Seaplane Kitchen + Bar

4.3
151 reviews
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Northwest
Opened in November 2018 in Kenmore, Wash. by local restaurateurs James Weimann and Deming Maclise, Seaplane Kitchen & Bar offers guests an approachable atmosphere perfect for drinks with friends, a family dinner, date night and everything in between. In the kitchen, Executive Chef and Co-owner Jason Stoneburner, serves up a menu centered around stone hearth pizzas, shareable roasted veggies, and Northwest fisheries and farms. The bar program, headed by Bastille and Stoneburner Bar Manager and Seaplane Co-owner Erik Carlson, features 14 drafts with a heavy tilt towards regional breweries and wineries, and food-friendly cocktails highlighting agricultural spirits and seasonal ingredients.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Family dining available with toys, books, games, & a chalkboard for the kids. Seating options available throughout the restaurant and weather permitting the patio will be open.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Family dining available with toys, books, games, & a chalkboard for the kids. Seating options available throughout the restaurant and weather permitting the patio will be open.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 151 People Are Saying
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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall, the brunch food was good. Seemed a little cool on arrival, but good flavor. Good coffee and refills not a problem!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Seaplane. The food is simple, fresh, and always really good.

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b
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Thrilled that the north end of Lake Washington is getting more dining options. The pizza was GREAT! Rivals the best of them- thin, charred, flavorful. Salads need to be a little bigger or more developed. It was fine but doesn't match the quality of the pizza. Great vegetable sides. Go for it.

Easy for family, noisier than I like but there are quieter areas.

Great cocktails! Makes you care less about the noise!!

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EI
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Seaplane Kitchen! It is our new go to spot. The food is always good, affordable, and the service is great!

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KS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance! Family friendly, but great for date night or a large group. The wine and cocktail list is well balanced and the food was great! Try a unique pizza and definitely start with one of the veggies!

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TW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Cool place with a great vibe in Kenmore!

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K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been several times, the menu has changed a bit, which keeps it interesting! Good happy hour. Great service. Glad I make reservations as it gets busy! Nice for Kenmore to have another place. Glad to have Guest House too!

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CD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Family friendly. A bit pricey but if you go with kids during happy hour time it’s a bit cheaper. Great food.

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AS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and great brunch!! Would love to come for dinner soon.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Oh my goodness, Kenmore has needed a place like this for a LONG time!! Great vibe, friendly staff, very cool interior, food menu. We had wings, fries, burgers and pizza among our table and all the food was great for the price. We’ll be back!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Just don’t want it to get busier! Their pizzas are fantastic. It would be good to have a basic pizza for those who are not adventurous.

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GG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was excellent, would recommend more lunch items rather than brunch items for Saturday.

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Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Finally! A nice new place in Kenmore for any occasion.
We had to try the pizza and it did not disappoint.
Also shared the "Kitchen Sink" salad, which had only a few veggies and somewhat strange tasting dressing.
We were there on a Friday evening, the place as packed, and yet the service was friendly, efficient and timely. We'll be back to try the Gralic knots and something from the grill next time.
Cheers Seaplane!

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N
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seaplane is a great new addition to Kenmore. It's always busy (Kenmore needed this restaurant) but service doesn't reflect that - meaning they are friendly, efficient, and observant despite the crowd.

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, a very good restaurant for food and ambiance. Much of the food was fairly spicy, which I liked, but my wife not as much. We (6) were at a corner table near a window, so the ambiance was great. We were able to have great conversation with our meal. The servers were attentive and refilled our water regularly and checked on us frequently. It was a very good experience for all of us.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service! Will definitely be back very soon!!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good. We tried two pizzas that were very different. The problem was the noise level. People were shouting that made the noise level very uncomfortable. The restaurant needs more sound buffers.

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MM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great idea and will be a great summer place. To get to your table you had to weave in and out of people and for being a big guy the was uncomfortable having to do that. Maybe a little wider menu would be nice. The Smoked salmon and sweet potato chips were the best. Salad was great didn't care so much for the meatballs. Enjoyed sharing the orders and the next time we come....and we will, we will go for the pizza. Also will bring our son and his family with us. I'd recommend it to any body....already have!

