Tilth

★★★☆☆
  • 1411 N 45th St

    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • 206-633-0801

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Tilth is one of the only certified organic restaurants in Seattle. The food is wonderful and very rich. A real dining experience. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. The only negative comment is that the portions are a bit

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★★★★★

Tilth is one of the only certified organic restaurants in Seattle. The food is wonderful and very rich. A real dining experience. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. The only negative comment is that the portions are a bit

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I love the little touches at this restaurant. Small bowls of salt at each table with a little spoon. And they've brought dessert samples to me before. They are very customer service oriented and have interesting dishes using organic, healthy ingredients. And the small, intimate setting is lovely.

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★★★★★

I love the little touches at this restaurant. Small bowls of salt at each table with a little spoon. And they've brought dessert samples to me before. They are very customer service oriented and have interesting dishes using organic, healthy ingredients. And the small, intimate setting is lovely.

Pros: Healthy, great little touches, service, ambience

Cons: Price

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Tilth is great in concept - an all-organic upscale dining expeience in a quaint Seattle neighborhood. It was highly rated in online reviews - and media reviews, plus had good vegetarian options, so we tried it while in Seattle for a visit.... and total fail. It just wasn't good enough for what it cost and for all of the buzz. They offered us a disturbing lemon balm amuse bouche that was slimy and salty, and other dishes like the duck burgers and english pea risotto were middlin at best. The duck burgers were bland and the risotto bordered on soupy. My husband ordered fish that had an elegant presentation but the actual preparation of the fish was less than expert. Overall, we had high expectations that were dashed by the execution. And at $175 for three people (without a bottle of wine) it was way too expensive for the overall experience.

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★★☆☆☆

Tilth is great in concept - an all-organic upscale dining expeience in a quaint Seattle neighborhood. It was highly rated in online reviews - and media reviews, plus had good vegetarian options, so we tried it while in Seattle for a visit.... and total fail. It just wasn't good enough for what it cost and for all of the buzz. They offered us a disturbing lemon balm amuse bouche that was slimy and salty, and other dishes like the duck burgers and english pea risotto were middlin at best. The duck burgers were bland and the risotto bordered on soupy. My husband ordered fish that had an elegant presentation but the actual preparation of the fish was less than expert. Overall, we had high expectations that were dashed by the execution. And at $175 for three people (without a bottle of wine) it was way too expensive for the overall experience.

Pros: Organic, beautiful restaurant, interesting menu

Cons: Execution of dishes was lacking.

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For someone who cannot stand peas to like a fresh pea soup, you know the kitchen is top-notch.

After hearing rave reviews from a friend, I just had to make a reservation. Said friend, upon hearing that I was heading to Tilth, decided to sacrifice having the same meal twice (wink wink) and joined me this Friday for Tilth's five-course tasting menu with wine pairings.

We started with an amuse bouche of rhubarb with olive tapenade. I am not a rhubarb fan, but the olive tapenade was (you'll sense a theme here soon) fresh and the flavors sublime.

First up, the English Pea Soup (pea leaves, crme frache, lemon balm) accompanied by a Reisling (2007 Gunderloch, 'Jean-Baptiste', Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany). Truly, I hated peas in my high-chair but oh boy they knocked my socks off in this soup! Any fresher and I would have had to put the peas in a time-out in the corner. Consider my world rocked.

Next, a mushroom-something-I-couldn't-remember-nor-pronoun ce (Morel Mushroom Plin: sheep sorrel, green garlic, cipollini onion) paired with an Italian white (2008 Pieropan, Soave, Italy). The pasta/mushroom/mushroom/onion/savory combination was absolutely wonderful, one of the standouts of the evening. We actually ran out of bread trying to sop up the mushroomy goodness at the bottom of our bowls.

The fish course was St. Jude's Albacore Tuna (chickpea cake, yogurt-dill coulis, oven dried tomato) with 2008 Joseph Drouhin, Macon-Villages, France. I mean this in the best way possible: the first bite in which I was able to gather every individual ingredient onto my fork tasted in the most wonderful way like a McDonald's Filet-O-Fish. Keep in mind that I have not tasted one of those since oh, say 1978, but honestly, it tasted like the best aspects of that iconic sandwich. Superb!

The final meaty course was the Grilled Eel River Sirloin (frise, lardon vinaigrette, sous vide egg) paired with a nice Rioja (2007 Palacios Remondo, 'Vendimia', Rioja, Spain). Who knew grass-fed could taste so perfect? And, of course, the addition of a smoky lardon-y flavor (hiding discreetly underneath the frisee) took it over the top. I learned something new tonight: an individual french fry, dipped into an undercooked egg yolk, tastes amazing. Perhaps this is how mayonnaise first came about.

Dessert arrived early in the form of a subtly fizzed glass of Moscato (2008 Andrea Faccio, Moscato D'Asti, Italy). Resisting the urge to simply dive in and make a splashy mess, we held off until dessert arrived. It was an avocado mousse (candied ginger, cilantro syrup, lime). And it tasted like love. Goooooood stuff.

All courses were well-paired, and this just added to the overall lovely experience. We were so happy that we asked how often the tasting menu changed, already plotting and planning our next foray to Tilth.

And yes, we shall be returning soon.

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★★★★☆

For someone who cannot stand peas to like a fresh pea soup, you know the kitchen is top-notch.

After hearing rave reviews from a friend, I just had to make a reservation. Said friend, upon hearing that I was heading to Tilth, decided to sacrifice having the same meal twice (wink wink) and joined me this Friday for Tilth's five-course tasting menu with wine pairings.

We started with an amuse bouche of rhubarb with olive tapenade. I am not a rhubarb fan, but the olive tapenade was (you'll sense a theme here soon) fresh and the flavors sublime.

First up, the English Pea Soup (pea leaves, crme frache, lemon balm) accompanied by a Reisling (2007 Gunderloch, 'Jean-Baptiste', Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany). Truly, I hated peas in my high-chair but oh boy they knocked my socks off in this soup! Any fresher and I would have had to put the peas in a time-out in the corner. Consider my world rocked.

Next, a mushroom-something-I-couldn't-remember-nor-pronoun ce (Morel Mushroom Plin: sheep sorrel, green garlic, cipollini onion) paired with an Italian white (2008 Pieropan, Soave, Italy). The pasta/mushroom/mushroom/onion/savory combination was absolutely wonderful, one of the standouts of the evening. We actually ran out of bread trying to sop up the mushroomy goodness at the bottom of our bowls.

The fish course was St. Jude's Albacore Tuna (chickpea cake, yogurt-dill coulis, oven dried tomato) with 2008 Joseph Drouhin, Macon-Villages, France. I mean this in the best way possible: the first bite in which I was able to gather every individual ingredient onto my fork tasted in the most wonderful way like a McDonald's Filet-O-Fish. Keep in mind that I have not tasted one of those since oh, say 1978, but honestly, it tasted like the best aspects of that iconic sandwich. Superb!

The final meaty course was the Grilled Eel River Sirloin (frise, lardon vinaigrette, sous vide egg) paired with a nice Rioja (2007 Palacios Remondo, 'Vendimia', Rioja, Spain). Who knew grass-fed could taste so perfect? And, of course, the addition of a smoky lardon-y flavor (hiding discreetly underneath the frisee) took it over the top. I learned something new tonight: an individual french fry, dipped into an undercooked egg yolk, tastes amazing. Perhaps this is how mayonnaise first came about.

Dessert arrived early in the form of a subtly fizzed glass of Moscato (2008 Andrea Faccio, Moscato D'Asti, Italy). Resisting the urge to simply dive in and make a splashy mess, we held off until dessert arrived. It was an avocado mousse (candied ginger, cilantro syrup, lime). And it tasted like love. Goooooood stuff.

All courses were well-paired, and this just added to the overall lovely experience. We were so happy that we asked how often the tasting menu changed, already plotting and planning our next foray to Tilth.

And yes, we shall be returning soon.

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we had a nice meal but we ordered the cheese plate to start and it came with the meal..........i was very annoyed. The serverd didn't offer to take our meal away so we could enjoy what we wanted to start with ... for the price I would expect them to know what the heck they are doing.

1
★★★☆☆

we had a nice meal but we ordered the cheese plate to start and it came with the meal..........i was very annoyed. The serverd didn't offer to take our meal away so we could enjoy what we wanted to start with ... for the price I would expect them to know what the heck they are doing.

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I have eaten at Tilth several times, both for brunch and dinner, and the food is always excellent. Service seems better than it used to...much more friendly and casual than when the place first opened. Cocktails are not to be skipped -- I had something with "poodle" in the name that was genius mixing alchemy. Nice wine selection too. The menu has the option to go small or large with each dish, so you can order a nice variety of things to taste without stuffing yourself silly. I love the use of the sous vide technique, which they usually have for one or two dishes. I generally don't order dessert, but at my last visit a tiny little chocolate-toffee concoction was brought on a little spoon for the perfect taste of something sweet at the end of the meal. Very grateful that Wallingford has a place like this around!

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at Tilth several times, both for brunch and dinner, and the food is always excellent. Service seems better than it used to...much more friendly and casual than when the place first opened. Cocktails are not to be skipped -- I had something with "poodle" in the name that was genius mixing alchemy. Nice wine selection too. The menu has the option to go small or large with each dish, so you can order a nice variety of things to taste without stuffing yourself silly. I love the use of the sous vide technique, which they usually have for one or two dishes. I generally don't order dessert, but at my last visit a tiny little chocolate-toffee concoction was brought on a little spoon for the perfect taste of something sweet at the end of the meal. Very grateful that Wallingford has a place like this around!

Pros: Exquisite food, fresh ingredients

Cons: A little cramped and noisy. Not a good for intimate dining.

