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Red Cow

4.5
4.5
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Red Cow is Steak Frites in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. A classic French brasserie featuring housemade charcuterie, local shellfish, a full bar, and a robust offering of steak to choose from.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, French, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday

  • Phone number

    (206) 454-7932

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Jen Osborn: (206) 588-0030

  • Neighborhood

    Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park

  • Cross street

    E Union St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 454 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JJ

    JJgirl

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Love the feel of this little neighborhood restaurant but was very disappointed with the food. It’s exactly the restaurant I want to love but the food was really sub par.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quaint restaurant in a cute part of town. From the moment I walked in the door the service was exceptional. The menu offered a lot of variety. We started with the steak tartare, followed by the filet mignon and the hangar steak. All were delicious. Definitely want to come back to try the burger and French onion soup.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very average for above average price. Very disappointing for an Ethan Stowell restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Like a quaint French Bistro.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Red Cow was absolutely delicious and our server was lovely. I just want to sound a note of caution for fellow celiacs. I was assured the steaks + sauces were safe but I was sick for two days immediately after eating here. The food was amazing and absolutely worth a visit, but triple check with the kitchen that what you’re ordering is ok for celiacs.
  6. PV

    PaulV

    Seattle

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Red Cow’s food is not complex - what you order is what you get - which means they have to do it right, and they do. We decided to test whether Ethan Stowell’s steakhouse could hit . . . not steak: yes. Oysters with a thoughtful mignonette; French Onion soup packed with flavor presented well; a juicy burger (this could have used some greens for bitterness or some acidic component to brighten it up); and a perfectly-cooked pork shank that rode the razor’s edge of too salty but had celery root purée, squash, and pomegranate seeds for balance. Service was exceptional - pleasant and timely. The atmosphere was both casual but adaptable to a couple looking for a romantic date; this is not a corporate business lunch hole-in-the-wall, just a good time. Red Cow is also an excellent value with an ultimate sticker about 60% of what I would expect from comparable cuisine at any “big box” steakhouse.
  7. e

    emilyseattle

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food exceeded expectations and the service was excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant I’ve been to on a date in Seattle. We got taken care of so well and it doesn’t compare to other places.
  9. f

    foodie

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is just an awesome place Johnny is terrific and all of the waitstaff are as well. And the best burger in all of Seattle, beyond any doubt. All other food is really really good as welll⛄️🎅🎄😀😀😀
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food was excellent and service exceeded both. We would definitely recommend and come back as well.
  11. NB

    NicoleB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place so much. The wait staff is warm and welcoming, the drinks and delicious and strong and the food is just wonderful. Duck fat fries!! My GOD. I went for dinner with a group of friends before the holidays and it was just lovely. Thank you. Ethan is the best.
  12. P

    Phoodie

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not my first visit to Red Cow, certainly not my last... The steaks here are excellent and cooked to exactly the temperature (redness) you request. Each of the sauces for the steak is incredible, you really can't go wrong - there were four of us so we each got a different one. The frites and aioli were also excellent. Highly recommend if you want a steak and want a pretty homey environment.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful menu. Unique cocktails. Pleasurable service. Lovely meal.
  14. o

    obiwong

    Seattle

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our "go to" steakhouse in Seattle. Must try the marrow bones complete with marrow spoons designed specifically for this one dish. The frisee salad with lardons and the beet salad were excellent, as were the pommes frites. Of course, the main reason to go is for the steak. They do it right with perfect execution and just the right amount of char, cooked exactly to order. Very reasonably priced including a good selection of French Bordeaux.
  15. JL

    JLK1965

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday night dinner with family visiting from out of town. Delicious from start to finish.
  16. MQ

    MarekQ

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and just what I would expect from a ESB restaurant. Little loud but an awesome place.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good overall steak place.
  18. p

    pusherman

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have been a fan for a while. Cozy neighborhood steakhouse, simple but well curated menu and casual but professional service. Food not quite as good as on previous visits - one of our steaks was a little overcooked, the tartar was kind of dry - but very minor miscues overall. Price has edged up a little, and is comparable to other similar places, but no bargain.
  19. HD

