Stanford's - Northgate

4.6
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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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H
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we went back again for lunch a couple days later. Nice wait service. Very friendly staff.

SP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The traditional Turkey dinner was delicious. My son had the ribs which are the best ribs I have ever tasted.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great, lovely spot for dinner and lunch too. Very good service, not too noisy, Wonderful food, but VERY expensive mixed drinks. Really..do they have to be that high? That spoiled it just a little. I guess when we come next, we,ll have just wine. thanks however,

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eveyrthing was just as I last remembered it! Prime Rib and Steak was perfectly cooked. All tasted great, good portion size, great service, great environment.

P
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a friend in town from U K and wanted to show him a great time at Stanford’s! You did not disappoint! Kenny had Ribs and the four of us split two Baja Fish taco platters! Every thing was wonderful!

JT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on past visits, we have come to expect a perfect dining experience at Stanford's in Northgate. We were not disappointed. I had the fish and chips with Pacific Halibut and my husband had the chicken parmesan with pesto linguini. Both were delicious and beautifully plated. Service was attentive and very good. The ambience is a nice mix of fun with a touch of sophistication.

l
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess & waitstaff was very cheerful & helpful. The food was very good & arrived fairly quickly.

JT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A much needed reprieve from the noise and clamor of the world, where one can focus on good food and good company. A calm and restful ambience with the look and feel of an intimate space, with just enough activity and sounds from other diners in the open space that includes the bar and dining room that lets you know you are eating out. The food does not disappoint. Tasty, appropriately seasoned, and beautifully plated. My skirt steak was cooked perfectly medium and my husband's roasted chicken linguini was delicious. Very good coffee, and very good service. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu items and each course was served with impeccable timing. Still getting used to the living wage add-on. Overall a wonderful dining out experience!

H
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love Sanford’s and I’ll be eat there several times a month. Unfortunately this time someone got our order wrong. It all worked out but it was rather inconvenient.

Thanks
See you again

H
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I like Sanfords very much and go there quite often for lunch. As usual the food was good as always, but the server got our order incorrect, an unusual experience. The Restrauant was busy but it was especially loud, maybe because of where the booth was located. It was an unusual disappointment. Of course I’ll continue to eat there. This was just an unfortunate experience. I just wanted to share my thoughts with you.

Thank you
Harold Monsen

JS
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is a little too oil and salty, otherwise ok flavors.

P
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend Jon came from Alaska for a visit and I Took him straight to Stanford‘s for lunch! We shared the Baja fish tacos with an extra bowl of the basmati rice! So delicious. Our server was sweet and prompt!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks were both very good. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks!

OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and service every time we go.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Good service. 2nd time here. We’re from Hawaii.

P
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple easy process to get reservations for 2 @ 6pm.
We had a lovely booth and Matt was our server, he was so nice and helpful! We shared the Baja fish tacos and got the caprese salad appetizer, everything was wonderful! We even had enough for leftovers.

KP
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for a variety of good food with very good service. Also an excellent place for a business meeting. I've had two there and it's semi private and fairly quiet. Very nice.

P
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got to see an old friend that I hadn’t seen in years and couldn’t choose a better restaurant!
I had fish tacos she had garlic shrimps. Great appetizer sushi!

L
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good parking, can usually get a table and food is consistently good.

V
Seattle
364 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don't come here often enough, but each birthday brings us here. We are never disappointed and love the wonderful service and great food!

SM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Our server was attentive but not annoying. Food was good sized portions but a bit over priced. Everything tasted great.

LM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliable for a good meal with good service. I seldom have had trouble getting seated even without reservations.

SL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall I had a good experience, but the server kept remarking on how little my 92 year old relative was eating. She had ordered an appetizer of crab cakes for her dinner. The waiter pointed out that that was just an appetizer and not dinner. My relative said "I know that, but that is what I want". He remarked again when asking if we wanted salads, and at the end of dinner when offering dessert. It is totally inappropriate for a server to remark on how little or how much a guest is ordering. On the flip side, I doubt a server would remark that a guest had ordered too much food.

