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About Spur Gastropub
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.
Seattle, WA 98121
Gastro Pub, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Tasting Menus
With their private dining business "Flyte" the chefs also offer tasting menus off site.
Pay parking lot next to restaurant.
Brian McCracken & Dana Tough
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.
Private Party Contact:
Philip Baker: (206) 956-8000
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Spur Gastropub - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
The food was superb and the service was outstanding! My husband and I went with a Amazon Local deal for their tasting menu and it exceeded expectations. Each dish was beautiful presented, and an exquisite combination of flavors and textures (two minor exceptions: the various dots of jellies tended to be a bit repetitive and odd and too sweet for my taste; the beef heart tartar was just a tad too salty and briny for me, though overall still very enjoyable). The first bite of chevre and beet chip set the bar for the evening; the designer cocktails crafted to fit your mood were right on target; the chicken was the best we've ever (even better than Whale Wins), and the homemade rhubarb sorbet was just divine. When they realized that I'm lactose intolerant, they let me substitute anything I wanted on the menu.he service was warm and extremely thoughtful. The setting is stylish, but not quite warm, despite the wood decor and earthy tones. Unfortunately, the combination of Seattle-casual dinners (shorts and tees) and the view of a rundown part of Belltown really distracts from just how fabulous the food/drinks and service are and keeps the experience from being thoroughly special. This crew, in a better setting could give Altura a run for their money.
I've been waiting for Spur to add vegetarian options and they have. Dinner partner and I shared the yam gnudi and tagliatelle with oyster mushrooms and duck egg. The yam gnudi was an explosion of taste in my mouth - wonderful. The tagliatelle was also yummy. We were here before a show but I'd like to come back and drink and eat for hours.
Our server, whose name I forgot, was terrific. Made sure I wasn't a vegan (duck egg and cheese) and also helped with other dietary restrictions (I'm a royal pain in a restaurant).
Spur is an amazing gastropub that my husband and I recommend to everyone! The specialty cocktails are fabulously delicious, the food is so unique but still reachable for the palate and so so so good! We always receive excellent service there and the bartenders are so talented and will make a pregnant girl an amazing mocktail!
The food here was some of the best I've had at any restaurant, hands down. That being said, you definitely pay for that quality. The prices were a bit high, especially since all of the dishes are comparatively appetizer-sized. I suppose if you're going to just get a single dish and drink I can see the price not being all that steep.
The noise-level during my visit got to the point where my date and I had to shout over it at some points, and while that did not deter us all that much I would warn anyone going on a date that this isn't exactly the most intimate of spots.
The wait-staff was very good. Just tentative enough and gracious the whole time and very knowledgeable about the menu items.
Trendy bar/restaurant with thoughtfully composed dishes and great cocktails. The salmon crostini was pretty remarkable. I don't know how they get the texture of the salmon to be so light and melt-in-your-mouth creamy, but I'm glad they do! The tagliatelle was also really good. It's fairly pricey, but is a good place to go on a date or with a few friends to share plates and have some well-crafted cocktails.
While the fish I ordered was delicious, the description of the meal included morels, plural, with an s... Like more than one morel mushroom. Which I was very excited about because I love morel season. The morels is the main reason I ordered the meal. ONE morel came deep fried (worst way to cook it) on my plate. ONE. My $30 meal... What a joke.
Pork cheeks were amazing and salad was creative. Not a 'warm' restaurant - all angles and no color. The wall screen with photos of old b&w "European cities" intermixed with an odd Cowboy Movie was very distracting. If I had wanted to eat dinner while watching TV I could have stayed home with my husband.
I love the food at this place, one of my favorite dishes, the pork cheeks, is here. I swear it used to come with more vegetable or starch in it. Really wasn't very much food, and although delicious, I left hungry. Not sure if I was supposed to order multiple items like a tapas place. For 26 bucks a plate, it shouldn't leave you hungry. Still have a special place in my heart for this restaurant though. Some of the best food in town and a hidden gem of Belltown. I may think twice about my ordering strategy next time.
My dining companion and I had purchased a 5-course tasting from Amazon Local and it was very very very worth it. Every course was well considered and delicious. Not a dud among them. There were several "interstitial" dishes (house smoked salmon? yes please) and our server brought us some roasted carrots to make up for a long wait for our main course, everything amazing. The service was what I would expect of a much more expensive, white-tablecloth-and-suit type restaurant. Always helpful but never overbearing. Perfect and kind. Plus the cocktails are insanely perfect. Can't wait to go back.
We visited Seattle for several days and though we have favorite places there this trip we decide to try a couple of new places. Most folks seemed to enjoy the food at Spur, though a few complained about price. So we decided to give it a try and for the most part we are glad we did. Dinner was delicious; far more complex and challenging than we expected! The menu is relatively small and dishes are what I'd call smaller plates. We each had two plates, enough for us though some might want a third. My salad and chicken entree were both beautifully prepared and the use of seasoning quite masterful. Darned if I could figure out what he / she had done with salad but most importantly it was wonderful. There were touches of Japan, then Southern Europe, and it all worked well. Prices not wacky but somehow given the casual, almost rustic room price and ambiance didn't quite work. There may be no answer for that if they are to maintain the artistry in the kitchen...
Food wasn't as good or creative as it has been in the past. Prior visits we slurped up the plates. This visit however, we were left wondering what the point of some of the 'sauces' were. Amazon local coupon was not very clear that we wouldn't have options for the courses. Why why why do they sit people right next to you when the place is practically empty? Overall, we still love Spur but to become a regular spot they are going to need to work on the ambiance and fine tuning what's needed and just overkill on a plate.
