Another Tom Douglas winner. This is a terrific simple restaurant, the opposite of Palace Kitchen or Dahlia Lounge, but the food is just as outstanding. It's like an Ivar's for grown-ups. (I don't know if Tom Douglas knew Ivar Haglund while he was alive, but I think they'd have been great compatriots.) I can't wait to go back.
I've been to Seatown before, and will go again. And I'll continue to get the same thing.
For lunch, I had a cup of chowder, a famous salmon burger, and a lemon bar. It's good chowder. It's just not great chowder. I wanted to try it, but honestly, Pike Place Chowder is much better. The salmon burger is ALWAYS amazing. The pickled green tomato makes the sandwich go from amazing to drool-worthy. Twice, I've ordered an over medium egg on top. The first time it was overcooked. This time it was over easy. So I'm thinking that the chef doesn't know how to cook an egg. So besides that, it was perfect. The burger used to be served with potato chips, but they have upgraded it to tator tots. That was a good decision. They serve it with homemade ketchup that's a little weird. But the tots are great and seasoned well. The lemon bar was good if you only ate half of the shortbread. Otherwise, it blocked the tart lemon flavor and made the bar bland.
So... yum. I'll be back with out-of-town friends and locals alike.
it took +30 minutes to get our second course, and our waiter was nowhere to be found. If I could have left no tip, I would have done that.
Disappointed on the food. Service was excellent and server sold the dishes really good - a little to good compair to how it tasted. Expensive for what it was - tourist trap
Awesome corner view and the seafood was surprisingly well done and flavorful
The food didn’t match the restaurant. This is a low key fun looking bar at the end of Pike Place Market with blue jeans and t-shirt vibe. However the food was over the top weird. Fusion gone wrong. Stop playing with the food! Tiny portions. Five yes Five item menu. No fish n chips, steamer clams, zero NW style food.
We enjoyed Seatown’s relaxed ambiance and the option for small bites instead of a full meal. The food was delicious (crab cakes, oysters and crab salad). There was a delay, but we were brought a snack to hold us over. Will return for sure.
Great food, staff, and drinks! Can't wait to go back!
Service is always great at Tom Douglas restaurants. The booths are a great place for a business meeting without sacrificing culinary excellence. The garlic toast with ceasar salads is fabulous as are the ribs.
Seafood stew, unbelievable. Can't wait to go back!
The food was fine, but not exceptional. One had chicken, she said it was okay, another had the fish stew, he said it was okay. Another got the 1/2 rack of ribs, it was a small half rack. No sides come with it, just the meat on a small dish. For the price, they should include at least one side. However, the oysters on the half shell were great as was the whole crab. I would go back to have a glass of wine and some oysters but not again for dinner. It's a limited menu and the prices are a bit high for what you get.
Meeting some out of town visitors who wanted to eat at Pike's Place Market. A bit away from the really crowded area, very approachable menu....how can you go wrong with dungeness crab, oyster stew, and king crab legs.
The food has been consistently good and the service friendly and fast even though they have gone to the tip included option.
The breakfast food was incredible as always, service was fast and friendly, and fairly priced. No tips accepted, but you are automatically charged a 20% service fee.
The food portions were not great, especially for Seattle Restaurant Week. The vegetarian spatzel I ordered was way too salty and there was just a ton of melted cheese on a very small amount of spatial and shrooms.
The waitress was super nice and accommodating, however.
My sisters and I were celebrating our birthdays. We had a great time. Food was fabulous. I had the dungeness crab and it was so sweet and fresh. We also had the rigatoni with crab and salmon dish. All were really good. Also oysters were dynamite. I'm going to steal their idea of grilling a lemon and using that over the oysters. Great flavor!! Service was also excellent, very pleasant and attentive.
Underwhelmed. Thought we'd try a Tom Douglas property. After checking out the menu in advance we thought Seabar would be a good choice given the events for the evening. Service was excellent, but food was okay - it definitely did not live up to the expectations.
We sat on the patio, so expected the norm in outdoor seating, but had a mix of pot and homeless smells coming by fairly often. Didn't ask to be reseated because it was busy - but didn't lead to a great dining experience.
Not not going to recommend, but not recommending it.
Willing to try a different Tom Douglas restaurant in the future.
Nice location. Ok food. I would not go back.
Best salad I have had in a long time! Excellent friendly service.
Everything was phenomenal, but the chicken biscuit brunch item was the best thing I've ever tasted!
We were seated promptly but the service was extremely disorganized and slow. The food was only so so. When we asked about the delay we were told it was a small kitchen and that they were busy. Others around us received food but we waited longer. They seemed short staffed and there were no apologies. The value seems to be lacking and with a 20% tip mandatory I guess what impetus would the server have to be friendly.
