Cyclops

★★★★☆
An original Belltown establishment since 1990. New dinner menu.
  • 2421 1st Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

    Cross street: Wall

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  • 206-441-1677

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cyclops is great - unpretentious, casual and just darn cool. it's perfect for happy hour, dinner, and/or their weekend brunch. i live in the neighborhood, so am here pretty darn often. on a sunny day, nothing beats sitting outside, sipping a PBR and people watching on 1st. food-wise, i recommend the BBQ PORK ~ a slow roasted pulled pork in a bourbon molasses BBQ sauce, with citrus poblano coleslaw, served on a toasted Macrina brioche bun and the POLENTA ARABIATTA ~ seared polenta cakes in a spicy tomato cream sauce with parmesan cheese & two eggs any style. but honestly, you can't go wrong with any choice.

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★★★★★

cyclops is great - unpretentious, casual and just darn cool. it's perfect for happy hour, dinner, and/or their weekend brunch. i live in the neighborhood, so am here pretty darn often. on a sunny day, nothing beats sitting outside, sipping a PBR and people watching on 1st. food-wise, i recommend the BBQ PORK ~ a slow roasted pulled pork in a bourbon molasses BBQ sauce, with citrus poblano coleslaw, served on a toasted Macrina brioche bun and the POLENTA ARABIATTA ~ seared polenta cakes in a spicy tomato cream sauce with parmesan cheese & two eggs any style. but honestly, you can't go wrong with any choice.

Pros: location

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Cool place in a nice location on the edge of the 1st avenue bars. The inside can be a bit tight for the crowd it draws, but in the summer the outdoor patio is a great spot to hang out at happy hour, dinner time, or even late at night.

4
★★★★☆

Cool place in a nice location on the edge of the 1st avenue bars. The inside can be a bit tight for the crowd it draws, but in the summer the outdoor patio is a great spot to hang out at happy hour, dinner time, or even late at night.

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TRULY a Seattle icon. Yummy eats and a fun comfortable environment. It is a fabulous place to sit outside on Friday night and watch the Belltown crowd go buy.

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★★★★☆

TRULY a Seattle icon. Yummy eats and a fun comfortable environment. It is a fabulous place to sit outside on Friday night and watch the Belltown crowd go buy.

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It doesn't have the same character as it did when it was down on Western, the front covered with copper jello molds nailed to the wall. But it's still one of the great Belltown drinks and eats places.

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★★★★☆

It doesn't have the same character as it did when it was down on Western, the front covered with copper jello molds nailed to the wall. But it's still one of the great Belltown drinks and eats places.

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Cyclops is a chill hang out. There are some booths and a few tables, not a lot of room overall, but enough to provide a good atmosphere. On the weekends it gets pretty busy and the vibe is upbeat especially at night. Otherwise, the menu is quite varied and offers a little something for everyone. They have good brunch and appetizers. The drinks aren't too expensive for Seattle.

4
★★★★☆

Cyclops is a chill hang out. There are some booths and a few tables, not a lot of room overall, but enough to provide a good atmosphere. On the weekends it gets pretty busy and the vibe is upbeat especially at night. Otherwise, the menu is quite varied and offers a little something for everyone. They have good brunch and appetizers. The drinks aren't too expensive for Seattle.

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This is a comfortable bar/restaurant that serves breakfast all day. Since I am a big fan of breakfast and I usually can't make it to a restaurant before 3pm on weekends, this was a treasure for me. The breakfast is just fine. Unlike the other reviewer I thought the service was good. You can't expect white-tablecloth service at a diner, but our waiters have been friendly and attentive. I like the interior design. The bloody Mary's were ok.

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★★★★★

This is a comfortable bar/restaurant that serves breakfast all day. Since I am a big fan of breakfast and I usually can't make it to a restaurant before 3pm on weekends, this was a treasure for me. The breakfast is just fine. Unlike the other reviewer I thought the service was good. You can't expect white-tablecloth service at a diner, but our waiters have been friendly and attentive. I like the interior design. The bloody Mary's were ok.

Pros: breakfast all day, good prices, nice interior

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I love Cyclops when I get a last minute urge to get some breakfast food on Saturday morning. I've never had to wait for a table though the service on coffee refills is a bit lacking. The Italiano Omellete and Migas are delicious. They also have the standard eggs and bacon for those with a not-so-curious pallette. Parking is sometimes tight but you can generally find parking a couple blocks down the hill on Elliott and Wall.

2
★★★★☆

I love Cyclops when I get a last minute urge to get some breakfast food on Saturday morning. I've never had to wait for a table though the service on coffee refills is a bit lacking. The Italiano Omellete and Migas are delicious. They also have the standard eggs and bacon for those with a not-so-curious pallette. Parking is sometimes tight but you can generally find parking a couple blocks down the hill on Elliott and Wall.

