Crow Restaurant & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 823 5th Ave N

    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • 206-283-8800

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Sunday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM

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Ate the lasagne today. (followed by a trip to the closest grocery store for some antacids!) Too salty, too acidic and too mushy. Bad, really bad!

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★★☆☆☆

Ate the lasagne today. (followed by a trip to the closest grocery store for some antacids!) Too salty, too acidic and too mushy. Bad, really bad!

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A friend of mine worked at the crow, so I went to have dinner. The wine selection is great, small menu. Always super busy, so make reservations. Small place. Sit at the bar seating, and you get to watch your food being made.

4
★★★★☆

A friend of mine worked at the crow, so I went to have dinner. The wine selection is great, small menu. Always super busy, so make reservations. Small place. Sit at the bar seating, and you get to watch your food being made.

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My wife and I were just there for our anniversary. Our initial impression was that it was a bit loud for our tastes. The restaurant is pretty much one room with high ceilings, so the chatter of hungry couples gets reasonably loud. It's not like you have to yell to hear each other, but don't expect to be whispering to your love. The parmesean salad was unique and delicious. My wife had the chicken, and I had the steak. The steak's flavor and texture were very good. The peppercorn sauce was also very good. The chicken was perfectly prepared and super juicy.
The side items that came with our dishes weren't terrific. My red skinned potatoes were overcooked and a bit bland, and I love potatoes. My wife ordered the side of smashed potato pancake, and it was decent but nothing earth shattering. Included veggies were pretty good. The deserts were perfectly portioned and flavor was solid. I wouldn't go just for desert (as I would some places), but it was a nice way to cap off a good meal.

Overall, We were happy, and would likely visit there again for another special day. It's a little bit expensive for an every week treat.

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★★★★★

My wife and I were just there for our anniversary. Our initial impression was that it was a bit loud for our tastes. The restaurant is pretty much one room with high ceilings, so the chatter of hungry couples gets reasonably loud. It's not like you have to yell to hear each other, but don't expect to be whispering to your love. The parmesean salad was unique and delicious. My wife had the chicken, and I had the steak. The steak's flavor and texture were very good. The peppercorn sauce was also very good. The chicken was perfectly prepared and super juicy.
The side items that came with our dishes weren't terrific. My red skinned potatoes were overcooked and a bit bland, and I love potatoes. My wife ordered the side of smashed potato pancake, and it was decent but nothing earth shattering. Included veggies were pretty good. The deserts were perfectly portioned and flavor was solid. I wouldn't go just for desert (as I would some places), but it was a nice way to cap off a good meal.

Overall, We were happy, and would likely visit there again for another special day. It's a little bit expensive for an every week treat.

Pros: Steak and Chicken were phenominal

Cons: potatoes were pretty bland

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Crow is consistently one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Honestly the best chicken in the city. The prosciutto wrapped pan roasted chicken with green beans in an exquisite au jus (sauce of pan drippings) always wows me. The chicken, perfectly crisp on the outside and tender and moist throughout the inside. Order a side of the smashed potato cake and you are golden for an delicious meal. The menu frequently changes highlighting seasonal ingredients with the chicken and lasagna being cornerstones of the menu. Portions are decent sized so if you want you can share with a friend. Usually we share an appetizer, salad or soup and entree so we can sample different parts of the menu. Desserts also tend to be delectable, so save room! Affordable for the quality of food, Crow is your neighborhood restaurant or a special place to bring out of town guests.

The space, large industrial style with open ceilings and brightly colored walls, is quite sleek and sophisticated. However the drawback is on a busy night it can be very noisy. My experience with service is usually positive, wait staff are knowledgeable about dishes, suggested wines that pair accordingly and mostly friendly. Consistently busy may be hard to get a table at the last minute without a reservation, however if you like, sit at the back kitchen bar and watch the chefs work their magic.

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★★★★☆

Crow is consistently one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Honestly the best chicken in the city. The prosciutto wrapped pan roasted chicken with green beans in an exquisite au jus (sauce of pan drippings) always wows me. The chicken, perfectly crisp on the outside and tender and moist throughout the inside. Order a side of the smashed potato cake and you are golden for an delicious meal. The menu frequently changes highlighting seasonal ingredients with the chicken and lasagna being cornerstones of the menu. Portions are decent sized so if you want you can share with a friend. Usually we share an appetizer, salad or soup and entree so we can sample different parts of the menu. Desserts also tend to be delectable, so save room! Affordable for the quality of food, Crow is your neighborhood restaurant or a special place to bring out of town guests.

The space, large industrial style with open ceilings and brightly colored walls, is quite sleek and sophisticated. However the drawback is on a busy night it can be very noisy. My experience with service is usually positive, wait staff are knowledgeable about dishes, suggested wines that pair accordingly and mostly friendly. Consistently busy may be hard to get a table at the last minute without a reservation, however if you like, sit at the back kitchen bar and watch the chefs work their magic.

Pros: The Chicken

Cons: Can Be Noisy

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After several friends highly recommended Crow we stopped by and had a drink. Very cool place. It is a little hard to find, but worth the effort particularly if you are doing something at the Seattle Center.

4
★★★★☆

After several friends highly recommended Crow we stopped by and had a drink. Very cool place. It is a little hard to find, but worth the effort particularly if you are doing something at the Seattle Center.

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We stopped in for a drink and felt the ambiance was fantastic. You really feel like you're in one of the hot spots. No complaints at all for the bar, we'll get back and try the food soon.

4
★★★★☆

We stopped in for a drink and felt the ambiance was fantastic. You really feel like you're in one of the hot spots. No complaints at all for the bar, we'll get back and try the food soon.

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The Crow is close to downtown and the Seattle Center, and all other attractions the city has to offer. And certainly is a deluxe American neighborhood bistro.

The Mediterranean platter worked well for starters. The Kumamoto Oysters were superb, and three of us had the chicken (which I will certain repeat next time around). Generally oysters cost about the same, big or small. Smaller oysters are usually tastier.

The wine list worked well with the food, complementing the entire dinner experience. Let them help you select, and you will probably have a bottle both better and cheaper than if you go it alone. As stated in the Seattle Times "They do everything absolutely right."

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★★★★★

The Crow is close to downtown and the Seattle Center, and all other attractions the city has to offer. And certainly is a deluxe American neighborhood bistro.

The Mediterranean platter worked well for starters. The Kumamoto Oysters were superb, and three of us had the chicken (which I will certain repeat next time around). Generally oysters cost about the same, big or small. Smaller oysters are usually tastier.

The wine list worked well with the food, complementing the entire dinner experience. Let them help you select, and you will probably have a bottle both better and cheaper than if you go it alone. As stated in the Seattle Times "They do everything absolutely right."

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The first and second time I tried to go to the Crow, I was alone. I was not allowed to make a reservation over the phone for one person, so I thought I'd go later and grab an empty table. When I got there, several small tables were empty, but I was told I had to sit at the bar. Well, alone with a book, it was too dark to read at the bar, so I left.

I ran into the same problem at Betty, the Crow's sister restaurant on Upper Queen Anne.

I've since been to Crow (and Betty) with other people and have had pretty good experiences. The service was a bit slow, but our waiters and waitresses were very cordial.

Bottom line, if you're alone and don't want to sit at the bar, go somewhere else.

