My cousins birthdays on st. Patrick's day. We were a little surprised but the cost for a restaurant that was supposed to be "casual elegance" more elegant than casual for sure. But it was lovely our server Kate was fabulous and courteous and the good was great.
Great food and service!!!!
Quiet night at Scout, so noise was mercifully low. Service was attentive bit unobtrusive. Food was excellent. It’s always a bit of a slog to head from the Eastside into downtown traffic at dinner time, but it wouldn’t be hard to get us to do it again.
Amazing service and fantastic food!
We had the duck, risotto, and panna cotta. All were amazing . Wait staff were fantastic.
Amazing food and service. This restaurant is a Seattle gem!
Valentine's was a set menu for $90/per. I'm giving a lower rating for the following reasons: hosts over-sat the waitress and ended up having 3 different waiters think that we were their table, French onion soup was not traditional and had very little ingredients other than mostly broth, bass entree was not flavorful and not paired well with the vegetable side (the filet was plated nicely), the desert was too complicated (i would've just enjoyed the mousse and berries together). For me, the meal for two was valued too high and should have been around $140; there were two couples who walked straight out after seeing the menu/price. The restaurant was, rightly so, only seated at half capacity throughout the night.
The Valentine's Day fixed price menu was outstandingly good. The service was attentive, but not cloyingly so. We thoroughly enjoyed a meal on a day that can test the mettle of any restaurant.
Asked for booster seat and a high chair and were sat at a 6 seater booth.
Asked for menus twice
Asked for butter for bread 3 times
Water glasses weren’t refilled or offered
Some meals were cold
Kids plate was too hot to touch
On the plus side the burrito was tasty
Totally not worth the auto 20% tip
We went in the thick of rainy, Seattle winter before heading out to hear music. The space was really fun, the menu offered something for everyone, and the wine list and cocktails were on point. We also enjoyed getting to see a bit of The Thompson Hotel when we needed a restroom break. The whole concept of the building is modern but with a distinctive, fun, NW flair. Enjoyed sharing 4 small plates and then entrees. Would go back again.
The atmosphere was really different and we couldn't quite put our finger on the décor theme (70's macramé with 80's plaid?) Had a fishing thing going on as well. Fun to talk about.
We were a large party of 9 so our food took a little longer than expected, but once it arrived it was truly delicious! The food at Scout was the best thing about our business lunch.
I’ve now visited Seattle twice and both times had dinner here. The food is so so good. I loved every bite. The service has also been top notch both times. I will definitely return to this restaurant for future visits and I recommend it for a fun nice out for anyone. My only complaint - and I really am being nit picky here because the rest is wonderful - is that both times I’ve been there, the pacing of the meal had been really off. The first time I was there it took a half hour between my courses. The staff was very friendly and apologetic and kindly poured me some wine to keep everything g flowing but it was a wait. This time was not as bad but still a bit tough. Our app and starter came out nearly on top of each other and then it was a long wait for our main course. The longest wait came after we finished, they boxed what we hadn’t finished but didn’t bring us the check for another 10+ minutes. All in all a great restaurant, that doesn’t quite have that piece figured out.
Having it be a special occasion, the server was so abrupt and literally slammed a couple of dishes on the table when asked for tea and not courteous at all. We think he was coming down from some hard partying the night before as his hands were shaking. I don’t think we will be coming here again, shame since the food was good.
Very sub-par service. Went for brunch. Repeatedly had to ask for coffee refills. Had to ask for butter/jam for toast. Never were checked on by server to see if everything was tasting good.
The appetizers/small plates and desserts were great. The entrees were pretentious but tasteless. Cocktail was blasé.
There were too many people attending our table, picking up unused silverware before we even ate, trying to take away dishes before we were finished. It was too fussy and a little annoying.
It seems like there was a theme of trying too hard thus making our experience not very relaxing.
Wonderful service and delicious food!
We had a lovely evening, one of the best Seattle fine dining experiences we have had. Well-prepared, interesting, generously sized, tasty food, attentive service and a truly special waiter - Paul C. We’ll be back. Scout made a special evening out with family truly remarkable.
Great food and service. A great place for a work lunch downtown, or dinner with family.
Great service with amazing environment , best potatoes ever!
A little disappointed. The place certainly has the potential to be great, but it didn't hit those notes for me I'm afraid.