Pros: Good breakfast, Never wait for a table

Cons: Slower service

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i like this bar...it can get crowded on weekends but it a good place to meet friends, get strong drinks and people watch

2
★★★★☆

i like this bar...it can get crowded on weekends but it a good place to meet friends, get strong drinks and people watch

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I find my self going back to the Cylops, after years of not going, mostly because of my objection to what Belltown has become, a giant mecca of posers, hipsters & one big meat market for amatures. But gosh darn every time I re-visit the Cyclops I always go away saying I need to come here more often. Try the ravioli on the menu, and then take a look at the fresh sheet. I had the Ahi carpacio with pineapple sambal. Yum!!

2
★★★★★

I find my self going back to the Cylops, after years of not going, mostly because of my objection to what Belltown has become, a giant mecca of posers, hipsters & one big meat market for amatures. But gosh darn every time I re-visit the Cyclops I always go away saying I need to come here more often. Try the ravioli on the menu, and then take a look at the fresh sheet. I had the Ahi carpacio with pineapple sambal. Yum!!

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I like Cyclops, it is a tad too crowded (weekends) for me as a drinking spot, but it is great for breakfast or for drinks during the week. The breakfast food is really good and is interesting. They have a lot of food for vegetarians / vegans and interesting takes on tradiditional breakfast.

2
★★★★★

I like Cyclops, it is a tad too crowded (weekends) for me as a drinking spot, but it is great for breakfast or for drinks during the week. The breakfast food is really good and is interesting. They have a lot of food for vegetarians / vegans and interesting takes on tradiditional breakfast.

Pros: Atmosphere-, Food, Service

Cons: Crowds

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Ahhhh...step into Cyclops and reduce the sophmoric tensions and LA buzz of the Belltown Elites right away. This place is serious...This is exactly the type of place people in New York and LA hang out in, all the while the youngsters and hipster wannabe's (poor guys) malinger around the "scene" outside. Great staff, stiff drinks, great food and an overall hip vibe/scene that's more sophisticated than most...this place and Belltown Pizza across the st. are great spots on a friday/saturday night...

2
★★★★★

Ahhhh...step into Cyclops and reduce the sophmoric tensions and LA buzz of the Belltown Elites right away. This place is serious...This is exactly the type of place people in New York and LA hang out in, all the while the youngsters and hipster wannabe's (poor guys) malinger around the "scene" outside. Great staff, stiff drinks, great food and an overall hip vibe/scene that's more sophisticated than most...this place and Belltown Pizza across the st. are great spots on a friday/saturday night...

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I find this one of the most easy going bars in Belltown, no expectations, nobody looking down there nose at you.

Food is okay, nothing stellar, service is okay to bad. Atmosphere is good.

2
★★★★★

I find this one of the most easy going bars in Belltown, no expectations, nobody looking down there nose at you.

Food is okay, nothing stellar, service is okay to bad. Atmosphere is good.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Deck

Cons: Service

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The Cyclops has a nice urban atmosphere - cool decor, funky and relaxed. The food was good, better than expected. (I love pulled pork and theirs lived up to my standards!) However, the service was so bad that it was funny. Last night our waitress seemed highly irritated to be working; after we waited for what seemed an awfully long time she literally threw our menus onto the table, took her sweet time getting us drinks, slammed them and condiments down and totally lacked politeness. I've worked the service industry myself and am a very easy and pleasant customer - this experience was surreal. Will not be going there while she's working!

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★★★☆☆

The Cyclops has a nice urban atmosphere - cool decor, funky and relaxed. The food was good, better than expected. (I love pulled pork and theirs lived up to my standards!) However, the service was so bad that it was funny. Last night our waitress seemed highly irritated to be working; after we waited for what seemed an awfully long time she literally threw our menus onto the table, took her sweet time getting us drinks, slammed them and condiments down and totally lacked politeness. I've worked the service industry myself and am a very easy and pleasant customer - this experience was surreal. Will not be going there while she's working!

Pros: great french fries, good location, nice decor

Cons: horrible service

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I was just passing by and decided to give Cyclops a try. The waitress was accommodating, giving me beer samples when I wasn't sure which I wanted. The menu was full of interesting options but I settled on a house salad, chicken sandwich and bittersweet chocolate torte for dessert. The salad was nice if a bit small, fresh, well prepared and lightly dressed. The sandwich was offered with freshly made pickles and was tasty. Fries were accompanied by special ketchup with spices added - a pleasant surprise! And the dessert was really well made and presented. Attentive service too - I'm going back!

2
★★★★☆

I was just passing by and decided to give Cyclops a try. The waitress was accommodating, giving me beer samples when I wasn't sure which I wanted. The menu was full of interesting options but I settled on a house salad, chicken sandwich and bittersweet chocolate torte for dessert. The salad was nice if a bit small, fresh, well prepared and lightly dressed. The sandwich was offered with freshly made pickles and was tasty. Fries were accompanied by special ketchup with spices added - a pleasant surprise! And the dessert was really well made and presented. Attentive service too - I'm going back!

Pros: reasonably priced, several vegi options, interesting drinks

Cons: didn't love the art, belltown parking

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saturday morning breakfast was all about nice, prompt service, looking at great art on the walls, and eating delicious egg concoctions with flair that we didn't expect and priced comparably to other neighborhood establishments. I recommend it! a breakfast-best-kept secret!

