What Insiders Are Saying
Stoneburner is an Italian-American spot in Ballard with good neapolitan pizza and decent everything else, though the pastas are a crap shoot.
Stoneburner offers creative dishes that stand out from normal fare offered by similar restaurants. The serving staff was timely and cheerful. My only complaint is that we had reservations and arrived 5 minutes early. We were told we would be seated shortly even though there were a few others waiting ahead of us. We waited patiently while the others were seated but then I noticed a couple of groups come in that didn’t have reservations (I was close enough to overhear the conversations) being told they could be seated right away. That prompted me to request the status of our table and was told we could be seated immediately. I caused me to wonder what would have happened had I not spoken up, it’s almost as if they forgot we were there even though we were standing next to the front desk. Anyway, it all ended well; we enjoyed our meal.
Brunch was fantastic!
All 5 of us enjoyed our dishes - we all ordered different things and nothing disappointed.
Eggs cooked to perfection! ♥️♥️♥️
Great service! Wonderful food! Beautiful open window seating! Would go back!❤️
Stoneburner is our favorite restaurant.
Stoneburner is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Always great in all areas. But...
I got to the restaurant and they had cancelled my reservation for some reason. I also got an email from Open Table saying it was cancelled, which it was not. And nobody knew how it happened.
Great ambience, great food and excellent service - essential ingredients for an enjoyable dinner.
Been to Stoneburner many times. They have single handedly changed my view on vegetables. Always amazing. We recommend constantly.
I loved every aspect of my (first) dining experience here. The design / ambience of the place is something I’d want to come back to again, and for a pleasant change, not ridiculously loud like so many restaurants these days: we could actually converse with the friends at our table. Our server was AMAZING... super professional and accommodating, worked with me to address an allergy issue, always on hand when needed without hovering... even though our meal took quite a while to come out, she and the chef surprised us with appetizers on the house as a kind gesture. Vegetable side dish portions are super generous, the steak was a bit small for the price, but everything was delicious, and when taken overall it felt like a reasonable value. We will absolutely come back.
Halibut was very good. Tasty pepperoni pizza. Great service
We came in for Easter brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food interesting and delicious. Prices quite reasonable also. Will definitely go back.
Amazing food and service.
It is a lovely restaurant which offers family style meals which was exactly what I was looking for. Our server (Genevieve) was wonderful and was knowledgable of the menu and helped us decide what courses we wanted to order. The food was delicious! We started with a 3 choice cheese plate, and experimented with different combinations, and when the entrees were taken out we were blown away. Our favorite dish was the tortellini, the caramalized caulifolower was so creamy and rich! We also ordered the charred broccoli (superb) and the fragrant spice chicken (the meat just fell off the bone). We ended our outing with dessert, and when it came out it had a candle on it for my partners birthday!
5/5 would recommend to a friend!
Food and service were excellent, but i did not like the noise level!
Our server was excellent. We will definitely go back!
The food was delicious, the service was awesome, and I love the atmosphere at Stoveburner. We visited during restaurant week and got a great deal, too! We'll be back for sure!
Good food, cooked perfectly. Experienced friendly staff. Well run Resturant . We’ve lived in the Seattle area for over 20 years and Stoneburner ranks at the top. We’re curious to see if their new resturant, Seaplane, in Kenmore impresses is as much as Stoneburner.
My leek and asparagus pizza was to die for. The egg yolks on it were perfectly complemented the warmth of the toppings with its rich buttery yellow. The Gorgonzola was dreamy creamy. The service was great, too. I'd love to come back to Seattle only to eat here.
The only negative, and it’s a big one, is that it is so very noisy. We were unable to have a conversation at the table due to noise.
Everything was delicious, we got to enjoy restaurant week at a leisurely pace, and the flight of special drinks was great. Easy to schedule and enjoy
Food was not up to par. Portions were noticeably smaller than usual, as we frequented this place. Hoping that it was just an outlier. Service was also not as attentive as we've experienced in the past.
We loved everything about our meal at Stoneburner.
amazing food and atmosphere. I died and went to heaven when I tasted the Dutch fries
Does a great job with food, especially creative with the veggies. Very hard to hear each other. Also we may have hit during a transition but not very few red wine glass choices if your don’t love Italian wines
Great food. The veggie and seasonal dishes always exceed our expectations. They are very kid friendly. We dined with our 2.5 y/o and they have an accessible kid menu, kid cups, crayons, and coloring page.