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Stanford’s several times a year it’s always good food excellent service and the pricing is good

P
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi friend and I who haven’t seen each other in a long time went for dinner at Stanford‘s prior to a movie there at the mall. I had the cod tacos that was just wonderful and that special rice they make is to die for everything was so good. Vickie had the halibut grilled tacos and she ate every bite! The service was exemplary and I can’t wait to come back again real soon.

TO
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I've always had great service and good food...but I think the staff was a little off during my most recent visit. I had made reservations for a business meeting and arrived about 10 minutes early. The hostess was busy taking a phone order so there was an unusually longer wait then normal but somewhat understandable. I gave my name and was seated. After about 25 minutes, 15 minutes past when my business lunch was to start, I texted my guest to see where they were. It turns out she was already in the restaurant seated somewhere else. This despite her asking her server to check to see if I had checked in yet...but apparently we had to resort to calling each other so we could connect. This is not what I normally expect from the staff at this location. I ordered the BLT from the lunch special and it arrived with only one side having been grilled. They were happy to fix this, but again, not what I expect from the kitchen staff either. From a typically strong team they clearly were off their "A" game a bit that day.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They need to install a changing table in the Men’s restroom and in the gender neutral/handicap/family restroom. That would help parents out a lot and I’m sure they get a lot of families in the restaurant.

DS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Average brunch at best. ( Ex - a country gravy is flour and sausage based)

Don’t like the “living wage” surcharge. That’s similar to if electrical rates in Seattle go up, I should have to pay for that. O nerd choose to do business here.

Service was great from server- Tori I believe. Saved the experience for both my mom and I.

OT
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A relaxed place with friendly staff. Our waitress, Taylor, was exceptional. The Wagyu Burger was good, cooked to a true medium and not overdone like in many establishments. The halibut, while fresh, was barely cooked and tasteless. Quite a disappointment for a nearly $30 lunch entree.

MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Portions were very small. Otherwise service and ambiance were good.

Overall it was a little expensive for what you got.

CT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I marked that the atmosphere was quiet and that's just what I was looking for. I took my mother to lunch on Sunday and she is 93 years old. She doesn't hear as well as she used to and loud noises affect her hearing aids. It was so nice to be able to sit and have a conversation and she could hear everything.

The waitress was so nice and we never felt rushed which made it even nicer.

CB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A nice place to go with adequate privacy from other customers. The waiter was exceptional. They have a good food selection and prices are reflective...although I wish they have slightly bigger portions for the $$.

P
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobody can top the fish tacos and the rice! We had sushi too! You’re very close to my office and I hold business lunches there frequently! Love the service and atmosphere and price is great!

SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service in the restaurant. Sometimes the bartenders have a bit if an attitude but happy hour has yummy options.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Perfect spot for a business.

P
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Although I didn't say anything, I found a dead grub in my Brussels sprouts. I just pushed it off to the side and ate the rest of my meal. I'm sure if I brought it to their attention they would have done something about it but I didn't want to take away from the atmosphere at the table. It was a work dinner and I am the boss so I didn't want the rest of my guys thinking I ate grub. The food was OK but not worth the money. My braised beef was dry and my asparagus was huge and kind of stringy.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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SC
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lunch there every month and it is almost always an excellent experience. This month was no exception - good service, good food.

P
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Surprisingly good latte. Decor is a little ragged on the edges. Bill is starting to look like cable TV with all the added charges.

M
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was unexceptional. The salad was made with chopped iceberg lettuce. A very standard salad. Nothing special. The taco dish was pure carbohydrates. The tacos were served cool. The amount of fish was quite small. The salsa was nondescript. Indistinct flavor.

I had bad reflux that night and am still recovering from the damage in my windpipe.

The only good thing was the fried cod which my wife had after deleting the tortillas.

The tortillas had been in the refrigerator too long. They tasted stale.

The service was earnest but they had too much to do and as a result the food was slow to arrive.