    HughD

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another excellent and distinctive Seattle neighborhood restaurant. A quite commendable facsimile of a typical local brasserie in Northern France or Belgium (great frites) - missing only the nostalgic aroma of Gauloise.
  20. B

    joelB

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious steak & the horseradish is top-notch. Went for a birthday dinner and the ambiance was perfect for the occasion.
  21. MM

    MMRH

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I am exclusively a 20% tipper when meal/service deserve. When charge is laid out I think incentive to keep meal/service top notch. A restaurant like this should do better - 100%. Visited another Seattle restaurant this week - same issues. Really too bad.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Cow was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. What a pleasure to have superior service combined with astonishly delicious food. The red wine granita served with the oysters was fabulous. My husband said his filet mignon was simply the best he had ever eaten in a restaurant (and he’s a New Yorker). My daughter, her friend and I all had the scrumptious vol au vent.
  23. VR

    ValR

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was delicious .
  24. SL

    SLO48

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We expected a nice, moderatly quiet dining experience. It was very noisy. It was expensive for the environment and the food served. If we return, it would be to sit in the bar for Happy Hour.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best steaks I have ever ordered! Will definitely be back.
  26. KK

    KirbyK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I made a mistake on my reservation and Johnny (the manager) moved mountains to accommodate us on a very busy night. You can't get better service than that! Steak was awesome, but the frites were really out of this world. A truly decadent and sublime dinner.
  27. N

    Neighborfoodie

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance, food. What’s not to like?
  28. M

    Midge

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very good service. Only downside was the noise - as it filled up the noise level was very high.
  29. t

    tastytreats

    Seattle

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent neighborhood gem. Delicious food, nice selection and nicely priced wine list, friendly and efficient service made it an enjoyable evening. Will be back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Went here for restaurant week and they ran out of ribeye steak. That is great for a steak house but the meat they gave me was very poor in taste. They won’t not make accommodations. I had a horrible date night and I would not go back.
  31. e

    exexdir1

    Los Angeles

    136 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was of good quality but all items lacked flavor or dustinction. Best item of the $246.00 meal for the four of us were the frites. Everything else was bleh.
  32. KT

    KimT

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was our first visit based on a recommendation by friends. Food was really good, especially the bone marrow, and the service was friendly and great.
  33. H

    Hatod

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Server wasn’t attentive. Lucky they have runners serving food and drinks.
  34. CK

    CaitlinK

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Red Cow for restaurant week. The food was amazing! I ordered the chicken as my main - the chicken was in the top 3 chicken dishes I have ordered in a restaurant. I would definitely recommend Red Cow for a nice dinner/date night meal out.
  35. NB

    NolaBanshee

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with girlfriends for restaurant week! It was delicious and we were able to try things we've never eaten before with the starters. All around great meal.
  36. R

    Richonmi

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Nice neighborhood feel. Great service. We'll be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was great, and the restaurant itself was cozy but not cramped. Definitely recommend the steak frites and bone marrow to everyone!
  38. EL

    EvaL

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took part in restaurant week and had a very good meal. Highly recommend it and will be back.
  39. R

    Rich

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The appetizers and dessert were excellent. However the waiter's attitude and the main course were not. The waiter was condescending from the beginning of the meal to the end. Perhaps that was due to the obligatory 20% service fee. The entree was rib eye steak for two. At least 1/3 of it was gristle. When my wife complained to the waiter he said that was due to the cut of meat. That was absurd, but it was pointless to argue with him because of his attitude.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s sinole, love great food and a place that cares about diners and atmosphere? Go here! YUM!

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Red Cow is rated 4.5 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    E Union St

  • Neighborhood

    Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park

  • Hours of operation

    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, French, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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