Primo Grill

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Primo Grill is a chef driven Mediterranean by Northwest restaurant showcasing the best of local bounty. Local wild caught fish, meats from local farms and foraged produce feature from the grill and brick oven. Owners Chef Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner offer a relaxed yet sophisticated experience with an emphasis on Washington wines and hand muddled artisanal cocktails.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.5
Ambience
4.5
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CS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eight of us enjoyed a delightful dinner with excellent service. Good and drinks arrived promptly and were simply amazing.

CS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. The food was amazing. Nice atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant and definitely will visit again

B
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable night out! Our waiter was fantastic, never rushed us, always available. The food arrived very fast, and was absolutely to die for. We pigged out.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super as always.

NB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Primo Grill is our favorite restaurant, and it never fails to be a great experience. The crispy duck confit was marvelous, the service excellent as always. Going again soon!

LK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Primo Grill! Love the food, staff and drinks! Par excellence!

k
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We decided to splurge for our NYE dinner this year. We were excited to try Primo. We were unfortunately very disappointed by our experience. The hostess' tone was short and unwelcoming. Our waitress was a bit scattered and inattentive. Beverages sat empty for far too long, including water. I requested the bacon be omitted from the side dish. When I was served my plate, there was a rather large piece of bacon. The waitress saw me scooping it off to the side as she assured me it was the "shallot looking like bacon". I assured her it was not a shallot. She didn't offer to fix, remake, etc. I told her I would give it try and let her know if I wasn't okay with it. She didn't come back to check in on whether it was satisfactory. There were multiple chunks of crab shell in my crab cakes. My daughter's meal had butternut squash on the side. It was cooked and served with the skin on, however wasn't cooked well. The skin was hard and sharp making it difficult to eat. The cauliflower appetizer, pizza and pumpkin ravioli were good. My husband ordered a dessert that never came, but we also weren't charged for it - so perhaps just a miscommunication (although I specifically remember the waitress asking my husband what he wanted and him answering). Lastly, there was a rather large piece of plastic in the toffee pudding dessert. I enjoy a long leisurely meal, but the time that passed without any communication from the wait staff left us feeling forgotten (and thirsty and wanting to address the missing dessert and eventually just wanting our bill). With the automatically applied 18% service fee - I expect an exceptional experience. This was a massively disappointing evening.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great birthday experience! Everyone was very accommodating, setting up a reservation with the owner was smooth, and food was great!

MG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Primo Grill is my daily favorite. We chose them for New Years Eve, and just as expected, it was fantastic. My gimlet made and delivered to our table by their top bartender, Frankie, was perfect as always. Thai curry mussels, grilled cauliflower, rib eyes, pork chops, fish specials, and salads were all spectacular. We brought friends and it was their first time. We will all definitely be back soon!! Thank You, Primo!

WT
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely date-night, enjoying some of the savory specialties of the house.

H
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years! Meal was great but it always is. Jacqueline and Charlie are great hosts and food always delicious.

JJ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic food – really delicious. Attentive service. Back dining room feels a bit cold, need to pimp up the ambience-table cloths!

VV
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a very homey restaurant with an interesting menu. They have a great happy hour menu that you can make a tasty meal of. The Brussels sprouts were outstanding. The service was great. Enjoyed our dinner very much.

SM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

went to happy hour as a going away dinner, and had a great time! The food is absolutely spectacular, I don’t think you could go wrong with any option. The have a great wine selection as well. Didn’t get a chance to get a cocktail, but they look great as well. The service was perfect as well.

JF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, relaxed birthday dinner. Five of us had no problem carrying on conversation. Everyone raved about the food - from pizza to the special (Alaska Char) - everything was well prepared. Frankie took good care of us. We will definitely visit again.

TJ
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. Brussels sprouts crisped to perfection melt in your mouth. Au gratin potatoes with just the right creaminess and crisp on taters. Prime rib was succulent and had a little grill on it that gave it a really nice smoky hint. Fabulous food!! Bartender picked out the perfect red wine to go with it!

GH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is never a time that I go here and don’t have a great experience. I love the atmosphere the noise level and the view of a busy 6th Ave. of course the food is always delicious and having Chef Charlie come out occasionally to visit his guests is an extra nice touch.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to Primo for years and it has always been a really great and consistent. This time though, it was OUTSTANDING. I am so happy this warm, wonderful place continues to evolve into such an incredible dining experience. A Tacoma gem!

