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The George

4.6
4.6
1020 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Discover The George: A modern dining marvel led by Chef Guillermo Carreno. Indulge in a brasserie-inspired menu and lavish bar program within a high-design arena, ushering in a new era for the historic hotel's iconic dining room. Our evolving menu celebrates local seasonal ingredients through small plates, raw selections, vegetarian options, mains, and desserts.
Embrace the Pacific Northwest at The George, savoring the freshest seafood from local waters and curated dry-aged meats. Artisan cheeses and vibrant fruits and vegetables are locally sourced. Signature dishes vary with seasons, from summer scallops to classic Steak & Frites.
Honoring the hotel's architecture, The George nods to George B. Post. Renowned Spanish design studio Lázaro Rosa-Violán orchestrates a captivating interior, blending history with timeless aesthetics. Hand-painted tiles, pendant lamp chandeliers, and striking marble floors elevate the ambiance while floor-to-ceiling iron and glass doors complete the vision.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Northwest, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 621-7889
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Guillermo Carreno
  • Private party facilities
    We have many spaces within The George for your next event!1. The Parlor: Our enclosed area behind the bar. Max 12 guests2. The Petite: Our beautiful private dining room. Max 14 guests3. The Centerpiece/Masterpiece: Blocked off tables in the center of the restaurant, fitting between 20 and 40 guestsEmail us for more at TheGeorge@Fairmont.com
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    5th & Seneca
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,020 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,020 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to this place a few times before and my experience was exceptional. This time I visited after about two years and the experience was totally different. Presentation of the food and drinks were so poor and one of my friend and I had food a poisoning, but the other two friends didn’t have any issues. The staff and the ambience were nice as always. Looks like something has changed significantly in this place and I hope they will get it together soon.

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  2. AvikS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience is great and the service was okay. However the food was fairly mediocre given the setting and the price point. One of the soups and the octopus was delicious but rest of the food (pappardelle, lamb rack, sourdough bread) was fairly poor in taste and presentation. The rack of lamb at $75 was all fat and rather clumsily put together. I wouldn’t revisit for the food

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. It was my sister’s 16th birthday and the entire staff wished her. Everyone was really nice and they made sure to make the experience special for her. Our host, Cameron, was such a kind soul! Micheal, who was at the bar was an amazing person too. I will be going to The George for many more celebrations. Thank you to the entire team for making it a memorable experience for my family.

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  4. KellyB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Mother’s Day brunch experience was wonderful, the food was delicious and all the staff we encountered was extremely kind and had good recommendations.

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  5. glena

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff and hostess made my wife feel very special on this Mothers Day. It was an experience she will never forget. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good restaurant, great atmosphere, menu was limited and the food tasted average, for the price, in our opinion. Would still recommend it to others.

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  7. DinerG

    Seattle

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Alas for the service. Some water spilled, we tried to wave down a server or the hostess. The hostess was oblivious when she wasn't yakking with friends. We eventually got one of the servers clearing the dishes to bring us a new napkin for the one that cleaned up the water. Then the food came, after a long wait, both mine an my wife's seemed to have been sitting somewhere getting cool. I had a pasta and needed a spoon, again flagging down the server or the hostess was hopeless. Eventually our server came by to see how things were and we were able to get spoons for the pasta. The prices there are frankly ridiculous, we had stopped going because of that and similar service issues. We went this time as our guests were staying at the hotel. The brunch, itself, would, I think, have been stellar had it been served while still hot. Very disappointing. I also do not like the mandatory 3% kitchen fee. I took it off the tip.

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  8. TDVG

    Mexico City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant and setting inside the hotel. Highly recommended!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best service I have received. Food was great, our server got us a really amazing surprise dessert at the end of the meal.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had a dinner at The George with 3 colleagues and was wonderfully surprised by the ambiance, attentiveness & knowledge of the wait staff, and food & drink. The pacing of courses was excellent, each dish was fresh and well executed, and overall it was a lovely time. I will certainly be returning next time I’m in Seattle

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING PPL THAT WORKS THERE.! | WILL BE BACK JUST FOR THE PPL.

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  12. mike

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Victoria and she was excellent and help me our time at the restaurant very enjoyable.

