Smash Wine Bar & Bistro

★★★★★
  • 1401 N. 45th Street

    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • 206-547-3232

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As I sipped my Chocolate Manhattan, I stared off while enjoying the last few days of summer. Crostini with roma tomatoes and chevre (goat) cheese was amazing. The cheese was super fresh and the tomatoes with basil were mouthwatering.

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As I sipped my Chocolate Manhattan, I stared off while enjoying the last few days of summer. Crostini with roma tomatoes and chevre (goat) cheese was amazing. The cheese was super fresh and the tomatoes with basil were mouthwatering.

Pros: Yummy options

Cons: Full fat

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What a great little wine bar.. right here in Wallingford.. If you haven't been its a must go.. the people, food and wine are all amazing.. it has the best Happy Hour in Wallingford... what better.. great wine..great food.. at great

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What a great little wine bar.. right here in Wallingford.. If you haven't been its a must go.. the people, food and wine are all amazing.. it has the best Happy Hour in Wallingford... what better.. great wine..great food.. at great

Pros: great food, wine and people

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Have been here several times and general experience has been very good - good food, good drinks/wines, good ambiance. The staff is pretty knowledgeable about wines and the owner will go out of her way to please. However, space is small

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Have been here several times and general experience has been very good - good food, good drinks/wines, good ambiance. The staff is pretty knowledgeable about wines and the owner will go out of her way to please. However, space is small

Pros: Great wines & cocktails, location (for me)

Cons: Svc can be spotty during busy times

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Loved this place. The service was spectacular! You have to try the Flights! I went wine tasting with my boyfriend and eveything was perfect, the food, the wine, and the service. Will definetly go back!

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★★★★★

Loved this place. The service was spectacular! You have to try the Flights! I went wine tasting with my boyfriend and eveything was perfect, the food, the wine, and the service. Will definetly go back!

Pros: Wine, food, setting

Cons: parking, $$$$

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We've been to Smash a few times to enjoy a nice bold wine flight and nosh on (or rather, snuggle in to) their gooey-licious truffled white cheddar macaroni and cheese. \r
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Their food offerings are interesting and at times bold...most of

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We've been to Smash a few times to enjoy a nice bold wine flight and nosh on (or rather, snuggle in to) their gooey-licious truffled white cheddar macaroni and cheese. \r
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Their food offerings are interesting and at times bold...most of

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We recently had a bday party for my boyfriend and his bestee, along w/about 20 other guests. Dana was kind enough to shut down the place just for us. The food, the drinks, the service-everything was on point! From the moment we arrived,

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We recently had a bday party for my boyfriend and his bestee, along w/about 20 other guests. Dana was kind enough to shut down the place just for us. The food, the drinks, the service-everything was on point! From the moment we arrived,

Pros: Food, drinks, service

Cons: Still waiting on phone call about an item left behind....

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I lived on Stoneway for almost a year before I decided to make my way down to this bar & bistro. I didn't go with many expectations and was knocked off my feet! This restaurant provides a unique menu with so much variety, great wine pairing, and the nicest wait staff. I hate going to restaurants who's waiters don't know much about the menu or have many suggestions but my waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. The food tasted fresh, healthy, and cooked to culinary perfection!

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I lived on Stoneway for almost a year before I decided to make my way down to this bar & bistro. I didn't go with many expectations and was knocked off my feet! This restaurant provides a unique menu with so much variety, great wine pairing, and the nicest wait staff. I hate going to restaurants who's waiters don't know much about the menu or have many suggestions but my waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. The food tasted fresh, healthy, and cooked to culinary perfection!

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I read with disbelief of a woman hating this restaurant. \r
We love it! We can always get a table, the food is exqusite, the wine selection can be daunting but the staff is well versed, and can guide you well.\r
I consider Smash a

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I read with disbelief of a woman hating this restaurant. \r
We love it! We can always get a table, the food is exqusite, the wine selection can be daunting but the staff is well versed, and can guide you well.\r
I consider Smash a

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I am a chef, and an old friend of Dana's and have seen this little place from the start (I was there when they painted it). I love this place. I love their wine selection, I enjoy the food, and I love the all around feeling of welcomeness

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I am a chef, and an old friend of Dana's and have seen this little place from the start (I was there when they painted it). I love this place. I love their wine selection, I enjoy the food, and I love the all around feeling of welcomeness

Pros: Dana and her staff, the food

Cons: some of the other customers!

