Rider

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Rider celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest by working closely with small, local, family-owned farms, ranches, fishermen, foragers, vineyards, and craftsmen. We strive to offer fresh, unique ingredients that showcase the region that we love.

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What 469 People Are Saying
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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is our favorite restaurant! the chefs tasting is the best! EXECUTIVE CHEF DANIEL is the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff! We've been here multiple times for lunch and dinner and will continue to come back.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food unfortunately we had a terrible Waiter. Would definitely go back just hope we don’t get the same guy.

DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The wine list doesn't offer enough red options in the $40 - $65 price point. The list skews heavily in the $80 - $250 direction, which isn't commesurate with they food they're serving. It'd be an ideal place to bring your own bottle and pay the corkage fee.

D
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

IB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, as usual.
Beverages were nice and strong as usual.
Service was very friendly, informative, and attentive, as usual.
We are always very happy with our experience at Rider.

SD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

They service was not very good- they seemed under staffed.

LP
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our petrole sole and pork chops were amazing. Will be back before the theatre again.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing poached mussels, wagyu tartare, steelhead and prawns. Wish we could eat there every night!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took our son and two granddaughters to dinner before going to a play at the Paramount Theatre. The atmosphere is very hip and fun, our server was excellent. Very helpful in making recommendations and attentive. The food was outstanding! We had sturgeon, steelhead and steak with delicious, creative accompaniments to each dish. Overall, a wonderful, special dining experience! And just a quick walk to the theatre!

w
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Rider. Valentines Weekend in Seattle was delicious. We had the Chef’s Tasting Menu, which was uniquely tasty. Our waiter, Justin, was efficient and had a great sense of humor. We highly recommend Rider as a place to taste great food.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great portion sizes for a restaurant of this caliber. Super fresh ingredients and delicious preparation!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dozen Oysters to start, our server chose a perfect combination of tastes as we described what we like, he knew the selection very well. Sunchoke dish with the bonito and steelhead roe, just amazing, one of the best dishes we have ever tasted. Main course was the 14 day aged steak. It was cooked to perfection. One of the best, if not the best meal were have ever had. Made a perfect valentines meal for my wife and I

h
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place located right by Pacific Place. Service was outstanding. The food was very good but I would not say 5 stars. The brussel sprouts were very smokey and a bit too spicy (even though I like spicy). the NY Strip was good, but I could have used a bit larger of a portion. The calamari was excellent and the rolls are addicting.

AB
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitperson Jess was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu & made some excellent recommendations! Good was well prepared, tasty, and the cocktails were well crafted.

K
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner! Our service was outstanding, and food was delicious. I had the sturgeon and my husband had the steelhead and prawns. Wishing the prawns had been pre-cracked as they were messy to get out of the shell, but otherwise a terrific meal. As others have said, the rolls are not the be missed; they're divine. Thank you, Rider, for a fun evening out!

JD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meeting up with a friend after 10 yrs

A
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at Rider. We selected it for a pre- performance brunch because of its proximity to the Paramount. Our server, Marielle, was wonderful and made the overall experience most enjoyable. We will definitely be returning for future performances, although we will probably be selecting more traditional breakfast menu items (really recommend toning down the cole slaw on the crab toast, - it really overpowered the crab. Everything else was great).

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by one of our SF chef friends who worked with him at Boulevard-this restaurant did not disappoint! One of the most amazing dining experiences I have had in a long time. Chef Dan and team turned out amazing food (taste and visually speaking), service impeccable! Great wine list. Wow! Can’t wait to dine here again!

MS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh excellent food. Loved the Pappy’s whiskey flight. All the entrees and cocktails were unique and delicious. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Servers cleared our area and provided fresh plates and utensils, which isn’t a given in fine dining anymore.

AJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. I had the duck four ways, which was perfectly prepared. The donuts were also great. The atmosphere was also lovely. One of the best meals I've enjoyed in a long time.

O
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went prior to a show at the Paramount and they were accommodating to our schedule. It was the first that the server asked. Food was good and so was the service.

OT
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic meal! This was our second visit to Rider and it is a great place to grab dinner before a show at the Paramount. As usual the flavors were unique and perfectly paired. We will certainly be back again!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing

p
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner!!! Pricey but worth it. Service was knowledgeable and friendly!

JE
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good location from Paramount Theater.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

3 straight bad lunches there. I’m done.

SH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so fresh and interesting. I have ordered the duck, pork, veggie pastas and all were amazing. The fries ,the pull apart rolls and poached pear salad are a must.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was fabulous! Service was good, but there is an opportunity for improvement in description of wine/dishes in tasting menu. It was also a bit slow. Our table was in a terrible spot in a walkway to kitchen, and the workers kept bumping into me. Overall, good. I'll go back and ask to sit somewhere else.

M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. I was surprised when we were done with a show at the Paramount, we went back to the bar and last call was 10pm.

SO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting, delicious food with Pacific NW theme. I had the pear toast with pine nuts and Douglas Fir syrup, followed by sturgeon. The open range - with flames - added to the atmosphere. Fun evening. Recommend.

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After drinks our server never came back and the other server we flagged down to put our order in with forgot to put our order in, we left for a show with having 2 cocktails (1 friend was never even asked if she wanted a drink) and no dinner.

CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - unique, flavorful and well balanced. Great service too - thank you!

OT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was fabulous. I can’t wait to go back

SD
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab toast one of the best things about the meal. Loved sitting at the fire pit. Overall great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Sat around for an hour, got served drinks and one potato chip (with a small spoon of tuna and a few eggs of caviar). It was ok, but for the price, not close to fine dining. Had to ask if the rest of the food was coming 30 mins later. They then brought it right away, apologized, but at that point it was obvious that this was not going to be a meal worth $95 per person for their set menu (which was not a thing when we made the reservation, only 2 weeks ago). We paid for the drinks, tipped well because the waiter was the only person serving the whole room on New Years, and then we left. Definitely won’t be returning or recommending.

CF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's Eve menu was fabulous and did not disappoint. The oysters were fresh, the steak had fabulous flavor and the service was on point. Love this place and cannot wait to return!

BR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an all time favorite in Seattle. The food is out of this world and the staff is some of the friendliest that you’ll ever meet. We especially love Rachel, I would definitely ask for her!

RC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit for us. The prefixe menu was wonderful. Service great. The wine pairing was enjoyable with our dinner. A splendid way to celebrate New Years Eve. the evening was perfect. Will return to try the regular menu.

OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three words: pull apart rolls