Single Shot

4.8
617 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Discover Single Shot, a neighborhood gem tucked away in hip Capitol Hill. The 1920’s-style space hums with cosmopolitan charm. Chef Aleksander Kubicki crafts thoughtful fare in the wood-fired oven. Seasoned bartenders mix scratch cocktails at the gorgeous marble bar. The attentive staff will have you feeling like a regular whether it’s your first or fifth visit. Single Shot wears many hats; pop in for a sip and a snack, a lingering meal, or a nightcap.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 617 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tucker
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Single Shot has a limited menu but everything on it is great! Their Pool Shark cocktail is really something special. Our Steak and Salmon were cooked perfectly and we delicious.

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CO0679
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small menu with great food perfectly prepared, nice bar selection, attentive staff.

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JasonS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great overall, the food is amazing and the staff is very kind. Take all this with a grain of salt because it was a little short staffed and everyone worked hard to get the plates out. BUT with that said, this place is very loud and plays techno music which seems put of place for this type of establishment. It was a (failed) attempt at a party club type atmosphere. Also, I know this is a little picky but the place was a dusty/ dirty mess. The normally white walls and shiny lighting was pretty grimy with stains and cobwebs. Maybe a basic swifter a couple times a week and some 409 for the wall could help. I’d understand some loose upkeep these days after shutdown but since it was commented on by guests, I consider it a little over the line. My GF and I will be back because these days a tough for restaurants but maybe not the best choice to take my older/elderly parents for a relaxing Saturday brunch.

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vipeileenw
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious….flatbread, salad, pork chop, salmon and both desserts. Atmosphere was wonderful….we ate outside and felt like we were in a European restaurant. We cannot wait to return!

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EgbertC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you are looking for a great brunch place without staying hungry for more than 45 mins while wasting your life, DO NOT visit this restaurant.

We got there around 12 pm and left with an empty stomach around 1 pm. After we placed the order, we only got coffee and drinks, and there was no communication whatsoever how long it would take for us to get the food. Perhaps most people in Seattle are polite and patient, and would rather keep drinking water and talking while waiting for the food that might be served at one point in the near future, this kind of service quality will def not be tolerated in the east coast.

Clearly, there is a significant lack of proper management and operations at this restaurant. More importantly, worst communication I’ve ever experienced at any restaurant.

I had my single shot here, and will never have any shots here in my life!

DO NOT RECOMMEND!

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been doing brunch at Single Shot for years. We’d go every weekend if we could. The eggs benedict are perfection. The staff are world-class and so personable. Tia will take care you and remember your preferences for the next time you inevitability pop in again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Parking isn't really available due to it being a residental area. This is a very cute little place. Unfortunately we waited almost an hour for our food. I got the berry pancake with bourbon whip. Sadly the whip just tasted like normal whipped cream. There wasn't anything special about it. The pancake itself was very dense with no actual flavour to it and they just drizzled syrup around the plate. It was essentially not possible to finish it because the pancake was too dry to eat on its own. $7 for a side of bacon is pretty steep as well. My partner got the egg bacon sandwich which was served warmish and the greens that came with it were too salty. The atmosphere is comfy but noisy and the staff seems a little distracted otherwise. Would not recommend for brunch.

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vipAverageJoeDiner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, but service extremely slow. Ordered breakfast at 10:10am and waited until 11am for our meals. I believe there was a problem in the kitchen. The servers were very friendly and professional.

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Jinx
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, very small portions and quite hot inside the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I gave it a shot. A single shot - as it would prove to be. This is a much loved locals foodie venue which come off as overly pretentious and loud. I could barley hear my server over the level 11 house music. Yes, it goes to eleven! We sampled the green salad which was a very simple affair with a lovely essence of vinaigrette and several pine nuts. It was a terrific cut of fresh crisp lettuce. I think I would have simply renamed the dish “lettuce” rather than salad which evokes the notion of an accompaniment of another item of flora. The server dropped it off at the table and scurried away - perhaps trying to avoid the lip reading which would be required if she remained near by? Later that evening the beef rib small plate arrived. I love daikon and I was very pleased to see a generous cascade of the tender white root covering the protein. In my humble opinion the white radish is a wonderful vehicle to transfer a variety of enticing flavors - ginger….tamari….gochujang? Nope. However it was a very fresh minimalist sampling of raw daikon. In all fairness the beef rib was well prepared (sous vide I suspect?) and did carry some of the touted ginger tingle. The dishes finish was flat however. I’m not opposed to minimalist cuisine but why not state that as your claim? If you are a curious foodie passer-by from out of town then I suggest you prepare to be underwhelmed. If you are a local fan then have no doubts you will drown out my sad 3 star review with your 5 star shout-outs. Please provide sincere servers in the future mr restaurateur as this was the most negative aspect of this review - deafening house music notwithstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot.

