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Spur Gastropub

4.3
683 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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Permanently Closed - Spur Gastropub

***AGE 21 AND OVER ONLY***.

An intimate urban pub in Belltown. Plates to share. Cocktails to entice. Seasonally curated menu with Chef's tastings, & exclusive tasting menus crafted for Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve.

Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough opened Spur in Seattle’s Belltown in 2008 and it’s been recognized by Food & Wine magazine as one of the country’s top restaurants. Acknowledged for turning out some of the best dishes and cocktails in town by local media, the Chefs were selected as "Rising Star Chefs" nationally by the industry insider magazine StarChefs. In 2015 Chef Jeff Vance and bar manager Seth Sempere earned "Rising Star" status as well. In addition to earning the attention of Wine & Spirits magazine, their cocktails have made Spur one of Seattle’s top 10 bars.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 728-6706
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brian McCracken & Dana Tough
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Private party facilities
Spur offers private events for groups of up to 60 people in our Gastropub, ages 21 and up. In our event space, The Coterie Room, we seat 80 for dinner and up to 150 for cocktail. Customized menus. Contact Anne Magoon for information and reservations.
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Private party contact
Philip Baker: (206) 956-8000
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Catering
Private Tasting Menus


With their private dining business "Flyte" the chefs also offer tasting menus off site.
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Cross street
1st Avenue
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Parking details
Pay parking lot next to restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chelseapeople (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 11, 2016

Found this place our last night in town. The bartender was attentive and very gracious. The food was exceptional - we had the specials ( tagliatelle for me and duck for my husband ) and very good smokey mescal cocktails. It's a beautiful space with a lovely staff and very good food.

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hdfrankoliver (Miami)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2016

as a gastropub, one expects something more of a casual food & presentation. I was pleasantly surprised to have experienced highly creative, excellently plated and tasty food creations, far exceeding my expectations. The service was professional, knowledgable, prompt and friendly. What else can I ask for? Well... cocktails of course, which were consistent with the rest of the experience! Creative, tasty, well presented ! Under promised, over delivered! Well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

The food is superb but I miss the lamb tartare, which must have been seasonal last time I was in Seattle. They do proper cocktails with proper ice and glassware, which make all the difference. Portions are small but meant to share so I order one extra plate just in case.

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vipDining4One (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 24, 2016

The server was lovely and knew the details of each dish quite well. The food not only tasted delicious but we're visual works of art too (almost to pretty to eat).

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

The two of us chose the tasting menu and wine pairings, choosing to take both options so we were able to try everything. Told our server to go slow, and she did! Everything tasted great, and pairings went well. Noise level increased as the night went in, but never too loud.

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pepperonies (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

We had a wonderful Friday night dinner at Spur. Our appetizer and entrees were superb - both tasty and creative. We will be back. However, we won't be ordering dessert again. Like so many restaurants nowadays, they left a bad taste in our mouths, literally and figuratively. Despite this flaw, Spur is still a Belltown gem. Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

Was looking for a foodie friendly dinner without fine dining price tags - sure it's not cheap, but the food was just fantastic. Everything hit the mark. Wholesome with well balanced flavours, both classics (beef burger: best I've ever had!) and some more adventurous combinations (lavender and fois gras milkshake? Delicious if uber rich) all worked. It's share plate style, though we picked our own mains. Great cocktails too. Would definitely come back when in town next.

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poblin (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

For the last couple of years (since Crush closed) Spur has been my favorite restaurant in Seattle. There is no better place to go for cocktails. The food is perfectly done and is an experience without being pretentious. The staff are good or great. The ambiance is slightly antiseptic but in a way that really appeals to me. The music and art are good. It's not too loud but you can carry on a conversation without thinking you are being listened to. The prices are reasonable for what you get. I had the most perfectly cooked duck breast and the sweet potato gnudi was awesome. The tasting menu is a good way to go, and you can make minor substitutions. This is where I would take out of town foodies to show off Seattle cuisine.

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CrazyinCashmere (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

We had a really nice time. Our food was really good as were our cocktails and the service was good.

Two complaints though; we sat at one of the long tall tables and my wife shared that the chairs were just really uncomfortable. Would have been better if they had backs instead of just being stools. Lastly, we ordered coffee at the end of dinner and it was not hot. Pretty warm but not hot.

Definitely stop by and try to get a table if possible for the most comfortable option. Really nice atmosphere and delicious food and drinks.

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MistyV (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

Both the food and cocktails were interesting flavors that I haven't really seen around Seattle. While everything tasted fine, the flavors don't really come together for me to create amazing dishes. We do not eat meat, so those dishes may have been better. For the amount we ate and drank it was expensive. Service was good and share plates were fairly well spaced.

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vipWC99 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

We went for NYE and had a 8 (I lost count!) course meal and everything was amazing! My only critique is the dining space. I wish we could have had more room to comfortably cut and eat our food.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Prix Fixe New Years menu was well thought out, great conception of flow throughout each plate. Servers were aware and knowledgable of timing, drinks and the chefs menu. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

We had dinner here before a show and again we were very impressed. This was our second time in here and our first time for dinner. I do love small plates and with food like the Spur you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu, although I thought the price was a bit steep. 1 Salmon crostini 4 bucks (although I did order 4 of them) and the drinks are amazing as well, but again small and a bit on the expensive side. However this seems to be a trend in the local bar scene. I have noticed a 2-4 dollar increase throughout Seattle with regards to the "craft" drinks.

Overall you cannot go wrong here. Fantastic food, great staff and amazing drinks. This has made my list of Top Ten places in Seattle, so I will be back.

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Randy (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

Order the Sockeye Salmon Crostini and the Beef Heart Tartare. You will not be disappointed. The cocktails are a creation all on their own, I prefer the Bad News from Houston but venture away and try the Time Has Its Revenges. The absinthe flavors the cocktail with the perfect hint of anise.

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Markster (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

The cocktain pairing in particular with the chef's tasting course were a real treat. This was our second time we have been there and have been exceptionally impressed. Spur it up there with the big name restaurants in Seattle.

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