Patagon

4.1
37 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Argentinean
An upscale modern interpretation of Argentine cuisine focused on fresh, locally sourced grilled meat, fish and vegetables.
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BR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The SA did a better job than everybody else. Congratulations to her!

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Particularly loved the pumpkin empanadas and the sweetbreads.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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j
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Teenie tiny plates.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice, but not as top notch as the price would call for

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DL
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KM
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve dinner

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

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!

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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TB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner was amazing and service was awesome

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VJ
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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.

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JR
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Lighting could be dimmer during the evening to give it a better ambience as opposed to a corporate hotel standard restaurant

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SP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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k
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Montana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the gaucho ribeye which was cooked to perfection. Sweet potatoe side was good.

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LS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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ED
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with Argentine inspiration and excellent service and food quality.

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L
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Still ironing out the kinks, food was delicious, service a bit slow.

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AX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot for a pre-symphony meal date night. The rib eye was outstanding, perfect for 2 to share.

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NC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delightful ! And the experience was lovely.

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LL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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SD
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience!! The staff were all friendly. Will definitely be back!

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FD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Unique flavors! The food was very good and the service was great. Definitely worth returning to.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CQ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 5

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.

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