LM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for my husbands birthday. We had a great table and great service. The food was amazing! He had the tenderloin steak and I had the seafood special which was scallops with roasted cauliflower. It was delicious! The bet scallops I've had since being in Cape Cod. We will definitely go back again and I've recommended it to friends already!

BH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, consistent and high quality food. Wonderful atmosphere and service. Primo is our favorite for dates and family houseguests in small or large groups.

WT
Tallahassee
24 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Primo Grill is always an exceptional experience for us. The food is superb and the ambiance is casual/elegant.

JB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While I parked the car, my wife ordered for me the the outstanding Oaxaca Margarita...never fails to delight. From there, we had the brussel sprouts & bacon appetizer and the squash burrata. Then lamb shank for me and tagliatelle with sausage for her. Our daughter had the pork chop, which might have been the star of the entree show. Dessert was the sticky toffee cake ala mode, with multiple spoons for sharing. Delicious!

Primo Grill is our go-to for fine dining. Great service and consistent quality.

VS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

the food was amazing and our server Allison was adorable and did a great job

KO
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love Primo's. Never disappointed. We had happy hour dishes - lamb meatballs are excellent! My companion and I both enjoyed our meals.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried swordfish for the first time here, and it did not disappoint!

L
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, Primo Grill provided great food, fun atmosphere/ambiance and excellent service. Sean is always a great waiter - plus Rachael stopped by to say hello. I loved the fish...great veggies..and yummy wine. We had a lovely time - always a favorite place!

DC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The meal was very good. Always miss Charlie and Jacquelin when they are not there.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

We always enjoy our time at Primo!

JF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On the noisy side, but everything else was great, particularly our cheerful and attentive server.

KP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE this place! Their basil vodka gimlets are yummy and food is always excellent!

RB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Hadn't been to Primo since they moved from the original location a few blocks away. Disappointed they didn't have the great salads on the menu anymore. The service and ambiance were good and the mood was somewhat rustic. Our server was pleasant and checked on us. The problem was the two pasta dishes were lukewarm and was lacking in flavor. There were no salt and pepper shakers or oil on the table to adjust the flavor. The 18% tip is automatically applied and the server earned it.

DC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The fish special was White King Salmon, and it was the special that got us to dine there. I spent my career fishing in Alaska, and have eaten a lot of White King. The couple who dined with us had never even heard of WKS but from the first bite they were...ready?...hooked on it. The fish was cooked to perfection....moist and firm and it was a much larger portion than I expected. The server was great....outgoing, personable, and she correctly explained what makes the White King white. 5 stars across the board, with just one complaint: the decaf coffee was more like what I could get at an ARCO gas station. It was bitter...an almost burned taste...and without much body. Will we go back? Absolutely!

C
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm, open decor, friendly service and delicious food. We will definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant. Everything we ordered , appetizers,salads, entrees, desserts, cocktails and wine were excellent. Our waiter Sean was great!! Our birthday celebration was made very special by Primo Grill!

SG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The server was fabulous ! She had a great personality and was very attentive. My husbands steak wasn’t so great, although the calamari was tasty!

KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool vibe, really liked the ambiance. Food and service were excellent. They were also super flexible with my friend who is a vegetarian and celiac and finding food she could eat. We had a lovely time.

BS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening. The reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because as a premium restaurant, it should be held to a higher standard. My lamb shank was just okay. The sauce was too thick and it was a bit too salty. Another member of our party complained about the salt level as well. It bothers all of us a bit that you have to pay for bread, and the bread is not particularly interesting.
Our waiter was great, the sound level was perfect, and we were cared for very well. We had a toddler, and he was catered to as well. (He was well-behaved, thank goodness). All in all, a very nice evening, but I think they were off their game a bit with the food. We have gone there before and always thought the food was stellar. We will definitely go back again.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, I don't remember his name, was really spectacular. We were sitting across from the bar this night 10/12. It was a special occasion (my going away dinner with dear friend). He made the dinner together very enjoyable. He did not know that it was a very special occasion. Thank you all!

SV
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, environment, Service.

The food stands out, they use great ingredients and the food is truly excellent.

A
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, as always. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!