Stanford's - Northgate

4.6
463 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Your Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar! Whether you're craving fresh seafood, a gourmet burger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our ever-popular happy hour.
Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our experienced team of local bartenders.
Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
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KA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

When we arrived at 7:20 we checked in and were told to sit down we are early by a older gentleman seating people. At 7:30 this host sat 2 couples that came in with 7:30 reservations so I said at 7:45 we are still here (sitting- 1 sitting inside and 1 waiting in the door way) and he told me to sit down he has nothing for us yet. At 7:55 When he went to sit another couple I said something again and he said oh wait I forgot about you since you are not all inside. We were sat at 8:00pm took our drinks and order but nothing was at the table other than water til 8:30PM. 8:30pm dinned order with our drinks,appetizer arrived at 9:30pm dinner slightly later. This was awful we were hungry.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on a busy Valentine's Day. The service was a bit slower than usual due to the high volume of patrons, but the quality of food and service was outstanding as always. The lobby contained the usual group of disgruntled walk-ins who claimed they made a reservation which the staff could not find on their computer. As always, those same customers could not provide any proof of reservation or confirmation email on their smart phones. The caring Stanford's greeters let those customers get a table anyway, which is not fair to the customers who really made reservations and now have to wait 45+ minutes because they lost their tables to groups of slick drama queens. If such dead beat patrons threaten to never come back, everyone should cheer out loud and say 'Good Riddance!'

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RL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were looking last minute for a restaurant in the Greenlake area for a valentine's dinner due to the rescheduling of a play at the Bathhouse Theater. Stanford's was recommended by a friend, and they were able to squeeze us in. The dinner was great, and the service was exceptional given how busy the restaurant was. We were able to make the play with minutes to spare.

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GE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great from the time we enter the building till we left.
The food was great I am not wild about Bussell Sprouts but they wear passable.
The service was good also. Over all everything was great.

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JS
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Get the 1/2 rack of ribs! I’ve been going to Stanford’s for years with my mom. She gets the ribs often and I had never even taken a taste off her plate. Mmmm so good, I can’t believe this was the first time I’d ever eaten them!

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M
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The Spinach Dip was not that good and Calamari did not have right sauce ...

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DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm a fan of Standford's because the food is delicious and I feel well attended to by the staff.

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g
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, we had a pleasant dinner at Stanford’s. Service was good, food was excellent, and overall a great experience.

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BK
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great lunch with a busy crowd. Caesar salad was plentiful and the special burger with short rib meat added was delish, with plentiful fries too. Service was quick, attentive and friendly.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service paired with great food. Halibut with gnocchi is delicious

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SC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and very good service. My sis-in-law and I meet for lunch here every month and are very rarely disappointed. This month is was great all around.

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Nicole was amazing!!!
Very attentive, friendly & accurate
Keep up the good work Nicole:)

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wanting not sit in booth, not to slide food from plate to mouth seemed to be understood. But to sit on chair and not having the entire wait staff breezing behind seemed beyond comprehension.
The food was unremarkable. Only one stalk of asparagus too tough to eat. Only one end of the prime rib not close to tender.

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DH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends, good food and good service!

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Would love to have Christmas Traditional Ham Dinner and Traditional Prime Rib Dinner choices.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your wait staff, who’s name was Heidi was exceptional. Also we loved the fact that there was no loud music playing, therefore we could have a great two hour relaxing time.
Thank you, Bobbie V

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AF
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another superb meal at Stanford's. What a gem this place is. The service is always impeccable-- and just friendly enough. The food is served quickly, at the right temperature, and has -- for the past 10 years I've been going there -- been consistently excellent and truly delicious. We love this place.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can always count on Stanford's for great food and great service. It's so handy to have this all available conveniently -- just off the freeway, seldom any problem parking, immediate access to all the Northgate Mall goods and services (bookstore! Nordstrom! etc.). Everyone seems to like congregating here, and when you propose a group lunch there are never any nay-sayers. One of our family's faves.