The menu was creative and the descriptions sounded great, but the execution fell short. Dishes were cold, that shouldn't have been cold. The quail was dry and tough. The bass was dry and overcooked. It's a pity, because you can see someone thought about the dish and how it should be presented etc.
The service whilst friendly also failed to deliver as it should. Twice dishes arrived at the table while we were still eating the previous course, and left on the table instead of being redone. One course arrived but only 3 of 4 plates, and the 4th person in the party waited 10mins for his dish to arrive.
So, while a pleasant night, it's certainly not a $200 per person level nice. There are other places in Seattle in that bracket where they tick all the boxes.
I hope it was an off night for them and that they figure it out because Seattle can do with more options in the casual "fine dining" space, but I won't be going back there to find out.
Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with Scout. We paid $120 each for a tasting menu that was sub-par. The wine tasting menu consisted of 3 tastings while the food was 6 tastings; how does that work? Our waiter did not earn his 20% tip, but instead ran around with his head cut off, not telling us specials or even what we were eating and drinking. It was a preset menu, how do you not know what you pouring, you have 3 wines!
Long story short, we will not be returning or referring.
My husband and I dined at your restaurant on NYE and honestly, it was one of our worst dining experiences to date. The whole meal felt rushed and our reservation was early (6:45!) and the restaurant wasn’t super busy so I didn’t understand the need to bring the food out at such a speedy pace. Our first course arrived before our drinks, our third course arrived while we were still eating our second course. My husband and I literally looked at each other and laughed - at one point my husband said to me, “are they trying to get rid of us.” The food wasn’t great either. The first and third courses were cold and the 4th course and just plain disgusting. The bread in the dessert tasted stale and the dish was too heavy. The only stellar dish was the 5th course. Overall, the food and experience were not worth the price or the occasion and we will not be dinning there again anytime soon.
Our Server was great and very knowledgeable about the food. He also gave us great recommendation on pairing our wine with our food. The Branzino was great.
We lucked out with this place! Didn’t feel like waiting for lunch in the crowded Pike Place Market regular spots, and found this place right across the street—with a view of the water, even! Our kind and clever server gave us a cocktail in a cup to make up for a missed tea date at the Empress, and all the food was delicious.
Great place to enjoy a high quality lunch. Sandwiches done well.
Great food , great ambience.
Loved my chicken sandwich. Possibly the best!
They have a kids menu ( though little on expensive side for kid's menu)
Very few vegetarian options.
The food was spectacular and our waitress (the whole staff really) was phenomenal. The portions were enough without being too much. We can't stop talking about how good the Arancini was.
Great food and service!
Horrifyingly awful service. This restaurant personifies why automatic gratuity should not be a complement of a serious restaurant experience.
I don’t like the seating in this restaurant- too many booths
Portion sizes are huge- make them smaller and reduce the price
Most unfriendly waitress I’ve had all year
We really enjoyed the restaurant and the food.
Good food, though the dishes were hit or miss. One plate would be delicious and the next, no one wanted to finish. The service was great from the valet, to the host, to the server and staff; all were attentive and warm. Nice atmosphere, good for a date night or a group.
New restaurant below a hotel - definitely fine-dining feel/atmosphere. Wish there was a bathroom on the same floor though, other than that - food was excellent!
The restaurant was at most 20% full, with servers standing around looking bored, yet the service was unacceptably and embarrassingly slow for my client lunch. The food was good but Scout needs to pull it together if they want to be taken seriously for the business lunch crowd.
We had a 7:30 reservation and they were out of 3 of the menu items - their menu is small, so it was extremely disappointing as well as limiting. I expected it to be a special place, but it was less than average. Service was mediocre - nothing horrible, just mediocre. Would not go back.
We came in from out of town to meet family for lunch. Reservation with OpenTable was easy.
The place wasn't crowded, but the service was slow and spotty. Took a while to order, and food was delayed in coming out. Too many good places in that area for below average service.
Went for Thanksgiving - didn’t realize there was a special event price dinner $90 per person
Open table gave us an option to eat at the bar - the restaurant forgot us there. Entre came out with sides —- no turkey until > 20 minutes later after asking twice if they forgot us. Food was not hot :(
Won’t go back
Food was innovative and delicious.
Attentive and knowledgeable staff.
Extensive wine list m, but maked up above other restaurants of the same caliber.
Possibly because it is located in a hotel, they feel the can charge a higher price for bottles of wine.
Does not work in Seattle, as we are saavy diners.