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My one and only experience at Tilth was a couple of weeks ago and I am still raving about the meal. A couple of friends and I had been wanting to go after reading the many positive reviews and decided to share plates. We started with the mushroom soup poured at the table over a dollop of creamy goodness, the porcini creme brulee and the crostini. The crostini with chevre and roasted hazlenuts was a favorite. If The creme brulee was wonderful and came with frisee and porcini salt. The bean cassoulet was by far and away the night's favorite dish - smoky, rich and savory. The hanger steak with brussel sprout leaves was good and cooked to order. The least favorite dish was the sablefish with chickpeas. Don't get me wrong, it was good but the fish was very pungent and a bit flavorless unless eaten with the chickpeas in each bite.
For dessert we had the Theo chocolate ganache cake and the brown butter and almond cake. Both were great but I am partial to chocolate anything.
Overall the service was very good and what I would expect from an upscale restaurant. The tables are close together so there is not a lot of privacy but overall the ambiance is quaint and cozy. My only complaint about the atmosphere is the restaurant gets very drafty when people come and go as they forgot to pull the second door shut before opening the main door. Try to sit towards the back if you can! Another word of warning, if you are going with a big appetite or are expecting large portions, you will be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

My one and only experience at Tilth was a couple of weeks ago and I am still raving about the meal. A couple of friends and I had been wanting to go after reading the many positive reviews and decided to share plates. We started with the mushroom soup poured at the table over a dollop of creamy goodness, the porcini creme brulee and the crostini. The crostini with chevre and roasted hazlenuts was a favorite. If The creme brulee was wonderful and came with frisee and porcini salt. The bean cassoulet was by far and away the night's favorite dish - smoky, rich and savory. The hanger steak with brussel sprout leaves was good and cooked to order. The least favorite dish was the sablefish with chickpeas. Don't get me wrong, it was good but the fish was very pungent and a bit flavorless unless eaten with the chickpeas in each bite.
For dessert we had the Theo chocolate ganache cake and the brown butter and almond cake. Both were great but I am partial to chocolate anything.
Overall the service was very good and what I would expect from an upscale restaurant. The tables are close together so there is not a lot of privacy but overall the ambiance is quaint and cozy. My only complaint about the atmosphere is the restaurant gets very drafty when people come and go as they forgot to pull the second door shut before opening the main door. Try to sit towards the back if you can! Another word of warning, if you are going with a big appetite or are expecting large portions, you will be disappointed.

Pros: Innovative menu, local ingredients, friendly and knowledgeable staff

Cons: A bit cramped and drafty

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I recently visited Tilth and was drawn to it based on the reviews it received. I loved the atmosphere and the service, but the food left very much to be desired. I was not impressed by the menu and the fish dish I ordered was missing any sort of flavor, had an awful texture, and was paired with a heavy fried chickpea something and cauliflower! Not only but it had a wierd cucumbery sauce that just didn't make sense. I am not normally a complainer about food...but this was seriously awful. The duck sliders were ok...the butternut squash soup was fine...and the wine was blah (at least the one I had). I was so sad and disappointed. I would not go again, it was not worth it.

1
★★☆☆☆

I recently visited Tilth and was drawn to it based on the reviews it received. I loved the atmosphere and the service, but the food left very much to be desired. I was not impressed by the menu and the fish dish I ordered was missing any sort of flavor, had an awful texture, and was paired with a heavy fried chickpea something and cauliflower! Not only but it had a wierd cucumbery sauce that just didn't make sense. I am not normally a complainer about food...but this was seriously awful. The duck sliders were ok...the butternut squash soup was fine...and the wine was blah (at least the one I had). I was so sad and disappointed. I would not go again, it was not worth it.

Pros: cozy dining, nice staff

Cons: disappointing food

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My husband and I were recently drawn to Tilth Restaurant because of the great reviews it has received. However, we were really disappointed with the very very tiny portions at very very high prices. My warm prawns "entree" was underdone and cold in the middle. The pace of the service was random. The acoustics were terrible and we had to talk very loudly to hear one another above the noise in the room. It didn't help that our waiter jumbled his words and spoke softly. When I finally told him that I had a very difficult time hearing him, he seemed highly annoyed. I wouldn't go back to this restaurant. I found it unnecessarily pretentious for what it offered. There are so many great options in Seattle to eat fabulous food that has been raised by local farmers. My two cents.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I were recently drawn to Tilth Restaurant because of the great reviews it has received. However, we were really disappointed with the very very tiny portions at very very high prices. My warm prawns "entree" was underdone and cold in the middle. The pace of the service was random. The acoustics were terrible and we had to talk very loudly to hear one another above the noise in the room. It didn't help that our waiter jumbled his words and spoke softly. When I finally told him that I had a very difficult time hearing him, he seemed highly annoyed. I wouldn't go back to this restaurant. I found it unnecessarily pretentious for what it offered. There are so many great options in Seattle to eat fabulous food that has been raised by local farmers. My two cents.

Pros: Cute setting

Cons: small portions, bad acoustics, spotty service

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We recently went to Tilth for a work dinner and all enjoyed this cozy this location. Food is creative and amazing. You have to order a lot of plates in order to get "full" if you are used to consuming large portions, but it's worth it to try the chef's creations. Wild Alaskan shrimp special was impeccable. Wine list and service was also paired well. Server was great and very informed on menu choices, pairings and serving sizes. Will dine here again in a heart beat!

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★★★★★

We recently went to Tilth for a work dinner and all enjoyed this cozy this location. Food is creative and amazing. You have to order a lot of plates in order to get "full" if you are used to consuming large portions, but it's worth it to try the chef's creations. Wild Alaskan shrimp special was impeccable. Wine list and service was also paired well. Server was great and very informed on menu choices, pairings and serving sizes. Will dine here again in a heart beat!

Pros: Cozy location, Great Service, good special occasion dining, Very "seattle"

Cons: Very small plates, a bit on the expensive side

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We went on a Monday night that features prix fix with local producers, and it was a wonderful meal of comfort food that was elegant, delicious and beautifully executed. The service was excellent, enthusiastic with a personality. We will definitely go back.

2
★★★★★

We went on a Monday night that features prix fix with local producers, and it was a wonderful meal of comfort food that was elegant, delicious and beautifully executed. The service was excellent, enthusiastic with a personality. We will definitely go back.

Pros: quality of the food, quality of the wine pairings

Cons: street parking

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I have dined at Tilth occasionally since it?s opening, after some recent reviews I was hesitant to revisit; none the less, in anticipation of fall foods pending arrival, we wanted to enjoy the end of summer food, and Maria Hines has such a prefect and delicate touch with food. We arrived a little early for our reservation, our table was not ready, but the manager seated us at a table outside with some bubbles. Inside, our dinner was FABULOUS! The staff recommended the artichoke plin, and it was exactly the ?end of summer? expression that I was looking for, finished with lemon, it was like eating sunshine. our entire meal was lovely, well paced and ample. I also compliment the small but diverse wine list, and fun beer selection. overall I pleased we returned and looking forward to my next visit to celebrate fall foods.

2
★★★★★

I have dined at Tilth occasionally since it?s opening, after some recent reviews I was hesitant to revisit; none the less, in anticipation of fall foods pending arrival, we wanted to enjoy the end of summer food, and Maria Hines has such a prefect and delicate touch with food. We arrived a little early for our reservation, our table was not ready, but the manager seated us at a table outside with some bubbles. Inside, our dinner was FABULOUS! The staff recommended the artichoke plin, and it was exactly the ?end of summer? expression that I was looking for, finished with lemon, it was like eating sunshine. our entire meal was lovely, well paced and ample. I also compliment the small but diverse wine list, and fun beer selection. overall I pleased we returned and looking forward to my next visit to celebrate fall foods.

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I had been hearing many good things about Tilth for some time and decided to give it a try for their Sunday Brunch. At first we were very excited as the atmosphere is charming, there?s outside seating and they were able to seat us fairly quickly. But as our meal went on things went downhill fast. After waiting for over 45 minutes for our food my sister was served some thing different than what she had ordered. I'm not talking ?over easy? instead of ?sunny side up,? I?m talking something completely different off the menu. When the mistake was noticed, there was no apology and no attempt to right the matter. After that we had to ask for pepper three times, the third time I actually had to get up and find a server?because apparently they only have 1 pepper grinder for the entire restaurant. Of course all of these things are minor but the pretentious attitude of the staff completely ruined our meals. Not only was the staff disorganized and stuck up but the food was at best mediocre?. not to mention the prices are outrageous. $3 for 1 cup of coffee? Granted we may have caught them on an off day, but I will not be returning to Tilth to pay top dollar for terrible service. If you ask me, Tilth is completely overrated and you?re better off skipping it.

1
★★☆☆☆

I had been hearing many good things about Tilth for some time and decided to give it a try for their Sunday Brunch. At first we were very excited as the atmosphere is charming, there?s outside seating and they were able to seat us fairly quickly. But as our meal went on things went downhill fast. After waiting for over 45 minutes for our food my sister was served some thing different than what she had ordered. I'm not talking ?over easy? instead of ?sunny side up,? I?m talking something completely different off the menu. When the mistake was noticed, there was no apology and no attempt to right the matter. After that we had to ask for pepper three times, the third time I actually had to get up and find a server?because apparently they only have 1 pepper grinder for the entire restaurant. Of course all of these things are minor but the pretentious attitude of the staff completely ruined our meals. Not only was the staff disorganized and stuck up but the food was at best mediocre?. not to mention the prices are outrageous. $3 for 1 cup of coffee? Granted we may have caught them on an off day, but I will not be returning to Tilth to pay top dollar for terrible service. If you ask me, Tilth is completely overrated and you?re better off skipping it.

