Scout

4.3
325 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Scout showcases the finest local ingredients for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour. Helmed by Thompson Seattle Executive Chef Derek Simcik, Scout is a gathering space a stone’s throw from Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. The menu changes seasonally and features the best of Washington and locally-sourced products such as shellfish from the Puget Sound, wild mushrooms foraged from the Cascade Mountains, and grass-fed beef from eastern Washington. Our plaid and Douglas Fir filled space celebrates the materiality and spirit of the Pacific Northwest and can accommodate large and small groups comfortably. Private dining in our cabin is available for groups of 10 to 20 people.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am -10:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm Bar and Lounge
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Phone number
(206) 682-4700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Derek Simcik
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Cross street
1st Avenue
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Special events & promotions
Fall Forager Feast: Join us on Saturday, September 22nd for eight courses of freshly-foraged autumn delights with Thompson Seattle Executive Chef Derek Simcik and Executive Pastry Chef Kate Sigel, plus special guests chefs Brad Willits of Brooklyn’s Camperdown Elm and Shannon Martincic of Chicago’s Elizabeth Restaurant. Email scout@thompsonhotels.com to learn more or reserve your spot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 325 People Are Saying
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MH
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was very disappointing. Everything was bland and underseasoned except for one dish that was way too salty.

Clam chowder tasted like cream. It wasn't bad, but it was bland and one-dimensional. The clams themselves we're good--very fresh.

The bitter greens salad was awful. There was a green puree on the plate that was flat and bitter. The chefs need to start tasting the food before it leaves the kitchen!

The squash tartine was also incredibly bland. The plate looked good--it was very well presented--but the squash was flavorless. I couldn't force myself to finish it.

The pork bourguingon was the most flavorful of the dishes I tried, but was way too salty. It was a bit of a shock after all the bland, underseasoned dishes that preceded it. It was so salty that I wasn't able to finish it.

The service was good and the ambiance is nice, but I can't recommend it.

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OB
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a lovely lunch. The chick pea salad was delicious and loved the cookies and milk for dessert.

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JC
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Scout was disappointing. We first tried to go to Scout in the early afternoon (3P) for drinks and snacks. It was quiet and fairly empty. We asked if there was a table available - and we were told only front seating section was open. Didn't really answer our question - so we pointed to a specific front table and asked if we could sit there. We were seated and given a lounge/bar menu - and then sat, with no other follow up. So we got up and left. Second attempt was for dinner. We had a reservation and were seated way in back of restaurant (perhaps because we had our 11-year old son?). Tucked away - in a fairly empty restaurant. Not a great experience. Husband ordered salad (bacon vinaigrette was good) and steak tartare (which was salty). I had spaghetti with dungeness crab and uni (bland) and son had penne pasta with cheese sauce (best dish of the three). Dessert option for my son was pear sorbet or fresh baked cookie. He opted for cookie - which turned out to be a ginger cookie (not kid friendly - why not just chocolate chip or sugar cookie?). The wine we ordered was good but the markup was crazy! With all the great food options in Seattle, I would scout for another restaurant - skip this SCOUT.

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KL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Julia . Great atmosphere and yummy food .

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AM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server knew that my wife adores bleu cheese olives in her martini, and since they didn’t have any, he went in the back and stuffed the olives himself for her!! So thoughtful and sweet! Thank you!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waiter asked to take our food order at the same time as our drink order. By telling her we were not ready quite yet we were apparently saying we would never be ready. We had to wave her down to order, wave her down to order another round of drinks, and wave her down twice to get the check. We watched the servers standing around talking with our first drink order that condensation had built up on everything. We won't be back. Seattle has too many great brunch places for this service.

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SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I know that pork doesn't have to be cooked into a brick like our mom's used to - but I still believe it shouldn't be red - my porks chops were largely left uneaten due to being underdone

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G
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An afternoon on the rooftop bar followed by a great meal at Scout is hard to beat. We come out to Seattle once a year to host a meeting so this will now be on our rota every year. Very friendly, attentive and professional staff.

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PK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Just ok when there are so many good restaurants to chose from in this area.

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DC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was visually beautiful and tasted fantastic. Small plates were perfect for sharing. Desserts were unique and just the right amount of sweetness to end a meal.

