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The Carlile Room, Seattle, WA

The Carlile Room

4.4
4.4
1117 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


Booked 17 times today

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 1,117 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
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PN

    PNWFoodie

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    We’ve been to the restaurant before (close to the Paramount Theater) but was quite disappointed this time. The food was good but the person who served us forgot all about us towards the end - waited a long time for our dessert and to take care of our check so we could get to the theater
  2. LS

    LoisS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our pre theater meal and drink at The Carlile. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I had the salmon with veggies and it was cooked to perfection. The focaccia we ordered was fresh and wonderfully chewy. The meal ended with a well chosen coconut cream pie topped with flavorful toasted coconut.
  3. LL

    LizL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat before an event at the Paramount Theater!
  4. VB

    VickiB

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience, food wise and service wise. Perfect venue after or before performance at paramount.
  5. M

    Magnolia

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We went to the theatre last night and it is a perfect location when you are headed to the Paramount. The food was ok. The menu is not large, which I generally like, do a few things well but the food was not all that interesting, it was fine. It was not horrible. I just will not be rushing back, unless headed to the theatre.
  6. d

    dianeg

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu was lacking for healthy options- one salad! Last time we were there menu included fabulous plate with vegetables prepared 5 ways; cauliflower w/kale, mushroom etc.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Laura rocks! Thanks for a(nother) terrific pre-theatre supper. Appreciate the beverage counseling 🍹❤️ See you soon!
  8. T

    Terryr

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Flank steak so tough! Had to chew so much in order not to choke on it. Avocado appetizer had no avocado and served with potato chips not tortilla chips. Noise level high. Location great for Paramount Theatre. Next time I’ll choose Ruth Chris or another high quality restaurant.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were catching Hamilton at the Paramount and made reservations a month early. We were sat immediately and the service was attentive and helpful. We enjoyed a martini and took our time ordering. The menu was small and nothing spectacular. We ordered the clams (fresh and good) but dinner was really lack luster. The chicken was dry and boring. The presentation was bland and the flavor was non existent. My husband had the burger and fries and it too wasn’t exciting. We followed up with espresso and the coconut pie and it was messy and flavorless. The bill with 20% tip was $236 and overall, I felt like the meal was lazy and uninspired. I guess when you know you’ll sell out because of the theater, you don’t bother to make it special. We won’t be back.
  10. A

    Annie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food at the best location when attending the Paramount!
  11. LW

    LizW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner and one of the most tasty Old Fashioned cocktails we've ever had (learned they keep it on tap, so flavors get wonderfully infused). We were seated on time, received friendly and efficient service, got to our Paramount show (across street) in plenty of time. Will dine here again!
  12. S

    Soothing

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Cool vibes - fun place to have conversation - drinks are good - outstanding service - food was a disappointment
  13. TF

    ToddFessler

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theatre show
  14. s

    sheilas

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    limited choices on menu high priced for what you get wine menu is very limited
  15. SB

    SnohoBeav

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Menu is limited, but what we had was good. Our server, David, was very good and attentive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for pre theater dinner.
  17. S

    Shar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hush puppies were wonderful, also enjoyed the flank steak 👍 Thank you Ben for your service 🌟
  18. JS

    JenniferS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service. The Hamilton drinks menu made it extra special.
  19. HG

    HaileyG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Carlile Room was fantastic! The service was attentive and the cocktails were excellent. The “Hamilton”-themed menu was a lot of fun.
  20. MB

    MickeyBat

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very small menu, but everything on it is very good. The schnitzel (chicken) was incredible. It's a drink place; and the drinks are all well made. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. It was before the theater when we were there; so it was very busy--the service might be better when there's less going on...
  21. KM

    KMjoy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely amazing dinner from start to finish. Perfection.
  22. WS

    WSCurlyGirl

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner before a show at the Paramount! Was seated quickly in a central location - not always the case for a solo diner, which I appreciated. Service was fast and friendly and the food and bev selection was typical of a Tom Douglas restaurant - lots of local ingredients, used in interesting ways. Had the burger, which was perfect. Other nearby tables were getting plates to share and they all looked great - next time I'm coming with a group to try more dishes!
  23. A

    Alex

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance with good food and great drinks. Was pretty crowded due to the Hamilton crowd but quickly disappeared once the show began. Quality was great and service was nice. Thank you!
  24. HZ

    HeatherZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for drinks and light food, or dinner before a show at the Paramount.
  25. T

    Trout

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic, best hush puppies for miles.
  26. JS

    JeSa

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went to the Carlile Room prior to a show at the Paramount. The restaurant had popped up frequently as a suggestion as we have season theater tickets but was always sold out. I didn’t look closely when I booked our table of 6, so I didn’t realize it was a Tom Douglas restaurant. We’ve been to several TD restaurants and they are always lovely but I wouldn’t have selected this one for a party of 6, due to the exorbitant pricing. I’m used to the Seattle/Bellevue restaurant prices but was actually surprised by these. $20 for a burger- with a $ up charge for a veggie burger instead of meat (?). $15+ drinks. Really, $6 for a coke and $5 for a sparkling water? For that amount of money I was surprised at how quickly we were rushed out of the restaurant. They let us sit there for under an hour- and we even ordered two appetizers. The food was good but overall a disappointing experience.
  27. k

    kevinw

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice bite before the show. Very accommodating about dietary restrictions.
  28. HE

    HeatherE

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, drinks were on point. We were attending a show at the Paramount theater and the server was VERY aware of time frame and was Johnny on the spot with everything! We are adding this to one of our favorites and will be back.
  29. V

    Vibrant

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the service and food are excellent. Energetic is an interesting way to say "VERY loud". Still, it is a favorite place to go on show nights.
  30. IC

    IngridC

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I picked this restaurant because it was closest to the Paramount. The drinks were good and would have ordered more but the service was so slow. Food was greasy and not many options to avoid it and pricey for what it was. Would not recommend this restaurant. If going to the Paramount take more time and find another restaurant. Zero stars won't be back.
  31. KL

    KathleenL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We three older ladies like to experience quality restaurants. We were excited to eat here as it’s right across the street from our broadway show, Hamilton. The decor/ambiance was minimalist. Okay, but it represented the service! Very little! “May we have some water?” We asked, twice. Finally, our waiter, Ben, arrives. We had questions about items on the menu. Ben was not helpful, but even defensive, with “well, everyone knows what that is..”. We ordered. The dishes arrived, looking very bare of any care, no garish at all! We were startled 😯 But! The food was delicious! Ben arrives again. We asked for a dessert menu. In the meantime, we ordered after dinner drinks. THEN, we discover special drinks are featured on the dessert menu. I pointed out to Ben, calmly, that had we been aware of the dessert menu, we would have ordered our after dinner differently. He clearly took offensive and straightened up into an arrogant stare! Enough!! This was expected to be a lovely experience. Ben ruined it. We will not be returning…
  32. A

    Audrey

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    While I cannot remember her name, our server was excellent. She forewarned us about the business that comes with the theater crowd. I loved the whimsy of our punch bowl and my burger was yummy!
  33. K

    Kate

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal at The Carlile Room. Food and drinks are always spot on. Dave was our server and he is excellent! He knows his stuff. He checked on the table at great intervals and also let conversation flow. Highly recommend this spot.
  34. JB

    JanB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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.
  35. l

    lollie

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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!
  36. TE

    TheresaE

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    PhilipC

    Vancouver

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 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
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 1117 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


Booked 17 times today
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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