Found Seabar and really wanted it to be great. It was just lacking in taste of food - too salty by far, presentation and selection. The location is great - right above the waterfront and close to Pike's Market. Our server was friendly and very attentive. It wasn't horrible by any means but it was lacking.
My boyfriend and I came for the Dungeness crab fried egg sandwich on our quest to try all of the ones listed in Eater's list of best breakfast sandwiches in Seattle. We acknowledged the $19 price tag on the sandwich and were willing to indulge for a special treat. So, we ordered that as well as the bacon eggs Benedict to share, which was also $19.
I had the Benedict first, noticing that the Hollandaise sauce atop the eggs was broken but forging ahead. The poached egg on my half of the dish was slightly overcooked, the yolk mostly hard with the very center running. The bacon was really tasty, as was the english muffin, so overall the dish made for a good bite. The hash browns were also very good, perfectly crisp and buttery. The crab egg sandwich was only so-so. While there was a good portion of crab, the sandwich just needed some sort of bite to cut through the richness of the bread/crab/avocado/cheese combination. A hot sauce or even the lemony hollandaise would have done the trick.
All in all, I wouldn't go back to Seatown Seabar. The service was very good, but the food and ambiance were just so-so. Especially for the high price tag.
Good place for a casual meal, small and close to Pike Place Market without being overrun by all the tourists in the Summer.
Food was disappointing. Expensive for the quality. Service was so so.
Excellent food. Great location. Good service.
The food was good and the service attentive. My only complaint would be that they brought out the kids' meals about 15 minutes ahead of our food without asking us if we wanted that. I prefer all food arrive together unless otherwise requested.
Tom Douglass never disappoints. The salmon burger is outstanding staff was their usual friendly efficient selves.
We had some out of town guess with us. They loved the food and had a great time. Would go back anytime...
Too noisy, too casual for our liking
Seatown is probably a better place to go with kids--although the slow service might not make it suitable for children either. Food was adequate, but service made the whole experience lacking. Our waitress seemed untrained. And I seem to recall music that was a bit off-putting--maybe too loud for conversation. Two tables of 4 business people next to us came in and left within 10 minutes--no service and probably couldn't carry on a conversation. I wish we had left, also.
I would say we had an average experience. The food was good (I had the crab BLT) but not great. I would go back to this restaurant but would probably try a different restaurant first. I am not a fan of the automatic 20% service charge. I almost always tip 20% anyways but feel that an automatic 20% has an impact on the service.
Seems like a tourist place but it has great service. Limited menu but well executed and tasty and good bartender with a good pour
This place was nothing more than a sports bar that serves seafood. No sides served with dinner, none to add either. Not sure why it would have 4 stars. . Much better places to go for the money. Service was mediocre at best and was too worried explaining why there was an automatic 20 percent instead of earning it.
Great service and good location. Menu had all of the staples.
Halibut was outstanding with a lovely tasty sauce
Also really enjoyed the burrata appetizer
I've been to Seabar at least twice now, and they continue to impress me. They were able to modify our reservation from 4 to 5 people with minimal delay, and their food is stellar. My friends loved the crab BLT and the seafood bowl (not sure of the name, but it had a smoked salmon jawbone, mussels, clams, and more in a tomato broth with bread). I have tried their salmon with lentils and curry, which was both healthy and flavorful. I have also tried their chicken with potatoes and asparagus, which sounds plain, but is actually incredibly delicious and my favorite dish that I have tried there.
This was our first trip to Seatown Seabar. We have eaten at 5+ other Tom Douglas restaurants. By comparison this one was OK. The food was good but not great. Our orders included both the chicken and lamb pot pie, Crab BLT, Salmon burger, and gnocchi with salmon. Our server was friendly and nice. The location is good if you are already close to Pike Place Market but I would not go out of my way to eat here. Especially when Etta's, also a Tom Douglas restaurant, is right next door. My food experience on past trips to Etta's was much better. Overall not bad and I'm glad we tried it but with all the other food options in the Market I probably won't return to this one.
The crab cocktail is always delicious. My wife dearly hops the old crab salad makes a reappearance on the menu sometime soon.
I travel to Seattle for work every few months and ALWAYS come here for at least one meal. The breakfast and lunch menus are fantastic. I brought a co worker with me this time and he was thoroughly impressed with not only the food/menu but our service was on point. I'd recommend trying either their bloody Mary or Irish Coffee. For food, I'd recommend the breakfast sandwich or crab Benedict.. Make sure to get their homemade hash browns. The oysters are also extremely delicious. The view is unblocked and you can see the water clearly. I'll always come back!