Seaplane Kitchen + Bar

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$31 to $50
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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.
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j
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Seaplane and enjoyed it even more than our first time! Probably because it wasn't a Friday night so it wasn't as rambunctious, so we could have a good conversation with our friends. Both food and wine were stellar - including the cod sliders and the heirloom tomato salad! Know we'll be back!

KG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. My omelette was over cooked, and just ok.

JL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is great, but a bit pricey for what it is. Still, it's one of the best spots in the Kenmore/Bothell area!

j
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Visited Seaplane with 3 others on Friday night. The food was fabulous - including the fried olives, the knot bread, the cod tacos, the mussels and halibut. No one left hungry. They had run out of the wine we had chosen, but we found one quickly that did the trick. Only negative is that it was almost too loud. We don't mind energetic, but when it's hard to hear each other, it can be slightly annoying. Other than that, we'll be planning on making a return visit!

BM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb. Our party of five ordered a variety of dishes, and everyone was impressed with the quality of the food. Everything arrived hot and the servers and wait staff were very helpful and friendly, yet professional and knowledgeable. We had a toddler and a hearing impaired person in our party and they were very accommodating, despite it being a very busy night.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us had dinner reservations on a Wednesday night. Got right in. Had a great waitress. Food was outstanding. Will definitely be back!!!

AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good food and a great addition to Kenmore. Highly recommend the garlic knots, roasted cauliflower, and steak!

KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. Food hit the spot. The pizza pies were amazing with a great chew in the dough. They were super respective and tuned in for our nut allergy to the point they comped us a beverage.

R
Seattle
131 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy hour food was outstanding
Prices for the food was reasonable
A little loud but fun Atmosphere

BM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

The seats are unbelievably hard and uncomfortable. The very young man making drinks Saturday morning had absolutely 100% no clue what he was doing, I've been a bartender for many many years and this kid is bad... the dutch baby is perhaps the smallest one I've ever seen & definitely did not call for the price tag. My husband ordered a burger, rare, it was well done with burnt, greasy fries. We will not be going back & I suggest you pass this has been place by.

L
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good as was the service once we were seated. I was disappointed that I made a reservation and then arrived at 8 pm to find there were two types of tables, one of which is high tops that I find uncomfortable. There was nothing but high tops available when we arrived which pretty much negated our reservation. We waited 15-20 minutes and then my husband complained to a manager. The manager found us a table and did a great job of trying to make things right--comping us champagne and an appetizer. In the end, we enjoyed the meal but I'm not sure we will go back.

MR
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Sorry, but this is the third time that the kitchen and staff have totally messed up. Our dinner showed up the same time our salad and appetizers did (within 10 minutes of ordering) so they had to wait to put back in our dinner order, but then had to wait for an excessive amount of time (30 minutes after we were done) before dinner finally showed up (we almost had to leave).

TP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Cannot recommend. Their Seaplane burger was mostly bread, with tiny microtome-sliced pickles. If you want a better burger, go to Dick’s, and pay about 1/5th for their Special. The Seaplane pizza was also disappointing. We don’t know why this place is always packed with such so-so food and ridiculous prices, but we don’t be back.

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was great, the food was great. I’d definitely come back and try either lunch or dinner. We came for breakfast and enjoyed all our dishes.

L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was super slow on a Thursday night. My medium rare steak was well done and they neglected to acknowledge the special occasion - my husbands birthday. We really enjoyed the view of seaplanes from the table and they were accommodating to our 3 year old. Her “kids”
pizza was the same size as the regular menu pizza!

T
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Mother in Laws 90th bday! She did not want it announced :) 5 women, separate checks, basically a handful for the server. He handled everything with grace and and patience! Please thank him for me! Food was amazing and the value outstanding. We dine here often and I am always so pleased with everything!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Ordered meat & cheese tray-they forgot to make it-service level was poor, yet there were a lot of staff in restaurant-management not on top of their job-food was OK at best-will not be returning

S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service..... friendly and the right amount of attentiveness. Our second visit. Food was wonderful. We will return.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a couple of servers due to timing, but they were good with the change, and kept the service and quality going

AP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The HH menu is pretty amazing. The snap pea summer salad was perfect on a nice warm hot day. The pizza was pretty fabulous. The crust was thin, chewy, and with a little crisp. Outdoor seating in the summertime was great. Family friendly is key for this place.

k
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back ! Loved everything we ordered ~ Stacy was terrific also !

CU
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The updated Brunch menu is great, smoked salmon omelet with greens was fabulous! Chicken/French toast got rave reviews from my son as well. Always great service with a very friendly staff. Highly recommend!!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The garlic knot rolls are the best, be sure to order them! Pizza was tasty, good thin crispy crust.
Sat outside, very pleasant ambiance. Service a bit slow. Overall a good dining experience.

A
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food, imaginative ingredient combinations and good value. The only problem is that the noise level is incredible - to the point that we had the choice of either yelling across the table to each other (which would have only added to the din) or remain quiet. Sound baffles in the ceiling would go a long way to improve the atmosphere.

P
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner and service was good. I ordered the gnocchi and it was a bit on the sweet side with the corn. Everyone else enjoyed their dinner.

FK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were creative, food was excellent. Pizza was one of the best thin crust I've ever had.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very overpriced

EG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place on a hot evening. Kenmore really needed a large restaurant with good food.

MP
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at brunch - very good! Crispy Cauliflower will be a go to in the future- so great! Smoked salmon omelette and hanger steak were both fantastic.
So great that they have my new fav Timber City Ginger beer from South Park!!

S
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Great ambience and feel, love the open air aspect on a warm summer night. Service was embarrassing if non-existent. Took 20 minutes to retrieve a can of Rainier from the bar, more than once. The chicken wings came with an extra deep fried "Something" that probably was a chicken neck, but it was disgusting and after pointing it out the server, they just shrugged. Don't look for 4 star food, this is Kenmore after all.. LOL

CM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat next to the wall of windows that opened up on a beautiful Saturday night! The pizza was great! It was a birthday dinner with friends and their ice cream is really good....all the food is really good!!

LS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Great location and pretty restaurant with great ambiance. Drink order did not arrive until after food was served. Probably need another body behind the bar at 6 pm. Food was average. Enjoyed charcuterie option as an appetizer. Cute place.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beet salad was so delicious! Pizza wasn’t my favorite. Will return later on for some entree options!

DB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - we had salads and the smoked tuna dip. Order the dip - it is delicious and comes with sweet potato chips! Our waitress was excellent and gave details about food and drink items we were unsure of.

J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Most food were very oily and heavy. Cheese & ham platter were expensive. Good but no prices a menu

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

Great neighborhood joint. Love that they are here. Due to the acoustics, it is very noisy.

EI
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

JB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything good except the noise level. Way too loud

B
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So pleasantly surprised by this place! I expected the food to be great (and it was), but the atmosphere was also so lively without being excessively loud. The way the whole place basically opens up in nice weather, wow, never been to a restaurant like that before. Will be back soon!

T
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delish! I’ve never experience such fresh vegetable anyplace.

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