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Violet, Seattle, WA

Violet

4.9
4.9
680 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Violet, voted Best New Restaurant 2019, by Seattle Magazine, is the newest concept by executive chef William Belickis. Violet offers a unique American Omakase dining experience influenced by French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.

Chef William Belickis emphasizes a strong dedication to seasonal and local ingredients grown in our own rooftop farm and sourced from trusted farms/purveyors, as well as the finest ingredients the world has to offer.

Our menu is seasonal based on Chef's choice of the freshest ingredients available to create artistic flavors. Put trust in Chef William Belickis's hands and experience the American Omakase, a personalized 5-course seasonal tasting menu. Wine pairing is available and our knowledgeable staff can help you customize your dining experience.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm – 12:00am Saturday: 5:00pm – 12:00am Sunday: Closed
  • Phone number
    (206) 695-2588
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    William Belickis
  • Catering
    For catering needs, please email info@violetseattle.com
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, please email info@violetseattle.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cross street
    E Howell St. & E Olive St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Overall

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Food

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Service

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Value

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    American

  • Seattle

    Best Overall

  • Seattle

    Best Food

  • Seattle

    Best Service

  • Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle

    Best Value

  • Seattle

    Great for fine wines

  • Seattle

    American

680 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice small cozy place, quality food and attentive preparation. Thank you William for a great evening!

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  2. Craigb

    Boise

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Relaxed atmosphere made for a wonderful evening

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service was amazing! Chef came by our table to introduce himself which was a nice touch.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The American Omakase is amazing, obviously the chef put a lot soul in his sauce and the plating.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most memorable meals I’ve enjoyed anywhere. Violet is a cozy, welcoming environment that belies the culinary genius serving this great restaurant. We enjoyed multiple courses watching the chef work his art in the kitchen. He created the best lamb dish I’ve ever eaten. Upon remarking when noticing one of the beautiful dishes he was creating for his tasting menu, the chef brought one to the table for us to enjoy. In every aspect you can sense the love and passion that goes into this experience. My highest possible recommendations. We can’t wait to return!

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  6. dancer

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Class act and Outstanding in every way! Octopus appetizer and scallop dinner were perfectly tender and flavorful. Will bring friends next time, definitely coming back. generous portions, and reasonably priced. You know when it's your anniversary and you want to go someplace new and you hope it works out. Violet hit it out of the park. great decor, friendly staff, from giving us a choice of tables, letting us know there would be a large party near one table, complementary bubbly when we sat down since it was our anniversary. St Germaine sound track set a great mood, and added to the great ambience. Chef Belickis came out and introduced himself and you can see the artistry as he prepared 4 plates for Omakase dinner on the counter. and great mural in the bathroom by a friend of the chef's that extends between rooms. Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary, thank you!

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  7. Antoine

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and love the restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service! I've visited Violet on a handful of occasions and always have a great time, feel satisfied, and can't wait to go back. We bring different friends each time and they are equally impressed.

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  9. Mike

    Seattle

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Violet is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The food is always wonderful and innovative. The restaurant itself is small so they never have compromised their quality because of trying to serve too many patrons. A true gem of a place.

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  10. KristineM

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great discovery for us. Great food and experience.

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  11. disappointed

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the 5 course American Omakase with wine pairings. Will definitely go back!

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  12. BooRadley

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting menu and pairing with wine was next level.

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  13. EkaterinaM

    DO NOT USE

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner experience! The chef has exquisite taste, his Foie gras is so perfectly cooked, best in Seattle 100% Last time we had it in Maximillien and it was complete disgrace to both product and french cuisine Great choice if wines for very reasonable prices. Strongly recommend Omakase experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Violet is a hidden gem of the Capitol Hill dining scene. The service, menu selection, and ambience are all top notch creating a lovely dining experience. Every dish was equally delicious, cooked to perfection and the service was seamless. This is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in Seattle!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, their omakase tasting menu was absolute perfection for every one of the 5 courses and the "snacks" preceding them

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  16. Swimmer

    Seattle

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our favorite restaurts. Always a good experience. Food is really good and they pour good wine by the glass.

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  17. Debora

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was thrilled to relocate William Belickis and his restaurant Violet, named after his grandmother and daughter. The Omakase tasting menu with wine pairings was stunning and very reasonably priced. From the tuna crudo to steelhead salmon, grilled artichokes, lamb course and chocolate mousse dessert, each paired perfectly with the wines. Stellar service, candle-lit, upbeat ambience, and the food quality-presentation will ensure my return!