Pros: Cute Decor, Outside seating

Cons: Service, Price, Mediocre Food

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My girlfriend and I went to Tilth last night after reading about it in the NY Times. We got there a little late for our reservation, but they still had a table for us in spite of being busy. Our server was a guy named Jonathan and he was friendly and prompt in taking our order and bringing our drinks out. My girlfriend couldn't decide between two wines so he just had another waiter bring out both for a taste, which was really nice. Our food came out in waves and was brought by a different person each time. Everything was wonderful, especially the homemade ricotta gnudi and mini duck burgers. Our first three plates came out in rapid succession, but then there was a lag between those and our other three. In fact, one plate somehow got lost in the shuffle, so they ended up sending out a melon and feta salad while they got it ready even though we didn't ask for it nor were we particularly upset. Though we ordered all half plates, the serving were all just right sizewise though dessert was an exception. Both our desserts were great but were really small, leaving us wanting more. Kinda a bummer, but as Jonathan and another hilarious server were clearing our table, they mentioned how good the bourbon corn ice cream was and when our check came, two small spoonfuls of the ice cream arrived, again without asking.

Overall, the servers were all warm, friendly and knowledgeable, the food was phenomenal, and life was all good.

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★★★★☆

My girlfriend and I went to Tilth last night after reading about it in the NY Times. We got there a little late for our reservation, but they still had a table for us in spite of being busy. Our server was a guy named Jonathan and he was friendly and prompt in taking our order and bringing our drinks out. My girlfriend couldn't decide between two wines so he just had another waiter bring out both for a taste, which was really nice. Our food came out in waves and was brought by a different person each time. Everything was wonderful, especially the homemade ricotta gnudi and mini duck burgers. Our first three plates came out in rapid succession, but then there was a lag between those and our other three. In fact, one plate somehow got lost in the shuffle, so they ended up sending out a melon and feta salad while they got it ready even though we didn't ask for it nor were we particularly upset. Though we ordered all half plates, the serving were all just right sizewise though dessert was an exception. Both our desserts were great but were really small, leaving us wanting more. Kinda a bummer, but as Jonathan and another hilarious server were clearing our table, they mentioned how good the bourbon corn ice cream was and when our check came, two small spoonfuls of the ice cream arrived, again without asking.

Overall, the servers were all warm, friendly and knowledgeable, the food was phenomenal, and life was all good.

Pros: great service, killer food, nice location, patio seating

Cons: smallish desserts

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My husband and I were invited to go to Tilth with a family member. They have heard good things about it and wanted to try it. I understood it was a 4 star restaurant, so I dressed in all my finery. Imagine my surprise when we arrived to find people in torn jeans, flip flops and t-shirts. My husband did say afterward " Well you know, it is Wallingford" . I wish he would of pointed that out before I got dressed. We were seated promptly and ordered cocktails. They came at a leisurely pace. As did the appetizer. As did the wine, food, dessert and coffee. The food is served in full plates or 1/2 plates, so you can get more of a sampling to share with your table mates or if you want to try more than one menu item. I ordered the 1/2 plate salmon and the risotto. Both were amazing and exceptional. The appetizer of the blue cheese mousse with fig was wonderful as well, though very small. Portion size is very small at Tilth for all dishes. I highly recommend the Lemoncello that they hand make there. Very good!
The whole meal from beginning to end took a bit more than 2 1/2 hours and for a party of 3, the bill WITHOUT tip was $190.00.
Would I go again? Probably not. Its a bit of a drive for us and we have similar restaurants just as good closer to us.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I were invited to go to Tilth with a family member. They have heard good things about it and wanted to try it. I understood it was a 4 star restaurant, so I dressed in all my finery. Imagine my surprise when we arrived to find people in torn jeans, flip flops and t-shirts. My husband did say afterward " Well you know, it is Wallingford" . I wish he would of pointed that out before I got dressed. We were seated promptly and ordered cocktails. They came at a leisurely pace. As did the appetizer. As did the wine, food, dessert and coffee. The food is served in full plates or 1/2 plates, so you can get more of a sampling to share with your table mates or if you want to try more than one menu item. I ordered the 1/2 plate salmon and the risotto. Both were amazing and exceptional. The appetizer of the blue cheese mousse with fig was wonderful as well, though very small. Portion size is very small at Tilth for all dishes. I highly recommend the Lemoncello that they hand make there. Very good!
The whole meal from beginning to end took a bit more than 2 1/2 hours and for a party of 3, the bill WITHOUT tip was $190.00.
Would I go again? Probably not. Its a bit of a drive for us and we have similar restaurants just as good closer to us.

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I have to agree with the English poster's assessment of the service at Tilth. I witnessed the entire debacle, and my friend and I were also subject to the same lousy service. We waited at least twenty minutes to place an order. The waiter was a gentleman with short dark brown hair. Another waiter finally had to come over to tend to us, and it was quite clear that he was overwhelmed because of the extremely poor service the dark haired waiter provided. Unfortunately, the English couple had to bear the service of the dark-haired gentleman. I appreciate that the design of the restaurant is "small plate" and that the waiters can't control when food comes out of the kitchen. At the same time, I think that it's not entirely unreasonable for people to assume that certain dishes are meant as appetizers. At the very least, that should be made clear to the diners when they order. I also witnessed a woman talk to the English diners about the appetizer situation, and she was extremely condescending about it. Her response was a patronizing "then I'll just take it back to the kitchen and it can come out later." How about "I'm very sorry about this? Here's what I can do to help." Even if all she can do to help is take it back to the kitchen, you can say it in a much more pleasant way. Finally, my friend and I had to wait 15 minutes to get a dessert menu, THEN another 20 at least before our waiter came back to take our order. At that time, we were done. We had to forego ordering dessert and left. It's all a shame, because otherwise, the food was truly spectacular. But, it doesn't matter how great the food is if the service is as atrocious as it was. The English diners were patient, accommodating, pleasant, and deserved to be treated with far more respect than they were.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have to agree with the English poster's assessment of the service at Tilth. I witnessed the entire debacle, and my friend and I were also subject to the same lousy service. We waited at least twenty minutes to place an order. The waiter was a gentleman with short dark brown hair. Another waiter finally had to come over to tend to us, and it was quite clear that he was overwhelmed because of the extremely poor service the dark haired waiter provided. Unfortunately, the English couple had to bear the service of the dark-haired gentleman. I appreciate that the design of the restaurant is "small plate" and that the waiters can't control when food comes out of the kitchen. At the same time, I think that it's not entirely unreasonable for people to assume that certain dishes are meant as appetizers. At the very least, that should be made clear to the diners when they order. I also witnessed a woman talk to the English diners about the appetizer situation, and she was extremely condescending about it. Her response was a patronizing "then I'll just take it back to the kitchen and it can come out later." How about "I'm very sorry about this? Here's what I can do to help." Even if all she can do to help is take it back to the kitchen, you can say it in a much more pleasant way. Finally, my friend and I had to wait 15 minutes to get a dessert menu, THEN another 20 at least before our waiter came back to take our order. At that time, we were done. We had to forego ordering dessert and left. It's all a shame, because otherwise, the food was truly spectacular. But, it doesn't matter how great the food is if the service is as atrocious as it was. The English diners were patient, accommodating, pleasant, and deserved to be treated with far more respect than they were.

Pros: Food

Cons: SERVICE WAS ATROCIOUS

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My mother took us out to Tilth as a Thank You farewell at the end of her two week visit from England. After the NY Times review, and an apparently fully booked and bustling character coupled with our desire to support local agriculture and organic foods we decided to make this restaurant our special night out.
Unfortunately the best thing about the restaurant was the sampling that the soux chef impressed us with at the Wednesday Wallingford farmers market.
The staff?s rhetoric was that of ?making it right?. That is where my kind words end.
A rarely seen waiter who?s most memorable and involved action was to spill half a bottle of red wine over my wife and myself.
Our appetizers never came. When another server set us up for the main course (knives, forks for the muscles etc.) I asked where our appetizers were, she exclaimed that she was sure everything was fine. A few minutes later she came out with the first of our main dishes. Again we reiterated the lack of appetizers. She said they would be out shortly. We had to insist that the main course was taken back to the kitchen and for our appetizers to be served. The problems continued when one of the six [tiny] main dishes came out ten minutes before any of the others. Leaving my vegetarian wife with nothing to eat. Which spurred our second conversation with manager Adam Chumas.
We were challenged on our simple requests such as those about the appetizers and lack of main courses.
We simple do not understand Adam?s arrogance and air of superiority. Adam could well learn allot from the age old adage ?The customer is always right?. Even after explaining to him that all we wanted was an enjoyable evening and not to feel frustrated he continued to make excuses and talk back to us. He even bad mouthed us to a fellow employee within earshot of our table.
We did not expect to walk away from a restaurant rated in the USA?s top 10, by New York Times, feeling as irritated and unsatisfied as we did.

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★☆☆☆☆

My mother took us out to Tilth as a Thank You farewell at the end of her two week visit from England. After the NY Times review, and an apparently fully booked and bustling character coupled with our desire to support local agriculture and organic foods we decided to make this restaurant our special night out.
Unfortunately the best thing about the restaurant was the sampling that the soux chef impressed us with at the Wednesday Wallingford farmers market.
The staff?s rhetoric was that of ?making it right?. That is where my kind words end.
A rarely seen waiter who?s most memorable and involved action was to spill half a bottle of red wine over my wife and myself.
Our appetizers never came. When another server set us up for the main course (knives, forks for the muscles etc.) I asked where our appetizers were, she exclaimed that she was sure everything was fine. A few minutes later she came out with the first of our main dishes. Again we reiterated the lack of appetizers. She said they would be out shortly. We had to insist that the main course was taken back to the kitchen and for our appetizers to be served. The problems continued when one of the six [tiny] main dishes came out ten minutes before any of the others. Leaving my vegetarian wife with nothing to eat. Which spurred our second conversation with manager Adam Chumas.
We were challenged on our simple requests such as those about the appetizers and lack of main courses.
We simple do not understand Adam?s arrogance and air of superiority. Adam could well learn allot from the age old adage ?The customer is always right?. Even after explaining to him that all we wanted was an enjoyable evening and not to feel frustrated he continued to make excuses and talk back to us. He even bad mouthed us to a fellow employee within earshot of our table.
We did not expect to walk away from a restaurant rated in the USA?s top 10, by New York Times, feeling as irritated and unsatisfied as we did.

