The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle

4.4
87 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
COVID-19 & The Hart and The Hunter

The Hart and The Hunter is closed for dine-in service (until further notice). For Hotel guests, we will offer room service and grab and go options. For the local community, we are offering delivery (through our trusted partners) as well as Curbside pick-up for those in need of a meal or a pantry item.

The health and safety of all Palihotel Seatle and The Hart and the Hunter guests and staff are our top priority. We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - diligently and reinforcing our already stringent hygiene standards and following all guidelines from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and local health authorities.
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This was a nice place for a single couples brunch due to the vibe and the intimate seating.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for coming in to visit us. Although we do agree with you assessment, thank you btw, we have to say any size group would think this was a great brunch area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re happy we stayed at our hotel for dinner, it was soooo good!

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on March 4, 2020

We are also happy you stayed in for dinner! thank you for the comments.

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Aimee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and the service but the items were over-priced. Not surprising since its a downtown restaurant but if they want to fill up they space with patrons they should either have some sort of deals or specials. It was empty when were were there which was unfortunate as it is a gorgeous space.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Aimee, Sorry to hear you thought our pricing was a little on the high side. May I ask what meal period you came in at? We try very hard to ensure we are in line with what Downtown pricing is compared to the quality of food we serve and as I can hope you can see, it's a fine balancing act. We are happy to hear you otherwise had a great time and hope to see you again. Maybe for our chicken dinner for 2 Thursdays?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My girlfriend and I went here for our valentine's day dinner and it was an awesome experience!

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luckylou
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place, friendly, sincere service. A small menu is a good sign of focus. The decor/layout is not bad, just a bit unspecial. Feels off somehow. The live music was a nice touch. The food was nicely done and pretty standard value for Seattle, which is to say somewhat higher than you think it should be, but at least it’s good. The biscuits were fantastic. That’s easy to say in a city where biscuits are generally absolutely terrible, but these are quality biscuits. Worth coming in for those alone.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on February 26, 2020

Luckylou, Thank you so much and we are happy to hear you liked our Live Music and our biscuits! We do agree that they are worth it alone but have to say that we strive for the highest quality in every dish and hope you come back for to try more of those as well. Stayed tuned for some more specials including our famous biscuits in more recipes. (strawberry shortcake anyone?)

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Allie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was OK. I loved the vibe of the place and the servers were wonderful. the food was good but very overpriced for the portion sized, value, and also for what the perceived ambiance was. It looked/felt like they were going for a french bistro/diner vibe but priced everything like a fancy restaurant.

I'd go back for the cocktails, not the food. Cocktails were completely worth it.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on February 26, 2020

Allie, We are happy you enjoyed the Live Music we have every Thursday night and our wonderful cocktails at the bar. I am sorry you were a little disappointed with our food portions and pricing. We try to keep our prices competitive to downtown but understand your feelings. We hope to see you back in again soon and that you will be able to check out our new happy hour offerings in March.

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vipdegiii
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner prior to going to the theater. Based on reviews, we ordered the butter biscuits first. They came with pimento cheese, butter, jam, and seasoned salt. The biscuits were divine. The pimento cheese you could eat by itself. Got there during happy hour and ordered the spice pecans, salmon jerky, and roasted Romanesco. The waitress made sure that we knew the roasted Romanesco was a vegetarian dish. All of three appetizers were excellent. We finished the mussels and fries. The mussels were very large and the fries were shoestring-size.

Overall, an excellent dining experience.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on February 26, 2020

Degiii, It sounds like you had a wonderful experience and we are so happy you did. We welcome you in anytime you are in the downtown area to come and enjoy our food. We really appreciate your feedback.

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VanVic95
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience at a reasonable price. Would definitely go back again!

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on February 12, 2020

VanVic95, Always a pleasure to hear such great comments as we work hard to do that every single time. Thank you for the kind words and look forward to seeing you next time.

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SheriR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Felt ignored had to ask for coffee that came with meal

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on February 6, 2020

SheriR, I am terribly sorry for this oversight and will address this with my entire staff to see where the disconnect was. We are always working on ways to better your experience and I do appreciate your feedback. I welcome you back again sometime in the future in hopes that you understand this was a mistake and not the normal level of service we have here at the Hart and The Hunter.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service on a quaint bouquet hotel restaurant. I certainly will return.

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Gibbles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Not many lunch options and the menu was confusing - individual, family style??