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My wife and I are happy hour dwellers. We love them. We stumbled across Smash this last week. I had 2 martini's, I am a gin man. My wife tried the house red, very good. We stuffed ourselves on potato cakes, duck rolls, a mini-lobster

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My wife and I are happy hour dwellers. We love them. We stumbled across Smash this last week. I had 2 martini's, I am a gin man. My wife tried the house red, very good. We stuffed ourselves on potato cakes, duck rolls, a mini-lobster

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

Cons: Parking, small sign

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A group of 6 of us went here for Valentines Day and it was not great. After writing a not so great review on here, the owner tracked me down so say she was sorry , that they had a bad night that night and asked us to come back for a better

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A group of 6 of us went here for Valentines Day and it was not great. After writing a not so great review on here, the owner tracked me down so say she was sorry , that they had a bad night that night and asked us to come back for a better

Pros: Wine, prices, FOOD, SERVICE..even parking was easy all 3 times I have been there.

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I went last Saturday. Food was awesome. I had the little cheesy tots, I had the duck with truffled mushrooms, the staff reccomended the pinot flight, it went rather well. I like that the have a sommelier on staff all the time, most wine

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I went last Saturday. Food was awesome. I had the little cheesy tots, I had the duck with truffled mushrooms, the staff reccomended the pinot flight, it went rather well. I like that the have a sommelier on staff all the time, most wine

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Smash Wine Bar is a joke. \r
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We had a flight of wines that were good, not great, and certainly not cheap. The food itself was good, but again not worth the price. I don't mind spending money on good food but this was average food at

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Smash Wine Bar is a joke. \r
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We had a flight of wines that were good, not great, and certainly not cheap. The food itself was good, but again not worth the price. I don't mind spending money on good food but this was average food at

Pros: It seemed clean

Cons: Food, wine, service

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My friends and I attempted to have dinner elsewhere, but after we were told a ridiculous wait time, we walked around Wallingford and came across Smash. A happy turn of events! We snagged an outside table and were doted on by an attentive

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My friends and I attempted to have dinner elsewhere, but after we were told a ridiculous wait time, we walked around Wallingford and came across Smash. A happy turn of events! We snagged an outside table and were doted on by an attentive

Pros: Sangria, Food

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Smash is an awesome place to go if you like wine! You can order over 30 wines by the glass and even by the 1/2 glass if you would like to try out a few. OR even better, get the wine flights if you like a particular type of wine, and you'll

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Smash is an awesome place to go if you like wine! You can order over 30 wines by the glass and even by the 1/2 glass if you would like to try out a few. OR even better, get the wine flights if you like a particular type of wine, and you'll

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My wife and I were going to tilth, we stopped by Smash and had some wine and cheese. i didn't understand the whole flight thing , but they helped me through. We had a flight of cheese as well. I think next time we will stay for dinner.

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My wife and I were going to tilth, we stopped by Smash and had some wine and cheese. i didn't understand the whole flight thing , but they helped me through. We had a flight of cheese as well. I think next time we will stay for dinner.

Pros: service, variety, ambience

Cons: parrking, road construction

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I have driven by Smash a million times and just went in for the first time Saturday night with a friend for a bite and a glass of wine before heading to the Guild for a movie. I was impressed. \r
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The menu had a great selection, the

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I have driven by Smash a million times and just went in for the first time Saturday night with a friend for a bite and a glass of wine before heading to the Guild for a movie. I was impressed. \r
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The menu had a great selection, the

Pros: Ambience, food, wine, service

Cons: parking

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Just got in to town last night, I stopped by this wine bar and wow!!! Jeffrey is a gem. Love it. Love it. I live in New York, but excuse me this is great. Wine Flights, Cheese Flights, a nibble a bite.Casual digs with a flair of style.