Pros: Within walking distance of our house, NY times Review, Organic Food

Cons: Adam Chumas

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Wow! As a fan of seasonal and organic products, Tilth has surely grabbed my attention. I chose the restaurant on the recommendation of a friend for a good spot to take someone for their birthday and I was extremely happy. Since everything is available in half orders, between 4 of us we were able to try nearly everything on the menu- all of which was perfectly prepared and presented beautifully. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, not the least bit intrusive or pushy, and quite charming. The wine list is as satisfying and diverse as the plates- a comfortable price range that would appeal to all, as well as a healthy selections of unique new bottles (I recommend the Alsasian Pinot Gris, so fun!) plus some old favorites. Dessert was equally amazing- even those without much of a sweet tooth were please by the house made sarsaparilla and other sodas. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and with a new menu every month, we will be coming back regularly to sample what is new at TIlth.

2
★★★★★

Wow! As a fan of seasonal and organic products, Tilth has surely grabbed my attention. I chose the restaurant on the recommendation of a friend for a good spot to take someone for their birthday and I was extremely happy. Since everything is available in half orders, between 4 of us we were able to try nearly everything on the menu- all of which was perfectly prepared and presented beautifully. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, not the least bit intrusive or pushy, and quite charming. The wine list is as satisfying and diverse as the plates- a comfortable price range that would appeal to all, as well as a healthy selections of unique new bottles (I recommend the Alsasian Pinot Gris, so fun!) plus some old favorites. Dessert was equally amazing- even those without much of a sweet tooth were please by the house made sarsaparilla and other sodas. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and with a new menu every month, we will be coming back regularly to sample what is new at TIlth.

Pros: service, plate composition, wine list

Cons: my stomach is too small...

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Decided to go after hearing the New York Times review of Tilth, placing it in the top 10 for US restaurants. Waited 10 minutes for the hostess to even acknowledge that customers had arrived and so decided to chase her down. We then waited 30 more minutes for a table even though we had made reservations and there were about 6 tables available and set. Then asked a waiter if we could sit at one of open tables, and he went to check if that was okay. After 5 more minutes with no help, we decided to seat ourselves. After ordering, our drinks and coffee came out quickly, but we waited literally an hour for our food. The food was fine, but not great. "Oatmeal brulee" was a small plate of regular oatmeal and two slices of apple. The french toast was cold. And the check was $100. So if you want to waste your money and an hour and a half of your time, go ahead. If you want great food and timely service, AVOID this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

Decided to go after hearing the New York Times review of Tilth, placing it in the top 10 for US restaurants. Waited 10 minutes for the hostess to even acknowledge that customers had arrived and so decided to chase her down. We then waited 30 more minutes for a table even though we had made reservations and there were about 6 tables available and set. Then asked a waiter if we could sit at one of open tables, and he went to check if that was okay. After 5 more minutes with no help, we decided to seat ourselves. After ordering, our drinks and coffee came out quickly, but we waited literally an hour for our food. The food was fine, but not great. "Oatmeal brulee" was a small plate of regular oatmeal and two slices of apple. The french toast was cold. And the check was $100. So if you want to waste your money and an hour and a half of your time, go ahead. If you want great food and timely service, AVOID this restaurant.

Pros: Organic, nice Wallingford location

Cons: food not great, service takes forever, price

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After RSVPing to this highly recommended resturant. The manager (Adam)informed me that he had made reservation for the previous night...now considering we have a newborn and only get out once a week for date night on saturdays im 100 percent positive i made the reservation for saturday night. Adam argued with me insisting i made the reservation for friday and then made a lame attempt to make it "right" by trying to seat my party at the counter obviously flusterd and whiny on the phone, his unprofessional and rude tone turn me off to the whole situation. Really bad form for an upscale dining experiance and ORGANIC vibe! not to mention my wife and i had a very expensive babysitter now with nothing to do..Thanks Adam!

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★☆☆☆☆

After RSVPing to this highly recommended resturant. The manager (Adam)informed me that he had made reservation for the previous night...now considering we have a newborn and only get out once a week for date night on saturdays im 100 percent positive i made the reservation for saturday night. Adam argued with me insisting i made the reservation for friday and then made a lame attempt to make it "right" by trying to seat my party at the counter obviously flusterd and whiny on the phone, his unprofessional and rude tone turn me off to the whole situation. Really bad form for an upscale dining experiance and ORGANIC vibe! not to mention my wife and i had a very expensive babysitter now with nothing to do..Thanks Adam!

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If you're hungry or have a healthy appetite, this is not the place for you. The food portions are absolutely teeny, but the price is still for a full plate. I've never seen such small portions in my life - doll food. The food itself is tasty and the atmosphere is homey, but one person will need to buy 6 plates and around $100 worth of food just to get a normal sized meal. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you're hungry or have a healthy appetite, this is not the place for you. The food portions are absolutely teeny, but the price is still for a full plate. I've never seen such small portions in my life - doll food. The food itself is tasty and the atmosphere is homey, but one person will need to buy 6 plates and around $100 worth of food just to get a normal sized meal. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Pros: tasty bites

Cons: only one bite per plate!

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Great atmosphere and interesting menu but I couldn't agree more with Frank Bruni's comments about self satisfaction and what appeared to be a serving staff disinterested in listening to their customers and making them feel welcome. - Seems like the write ups and hype have gone to their heads which will likely deter me from going back. We did enjoy the server Joseph (AKA ? Keith Richards) and hope they look to hire more people like him.

1
★★★☆☆

Great atmosphere and interesting menu but I couldn't agree more with Frank Bruni's comments about self satisfaction and what appeared to be a serving staff disinterested in listening to their customers and making them feel welcome. - Seems like the write ups and hype have gone to their heads which will likely deter me from going back. We did enjoy the server Joseph (AKA ? Keith Richards) and hope they look to hire more people like him.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: servers

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We went for brunch and the Croque Monsueir and the French Toast was fanstastic! They were a bit busy when we go there, but told us they'd be ready for us in 30 minutes. we went for a walk and they were ready for us!

2
★★★★★

We went for brunch and the Croque Monsueir and the French Toast was fanstastic! They were a bit busy when we go there, but told us they'd be ready for us in 30 minutes. we went for a walk and they were ready for us!

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Thought the food was sophisticated and the servers very knowledgeable about the food and wine. This place is a little different in that you can order small sampling portions or full size entree portions. For a foody, this is ideal- you get to sample serveral delights. I would disagree with some other reviews- I didn't find the food to be bland at all...I thought it was spectactular..and I'm picky! Atmosphere is comfortable, cozy and not pretentious at all. If they have risotto on the menu- absolutely do not miss it! The menu is inventive and changes monthly/seasonally.

2
★★★★★

Thought the food was sophisticated and the servers very knowledgeable about the food and wine. This place is a little different in that you can order small sampling portions or full size entree portions. For a foody, this is ideal- you get to sample serveral delights. I would disagree with some other reviews- I didn't find the food to be bland at all...I thought it was spectactular..and I'm picky! Atmosphere is comfortable, cozy and not pretentious at all. If they have risotto on the menu- absolutely do not miss it! The menu is inventive and changes monthly/seasonally.

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the venue is cute and cozy, nice for a date but the food was really bland. the descriptions are wonderful and anticipation based on the menu and service was high but both dishes (fish and pork belly) and our salad really really lacked flavor. just like the other reviewers said... and the prices are sky high!!! poor value for the price. good service though

1
★★☆☆☆

the venue is cute and cozy, nice for a date but the food was really bland. the descriptions are wonderful and anticipation based on the menu and service was high but both dishes (fish and pork belly) and our salad really really lacked flavor. just like the other reviewers said... and the prices are sky high!!! poor value for the price. good service though

Pros: good service, cute venue

Cons: really bland food

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After several attempts to get into Tilth "on the fly", I finally got wise and began making reservations. My husband and I just had our second visit there this past weekend. Well, again it was wonderful. The food is fantastic, but of course, any fine restaurant experience is much more than that. The service is stellar and the people who run it are very knowlegeable of the food and the wine they serve. I would love to give Tilth 5 stars but I did not do so only because feel it is a tad pricey for what you actually get, quantity wise. I'm not saying I need a ton of food (at only 115 lbs), but even after enjoying the BEST tuna dish I had ever had (most fresh, to say the least) I woke up hungry the next morning, which is very rare for me. Our waiter was great and threw in a few nice extra delights (ginger carrot juice and a tiny bit of panna-cotta) so the evening was a very memorable one overall. I highly recommend Tilth to anyone who enjoys truly pure food and taste, and has the money to afford a treat every once in a while. Enjoy!

2
★★★★☆

After several attempts to get into Tilth "on the fly", I finally got wise and began making reservations. My husband and I just had our second visit there this past weekend. Well, again it was wonderful. The food is fantastic, but of course, any fine restaurant experience is much more than that. The service is stellar and the people who run it are very knowlegeable of the food and the wine they serve. I would love to give Tilth 5 stars but I did not do so only because feel it is a tad pricey for what you actually get, quantity wise. I'm not saying I need a ton of food (at only 115 lbs), but even after enjoying the BEST tuna dish I had ever had (most fresh, to say the least) I woke up hungry the next morning, which is very rare for me. Our waiter was great and threw in a few nice extra delights (ginger carrot juice and a tiny bit of panna-cotta) so the evening was a very memorable one overall. I highly recommend Tilth to anyone who enjoys truly pure food and taste, and has the money to afford a treat every once in a while. Enjoy!