Great decor, a buzzy atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food but our banquette table was a tight fit for a more portly member of our party and the straight wooden benches were not comfortable for any of us over 50's. Noise level was high so conversation a bit challenging. We ordered a vegetarian tortellini that seemed like a very small portion, however, when we kind of complained, the server took it off our check at the end so we felt happy about that.
Extremely slow service. When food finally came out one scallop was raw. We did not tell the server because we never saw her again once she brought the entrees. Due to the slow service, when the server brought the entrees, she said she was comping dessert but when the bill came the dessert was still on there. Someone else brought the bill - we never saw her again. No one asked how our meal was.
The food was fabulous but felt it was noisy. Also the seating is not very comfortable and hate the weird iron shelf in the middle of the table.
Pizza and pasta was pretty good. Nice basic meat sauce and mozzarella pizza. A little pricey for what you get.
Great restaurant. I rated 4/5 on value because the drinks were not a great value. $12 got me a few sips of a mixed drink with a glass full of ice (I usually don't mind the ice in mixed drinks, but this time it was too much).
Other than the drink "issue", the food was awesome and the service was great.
Our experience was a 10! Our waitress was really nice and constantly made sure that our glasses were full. The food was Amazing, we had a side dish of roasted carrots, the burrata cheese with a tasty corn cake, and arugula. Then we shared the roasted chicken with almonds along with a bottle of wine. We us a great time 😉
Dinner on Saturday night with my wife and a friend. We’d been thinking of the octopus since our last visit and although the preparation was a bit different, the result was spectacular. The pea pods were sliced thinly and very refreshing although for the price the quantity was lacking. The Pork chop was fantastic and Orchiaetta pasta lamb sauce was perfect the pasta itself was a bit dry like it had been clumped in the pot. The noise level made it difficult to speak or hear taking away from a otherwise delightful meal.
The Tagliatelle was delectable; the pork cheeks and truffles blended sublimely with the handmade pasta. The hand-rolled Orcchiette with lamb neck were tender and delicately held the sauce. Our waitress, Genevieve, was very attentive to our needs and helped keep us on-track to get us going to our event after dining at Stoneburner.
Really great food across the board and the ambiance is really great—but like to so many restaurants, it’s too damned loud.
Such a delicious brunch!!
The service was great, but my customer cocktail, main course and dessert were disappointing. The cocktail was just not what I expected, but that’s understandable since I asked for something you don’t usually make. The paparadelle with mushroom ragu was oddly tasteless and oily. And the chocolate cake was dry. The buddin, however, was spectacular.
We’ve eaten at Stoneburner on several occasions, and always enjoyed the experience. On this visit for our anniversary, we had cocktails in the bar, which were extraordinary, and we enjoyed discussing various concoctions with the bartender.
Each element of the dinner (Roast chicken, Grilled Scallops, Roast Brussel Sprouts, Roast Broccoli) were all very good, but we came away feeling as though the flavor combinations never quite melded within the dishes, and we didn’t feel the combinations with the sides worked. Maybe we chose poorly, as that hasn’t been the case in the past. All this aside, we’ll remain fans and look forward to our next visit.
Our first visit here. Initially wasn't sure if I was going to like the menu. I would like part of the menu (entree) description but not thrilled with the sides, etc. BUT, I decided on the special pasta of the day which was a "radiator" pasta with shredded braised beef and broth. It was fantastic. My husband had the papadelle that was on the menu and he thought it was very good as well. We split a caesar which turned out to be just the right amount and the dressing was quite good. We dined with my husband's brother and his wife and his brother ordered the pasta special "radiator" pasta as well and he thought it was great. My sister-in law decided on the bolognese pizza and we each got a slice of that as well - it was oven fired and quite tasty. All in all, while I was quite apprehensive in the beginning, thinking I would not find anything on the menu that I was going to be happy with, I was thrilled with my selections. The service was extremely attentive and the Stoneburner atmosphere was classy while informal and friendly. I would love to see the "special pasta of the day" as a regular on the menu - it was that good!
Slow service, mixed up orders, left some items off the breakfast pizza. Won't go back.