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Shaker + Spear, Seattle, WA

Shaker + Spear

4.4
4.4
1522 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 Executive Chef Jay Donahue, 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.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 826-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jay Donahue

  • Catering

    Located just blocks away from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Shaker + Spear offers three private dining options. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner, a celebration, or a corporate gathering, our event spaces can accommodate groups of up to 60 guests seated and 80 guests for a standing reception. All of our event menus are based on Shaker + Spear’s main dining room menu, curated by Executive Chef Carolynn Spence. We are happy to customize menus to fit your group’s specific needs and provide you and your guests with the excellent service you deserve.

  • Private party facilities

    Whatever the occasion, Shaker + Spear knows how to make your event truly memorable. Our chefs, bartenders and sommeliers work with you to create the perfect menu for your holiday or anniversary party, business meeting, rehearsal dinner or wedding shower or brunch.

  • Private party contact

    Anne Johnson: (888) 986-4613

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Cross street

    Virginia Street

  • Parking details

    Limited street parking, valet is available during all meal periods.

  • Public transit

    Westlake Station is a short 4 block walk away.<br /><br />Nearest Bus Stops:<br />3rd & Virginia<br />2nd & Lenora<br />2nd & Stewart<br />1st & Lenora

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Upsidedown Wine Dinner

    $120.00 per person

    Sep 7, 2022 only
    YOU ARE INVITED TO: AN UPSIDE DOWN EVENT One night, 5 courses, plenty of wine and the only thing Upsidedown about this evening is the wine Seth and Audrey Kitzke bring from Upsidedown Wines! Payment due at conclusion of event. A 20% service charge will be added and is included in the final check

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What 1,522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Fit for Foodies

  • Seattle

    Fit for Foodies

  • Seattle

    Seafood

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  1. E

    Esteban

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little spot in a random location. Interior is very nice and our server, Ben was great!
  2. DG

    DanielG

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My dish (Halibut) was good but I would say it was not amazing. The cheesecake made with goat cheese was really good and very different on taste than a regular cheesecake. Service was professional and relax
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben was friendly and attentive.
  4. LG

    LindseyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ben did an amazing job, and the food was solid. We will definitely come back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben our waiter was amazing and food was fresh and fantastic!!
  6. JL

    JamesL

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, fresh ingredients, excellent preparation, friendly service by everyone, especially Ben. Good wine list, pricy corkage ($40)! Definitely go again
  7. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Excited to try it. Food was quite mediocre. Overcooked salmon, rather bland. Overcooked pork chop. Good salad. Unimpressed.
  8. MB

    MarnaB

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Food and drink is a little pricey but extremely well made and great for a special occasion night out.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben was excellent! I have celiac and felt very safe!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    ben was our server. what a kind guy! super nice and checked in on us multiple times to make sure we are doing okay.. he made our dinner so much better! :-) 10/10 service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ben was an awesome server! Food and drinks were amazing!
  12. KP

    KristiP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaker + Spear was perfect! The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere is cozy and trendy, and our server Ben was outstanding.
  13. M

    Mary

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben was an exceptional wait staff
  14. F

    Fireball

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was very good. But the noise was unbearable. In addition to energetic conversations being overheard from closely packed tables, the speakers directly overhead played music so loud that we had to shout to make ourselves heard. We asked for it to be turned down & at first were told it wasn’t possible. Then, they finally found the proper volume knob but it made no difference. What a shame - a lovely meal spoiled by a noise level more like a dive bar than a good restaurant.
  15. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was just okay at best. The calamari was mushy and the overpriced Parker rolls were hard as rock! The halibut was over cooked. Our server was busy taking care of way too many tables. We hardly saw him and had to ask for our plates to be cleared more than once. The wine was never poured for us either. Our table size for four was incredibly tight. Menu was good but execution of the dishes was poor. Tried this restaurant for the first time and sadly, we have no desire to return.
  16. C

    Calvin

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for a birthday date night. We loved everything we ordered, especially the scallops dish.
  17. TL