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Just got in to town last night, I stopped by this wine bar and wow!!! Jeffrey is a gem. Love it. Love it. I live in New York, but excuse me this is great. Wine Flights, Cheese Flights, a nibble a bite.Casual digs with a flair of style.

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My brother and i went last weekend. Very busy we had to wait 10 minutes. Service was friendly. Our hostess gave us some wine. Our server Matt was great, but when our wine came we felt like we were back in school. I just came to drink, not

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My brother and i went last weekend. Very busy we had to wait 10 minutes. Service was friendly. Our hostess gave us some wine. Our server Matt was great, but when our wine came we felt like we were back in school. I just came to drink, not

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I went the other day with my wife. Can you say fabulous. Server was great. She was prompt, friendly and really took care of us. Food was good, I liked that everyone was treated like family. Well Done. My wife and i moved here from new

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I went the other day with my wife. Can you say fabulous. Server was great. She was prompt, friendly and really took care of us. Food was good, I liked that everyone was treated like family. Well Done. My wife and i moved here from new

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Great wine. Great Food. Service was great. It nice to be treated well, great atmoshere. I live in the nieghborhood, I will be back again and again.

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Great wine. Great Food. Service was great. It nice to be treated well, great atmoshere. I live in the nieghborhood, I will be back again and again.

Pros: Great Service, Food

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I live close by and really miss the wine bars from back home. So, I go here as an easy option. I will say their wines are usually quite good (though if you complain about one, they'll bring you a new wine but make you feel like an idiot

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I live close by and really miss the wine bars from back home. So, I go here as an easy option. I will say their wines are usually quite good (though if you complain about one, they'll bring you a new wine but make you feel like an idiot

Pros: Good wine selection

Cons: Very poor service

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My hopes were high, but I'll never recommend it. Too bad, as the place is classy w/ candles and wine and cute tables (and big floor to ceiling windows). However, despite an initial friendly greeting, we were seated in the direct sunlit

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My hopes were high, but I'll never recommend it. Too bad, as the place is classy w/ candles and wine and cute tables (and big floor to ceiling windows). However, despite an initial friendly greeting, we were seated in the direct sunlit

Pros: Candles and wine

Cons: Awful hostess/waitress.... ugh....

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I guess I'll start with the good...they comped our meals and wine. This is why: We had been wanting to try Smash since it opened in Wallingford and were finally able to make it out for a girl's night. As we were walking in the door

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I guess I'll start with the good...they comped our meals and wine. This is why: We had been wanting to try Smash since it opened in Wallingford and were finally able to make it out for a girl's night. As we were walking in the door

Pros: Wine

Cons: Staff, Crowded, Bad Food, Tiny portions, "The laugh", Overpriced, Cold

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Okay, first since it's a wine bar, I feel I should mention the wines. They have lots of them and all the flavors I have tasted were excellent. The owners obviously love what they do and they are very knowledgeable and helpful. Now to the

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Okay, first since it's a wine bar, I feel I should mention the wines. They have lots of them and all the flavors I have tasted were excellent. The owners obviously love what they do and they are very knowledgeable and helpful. Now to the

Pros: Tots and Mac & Cheese

Cons: A little strip mall feeling

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My goodness - the flight was superb, first class service, friendly staff and a warm atmosphere (ok not overly fancy, the place definately has a done on a budget feel) But still, one of those places that the minute you walk in you know

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My goodness - the flight was superb, first class service, friendly staff and a warm atmosphere (ok not overly fancy, the place definately has a done on a budget feel) But still, one of those places that the minute you walk in you know

Pros: Good location, great staff, wide selection - delicious tater tots

Cons: Parking can be a challenge

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I don't know a whole lot about wine and wine bars usually intimidate me for that reason... but the folks here are always super nice and actually explain things, not act like I'm a freak for not knowing the specifics of different varieties.

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I don't know a whole lot about wine and wine bars usually intimidate me for that reason... but the folks here are always super nice and actually explain things, not act like I'm a freak for not knowing the specifics of different varieties.

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All the best wines. The BEST food and great service. Will go again, and again, and so on...Have been introduced to new wines (with great cheeses, I might add).

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All the best wines. The BEST food and great service. Will go again, and again, and so on...Have been introduced to new wines (with great cheeses, I might add).

