Shaker + Spear

4.7
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Seafood
***We will be temporarily limiting our operations to take-out and delivery service only***Shaker + Spear is all about seafood paired with fresh, regional ingredients. We invite you to enjoy dishes and drinks in a neighborly atmosphere set among one of Seattle's coolest neighborhoods, Belltown. Helmed by Chef Carolynn Spence, Shaker + Spear features market fresh and decidedly innovative fare focused on local sourcing and sustainable fishing. Shaker + Spear is a restaurant favorite of visitors seeking a respite from a busy day of shopping at nearby Pike Place Market or walking along the Puget Sound. A nightcap at the adjacent Pennyroyal bar satisfies both parties nightly until 12am.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Shaker + Spear the day that my fiancé and I got engaged. The staff was amazing, they made the experience so special, and the food was unbelievable. We could not have been more blown away by this experience. We will be back again and again!

t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops are amazing! Every dish is flavorful and balanced with precise plating. Great place to go for dinner.

RD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is run by an amazing team of people. Food and service were second to none, despite the fact that Seattle is struggling just to survive right now. We were made to feel more like family than customers and will definitely return! Don't miss an opportunity to sample their delicious offerings. If you are fortunate enough to have Karen take care of you, know that you are in the best hands possible!

LP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaker and Spear might be my favorite restaurant in Seattle

JW
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enter restaurant from Virginia St.
Brunch was delicious, we had the Crab Cake Benedict and it was perfectly prepared, as well as the Bacon Cheeseburger with Onion Compote.
The Rosemary Popovers are a "must- have" during your visit!
Staff was professional and friendly. We will definitely return during our next Seattle trip.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food and service is amazing. Get the Mac and cheese!

CN
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed in Seattle for four nights and dined here twice--it is that good. Lovely lighting and warm ambiance in a sophisticated open kitchen restaurant. Craft cocktails, good wine list, delicious seafood, friendly and knowledgeable and attentive service. The ginger Brussel sprouts with chilis were fantastic, scallop dish and clam/sausage/linguine dishes were outstanding, our non-seafood friend enjoyed the burger with truffle fries. Try the coconut panna cotta dessert--unusual and delicious.

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing!! The Crab Benedict was one of the best I’ve had. Service also outstanding. Will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shaker + Spear for everything from casual gourmet dining to bringing out-of-town guests for a special evening. Our go to dish of Arctic Char has revolved out but last night we dined on an incredible Scallop dish — perhaps the freshest & most flavorful scallops we’ve enjoyed in our far flung travels. You can’t go wrong with a host of many other menu offerings. Robyn as a server has always been great (among several others we’ve come to know and appreciate), and we still marvel when we have the opportunity to watch and listen to her at the next table run through introductory remarks to first time diners. Chef Carolynn, orchestrating the entire operation from her post at the end of the kitchen counter, ensures you’ll feel well taken care of with creative cuisine difficult to replicate on one’s own. Go & Enjoy!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better company. Our server, Rose took the best care of us, made appropriate recommendations and my clients enjoyed it. There was something for everyone. My new go to in downtown Seattle.

T
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Eggs Benedict eggs were overcooked to the point of being hard boiled for our entire table. That was the only disappointment.

SL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

fOOD WAS PHENOMENAL AND A GREAT SETTING. Spendy so great for a special occasion!

DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best oysters we had all weekend, in fact, they were so good we had them twice.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our experience!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best scallop dish I ever had. Highly recommend

JS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The octopus appetizer was stellar. The service exceeded expectations, too.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaker + Spear was by far the best dining experience we had in Seattle. The hospitality was beyond everyday expectation and the food blew me away. The Sassy Peanut + Chili Shrimp was a knockout, the Charred Octopus was a showstopper and the Rosemary Popovers melted in my mouth. The cocktails were perfectly crafted and we felt well taken care of from start to finish. Can’t wait to return!

MS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were a party of 6 and each of us thought the food was outstanding. The octopus appetizer was fantastic. Everything was prepared so well. Among us we had scallops, linguini with clams, chicken and dumplings, and paella. Each was delicious and we all love the brussel sprouts. If you are going to splurge, this is a great choice.

TS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for my husband and myself for dinner before a show at The Moore. Having never been before, I thought I would have to rely of reviews from other sites, but was happily surprised to have our server be so enthused and excited to tell us about the menu. We started with the Salted Cod Beignets, which were amazing. I had the Scallops and my husband ordered the Pallela, both were prepared and plated with such care (we were able to watch the whole preparation as we were seated near the open kitchen). The flavors were fantastic and the overall experience was wonderful. 10/10, will be back.

t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome new menu items for the season still love the dynamite shrimp new add but the Dungeness crab salad is amazing plus the pinxtos inspired by Spain bar snacks.