    TaraL

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The food, cocktails and service were all excellent.
  18. AC

    AnneC

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Ben, our waiter, was amazing!! Food was a tad pricey for the size of the servings; however the food was generally tasty. We had the grilled octopus (5/5), buratta (4/5), duck two ways (4/5), and porkchop (4.5/5). Only complaint is that we were seated next to the main A/C unit, which was quite noisy and made for a very cold area. Otherwise, good experience.
  19. B

    Brent

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience is welcoming with delectable dinner, dessert, and cocktails. I reserved myself a table to celebrate 11 years with my partner; we left sated. Pulpo Croquettes are superb start. Duck two ways, prepared and platted by a perfectionist. The halibut is exquisitely delicate. All was made pleasant by the service provided by Ben.
  20. MC

    MelissaC

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was subpar and although our service was incredible, I felt I overpaid for my meal.
  21. W

    Wantvalue

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really fresh and highest quality fish, deliciously prepared. Music was too loud for my taste and I could barely hear our waitress.
  22. ZB

    ZacharyB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zoey the bartender was the best. Thank you.
  23. c

    christinel

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was solid, but absolutely not worth the cost ($30-40/entree). Would not recommend to others for this reason. Service was great though (thanks, Ben!)
  24. EG

    EmilyG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ben, our server was excellent! The food was delicious and the cocktails were perfect. Highly recommend, our new favorite place for seafood downtown
  25. CG

    ChrissyG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Shaker + Spear was lovely! The A/C was out that evening but it didn’t impact our meal. They brought in cooling fans which was great! Our server Ben made our evening. My mother and I were pretty tired after walking to the restaurant and sad to learn about the A/C but Ben was so pleasant and turned around what could have been a rough evening! The food was absolutely amazing! Don’t sleep on the burger and the Brussels sprouts are a great addition. Ben also suggested the perfect wine pairings for our meal. Would definitely recommend eating here when visiting Seattle and be sure to ask for Ben!
  26. EG

    EmilyG

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and food was even better. Highly recommend this restaurant!

    Shaker + SpearResponded on July 31, 2022Hi EmilyG! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with the great feedback and 5 star review. We are super happy to hear that you enjoyed both the service and the food. That is the exact experience we look to provide on a daily basis. Our culinary team frequently changes the menu based on seasonality so be sure to come back and try some of the new creations. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. EO

    EatOut

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service

    Shaker + SpearResponded on July 31, 2022Hello EatOut! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Feedback like this keeps refills our tank and keeps us going. We appreciate you and look forward to your next visit.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wife and I before Odesza concert. A/C was out and auxiliary units were brought in. Temp was fine but machines were a bit noisy. Arianna was awesome, had some great mock tails, and our meals, Salmon and Halibut were cooked well and tasty.

    Shaker + SpearResponded on July 31, 2022Hello! Thanks so much for the feedback and positive review. I am excited to hear you enjoyed the food, mocktails and Aarianna. We have a pretty passionate team here and I am glad you were able to see that first hand. The AC situation is definitely not ideal but the good news is, the parts needed for repair should be here tomorrow and then back to business as usual. Thanks again and hope to see you again in the near future.

  29. J

    Jayaf

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with a general manager who understands the importance of interacting with his guests.
  30. MG

    MichaelG

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Shaker and Spear always does a very good job presenting the best seafood that our area has to offer - this time was no exception. But I find the 5% surcharge to account for the Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance to be curious messaging by Kimpton (the chain that operates this restaurant). Are they saying that they aren't inclined to pay their employees a meager wage (for that is what $15.75/hr is in Seattle), so they need to let customers know they need to ante up some dough to account for the extra $2.25 over the state minimum wage? Or are they saying that they are unsure how to raise their prices by a buck or two in order to maintain their margins (I could help them figure it out if needed)? My visitors from NYC look at our prices as good value, all without this passive aggressive messaging. There are plenty of restaurants in the city that don't see the need to confuse their patrons and send political messages for what is essentially a business pricing decision. Maybe I should direct my seafood restaurant recommendations there?
  31. LR

    LeneR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. I’ll be back.
  32. VS

    VisitingSeattle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was great! The service (by Ben) was excellent! Our only quibble was that they didn't seem to have air conditioning so it was REALLY warm.