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  13. Crystals6

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service! I didn't feel rushed at all and the food was fantastic! We were really thrilled by the quality of the food. Especially the pasta, although to Italians, the pasta is still too soft, but it's the closest to the real Italy pasta according to my 2 friends who were there with me. They were in Italy for 3 years.

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  14. JanineC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 2 course brunch. Chicken & waffles and lemon/raspberry tart. My boyfriend’s chicken was raw in the middle - told waiter about it - he took it away, did not really apologize and someone else brought out the replacement and he never checked to see if the replaced dish was good, never came back to ask if we needed anything else, never asked if we would like any coffee with our dessert, never asked if we would like more water, never asked how our brunch was. VERY disappointed with the service. We saw him next when he brought our check. Despite the raw first chicken our food as a whole was very tasty.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although there was a misunderstanding with the reservations, Trina made sure we had an amazing experience! Coming across the country to celebrate our favorites birthday twins, we dressed up for afternoon tea. Trina accommodated our party with a private seating area. Jorge was our waiter, he was excellent in explaining each tea and menu item. Trina worked with chef Araya to provide a last minute afternoon tea arrangement for our party. None of us had done afternoon tea before and we were so happy with the experience. Not to mention to all of this off with complimentary champagne to toasts our favorite sisters! It was day we’ll never forget. Everyone was so kind and helpful. I can’t thank the staff enough. I’d recommend the George a place with friends, parents or your partner to enjoy the luxury of the Fairmont.

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  16. EatPlaySleep

    Seattle

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful renovation of the iconic Georgian Room at the Fairmont Olympic. Met a friend for lunch at GEORGE; wonderful service and a lovely room (especially on a grey, rainy Seattle day).

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  17. ShellyW

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointing food was cold and stale. I took two of my employees as a treat and felt really bad.

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  18. BenP

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Way overpriced. Extremely limited menu. We tired of the waiter’s constant upselling. After decades of enjoying the hotel, we have serious concerns about returning.

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  19. GeraldineR

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely birthday dinner and was surprised by three amazing and delicious desserts! Food was wonderful and there is so much beauty surrounding you. We will return soon. Thank you!

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  20. rebeccat

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our rude and pushy server completely ruined what was supposed to be a nice dinner. We arrived for our reservation 95 minutes before we needed to leave for an event and advised our server. Even though The George was 75% empty, the rude woman insisted that the kitchen would be hard pressed to serve us anything in a timely manner. We skipped appetizers and rushed to order immediately, and did not order dessert or a second glass of wine or a cup of coffee as the rude server insisted we did not have time. Guess what? We were done and sat waiting with our credit card at our table 40 minutes before we had to leave, and she failed to get our check, see if at that point we wanted dessert or coffee or wine (clearly there was time) and instead we sat there and watched as this horrible person ignored us to fill water glasses for new diners. Hey lady: I'm the one who only tipped you 10% and that was a gift. I live and work nearby and have come for lunch, but no more and I recommend that those who don't want to be treated like dirt dine at the George. The food? Well, I can't fault the kitchen but this rude woman certainly never asked if it was ok or if we needed anything. I've never felt so unwelcome. Find another career, lady. Maybe give vaccines at a free clinic. That is how welcome she made us feel. Never again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and lovely seating. Get the octopus starter. And the chocolate cake is divine.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great time bringing my mother here for brunch.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience and we loved the ambiance

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  24. JenniferP

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great food and service. I absolutely love the ambiance. I highly recommend The George for business lunches or lunch with your girlfriends. You will love it.

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  25. newbie2

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with great service. Not a big choice on the menu but food is tasty. Beef tartare is amazing!

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  26. AlianaD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my for 30th birthday. At this establishment from the time I walked in the service was great. The food was up to standard, and our waitress was very respectful and patient with us and getting everybody’s orders. Everyone enjoyed their food as well as each other’s company. I would definitely recommend and go back. The ambience was beautiful and perfect for the night. Thank you again for having us

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  27. DebbieC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING Brunch. Our waiter was so wonderful - he made the entire experience even better.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, excellent staff, delicious food, good wine choices. The bartender (Marin?) makes an especially yummy manhattan.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday and it was such an amazing experience! The staff was incredible and on top of it throughout our entire meal. The restaurant, the bar, the lobby bar it was all such an adventure and I really appreciated they had a lift to get to the lower floors. Great service & great food!

