The Carlile Room

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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The Carlile Room is Tom Douglas’ 13th restaurant in Seattle. With references to the explosive vibes of the late-sixties/early-seventies in its décor and classic seventies-era lounge cocktails, The Carlile Room presents a thoroughly modern and progressive menu with “plant house” features, and our favorite local meats. Located across from one of Seattle’s storied performance halls, the Paramount Theatre, The Carlile Room will cater to pre and post-theatre crowds with shareable plates and a hearty late night menu.

Specials

Happy Brunch Hour

Crafted $7 Brunch Cocktails

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 8, 2019

Ends: September 9, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-2:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-2:00PM

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding! Service was very good as well! We went before a show at the paramount. It was perfect t! Also very good cocktails♥️

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Great food and service!

NW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dinner at the Carlisle was well worth the trip from Maple Valley. I've been telling all my friends how great the food was/is. Can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Early breakfast, service was really quick and food good looking beside really tasty.

L
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were excellent! The duck fat hushpuppies were amazing!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The bread and the pie were amazing! I might go to Dahlia Bakery instead to get an entire pie.

JM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food; great service. Would recommend going a bit earlier to get the pre-show special.

B
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic Anniversary dinner here. Our server was lovely! The food and cocktails were so good. They put a nice Anniversary note on the table and treated us to dessert.
Can’t wait to go back.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time! Food and server were great! Easy to book table online and they had everything ready when we got there for a surprise birthday dinner. Thank you!

J
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Asked server to split checks to accommodate our business travelers, but took one card instead from our visiting guest no less because “it was easier to run one card.” We know, but we weren’t asking because we needed simplicity.

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mindy is the best! The food is incredible. Must try!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our 24th anniversary. We appreciated The Carlile Room starting us off with a glass of bubbly. Much appreciated!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was awesome!!!

AB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I normally love this place. However this was by far the worst meal ever at a Tom Douglas restaurant. For example we all ordered burgers. They were so greasy we couldn’t pick them up. They also had no flavor. How does that happen. They are usually the best thing on the menu. We asked for medium and they were almost raw in the middle. Fries were tiny pieces. Staff was terrific and the place is beautiful. $100 later with drinks we all left hungry. None of us ate more than a few bites. Maybe this was just a bad day but it was pretty awful.

OT
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was the 2nd time I have been to the Carlile Room, and while I would definitely return, I felt like the server kind of forgot about us at the end of our meal. We had finished our food and wanted to see the dessert menu, but the server didn't even look in our direction as she passed several times. She was friendly enough, just not attentive in the end. The food, however, was wonderful.

GB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Impossible Burger I've had. Great service, great cocktails. A bit on the spendy side but worth it for a special occasion or if you're craving a really good burger.

A
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very interesting brunch menu with something for everyone. The tumeric pasta was excellent. Four of us had different dishes and all enjoyed our meals.

TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grits and pork belly was delicious!

EH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had received a gift card for my brother for any Tom Douglas Restaurant from my brother and decided to use it for my anniversary. I took a look on line and had been to some of his Restaurants but not the Carlile Room and was excited to see it get a 2019 Diner's Award. We were pleased with the ambiance and the Menu. We did the Rainbow plate for appetizer. Outstanding!! We each had a cocktail, both superb. She had the New York Strip and I did the Coho. Both excellent. Then decided to take an entre home for the kids. We did the house special pasta dish which couldn't have been better. We also chose a couple of desserts. She did the Cherry coke chocolate cake and I did the peach cobbler. Winners!!

DE
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has great food and they also have great service.

KR
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded my expectations. They really do some extraordinary things with seasonal, organic, local foods. The vegetarian dishes were particularly creative. Who would think to combine donut peaches with goat cheese and beets? What about stuffing a pair of bell peppers with a lentil concoction and then setting it on a bed of baba ghanouj? The textures, flavors, and delightful surprises were many. I was also very impressed with the wine recommended. It’s my new favorite restaurant.