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GT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Terrific place for dinner with friends. We were told when seated they encourage family style dining. Pizzas are big and great for that. Other dishes (pasta, brussel sprouts cauliflower) are very small. Chicken was very salty. So nice to have a new option on Kenmore-- will definitely be back.

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered small bites and entrees to share family style & it was an enjoyable and tasty experience. Favorites include the sidecar cocktail, garlic knots, tuna appetizer and do your ladled a favor with the charcuterie platter!

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KO
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

It was extremely noisy - food was good and service was excellent - but the atmosphere did not make for a comfortable dinner as you could not hear each other at your table.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a handful of times always had a good time great service astounding food

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OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I installed the gas to this building and waiting months to finally try.
Been waiting to try it. Staff was very friendly.
I definitely recommend.
Excellent for any occasion. Even large area for birthday/ banquet upstairs.

Lots of cool repurposed wood from schools and bowing ally. 👍🏻👍🏻

. Family was impressed

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LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every item we ordered from appetizers through entree was excellent. Service was perfect! ambience was great! We will be back! Great to have you in the neighborhood.

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K
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is the best . Great food. Wish there was a small version of their salads to accompany their pizzas. Or to accompany the “ GARLIC KNOTS” which are AMAZING

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g
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Will recommend it to my friends.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interesting space with good food and the wait staff are great!

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visit. The service was very prompt and friendly. I gave the food a 4 because I think with a few tweaks it will be solid 4. The shaved Brussel Sprout and Arugula salad was good, just needed some creaminess to round it out. We liked the blistered carrots; nicely seasoned and not overdone. The Margarita pizza was good but not outstanding; maybe more zip in the sauce. It is a fun environment and the service made it a satisfactory visit. Oh yes, save room for the salted chocolate chip cookie, that was outstanding!

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l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The waitress was loud and clothes were sloppy. Way too noisy. food was ok.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our experience at Seaplane for dinner. We we're late for our reservation but still they treated us kindly and got us seated quickly. The food was exceptional and service was, too. We cannot wait to go back and try the happy hour menu and brunch.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Ambiance was fantastic, service poor, food not great. Not sure what the hype was all about. Was looking forward to trying but overall disappointed. Won’t be back.

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b
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Back at the Sea Plane again, we live in the neighborhood. I had the Hanger Pizza, very good. We seem to always get the chicken wings for apps, very spicy. Rigatoni was excellent, al dente. Definitely have not had everything on the menu I want to try. We will go back!

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P
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was on point. We had a family dinner and it was perfect.

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KE
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Seaplane was really fun. It had fun decor, the menu was themed which was cute. They’re very busy, so even with a reservation we still had to wait for our table. The food was good. Not great. The garlic knots were amazing, however. The pizza was fine. The beet salad was insanely spicey, which was not indicated on the menu and we hardly ate any of it because it had so much pepper on it. For Kenmore, it’s a great restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious in every way. Loved the garlic knots and anchovy pizza.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great place for Happy Hour. Service was attentive and personal. Appetizers were unique and delicious. Pizza was the only hiccup. The crust was great but the salami was very salty. I have heard this from others who have tried the same pizza. The noise level was also loud so we may choose another place in the future, conversation with our table mates was difficult.

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CT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and ambiance was great! Our server was very friendly & helpful & knowledgeable w/ menu options.

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D
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We found the aviation theme intriguing but found the menu items outside the norm and expensive. These new restaurants need to understand that pizza choices shouldn’t be so unusual that one has difficulty finding one pie that is more traditional. Although tasty, it’s strange to have the server pour a cheese sauce over the pizza as the last step at the table. What happened to having the cheese step earlier and not poured. Lastly, it was so noisy that table mates had to speak louder to be heard. Not sure I would recommend to others or return myself.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have been to Seaplane 5-6 times. Bar is good. Ambiance and design of restaurant is lovely. I like the atmosphere. The food always is disappointing. Few choices, they push pizzas but who wants pizza all the time. The servers recommend but is nothing special in the food department. I hope they expand menu and get better choices.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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