Pros: Food and all the "right" wines

Cons: none yet

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My three girlfriends and I came in the other night for a little wine and food. It was two of our brithdays and we had a little baby with us. The staff was very cool about accomodating the baby and the two birthdays. We had a suprisingly

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My three girlfriends and I came in the other night for a little wine and food. It was two of our brithdays and we had a little baby with us. The staff was very cool about accomodating the baby and the two birthdays. We had a suprisingly

Pros: food and wine was great!!!!

Cons: a little warm, we were right under a vent

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my hubby and i have been to smash several times now this summer. I have fallen in love with the bacon braised greens, i even got the chef to give me the recipe! Everytime we are there we get great service, a booth in the corner, and

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my hubby and i have been to smash several times now this summer. I have fallen in love with the bacon braised greens, i even got the chef to give me the recipe! Everytime we are there we get great service, a booth in the corner, and

Pros: wine and ambience

Cons: parking

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My husband and i attend the Cadence Wine Dinnner held last week. It was one of the best wine dinners i have ever been to. They put on a great little reception, and the dinner was paired perfectly. The sturgeon with carmalized fennel and

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My husband and i attend the Cadence Wine Dinnner held last week. It was one of the best wine dinners i have ever been to. They put on a great little reception, and the dinner was paired perfectly. The sturgeon with carmalized fennel and

Pros: great food and wine!

Cons: parking can be difficult

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I live in the neighborhood, and I am constantly going for this heavenly truffled dish. Actually I have never had a bad meal, service is attentive and friendly. Last week I had a great French wine flight, the wine menu changes alot which is

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I live in the neighborhood, and I am constantly going for this heavenly truffled dish. Actually I have never had a bad meal, service is attentive and friendly. Last week I had a great French wine flight, the wine menu changes alot which is

Pros: Good Food, Service, Overall

Cons: Limited Parking, Limited hours of operation

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I agree that this place is perhaps not the best for their food, although I am enticed to try new things the next time that I go. Coming from someone who can't get their hands on enough wine and cheese, there are obviously many other

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I agree that this place is perhaps not the best for their food, although I am enticed to try new things the next time that I go. Coming from someone who can't get their hands on enough wine and cheese, there are obviously many other

Pros: Wine flights, friendly service, large selection of cheeses

Cons: Overpriced and disappointing food

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The wine was excellent, the service was friendly and reasonably prompt considering how busy they were but the value for the food was very bad. The food is expensive and you get very little for your money. We had a group of 8 and we shared

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The wine was excellent, the service was friendly and reasonably prompt considering how busy they were but the value for the food was very bad. The food is expensive and you get very little for your money. We had a group of 8 and we shared

Pros: Wine, service

Cons: Food

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What an incredible wine selection, over 60 wines by the glass. A personal wine director to give you the in's and outs of wine. My brother from San Fran and I went this weekend, we had an incredible time. We will definitly keep going back.

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What an incredible wine selection, over 60 wines by the glass. A personal wine director to give you the in's and outs of wine. My brother from San Fran and I went this weekend, we had an incredible time. We will definitly keep going back.

Pros: Service, wine, food

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What a great place. Really good food, a very attentive staff. I had some Syncline Syrah that was to die for. The staff really made sure that we enjoyed our time there, it was a refreshing change of pace.

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What a great place. Really good food, a very attentive staff. I had some Syncline Syrah that was to die for. The staff really made sure that we enjoyed our time there, it was a refreshing change of pace.

Pros: Good Food, Service, Overall

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I have dinned at Smash on 4 occasions. The wine flights are great and the food is good most of the time (gnocchi was mushy and over cooked). Smash can improve the prices and the ambiance. The biggest disappointment about Smash is the

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I have dinned at Smash on 4 occasions. The wine flights are great and the food is good most of the time (gnocchi was mushy and over cooked). Smash can improve the prices and the ambiance. The biggest disappointment about Smash is the

Pros: Wine Bar

Cons: Owner's lack of customer service skills, ambiance

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So many things I love about this place. Great wine flights and cheese flights. Tater tots that are to die for. Service is amazing and you feel no pressure camping out at a table for hours. The owners are passionate about wine and it

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So many things I love about this place. Great wine flights and cheese flights. Tater tots that are to die for. Service is amazing and you feel no pressure camping out at a table for hours. The owners are passionate about wine and it

Pros: Great flights, great tater tots

Cons: Wallingford parking can be tricky. Check the side streets.