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vipWilliamF
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was our second visit. The first time was excellent, this time not as good. The breakfast potatoes were delivered cold. After reheating, my eggs came back cold. At that point I was done. The good news is they comped both meals so we would give them another chance in the future.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on January 15, 2020

On behalf of the entire crew I have to apologize. My server informed me of our mistake and although the outcome was not the positive experience I wished it could have been, I am glad you did not have to pay. I do encourage you to come try us again with no mistakes.

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vipFoodie4ever
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cozy place for a casual date or get together. We started with the biscuits and it blew us away. The biscuits are served warm; they are incredibly flaky and buttery, served with three spreads. The mushroom toast was also warm and delicious. I only wish their menu was bigger!

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on January 22, 2020

Foodie4ever, Thank you for all of the kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything, especially our biscuits and can't wait to welcome you back. Be on the look out for specials coming in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed the laid back ambience, and delicious food. Service wasn't awesome, but wasn't awful. Will come back.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you for spending the early evening of New Year's Eve with us and the kind words. Please be sure to stop and say hi when you are in the neighborhood.

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SafiaZ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place and the butter biscuits were amazing.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on January 22, 2020

SafiaZ, We completely agree with you on the our biscuits and glad to hear from a fan. Be sure to say hi the next time you stop in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation ready on time; excellent service with advice for items that could be shared for the table. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you and we are glad you had a great experience. We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve brunch. Everyone enjoyed their food. I’ve also been for a friends birthday lunch. Decor is retro cool way.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on January 22, 2020

We are happy you not only enjoyed the food but also the atmosphere. Hope to see you more often than just your friends b-day lunches.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Understaffed service and casual service as well. On a business lunch schedule it didn’t meet expectations. Food was pretty good

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PRow
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were looking for a dinner spot before a show and all our regular favorites were booked. Hart and hunter was a pleasant surprise- the food was above average and prices below average- I will definitely go back.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on December 11, 2019

Always happy to exceed expectations. We look forward to exceeding them when you come visit and hopefully become one of those "regular favorites" you mentioned. Take care.

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vipParis
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the biscuits. Melt in your mouth divine with three different spreads. Friendly service. Looking forward to going to the bar at night.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on December 11, 2019

Paris, Our biscuits are really delicious and are so happy to hear you loved them. We look forward to seeing you at the bar some night in the future. Be sure to pick up a nice warm Pali-Coffee while you are here, the menthe-pastille whipped cream really makes the drink.

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OldCapitolHillGuy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Has the ambiance of a diner but with more expensive food and inattentive service. We were there late-ish on Thanksgiving to a nearly empty restaurant. We started with the beet salad ($14) -- nicely dressed arugula, eight wedges of red and yellow beets on a spread of goat cheese. My companion ordered the salmon which arrived at room temperature. I had the seafood stew -- mussels, smoked trout, and reportedly octopus. The trout was not a happy choice, dry and bony The octopus was finely chopped. It was delivered with crostini but without a spoon. For some reason we persisted and ordered the lemon "ice-box" meringue pie. Ten minutes later it arrived. They weren't kidding about "ice-box" I'm guessing it took ten minutes to thaw enough to be edible. There are many better choices at the market.

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vipKenG
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked table in app. Walked over to restaurant— about 15 minute trip. Arrived to find place empty. Waiter said, we decided to close early. No explanation, not even an apology!

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vipRosti
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was okay but service was terrible. Tables are very close together and numerous tables were not bused. This was on a Saturday night.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on November 20, 2019

Rosti I am sorry to hear of some difficulties you encountered while dining with us the weekend of the MLS championship cup. Our goal is to give great service and serve amazing food and it sounds like we missed the mark that evening I would welcome you back just one more time to show you what we are about here at The Hart and The Hunter. If interested please DM me and I will respond. Thank you for your feedback

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vipAlmostGreat
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I really wanted to like this place... but came here for breakfast and - coffee took about 15 minutes to get to me once I ordered it, the scrambled eggs were not properly cooked as there were large sections of white still in them, the bacon was basically burnt, and the biscuit was raw inside. Service was rather slow too. 🤷🏻‍♂️

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you for your Feedback, On behalf of our staff I truly apologize about your experience with us this past Sunday. We are better than your experience and I would love to invite you back if possible for you to try us again. I am very proud of our food and am saddened to hear you did not get the best experience. Please either contact me via PM. Thank you for your time.

