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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (147)
Romantic (133)
Special Occasion (119)
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Good for Anniversaries (104)
Scenic View (103)
Neighborhood Gem (90)
Waterfront (88)
Good for Birthdays (87)
Fit for Foodies (84)
Fun (74)
Authentic (64)
Great for Outdoor Dining (62)
Local Ingredients (58)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Hot Spot (54)
Worth the Drive (53)
Cozy (50)
Great for Lunch (47)
Pre/post Theatre (44)
Notable Wine List (43)
People Watching (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Live Music (39)
Good for Groups (38)
Bar Seating (33)
Casual (32)
Comfort Food (32)
Late-night Find (31)
Seasonal (25)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Healthy (21)
Business Meals (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Tasting Menu (14)
Great for Brunch (10)
Organic (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful evening. Staff was warm and friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The Pink Door was FABULOUS! By far my favorite place in Seattle so far. I will always try to come back to this restaurant..... service was awesome too!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good good and lovely facilty.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I usually get to the Pink Door once a year when I'm visiting Seattle. Every dish I have ordered has been cooked to perfection. I love the recent remodel/expansion however I do miss the small space they had with the fountain in the middle.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely evening in beautiful atmosphere. Our meal was delicious & waiter went above & beyond to make our dinner a fun experience.
View cant be beat!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

The dish we ate was delicious (pasta with pumpkin and leeks) though the serving amount is small. The decor and the lighting are fantastic but it was near impossible to hear each other over all the noise. We were seated in the dining room, which is lovely, but the seats are too close together and we opted out of dessert because we couldn’t handle the noise level. Maybe lunch or going for an early dinner would be better.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Love The Pink Door! It’s a Seattle classic and one of my favorites.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service, lovely table for two next to the window with a view of Pike Place and Puget Sound in the back corner of the restaurant

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, lovely ambiance, and Jake made our dinner super fun.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

I always have a good time here. The food is great and the new atmosphere is still good. I think I prefer how it was before but that might be me just being a old stubborn guy.

Highly recommend for whatever occasion.

My friend who I took for lunch said to mention that the door is "peach" and not "pink." He seemed very serious about this.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The Pink Door gives you lovely Italianate decor inside and the beautiful Seattle waterfront outside. Service is attentive and professional. We had an excellent and well priced bottle of Italian red with our pasta. Salads and bread were perfect accompaniments. We’ll come again anytime we want to impress our guests or spoil ourselves.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our waiter Joseph was outstanding!!! I just love the atmosphere here!! Will visit every time I’m in Seattle!!

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pink door is consistently one of the best restaurants in the city!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This restaurant was absolutely beautiful. The decor and the ambiance made for a romantic dinner date. The food was great! The atmosphere of the Pink Door definitely made the experience memorable. The restaurant is a little hard to find for those who are new to the city- a pink door in an alley which leads you into the restaurant. Definitely unique! The drinks were decent, but definitely creative.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Waiter that looks like Freddie Mercury is the AMAZING! Great service :)

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was different then your normal Italian, but was so delicious. Wait staff was super friendly and very informative. It’s a must see if you are in Seattle

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Whenever we come to Seattle we try to eat at the Pink Door. It is a special place for us. And this past visit didn't disappoint. We happened to visit on their anniversary and we were greeted with complimentary sparkling wine. Nice! We started with mushroom crostinis and then on to a NW regional salad. Nice light dressing /w the salad. The vegetarian lasagna was great! Rich! And the pappardelle bolognese was lovely. Great food. Wonderful service!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Pink Door has always been a favorite. Now that they have expanded it is even better. I went for lunch with friends and everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Thanks Pink Door for making our fab even better

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ambiance - 10

Service- 10

Food - 8

The ambiance and service was excellent.

Even had a live band trio playing in the background.

I had a local porter on tap.

We ordered the smoked tuna appetizer salad.

For dinner we ordered the lamb shank and the linguine with clams.

The food was good, but nothing screamed I have to run back here and eat next week.

The highlight of my meal was the owners house blended special olive oil served with a fresh local bakery bread.

It had amazing flavors!

The food wasn't bad, it just didn't "wow" me for all the hype we had heard.

