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About The Corson Building

The Corson Building is a home, a restaurant, and a community. It is built on a foundation of relationships with our community of friends and teachers, farmers, importers and foragers, wine makers, fishermen, builders, artists, and activists. Together we work to celebrate food and the daily nourishment it provides.

We are open for dinner Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. On Thursday and Friday nights we offer a small, intimate a la carte menu and take reservations between 6:00pm and 9:30pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, we host single seating, prix fixe, family style feasts. Our Saturday night dinners begin at 6:30pm at a cost of $100 per person for dinner with optional, $50 a person wine pairings. Our Sunday dinners begin at 6:00pm and are $80 per person including wine(all pricing is before tax and gratuity).

Please check the calendar on our website for information on our bi-weekly Thursday themed dinners and periodic Sunday brunches.

Thank You!

5609 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Thursday - 6 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday - 6 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday (prix fixe) - 6:30 pm
Sunday (prix fixe) - 6 pm

Cross Street:
Airport Way

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 762-3330

Website:
http://www.thecorsonbuilding.com/

Parking Details:
The private lot situated in front of the restaurant can accommodate up to ten cars. If the lot is full when you arrive, you can often find parking in the alley adjacent to the restaurant, or along the west side of Airport Way.

Public Transit:
Use Seattle Metro Bus Routes #106 or #60 (#106 is preferable).

Private Party Facilities:
The Corson Building is a home, a restaurant, and a community. It is built on a foundation of relationships with our community of friends and teachers, farmers, importers and foragers, wine makers, fishermen, builders, artists, and activists.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (866) 352-9097

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Corson Building Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (12)
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Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Organic (3)
Romantic (3)
Fun (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome experience.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went to the Corson building for our son's birthday We were not disappointed! The flavors they use are exquisite and unique. The presentation beautiful. We did have to save for several weeks before we could go to this delightful venue but it was totally worth it!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Loved the experience! Communal tables are set up in what is basically the living room of a beautiful Italianate style renovated 1910 mini mansion. Very charming and quaint atmosphere with soft lighting resembling candle light. Upon arrival, one is greeted with a glass of champagne. You can chat for a few minutes while they make final preparations for the dinner, then you are invited to sit down and get to know your tablemates. The food was wonderful and plenty of it. Sunday supper included rabbit pate on toast, a huge gorgeous salad, ling cod and finally braised lamb with kale and whey. I was sceptible about the whey but it was delicious! The dessert was very good too! The meal included red and white wine. I thought the food and the experience was well worth it! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

So much flavor in the food, an awesome experience.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We sat with six strangers who quickly became new friends. We had a family style meal of wonderful, delicious foods. We drank wine and laughed and chatted in a timeless and comfortable old space. Sharing a meal with a disparate group of strangers ensures a new experience each time... but the food and wine will be consistently good if you go to this venue. I can't guarantee good company, but I can't imagine not having a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very nice place for date. Great ambiance and good food

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a wonderful night! We love to eat out, but our budget only allows it occasionally, so we save up and then indulge ourselves. What a treat! European-style atmosphere right in the heart of Georgetown; it's like you step into a secret portal when you enter. The service was phenomenal: warm and welcoming. The food was creative and delicious. Loved the entire evening.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

I booked a reservation for the Corson Building for my first anniversary over a month in advance. My wife and I were very excited for the prix fixe Sunday supper. However, only 5 hours before our seating, I was called and informed that there was a private event and they would not be able to honor my reservation. They offered a reservation for Sitka and Spruce as compensation, but that is not even close to being on par with what we were expecting for our anniversary dinner. Needless to say, we have zero desire to give the Corson Building our business after how poorly they handled this.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Beautiful experience, food and ambiance and service. Unique environment inside and out. I'd love to know more about the history of the building. The neighborhood is a little noisy but fascinating and well off the beaten path of haute Seattle cuisine. A must do.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Interesting food that is not typically found on a menu. Portions are incredibly small, even with multiple dishes ordered, left wanting more food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been wanting to try the Corson Building for a while and decided to give it a go for our Anniversary. We had our 13-year-old son with us as well.

From the moment our car pulled up until we left everything was just lovely. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the food was interesting and delicious and the wine menu was excellent. Really loved it.

I was slightly concerned about the communal seating and whether my son would find something he would eat (he's a bit picky). The chef made a lovely plate for my son that he enjoyed and we shared a table a very nice foursome.

Will definitely be back! Excellent spot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Loved everything! Such a cool place!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. We especially enjoyed the charm and ambiance of this unique location. We ate outside because the weather was nice. However, we were under the flight path to King Co. Airport, which happened to be fairly busy that evening. Besides having to pause our conversation, we adapted well and continued to enjoy ourselves. We will return, but probably eat inside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Beautiful space and amazing food. I can't say enough. We went on a Thursday for a birthday dinner and it did not disappoint. Next is the Sunday dinner!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Small, industrial building repurposed into a one of a kind dining location. Very few places have this sort of intimate ambiance. The service was tremendous. Highly recommended - especially for special events.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This is some of the best food I've ever experienced. I try to go at least once a month. My only hesitation is that there is no soundproofing whatsoever, and the room gets very loud.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 20, 2017

