Scout

4.3
311 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Business Meals
  • Local Ingredients
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
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 311 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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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3.0Dined on August 9, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great. Loved it

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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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1.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was good love the decor

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Scout has a great atmosphere and wonderful food presentation, but it lacked good service and the food wasn't what I would expect for the price point as one of my friends food was ice cold, the other under cooked risotto, and a $40 steak that looked like a tiny thin pork chop. Not sure I would go back except to sit at the bar for happy hour.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was ok, not particularly great. The service was excellent. There are so many better restaurants in that neighborhood that I may not go there again.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and this place was perfect. As you entire the restaurant you are greeted by a large plaid bear and a smile. Fun decor, great service and amazing food. Creative cocktail menu. In house baked rolls and desserts were beautiful and delicious. Love the hanging plants and garage door that opens up to outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Walked in and the place was relatively empty... had my best client with me and I started to second guess my decision. But looking the incredibly unique menu and interacting with the super friendly servers I knew it was going to be a great experience. Dinner was phenomenal and seriously embraces the PNW. I rarely ever eat dessert, but I couldn’t help myself when my client ordered the chocolate bacon cake... don’t miss it!
As soon as I got home I booked a reservation to take my GF a few days later.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our waiter made the experience!! So friendly and brought us complimentary champagne!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our reservations were at 6:30 and we informed our waitstaff we had theater tickets for 8pm. Our food didn’t come out until 8:45 and was only mediocre. Our server was very nice and kept our wine glasses full, he was the saving grace to our experience. We probably won’t go back. Overall experience- meh

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Meh, is about all you can say. The northwest ‘vibe’ is reminiscent of dinner at the lodge. It’s great when there is snow on the ground, but when it’s a beautiful day out (or at least tolerable) there’s too much of a nod to a crisp fall afternoon. For being a few days away from May, the menu didn’t reflect the changing of the seasons. They still had hot drinks featured on the cocktail menu. The food and drinks were flavorful, however I was expecting a bit more of Spring like menu.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Eggs on two of our brunch dishes were over cooked. But the flavors and execution of the rest of the ingredients was on point.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I liked the decor and our servers were accommodating when we wanted to switch tables. Food was tasty with great drinks - non-alcoholic and alcoholic.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Appreciate that the menu is focused on seasonal foods--fresh and vibrant results. Preparation & presentation are both well executed. Staff was exceptional, plus the drink selection was good too.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

After a busy day at a conference at the convention center, my friends and I were having a hard time finding a table available when we wanted to eat (which was right away). I found Scout on Open Table and they had openings throughout the evening, which I was initially wary of (there must be a reason it's not booked, right? Wrong). Scout was just what we were looking for; great cocktails and high quality food in a beautiful space. I think it gets passed up because it's connect to a hotel, a very nice high-quality boutique hotel, and people assume it won't be good. If Scout was a stand alone restaurant with the same quality food and beverage program, there would be a significantly longer wait to get in. We enjoyed our food and only had small criticisms of the pacing, and needed a little more attention from our server at times. I'd recommend it to others!

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1.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Restaurant Week Bust
A well written menu drew us in. But Scout did not live up to expectations. The chef crafted the Restaurant Week menu with food cost in mind. No value here. Small portions. Mundane. A cheesecake made with gelatin, insipid, finished the meal.
Restaurant Week is supposed to coerce diners to come back. Unfortunately this achieved the opposite.
We did however go to The Nest for an after dinner drink. The amazing view from the bar at the top saved the evening!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

5 Eastside ladies for Restaurant Week lunch. The restaurant is part of the Thompson Hotel. We arrived in two separate groupings which might account for the one fail of the server which was no one approached us for a long while even though the restaurant was not very busy. Maybe they thought more people were going to show up? But once we got started it was attentive after that. I think they filled my water glass 5 times (I was thirsty obviously) and my friends got refills on their iced tea. My Kale salad was good, but the baby greens salad was super yummy (most are - meh). My falafel was very good and let me tell you I have had a lot of mediocre falafel in this town. The ladies liked their turkey clubs and smoked trout roll. We all had the cheesecake which was a strange light yogurt consistency even though the taste was good. I was the only one who thought the consistency was a little strange. We all liked the sweet/chewy granola bar like crust though. A nice surprise was a $15 off coupon for a lunch in the future - for each of us! Talk about buttering us up. Bathrooms were clean and we were told where to go before even asking, although we did look lost. Nice quiet atmosphere even though there is major construction going on all around. Larger groups sit at long tables with booth seating on each side. There could have been 8 of us and we would have been comfortable. And there are special events all summer long. I want to check out 'the nest' next.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Went for restaurant week and the food was fair but service was good the braised lamb really had not much complex tastes

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