Cellar Bistro

★★★★☆

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Average rating does no justice to the quality of food at this dining establishment. Our dinners were wonderful, reasonably priced, and had great presentation. The kitchen manages to keep up an intricate and large menu, and should be applauded for a fine craft.
Customer service, um, terrible. Waited at the door for over 10 minutes while servers walked by us and didn't say anything. Avoiding eye contact at all costs. They couldn't have looked more unhappy through our entire dining service from being sat to receiving our check. Limited knowledge of wine, food on menu, and very limited smiles. Waited at our table in the back for over 15 minutes before server ever came to get drink orders and bring water, almost to the threshold where we normally would walk out of a place. We learned to ask for several things at once during meal, as you never knew when a server would be back. Seemed the other guests around us had the same experience and discontent with their servers as well. All in all, great food and a really cozy, cute atmosphere for dinner...but owner needs to strongly consider firing the wait staff and revamping front of house attitude and level of service.

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★★★☆☆

Average rating does no justice to the quality of food at this dining establishment. Our dinners were wonderful, reasonably priced, and had great presentation. The kitchen manages to keep up an intricate and large menu, and should be applauded for a fine craft.
Customer service, um, terrible. Waited at the door for over 10 minutes while servers walked by us and didn't say anything. Avoiding eye contact at all costs. They couldn't have looked more unhappy through our entire dining service from being sat to receiving our check. Limited knowledge of wine, food on menu, and very limited smiles. Waited at our table in the back for over 15 minutes before server ever came to get drink orders and bring water, almost to the threshold where we normally would walk out of a place. We learned to ask for several things at once during meal, as you never knew when a server would be back. Seemed the other guests around us had the same experience and discontent with their servers as well. All in all, great food and a really cozy, cute atmosphere for dinner...but owner needs to strongly consider firing the wait staff and revamping front of house attitude and level of service.

Pros: Food, Price, Varied menu options, Great bar

Cons: Poor customer service, unfriendly servers, take too long to seat tables and greet guests, equally take long to serve food from kitchen

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We stumbled across this cozy place and it was delightful. It has great food and good service. It is a little high priced for Italian food but it was still good food.

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★★★★☆

We stumbled across this cozy place and it was delightful. It has great food and good service. It is a little high priced for Italian food but it was still good food.

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My partner and I found this restaurant a few years ago and loved it so much the first time we ended up going one a week for 5 or 6 weeks straight! Needless to say our dining out budget was broken pretty quickly. That's not to say that The Cellar (as we call it) is expensive, we just like fine wine a little too much. ;-)

FOOD: I haven't had an entree here I didn't like. Same goes for the appetizers. I would have to recommend the Gorgonzola & Roasted Garlic Crustini. Yum! Of the entrees some of my favorites are the Gnocchi Carbonara, House Lasagna, Sausage Linguini, Veal Parmesan (or Saltambocca), and any of the entrees with pesto sauce. Another thing I would recommend doing is if you don't mind paying for fine wine, let the owner/head chef, Ken, recommend a wine paired with whatever you've choosing to eat. One I would definitely recommend is the Prunotto Barolo. (His wine markups aren't nearly as high as others around town.)

LOCATION: North Capital Hill, just south of Roanoke Park, small parking lot on site.

ATMOSHERE: Overall it's a smaller place, subtle lighting, good for a nice evening out for two or a quiet dinner with your parents or in-laws while their visiting from out of town. But don't miss the velvet painting of the Godfather in one of the alcoves toward the back!

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★★★★★

My partner and I found this restaurant a few years ago and loved it so much the first time we ended up going one a week for 5 or 6 weeks straight! Needless to say our dining out budget was broken pretty quickly. That's not to say that The Cellar (as we call it) is expensive, we just like fine wine a little too much. ;-)

FOOD: I haven't had an entree here I didn't like. Same goes for the appetizers. I would have to recommend the Gorgonzola & Roasted Garlic Crustini. Yum! Of the entrees some of my favorites are the Gnocchi Carbonara, House Lasagna, Sausage Linguini, Veal Parmesan (or Saltambocca), and any of the entrees with pesto sauce. Another thing I would recommend doing is if you don't mind paying for fine wine, let the owner/head chef, Ken, recommend a wine paired with whatever you've choosing to eat. One I would definitely recommend is the Prunotto Barolo. (His wine markups aren't nearly as high as others around town.)