Chris

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★★★☆☆

The first and second time I tried to go to the Crow, I was alone. I was not allowed to make a reservation over the phone for one person, so I thought I'd go later and grab an empty table. When I got there, several small tables were empty, but I was told I had to sit at the bar. Well, alone with a book, it was too dark to read at the bar, so I left.

I ran into the same problem at Betty, the Crow's sister restaurant on Upper Queen Anne.

I've since been to Crow (and Betty) with other people and have had pretty good experiences. The service was a bit slow, but our waiters and waitresses were very cordial.

Bottom line, if you're alone and don't want to sit at the bar, go somewhere else.

Chris

Pros: Loved the salmon

Cons: Do not like being forced to sit at the bar just because I'm alone

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We had two birthdays yesterday, and out of several suggestions, we decided to go to Crow to celebrate. My partner called earlier that morning to make a reservation for 4 at 7:30 pm and told them that we had two birthdays. We showed up at 7:30, and weren't seated until 8:00 pm (my partner wondered why they took the reservation in the first place if they couldn't seat us.) While we waited, we weren't invited to get a drink at the bar, or even spoken to until our table was ready. When we were seated, our bored server said, "I apologize for the wait," but by her tone, we could tell she didn't care. The food was alright, you can get the same "foodie" items in other restaurants, but frankly, it was the service that drove us away. My friend was offered cracked pepper, but it wasn't offered to me. When my partner asked the server to bring pepper - she brought a ramekin of already crushed pepper (umh, I had to restrain myself from saying "what the hell?") Oh yeah, forgot to say that there was absolutely no mention of our birthdays at all. My partner quietly informed them when we got there that we were celebrating two birthdays, and our server said nothing, and neither did the 3 other people who interacted with our table badly. When the dessert menu came, we politely declined, paid our bill, and went to Molly Moon's in Wallingford for ice cream. I might be a bureaucrat now, but I've waited tables before, and it's really not that hard to be nice and welcoming to people, even if you're having a terrible day. Overall: Food = okay, ambience = attractive, service = pretentious and bad.

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★★☆☆☆

We had two birthdays yesterday, and out of several suggestions, we decided to go to Crow to celebrate. My partner called earlier that morning to make a reservation for 4 at 7:30 pm and told them that we had two birthdays. We showed up at 7:30, and weren't seated until 8:00 pm (my partner wondered why they took the reservation in the first place if they couldn't seat us.) While we waited, we weren't invited to get a drink at the bar, or even spoken to until our table was ready. When we were seated, our bored server said, "I apologize for the wait," but by her tone, we could tell she didn't care. The food was alright, you can get the same "foodie" items in other restaurants, but frankly, it was the service that drove us away. My friend was offered cracked pepper, but it wasn't offered to me. When my partner asked the server to bring pepper - she brought a ramekin of already crushed pepper (umh, I had to restrain myself from saying "what the hell?") Oh yeah, forgot to say that there was absolutely no mention of our birthdays at all. My partner quietly informed them when we got there that we were celebrating two birthdays, and our server said nothing, and neither did the 3 other people who interacted with our table badly. When the dessert menu came, we politely declined, paid our bill, and went to Molly Moon's in Wallingford for ice cream. I might be a bureaucrat now, but I've waited tables before, and it's really not that hard to be nice and welcoming to people, even if you're having a terrible day. Overall: Food = okay, ambience = attractive, service = pretentious and bad.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service

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My fiance and I decided to try out Crow on a Friday night without reservations around 6 pm since it's nearby where we live. When we walked in, half the tables were empty but the hostess--after looking at her list for a good 3 minutes--wouldn't seat us because she said that people were coming. So we sat at the "chef's table," which we ended up liking better anyway. I had the gnocchi, which I loved. My fiance had the roasted chicken. It was good except for the sauce, which lacked taste. We kept seeing a lot of the steak over salad dish (not sure what it was) but it looked amazing. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and chit chat with the chefs. When we were leaving we did take note that 7 of the so-called reserved tables were still empty. Like I said, we ended up liking the chef's table probably more than we would have liked a booth, but I still found it odd.

2
★★★★☆

My fiance and I decided to try out Crow on a Friday night without reservations around 6 pm since it's nearby where we live. When we walked in, half the tables were empty but the hostess--after looking at her list for a good 3 minutes--wouldn't seat us because she said that people were coming. So we sat at the "chef's table," which we ended up liking better anyway. I had the gnocchi, which I loved. My fiance had the roasted chicken. It was good except for the sauce, which lacked taste. We kept seeing a lot of the steak over salad dish (not sure what it was) but it looked amazing. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and chit chat with the chefs. When we were leaving we did take note that 7 of the so-called reserved tables were still empty. Like I said, we ended up liking the chef's table probably more than we would have liked a booth, but I still found it odd.

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I eat at Crow 2 to 3 times per month. I usually sit at the food bar because it is really fun to watch them prepare the food. The servers and chefs are friendly and attentive. I love that Crow's menu changes every month or so and there is always something new and great that is reasonably priced. Lately, there have been a couple of great salads, a crab salad and beet salad, each of which I had a couple of times. Last month, I had a great hangar steak served on a watercress and tomato salad with blue cheese on top. Recently, I had the gnocchi with brown butter, corn, and morels and it was a little bit of heaven. Their gnocchi is flour based - not potato - and melts in your mouth. I'm going to try the lamp chops and ribeye they just put on the menu next week. Crow may get a little loud and busy on the weekends, but it is always a sure bet for a great meal.

2
★★★★★

I eat at Crow 2 to 3 times per month. I usually sit at the food bar because it is really fun to watch them prepare the food. The servers and chefs are friendly and attentive. I love that Crow's menu changes every month or so and there is always something new and great that is reasonably priced. Lately, there have been a couple of great salads, a crab salad and beet salad, each of which I had a couple of times. Last month, I had a great hangar steak served on a watercress and tomato salad with blue cheese on top. Recently, I had the gnocchi with brown butter, corn, and morels and it was a little bit of heaven. Their gnocchi is flour based - not potato - and melts in your mouth. I'm going to try the lamp chops and ribeye they just put on the menu next week. Crow may get a little loud and busy on the weekends, but it is always a sure bet for a great meal.

Pros: Great food, reasonably priced, nice servers and chefs

Cons: can get loud

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NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
The food is tasteless and the main ingredient in every course is BUTTER
and chef when asked questions is extremely arrogant....
TERRIBLE SERVICE.
NOT RECOMMENDED.
Stay away from this place!

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★☆☆☆☆

NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
The food is tasteless and the main ingredient in every course is BUTTER
and chef when asked questions is extremely arrogant....
TERRIBLE SERVICE.
NOT RECOMMENDED.
Stay away from this place!

Pros: none

Cons: too many!!!!!

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A friend took me there for dinner a few months ago. I was really disappointed when I saw how small the menu was. I ended up ordering the chicken and was blown away. Hands down, it was the juiciest, tenderest, piece of poultry I have ever had. The martini I had wasn't to shabby either.

2
★★★★★

A friend took me there for dinner a few months ago. I was really disappointed when I saw how small the menu was. I ended up ordering the chicken and was blown away. Hands down, it was the juiciest, tenderest, piece of poultry I have ever had. The martini I had wasn't to shabby either.

