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The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Seattle.

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About The Pink Door

IF NO "RESERVATIONS" ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUESTED TIME... WE DO ACCEPT WALK-IN TABLE SEATING IN OUR LOUNGE WHERE WE OFFER OUR FULL MENU!

The Pink Door is an independently owned (never cloned, never genetically modified) restaurant that has been quietly dedicated to fresh & local Italian food since 1981. Its seafood & produce driven menu has been the central theme throughout its wildly popular domain in Seattle's Pike Place Market.

1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Stewart & Virginia

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 443-3241

Website:
http://www.thepinkdoor.net/

Entertainment:
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUR CABARET & ENTERTAINMENT!

Our “Trapeze Show” is a misnomer. Our amazing athletic aerialists go up in the air 1 time per hour for a 4 minute presentation. It’s not really a show, but it is awe inspiring.

Our Lounge seating, live music & cabaret is on a first come first served basis (Tuesday - Saturday). No Reservations available.

RESERVATIONS DO NOT INCLUDE OUR SATURDAY NIGHT CABARET.

Parking Details:
Public Pay Lot: The Pike Place Public Market Parking Garage - 1531 Western Ave - w/ easy access to the Market!
Street parking is free after 8:00 p.m. M-F. Free on Sundays!
Many Private Pay Lots nearby.

Executive Chef:
Steve Smirstik

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

The Pink Door Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (145)
Romantic (124)
Special Occasion (119)
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Scenic View (100)
Neighborhood Gem (96)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
Waterfront (89)
Great for Outdoor Dining (87)
Fit for Foodies (86)
Good for Birthdays (85)
Fun (75)
Local Ingredients (66)
Authentic (61)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Hot Spot (55)
Great for Lunch (54)
Worth the Drive (52)
Cozy (51)
People Watching (44)
Notable Wine List (42)
Good for Groups (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Bar Seating (37)
Live Music (36)
Casual (35)
Comfort Food (31)
Late-night Find (29)
Seasonal (25)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Healthy (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Business Meals (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Organic (12)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I got lunch here around 2pm. We chose the patio as it was a sunny day. All the sun was landing right into my eye as some patio tables face directly to pike place. Food was ok but I was definitely in a hurry to finish as it was very hot. We got the lasagna (recommend) and the linguine with mussels (husband said it had too many mussels and not enough linguine)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Starting with the service and ending with dessert, this is one of the best restaurants I've dined. Our waiter was terrific; great sense of humor and excellent recommendations. We started with the oysters which were fresh and flavorful. I had the cioppino and was not disappointed. It was ridiculously delicious. The best I've ever eaten. My daughter had the muscles and clams in white wine sauce. She was in heaven. Although full, we knew we had to taste the dessert. I ordered the ricotta cheese cake on the waiter's recommendation, and my daughter ordered the trio of ice creams. Again, just perfection. We are adding The Pink Door to our list of absolute favorites.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was visiting Seattle and had multiple people recommend The Pink Door as a fantastic eatery, and they were right! The environment was cool--eclectic but not kitschy and just fun decor. The service was fantastic--knowledgeable, made great suggestions, prompt but never over eager. The food was perfect--the cheese platter was sublime! My wife had the halibut and i enjoyed the double cut porkchop. Both dishes were prepared expertly. I was extremely impressed and will try to visit next time I'm in Seattle!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Celebrated my birthday there. My boyfriend and I loved it. From the view. To the drinks. To the food. Everything was awesome

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Was treated like a queen for my birthday. Great food, service and atmosphere!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were in visiting from Tucson..we had a great dinner and evening at the Pink Door. There was delicious food for both myself (vegetarian) and my significant other (gluten free).

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I'd been there once before and was looking for a good place to gather with old friends. The other 3 had never been before. We were all blown away. The food, the atmosphere, the view and the staff were excellent. My 3 guests from Tacoma promised to return. As do I😏

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

New room in the back faces the sound and the wheel. Beautiful and spacious!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great Italian food, Is a must if you are visiting Seattle.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is me and my wife's new go to date night spot. Wonderful service, fun atmosphere with great people watching options, and the food is just amazing. This is in my top 5 all time for dining out, if not #1.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We totally enjoyed our first experience at The Pink Door. They were fairly busy, but the service was still amazing. We will definitely be going back, and have already raved about it to many of our friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I Love coming to the Pink Door, their Lasagna is fantastic, they have a very nice selection of wines to choose from as well as specialty drinks. The atmosphere is great and the noise level still allows for conversation. We will definitely come back for another meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Outstanding as always. The remodel is spectacular affording the same wonderful view of Puget Sound from the indoor tables that was previously only seen from the terrace. And the food remains superb. It's one of our favorite places in Seattle.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Traveled from Texas all day. Lively atmosphere; great service from the moment we were welcomed. Hard to find at first. It’s literally just a pink door in an alley. Had reservations later in the evening but we ended up going earlier. They were very accommodating to the change in our schedule. Looks like they have live entertainment each night which I wish we got to see. Food was good, but not a huge menu. Large wine list, though we enjoyed a seasonal brown ale. Over all we enjoyed our first meal in Seattle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Dependably excellent. Staff is attentive and exceptionally knowledgeable. Italian choices fill most of the menu. Good seafood options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Staff was fantastic, informative, friendly and helpful. Food was great. Good choice of background music ( we’ll call it funky Italian). Great view