LOCATION: North Capital Hill, just south of Roanoke Park, small parking lot on site.

ATMOSHERE: Overall it's a smaller place, subtle lighting, good for a nice evening out for two or a quiet dinner with your parents or in-laws while their visiting from out of town. But don't miss the velvet painting of the Godfather in one of the alcoves toward the back!

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My husband and I just returned from our Valentine Dinner. After waiting 75 minutes for overcooked chewy chicken and begging the server for water or wine....we will nevere go back to this place. Even after telling our server we DONT want our (entire dinner-we literally didn't eat anything) boxed, she brought our dinner back to our table in boxes....um duh we didn't eat it for a reason!!! Anyhow, our dog was happy to eat the chewy chicken.....

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I just returned from our Valentine Dinner. After waiting 75 minutes for overcooked chewy chicken and begging the server for water or wine....we will nevere go back to this place. Even after telling our server we DONT want our (entire dinner-we literally didn't eat anything) boxed, she brought our dinner back to our table in boxes....um duh we didn't eat it for a reason!!! Anyhow, our dog was happy to eat the chewy chicken.....

Pros: Parking is Free

Cons: FOOD AND SERVICE

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The cellar bistro is a neighborhood spot literally located in the cellar, downstairs from another restaurant. The room is a bit dark even early in the evening in the daylight. The decor is interesting - there's a velvet painting of Elvis on one of the walls! The food is average Italian, nothing to rave about, but the service was attentive and the prices reasonable. I wouldn't go out of my way to return there, but wouldn't avoid it, either.

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★★★☆☆

The cellar bistro is a neighborhood spot literally located in the cellar, downstairs from another restaurant. The room is a bit dark even early in the evening in the daylight. The decor is interesting - there's a velvet painting of Elvis on one of the walls! The food is average Italian, nothing to rave about, but the service was attentive and the prices reasonable. I wouldn't go out of my way to return there, but wouldn't avoid it, either.

Pros: service, value

Cons: dark room, average food

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I visited this place with a group of friends, so I got a chance to taste at least 4 different entrees and 2 desserts. My general impression was that they have incompetent cooks in the kitchen and not so knowledgeable staff in the dining room. The vegetarian risotto was dry, not at all creamy and under-seasoned. They really should have called the dish "boiled rice with a few sorry looking vegetables". The scallops piccata - a $20 plate, mind you - were rubbery and a had metallic aftertaste; also under-seasoned. I paid $20 for a 1/2 cup of pasta and a few over steamed pieces of broccoli and carrots and felt like I was under a watchful eye of a renal dietitian. Garlic prawns were.. but of course, overcooked. Based on my experience with the rest of the dishes, you will be paying $15-22 for a sodium-restricted version of something you can cook better at home.
Then came the dessert. The highly touted red velvet cake was quite obviously a supermarket cake-mix variety. The chocolate sauce tasted like ( and I am sure was) a Hershey's syrup; the "whipped cream" was whipped directly from the can. The pinnacle off this creation was pink gritty frosting.
The wine list deserves a special mentioning. Not only is it poor, it is also outrageously overpriced. For instance a bottle of Washington Hills Riesling (retailing for $6.99 at QFC) was priced at $26!
Do not bother asking the waitress about the food or the wine - she does not know the answers. In all fairness she was friendly and smiled a lot.
The restaurant has parking - that was the best part of the meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

I visited this place with a group of friends, so I got a chance to taste at least 4 different entrees and 2 desserts. My general impression was that they have incompetent cooks in the kitchen and not so knowledgeable staff in the dining room. The vegetarian risotto was dry, not at all creamy and under-seasoned. They really should have called the dish "boiled rice with a few sorry looking vegetables". The scallops piccata - a $20 plate, mind you - were rubbery and a had metallic aftertaste; also under-seasoned. I paid $20 for a 1/2 cup of pasta and a few over steamed pieces of broccoli and carrots and felt like I was under a watchful eye of a renal dietitian. Garlic prawns were.. but of course, overcooked. Based on my experience with the rest of the dishes, you will be paying $15-22 for a sodium-restricted version of something you can cook better at home.
Then came the dessert. The highly touted red velvet cake was quite obviously a supermarket cake-mix variety. The chocolate sauce tasted like ( and I am sure was) a Hershey's syrup; the "whipped cream" was whipped directly from the can. The pinnacle off this creation was pink gritty frosting.
The wine list deserves a special mentioning. Not only is it poor, it is also outrageously overpriced. For instance a bottle of Washington Hills Riesling (retailing for $6.99 at QFC) was priced at $26!
Do not bother asking the waitress about the food or the wine - she does not know the answers. In all fairness she was friendly and smiled a lot.
The restaurant has parking - that was the best part of the meal.