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Our first experience with Crow was a total success...We had heard so much about if we made a reservation and went on Wednesday night a few weeks ago. We were greated at the door with a big smile from the hostess. We chose to sit at the bar and soak up the atmosphere and some delicous oysters and bread. I had the best mojitos ever in the history of the drink. We moved on to a dinner of divine scallops and perfectly cooked lamb...WOW...it was so much fun to watch the 3 women chefs at work... It was easy to tell the staff really enjoys working threre by how well they all did their jobs! really a special night...I highly reccomend it! My favorite neighborhood restaurant in Seattle!

2
★★★★★

Our first experience with Crow was a total success...We had heard so much about if we made a reservation and went on Wednesday night a few weeks ago. We were greated at the door with a big smile from the hostess. We chose to sit at the bar and soak up the atmosphere and some delicous oysters and bread. I had the best mojitos ever in the history of the drink. We moved on to a dinner of divine scallops and perfectly cooked lamb...WOW...it was so much fun to watch the 3 women chefs at work... It was easy to tell the staff really enjoys working threre by how well they all did their jobs! really a special night...I highly reccomend it! My favorite neighborhood restaurant in Seattle!

Pros: Great Service, Great Food

Cons: none

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This is my kind of place. With a simple and limited menu, Crow is great bistro food done right! My husband and I ordered the soup of the day, a yellow split pea with creme fraiche and it was delicious and comforting ( and piping hot - how it should be!) The lamb kebabs were fantastic and are pretty much a meal in itself. The lamb was perfectly cooked - still red inside (love rare meat!) and served with a cool, tangy plain old yogurt and tabbouleh flavored with harissa. So freakin' good. The pan roasted chicken was exactly what it was - perfectly cooked moist chicken with a crispy skin and a savory pan sauce. We were too full to order dessert but the chocolate bread pudding looked tempting enough to bring us back just to order it. Oh yeah, the service was great too! We will be back!

2
★★★★★

This is my kind of place. With a simple and limited menu, Crow is great bistro food done right! My husband and I ordered the soup of the day, a yellow split pea with creme fraiche and it was delicious and comforting ( and piping hot - how it should be!) The lamb kebabs were fantastic and are pretty much a meal in itself. The lamb was perfectly cooked - still red inside (love rare meat!) and served with a cool, tangy plain old yogurt and tabbouleh flavored with harissa. So freakin' good. The pan roasted chicken was exactly what it was - perfectly cooked moist chicken with a crispy skin and a savory pan sauce. We were too full to order dessert but the chocolate bread pudding looked tempting enough to bring us back just to order it. Oh yeah, the service was great too! We will be back!

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this place sat well with us. the menu is limited but the food was really good...back to the basics style. the lasagna was divine and they had a few specials to choose from. we tried one of them that had a nice combo of seafood and sausage. both dishes were rustic, not too overdone and very tasty. nice little touches like good bread and delicious balsamic to start and big big wine pours! good service and though the place is a little loud it felt cozy enough to our little party of 2. might have to yell a little with a bigger party given the acoustics.

2
★★★★★

this place sat well with us. the menu is limited but the food was really good...back to the basics style. the lasagna was divine and they had a few specials to choose from. we tried one of them that had a nice combo of seafood and sausage. both dishes were rustic, not too overdone and very tasty. nice little touches like good bread and delicious balsamic to start and big big wine pours! good service and though the place is a little loud it felt cozy enough to our little party of 2. might have to yell a little with a bigger party given the acoustics.

Pros: food, decor

Cons: parking tough

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Crow was alright. We were seated right away (we had reservations), our server was nice and patient with our group. I agree w/ other reviewers, the acoustics are terrible, the torchiere lighting is bad. I was disappointed the menu was so limited. The right side of the menu offered all their salads, apps, and dinner. The left side: BLANK. Seriously, seven entrees to choose from! There wasn't even a special of the evening. The best thing about Crow was the nice service, the bathrooms, and the company.

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★★★☆☆

Crow was alright. We were seated right away (we had reservations), our server was nice and patient with our group. I agree w/ other reviewers, the acoustics are terrible, the torchiere lighting is bad. I was disappointed the menu was so limited. The right side of the menu offered all their salads, apps, and dinner. The left side: BLANK. Seriously, seven entrees to choose from! There wasn't even a special of the evening. The best thing about Crow was the nice service, the bathrooms, and the company.

Pros: Service, nice washrooms

Cons: Limited menu

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Let me start of by saying that I am a Chef. I've worked in Manhattan, the Seattle area, and other big cities in the US and Europe. Crow was recommended to me by a couple of people here, so I went to check it out. I had the opposite experience from many of the people that have posted here. I thought the food was mediocre, and the service was rather OK. My problem with the food is that there are many glaring errors in the composition of the menu. Several main courses are served without a starch or without a vegetable. I find it interesting that no one here has commented on that. A non-cook friend dined with me, and that was her first comment upon receiving her food. We sat at the cook's bar, and while the kitchen was clean and flowed acceptably well, many errors were made from dish-to-dish that I found unacceptable for how slow-paced of the evening was. Every lasagna that went out was burnt, and the sauce ran watery on the plate. Several of the "famous" chickens were also burnt, and no effort was put into at least scraping off the char before sending them out. Also, everything was garnished with parsley. No real effort was put into plating sauce so plates going out looked messy as opposed to classy, and the sauces that did come didn't necessarily compliment the dish. Portions by and large were enough for two. Our service was friendly and professional. My complaint is that the server was not knowledgeable about the beverage menu. Food took an acceptable amount of time, but the order in which we received things was off. We found ourselves watching the other person eat, and even items from the same course arrived 10 or more minutes after the first was finished. We also noticed people waiting for a table when a whole section of the restaurant was not being sat. Another complaint is that the beer list is lacking anything of interest, and most of the beers were so similar to one another. I doubt if I would return. If the beer menu were better I might go back for Happy Hour.

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★★★☆☆

Let me start of by saying that I am a Chef. I've worked in Manhattan, the Seattle area, and other big cities in the US and Europe. Crow was recommended to me by a couple of people here, so I went to check it out. I had the opposite experience from many of the people that have posted here. I thought the food was mediocre, and the service was rather OK. My problem with the food is that there are many glaring errors in the composition of the menu. Several main courses are served without a starch or without a vegetable. I find it interesting that no one here has commented on that. A non-cook friend dined with me, and that was her first comment upon receiving her food. We sat at the cook's bar, and while the kitchen was clean and flowed acceptably well, many errors were made from dish-to-dish that I found unacceptable for how slow-paced of the evening was. Every lasagna that went out was burnt, and the sauce ran watery on the plate. Several of the "famous" chickens were also burnt, and no effort was put into at least scraping off the char before sending them out. Also, everything was garnished with parsley. No real effort was put into plating sauce so plates going out looked messy as opposed to classy, and the sauces that did come didn't necessarily compliment the dish. Portions by and large were enough for two. Our service was friendly and professional. My complaint is that the server was not knowledgeable about the beverage menu. Food took an acceptable amount of time, but the order in which we received things was off. We found ourselves watching the other person eat, and even items from the same course arrived 10 or more minutes after the first was finished. We also noticed people waiting for a table when a whole section of the restaurant was not being sat. Another complaint is that the beer list is lacking anything of interest, and most of the beers were so similar to one another. I doubt if I would return. If the beer menu were better I might go back for Happy Hour.