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PabloN
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food options shown on the results of google were not the same as what the menu had. The lunch options were very limited too

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on November 13, 2019

Hello PalboN, I am very sorry our menus were not up to date in google. We do our best to update our menus whenever we change them due to either a seasonal change or editing them for any reason. I will take your feedback and make sure we are up to date on as many platforms as I am able. I do hope you enjoyed what options we had regardless of our mistakes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seattle Restaurant Week!

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rahrah
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The highlight was indeed their biscuit specialty, but that hardly made up for very mediocre offerings aside from that. The seafood platter was unappealing and unsavory. The romesco steak was pretty, but not exceptional. The music was incongruent with the restaurants decorative vibe. Definitely not planning on returning.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on October 31, 2019

Rahrah, We always appreciate feedback so thank you for sharing. We do indeed love our biscuits and are happy to hear you enjoyed them as well. As for the other offerings? Well I am happy to say that starting on Nov 8th we will have 3 more entrees joining the dinner menu that will be sure to round out our what we have to offer. I would encourage you to come back and try us at least one more time.

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RachaelH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quaint little eatery. Wonderful ambiance, service was amazing. Food is simplistic but packed full of quality ingredients and complex flavors. We stopped in for breakfast, I wasn’t disappointed in the least.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on October 25, 2019

Racheal, Wow! Thank you for all of the great compliments as we know there are so many other places to chose from. Really...Simple is better sometimes and breakfast shouldn't be difficult to read first thing in the morning. Anytime you are in the neighborhood we hope you pop in to say hello. And then have some Almond/Coconut French Toast before you leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was seriously wonderful. I love this place because of the fact that I can make reservations. They are always so kind and I seriously love brining new people here. The staff is always so wonderful and my water glass is always full. I also may be slightly addicted to the oatmeal pancakes and there toppings; just saying. Thanks again for a great breakfast

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on October 25, 2019

You are very welcome for the great breakfast and am happy to hear you like(love?) our pancakes so much. We appreciate the nice comments and can't wait to see you again.

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Jerry
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Interesting and creative menu, albeit limited. The romanesco steak was very good. But the seafood platter was spectacularly overwhelmed by the garlic. Big, big mistake— ruined the mussels and octopus. The interior is attractive, but the booth benches are short and uncomfortable. Service was friendly and attentive, but the 20 minutes it took to serve the cheese plate was another mistake.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on October 25, 2019

Jerry, Thank you for your comments and we are happy to hear you like the direction we have gone with our food. We have a menu update coming up the first of November and I am really excited for everyone to see where we take the menu. I am sorry to hear about the long wait for your cheese board but encourage you to come back and let us try to wow you again. Thank you and take care.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Some of the best French toast that I have ever had!

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you! The Fresh Berries and the Coconut Shavings really add another layer that makes us stand out from the rest and we are always happy to hear form those who agree.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was a great atmosphere and food! Me and my friend got the bottomless mimosas and there were several times when we had o wait 15+ minutes for a refill! If you have bottomless mimosas you shouldn’t have to wait that long! Service was SLOW but everything else was great! Food was delicious!

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on September 28, 2019

I am sorry to hear about the long wait for the bottomless mimosa refills. We are working on our promptness and invite you back to see how we've improved.

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vipLindaE
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous! The Cajun Chicken Soup was more like a stew as it contained lots of vegetables, grains and chicken. Really wonderful. The baking power biscuits were top notch, some of the best I have ever eaten We will return and hope other diners will as well.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on September 28, 2019

I am happy to hear you were able to enjoy the Cajun Chicken Soup. We make a fresh soup at least once a week, sometimes more, and hope you are able to try our other choices that our Chef decides to make. This week is Chicken Curry....Yum!

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vipFoodiesfromfaraway
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch was delicious

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for your review! Be sure to come back and join us for brunch again.

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GordS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quiet and good food. Very close to pike place market.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with delicious food for lots of dietary needs. Service was kind. Would definitely return!

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice time, the service was really great. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was good, the drinks were a bit pricey but overall, I’d definitely return.

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vipAdamsfamily
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Menu was very limited. The online menu is much better than what was actually available. Drinks were good and service attentive. We ended up eating at another restaurant.

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vipMooshiegirl
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love brunch here! Food is really good even thought the menu seems simple or small. Don’t miss the biscuits!!!!

This trip was only dampened by having to ask for my eggs to be redone (I ordered over easy and got over hard) and without asking first, my drink was substituted with something completely different because they were out of what I had ordered.

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Herine
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a good first experience. But was confusing who our server was. They all chip in and help which is great but that means many check ins.

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The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 596-0700.

The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle is rated 4.4 stars by 87 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.