MS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was recommended on the basis of the chef’s reputation, and we weren’t disappointed. The Duckfat Hushpuppies alone are worth the trip—a decadent and delicious (and definitely shareable) appetizer. The stuffed squash blossoms were not quite what we had in Rome, but the accompanying ricotta dumplings more than compensated. We thought that the harissa overpowered the otherwise succulent chicken; we’d have preferred it on the side. Our server was attentive and helpful.

r
Seattle
68 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for people who want a plant based diet. We ordered the giant rainbow plate, which is 5 different vegetarian appetizers, all of which were quite wonderful and very creative. We also ordered a pasta dish with a tumeric sauce--again unusual and delicious. And the desserts were marvelous. The place is very casual and the service was casual but very efficient and friendly.

PA
Berlin
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food is good, nice ambience friendly service.

LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! We came there once, and had such a great evening, we came back again the very next night! Our server, Erin, was the best!

f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My most frequented restaurant in Seattle as a local. Food is always good. It seems the ingredients are very fresh. Servers are always friendly. For some reason every time I’ve come the place hasn’t been packed and I will always have a seat right away.

OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place for a meal anytime! The menu is well balanced with several options and specials for the theater. Great place to come to before or after going to the Paramount in downtown Seattle.

For starters, the pho fries are amazing! They are cooked well with a fantastic pho sauce and toppings. For the mains, the steak was cooked to perfection and has a great taste. The creamed corn complimented the steak for a perfect pairing. In addition, the burger is juicy and and cooked well. The bun is toasted and keeps its crispness. If you like grits, they paired well with the burger for something different on the side. The dessert was a theater special and was amazing and very creative. Last but not least, the martini was fantastic before dinner and they have a wide selection of great drinks on the menu.

Better yet, they have a late night happy hour with a hunters breakfast I’ll have to try sometime.

AL
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately after checking in with the hostess. We had a reservatiion and the place filled up quickly. We had brunch and all the dishes were fantastic.the cocktails were also tasty and they had a very large mimosa bottle that served 4 of us twice! We decided to stay after and have another round of cocktails before the play. It was a great meal .

p
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and our server James was very professional & nice

F
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Show at the Paramount

SM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exceptional service! They allowed us to return and pick up our dessert after the show we saw at the Paramount.

r
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often eat brunch at The Carlile Room before a Sunday matinee at the Paramount Theatre, just across the street. It is consistently delicious and the servers are always attentive.

S
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch before a show at the paramount. Everything was quite good, the only reason I didn't give it five stars is the menu was a little limited. Fortunately we all found something we liked.

n
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us went after we saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory across the street at the Paramount. We shared a rainbow platter which is an assortment of small plates of delightful vegetarian dishes, my favorite was the roasted beet and grilled peach with goat cheese. My husband and I shared a cheese board as well that had the best Bleu cheese I’ve ever had as well as a goat cheese and a creamy talaggio cows milk cheese. My friend and her daughter shared an impossible burger which is surprisingly meaty in flavor. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. She was also funny. Some people may find this restaurant to be too expensive but we thought everything was well worth the cost. It is now one of my favorite places to dine.

BW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Tom Douglas restaurant! The food is always delicious and service is superb and accommodating. Love bringing my out of town guests here.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Seattle. Food is amazing, always several vegetarian selections. Beautiful atmosphere, attentive service.

AT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food not a huge variety but good quality!! The service was amazing

f
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Carlile room. Chose it because it was near our friends hotel. Was impressed with the food, drinks and service.

WO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I found the salad and fritters oversalted, but our two mains were quite good. My biggest complaint was the service. Very nice waiters, but they got our two dinners wrong -- twice. And made no modifications on our bill. Offering to compensate for the inconvenience would have gone miles to up my review. And I was required to pay the 20% tip as it is now included in every bill.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, good food, great service. Will definitely bring friends here.

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