Being from Argentina I always get SO excited when a new Argentinian restaurant opens in town and I am always disappointed. Patagon is no exception. I understand this is "Argentinian inspired" but so many things were amiss I cannot give a better review. I was there for Valentine's Day. For starters I had the duck empanadas and my husband had the scallops. The empanada filling was delicious if a little dry but the dough was Horrible, It was so hard and overcooked I couldn't even eat it. The scallops were seriously undercooked and had a coating of hot spices that overpowered the delicacy of the scallop. Argentinian food is not spicy hot! The polenta that came with the scallops taste more like grits than polenta, it was pretty flavorless. For the main dish I had the lamb and my husband had the porcheta. The lamb was delicious and tender except for, again, a very spicy green sauce on top. The creamy Brussel sprouts were SO good I just wanted a huge bowl of it. The porcheta was dry and flavorless and the potatoes that came with it were overcooked. Portion were very generous, service was horrendous. They seem very disorganized and dishes took forever to arrived. If this is the cooking time on a night with a fixed menu, I cannot imagined what it would be in a night with a full menu! It wasn't because they didn't have enough people, there were at least 5 people in the cooking area and plenty of waiters. They had two hosts that just walked around doing nothing. We ordered a coke in the middle of the main dish and it took at least 20 minutes to arrive, after I reminded the waiter about it. Dessert was meh. I will give it a try again only because I am intrigued to see how they pull off a couple of true Argentinian dishes like the alfajores, choripan (the only Argentinian dish in the breakfast menu). By the way chapa has only one p, chivito is goat, not skirt steak, and fugazza is not a sandwich but a type of pizza (onions and cheese with faina), just saying. Other issues.
The SA did a better job than everybody else. Congratulations to her!
First visit. Love this meat-centric Argentine-inspired restaurant. Food is amazing and the service was attentive. We brought several bottles of higher end Bordeaux and the wait staff was helpful with decanters, glassware, etc. The only downside is that you will go home smelling like you stood next to a campfire. The smoke from the open wood fired pit permeates the restaurant. We ordered a Gaucho Ribeye and it was AMAZING and perfectly cooked. WAY better than the wood-fired open pit grilled steak at Assend in Bellevue. Am planning a return visit.
Excellent! Particularly loved the pumpkin empanadas and the sweetbreads.
My new fav in Seattle! Loved all the food and wine. 4 of us shared some salads, sides, and yes we went for the 3lb steak. Yum yum yum!
Teenie tiny plates.
Nice, but not as top notch as the price would call for
Would be 5 stars except that it took too long to get our first order of drinks (our server could have come around more often) and small portions of side dishes. The food was excellent. Our table of 4 shared several small dishes and salads, plus the bone-in, 3lb, aged Rib Eye that was on special. Perfectly cooked and just the right amount of seasoning. Suggestions: We thought the sides were on the small side and could have been bigger: example, the mushroom side came in a 4 oz cup...not really more than a taste, particularly with the entree; offer 2 sides with an entree instead of one - given their smaller size.
The strip steak was fabulous. Cooked perfectly- requested medium rare. the chimichurri was delicious as well. Ambience was very nice for datenight. Good wine selection.
The pappardelle was sublime—we will be back on the strength of that alone. It was quite cold outside and I was freezing when we walked in; our server took note and immediately asked me if I wanted some hot water to warm up—so thoughtful, so appreciated. The menu does have its expensive moments (an 80 steak) and it’s a hotel restaurant, so the ambience isn’t the best, but there are great finds on the menu and the decor is very good for the varied clientele it needs to serve. All in all, the location in the new Charter Hotel, the food and the service were so good, they outweigh any small nits I have with decor. Do go!
New Years Eve dinner
The best steaks in town. Everything on the menu is delicious and the staff is super friendly and attentive. Patagon is quickly becoming our favorite spot in town.
We made a brunch reservation for nine people. It took close to 30 minutes for them to set the table and to get seated even though the restaurant was empty. The waitresses were confused and didn't really acknowledge us while we waited. This poor service continued after we sat. The servers took a long time to get our drink and food orders and we had to call them over constantly for water/coffee refills. The food was good, but came cold (I presume this was due to the servers being slow) and one of us got a whole egg shell in her dish. Poor experience overall!
Service was first rate! The management and staff were professional in appearance, had positive attitudes, and were all very attentive. (Didn't expect this level of service because it was Christmas night and I'm sure many of them would have preferred to be at home.) The food was delicious, of course, but you can find good food anywhere. Excellent service is harder to come by. I would highly recommend Patagon for a nice evening out in the downtown area.
