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W Seattle's Living Room Bar  - Trace, Seattle, WA

Trace

3.8
3.8
371 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the W Living Room Bar, featuring live DJs and bands on the weekends, monthly events, and handcrafted cocktails and bites daily.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Northwest, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Live DJ Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (206) 264-6000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Steven Ariel
  • Catering
    Let us arrange your next special event in one of our spaces; TRACE Restaurant, the private dining room or the bar and living room. Additional catering arrangements can be offered through W Seattle. Please contact a W Seattle sales coordinator at 206 264 6153 for further details.
  • Private party facilities
    The W Living Room Bar is committed to creating an enriching, thoughtful and crave-worthy culinary experience in a bright, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Private party contact
    a TRACE coordinator: (206) 264-6060
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    4th Ave and Seneca St
  • Parking details
    TRACE diners will receive 2 hour complimentary valet parking at W Seattle. Street parking is limited and a parking fee applies to the neighboring Olympic Parking Garage. Please call TRACE at 206 264 6060 for any parking questions.
  • Public transit
    4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL.
  • Entertainment
    Expect the right cocktails, people and music in TRACE Bar and Living Room. Enjoy daily happy hour, live bands every Friday and live DJs every Friday and Saturday. Sip on one of our carefully crafted beverages and enjoy a signature bite as you relax by the fire and unwind with the music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 371 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 1Value

NoiseModerate

371 Reviews
  1. CarolineV

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Vee, as always, was amazing. She was attentive and remembered each of our preferences. She’s the best!!
    TraceResponded on March 3, 2020
    Thank you again for a great review, CarolineV! We will pass along your nice comments about Vee and hope to see you again soon!

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  2. CarolineV

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Trace was so enjoyable. Happy hour till 8PM on Fridays is the best way to end a long work week.
    TraceResponded on February 24, 2020
    Thank you for the great review, CarolineV! We are so glad you enjoy your time dining with us and definitely agree Friday happy hour is the perfect ending to a long work week. We hope to see you again soon!

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  3. CarolineV

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent! The music level was acceptable this time around..
    TraceResponded on February 4, 2020
    Thank you for the review, CarolineV! We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your experience dining with us and that the service was great. We will pass along your comments to our team and hope to see you again soon!

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  4. CarolineV

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The atmosphere was great. The happy hour selection and price were great as well. My only issue was having to yell at my friend with me because that band playing there was too loud.
    TraceResponded on January 27, 2020
    Thank you for the review, CarolineV! We apologize for the noise level and will pass along your comments to our team. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and happy hour and hope to see you again soon!

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  5. PatrickM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Quick service and not too crowded at 7:45 on a Thursday. Great steak dinner, good value at $37.00. Awesome charcuterie board. Not super cozy, it's more trendy and energetic than romantic, but great food and service was on point.
    TraceResponded on January 6, 2020
    Thank you for the great review, PatrickM! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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  6. CynthiaG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a 5th Avenue Theater ticket holder, I am always looking for a different place to entertain friends and/or family that I attend with. Many long time "go to" spots have now left Seattle so I did some homework to find Trace. It is easily walkable from the 5th Ave. Our party of 4 shared the outstanding brussel sprout appetizer with two choices of creative dipping sauces. So impressed! We then chose a variety of types of entrees and everyone was pleased with their choices. The servings were adequate, well displayed on the plate, and added a flare that was satisfying. The music was upbeat but didn't ruin our dining experience. After al, it was Saturday Night in the city!!
    TraceResponded on January 6, 2020
    We appreciate your great review, CynthiaG! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us before the theater and hope to see you and your friends again soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the poke tuna which was amazingly fresh and melt-in-your-mouth tender. The brussel sprouts were about the best I’ve ever had. Both dishes had just the right amount of zippy spice. Portions were very generous, especially for just one person. They could easily serve two or three. Acoustics were ok - not a lot of sound buffered from the bar but it was fine. Pretty atmosphere but towards the stark and cold side. I had one waitperson to start out and she was efficient, but not overly friendly. The waitstaff who took my dishes, offered me another drink (the specialty cocktails are very good!) and brought my check was super friendly, fast, and efficient! I’d definitely go back to repeat what I had and explore the menu even more.
    TraceResponded on December 17, 2019
    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and will pass along your nice comments to our team. We hope to see you again soon and next time recommend the kalbi beef skewer!

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  8. BarbC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service was okay but they seemed a bit understaffed. No a huge fan of the starkness of the place but was not as noisy as I would have thought
    TraceResponded on December 16, 2019
    We appreciate your review and feedback, BarbC!

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  9. PatriceO

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    There weren’t enough servers working the tables. It took us 20 minutes to flag someone down to order more food. We were told we would get it in time to eat it and get to our show but after a half hour we had to cancel the order so we could leave. We left hungry and dissatisfied.
    TraceResponded on December 16, 2019
    We appreciate your review, PatriceO, and are disappointed to hear about your experience dining with us. We apologize for the service you experienced and will pass along your comments to our team. Thank you for the review.

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  10. HappyDiner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and what a treat! perfect place for a business lunch as the place is less crowded than others. Food was delicious! Salmon ceasar was incredible! Can't wait to go back!
    TraceResponded on December 11, 2019
    Thank you for the excellent review, HappyDiner! It is great to hear you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Trace is rated 3.8 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Trace

1112 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Ave and Seneca St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Live DJ Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Northwest, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    TRACE diners will receive 2 hour complimentary valet parking at W Seattle. Street parking is limited and a parking fee applies to the neighboring Olympic Parking Garage. Please call TRACE at 206 264 6060 for any parking questions.
  • Public transit
    4th and Seneca BUS and 3rd and Union LIGHT RAIL.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steven Ariel
  • Entertainment
    Expect the right cocktails, people and music in TRACE Bar and Living Room. Enjoy daily happy hour, live bands every Friday and live DJs every Friday and Saturday. Sip on one of our carefully crafted beverages and enjoy a signature bite as you relax by the fire and unwind with the music.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 264-6000
  • Catering
    Let us arrange your next special event in one of our spaces; TRACE Restaurant, the private dining room or the bar and living room. Additional catering arrangements can be offered through W Seattle. Please contact a W Seattle sales coordinator at 206 264 6153 for further details.
  • Private party facilities
    The W Living Room Bar is committed to creating an enriching, thoughtful and crave-worthy culinary experience in a bright, welcoming atmosphere.
  • Private party contact
    a TRACE coordinator: (206) 264-6060
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