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a stir (formerly Capitol Cider), Seattle, WA

a stir (formerly Capitol Cider)

4.7
4.7
931 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Restaurant Week ONLY Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays,

We offer gluten-free and tree nut-free contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine with Northern Mediterranean
influences - think Spanish, French, Italian, Greek & Turkish. We specialize in wine, cider and spirit flights.

We used to be Capitol Cider so we kept the culinary faves from that business but added diverse & healthy options, courtesy of Chef Ton Yazici & Sous Chef Ben Jones.

In addition to our 150+ ciders, beer & full bar, we serve local Washington wines as well as a selection of Mediterranean ones, curated by winemaker Rich Burton.

Main dining room is all ages with 75 seats. Downstairs bar/event space holds 150 people - 21+only for regular hours. Please note that food service stops 1 hr prior to closing during weekdays.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you reserve a large party & do not update your the guest count in advance (e.g. reserve for 12, show up with 4 people), we will charge your card for the remaining seats.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed 7:30 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (206) 397-3564
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Ton Yazici
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, a stir can accommodate all of your special event needs. We can host private or semi-private dining, wine or cider and food pairing experiences for groups large and small.
  • Private party contact
    Ton Yazici: (206) 397-3564
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cross street
    Broadway and East Pike
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    Our downstairs lounge offers a regular event lineup with live music and art events, game night and more. We love supporting local artists and serving as a gathering place for the community. On our Event Calendar, you can expect to find the "Cider Jam" Session on Monday nights, Cider & Games on Tuesday nights, Capitol Cider Unplugged on Wednesdays and Drink and Draw on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 931 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Healthy

  • Seattle

    Good for business meals

  • Seattle

    Healthy

931 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance is lovely and inviting. Food was delicious. Chicken sandwich was small but super tasty. Service decent but not fantastic. I always tip well regardless of service because I have lived off tips before. We loved the music playlist and it was not too loud. I have been here a couple times before the new management. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and the ambiance with tasty food.

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  2. KirstenS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great wine flites, super nice people working there and freshly updated decor. Love the large booths!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant- it’s a great example of a great restaurant with incredible foo, amazing staff and great capital hill ambiance that also just happens to be gf. Highly recommend!

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  4. mm04040

    Anchorage

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it as capitol cider, love it still. As a foodie with celiac disease, I couldn’t appreciate more the 100% gluten free experience & delight at feeling at ease while dining here!

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  5. LeoEats

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Gluten free kitchen, incredibly good food. The service was excellent -- attentive, helpful, and pleasant.

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  6. ChrisL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional. The service was knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended!

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  7. Encee

    New York City

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    One of our main go-to's when dining with celiac family member. We were 5, and everyone enjoyed their orders. I thought the roasted delicata squash entree was first-rate (and pretty, also!); risotto was enjoyed and burger-eaters were happy (except for the VERY limp fries...seriously needs some attention there). Wine flight was fun - the 2016 Locus Red was delicious and I wish I had bought a bottle to bring home! Our server was new, but attentive and tried his best to chase down all our questions; also was very nice.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bit to quick bringing courses but very delicious and good GF food. Friendly staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience for our dinner. We were a group of 8 and all of the food was amazing! It was so nice to have a place where our gluten free friend could feel safe in eating what she wanted and was able to have a beer. The service was amazing and we will be back. I had three hanger steak and our gluten free friend had the fish and chips and loved it.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined at a stir for Valentine’s from the fixed menu and was very pleased. Great atmosphere, interesting food options and very well presented. The wine pairings were my favorite part and meeting one of the owners. Will return.

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  11. IJPK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and very attentive. The food was very good.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did the Valentines Day experience and everything was wonderful. Great drinks, great food, and wonderful staff. Had some concerns over the recent changes, but those are gone now and I am happy to get A Stir (formerly Capital Cider) back in my restaurant rotation!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a large group and it was impossible to hear more than the person next to you because of the strange ambient noise in the restaurant. Waitress took 45 minutes to even ask for our order and the Shrimp + Grits was horrible. Grits were clumpy and overall too salty.

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  14. AsliA

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! My little one immediately broke a glass of prosecco and they were so polite about it, brought me another one for free. Shepherd’s salad and roasted eggplant-yogurt dish is to die for! So recommended

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! As excited as we were to try a new gluten free restaurant, I did not expect to be blown away. The calamari was great to start! The blt fried chicken sandwich was incredible, as were the fries. Plus, the cookie a la mode was divine. Truly treats for those who can’t have gluten. But the flank stank... This was the single best menu item I have eaten in the Seattle area in a long while. That was phenomenal. We will be back! Also, the drinks were definitely not weak as some reviews stated. Our server was not only timely and perfect, but they checked in at every single step of the way. It was the best service I have had in a long time. For an industry that seems to be trending downward, this is a must see dining experience.

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  16. StephanieC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Stir was PERFECT! We had some last-minute changes to our attendance number on our reservation(s) and they were incredibly kind and accommodating. Our meal was fun and the ambiance was delightful. Cannot wait to visit again!

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  17. MaryA

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast service, great flavors — wish for more menu options but always the best choice for someone with celiac.

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  18. WilliamM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat gluten free and cider selection is outstanding

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  19. GregR

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a nice dinner before our formal and we also enjoyed some games downstairs!

