Marjorie Restaurant

4.6
753 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
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, yet worldly Chef, Francisco Ruiz 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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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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KS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

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.

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CK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found Marjorie during Restaurant Week and came back because we loved our experience. We had a lovely evening with friends and great food and drinks. It’s a trek for us from Bothell, but we hope to be back soon!

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SC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I really loved this restaurant when I came for Seattle Restaurant Week, but my past visit left me wishing it was a bit better. We had the plantain chips w/ dip and halibut tacos to start and they were delicious. Our drinks were also tasty. The main dishes left me wanting more for the price we were paying. Our greens were a little too vinegary for my taste and I felt like I was hoping for more flavor in our jerk chicken. I'll be back to try other things on the menu and when I'm craving their roasted carrots with za'atar.

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SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh ingredients from local farms and venders. Great food. Chilled atmosphere. Great drinks! Awesome Staff and owner.

This place is a MUST try for all.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff are very knowledgeable about the food and pairing drinks. They are very friendly and one can tell they enjoy being there. The food is fantastic with so many amazing flavors...farm to table fresh food. I highly recommend Marjorie's to anyone that wants to enjoy a nice evening.

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E
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood place for when we want something better than usual. Everything was great.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic menu and delicious food!!

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WT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good food, but not great service and felt overpriced. Still a good place to take people on special occasions. Cool patio area.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Burger was ordered medium, served well done. Service was great, but slow. Seemed to be only one or two working the floor.

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TG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been coming to Marjorie for years and it's just as lovely as it was on Day 1. Mikey crafts impecable cocktails and you will be hard pressed to avoid witty and engaging conversation with any one of the patrons at his bar. Food is so consistently excellent it's almost not worth mentioning- rather it is simply assumed. Thank you Marjorie for staying such a jewel amidst the ups and downs in Seattle's restaurant scene!

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OT
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food here is different, has great flavors and balance, and it all happens in a pleasant atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is impeccable. A definite favorite in Seattle. Also, definitely try the fish taco appetizer.

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DM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Wasn't as good as we had remembered from years ago, but guessing they may have a different chef now?

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome jerked chicken and one of the best burgers ever. Always a great experience.

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SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Everyone was courteous and kind. Had a great time and would highly recommend it.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We had a 7:00 reservation, our entire party was present by 7:30, we ordered entrees at 7:45. At
9:45, our entrees had not been served, our server had been avoiding us and we left.
The drinks were good and we left cash for the drinks on the table. We were just too hungry to stay any longer. Sad :(

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MP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It’s kind of just fine. Food is of course good but would put it in the category of uninspired.

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Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We were there for restaurant week and had the $35 3 course deal along side some cocktails. The food was very tasty, the total bill ended up at $300 for 4 of us, and the portions were incredibly small, with the steak frites looking comically small on the large plate. I really enjoyed the food (I had the Char which was excellent, but again small), but felt disappointed. I had assumed the idea of restaurant week was to encourage people to try out new restaurants and really impress, not to offer a "budget" dinner option ($75 a head is hardly budget though). Realistically only about 25% of the operating cost of a restaurant is food, so it makes no sense to me to be stingy with it!

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CT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Donna is a thoughtful owner and combined with her staff, they make a wonderful meal, create a lovely ambiance, and you always leave satisfied and happy. It's a nice gem tucked away in Capitol Hill.

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MC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was attentive, helpful and friendly. Cocktails, food, ambiance and service were all spot-on.

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O
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went during Seattle Restaurant Week - on a Monday and early before a play at 12th Avenue Arts.

Not our first time at Marjorie and certainly not our last. We both ordered of the restaurant week menu and enjoyed our choices. There were not too many other diners since it was early. Our waiter was aware of our theater tickets and timeline - so the meal was well paced and we were done right on time without being rushed. We always note in our reservation when we have a time commitment - which is often.

The only down side was the rap music - it was not terribly loud, but clearly picked by the staff without noting the age of those in the dining room.

We often like to eat outside on the patio when the weather allows - maybe next time...

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MS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Enjoyed the SRW menu: salad with peas, hanger steak & frites, and ice cream. I think they tried to get me drunk with the three course cocktail pairings.

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A
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and nice casual atmosphere. We found the prices a bit high for a casual dinner and the wine prices expensive.

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Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was tasty snd creative. Cozy, friendly environment. Feeling of a european bistro. Great service. I would definitely go again.

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NB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

We went to Marjorie during Restaurant week. The service was extremely slow and the waiters seemed annoyed when we asked questions. The food was average--when paying such high prices I would expect excellent food. Even during Restaurant week with about two cocktails each, each person spent $100.

Loved the ambiance, but Marjorie needs to step up their game.

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MD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

There were moths everywhere. Some of our party ordered the steak and they didn’t ask how we liked it cooked and it came out rare rare. The dessert was not great either. Overall is was okay but I probably won’t go back. Staff was nice.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had an excellent dinner during Seattle Restaraunt week. The special menu was superb. That night they seemed to get a little overwhelmed and so the kitchen was just a bit slow, but the food made the small extra wait worthwhile.

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C
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding hospitality. Beautiful space. Elegant yet comforting dining experience!! Highly recommend

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CK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried it because of Restaurant Week and we will be back as often as we can. We loved everything about this place! The seasonal menu, wine pairings, cozy interior, and friendly staff made this restaurant a winner!!

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SE
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Majorie. It’s a favorite date night location for us. We highly recommend Majorie.

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R
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fantastic spot where the neighborhood gathers, lovely casual atmosphere and energetic vibes, happy hour is only at the bar but dining inside or out is equally enjoyable, the staff are great and so is the food, highly recommend.

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KS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Richard, our server, was terrific. Gave great recommendations for food, including sharing some dishes because he didn't want us to order too much food. The Burrata appetizer was a favorite. Also had the halibut, mushroom risotto, and shrimp and grits. I'm typically not one that would order anything with grits, but wow, these were to die for. Hard to say which was a favorite - flavors on each were just perfect. Loved the quaint, cozy atmosphere. Richard also helped with our wine choice which was spot on. Music is fantastic! Oh, and don't forget to visit the bathroom where they have a portable record player (remember those?) and you can put on an album (vinyl) of your choice while....you get the picture. Can't wait to recommend it to anyone traveling to Seattle.

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