Pros: Great ambience, decent price, nice wine list with many choices by the glass or half bottle

Cons: Only average/unthoughtful food, questionable bathrooms, and a very disappointing beer selection

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So far, we haven't had a visit that we haven't enjoyed. We've had the chicken and lasagna and never go wrong with those choices. Their other dishes rotate and so far, we haven't been disappointed. The heirloom tomato bread salad is fabulous, love the gazpacho, the mediterranean plate is always yummy. Some of their fish specials are really just amazing. We've had nights with long waits but often we go to sit at the food bar with no reservation at all - we typically go midweek and rarely have we waited longer than 10 minutes, assuming we're flexible with where we sit. We haven't gone on weekends, and find if we go with more than just the two of us, a reservation is essential. We'll go back, and back, and back - our favorite in Seattle right now! The new Betty up on Queen Anne, run by the same folks, is also very good and worth a try.

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★★★★★

So far, we haven't had a visit that we haven't enjoyed. We've had the chicken and lasagna and never go wrong with those choices. Their other dishes rotate and so far, we haven't been disappointed. The heirloom tomato bread salad is fabulous, love the gazpacho, the mediterranean plate is always yummy. Some of their fish specials are really just amazing. We've had nights with long waits but often we go to sit at the food bar with no reservation at all - we typically go midweek and rarely have we waited longer than 10 minutes, assuming we're flexible with where we sit. We haven't gone on weekends, and find if we go with more than just the two of us, a reservation is essential. We'll go back, and back, and back - our favorite in Seattle right now! The new Betty up on Queen Anne, run by the same folks, is also very good and worth a try.

Pros: Food for sure

Cons: Parking is a hassle - watch for the permit-only signs. They ticket up there.

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My husband took me to Crow last night for my birthday and we had the best time. The atmosphere was very warm, the service was excellent, and the food was out of this world! I highly recommend the duck breast with creamy polenta. My husband had the pan roasted chicken which was also fabulous. For starters, we shared only a crab salad (very delicious as well) to make sure we left enough room for dessert and was I glad we did. Their ice cream sundae is easily the best I've ever had. Our server even brought it with a candle. We also enjoyed a very nice bottle of Pinot Noir that complemented our entrees perfectly. Both of us can't wait to return. In fact, on our way out of the restaurant, we had the host make reservations for next Friday for my husband's birthday. Perhaps next time I'll try the lasagne that I've heard so much about.

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★★★★★

My husband took me to Crow last night for my birthday and we had the best time. The atmosphere was very warm, the service was excellent, and the food was out of this world! I highly recommend the duck breast with creamy polenta. My husband had the pan roasted chicken which was also fabulous. For starters, we shared only a crab salad (very delicious as well) to make sure we left enough room for dessert and was I glad we did. Their ice cream sundae is easily the best I've ever had. Our server even brought it with a candle. We also enjoyed a very nice bottle of Pinot Noir that complemented our entrees perfectly. Both of us can't wait to return. In fact, on our way out of the restaurant, we had the host make reservations for next Friday for my husband's birthday. Perhaps next time I'll try the lasagne that I've heard so much about.

Pros: Everything!!!

Cons: None.

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Irregardless of the actual dining experience (great salad; everything else mediocre and overrated), we made a reservation for 7:15pm on a Monday night and were seated at 7:47. No explanation, no comped drinks, no warning that we would be made to stand in the cold for over a half an hour. Instead of an honest answer when we checked in on time so that we could've gone next door for a drink, we watched as several couples were seated ahead of us only to hear..."your table will be ready soon." There are lots of places in this city to eat on a Monday and I look forward to going everywhere else but here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Irregardless of the actual dining experience (great salad; everything else mediocre and overrated), we made a reservation for 7:15pm on a Monday night and were seated at 7:47. No explanation, no comped drinks, no warning that we would be made to stand in the cold for over a half an hour. Instead of an honest answer when we checked in on time so that we could've gone next door for a drink, we watched as several couples were seated ahead of us only to hear..."your table will be ready soon." There are lots of places in this city to eat on a Monday and I look forward to going everywhere else but here.

Pros: crab and mango salad

Cons: reservations not honored

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Finally after much anticipation made it to Crow, and I couldn't have been more disappointed. Despite the lovely space (with terrible acoustics), we waited more than 30 minutes after our reservation for a table. After finally being seated, the food service between courses was notably slow (if this had been an awkward first date it could have been disastrous), and the food was unremarkable (we had the halibut special--good sauce but it didn't marry that well with or infuse the fish, which was bland, and the lasagna (good, not exceptional); the lamb skewers were decent though as was the crab/avocado salad; I generally liked their selections on the small menu.). I could understand the delayed seating if Crow had just opened, but the service has been complained about on this site for the past 2 years. I won't recommend or return to this unremarkable restaurant when there are so many others that eclipse it in Seattle.

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★★☆☆☆

Finally after much anticipation made it to Crow, and I couldn't have been more disappointed. Despite the lovely space (with terrible acoustics), we waited more than 30 minutes after our reservation for a table. After finally being seated, the food service between courses was notably slow (if this had been an awkward first date it could have been disastrous), and the food was unremarkable (we had the halibut special--good sauce but it didn't marry that well with or infuse the fish, which was bland, and the lasagna (good, not exceptional); the lamb skewers were decent though as was the crab/avocado salad; I generally liked their selections on the small menu.). I could understand the delayed seating if Crow had just opened, but the service has been complained about on this site for the past 2 years. I won't recommend or return to this unremarkable restaurant when there are so many others that eclipse it in Seattle.

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On our first visit we sat at the bar with the chefs. This was a very great experience for my wife and me. The chefs were friendly and fast. We got to watch them prepare everything. My wife enjoyed an Italian soup with beans that was very fresh. (A+) Then we shared a Mediterranean plate with many different marinated vegetables. (A) Next was the chicken with pancetta. It was fantastic. (A+) Many people ordered the chicken and the mashed potatoes. For dessert, we tried the apple walnut cake. It got high marks with both of us (A+). It was warm with very distinct flavors.

On our second visit (our anniversary) we sat at a table. My wife ordered a summer drink that they came back later and said they couldn't' make, but they made a substitute drink that was ok. My gin and tonic was very good. I started with the mint and pea soup. Though the mint brightened up the soup, it tasted alot like mashed peas; very thick soup with no other hints of flavor. I wouldn't recommend it unless you really like peas. (C) For an appetizer, we tried the Mediterranean appetizer with feta, a roasted garlic clove, pitas and hummus. It wasn't the best I've had but it wasn't bad. (B+). My wife had the portabella mushroom with polenta. She loved it as did I. Complex flavors. The texture of the polenta kind of disturbed her but she ate it all.(A+). I had the pork stuffed with wild rice. The pork was good, but a little over cooked. The stuffing was ok, but nothing too exciting. The dish was topped with diced beets which added nothing to the flavor, and eventually turned the dish bright red. Not as great as I had expected. (B+). We also ordered the mashed potato dish that everyone has mentioned here. It was ok, but not as great as we had wished. I found it to be just mashed potatoes with bread crumbs on top. Not great at all. (B). For dessert, we tried the Guinness ice cream. It was surprisingly good and included three scoops with two small brownies (also good). Just right for sharing. (A).

