The White Swan Public House

4.7
90 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
A rustic seafood driven restaurant and craft cocktail bar. Features an expansive patio and waterfront experience. Rotating daily fresh oysters.

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SJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters ever, great micro brew. Very attentive service. Menu a bit light but all good.

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WG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The White Swan was perfect for our 4 person party. The menu is quite limited, but the food we chose was very good and the service was excellent. The House has a very friendly vibe. We were there in the winter, so everything was inside. In the good weather it looks like there would dining outdoors with lots of views of Lake Union and the marina.

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DS
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great, food very good. A bit loud. Great value!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner and drinks here before we saw a concert on the Virginia V. It was great....dinner was very tasty, drinks were on point and service was very attentive. Will definitely be back.

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CE
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great find. This was our first visit and we will be back, most likely in the summer when you can sit outside and take in the views of lake union. Fresh oysters were tasty, and we shared 3 main courses and a dessert - the dessert was amazing, all three main courses were tasty but not outstanding. Service was good, low key place with nice ambiance.

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SN
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was super great with recommendations, especially when we bombarded him with a dairy allergy (I know... I know). The roasted olives are tasty (HOT on arrival... Watch out!!!) & we would definitely recommend the Charred Octopus. I'm not sure how we were unaware of this spot as it is ON THE LAKE and does have quite a bit of outdoor seating & 4 slips available. (Seasonal obviously). Mezcal beverages were well balanced and packed a punch. (Delayed punch... FYI) I say you give it a whirl next time you're in the Lake Union vicinity.

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MI
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food but since 5 if us were sharing multiple dishes, we didn’t always have appropriate plates untenable. A minor quibble.

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the Seattle Restaurant Week menu. I loved the wine pairings option — something I would normally never try due to the price, but this made it affordable. We look forward to coming back again.

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OE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places we've been to during our weeks stay in Seattle.
We actually found ourselves going there two nights in a row since we enjoyed it so much the first time. they specialise in seafoods and cool cocktails.

The location, the ambience, the staff, food and drinks, everything was absolutely wonderful. highly recommended

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DT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best brussel sprouts we’ve ever had by far! Definitely worth the visit.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here before, but decided to come during Seattle Restaurant Week. Our table was ready and waiting early so we were able to order from the happy hour menu to start. We enjoyed a dozen oysters, always high quality here. They were Amethyst and Tanaka. I had the Brussels sprouts, but they were heavy and over dressed for my taste with big croutons. The Pork Confit was fantastic with southern flavors and something we wouldn’t have thought to order here. Also had the clams, which were light and tasty. I never order dessert but since it comes with SRW I got the Mocha Pot de Creme, which was amazing!! Highly recommend White Swan.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a gem! I am sorry I missed happy hour because the raw oyster deal looked great. They had a nice selection of oysters from the raw bar. The cocktail I had was perfect. For dinner, I had the steamed clams and fried Brussel sprouts and both were flavorful and more than enough for one person. I would definitely return next time I’m in town.

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B
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a drink at the bar before dinner, very attentive and professional bartenders! Once seated by a very nice and interactive manager/host our waiter took over. He was perfect, timing was on, information about the menu was timely and informative, he was funny but not over bearing, we had a flawless dinner! A misfire of their yummy Brussel Sprouts were offered to our table complimentary and of course we said yes! The food was amazing! They have it figured out at White Swan! Thank you for the yummy, fun and amazing experience! Bonus, We had a to go box that we almost left and they ran it out to us! Good thing since we had planned to take the lobster Mac & cheese to some friends!

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VE
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very informative and the food was excellent!

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FD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday dinner with oysters, shrimp and fish and chips. We actually decided to go early for happy hour. Reasonable prices a good bloody mary and attentive staff. The parking machine was out of paper so we had to put a handwritten note in the car. The parking lot is independently owned, but is the most convenient place to park.

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E
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here was very good. The baked octopus was very tasty. Just wished their kimchi fried rice was more spicier. The pie with ice cream was delicious. Their miso soup was also good. Fresh oysters at $1 during happy hour was a treat. Service was prompt and friendly. Will come here again.

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Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The White Swan had a great eclectic menu that wasn’t too expensive and a very cool ambience. Would also be great on a nice day outside as it’s right on the water of Lake Union. Can’t stop thinking about the smoked oyster and chicken liver mousse. So good!

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j
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love bringing people here for dinner or when hosting a happy hour. Amazing PNW cuisin and the oysters are always fresh!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Patrick was the BEST waiter i have ever had. We all hugged him after!

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San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Creative eclectic menu tastefully done. Very reasonable prices.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The atmosphere was great and the menu was just the right size. Desserts were amazing.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed dinner at the White Swan. Had the octopus, which was delicious. Recommend!

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B
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit this time indoors. Wonderful food, relaxed but attentive service. We plan on making this a regular go-to for comfortable wonderful dining

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and beverages were top notch! The Manowar is my new favorite drink.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a rainy evening, so sitting outside was not an option. It was a very lively place. very satisfied with our dinner. We happened to be there on an evening when there was an oyster tasting going on. A couple of people in the group took advantage of that perk.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great setting. Casual pub on the shore of Lake Union. Great food and good service.

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DV
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! The cocktails, chosen by the server, were top notch. We had the brussel sprouts (not to be missed!!), seafood poutine (amazing), and the black cod (homerun). Innovative and unique food without a hint of pretentiousness. We will be back soon!!

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S
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to The White Swan Public House. A hidden gem would be my best explanation! The food was unique and fantastic! Great flavors and everything was cooked perfectly! Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly!

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and daughter and I dined here last Friday. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Cocktails were delightful. Oysters were briny, cold and plump. Very satisfying overall. Thanks!

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AC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed several starters between the group- all were amazing! Do not miss enjoying the Brussel Sprouts.
Very busy the night we were there and our waiter was stretched. Did not put a damper on the night-

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambiance! Amazing view of the skyline. We ordered a few shareable plates (Brussels sprouts are out of this world!)

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

TINY portion sizes. $30 for three scallops and a few carrots :(

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner here with my daughter. Food was delicious, great drinks and amazing fresh plum pie for dessert! Nice view of the water.

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JR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As awesome as expected, great service, great seasonal menu, back again next week

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VA
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We did not have a good experience. The service was terrible, the menu was limited and very pricey for the serving sizes. The full bar did not have onions and couldn't make a gimlet. I had to go the bar to order drinks, the service was that bad.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and drinks at White Swan are always amazing and nearly everyone working there is accommodating, attentive and great. On this visit, however, our waiter was snarky, inattentive, and nearly rude on a few occasions...right up until he was ready to hand over the bill, at which point he was Prince Charming for the first time all evening.

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JR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten here several times, always outstanding food and drinks. This night was our best meal yet, green salad w/fried oysters, side of fresh tomatoes, burrata and zucchini special(should put this on the menu permanently!), and the new salmon entree, yum. All great dishes and a really nice combo for a fine meal.

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s
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is good. I think it has gotten a little less awesome than when it was new but still very good. Server was super friendly and I love the location

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for happy hour with coworkers and even better for romantic date nights

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome ! Food was delicious ! The Brussels sprouts were a tad too salty for me but we were impressed with everything!!! We will be back !!

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