About Red Cow
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.
Seattle, WA 98122
Northwest, French, Steak
Hours of Operation:
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday
E Union St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Red Cow Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Cow is one of our neighborhood restaurants and a mere 5 minutes from home. The menu is excellent and preparation and presentation perfect. The wine list presents excellent selection and reasonable prices. The hostess and wait staff provided excellent service. We will return soon.
Tuesday evening visit for the first time to Red Cow. Decided on this restaurant because of reviews and Ethan Stowell's reputation around Seattle. Ordered items: Tongue charcuterie appetizer, frisee salad with bacon, side of haricot vertes, moules et frites curry style, tomato soup. My friend and I found the food overall, disappointingly, -- mediocre. The service was attentive and polite; not the place for a quiet conversation at all. Don't mind paying the price if I get a "knock your socks" meal. I even read the reviews before making my reservation.
Of course a place called Red Cow knows how to cook a piece of beef, but the pork, fish, and chicken dishes I've had were terrific too - as were the sides. Yes, they also know how to cook green beans and broccoli. The staff knows their menu and make informed recommendations about wine pairings. The wine list always has a mix of PNW standards and interesting new finds. The price point is high enough that we don't eat there every week, but the food and experience are such that it's not a 'special occasion only' spot either.
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