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★★★★★

On our first visit we sat at the bar with the chefs. This was a very great experience for my wife and me. The chefs were friendly and fast. We got to watch them prepare everything. My wife enjoyed an Italian soup with beans that was very fresh. (A+) Then we shared a Mediterranean plate with many different marinated vegetables. (A) Next was the chicken with pancetta. It was fantastic. (A+) Many people ordered the chicken and the mashed potatoes. For dessert, we tried the apple walnut cake. It got high marks with both of us (A+). It was warm with very distinct flavors.

On our second visit (our anniversary) we sat at a table. My wife ordered a summer drink that they came back later and said they couldn't' make, but they made a substitute drink that was ok. My gin and tonic was very good. I started with the mint and pea soup. Though the mint brightened up the soup, it tasted alot like mashed peas; very thick soup with no other hints of flavor. I wouldn't recommend it unless you really like peas. (C) For an appetizer, we tried the Mediterranean appetizer with feta, a roasted garlic clove, pitas and hummus. It wasn't the best I've had but it wasn't bad. (B+). My wife had the portabella mushroom with polenta. She loved it as did I. Complex flavors. The texture of the polenta kind of disturbed her but she ate it all.(A+). I had the pork stuffed with wild rice. The pork was good, but a little over cooked. The stuffing was ok, but nothing too exciting. The dish was topped with diced beets which added nothing to the flavor, and eventually turned the dish bright red. Not as great as I had expected. (B+). We also ordered the mashed potato dish that everyone has mentioned here. It was ok, but not as great as we had wished. I found it to be just mashed potatoes with bread crumbs on top. Not great at all. (B). For dessert, we tried the Guinness ice cream. It was surprisingly good and included three scoops with two small brownies (also good). Just right for sharing. (A).

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I visited Crow for the first time the other night and was thoroughly impressed. My girlfriend and I dine out regularly with another couple and this time we decided to try Crow as we had heard rave reviews about this restaurant from several of our friends. Our reservations were for 7:45. We arrived a few minutes early but were seated almost immediately. Our server greeted us with a wide smile, informed us of the specials, and took our drink order. We all started with martinis and then moved on to wine from a very reasonably priced and comprehensive wine list. Our server helped us pick out a wonderful Italian red that in retrospect, I wish I had written down. The night progressed with some of the best food I've had in a long while. We started with curried mussels, antipasti, and a dozen oysters - all of which were outstanding. For main courses, we each got something different and shared around the table. The hanger steak and Black Cod were excellent and the lasagne was very good as well. The pan-roasted chicken however, was unbelievable (I would go back to Crow just for the chicken). For dessert, we ordered one of each of the four choices along with two glasses of sherry that our server also recommended. Overall, our dining experience at Crow was exceptional. The service was flawless and the food was amazing. I will say that on busy nights (like the night we were there) it does get quite loud in there - but this is the only negative I could find.

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★★★★★

I visited Crow for the first time the other night and was thoroughly impressed. My girlfriend and I dine out regularly with another couple and this time we decided to try Crow as we had heard rave reviews about this restaurant from several of our friends. Our reservations were for 7:45. We arrived a few minutes early but were seated almost immediately. Our server greeted us with a wide smile, informed us of the specials, and took our drink order. We all started with martinis and then moved on to wine from a very reasonably priced and comprehensive wine list. Our server helped us pick out a wonderful Italian red that in retrospect, I wish I had written down. The night progressed with some of the best food I've had in a long while. We started with curried mussels, antipasti, and a dozen oysters - all of which were outstanding. For main courses, we each got something different and shared around the table. The hanger steak and Black Cod were excellent and the lasagne was very good as well. The pan-roasted chicken however, was unbelievable (I would go back to Crow just for the chicken). For dessert, we ordered one of each of the four choices along with two glasses of sherry that our server also recommended. Overall, our dining experience at Crow was exceptional. The service was flawless and the food was amazing. I will say that on busy nights (like the night we were there) it does get quite loud in there - but this is the only negative I could find.

Pros: Great food! Great service! Great restaurant!

Cons: A little loud.

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Trendy? Yes. Unique ambiance? Yes. Excellent food? No. Good service? Absolutely not. Overall, this restaurant is horrible. I spent the past ten years in San Francisco at some of the best restaurants, and while I don't mean to condescend, it offers some insight. The night we visited Crow, we spent close to $400, and this offered us the following: mediocre food, a bland drink selection, and waiters that rolled their eyes at us THREE separate times. In San Francisco, I never experienced a waiter roll his/her eyes at me in **any** situation, and relative to the prices Crow is charging, the food was always much more palatable. We were treated like manure, and if you want the same, visit Crow.

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★☆☆☆☆

Trendy? Yes. Unique ambiance? Yes. Excellent food? No. Good service? Absolutely not. Overall, this restaurant is horrible. I spent the past ten years in San Francisco at some of the best restaurants, and while I don't mean to condescend, it offers some insight. The night we visited Crow, we spent close to $400, and this offered us the following: mediocre food, a bland drink selection, and waiters that rolled their eyes at us THREE separate times. In San Francisco, I never experienced a waiter roll his/her eyes at me in **any** situation, and relative to the prices Crow is charging, the food was always much more palatable. We were treated like manure, and if you want the same, visit Crow.

Pros: ambiance

Cons: service, food, drink list

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Crow is the type of restaurant you could eat at every week and never get tired of it. They serve good food at reasonable prices and give good service. This isnt a fine dining restaurant so I don't expect as much as I would if I were to go to a higher end place. I love the chicken - the perfect comfort food!

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★★★★★

Crow is the type of restaurant you could eat at every week and never get tired of it. They serve good food at reasonable prices and give good service. This isnt a fine dining restaurant so I don't expect as much as I would if I were to go to a higher end place. I love the chicken - the perfect comfort food!

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking

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I have been to Crow a couple of times. The food has always been amazing along with their extensive wine selection. The servers are attentive and patient. I have tasted some really unique dishes with flavors that delight my pallet. I would recommend this place to anyone going on a first date. The cozy ambiance and dim lighting will put anyone in a romantic mood. Make sure you leave enough time to enjoy your meal. The last time I was there we scheduled an hour and a half for dinner and were late to our ballet. Leave some extra time to enjoy your dinner/wine.

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★★★★★

I have been to Crow a couple of times. The food has always been amazing along with their extensive wine selection. The servers are attentive and patient. I have tasted some really unique dishes with flavors that delight my pallet. I would recommend this place to anyone going on a first date. The cozy ambiance and dim lighting will put anyone in a romantic mood. Make sure you leave enough time to enjoy your meal. The last time I was there we scheduled an hour and a half for dinner and were late to our ballet. Leave some extra time to enjoy your dinner/wine.

Pros: Great food, service and ambience....perfect place to take a date

Cons: Don't sit by the door...it can get drafty

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Have been in many times. Am absolutely in love with the food, and ambience, and have never had bad service (though I've never tried to take a 2-top for one person at 7pm, and have never brought in 20 friends, so who knows?) All I know is the food and service have been very consistent for me, and I wish I lived closer!

2
★★★★★

Have been in many times. Am absolutely in love with the food, and ambience, and have never had bad service (though I've never tried to take a 2-top for one person at 7pm, and have never brought in 20 friends, so who knows?) All I know is the food and service have been very consistent for me, and I wish I lived closer!

