The Guest House

4.9
230 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Guest House features seasonal, local ingredients celebrating the area’s abundance. We are a small, neighborhood restaurant offering in-house dining and takeout from 4pm-8pm Wednesday through Saturday when you just want someone else to take care of you. We make a sincere attempt at great hospitality and honest cooking. Come see us for approachable Pacific NW cuisine and stay for a house cocktail or WA beer.

We have a limited number of tables for on-premise dining. Reservations are recommended. Takeout is also available through our website. theguesthouserestaurant.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 230 people are saying
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Fannie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were kind and accommodating. Small menu but food was great. Service was stellar. Will definitely go back. They do run out of some of the entree’s so go early.

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SueL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent food and service.

TM
TravisM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite date night place. We’ve been here at least a half-dozen times and they can do no wrong! The food and cocktails are all absolutely phenomenal. The is the ONLY restaurant we visit with any regularity. Highly recommend.

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AllenW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple menu at a good price. Unique flavors and seasoning makes the salads and small plates a treat.

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Spring
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to the Guest House. It's not in my actual neighborhood, but think of it that way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delicious food paired with great wine and excellent service.

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otiliag
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best!
Amazing experience and wonderful atmosphere!

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vipSeattleTeresa
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. One of our all time favorites!!

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DavidB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good is excellent and the service is outstanding. Menu changed frequently so you can always find something new.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They were out of two key dishes we would have liked to try. More expensive than food warranted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and very friendly team, the food is fantastic, the restaurant is very nice and has a relaxed outdoor area, dogs are welcome. Even close to a busy street the noise level is low. Easy to get to and no problem parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks, excellent food and attentive/friendly staff

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JasonT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always, both food and beverages. We tried the green light cocktail on a whim and really enjoyed it. A neighborhood treasure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and great food, definitely will go back.

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KariS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Guest House! The food is so fresh and delicious and the service is always impeccable. Great ambiance too! Highly recommend!

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JillG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Very clean, adorable decor, extremely friendly and professional!

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Spring
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was happy when the Guest House reopened. I love going there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great! Will be back

SB
SteveB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the guest house. Staff is great, wonderful food.

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AllenW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service and menu. Interesting dishes at a good price.

DB
DavidB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The for was great!! Very dress and home made. You have to try the gazpacho. Tomato watermelon is the best.

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beet salad was excellent! Pizza menu is a little lacking in variety but very good crust!

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SHERIB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the discovery of the open table reservation system it made it easy to book a table for last evening and have outdoor seating. The food and service at the Guest House is superb and I look forward to many more visits.

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mad9cat333
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was amazing! Our server was attentive and quick, even though I'm pretty sure she was the only one working the floor.
I'm excited to be moving just up the street from here and plan on making it a usual place to grab a bite or a drink. The cocktails were delicious and the ricotta donuts are to die for.

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JeanineV
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Guest House! It is very comfortable and welcoming. The staff are great and very accommodating. Although the menu is on the small side due to COVID-related staffing challenges, the food is consistently good. We really enjoy the open air flow from having the doors and windows wide open and there are outdoor tables too. We are "regulars" and so happy the Guest House is in our neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. This was our first visit and we are already thinking about going back. This is a delightful restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely chill evening for my husband’s birthday. Great food, lively atmosphere and stellar service.

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leslieerin88
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love The Guest House, especially because the owners are a Finn Hill family (our kids go to school together), but last night was not one of our favorite experiences there. We had one of the last reservations, and it felt like we were being rushed. It was for our anniversary, so it was a bit disappointing. The entire staff was cleaning up the inside of the restaurant for closing well before we had even finished our meal. Plus, and I could’ve looked this up ahead of time, the menu was definitely limited compared to what we’ve been used to in the past. The food was excellent, but we just wish there were more choices. That being said, our server was friendly and efficient. Again, would’ve liked a more leisurely meal, especially for a special occasion.

Suggestion: Move your latest seating time within an hour of closing, not 15 minutes before.

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TravisM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times - and it’s always SO GOOD. The food is spectacular and the servers are all great. It’s our favorite regular date night place.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service was excellent! We will definitely be back!

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SarahM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters always remember us and are so friendly and helpful and fun. The food was outstanding as always - the light as air house gnocchi with a creamy sauce with garden veggies and herbs was perfect. They have some new cocktails featured that are delicious - the Green Light was amazing. The bread they bake daily is incredible - the hazelnut fig bread was a perfect balance of savory and hint of sweet.
Best neighborhood restaurant around.

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RickR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighborhood bistro. Friendly atmosphere, great food and good prices.

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KRRD
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful gourmet meal at a reasonable price. It is a fun place to take friends because everyone is so impressed with the experience. When you go, be sure to ask about the many different chef made pickles that enhance the different dishes. It can be a fascinating conversation. We are already looking forward to our next experience at The Guest House.

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James
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is incredible. Great locally conscious entrees and pizzas with an evolving weekly menu. They are short staffed right now so capacity is low and reservations are necessary, but oh so worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Great to support local and worth driving into from surrounding towns. Treated like a true guest . Enjoy the great food.

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BothellBob
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible. They were missing a few items on the menu, but hopefully that means they are using local fresh ingredients. The drink menu was fun and delicious as well.

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AlbaM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Guest House is amazing! the food is unbelievable tasty <3

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Nancyj
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Try this cozy, clean, friendly place ! You won’t be disappointed! There is nothing that’s not good! We will be back. 😉

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Optomism42
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Highly recommend! Servers great and food wonderful.

CJ
CJean
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not exactly what we had hoped for for our anniversary. When we made the reservation the online site said we’d be seated outside. Inside or outside was ok with us but since we were told we’d be outside we’d been carefully watching the weather reports and carefully planning what to wear. When we arrived we were told we’d be inside which was ok but wished we’d known beforehand not to worry about the weather. The food and service were fine and the staff twice caught the bee which kept buzzing around the table, so the annoyance was sporadic and we appreciated the staff effort to take care of the problem. Later at home my husband and I both had upset digestive systems. Mine was short-lived but my husband was uncomfortable enough that he could not sleep and is now on Gatorade until he’s feeling better. As far as we know we’d both been totally healthy before going out to eat, but we can’t say for sure that the restaurant meal caused our problem. As I write this today I feel totally fine but my husband is still afraid to go off the Gatorade. We are sharing this in case others might have had a similar experience suggesting something is being mishandled at the restaurant.

FAQs

The Guest House is rated 4.9 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.