Pros: easy street parking, small intimate space, great food and service

Cons: expensive

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The food was great. The risotto spectacular. The Cassoulet , tagliatelle, artisanal cheeses, Top Sirloin, bread, and desserts and wine were really good. The staff was very nice.
My only complaint is the decor. The cold and stark whiteness, the Ikea like tables and chairs...not so great. Seems that the fireplace has bookshelves on each side of it that have been covered up with white painted plywood. It's be great looking with a fire, bookshelves that were used, and some color in the room to warm it.

2
★★★★☆

The food was great. The risotto spectacular. The Cassoulet , tagliatelle, artisanal cheeses, Top Sirloin, bread, and desserts and wine were really good. The staff was very nice.
My only complaint is the decor. The cold and stark whiteness, the Ikea like tables and chairs...not so great. Seems that the fireplace has bookshelves on each side of it that have been covered up with white painted plywood. It's be great looking with a fire, bookshelves that were used, and some color in the room to warm it.

Pros: Food

Cons: Decor

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I had dinner for the first time at Tilth recently and wasn't disappointed! I had great expectations since everyone I knew that had already been said it was terrific. One person said service was slow, and they were correct. Our waiter was slammed but he got through it just fine. It's not a "turn 'em and burn 'em" kind of place. We tried several salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, they were all tasty and beautifully presented. Thank goodness there wasn't any pretentious "foam" on our plates. I'm raving about Tilth to friends and family. I also love that the chef is a talented woman that operates her own business. Well done!

2
★★★★☆

I had dinner for the first time at Tilth recently and wasn't disappointed! I had great expectations since everyone I knew that had already been said it was terrific. One person said service was slow, and they were correct. Our waiter was slammed but he got through it just fine. It's not a "turn 'em and burn 'em" kind of place. We tried several salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, they were all tasty and beautifully presented. Thank goodness there wasn't any pretentious "foam" on our plates. I'm raving about Tilth to friends and family. I also love that the chef is a talented woman that operates her own business. Well done!

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So we had heard rave reviews about this restaurant, and thought it would be a great place to take my health conscious partner and her parents. We?re not afraid of dropping some cash at a nice restaurant if the food merits it. Tilth, sadly, did not merit it.
As much as it pains me to say anything bad about any company supporting local agriculture and organic foods, Tilth fell far short of my expectations.
The only thing that was okay was the French toast. Unique flavors and very moist.
As for the rest?
Orange Juice ? not fresh squeezed, very Tropicana.
Salmon hash ? salmon undercooked, portion far too small for the price.
Cinnamon roll ? imagine two small cookie like rolls, except very dry and hard.
Granola ? yogurt with 4 thin sour apple wedges, and ? cup of crunchy (like chip your tooth crunchy) granola for $7! Give me a break.
Maybe brunches are Tilth?s weak point. However, I believe it is only fair to them and to others to know that not everyone received the 4.5 star experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

So we had heard rave reviews about this restaurant, and thought it would be a great place to take my health conscious partner and her parents. We?re not afraid of dropping some cash at a nice restaurant if the food merits it. Tilth, sadly, did not merit it.
As much as it pains me to say anything bad about any company supporting local agriculture and organic foods, Tilth fell far short of my expectations.
The only thing that was okay was the French toast. Unique flavors and very moist.
As for the rest?
Orange Juice ? not fresh squeezed, very Tropicana.
Salmon hash ? salmon undercooked, portion far too small for the price.
Cinnamon roll ? imagine two small cookie like rolls, except very dry and hard.
Granola ? yogurt with 4 thin sour apple wedges, and ? cup of crunchy (like chip your tooth crunchy) granola for $7! Give me a break.
Maybe brunches are Tilth?s weak point. However, I believe it is only fair to them and to others to know that not everyone received the 4.5 star experience.

Pros: supports local agriculture

Cons: expensive food, poor quality

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I have been into Brunch a few times and after checking out all the brunch places in the Queene Anne, Belltown areas, this I'd have to say was a nice change of pace...
This is the perfect Brunch place to bring friends and family, or even the Seattle Times or a good book; I've come both Saturday and Sundays and both days have a different feel. If you want to feel like you have the place to yourself, Saturday is the day to come. If you want to feel the buzz, come on Sunday.
The food is phenomonal; everything was perfectly seasoned and the fresh scones we started of with were still warm and even more scrumptious with the house made lemon curd! I have had the smoked salmon hash after a morning run and felt like a made a healthy choice, yet a delicious, uncompromising taste!
I also have splurged on the grand marnier french toast for my sweet tooth and the croque madame (add the fried egg please!) for my hangover mornings. I love this place! I think I'm addicted to taking the trip to Wallingford every weekend and just feeling like I've escaped from the city just a little bit.

2
★★★★★

I have been into Brunch a few times and after checking out all the brunch places in the Queene Anne, Belltown areas, this I'd have to say was a nice change of pace...
This is the perfect Brunch place to bring friends and family, or even the Seattle Times or a good book; I've come both Saturday and Sundays and both days have a different feel. If you want to feel like you have the place to yourself, Saturday is the day to come. If you want to feel the buzz, come on Sunday.
The food is phenomonal; everything was perfectly seasoned and the fresh scones we started of with were still warm and even more scrumptious with the house made lemon curd! I have had the smoked salmon hash after a morning run and felt like a made a healthy choice, yet a delicious, uncompromising taste!
I also have splurged on the grand marnier french toast for my sweet tooth and the croque madame (add the fried egg please!) for my hangover mornings. I love this place! I think I'm addicted to taking the trip to Wallingford every weekend and just feeling like I've escaped from the city just a little bit.

Pros: No wait Saturday, maker reservations on Sunday

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My husband had been wanting to go this restaurant for months and I kept putting it off because for some reason I had formed a bad impression of this restaurant. After eating there it is now my new favorite restaurant. It is everything I love in a restaurant. It is small enough that the kitchen can consistently turn out fabulous food, it is romantic, it is beautiful but not prententious, they serve local, seasonal food and they really care whether or not you like what you are served. They serve small plates with a variety of options allowing you to spend a lot or a little. We made reservations and were seated promptly. The only small completely bearable thing that happened was that the waiter dropped off the menus without explaining the smal plate/large plate pricing (we assumed the lower price was lunch). So we decided what we wanted based on just ordering an appetizer and dinner plate and then were told abou the small plate pricing. So we had to start over again deciding what we were going to share. We prefer to eat that way as it allows you to try so many more things but it would have been nice if they communicated that when dropping off the menus. Overall this place is amazing with excellent food and a beautiful atmosphere. I will be eating here regularly.

2
★★★★★

My husband had been wanting to go this restaurant for months and I kept putting it off because for some reason I had formed a bad impression of this restaurant. After eating there it is now my new favorite restaurant. It is everything I love in a restaurant. It is small enough that the kitchen can consistently turn out fabulous food, it is romantic, it is beautiful but not prententious, they serve local, seasonal food and they really care whether or not you like what you are served. They serve small plates with a variety of options allowing you to spend a lot or a little. We made reservations and were seated promptly. The only small completely bearable thing that happened was that the waiter dropped off the menus without explaining the smal plate/large plate pricing (we assumed the lower price was lunch). So we decided what we wanted based on just ordering an appetizer and dinner plate and then were told abou the small plate pricing. So we had to start over again deciding what we were going to share. We prefer to eat that way as it allows you to try so many more things but it would have been nice if they communicated that when dropping off the menus. Overall this place is amazing with excellent food and a beautiful atmosphere. I will be eating here regularly.

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First I thought the serving size was a joke, then reality set in. I was disappointed by the lack of flavor and blandness.....Does organic mean no taste or do herbs and spices not grow organically? My seared Halibut had been overcooked leaving me to eat a dry piece of rubber....My wife had the Salmon and to my surpise....the same, bland and tasteless and overcooked. The portions are small and the prices big...I shall never return.

0
★☆☆☆☆

First I thought the serving size was a joke, then reality set in. I was disappointed by the lack of flavor and blandness.....Does organic mean no taste or do herbs and spices not grow organically? My seared Halibut had been overcooked leaving me to eat a dry piece of rubber....My wife had the Salmon and to my surpise....the same, bland and tasteless and overcooked. The portions are small and the prices big...I shall never return.

Pros: it has food

Cons: they can not cook it...heard of flavor?

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My fiance' and I "dropped in" to Tilth after missing the first seating at Elemental. We were looking for a special meal and dining experience. We were seated outside on the porch - a casual and spot - and were welcomed by a young server and a taste of their wine of the night. We ordered several small plates so that we could taste and savour multiple flavors. Everything we ordered was wonderful.

We didn't find Tilth to be dissappointing or pretentious. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something special and unique.

2
★★★★★

My fiance' and I "dropped in" to Tilth after missing the first seating at Elemental. We were looking for a special meal and dining experience. We were seated outside on the porch - a casual and spot - and were welcomed by a young server and a taste of their wine of the night. We ordered several small plates so that we could taste and savour multiple flavors. Everything we ordered was wonderful.

We didn't find Tilth to be dissappointing or pretentious. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something special and unique.