Pros: Amazing food, great service, decent parking options

Cons: loud

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I called Crow at about 4:30 one Thursday for a reservation for one at approximately 7:00 pm. I wanted table seating, because sometimes I enjoy going out alone with a good book to read while enjoying a fine dinner. I was told they there was no table seating for parties of one. So, later that evening (about 8:30 pm) on my way to find another place, I passed Crow. I noticed several empty small tables. I walked in and asked for one of the tables (a table for two) by the window. I was told it was reserved. I then asked for another table as there were plenty that were empty. They then told me no tables were available, but I could sit at the bar. The hostess said if I had wanted a table, I should have called for a reservation. Catch 22, right? Instead of arguing, I just left and never returned.

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★★☆☆☆

I called Crow at about 4:30 one Thursday for a reservation for one at approximately 7:00 pm. I wanted table seating, because sometimes I enjoy going out alone with a good book to read while enjoying a fine dinner. I was told they there was no table seating for parties of one. So, later that evening (about 8:30 pm) on my way to find another place, I passed Crow. I noticed several empty small tables. I walked in and asked for one of the tables (a table for two) by the window. I was told it was reserved. I then asked for another table as there were plenty that were empty. They then told me no tables were available, but I could sit at the bar. The hostess said if I had wanted a table, I should have called for a reservation. Catch 22, right? Instead of arguing, I just left and never returned.

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We live in the neighborhood and have frequented Crow on a regular basis ever since they opened. We are regular diners and It a rare thing to find, but I have to say, we have NEVER had a bad experience there. Everything - the food, the service, the value, the ambiance, the staff - is spot on! We were just in last night and I realized when we left that this Thanksgiving I am grateful that CROW moved into our neighborhood!

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★★★★★

We live in the neighborhood and have frequented Crow on a regular basis ever since they opened. We are regular diners and It a rare thing to find, but I have to say, we have NEVER had a bad experience there. Everything - the food, the service, the value, the ambiance, the staff - is spot on! We were just in last night and I realized when we left that this Thanksgiving I am grateful that CROW moved into our neighborhood!

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Management Screws up Reservation Big Time!

I'd like you to know about an incredibly disappointing experience I just had with Crow Restaurant. Around two months ago, I made a reservation for 20 people for a Saturday night. It is the second year I have booked a table a Crow for a pre-show dinner prior to an annual event at McCaw Hall. Last night, Crow's manager left me a message confirming the reservation, except it was for the wrong night! I called back and explained that they had the wrong night, and that there was no reason for me to make reservations for any night other than the night of our show (I made the reservations immediately after buying our tickets).

I'm sorry to report that Crow's owner/manager was obstinate, rude and unprofessional. I was essentially called a liar (insisting I had made reservations for the wrong night), refused to consider that Crow might have made a mistake, and refused to even consider rectifying the situation (I gave him a couple suggestions which he summarily dismissed), repeatedly interrupted me when I was trying to answer questions he asked, and proceeded to treat me in the most disrespectful manner I can remember from any restaurant employee, let alone the "top" guy. Most importantly, our group was left without reservations less than 48 hours before we were scheduled to go to dinner. Needless to say, I won't be patronizing such a mean-spirited establishment again.

I would much rather praise a well-run establishment than complain about a poorly run one. However, Crow's behavior was so out of line, I thought you should know.

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★☆☆☆☆

Management Screws up Reservation Big Time!

I'd like you to know about an incredibly disappointing experience I just had with Crow Restaurant. Around two months ago, I made a reservation for 20 people for a Saturday night. It is the second year I have booked a table a Crow for a pre-show dinner prior to an annual event at McCaw Hall. Last night, Crow's manager left me a message confirming the reservation, except it was for the wrong night! I called back and explained that they had the wrong night, and that there was no reason for me to make reservations for any night other than the night of our show (I made the reservations immediately after buying our tickets).

I'm sorry to report that Crow's owner/manager was obstinate, rude and unprofessional. I was essentially called a liar (insisting I had made reservations for the wrong night), refused to consider that Crow might have made a mistake, and refused to even consider rectifying the situation (I gave him a couple suggestions which he summarily dismissed), repeatedly interrupted me when I was trying to answer questions he asked, and proceeded to treat me in the most disrespectful manner I can remember from any restaurant employee, let alone the "top" guy. Most importantly, our group was left without reservations less than 48 hours before we were scheduled to go to dinner. Needless to say, I won't be patronizing such a mean-spirited establishment again.

I would much rather praise a well-run establishment than complain about a poorly run one. However, Crow's behavior was so out of line, I thought you should know.

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I was incredibly excited to try this restaurant, everyone raves about it... now I am asking myself why? Our server finally arrived got us an app then got around to our wine. Then when we were finished with our app she had forgotten our dinner order... when our food finally arrived it was o.k. The lasagna was bland and the chicken was served with lukewarm string beans. For the price and the extremely limited menu I think there are many other local options.

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★★★☆☆

I was incredibly excited to try this restaurant, everyone raves about it... now I am asking myself why? Our server finally arrived got us an app then got around to our wine. Then when we were finished with our app she had forgotten our dinner order... when our food finally arrived it was o.k. The lasagna was bland and the chicken was served with lukewarm string beans. For the price and the extremely limited menu I think there are many other local options.

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Actually, I have flown from Denver just to go out to eat in Seattle. First I flew to "The Goat" (The Stumbling Goat, that is), Craig Serbousek's first restaurant. Then, I flew to "Crow." Everything on the menu at Crow is simple, fresh and seasonal. The price is right, the scene is great and the staff is gracious and efficient. If you've had to wait at Crow in the past, it was probably because it was so damn popular! The last time I was at Crow it was crowded. I had the salmon and the mushroom risotto--with freshly picked morels and chanterelles. The salmon was grilled and glazed, and the risotto was rich and filling. It was all fantastic. Coming from a meat eater, this is high praise.

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★★★★★

Actually, I have flown from Denver just to go out to eat in Seattle. First I flew to "The Goat" (The Stumbling Goat, that is), Craig Serbousek's first restaurant. Then, I flew to "Crow." Everything on the menu at Crow is simple, fresh and seasonal. The price is right, the scene is great and the staff is gracious and efficient. If you've had to wait at Crow in the past, it was probably because it was so damn popular! The last time I was at Crow it was crowded. I had the salmon and the mushroom risotto--with freshly picked morels and chanterelles. The salmon was grilled and glazed, and the risotto was rich and filling. It was all fantastic. Coming from a meat eater, this is high praise.

Pros: Simple, seasonal and perfectly 'limited' menu choices. The Chef's Table in the rear is cozy and fun.

Cons: The wide-open floor plan can be off-putting, but I loved the hustle, bustle and noise!

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One of my most favorite spots in Seattle- I return again and again. Delicious food at reasonable prices, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Whenever I have family or friends in from out-of-town, this is the place we go, at least once. We've come by without reservations several times and ate at the bar, without a wait. Lane is one of the best bartenders in town and it's easier to understand why the place is packed with many loyal, repeat customers. The rotating menu always has new delights, but one can never go wrong with the pan-roasted, prosciutto-wrapped chicken--truly melt-in-your-mouth to-die-for. Give Crow a try and you'll probably find yourself wanting to return, too.

2
★★★★★

One of my most favorite spots in Seattle- I return again and again. Delicious food at reasonable prices, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Whenever I have family or friends in from out-of-town, this is the place we go, at least once. We've come by without reservations several times and ate at the bar, without a wait. Lane is one of the best bartenders in town and it's easier to understand why the place is packed with many loyal, repeat customers. The rotating menu always has new delights, but one can never go wrong with the pan-roasted, prosciutto-wrapped chicken--truly melt-in-your-mouth to-die-for. Give Crow a try and you'll probably find yourself wanting to return, too.