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  20. NatalieM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are Gluten Free or Celiac this is a great option for dinner in Seattle. Food is tasty and appealing. The bones of the former Capitol Cider are still in place but it has been refreshed and is lighter inside. Space is clean and welcoming.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Different name and decor, same fantastic gluten free dining experience.

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  22. CynthiaS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mmmm...mushroom risotto! So reassuringly mindfully deliciously comforting. Eggplant wrapped meatballs?! surprising & sumptuous... more Yummm! Teamed with Caesar salad & Locus Red Blend ~ perfect.

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  23. KDSeattle

    Seattle

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the fixed price 4-course dinner for New Year's Eve-- fantastic food & service. We will definitely be back!

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  24. PhyllisG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We very much enjoyed our evening which was enhanced by having the winemaker be our wine steward

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  25. WesM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate a great 4-course meal for their NYE experience. The food was excellent, and we appreciated they had vegan options for each course. The wine and cider pairings for each course were fun and very tasty.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was so great! I loved the prix fixe options and everything was delicious. The wine accompaniment was great too, Rich did a great job pairing to the courses! Such a delicious and special meal for New Year’s Eve!

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  27. ivok

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic staff. Had a great evening.

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  28. lynn

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and cozy, friendly space. We enjoyed the food and beverage options - there was something for everyone!

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  29. CynthiaS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnificent! Menu~ Ton's Mushroom Risotto is my favorite & what enticed me to have my Friday Business meeting & Holiday Meal to step into December in a Festive way. Friendly Staff, welcoming vibe, enjoyable evening. Thanx for all you do. Holiday Blessings!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu and food was delightful. The Flank steak and the butternut squash soup were particularly yummy along with the pear salad and the drunken shrimp. Read the descriptions carefully as they are very specific, we assumed lettuce would be in one of the salads, but there wasn’t a green in sight nor was one listed on the menu. My only complaint is that if you order a flight or a drink and you don’t like it, they are not accommodating. Usually a restaurant

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  31. JasonL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good for friends or dates. Extremely friendly staff. Good food. Excellent drinks.

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  32. Zaka

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm a long time customer who LOVES the new ownership! I had been disappointed with Capitol Cider for a long time and had stopped going altogether. When I heard about the change to "A Stir" I decided to give the place another try. So glad I did! There was more/better flavor to the dishes we tried. The drinks were better. The waitstaff was friendlier and SO helpful with questions about allergies. We miss the paintings and natural wood of the booths but that's small potatoes compared to all the improvements. We will be back soon!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was overall good but when we ordered the steak well done, it came as medium well. Risotto was a bit dry but taste was good. Portions are quite small. Our waitress was so in rush and pushing us to pay the bill fast and we realized next day the bill was overcharged. We are still waiting for a refund.

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  34. WendyR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As someone with celiac, it is very difficult to eat out. There are only a couple of places that I trust and this is one of them. Great food and service!

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  35. IslandTime

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an early table - so it was understandably quiet but also chilly in the restaurant. The pro’s - as a celiac, eating in a GF restaurant that serves pub fare with loads of cider options was fabulous! Fries were 10/10 amazing. The meh’s - fish and chips fish batter wasn’t great. Lacked flavour and was gummy inside although nice and crispy outside. Good for a casual bite but I wouldn’t rush back for a meal. A snack and cider though, definitely!

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  36. ERMC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Deceptive pricing. Server said different sides could be ordered, not disclosing that a tiny side salad would cost $9 more than fries with a burger. Food overall was expensive. Also we really do know what a QR code is, despite being over 50–TWICE we have been asked in a patronizing way by waitstaff if we are familiar with QR codes! I have celiac and really want to like it here, but I won’t be back soon.

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  37. Restaurants

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is similar to Capitol Cider but for half the amount of food! The dishes are delicious but such small in portions now and not worth the cost! So disappointed as I used to love Capitol Cider but will not be coming here often due to portion size and price. Not worth it! Also there is zero decor now.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food was salty and proportions were small. service was great tho

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  39. CC3124

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so great! I totally thought it was a dive bar (I didn't really look at the photos on the google reviews) but I was pleasantly surprised. It was a romantically lit (think candles, dim lighting but not so dim that it's hard to see across the table), really clean, almost upscale place. The waiters and waitresses were AMAZING, I think I threw them a curveball by asking for a fruity, sweet iced cocktail but they delivered wonderfully. I can't wait to go again!

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  40. wannabe

    Seattle

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this concept; love the ciders. Wish there were a few more small share plate choices that aren’t salads.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from a stir (formerly Capitol Cider) using the Order Online button. a stir (formerly Capitol Cider) also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. a stir (formerly Capitol Cider) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 397-3564.

a stir (formerly Capitol Cider) is rated 4.7 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for a stir (formerly Capitol Cider)

818 E. Pike, Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway and East Pike
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed 7:30 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Ton Yazici
  • Entertainment
    Our downstairs lounge offers a regular event lineup with live music and art events, game night and more. We love supporting local artists and serving as a gathering place for the community. On our Event Calendar, you can expect to find the "Cider Jam" Session on Monday nights, Cider & Games on Tuesday nights, Capitol Cider Unplugged on Wednesdays and Drink and Draw on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 397-3564
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, a stir can accommodate all of your special event needs. We can host private or semi-private dining, wine or cider and food pairing experiences for groups large and small.
  • Private party contact
    Ton Yazici: (206) 397-3564
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