Food was good, waiter was perfect! Recommended wine for our meals and in general checked in to make sure all was good. The staff is attentive and helpful and the food is amazing.
Christmas dinner was amazing and service was awesome
Service and ambience was excellent. Food was fine, but needed to be served much warmer than it was. 1st course should have been served at same time to each of us.
The food is incredible. I would recommend to anyone. It's a new steakhouse experience, going beyond the standard American combination of a steak and asparagus, adding flavor and tenderness to the meat. Both Parilla and Tira de Asado were unbelievable tasting. Don’t skip the Churros dessert with hot chocolate sauce.
We went on Sunday before the Seahawks Sunday night Football game. Did not realize the menu would be so limited. It was good food and service, but we were a little disappointed with the options. Not the restaurants fault, but just beware of what will be available before you go.
We got the special and the lamb was so fatty I almost couldn’t eat it. Super expensive and poor quality. We’ll never go back.
Lighting could be dimmer during the evening to give it a better ambience as opposed to a corporate hotel standard restaurant
While the service was quite good, the value just was nowhere to be seen. When I order a New York steak, I expect at least a standard size grocery store cut. Minimum. What I recieved was a $30 New York strip that was MAYBE 1/2 -3/4 inch thick. And overcooked. The $49 short rib was an enormous piece of fat and bone that had 4-6 decent bites in it. Very very poor value, and will not be back. The great wine list wasn't enough of a draw to bring me back again... Hilton Hotel grade: Fail
the food was thoughtfully crafted and executed well. the portions are very generous.
the wine program is doing all of the right things, and the cocktails were delicious.
service was attentive but not overbearing.
will absolutely be back
Had the gaucho ribeye which was cooked to perfection. Sweet potatoe side was good.
Literally everything we ordered was sensational, and both of us commented more than once on the great service (attentive but not obsequious). I might have to travel back to Seattle for the duck confit salad! Both of us had beef (when in Rome, as they say), but different cuts -- and while quite different, both were delicious. Even my brussels sprouts were out of this world. Portions were incredibly large -- quite unusual at this level and price point of restaurants. I took home more of my entree than I was able to eat (again, I blame that salad that I could not stop eating!). The night we were there, this place was very quiet, and we wondered out loud why half of Seattle wasn't there. Highly recommend!
Excellent restaurant with Argentine inspiration and excellent service and food quality.
Still ironing out the kinks, food was delicious, service a bit slow.
Awesome spot for a pre-symphony meal date night. The rib eye was outstanding, perfect for 2 to share.
The food was delightful ! And the experience was lovely.
We didn't know that the hotel places a 20% service fee on all checks - this explains a lot. 2 of the 3 at the table were ready to drink and twice found themselves sitting with empty glasses. After making eye contact with our server a couple of times, he continued to walked passed our table to surrounding tables. After some time someone came by to refill our waters and I had to ask for her to request our server to stop by as we had ready to order for quite some time.
Nice modern Argentinian menu option for Seattle business visits. Great design and location. The service (dinner) was a bit off I must say but the waiter was certainly friendly. Just seemed to forget the basic tenants of checking in for refreshed drinks.
Also ate breakfast here 2 days as a hotel guest of The Charter Hotel. Oatmeal wasn't so good but the egg dish I had was awesome. Great morning staff too.
Amazing food and experience!! The staff were all friendly. Will definitely be back!
Excellent food, friendly service and a vibrant space, topped off by an excellent cocktail list (try the "reverse manhattan"). After only 3 weeks they're still working out some of the kinks (one of our appetizers was cold, entrees took too long to arrive) but in the meantime this is inventive cuisine, executed well, in a bright and lively space. Tip: grab a window booth for some great people watching.
Unique flavors! The food was very good and the service was great. Definitely worth returning to.
Hate to say it, but the service was as lackadaisical as could be. Food was really good but we were one of very few tables, and it took forever.
Delicious food! The grill is very cool and unique - it's awesome watching the cooks use it! The wine list is impressive and the cocktails are delightful.
The steak is amazing - the short rib is HUGE!
It's a really nice restaurant, the service was great. We ordered empanadas, a steak with mash potatoes and broccoli. The steak was a little under cook,the broccoli looked boiled and no flavor and the potatoes were good. Overall I think they can do better.