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We went on a Saturday night. We had made previous reservations and were seated immediately. The service was very good. Our waiter was attentive. The food was awesome. I had grilled prawns on a bed of succotash. Honestly, I could have licked the plate. My cohort had the roasted chicken wrapped in prosciutto, which was also very good. I'd definitely recommend Crow and will go back again.

2
★★★★★

We went on a Saturday night. We had made previous reservations and were seated immediately. The service was very good. Our waiter was attentive. The food was awesome. I had grilled prawns on a bed of succotash. Honestly, I could have licked the plate. My cohort had the roasted chicken wrapped in prosciutto, which was also very good. I'd definitely recommend Crow and will go back again.

Cons: A bit pricey

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We had the best oysters here. They were succulent and had just the right texture. The desserts were excellent too. Service was good but the noise level was overwhelming. So if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, this is not the place.

2
★★★★☆

We had the best oysters here. They were succulent and had just the right texture. The desserts were excellent too. Service was good but the noise level was overwhelming. So if you're looking for a quiet dining experience, this is not the place.

Pros: good food, friendly service, good wine choice

Cons: noisy

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I lived on Queen Anne last year and discovered the excellent food and great bar at Crow. I live about 30 minutes away now and keep coming back! The menu changes frequently and always has interesting food from mussels to mushroom dishes. I love to eat at the bar and the service has always been attentive. The bar has a good variety and the signature martini is fantastic.

2
★★★★☆

I lived on Queen Anne last year and discovered the excellent food and great bar at Crow. I live about 30 minutes away now and keep coming back! The menu changes frequently and always has interesting food from mussels to mushroom dishes. I love to eat at the bar and the service has always been attentive. The bar has a good variety and the signature martini is fantastic.

Pros: Great Service, Excellent Food, Great Bar

Cons: Crowded

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Arrived with great expectations but both the service and food were great disappointments. Who runs the door here? We were greeted wordlessly. There were three empty tables near the front and we asked if we could have one. The host said No, Ill be back. Needless to say she never returned. After waiting a while longer a second person came over and when we asked the same question we were taken to the table we first requested. The next disappointment was the menu. Be warned - Crow has an EXTREMELY LIMITED MENU. Very meaty, very few choices. Settled for the iceberg salad and fish special - boring. Food was just OK barely. No presentation or style as expected. Quality and flavor mediocre. Service overall was barely adequate. This is really just a diner in a modern, loft-like setting. Now you know.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Arrived with great expectations but both the service and food were great disappointments. Who runs the door here? We were greeted wordlessly. There were three empty tables near the front and we asked if we could have one. The host said No, Ill be back. Needless to say she never returned. After waiting a while longer a second person came over and when we asked the same question we were taken to the table we first requested. The next disappointment was the menu. Be warned - Crow has an EXTREMELY LIMITED MENU. Very meaty, very few choices. Settled for the iceberg salad and fish special - boring. Food was just OK barely. No presentation or style as expected. Quality and flavor mediocre. Service overall was barely adequate. This is really just a diner in a modern, loft-like setting. Now you know.

Cons: Limited menu, Food Quality Average, Mediocre Service

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Right from the start, the service was welcoming and pleasant. We started with the cheese wrapped in grilled grape leaf appetizer and wine. It was suprizingly good. For dinner, I ordered the lamb chop risotto and my boyfriend ordered the roasted chicken wrapped in prosciutto. My lamb was cooked just as I asked for, it melted in my mouth and it was to die for. Roasted chicken was great as well but not as great as my lamb ;) Portions were also pretty big.
Unfortunately, they didn't have any chocolate dessert on the menu last night but the creme brulee was also delicious. I heard that they change the menu about every 2 weeks.
Overall, it was above my expectations. We were more than full and stuffed when we left the restaurant and couldn't stop saying "that was sooo good" :)

2
★★★★★

Right from the start, the service was welcoming and pleasant. We started with the cheese wrapped in grilled grape leaf appetizer and wine. It was suprizingly good. For dinner, I ordered the lamb chop risotto and my boyfriend ordered the roasted chicken wrapped in prosciutto. My lamb was cooked just as I asked for, it melted in my mouth and it was to die for. Roasted chicken was great as well but not as great as my lamb ;) Portions were also pretty big.
Unfortunately, they didn't have any chocolate dessert on the menu last night but the creme brulee was also delicious. I heard that they change the menu about every 2 weeks.
Overall, it was above my expectations. We were more than full and stuffed when we left the restaurant and couldn't stop saying "that was sooo good" :)

Pros: delicious food , big portions, good service

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Our large party dined at Crow and we had an enjoyable experience. The dimly lit interior created a cozy ambience in the warehouse-style space. Indeed Crow is loud. Large parties and hard-of-hearing beware. But it's fun.

The food was very good and I was pleased that, although the prices were very reasonable, the portions were large. No tiny handful of food piled six inches high -- this was the real deal. Everything was tasty including the delish bread and olive oil. The service was not fast, nor did we want it to be. But I never felt ignored and found the two people I spoke with on the phone and the waitstaff to be very polite.

Tip: No matter where you dine, if you have a tight timeline, always tell the host and the server the minute you are seated. Don't wait until it's out of their control.

2
★★★★☆

Our large party dined at Crow and we had an enjoyable experience. The dimly lit interior created a cozy ambience in the warehouse-style space. Indeed Crow is loud. Large parties and hard-of-hearing beware. But it's fun.

The food was very good and I was pleased that, although the prices were very reasonable, the portions were large. No tiny handful of food piled six inches high -- this was the real deal. Everything was tasty including the delish bread and olive oil. The service was not fast, nor did we want it to be. But I never felt ignored and found the two people I spoke with on the phone and the waitstaff to be very polite.

Tip: No matter where you dine, if you have a tight timeline, always tell the host and the server the minute you are seated. Don't wait until it's out of their control.

Pros: tasty food, ambience, Good value

Cons: loud, parking

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We went with a 5:30 reservation, thinking 2 hours would be enough to get us to see the Nutcracker which started at 7:30. Unfortunatly the reviews were right about the service, VERY slow. We finally got our food at 7:10 and shoveled it down. It was a wednesday night, and not very crowded. I'm sure the lasagna would have been great as recommended, had it been hot.

1
★★☆☆☆

We went with a 5:30 reservation, thinking 2 hours would be enough to get us to see the Nutcracker which started at 7:30. Unfortunatly the reviews were right about the service, VERY slow. We finally got our food at 7:10 and shoveled it down. It was a wednesday night, and not very crowded. I'm sure the lasagna would have been great as recommended, had it been hot.

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We visited for dinner the first time last night and enjoyed the experience. The food was good but took quite a while to arrive. The server was competent, friendly and attentive. The parking was rough as the entire area is condos and apartments and I was unable to find a pay lot nearby. The atmosphere inside is great if you're with a loud group or don't mind speaking up...a lot! I was with an older lady and her friend and it was a chore to hear her. The mussels were the highlight of the culinary experience - try them!