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vipOmega3
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh food, not low end ingredients bathed in low quality oils. Nice presentation. Fun, well decorated venue with professional, friendly staff and owner.

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vipHolly
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love single shot.
It has been in my top couple of restaurants in Capital Hill for years. The food is impeccable, the owner/host Rory is kind and takes amazing care of his guests

The drinks are creative and well-made, the bartender clearly loves his job and cares about quality.

Highly recommended.
My only caveat, is the inside can be a little loud, so might not be the very best spot, on a busy night, to have an intimate conversation, (Very easy to fix, just grab an outside table!)

TG
vipTishaG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The place was quiet and easy to visit during dinner. I highly recommend for a nice date night!

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Foodie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had to sit outside near a parked car. The food was good but overpriced for the amount we received. Steak was about half the portion of a steak house but for the same price. Otherwise, server was very nice - food was tasty. Would have preferred to sit inside.

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vipGaryJ
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have Single Shot in our neighborhood! Creative menu featuring fresh ingredients. Professional and welcoming service.

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vipAlicia
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate the early spring greens, salmon, NY strip, chocolate cake, and bourbon ice cream, along with some wine and cocktails. Usually not the people to order desserts at a restaurant, yet we ate every single bite of every dish from start to finish. Everything was wonderful. You get what you pay for here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was delicious and ambiance was smooth.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch we’ve ever had.

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vipAlpenHiker
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner out! Single Shot reminds me of a perfect little Parisian bistro. Outstanding wine list. Most definitely recommend.

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mysteriobaba
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had such a wonderful date night! i will definitely be back 🥰

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first day official night back to 100% capacity, and Single Shot was in great form as always!

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MattS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Single Shot is my favorite restaurant in Seattle! The food is superb, drinks are amazing, the atmosphere is great, and the staff is super friendly. It's the best neighborhood restaurant/bar I have ever been to. If you're in Seattle, you must check it out.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and scene.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and definitely a hidden gem. The food, presentation, and drinks were amazing. The staff was attentive and very helpful with allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great customer service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! The best meal out we’ve had in a long time. Must try this place!

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vipAndrew
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot! Servers were thoughtful enough to put the seats next to each other rather than across the table from one another.

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EvanF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, wonderful ambiance on a quiet street.

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ChrisM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, but not outstanding. It just wasn't delicious enough to justify the smaller portion size at a next level price. Similar prices either give you a decent serving or wow you at comprable restaurants nearby.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous neighborhood restaurant. Incredible ambiance, cuisine & service!

JC
JeanneC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

This is a small neighborhood bar restaurant with a lively, engaging atmosphere. It was full but not health-risking crowded. The food was very good. We felt that service was very slow, probably due to reduced staffing from the pandemic because all the staff was very busy. But that didn't keep our server from having the best and friendliest attitude that I've had the pleasure of experiencing in a long time. We'll be back!

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KarinaMandarina195
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Single Shot was amazing. I had been there before and thought that it was a beautiful, romantic place. However, this time I loved everything and more. The place kept being beautiful, the food was amazing, and the service was great too. I have cero complaints. I even recommend that if you go, please, do not forget to order the ribs and the flat breads.

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vipELM1
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top quality food. Amazing, imaginative mixed drinks. Really fantastic food and decent value, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to single shot I feel like I am part of a big family. The food is absolutely delicious and fresh. The cocktails are Refreshing takes on the classics. The servers are lively, eager to talk about the food and just overall seem genuinely happy to be there. I will definitely keep coming back to single shot

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vipGaryJ
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Single Shot never disappoints. Great cocktails and wine list. The menu is creative and very approachable. Our entrees were duck breast, seared scallops and risotto. Beautiful presentations. Rory and Rachel are gracious hosts, servers and bartenders. The kitchen staff operate in a very compact space as they create impressive presentations. Single Shot pays attention to all the details necessary for a perfect neighborhood destination restaurant. We are so lucky.

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vipJackie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and a lovely ambience combine to make this the perfect neighborhood staple for the Capitol Hill area.

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KristineD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic... sophisticated neighborhood restaurant , serving delicious cocktails and pork ribs that were over the top great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Cory
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fairly pricey for what you get, but atmosphere, service, and quality of food combined makes this a good spot. I believe the main dishes are about $5 too expensive.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Single Shot using the Order Online button. Single Shot also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 420-2238.

Single Shot is rated 4.8 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.