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About Stanford's - Northgate

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.

401 NE Northgate Way Ste. 1106
Seattle, WA 98125
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Northgate Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 834-6277

Website:
http://www.stanfords.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking in the Northgate Mall parking lot

Executive Chef:
Navi Mudaliar

Private Party Facilities:
Large groups are welcome in our main dining room - contact us for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Gregg Cliggott: (206) 834-6277

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stanford's - Northgate Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (13)
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Comfort Food (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Cozy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

My daughter and I met here for dinner before driving into town for a show at the 5th Avenue Theater. I ordered a salad before my dinner and was shocked by how big it was. My daughter and I both shared it (she did not order a salad) and still didn't finish it. I ordered the oysters, a treat for me, which were cooked to perfection. My daughter ordered the prime rib, medium, and it was perfect. She ordered the 12 oz which was so much to eat she took some home. Brussels sprouts was the vegetable for both of us and was tasty. I did not care for the rice but my daughter loved the mashed potatoes. The decaf coffee I ordered was not as hot as I like it, but the staff was quick to brew a fresh pot and bring me a cup of steaming hot coffee. I have a dairy allergy and found it easy to adapt the menu options for my diet. We definitely will come back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, the food, service, and comfort of Stanford’s was excellent . We had the halibut in a verbanc sauce accompanied by nicely prepared Brussels sprouts, it was most tasty. Carlos, our server was most attentive but not intrusive. He helped make our Valentines night out most enjoyable. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Stanford's suffers from what I call Corporate Restaurant Chain Syndrome - good enough to please most people, does well executing the food 80% of the time (enough that you'll be back again), but it lacks...something. The vegetables this time around were the failure: overly stiff mashed potatoes, woody asparagus, yet awesome hothouse cherry tomatoes. The tomahawk pork chop was seasoned well, with a good (but not enough!) demi-glace, and cooked to the perfect temperature. The specialty pear martini cocktail was delicious, and my husband's prime rib was well done. Where Stanford's shines is in its execution of its proteins and the consistency of its service: prompt, attentive, and not obtrusive. This is the third time we've been here, and we're likely to be back, in part due to its location as a decent sit-down restaurant on the way home. What I wish it was: a lot more consistent in executing the entire dish, with better choices for vegetables.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Carlos as usual is my favorite server. He's so attentive, professional and also knows when I'm having a conversation at the table that I need concentration. He's still very attentive and makes sure everyone has what they need: more water, etc. He's the best!!

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Enjoyed our waitress she was friendly and helpful, which made us very happy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Stanford's never fails to please! The food is very good, the servers pleasant. Unfortunately there is no outdoors seating. Stanford's is located adjacent to one of Seattle's best shopping malls.

I particularly like their salads and sandwiches. Many of the sandwiches come with fries, and I ask for them to substitute cold slaw, instead. This never seems to be a problem.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was, as usual, just average. The staff is always very pleasant and give very good service, so it seems they are well treated. Stanford’s is often convenient, but I don’t expect to enjoy the food, however it is edible. (Coffee could be stronger - it is Seattle of course. And coffee mugs could be a bit smaller, not so heavy and cumbersome. Coffee gets cold too fast in big mugs like these.)

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We like this place. Crowd varies day to day night to night but the food is good with large portions. Kids like it too and OpenTable has got us seated right away. Probably best dining in Thornton Creek

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed our meal very much! We'll be back soon. Great food. Good selection of wines and interesting cocktails.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Carlos, our server, is always 100% excellent. He knew enough that this was a meeting and he did not interrupt us except when the meals were ready and ready to be taken away. Your wait staff really make the experience!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome dinner with 5 friends after the movie

We love the atmosphere and wait staff, but especially the food! I couldn’t wait to have the fish tacos with that amazing rice and Chrissy adores the open face crab sandwich! Everything was great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner was fine. Service was very good. Major problem with your bill having been charged twice to our credit card. Person answering the phone when we called to report the problem billing was very rude. Wouldn't go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We came for Christmas dinner and it was ok. My prime rib was perfect, and I ordered another prime rib dinner to go, to drop at a friends house. But two guests steaks were bad. The steak salad entree was poor. She ate everything except the steak, it was so tough and inedible she just left it to be thrown away. Another guest had the ribeye which looked good, but poor quality, and most of it was pushed away. The filet was very good my other guest reported. So disappointing for a special meal at a place that used to be quality!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a lovely lunch at Stanford's. The food was good. Our waiter was great - very attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I took two of my sons to dinner last night at Stanford’s, Jason was celebrating his 40th birthday. Our server was Nicole and she just made all of our day! She was sweet friendly knowledgeable helpful complementary a pure delight!
I had the hard tacos and I can’t wait to go back and get them again, they were delicious that rice is just awesome I can’t say enough about the food we got a stack of onion rings those were delightful. My son got the fillet mignon happy birthday Jason. We loved the beet salad just a great place to dine!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Did not sit us for 20 minutes on our reservation. Horrible service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Martini was well made, portions well sized and sometimes tasty. The big negative was the filet mignon. I asked for medium well, but meat was overcooked, chewy, poor quality.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We took our friend here for her birthday. We all enjoyed our lunch and the unrushed pace here. As we finished our meals, the waiter brought her an ice cream sundae. It was a very nice experience for us all.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Met some long time friends for dinner. The food & service were great. One reason we picked Stanford’s was because it was convenient for all of us & we knew it would be good value.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was the 2nd year in a row we went there on Thanksgiving. The special menu has everything you would expect for Thankgiving. We went for the Prime Rib which didn't disappoint once again