2
★★★★☆

We visited for dinner the first time last night and enjoyed the experience. The food was good but took quite a while to arrive. The server was competent, friendly and attentive. The parking was rough as the entire area is condos and apartments and I was unable to find a pay lot nearby. The atmosphere inside is great if you're with a loud group or don't mind speaking up...a lot! I was with an older lady and her friend and it was a chore to hear her. The mussels were the highlight of the culinary experience - try them!

Pros: good food, cool decor, nice wine

Cons: LOUD!, difficult parking

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The two times we've been there, the restaurant was extremely busy so we started our evening off in the bar. The bartender was attentive and friendly; it was tempting to order dinner there instead of wait for a table. We were glad we waited for the dining room, however, because the server was equally pleasant and professional, and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in town.

2
★★★★★

The two times we've been there, the restaurant was extremely busy so we started our evening off in the bar. The bartender was attentive and friendly; it was tempting to order dinner there instead of wait for a table. We were glad we waited for the dining room, however, because the server was equally pleasant and professional, and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in town.

Pros: great food, great service

Cons: parking, crowded

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I enjoyed the ambiance. The restaurant is chic, but not stuffy. Food was fabulous and they have a nice wine list. My favorite part was the friendly bartender. The restaurant was busy, but the service was terrific.

2
★★★★★

I enjoyed the ambiance. The restaurant is chic, but not stuffy. Food was fabulous and they have a nice wine list. My favorite part was the friendly bartender. The restaurant was busy, but the service was terrific.

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My husband and I just got back in town after a year away from Seattle and headed straight to Crow (I've been dreaming about the chicken wrapped in Prosciutto ever since I left). From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly by the hostess who showed us to our table and gave us menus. I looked around and was amazed to see so many familiar faces! I still recognized every server, bartender, and most of the kitchen staff. What's most amazing is that our server not only recognized us but also remembered our names!! Following a brief "catching up" with our server, we ordered our food and a bottle of wine. I, of course, ordered the chicken (with a side of potato cake) and my husband ordered the fish special (seared black cod with bok choy and black rice). The food was even better than I remembered it!! For dessert, we shared the apple cobbler and a piece of German chocolate cake. Amazing!! From start to finish, our dining experience was fantastic. We are so excited to be back in Seattle and equally excited that Crow is still our favorite restaurant.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I just got back in town after a year away from Seattle and headed straight to Crow (I've been dreaming about the chicken wrapped in Prosciutto ever since I left). From the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly by the hostess who showed us to our table and gave us menus. I looked around and was amazed to see so many familiar faces! I still recognized every server, bartender, and most of the kitchen staff. What's most amazing is that our server not only recognized us but also remembered our names!! Following a brief "catching up" with our server, we ordered our food and a bottle of wine. I, of course, ordered the chicken (with a side of potato cake) and my husband ordered the fish special (seared black cod with bok choy and black rice). The food was even better than I remembered it!! For dessert, we shared the apple cobbler and a piece of German chocolate cake. Amazing!! From start to finish, our dining experience was fantastic. We are so excited to be back in Seattle and equally excited that Crow is still our favorite restaurant.

Pros: Delicious food! Wonderful staff! Great experience!

Cons: None

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We were seated promptly at 6:00 (per our reservations) on a Friday night and immediately had a waitress at our table taking our drink orders. When the drinks came we ordered appetizers and within 10 minutes received those. The main courses arrived within 10 minutes of our party completing the appetizers. It was a little loud, but it was a Friday night, and all of these places with high ceilings are loud, so we all knew what to expect. The prices were *very* affordable, and the food was superb.

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★★★★★

We were seated promptly at 6:00 (per our reservations) on a Friday night and immediately had a waitress at our table taking our drink orders. When the drinks came we ordered appetizers and within 10 minutes received those. The main courses arrived within 10 minutes of our party completing the appetizers. It was a little loud, but it was a Friday night, and all of these places with high ceilings are loud, so we all knew what to expect. The prices were *very* affordable, and the food was superb.

Pros: Friendly Service, Prompt Service, Superb Food!!

Cons: Noisy

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We were in on Monday night and yes it was busy as it always is. The food was amazing and the new pork dish. WOW! The best pork I've had in a long time. We usually sit at the food bar but there was no room so we sat at the regular bar. What a mistake that was. The bartender on Monday nights is horrible. He is nice enough but the service sucked. We waited about 20 minutes for cocktails and we were sitting right in front of him. He is more concered with what is happening on the floor than the bar. And we actually heard him yelling at the staff! How unprofessional can you get! Next time we will wait for the food bar.

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★★★☆☆

We were in on Monday night and yes it was busy as it always is. The food was amazing and the new pork dish. WOW! The best pork I've had in a long time. We usually sit at the food bar but there was no room so we sat at the regular bar. What a mistake that was. The bartender on Monday nights is horrible. He is nice enough but the service sucked. We waited about 20 minutes for cocktails and we were sitting right in front of him. He is more concered with what is happening on the floor than the bar. And we actually heard him yelling at the staff! How unprofessional can you get! Next time we will wait for the food bar.

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I'd been wanting to go to Crow for some time now and had dinner there last night. It's my new fave local spot! I don't know what people are talking about with the negative reviews on here. My date and I arrived without a reservation and the friendly hostess was quick to find us a cancellation and seat us rather quickly. I had the fish of the day and my date had the famous chicken. The food was amazing. The fish was cooked perfectly and had lots of flavor. The prosciutto wrapped Chicken was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Very good. We will definitely be back to Crow...and we'll make a reservation next time.

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★★★★★

I'd been wanting to go to Crow for some time now and had dinner there last night. It's my new fave local spot! I don't know what people are talking about with the negative reviews on here. My date and I arrived without a reservation and the friendly hostess was quick to find us a cancellation and seat us rather quickly. I had the fish of the day and my date had the famous chicken. The food was amazing. The fish was cooked perfectly and had lots of flavor. The prosciutto wrapped Chicken was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Very good. We will definitely be back to Crow...and we'll make a reservation next time.

Pros: great food, service, cost

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What's not to like? High execution, large portions, reasonably priced, comfortable atmosphere and sincerely nice servers. I never had chicken so juicy and flavorful... and that skin! Other entrees worth checking out include the pork loin, pan seared halibut and tenderloin over romaine. Salads are a strong part of the menu and are a meal sized. The fellow in charge of salads and appetizers is an absolute artist.

Crow's wine list is impressive with a good selection of local wines. Desserts are made on the premises and are substantial so they would be good for sharing.

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★★★★★

What's not to like? High execution, large portions, reasonably priced, comfortable atmosphere and sincerely nice servers. I never had chicken so juicy and flavorful... and that skin! Other entrees worth checking out include the pork loin, pan seared halibut and tenderloin over romaine. Salads are a strong part of the menu and are a meal sized. The fellow in charge of salads and appetizers is an absolute artist.

Crow's wine list is impressive with a good selection of local wines. Desserts are made on the premises and are substantial so they would be good for sharing.

Pros: chicken, pork loin, salads

Cons: likely wait

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The dinner was great, the service was friendly and the chocolate cake made me wish I started with it first...

Incredible!...

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★★★★★

The dinner was great, the service was friendly and the chocolate cake made me wish I started with it first...

Incredible!...

Pros: Chocolate Cake, Service

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Crow's sophisticated spin on American comfort food utilizes flavors and ingredients from Italy, France and Asia. There's a European flair to the setting, complete with an artsy edge where whimsical crystal chandeliers, low lighting, and…

 

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