Scout

4.3
343 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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holidays!
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am; Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holidays!
Hours of Operations:
Brunch 8:00am-2:00pm; Closed for Dinner

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us at Scout PNW for New Year’s Eve! Executive Chef Derek Simcik will be offering a Five Course Tasting Menu ($70++) in our dining room with optional pairings available for add-on. Say goodbye to 2018 with a celebration!

(PRIX-FIXE MENU ONLY) $50 cancellation policy

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 343 People Are Saying
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Seattle
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem tucked away by the Public Market. Excellent food and service with great ambiance. Look forward to returning soon!

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AF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I really wanted to love this restaurant! The food was terrible - a very strange mix and flavors that did not go together. Prime example - oysters with cucumber mignonette... it was so awful. The smoked tartrate was just ok but the redeeming dish was the clam chowder. My husband and I ordered a steak to share and it took forever to prepare and came out overcooked. We sent it back. They also included a 20% tip. The entire meal was $90 and they didn't charge us for the steak or the drinks we ordered so not sure why it was so expensive?? Needless to say, we would not recommend this restaurant and we will not be going back.

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

Great space, exceptional service, everyone liked the food. We will definitely be back.

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CG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Embarrassingly bad experience for a restaurant attached to the very nice Thompson hotel.
First, our server greeted us ~12 minutes after we sat down. Next, it took an additional ~25 minutes to receive our drink from the bar because "so sorry, the bartender is very busy" (yet the place wasn't packed or bustling).
We actually felt sorry for our server. She apologized so many times throughout our evening that we came to believe that "I'm so sorry!" has become part of her nightly routine.
Very disappointing. Below average food and a horrible overall experience

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n
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I haven’t eaten here except for thanksgiving but based on that experience I will never go back. The food was almost inedible and at $95.00 per head you would certainly expect better! We were told the incorrect time to arrive for the complimentary drink at the nest and had to wait for the entire evening seating to finish their drinks before we could sit at our table. Then we all ate at the same time which made the service very difficult on the staff and forget getting anything extra or even a bread basket upon request. We couldn’t find any sign of oyster in the oyster dressing. The trout was fishy and all of the food was bland, tasteless or generally unappealing. I understand that group type dinners may not go as smoothly as eating out at a restaurant regularly, but for $95 per head without drinks I wouldn’t expect horrible food and fair at best service after waiting for an extra hour due to the hostess being given the wrong information and no one informing us until we had been there for a half an hour.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendsgiving- we really liked the idea and concept of friendsgiving. Sitting at a communal table meeting new people great. A Prosecco to start the evening at the Nest was a great way to mix, mingle & meet people & the view alway pleases. There was much confusion as to the table arrangements- but I think a group of people wanted to sit together & alone.. throwing the seating arrangement out the window. Leaving to staff to scramble together a plan.
Once seated the thanksgiving dinner was lovely. I really enjoyed the celery soup. They also served a trout, which was exceptional. The turkey was a disappointment as it was dry... the wine pairing was great ... in all it was a nice dinner.
Our table mates proved to be a mixed bag, which has nothing to do with the restaurant . Half our table was a family clearly not wanting to engage with outsiders . The others were nice enough, but one can never be prepared for crazy & morally superior. Lol-

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s
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving with amily

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, great service! It was my Birthday and I was treated very well. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The menu is very limited and somewhat overpriced. There are no good vegetarian options. The best our waiter could offer was pasta which isn’t a desirable vegetarian option.

The Squash Tartine was a thick slice of bread with a thin layer of whipped squash on top. There was no mention of bread being the predominant part of this menu item.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ranges on every course and an absolutely impeccable staff. We were astonished at the attention to detail and the autonomy that the restaurant seemed to operate with. Seamless service, fantastic fare with something appealing to all tastes; all showcasing the fresh ingredients of our region. I’m bringing all my friends next time! Thank you and compliments to the chef!

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AF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday made special! Waiter poured bubbly (2 rounds) free of charge. The pork dish is the best on the menu.

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WF
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had lunch. Service was super as was soup and dessert. Wine was ok. BLT sandwich was mediocre.

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CC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service!
Came for my birthday & they made sure it was special & memorable.
Would recommend 10 out of 10!

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RM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, and the small plates / large plates made sharing between the party fun and easy.

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S
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was ok by not worth the price. Service was awesome. Ask for Julia- she was great!

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EM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Seattle Restaurant Week and it was delicious. We had the cauliflower, shrimp salad, mushroom risotto, pork belly, chef’s cookies and sorbet. All of it was amazing.

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AW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for Seattle Restaurant Week. Scout is great for taking out of town guests because it has a great Pacific Northwest vibe. Service was great. Some of the food was just okay, but the desserts were ALL awesome. Highly recommend the PB&J cake.

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RE
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Overpriced.

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MH
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
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
50 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
4 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
9 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
4 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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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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