Pros: free parking

Cons: bland overpriced food; extremely overpriced mediocre wine list

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I do not live in Seattle, but I make sure to go to the cellar bistro every time I'm in town because I love the food. My particular favorite is the penne fromage. It is delicious! I would recommend the cellar bistro to anyone who loves italian food. This is a wonderful place to bring a date or go to with a couple of friends.

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★★★★★

I do not live in Seattle, but I make sure to go to the cellar bistro every time I'm in town because I love the food. My particular favorite is the penne fromage. It is delicious! I would recommend the cellar bistro to anyone who loves italian food. This is a wonderful place to bring a date or go to with a couple of friends.

Pros: food

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Although the food is better than most italian restaurants in Seattle, the service is horrible. We recently went to the restaurant and had the worst experience. The waitress was very slow in taking our orders and had a very bad attitude. At the end of our meal we were enjoying our coffee and dessert when the hostess came and informed us a large party was waiting for our table and said "if you could hurry with your dessert and coffee it would be appreciated." At that time we hadn't even received our bill. Minutes later our waitress came to our table and also asked that we hurry with our coffee because of next party waiting for our table. We still did not have our bill and we were not finished with our coffee. I have never been made to feel so unwelcomed. You would think after spending over $400.00 for dinner they would treat their customers with more respect. We will never go back to The Cellar Bistro or reccommend The Cellar Bistro to any of our friends. They advertise that their restaurant is good for large parties but from our experience they seemed unable to accommodate a party larger than 2 or 3 guests.

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★☆☆☆☆

Although the food is better than most italian restaurants in Seattle, the service is horrible. We recently went to the restaurant and had the worst experience. The waitress was very slow in taking our orders and had a very bad attitude. At the end of our meal we were enjoying our coffee and dessert when the hostess came and informed us a large party was waiting for our table and said "if you could hurry with your dessert and coffee it would be appreciated." At that time we hadn't even received our bill. Minutes later our waitress came to our table and also asked that we hurry with our coffee because of next party waiting for our table. We still did not have our bill and we were not finished with our coffee. I have never been made to feel so unwelcomed. You would think after spending over $400.00 for dinner they would treat their customers with more respect. We will never go back to The Cellar Bistro or reccommend The Cellar Bistro to any of our friends. They advertise that their restaurant is good for large parties but from our experience they seemed unable to accommodate a party larger than 2 or 3 guests.

Pros: food is average

Cons: terrible wait staff

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From the moment I walked in the door, impessed I was. From the beautiful decor, the romantic ambiance , to the wonderful smells permeating from the kitchen. The Cellar bistro is a must try. The prices was right, and the food was great. I have only a couple of negative comments. The server for my section chose to service three other tables that came after us, first. She did not ask if we wanted a bread refill and was a bit slow. She was friendly but that doesn't always cut it. The food was really good but the saltimboca was a bit salty. Besides these small details the overall experience was a nine.

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★★★★★

From the moment I walked in the door, impessed I was. From the beautiful decor, the romantic ambiance , to the wonderful smells permeating from the kitchen. The Cellar bistro is a must try. The prices was right, and the food was great. I have only a couple of negative comments. The server for my section chose to service three other tables that came after us, first. She did not ask if we wanted a bread refill and was a bit slow. She was friendly but that doesn't always cut it. The food was really good but the saltimboca was a bit salty. Besides these small details the overall experience was a nine.

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Because of the glowing reviews I took my finace' to The Cellar. The decor was a nice try but really skimped on some finishing touches, like picture frames and attention to detail with the painting. The host that seated us didn't even bother to ask for our drink order and we had to flag him down to get a glass of wine after 10 mintues of sitting there. It was a good 12-15 minutes before our waiter showed up and he was about to run off until we told him we were ready to order.