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came for Thanksgiving and the wait staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and came quickly. I highly recommend this reataurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service and management attention is always appreciated. Food is terrific, and the service is genial, professional and amazingly fast.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great setting, great services, and phenomenal food. The crab cakes were a little less than expected, but not bad.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great Restaurant

This is one of our favorite places to eat. Many choices on the menu, good seafood, beef and pork items. The staff is outstanding and caring! Large parking lot, adjacent to one of the area's large malls. We argued about who had the best meal.I had an excellent crab and artichoke on focaccia bread, served with a choice of sides. I chose a cinnamon apple slices. Other choices included slaw, or fries.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Organic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The gardenburger was great. Good thing because this is about the ONLY vegetarian entrée on the menu

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great kids menu. Friendly service. Food was okay - meal was not quite hot enough, but not bad. Kids enjoyed their meals a lot!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Avoid at all costs. Proceed directly to Taco Bell. Absolutely aweful. The only saving grace was the service. Steak was undercooked, sides were cold... Wasn't ribeye... Just terrible, worst food in Seattle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Restaurant itself was nice enough. Not too loud. Clean. Wait staff was okay although it took longer than it should have given the number of people.

The food was decidedly subpar for the most part. I got a steak cobb salad and the steak was underdone and very tough. My companion got the prime rib and it was way over-spiced (rosemary) and not at all tender. Very chewy. Her mashed potatoes were kind of dry.

I guess the rest of the salad was fine.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Reserved a table for my wife and I for lunch before seeing Aladdin at the Paramount. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. The menu had many great options and lunch specials for a good price. The food was very good. I had the half crab and artichoke sandwich with a salad. The salad had real bacon and boiled eggs...very tasty. My wife's chicken strips were OK, but could have been fried a bit longer as they weren't as crispy as she usually likes. The BBQ sauce served with the strips was exceptional. The Strawberry Lemonade was good, but very tart, and the only sugar on the table is sugar in the raw which doesn't mix well in cold drinks. Overall a nice restaurant for any occasion. I will go again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Met a friend for dinner last Saturday night. We started off in the bar and got good service. Was seated in the dining room in a cozy booth. Excellent service - server was efficient, friendly and good humored. The meal plus wine was very reasonably priced. I had the grilled oysters with creamed spinach and vegetables - this was a "light" preparation - not heavy on the cream - just enough to make it rich. Lightly sautéed vegetables and crispy oyster filled the platter. My friend had a chicken pear fig salad that was huge and very tasty. A perfect dining place, after shopping at Northgate Mall. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was the worst restaurant meal I have ever eaten. Ever. Stringy, tough prime rib served lukewarm. Chicken Parmesan that was all breading and little chicken, desperately overcooked, even after I sent it back once, with supposedly fresh mozzarella that was a congealing glop atop one of the two pieces of chicken. We spent $80 for two on a meal that was worth about $10 plus a beer. (They couldn't screw up the beer.) Wow, this was awful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was disappointed they didn't recognize my lovely lady's 87 birthday. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was a birthday dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Really like is restaurant for dinner, but brunch was nearly inedible. The potatoes were so overcooked you couldn't cut them with a knife. The crab cake tasted like dried bread crumbs. We will not take anyone to brunch at Northgate Stanford ever again. It was very embarrassing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food is great but the service is really slow. Lots of options on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a nice quiet dinner with a terrific waiter, Michael. Micheal was friendly, humorous and concerned that we were happy with our selections. He checked on us often, without being intrusive. The food was tasty, very warm, and as described in the menu. The portions were generous. The only downside was the coleslaw that came with my halibut fish n chips. It was BLAH & bland. But everything else was tops, especially my raspberry lemon drop cocktail. So 5 stars still! Thank you again for Michael, well done!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had 4 people from different areas and wanted to catch up. This was perfect for food assortment, as well as being able to talk!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Thanks for your outstanding service. We were able to sit and chat for an hour after our meal was finished. We liked your $3 Chardonnay special with lunch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great location on edge of Northgate Mall. Covered patio for outside dining even in mild weather. Variety of choices. Very good hot crab sandwich & prime rib dip. Service can be a bit slow.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was great. Our server was great, but I won't frequent an establishment that wants to make a political statement by taxing their guest to account for paying their staff a living wage.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This was my third visit t this location and it was for a birthday luncheon. The food was very good, our server was pleasant and responsive, although she had too many tables to serve and was a bit harried (athough I noticed that only because I observed how many tables she had to take care of - she was unfailingly nice).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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