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My husband and I went to Tilth with our friends last night for our Gourmet Club. It was awful! We ordered the cheese plate as an appetizer (the large size - they offer 3 sizes). The cheese selections were miniscule, and came with 4 little pieces of flatbread. We asked for more flatbread, and it never came. Finally, my friend went back to the kitchen to procure some more bread. We ordered the soup, which was basically a warm bowl of cream with some green onion garnish. The gnocci was decent - not the traditional melt in your mouth gnocci. My tiny piece of dry, flavorless, tough salmon arrived with the skin facing up (gross), and on a tiny piece of so-so polenta. My husband's halibut was tough and flavorless as well. When our server asked how everything was, I told her that the fish dishes were not good. She apologized and asked if I wanted something else. However, they were out of at least a third of their entrees. We then made the mistake of ordering dessert. The "assortment" of homemade truffles was disgusting. It was not even an assortment - they were all the same. They tasted like melted waxy chocolate chips with cherry jam inside. My husband ordered a ginger float, which was flat water and vanilla ice cream. My friend went to talk to the manager to rectify our situation to no avail. The manager took the tiny cheese plate off our bill, and we were charged for everything else - not exactly making things right. Tilth was gross, we will not be back, and we will most definitely warn our friends about it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went to Tilth with our friends last night for our Gourmet Club. It was awful! We ordered the cheese plate as an appetizer (the large size - they offer 3 sizes). The cheese selections were miniscule, and came with 4 little pieces of flatbread. We asked for more flatbread, and it never came. Finally, my friend went back to the kitchen to procure some more bread. We ordered the soup, which was basically a warm bowl of cream with some green onion garnish. The gnocci was decent - not the traditional melt in your mouth gnocci. My tiny piece of dry, flavorless, tough salmon arrived with the skin facing up (gross), and on a tiny piece of so-so polenta. My husband's halibut was tough and flavorless as well. When our server asked how everything was, I told her that the fish dishes were not good. She apologized and asked if I wanted something else. However, they were out of at least a third of their entrees. We then made the mistake of ordering dessert. The "assortment" of homemade truffles was disgusting. It was not even an assortment - they were all the same. They tasted like melted waxy chocolate chips with cherry jam inside. My husband ordered a ginger float, which was flat water and vanilla ice cream. My friend went to talk to the manager to rectify our situation to no avail. The manager took the tiny cheese plate off our bill, and we were charged for everything else - not exactly making things right. Tilth was gross, we will not be back, and we will most definitely warn our friends about it.

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Great disapointment is the main theme. I was a fan of Maria Hines while she was at the Earth and Ocean.
At Tilth the food is plated nicely if not beautifully but the taste is lacking depth and is often over salted.
You are eating ideas here not tasty food. I was so surprised by the insipid taste that I ordered their, again lovely plating, crab salad....ugh, frozen watery crab. The cafe seems to be run by accountants: high profit margins, tables are jamed in to maximize seating, unbearably noisy-can hardly hear you dining partner, stingy with the tasty bread. Oh, the bread and butter is wonderful. This place will be financially successful because the veneer is lovely. Little if any substance. A Great Disapointment!

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★☆☆☆☆

Great disapointment is the main theme. I was a fan of Maria Hines while she was at the Earth and Ocean.
At Tilth the food is plated nicely if not beautifully but the taste is lacking depth and is often over salted.
You are eating ideas here not tasty food. I was so surprised by the insipid taste that I ordered their, again lovely plating, crab salad....ugh, frozen watery crab. The cafe seems to be run by accountants: high profit margins, tables are jamed in to maximize seating, unbearably noisy-can hardly hear you dining partner, stingy with the tasty bread. Oh, the bread and butter is wonderful. This place will be financially successful because the veneer is lovely. Little if any substance. A Great Disapointment!

Pros: food on plates are lovely to look at

Cons: food lacking flavor

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We'd heard rave reviews about this restaurant and thought we'd try it out for a close friend's birthday. When we arrived we were greeted by an unwelcoming hostess who looked us up and down then left to "verify" our reservation. Once seated there seemed to be three layers of servers. The first was a loud woman who was not our actual server although she informed us of the specials. We tried to ask her simple questions about the menu but were told we needed to wait for our server. The second staff person provided water and bread. When I requested another glass of water because of black floating particles, she carefully examined the glass and had me point them all out to her before she left for a fresh glass. When our server finally arrived he gave us a very flowery and complicated description of a wine we were considering which only added to the pretentious feel of the restaurant. We saw him rarely. Some of the dishes were ok, like the duck burgers, but others like the pork tenderloin (tough) and the chicken were not. Considering the prices,it was very disappointing. In the end we waited for what seemed like forever for our bill then left and will probably not return.

1
★★☆☆☆

We'd heard rave reviews about this restaurant and thought we'd try it out for a close friend's birthday. When we arrived we were greeted by an unwelcoming hostess who looked us up and down then left to "verify" our reservation. Once seated there seemed to be three layers of servers. The first was a loud woman who was not our actual server although she informed us of the specials. We tried to ask her simple questions about the menu but were told we needed to wait for our server. The second staff person provided water and bread. When I requested another glass of water because of black floating particles, she carefully examined the glass and had me point them all out to her before she left for a fresh glass. When our server finally arrived he gave us a very flowery and complicated description of a wine we were considering which only added to the pretentious feel of the restaurant. We saw him rarely. Some of the dishes were ok, like the duck burgers, but others like the pork tenderloin (tough) and the chicken were not. Considering the prices,it was very disappointing. In the end we waited for what seemed like forever for our bill then left and will probably not return.

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Finally made it to Tilth last night and had a delicious meal. The amuse bouche was a snappy little steak tar-tar that did exactly what it was supposed to. We weren't terribly hungry so we shared four small plates: smoked beet salad (a completely new take on what has become and old standard - fantastic!); the spot prawns (well prepared and plated); pork belly (served on a bed of quinoa, which I'm not a huge fan of, but the pork belly was crispy, warm and delicious); and gnocchi (the best I've had in Seattle, period). I hate to criticize the service, which was very good, but it was a little over-zealous. I felt like we were interrupted a few too many times. Still, that is better than not enough times! As far as the atmosphere goes; the space is great, the furnishings and art are fine, but really folks, this place is about the food. I would recommend Tilth to anyone.

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★★★☆☆

Finally made it to Tilth last night and had a delicious meal. The amuse bouche was a snappy little steak tar-tar that did exactly what it was supposed to. We weren't terribly hungry so we shared four small plates: smoked beet salad (a completely new take on what has become and old standard - fantastic!); the spot prawns (well prepared and plated); pork belly (served on a bed of quinoa, which I'm not a huge fan of, but the pork belly was crispy, warm and delicious); and gnocchi (the best I've had in Seattle, period). I hate to criticize the service, which was very good, but it was a little over-zealous. I felt like we were interrupted a few too many times. Still, that is better than not enough times! As far as the atmosphere goes; the space is great, the furnishings and art are fine, but really folks, this place is about the food. I would recommend Tilth to anyone.

Pros: great food, fast service

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My wife and I went Tilth on Super Bowl's Sunday for the first time. Since I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant, I looked forward to enjoying one of the new style restaurants in town. But our evening turned out to be of one of the worst experiences. According to the server's recommendation, we ordered 6 different plates (all small) and shared together. First, Porcini Brulee was served quickly and although the size was tiny, it was tasty. After a while, organic salad was served, which was also small and it was nothing special. The garnish (thin crouton with Chevre cheese on top of it) was just to make the tiny salad look a little fancier. Then wine braised Chicken and Gnocci were served. Chicken was small like a piece of Buffalo Wing portion and the taste was bland, and Gnocci was tough and salty. Then, Pork Belly came. Taste was OK, but the portion size was very small (maybe < 1.5 oz). After finishing Pork Belly, another Chicken was served by mistake (we ordered Salmon). Server took the Chicken back to the kitchen and after 15 min. wait, what came to our table was Albacore. I told the server once again that we ordered Salmon, but she loudly said "I thought you ordered Albacore !". Since her voice was so loud and somewhat hysteric, some customers sitting near us looked at us. The server's attitude was not appropriate, in that apparently she did not want to admit her mistake. But for us...we waited for extra 30 min. for the mis-firing of foods (Chicken and Albacore), and at the end, we completely lost our appetite because of the server's attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went Tilth on Super Bowl's Sunday for the first time. Since I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant, I looked forward to enjoying one of the new style restaurants in town. But our evening turned out to be of one of the worst experiences. According to the server's recommendation, we ordered 6 different plates (all small) and shared together. First, Porcini Brulee was served quickly and although the size was tiny, it was tasty. After a while, organic salad was served, which was also small and it was nothing special. The garnish (thin crouton with Chevre cheese on top of it) was just to make the tiny salad look a little fancier. Then wine braised Chicken and Gnocci were served. Chicken was small like a piece of Buffalo Wing portion and the taste was bland, and Gnocci was tough and salty. Then, Pork Belly came. Taste was OK, but the portion size was very small (maybe < 1.5 oz). After finishing Pork Belly, another Chicken was served by mistake (we ordered Salmon). Server took the Chicken back to the kitchen and after 15 min. wait, what came to our table was Albacore. I told the server once again that we ordered Salmon, but she loudly said "I thought you ordered Albacore !". Since her voice was so loud and somewhat hysteric, some customers sitting near us looked at us. The server's attitude was not appropriate, in that apparently she did not want to admit her mistake. But for us...we waited for extra 30 min. for the mis-firing of foods (Chicken and Albacore), and at the end, we completely lost our appetite because of the server's attitude.

Cons: Small Foods, Inappropriate Servce, Ambience

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The first thing you notice about this restaurant is the noise. It overwhelms you and makes ordinary conversation a shouting match. To make things worse music was coming from a nearby speaker.

My companion and I usually order different items in order see what the restaurant has to offer. Unfortunately, we both ordered the salmon filet. Bad decision. It was a nicely cooked but tasteless piece of fish on a base of spaghetti squash and pureed spinach. These vegetables were also boring and tasteless. The salad of horseradish and celery root, which should have been sharp and exciting, was pedestrian. The free but very small ?amuse bouches? maintained the trend of tasteless food. The chocolate cake (?) was rich and very good. I don?t know how the lemon sorbet made it onto the menu but it had a good lemony taste and great acidity.