A wonderful quiet dinner. The food was impeccable!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This was our second time dining at The Corson Building. In a increasingly expensive and food-fancy city, The Corson Building stands out for exceptional service (this, in particular, really seems to be a struggle for the majority of Seattle restaurants) and delicious, innovative food which---unlike a lot of new restaurants on the scene---exceeds expectations. We will return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Entering the gates is like entering the garden of a friend's cottage in the countryside. Surrounded by gardens, you nestle into the main eating room, candle lit, very low-key and cozy with a great view through to the kitchen. Very warm and attentive service, and exquisite food. Flavor pairings born of experience, passion and excellent ingredients. So happy to have discovered this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My husband and I decided to go here for his birthday dinner because we heard the chef from Sitka and Spruce was also affiliated with the Corson Building (and Sitka and Spruce is our absolute favorite restaurant). The actual space is very charming and perfect for a romantic evening. There were only eight or nine dishes on the menu ranging from small plates to entrees, and we ordered four of them. I would have rated the food five stars, but our main dishes came out lukewarm at best. The flavor combinations were fabulous though, particularly in the rabbit dish. Our waiter was kind, but overall the service was very spotty and we felt as though the other party at our table (they have communal tables) was receiving much more attention than we were. We are generally willing to spend on good food, but given the discombobulated service, I think we will definitely choose Sitka and Spruce in the future.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I would give six stars if I could.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Everytime I come to town, I check out the Corson Building and it never disappoints. The place is a bit private and space is limited. Reservations are a must. Food is always delish though the portion sizes are small for the price. But I love the way the place runs with the open kitchen in the back and the shared seating. Quaint and nice for a special occasion, especially in the outdoor patio.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2017

A lovely dinner in a lovely place. We've wanted to dine here for a long time and enjoyed a wonderful, intimate dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Absolute excellent experience in an incredible intimate setting.

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Rustic European charm infused with good juju and fabulous food! If your experience at the Corson Building is anything less than awesome, the problem is you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

2000 characters is not enough to explain how amazing the Corson Building is.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Treated my parents to a birthday / anniversary dinner. Everyone loved it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

"This place is magical"- A sentence I've been saying all week. The food, ambiance, experience, wine- everything is perfect.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I've been wanting to eat at The Corson Building for years. This meal exceeded my very high expectations. Each course was delicious. They were happily able to accommodate my wheat allergy, too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A great place for special occasions. We celebrated Mother's day in style. The food was exquisite and the service impeccable. It was a family-style meal with numerous courses over a three hour period. The only issue was that the dining room was "full" and the noise level was moderate to high at times. Everyone enjoyed the "gastronomic adventure".

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Amazing, a hidden jewel in south seattle

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Have been twice in the past month. I just want to take everyone I know there!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The Corson Building is wonderful. The food is beyond amazing, the wine pairings are perfect, and the service and experience is just wonderful. My husband and I went for a date night and it was perfect - we family-style dined with really kind people and were taken super care of. It was one of my best dining experiences in Seattle since 2009.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The Corson Building remains the gastronomic highlight of the last year of traveling and eating all over the world. For us the experience was like a dream come true of being invited to a special country home of a great cook, who brings things from the garden and creates simple but perfect unfussy dishes. The space is magical, basically 2 large shared tables. We never felt cramped or rushed instead, but were treated as one would treat personal guests. Wine choices were eclectic, but intelligent and with knowledgable assistance we found beautiful wines. All in all an unparalleled and perfect experience

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Had a Sunday communal, family style dinner. Delicious salad, halibut, and dessert. Set in a beautiful converted home. Getting there is tricky and parking can be limited.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This is NOT a place to go if you want a private, intimate dinner for two. We sat with a couple at the end of a table for 8 who was part way into their dinner and we we enjoyed talking with them. They left and another couple joined us who clearly wanted to be by themselves - very awkward!

The food was nicely prepared and very delicious. We went with the three course dinner and probably would not do that again. Instead, we would share the first course, skip the second course, although incredible, and then each order the main course. We were so stuffed, we could not even consider a dessert. We couldn't even bring ourselves to look at the dessert menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My first impression was not good. Our party (of 3) arrived at 6:15pm because our reservation was set for 6:30pm. We knocked on the door and we were told to wait outside "in the rain" because they didnt open until 6:30pm. As we waited, we could see that all the tables were set and we watched the staff watching us waited outside in the rain. Shame on you! Definately, horrible customer service for such a nice restaurant!!

Another lesson learned was the issue around family style eating. With so many people at a table, it was hard to balance portions. We never got refills and I noticed our server didnt ask or make the effort to monitor us food made its way round around the table. I think some people at the table felt that by the time the platter made it to them the platter was picked over (especially after being passed through 5 or 6 people before it got to you)

Overall, the food and wine was awesome but I still think with a few minor tweaks it would make the experience even better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We finally tried this restaurant with friends recently and absolutely loved it! From the rustic building, beautiful surrounding gardens and farm to table food we all left satiated and happy. If you haven't tried this gem yet, make a reser!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

This was one of the best dining experiences of my life. Unforgettable and beautiful.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

One of the best dinning experiences we have ever had. Great setting, perfectly prepared food and our waiter Matt could not have been more helpful. A true professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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