Single Shot

4.8
638 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 638 people are saying
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vipFoodSnob
Hong Kong
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. The menu is small and well executed, the bar is well stocked and there is always something new to try. The service is friendly and this is a place we come back to often.

TN
TairaN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are outstanding and the food is delicious! Dessert was lovely with coffee drinks made especially for my love and I. I would definitely recommend although it is pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brother in town!

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vipsmallportions
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true hidden jewel on Seattle’s Capitol Hill .
I can’t wait to go again .

JM
JohnM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Leave time to find parking. Natalie and Taylor are standouts!

MD
vipMaxDanger
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was great. The food and service excellent, and did not disappoint. The only issue is the difficult parking situation, but that is to be expected on Capital Hill. It is recommended to take and Uber, and it also makes the cocktails safer

MG
vipMaryG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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sea10
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and we really enjoyed the ambience and menu. We'll be back!

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MissStephaniexoxo
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great food, and a very welcoming owner.

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Triedandtested
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decent food and drinks. Lovely service. Enjoyed the time spent there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite dining experience in Seattle:)

MC
vipMcCrink
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Seattle for a few days. Came as a single and sat at the bar. The bartender was so helpful with her recommendations. Great lively crowd sitting at the bar to interact with. Loved the food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible on all fronts. Cozy, yet sophisticated.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, inspired Serrano vinaigrette on heirloom tomato salad was worth the entire meal! We wiped the bowl clean with our margherita pizza crusts :)

MG
MarkG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff, ambience, etc. are fantastic. I'm almost afraid to write this review because we don't want others to go there. IE, we like our little secret! However, everything including the staff is so good people deserve to know about it. Enjoy!

SM
vipSusieM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite restaurants! Food is delicious, staff is perfect, attentive and friendly. The room is gorgeous, nice lighting, beautiful room. The owner is a true gem. Love.

MH
MaryH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy food, but very noisy! Service is spotty but forgivable

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried almost everything on the menu and loved all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just visiting Seattle and was looking for a casual but delicious meal for our last night in town. Service was great. Food was exceptional. Highly recommend.

JL
JamieL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Single Shot! They were covering a lot of ground last night with a full restaurant and minimal staff but didn’t miss a beat!

The food, cocktails and service is fantastic! Would give them 10 stars if I could!!!

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TinaS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality and fresh ingredients shine through in every dish. Terrific neighborhood eatery but worth a special trip too. Friendly staff. I admired the ginger shrub beverage, made on site, so the manager (owner?) Poured me some to take home. Great good aside, that's the sort thing that will bring us back.

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Tucker
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
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 on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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JasonS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
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.

AJ
vipAverageJoeDiner
Seattle
11 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.

GJ
vipGaryJ
Seattle
22 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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vipAlii
New England
6 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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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 638 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.