Standard or small size entrees are overpriced. Service was slow and, at times, it appeared like the waitress took a walk around the block. If you come here in the winter make sure you get a table away from the front door.

I read good reviews of Tilth in the local papers and have been pleased with the food at E&F. However, by trying to be organic the chef has lost sight of serving food with taste. Based on the reviews on this site, much of the praise is based on the chef's use of natural and organic food and not on the results. A very Seattle attitude- give standing ovations so that the chef or performer will think that we are nice people. Besides you don't want to make them unhappy. However, in my opinion taste trumps nice . The most annoying part of the evening was that I could have gone to the Boathouse but chose Tilth because the Sonics were playing at home and parking would be a nightmare. Another bad decision!

By the way, did I say that the restaurant was noisy?

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★★★☆☆

The first thing you notice about this restaurant is the noise. It overwhelms you and makes ordinary conversation a shouting match. To make things worse music was coming from a nearby speaker.

My companion and I usually order different items in order see what the restaurant has to offer. Unfortunately, we both ordered the salmon filet. Bad decision. It was a nicely cooked but tasteless piece of fish on a base of spaghetti squash and pureed spinach. These vegetables were also boring and tasteless. The salad of horseradish and celery root, which should have been sharp and exciting, was pedestrian. The free but very small ?amuse bouches? maintained the trend of tasteless food. The chocolate cake (?) was rich and very good. I don?t know how the lemon sorbet made it onto the menu but it had a good lemony taste and great acidity.

Standard or small size entrees are overpriced. Service was slow and, at times, it appeared like the waitress took a walk around the block. If you come here in the winter make sure you get a table away from the front door.

I read good reviews of Tilth in the local papers and have been pleased with the food at E&F. However, by trying to be organic the chef has lost sight of serving food with taste. Based on the reviews on this site, much of the praise is based on the chef's use of natural and organic food and not on the results. A very Seattle attitude- give standing ovations so that the chef or performer will think that we are nice people. Besides you don't want to make them unhappy. However, in my opinion taste trumps nice . The most annoying part of the evening was that I could have gone to the Boathouse but chose Tilth because the Sonics were playing at home and parking would be a nightmare. Another bad decision!

By the way, did I say that the restaurant was noisy?

Pros: Good desserts. Street parking nearby.

Cons: Noise, noise, noise. Bland, unexciting food. Overpriced entrees.

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My friends and I had brunch here -- and were totally impressed with the heirloom tomato bloody mary's, the delicious monte cristo -- and other good-sized, good priced brunch foods....BUT when we had dinner at Tilth we were pretty disappointed. Two spot prawns for 12 bucks?? A tasty sunchoke ravioli with lemon foam and pine nuts (great homemade pasta) -- but swimming in a bath tub of butter. The service was also odd -- a busser walked up to our table with a few dishes, looked at us sideways and just said "Food?" Ummm...yes? No? I think Tilth could be great -- but they need to work some things out.

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★★★☆☆

My friends and I had brunch here -- and were totally impressed with the heirloom tomato bloody mary's, the delicious monte cristo -- and other good-sized, good priced brunch foods....BUT when we had dinner at Tilth we were pretty disappointed. Two spot prawns for 12 bucks?? A tasty sunchoke ravioli with lemon foam and pine nuts (great homemade pasta) -- but swimming in a bath tub of butter. The service was also odd -- a busser walked up to our table with a few dishes, looked at us sideways and just said "Food?" Ummm...yes? No? I think Tilth could be great -- but they need to work some things out.

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Maria Hines' vision and craft would be better served in a different environment. The food was very good--not mind-blowing, but very good. The charm of the "house" feel fades quickly with the limited seated options for two people and the complete lack of privacy. To encourage this environment for big groups is probably not smart either, as the noise generated from these groups significantly impacts the enjoyment of smaller groups. This restaurant set-up doesn't take care of any size group particularly well. As opposed to the other feedback noted here, the thing that most compromised our drafty experience was our server. She was obnoxious, loud, intrusive and a little pushy. I like the small plate vs/ regular plate options but this was a variance that confused our server. The two of us don't have "American-sized" appetites, but we left still hungry. I wanted this place to work, but it was a bit of a let-down. I believe it would be a lot more successful in a different building.

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★★★☆☆

Maria Hines' vision and craft would be better served in a different environment. The food was very good--not mind-blowing, but very good. The charm of the "house" feel fades quickly with the limited seated options for two people and the complete lack of privacy. To encourage this environment for big groups is probably not smart either, as the noise generated from these groups significantly impacts the enjoyment of smaller groups. This restaurant set-up doesn't take care of any size group particularly well. As opposed to the other feedback noted here, the thing that most compromised our drafty experience was our server. She was obnoxious, loud, intrusive and a little pushy. I like the small plate vs/ regular plate options but this was a variance that confused our server. The two of us don't have "American-sized" appetites, but we left still hungry. I wanted this place to work, but it was a bit of a let-down. I believe it would be a lot more successful in a different building.

Pros: Organic ingredients, ambitious menu, neat little surprises

Cons: Awkward, claustrophobic tables

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so much has been written about this restaurant recently, so we had to check it out. highlights and lowlights from beginning to end: no clear cut place to "check in" but we were greeted and sat promptly. very cute room but a bit chilly throughout the meal. menu explained very well by the server and there really is a little something for everyone. i would feel just as comfortable bringing my grandma to the restaurant as i would my foodie friends. lots of wines by the glass and a small but versitile selection of liqour. chestnut soup was lovely: refined yet comforting...as was the porcini creme brulee. tuna "nicoise" came next, room temp(it was more like a salad) but very flavorful! those famous little duck burgers: do it. get 'em. cute and delicious. we waited a while for our main course but it was well worth it. also, the beef is great: classic, rich (bearnaise, brussels, potato hash). the beef is grass-fed: very earthy and dense. not the melt in your mouth corn-fed that i grew up with but sooooooooo tasty. cheeses are listed on a chalk board and arrive with a delightful fig paste. the butterscotch pudding was awesome. really straightforward, old-fashioned and scotchy without being boozy. the dining room got a little loud around 8pm. overall, service was warm (unlike the room or the chairs) without being intrusive. one caveat with a "small plates" restaurant: even though everything is little, those little plates add up! although, we felt this was of fair value. loved it, cant wait to go back again.

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★★★★★

so much has been written about this restaurant recently, so we had to check it out. highlights and lowlights from beginning to end: no clear cut place to "check in" but we were greeted and sat promptly. very cute room but a bit chilly throughout the meal. menu explained very well by the server and there really is a little something for everyone. i would feel just as comfortable bringing my grandma to the restaurant as i would my foodie friends. lots of wines by the glass and a small but versitile selection of liqour. chestnut soup was lovely: refined yet comforting...as was the porcini creme brulee. tuna "nicoise" came next, room temp(it was more like a salad) but very flavorful! those famous little duck burgers: do it. get 'em. cute and delicious. we waited a while for our main course but it was well worth it. also, the beef is great: classic, rich (bearnaise, brussels, potato hash). the beef is grass-fed: very earthy and dense. not the melt in your mouth corn-fed that i grew up with but sooooooooo tasty. cheeses are listed on a chalk board and arrive with a delightful fig paste. the butterscotch pudding was awesome. really straightforward, old-fashioned and scotchy without being boozy. the dining room got a little loud around 8pm. overall, service was warm (unlike the room or the chairs) without being intrusive. one caveat with a "small plates" restaurant: even though everything is little, those little plates add up! although, we felt this was of fair value. loved it, cant wait to go back again.

Pros: creative menu, beautiful food, guiding service

Cons: can get loud, a bit chilly, a light dessert option needed

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I have dined at Tilth twice and had polar opposite experiences. First, the good: I ate there on a Sunday in mid-November and had a wonderful meal. My fish was cooked perfectly, salad was nicely seasoned, duck burgers out of this world! I also had a mussel special that was delicious. Service was gracious, wine was outstanding.

On my second visit (Thursday night), I had the opposite experience: I ordered the same fish as I had before and it was over-cooked and had so much salt it was barely edible. The size of the tuna also seemed significantly smaller than the first time I ate there (perhaps the owner is already trying to cut back on expenses?!?) Risotto was the same - too salty! My salad (different salad - seems they change the menu every month) was ho-hum - I paid quite a bit for a bunch of greens and a few orange segments that I could have done at home. Seems like not that big of a stretch for a Chef to come up with something more engaging. My dining companion had a ravioli special that was delicious, salmon (again, way too salty and overcooked) duck burgers (tasty although slightly too rare for my friend), and a chestnut soup that was absolutely incredible. Service was just ok - nothing like the first time I ate there. The room is, quite frankly, terrible: too loud, incredibly uncomfortable seats, a freezing cold bathroom, awful music (that kept skipping), and overall not a place you'd want to spend a few hours at.

Overall, it seems like Tilth has a lot of kinks to work out. From the looks of the kitchen, they have an army of workers back there but they are not putting out consistent food at all (save for the specials I had, duck burgers, and soup). Chef Maria Hines seems to have some kinks to iron out, needs to get a handle on the too salty food situation, and truly needs some help to fix the front of the house ambiance.

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★★☆☆☆

I have dined at Tilth twice and had polar opposite experiences. First, the good: I ate there on a Sunday in mid-November and had a wonderful meal. My fish was cooked perfectly, salad was nicely seasoned, duck burgers out of this world! I also had a mussel special that was delicious. Service was gracious, wine was outstanding.