The gorganzola appatizer was decent but my fiance's meal was overcooked and salty. It's a good thing he filled up on the bread because he took 2 bites and deamed the dish inedible. Our waiter seemed to be too busy chatting up the group behind us to check in with us about our meal, we had to complain about the food to another person on the waitstaff. We got neither confirmation, nor appology, nor a comp on our bill for the inedible meal. Thanks Citysearch for the $10 coupon or this meal would have been an insult.

We won't be going back there.

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★★☆☆☆

Because of the glowing reviews I took my finace' to The Cellar. The decor was a nice try but really skimped on some finishing touches, like picture frames and attention to detail with the painting. The host that seated us didn't even bother to ask for our drink order and we had to flag him down to get a glass of wine after 10 mintues of sitting there. It was a good 12-15 minutes before our waiter showed up and he was about to run off until we told him we were ready to order.

The gorganzola appatizer was decent but my fiance's meal was overcooked and salty. It's a good thing he filled up on the bread because he took 2 bites and deamed the dish inedible. Our waiter seemed to be too busy chatting up the group behind us to check in with us about our meal, we had to complain about the food to another person on the waitstaff. We got neither confirmation, nor appology, nor a comp on our bill for the inedible meal. Thanks Citysearch for the $10 coupon or this meal would have been an insult.

We won't be going back there.

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Exceptional food, veal parmisian melted in my mouth. Very cozy seating that adds to the romantic atmosphere. Truly a gem for couples on a limited budget, but not exclusive to the college age.

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★★★★★

Exceptional food, veal parmisian melted in my mouth. Very cozy seating that adds to the romantic atmosphere. Truly a gem for couples on a limited budget, but not exclusive to the college age.

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We had reservations for Sat at 5:30 to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday with family members. I called 3x the week prior to verify our large party would not adversely impact the wait staff or kitchen. I was told each time that the reservation time would not cause any problems.
When we arrived, the service was slow. I had to ask for our waitress a few times. As we were enjoying coffee & dessert, the hostess approached our table & advised that there was another large party waiting for our table, so could we please finish up. Not 5 minutes later, our waitress told us the same thing AND with a bad attitude. This was all BEFORE we even received our bill.
Even after speaking to the owner/chef, & receiving a nice gift certificate for our next visit, I will not be returning to the Cellar Bistro & I will be making sure I let everyone know about our negative experience.
I used to question the bad reviews, but now see I have been very lucky with my past experiences dining here. Very unfortunate that this had to happen on a special occasion for my family.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had reservations for Sat at 5:30 to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday with family members. I called 3x the week prior to verify our large party would not adversely impact the wait staff or kitchen. I was told each time that the reservation time would not cause any problems.
When we arrived, the service was slow. I had to ask for our waitress a few times. As we were enjoying coffee & dessert, the hostess approached our table & advised that there was another large party waiting for our table, so could we please finish up. Not 5 minutes later, our waitress told us the same thing AND with a bad attitude. This was all BEFORE we even received our bill.
Even after speaking to the owner/chef, & receiving a nice gift certificate for our next visit, I will not be returning to the Cellar Bistro & I will be making sure I let everyone know about our negative experience.
I used to question the bad reviews, but now see I have been very lucky with my past experiences dining here. Very unfortunate that this had to happen on a special occasion for my family.

Pros: Good food.

Cons: Horrible service.

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My wife and I dined here to celebrate a special event and it was well worth it. The ambience and decor was romantic and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty. I tried the monthly special which is a three course meal (for under $20) and my wife had the vegetarian lasanga. Portions were huge and they had great desserts too. We will definitely go there again.

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★★★★★

My wife and I dined here to celebrate a special event and it was well worth it. The ambience and decor was romantic and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty. I tried the monthly special which is a three course meal (for under $20) and my wife had the vegetarian lasanga. Portions were huge and they had great desserts too. We will definitely go there again.