I'll go back and order 2 different things next time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of the best Italian food ever! Was perfect and waiter was great! Came from Nashville for Fun trip and this was one of the best meals we had while there! Cheese board was excellent and the rosemary crackers to die for 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Pink Door has been a perennial favorite of ours. We hadn't been for quite a long time and "rediscovered" it in the last few months. We've been back several times since then. The food is outstanding. Try the cheese plate. The prosciutto and mozzarella starter is also scrumptious. Service was excellent. Ask for Elyse. Great with suggestions, watched over us without being obtrusive, checked back on us several times and was efficient too. I recommend making reservations. While it's worth the wait - truly it is - why wait when you don't have to. And, definitely dine here during the summer months. The patio is "the" place to be...warm summer day...beautiful blue skies...the Puget Sound as your view.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is such an amazing find, and I do mean find. Part of the attraction of this restaurant is how fun it is to locate. No sign, you must look for the pink door. The service was great, the food was creative and top notch. Will definitely make it a “must” when we visit Seattle again.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome venue with terrific food and terrific service

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lovely ambiance, delicious food and outstanding service! Special night out with my daughters, perfect place for pre-theatre meal.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We got engaged at this restaurant and celebrated our one year engagement anniversary. They provided us glasses of champagne on the house to celebrate our occasion. The staff is very friendly and charismatic. The only downside is the portions are very small for the price. Other than that food was excellent tasting and presented well.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Pink Door. The food was amazing, our server was lovely, and the restaurant itself was clean, cute, and boasts a great view. We absolutely want to come back for dinner and a show!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was great and the service was stellar. It was a lovely lunch, we enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Beautiful meal in a beautiful setting with great service.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Finally got to try this place ! If you are in Seattle make reservations for this place ! It is by Pike Place Market and very easy to get to.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great dining experience. Enjoyed the view from back room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Great food. Friendly customer service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Authentic, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I’m the granddaughter of four Italian immigrants. My Italian grandmothers’ cooking and my mother’s will always be to me - the best of a lifetime. That said, The Pink Door’s lasagna was excellent- paper thin spinach pasta and fresh marinara.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We made a reservation on open table to have lunch at this restaurant while we were visiting pike place market where we fell in love 36 years ago. This visit was part of our 35th wedding anniversary celebration. The rude host assured us there was no table near a window, sat us at the bar. When we got up to find someone else to speak with, they quickly seated us appropriately and went out of their way to make it a lovely meal. Unfortunately, the arrogant rudeness of the young bleached blonde host sticks with me.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fantastic cozy ambience looking out the windows to see the ferris wheel and downtown lights. The food and service at The Pink Door are what keep me coming back year after year, and I loved seeing their remodel with more open space and views. This is the restaurant I recommend to out of towners again and again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Pink Door. The menu was creative, but simple at the same time. Everything we had was perfectly cooked and very tasty. Our server was friendly and informative and the atmosphere was comfortable and we had a beautiful seat by the window overlooking the market. Will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and service!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Quite disappointed that we didn't see the burlesque show during our lunch, we booked our reservation for our birthday lunch so we were pretty excited to get a show with it. After the fact we saw (after literally having to search for it) that it's only at dinner time Friday & Saturday nights which is understanding but I don't think a burlesque show should be part of the restaurants primary description if it's not happening all the time. Our server was kind, seemed a little rushed even though it wasn't really that busy - he could have had a bigger section and we weren't aware. That's fine. My friend and I have worked in the industry so we don't get upset by it. I was also thrown off at how fast the spaghetti & meatballs came out...suspiciously fast which of course made me pay too much attention at how hot it was and the sauce seemed almost separated from itself..microwaved? I hope not for that much money. The garlic bread was AMAZING though!!! A good peppery background spice with all those yummy oils. I would suggest somebody go if you're scheduling during the burlesque show so you get your monies worth in entertainment.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My birthday was really special and unforgettable! Our table had a beautiful view from Seattle's ferris wheel, the service was impeccable and the staff had a nice little cake with a candle to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious and the jazz band playing that night was sensational! Thank you for a perfect celebration!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Birthday celebration. This venue is an old favorite and still lives up to its festive reputation. We love it!

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