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  30. nana

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I celebrated my birthday with lunch at The George, drawn in by its Great Gatsby-like ambiance. While the setting was charming and the service adequate, I found the overall experience disappointing. The food fell short of expectations, both in quality and value for money. Regrettably, I don't plan on returning. I ordered the avocado toast, based on the enticing picture on the website, and was met with a stark contrast. What arrived was a simple toast topped with an avocado spread that lacked freshness and on top was another half of a whole avocado, partially sliced, leaving me puzzled about how to consume it. Accompanied by a sparse serving of arugula and cherry tomatoes that look sad, the dish failed to impress visually or in taste. My daughter's choice of smoky french fries and Lavender soda fared no better. Adding to the disappointment, our waiter carelessly poured water into her clear soda without acknowledging the mistake, when I pointed it out, indicating a lack of attention to detail. All in all, this underwhelming experience came with a hefty price tag of $75. Unless you're prepared to pay extra for the ambiance alone, I will skip The George.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at the George was amazing. Our server took good care of us from start to finish. The food was delicious and was enjoyed by all. My favorite was the octopus, the lamb, and all the desserts. My family had the best time!

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  32. TomJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Well-appointed and interesting ambience, wide spectrum of menu choices, relatively good value, ideal for downtown business lunches or dinners.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I did the Sunday brunch, and what a fantastic experience it was! The food, service, and ambiance met our expectations! The brunch options are definitely a fantastic value for the price. We will definitely be back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was lovely as expected. However, the hostess was really rude to me, which was a bad start to my friend’s birthday brunch. The servers were nice enough, and the food was only okay. Appetizers were the best of all 3 courses. I would go back try the high tea but wouldn’t recommend going back for brunch.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Used to be better, now overpriced for average food..

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  36. GerryK

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Tempura Cod and it was hot and delicous. The Spicy Slaw was surprising and refreshing and the fries hot. The cost was fair and reasonable and my guests and I enjoyed our lunch very much.
    The GeorgeResponded on March 14, 2024
    Hi Gerry! Thank you so much for you lovely review. I have passed this along with the team and they were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your lunch. Hope to see you again soon. Trina Paquette General Manager - The George

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  37. Ilovehawaii

    Seattle

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time I can’t believe it we had a good food but we got completely forgotten It’s so odd. We went for brunch and ordered right away. We never got our beverages. The scone cart came around which was very good and there was actually an explanation this time. After that we finally did get our beverages. I had to ask twice for ice water. Finally our starter came. Hubs ordered soup had to track someone down to bring a spoon. By this time everyone around us had already got their main. No sign to our wait person. Eventually our plates were cleared and another 30 min for our main. It never came. I finally had to stop a staff member just walking through. She assured us she would check. Wait person still never came. We finally did get our main. Everyone near us had got the check or dessert. Wait person still never came over. Other staff member did brought things like a side plate I wanted and ketchup. Had to ask for refill of juice and water. I think our food was given the to the table behind l. Not thrilled it took so long. Food was very good though. It’s a little pathetic though 2 of my potatoes we actually burned black. Someone served it on a plate and someone brought the plate out still!! We never even were offered to order dessert. The person who finally helped did comp us one entree and I do appreciate that. The bad part this is exactly what happened in October !! I am so mad we went back I even told our wait person about it becuase I thought it was odd last time maybe we ordered wrong ?!? It’s just a lovely place we had a great staycation but the service both there and shuckers was horrid.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space. Food was solid. Service was friendly, but slow.

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  39. SteveC

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous medium to high end restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel. Menu has plenty of PNW specialties. Service was outstanding. Not pretentious. Nice cocktail list. Decent, worldly wine list. This was our second time. Will be back!!

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  40. jennw

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prefix brunch is delicious and a great value. Includes a mimosa or Bellini too.

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FAQs

The George is rated 4.6 stars by 1020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for The George

411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101-2519

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th & Seneca
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Northwest, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Guillermo Carreno
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 621-7889
  • Private party facilities
    We have many spaces within The George for your next event!1. The Parlor: Our enclosed area behind the bar. Max 12 guests2. The Petite: Our beautiful private dining room. Max 14 guests3. The Centerpiece/Masterpiece: Blocked off tables in the center of the restaurant, fitting between 20 and 40 guestsEmail us for more at TheGeorge@Fairmont.com
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