Pros: romantic, friendly staff, great food

Cons: none really

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I went to the Cellar Bistro with my friend on a weekday night for dinner. The service was extremely friendly and the waitress checked up us just the right amount. The food was quite simply delicious. The portions are big. I ordered the Chicken Serrano: stuffed with three cheeses and topped with marinara sauce and olives. The entree not only came with pasta (amazing pesto penne!) and veggies, it also came with this rich and flavorful casaer salad where one can actually taste the anchovies and the garlic. The croutons were also homemade :-). For dessert, I tried the ice cream amore with Kahlau, Irish Cream, and Amaretto. It was a nice delightful finish to the meal.

I highly recommend this because not only is the food amazing but the prices are extremely reasonable.

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★★★★★

I went to the Cellar Bistro with my friend on a weekday night for dinner. The service was extremely friendly and the waitress checked up us just the right amount. The food was quite simply delicious. The portions are big. I ordered the Chicken Serrano: stuffed with three cheeses and topped with marinara sauce and olives. The entree not only came with pasta (amazing pesto penne!) and veggies, it also came with this rich and flavorful casaer salad where one can actually taste the anchovies and the garlic. The croutons were also homemade :-). For dessert, I tried the ice cream amore with Kahlau, Irish Cream, and Amaretto. It was a nice delightful finish to the meal.

I highly recommend this because not only is the food amazing but the prices are extremely reasonable.

Pros: Delicious food, service

Cons: a bit too dark

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A very romantic and private dining experience awaited us last evening on our first visit to the bistro. Service was warm and attentive. I selected one of the specials that evening, the portabello mushroom parmigiana which was delightful. Servings are generous and you won't leave hungry. My friend enjoyed the stuffed chicken on the fresh menu. The green apple pecan salad was very delicious with just the right blend of balsamic vinagrette. Although rather "cavernous" and cellar like upon entering, the dining theme blossomed as our dinner progressed. The server was friendly and added to the enjoyable dining experience.

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★★★★★

A very romantic and private dining experience awaited us last evening on our first visit to the bistro. Service was warm and attentive. I selected one of the specials that evening, the portabello mushroom parmigiana which was delightful. Servings are generous and you won't leave hungry. My friend enjoyed the stuffed chicken on the fresh menu. The green apple pecan salad was very delicious with just the right blend of balsamic vinagrette. Although rather "cavernous" and cellar like upon entering, the dining theme blossomed as our dinner progressed. The server was friendly and added to the enjoyable dining experience.

Pros: Very Pleasant Dining Experience!

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Pleasant staff, good food and nice ambience. Decent, well served meals with friendly wait staff and a good menu selection.

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★★★★☆

Pleasant staff, good food and nice ambience. Decent, well served meals with friendly wait staff and a good menu selection.

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We love pasta Carbonara, have eaten it all over the world, including at the Ristorante Carbonara in Rome where it supposedly originated. Our favorite has alway been in Bruge, Belgium, until TONIGHT!! I had the Gnocchi Carbonara, my husband the Fettuccine Carbonara. Not only was it the best we've ever had, the portions were so good-sized that we had to take half home for tomorrow (we can hardly wait). Now we plan to take some friends there for dinner very soon, and we'll probably have the same wonderful dishes we had tonight. Ken Slack is a great host and chef - thanks for a memorable evening in a very cozy restaurant.

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★★★★★

We love pasta Carbonara, have eaten it all over the world, including at the Ristorante Carbonara in Rome where it supposedly originated. Our favorite has alway been in Bruge, Belgium, until TONIGHT!! I had the Gnocchi Carbonara, my husband the Fettuccine Carbonara. Not only was it the best we've ever had, the portions were so good-sized that we had to take half home for tomorrow (we can hardly wait). Now we plan to take some friends there for dinner very soon, and we'll probably have the same wonderful dishes we had tonight. Ken Slack is a great host and chef - thanks for a memorable evening in a very cozy restaurant.

Pros: Delicious food, Cozy, intimate, Fair prices

Cons: None!!!

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The first time I visited the Cellar Bistro was over 4 years ago and every one of my many visits since then has been just as amazing as the first. There have been a few times when the service was off, but other than that I think that it is quite possibly the best Italian restaurant in Seattle. The food is always prepared perfectly and you get a huge serving of amazing food for not very much money. I actually have had dreams about the red velvet cake, if you go you should try it it is deliciously decadent. If you go on their website and click on specials they always have coupons available which is great for us poor college students (but their prices are great to begin with!). They serve Cafe Vita coffee and brew it to perfection. I am continually impressed by the Cellar Bistro and have brought many many friends their and they always have a great time.

