Outlier

3.7
371 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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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  • Happy Hour at Outlier

    Multiple dates available

    Wed - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Discount beer, wine and cocktails. Wednesday through Saturday, 4-6pm!

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
What 371 people are saying
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AaronB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 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.

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Hunter
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, nice local crafts and excellent food!!!

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jbot
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service , and the food was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Good service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 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. :)

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KrisO
1 review
Dined on July 22, 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.

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skiingsailor
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 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.

KO
KellyO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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NickName
Seattle
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).

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SusanS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good stuff! Always enjoy the food. Never disappoints.

MJ
MikeJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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!

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BasP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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..

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JenniferF
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I took my team of 10 to Outlier. The food was good, drinks were fantastic, service was excellent, ambiance was a little bright for my taste at dinner time. Highly recommend the pork flatbread and the beef filet. The hot oysters were not a favorite. I enjoyed the Filipino twist on some American classics. Overall I would recommend

MB
MeenakshiB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall experience was good but not many vegan options.

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ChristineW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

3rd visit, 1st for brunch. We will be back. Service was good, waiter recognized me and said welcome back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Big fans of Sazerak. New restaurant has a more urban ambiance but quite a bit noisier unfortunately. Wood fired items were great. Burgers mediocre. Prices quite high. Happy Hour was fabulous and good value. Next time we will skip dinner and just do happy hour. Wish they had some tables for happy hour line Sazerak did.

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Parrish
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The salmon bowl was good but a little saucy and lacked depth. I wouldn’t get it again. On the positive the salmon was a large portion and cooked perfectly but they reigned but putting a sugary sauce on it.

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vipCorndiggity
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice cocktail and bourbon list. Standard, modern day "one of each kind of protein" style menu. My coworker had the Salmon and she said it was good and the portion size was decent. However I had the Short Rib and, while it was tasty, the portion size was embarrassing. You literally get one tiny "nugget" of Short Rib, and I'm not kidding like 1 carrot and 1 baby parsnip, and a little potato square measuring about 1 1/2" wide. $32 for about 4 bites of food. Tasty sure, but quite the rip off. I do not recommend ordering the Short Rib if you are looking for any sort of dinner main dish - you will leave hungry.

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BusyBee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Portions are small, make sure to order sides. Food is great. The Outlier should invest in new silverware.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience2

It was the only place that had any reservations available on short notice, now I know why. The food was a huge disappointment. My chicken was dry. My aunt's pork was way over salted. They charged 6 dollars for a tiny piece of stale bread. Definitely not worth what they charge for food! The wine portions and service was good.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place for lunch or cocktails. Good variety in the menu, from steak frites (great) to grilled cheese/tomato soup. Try the fried chicken sandwich. Space somehow feels a little off though, too spartan to be cozy, but not not homey.

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vipBillS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Way to loud to have a business conversation.

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vipeastsider
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch. Had food less than 5 minutes from our order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The thanksgiving buffet was not worth $65pp considering the lack of food options available. I would expect a buffet to have enough options to vary my plate from my other guests. The only real option was the salad and potatoes but other than that, it was very basic fare. I could’ve easily spent my $400 on hiring a personal chef and had a better experience. Also, I had to ask the staff to relight the heater under the frozen sweet potatoes. Overall, the food was average yet lacking in seasoning or just too tart (the raspberry compote).

I’ll visit again though, but only on a regular menu

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fasttrack
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended for Thanksgiving brunch/dinner. It was very good. The salads were excellent, I think I was just in the mood for salad maybe. The mashed potatoes were great. Overall food was really good. Service was busy but did a good job. Good selection of wine too!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Thanksgiving Buffet
All was great

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent staff. The food was good for the Thanksgiving buffet but it wasn’t worth $65 a person. I won’t be doing that again.

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JohnM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice Thanksgiving buffet brunch. Waitress was great!!

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SoniaF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outlier was a pleasant surprise! I’d made reservations elsewhere, but the other restaurant had some kind of mechanical problem and suddenly closed for a couple of days, abruptly canceling my reservation there. I scrambled and wound up with a table for 3 at Outlier. The atmosphere wasn’t quite as cozy as I’d hoped, but everything else about it was perfect: great menu selections, yummy food, helpful & attentive employees, and good value for the money. I was really pleased, and will go there again. Only recommendation: put a sign on the connecting door to Hotel Monaco’s lobby, so guests know to go that way and avoid the rain!!!

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McKennaB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It's a little loud! However we were seen quickly during the lunch rush. It was nice for me to be able to have lunch with friends and still get back to work after clocking out for exactly one hour. Super friendly staff!

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goodfood
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I would suggest Outlier if a person was going downtown already.

KL
KittyLover
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, always good food and service!

MA
MaryA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The server was very pleasant and attentive and the room was fine. The food however was thoroughly disappointing, especially for a Restaurant Week experience/pricing. The cauliflower starter was fine, nothing special. 2 of us had the salmon dish which was swimming in a tasteless, luke-warm butter sauce (completely unnecessary) and the unrecognizable grain underneath the fish was just a soggy mess. My friend who had the beef was a bit more pleased. We each had a different dessert. The yam was best, but my chocolate cake was dry and dull; it wasted "day old". My friend had the apple galette > the crust managed to be both dry and undercooked, and again, nearly flavorless. A little cinnamon or something would have helped. We won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not that good for the price you pay. My pork was over cooked and too dry.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve always enjoyed everything I’ve had, however, the falafel sandwich was dry and lacking any flavor. French fries are fabulous!

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Outlier is rated 3.7 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.