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The Carlile Room, Seattle, WA

The Carlile Room

4.4
4.4
1084 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Basking in the glow of the Paramount Theatre marquee, the Carlile Room is a groovy cocktail spot serving up a modern-American bar & grill menu with vibes of the late sixties and early seventies.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Grill, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 946-9720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ron Anderson

  • Catering

    We like to party, give us a call!

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue and Pine Street

  • Parking details

    Off Street Parking and parking garages closely located.

  • Public transit

    Stop Number: 1085 Stop Name: Pine St & 9th Ave (WB) Seattle Metro Lightrail: Westlake station

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from our DJ booths weekly

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,084 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JB

    JanB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal. Service was good and plenty of helpful tips to help navigating gate the pre-event rush. Salmon was cooked a little more than I like, but overall the salmon with the Caesar worked for me. The corn fritters and fried zucchini appetizers were very tasty.
  2. l

    lollie

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner before seeing Hamilton. Great server, Dave who was attentive, cheerful and timely. We always go to The Carlile Room before a show at the Paramount Theater, can’t beat it!
  3. TE

    TheresaE

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food fantastic!
  4. PC

    PhilipC

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice decor interesting menu, great place pre or post theatre. Good selection of mixed drinks and beers Will definitely return next time we visit Seatty
  5. HW

    HollyW

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Conveniently located near the Paramount Theater. Food was okay - not worth the price. Service was mediocre. Drinks were great!
  6. KS

    KathyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as always! Would highly recommend The Carlile Room to anyone.
  7. K

    Kathryn

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was good but the quality of the food wasn’t quite up to par. The salmon was over cooked and rubbery and the salad was overdressed.
  8. EO

    ErinO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, great location before a show or for a special occasion. The only detraction was that servers kept approaching the table to ask to take our plates while we were still visibly eating--happened four times--odd. That said, everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The cocktails and mocktails were delicious, and the coconut cream pie is one of my all-time favorites.
  9. DS

    DanielS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All vegetarian meal was excellent. The hush puppies were so good, we got a second order, but tell them not to skimp on the jalapeño jam.
  10. CM

    CindyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific place to visit especially when attending a show at he Paramount Theater. The drinks were great, food delectable and service was very good. Highly recommend. Make reservations!
  11. HM

    HMreview

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    I normally don’t write reviews but the terrible experience at this restaurant really warranted one to save hopefully many others of having a bad meal. The bottom line is that not only is the food quality is very poor, they don’t appreciate feedback and charged twice for probably the worst calamari’s I have ever had.
  12. s

    socrpar8hd

    Naples

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS TIME!!
  13. PM

    PaulM

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Food & service acceptable, but not anything to return for. Your meal comes as fast as your salad & appetizers to hurry you along. Very noisy so I didn't waste any time leaving.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After sitting for 30 minutes without a single server approaching our table even once, we walked out. Two servers went around to all surrounding tables checking in on them and didn’t even so much as take our drink order in 30 minutes.
  15. B

    Bummer

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Total bummer. The food was not good. The quality was poor. Red Robin does a better burger.
  16. c

    cheri

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I keep trying to like this place - because I'm a fan of Tom Douglas and Brandi Carlile (the restaurants namesake). This was my 3rd visit and it was as underwhelming as the previous. I have not had this kind of experience at his other restaurants. I had an appetizer of homemade chips and onion dip - the chips were not warm and the dip had the consistency of soft cheese. My dinner of flank steak and (a very salty) asparagus salad was $35 and I had to hunt for the asparagus. I can say that all the staff that I met from the hostess to the bartender to the waitress, were lovely.
  17. JM

    JanisM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious salmon and pork. Great service. Amazing coconut pie.
  18. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The burger was bland and the drink tasted like a band aid.
  19. TC

    TimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an wonderful dinner here before a show at the Paramount.
  20. TD

    ThreeDiners

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent
  21. b

    bobn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The staff at the Carlile Room were truly amazing, enjoyed the atmosphere, location. The menu is a little boring and the salmon was way overcooked.
  22. DB