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★★★★★

The first time I visited the Cellar Bistro was over 4 years ago and every one of my many visits since then has been just as amazing as the first. There have been a few times when the service was off, but other than that I think that it is quite possibly the best Italian restaurant in Seattle. The food is always prepared perfectly and you get a huge serving of amazing food for not very much money. I actually have had dreams about the red velvet cake, if you go you should try it it is deliciously decadent. If you go on their website and click on specials they always have coupons available which is great for us poor college students (but their prices are great to begin with!). They serve Cafe Vita coffee and brew it to perfection. I am continually impressed by the Cellar Bistro and have brought many many friends their and they always have a great time.

Pros: Great food, romantic, comfortable atmosphere, free parking

Cons: Parking lot is hard for bad drivers (like me)

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I could live with the black-velvet paintings and the bad music; I could even put up with waitstaff that says things like, "hello, and welcome, attractive young couple," in an affected, dramatic cadence, if only the food were any good. My wife and I have eaten here twice, once under different owners and once under the current owners - nothing has changed. I am still trying to reconcile the other reviews with our own experience - every pasta dish was drenched in either an overly rich, garlicy white sauce that overpowered everything or an acidic, canned tasting tomato sauce. They were out of the osobuco and the veal, so we had to stick to overcooked, overwhelmed pasta. Absolutely terrible and as far from Italian as any Italian restaurant in Seattle. At least the prices were reasonable.

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★☆☆☆☆

I could live with the black-velvet paintings and the bad music; I could even put up with waitstaff that says things like, "hello, and welcome, attractive young couple," in an affected, dramatic cadence, if only the food were any good. My wife and I have eaten here twice, once under different owners and once under the current owners - nothing has changed. I am still trying to reconcile the other reviews with our own experience - every pasta dish was drenched in either an overly rich, garlicy white sauce that overpowered everything or an acidic, canned tasting tomato sauce. They were out of the osobuco and the veal, so we had to stick to overcooked, overwhelmed pasta. Absolutely terrible and as far from Italian as any Italian restaurant in Seattle. At least the prices were reasonable.

Pros: Inexpensive, wine list, no wait

Cons: food, cheesydramatic staff

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OH, WOW!!!
What a find this restaurant is! My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here. We wanted a quiet romantic place, and we found it. With four rooms, you can have a quiet dinner for two or take the whole family out.The service was, to say the least, excellent. The wait-staff was unobtrusive, but seemed to appear when we had an empty dish or when we needed something, then disappear again. The food was delicious. I had spaghetti and meatballs, my wife had chicken serrano. Everything was just right. The wine we had, a Salice Salentino - Feudo Monaci 2003(yes we kept the bottle) was a superb complement to our dinner.We had dined at The $pace Needle the night before. The chefs there could take some lessons, so could the waitstaff. We WILL be back to enjoy The Cellar Bistro experience

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★★★★★

OH, WOW!!!
What a find this restaurant is! My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here. We wanted a quiet romantic place, and we found it. With four rooms, you can have a quiet dinner for two or take the whole family out.The service was, to say the least, excellent. The wait-staff was unobtrusive, but seemed to appear when we had an empty dish or when we needed something, then disappear again. The food was delicious. I had spaghetti and meatballs, my wife had chicken serrano. Everything was just right. The wine we had, a Salice Salentino - Feudo Monaci 2003(yes we kept the bottle) was a superb complement to our dinner.We had dined at The $pace Needle the night before. The chefs there could take some lessons, so could the waitstaff. We WILL be back to enjoy The Cellar Bistro experience

Pros: Great Food, Great Staff, Wine Selection

Cons: No view but who cares, None

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Seattles restaurant scene is filled with many fine restaurants, but few find the perfect combination of cuisine, service, atmosphere, location and price that The Cellar Bistro provides. I have been here on multiple occasions, both in groups and on dates, and I have never been dissapointed. Service has always been prompt and friendly no matter if it was a busy Friday night or a slow Tuesday. The owner, Ken Slack, seems to never leave the place and is always willing to offer up a good wine to go with your meal. The value at this place is amazing. My favorite dish so far is the PENNE FROMAGGI. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

Seattles restaurant scene is filled with many fine restaurants, but few find the perfect combination of cuisine, service, atmosphere, location and price that The Cellar Bistro provides. I have been here on multiple occasions, both in groups and on dates, and I have never been dissapointed. Service has always been prompt and friendly no matter if it was a busy Friday night or a slow Tuesday. The owner, Ken Slack, seems to never leave the place and is always willing to offer up a good wine to go with your meal. The value at this place is amazing. My favorite dish so far is the PENNE FROMAGGI. Enjoy!