We dined at Spur for the first time last weekend. The evening began really well with very attentive and helpful staff, great starting dishes and very nice selection of beverages. As the evening progressed, and the restaurant became very busy, it became very loud and the service, for good reason, became less attentive. Overall we enjoyed the experience and the food. We highly recommend the salmon crostini, sliders and the waygu beef. The chicken was too salty unfortunately. We will come back for the very nice staff and the fabulous salmon crostini.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. my husband and I always come back for the food and the ambience. It is always fun to see the meals that they make because there is a lot of technique with the dishes. there's no way we can make food like this at home!
My second visit. Recommended by Canadian friend. Good atmosphere, exceptional service, delicious food - well presented, original dishes with wonderful flavours. The opening Salmon Crostini a must!
Would highly recommend this restaurant but would advise booking a table. I will return!!
Serving excellent food in a laid-back ambiance, Spur Gastropub is more Gastro than Pub. The food is excellent, the decor laid back without going too far in the Pub direction. Service was great. I will come back, and would definitely recommend this for a casual but good dinner with friends or a date.
Took my staff here expecting some awesome food art based off of yelp reviews and I was not disappointed. Spur Staff was awesome, I was impressed and liked the fact that all the staff were men. Didn't see one woman, didn't need to either. The views were nice and we had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and I will definitely recommend it to others.
Prices are high; waiter rec 3 dishes, $12-27 each OR $75-100 tasting menus. 20 min to get 1 of 3 beers, waiter couldn't care less despite his rehearsed empty phrases. Bailed after 45 min only got salmon app tasted v good but not even close to worth it. Host admitted bad svc is a common complaint. Best move of the evening was leaving before more damage. Went to Tavolata instead, big relief to find high quality there.
We have been here before and loved the place, but the last time was disappointing. The service was bad - super slow and not attentive (and they were not super busy). We seemed to have to wait at every point. We were thinking about dessert, but he took so long to bring the desserts, that we lost interest.
The food was a mixed bag. We liked the staples we ordered. The salmon crostini are amazing. However, we also tried several of the seasonal offerings. They sounded good, but just were not that interesting. The baby carrots were not a good value. Six baby carrots for $12 or $14, and they were nothing special. There was a good portion of the beef heart tartare, but the flavor was lacking.
I don't mind paying for extraordinary food, but this was not it.
My wife and I chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel near Pike's Place Market and because of the positive reviews. Our drinks were very good (nice wine selection and tasty mixed drink) and our table service was very good. This is a "small plates" restaurant and the dishes run anywhere from a few dollars for the smaller plates and up to $20 or more for the "larger" small plates. We ordered a mix of smaller and larger dishes with mixed reviews. On the smaller plate side, the dishes were salad or starch-based, simple and good. On the larger plate side, we ordered a Sturgeon dish that had very small slivers of sturgeon with visually creative but sparse accompanyments. While visually attractive, the sturgeon had an off taste and the dish was overpriced for the very small portion size, relative to the price. We also ordered a rock fish dish that was a bit more substantive than the sturgeon but altogether ordinary in taste. While much of the food was good, it was in no way excellent or outstanding and therefore not worth the price, especially for the "larger" dishes.
My wife and I decided on a stay-cation in Belltown. (we live on the east side). We decided to try this wonderful place after reading some reviews. From the moment we walked in the door this was a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was unlike anything we had every experienced. Every bite of every dish excited our pallets with subtle or intense flavors. Everything was top notch. Although not an inexpensive place to dine, it should be experienced by all. We cannot wait to go back.
We had high hopes for this restaurant and have no quarrel with the ambiance (which was very nice), service or our server, who was very attentive and honored our request to be finished early in order to get to the show we were seeing. The menu, however, was very limited and we would have liked to see some more conventional choices.
Had a great time at Spur. Food was awesome. The cold smoked cedar Waygu Sirloin was probably the best piece of sirloin I ever had, maybe the best steak. Service was excellent. Pork Belly slider were also fantastic. Great cocktails and very good bourbon selection.
We got married on the Seattle Big Wheel two years ago and afterwards went to Spur for our wedding feast. It was amazeballs.
We returned on our anniversary one year later and er, it wasn't quite the phenomenal experience our first visit was.
It was with hope and apprehension that we returned again. But, fear not! The Spur has returned to its awesomeness. Everything we tried on the menu was a little bite of heaven. Deliciousness! The server was the perfect level of service but not hovering or pushy. Drinks were lovely, too. Go! You will add it to your list of Seattle Favorites.
I've lived in Belltown/downtown for a few years and hadn't checked out this place. Finally went with a couple fellow foodies. It was very tasty, definitely speedy though. Small portions, big price. But for a special occasion, it's good. They do have a burger/fries that is entree size and priced for those not wanting to spend too much. You really won't find a a glass of wine cocktail for under $12.
The little salmon crostini is what they're know for and it was a tasty bite.
They have a few staples (like the burger) but the thrust of their menu is seasonal. The pork cheeks from the seasonal menu were fantastic.
My boyfriend brought me here for a date and we loved every minute of it. Although the price was higher then we usually pay I will be gladly returning for another culinary adventure. I plan on making this part of one of my regular stops when showing off seattle to my out of state friends and family. Can't recommend this place enough if you love food and are open to trying something new. Cool atmosphere as well.
.....was at the bar. The place was packed. One bartender for the night, and he manages to make so many memorable cocktails while flying around in an area smaller than a broom closet, and keeping up a running conversation with us. Wow, can he make a great cocktail. (Well, five cocktails between the two of us but who's counting?) The food was excellent, each small course coming out one at a time. The mergues sausage was stellar, as were the pork belly sliders. Everything was great and we'll be back - hoping once again to snag two barstools at the bar of The Magician.
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