall a good meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were awesome and the food was great. Quick service and a laid back atmosphere.

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AT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was pretty good, but place seemed kind of dead for a Friday night.

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l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We saw our original waitress only once ... at the time she took our drink and food orders. The restaurant was NOT crowded. One of the two drink orders was not correct and we had to wait for another waiter to walk by to make this known. After waiting a lengthy time, we inquired about our meals to a waiter who happened to be walking by. One meal was brought out 5 minutes later and we thought the second meal would be right behind it but after another prolonged wait, we had to ask about the second meal and then waited another 5+ minutes for the second meal to be delivered.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Generally good. No air made it for a very warm dinner experience

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y
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for business lunch. A lot of space, decent food, and not too crowded.

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RV
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, excellent food. A bit pricy, but I'm from out of town. So, my frame of reference is skewed. Would definitely recommend and go again myself.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We went to Outlier for dinner before a bachelorette party. It wasn’t what we expected at all. There were only 3 other tables there on a Saturday night at 8pm. Our server had bad body odor and the food wasn’t anything special. The drinks were okay, but again, nothing special. The atmosphere screams hotel restaurant. Had we have realized the restaurant was in a hotel we would not have chose it.

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LA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our experience was very good. Service was wonderful with the waiter making good suggestions. We weren't so crazy about the Curried Carrots. The pastrami toast however was wonderful. I'm not a fan of beef tongue but I couldn't tell I was eating tongue. Also enjoyed the beef tartare and the Ssam Rockfish. We demolished everything.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Convenient to hotel. Delicious food. A bit pricy but not too bad. Waitstaff is very professional & friendly. We ate breakfast lunch and dinner here. All good.

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A
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The restaurant was almost empty when our party arrived. A few people came in a little later. The waiter came over to take orders but only took a few drink orders then left. When he came back I had to say I would like to order a drink please.
When he took food orders it was the same thing he took a few then left we had to point out others would like food also. The service was terrible and the restaurant had only a very few other people in it. It appeared they had more employees then guests.
The food was very good but it was such a shame the service was awful. Especially how it is connect with the Monaco Hotel which has impeccable service and employees.
Very disappointed

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BJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic brunch with all the usuals and some wild combinations that were delicious. My only beef is that we were seated in a corner of this expansive space and could have enjoyed the ambiance much more if we had been out in the open.

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OY
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chris the server is outstanding, patient, attentive. I am going to ask for Chris next time I go!!

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PG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow but polite. My meal was over cooked and really unspectacular combinations despite the names and ingredients. Our pizza was ok.

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VD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I had a fantastic meal here on Sunday night.
I only had a light sweater on and was chilly so our waiter got us moved to the chef's counter where we got to watch them prepare the food- including the $140/32 oz steak!
We had the Pierogies with braised pork as an appetizer- so so good- Im craving them still. We also had a nice salad, the tuna Nicoise & a seafood over noodles dish. All were delicious. The chef's were super nice when I asked questions about the food- they even let us try the frities cooked in duck fat.
The only thing I didnt like was the TV's playing some kind of sports- tho I never like TV on when Im eating,

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