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Stanford's - Northgate

4.4
410 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steakhouse, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(206) 834-6277
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Navi Mudaliar
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Private party facilities
Large groups are welcome in our main dining room - contact us for more details.
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Private party contact
Gregg Cliggott: (206) 834-6277
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Northgate Way
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Parking details
Free parking in the Northgate Mall parking lot
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Serving Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner May 13th - book your holiday table today!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 410 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Met friends for dinner. There was easy and ample free parking. The seating was perfect and the service was very good. I would go back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I dine at Stanford's often for business meetings. Easy parking, good location outside of downtown Seattle, great food and ambiance. A together a nice location for a casual business meeting.

Everything was great on this occasion, except the service was only good. We could not get our servers attention no matter what we did. Zero refills of our water and soda. Our glasses were empty for a long time. Oh well.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Approachable. OK. No problems. Nothing memorable. Standard food. Perhaps a bit over-priced for the food, but not so high to be shocking.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I had a delicious Huckleberry cocktail followed by honey mustard glazed salmon with Brussels sprouts. Spot on. My date got rib eye steak. Both were amazing. Everything was cooked to perfectiontion. I will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is a great neighborhood place with a good variety on the menu. My husband and I like the low noise level.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delcious food and nice waiter! but the 3 hostesses that were greeting were extremely rude and not welcoming
It wasn't busy when we joined, and they seemed to not know what was going on.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

My girlfriend and I stopped there for dinner before we went downtown to a movie, our waitress was adorable we wanted to share the fish tacos decided on cod she told us about the two dollar share plate that I never knew about it and it was perfect we each got two tacos and the best jasmine rice ever! We can’t wait to go to the movie next Wednesday and stop and have dinner again.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Birthday dinner for my father. A lovely dinner with great company. Server was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

A new menu at Stanford's! I like the old menu and wasn't sure when I sat down and saw that everything changed. All dishes served to my table were great! I had the special sheet Simply Grilled Halibut - it was amazing! Substituted the brussel sprouts for asparagus and it was perfect. I'll return soon to enjoy again.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was good. Service was appropriate. It was a nice venture.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This is the "go to" place for a good friend and me for our monthly lunches. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. And it's not so loud we can't carry on onversation.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

All around great experience! I will be back soon. I love the halibut tacos!!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Mike is a great server- he made our date night much more entertaining! The food was awesome as usual but the night was all around memorable because of server!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 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!!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant has quickly turned into one of "go to" spots at Northgate. So much so, that the waitress even knows our order by now. Regardless, it's DELICIOUS. The filet's are always cooked to perfection, the asparagus and brussel sprouts are pure heaven, and their cookie skillet is probably the most delicious dessert I've ever had. The happy hour isn't bad either, if you get there in time. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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!

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