On my second visit (Thursday night), I had the opposite experience: I ordered the same fish as I had before and it was over-cooked and had so much salt it was barely edible. The size of the tuna also seemed significantly smaller than the first time I ate there (perhaps the owner is already trying to cut back on expenses?!?) Risotto was the same - too salty! My salad (different salad - seems they change the menu every month) was ho-hum - I paid quite a bit for a bunch of greens and a few orange segments that I could have done at home. Seems like not that big of a stretch for a Chef to come up with something more engaging. My dining companion had a ravioli special that was delicious, salmon (again, way too salty and overcooked) duck burgers (tasty although slightly too rare for my friend), and a chestnut soup that was absolutely incredible. Service was just ok - nothing like the first time I ate there. The room is, quite frankly, terrible: too loud, incredibly uncomfortable seats, a freezing cold bathroom, awful music (that kept skipping), and overall not a place you'd want to spend a few hours at.

Overall, it seems like Tilth has a lot of kinks to work out. From the looks of the kitchen, they have an army of workers back there but they are not putting out consistent food at all (save for the specials I had, duck burgers, and soup). Chef Maria Hines seems to have some kinks to iron out, needs to get a handle on the too salty food situation, and truly needs some help to fix the front of the house ambiance.

Pros: duck burgers, soup, menu changes often

Cons: ambiance, inconsistent food, ambiance

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I was so excited to try Tilth because i really enjoyed Maria Hines food at E&O and am impressed with her committment to using organic ingredients. There was a huge pre-opening buzz & perhaps that made my disappointment fall that much harder. The execution of the meal was off and the service off-putting. The server was curt and basically ignored us. It was a fairly busy (3/4 full) week night when we dined at Tilth but nevertheless, our server didn't check back on us until 20 minutes to see if our food was ok. At that point, it wasn't worth telling her that our appetizers were quite cold & our soup was just lukewarm. We just wanted to move on to our entrees by this point because we were starving & fortunately they were slightly better. The duck burgers were delicious and the pork belly and steak were acceptable but nothing to rave about. The service was also very slow -- it took over 3 hours for us to get through 2 courses. The problems experienced may just be growing pains and hopefully will be worked out over time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was so excited to try Tilth because i really enjoyed Maria Hines food at E&O and am impressed with her committment to using organic ingredients. There was a huge pre-opening buzz & perhaps that made my disappointment fall that much harder. The execution of the meal was off and the service off-putting. The server was curt and basically ignored us. It was a fairly busy (3/4 full) week night when we dined at Tilth but nevertheless, our server didn't check back on us until 20 minutes to see if our food was ok. At that point, it wasn't worth telling her that our appetizers were quite cold & our soup was just lukewarm. We just wanted to move on to our entrees by this point because we were starving & fortunately they were slightly better. The duck burgers were delicious and the pork belly and steak were acceptable but nothing to rave about. The service was also very slow -- it took over 3 hours for us to get through 2 courses. The problems experienced may just be growing pains and hopefully will be worked out over time.

Pros: Amuse Bouche is a nice touch

Cons: Unengaged Service, Poor Execution of Dishes

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I have been involved in the hospitality industry around the world for many years and was most excited to try the new American cuisine at Tilth. I can honestly say that I was highly impressed. Located in a converted Wallingford bungalow, the setting to me was perfect, the ambience delightful...and I even sat at the table near the door! Our service was unobtrusive, whilst being very informative (not too much as I do dislike blathering servers). We tried the mini duck burgers, superb,best sliders in town! Between the 3 of us we ordered 2 small salads, then being into steaks had to try the sirloin, perfectly prepared, although the sauteed radicchio was not my "cup of tea". For dessert the pecan pie with bourbon icecream brought back fond memories of my time in Georgia. I noticed that some reviewers were not impressed by the portions, now I am a big eater and was not in any way disappointed with the amount of food I was served....maybe those people could go and eat "old American cuisine" and they would be more satisfied.

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★★★★★

I have been involved in the hospitality industry around the world for many years and was most excited to try the new American cuisine at Tilth. I can honestly say that I was highly impressed. Located in a converted Wallingford bungalow, the setting to me was perfect, the ambience delightful...and I even sat at the table near the door! Our service was unobtrusive, whilst being very informative (not too much as I do dislike blathering servers). We tried the mini duck burgers, superb,best sliders in town! Between the 3 of us we ordered 2 small salads, then being into steaks had to try the sirloin, perfectly prepared, although the sauteed radicchio was not my "cup of tea". For dessert the pecan pie with bourbon icecream brought back fond memories of my time in Georgia. I noticed that some reviewers were not impressed by the portions, now I am a big eater and was not in any way disappointed with the amount of food I was served....maybe those people could go and eat "old American cuisine" and they would be more satisfied.

Pros: food, affordable wine list, service

Cons: parking

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We were disappointed with Tilth and do not plan to return. The service was good, and the atmosphere pleasant if a little stark. Overall the food was ineptly prepared and showed a lack of good management in the kitchen. I had mussels that were so excessively salted that the broth burned in my mouth, and the turkey I had was dry and chalky with mushy flavorless stuffing. I am a huge fan of the organics movement but can't support an overpriced restaurant where they simply cannot cook.

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★★☆☆☆

We were disappointed with Tilth and do not plan to return. The service was good, and the atmosphere pleasant if a little stark. Overall the food was ineptly prepared and showed a lack of good management in the kitchen. I had mussels that were so excessively salted that the broth burned in my mouth, and the turkey I had was dry and chalky with mushy flavorless stuffing. I am a huge fan of the organics movement but can't support an overpriced restaurant where they simply cannot cook.

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To be generous, this is a mediocre restaurant. On a busy night, the seating options for a party of 2 are limited. You can sit near the drafty front door, near the bathroom or there are a couple of crammed tables near an interior partition. There is little privacy for a party of two. The portions are small, the service was poor. The options for vegetarians are surprisingly limited. They were unable to get the wine out in a reasonable time. Save your money. For this kind of expenditure, you can eat twice at other quaint neighborhood restaurants or head downtown for a world class meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

To be generous, this is a mediocre restaurant. On a busy night, the seating options for a party of 2 are limited. You can sit near the drafty front door, near the bathroom or there are a couple of crammed tables near an interior partition. There is little privacy for a party of two. The portions are small, the service was poor. The options for vegetarians are surprisingly limited. They were unable to get the wine out in a reasonable time. Save your money. For this kind of expenditure, you can eat twice at other quaint neighborhood restaurants or head downtown for a world class meal.

Pros: In a nice neighborhood

Cons: Mediocre food, poor service, no privacy, pretentious

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Because I am a huge fan of Tilth's passion for organics, I was very excited to visit this restaurant with some friends. Short and sweet, the flavors and creativity were unique and worthy of another visit.
However, the service was incredibly slow, the room was so loud I couldn't hear my dinner companions talk, the chairs were very hard, and my soup was cold. Not to mention that the front door opens directly onto a table, providing a bone-chilling breeze at each entrance and exit.
I'd love to go back because I would like to support the cause, but not until a few things get worked out.

2
★★★★☆

Because I am a huge fan of Tilth's passion for organics, I was very excited to visit this restaurant with some friends. Short and sweet, the flavors and creativity were unique and worthy of another visit.
However, the service was incredibly slow, the room was so loud I couldn't hear my dinner companions talk, the chairs were very hard, and my soup was cold. Not to mention that the front door opens directly onto a table, providing a bone-chilling breeze at each entrance and exit.
I'd love to go back because I would like to support the cause, but not until a few things get worked out.

Pros: Flavors, organic, unique combinations

Cons: Too loud, hard chairs, slow serivce, cold when door opens

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So, I can be best described as a foodie. I love to both eat it & make it! I have been to Tilth twice & both times have been exceptional! The first time w/ a friend & she loved it. The 2nd w/ my husband & he loved it. Everything I had was my favorite. I will say they have this mushroom brule right now which is the best thing ever. I think I'll have dreams about it. We did have the pork belley & it was also very wonderful. We do love our pig though! The only thing I can say is that reservations are best & if you do just show up then expect to wait a few minutes for someone to notice that you would like to be seated. There isn't a permanent staff member at the door & we saw a few people leave due to this. Disappointing - for them! The chef/owner needs to realize this is happening.... Service, on the other hand, is wonderful! The ambiance was simple yet elegant. We will definately be coming again!

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★★★★★

So, I can be best described as a foodie. I love to both eat it & make it! I have been to Tilth twice & both times have been exceptional! The first time w/ a friend & she loved it. The 2nd w/ my husband & he loved it. Everything I had was my favorite. I will say they have this mushroom brule right now which is the best thing ever. I think I'll have dreams about it. We did have the pork belley & it was also very wonderful. We do love our pig though! The only thing I can say is that reservations are best & if you do just show up then expect to wait a few minutes for someone to notice that you would like to be seated. There isn't a permanent staff member at the door & we saw a few people leave due to this. Disappointing - for them! The chef/owner needs to realize this is happening.... Service, on the other hand, is wonderful! The ambiance was simple yet elegant. We will definately be coming again!

Pros: The food, the service, the ambience

Cons: Waiting to be seated

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I loved what I ate at Tilth few weekends ago! Everything was such a great flavor - the soup was really tasty too. I have to agree with some of the reviews about pork belly - little too fatty & salty for brunch I think. But it was still so good, otherwise I wouldn't have finished it! The decor is very fresh, perfect for brunch. Really liked the cleanliness of it. Now, for dinner, maybe too bright and casual? Anyway, this is one of my favorite places and I am so lucky that I can walk there from my place!

2
★★★★★

I loved what I ate at Tilth few weekends ago! Everything was such a great flavor - the soup was really tasty too. I have to agree with some of the reviews about pork belly - little too fatty & salty for brunch I think. But it was still so good, otherwise I wouldn't have finished it! The decor is very fresh, perfect for brunch. Really liked the cleanliness of it. Now, for dinner, maybe too bright and casual? Anyway, this is one of my favorite places and I am so lucky that I can walk there from my place!

Pros: Great food, creative menue

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