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T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this place. Service is always top notch and food is delicious! would recommend it to anyone

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CG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Large seating area for a group of four. The food was great, our food came late, but we were adequately compensated. The staff was professional, polite and even called us to confirm our reservation.

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Underwhelming. The black rice paella poor and the market price $ salmon was too firm, over seared. On the positive side, the grilled octopus was very nice as a starter. Servers seem inexperienced.

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j
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was subpar and included a flippant attitude when we asked for water or a coffee refill. Food was good but the poor service, attitude of annoyance and the painfully slow delivery of meals makes this a no go.

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable, with knowledgeable and friendly service. Nice wine selections. Food is not foufou; plenty of options for diners. Breads look amazing but we opted for the octopus appetizer along with the rockfish and the caprese salad. Pork chop and paella were superb.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

All of the food was so incredibly salty that no one could taste anything else.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Experience was good until server seemed put out because we asked for separate checks.

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NK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the kale! Everyone was happy to be sitting in our favorite area in the back of the venue, and as usual the service was perfect. We look forward to our family gathering at Scout.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Loved it

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KA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating my clients purchase of a new home - the food, cocktails and service were very good. I would go back again!

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

In my opinion - it was really expensive for average food and below average service. Not terrible but there are so many amazing options to chose from in Seattle so it's not a place we will hurry back to.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a weekend Brunch! Staff was friendly and accommodating!

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal. Food took a while to come out, but was exceptional.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a first-rate restaurant . The host and waiter Brad was absolutely wonderful. The food was excellent! I had the falafel sandwich for lunch which had a light yogurt dressing that was delicious. I am still dreaming about the assortment of cookies infused and milk dessert.

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PS
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Awful, over priced bad bad service. 20% mandatory tip for horrible service

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PD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved the food! The wait service was wonderful and attentive to all our needs. The wine was decanted and expertly handled. Everyone was lovely !

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c
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at Scout for a special occasion. Great food, drinks and atmosphere.

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UE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful three and a half hour meal with friend. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. The food was wonderful and accomodated various dietary restrictions. We will definitely go back again, soon!

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CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Light and bright, fun décor. Servers were very attentive. Food was extremely flavorful and artfully prepared (the crab risotto was delish!). Great for a business dinner or a date night.

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h
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came across Scout while visiting Seattle. It was not one of the restaurants that I had "researched" before my trip, however it was one of the best meals of our vacation. We had a reservation for brunch on a Saturday morning. The restaurant was busy, but there were also walk-ins and bar seating. Great menu (plenty of options for the vegan in our group) and cocktails.

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Wine was solid, halibut was good, Salmon was undercooked, and my client only nibbled at the corners. A bit underperforming / hoping next opportunity will improve my experience.

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Attached to the Stephenson hotel, breakfast is amazing. Great Bloody Marys too.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great, our service was beyond awful. Whenever you have to ask your waitress three times for a plain cup of coffee at brunch, you know its not going to go well. She clearly could not think straight and it was a distraction during my business meeting. Drinks and food took considerably long, and there is nothing worse when you have to get up and grab your own menu after 10 minutes. She was frazzled and a Scout manager should have recognized this and helped her out or gotten us a new waitress. Luckily our food was good so it wasn't a total disaster.

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JL
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails and a fun whimsical decor in this fine dining establishment. The food was pricy, but not overly so. The portions were small so be prepared to order a few extra plates to share. The service was excellent and the booths were perfect for intimate conversation.

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s
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately, we found the atmosphere very loud and sterile. They include a 20% tip on your check and charge for bread service which they did not tell us when they asked us if we would like bread! Service was a little slow because they have to cater to a very busy bar as well as patrons that are paying for an expensive meal. Most of the people at the bar are waiting to be seated on the rooftop bar.

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MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in awhile - all 5 of us thought so.

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D
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good love the decor

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AS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Server was great, especially to my elementary age kids, which was appreciated. He did disappear a few times. Food was okay and we had to send one item back because it wasn't cooked all the way.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch menu, service and cocktails. I will be returning soon!

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JL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time at Scout, delicious seafood and fantastic meats.

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