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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
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Good for a Date (10)
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Comfort Food (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Authentic (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Vegan (1)
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·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 9, 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 5, 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 22, 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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·Dined on October 22, 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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·Dined on October 15, 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 30, 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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·Dined on September 23, 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 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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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·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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 (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 13, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We went to Stanfords for lunch. We had a nice booth and the staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was good and their prices are about average considering it is a nice Restrauant. We go there for lunch quite often.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Had the veggie frittata during brunch. Even after adding in peppered bacon, it lacked flavor. I think the kitchen avoids adding salt or seasoning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We had scrumptious food, great drinks, very good service so it was a successful evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Overly greasy and laden with cheese. Crab cakes were soaked through with grease and the deep fried Brie cane with butter fried bread that was saturated through. Overall very disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fine food and excellent service and reasonable prices

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Food was delicious. Actually too large a portion...waitress was lovely. Had a lovely time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The wait staff could work on better customer service. Kept forgetting drinks and added items.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food good service. Chicken finger appetizers were amazing.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We both ordered the Crab Cakes Benedict off the brunch menu. They came on a house made biscuit. The crab cakes were mostly bread! We felt like we were eating bread on bread. Don't recommend getting this item off the menu.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. Went for a Graduation and Birthday combination party for my daughter, and we had a great time. The Onion Ring "Tower" is really good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This was our first time, my husband and I, at this restaurant, and we were not impressed. First, the water that was given to us to drink was dirty. It has something floating around in there. The table didn't seem to be wiped down. The virgin pina colada was too sweet and the food was mediocre. I've had better food for less price. The waiter was polite, but not very attentive. I was disappointed and will not return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Lots and of choices on the menu so good for a group - everyone can find something they like to eat.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was just ok. Pricy for what you got and quality of the food. I would not go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Service was very professional. I had the steelhead risotto and it was magnificent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 19, 2017

So I have always looked forward to going to Standford's but it seems as though the food has really gone down hill in the past 6 - 12 months. The appetizer was really mediocre as was the food. The ribs were really fatty and the meat was overcooked. The fries were really dry and had no flavor. I have used this restaurant in the past as one of my "go to" places for dinner but after this meal it has come off my list. It is expensive enough that I expect a much higher quality of food. The only thing great was the service. The wait staff is friendly, spends the right amount of time checking in with their tables, etc. That's not enough to continue eating there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Our group wanted a great, healthy American food restaurant close to the theatre.
Sanford's was perfect we had fish and salad's and appetizers with great beverages.
The peanut butter ice-cream was the best!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I usually love Stanfords and I eat there quite a bit. I really love their happy hour and the choice of food.
However, this was the second Easter that we have gone as a family and I doubt that we will do it again. They were understaffed for a busy holiday and the service (both years) was not up to the usual standard. Hurried and, since we were a large group and having an 18% gratuity added, not very polite about it.

I cannot say enough good things about the happy hour and I like eating in the restaurant the rest of the time. But avoid the holidays.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Love Stanford's! Friendly service, good food & prices, and a nice atmosphere. Will keep coming back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was pretty pedestrian fare, overpriced for the quality. I had the Baja tacos with halibut. The menu description didn't match what came. Grilled tortilla's? Nope, they were cold. Guacamole? Nope, there was a little plastic cup with some pico de gallo with a slight green color to it that must have been a bit of avocado. The slaw in the tacos was dry. A large portion of the plate was filled with white rice, along with a handful of tortilla chips. So in addition to the double tortilla's on the 3 tacos there were two other starches to enjoy. The fish was 3 pieces from the fish and chips dinner also on the menu. I ate the 3 pieces of fish and some tortilla chips. The server didn't inquire if anything was wrong with the meal when he removed the mostly uneaten meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 24, 2017

My sis-is-law and I get together for lunch every couple of months and this is where we went yesterday. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, as well as accommodating of special requests. The food was excellent and the ambience very pleasant. We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Stanford's always does a nice job of providing a tasty fresh lunch menu.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

They had run out of the cabbage and cornbeef but were fixing more. It was due to be done at the time our reservation was scheduled but we were there early. We waited and it was worth it.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal
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