Marjorie Restaurant

4.6
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784 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Marjorie, the jewel box anchor on the corner of 14th and Union, is in Capitol Hill’s latest hot zone. Marjorie, the pride of owner, Donna Moodie, who is renowned for urban trend-spotting while designing hip, urbane spaces. Marjorie’s kitchen creates amazing, delicious cuisine, using fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. Under the guidance of local, Chef de Cuisine, Cheyenne Deloach, Marjorie takes a respectful approach to eclectic cuisine, focusing on fabulous, high quality ingredients. At Marjorie, hospitality is as important as what's in the glass and on the plate. Attentive and caring service are qualities that keep Marjorie's guests returning. The charming, warm, hand crafted interior, complimented by a lovely courtyard patio await you. The recent addition of a second dining room, provides more seating and a great place to host a party. A warm interior, tremendous cuisine, and crafted cocktails are indeed how Marjorie feeds the soul.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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f
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, ambience all were amazing. Especially in darker winter Seattle evenings, Marjorie is a place of warmth, comfort, and lovely food combinations. With an eclectic and nice sized selection of foods from which to choose, this is a gem. That being said, in the summer months I love being on the patio in the late evening light as well!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back... I’ve been to Marjorie a number of times over the years and never had a more than a “meh” experience. This time I made a reservation because it was close to the home of good friends who I wanted to treat to a nice meal as a thank you for a referral to my business. What a mistake. From start to finish it felt like a bad joke... getting seated in the “over-flow” storage room with bad lighting and a horrible sour odor, then there was the less than attentive service, and finally, the food which took way too long was mediocre at best with very small portions. The kicker was the price. I can’t recall paying so much for so little in terms of quality of food, service and atmosphere. There are MANY fine restaurants in Seattle that are worth your time and money... this is not one of them. I’ll never go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Very long wait after appetizer. Noisy and didn’t like the hard metal chairs.

R
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A cute, romantic restaurant. Food and cocktails were good, but nothing I couldn't make at home.

DA
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Although the food was quite good, charging $14 for a well vodka martini is punishing...should be no more than $10.

DV
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place with interesting and well presented food. Donna was most gracious and helpful, giving us great hints about things to do and see in town.

PA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best burger in Seattle. Warm and friendly.

RS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We love Marjorie - this is a true "neighborhood gem"
Keep up the great work Donna !

CC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

As always, Marjorie was warm and wonderful. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry and I think restaurants all over the City are suffering from not having enough staff.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always lovely! Always delicious! Muy favorite go-to in the neighborhood!

RC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food but portions are too small for the price

BS
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Marjorie to celebrate our son's 21st birthday. The service was so great. Our server was so attentive as well as he owner and any employee that visited our table. The mango salad was especially fresh and delicious and the freshly warm plantains were outstanding. It could not have been a more beautiful night for outdoor dining in the beautifully appointed courtyard space. Thank you for a lovely birthday evening.

FI
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful server, great food, lovely atmosphere, nice decoration, good ambience and fine cocktails :-) Would definitely recommend.

SG
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was fabulous! Wait staff was friendly, and menu choices were varied and interesting. On the downside, the food came out slowly and the music was too loud and occasionally just distracting (rap). In spite of the issues, I would definitely go again and would recommend it to friends.

CF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Starting with the plantain appetizer and finishing with the pork cheeks, my husband had the Alaskan halibut, and a couple of amazing cocktails, this restaurant provides not only a charming Urban outdoor seating area surrounded by lush foliage but a tremendous dining experience. My husband said it was one of the best meals he's ever had. He's going to be talking about it for years to come. Our server was top-notch and the service as a whole was perfection. Does it sound like we had a good time? The answer is, go there now. Here's a picture with our wonderful server.

F
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and pleasant service in a great neighborhood location

HS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Took a while for us to get drinks, then took a LONG while for our food to arrive. My margarita was great and generous. Food was adequate, similar to what you'd get at a baseball game for slightly less money.

j
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Traditional menu with a Caribbean flair. Their jerk chicken is their signature dish , and is on the menu year-round. They have a halibut dish on their menu occasionally that I found to be outstanding. If you see it - order it. You're welcome!

JJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious. My server was attentive and wonderful. The owner came to my table to speak with me and share with me what was in my dish and how it was made. She was so nice. And even gave me some plaintain to take on the plane with me! It was fabulous! Would definitely go again when I am in Seattle.

JO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was even better! Definitely a must go!!

J
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good for a special occasion. Our halibut was cooked perfectly. The salad and burrata appetizer were decent but not outstanding.

AP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

Food took 1.5 hrs. Over priced compared to the taste

JE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks are delicious and unique! A special place to go to be with special people.

GN
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

The ambiance is great and our server was delightful. Delicious cocktails, but the food did not meet expectations. Our burger was supposed to be medium rare and it was well done and super small with no lettuce, tomato, or onion. The burrata didn’t taste very fresh and was disguised by way too many other flavors. The flatbread was too dry and we ate the Huitlacoche Agnalotti pasta just had a bad flavor in general. Thought it sounded unusual and adventurous but the fermented corn inside actually just tasted past due...Leaving this review mostly for the restaurant owners because I think it has potential!!

RC
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is tasty. One of our party thought the portions were too small for the prices.
The rest of us were Ok with it.
Service was sometimes a bit slow.
Servers are friendly and knowledgeable and cheerful.
Sitting outside was pleasant.

EP
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought three people who had never been, and everyone fell in love. The colors, the great drinks menu, and the very very tasty food wowed us all. We were in a silly mood and our server Katie wasn't fazed at all. Thanks, Donna and team!

JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

We were seated and waited 10 minutes without anyone coming by to say hi. We were then asked to move tables. We waited another 5 mins and still no service and it wasn’t that insanely busy. We felt totally forgotten about and got up and left. The host didn’t event bat at an eye or try to convince us to stay. I would not try this place ever again, horrible service.

N
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Love the setting, the food and the people. Cannot stand the loud music, however. We’ve arrived with friends only to have to leave a few times due to not being able to hear each other talk.

Also: please invest in comfortable seating!

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and hospitality! It's rare you see the owner and Donna is. Fro. The minute we walked in we were treated with the upmost class.

T
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Marjorie Restaurant was exceptional. We ordered varied items on the menu and no one was disappointed with their selections. The customer focus and customer service was outstanding from the door to the table. Especially noteworthy was the server Katy. She went over and above providing service to our group!!

V
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Seattle. Reliable, elegant, delicious and comfortable all at once

D
San Antonio
31 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unpretentiously staffed by the nicest people in Seattle. Only come here if you prefer skillfully crafted cocktails and immaculately prepared dishes that will satisfy your craving for umami.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super comfy but well beyond the standard of a mere “neighborhood restaurant”

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Atmosphere, great food and attentive staff. A truly wonderful experience and a great venue for that special dinner.

JA
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

After a positive experience this summer, we returned in early September (weeknight) to a much less favorable evening. Our simple dinner took two hours, with food absent for the first 70 minutes. While Marjorie explained to us that they prepare to order, I discovered a large (20+) private party in the back room that was likely the true cause of our delay. Unfortunate and we will take Marjorie off our list of go-tos. The food was good but not worth the price or the wait.

KS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, and their family style meal for large groups was great. Happy to go back again!

g
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marjorie never disappoints! Excellent food & equally excellent cocktails, and gracious and attentive service to boot. I always bring my out of town business guests here, and they always comment on the lovely experience at Marjorie

B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes! We love the atmosphere and the creative dishes. Just a special place.

I
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Food and ambiance are great!
Drinks just ok.
Service horrible - one hour and twenty minutes waiting for main entree. Not sure what the problem was, server or kitchen. But it was unacceptable, it completely ruined the evening.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was wonderful and creative. Unfortunately staff ignored our table. We were in a separate room with only one other table. The waitress and other staff almost never came in and when we did manage to place orders it was in piecemeal so we ended up taking 3 hours for our dinner even though it was 8 at night when we sat down.
Light was uneven over our table and dark and wall decorations were underwhelming. Prices were high.