Pros: Atmosphere, Price, Service

Cons: Space Limitations, Hard to find

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The Cellar Bistro had a kitchy Italian romantic feel. There weren't many low-fat, healthy items on the menu, but the Dec. specials were GREAT! The minestrone was a bit limp (thin & watery, the veggies & pasta mushy), but our pear salad was divine! The black pepper shrimp tasted great but wasn't much on presentation. The stuffed chicken was the piece de resistance of the meal, & was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! The veggies & pasta that accompanied it were phenomenal as well. We split the red velvet cake for dessert, and while it is spelled out on the dessert menu be prepared as this is not a true red velvet cake. It was a plain brown devil's food cake with red frosting ~ BUT, it still tasted homemade and terrific, I took the leftovers home with me! We'll be back to try again, we enjoyed the cozy neighborhood feel.

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★★★★☆

The Cellar Bistro had a kitchy Italian romantic feel. There weren't many low-fat, healthy items on the menu, but the Dec. specials were GREAT! The minestrone was a bit limp (thin & watery, the veggies & pasta mushy), but our pear salad was divine! The black pepper shrimp tasted great but wasn't much on presentation. The stuffed chicken was the piece de resistance of the meal, & was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! The veggies & pasta that accompanied it were phenomenal as well. We split the red velvet cake for dessert, and while it is spelled out on the dessert menu be prepared as this is not a true red velvet cake. It was a plain brown devil's food cake with red frosting ~ BUT, it still tasted homemade and terrific, I took the leftovers home with me! We'll be back to try again, we enjoyed the cozy neighborhood feel.

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This place is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. The location is in a quiet little neigborhood, and it is underneath another restaurant. It feels like a hidden gem. The atmosphere is superb with great pictures on the wall and very cozy. It is made up of four or five little rooms, each with only 3-5 tables each. This allows for a lot of privacy. The service is great and I always ask the owner, Ken, for a wine recommendation. He is a wine expert, and will often pull out something fun and interesting that isn't even on the menu.

All of the food is done exquisitely, especially considering the price. The lasagna melts in your mouth, their appetizers and salads are tasty and thier desserts are wonderful. I am going tonight and want to try the Chocolate Pear Tart.

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★★★★★

This place is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. The location is in a quiet little neigborhood, and it is underneath another restaurant. It feels like a hidden gem. The atmosphere is superb with great pictures on the wall and very cozy. It is made up of four or five little rooms, each with only 3-5 tables each. This allows for a lot of privacy. The service is great and I always ask the owner, Ken, for a wine recommendation. He is a wine expert, and will often pull out something fun and interesting that isn't even on the menu.

All of the food is done exquisitely, especially considering the price. The lasagna melts in your mouth, their appetizers and salads are tasty and thier desserts are wonderful. I am going tonight and want to try the Chocolate Pear Tart.

Pros: Price, Quality, Service

Cons: Hard to find

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this is a little known Capital Hill Gem. It used to be spagetti reds & even with the change in ownership-has retained it's original charm. I have gone here about 8 times over the past 3 years & have loved every visit. The dining area is set up into 3 distinct rooms (one with a large velvet pic of the godfather) & it is dimly lit, romantic AND great for larger groups too. The food is excellent no matter what you get & the price is just right! Try it-you won't be disappointed!

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★★★★★

this is a little known Capital Hill Gem. It used to be spagetti reds & even with the change in ownership-has retained it's original charm. I have gone here about 8 times over the past 3 years & have loved every visit. The dining area is set up into 3 distinct rooms (one with a large velvet pic of the godfather) & it is dimly lit, romantic AND great for larger groups too. The food is excellent no matter what you get & the price is just right! Try it-you won't be disappointed!

Pros: food, price, ambience

 

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