2
★★★★★

saturday morning breakfast was all about nice, prompt service, looking at great art on the walls, and eating delicious egg concoctions with flair that we didn't expect and priced comparably to other neighborhood establishments. I recommend it! a breakfast-best-kept secret!

Pros: great service, great art, great food w/flair

Cons: none!

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My wife and I tried Cyclops for the first time last Saturday. She had an appointment later in the morning, but we still had an hour and a half for breakfast, and figured that was enough time. We were seated outside and given menus fairly quickly, but things went downhill from there. The food was extremely slow in coming. The guy with the coffee refills showed up only immediately after we sat down and then dissappeared for what seemed like forever. When we finally got our food our toast wasn't done, and I had already almost finished my modest-sized omelet by the time the waitress and returned with our barely warm toast. We finally got a water refill and speedy response with the check. Unfortunately by that time it didn't matter any more. Cyclops needs to hire more help on weekend mornings.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I tried Cyclops for the first time last Saturday. She had an appointment later in the morning, but we still had an hour and a half for breakfast, and figured that was enough time. We were seated outside and given menus fairly quickly, but things went downhill from there. The food was extremely slow in coming. The guy with the coffee refills showed up only immediately after we sat down and then dissappeared for what seemed like forever. When we finally got our food our toast wasn't done, and I had already almost finished my modest-sized omelet by the time the waitress and returned with our barely warm toast. We finally got a water refill and speedy response with the check. Unfortunately by that time it didn't matter any more. Cyclops needs to hire more help on weekend mornings.

Pros: good omelets, outdoor seating

Cons: poor service, small portions

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This place has very original recipes and a great atmosphere!

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★★★★★

This place has very original recipes and a great atmosphere!

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wow...cyclops used to be so amazing when it was on Western. As we all know, the Re-born Cyclops has been a great drinking place, with so-so food. I heard that Chef Robin Leventhal returned after something like a 5 year hiatus. I sampled the dinner menu last week and was very pleased. The food items sound better even before you see them start to pour out of the kitchen. Previously lifeless salads have become very enticing. I was not too hungry, but managed to eat some great calamari and a tasty Chicken sandwich on brioche (which sounds so good on the menu, it apparently is a hit.) I returned on Sunday for a great brunch served up in the sun on the sidewalk. If you like mango and french toast...I can recomend what I ate. Of course, since this is seattle, it's worth mentioning that the coffee was excellent.

2
★★★★★

wow...cyclops used to be so amazing when it was on Western. As we all know, the Re-born Cyclops has been a great drinking place, with so-so food. I heard that Chef Robin Leventhal returned after something like a 5 year hiatus. I sampled the dinner menu last week and was very pleased. The food items sound better even before you see them start to pour out of the kitchen. Previously lifeless salads have become very enticing. I was not too hungry, but managed to eat some great calamari and a tasty Chicken sandwich on brioche (which sounds so good on the menu, it apparently is a hit.) I returned on Sunday for a great brunch served up in the sun on the sidewalk. If you like mango and french toast...I can recomend what I ate. Of course, since this is seattle, it's worth mentioning that the coffee was excellent.

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Liked the food, liked the atmosphere, good timing, cool art on the walls and it wasn't crowded on a saturday morning!

2
★★★★☆

Liked the food, liked the atmosphere, good timing, cool art on the walls and it wasn't crowded on a saturday morning!

Pros: inexpensive

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Food is ok, it's not kid friendly. This is a good spot to hit when out late.

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★★★☆☆

Food is ok, it's not kid friendly. This is a good spot to hit when out late.

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If you are looking for something a bit quirky this Saturday for brunch, Cyclops is your place. I would say the decor is "engaging", as we spent half our meal looking from painting to painting and commenting how different this restaurant

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★★★★☆

If you are looking for something a bit quirky this Saturday for brunch, Cyclops is your place. I would say the decor is "engaging", as we spent half our meal looking from painting to painting and commenting how different this restaurant

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Oh my goodness..let me tell you I could have many a drink in this place. They also have a small yummy menu. May I recommend a dirty martini with a side of french fries? Delicious! This place has something to satisfy everyone. It can get

2
★★★★★

Oh my goodness..let me tell you I could have many a drink in this place. They also have a small yummy menu. May I recommend a dirty martini with a side of french fries? Delicious! This place has something to satisfy everyone. It can get

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OK, the name, the eyeball... The Brie appetizer! Get the Brie with cranberry chutney. Your only dismay will be that you didn't order a second.Didn't like the experimental soup of the day, but our gracious sever swapped it for fried with

2
★★★★☆

OK, the name, the eyeball... The Brie appetizer! Get the Brie with cranberry chutney. Your only dismay will be that you didn't order a second.Didn't like the experimental soup of the day, but our gracious sever swapped it for fried with

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Cyclops' giant blinking blue neon eye sets the tone for this funky Belltown fixture that serves surprisingly good food at reasonable prices. Housed on the ground floor of the uber-hip Ace Hotel, the artsy cafe and lounge has retro red…

 

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