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My husband and I live around the corner. We discovered this little joint a couple weeks ago. We just love the place, it is always changing and is alot of fun. There is so much great wine to choose from, I love the flights-my current

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My husband and I live around the corner. We discovered this little joint a couple weeks ago. We just love the place, it is always changing and is alot of fun. There is so much great wine to choose from, I love the flights-my current

Pros: food, wine, people

Cons: noisy (on the patio)

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I've been twice and the wines have been outstanding and a good value. First time, the food was 100% delicious. Second time, only 50% of the dishes were good. Macaroni was runny and steak was way undercooked. This place really needs

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I've been twice and the wines have been outstanding and a good value. First time, the food was 100% delicious. Second time, only 50% of the dishes were good. Macaroni was runny and steak was way undercooked. This place really needs

Pros: Lots of wines to try at reasonable prices

Cons: The Laugh, the ambience, inconsistent food

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Went last week on a date. What a great place, we got great service, good wine, and the food. We had these ribs with fried corn on the cob, and this chipolte molten cake, washed down with a little Domaine Serene. I don't think it could have

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Went last week on a date. What a great place, we got great service, good wine, and the food. We had these ribs with fried corn on the cob, and this chipolte molten cake, washed down with a little Domaine Serene. I don't think it could have

Pros: Good Food, Service, Parking

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I live 2 blocks away from Smash and am quickly becoming a regular. The glass pour list is huge, I counted like 45 wines by the glass, their flighs are fun also.The service has been warm and approachable always, no attitude here. The menu

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I live 2 blocks away from Smash and am quickly becoming a regular. The glass pour list is huge, I counted like 45 wines by the glass, their flighs are fun also.The service has been warm and approachable always, no attitude here. The menu

Pros: atmoshphere, service, food

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We went last week, it was great. 12 cheeses, wine flights, great food, personalized wine pairings. Our server was very attentive and so was the bartender. The prices were great too. This is my new spot.

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We went last week, it was great. 12 cheeses, wine flights, great food, personalized wine pairings. Our server was very attentive and so was the bartender. The prices were great too. This is my new spot.

Pros: Food, Cheese, Wine

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Wow, a place with a real wine list, great food, and good service. This is too good to be true.

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Wow, a place with a real wine list, great food, and good service. This is too good to be true.

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Service is very attentive, Jeffery's wine selections and pairings are fantastic. He takes the time to tell every guest what they can expect from each glass. From the kitchen you can expect everything from snackable bites, to full plates,

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Service is very attentive, Jeffery's wine selections and pairings are fantastic. He takes the time to tell every guest what they can expect from each glass. From the kitchen you can expect everything from snackable bites, to full plates,

Pros: Educational

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This past Thursday my friend and I ended up at Smash. We heard from a friend to check it out, and it exceded my expectations. Since it was fantastic weather, we decided to dine outside. The clams paired wonderfuly with the wine that was

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This past Thursday my friend and I ended up at Smash. We heard from a friend to check it out, and it exceded my expectations. Since it was fantastic weather, we decided to dine outside. The clams paired wonderfuly with the wine that was

Pros: service, outside seating, cheese

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For a wine lover this is a great place to come across. My girlfriend and I sat at the bar and had a great little lesson on the wine we were drinking by the bartender. We enjoyed wine flights, followed by a 6 oz glass of my favorite!

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For a wine lover this is a great place to come across. My girlfriend and I sat at the bar and had a great little lesson on the wine we were drinking by the bartender. We enjoyed wine flights, followed by a 6 oz glass of my favorite!

Pros: good music, prices, conversation

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Smash Wine Bar and Bistro is one of Seattle's favorite win bars and restaurants hosting a great daily happy hour. Dinner and happy hour nightly. Great for dates and outdoor dining.

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