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Trace

3.5
337 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Trace, lead by Executive Chef Steven Ariel, is a must-try for foodies, where a “localist” focus means a menu filled with contemporary, inventive dishes using regional specialties including farm fresh produce, sustainably caught seafood.

Trace offers dynamic hand-crafted cocktails and liquor from regional distilleries, a wine list featuring notable Washington State wineries in addition to choice domestic and international selections from California, Oregon, France, and Italy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 10:30 am
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 am to 2 pm
Lunch Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm
Dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday 5 pm to 10:30 pm

TRACE Bar is open seven days a week from 11 am to 2 am
Happy Hour from 3 pm to 8 pm daily

Live bands every Friday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Live DJs every Saturday 9:30 pm to 1:30 am
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Phone number
(206) 264-6060
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Can't help falling in love? Set the mood with a three course dinner specially designed by Executive Chef Steven Ariel to inspire your inner cupid. Prix Fixe dinner for two $100++ // 5-10pm // we will not be serving our regular dinner menu.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 337 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.7
service
3.3
ambience
3.0
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Fish tacos were dry and overcooked. Slaw was very bland. I've had decent meals here, but this was not one. Sometimes I think this restaurant exists only because it's pretty much expected that a 4 star hotel has a restaurant. As a result, it seems uninspired.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

it was closed. and did not receive any notifications cation until arriving

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant was not open — and they accommodated us in the bar anyway and gave excellent service

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SCgurl73 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was really wonderful, lovely atmosphere, and friendly knowledgeable staff. It was a lovely dining experience

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vipjamwilson (Seattle)
3.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was good, nothing exceptional. Service was not good! Our waitress must have spilled or dropped things 7 times. And never an apology. Also service was very slow and the restaurant only had 3 tables occupied at the time. Probably won’t be back.

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DingbatDaddy (Portland)
3.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was tasty. Selection was so-so with limited options for sides. Excellent desert cart. Customers were a mix of people dressed up for thanksgiving and others there for happy hour, including one gentleman in grubby jeans and a white undershirt. It would have been acceptable for maybe 1/2 the price of $75 pp and $45 per child.

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CLEbear (Cleveland)
2.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was very good. Not absolutely amazing. This is till above average restaurant food, but it is not worth $75 a plate plus the cost of drinks (even non-alcoholic). For this price I expected it to be amazing.

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Foodie (Portland)
3.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Went to Trace for Thanksgiving buffet. Quantity plentiful. Roasted veggies and carmelized Brussels sprouts good. Turkey moist. Macadamia nut dressing dry and flavorless. Desserts fair. Ambiance industrial. Hefty price tag.
Friendly wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

The staff and waiters were very friendly and I think it was well worth the visit.

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DaronVchulek (Seattle)
2.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

There was no where to check-in, you had to just wait around. Someone said they would be right with us but it took a long time, I think they are serving food in the bar as well. We told them we had a reservation but they did not seem to figure out the reservation system so they just sat us, which was fine. The menu was very bar type food heavy, if you wanted a meal there were only about a dozen items to pick from total. We waited a longer than usual amount of time for appetizers and our meal. When the Appetizers came the waiter did not even check to see if we had plates, which we did not. The food was good and the wait staff were pleasant but I think they were understaffed and there was no hostess. We will not be going there again unless it is for a drink in the bar.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 10:30 am
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 am to 2 pm
Lunch Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm
Dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday 5 pm to 10:30 pm

TRACE Bar is open seven days a week from 11 am to 2 am
Happy Hour from 3 pm to 8 pm daily

Live bands every Friday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Live DJs every Saturday 9:30 pm to 1:30 am
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Cross street
Seneca
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(206) 264-6060
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Entertainment
Expect the right cocktails, people & music in Trace Bar during happy hour from 3 pm to 8 pm daily, live bands every Friday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and live DJs every Saturday 9:30 pm to 1:30 am, sip on one of our luscious signature drinks and nosh on a few bar munchies.
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Catering
Catering facilities are located on the second and third floor of W Seattle. Please contact Tiffany Pesce at (206) 264-6105 for further details.
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Parking details
call TRACE for current pricing
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Executive chef
Steven Ariel
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
http://www.traceseattle.com/en/groupdining

Private Dining

Trace Restaurant and Bar offers a fresh, contemporary urban dining experience in the heart of downtown Seattle.

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