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  18. Rosareda

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and service were top notch! Ambience was lovely for friends or something intimate.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we enjoyed a wonderful meal and gracious service and hospitality. Our almonds and olives with well poured cocktails kicked things off, followed by the perfect salad. Our mains were loin of lamb and the steelhead in a cauliflower brown butter—all shared with a great Pinot Noir available by the glass. I asked for my favorite foix gras which was served on a perfect compliment—a waffle rather than traditional toast points, which was fabulous! We then had the crème brûlée and chocolate desserts, with coffees, to polish off another great experience. Always a treat, always on point. Love Violet!

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  20. JamesB

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best meals in Seattle. A great date night restaurant. Chef William is a talented master of flavors, charming and knowledgeable. He truly made the evening with his excellent suggestions for our dinner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner and experience in every way last night!

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  22. GlenP

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is becoming one of my favorite places to catchup with friends for really good food drinks.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were both fantastic. Will definitely be back next time I am in Seattle.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times. Tonight we all had the Omakase, chefs choice and wow! Every course was amazing!!! Started with raw oysters with an insane minionette, scallops, salmon, lamb, insane chocolate cremaux with wine poached pear. Chef William spoke with us for awhile and he is so personable. You can tell he really loves what he does. They accommodated dietary requirements no problem. Definitely one of my fav restaurants in Seattle. Always good!

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  25. FoodFreak

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been eating here for five years and Chef Belickis is always there manning his small cooking station with a sous chef and turning out beautiful delicious food. If you sit close by you get all of the smells and can see the action, which is a fun experience. The wine list is always curated and reasonable for the high quality he features. There is also a good cocktail list. Service is very good with many of the same servers there for long periods of time. If you eat there even semi-regularly they remember you and treat you well. Parking around Violet is pain, but it's worth it. Highly recommend.

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  26. thediscobitch

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Octopus was a little chewy but otherwise everything was great! Would have also loved more na beverage options but overall great food and fantastic service!!

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  27. BasilioB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was wonderful! Great value for what you’re paying for. Great ambiance, and noise level was on the lighter side so you can have a nice conversation with your meal. Highly recommend!

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  28. Alan

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Omakase (tasting) menu. It was amazing. Chef, of course, has a long history of making great dishes, and the staff were friendly, helpful, and engaging - an absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t think you will get this quality of food for this price very often

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A gem! Best meal out in ages. I’ll be back. Thoughtful menu, everything well prepared. Excellent service from Declan our waiter. Thank you for a memorable evening!

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  31. jayohh

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been back for several years and we had a great time. Recommend to anyone who is a serious eater. Top notch all around.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience, especially the foie gras and risotto! A really special evening with family.

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  33. RobertoG

    Seattle

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for delicious dinner , we tried the 5 omakase course!

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  34. TeriB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place for a romantic dinner. The food is fantastic and perfectly prepared, and the service is impeccable. We look forward to our next visit.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, the service was top tier. Couldn’t recommend more.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional as usual. The chef and the staff are great, kind and considerate.

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  37. HaleyG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Violet was amazing. We went to celebrate my husband's birthday and they were so accommodating! The food was delicious and the wine parings were perfect. The chef came to our table for a chat and gave us a special drink too. It was one of the best dining experiences we've had!

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  38. EvelynR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely birthday dinner for my bestie! Perfectly portioned, seasoned and plated! Everyone including the owner (Chef William) were hospitable and grateful for having us at the restaurant. Glad we opted for the American Omakaze( 5 course meal) which was a pleasant surprise… Our favorites were the tuna and the foie gras. The first glass of Lambusco red wine was initially served on the house ( as we’re celebrating a special occasion), Loved it so much we got the whole bottle! Thank you for the generous appetizers— olives, almonds, prociutto, white anchovies, served while the Omakase was being prepared. We will definitely be back soon!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A+ will definitely return. The ambience, food, drinks and staff were all better than expected. We ordered the Lamb and risotto and would do it again. At the end of your meal Chef Williams introduced himself and we had a nice chat. Perfect evening

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  40. philaReviewer

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and excellent food - I took my wife here for her birthday dinner and she loved it. Great meat-based options for me, and she also loved her risotto (she is vegetarian).

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FAQs

Violet is rated 4.9 stars by 680 OpenTable diners.

Violet does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Violet

1734 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-2436

Additional information

  • Cross street
    E Howell St. & E Olive St.
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm – 12:00am Saturday: 5:00pm – 12:00am Sunday: Closed
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, French, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    William Belickis
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 695-2588
  • Catering
    For catering needs, please email info@violetseattle.com
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, please email info@violetseattle.com.
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