    DottyB

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a pre Paramount dinner. Limited menu but great food. Fun atmosphere, staff is really friendly and efficient!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty woman at the paramount with girl friends
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Carlile room was exactly what we needed. Our reservation was almost an hour later and they were able to accommodate us immediately. It was the second day of our long weekend and my family said the Carlile room was so far the best place we ate. Better than Lola’s and Serious Pie. We had the hush puppies, calamari, schnitzel, and Cesar salad. Also a variety of cocktails. We will recommend to family on future trips.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dave was amazing!!
  26. r

    rez42

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  27. CH

    CharleneH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    We arrived 5 min early, restaurant was half empty, and they wouldn't seat us till 6 on the dot. The website paints the place as a reserved higher end dinning facility. The decor gives the same vibe, until you see the giant TVs with sports going at the bar and hear the noise that rivals any sports bar. Is this place a high end dining establishment or a sports bar? I daresay it doesn't know. To be clear I'm cool with either. The place just needs to be able to temper expectations. The food was fine. I had a burger that was fine. I have had other R&R ranch burgers that were delicious, this was simply fine. My wife had the salmon but it was overcooked and dry. It was also on a bed of horseradish. That was a first. They did say they were short in kitchen maybe that explains it. The service itself was pretty good. Our server was prompt and attentive. The hostess was kind. Value. I don't think the value was there. The prices were higher and that didn't reflect the atmosphere. They served me a coke in a bottle at ~$5 and a glass of ice. This is no doubt so that if you want a refill they get you another bottle for another $5. The place is OK and located conveniently to many places downtown. I still can't see us returning. I enjoyed Dough Zone across the street better
  28. LP

    LoriP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Carlile room is a very fun place to eat. Drinks are amazing and our server Dave was excellent
  29. r

    robertl

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible service, food and ambiance. Would prefer to stay home as opposed to eating this slop.
  30. MP

    MikeP

    Seattle

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar before a show at the Paramount- quick attentive service and great food- had the lamb bolognese special.
  31. A

    Ally

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Really wanted to like this place. Unfortunately, the food was bland Way-over priced for what we received. The menu is very limited With unexpected options to choose from. After ordering the chicken schnitzel, I realized that was all that was on my plate. Left feeling very unsatisfied and upset I spent so much money for a plate of just meat. Husbands steak was bland and chewy. Atmosphere is nice and drinks are good. Staff was good.
  32. S

    Shabane

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The customer service was good and the drinks were strong. We wished they had more items for appetizers, entrees and deserts. The location is great because it is across the street from the Paramount.
  33. NG

    NicolasG

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Homemade Chips dish was very salty! Other than that all was delicious!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Yummy food, get the disco punch drink-won’t disappoint!
  35. WS

    WendyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Restaurant had good drinks and good food. Wished there was more of a food menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We chose this restaurant because we had bought Tom Douglas gift cards before Covid. Most of his restaurants have since closed. It was our anniversary and although the service was attentive they didn’t even acknowledge it. Why tell them it’s a special occasion if it goes unnoticed? The food was okay. Nothing special and the menu super limited. Only 5 main dish choices. The drink menu was more extensive. I know that restaurants are hurting but if you want repeat customers it better be beyond just ok. The ambiance has a cool retro vibe, noise level is good and our server was excellent, although the restaurant was not busy on a Sunday night. This is a theater goer spot for sure. Doubt we will be back.
  37. SM

    SandraM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Carlile is the perfect date night for dinner and a show at the Parmount. Food was good, service was quick, great ambiance. Hush puppies and french onion soup were great!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    I think your server can make or break your experience, face of the restaurant. Our server Dave was rude and condescending, not what we were expecting. Ruined our experience..
  39. TL

    TLFH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    They have changed their Impossible Burger. It used to be the best in Seattle. Now it just is. Very disappointed.
  40. g

    gailg

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner last night with one of the best servers that I have ever had. Attentive but not invasive. A tremendous date night experience We will be back soon

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Carlile Room is rated 4.4 stars by 1084 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Carlile Room

820 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Avenue and Pine Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Grill, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off Street Parking and parking garages closely located.

  • Public transit

    Stop Number: 1085 Stop Name: Pine St & 9th Ave (WB) Seattle Metro Lightrail: Westlake station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ron Anderson

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment from our DJ booths weekly

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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