    Shaker + SpearResponded on July 31, 2022Hi VisitingSeattle, , thank you for taking the time to provide a positive review, much appreciated! Super excited to hear that you enjoyed Ben as much as we do. He has been an amazing addition to our team. You are 100% correct about it being really warm! We do have AC but unfortunately it went down on day one of the heat wave We rented some auxiliary units but they provide more noise than cool air. Good news is, the parts for repair should be here tomorrow then back to total comfort as usual!

  33. KS

    KathyS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and wine selection, really nice ambiance, and our server Ben was great!

    Shaker + SpearResponded on July 31, 2022Hi KathyS! We are so stoked to hear that you love our food and wine selections as well as Ben. He has been a wonderful addition to our small but mighty team. We are proud to say that we received a 2022 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine program and we will be launching a S+S wine dinner series, starting in September. We hope to see you there. Thanks again KathyS and we look forward to your next visit.

  34. C

    Coregirl

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing mussels + scallops! Server was lovely. Ambience was vibey.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Seattle for vacation and came here for the first time tonight. What an amazing experience! The food was truly delicious (get the Pulpo croquettes!) and the ambiance was beautiful/elegant, but relaxed at the same time. Our waiter Ben was so knowledgeable, personable, and patient answering all our questions about the menu. Every one of his suggestions for what to eat/drink was on point! We had a great time and can whole heartedly recommend this place for date nights or special occasions!
  36. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A charming restaurant. Our waiter Ben was great. He guided our group in selecting drinks and appetizers. He enticed us with his descriptions of the entrées and side dishes. I highly recommend the Pulpo Croquettes to start. We enjoyed the delcious NY Strip and Halibut with a shared side of Brussel Sprouts paired with great cocktails.
  37. ER

    EmilyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and our server Nick was extremely personable and knowledgeable about the food and drink. Wonderful service and food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our last night in Seattle. A great reason to get a great dinner. We had our 3 kids. They were a little untamed. The staff, Especially our waiter Ben, were not phased. They were very attentive and friendly and helpful… it was great. I would not recommend bringing kids, but that is not a mark against S+S.
  39. DS

    DSuds

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nate, the server, was EXCEPTIONAL. Witty, efficient and attentive. The tables are close together and it is loud. And sadly, I was sandwiched between a 3 top and 2 top all watching youtube LOUDLY on their phones. It was horrible….the food rocked…….love the atmosphere……I just have a problem with millennials in general..zero manners. I wish somebody at the restaurant would police stuff like that…. But a great place to eat.
  40. SP

    SPac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We got the truffle fries, scallop with mushroom risotto, duck, steak, and salmon. Everything was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Shaker + Spear is rated 4.4 stars by 1522 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 40 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Shaker + Spear

2000 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Virginia Street

  • Neighborhood

    Belltown / Pike Place Market

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited street parking, valet is available during all meal periods.

  • Public transit

    Westlake Station is a short 4 block walk away.Nearest Bus Stops:3rd & Virginia2nd & Lenora2nd & Stewart1st & Lenora

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jay Donahue

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 826-1700

  • Catering

    Located just blocks away from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Shaker &#43; Spear offers three private dining options. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner, a celebration, or a corporate gathering, our event spaces can accommodate groups of up to 60 guests seated and 80 guests for a standing reception. All of our event menus are based on Shaker &#43; Spear’s main dining room menu, curated by Executive Chef Carolynn Spence. We are happy to customize menus to fit your group’s specific needs and provide you and your guests with the excellent service you deserve.

  • Private party facilities

    Whatever the occasion, Shaker + Spear knows how to make your event truly memorable. Our chefs, bartenders and sommeliers work with you to create the perfect menu for your holiday or anniversary party, business meeting, rehearsal dinner or wedding shower or brunch.

  • Private party contact

    Anne Johnson: (888) 986-4613

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