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AF
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here has always been excellent.
And we have never in ten years been disappointed in a meal. We ALWAYS order a cocktail, then the Spare Ribs and Glazed Salmon. Those two dishes are always, consistently, superb.
Not bad for $29 each ... Always excellent.

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service. Good food, good service.

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BD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mustard glazed salmon very nice. Simple but really good was the mac and cheese plain and with chicken my wife and daughter ordered.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service always great. Food great

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P
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Stanford's great atmosphere, close to Northgate Mall. Just love the food and beverages!
Wait staff is always a pleasure. My favorite are the fish tacos and jasmine rice.

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KC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanford's is always one of our favorite places to eat, whether after a football game, happy hour, or special occasions like anniversary or birthdays.

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanford's is my favorite restaurant so, I was really excited when my friend chose the Northgate restaurant for her birthday dinner. The food and service were excellent as usual (I never pass up an opportunity for the Steak Cobb Salad) and Wednesday night had the perfect number of diners. Now I have two more friends who love Stanford's as much as I do!

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the family fave eateries In Seattle. Easy parking. Delish. Never wait long. No complaints.

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SM
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Place was extremely busy. Person checking patrons in seemed new but was very pleasant. Manager was working his tush off heling everywhere and checking in often with the new person. Waited 10-12 minutes past our reservation time to get seated. Server came promptly and got drinks started. Appetizers were good, calamari and wings. Ordered a salad but it never came. Main meal was good: sirloin, mashed potatoes, kale and brussel sprout medley. Other sirloin was dry. Asked for au jus to help with that and server brought it right away. Red snapper jambalaya and cheeseburger were also good. Cheesecake, apple crisp, and skillet cookie for dessert were also good. Our server was very attentive and quite humorous. Had a great attitude for how busy and hectic the place was. Made the meal more enjoyable. The prices were ok and the atmosphere was good and lively. Overall it was a good experience and would eat here again and recommend to others.

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KT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Thank you for providing an enjoyable birthday celebration. And although many people were waiting, the hostess honored my 6:15pm reservation at that time. Thank you.

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V
Seattle
351 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Will took special care of us: Professional, kind, patient & good natured young man!

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PS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fajitas and beans were cold. It took the server a while to take our order.

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SS
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant offers great service and food at an affordable price. Menu options offers something for everyone. A step above most formula food establishments.

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The honey glazed salmon and chicken Dijon were delicious. We eat at Stanford's a couple times a week...it's that good.

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M
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Not too loud! Good service, and atmosphere. Had a great time!

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PS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fajita's on the menu rock. Our server was off the charts great. Would be seated in her section again. Great service.

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BT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was terribly disappointed at lunch to find (admittedly at 1 p.m.) that they were out of their prime rib french dip. (But having already asked our waitperson if the place was busier than usual and gotten a yes--a couple of big parties), I was not altogether surprised. Still, it forced me into ordering (my usual everywhere else) favorite sandwich, the BLT. It was fantastic!! I still have issues with the fries which are NOT always freshly fried. Having specified freshly fried, they were better than sometimes, but not as good as I have gotten before with that request. I am not entirely displeased. :-)

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BT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The ribs were outstanding...almost falling of the bone tender. The fries weren't fresh, crispy and hot. The slaw was lovely. I enjoyed the meal. But I MUST keep remembering to specify fresh fries. (When I do, that is what I get and I love them.)

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AW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Got a Welcome Greeting when I arrived and then was seated in a comfortable booth which I had requested. Low noise level so we could carry on a nice conversation. Delicious meal, too!

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

North Seattle location and moderate prices for excellent good and ambiance. Enjoy the privacy of the booth and quality staff. This is my go to place for treating friends or informal business. Always refreshing and pleasant.

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NP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We eat here frequently because the quality is consistent, great wait staff and easy to park.

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MB
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The fish and chips was above average and the service was excellent

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