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I wasn’t sure about a business lunch at the Pink Door with east coast associates I had not yet met, but our conservative group enjoyed the creative and unique atmosphere. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, our waiter gracious and attentive yet quirky like the interior. Successful and fun lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

I loved the ambience of this place. It’s one of the best restaraunt I have been to. Our server was very polite and prompt. The Tuscan fries and lasagna was great. As well as for dessert we ordered a cabaret cake which tasted awesome. Only downside was the garlic bread which didn’t seem fresh and was hard to chew. The place has been designed quite creatively and fact that you have to enter through an almost easy to miss pink door adds to excitement for the place. I just wish the garlic bread was better and I could have given it 5 stars on food as well. Would definitely eat here next time I am in Seattle

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were in Seattle for the day. I very much recomend making a reservation, because it seems to be a neighborhood favorite. I dont know if there is an elevator but here are stairs up and stairs down to get in and out. The Staff was eclectic, friendly, and on point with knowlege of the menu and how the chefs were making our meal. Food was delicious and presented to us beautifully. I highly recommend "The Pink Door" for an interesting and special affordable meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very tasty Italian food. Hard to find the entrance though as it's just a peach coloured door in the alley with no signage. Make a reservation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had dinner with some girl friends. We enjoyed great food and great conversation. We were seated at a really nice window table in the newly remodeled back room. It was really lovely. I’d dined outdoors on the patio a couple of other times and loved that too. Great restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have been visiting Seattle for years and have always wanted to try the Pink Door. We were so excited to finally have that chance! There were 4 of us and it was a Friday night. The place was hopping but we didn't wait more than 5 minutes for our table. We had a GREAT table in the back room with the waterfront views. STUNNING. My hubby and I split the lasagna and it was THE best I have ever had!!! It was different though..not your typical red sauce, ground beef/sausage dish. It was amazing! Our drinks were great as well. The service was timely and server was friendly. It is not a low dollar menu but worth the money!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Not true italian food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Anniversary dinner. First time to Pink Door. Outstanding dinner, delicious steak and linguini. They even surprised us with a glass of prosecco upon our arrival. Well done Pink Door! We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Everything was awesome and View is amazing! Our server David was knowledgeable, fun, and attentive. Perfect place, food, and service!!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were visiting Seattle, a former resident suggested it. We were very pleased, sat at a window table overlooking the Pike St. Marker, Wheel and harbor. Food and wine were reasonable, service was professional, we were sat on time. Flavors and portions were great.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everything was fantastically delicious and we got a lovely table at the window for our anniversary.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is the best italian restaurant in Seattle. It is luxurious and quite. Nice food with great view of the Pike Place Market and Puget Sound. I will bring my wife here every anniversary.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Took my girlfriend for our 1 year anniversary, initially walking in was pretty breathtaking, it is a beautiful venue. The food was nice, I ordered prime rib offered seasonally and the peppers brought a really nice flavor to the meat.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I started with the Kale salad which was nutty and fresh. I then had the cioppino and it was full of seafood that was fresh and the broth was light and had just the right spice to tantalize my taste buds. The food was exceptional. From the moment we walked through the door I felt like the most important person in the restaurant from the person that sat us down to the waitress who seemed genuine and knew everything about the menu. You all made our day. We will return.

Thanks you
Bryon

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We hadn't seen the remodel and were concerned that the eclectic decor was gone but it looks better than ever! Our lunch was excellent.
Will return for one of the music nights!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was my 60th birthday. Wow what an amazing experience. We heard this was a nice place… But it was over-the-top wonderful The food was absolutely amazing !!
truly we both enjoyed ourselves so much. Our waiter was engaging, funny knowledgeable attentive… You name it. The vintage chic of that place was beautiful, the energy really fun
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The only bad thing is we were sitting right near an air conditioner. apparently there was a remodel… They were so attentive and made sure they turned it down and were comfortable.

wonderful wonderful wonderful

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always a delight to come to the restaurant. Food, service and so far the view seating has been wonderful! Keep up the standard :)

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing! Stay for the show

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always the best! Amazing pasta and great service, highly recommend

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful meal of braised rabbit and a window seat looking out over the action at Pike Place. I'd gladly visit this restaurant whenever I'm in Seattle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our first visit since they expanded. Food and service continued to be excellent. We will go again when we are in Seattle

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Healthy, Organic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Creative menu, fun cocktails and a lovely view. Great dining experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 5, 2017

After reading the glowing reviews, and having to wait for a reservation, I was looking forward to an amazing experience. The antipasto was excellent, but the pasta was nothing out of ordinary. Our waiter seemed as though he wanted to be doing something else. I won’t be going back any time soon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Been eating well there since 1982!

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